How Girlboss’ Head of Marketing Spent $1,000 on Wellness

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Welcome to Wellness Diaries. In this series, we send members of our community $1,000 to splurge on any product, service, or experience—as long as it’s something that can enhance health. 

This time, we’ve got Laura Trecartin, Head of Marketing at Girlboss—a modern media company built for ambitious women. She spent her $1,000 on an astrological planner, an LED therapy mask, an Upright posture corrector, and more.

Want a chance to win $1,000 to spend on health & wellness? We’re opening up Wellness Diaries for for the Sightings/Girlboss community. Enter here

Meet Laura:

As Girlboss’ marketing head, she’s busy: The brand has a podcast, a newsletter, a job board, and marketplace curated with female-foudned brands. But she’s more than her 9-5. “Activities and interests outside of work are crucial to recharge the batteries and ensure that your career doesn’t define you,” she tells us.

Outside of promoting incredible brands and inspiring women to find success on their own terms, she loves to garden, play outdoors (she lives at the base of a mountain in British Columbia), chef up meals on an open fire, and create astrology birth charts for her friends.

About Girlboss: A purpose-driven media company that exists to amplify women’s voices and issues and help women navigate the future of work and life while sparking the thrill of possibility.

They’re 50% career coach, 50% friend, and 100% committed to engaging their audience through meaningful, impactful content that informs, inspires, and empowers.

Laura’s Diary

$70 Upright Posture Trainer

upright posture corrector

Upright Go 2 | Earn 350 Ness Card Points1

“This one is for all my desk job girlies out there. A little support to keep my head held high for years to come is a no-brainer investment! This has been recommended to me by my chiropractor over a brace because it actually helps BUILD the muscles rather than making them dependent on something else. I count this as a long-term play for healthy body alignment.”

$329 Qure Light Therapy Mask

qure led light therapy mask

LED Light Therapy Mask | Earn 1645 Ness Card Points

Light therapy kinda makes me feel like I am tapping into the Matrix, ha! It’s such a revolutionary way to take care of our skin and I am all about trying new things. I am in my mid-30s and I know this is a crucial time to keep my skin retaining its youthful resiliency for years to come.”

$98 Knix Bodysuit

knix shaper bodysuit

Shaper Bodysuit | Earn 490 Ness Card Points

“Joanna Knix (Knix’s founder) is a true entrepreneurial goddess! I first got hooked on her period underwear and now I am a proud owner of the brand’s slippers, a robe, PJs and now… a body suit! Quality is high, intention is even higher. I love the body confidence campaigns and everything about this company!”

$108 Halfmoon Restorative Yoga Bolster

halfmoon yoga boster

Essential Cotton Restorative Yoga Bolster | Earn 540 Ness Card Points

“Essential yogi supply. I use a bolster to open up my tight chest muscles, to lie in the world’s best savasana, and to prop myself up when I am sitting on the floor to remove back and buttock pain. Once you have your own bolster at home you will never look back!”

$35 Joy-a-Toes Toe Separators

Joy-a-Toes / Halfmoon

Toe Separators | Earn 175 Ness Card Points

“Give those toes some love! I have noticed over the years that all the different shoes I have crammed my feet into have started to smoosh my little toesies together. Stretching them out for just a few minutes a day feels like such a relief.”

$66 Carpe Antiperspirant Bundle


Groin Powder and Face Primer | Earn 330 Ness Card Points

“I am a woman who definitely ‘glows’ in the summer, which can lead to embarrassing patio sessions. Carpe’s antiperspirant set will let me soak up the sun in peace.”

$145 Formula Fig Facial

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Formula Fig

Hydrate + Glow Facial | Earn 725 Ness Card Points

“A wellness splurge is nothing without a facial. Formula Fig combines tech with beauty for incredible results. The studio began in Canada and has been taking North America by storm with its effective treatments and cute interiors.”

$34 Magic of I Astrology Planner

astrology planner
Magic of I

2023 Astrology Planner | Earn 78 Ness Card Points

“A gorgeous planner for witchuals. I am obsessed with turning to the stars for guidance and Magic of I has made it super easy. The planner is stunning and has all sorts of prompts to help you attune to the moon.”

$24 Anja Jane Wander Card Deck

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Anja Jane

A Deck of Wander – Spectacular Hikes Around Southern BC | Earn 48 Ness Card Points

“Anja Jane is a Canadian female artist who has crafted the cutest deck of cards. Each card features hikes from across British Columbia, Canada (where I live). I am a woman of efficiencies—while I am whooping my partner in crib, I am also getting inspiration for our next adventure outdoors!”

$25 Zimba Teeth Whitening Strips

Zimba teeth whitening strips mint and coconut

Whitening Strips | Earn 125 Ness Card Points

“Cheap, effective, and safe on your teeth! I’ve run into major sensitivity issues after using whitening strips in the past but these leave me with no sensitivity issues at all.”

Total: $934 | 4,506 Ness Card Points

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