Monday, July 26, 2021

CaniBrands Cani-Sleep CBD Review and Coupon

CaniBrands has all-natural CBD products made from plant based ingredients for a variety of needs. I tried their Cani-Sleep oils recently and had great results.

*Disclaimer: These products were sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.

If you're not already familiar with CBD, it stands for cannabidiol and is one of the active ingredients in cannabis, but it is not illegal and will not get you high. It's derived from the hemp plant and is used in everything from skincare to treating conditions including Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, and anxiety.

The Cani-Sleep line is made with melatonin to target three key sleep phases: relaxing before sleep, falling asleep, and staying asleep. I have clinical anxiety and sometimes have trouble falling asleep so I've been interested to try CBD to see if it helps me relax enough to fall and stay asleep.

The Cani-Sleep CBD Oil is made with melatonin, organic Valerian root, organic hops, passionflower and skullcap, and MCT oil. It contains 1500 mg of CBD per bottle for 50 mg per dose, and 30 mg of melatonin per bottle for 1 mg per dose. It has broad-spectrum hemp extract (CBD, CBG, CBDV, CBDA) and a natural mint flavor.

The oil is a high dose option and is for people who want the most potency from their CBD oil. It has a measured dropper, and the instructions say to take one full dropper (about 20 drops) about 30 minutes before you go to sleep. It can be taken directly or added to liquid (tea, etc). 

I started with just one drop because I have never taken CBD before and wanted to start out slow. Also, to be honest, the flavor is not great, so I only took a drop or two in the beginning. The carrier oil is coconut oil, so it's decently thick. To take the oil, I put the drops under my tongue and held them there for about 30 seconds, then swallowed the oil.

I will say, even just one drop helped me a lot. I have taken melatonin before, and the CBD plus melatonin in the Cani-Sleep oil truly helped me fall easily to sleep and stay asleep. I actually felt a bit drowsy in the morning, so only take this when you can commit to a full eight hours of sleep to avoid grogginess the next day. The best I can explain the feeling is that I could sense my mind slowly relaxing and falling into sleep.

I also tried the Cani-Sleep Oral Spray, which is great for travel. It has the same broad-spectrum hemp extract and mint flavor with 250 mg of CBD per bottle/8 mg per dose and 30 mg of melatonin per bottle/1 mg per dose. I found that this had a less offensive flavor and was easier for me to take. I used two sprays and was also able to fall asleep and stay asleep with this lower-dose option.

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    • Use coupon code THANKYOU20 for 20% off your purchase

Bottom Line: The CaniBrands Cani-Sleep Oral Spray and Oil are great. I had positive results with both and will continue to use them when I need help getting a good night's sleep! They use high quality, safe ingredients for an effective product.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Mantra Masks CBD Sheet Masks Review

CBD has been popping up in skincare a lot more recently, and Mantra Mask uses this ingredient to create sheet masks with powerful skin healing properties.

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CBD, or cannabidiol, is a cannabinoid that yes, is found in marijuana. However, CBD itself is derived from the hemp plant and does not provide a high the way THC does. It's perfectly safe to use and legal. It's great for skincare purposes because it provides antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits.

The Mantra Mask sheet masks are free from sulfates, alcohols, phthalates, formaldehyde, parabens, and dyes and are formulated in the USA.

Mantra Mask has seven sheet masks available: Blemish, Anti-Aging, After Sun, Pore Refining, Collagen, Repair, and Marine Hydration. I received the Anti-Aging, Pore Refining, Marine Hydration, and Collagen masks to try as well as the Coconut Eye Gels.

The CBD is 99 percent pure and contains no THC (the cannabinoid in marijuana that provides the high). Their all-natural formulas work with the CBD to restore skin to its natural radiance.

Here's a look at the ingredients in the Pore Refining mask. All of the masks felt great on my skin, especially in this hot and humid weather. The serum is soothing and my skin felt refreshed after leaving it on for about 10 minutes. I also woke up with really soft skin the next morning!

I have issues with redness, so CBD is a great ingredient for calming that. It also helps de-puff skin and keep it looking its healthiest. Combined with the other natural ingredients in the Mantra Masks, it makes for a great product!

Bottom Line: Mantra Mask sheet masks are a great way to work CBD into your skincare. I found the masks to be very soothing and they have ones for all different skincare needs.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Youtheory Collagen Supplements Review and Coupon

Youtheory is one of the original collagen supplement brands and now one of the largest manufacturers of collagen in the U.S. They use pure ingredients to create high quality, science-backed supplements.

*Disclaimer: These products were sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.

Youtheory creates supplements with high quality raw materials and manufactures everything in-house a ttheir GMP-certified facility. Every product is tested beyond industry standards for purity and efficacy.

The company also gives back by partnering with organizations all over the world, such as supporting the construction of orphanages in Africa and building clean water wells in Kenya. Stateside, they support NEGU (Never Ever Give Up), UNIT THEN for street kids, and New Horizons to help eradicate child homelessness; as well as helping children's hospitals that provide care and resources to children fighting cancer.

