Enjoy Leggings: A Subscription Box for Legging Addicts

I love fashion, and I especially LOVE leggings but I can’t justify spending $26 on a pair of leggings. Now as this review is not endorsed by any brand, nor have I been compensated in anyway for my opinion, I get to be truthfully honest. Most females have heard of LuLaRoe, heck most men have too. They are legendary for their “buttery soft” leggings and clothing. I however cannot justify spending nearly $30 on a pair of leggings. That is crazy and don’t get me started on the prices of their other items. While I do love the LuLaRoe fabric and crazy patterns, the dilemma is now how to get ultra soft leggings without breaking the bank.

About a year ago I went “ham” on subscriptions boxes. I think I subscribed to 10 of them in one night. One I discovered was called “Enjoy Leggings” and it was a subscription for a different pair of patterned leggings each month. I signed up because it was $16 for a pair of leggings, once a month and you can cancel or freeze at any time. I thought, hey why not. After my first month with Enjoy Leggings, I was hooked. The leggings are just as soft at LuLaRoe but half the price! Every month I receive a pair of leggings in my size that are always fun and soft as can be! Wabam! I had solved my dilemma!

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Here are all the leggings I’ve received from Enjoy Leggings since I have been subscribed to their monthly service.

What I did do last year that I will probably do again is pause my subscription for the summer months (June, July, August) because I really don’t need leggings when its 90°F outside. There is no charge to pause your account (skip months) and when you’re ready, you just restart your subscription. If you need another incentive to subscribe, Enjoy Leggings donates a portion of their profits to charities that promote healthy body image for women and young girls. They truly believe in the mindset of #healthynotskinny. Another bonus, shipping is always free and the company is based in Austin, TX.

If you ever reach a point, if there is such a thing, that you have enough leggings, simply cancel you account. I haven’t reached that point yet and don’t plan on it for a while. The quality of the leggings is fantastic and mine are holding up strong with multiple washes and plenty of use. Oh yea, and of those 10 subscription boxes I signed up for over a year ago, Enjoy Leggings is the only one I continue to subscribe to today. That is saying something.

Collar Me Bad: Subscriptions Boxes for Dogs

Last week was Mother’s Day and I am a firm believer that dog moms are moms too. As a fur mommy we want what is best for our fur babies and that includes what they eat, play with and snack on.

With subscriptions boxes all the rage now a days, it would only make sense that there are subscriptions boxes for pets. I recently found a new subscription box out of Florida called Collar Me Bad Subscription Boxes for Dogs and Cats. I got my first box in April (I believe it was their first box) and I was very impressed.

I think what I really liked about this subscription box over the other pet subscription boxes I have had in the past is the personal touch this company puts into every box. Bethany, the owner, emailed me personally when I signed up and asked me number of questions about my dog so that she could cater the boxes to her likes, size and breed. I informed her my dog was a female 5lb chihuahua that loves cheese and peanut butter…and anything pink.

My first box came in April and was full of all natural dog treats and Kong brand dog toys. The treats were all peanut butter flavored and the toys were mini sized for small breeds and pink! I had no idea Kong had products that weren’t red, so I was especially excited for pink toys that were perfect sized for her. Caly absolutely loved all the treats and the toys too.

IMG_0972IMG_0975As Collar Me Bad grows, so have their boxes, the business and the products. This month’s box came in their new branded square boxes and came full of more natural treats including peanut butter flavors, carrot cake biscuits, quinoa blueberry chews, Greenies, sweet potato pie biscuits, oat and maple chews, and Yumm Sticks. There were toys and a Kong brand ball that squeaks too! I especially loved the custom collar and leashes each dog got. Its nice to change things up and I can’t wait for next month’s goodies.

What I especially loved was the other night when I read the email newsletter I saw my chihuahua, Caly made the customer spotlight with an announcement of her new baby brother, Watson. Watson is our new chi-weenie (chihuahua/dachshund mix) and I was so touched that Collar Me Bad also sent him his own box. Their customer service and attention to details like those that prove to me that this business is going far. Each dog also got a handwritten note from the owners of Collar Me Bad in addition to their goodies. How sweet is that?

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Collar Me Bad is growing at an impressive rate; they even have an app for iOS where you can subscribe right from your device. If you don’t have an iOS product, you can subscribe here.

I paid for a year upfront and after the first two months, I am not disappointed! Come on fur moms…spoil you babies with Collar Me Bad! They will thank you with plenty of kisses and cuddles!

The Asher Marie Collection…it will become an addiction

About a year ago I attended a fashion show at R&R Spa in Raleigh, NC. I was introduced to a local clothing brand that I quickly became addicted to. My first piece was the Pippa wrap dress and my next was the Desiree travel pants in pink. The blue ones are next on my list!

The Asher Marie Collection was created from the mind of Kaylee Schatz-Berg with inspiration of the coastal beaches of Naples, Florida. Asher Marie offers a collection of resort wear and lifestyle pieces for all seasons that I personally LOVE! The materials are imported simply gorgeous on all body figures. Don’t get me started on the colors. My new favorite dress is probably the Sunkist Joy dress with the Stained Glass Marissa dress close behind.

I wish I could describe the fabrics other than forgiving and travel friendly. These fashions are great for travel and even shoving in the bottom of your purse to change into after work. I get so many compliments on my Asher Marie dresses and pants and I’m always proud to share they are based here in North Carolina.

Right now, until June 30, 2017 YOU can get your own Asher Marie piece (or pieces) for 40% off! Use code SAM40 and get 40% off AND free shipping.

I do warn you, once you have one piece from Asher Marie…you’ll want them all!

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Exfoliate your way to beauty…with Exfolimate!

