Elizabeth Kathrynx

A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

2/11/19

Sick Day Essentials

Happy Monday!

If you are reading this, I am happy and well. My husband and I BOTH caught the flu this past week and boy, was it a dozy! I haven't worked out in over a week and will probably be taking it easy for a while until I fully recover. I don't really have a ton to share, so here are some of my sick day essentials if you have a cold or the flu:

1. Cough drops


2. Dayquil/Nyquil
This stuff just helps with all the things from headache to sore throat to congestion

3.Tissues!

Tissues are a necessity because your nose will probably 
be leaking like the kitchen sink. I always get the ones with lotion 
because they don't cause your nose to get all dry and chaffed. 

4. Tea
A hot cup of tea really helps when you have a sore throat or a bad cough. 
Echinacea tea is really great when you're sick, I highly recommend! 
You should avoid caffeinated drinks like coffee because can cause
you to become dehydrated! 

5. Chicken Noodle Soup

Nothing makes me feel better than a hot bowl of chicken noodle soup!

6. Netflix/Hulu/Youtube


You'll probably be doing lots of sleeping and laying in bed, 
so I'd definetly recommend a good
streaming service. You can get caught up on your favorite show, 
or finally watch that movie you have been meaning to see.

Here's to feeling better and recovering from the cold and/or flu! 

What are your sick day essentials?


2/4/19

Planning a Baby Shower - Baby Shower Invites

This post is sponsored by Basic Invite. Thank you for supporting my little corner of the internet! All opinions are my own!

I have several friends who are currently pregnant, due to have their babies this spring and summer. The baby shower is a gathering of women to celebrate the upcoming birth of baby girl or boy. Although I am not having a baby anytime soon, I know I will be helping plan a baby shower in the near future and of course, I will be helping with the invites! So when I started looking for baby shower invites on the internet, these were some of my favorites!


Basic invites has hundreds of baby shower invite designs that come in almost unlimited color variation or more than 180 different colors! When you change a single element on the baby shower invite, you get an instant preview so you know that the invite is designed exactly for your event!


I think what's so hard about online shopping for cards or really anything is that you know what you are truly getting until it arrives on your doorstep. Basic Invite allows you to order a printed sample before your final order so you can see the paper quality and exactly how the invite is printed.


When choosing your invites, you also have to choose your envelopes. Basic Invite allows customers to chose from over 40 envelope colors to make your invites stand out even before they are opened!

Basic Invite also has this unique address capturing service where you can share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any social media handle and your guests can provide their addresses for their recipient address on the cards. Receipt address printing is available for Christmas card printing at no cost! 

And ladies, Foil is available in gold, silver, and rose gold. You can choose flat or raised foil to bring your baby shower tea party invitations to the next level! 

Basic Invite also has designs for weddings, birthdays, parties, graduations, and many other special events! 

Basic Invite is offering a 15% discount off all purchases using code: 15FF51  (end Jan 31!)

Check out some other options:




Are you having a baby shower this year? Do you have your invites picked out yet?

1/17/19

Goals for 2019

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Wow, 2018 was a year! I finally started graduate school, went on a few day trips, and even a week long vacation for just me and the hubby! Anyways, I think most of you are here to see what my goals are for 2019! Let me know if you want monthly/quarterly updates on my goals!

In 2019 I want to...

Eat Healthy/ Exercise 2-3 times a week
Pay down debt
Read 10 books (maybe more...)
Visit two new cities
Unplug aka spend less time on iPhone
Grow social media numbers (Blog/Youtube/Instagram)
Spend more time on self-care
Get my first tattoo!
Declutter

Do you have any personal/work goals for this year?

12/31/18

Reflecting on 2018.


I think 2018 was a year filled with many happy memories in my personal life. I feel like there is a lot that happened this year that I haven't shared on the blog! I definetly want to get better in 2019!

Let's look back at 2018 and round up the year in this blog post!


01 Travel. We spent our summer vacation in Cape May, NJ and that was an amazing time. I can't wait to go back. We spent our days lounging at the pool or beach and spent our nights walking the beach. We also went on day trips to Boston and NYC! 

02 Adoption. In June, we adopted our kitty Mia from a local animal shelter. She is such a sweetheart and so glad we are able to give her a loving home for a lifetime of happiness.

03 Grad School. In March, I enrolled in Clarkson University's Hybrid MBA program. 
I managed to complete four classes in 2018. 

04. Home. We had a few home improvement projects done this past year. Last winter, we had our upstairs bathroom renovated. This summer, we had the exterior of our house painted and we also had the furnace replaced. It was the original furnace, so it time to invest in a new one! We also bought a brand new dining room set that I absolutely adore.

05 Experiences. I got to see two musicals this year - Les Miserables and Anastasia. I saw them both at Proctors Theater via their National Tours. I have really been getting into seeing more musicals and hope to be able to see a few more in the new year! 

2018 was overall a pretty good year I would have to say. Lots of memories made, visited some great places, and embarked on some new journeys.

Let's hope for an even better 2019! What were your favorite memories of 2018? 

12/21/18

FabFitFun Winter 2018 Subscription Box Review - Was it Worth it!?

