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Thursday, March 28, 2024

12 Spring Products You Need To Know About

 Spring is here and I am so happy! I love the warmer weather and being able to get outside. Soon garden season will be here. Keep reading to discover some new products that are perfect for spring.

 I am so glad that winter is over and spring weather is here. Now that the weather is warmer, I am outside more often. I got my hot tub ready for nighttime soaking sessions and I bought a backpack weed sprayer to kill all the weeds. We had a lot of rain this winter along with a couple of snowstorms so the weeds are starting to grow.

 Once my weed sprayer arrives, I will make up a batch of my DIY natural weed spray. This 3 ingredient weed spray really works and kills the weeds in a day. Once all the weeds are gone, then I can start planning my garden. I can't wait for fresh greens from my garden, as my indoor garden doesn't produce enough for my daily vegetables. 

 I just returned from California from attending Expo West and that has helped me get back to running outside again. I don't run outside when the temperatures are cold as that bothers my asthma. California has a lower altitude than New Mexico, so I was able to run faster. After my trip, I returned to a pile of packages, of items that I ordered before I left for my trip. I am excited to tell you about some of the items that I received, so keep reading to learn more.

Products You Need To Know About

1. Grape Crush Anywear By Cherokee Footwear

 Once spring weather arrives, I am outside in the backyard a lot! So I need a shoe that is easy to put on and take off. We don't wear shoes in the house and when I am working in my garden, I tend to go back and forth from indoors to outside. 

So I need a shoe that I can step into and out of without having to sit down. So I ordered a pair of these pretty shoes. The color is called Grape Crush and they are so comfortable. I like that they are washable. That way I can wear them while I work in my garden. These shoes are also perfect for running errands and getting the mail. I might have to get another pair, to keep in my gym bag to wear in the shower.

The Anywear By Cherokee Footwear comes in many colors, even colors that guys would like. They provide arch support and plenty of cushion. Nurses swear by these shoes for all-day comfort. They are also slip-resistant and are under $35. I like buying shoes from this company as they are so comfortable and come in cute colors. I bought these gym shoes a couple of months ago to use while biking on my studio cycle.

From breezy joggers and comfy athletic shoes to khaki scrubsmaternity scrubs, and Dickies scrubs, Medical Scrubs Collections offers a vast array of chic fashions for all kinds of occasions.

2. Koi Betsey Johnson Reversible Fashion Mask 

 For most people the need for a face mask is over, for me, it is not. My need for a face mask has nothing to do with COVID-19 or germs but rather with hand sanitizer and fragrance. Chemical fragrances and hand sanitizers are asthma triggers for me. So when I am at places where folks are wearing perfume or using hand sanitizer, I wear a face mask to block the scent. Places where a face mask is a must are airplanes, church, and the allergy doctor.

 So I decided to refresh my face mask collection and I bought some cute stylish face masks from Medical Scrubs Collection. I just love the flamingo print and the jungle floral print on these face masks as they bring a smile to my face. The masks are comfortable and lightweight. They are machine washable also. 

3. Alpha Essential Renewal Lotion

 I decided to try a new face lotion this month. The one that I was using was on the pricey side and the fragrance was annoying me. So I decided to try Alpha Skin Care Essential Renewal Lotion. I like that this lotion is made with natural ingredients and is fragrance-free. The price of this anti-aging lotion was also something that I liked. 

 This lotion contains 10% Glycolic Alpha Hydroxy Acid which lifts away the dead skin cells so new healthy skin can emerge. This skin renewal process helps to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. I like how this lotion absorbs quickly into my skin. After using this lotion for a week my skin feels so soft.

4. Pringles Harvest Blends 

Pringles came out with some new potato chips that are made with sweet potatoes. So I decided to have my boys try them. These chips have a smoky BBQ taste and my boys enjoyed them. I was unable to try them as they have wheat in them.

