I decided long before my blog launched that I would include product reviews on what I find “buzzworthy.” This can range from a large variety of products, including beauty and fashion items as well as household finds and creative accessories (any product reviews I post related to organization will be filed under the OLJ parent category). I’d like OrganizedJen.com to be a positive place, which is why I will be focusing on positive reviews (hence the “buzzworthy” label). These will include products I’ve discovered that I’d like to share with you, because I genuinely enjoy using them.
For my first buzzworthy find, I’d like to talk about Count Me Healthy bracelets. I first came across these beauties in a photo Elle Fowler posted on her blog, Elle&Blair, last June. I was immediately smitten, but the high price tag deterred me from making a purchase right away. These bracelets are high quality jewelry. As stated on the Count Me Healthy website under the FAQ section:
“The sterling bracelet is made of sterling silver beads and a sterling silver-plated cuff with a white copper base. The yellow gold is 14k gold-dipped over sterling beads and a white copper cuff. The rose gold is 18k rose gold-dipped with a white copper cuff. The cuff is plated to withstand the daily bending.”
I spent some time perusing the website and decided that I would put aside some money for the Sexy Stack, which includes one of each shade metal. I even pinned this set to share my new find with you. The company was hosting a special 30% discount on all orders on Cyber Monday (November 26, 2012), which made the set I had my eye on much more affordable. I received my new bracelets within a week of ordering and have been in love with them ever since.
I love having one of each metal shade. I usually wear one color at a time to match the other jewelry I’m wearing on any given day. They are also pretty worn all together or with just two out of the three shades. I like to combine them with my other favorite cuff style bracelets from The Current Custom.
Not only are the bracelets absolutely gorgeous, but I love the concept behind them. The little beads on the bracelets can be pushed around as a means to count towards healthy goals such as weight loss, healthy eating, positive thinking, etc. You can also use them to help quit bad habits.
I personally struggle with water consumption. I don’t drink nearly enough on any given day and I have a bad habit of trying to make up for it by drinking a lot of water right before bed. It’s better to space your water consumption out evenly throughout the day. I use my Count Me Healthy bracelets to aid in this.
The website has some great suggestions on how to use your Count Me Healthy bracelets. They suggest using the jump-ring in the middle to push beads from one side of the bracelet to the other to count goal achievements.
I use the bracelets in a slightly different way than the one suggested. Since I mostly drink water out of a 22 ounce glass water bottle (by Lifefactory), I decided to count my water intake by half bottle increments. I designate two beads to count for one half bottle (or 11 ounces) of water consumed. I roughly aim to drink 60 ounces of water every day. There are twelve beads on each bracelet, therefore, counting two beads for one half bottle of water for the entire bracelet adds up to a total of 66 ounces of water over the course of one day. Instead of pushing the beads over the jump-ring in the middle, I keep them evenly spaced out and then push two beads together for one half bottle of water consumed. I use the jump-ring to separate the AM from the PM so that I’m aware of spacing out my water consumption more evenly throughout the day. I aim to have consumed 33 ounces of water by midday and the other 33 ounces by bedtime. This method works well for my personal goals and I like having the beads spaced more evenly as I find it more aesthetically pleasing. I love how you can customize this practical jewelry to suit your own needs.
I have my eye on the beautiful Galaxy Bracelets for my next Count Me Healthy purchase. I’m holding out for a rose gold cuff version!
Count Me Healthy is currently holding a Valentine’s Day promotion with a generous 30% off your entire purchase now through February 6, 2013. Enter code LOVE30 at checkout to apply the discount. These bracelets make for a beautiful and thoughtful gift for the special women in your life, including yourself.
*I am not affiliated with Count Me Healthy. I purchased the Sexy Stack with a discount code that was available to the public. All opinions are my own.*