Friday, January 31, 2014

A Year in Ipsy (Part 2)

Here we go with part 2 of my year in Ipsy! I figured it would be best to split the year in half so the post wasn't super long.

July 2013 - Beach Beauty:

This was kind of a fail month. The roll on perfume smells okay to me but my husband really likes it so I wear it for him. I like the idea of a roll on though.

Yet another item from pop beauty that I just wasn't impressed with. The color is okay but the product feels so cheap on my lips.

This frizz control spray didn't work at all. I sprayed it all over my hair and was still a frizzy mess when I went out. =\

The Coola moisturizer is okay. It's basically just a normal moisturizer. I really prefer using an oil on my face.

And then we come to the BH eyeshadows. I was really disappointed in these. The pigmentation was just not there.

As for the bag...what can I say, it's a cheap plastic tube. It really looks like a pencil case lol. Kudos to Ipsy though for trying a different shape.

This month was 2/6.

August 2013 - Glamour Academy:

This wasn't a horrible month. The Pacifica bb stuff was really awful. It was too dark for my skin and had tons of shimmer in it. I tried to trade it on the swap forum but the lady never messaged me back once I told her I got my bag. =\

I was really hoping for the vanilla lip balm but I don't mind the cherry. I am actually considering buying the other scents once I use up some of my other balms. I use this most nights.

The Chella brow pencil just wasn't that great for me, I prefer to use a powder in my brows. I ended up trading this on the swap forum for the Mica loose shadow in Bronze. I swapped with a girl named Katie and her and I are nice internet friends now. It's fun to have someone to talk makeup with so I am happy I met her. (Off topic) We are doing a swap next month (we've been working on it since about September) and I am so excited for it!

The Michael Todd face scrub is nice but it's a little drying for me. My husband has oily skin though and he doesn't mind using it. I am actually interested in trying a skin care regimen from Michael Todd. We'll see though. I just love how they are more natural.

Then we have the Pixi mascara. This wasn't that great and I ended up throwing it away.

The bag is alright. I love the purple because that's my favorite color and the design is a little like Harry Potter.

This month was 4/6.

September 2013 - Classic Beauty:

This month was a big bust for me as well. The Cailyn "lip balm" is super red and matte. I don't think I will ever wear it out of the house but my husband does like how it looks on me.

The paper masks were okay. I never notice these kinds of masks doing anything special.

The Starlooks eyeliner is not good at all. It smudges easily and doesn't stay on the waterline at all.

I got a horrible color of NYX eyeshadow. I got Hot Crystal and it had horrible pigmentation and huge glitters in it. Don't tell but I ended up exchanging it at Ulta lol. I told them it was a gift and I didn't like the color.

The Big mascara is only okay but I still have it to use on my lashes when I'm just messing around and playing with different eye looks. I also don't mind it on my bottom lashes.

The bag is so pretty! It has got to me one of my favorites. Such a pretty blue shade with a lacy pattern.

I give this month 3/6.

October 2013 - The Art of Beauty:

This was the best month of the whole year! I really like the hand lotion. I would have preferred the vanilla scent but the lemon is okay too. It smells like lemon cake!

I love Buxom lip glosses! They are my favorite lip gloss, high end or drug store. Dolly was a color I was considering buying and I probably will once this tube is gone.

The LA Fresh wipes were not that great and I just used them to wipe off swatches.

I tried the blow dry gel once and it did nothing to my hair so I don't know if I really want to try it again.

Of course I love Zoya! If they did a Zoya in every bag for the next year I'd be a happy camper! Plus Giovanna is gorgeous!

The bag was okay, I did like the saying on it.

This month gets a 4/6!

November 2013 - Glam it Up:

Back to a sort of crappy month again. I kept reading on the ipsy site how this was everyone's favorite bag ever. I was like "Really?" Anyway, the em mascara was really awful for my lashes. It was a really wet formula and just took the curl right out of my lashes. I ended up giving it to my friend who loves wetter mascara formulas.

The BH shadow is a great texture but I got the blue color and I just don't wear blue very often.

I wasn't a fan of the be a bombshell lip crayon. The color isn't that great and the smell and cheapness of it just irks me.

The Starlooks pencil isn't horrible. I don't have a silver liner so that is nice and it actually doesn't look bad along the lower lash line.

