Product Review by Coach Kristie  – ipsy

Product Review by Coach Kristie – ipsy

Being a part of the fitness and endurance community from time to time I am approached to review products that are widely used, or newly being introduced, in the fitness and endurance worlds.  I currently have a few products I am working with to create reviews for the very near future. Recently I have been approached by an entirely different community.  The community of health and beauty for both men and women.  They want to reach a different demographic.  People who are “real” in the world and not necessarily experts or influencers in the health and beauty community. Keep in mind, fitness and endurance sports are my specialty, my reviews will not be the typical as you would see by a beauty expert.  However I hope it provides you a fresh perspective. Welcome to the first of these product reviews! There are many monthly subscription services out there.  Bark Box, Runnerbox, Wine of the Month, etc.  This was the first time I have been introduced to a company that does health and beauty, primarily, make-up. My first impression, it’s VERY affordable.  $10 a month to be exact.  What you get each month is a “Glam Bag” with 5 sample sized items picked out for you based upon a product/beauty profile you fill out before you subscribe.  When you first sign up, you are placed on a wait list unless you want to get your Glam Bag right away.  To get off the wait list you have some options with sharing on social media.   I decided to go on the wait list as I didn’t want to give ipsy...
Coach Kristie Product Review:  Halo Top Creamery

Coach Kristie Product Review: Halo Top Creamery

I was approached by Halo Top to give their product a try.  Ice Cream.  Twist my arm why don’t you?  I don’t have a sweet tooth by any means, but I do enjoy a good ice cream from time to time.  Living in Vegas, ice cream can make a sweltering summer day a bit more bearable. Taken directly from their website: “And we’re not joking. While Halo Top is low-calorie, high-protein, and low-sugar, we use only the best, all-natural ingredients to craft our ice cream so that it tastes just like regular ice cream. We know it sounds too good to be true, so don’t just take our word for it – dig in and see for yourself just how good healthy ice cream can be!” I honestly hadn’t heard of Halo Top and when I posted on my personal Facebook page I would be reviewing this product, several people chimed in with how amazing this ice cream tastes.   So I set off to the store. Upon arrival the first thing I noticed, the shelves carrying Halo Top were close to bare.  Selection was slim.I had to get on my knees and reach way back in the freezer to find the last of the Sea Salt Caramel and Mint Chip.  While I was digging a woman approached and in a bit of desperation “Please Got tell me they aren’t out of Lemon Cake?”.  I reached over and found one and handed it to her.  She was overjoyed “I missed when the truck came to restock, if you don’t get here, you miss it, it goes fast”.  I took...
DBelt Pro Product Review by Coach Kristie

DBelt Pro Product Review by Coach Kristie

I had the pleasure of getting the opportunity to wear test the DBelt PRO. In the literature that arrived along with it, the description states: “The DBelt PRO is designed with FITNESS in mind and has been designed for BOTH women and men. Featuring a hi tech water resistant fabric, the PRO can withstand the endurance of any workout from yoga and walking to cycling or running. The PRO features three water resistant lined pockets as well as a convenient hanger hook for easy storage. Designed to ensure stability and a balanced bounce free snug fit, the PRO is the ideal solution for the fitness minded who requires functionality and performance all in one!” The DBelt PRO comes in a variety of sizes and colors. Which is a nice change as most belts of this sort come in basic black. Good to see variety offered. Upon first inspection out of the box it is of sound construction, even stitching, with a slight give/stretch. Very soft texture. I found the 3 pockets. One opens at the top a perfect size for a gel or small MP3 Player, one zipper pocket (good for ID, key, etc.), and a side-opening pocket for a phone featuring a Velcro closure. I decided to test the DBelt PRO in the areas mentioned in the literature. Yoga, Walking, Cycling, and Running.   I also took it for a spin during a weights session at the gym. Yoga. The belt sits in place and doesn’t move during poses. I find it more comfortable when wearing the Velcro closure at the front and the pockets to the back. However,...