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!

  • Visit Youtheory to browse their full line of products
    • 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.

*Disclaimer: This box was purchased by See, Shop, Love!

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.

*Disclaimer: This box was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.

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.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Ollie Belle Cover Dot Acne Care and Maskne Duo Review

We all are familiar with the term "maskne" by now: those annoying breakouts that have popped up due to wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ollie Belle has created their Maskne Duo to help battle these breakouts!

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

Ollie Belle makes Cover Dot Acne Patches, which are medical-grade hydrocolloid patches that fight blemishes. Hydrocolloid was originally made to bandage wounds and help draw out pus. Gross to read, but that's exactly what pimples are, right? So these patches create a moist environment above the pimple and draw out the impurities. They work best on whiteheads.

The patches are vegan, drug-free, and cruelty-free. Ollie Belle's acne dots are the first made in the U.S. and to be FDA-registered. They're so easy to use: just peel, stick onto the pimple, and then leave it for at least six hours. I like to wear these overnight, but they're clear so you can also wear them during the day without attracting much attention.

The Maskne Duo contains a Phyto Anti-Acne Mask and 12 Cover Dot Acne Care patches.

The Phyto Anti-Acne Mask is reusable and made with moisture-absorbing fabric to keep your skin's surface sweat-free. It has a lightweight, breathable material that doesn't stick to your face when you breathe in, which I've found happens with some other fabric masks I've used.

The mask contains phytoncide, an organic natural plant compound with anti-inflammatory properties. It can help revitalize skin's texture and soothe inflammation. The mask is also made with microcapsules of phytoncide, which helps contain the effects of the compound after you wash the mask. The mask also has UV protection! The default color is navy, but you can choose either black or light blue when you checkout to change colors.

You can also purchase the Phyto Anti-Acne Mask on its own if you don't want to buy the Maskne Duo.

The Cover Dot Acne Care patches are also available for purchase on their own in 17-, 24-, 72-, and 120-count boxes.

I used the patches on a recent blemish I had on my face and they work wonderfully. I left it on overnight and it drew out the pus from the pimple. By the next morning, all I had to do was remove the patch and it took away the gross parts right with it. These really do work!

Bottom Line: The Ollie Belle Cover Dot Acne Care patches and Maskne Duo are a great way to battle blemishes. They're affordable and effective: can't really beat that!

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