That Pixi bronzer isn't dark enough to bronze anything but it does make an okay highlighter.

And Nailtini. I just don't like this brand at all. I got the rose gold color and it's just not that great.

I really do like the bag though. It's definitely glam.

This month gets 3.5/7.

December 2013 - Celebration:

This month wasn't good for me either. The pop eyeshadows aren't horrible but I'm just not a fan of the brand (I know, broken record.) I am going to see if my friend wants them.

The Nicka K polish is an okay color but I already have others very similar. I will also see if she wants this. I will say the bottle is pretty.

The NYX lipstick is a horrible color for me. The gold shimmer it has is awful. I am going to see if she wants this too.

The one stick from be a bombshell is not that great either. And again, it smells and feels cheap.

Lastly, the lashes. Not a fan of lashes let alone huge ones.

The bag was really cute this month though. I love the quilted look.

This month gets 2/6.

So overall in my year with Ipsy the total is 36.5/71. So over the past year I have been 51.4% happy with my Ipsy bags. I'd say it's worth it though because I have discovered a few products that I truly love! I hope you enjoyed this long post and have a great New Year! Let's hope Ipsy has lots of new exciting stuff in store for 2014!

A Year in Ipsy (Part 1)

I thought it would be fun to take a look back at all of the Ipsy bags I received this past year. I have really enjoyed getting my Ipsy bag every month and I hope this is another good year. I am going to talk about each product I got in the bag and then at the end give it a rating of how many of the products I liked, and the bag. So far, I am not too excited for this January bag, but we'll see. Here we go!

January 2013 - Super Stars:

I was pretty excited when I received this for my first bag. The SOHO eye brush I still have and actually do use it once in a while. I mostly have only used it for applying gel liner.

I ended up giving the big sexy hair hairspray to my friend because that is her favorite hairspray and I don't use it often.

My favorite product from the bag is the Josie Maran Argan oil! I love this stuff and I used it so sparingly. I had never heard of trying an oil on your skin but this is my favorite way to moisturize my face now. I would purchase it but I also discovered the Tarte Maracuja oil is great and I am waiting for the Ulta 21 days of beauty sale in hopes they will have it again for $25 and I will buy 2 bottles. =D

The Nailtini polish was my least favorite which is crazy seeing that I love nail polish! I got the Frappe color which hardly shows up on the nails. They just aren't that great for the price.

The Pacifica body lotion is very nice and my husband and I both love the smell. I do use it once in a while. I wouldn't ever purchase a full size though.

I really love the quality of the actual bag too. Also love the stars inside!

Okay, so I rate this month 4/6!

February 2013 - Red Carpet Ready:

So, the infamous Lash Cards. These were seriously a joke. Basically just a cut up index card. It amazes me that people make money off stuff like this. I did try them and it was more trouble than it was worth.

I definitely didn't mind the Pixi primer. I still have it and use it once in a while. I'm not sure that it really does anything though and it doesn't fill in my pores.

The pop beauty mascara was awful. It really didn't do much for my lashes and when I put it on my bottom lashes it smudged like crazy. I ended up throwing it away.

I was most excited for the Mica gel liner. This was my first time ever trying a gel eyeliner and I was so happy to try it! Because of this product I have discovered that I love gel liner! I still have this liner but it isn't as creamy as the Essence one, which is what I now use, but I still keep it around for when I'm just playing around with my makeup and trying new looks so I don't waste my newer liner.

This was my first time ever trying Coastal Scents shadows and they aren't bad. I have never used these on my eyes though because I just have other shadows that I prefer more.

The bag is okay, I'm not a huge fan of the patent leather look but the inside being red was nice.

I rate this month 3/6!

March 2013 - The Great Escape:

This was probably the worst month of Ipsy from the past year. The Glam Rx palette was only okay. It is so tiny I'm not sure how much function it actually has. I just have those yaby shadows in it and a little Mary Kay shadow I have.

The yaby shadows are actually pretty nice and I have used the teal a couple times for an eyeliner and some of the brown in the crease.

I really didn't like the LA Fresh wipes and ended up using them to wipe swatches off my hands.

The Juice Beauty spray was okay. The smell is a bit overwhelming and it kind of makes my skin feel a bit tighter after I use it. My husband has actually been using it up and he doesn't mind it.

