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Hi My Loves.
Happy last day of March! Where the hell is the year going?
If you know me at all, you know 2 of my favorite things in life are free stuff and glitter, a love I more than likely inherited from my Mom-Mom.
I had the chance to receive and review the Spoonie Essentials Box, a monthly subscription box filled with goodies geared towards “spoonies.”
What the funk is a Spoonie, you ask? Might I suggest you head over and read The Spoon Therory, created by lupus survivor and advocate Christine Miserandino.
Just make sure you finish reading this post before you head over there.
I thought it would be fun to film an unboxing video; I love watching YouTube unboxing videos made by some of my favorite makeup gurus, and while my video skills leave much to be desired, I had a fun time doing it.
I should add that it was filmed around 11:30 at night, 2 days after chemo, and less than 4 hours before I was leaving for the airport to fly to Sacramento. I was delirious!
Each month’s box has a theme, and the theme for this box is “Self-Love isn’t Selfish.”
Hearts and glitter and pampering OH MY!
WHAT”S IN THE BOX?!?!?!?!
I can’t lie, would have been amazing if Gwyneth’s head was in there.
I kid, I kid.
As I’m sure you all figured out.the water bottle was clearly my favorite from this lot, and I use it every single day. I’d be lying if I said I didnt have a bajillion plastic cups that I’ve picked up over the years. But, drinking out of one that has the world ‘fabulous’ on it and is covered in silver glitter is simply… fabulous.
I was going to get all glammed up and put makeup on for this picture, and then I just said Fuck it! I’m Fabulous and my water bottle says so. Rainy days are REALLY tough on my joints, and taking the time to put my face on my when my hands are already achy- no thanks.
Another way to my heart is through my stomach, so the candy, Veggie Chips and bark THINS were another big winner. I brought them all to the airport with me and got my chow on during the long flight to Sacramento. The gummy bears were the perfect snack of choice as the plane made the ascent to its cruising altitude and my ears were continuously popping. I’m not quite sure how gummy bears can be organic, but hey, delicious. Gummy bears were a favorite candy of mine growing up- especially on cookies n cream ice cream with chocolate jimmies.
Mmmmm… ice cream.
Moving right along….
The candle and bath bomb were perfect after a long stressful day at work; I sit at a desk and type for 8.5 straight hours, so you can imagine that every joint in my body is throbbing by the time I clock out. Taking a long, hot bath with a few extras was an excellent way to unwind and relax.
The Spoonie necklace from Chronically Jewelled was made exclusively for the Spoonie Essentials Box, and I dig the fact that the maker of the box itself using products from small businesses. We have to promote and support each other. The chain it came on was a tad long for my liking, so I switched it out. I’ve already received a few “why are you wearing SPOONS around your neck???” It’s adorable, a conversation piece and a phenominal way to do a bit of educating.
I’ve been doing A LOT of public speaking lately (more on that next week), and add that in to the fact that I spend my entire shifts of work talking (and typing) my throat and voice have taken a hit. I’m a coffee girl to the core, but lately I find myself drinking tea with honey to soothe my dry, sore throat. I made the Tazo tea and took it in a travel mug to sip on during the drive or train ride to conferences. My brain is like “What the hell Woman, where’s my caffeine,” but my throat has certainly been thanking me for the change.
A ton of my Chronically Fabulous friends use art as therapy; many paint, take photos, knit, sing, write, etc. I love that this box came with paints and a kit to do counter-cross stitch (something I did ALLLLLLLLLL the time with my mom growing up!), as therapy of any kind (art, music, physical, mental) does a body AND mind a world of good. Unfortunately, for me painting and doing something like cross stitch tends to be difficult. Holding a small needle or a paint brush is not easy for me, and after a short amount of time my hands cramp up.
I’m thrilled to have been chosen to review the Spoonie Essentials Box. I highly recommend this as a gift for your favorite Chronically Fabulous friend or as a fun treat for yourself! Treat yo’self!
I was given the code “CHRONIC BLOG” so you guys can receive 10% off your order! Who doesn’t love a sale? I know I do!
Happy shopping <3 Spoonie Essentials Box