Tuesday, March 14, 2017

FabFitFun Box Spring 2017

Got my spring FabFitFun box and it has such great stuff. FabFitFun is a subscription box that comes 4 times a year for $50 a box, but the value of each box is well over $200!  If you're interested in signing up, use my REFERRAL LINK for $25 off your first box.  Let me show you what I got.

First, I got this great roundie by Gypsy 05.  It's kind of like a heavy sheet that can be used for a picnic.

I got some earrings (studs and crawlers) by LuvAJ.

This one is a Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion age defying exfoliator.

Next is this leave-in conditioning spray called Rosarco Milk by Briogeo.

This pouch has a rubber coating inside and is intended for use as a pouch for a wet bathing suit or liquid items.

This lip gloss kit by REALHER has a liquid lipstick, lip gloss, and lip liner.  Mine is pink nude.

This box by Karuna holds four hydrating face mask sheets.

And then there was a pack of two nail polishes by Deborah Lippman.

In addition to these 8 items, there were two bonus items.  The first is a container of Hair, Skin, and Nails Gummies with Biotin.

And finally, there was a card with a code for access to FabFitFun TV for free workout videos.  Cool, right?

This subscription service has been my favorite by far.  Each box has such unique, high-quality products.  Remember to click HERE for a link to get $10 off your first box.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Fortune Cookie Soap Box—Spring 2017

I love the Fortune Cookie Soap subscription service!  It comes 4 times a year for $19.99 and includes 8 products (some full size, some samples).  The products are great quality and have AMAZING fragrances.  I always appreciate the cute theme of each box and the card included that gives a detailed description of each product.

The box has a Sleeping Beauty theme (or is it Beauty and the Beast?) and all of the scents are really nice.
This bar of Fortune Cookie Soap is in Enchanted Rose and has a mix of rose, violets, and vanilla.

This hand sanitizer called Magic Mirror smells like watermelon, peach, and neroli.

This is a lip tint called Beauty and smells like tangerine and vanilla.

I LOVE the whipped cream body butter.  This one, called Bonjour, is a fragrant mix of tea leaves and lemons.

This one is a perfume oil called There's Something Sweet.  It is so fresh smelling and is described as smelling like rice flower blossoms and spring rain.

Tame the Beast is a hair detangler with a delicate scent of black cherries, patchouli, and sandlewood.

This one is a toner tablet.  You drop it into a sink of hot water, throw a towel over your head and let the steam do its work on your skin.  The fragrance, called Happily Ever After, is a mix of bergamot, mandarin oranges, and grapefruit.

Finally, is the most underwhelming of the box.  This tea light candle is suppose to smell like blackberries, tart apples, magnolia, and sugar, but quite frankly, it smells like NOTHING.  Even when burning... nothing.  Oh, well.  One miss out of 8 isn't so bad.

That's it!  Can't wait for my next box that will come in May.  Be sure to check out Fortune Cookie Soap!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Learn Something New!

February Mini Challenge

January's mini challenge was about keeping a gratitude journal and it has been a great experience.  I love the new perspective on... well, everything.  If you have never kept a gratitude journal, I highly recommend it.  (Click HERE for last month's post.)   

So this month the challenge is to learn something new.  You might want to learn how to knit, style your hair a certain way, or cook French cuisine.  I'm planning to take a photography class through SkillShare.  Check out the video below where I explain it in more detail.

If you're interested in checking out Skillshare (a website where you can take a vast number of video classes), click on the referral link below to get 3 months of unlimited classes for 99 cents.

Skillshare: http://skl.sh/1TjQ5AL

Have fun with this one!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Let's Be Grateful!

January Mini Challenge

Rather than doing New Year's resolutions, I'm doing a year of mini challenges and I hope you'll join me.  January's challenge is keeping a gratitude journal.  Check out the video below where I explain the challenge and see the resources below.  Here's to a great 2017!

Tips for Keeping a Gratitude Journal

Don't go through the motions
depth over breadth
get personal
how would life be without certain things
savor surprises
don't overdo it

Benefits of Gratefulness

better sleep
fewer illnesses


Greater Good
Prayer of Gratitude

Thursday, March 24, 2016

April Challenge—10,000 Steps a Day

The April Challenge is 10,000 steps a day.  Check out the video below for more detailed information.

Here's a website with some good information about moving your body.

Shape Up America: 10,000 Steps
Now, to get ready for the challenge, you need some way of tracking your steps.  You can use a simple pedometer.  Here are some pedometers you might try out:

Fit Solutions SW-200 Yamax Digiwalker Pedometer

Fit Solutions SW-200 Yamax Digiwalker Pedometer

Fitness Clip Activity Tracker and Calorie Counter

Fitness Clip Activity Tracker and Calorie Counter

Or you can get fancier (and more expensive) by getting a Fit Bit or the UP3, which is the one I have.

UP3 by Jawbone Heart Rate, Activity + Sleep Tracker - Sand Twist (Gold)

UP3 by Jawbone Heart Rate, Activity + Sleep Tracker, Sand Twist (Gold)
 Track your daily steps for a few days before the challenge begins.  How many steps do you get on weekdays?  How many do you get on weekends?  This will give you a better idea of what you'll need to do to reach that goal of 10,000 steps.

Free Printable Step Tracker:

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

March Challenge—Arms & Abs

It's time for the March Mini Challenge.  I'm focusing on strength training for my arms and abs.  Want to join me?

My Goal

My plan is to work my abs five days a week and my arms 3 days a week (with a day in between for rest).

Here are some links to free strength training videos on YouTube.

Tracy Campoli YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheTcampoli

Jillian Michaels Arms and Shoulders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZDCKmgNNyEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZDCKmgNNyE

Be Fit Be Belly Blast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-dmeQ0ao1o

Track Your Progress

Be sure to download the printable below to record your progress.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

You Need a Beauty Spatula

If you've never tried using beauty spatula, you're missing out.  At the very least, you're losing a lot of money by wasting product still left in containers.

The end of the spatula has a little hump that can get product out from under the neck of a bottle.

I recently "thought" I had finished a tube of eye cream, but when I cut the tube open, look how much the beauty spatula scooped out!  And that was just from one end of the tube.

Beauty spatulas are reasonably priced, so you just can't lose.  Here are a few I found on Amazon.

For more detail, check out the video below.