Fierce Fridays – Welcome to March

Welcome to the first Fierce Friday of March! We’re another week closer to spring break and warmer weather, which makes me miss those sunny beaches of Cabo San Lucas like crazy. So while I sit here and daydream about my next Cabo adventure, check out this edition of Fierce Friday!

• Shopping •

  • If shopping online is something you do a lot of, make sure you’re shopping with Ebates. Ebates is basically like a rewards site, where you can earn cash back with all of your online purchases and it doesn’t cost you anything extra.  If you’re planning a major Sephora haul, do it this weekend to earn double cash back (8%) on your purchase.
  • Shopbop is having their huge Spring sale this week. Use promo code BIGEVENT16 at checkout to score 15% off orders $250+, 20% off orders $500+, and 25% off orders $1,000+.
  • Head on over to Amazon’s Luxury Beauty department to get $25 back when you spend $50+ on qualifying items with the promo code LUX25BACK. You’ll receive a $25 credit in your account towards a future Amazon.com purchase once your qualifying order ships.

• Staying In •

  • If you’re trying to stick to a pretty clean diet this year – like I’m trying (read: failing) to – but want something a little bit more interesting than your everyday grilled chicken breast and veggies, look no further! This recipe for ground turkey & spinach stuffed mushrooms from Table for Two is perfect for lunch or dinner, paired with a nice salad or some yummy zoodles (aka zucchini noodles).
  • For a fun little sweet treat that’s just a slight bit healthier than their commercial counterparts, give these baked cinnamon sugar donuts a try! After all, everyone needs a little reward every now and then.
  • Rough week this week, anyone? Be sure you’re taking good care of yourself, first and foremost. One of the best ways to show yourself some love is with a nice, long, luxurious bubble bath. Check out these 12 homemade bubble bath recipes and unwind from whatever chaos you experienced this week!

• City Living •

  • Heading out on Friday or Saturday night to have some fun? If you need some makeup inspiration and you’ve got a few minutes to spare, head over to Desi Perkins’ YouTube channel and check out her newest video on a fierce copper glitter cut crease look. Then scoot over to Lustrelux’s YT channel and give her Spring Cranberry Shadow video a view as well.
  • If you’re in the mood for a laugh this weekend, be sure to check out #DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment showing at UP Comedy Club on Friday and Saturday nights at both 8pm and 11pm. 38 ‘undateable’ profiles were placed on a super popular online dating site to see who would interact with them. #DateMe is the perfect show for people looking for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love.
  • For anyone looking for a super fun and really unique date night in the city, look no further than The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show. With over 40 locations in 20+ different states, this is one that my non-Chicagoan readers can actually look into as well. Each ticket includes a four-course meal with your choice of entrée. Unlike other typical murder mystery shows, you’ll find no cheesy costumes or badly recited period dialogue here. This show takes place in present time and they hide non-costumed actors in the audience, pretending to be regular guests. The costumed detectives interrogate audience members that may or may not be a part of the show to solve the mystery.