• giveaway,  health,  self care,  summer,  workout

    Giveaway: Naked Nutrition protein powder

    (Disclosure: this post is sponsored by Naked Nutrition.)

    Naked Nutrition

    Happy Monday everybody! How’s this for some #MondayMotivation: a giveaway for your choice of protein powder from Naked Nutrition!

    Naked Nutrition crafts protein powders with no unnecessary additives like extra sugar, coloring, or other extra junk. The result is a stripped-down product perfect for mixing into smoothies, mixing into baked goods, or adding to other healthy recipes. Naked Nutrition also offers a variety of protein powders to suit your preference including fully vegan pea, rice, and peanut butter proteins, so you can choose the protein source best suited to your lifestyle.

    Now that summer is here and I’m more active—heading to the beach, hiking, or just running errands around town on my bike—I’m trying to be more mindful about what I’m eating. Mixing protein powder into a smoothie or baking it into breakfast cookies helps me ensure I’m fueling up with a healthy snack, even if I don’t have a lot of time to eat. The lean protein supports my muscles through all of those summer activities (and let’s face it, I need the help after a long winter spent indoors doing much lower-impact workouts!). Plus, it helps keep me satisfied so I’m not tempted to nosh on unhealthy treats while I’m on the go.

    Check out Naked Nutrition on Instagram and Twitter, then enter below to win your choice of one of their protein powders. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents through next Monday, May 28th, and the winner will be notified by June 1st. Good luck!

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  • Fashion,  jewelry,  subscriptions

    Rocksbox redux, summer 2018!

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    I can’t believe we’re halfway through May already! I recently got a chance to try out Rocksbox. I tried out this service a loooooong time ago but it’s gotten a lot of updates since then. (More on that later, plus how you can try a month for free!)

    If you’re new to Rocksbox, it’s a monthly jewelry subscription rental box. What I like about this service is that it offers limited customization and the ability to refresh your set multiple times a month; plus, your styling fee is applied to any pieces you choose to purchase. I’ve actually gotten a few sets this spring (you might have seen pieces on my Instagram) but I haven’t posted about them on the blog. So without further ado, let’s take a look at the new and improved Rocksbox! (Details after the jump!)

    Here’s what I got!

    Rocksbox summer 2018

    Kendra Scott Elora earrings in Rhodium and Ivory Mother of Pearl (retail $70), Ava Rose Berkeley earrings in gold and copper turquoise (retail $50; RB $42); Wilde Giza necklace in gold (retail $65, RB promo $50).

  • Fashion,  subscriptions

    Renewing Le Tote for spring 2018!

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    Well hello spring! The weather is suddenly sunny and beautiful here in the PNW, which means it’s time for a major wardrobe overhaul. I’m currently in the middle of a lot of a lifestyle changes that necessitate a new wardrobe, but I have a small problem: since I’m eating healthier and exercising more (you can see some of my healthy living efforts over on Insta), my body is starting to change, and I anticipate that it will continue to do so over the next several months. For this reason, I want to hold off on buying new clothes so that I’m not just spending money on things that may not fit next season.

    Enter Le Tote! I’ve tried this subscription clothing rental in the past with mixed results. I decided that renewing Le Tote would be a good way to get some fancy going-out dresses for May’s special occasions, along with pieces appropriate for the good ol’ “need to make a good impression on the first week at my new job that suddenly requires a business wardrobe, without actually buying one”.

    If you’re curious about how to try out Le Tote for yourself (and want to get a FREE tote!), or just want to know what the subscription generally entails, I’ll have more details on that at the end of the post. First, let’s look at what I got in my tote this month!

    Le Tote