Tuesday, July 29, 2014

but my health depends on it and vaping is easy.

This post is similar to my usual posts, but a little different.

I'm trying to quit smoking (yay me!) but anyone who has ever tried knows, it's just HARD. So this time around I decided I'd start vaping. So far I'm doing ok. I fall off sometimes when my anxiety gets too high. I'll have the occasional cigarette but I go right back to vaping. You can't pass up on the ease and the flavors. So many yummy flavors.

I have to admit, there's a lot about smoking that I don't miss. The ashes, that smell. Always needing a lighter. Those looks from non-smokers. The sinus infections and ear pain. The nasty taste in my mouth. Vaping has so many pros I'm not sure I could list them right now. That's not what this post is about though. This post is a review. Recently I branched out from my usual juice company and ordered a sample pack from a company called The Juice Wytch. They had a stellar sale on their sample pack and I couldn't pass it up.

In the sample pack I received four 5ml bottles, each a different flavor. Included were samples of their Alchemist Blends line.The line consists of Hex (not included), Chalice, Elixir, Altar, and Divine. The Alchemist Blends line is Juice Wytch's premium juice line and is quite delicious.

You can jump to their website for a description of each of their juices, I'm just going to focus on this one: Altar.

Altar is listed as "a bakery cinnamon and custard that will leave you wanting more!" At first I wasn't too sure about trying it. My experience with cinnamon juices has been that they are strong and not really for me. I decided to give it a go though. Let me tell you, I'm glad I did. It's something like a sugar cookie, but not quite as sweet. The cinnamon is subtle but still there. The custard stays with you but doesn't overpower. It's a little like eating a donut. It's not airy like many juices I've tried but it's not thick and gaggy like a cheesecake juice I've tried in the past. I've got to say, I love this juice. I usually stay away from premium juices because I can't help but think, "How can I justify paying the higher price when I can get perfectly fine juice at a cheaper price?" Well guys, I just found out how I can justify it. It's worth it. That's what it comes down to. 

I briefly tried two other juices in the sampler pack, Elixir and Chalice. Elixir is a decent juice. A little too fruity for me. My boyfriend seems to like it. He has vaped most of it. I can't give Chalice the review it deserves because the tank I used needs a new coil and it tainted the flavor. I can say the strawberry flavor in it was very good and tasted very true. I will give it another try when I get new coils and can give it a real chance with nothing messing with its flavor. 

I've got to say, since I've started vaping it's like my eyes have opened to a whole new world. If you are a smoker and you're considering smoking I highly suggest you consider smoking. You control your nicotine level and slowly wean yourself down, in a similar manner to patches except you still feel like you're smoking so your hands are busy and you have this whole world of flavor at your fingertips. If you would like information, feel free to comment and ask me anything. If I don't know I will find out for you. 

Make sure to check out Juice Wytch if you're a current vaper looking for something to try. Order a sampler and find out for yourself!

Disclaimer: All products in this post were bought by myself. All reviews in this post are my own. I was not compensated for this post and was not asked to make this post. You will never find a review on this site that is not 100% honest and doesn't come straight from me. I can not be bought :)

Thursday, July 3, 2014

but sometimes I need to take the time to just shut down.

I'm not having a good week readers.

First, I've got shingles. Shingles, Not Just For Old People. Apparently my grandmother, aunt, and uncle have all had them. I was lucky to catch a fairly weak version but it still hurts and itches and I'm uncomfortable and WAAHHH.

Second, I think the medicine the doctor gave me has thrown me into a depression. I just can't shake it. There's nothing outside of this bed that interests me. I really hate the way taking a medication to help one illness can throw off months worth of progress. I haven't been this down in a while. The worhtlessness, the hopelessness. The wanting to check myself into a center for a while but fearing losing my children. I really hope it's the medicine and not something creeping in. I don't want to spend weeks under this.

In the interest of making this a happy post, I've quite smoking. I've started vaping. I love it. I love the flavors, the ease. I love shopping for flavors, looking at the mods, learning new things about it. I feel so much better. No more coughing. I still have trouble breathing but I blame that on allergies (I start allergy shots next week).

My oldest turns 11 next week. I'm prepared to cry like a baby. I know I will. Just not when anyone is around. We're camping for her birthday the week of the 18th. Hopefully I remember to take a lot of pictures that I can make a happy post with. I owe my blog a happy post.