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DIY Cold Weather Car Emergency Kit 🚗

While the months get colder, something you need to think about is what you would do if your car broke down on a snowy, blistering cold day. It’s not necessarily a happy thought but it may save you one day! When I was just starting to drive, my mom made me pack my car with all the “essentials” and now I completely understand why. The following are a couple ideas to keep in mind if you find yourself driving in the winter time. Hopefully, if this unfortunate event does happen to you, you will be within walking distance from a store or have a phone to call for help. This leads me to my first precaution…

Always make sure your phone is fully charged before you leave the house

This is something most of us are pretty good about anyway because it is our main line of communication. If you find yourself stranded with a broken down car and your car battery is drained, you won’t be able to use your car phone charger, so keep that in mind.

Put together a cold weather emergency kit

You can purchase a tote at Target or Wal-Mart and pack all these essentials in it to keep them together in your trunk

  • Flashlight
  • Blanket
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Snack
  • Flares
  • Cat Litter (can be used in place of salt)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Jumper Cables
  • List of family phone numbers

Check out this roadside kit from Safety Girl that has 16 different car safety pieces including a flashlight, air compressor, help sign, jumper cables, cable ties, etc.

Pink Emergency Roadside KitPink Emergency Roadside Kit

And this everyday roadside emergency kit with 18+ pieces including band-aids, wipes, chapstick, light sticks, etc.

Safety Girl Roadside Emergency Kit

Safety Girl Roadside Emergency Kit

 

The Best of Safety Girl

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We are proud to say that Safety Girl has climbed the ladder higher and higher each year as becoming a top brand in women’s work wear. We are always coming up with new items to save you money without sacrificing style & comfort. We have successfully incorporated clothing & boots to this line. Below are the CURRENT TOP TWO SELLERS in the SafetyGirl line…Enjoy!

 

Safety Girl 8″ Logger BootSafety Girl 8" Women's Logger Boot

This is one of newest & most successful products yet. This logger boot is made of full grain leather with a goodyear welt construction. This makes this boot extremely durable for a variety of conditions along with the oil & water resistant outsole. The steel shank in the upper adds protection to your legs & feet. There is added cushioning in the insole for comfort in every step you take. The soft toe option is available to you at $63.95 while the steel toe option is available at $68.95!

Right now you can use code DEAL10 for 10% off (valid until November 21, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

Safety Girl Women's Painters PantsSafety Girl Women’s Painters Pants

I believe women enjoy these pants mostly for the comfort. You can decide between a natural color or white. (White is pictured to the left) The 100% cotton material is soft and pre-shrunk for perfect fit. There are large pockets available for cell phone & small tool storage and a hammer loop. They are definitely the “do-it-all” pant for the “do-it-all” woman! You can own a pair of these pants for the low price of $15.79!

5 Facts About Working Women 2017

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As a woman, we are constantly juggling home, work and life in general. We do not believe we are better than men, we are just working to be equal. As most of us are aware, women are still not paid as well as men in a lot of different occupations. We’re not going to let that stop us from striving to change this statistic, though. If Beyonce above doesn’t motivate you, read the rainbow of facts below from the U.S. Dept. of Labor to give you some motivation to get that degree you always wanted or work for that promotion! SafetyGirl has your back!

DID YOU KNOW?!

 

  1. There are 74.6 million women in the civilian labor force.

  2. 47% of U.S. workers are currently women. (we’re so close to 50%!)

  3. Women are 8% more likely to have earned a bachelors degree by the age of 29 than men.

  4. The unemployment rate for women is 4.8% (it was 9% is 2010)

  5. Women own close to 10 million businesses in the U.S.

New CarbonMAX JetStream Athletic Shoes

 

We have some new safety shoes on the site for your purchase and they are HOT RIGHT NOW. They are colorful, fun and extremely safe for any environment. The technology they entail is completely new to anything we currently have on the site. If we have to wear a safety shoe, we want to make them stylish!

The Safety Toe: The unique thing about these athletic shoes is that Wolverine invented a brand new Carbonmax Safety Toe. The point of these safety caps is that they are lightweight without sacrificing protection. The walls of the cap are thin, providing extra room for your toes. They are ASTM rated and will prevent your feet from falling object injury.

