Are you curious if something you saw in an ad on social media is worth buying? Me too! I'm always wondering if something is worth buying or if it could be too good too be true.
At Champagne and Coffee Stains I share my honest reviews on products that I have personally tried and tested. From beauty products to household items, you can find my opinion on it all! No more wasting time and money on products that don't live up to their hype.
I pride myself on providing my honest feedback on everything I try and also provide images and videos so you can experience the products with me.
I want to provide honest feedback on all these products so you don't waste money or time trying things that aren't worth it!
I've done a lot of product reviews over the years and you'll find here all my reviews sorted by product types.
From apps to food delivery, if you've seen it on social media I probably have a review for it!
If there's a product I haven't reviewed yet please let me know in the comments below.
My Process for Reviews
All products and apps are reviewed by me and my family for a few months before writing the review.
For the most part all products are paid for by myself, but occasionally a company will send a product to review. If that is the case, I will disclose if I received the product in the review.
Looking for ways to improve your health and well-being? There's an app for that! These apps make it easy to achieve your goals without spending a lot of time or effort.
No matter what you're looking to accomplish, there's likely an app out there that can help.
For all the fitness enthusiasts out there, the 1st Phorm app offers personalized workouts and nutrition guidance, making it a great tool for reaching your fitness goals.
And if you're trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy lifestyle, the WW vs. Noom vs. Stronger U comparison is a must-read, providing insight into which app might work best for you.
If you're specifically looking for a meal tracking and planning app, Healthi vs. WW is another helpful comparison to consider.
The Healthi app is a great alternative to Weight Watchers and also adds in an extra layer of macro counting.
And for new parents, the Huckleberry Baby Tracker App offers tips and tools for managing your baby's sleep schedule.
But health and wellness isn't just about physical fitness – it's also important to pay attention to your overall well-being.
The Lumen metabolic tracker and app helps you track your metabolism and make more informed dietary choices, while the Cronometer app allows you to monitor your nutrient intake for a well-balanced diet.
Looking to streamline your meal planning and get more organized in the kitchen? The Plan to Eat app might be just what you need. In our review, we break down the features and benefits of this app that helps you plan meals, create grocery lists, and save recipes for future use.
And if you're tired of staring at a closet full of clothes but feeling like you have nothing to wear, the Cladwell Wardrobe app could be your solution. This app helps you create a capsule wardrobe by utilizing what you already own and identifying key pieces to add for a more versatile and sustainable closet.
Looking for some new and exciting food options to add to your grocery list? These products have been tried and tested, so you can trust that they're worth giving a try.
From healthy snacks to tasty treats, these food reviews cover a range of categories and offer honest opinions on each product.
For those who are looking for a healthier alternative to traditional bread, the Brot Box offers a variety of delicious and nutritious options. From gluten-free to vegan options, this review covers all the details on taste, texture, and ingredients.
Spice up your meals with Just Spices, a company that offers a wide range of high-quality and flavorful spices. This review dives into the different spice blends available and provides recommendations on how to use them in your cooking.
Craving a sandwich or wrap but want to cut back on carbs? Cut Da Carb offers low-carb flatbreads that are perfect for satisfying those cravings without the guilt. This review breaks down the taste, texture, and versatility of these flatbreads.
Thirsty? Here are a few of my popular smoothie and drink reviews:
- Kencko Smoothies
- Aura Bora Sparkling Water
- Slate Milk
- Ritual Zero Proof Liquors (Non- Alcoholic Drinks)
- Wandering Bear Coffee
- Peak Cocktails (Non-Alcoholic Drinks)
Looking for a healthier option to traditional bread? Look no further than the Wildgrain Bread Box. This review digs into the different flavors and nutritional benefits of these gluten-free and vegan bread options.
For those always on-the-go, meal delivery services like Splendid Spoon may be just what you need. Read this review to learn about their pre-made plant-based meals and how they can help you maintain a healthy and balanced diet.
Indulge in comfort food guilt-free with Goodles Mac and Cheese. This review takes a closer look at the ingredients and taste of these gluten-free, vegan, and keto-friendly mac and cheese options.
