The Friday 5

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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Hi and happy Friday!

I’m on my way to Arlington, Virginia right now with Stay Arlington, who is going to show me why the American College of Sports Medicine ranked it as the “fittest city in America” – two years in a row! How cool is that? I’ll be be experiencing some of the fun ways to get out and be active in Arlington. I can’t wait to tell you guys all about it. If you’re on Instagram today and tomorrow, be sure to follow along @carrotsncake and #stayfitarlington!

My goodness, there’s been a lot of traveling around here lately! We’re also off to Newport and Portland this Fall, and I might end up in Los Angeles in early November. That mixed with Quinn going off to school, it’s been a busy season for sure. All good things, but I am looking forward to getting back to my usual routine.

In this week’s edition of The Friday 5, there’s a mix of some of my favorite things: food, fashion, safer skincare, and (things for) Quinn! I hope you enjoy your weekend!

1. Overnight Resurfacing Peel + Band of Beauty Deal!

A FREE full-size Overnight Resurfacing Peel? Oh, yes… it’s yours for free! Read on…

I often get asked how to save money on Beautycounter products, and my answer is always to sign up for Band of Beauty (BoB), which is Beautycounter‘s loyalty rewards program.

With BoB, there are truly no strings attached – no auto shipments, minimums you need to spend, or quotas to meet. It’s simply an awesome reward program with all sorts of perks of Beautycounter customers. It’s really the best way to save money, aside from signing up as a consultant.

Through the end of September, when you add the BoB membership to your cart with a $50 order, you get a full-size Overnight Resurfacing Peel for FREE! 

The Overnight Resurfacing Peel is easily my favorite Beautycounter product. You may have heard me rave about it just a few times in the past! 😉 I use it nighty, and it’s dramatically improved the texture and overall appearance of my skin. You can read my full review here.

If you plan on shopping with Beautycounter more than once, the math makes since. For $29 for an entire year (no auto renewal either), you’ll not only get a free peel ($63), but 10% back in product credit on every order, and free shipping on all orders over $100. It’s really a no brainer!!

2. Brandless Cheese Square Crackers

These cheese squares from Brandless are so addicting – and much healthier than Cheez-Its. Quinn (and Mal) love Cheez-Its, so it makes me so much more comfortable knowing that they’re not regularly consuming chemicals (i.e. glyphosate) and other junk. The Brandless crackers are organic, and free of GMOs and glyphosate. We love using Brandless to order pantry staples because it’s extremely reasonable (you can’t beat it when everything is between $3 and $6). If you’re interested in Brandless, you can check out my full review of it here as well as some of our favorite products. It’s absolutely worth a try!

box of Brandless cheese square crackers

3. Brooks Notch Thermal Hoodie

This Brooks hoodie is so comfy! I actually professed my love for it earlier this week, but I’m still thinking about it. I can definitely see it being the perfect piece to layer over a workout tank to and from the gym, or wearing on walks or runs around the neighborhood. It’s typically $85, but I found it for $59.95!

brooks running notch thermal hoodie

4. Hickies Kids Elastic No-tie Shoelaces

We got Quinn some new back-to-school gear for Kindergarten, which included these handy dandy no-tie plastic shoelaces. (They just clip on to the lace holes.) Quinn hasn’t quite mastered tying his shoe laces (almost there!), so these make getting out of the house onto the bus in the morning so much easier!

5. Bellroy Classic Backpack 

I’ve been searching for a new backpack, especially for travel. I found this Bellroy Classic Backpack, and it’s perfect! It fits my laptop and has plenty of storage for other travel necessities. Plus, it’s both cute and functional (not too awkwardly big), so it’s the best of both worlds. The quality is also amazing, so I plan to have this pack for a while! I actually packed it + my Tokyo Tote Bag for my overnight to Arlington, which makes travel a piece of cake!

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P.S. I’m hosting a FREE macro tracking challenge starting on Monday, 9/30. Details and to sign up!

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