The new Pringles Harvest Blends come in 4 flavors ~ Multigrain Farmhouse Cheddar, Multigrain Homestyle Ranch, Sweet Potato Sea Salt, and Sweet Potato Smoky BBQ. They are perfect for on-the-go snacking. This was even a 2024 Product of the Year award winner.

5. Stemilt Lil Snappers

 My family loves apples. So I decided to try these snack-size apples. These apples are organic and so delicious. They are perfect for the boys to take to school for after-school snacks before their sports practice.

My husband liked the Honeycrisp apples the best and the Fuji apples were my favorite. These apples are super sweet. You can find the apples in stores like Walmart, Albertsons, and even Costco. Find out where you can buy the Stemilt Lil Snappers.

6. Nature’s Way Sambucus Immune Gummy

Spring may be here but the colds are still going around. My husband just got over a cold that was going around the office. Thankfully, I was in California while he was sick, so I did not catch his cold. I also made sure to take plenty of elderberry while I was traveling.

Once I got back from California, I needed to buy more elderberry. My boys like the taste of these Nature’s Way Sambucus gummies. These elderberry gummies also contain vitamin C and zinc for extra immune support. I like that one can take elderberry every day for immune health. This was even a 2024 Product of the Year award winner.

7. Alden's Organic Ice Cream

 I met this brand at Expo West. While this brand just released a new product that was not allergy-friendly, they invited me to check out their new organic Greek yogurt ice cream bars. When I informed them about my dairy and wheat allergies, they were nice enough to send me samples of their dairy-free and gluten-free ice cream bars along with the yogurt bars for my boys to try. 

 Alden's latest frozen delights are brimming with better-for-you ingredients, featuring the richness of strained, organic Greek yogurt infused with live probiotic cultures. The organic Greek yogurt is avilable in six delicious flavors. The six new flavors include Mango twist - Chocolate Fudge twist - Mint Fudge Twist - Espresso Caramel Twist - Salted Caramel Twist - Strawberry Twist. My boys were happy to be my taste-testers and they enjoyed the ice cream bars. I was happy they were enjoying organic ice cream. I enjoyed the dairy-free and gluten-free frozen treats. Alden makes the best gluten-free, dairy-free ice cream sandwiches!

8. OmegaVia Vegan Omega 3 Supplement

I used to think that you could only get your omegas from fish but I discovered a vegan Omega 3 supplement. I had to try this supplement as I am trying to eat more plant-based foods. OmegaVia Vegan Omega 3 supplement is sourced from algae and contains 300mg of vegan DHA Omega 3 per capsule.

 This vegan-sourced Omega 3 supplement is also free from fish, shellfish, dairy, eggs, tree nuts, sugar, wheat, gluten, yeast, and artificial colors or flavors. So it is perfect for vegans and those looking for an allergy-friendly supplement. 

9. NIRA Youth Renewal Peptide Cream

 NIRA just released a new product! The NIRA Youth Renewal Peptide Cream is a nourishing face cream that also renews the skin. The advanced multi-peptide complex is made to maximize the NIRA laser results. This face cream is also clinically proven to reveal skin that looks 5 years younger in just 60 days. See my full review of the NIRA Laser.

 I love my NIRA facial Laser device and I am excited to see the results of using this face cream. This cream is lightweight and absorbs quickly. NIRA is comparable to those fancy facial treatments like peels and Botox. The best part of trying out NIRA is their 90-day no-questions-asked return policy if you don't see any results. Trust me you will see results of younger-looking skin. So skip the expensive beauty treatments and give NIRA a try. NIRA is my beauty secret to looking great at 58!

10. PURA D'OR Original Gold Label Shampoo and Conditioner

My hair used to be weak and thin. My husband would complain about all my hair in the shower. That all changed once I started using PURA D'OR shampoo and conditioner. Now my hair is thicker and there is less in the shower drain. I am trying out the PURA D'OR Original Gold Label Shampoo and Conditioner this month.

