YogaClub Review & Coupon

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*Image from YogaClub’s Facebook

If you’re like me you probably have to bribe yourself in order to build and maintain healthy habits. It’s March so I’m still trying to bribe myself to maintain an exercise routine.

Recently, I started practicing Yoga with Adriene (YWA). I’ve tried other yoga practices and couldn’t stay motivated. The practices I tried were so focused on form and swiftly moving from pose to pose. Adriene makes Yoga accessible to anyone and everyone by encouraging you to “Find What Feels Good” to make the practice your own. In January, I completed the “Dedicate” daily Yoga challenge. I could not believe how strong I felt after the first week.

While I would love to tell you all of the reasons I love YWA this post is actually about Yoga Club.

I’m a subscription box addict and I REALLY wanted to try a clothing box. I struggle when it comes to buying pieces to create the perfect outfit. After looking at a ton of clothing boxes I stumbled upon Yoga Club.

Yoga Club gives you the opportunity to try high-quality brands at a fraction of the cost. I buy all of my workout clothes at Target and TJ Maxx. While I love finding great deals and buying really inexpensive clothes I am so tired of my faded and holey yoga pants.

It is SO important to remind ourselves that we are worth pampering!

Yoga Club is a subscription that provides you with a curated box of premium yoga clothes based on your style preferences. There are three subscriptions levels:

  • Mantra ($49) – One pair of premium leggings
  • Karma  ($69) – Two-piece premium outfit
  • Guru     ($79) – Three-piece premium outfit

You can choose a delivery frequency of either monthly, bi-monthly, or every 3 months. You have the flexibility to skip a box or cancel at any time.

One of the things I love about Yoga Club is that they partnered with “LA’s BEST, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit, to teach yoga and meditation to elementary school children in their after school enrichment programs in some of Los Angeles’ most vulnerable neighborhoods” for every box sold.

My favorite thing about Yoga Club is you have the opportunity to receive your curated outfit for as low as $19/month. When you refer a friend they receive $10 off their monthly membership and you receive $10 off of yours.

If you’re interested in trying Yoga Club please consider using my referral link.

My first Guru box consisted of a sports bra, shirt, and leggings. The total MSRP for my box was $204. Two of the three items in my box are still available on the retailer’s website (linked below). Personally, I would never pay the MSRP price for any of the items I received. I didn’t have to pay full price for these items because of my subscription – my current bimonthly rate is $59. I believe that $59 is a fair price to pay for three high-quality items.

TLF: Bound Bra – $52

This bra is so comfortable and really cute. This is exactly what I was hoping for when I signed up.
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Unfortunately, the material is not very thick so I will probably only wear this bra at home. I’ve worn it for one yoga practice thus far and the straps were a little distracting because they kept shifting. I didn’t love the color at first but it’s growing on me. The whole point of trying this box is to encourage myself to step outside of my comfort zone.

Vie Active: Alia Twist Back Top, Ivory – $60

Again, this top is really cute and exactly what I was hoping for when I signed up. The material is so soft and flowy. The open back goes perfectly with my new sports bra.

Vie Active: Rockell 7/8 Legging, Twilight Ombre – $92

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Wait for it – these leggings were exactly what I was hoping for when I signed up. I love the material, the thickness, and the color. These are a little tighter than I was expecting so I will need to adjust my style/size preferences before my next box ships. At this point, I am not planning to exchange them. If I decided to exchange anything I will be sure to cover that in my next post.

I can’t speak to how well your boxes adapt to your style preferences over time because this is the first box I received. Please use my referral link if you’re considering signing up. It will allow me to purchase more boxes and continue posting honest reviews of the products I receive.

September Barkbox

With Molly’s December BarkBox sitting on the floor next to me, I looked at my September post “Molly tries Barkbox” and wondered why I haven’t written one since.

In my first post, I swore that I wasn’t going to buy another BarkBox. Then I found a deal on Groupon for up to 24% off and an extra toy each month. It’s been so many months that I forget what I paid for a 12-month subscription…Yes – it was probably too much to spend on a subscription box for dogs BUT these boxes are a great value and they’re full of toys and natural dog treats for your dogs to enjoy.

I also found the Destroyers Club on their website and when you email them a picture of your dog destroying BarkBox items, you get credits to spend on their website. I believe I have gotten $3, $5, $2, & $8 credits which last 30 days. I’m not sure how they determine the values but I was very excited when we received $8 to spend. I used all of those credits to stockpile presents for Christmas!

September 2016:

This was the second box we received in September. I had to sign up for a subscription using a new account to redeem the Groupon that I purchased. The theme for this month was Cooking. After the first box disappeared in a few days I decided that I would ration when the dogs get to have their toys and treats. Even with a discount – this service isn’t exactly cheap.
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Beef Tendersticks – $8.00

Like I said in my previous post – there is no point commenting on how my dogs liked the food portion of their boxes. They will ALWAYS be happy with treats. These all natural treats are made with 100% beef and they’re gluten free.

Orbee-Tuff Strawberry Dog Toy – $14.00

This toy had a weird smell to it and the outside was kind of sticky. Both dogs played with this toy – because there were treats inside. Winnie (the one who doesn’t play with toys) had a really hard time getting the treats out. She had such a hard time that she eventually gave up and Molly ate the rest for her. This toy is also still alive.

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Bacon Benebone  – $10.00

I was pleasantly surprised that the dogs actually shared this toy. One dog would play with it and when they got bored the other dog would pick it up. No growling or anything. Which is SO WEIRD because Molly refuses to share the plush toys. We just threw it away about a week ago (about 3 months of use) because the dogs were eating chunks of it.

No Grainers Turkey & Sweet Potato Chews – $8.00

These treats are gluten free and made in the USA. They taste like turkey and sweet potatoes.

