Are You A Member?

Are You A Member?

What a time to be alive when you can get a box every month or week with dinner, a new wardrobe, or grooming supplies. As a subscriptions lover I have tried my fair share and are always on the lookout for a new service to sign up for. I have compiled a list of some subscription services I have come across, some I tried and some I am considering signing up for this year.

  1. Savage X Fenty

Savage X Fenty is a lingerie subscription service curated and created by Rihanna. It is full of sexy, colorful pieces that compliments all body types. While I have yet to become a VIP member myself, I do have a few pieces from this line, and they are very comfortable and flattering. This membership costs $49.95 a month and you can skip the month if you do not want to order anything for that month.

2. Just Fab

Just Fab is a footwear, clothing, and accessory subscription service. I liked this service, each month you are emailed your own personal boutique with items chosen for you based on a style quiz you filled out at the time of signing up. If you do not like anything in your boutique feel free to search the site for any style shoe or outfit that better suits you. I ended my membership due to budgeting, but I would consider resigning up soon. This subscription costs $39.95 a month and like Savage X Fenty you can skip the month if you do not wish to order anything that month.

3. Boxycharm

Obviously, I love Boxycharm. 5 full sized beauty and/or skincare items delivered to your door every month starting at $25 a month how could I say no to that. For $35 extra you can get a monthly premium box with 6-7 premium items. The top box to get would be the Luxe box that comes every three months with up to 8 exclusive products the box being worth up to $395. I get all three, no shame. Since signing up for this subscription I have not had to go shopping for beauty or skincare unless I ran out of a staple product or favorite. You can cancel at anytime with no penalty and pick up where you left off at any time. I also like that you get to choose 1-2 products that come in your box depending on your subscription.

4. Ipsy

I love Ipsy! Each month you receive a cute makeup bag (also known as a glam bag) filled with 5 typically trial sized beauty products for $12 a month. They also have an upgrade to the base glam bag called glam bag plus which features 5 full sized products for $25 a month. I like the cute makeups bags and brand selection. I did end my subscription though, once I signed up for Boxycharm because they were offering full sized products out the gate and I felt I was getting more bang for my buck.

5. Hello Fresh

Last but certainly not least on this list is Hello Fresh. I do not have a subscription, but I have been thinking about getting one for a while. Hello Fresh is a weekly meal subscription that sends you premeasured ingredient and recipes to make delicious, healthy meals at home. I am curious about this subscription because while I do know how to cook it would be nice to try something new without the hassle of going grocery shopping and prepping the ingredients and scrolling through 101 recipes on Google.

End of year reflection

End of year reflection

Now where do I begin? Last year was a whole bad b*tch emphasis on the b*itch part. Pardon my French but how many times have you caught yourself saying wtf?! Every other news update left me even more confused and distraught than the last. People dying, people rioting, states on fire, our whole government just a mess and that is just to name a few.

Last year was terrible but on a personal level it was phenomenal. Nothing like a near death experience to give you a whole new outlook on life. For me it was catching Covid and hanging in complete limbo of what to do about it. I became infected when they were not testing everybody or admitting everybody to the hospital, when we were all freaking the entire freak out hoarding toiletries and PPE. I called my doctor and was told “well just isolate, the doctor has too many patients at this time”. That blew me, but that is what I did and eventually I got better. Those weeks of uncertainty took me on an emotional rollercoaster. Not wanting to infect my child or mother with pre-existing conditions and my husband who still stuck by my side and nursed me back to health. Wild times.

After that all that we carried on to the best of our ability, adapting to a life spent mostly at home. We upgraded our surroundings in a way we honestly could not have if we were not forced to stay home. Nearing the end of the year we took a leap of faith to go to Georgia to get a glimpse into the future and motivation to keep going despite the tumultuous time.

2020 I stopped and smelled the roses, I also tied up loose ends and opened new doors. I came into the new year with a new perspective and out look on life. I am coming for all the things this year! Will it be easy? Most likely not but it will be possible and worth the effort? ABSOLUTELY!