My LuLaRoe Experience + GIVEAWAY

Most of you have seen it on Facebook or Instagram - the new CRAZE that is LuLaRoe - a brand claiming to be the comfiest leggings EVER.

Let me start by telling you I was a skeptic.
I was added to several groups + parties where I felt like just a number. 
I saw the claims, but figured they couldn't have been any better than the stuff I could get anywhere else.
I thought they primarily offered leggings.
I thought they were all crazy patterns.

Now let me explain to you my personal reservations.
I believe in PERSONAL customer service & hate feeling like part of a mass invite process.
I love saving money OR saving up to splurge on fewer special items.
I don't wear leggings much, unless I'm working out - could this be for me?
I shy away from busy looking patterns - I'm more of a simple sally.

Okay - so now that you have my backstory. Let me tell you about my experience & how I got to this point.

My long time friend, Melanie Lemus, started her own LuLaRoe business recently.
We're fellow military wives who have known each other over five years - and now we're both entrepreneurs. I was added to her private FB group initially, but was never pressured to buy anything. Her page is professional & PERSONAL - she connects with the women in her group + shares photos/videos of herself, rather than stock photos. She also has a HUGE variety - something for everyone. From the Wacky Wendy type chicks to us Simple Sallies.

As my mind began to open & as I started silently stalking her page, Mel actually reached out with an opportunity that ended up becoming my first experience with LuLaRoe. Melanie knows how many women I work with on a daily basis & decided to do something pretty awesome for one of the *lucky* ladies who follow my blog. She decided to provide me with a set of leggings to GIVE AWAY for free.

Pretty cool, right? But she didn't just do that - she wanted me to be able to share about my own experience first, so I could present this opportunity to you ladies with a level of integrity that we both believe is absolutely necessary when you are growing a business.

So first, I joined one of her weekly sales, via her private group, & selected an item.
{Say hello to the NICOLE dress I'm wearing in the photo above.}

Once I selected my item, I worked through a simple, & QUICK checkout/invoice process.

My overall experience was both personal & efficient - using Google forms + Square.

And within just a few days, I received my package... this was one of my FAVORITE parts.

A good shopping experience includes the moment you receive your items in the mail.

That "first impression" moment shows the CARE that the company has for it's products.

I mean -- how ADORABLE is this packaging? It's FUN & colorful literally from the moment you open up the envelope!

Plus, she included a note & these little candies.

Ofcourse, candies aren't going to affect my opinion of the clothes, BUT it was yet another attention to detail that made the entire process even more thoughtful & pleasant.

So let's talk about the first time I tried it on & do some word association.

You say LuLaRoe, I say:

(smooth as)

I wore this dress to church & got LOTS of compliments. While flattering your natural shape, the Nicole is also fairly modest! I was able to wear this dress several hours - from sitting in a bible study to visiting with friends to working with small children in the nursery. The dress is definitely an A+ in fit, color & quality.

THANK YOU, Melanie for such an awesome experience!

NOW -- let's talk about this GIVEAWAY!!

ONE lucky winner will receive a pair of comfy leggings courtesy of @LularoeMelanieLemus - And the pattern will be a total SURPRISE.

Here's what you need to do to enter:

1) Join Melanie's private FB group HERE
2) Follow me on Instagram @GracefullyBalanced and comment on the "lularoe experience" photo with your own IG username + tag a friend.
3) Follow Melanie on Instagram @LularoeMelanieLemus
4) Type in the comment section of THIS blog post with your IG name + FB name when you're done!!

I will verify each of these steps have been completed & choose a RANDOM winner on Friday, August 5th!

Who's EXCITED?!?!?

Cheers to fabulous comfort, my friends!

*This post was sponsored by Melanie Lemus - LuLaRoe*


  1. @julieburns Julie Burns all done!

  2. @marisakirby_ Marisa Kirby is done too!

  3. @mnw28 Maria Wilson

    1. Maria Nicole Wilson @mnw28

  4. @apewright83 April Thompson Wright

  5. My FB is Tracie Michelle Cooper and my instagram is @traciemichelle05 and my email is

  6. My FB is Tracie Michelle Cooper and my instagram is @traciemichelle05 and my email is

  7. Ig= samantha.kate.1981
    Fb= samantha Cuff
    Thank you!