Daily Goodie Box June Review

This month’s Daily Goodie Box was full of sweet surprises 🙂

June’s box had a nice variety which included snacks, maple syrup, a body wash and a caffeine energy bar. Keep reading for a close look at each one.

Better than coffee energy bars

You had me at coffee! This plant-based energy bar says it delivers a caffeine kick, better than coffee- I must admit, they are not lying. I got a dark chocolate and mint bar, with the first bite the mint hits you, then you get the coffee flavor, mixed with the chocolate. The bar was good, nice texture, not grainy; and even though you taste the caffeine, it doesn’t feel like you are munching on straight coffee beans. You feel very energized afterwards, and I didn’t feel a crash. The name is fit for the bar, however I still enjoy the ritual of sipping on a cup of coffee. Don’t get me wrong, BTC bars are a good alternative to coffee when you are on the go. Nice to stash them in your office or purse when you are low in energy, without any jitters or crash when the caffeine runs its course. I love the fact these energy bars also give you 5g of protein and 4g of fiber, and the protein is derived from peas. Check out all BTC energy bars here.

Pure growth organic snack mix

Cute packaging for kids, with ingredients that make them a guilt-free snack. Tasted like a less salty version of Chex mix. Both my kids liked them, and the bag was empty after snack time 👍👍 Satisfied kids after a healthier alternative to chips or trail mix, makes for a happy mommy. Try some out for your little ones here.

Goddess Garden Mineral removing cleanser

Second product I’ve used from Goddess Garden, and they have not disappointed! Used this whole packet up in about a week. Worked great to remove and cleanse my face at night, and saw no unwanted side effects on my skin. It’s a greyish, clay-like liquid with not much of a fragrance. Loved the lightness of it, and how fresh my face felt afterwards. Definitely recommend this. Try Goddess Garden mineral removing cleanser for yourself here, or check out some of their other amazing products.

Crown Maple Syrup

My husband tried this one out for me, since I am not a fan of maple syrups. He is very picky about which syrup to use, so he was the perfect candidate to try this one out. Happy to say, he liked Crown maple syrup, very much. Said it’s one of the best he’s tasted, and he wished the sample was bigger lol. Guess that means we gotta put in an order, find more syrup varieties by Crown Maple here!

Tiger Balm pain relieving ointment

Summer season also brings mosquitoes along, and if you’ve ever been bitten I’m sure you’ve experienced the pain after over-scratching.  This Tiger Balm ointment came in handy both to help stop the itch from a few mosquitoe bites, and soothe the slight pain. Nice little packet made it easy to squeeze out a small amount, fold it up and save more for next time. I like that Tiger Balm has that minty/floral scent that it’s known for, but they are branching out into different products to deliver that soothing comfort when it’s needed. Grab some Tiger Balm pain relieving ointment, and check out their other products here.

Prince of Peace ginger honey crystals

My previous Goodie Box had some chewy ginger candy by Prince of Peace that I really enjoyed, so I was pretty sure this tea wouldn’t disappoint. It’s a nice alternative to your standard tea bag; you pour out the ginger honey crystals, add hot water and voilà! The tea tasted very much like the chewy ginger candy, a little bit sweeter, but you still get that zing from the ginger. Very nice tasting tea, even better that it’s made of ginger since it has great health benefits. Prince of Peace truly knows how to make great tasting products utilizing ginger root. Check out more Prince of Peace products here.

BiPro protein water berry burst

BiPro protein water is naturally sweetened and contains whey protein to help your muscles grow and recover post workout. Each bottle is 90 calories and contains a whooping 20g of protein. It is recommended to be taken 30 minutes before or after your workout, right before bed or upon waking up for best results. I took mine 30 minutes post workout to help with muscle recovery, and it was a nice and fruity treat. Doesn’t leave you feeling thirsty for water like some drinks do, and it’s got a nice berry flavor to it, without an artificial or over-sweet taste. It has five ingredients which is nice to see on something that’s supposed to be helping you, and zero carbs and sugars. Good drink to cut your sweet cravings, get a good source of protein and not feel guilty about drinking your calories. Try BiPro for yourself here.

