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Loving Lately πŸ‘œπŸ’„πŸ’

I’m not one of those “a few steps ahead” people. I’m more like “a couple years behind.” It’s okay. I’m preoccupied with a happy life. But everyone once in a while, when I catch a late whim of something, I’ll think “I should check that out.” What’s better is when I love it- then I want to shout it out, like this is awesome! (…Pinterest, …kombucha, …things I don’t know about.) And everyone’s like “yeah, we know.” And I’m all like, “your long-time knowing will not curb my enthusiasm!” Such is the case with #fabfitfun. And I just want to encourage you that it is never too late to try something fun and new (to you πŸ˜‰ ).

A couple weeks ago, I signed up to receive fabfitfun boxes. I’ve been trying to watch what I eat (gasp) and I wanted to reward myself- and not with food. Also, admittedly, being a stay-at-home mom for me at times, I feel like a drab disconnected hermit… and I thought this might be a fun and exciting way to keep in touch with what’s trending and current. (I’m already in constant pursuit of appreciating what’s old.) Anyway, I got my first box… and it feels like Christmas and my birthday all rolled into one. It’s possible that I squealed.

The first thing I noticed was the Mod Cloth. It was love at first sight. It’s a blanket scarf… probably my new favorite thing. The first item I took out of the box was the 18K gold plated necklace by Jook and Nona that says “Dream,” that’s what I’m best at! I put in on right away. The first little box I read was skin hydrating booster from #dermalogica. How did they know I have dry skin? (I may have mentioned I have combination skin when filling out their form… but I didn’t say ridiculously dry and need this immensely!) I gave my face a quick wipe and applied. I’m glowing. Best day ever! Next I took out the primed lip gloss stain by Manna. It’s a shade called “lucky”. I’m feeling it. Then I took out the Zoya nail polish box. That’s a brand I’m familiar with. I love that their product has no formaldehyde or several other toxic chemicals. Yay! I also received Marrakesh Oil, an Argan and hemp oil therapy hair styling elixir; Colored pencils and coloring book (I am not too old to color.); Mineral Face Peel by O.R.G., a gentle exfoliant face spray; and a “good morning gorgeous” travel mug. I’ll just say it, I saw that travel mug online and was hoping I would get one. I’m so excited!

The program is seasonal, they send four (winter, spring, summer and fall) boxes a year, full of surprise products that they select for you based on your preferences. The cost is $49.99 per box, but the value is approx $200+ worth of full size goods. They are always running specials such as $10 off of your first box and you can cancel your subscription at any time. Also you can opt to pay for 1 full year up front for only $179.99, an instant $20 in savings.) And if you like the products, they offer discounted “add-ons” to members available for purchase. For more information visit FabFitFun.com!

The Honest Company

Usually a business with β€˜honest’ in the name would instantly make me skeptical. It’s like driving on the highway and seeing a sign that says some fill-in-the-blank restaurant at the next exit is “EZ on-EZ off,” hilarious. But since the founder and spokesperson is largely recognizable, and her claims were very specific; to be naturally derived, safe for the environment and healthy for children, I took the bait.

Of course, being a stay-at home mom of 4, with two children still in diapers, a trip to the grocery store is like a major event. So, the convenience of having things such as laundry and dish detergent (which we go through at an incredible rate) sent right to my door is like amazing. But the fact that I have now used the products and am happy about it is… (hmmm, how do you top amazing? Even more amazing?) even more amazing! I

The list of products they make is pretty extensive and the accolades, certifications and verifications are impressive. You can find them at www.honest.com

Photo courtesy of The Honest Company

Photo courtesy of The Honest Company

Disclaimer: On a complete whim I felt like doing a product plug; to share information about useful products that I feel good about purchasing in case others would like to know. I am in no way affiliated with The Honest Company or any relation to Jessica Alba (but from every angle, we do look like twins.)