Youtheory has a broad line of supplements, but I received their COLLAGEN+ products to try. The line includes bone, hair, heart, joint, and skin collagen supplements. 

The Hair Collagen supplement includes keratin to help support stronger hair, reduce hair loss, and replenish collagen. The formula features Cynatine, a specialized keratin protein that is highly available in the body and able to bond to hair for improved strength and shine. Collagen is the main component of hair follicles and the skin, making it essential to supporting outer wellness from the inside.

The Bone Collagen supplement has Vitamins K2 and D3 to increase bone mineralization, maintain bone density, and replenish collagen. Heart Collagen includes resveratrol to support healthy blood flow, help maintain flexible arteries, and replenish collagen. Joint Collagen has boswellia to promote healthy joints and replenish collagen with fast-acting results.

Youtheory also has a hair, skin, and nail formula collagen powder in unflavored and vanilla flavored varieties. It has highly absorbable peptides to fight the affects of aging, support tendons and ligaments, and revitalized skin, hair, and nails. Collagen is naturally found in all of these, so the supplement helps replenish and support collagen production, which decreases as we age.

The powder has 6,000 mg of collagen and also includes 200 mg of Vitamin C, 18 amino acids, and 2.5 mg of biotin per serving.

Youtheory's collagen supplements are also soy-, dairy-, and gluten-free. The powder can be mixed with coffee, juice, or water. 

I've been taking collagen supplements as part of my daily routine to help support joint health. I like that Youtheory has targeted supplements for different needs. The only downside is that I wish these also contained protein, as I lift weights regularly and it would help to have an extra boost of protein to help hit my macros each day. Regardless, the Youtheory collagen supplements are a great way to help support your body and health!

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    • Use coupon code SPRING20 for 20 percent off all products

Bottom Line: Youtheory has an affordable line of collagen supplements made with high quality ingredients. They're an easy way to work more collagen into your lifestyle to help support your body's inner and outer health.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

April Book of the Month Review and Coupon

I hadn't gotten a Book of the Month in a few months because I already have a decent pile of books to get to, but the April selections had a title I wanted to grab.

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With Book of the Month, you can choose a hardcover new release from five selections for $14.99 per month. You can also add on as many titles as you want for $9.99 per book. Shipping is free to the U.S.

You can skip any month and your credit will carry over for the next month. For example, I was charged for February but didn't pick a title that month, so the credit carried over to March, and since I didn't pick a book in March either, the credit continued to carry over to April (I wasn't charged again for March because I skipped).

For April, I chose What Comes After by Joanna Tompkins:

In misty, coastal Washington State, Isaac lives alone with his dog, grieving the recent death of his teenage son, Daniel. Next door, Lorrie, a working single mother, struggles with a heinous act committed by her own teenage son. Separated by only a silvery stretch of trees, the two parents are emotionally stranded, isolated by their great losses—until an unfamiliar sixteen-year-old girl shows up, bridges the gap, and changes everything.

Evangeline’s arrival at first feels like a blessing, but she is also clearly hiding something. When Isaac, who has retreated into his Quaker faith, isn’t equipped to handle her alone, Lorrie forges her own relationship with the girl. Soon all three characters are forced to examine what really happened in their overlapping pasts, and what it all possibly means for a shared future.

With a propulsive mystery at its core, What Comes After offers an unforgettable story of loss and anger, but also of kindness and hope, courage and forgiveness. It is a deeply moving account of strangers and friends not only helping each other forward after tragedy, but inspiring a new kind of family.

I think that the story sounds like a good mix of mystery with deeper issues addressed, too. A perfect book to read when it's rainy outside and I want to stay on the couch under a blanket. I haven't started it yet, but it's definitely in my "to read" pile!

Bottom Line: Book of the Month is a great deal at only $14.99 for a brand new titled. A hardcover new release would easily cost $25+ at a major bookstore.

Friday, May 7, 2021

March Spiffy Socks Review and Coupon

The socks from Spiffy Socks are everything they say they'll be: fun, comfy, and great for your feet! Their March design was extra colorful.

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Spiffy Socks are made from bamboo fibers, which are twice as soft as cotton. You can really tell the difference! These socks feel lightweight on my feet but keep them warm in the winter and comfortably covered in warmer weather.

Plans start at $11 per month for one pair of socks. They have men's and women's sizes available. Here are the full pricing options:

  • Monthly: $11 per month
  • Three Month: $31 every three months
  • Six Months: $61 every six months
  • 12 Months: $119 every 12 months

Shipping is free within the United States.

The designs that Spiffy Socks send are always colorful and fun! So far, I've gotten patterns and colors that are appropriate for everyone, regardless of gender.

My March socks featured a blue and yellow pattern on a white base. What I like best about these socks is that they keep my feet, which are always cold, warm without being too bulky. My feet don't get overly-sweaty, which is thanks to the moisture-wicking element of the bamboo fibers. They're really comfortable.

Bottom Line: Spiffy Socks is a fun and affordable way to dress up your wardrobe! The socks are high quality and deliver on all their promises.