My name is Lynne and I’m a workout-aholic. As I mentioned in “How many gym memberships does one person need”, you know I like to mix things up. The problem has been the cost to maintain all of these different memberships, which has been running me around $280 per month.
Enter ClassPass. What is ClassPass, you ask? “ClassPass is an alternative to a gym membership. You get access to the best boutique fitness classes in your city. For $99 a month, ClassPass members get unlimited classes to use at studios in the ClassPass network. While a member can take as many classes per month as they’d like, they can visit the same studio up to 3 times per monthly membership cycle.”
Sidebar, does it seem like there is a new business like every day designed to make life easier? Instacart, Munchery, Postmates, just to name a few. I love them all. Does that make me smart or lazy? Hmm… Read More
I remember the days when I had a gym membership. At one gym. A typical workout would include the elliptical or treadmill, perhaps a class. I remember when my gym started charging extra for these classes, which was annoying, but I paid up anyway. I am pretty sure the monthly dues were less than $100. That seems like a long, long time ago.
Currently, I am straddling 3 different “fitness studio” memberships. That’s the correct term, I believe. They are certainly not gyms, no way, I think that’s probably an insult. And they are rampant, popping up all over the place. I can count 10 that have opened in the past 2 years, in Queen Anne and Ballard alone. It reminds me a little of the 90’s bagel craze, but way less carbs. Read More
If I was only allowed one cosmetic item, it would be mascara. If I have to leave the house and I’m only wearing mascara, I don’t feel terrible. Actually, I leave the house a few days a week without any makeup on at all, on days that I’m doing pilates and working from home. I kind of like that I still have the balls to do that, since I know it probably isn’t so pretty, but whatever. I digress. The topic at hand is mascara. I have tried many over the years. Like every gal out there, I am on the hunt to find the perfect product to make my lashes longer and more voluminous.
I was at Nordstrom yesterday in need of a new tube. I’ve been using Benefit’s ‘They’re Real‘ ($23) for the past year and love it, but I’m always up for trying something new. Back in the day, when I was working for Nordstrom and rocking my 33% discount, I got addicted to YSL’s ‘Faux Cils’ ($30). This mascara is amazing and was YSL’s #1 mascara until ‘Baby Doll’ ($30) came out. I had to give it a try.
This was when the salesperson alerted to a little event called Mascara Madness on May 24.
But any 2 mascaras, get the 3rd one free! Mix and match any brand Nordstrom carries!
I feel like you should buy me a present or at least give me one really nice compliment for telling you about this. Cosmetics never go on sale. Do the math. You are saving yourself 33%. Pretty sweet. You don’t even need to shop on the actual day, you can call and do it over the phone or go in at any time prior and they will ring it and ship it to you after the event. I love Nordstrom.
I ended up buying Baby Doll and used it today. (Sorry for the scary eye shots.I am wearing Baby Doll with no other eye makeup) I am really liking it. The brush is very easy to apply with, it goes on smoothly and I applied a few coats. Not sure if I like it as much as ‘They’re Real’ or even ‘Faux Cils’, but I will definitely be stocking up for Mascara Madness. Now I just need to decide which 3 to choose!
Come on, it’s not that kind of blog. We’re pretty PG around here, you should know that by now. I don’t even use the F word, which is pretty unbelievable since it is my favorite word. The great news is now I might get some traffic from someone searching for porn, so I got that going for me. Anyway…I had a conversation last night with my friends Tiffany and Damiana, they were asking if I had a good hair dryer to recommend. Duh, obviously. I actually posted on this during the early days, but this dryer is worth its own post. I’ve had it for about a year now and it I’m not lying, best blow job.
First off, Folica.com is where you should buy any hair tool. There is almost always a 20% off coupon, plus no shipping and no tax. The Sedu Revolution Pro Tourmaline Ionic 4000i is literally the best dryer I’ve owned. It is a little pricey at $174, but with the coupon, you get it for $139. I promise, it’s worth it. The Sedu Revolution Pro is “one of the first professional hair dryers of its kind with super compact size and light weight design, it has 60% more power than a conventional dryer. With the most effective tourmaline coated ionic generator, this dryer reduces frizz and static by 90% and cuts drying time in half.”
Both Tiff and D made the purchase and I know they’re gonna love! Once again, you’re welcome. What ever would you do without me?!