It has been such a short/weird week at work that it doesn't feel like Friday. All day yesterday we kept saying it felt like a Monday. Which would make this feel like a Tuesday then. I'm excited it's Friday because we are having a date night tomorrow night! We received some gift cards that we are going to cash in and live it up! That's one way to get over these winter blues and the fact that Mother Nature dumped a million inches of snow on us yesterday, oh and it's bitter cold (2 degrees this am)! But I'm going to pretend I'm still in Hawaii with my best girl Katey, and maybe make some Mai Tai's over the weekend. Sound like a plan? But before we get to the weekend, let's look at some of my favorites from this week:
1. Julep January Maven box - Has anyone heard of the Julep Maven boxes? You sign up, and fill out your style profile, and then every month they pick out a nail color combo based on your style preference and send you two full size polishes, a full size nail or foot product, and a bonus gift. I'm apparently a bombshell, and my nail polishes for the month of January were Mae and Margot. Mae is a lilac shade with a satin finish, and Margot is a gold shimmer polish. The full size product I received was the Ta Da! Quick Dry Drops. Oh and my bonus product this month was little buffer squares. Last month they were glittery hair ties which I loved!
What I especially love about the Julep boxes is that they let you preview your selection and allow you to either pass for the month, send to a friend, or chose another Maven box. It's a lot of fun, and it's $19.95 a month. Totally check it out if you love painting your nails and trying out trendy shades.
And here is a fun manicure I did using my January colors. I used Mae for the base, and then did little crescent moons with the Margot polish. I saw this idea a few months ago, and totally wanted to try it. Not sure what I think, but it was fun to do. Each month it seems they include a fun glitter or sparkly polish, so I am trying to find other ways to use these polishes other than the typical accent nail.
2. Fitbit Flex - I received this a few weeks ago in the mail and thought I would finally give it a try now that I'm getting all healthy in the new year. Apparently I won this as part of a contest for participating in our work's health screening program. I just wanted a discount on my health insurance, but this was a nice bonus! I started using it Wed night, and it's kind of cool because it tracks the number of steps you take, calories you burn and active minutes each day. It can also track your sleep patterns and determine how much time you actually slept vs being awake each night vs being restless. It also has a silent alarm, which I tried last night and it actually worked and woke me up. You can also track your water consumption and your diet. I'm planning on doing a full review once I have had a chance to use it for a few days/weeks. So far I have come across some things I like and things that I'm not sure about, but I would prefer to use it a few more times before I fully decide if it's worth continuing to use or not. But stay tuned!
4. Tone It Up's Love Your Body Challenge - Did anyone watch Toned Up on Bravo last night? I did and loved every minute of it. Well the ladies have put together a challenge which runs through Valentine's Day. It is the Love Your Body Challenge. They are challenging us to go 100 miles in 6 weeks, which is an average of 2.2 miles per day. To help us all get there, they are posting fitness tips, workouts and lots of inspiration. They are also posting nutrition tips and recipes for those of us that want to take it a step further. You can also sign up for their daily newsletter for even more inspiration.
So what are you all loving this fine Friday?
And for more Friday fun, check out the Five on Friday linkup hosted by Christina, Darci, April and Natasha. Also linking up with Lauren from Style Elixir for Friday's Fab Favorites and The Diary of a Real Housewife for Friday Favorites.