Beauty QuoteIts really sad that in today’s day and age your looks count for so much. It’s actually been scientifically proven that life is better for beautiful people and as silly as it may sound, its completely true. Think about it, aren’t you nicer to pretty people and don’t pretty people make you feel more comfortable? Pretty people appear to be healthier, because they are! Check out the article in Business Insider about the proven points of why being beautiful has so many benefits.

The whole reason I went into that rant was to lead to this next review. Yes, its about skincare and I know I swore I would be done with reviews for skincare products but I have been dying to try the Exfolimate for month. I finally got the opportunity to try it out. I can’t believe I didn’t splurge for this months ago, its amazing.

The easiest was to describe the Exfolimate is that it scraps the dry and dead skin cells off the surface of your skin. Before you worry, NO its not painful in the slightest because its simply flaking off what is already trying to fall off…those yucky dead skin cells. The benefit of exfoliation isn’t just about smooth skin but preventing clogged pores, blackheads and and breakouts caused by those lingering dead skin cells.

The Exfolilmate has a ton of benefits including…Exfolimate

  • Non-abrasive and won’t cut or scratch your skin
  • Ultra precise to target small crevices in the face and large sections of the body
  • Instant results every time – you actually see what is removed from your skin under the skin smoothing edge
  • Use pre-shave for a smoother shave and to lift ingrown hairs
  • Perfect pre-tan preparation for better spray tan results
  • At-home pedicure for touchable feet
  • Younger skin – naturally. Increase circulation to the capillaries for younger looking skin
  • Cleaner base for better cosmetics application
  • Easily remove lingering sun crème and oils right in the shower

Trust me, after you use this product you will not only feel better but refreshed too. This tool is the beautiful people’s secret weapon, and its available to all! Be beautiful, make your life better* and take care of your skin!

**Exfolimate does not claim to make your life better, only your skin.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Mud…the sexiest facial mask (or maybe not)

Ahhhhh hell…it’s another skincare post but I promise this one is one of the coolest, messiest and more fun.

Dead Sea Mud Masks have been proven to have healing “powers” for the skin (see my post about Dead Sea salts for the bath). They are rich in magnesium, sodium, potassium and calcium, all which are extremely good for your skin and health.Dead Sea Mud Mask

Check out this LiveStrong.com article about the benefits of Foxbrim Dead Sea Mud Masks including improving skin texture, preventing hair loss and relief to disorders such as psoriasis, eczema and acne.

I had such a fun time with this mud mask that I can’t wait to do it again. It leaves my skin so soft and the jar is huge considering you only need to use a little to apply a thin thin layer of mud! If you enjoy natural and organic products but also love products that actually work then you have to try  the Foxbrim Dead Sea Mud Masks!

The Sexiest Possible Picture of Myself

The Sexiest Possible Picture of Myself

The FoxBrim Mud Mask gets a Thumbs Up approval from me!

The FoxBrim Mud Mask gets a Thumbs Up approval from me!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Cystic Acne and my Journey to Clear Skin


It’s no secret that I had a horrible cyst on my cheek. It came from the hormonal imbalance from my birth control pills and boy was it miserable. My dermatologist and I tried about half a dozen lotions and potions and once extraction to try and make it go away but finally we found a medication that attacked the cyst internally.

I have never shared this image or let people see my skin without make-up but I feel I have to show you how effective this scar gel is.Scar Gel

As you can see, the the post surgical (not as painful as you’d think) is pretty gruesome and red but after using this scar gel, that hole is gone.

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The next thing to tackle is the redness and for that I used a product from Clarity RX. Its a skincare line I get at Hand and Stone Massage in Raleigh and recommended by my esthetician, Michele. She claims it’s the “Windex for the skin” and she is totally correct! Its kind of like petroleum jelly but it’s a miracle worker at that! Look at the progress in made in just a week!

After Using Scar Gel

After Using Scar Gel

So pretty much the use of scar gel and Clarity RX Healing Fine™ the post procedure ointment my skin is almost back to normal.

Less than a week of using Clarity RX Healing Fine

Less than a week of using Clarity RX Healing Fine

Sorry for the gruesome images, but I wanted y’all to see how well these two products together worked.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

An Idiot’s Guide to Using a Crock Pot…i.e Slow Cooker Recipes for Beginners

Slow Cooker VodkaI’m a workaholic…there, I said it! I work three jobs and a baby (well, she’s a dog but that still counts for us single ladies) so to say I have time to cook is well, a lie. I got a crockpot for Christmas and had no idea what to do with it. Seriously, I don’t even think my parents’ owned one growing up because my dad cooked for us every night. Well luck have it, I was given a copy of Slow Cooker Recipes for Beginners and it couldn’t have come at a better time.Slow Cooker Recipes

What I really love about this recipe book, other than it being easy a pie, is that its all recipes for weight loss too! Talk about #winning!

Do you feel like #winning too? Well, enter here for a chance to win your own copy of Slow Cooker Recipes for Beginners!

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The first recipe I tried was the Snack Mix because I love Chex Mix but it also only took a little over 2 hours and I was hungry. The recipe called for 13 different ingredients but, OMG, it was so good I didn’t care. I should have read it better because I live alone and this recipe makes enough for 8 so its perfect for parties or saving for snacks later.

The second recipe I tried was a bit more adventurous (not really), it was the Garlic Chicken for 2. It only calls for salt, pepper, a lot of garlic and chicken so its really easy and really idiot proof. It took just under 7 hours and was delicious! It’s my new favorite recipe to make before work because its soooooo easy!

Did you know you can make desserts in the crock pot too? I didn’t! My next adventure will be the slow cooked pineapple…yummy!

If you’ve never used a crock pot before or simply want some new recipes to try then I highly recommend the Slow Cooker Recipes for Beginners!Crock Pot Humor

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.