I have an exciting free monthly box for you to check out from Pinchme! I have been subscribed to them for over 3 years now and love the products they send out! Check out my video below for a preview of some of there items as well as the information below the video on how to claim your box!
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Free samples available on 12/13/2016 at 12Noon EST:
Beauty & Personal Care:
1. Essie Treat Love & Color: advanced one-step care & color
2. COVERGIRL® Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner
3. COVERGIRL® Colorlicious Lip Gloss
4. Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash with Shea Butter
5. Hydralyte Effervescent Electrolyte Tablets Orange
6. Vagisil ProHydrate Natural Feel Moisturizing Gel
Home & Cleaning:
1. Scotch-Brite® Scrubbing Dish Cloth
Food & Snacks:
1. Barilla® Traditional Basil Pesto Coupons
2. Burt's Bees™ Plant-Based Protein Shakes
3. Hunt's Recipe Ready Tomato Paste Pouch
1. Purina ONE® Tender Selects Blend
2. Purina Bella Adult Wet Dog Food
3. Purina Bella Natural Bites Plus Vitamins and Minerals Adult Dry Dog Food
4. GREENIES™ Dental Chews Petite Treats for Dogs
I did receive the products mentioned in my video for free from Pinchme. This post is sponsored by Pinchme.
Recently I have gotten back into fitness. I grew up playing sports and dancing and have always been naturally thin. I also always had a job where I would do display work and constantly be on my feet, walking up and down ladders, and carrying heavy shelving. Last year I got my first desk job. I noticed after about 6 months that my muscle tone was decreasing and I gained about 7 pounds.
This made me realize that I needed to take matters into my own hands and focus on being happy, healthy and getting exercise in at least 2-3 times a week. I also don’t eat the healthiest so I wanted to change up my diet a bit. I can’t do that drastically as I am a very picky eater but I am trying harder to make better choices.
Check out my unboxing video below of the Killer Body Box. It is $19-$50 a month depending on what option you choose and is like a personal trainer in a box! Below my video are my tips and tricks on how I got back into fitness and what I like to do and other healthy living tricks.
My husband has always had a gym membership and goes regularly. I admire him for his perseverance and also his rock hard abs. I am more of a group sport or fitness type of person where I enjoy working out with others so I stay on track and it doesn’t feel like a chore. The apartment where I live has a new gym that has treadmills, ellipticals and weights. Since I don’t pay a membership to this gym I never really went to it. So in order to kick my butt into gear I went to my husband’s gym and signed up for a year long membership that way I pretty much had to go so I wouldn’t be wasting money. At first I would just go with the hubby and either lift weights or go on the elliptical. I would get anxiety being by myself and or worrying I was bothering my hubby so I didn’t really enjoy it. I then realized my gym had a ton of classes I could attend so I went to a spinning class and now I am hooked!
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I do spinning 1-2 times a week and a weight lifting class another day. I HIGHLY recommend going to classes especially with a friend. Classes are great because there are people from all ages and all skill levels in them so you won’t feel out of place. I also recommend going with a friend so you can keep each other motivated and accountable. Spinning is a great class for everyone because it is low impact but great for your cardiovascular system. I have a breathing disorder that developed in high school that doesn’t allow me to run or do more intense cardio but spinning provides the burn I am looking for without making me out of breath. I love it!
I also recommend not pushing yourself until you are used to a workout. I did this with my weight class by starting out with smaller weights and building up over time. If you wear yourself out in the first 10 min of your class you aren’t going to want to continue or come back. If you start small and build up you will be able to see how strong you are getting overtime.
My husband and I also like to go on “adventures.” When it is warm we hike, play soccer, swim, and just walk around our neighborhood. This is a great way to get fresh air and your steps in without thinking that you are working out.
Since I have a desk job now I try to get as many steps in as possible. One thing I do is bring a water cup to work and try to drink the whole thing every 1-2 hours. I then walk to the fountain to fill it up and since I am drinking a lot of water I have to walk to the bathroom more often. This also helps clear my head of work I am doing that can get stressful if you are sitting and staring at it too long.
I also like to do some quick exercises in the bathroom to increase my metabolism and get my blood pumping. I try to do 100 squats a day so I do 25 squats each time I go to the bathroom until I hit 25 (don’t do this in tight pants or you might rip them…this actually happened to me haha). I then lunge my way from the front bathroom door to my stall. When I come out I do calf raises either at the sink or by the wall, again 25 each time. The last thing I do is back leg lifts, 25 each time. This might not give instant results but it will over time and also make your feel more energized.
Like I mentioned before I am not the healthiest eater, I have a weakness for cheese and potatoes, but I do try. My husband loves to cook so we usually have a dinner consisting of a meat, pasta or rice and tons of veggies. We love veggies and also drink a lot of milk. I only drink soda on the rare occasion and try not to snack after dinner anymore. I eat a bowl of cereal for breakfast and a relatively plain lunch so if I want a cheat meal of Wendy’s or Panera I usually only do it once a week. I also never deny myself ice cream.
Since I get hungry every couple of hours I keep chocolate dusted almonds at my desk at work. This keeps me from being miserable and hungry and also keeps me from reaching for vending machine food. I used to eat a fiber bar to keep me full in mornings but I found this messed with my stomach so I stopped doing that. I also found out a lot of those bars have more sugar than a candy bar! I would also recommend fruit or veggies at your desk for a nice snack. These fill you up, taste yummy and you don’t have to feel guilty eating them. When a client brings in treats for me I don’t deny myself since I will just think about it all day. I eat 1, or 2, items and then I am satisfied. Don’t deny yourself!
In conclusion it is easy to move around in your day and make healthy eating choices. I also am an advocate for eating bad now and then. I love ice cream and always reward myself with some type of food goodies when I do something good. I believe that we shouldn’t hold back when it comes to indulgences. Food is meant to be eaten and be delicious.
Leave your favorite fitness tips and tricks below!
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I recently received my Fall Fabfitfun box and SPOILER ALERT this is my FAVORITE box from Fabfitfun and maybe even ever! It has over $200 worth of full sized products and such a great variety! Fabfitfun is a seasonal/quarterly box that comes every 3 months. It is $49.99 and considered a lifestyle box. Lifestyle boxes are full of fashion, beauty, and home items. These are my favorite types of boxes at the moment! Check out my unboxing video below as well as individual reviews and links to the products.
The first item I pulled out was a Loch and Key Plaid scarf from Modcloth which retails for $34.99. This came in 4 different colors and I got the beige, white and black one. This is a blanket scarf meaning it is HUGE! It can be worn a variety of ways and also used as a lap blanket if needed. It is super thick and warm and will come in handy during the cold winter ahead. This item is super on trend and one of my top picks in this box! Check it out HERE.
The next item is a To Go Coffee mug from the Created Co. Mine says “Good Morning Gorgeous” in gold writing on the black mug. This retails for $19. This is super fun and chic at the same time. I wish that the top was able to close though. If I drank coffee I would totally be using this but I don’t but my little sister has already called dibs. She thinks it is super adorable and perfect to take to class. Check it out HERE.
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Next I received a pack of colored pencils and a coloring book. Coloring is a very trendy thing to do at the moment. Usually the books are quite large and long but this one was smaller and a perfect size to throw in a purse. Usually adult coloring books stress me out but this one doesn’t! It has fun images and I can totally see myself coloring these on a plane! If I had a niece or daughter they would love this as well! Both retail for $14 and benefit the charity Pencils Of Promise.
I received 2 bonus goodies in this months box. These items don’t count towards the overall value of the box which is nice. The first item istravel size of the Secret Outlast Xtend Clear Gel Deodorant. I also got a pack of Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Wipes which are always handy. I will be using both of these.
The fitness item for the month was a grey pair of ToeSox that retail for $15. These are used for barre workouts, yoga and other exercises where you don’t wear shoes but need more grip then socks can supply. I find these interesting but not sure if I will use. I will keep them though since I am getting back into fitness and might need them. Check it out HERE.
My favorite product this month is a full sized Nude Collection Eyeshadow Pallette by Pure Cosmetics which retails for $50! So basically it’s like buying this palette and getting all the other amazing goodies for free! I don’t own any Naked by Urban Decay Palletes but I feel like this one looks like them. It even comes with a double ended brush that feels amazing. The colors are gorgeous and I can’t wait to use this! It has a mixture of matte and shimmer shades which is awesome. I was so happy to get this! See the swatches below.Check it out HERE.
Next I pulled out a French lavender Body Oil from Mulllein and Sparrow which retails for $18. The bottle is beautiful and it smells very strongly of natural lavender. To tone it down I would mix a few drops in my lotion to add the body oil sheen to my body without looking overly greasy. My Mom loves lavender so I am going to see if she would like this. Check it out HERE.
I also got a Bulgarian Rose Body Wash Infused Buffer from Spongelle which retails for $16. This is cool because it is like a sponge and body wash in one! It can be used multiple times and smells really nice and fresh. It is not overly rose scented which I appreciate. It also feels like it might do a bit of exfoliating which I enjoy. I am interested to see how it feels and how many washes I can get out of it. I wish it had some sort of string so I could hang it up when not in use. Check it out HERE.
Next I got a full sized BrowGal waterproof clear eyebrow gel which retails for $20. I love that this is waterproof and wish I would have gotten it for the summer! I don’t wear makeup when I go in the water but this would be nice on days when you want to tame your brows and also help keep them sweat proof. Check it out HERE.
The final item I got was the Restoring Night Serum from Skin Laundry and retails for $50. This is supposed to help with skin elasticity, unevenness, and firming. I might keep this for myself or pass it along to my Mom. The packaging is nice and the size is great! I love getting high end skin care in these boxes. Check it out HERE.
Overall this box was AMAZING! The sizes, variety, and products were great and I will use every single one. I can’t wait to get the Holiday box as Holiday boxes are usually the best ones! Subscribe to Fabfitfun HERE.
Today I am Unboxing another Aspyn Ovard Box. This is a seasonal/quarterly box. The smaller size which is what I get goes for $15+ Shipping and Handling. There is also a larger box that goes for $49+ Shipping and Handling. This is a lifestyle box full of Aspyn's Favorite beauty, skincare, and home decor and fashion accessories.
This season's theme was Back to School. Check out my video unboxing below as well as write up reviews of the products with links.
The first 2 items were sample sizes of Benefit They're Real Mascara and They're Real Mascara Primer. This is supposed to be used together to gain longer fuller lashes. The Primer is tinted brown so you could use it on more natural mascara days. I use both together and my lashes look full natural and don't clump together.
The next sample I got was Hello Extra Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste. This is just a tiny baby sample size and is natural and full of good products. It has a nice light mint flavor but I haven't noticed any whitening yet. This was nice to get to travel with but I would have liked a better sample than toothpaste.
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The next item is a baby size of the Derma E Purifying Daily Detox Scrub. This is a good scrub because it isn't too abrasive but also feels like it gets rid of any dirt or makeup on the skin. I wish this size was a little bigger though.
Next I got a bag of Goodie Girl Cookies in the flavor Quinoa Chocolate Chip. These are DELICIOUS! They are gluten free and full of good things so I didn't expect them to be good but I was wrong! I want to buy more!
Next I got a pink Zing Anything Citrus Zinger. I have the full size version of this and love it! This is just a smaller version with a flip out straw. You can infuse your water with any citrus fruit using the bottom of the bottle. I love mine and recommend it to anyone who likes to drink lemon or other fruit waters.
Next I got a Valley Cruise Press Sunset Snap Pin. This is a cool retro style pin of a hand holding a camera. Pins are very on trend at the moment so I will be putting mine on my new jean jacket.
Next I got a full sized Palmer's Flip Balm lipbalm in the flavor watermelon. This is a lipbalm that is very similar to an EOS. This on has a top that flips over to reveal the product. This feels super moisturizing on the lips and I love the packaging.
The final item I received was 1 skynICELAND Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gel. I have not used this yet but the package says it de puffs in minutes and leaves eyes looking brighter and more awake! Who doesn't need that!
Overall this box was a bit of a dud for me. It didn't pack the same punch as past boxes have. The samples were tiny and they only had 1 fashion/jewelry item. I won't be getting this one again.
