Monday, May 23, 2016

I Can Haz Birthday Cheezburger?

So, what have I been up to this month?

Well, not running or working out.

My birthday was at the start of the month and turns into a gluttonfest.

You know all those birthday freebies that you get at restaurants and stores? Well, 2014 the other half wanted to take advantage of all the free food things on his birthday. So that is what we did in 2014, 2015, and yes 2016. He got sick from either IHOP or Denny's so his birthday was kind of a bummer this year. This year, I tried to spread out all my birthday foodings so not to feel too piggish or gross. We have been trying to lean to the healthy side of things so this was fun.

I really tried to remember to get pics of everything but there were some that I forgot like my free birthday drink at Starbucks, my BOGO meal at Golden Corral and my free $10 at Sports Authority. I got some Adidas capris for basically $0.50 thanks to that.

Did you know Jamba Juice does free birthday drinks? Yea, I didn't either. This was new to me this year.

Old Chicago is one of my faves and I look forward to this pizza. I left the pizza pic on my phone from last year because it was so enjoyable. But I was also dieting so there was that.

Followed by a small Cinnabon. Yum!

Yep, and Krispy Kreme. We scarfed down the doughnut and didn't get a pic so here is the wrapper and a iced mocha.

Ribs from Texas Roadhouse. I accidentally left these in my friends fridge and he got to eat them along with some of the rolls. He didn't even say thank you. :-(

My 2nd birthday pizza. This one is the Margarita flatbread pizza from Flatbread in Meridian. It was OK.

Free birthday burger and fries at Red Robin. The other half & I are always excited to take advantage of this birthday promo.

Chicken Parm at Smoky Mountain. This is what did in the other half in out 2014 birthday fooding adventure. But I think in 2014 was all these restaurants in one day. Smoky Mountain was the last and even though we split everything, it was too too much in one day.  I was very glad to nosh on all of these over a week or so. And the other half and I split all the meals excluding Jamba, Starbucks, and Smokey Mountain.

But that was my birthday month. Nothing too exciting and I really have not had any desire to work out. I mean, I do but since I've been fooding and wineing, well, I would rather do that then go run. 

Anyways, where do you like to go for your birthday? Any advice for getting my butt outside to go run? 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Valentia Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask Review

Hopefully you know how much I love all the products Valentia has. I get to talk about them all the time on here. Read my previous review here. This post is no exception. Which of course is sponsored by Valentia and no other compensation has been given. I'm pretty excited to share with you another product by this company.

Today's post review is for Valentia Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask.

About the Product

We are extremely thrilled to finally present one of our newest products here on BrandBacker.

Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask - Natural and Organic Ingredients - With Kaolin Clay, Hisbiscus & Cranberry Fibers

Specially selected ingredients work together to achieve optimum results.


- Kaolin Clay:Clay minerals draw impurities, improve skin tone, and tighten pores for smoother firmer skin.

- Plant Stem Cells:Naturally decreases the level of pro-aging toxins and works to soother the skin, reduce redness, and improve evenness.

- Spirulina:A botanical stimulant full of vitamins that hydrates the skins surface and contributes to tissue regeneration of the skin.

- CoQ10:Lessens the appearance of wrinkles by reducing free radical damage and stimulating health collagen production.

- Hibiscus & Cranberry Fibers:Both lend their anti-aging properties to firm and reinforce the skin, helping to reduce the creation of new wrinkles.

Learn About the Brand
The Roman Goddess of healing, Valentia, relied on nature’s gifts to heal the citizens of Umbria. Whether matriarchs seeking to maintain their youthful look or farmers seeking help for sun damaged skin, Valentia used berries, herbs, barks and other natural ingredients. We also rely on all natural ingredients due to their protective, preventative and corrective powers.

Just like our namesake, Valentia Skin Care products have been formulated with natural and organic cosmetic ingredients that will repair and protect the skin.

After performing extensive research into what skin care customers find most important, we found an overwhelming demand for skin care that is natural, free of toxins and paraben-free. Natural ingredients with an organic base have proven most effective at repairing skin damaged by sun or wind, preventing signs of aging such as wrinkles, dark spots, and reversing the effects of oxidative stress on the skin.

I really liked this product. I know my skin is unhappy and needs some detoxing. I have been eating a lot of junk because of my birthday this past weekend and there is also the PMS factor so I'm in need to pull some of the junk out of my skin! I tried the mask and felt so much more smoother and more refreshed.

If you would like to connect with Valentia, you can do so on their website, Facebook, and Instagram. You can find their products on Amazon

What brand of skin care do you use? Do you add a serum to your skin care routine?