Craving pizza but don't want to derail your healthy eating goals? Crustology Pizza offers delicious low-carb and gluten-free options. Find out more about their unique cracker style pizza crusts in this review.
Snow Days Pizza Bites are the perfect snack for pizza lovers who want a healthier option. Learn about the flavors, ingredients, and nutrition of these bite-sized pizzas in this review.
I love trying out new kitchen appliances! Anything that promises to make cooking easier - and let's be honest, a little more fun is a win to me.
Looking for a convenient way to cook and store your meals? The Suvie smart kitchen appliance may be the solution. This review explores its different features like cooling to heating and how it can simplify your cooking routine.
Indulge in homemade ice cream with the Ninja Creami. Read this review to learn about the different functions and flavors of this versatile kitchen appliance.
Love making pizza at home? The Ooni Pizza Oven can take your homemade pizzas to the next level.
Learn about its features and how it can help you achieve a perfectly cooked pizza in only a few minutes.
If you've wanted to grow your own herbs and vegetables indoors, you'll want to learn more about Click and Grow Smart Garden. It's an easy way to grow fresh veggies indoors!
Grocery delivery has been one of my favorite new services available! Here are my reviews on:
Looking for ways to boost your health and fitness journey? Adding supplements and protein powders to your daily routine may be just what you need.
Here are some reviews of popular supplements to help you make an informed decision.
If stress and sleep issues are taking a toll on your well-being, Rejuvia's Stress and Sleep Spray might be the solution for you. This supplement is specifically designed to help reduce stress and promote restful sleep, without the use of harmful chemicals or additives.
For those looking to increase their protein intake, Ascent Protein is a popular choice among fitness enthusiasts. This supplement offers a high-quality blend of whey protein isolate and is free from artificial ingredients and fillers.
Considering trying 1st Phorm protein powders? This brand offers a variety of options, including their popular Level-1 and Phormula-1 products.
In addition to protein powders, 1st Phorm also offers a greens supplement called Opti-Greens 50. This product claims to support overall health and digestion with its blend of superfoods and probiotics. Learn more about Opti-Greens in this review and decide if it's the right choice for you.
Hydralyte is a popular hydration supplement that claims to replenish electrolytes and fluids lost during illness or physical activities. Read this review to see if Hydralyte lives up to its promises and can help you stay hydrated.
For those looking for a collagen and protein supplement, Obvi Super Collagen and Protein offers a delicious solution with its various flavors like Fruity Cereal and Cinnamon Cereal Milk. But does this product actually work? Find out in this review.
Divi Hair Serum promises to nourish and strengthen hair with its blend of natural oils and extracts. Is it worth adding to your hair care routine? Read this review to learn more about Divi Hair Serum's ingredients, effectiveness, and experience using it with my postpartum hair loss.
Built Bars are protein bars that come in a variety of flavors and claim to be a healthier alternative to traditional candy bars. But do they live up to the hype? This review breaks down the ingredients, taste, and overall benefits of Built Bars to help you decide if they're worth trying.
Beauty and self-care products are always in high demand, but with so many options on the market, it can be hard to determine which ones actually live up to their promises.
Here are a few reviews of popular beauty products to help you make informed purchasing decisions:
CurrentBody LED Light Mask is a trending skincare product that claims to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduce acne, and promote a more youthful complexion. But does it really work?
I love anything that will make my home more oganized and run more smoothly!
Planners and Calendars:
- Passionate Penny Pincher Home Planner
- Skylight Calendar
- Erin Condren Soft Bound Planner
- PurpleTrail Planne
- 1Thrive Command Center
Working out is one of my favorite things to do and write about! I've been participating in group fitness for over 15 years and I love trying out the newest popular workouts.
Life Time Fitness:
- Life Time Fitness Pilates Review
- Is a Life Time Fitness Membership Worth It?
- Life Time Fitness GTX Review
- Peloton Pilates Review
- Team Wilpers Bike Fitting
- Peloton Hardcore on the Floor Workout
- Peloton Bike Bootcamp
If you like Pelton, don't miss my Power Zone Training guide.
Instagram Ads have helped me get into all kinds of hobbies!
I started with an ad I saw for The Woobles on how to crochet. I ended up hooked!
