My Fall Yoga Club Boxes – Both Different & Both Cute

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YogaClub Fall

About YogaClub

YogaClub is your personal stylist for the yoga inspired life. Delivering high quality, brand name yoga apparel at an affordable prices. We are committed to empowering women to be active, confident and mindful in everything they take on.  YogaClub is more than a box of activewear, it’s a community of inspired women who share a passion for health, wellness, and giving back.  With our commitment to confidence extending far beyond the outfits we curate. At YogaClub, every box we deliver provides a day of yoga and meditation education to an elementary school child in need. One box, one class.

Frequency: Monthly or Quarterly

Cost: starting at $79.  Sign up with my link & get 20% off your 1st box! (sign up for my newsletter – look for the blue box to the right on the main page – get a $50 gift card)

Recommend: YES!!!

Click the button to save 20% off your first box!  Or subscribe to The Pink Envelope Newsletter and I can send you a personal $50 off!

How to Sign Up for YogaClub

Go to their website, click Get Styled, select your Style Package, then choose to either Take the Style Quiz or Choose a Pre-Set Style.  The 1st option is the one I did and it is the longer one (at about 3 minutes) and the 2nd is very fast.  Next you complete your sizes.  I have selected these sizes: Small for Pants, Small/Medium for Pants blended sizes, Small for Shirts and Small/Medium for Shirt blended sizes, Small for Bra and Small/Medium for Bra blended size.

What are the 2 Options & How do Exchanges Work?

  • The Guru Box Monthly or Quarterly – receive 3 pieces of premium brands curated for you with average retail price of $120 or more.
  • Exchange Option 1: You can go to one of the trade groups and make a swap in which most cases ends up being free, it depends on the deal you work.  I have done this a few times and even met up with a girl in my same town and swapped items, we both loved what the other got.
  • Exchange Option 2: You can go to the online exchange store and pick out the item you want shipped to you and they ship the item you choose to you and you ship your item back to them.  The cost is $6.95.  In 1.5 years of being with YogaClub I have done this twice and that was before the trade group was available.

What's in my Fall Yoga Club Boxes

So I have combined my August and September Yoga Club boxes into 1 review.  Time got away from me and I didn't share about these guys but I really want to.  So you get a Fall Yoga Club Boxes double header this month.  Both of these boxes are way cute and both of them are completely opposite in style.  It is awesome!  Check out me wearing the items below:

Best Womens Athleisurewear Blue Capri Yoga Pants Capri Yoga Pants Yoga Clothing Yoga Clothes YogaClub Outfit YogaClub Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The blue pants here are so soft and light that it feels like you are wearing nothing.  I don't know how to describe it, but I like it!  And that black top can literally be worn 6 different ways.  You can see 2 options above.  Also very soft and comfy. And that sports bra doesn't play.  Nothing is going anywhere with that thing on.

Ok, then my next box is so completely opposite.  I love that YogaClub has such variety in their style.  Check it out below:

Yoga Club Clothing White Yoga Sweater Comfy Yoga Clothes Best Loungewear for moms YogaClub Reviews Cheap Yoga Clothing

So if you are counting along that is 3 premium brand named items I paid only $79 for with a total retail value of $150+ on each box!  And I used none of my time either….time = money.

Go Vote! You can now chime in and pick your favorites. Let YogaClub know what you want to see in the boxes!

I highly recommend this Activewear Subscription box.  Sign up click YogaClub Fallhere & get 20% off! Want to see more?  Check out my past Activewear Subscription boxes!

How to Start Curly Girl Method – Best CGM Products

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Curly Girl Method Best Products

I am so very happy to share my tips and tricks on How to start Curly Girl Method!  I've been doing CGM for a little over 9 weeks and during this time I found my perfect products and routine.  I am now here to share with you how to get started. Products is where it's at.