Let me know down below what box I should try next! XOX Chan
Today I am unboxing my July Fab Fit Fun box! This is a seasonal box that retails for $49.99 and always promises over $100 in goodies! The summer box contains 7 full sized items with 2 bonus sample sized items. The items in this box are perfect for a summer getaway, the beach or the pool!
The first item is the full sized FabFitFun Everyday Beach Waves Spray. This stuff smells really light and fresh and provides a light hold and gives your hair texture. It also conditions and protects strands. Because I have super long straight hair wave sprays don't work for me. I did use this by braiding my damp hair after spraying this. When I took the braids out in the morning I had nice mermaid type waves that weren't crunchy. I'm a fan! This retails for $18. Check it out HERE.
The next item was the Betchsicles Ice Pop Molds. These retail for $19. These are champagne shaped Popsicle molds that can be used to make regular popsicles or boozy ones! There are 6 total. I haven't used these yet but I can't wait! If you are a Mom I think kids would like them as well! Just use fruit juice and stick some gummy bears inside. So fun! Check them out HERE.
The next item is the Stemulation Daily Micro Derm Scrub. This bottle is huge and retails for $34! This is a face and body microdermabrasion scrub that is gentle and is supposed to brighten, and energize your skin. I love this stuff! It has a nice clean fresh scent and makes my skin feel soft and glowy! It is great to use before self tanning in order to get a smooth even tan. It also takes off dry skin cells to reveal smooth soft skin. Check it out HERE. Use code FFF20 for 20% off through 10/01/16.
The next beauty item was a full sized Passport to Beauty Gypset Luminus LipGloss in the color Berry Free Spirit. This retails for $18. This is rich in vitamin E and antioxidants to give lips high shine look. It has glitter in it but leaves looking super glossy and tinted berry. It also smells great! This isn't too sheer or too opaque. It gives a nice tint and doesn't leave lips sticky. Check it out HERE. Use code FFFSAVE for 20% off through 10/01/16.
The next skincare item is the Osea Atomosphere Protection Cream. This is full sized and retails for $48. This is a lightweight moisturizer that protects your skin from damage, dryness, and leaves skin matte. It can also be blended into foundation to cream your own CC cream! I haven't used this yet because I only use day creams with SPF in them. I think it is important to always wear SPF on your face daily. I might use this at night once my current night cream runs out but it does feel super light and soft. Check it out HERE.
The next item is a Trina Turk Canvas Tote bag that retails for $55. You could have gotten 3 color and the one I got was yellow and says "Sunshine and Saltwater". These have a cute nautical braided rope handle and are the perfect pool or beach bag! Check it out HERE. Use code FFF2016 to get $50 off a purchase over $250 through 9/01/16.
The final items were just samples of the Burt's Bees BB Cream and the Cleansing Oil.
Overall I thought the value of this box was amazing! The sizes of the items were awesome and the variety of items was spot on! Get your Fall box HERE.
Today I am unboxing and reviewing my Summer Aspyn Ovard box. This is a quarterly lifestyle subscription box that is $25 and has a high value in each box. There is also a bigger option for $49. Check it out HERE.
This month's box contains 10+ items of a great variety. I received her spring box a couple month's and it was awesome! Check it out HERE.
The first 2 items we received were full sized Zoya Nail Polishes worth $22 together. The first was a color called "Aspyn" that Aspyn created for her box. It is a neon coral color that is perfect for summer! It is going on my nails next! Check out my Instagram for nail pics HERE. I love Zoya polishes because the formula is long lasting and they are free of all the bad stuff. The other polish is a Glossy Top Coat from the Naked collection. This gives my nails amazing shine, dries quickly and stays shiny longer than other top coats. Check it out HERE.
The next item was a full sized Pixi Lengthy Fiber Mascara worth $16. This mascara has long fibers in it that are supposed to adhere to lashes to give them a longer look. Usually fiber mascaras have tiny fibers that are a bit messy when applied so I was intrigued that this one didn't. Unfortunatley I didn't like this. The fibers were lash length and didn't seem to stick to my lashes like tiny fibers do. My lashes didn't look much longer or fuller. Check it out HERE.