After a year of crocheting, I did my largest product - an Annie's Striped Afghan Monthly kit. It was one of my all time favorite projects!
Subscription boxes have become increasingly popular in recent years, offering a convenient and exciting way to try out new products.
These subscription services deliver a curated selection of products right to your doorstep on a regular basis - whether it's monthly, quarterly, or even weekly.
The best part? You never know exactly what you're going to get, making the unboxing experience all the more fun and exciting!
There are subscription boxes available for just about every interest and hobby, from beauty and fashion to food and home decor.
If you love home decor, you'll love the quarterly Decocrated boxes. They bring curates seasonal home decor items right to your door.
For those who love to cook or bake, there are subscription boxes like Foodstirs Baking Kit and Raddish Kids Cooking Club that offer pre-measured ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes for delicious meals and treats.
And for families with young children, the Sago Mini Box provides educational and fun activities for kids aged 3-5, while the Lovevery Play Kit subscription offers montessori toys for different age groups.
But it's not just about trying new products - many subscription boxes also aim to make our lives easier and more convenient. Take Hungry Root, for example, which delivers healthy and delicious pre-made meals that can be prepared in just 10 minutes.
Races and Race Events
Running is a fun way to stay active and I've written quite a few race recaps!
- Chicago Marathon Skyline Hospitality Tent
- Hot Dash 10 Mile 2022 Race Recap
- Bix 7 2022 Recap
- Twin Cities Marathon 2022 Recap
- Women Run the Cities 10 Mile 2022 Recap
Workout Gear Reviews
From workout gear to online courses, let's take a look at some of my personal reviews for these items.
When it comes to workout clothing, comfort and functionality are key. One brand that I have been consistently impressed with is Baleaf. From their leggings to sports bras, their clothing not only fits well but also holds up during intense workouts.
For those who love to listen to music or podcasts while working out, AfterShokz headphones are a game changer for running. With their open-ear design, you can still hear your surroundings while enjoying high-quality sound.
But it's not just about the gear, our nutrition also plays a crucial role in our fitness journey. That's why I decided to take the Precision Nutrition Level 1 course and improve my knowledge on proper nutrition.
Goodr Sunglasses have become really popular over the years so I decided to try them out during my workouts.
If you're a runner or hiker, the Coros Pace 2 watch is a must-have for tracking your progress and setting new fitness goals.
And for those with long hair, keeping it up and out of the way during workouts can be a challenge. That's where Teleties hair ties come in - with their strong hold and cute designs, they make working out with your hair down a thing of the past.
Kid Product Reviews
As a mom, I'm always on the lookout for products that will make my life easier and my kids' lives more fun. That's why I've also reviewed several kid-related products on my blog to give other parents an idea of what works and what doesn't.
Here are some of the kid product reviews that I have done to help you decide on what to buy.
One of the biggest hits in our house has been the Nugget Couch. This couch has been a hit with my kids since we got it when my youngest was 1 years old.
Kids love story time and here are a few of our family favorite story tellers and book subscriptions:
My kids love baking and art so one fun way we've combined the two is with Color My Cookie, a subscription box that sends fresh cookies for us to color!
If you're in Minnesota, here are a few play places I recommend visiting:
Babies and Pregnancy
As a mother of two, I have had my fair share of experience with different baby and pregnancy products. From diapers to carriers, breast pumps to online courses, I have tried them all.
Here are some reviews of the products that have been a part of my parenting journey:
When we started at daycare, we had to label everything! We used Name Bubbles for bottles and as my kids got older have started using them to label their clothes.
We love traveling during the summer and one of our must haves is the California Pop n Go Playpen. It's quick to set up and has been extremely durable over the years.
The 3 month sleep regression can be brutal! I used the Taking Cara Babies Navigating Months 3 and 4 Course and wrote about how it went.
My youngest has very sensitve skin and when we found Dyper Bamboo Diapers it was a gamechaner for us.
I love reading all the Reddit forums and baby message boards when I was pregnant and one resource that was always shared was ordering a breast pump from Aeroflow. I ordered one and documented my experience with Aeroflow in this review.
When you're pregnant, you want to set up a registry. Not only do you get amazing discounts but you also get samples!
Here are my reviews on some of the popular baby registry gift bags: