Friday, September 18, 2015

Bulu BuluBox Review

As a member of the FitApproach Sweat Pink Ambassador Team, I had the opportunity to sample a Bulu Box last month.  So what exactly is a Bulu Box?  The description from their website is as follows...

"Bulu Box is the first health, nutrition and weight loss discovery box designed to help you feel your best. Each month, you’ll get a custom box filled with a new mix of 4 to 5 premium samples from top brands to try. Every sample is sufficient enough to decide if the product is right for you.  Of course, shipping is always free and you can cancel anytime. Share your thoughts about each product in our sample surveys and you can earn 50+ Rewards Points (that's $5!) each month! Use your points to purchase your new favorites in full size at! Here you’ll also get expert tips, tricks and a supportive community of Bulugans just like you! Join the discovery and find a healthier you."

Sounds pretty cool right?  I had actually tried the subscription in the past for about 5 or 6 months.  I wasn't tremendously impressed with the product selection I was receiving but thought this would be a great opportunity to give it another try.  I mean, who doesn't like to try things for free after all!?!  And besides, it had been several months since my last box, so I figured there may have been some improvements on what they offer as samples.

 My box arrived in mid August and here is what came inside...

Peanut Butter Quest Nutrition Protein Powder Samples
This was by far my most favorite product in the box.  I make a protein smoothie almost every day and one of my favorite components is nut butter, especially peanut butter.  I've always been a big fan of Quest Nutrition products, I absolutely LOVE their bars.  So to get to try their peanut butter protein power was like a dream come true for me!  I made a smoothie that weekend for my husband and I with the powder, bananas, almond milk and chia seeds.  It.Was.Delicious!  We both loved the taste, consistency and the energy it gave us.  We are now raving fans of the Quest Nutrition protein powders. 

Movit Energy Gummies
I typically do not use gummies for energy.  I'm not really sure why, I suppose I always feel as if I'm going to essentially eat "candy" to exercise, it should taste good and most gummies I had tried did not taste all that great.  So needless to say I was a little on the fence about trying some new gummies when all the others had failed me in the past.  After reading the nutritional values in the Movit gummies though, I figured even if they did not taste AMAZING, they were still such a great product with so much needed to preform, they were certainly worth a shot.  And that is exactly how it went for me.  The taste wasn't bad, but not necessarily my favorite (or maybe I'm just hard to please when it comes to gummies).  But, the perfect amount of caffeine, taurine, CoQ-10, and B vitamins did give me some great, sustainable energy to get me through a mid distance mid week tempo run.  I didn't feel any jitters or intense energy like I would from a pre-workout.  I just managed to push through typically one of my most challenging runs of the week relatively effortlessly that day, thanks to the help of these gummies.  I will certainly try some more products from Movit.

Mediterra Bars Savory Sundried Tomato and Basil
Ok, so let me be honest.  The thought of a sun-dried tomato and basil flavored snack bar seemed kind of odd to me at first.  I even kept putting off trying the Mediterra Bar because I was pretty sure I wasn't going to like it.  But I figured, I do like tomatoes, I do like basil and I do like seeds and grains, so maybe it's not that bad.  I ripped open the wrapper and quickly shoved a piece in my mouth, expecting it to be the only piece I would have.  The first bite was ok, so I figured, let me try another.  And another.  Then next thing I knew the bar was almost gone and I realized, wow, this is actually really good! Not only was it pretty tastey, but Mediterra Bars are also All-Natural, Non-GMO as well as Gluten-Free, so that is certainly a huge plus!  (Oh, and if you go to their website, you can order two FREE samples of their bars and pay just $1 for shipping)

Yebra Prima Daily Fiber Formula
This fiber formula is to help aid in digestion and rid the body of excess waste, keeping your system running smoothly.  It sweetened with stevia so considered to be "sugar free."  I wasn't too excited about the taste of the Apple Spice flavor I received, and only having the small sample wasn't enough to really see any benefits.  But I checked out their website and I may order the Orange flavor and give that a try.

And last but certainly not least...
Earth's Care Anti-Itch Cream
My family and I have been super fortunately to not have any need for this cream since it's arrival.  I am, however, super grateful to now because marathon training is in full swing and I'm sure the chaffing Gods will not always been in my favor.  Also, as a mother of two young boys, it's always great to have more things in my mommy arsenal for all of the "great ideas" these two come up with while playing!  I did give it a quick sniff and feel and it seems really light, not thick or oily, and actually smells pretty good. 

Final thoughts...
Despite the lackluster boxes I had received in the past, this time around was MUCH better.  There were some great products and information in the Bulu Box.  I got to try four new products that I will definitely be using again, one product I will consider giving another shot and another product I am holding on to for a raining day.  All in all, I give the Bulu Box an 7 out of 10 this time around and will be resigning up for another subscription!

You too can receive your very own subscription to Bulu and begin sampling some great products soon.  Visit and use the coupon code SWEATPINK for 50% off a 3-month subscription to BuluBox!

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