I really wasn't a fan of this bag either. It just feels cheap and the pattern isn't my favorite.

I give this bag 1/5. =\

April 2013 - Pretty in Pink:

April was a decent month for me. I was really excited to get the Mica eyeshadow in Earth. It is such a beautiful color! I just had an epiphany sitting here typing this. I was watching YouTube earlier and saw a video by Dustin Hunter and he made a video (here) showing how to make your own liquid lustre drops and I could definitely use that Mica pigment to do that! Oooooh, now I'm excited to try that!

I love this Healthy Sexy Hair product. It was my first time trying a product from that line and I am almost donw with this bottle. I use it almost every time after I shower. I have been stretching it out and waiting until I have the money and Ulta has a good sale on hair stuff to get it. The smell of it is soooo nice too!

The Sation nail polish was another one of those sheer pinky nudes that barely do anything. Definitely not a fan of this at all.

Lastly the be a bombshell blush. I think the blush is okay, I like the shade of pink but I'm not a fan of all the frost it has. Plus it smells cheap and the packaging is cheap too. I have learned through Ipsy that I am not a fan of this brand either.

The bag is actually really cute. I really like the sleekness of it and if I remember correctly it had stripes inside which are adorable.

I give this month 3.5/5.

May 2013 - Spring Fling:

Unfortunately I never took pictures of this bag! I have no clue why. It is the pretty chevron bag and I received the yaby concealer, Zoya polish in Julie, Juice Beauty gloss in pink, Nume finishing serum, and St. Tropez tanning lotion.

The only thing I really liked from the bag was the Zoya polish. I love Zoya! It is a pretty light purple with silver shimmer.

The yaby concealer was too dark for my skin and I wasn't a fan of the texture of it so I ended up throwing it away.

I really don't like the Juice Beauty lip gloss and I really don't like the smell. My husband actually does like the smell of it lol. The color is nice but I prefer a stickier gloss. I still have it just in case I go through some phase where I want a less sticky gloss just because I do like the color.

I gave the Nume serum to my step mom because I already had 2 serums that I like. She said she really liked it, so I'm glad I gave it to her.

The worst product I have ever received from Ipsy was the St. Tropez lotion. I am super pale. Really white. This stuff was awful on me. I tried it a smidge on my hand and washed it off immediately. I ended up giving it to my friend because at the time she was a lot tanner and I thought she could get some use out of it.

As for the bag it is super cute and is one of my favorites. I really love the chevron print and the colors of the bag.

I give this month 2.5/6.

June 2013 - On the Wild Side:

This wasn't a horrible month. The NYX Blush is a really pretty color and this was my first cream blush. I need to play with it more but it doesn't seem like it ever sets. It's always a little bit tacky which I don't like.

The Chella highlighter is actually a bit darker than my skin so it doesn't exactly highlight. I use it as an eye base when I'm just messing around with my makeup and testing out different looks.

The Starlooks lip liner I got was the bare color. It kind of makes my lips look dead if I'm not careful but it's not a completely horrible color.

The J.Cat glitter stuff is a joke. How they thought this would be a good product is beyond me lol. I used it once on my nails and it was okay but it made my top coat peel off!

I really like the Cailyn eye liner. I haven't used it as liner but it does make a great base for purple smokey eyes.

Of course I loved the bag! It was extremely adorable!

This month was a 4/6

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

January 2014 Ipsy Bag - 19 Reasons

Hello everyone! Today for you I am going to show you what I got in my January Ipsy bag. I am happy to say this was a good month for me. I was starting to get a little bummed because the past two months just weren't for me. So let's get into the bag!

I don't like the bag this month. It's kind of ugly in my opinion and it smelled like a fresh plastic pool toy. I'm sure you can see in the picture that my bag looks funny. That's because my sugar scrub leaked. Luckily the only thing that got damaged was the bag. I'm not sure how or if I can clean it.

 The first item I received is the Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat leave in conditioner. I was very excited to be getting this in my bag! I have been wanting to try it for a while now but every time Ulta has this small bottle on sale for $3 I never seem to be able to make it to the store. (It's 30 minutes away!) I have used this a couple times and so far I really like it. I think I am definitely going to buy the full size. I also really liked the last Healthy Sexy Hair product I got from Ipsy so I am going to buy them both.

Sample size: 1.7 fl oz, value: $3.59 | Full size: 8.5 fl oz, price: $17.95

The second item I received is the Faith Aromatherapy Tahitian Monoi anti-aging sugar scrub. I was pretty happy to be getting this in my bag as well. I had never tried a sugar scrub up until recently. (I got some on sale at Bath & Body Works during the semi-annual sale.) The smell is not too great, it's very natural smelling. I will not buy the full size of this simply because of how easy it is to make a sugar scrub. I am going to keep this little tub though because it will be perfect for holding homemade sugar scrub for my lips! I haven't used this yet but I am going to use it tonight and see how it is.

Sample size: 1oz, value: $1.50 | Full size: 12oz, price: $17.99

 Nice scrubby texture. As I said before, it leaked in my bag but it was just oil. It still seems really oily though so luckily it didn't make it dry or anything by leaking.

 The third item I received is the Nourish Organic Lightweight Moisturizing Face Lotion with Argan and Rose Water. I was happy to be getting this too! I love the Josie Maran argan oil so I liked that this has argan in it. I have also hear great things about rose water but I have never tried anything with rose water in it yet. This has a very natural smell and is very lightweight when applying it. It's almost not moisturizing enough for my skin. I felt like I had to apply more than I normally would but it wasn't greasy or sticky. I do however prefer the Tarte Maracuja oil for my moisturizer.

Sample size: .5oz, value: $7.33 | Full size: 1.7oz, price: $21.99

 The fourth item I received is the Mica Beauty Tinted Lip Balm in #5 Natural. I like the color of this a lot. The texture is pretty similar to the Cailyn tinted balm in that it's very pigmented and not very moisturizing.

 It looks to be a very nice natural color just like the name implies. I was really happy about the shade I got.

Sample size: 2.5g, value: $18.75 | Full size: 4g, price: $30

 Oh, but what's this? I swatched it and it changes to a bright pink! How crazy is that? Also, is it just me or are these extremely over priced??? I would much rather pay $30 for a Chanel lipstick than a potted lip balm from a not so well known brand.

This doesn't look like the color in the pot at all but it's still a pretty pink color, just not as natural as I was hoping for. I have worn this twice and I used a lip brush to apply it because it's very easy to mess up just using your finger. I apply a thing layer of Chap Stick before I put on the color and it makes it much easier to wear.

 The last item I received is the Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow Creamy Eye Pencil in the shade Penny. I was so happy to get this instead of the foundation! I really hope to never get a complexion product from Ipsy because I am so fair that I just know everything they send me would be too dark (i.e. the Chella highlight pencil that was darker than my skin and the Pacifica bb cream that was 2-3 shades too dark.)

Sample size: .7g, value: ~$7.50 | Full size: 1.5g, price: $14.99

I would have been happy with either color but I almost would have preferred the pearl one to use as an inner corner highlight. I was surprised by how small the pencil actually is. I'm not sure how I'm supposed to use it all over my lid. I will probably just end up using this on my lower lash line.

 I made this swatch by running the pencil along about 10 times. It's a really nice color but like I said before it's just a small pencil. I'm not sure how well it will sharpen either because it's plastic. =\

Well, that is it for my January Ipsy bag! The total value of my bag was: ~$38.67! That's pretty awesome for a $10 subscription. What determines the value though is that I will most likely use everything in the bag unlike previous months. Price and worth are very different. Well let me know how you liked your bag! If you want to sign up for Ipsy I would love if you'd use my link (if not that's okay.) http://www.ipsy.com/r/1jwu I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 24, 2014

January 2014 Birchbox - Go Time

Hello! I got my January Birchbox and this will probably be my last one. I have just not liked it as much as Ipsy and I don't need both. Birchbox seems to have a lot of skincare and I just prefer makeup. I have 91 points right now and I will have 141 after reviewing this month's products. I figure in order to get over 200 I'd have to get the box for two more months and I just don't know if I want to do that. I may, I may not. Let's go ahead and get into the box!

The box I received this month wasn't too great. The only thing I really like is the Nail Rock. I may like the dry shampoo but even if I do I am never going to pay $18 for it.

 The first thing I got was three tea bags from Ahmad Tea which are the lifestyle extra. I would have much rather preferred chocolate but this is okay. My husband likes tea a lot more than me so he will be drinking these. (Sample size: 3 bags, approx. value: $0.53. Full size: 2 boxes, 40 bags, price $7.)

 The second thing I got was three little packets of 100% pure coconut nourishing body cream. I really can't stand getting little packets. That's the one nice thing about ipsy, I've never gotten foil packets (knock on wood that I don't in the future.)I have heard good things about this but I wouldn't ever buy it just because I am not a huge coconut fan. (Sample size total: .201 fl oz, approx. value: $0.38. Full size: 8 fl oz, price $15.)

The third thing I got was Grand Central Beauty S.M.A.R.T. Skin Perfecting Polisher. I honestly have no idea what this is supposed to be so I had to look it up. It is a liquid exfoliator that you don't need to rinse if you don't want, you can just wipe it off. I think that sounds crazy. I would have to rinse my face after using this. It does smell really nice. (Sample size: 8ml, approx. value $10.13. Full size: 30ml price $30.)

The fourth thing I got, the the most exciting, was Nail Rock nail velvet in burgundy. I have never tried textured nails like this before. I know they won't be really wearable but I still think it will be fun to try. (Full sized item value $6.99.)

The last thing I got was the Klorane dry shampoo with oat milk. I am always up to trying a new dry shampoo but I won't buy the full size of this because it's $18 (The card says $18 but the Birchbox website says $19.50 so I based my sample value off that.) I really like Batiste and it's expensive enough. I have heard from 2 people who both really liked this so I am hoping I do too. (Sample size: 1.06 oz, approx. value: $6.50. Full size: 3.2 oz, price $19.50.)

That is everything I got in my January Birchbox. The total approx. value is $24.53. Not too bad. I am still undecided on whether I will cancel now or get another two months just so I can have over 200 points to use in the shop. I am leaning towards keeping it for the next two months but we'll see. Did you like what you got in your Bichbox? Do you think it's worth it? Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Stila In The Know Palette First Impressions

Hi! Today I am bringing a quick swatch and first impressions of the Stila In the Know palette. I bought this palette on black Friday from the Birchbox shop. I had $10 in points saved up from reviews plus an additional $10 in points that I received from Birchbox because one of my samples came broken. I used the $20 in points and the black Friday sale of 20% off and free shipping and got the palette for $11.20!! Birchbox applied the 20% off before my $20 in points so that was awesome and made it cheaper. I was so excited.

 Look how pretty it is! This is the first product I have ever had from Stila. I love having all matte shadows in one palette, it makes for a good partner for all of my other palettes that are mostly shimmers and metallics.

 One of my first thoughts when I opened it was that some of the colors seems close to the Balm's Meet Matt(e) Nude palette. I did some comparisons and none of the shades are close enough, so I can justify having both. I love that this palette has a cream, dark brown, and black, those are some staples to have for almost every look.

 I have never played with a Stila eyeliner before so I wasn't sure how creamy or nice they would be. I haven't tried this on yet so I can't say how well it lasts or whether it stays well in my waterline. When I first opened this I tried to twist it up and it wouldn't go. I kept trying and it finally started moving but then I tried to twist it back down and it wouldn't go. I think this must be the type of pencil that you have to twist up and use then twist up more when you need to. I tried some of them at Sephora and they were the same way. It's really kind of a pain but I can get over it if the pencil is good.

 It's a really nice gray color and I am happy to have it because I don't have any other gray liners. I think it will be nice for my upper lash line for a softer look.

 I took two separate pictures of swatches because I wasn't sure which one was better. They are both good just slightly different lighting. I am so excited to start using this palette and creating different looks. The palette also came with a booklet that has some looks in it that I plan on recreating.

I lobe the orange shade. I don't have any other shadows like it in my collection. Stila really did a good thing with the color selection in this palette. You basically have everything you need, nice lid colors, crease and transition colors, highlights, and deep colors for the outer v or to use as liner.