Peace Sign Rope Toy (Extra Toy Club) – $13.00

This toy is still alive which is amazing in our house. I think overall the “Extra Toy Club” toys are pretty high quality.

Beef Jerky Stick – $4.00

These jerky sticks are made in the USA and come in a 2 pack.

 

**Please note – the pricing in my posts are for large dogs. BarkBox typically sells their toys in three different sizes: small, medium, and large. I opted for large after our first BarkBox because I think that they’re harder to destroy.

If you’re interested in trying BarkBox please follow our link!

Molly tries Barkbox

Lately, I have been trying every subscription box that I can get my hands on. My dog, Molly, hates when the mailman comes! We’ve thought of a bunch of different ways to convince her that the mailman doesn’t want to hurt her. We even let her get onto a UPS truck once and had the driver give her treats and that didn’t help! So I decided to get a subscription box full of stuff just for her!

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I didn’t like the prices for this box so I started to sign up and then just left the web page (when you do this companies will keep sending you deals in your email until you sign up).

They finally sent me an offer to try it once without a subscription at all — so it was time to go for it.

When you sign up you select the size of your dog – small, medium, or large and what subscription package you want.

  • $20/month for 12 months
  • $24/month for 6 months
  • $29/month for 1 month

Then they ask if you want to pay $9 extra dollars a month for premium toys.

The theme for this box was Poo York City (New York City) which I thought was really cute. However, I wish they gave you an option to personalize your box a little better when you sign up. My dog will destroy just about any toy in a few minutes & we do not allow either of our dogs to eat animal chews.

Lady Liberty Ball – Medium $9.00

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When I opened the box, Molly went right for this ball. She loves to destroy plush toys especially when they have a ball inside that she can play with. It took her about five minutes to tear off each of the points and then I took it away so she could finish destroying it another day. It’s been two days since then and she has been searching the house intently for this toy. The moment I gave it back to her she tore it to shreds.

Andi’s Famous Plush Dumplings $16.00

Surprise, I actually have two dogs but only Molly likes to play with toys. What was cool about this toy was that there were two dumplings inside of a plush box. Two dumplings mean that both dogs could have one. If only Winnie cared about destroying plush toys as much as Molly. I really enjoyed watching Molly stuff her head inside of the crinkly box as she tried to get to the dumplings. But once she had it out of the box it was less than a minute until it was in pieces.

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NYC Roasted Duck Jerky Bites $8.00

Obviously, Winnie went straight for this one. I tried to hand her one while taking a picture and her nose went right into the bag. Winnie and Molly rarely turn their noses up at something to eat and this was no exception.

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Best Treats Ever $0.00 ?

I don’t have anything special to say about these – the dogs ate them, enjoyed them, and they’re made in America. They are soft and I break them into a bunch of pieces before I feed them to the dogs.

Trachea $0.00?

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So all in all, I’m pretty disappointed that we received this because I do not let my dogs eat animal chews. Our previous dog loved to chew on the pig ears that you can buy from PetSmart but ended up getting broken up pieces stuck in her nose, throat, and tummy. We didn’t know it but over time these things really hurt her and that’s why we refuse to give them to our dogs now. I contacted Barkbox and they sent me a $5 code plus free shipping to buy something else for our dogs and also offered to send a replacement. We’ll see what happens with that but I was very impressed with how responsive they are.

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Overall, the dogs enjoyed the box but I won’t be subscribing. The box costs too much to receive things that my dogs will destroy instantly.

If you’re interested in giving Barkbox a try, please use Molly’s referral code WINNIEBARKBOX because she would love to get another box. I am sure we will sign her up again next time I receive a sign-up deal because she really did love it!

If you all would like any more information about this box – please let me know in the comments. I would love to answer any of your questions!

**I’ll update this post with the replace that we receive since Molly wasn’t allowed to have the trachea.***

Updated – We received a tough rubber toy as a replacement (I can’t remember the name of it at the moment) and it’s held up very well. It’s been three months and it is still in one piece.

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Birchbox Subscription

I started my Birchbox subscription in June. So far I’ve received two boxes and my August box should be arriving soon.

I’m planning to post about the products I receive and then a follow-up post reviewing those products. I am by no means an expert on beauty products.

The Birchbox subscription for women is only $10 a month and you receive 5 items. The items are almost always sample sized. I like this subscription because it gives me the opportunity to try new products that I otherwise would have overlooked.

If you’re interested in going on this journey with me follow this link & sign up for your own Birchbox subscription.

 

Lola 100% Natural Cotton Tampons

Wow. Have you ever considered what goes into the tampons that women use every month? Well Lola has.If you click on that link and head over to their website you can read all about how they have changed tampons and the benefits behind those changes. They have created a subscription service that will deliver tampons straight to your door. No more frantic trips to the drug store. Check.

This is a quick post to share the awesome savings that I got and share my referral code with you all. Once I receive my first subscription box I will return here to update my post and fill you in on what I like/dislike about them.

I went to the Lola website and right now they are running a promotion.

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So I signed up for a 2 box subscription (each box has 18 tampons). What’s awesome is that you can customize how many light, regular, and super tampons comes in each box. Or you can choose to have just one absorbency.

I was all set to pay $9 for my first delivery of 36 tampons with free shipping (I thought that sounded like a pretty good deal). Then my friend pointed out that with her referral code I could get an extra $5 off on top of that.

So by using her referral code I was able to get a 2 box subscription for $4. The best part is that you can cancel any time. So if I decide this isn’t for me after the first two boxes I can simply cancel my subscription knowing that I tried a product that is good for my body!

If you use my referral code KBAILEY6 you can get $5 off you first order of two boxes and pay just $4 as well!