Saturday, May 23, 2020

Win a $200 Bed Bath & Beyond gift card!

I don't know about you, but I need some new summer sheets. Check out this $200 Bed Bath & Beyond giveaway, brought to you by Olive + Crate.

At Olive + Crate, it's their endeavor to bring to you products that are beautiful yet practical. They aim to bring you bold, beautiful, and elegant products that are functional, practical, and exquisite.


 

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents. Deadline to enter is May 31, 2020.
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Lonely Mountains: Downhill on Nintendo Switch [review]

I play my Nintendo Switch nearly every night, and this game I'm about to talk about is now one of my favorites.

Lonely Mountains: Downhill is a low-poly style mountain biking game, released on PC (Win/Mac/Linux), Xbox One, and Playstation 4 back in October of last year.

Then, much to my delight, the team brought the game to Nintendo Switch a few weeks ago (May 7th) and I've been playing ever since! This is one of those games that's great for playing in spurts or sitting down for hours and cranking through challenges.


In this delightful game, it's just you and your bike riding down the rocky peaks of the Lonely Mountains. No music, no distractions - simply the peaceful sounds of the wilderness and the crunch of gravel under your tires.

Getting Down the Mountain

The physics of Lonely Mountains: Downhill enables fast and responsive controls. You'll drop from boulder to boulder, jump over abysses, and slide through muddy grounds. It's played in third person, and navigating the bike may take time to get used to as the rider can be facing any direction.

There are several different mountains that await you - some of which must be unlocked, and each with multiple trails. You can take your bike to a quiet mountain lake, a majestic forest, a canyon, and other scenery. Don't get too mesmerized by the beauty of your surroundings, though, because you'll quickly learn that if you bump into a tree or boulder, you're toast!


Exploring

As you bike your way down the mountain, you can play it safe and take a relaxing ride on the scenic route... or take some risks by picking up speed or and going cross-country off the beaten path. If you find a hidden resting place, get off the bike and chill.

Simulating the nature in this game is done in such a simple, yet beautiful way. While I don't know much about low poly style, I know that I'm going to look for more games done this way.


Leaderboard & Stats

There are a few difficulty modes that will challenge you, and some of these I have yet to beat. Most involve going from checkpoint to checkpoint with as few crashes as possible, getting to the finish line under a certain time, or completing the free ride mode without a crash. Check the online leaderboard and motivate yourself by comparing your times to those of other riders around the world.

As you complete challenges, you'll be rewarded with options to change gender and appearance (or skins, as many gamers say). You can unlock new bikes, paint jobs, and outfits for your rider. As you can probably guess, some bikes have better characteristics than others to help in your performance.

Sadly, there's no mode for competing in a race with other players (co-op or online), which is the only downside for me. I'd love to race down the mountain with someone.

Watch the Release Trailer

Want to get a taste of the action? Check out the Lonely Mountains: Downhill release trailer below.

At the time this video came out, the game was coming PC, Xbox One, and PS4... but it's on Nintendo Switch now too of course!



Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Win ANY pair of shoes from ShoeKicker!

Who needs a new pair of shoes?! Just like last month, there's another running shoes giveaway, brought to you by ShoeKicker once again.

Think of Shoekicker as your shoe price search engine. Looking for the best price? They search over a dozen online stores for your shoe so you can get a great deal and get back to running. Win ANY shoe in any size that's listed as available!



This giveaway is open to those 18+ years of age and currently residing in the United States. Ends May 31, 2020.
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PharmaCBD: An alternative approach to wellness [review]

I suffer from IBS, so stomach problems and being in the bathroom are unfortunately a regular part of my life. I've tried all kinds of over the counter medicine, prescription drugs, eating more soluble fiber - everything.

Nothing has ever really worked, but you know what has? Cannabis and all the ways to consume it. Sure, it's considered taboo to many people, but there are plenty of folks out there who rely on it to feel better.


PharmaCBD

Instagram is a treasure trove of brands in the cannabis/CBD industry that are looking to be discovered and offer their solutions to help people like me.

I recently stumbled upon PharmaCBD, which is a hemp and CBD distributor that focuses on providing quality and innovative products - ones that taste great and offer an alternative approach to wellness!

For me, what I'm most interested in is CBG, or cannabigerol, which is known to help with the gut. I don't believe there are many studies out there to support the effects, but there are plenty of other benefits the compound has.

What is CBG?

CBG is one of many compounds that are naturally in the cannabis plant. Ever heard of CBD and THC? These compounds are present too.

The effects of CBG are still being explored, but studies have shown that CBG may be helpful for:

  • Anxiety relief
  • Increasing appetite
  • Mood regulation
  • Reducing pain and inflammation

How PharmaCBD Helps Me

If you didn't know already, CBD and CBG don't get you high. There are no psychoactive effects when consuming these, so think of them as a supplement of sorts.

I can't say for sure just yet if CBG is a "cure" for my IBS problems, and I'm still experimenting with dosage. Some people may only need a smaller dose, but taller/bigger folks may need a lot more.

Either way, I feel calm when using PharmaCBD's CBG tincture, and it puts me in a good space mentally. You simply use the dropper and drop the oil under your tongue. My wife even told me the other day, "You seem in a way better mood today, what happened?" And when I'm calm, that means I'm not as stressed, which means my IBS is kept at bay. Stress is often a trigger, and that's bad news bears.

Watch A CBG Video

If you're still curious about CBG and want to learn a bit more, check out this short video I found on YouTube that explains it succinctly:



Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
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Reach your wellness goals with AliceCBD [review]

Nothing has ever really worked to subdue my IBS, but you know what has? Cannabis and all the ways to consume it.

Sure, it's considered taboo to many people, but there are plenty of folks out there who rely on it to feel better.

AliceCBD

Instagram is a treasure trove of brands in the cannabis/CBD industry that are looking to be discovered and offer their solutions to help people like me.

I recently stumbled upon AliceCBD, which strives to provide customers with knowledge, enthusiasm, and support to help you reach your wellness goals!

For me, what I'm most interested in is CBG, or cannabigerol, which is known to help with the gut. I don't believe there are many studies out there to support the effects, but there are plenty of other benefits the compound has.


What is CBG?

CBG occurs in lower concentrations than THC and CBD and differs from these compounds in several ways. Unlike THC, CBG has no psychoactive properties, and therefore will not get you high. It exists in some varieties of industrial hemp as well as other, more potent, marijuana strains.

Despite people often overlooking CBG in favor of THC and CBD, it seems that it could also be potentially beneficial. CBG research is still in its infancy, but studies have shown that it may be helpful for:

  • Anxiety relief
  • Increasing appetite
  • Mood regulation
  • Reducing pain and inflammation

How AliceCBD Helps Me

I can't say for sure just yet if CBG is a "cure" for my IBS problems, and I'm still experimenting with dosage. Some people may only need a smaller dose, but taller/bigger folks may need a lot more.

Either way, I feel calm when using AliceCBD's CBG tincture, and it puts me in a good space mentally. You simply use the dropper and drop the oil under your tongue. My wife even told me the other day, "You seem in a way better mood today, what happened?" And when I'm calm, that means I'm not as stressed, which means my IBS is kept at bay. Stress is often a trigger, and that's bad news bears.

Watch A CBG Video

If you're still curious about CBG and want to learn a bit more, check out this short video I found on YouTube that explains it succinctly:



Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
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I'm Seth, owner of the Giveaway Guy blog. I live in the suburbs outside of Boston with my wife and have a career in SEO. I enjoy writing reviews and entering giveaways in my spare time.
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