Thank you to FabFitFun for sponsoring todays post. I'm thrilled to be a #FabFitFunPartner! Thank you all for supporting brands who support TCM. As always, all thoughts, opinions, and experiences are my own.
I've been thinking A LOT about wellness lately. I see so many people posting “self love 4 the win” but then their next post is almost always, “I feel so drained and just can't even ?.” Which seems a bit like a disconnect to me? We are at this amazing point in history where women are rising up as powerful leaders, designers (I'm looking at your Rachel Pally, but more on her goodies in a bit) and total #GirlBosses. I see so many boss babes sharing authentically, passionately, and vulnerably… only to burn out right after. Which leads to the old Spiderman quote floating through my head, “With great power, comes great responsibility.”
I mean look at all these female CEO's!
So how can we bridge the gap between “self love 4 the win” and “I'm feeling depleted… again” ??
So truth, if you know me, you know I'm not typically a huge fan of subscription boxes – call it commitment issues or simply on an eternal quest to declutter my life… I've never really understood what all the fuss was about.
Until FabFitFun came along.
FabFitFun is a subscription box with full-size fashion, beauty, fitness, and lifestyle products. It comes out once each season and is a total steal! It retails for $49.99 but always has over $200 of value! BONUS: use code CONFUSED for $10 off your first box at fabfitfun.com — Seriously their boxes always sell out so grab your spring box before it does!
Sure, the Instagram affect had totally piqued my interest a time or two (because seriously, don't all the coolest people on Instagram order it? #FOMO). And of course, I'm a sucker for a good deal (literally the box costs $40 with code CONFUSED) and each of the items in the box at retail value costs roughly $40! That's literally over $200 worth of goodies for the price of one! But it wasn't until I got my first FabFitFun box that I realized just how much I needed it in my life.
First, it turns out that they partner with charities! Why this isn't talked about more is literally beyond me. I am alllll about putting my money towards things that support social good causes. This season they've partnered with Girl Rising! Which is a global campaign for girls' education and empowerment (how timely). They aim to change the way people think about and value girls and girls' education through story telling, film, and other media.
As someone who (before blogging) kept my mouth shut wayyy too often, gave up my power, and hid my intelligence to make others (*ahem* men*) in the room feel more comfortable, I can't stress how powerful this cause is. There are so many women who are forced to quit school and give up their passions and ability to become leaders, only to be forced into a life of servitude; and it's time we change that.
So while you're supporting this amazing cause and soaking in all the feel good vibes of giving back it obviously helps to have some goodies to really bring out your inner goddess, which is where the actual contents of the box come in.
Ways To Pamper Yourself:
R&R // ft. Free People x Understated Leather Eye Mask
Even when I'm not traveling I need a mask like this! Staring at a computer all day can put a lot of pressure on my eyes. I enjoy nothing more than opening the windows and doors at lunch time, popping on a podcast, and shutting my eyes for a few. This mask is made of vegan leather, it has a little non-toxic cooling insert which you can remove and put in the fridge. #GameChanger! I don't know about you, but even when I get all my ZZZs the night before, I still need a little help looking as refreshed as possible. The cooling pouch helps de-puff weary eyes!
Create an Inspiring & Rejuvenating Environment // ft. Anderson Lilley Candles
Sometimes we don't have time to run out and get fresh flowers or re-do an entire room in our home that inspires us (both are great ways to pamper yourself though!)… but we can light a candle! Something about lighting a candle always boosts my mood immediately. Maybe it's the soft glow or the flame or cleansing power of fire? Either way I LOVE it.
The sunset collection by Anderson Lilley is amazing too! They hand pour a coconut wax blend over the cotton, lead-free wick to deliver a clean and indulgent experience. Even better, when you're done with the candle you can use the container to plant some succulents or herbs and enhance your space in a totally new way! #Reduce#Reuse#Recycle
Get that blood flowing // ft. Physique7 Massage Roller
You know that tired/exhausted feeling that seems to hit halfway through the day? Yeah… it probably means you need to get that blood flowing! I know it can feel counter productive to take some time away from your work to stretch or get your blood flowing, but for me personally, when I take 5-10 min away to do it, I come back to my work with more clarity and motivation.