This shampoo and conditioner is formulated with biotin and other natural ingredients. These ingredients help reduce thinning hair, promote hair strength, and reduce breakage. Less breakage has helped my hair stop falling out. PURA D'OR contains no sulfates, parabens, or chemical fragrances. The conditioner makes my hair so soft and easy to manage. I also have less split ends. If you have thinning hair or want to prevent your hair from falling out, you need to try PURA D'OR Original Gold Label Shampoo and Conditioner.

11. EBS Spice

 Do you like Everything Bagel Spice? You have to try this spice blend from Raw Spice Bar! EBS Spice contains White Sesame, Black Sesame, Poppy, Onion, Garlic, Salt, Smoked Salt, Dill, Nigella, and Black Pepper. This spice blend is ground into a fine powder so it is easy to use in recipes or as a spice rub. The flavor is amazing and it is perfect for eggs, avocado toast, and so much more. 

 EBS Spice is one of many delicious spice blends from the Raw Spice Bar. This spice subscription is a great way to try new spices as they are packaged in small batches. Each spice comes with a recipe to help you get creative in the kitchen. There is also plenty of recipes on their website. This is a great way to learn how to integrate spices into your home meals. Sign up and get a new spice blend every month.

12. The Cold Pod

 I have decided to try ice bath therapy and I just got a cold water immersion tub from The Cold Pod. One of the benefits of cold plunging that I want to experience is reducing inflammation. I have chronic pain in my ankle from an old tendon injury and it is preventing me from running. So I am hoping that using an ice bath after I run will help.  I also want to see how it can help with my general health and my asthma issues.

 I chose The Cold Pod as it is a portable ice bath and easy to set up. The Cold Pod also takes up less space than a traditional ice bath plus uses less water. Don't let the small size fool you into thinking that there is not enough space to be comfortable in this cold tub. This tub holds 116 gallons of water and is made for people up to 6 feet 7 inches. 

 I chose to set up the Cold Pod in my garage as that will make it easier for me to use as soon as I get home from the gym. It was super easy to set up the ice bath. It comes with support rods and an air pump. This bath also comes with a cover. 

 It was hard for me to get into the Ice Bath, I am a wimp when it comes to cold water. So I started with room-temperature water just to see how the tub felt. The tub was at a perfect height making it easy to get into.

Check out the products 

 Have fun checking out the products that I am using this month. Look for a future post with a review of The Cold Pod. I want to use it for a couple of weeks to see how it has benefited me. I am hoping that I can get used to the cold water. In the meantime enjoy a picture of cute grandbabies.


AiringMyLaundry said...

So many fabulous things here. I need to get that footwear. I love the colors!

Alexa (lovinglylex.com) said...

There are so many great things here. The ice cream bars look amazing!

Kathy said...

I'm loving all these wonderful products. I need to try some of these, especially those purple shoes.

Christy G said...

Those purple slides look so cute. I could use a new pair. Mine are cheap and about worn out. I wear them anytime I don’t put on my tennis shoes or work shoes.

Lavanda said...

So many great products here, I can't decide! One thing I'm for sure of is that I need those slides!!

LisaLisa said...

Wow, many great products listed, and I would love to try out the cold pod. I like the purple slides and the Cherokee footwear also.

Lady In Read said...

so many cool products! we love pringles in our home but has been a while since we got them (usually for road trips!) this new flavor sounds great.. and also those Alden's ice creams!

Jen said...

Great suggestions for spring products to try! The one I'd like to buy the most is the Pringles potato chips that are made with sweet potatoes.

Beautiful Touches said...

Thank you for the spring product recommendations! The Sambucus immunity booster gummies stood out as the most compelling option, and I can't wait to try them out for an extra health boost this season.

Marysa said...

These are all such fun spring items! Love those grape color shoes. I am so ready for spring and these are fun ways to welcome the warmer weather.

melissa cushing said...

I am so with you and so excietd that the nicer weather is here even though we still dip into the 30's at night but the days are warming up to the high 40's and even 50's and I cannot wiat to start planting! Great products too and have to chekc out those slides!

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