Nov 25, 2019

Travel Inspira Digital Scale

Like I wrote about a few days ago, I've been getting some cool gear from Travel Inspira. I previously wrote about the Weekender Garment Bag that I can't wait to use when I travel soon. But unfortunately, there's no way for me to get away with getting just that. I will for sure need to check a bag.

But when it comes to going away for about three weeks I'll need more than just a carry-on. Especially during the winter. I used to always fly Southwest because of their two free checked bags but they always include a stop and now I only want to hop on and off a plane once per route-no exceptions. This means that I'm usually paying $30-35 per bag with a max of 50 lbs. 

I own several scales but because they're digital it's hard to really gauge how heavy a suitcase it. I can do the trick where I weigh myself and then myself with my bags but I don't trust that either because I end up moving a whole lot while carrying it. I don't have to worry about that anymore though because I finally have a luggage scale to put myself at ease before I head over to the airport.

Travel Inspira sent me their Digital Luggage Scale and now I can always feel confident that I will not incur an overweight fee. This scale can weigh a bag up to 100lbs and even gives an overweight alert, but that's not really needed if you just look at the numbers! These scales are just under $10 on Amazon and come in red black and silver. They're perfect for someone who travels for long periods at a time or that flies super budget airlines that even take the weight of carry-on bags.

Nov 21, 2019

Keep Calm And Carry On With Travel Inspira

This week marks the beginning of the holiday season and while a lot of us are where we need to be this long weekend, a good chunk of us are heading to the airport, train station or hitting the road to eat some turkey and pretend to get along with everyone at the dinner table.

Travel Inspira sent me their Weekend Garment Bag and at first, I thought it was just a regular travel bag that could be used as a carry-on. It didn't seem like anything too special or interesting. I was a little concerned when I received this as a flat package. My thought was that there was just no way that the bag would develop a nice shape. That's when I realized that this was a garment bag/carry on and I got super excited.

I've never had a bag where I can put clothes inside the lining, making use of space as well as making sure that certain items didn't get wrinkled. I'm not the kind of person that travels for business at all but it's really cool to have during the holiday season when I do travel with cute dresses/tops that I don't want to iron.

photo by Travel Inspira

When I zipped the bag up I was really excited about the size. I tested it out with some of my dresses and was really happy with how much more I felt I was able to carry in my bag. I also really like the space for the shoes. I'll probably use that for my toiletries when I take my next flight to make it easy to grab when I'm going through TSA and before I put my entire bag in the overhead bin.

I'm super excited about this Weekend Garment Bag by Travel Inspira and love this, as well as the other goodies that they recently sent me to help me handle my end of year travel better.

Nov 19, 2019

Ultra-70 Probiotics Supplements

As I’ve mentioned on this blog before, I’m not a massive fan of taking supplements because sometimes I don’t feel it’s worth what they can do to my stomach as well as other random side effects that can pop up. I also don't normally take anything that comes in pill (or capsule form) if I can get what it's meant to give me just by eating the right foods. 

This Ultra-70 Probiotics Supplements come in a 1-2 month supply--depending on how many you want to take a day. This isn’t a bad deal for someone that’s into taking probiotics and is tired of eating yogurt in order to keep their digestive system on point. Just like any probiotic on the market, they say that these are the best for you by having the perfect combinations of the good bacteria strains.  I tried these out for about a week or two and didn't notice any bad side effects, which again, is my biggest concern with supplements. They're also easy to swallow which is a huge problem for me. I mean, it used to take me 10 mins just to take the birth control pills. But that's all mental anyway. 

I am feeling a bit less bloated though and my skirts are fitting a bit better. Not a whole lot but they're not as tight as they have been lately and I do attribute this to these probiotics so that's a win for sure!

Hydrating Green Tea Matcha Mud Mask

I love a good mask any time of year and this holiday season is no different. I'm working a whole lot more before I spend the last few weeks of 2019 in a staycation so that means my insides, and outsides are suffering.

The weather by me has been so bipolar lately that my skin doesn't know what to do with itself. It's super windy outside which has been drying me out. In addition to that though, having to turn the heat takes all of the moisture out of my skin at night which is a no-no. When I wake up when my skin parched I know that deep down inside fine lines and wrinkles are brewing and that is a no-no!

Masks like this Green Tea Matcha Mud Mask With Aloe Vera by Hebepe are super helpful for times like this. It's not only an anti-aging mask that gives my skin a much-needed detox but it also adds a ton of moisture to it.

I only used it on my face so far but they say it can be used on the body as well. After I washed my face I let it dry a bit--not 100%, but making sure that it wasn't soaking wet. I put this mask on and left it on for 15 minutes even though the instructions say 10. The smell of this mask is heavenly. I'm not a fan of matcha so I was a little worried that I wasn't going to love the smell but it really does give a spa-like experience.

This was given to me for free but it's super affordable. It's $14.95 for a 3.53oz jar that will easily last long enough to fall in love with. You can grab it on Amazon and receive it in 1-2 days if you're a Prime member (which you should be!)