This post may contain referral/affiliate links. If you buy something, Elizabeth Kathrynx may earn a commission. Read the full disclosure.
The FabFitFun Box is a quarterly subscription box from FabFitFun.com where you get a seasonal subscription box filled with over $200 dollars of items in categories of makeup, beauty, lifestyle, etc.


Every season the box gets a unique design and this one is so stinking cute with the girls sitting by the fireplace. Each box comes with a fabfitfun magazine with describes each of the box in the box and its monetary value! 


So, this is what the books looks like once you open it up! It was stuffed full with some AMAZING goodies!! Now, time for the items! Everyone who received the box got five of the same items and the rest were randomly distributed.

The subscription box: FabFitFun Fall 2018
The cost: $49.99 per quarter
Get 10$ off your first FabFitFun box using my link! http://xo.fff.me/jVrEG
Box contains the hottest season items selected by the FabFitFun team!
Ships to: Canada and USA
Thrive Cosmetics Brilliant Eye Brightener in Stella - Retail value $24

I keep hearing things about this brand on social media so I am excited to try something! This eye brightener is infused with macadamia and meadowfoam oil.
(All subscribers received this item)

Ahava Hydration Cream Mask - Retail Value $33

I just ran out of my last face mask, so this box came at the perfect time! My skin gets so dry in the winter, so I am super excited to try out this mask. It is enriched with mineral spring water, shea butter, and vitamin E.
(All subscribers received this item)


I have never heard of the brand before receiving this eye mask. You get four sets of eye masks to detox and depuff your under-eye area. I think this is a great deal for the price and look forward to trying out this holiday season.
(All subscribers received this item)

Mark & Graham Colorblock Throw in Natural/Ivory - Retail Price $49

This is so soft and is perfect for those cool winter nights! Can be worn as a scarf or used as a blanket!
(All subscribers received this item)


This combo set of gloves and headband will be perfect to beat the winter chill! I have heard great things about this brand from various YouTubers and influencers!


This simple circle necklace could be worn to spruce up any outfit! It is minimalistic yet a statement-making piece suitable for any wardrobe! 



The jade roller helps stimulate energy and promotes a feeling of facial relaxation. Use after applying moisturizer and gently wipe clean with an alcohol pad after each use.  I have seen many influencers talk about jade rollers in the past few month and eager to see what it can do for me!

Brook Burke Body Sliders - Retail Value $18

This are great for at-home workout as they will slide on carpet! They are perfect for working your lower body and abs! I am also in love the Tiffany Blue color!


Essential Oils are all the rave nowadays for at-home remedies from headaches to sore muscles! Sweet orange helps ease stomach aches, cramps, and headaches. Eucalyptus helps with sore muscles and cold symptoms.  I don't have a diffuser yet but will find alternative ways to use these oils!

My final thoughts: My box has a retail value of $323 dollars!! I am so impressed with this box because it only cost me $49.99 dollars, so it's worth more than 9 times the price I paid!! I am SO happy with everything in this box and will definetly consider picking up the next seasonal box!

If you re thinking of trying FabFinFun, do it!! Get 10$ off your first FabFitFun box using my link! http://xo.fff.me/jVrEG

What did you think of the Winter FabFitFun box? Which items did you pick up?
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12/3/18

December Monthly Goals 2018


December is going to be a great catch up month for me because I don’t have any classes for grad school until January so I have put together a list of things I want to accomplish this month!

1. Reorganize my office/craft room
My office has become a dumping ground basically since we moved into our house. I want to get all new furniture and completely redo my office this month. I have some extended vacation time at end of month, so I am hoping to get this done so I can share it with you all!

2. Exercise
My goal for December is to get to the gym at least 2-3 times a week. I have been very lazy the last couple months, so now is the perfect to get back into a routine before all the new people join in January.

3. Read
I have many books on my to-read list that I really want to try and read 5 books this month. I have really enjoyed getting back into this reading when I was on vacation, so it’s the perfect time to snuggle up with a good book.

4. Spent time with friends and family
This is a no-brained for the holidays but since I have some extra free time I want to try and make it a habit to spend more time with friends and family.

5. YouTube/ Blog
My goal for YouTube is to upload 2-3 times a week this month while I have extra time. I would also really like upgrade my filming camera but we will see about that. I would also like to blog at least once a week since I recently upgraded my layout.
What are your goals for this month?
11/26/18

Cyber Monday 2018 Deals

Rounding up the best Cyber Monday deals I could find across the Internet!


Bath and Body Works

  • 40% off everything plus free shipping on orders over $40 using code SHOPCYBER

Victoria’s Secret

  • 20% off $125 and free shipping on $30
  • Bras 40-50% off
  • $20 Yoga
  • 40% off Sport
  • Cyber Monday tote free with $75 purchase

Target

  • Extra 15% off top deals
  • BOGO 60% clothing, shoes and accessories
  • Up to 40% off home

Loft

  • $20 select sweaters
  • Free shipping + 50% off your purchase with code CYBER

Yankee Candle

  • 5/$60 large candles
  • 6/$50 medium candles
  • 8/$40 small candles
  • Take additional 30% off gift sets

Madewell

  • 25% off your purchase online

Gap

  • 50% off everything including new styles with code Cyber

Old Navy

  • 50% off everything 

I’m sure there are many more deals but these are the ones I saw in my inbox that caught my attention!! 

Are you shopping today? What are you buying?