This week I kicked off my spring/summer workout hours. That means a 6am wakeup call for me while everyone else is still cozy in their beds. For most of you, this is probably the time you wakeup for work anyway, but I am not a morning person. I am an insomniac, which makes that alarm even harder to swallow. However, since Lucy came along, it's early morning workout or no workout. She is not a stroller fan so all those pictures I had in my head of jogging along in a cute park with my running stroller have gone unrealized and every time I attempt to do yoga in the living room, I get attacked by either Lucy or one of the pets. C'est la vie, I suppose.
I have a goal. Thirty pounds down between now and the first of Septemeber. Lets see if I can make this happen.
Yep, still LOVING my Birchbox subscription. So much so that I signed Andy up for the man box (He'll be posting his review later after he's had a chance to try everything). It's just so much fun getting to try new products every month that I would probably otherwise never even hear about. I'm not so connected to the beauty scene. It's not that I'm not interested, I just rarely buy a product that I don't have a strong personal recommendation for. As we all know, good quality products aren't cheap so if I'm going to invest, I'm going to need to know it works. I love that with the Birchbox samples I get enough of the product in the sample to know whether it's something I want to purchase.
This month I got to try out:
Dropps Laundry Detergent Love that the package dissolves in the wash and it has a nice clean scent. I haven't had a chance to really price compare with our current brand of choice (Method Free + Clear for clothes and Nelly's for our cloth diapers) but I would definitely consider switching for the convenience factor if the price was comparable.
Alima Pure Organic Nourishing Lipbalm in Rhubarb Love the color, it stays on for a long time, and gives you those fun lip tinglies. I definitely will replace this one once it's gone. Maybe. I kind of have a moratorium on lipbalm purchasing seeing as I have four thousand rattling around my house. Also, I really want to try one of the Sugar tinted balms. Those look fun.
Willa Lavendar Facial Towelettes Since I've been working hard to get rid of hormonal redness leftover from baby baking (and I also have SUPER sensative skin), I'm always a little leary of cleansers that contain any kind of scent. Typically they burn my face and the next morning I have red blotches all over. I tried this with much trepidation, but it turns out there were no adverse affects. My face didn't feel super clean afterward, but I think they would be awesome on a long plane trip when you don't want to wash your face with the yucky airplane water.
Wonderstruck Fragrance by Taylor Swift It's not really my kind of scent. A little heavy on the sugary sweet side for me.
Befine Food Skincare Sampler Inside the box there were three brown sugar, sweet almond, and oats exfoliating cleanser packs and two rosemary, pomegranate, and rice moisturizer with SPF 15 packets. I really liked both of these products. Again, no adverse affects on my skin and the moisturizer felt light on my face. Right now I'm using Rx products but once I transition off of those, I would definitely consider the Befine line.
If you want to sign up it's only $10 a month and you can earn points for reviewing your box products, buying full size products, and referring friends. I would love it if you would use my referral link if you do decide to join the fun!
These photos, like my week, are a bit all over the place. But life has taken on a bit of a faster pace over the last week and it is what it is, I suppose. Spring blooms are so fleeting, I always feel pressure to capture them while I can. The strong winds of the past few days have the streets snowing with petals. I'll miss them when they're gone.