First, a little about me: I am not new to curly hair.  I have never straightened my hair but I have always used heat to dry and LOTS of products full of chemicals.  My hair is a little over 17″ long with some layers through out.  The 1st thing you need to do is learn your curl type and porosity.  Learn this by taking the test below.  I am a 3a high porosity.

 

How to start Curly Girl Method

Second, You have to Strip!  No no, not your clothes, the silicones and sulfates from your hair.  There are a few ways to do this but I just grabbed a bottle of Dawn liquid soap and got to scrubbing.

Helpful Hint: buy this drain protector to gather all your hair up after each wash.  It's cheap, effective and easy to use.  Your significant other & your pipes will thank you!!!Third, choose your no poo shampoo & conditioner (cleansing products) based on your curly type and porosity.  This part confused me alot so I tested a few before falling in love.  Now, being on this side, I recommend you start with DevaCurl.  It's a great beginners product that has high success results with many curl types.  It is pricey so I recommend buying this DevaCurl set to start things.  These are smaller bottles so you can test the products AND it includes the drying towel I recommend.

I also use a pre-shampoo, Shea Moisture's Coconut & Hibiscus Shampoo, this is an approved product.  It helps clean my hair before I dive into the DevaCurl. Also this is the wide, long tooth comb I recommend to use to comb out your hair in the shower.

                

Fourth, choose your styling products.  This one is a bit more tricky.  I bought a few and jury is still out on some.  What I know I do love is Blueberry Bliss Leave In Conditioner, followed with Kinky Curl Original Curling Custard, my pink silk shower cap, 6 tiny clips and 2 medium clips or a handful of these alligator clips.  Click on any of the names here to go straight to this product on Amazon and have it shipped to you.  All the prices here are great except you can find the Kinky Curl gel cheaper in grocery stores.

Other products I am trying but I am not sure about yet are Aussie Instant Freeze Gel, Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk (which smells amazing), and Witch I Love Your Hair.

Curly Girl Products

Fifth, how to sleep with curly girl method.  This I figured out really quickly and it's been great since the beginning.  I use a spray bottle with water and lightly spray my hair.  Next I spray Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Hold & Shine Moisture Spray or Carol's Daughter's Milk Refresher Spray throughout.  Then I flip upside down and I tie my hair up in a stain scarf.  Here are the large scarfs I love.  And then I sleep with an eye mask, satin of course, and this is the sleep mask I highly recommend that is curl friendly and nice to your eyelashes.  It's like a soft bra for your eyes.

Lastly, morning routine.  Mine is very very simple.  Take out my scarf.  Scratch scalp with hair and root lifting massage comb.  Clip back crazy pieces or pin back to style and be done.

Curly Girl Root Lifter

These are the Curly Girl Method products I use.  If you are interested in learning my processes on how I wash my hair stay tune.  I'm going to be posting what I do with photos & video *hopefully* soon!  In the mean time please visit my Instagram Saved Stories for a thorough and complete How to Wash Curly Girl Method.  And How to Dry and Style Curly Girl Method.  Check out my Before and After using the Curly Girl Method!

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Before CGM

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After CGM

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After CGM

To see how I washed and dried my hair for nearly 20 years click below.

Fall Stitch Fix Favorites

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Stitch Fix Fall Fav

About Stitch Fix

Stitch Fix is an online styling service that delivers a truly personalized shopping experience, just for you. Fill out your Style Profile and a personal stylist will hand pick pieces to fit your tastes, needs and budget—and mail them directly to your door. Each box contains five items of clothing, shoes and accessories for you to try on at home.  Keep what you love, send the rest back in a prepaid USPS envelope. Shipping and returns are free—even for exchanges! No subscription required.

Cost: $55  per item average price point

Frequency: You Decide!  Bi-Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Etc

Who Can Shop: Women’s sizes 0-24W and XS-3X and Men’s sizes XS-XXL

My Fall Stitch Fix Favorites

So this month I am doing my normal unboxing BUT I am also sharing some of my favorite Stitch Fix items from the past.  These are items that I either love because they are a go-to piece or I love them because they are unique.