Black Forest organic gummy bears

These gummy bears were so sweet and soft to chew. They tasted very juicy, and have got to be the best tasting gummy bears I’ve had, hands down. I liked them so much, I went out and bought a pack of their organic gummy worms the next day 🙊Those were good too, but the gummy bears were much better. Grab some here!

VitaBath body wash

VitaBath lavender and chamomile body wash is sulfate and paraben free, and it doesn’t lack any good stuff. The scent smells so delicious, almost like a juicy gummy bear. The lavender and chamomile hints are both there, they are strong but not in a bad way. Leaves your skin feeling soft and clean. Massage on the soles of your feet for a nice, soothing feeling on tired feet. I normally prefer a body scrub, but this body wash might have changed my mind. A must try! Find it, and more products by VitaBath here.

Catherine Jinn pro bio-placenta essence serum review

The K-beauty culture is based around prevention, and so is Catherine Jinns’ pro bio-placenta essence. This anti-aging serum provides a cutting edge combo of skin rejuvenating ingredients; and was specifically made for those of us who care about our skin, but are too busy for a lengthy routine…

Catherine Jinn is a company that created pro bio-placenta essence, a serum that mimics all the benefits real placenta has. It is paraben-free, fragrance free, and not tested on animals. It was developed in South Korea, and manufactured in the US. Which is why the name is ,Catherine Jinn, bringing two cultures together to create a product with the best of both. 

When I was first contacted by their company to see if I was interested in sampling their pro bio-placenta essence, I was a little hesitant due to the word placenta in their product. But after checking out their product and company more in depth, I agreed. This product is made of five safely synthesized growth factors that compare to a real placenta. A growth factor is a substance that is required for the stimulation of growth in living cells. It is biotechnologically engineered to mimic what is found in placenta, but doesn’t actually use real placenta. 

Why placenta, you might be asking. Aging is caused by loss of growth factors, which are found in placenta. By creating a product that mimics what is found in placenta, it in turn helps reduce signs of aging.  

I have been testing out Catherine Jinns’ pro bio-placenta essence serum for a little over a month, and I actually really like this product. Personally, I prefer a serum over a lotion for my face because I feel it is lighter and leaves more of a glow on my face. The serum doesn’t smell, it’s very light and two pumps are enough for your face and neck. It is said to be formulated to rejuvenate the skin, and fight crow’s feet around eyes. I have started noticing crow’s feet showing around my eyes, which have diminished this past month of using the bio-placenta essence serum. They are still there when I squint or smile, but no longer show on my resting face. I also noticed my eyebrows growing in, I started losing some of my eyebrow hairs due to pregnancy. I am not sure if it is related to the bio-placenta, but it did occur around the same time as I have been using it. 

I noticed no skin dryness, redness, irritation, or breakouts. ( two thumbs up for that 🙂 ) I literally used facial soap and the serum daily and that’s it.  I used the serum morning and before bed. Applied on my face and neck in a circular motion, especially focusing on the skin around my eyes. It blends into your skin, doesn’t leave any residue or scent behind. I love that about serum, no oily, shiny skin or heaviness to it.

I truly liked this product, and will continue to use it since it has worked out for me. A whole bottle costs $73.97, but it will last you a long time. If you are a busy person, a new mom, or someone who wants a quick cleansing routine, I highly recommend this. The price might seem steep, but considering it’s a big bottle of serum, and the only product you need after washing, it’s worth it. Don’t be scared to splurge on your cleansing routine, especially when it’s on a product that goes directly on your face. Try it out for yourself at CatherineJinn.com or check out their other products. 

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*though I did receive a bottle of pro-bio placenta essence serum free of cost, I was not compensated or told what to say. The company simply asked for a review on my blog sharing how I felt after using the product. I strive on providing honest reviews here, whether I purchased the product or received it for free.