Kiss Me Organics: Matcha Green Tea Review

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*This post is sponsored by

BrandBacker

and

Kiss Me Organics

, but all opinions are my own*

I am sure I am not alone in making one of my resolutions every year be to eat/be healthier. It is probably one of the top resolutions everyone makes every time New Years' comes around. One year its coconut water, another year it's kale and this year it seems Matcha is making a comeback as one of the 

trendiest foods of the year.

 So when I was asked to try out

Kiss Me Organics Culinary Grade Organic Matcha

, I said sure I'll join in on the fun.

Now chances are you may have heard of Matcha (it was all the craze a few years ago too). Even so, you may still be wondering what is it exactly.  In the simplest terms, it is a powdered form of green tea. It comes with the benefits of green tea, but since it is a more concentrated form, there are even more benefits to it, so they say.

Kiss Me Organics healthy foods trends of 2015

The benefits include help in boosting energy and concentration as well as boosting your metabolism to help support weight loss. It also has 137x's the antioxidant of regular brewed green tea. Because it is a powder, it makes it easy to use in lattes, baking (yes, baking!) and my personal favorite, post-workout smoothies!

 As a tea lover, I do like enjoying it as tea, but I LOVE adding it to my smoothies! I just put some almond milk, a banana, some vanilla protein powder and then a teaspoon of Matcha powder in a blender, blend and voilá, pure healthy yumminess! I like enjoying it in one of my many mason jars (cuz it makes a lot LOL) and add this cute green straw that my friend sent me.

Kiss Me Organics healthy foods trends of 2015

Now, like I mentioned before, I've had Matcha lattes before, but the thing with Matcha is that it can tend to taste bitter. I'm not sure what brand the local coffeehouses use, but I get weary of them at times because sometimes they add too much or don't blend it well, or maybe it's the kind they are using, but I end up with a really strong (read bitter) Matcha latte. Luckily,

Kiss Me Organics Matcha Powder

doesn't give me this issue. In fact, I can honestly say it is one of the better ones I've tasted, even in a regular Matcha tea. 

If you want to try 

Kiss Me Organics Culinary Grade Organic Matcha

for yourself you can purchase it on Amazon if you live in the

US

, the

UK

and

Canada

. I'm curious to know if any of you have tried out this trendy food and if so what do you love about it. Please share in the comments and let's make this year a healthy one :)

Love,

Astrid

Makeup Monday: SOBO Skin Care Review

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*This post is sponsored by

Brandbacker

 and

SOBO Skin Care

, but all opinions are my own*

Here's to another skin care focused post, who else is excited? As you know, lately I've been very serious about my skin and also ways to "anti-age" it (or rather slow down that process lol). This time I was sent and asked to review

SOBO's ULTRA Age Repairing Cream with Reserveratol

.

I was excited as always to try another new product that could possibly make my skin look flawless and also help erase some wrinkles that are starting to form thanks to the California sun blinding me each morning and evening. 

I wish I could have taken before pictures (I was so busy I actually forgot , forgive me?) to show you the difference in my skin. But since that didn't happen, you will just have to go by my word ( I promise complete honesty!). 

This cream is made with organic products like jojoba oil and apricot kernel oil as well as helpful stuff like reserveratol, squalene and hyaluronic acid, all of which help reduce the signs of wrinkles. As I've said before I know I'm only 22 years old, but it's never too early to prevent wrinkles. I mean wouldn't you rather prevent then succumb to creepy facelifts later on in life?! I know personally, I'd rather opt for doing a little prevention and look more natural. I know wrinkles are inevitable, but at least this way, my face won't be full of them and I can still retain a somewhat youthful look. 

What I like best about this cream is how light weight it is and how smooth is goes on. And as with the previous products I've used, a little goes a LONG way. It's very moisturizing and makes my skin feel soft. Even better, right when I started using it, I had gotten this nasty pimple (thanks Aunt Flo) that left a big mark on the side of my cheek. I can be almost positive that this cream is what helped that scar fade faster than similar scars have been in the past. 

I really have nothing negative to say about it. I use it now day and night and love that it's made its way into my rotation. The company also offers their

Age Smoothing Eye Serum

, their

ULTRA HGF Youth Serum

and their

Essential Moisturizing Cream

, all of which I want to try. 

Don't you want to try these all natural products that will make your skin just look amazing? Well lucky for you SOBO is offering a 25% discount for my readers. Just head over to

SOBO's website

and type in the promo code:

TRYSOBO. 

Let me know in the comments below what you think and if you  try the products. Also let me know any requests for post on the blog. And now go have a Happy Monday :)

Love, 

Astrid