>I need a break from thinking about anything too serious today, so how about a post full of food reviews? My friend, Cyndi, over at RunRollRepeat inspired me when she posted pictures and descriptions of what she keeps stocked in her kitchen, and when she posted about some new things she tried this week. I realized that I had also tried several new food items (and one non-food item) and figured I would do a similar post.
First up is Healthy Choice Garlic Herb Shrimp
Cyndi recommended Tazo Awake tea. She is probably the coolest truck driver I know, and since she drives at all hours of the day and night, I trust her when she says something does the job of keeping her awake and alert. I figured I’d give it a try in the mornings to give me a little extra oomph to get going. It works! It’s also super yummy. The first day, I had it plain, but then I tried it with a bit of lemon and honey and it was fab. Also please note my wonderful Teavana Perfect Tea Maker. I know this is supposed to be used with loose leaf tea, but I just rip open the packets and dump the tea right in there. I can’t tell you what a difference it makes. Seriously. If you like tea, you must get one. I didn’t think it would do anything, but it really makes the tea taste so much smoother than normal. I use it for everything: plain old tea, herbal, green, whatever. It ALL tastes better coming out of this thing.
And, finally, I needed something new to try and calm down my acne. I have horrible skin. I’ve tried everything you can think of short of Accutane, which is what my doctor says is my last chance. I refuse to put it in my body since I’m already predisposed to depression and I don’t really need anything enhancing those emotions. SO. I saw Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions 3-Step Regimen Kit and I had to buy it.
It comes with a cleanser, lotion, and spot treatment. It seems like the main ingredient is salicylic acid, but there’s also tea tree oil and other fun natural stuff. I’ve been using it for about a week now, although I’m a slacker and don’t use it twice a day every day, and my skin is definitely softer if nothing else. It also tames the redness, which is half of my problem. I’m happy with it overall and will definitely keep using it until my skin gets used to it and I need to switch to something else.