The next item was a Caolion HOT & COLD Pore Pack Duo (Deluxe) worth $8. This is a double pack of masks where one is used to exfoliate and deep clean while the other is used to hydrate. This product is a great concept. You apply the "warming" mask first for 5-10 minutes and then apply the "cooling" mask after for 5-10 minutes. Both went on super easy and rinsed off clean. I didn't notice any pore tightness or shrinkage but my face was super soft and smooth afterwards. Check it out HERE.
The first jewelry item in the box was a pair of gold Pineapple Stud Earrings worth $8. These are super cute and I love them! They aren't statement earrings but also aren't dainty. I like to wear them when my hair is up for a little quirky touch. I am not sure who makes them but they also didn't irritate my ears. Find similar HERE.
We also received a Kitsch Happy thoughts Vegan Leather Patch worth $6. This is an adhesive smiley face patch that can be put on technology, accessories, or clothing. I stuck mine on my laptop and it holds really well! Check it out HERE.
The next jewelry item was a gold Multi- Chain Anklet worth $8. This is a cool concept and would be awesome for a beach or beach wedding. I have no use for it at the moment but will hold onto it in case I need it one day. Check out similar HERE.
We also received a Pineapple Ice Tray worth $7. This is so adorable! It is a bright yellow silicone pineapple shaped tray that makes ice cubes in the shape of pineapples. I already have a million ice cube trays so I am giving this to my sister. If I had kids I feel like this would be a fun thing for them. Check out similar HERE.
The final items in the box were 3 Crayola Markers and an Art Print Valued at $2. The print looks like the prints that are in adult coloring books. I probably won't be using it since adult coloring books give me anxiety so I will be passing this along to my sister.
We also receieved a $10 Gift Voucher to Buddy Scrub. This is a website that sells different body scrubs. I checked the prices and they seem to range from $12 to $18. I am not sure yet if I will be picking one up yet. Check them out HERE.
Overall I thought this box had a great variety of items and a great value. I am starting to like lifestyle boxes more and more since you get a mixture of home, beauty, and jewelry items.
What is your favorite subscription box?
Today I have an exciting new Unboxing from FabFitFun! FabFitFun is a lifestyle box that ships out quarterly (Every season) and is $49.99 each time. You are guaranteed a box worth over $100 every time! When you first sign up you get sent the "Welcome Box". So it doesn't matter what season you join in. This "Welcome Box' contains 7 full sized items and it is worth over $320!!! Its amazing value for your money!
The first item was a 14K Gold Dipped and Black Sapphire Horseshoe necklace from WREN. This is worth $100! It is such a beautiful delicate rose gold necklace. You could have gotten 2 other shapes which were a heart or moon. I think this piece is so on trend and I will definitely getting alot of wear out of it.
The next was the Tibetan Goji Berry Eye Serum from Passport to Beauty. This retails for $88! I have really been getting into eye creams lately. I am kind of picky when it comes to eye creams. I find that alot are sticky on me which I don't enjoy. This formula however is super lightweight which I really like! Get 20% off HERE with code FABFITFUN.
Next were super cute headphones from the company FRENDS. These retail for $80. They are black with gold accents and fit so well in the ears! I wear them for hours on end and they don't hurt my ears at all! I have never had a pair that feel this comfortable! Get 20% off HERE with code FFFSPRING.
The next item is the "I'll Make You Look Amazing "Daily Spray from GORGE. This retails for $24.95. This stuff smells so great and leaves my hair silky smooth and soft! It does so many things liked de-tangling, heat protecting, shine, and frizz control. I love all in one products like this because I feel like I am getting alot of benefits without using alot of products that will weigh my hair down. Get $15 off HERE with code DEC15.
The next item is the Fit item. It is a Jump Rope from Cosmobody that retails for $14. I am excited to use this item when I have space. Right now we don't have any room in our apartment. This is very sturdy and feels high quality.
The final item was Protein Milk Shake from Organic Valley. This retails for $2.99. I got the flavor Dark Chocolate and can't wait to drink it after an intense workout.
Overall this box was AWESOME! I highly recommend this box if you like boxes with great value and a variety of items. Sign up HERE
Let me know done below what your favorite Lifestyle box is! XOX Chan