I am very happy with my decision to buy this palette. I really think I am going to get a lot of good looks out of this palette and have more mattes to combine with my other palettes. What do you think about this palette? Is it something you'd be interested in? Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Influenster Violet VoxBox

Helloooo people! I was selected to participate in the Influenster Violet VoxBox a while back. For those of you who don't know what Influenster is, this is what they say on the website, "Influenster is a free-to-join community of trendsetters, social media masterminds, and educated consumers who live to give opinions of products and experiences." This is what they say a VoxBox is, "VoxBoxes are boxes filled with complimentary products from your favorite (or soon-to-be-favorite) brands. Not all Voxboxes are created equal: some programs feature an assortment of products while others will spotlight one awesome brand. But make no mistake: All VoxBoxes are created awesome!" You qualify for boxes by earning badges and increasing your score on the website by reviewing products and completing surveys. I actually received my box a few weeks back but I am just now getting around to posting about it. This is the third box I have received since I signed up back in March 2012. So let's get into what was in the box!

It came in a pretty purple box.

 The box came with five different products for me to try and review. I haven't tried any of these before so that was exciting.

The first thing I pulled out of the box is a paper clay mask by Montagne Jeunesse. I have never tried anything like this before. I'm not fond of paper masks but with the clay in it I may like it. I haven't tried it yet so I can't say how well it worked.

 The next thing I received is a Goody Athletique headband. I am not very excited about this only because I don't like headbands like this. I have tried this and when my hair is down it doesn't stay on my head at all. I haven't tried it with my hair in a ponytail, but wouldn't that defeat it's purpose?

 The third item is Not Your Mother's Clean Freak dry shampoo. I haven't hears anything about this before and I haven't tried it yet. I am definitely up for trying a new dry shampoo though.

 The fourth item is a Sally Hansen Triple Shine nail polish. I was really excited when I found out this was going to be one of the items in the box. I love nail polish! The color I got is not so great though. I have heard good things about this formula though.

 The last item that came in the box is a SoyJoy bar in dark chocolate cherry. I knew I wouldn't like this so I gave it to my husband and he said it was dry and not that great. The first time I received an Influenster box it came with a blueberry SoyJoy and he did like that.

So that's it for my Influenster Violet VoxBox. I really like the Influenster program. It's awesome being able to try different products out and review them. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Go (here) if you want to check Influenster out.

Monday, January 13, 2014

December 2013 Birchbox - Holiday (Late)

Yay for another late Birchbox post! I have been way off my game lately. I just started getting back into blogging. There was a while there I didn't blog and I forgot to mention another main reason is because I needed to make my new light box. I was just too lazy to get around to it lol but thankfully I finally did. Let's go ahead and get into my December Birchbox!

Fancy new box for the Holidays.

The first thing I got was this duo of whipped body creme and bath salts by Salt of the Earth. I wasn't too excited by these and I still haven't tried them yet so I can't say anything about the scents or how well they work. I rarely take baths so I'm not sure if I'll ever use the salts or not. I will have to try the body creme after my shower. (Approx. value: ? There are no sizes on the packs so I have no idea how to configure the price. But for the sake of it I will just guess and say $5, a nice round number.)

 I wasn't too excited to get a shampoo but I like that it has argan oil in it and it's also sulfate and paraben free which is a bonus. The only bad thing about it is that it contains silicone (dimethicone) which isn't too great for your hair (in my opinion) but I noticed that a holy grail hair product of mine contains silicone as well so maybe my hair likes it. I do however love the smell of this! (Approx. value: $2.75)

 Oh look, moisturizer. I feel like I get a moisturizer every month. I guess I should have no excuse for having a dry face. I haven't tried this and I actually have no idea what it looks or smells like either. I will have to update you when I use it. (Approx. value: $13.33)

 Oh yay Color Club! I actually only have 2 full size Color Club polishes so I was happy to get this. Even though it's kind of a boring color in my opinion it's still pretty. I will always be happy with a Color Club polish. (Approx. value: $4)

 Chocolate! I wasn't sure what to think at first when I saw popcorn but I tried it with my husband the other night and we both loved it! It has a caramel corn flavor when you are chewing it and there are little bits of puffed amaranth in it and it's just like pop rocks in your mouth. It was so delicious we are contemplating buying full sized bars! (Approx. value: $1)

So, that was it for my December Birchbox! (Total approx. value: $26) It overall wasn't horrible and honestly the chocolate made up for it. It was so darn good. I'm actually kind of interested in seeing what else has puffed amaranth in it now. Side note: My husband is deathly allergic to rice and it saddens me that he can't enjoy rice crispies and I have been trying to find something we could use as an alternative to puffed rice. I think if I could get my hand on some puffed amaranth it would be worth a try. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this and I hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!