In some ways I still can’t believe it’s 2017, yet here it is and so far it’s been great. I love the positivity the new year brings. I don’t do New Years resolutions but I do have some thoughts on how I’d like this year to go. For example, I cannot wait to travel more! I’ve got wanderlust and the desire to travel is burning me up, flowing through my veins like a poison. I’ve also got the motivation to get more active. I’ve always loved to dance. It is one of my favorite things to do! Yet, I’ve found myself dancing less and less, especially do to my foot surgery but not limited to it. I can’t use that as an excuse forever and I don’t want to let that negative situation ruin one of things that makes me happiest. Every time I dance with my husband, I fall in love with him all over again *smiley face with heart-shaped eyes*.
Most importantly though, I plan to remain 100% body positive and continue to warrior on for all you babes in the action with me! One company looking to do the very same is Curvy Gurl Box, who just launched their first monthly subscription box! It arrived in my mailbox today and “swoon” was the best word to describe my emotional state. I was ecstatic! Well, “was” would imply that I’m over it, which I’m definitely not. I am still swooning, I’m still ecstatic and I’m very much excited to share this blog post with you guys. I know I don’t have a big following right now *super sad face* but I absolutely love writing, sharing my experiences with you guys, and hopefully inspiring and encouraging other beautiful women, just as I’ve been inspired by so many of you!
When Curvy Gurl Box asked me to be a brand ambassador I jumped at the opportunity. Just take a look at their instagram page and what the company stands for and you can see why.
Curvy Gurl Box makes it their goal to put a smile on the face of their followers and to be such an encouragement in a world where the curvy girl is often left behind, shamed, forgotten or ignored. They are a great brand that you need to get behind if you haven’t already. Curvy Gurl Box isn’t a huge corporation or anything like the companies that are trying to be body positive only for personal gain. They are the real deal! They are genuine, relatable and human. It’s so refreshing and it’s definitely part of the inspiration I get from my IG feed. So even though you shouldn’t need any more of a reason to sign up, let’s take a look at the amazing goodies I received!
First off, the box itself is just so adorable. These custom boxes were packed up in such a cute way that the presentation and unboxing was part of the experience!
The first thing you get when you open the box is a thank you note from the Curvy Gurl Box team. Thank me? No, thank you! Without you, there wouldn’t be a subscription box made just for us plus sized babes. Underneath some adorable tissue paper is another card that lists the contents of my box. Each item has a theme or a goal to accomplish, for example, the latest issue of FabUplus Magazine, To Inspire. It is such a cute idea and I love it! Plus I liked having a list of the items that I received.
Underneath the contents card was what will now be used for all my fashion coupons. It’s this Metallic Pink envelope with some coupons inside, as well as the list of ingredients used to make the bath bombs that were handmade by the Curvy Gurl Team themselves. How thoughtful and creative! And who doesn’t need another bath bomb in their life? There are two bath bombs with names so delicious you can’t help but get hungry. I received one Mango and one Oatmeal Milk and Honey. I can’t wait to use these, just as the content card suggests, to Enjoy More “Me Time.” Other items inside my new coupon envelope included a 20% off code for Yona New York which I can’t wait to use!
Underneath that gem came some more items to, again, swoon over. Like these amazing stub earrings from Mermaid Kisses Boutique which really do make you feel like a mermaid. They are lightweight and the pink and gold is a nice combo. You definitely need to check them out as well because I can pick out about 10 pairs I want right now! You can find them on IG under @shopmermaidkisses.
Since ‘Life’s Short,’ Curvy Gurl Box reminds us to ‘Eat Cake’ and I couldn’t agree more. How sweet of them (do you see what I did there?) to send a mini chocolate chip cake from Dockside Cakes from The Florida Keys! I haven’t tasted the cake yet as I’ve been trying to eat healthier, but I opened the box to take a peek and it looks delicious. Hubby tried laying claim to it… how rude! I will, however, share it with him on my cheat day this Sunday.
Next up, from the Enjoy More “Me Time” section, is a handcrafted Rosemary & Lavender eye pillow that was made exclusively for Curvy Gurl Box. It smells divine and I can see the relaxation in my near future! There’s some easy instructions on how to use this pampering product printed right on the label. And the pouch is such an adorable lavender colored (of course) floral pattern that it has me craving Spring.
Next was a mystery item all wrapped up for me to discover. Turns out it’s what I’ll be drinking my coffee out of tomorrow as I ‘Sparkle All Day’ and make everyone jealous! This mug will be my new go-to coffee or tea accessory. The word sparkle looks like it’s made out of glitter but it’s not, so there’s no problem washing it. Essentially, you’ll be leaving a little sparkle every when you go, except for the sink and dishwasher, which is a good thing!
One of my favorite items, besides of course everything in the box, is the book “Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls” by Jes Baker, AKA The Militant Baker. Also check her out on IG uneed @themilitantbaker. I love her hashtag #fatgirlscan! I’ve been dying to read this book for such a long time and I’m so happy it came in my box! This book was written for us beautiful and amazing plus size babes! I’ll have to let you know how great it is when I’m done reading it.
Underneath everything was, alas, the FabUplus Winter 2016 issue! I can’t wait to articles such as “SUPER SHEros: On a Mission of Body Acceptance” and to check out other cute reads like “Winter Gym Routine” featuring one of my favorite plus size babes and body positive leaders, Anna O’Brien from Glitter & Lazers. I LOVE the fact that I can flip through FabUplus and see familiar faces from my IG feed.
So much hard work goes into these boxes and you can truly feel the love. I had a blast opening up my box! I think it’s really important to give yourself a little gift each month. You work hard! You deserve it! And now you can use my code BECAUSE20 for 20% off and make sure you sign up for February’s box! Trust me, you’ll love opening your gifts. I know I did! I don’t want to spoil the surprise but the theme for February made me go “awwwwwww!” So you know it’s going to be another good one!
Thats all from me for now. Thank you guys for reading my post and I hope you come back to visit me soon. As always, remember, plus size does not mean negative space!