Monday, May 24, 2021

Overhyped or Underestimated: My Honest Review Of Blue Apron

I have had this idea for this blog series for a few months now and am finally getting around to posting the first edition. I have lots of product review ideas but want to make sure that I 100% review and test the product before posting my review. I got this idea because so often I see the same products promoted all over Instagram by the influencers I follow. I always wonder how great the products truly are and if people would actually spend their hard-earned money on the products they promote. In the last few months, I have tried a handful of "popular" products that I wanted to share my true thoughts on. All the products I will be reviewing in the series I have completely bought with my own money. I think part of the issue is with products being promoted on Instagram is there is not enough time to fully try the product out before hand. I am not saying bloggers promote products all the time without testing them out. What I am saying though is that I think oftentimes bloggers will try a product once or twice and really love it. They then promote the item but have they really used it enough or long enough to truly give an honest review? 

So that is where I come into play. Anything I post in this series is going to be items I have fully used many times over and over again.

The first brand I am going to be reviewing is Blue Apron. Once in college, I had tried to order Hello Fresh but quickly got frustrated with it and gave up. Basically, it did not come on the day it was supposed to and I had plans for the weekend but had to wait around for the food to show up, and then the box was damaged in shipment so it never ended up coming. That kind of ruined my experience with meal deliveries as it seemed like a hassle and expensive. My mom started to try Blue Apron a few months ago and I quickly decided to give it a try after she kept raving about out it. I love it because I don't have to find recipes each week, my grocery store runs are for very few items, and I don't have to eat the same thing for a week when cooking for one. I also find that I don't hate the actually process of cooking as much as I used to. I did some research on different meal delivery brands as there are a TON out there. I didn't really want to try Hello Fresh again. I was tempted to try Sun Basket because they had a specific Gluten Free option but the price was not as good as Blue Apron. The only other one I have heard bloggers talk about is Home Chef but I decided to go with my mom's recommendation.

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 ⭐️ (Underestimated) 

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Saturday Shopping: Summer Wants

I have been a little MIA on here the last few weeks. My mom was in town the first week in May for her birthday and we had tons of fun. I also have had a few days I have not felt amazing and have just kind of been feeling unmotivated to write a post. I have a few things I have been meaning to post I just have not gotten around to writing them. The weather is rainy tonight so I thought it was the perfect night to work on a new post. I stopped by the mall this afternoon looking for this J Crew tank. I also took a look in Loft and Lilly and spotted a few really cute items so I thought I would put together a summer inspiration board. I am loving all the breezy midi dresses this summer!

Monday, May 3, 2021

March & April 2021 Favorites

I feel like April flew by because Easter does not feel like it was a month ago. I never got around to posting my favorites for the month of March so I am combining it with April. I think this may be the most random assortment of products to date but I have been loving them all. Can you tell I was in the Spring cleaning mode? 
1. Kind Frozen Ice Cream Bars // OMG I think these are the best non-dairy ice cream bars I have ever tried. I found them at Target and tried them on a whim. They come in a salted caramel and peanut butter flavor and are relatively "healthy" for ice cream. You have to give them a try if you have a sweet tooth!