Not only is it great for overall health, but when we get our blood moving it brings in new energy to help us raise our vibration and live our best lives! This perfect little purse sized (okay maybe a big purse haha) massager is a great way to recirculate the blood, reduce soreness and aches in your muscles, and keep you feeling your best! Plus this roller literally feels amazing (E and I have been fighting over who gets to use it!).
Look good, feel good, do better // ft. so many goodies!
Okay truth, I stole that line from my favorite spin instructor… but anyway. Its true! As women it's important to look good and wear items that makes us feel confident in ourselves in order to continue doing better in the world! And the spring FabFitFun box is packed full of items to leave us looking good, feeling good, so we can do better!
I'm loving the Rachel Pally reversible clutch! Obviously thrilled I got the bloom! As much as I love blushes and neutrals all over our house, I actually prefer wearing bold warm hues. They feels SO empowering and grounding all at the same time.
The gorgeous Maya Brenner Designs LOVE bracelett is a perfect reminder for how to carry ourselves in every situation we come in contact with throughout the day. Note: When you are a subscriber you get a couple of “choice” options and this piece is one of those! The other option people can choose from are these Ettika Day Dream Tassel Earrings (show in the very first picture of this post).
Okay truth, I'm not a big make up wearer so this is the only questionable item in the box for me… buttttt I know SO many women who believe lipstick is what pulls themselves together. Isn't there a phrase out there like “A great woman with the right lipstick can conquer the world” or something? Yeahhh so I know some people are going to go crazy for the ISH lip statement palette! It even piques my interest to experiment with new shades!
The skin is the biggest organ – and probably the easiest (for me) to forget about it! Sure I take care of my face, but as someone who spends a lot of time in the sun, it's easy for me to neglect my arms and legs! Too often I forget about finding products that my skin loves and switching things up when it gets bored. Which is why I am loving the skin care products in this box! It's one of those things that I'd never buy for myself because I'd always forget, but now that I have it, I don't know how I lived without it, ya know?
First is the Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion which helps blemish prone skin stay smooth and healthy while always hydrating and minimizing the appearance of pores! Uhm, I SO needed this. It's so funny too because I've looked at Murad products for years and thought, “I need to buy that” but then never do.
Another gem that my skin was begging for and I didn't even know it is the KORRES Guava body butter! It has shea butter, sunflower, almond, and avocado oils… TBH I don't know if I want to rub it on my skin or eat it (that's a joke and not actually recommended). *This is the other “choice” option for this box, the other option is KNC Beauty's All-Natural Collagen Infused Lip Mask.
Dermelect Cosmeceuticals Makeover Ridge Filler (say that 5 times fast).
Again, one of those items that I desperately needed and didn't know I needed until it was in the box at my house! So my nails have been chipping and cracking a lot lately (I think it's due to some extreme changes in lifestyle) so this is perfect! It conceals nail imperfections with a natural pinkish hue, while also treating them with protein, vitamins, and moisture to keep your nails healthy! You can use it as a base or top coat, but if you're anything like me (re: never does their nails because they chip and I don't like gel) you can wear it alone.
Can you really feel great for $40?
YES! I have no idea why I never bit the bullet and subscribed before! I totally have had the urge and have really wanted past items I'd see on my Instagram feed, but I don't think I realized how awesome the whole FabFitFun thing was until they sent me this to try out. Not only do you get all the cool products, like I said you're supporting a charity, and regular subscribers have exclusive access to FabFitFunTV which totally rounds out this whole #YearOfWellness thing I know so many of us millennials are rocking! FabFitFunTV is home to a bunch of wellness videos from cooking to workouts, to meditating – which I'm all about.
So yes, you are literally giving back to charity, pampering yourself, and making room to live your best life! As someone who doesn't like shopping and often forgets to treat myself beyond my monthly massage, I can say this is such a great way to pamper yourself since the items cover everything from your home, to fashion, beauty, fitness, and other lifestyle products!
Don't forget to grab $10 off your first box using code “CONFUSED” at FabFitFun.com before the spring box sells out!
Now that you're taking care of yourself, it's time to embrace all those thoughts running through your head! Grab TCM's positive self talk worksheet!