  • West Kei Allan Tie Sleeve Blouse in Navy size XS – $38.00 – this came in my last fix and I just love it as a go-to Fall and transition top.  It washed well.  It's forgiving.  And it is way cute on.
  • Vero Moda Magdalena Short in White size S – $29.00 – this came a couple fixes back and I love them as every day shorts and dress up shorts.  They are also very comfortable on!
  • Just USA Fahima Fray Hem Shorts in Indigo in size 2 – $44.00 – Fell in love with these the moment I pulled them out of Fix #22 and I have been wearing them ever since LOL!
  • Cotton Emporium – Cold Shoulder Pullover – $42 – I LOVE this top from Fix #20!  I have always said, “I do not like cold shoulder tops” but I stand corrected and leave it to Sarah to make me fall in love!!!
  • Mia – Rosebud Embroidered Bootie – $89 – These are simply fabulous!  I am so happy about these shoes, they are the perfect addition and they are under $100.

Want to give Stitch Fix as a gift?  Perhaps you want to gift a fix to yourself?  Click here to go straight to the gift cards area.  Quick & easy & Fun!

Want to see more from Stitch Fix?  Go check out some of my past fixes I have received, I have been crushing on Stitch Fix for well over 2 years now!

Laundry Room Makeover & Decor Break Down

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Laundry Room Remodel Decor Before and after photos

Have I told you lately how much I love my new laundry room?  Because I do, very very much!  Several of yall have asked about the specific items in this space.  There are alot of them in here so I will do my best to itemize where I got them below.  If I missed something you are interested in just reach out and let me know.

Laundry Room Makeover & Decor

  • Vintage Doors – I bought these at an antique shop in Round Top, TX.  I stripped the paint, sanded them down, trimmed them to size and hung them up.
  • Wicker Laundry Basket & White Laundry Bag – Wayfair
  • Vintage Chapel – I bought this nearly 10 years ago at an antique fair in Tyler, TX.
  • Greenery, Wooden Tray, Greenery, Gold Baskets, Metal Iron, Scissors & Thread, Picture Frame, 3 trays with stems on wall, Hanging drying rack, 3 Hook Hat rack and all Jars – all from Farmhouse Market
  • Lamp – Target
  • Cabinet Pulls – Wayfair
  • Fluff & Fold Sign – Smallwood Homes but Wayfair & Farmhouse both have tons of cute signs
  • Tile on Floor (the Stratford Decorative Porcelain Tile) & Supplies to lay tile – Floor & Decor

 

DIY Remodel Before and After Photos

DIY Laundry Room Makeover Remodel

Laundry Room Makeover Remodel

Laundry Room Makeover Remodel Before and After Photos

Antique Sliding Door Pantry with drawers

 

If you are looking to have someone come in and decorate your space.  Perhaps you just need a 2nd opinion on items you already have picked out.  Maybe you just want to step up your game and need assistance.  Kaitlyn with Farmhouse Market is the answer to all of these problems.  She is a San Antonio Interior Designer with a God given talent and she shares with all of us.  She truly can “see” your perfect space!  Contact her here.

The Mud Room space and the Pantry/Baking Area spaces are next on my list to share with you all.  Stay Tune Friends!

Laundry Room Remodel Before and After Laundry Room Remodel Before and After

Best Activewear Subscription – YogaClub Review

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Yoga Club Review

About Yoga Club

Whether you’re on the mat, in the gym, or out to brunch – YogaClub lets you look and feel amazing with premium brand yoga apparel that’s as comfortable to wear as it is on your budget. Every month, YogaClub delivers up to $160 worth of high quality, name brand yoga apparel & accessories directly to your door in a pretty box for as low as $79 a month. Yes, you read that right — every box saves you up to 60% on retail prices letting you look ah-maze-ing without breaking the bank.

