I really love The Ordinary products. I find that most of the products I used were very effective and were extremely reasonably priced. Some of my favorite products are the Hyaluronic Acid Serum, the Glycolic Acid, and the AHA peel. While you have to be cautious with the AHA peel, given it's a strong chemical peel, if used properly, it is one of the best at-home chemical exfoliators I have tried. Once I work through some of my backstock of skincare products, I can't wait to try other products from The Ordinary.
I absolutely love my Coravin! As someone that will be the only one have a glass of wine, I love that the Coarvin allows me to keep the rest of my bottle fresh while enjoying a single glass after work. The nitrogen cartridge lasted longer than I expected it to which was a pleasant surprise. It also makes for a great birthday or wedding gift!
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
I absolutely love Jeni's Ice Cream both out of the pint and from one of their locations. The ice cream is very rich, creamy, and it tastes so fresh. Additionally, the variety of unique flavors allows me to choose something different every time. Definitely one of my go-to pints.
I really wanted to love the Magic Spoon cereal, but after purchasing multiple flavors, I realized that I just do not care for the taste of the cereal. The loops have an aftertaste and consistency, that I believe is required to make this higher protein cereal, which I cannot get past. It may be my sensitivity to processed food, so if you like these traditional cereal flavors, I think you will really like them because each flavor tastes just like the original (minus the aftertaste and consistency for me).
LiquidIV is one of my favorite products and I always have packets on hand at home, on the go, and especially when I travel. Every single flavor I have tried has been tasty and I love trying the specialty flavors they sometimes release on their website, like Pina Colada or Strawberry. I notice that I feel more hydrated after drinking one of these electrolyte packets because I am more alert and notice that I am not as thirsty. Definitely recommend!
I absolutely love the unique flavor combinations that Aura Bora has created. They are perfect to sip on as a mocktail or anytime, really. Their subscription service makes it easy to always have my favorite flavor on hand and it is extremely easy to make changes to my orders when needed. Highly recommend if you like the flavor combinations.
The Nespresso Verturo machine and coffee pods allow me to create cafe-level coffee from the comfort of my home. All of the pods that I have tried made an extremely fresh cup of coffee and I love that the pods can be recycled. Now that I have this machine, I find myself preferring to make coffee at home rather than picking it up at the coffee shop.
I have always been a cookie dough fan and love that I can now pick up DEUX during my normal grocery run to have a scrumptious sweet treat that can be safely eaten raw and has some protein. I tried the Cosmic Brownie flavor recently and thought it tasted exactly like a slightly undercooked brownie (it was even better when I warmed it up in the microwave for 30 seconds). I'll definitely be re-purchasing.
I have tried multiple ISH products, including the Spritz, Lime Daiquiri, and Non-Alcoholic Gin. All three products have had a great flavor profile and I loved that the Spritz and Lime Daiquiri are canned making it easy to take with me as my drink of choice for any party. The non-alcoholic Gin is the perfect combination of botanicals and is great for mixing into any gin-inspired mocktail. If you would not have told me the ISH was alcohol-free, I would have assumed the ISH Gin was a high-end brand of alcoholic gin, and it has now been added as an essential to my non-alcoholic bar cart.
Function of Beauty
After hearing a lot of great things about their customized hair products, I was excited to try them out for myself. Even though I customized my products to be moisturizing, the shampoo and conditioner I received left my hair feeling dry and stringy. I did love the fact that you could customize the scent of your product and hope that more companies may offer this in the future, but the products themselves were sub-par, at best.