If you haven’t already tried Birchbox, it’s only $10 a month, so what are you waiting for? Very often there’s at least one sample in my box that I would have gladly paid $10 for on its own (lipsticks, cheek stains, dry shampoo, volumizing spray), and when there’s more than one? Score.
The box is fun enough, but what I really love is the rewards system they have. I used to shop at Sephora for all my makeup needs, and I’d be so excited when I would FINALLY earn enough points to get a sample I actually didn’t even want that badly, but, hey, it was free. With Birchbox, every dollar you spend is a point earned, every friend you refer is 50 points earned, and every review you leave for a product that came in your monthly box is 10 points earned. 100 points = $10 credit to the Birchbox shop. I’d say that’s a pretty fabulous rewards system, as I can actually use my rewards towards something I want. Here are a few of my favorite items I’ve gotten in my monthly box. Want to try it? Use this link (I’ll get points!).
Product info: 1, 2 (in Beauty Queen), 3, 4, 5 (seriously obsessed), 6 (in Reign in Spain coral)
About to get a little personal here, so beware. I hate bra shopping. It’s discouraging, it’s very hard to find something that fits like it should (in my size at least), and usually leaves me in a panicked conundrum of whether or not I should buy right here right now or shop around a bit more.
Well, I think I’m in love. True&Co is a home try-on service for lingerie. You take a quick fitting quiz, and then they come up with suggestions just for you based on your results. They’ve been spot on for the most part with me. You leave feedback, telling them in detail why things fit or didn’t fit well. Then they use that feedback to keep your personal shop up-to-date!
The best part about this is that though you pay $45 up front to get your try-on box, it’s fully refundable (and shipping is free both ways) if you decide you just don’t want anything in the box at all. I encourage women of all shapes and sizes to try this. If you do, use this link to get $25 off your purchase of $100 or more.
3. Pure Barre
Ok, I’ve talked about Pure Barre (recently, too – sorry), but I’m mentioning it again because it has definitely been at the forefront of my mind these last few days. Pure Barre Tuscaloosa is in the middle of its 20 in 30 challenge. (That’s 20 classes in 30 consecutive days — anyone who completes the challenge gets 20 percent off their next package).
I am out of town for three weekends in the challenge, got big plans for one weekend in the challenge, and got sick the first week of the challenge. I may have to do two classes a day for a couple of days to make up for days missed, but I am determined to do this! Cheer me on!
If you haven’t tried Pure Barre, I still highly recommend it. It’s definitely pricey, but the T-town location has student discounts. And I feel the price is worth it. I see it as an investment in a sound body and mind (plus I am feeling and seeing the results).
Those are my current obsessions. What are yours?