Everything Inside of the August Brave Crate!!!
True story: I once went completely silent for a full 4 days during my partner’s very first deployment. I sat alone, binge-watched Grey’s Anatomy, and spent (too much) time in my bedroom with a carton of ice cream and a box of tissues. While I’m a huge believer in the power of focusing inward and taking time to disconnect- this was much more than that. I had opted out fully of the life and relationships that that could have been sustaining me during this difficult season. That’s when a friend told me this: “I miss you because you make me smile”.
I realized in that moment that even on my most draining deployment days, I was still a light and joy to the friends and community around me. I could still SPARKLE even as I walked through this challenging moment. Each of our unique kinds of sparkle is a light for others- and the simple act of choosing to shine in this tough season can even bring us some joy too! This month the Brave Crate community is focused on encouraging ourselves to keep sparkling with sparkly self care favorites. We hope that this month’s countdown box inspires you to shine as you count down to homecoming!
Shine & Sparkle Letter Board
Whether you’re leaving yourself an inspiring message or creating a fun photo to send to your deployed loved one- this customizable letter board (in Brave Crate pink!) is one of our favorite deployment essentials. We all know the power of words and self expression- so find your motivation, express your love, and leave it somewhere you can see it daily!
Deployment Sparkle Sticker by Love Catherine Noel
Deployment will NOT dull our sparkle!! This shimmery sticker from Milspouse-Owned “Love Catherine Noel” is here to remind us each and every day that we are indeed tougher than this season of separation. Add this beautiful encouragement to your favorite journal, water bottle or planner for a dose of sparkly inspiration on the days you need it most.
Highlighter Egg Trio from INT Cosmetics
Add a little shimmer to your style this summer with a 3-pack of highlighters from INT Cosmetics. Perfect for an uplifting hint of glam on those deployment days that leave us feeling less than sparkly. In Gilded Bronze, Sparkle Fairy and Posh Pink shades, this trio is our go-to summer essential for a quick glow-up!
Hydrating Hair Mask from Brilliance New York
Give those locks some love! This luscious Argan Oil repairing hair mask will leave your locks simply sparkling in the sunshine! The naturally nutrient-rich formula infuses hair with Vitamin-# to renew luster & vitality for shiney summer style!
Silky Papaya Bath Salts from Hannah Sienna
It’s like a tropical vacation right in your bath! We can’t decide if we love these more in warm water or displayed in their sparkly brilliance on the counter. Either way, this papaya-infused spa essential is the perfect way to unwind on days when deployment has us running on empty.
Rose Quartz Candle from Freedom Found Co
Indulge your senses and elevate your home office or living space with this unique rose quartz Cactus Flower & Jade Crystal Candle! This glamorous candle is made with clean, organic essential oils and handcrafted with wax made from organic American-grown soybeans. Re-use your rose gold tin as a succulent planter or bobby pin holder.
Whether or not you snagged this month’s Brave Crate, you’re invited to join us at PILLAR: the FREE digital retreat for deployment countdowns! 3 days of nonstop community, inspiration, giveaways and freebies to help you create the perfect deployment action plan! CLICK HERE to get your free ticket!