Click the button to save 20% off your first box!  Or subscribe to The Pink Envelope and I can send you a personal $50 off!
Frequency: MonthlyCost: starting at $79 for a full outfit.  Sign up with my link & get 20% off your 1st box!

How to Sign Up for YogaClub

How it works:  Go to their website, click Get Styled, select your Style Package, then choose to either Take the Style Quiz or Choose a Pre-Set Style.  The 1st option is the one I did and it is the longer one (at about 3 minutes) and the 2nd is very fast.  Next you complete your sizes.  I have selected Small for Pants, Small/Medium for Pants blended sizes, Small for Shirts and Small/Medium for Shirt blended sizes, Small for Bra and Small/Medium for Bra blended size.

What are the 2 Options & How do Exchanges Work?

  • The Guru Box Monthly or Quarterly – receive 3 pieces of premium brands.  These are curated for you with average retail price of $120 or more.
  • Exchanges: You can go to one of the trade groups and make a swaps. In which most cases ends up being free, it depends on the deal you work.  I have done this a few times and even met up with a girl in my same town and swapped.
  • Exchanges: You can go to the online exchange store and pick out the item you want shipped to you. They ship the item you choose to you and you ship your item back to them.  The cost is $6.95.  In 1.5 years of being with YogaClub I have done this twice and that was before the trade group was available.

My YogaClub Experience

So I am signed up for the Guru Box and it is perfect! An average $160 worth of retail value yoga apparel directly to my doorstep for just $79 flat.  All high quality, brand name yoga gear for FAR LESS than I could go get on my own.  They provide easy free returns now which is beyond crazy awesome and you can cancel anytime.  I have done a couple of exchanges and it was easy.  I have no idea about canceling because why in the world would I do that 🙂    So I've washed Yoga Club #1 several times by now as it has almost been a year and it all still looks as good as new.  Check out the photos below to see what I received in the Best Activewear Subscription.

I highly recommend as this is the Best Activewear Subscription box.  Sign up here & get 20% off! 

Want to see more?  Check out my past Activewear Subscription boxes from 2017!

FabFitFun Spring 2018 Box

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FabFitFun Spring 2018 Box

About FabFitFun

Subscribe to happy. Delivering the season’s best beauty, fashion, & fitness products (full-size, of course) straight to your doorstep.  Their mission, to inspire happiness and personal growth through discovery.

Pricing: $49.99 or $179.99 for a year ($20 savings + perks)

Frequency: Quarterly

Coupon Code: ENVELOPE to get $10 off your box

Do I Recommend: Yes

My FabFitFun Spring 2018 Box Experience

So this is (obviously) a non-spoiler box.  This the Spring box from 2018 and it is as cute as ever.  I did not do any add-ons this time around.  I am most excited about the mustard clutch and the massage roller.  This is the last box they have their traditional newspaper in.  The Fall 2018 box has a magazine.

What are FabitFun Add Ons?  They are products that they have left over from past boxes that they sell to us from their online store super cheap.  So if you found a product in a box that you love.  Go straight to Add Ons and add them to be delivered to your next box. I doubt you can beat their prices.  Also, if you want to try a new product this is a great way to do it.  You get it super cheap to try it out.  If you love it, hop on and order more for super cheap.  If you don't, no loss.  Here are a few of the items I added in this round.

 

What is FabFitFun Select?  This comes with your Annual subscription complimentary.

  • More Customization – Get extra customization options in your box.  See my video above to see what I picked!
  • Early Access – Be the first to shop members-only sales.  I get to go my Add Ons early!
  • Earlier Shipping – Your box ships in the early shipping group.  Woo Hoo for early access!
  • $20 in savings off your pre-paid year!

Love what you see on my FabFitFun Spring 2018 Box?  I do too!  Join me for the WINTER BOX and Sign up here with code ENVELOPE for $10 off your first box