The Shoe: The entire shoe only weighs 10.5 oz! This is meant to take unnecessary strain off of your legs and feet when you’re wearing them for a long time. The shoe is made of a breathable mesh that is moisture-wicking and also provides ventilation for odor control. You’ll enjoy walking around on the memory foam foot bed. (think of those bathroom memory foam mats!) The nylon shank adds support to your foot to reduce injury.

The Outsole: The outsole of this shoe is rubber lug so it is extremely durable. It is also slip resistant on a variety of surfaces.

 

We have four different color options for you!

Multicolor, Hot Pink/Black, Aqua/Gray, or All Black

Wolverine Women's Multicolored JetStream Carbonmax Safety Toe Shoes - W10693

Wolverine Women's Pink/Black JetStream Carbonmax Safety Toe Shoe - W10678

Wolverine Women's Blue/Grey JetStream Carbonmax Safety Toe Shoes - W10753

Wolverine Women's Solid Black JetStream Carbonmax Safety Toe Shoe - W10756

MUST HAVE Sweatshirts 👚💗

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October is the best time of year. You know why? Because it is completely appropriate to break into our warm boots & cozy hoodies. I wake up in up in the morning, throw on a hoodie and it is completely appropriate because it is chilly outside. It’s so nice not having to think about what to wear! Safetygirl.com has hoodies that are durable, comfortable and warm for the women that are working outside or need reliable clothing. Right now is the best time to stock up because we are offering you 10% off sweatshirts and shirts on the site (just use code DEAL10)! We’ve put together some top hoodies we sell for each type of woman. Enjoy and happy October!

For the cold women… Carhartt Clarksburg Sherpa Lined Zip-Up

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 For the stylish women… Dickies Henley Pullover Hoodie

Black Heather

 For the sporty women… Dickies DPS Work Tech Zip Up Hoodie

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Tips for Comfortable Work Boots

Some of you probably have your boots on for over 40 hours a week. That’s over 23% of the time. Comfort is key to keeping you and your feet happy. We want to give you a few tips for finding your perfect boot.

1. Make Sure They Are Right For You

Not all boots are going to be comfortable on all feet. We each have different arches, widths and walking habits.

When you first put on your fancy new boots, slide your toes to the front & bend your knee. Only the width of your finger should fit between your heel and the back of the boot.

Walk in them. Make sure your foot is not sliding around. If it is…tighten the laces and try again. If it’s still an issue, they’re not right for your foot.

Make sure there is no bend in the boot where your arch is.

Don’t try on boots when your feet are cold. Once you’re working and your feet are in a true work setting, they will swell. So heat up your feet before trying them on.

 2. Wear Wool/Polyester Socks

The Socks Addict blog tells us that wool socks are AMAZING for boots. They are specifically cushioned for comfort. You also want to look for anti microbial, moisture-wicking and breathable characteristics in your socks. A good option is the Wigwam 40 Below Socks or  the Wigwam Merino Wool Socks.

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3. Keep Your Boots Healthy

Make sure if they are wet after work, you invest in a boot dryer or even hang them so they can dry properly. Remove any excess dirt with a boot brush every single day. Hydrate them with conditioner every once in a while.

Right now, we’re offering you 10% off Logger boots with code DEAL10!

 

NEW Puma Athletic Shoes 👟

Puma continues to be our most popular brand for women’s shoes here at SafetyGirl. They collectively receive the highest ratings on our site. Therefore we are always waiting for them to come out with new product so you are the first to get it. We want to feature a new pair this week that we just recently added to the mix!


 

NEW PUMA SAFETY Celerity Knit Steel Toe Athletic Shoe

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These neutral grey & black athletic shoes are great to wear everyday no matter what outfit you choose along with them. They are great for working or running! The steel safety cap will keep your feet protected while the waffle design BreathActive Lining controls odor and increases comfort for all day wear. They are slip and oil resistant and therefore great for any industry you put them in. The rubber outsole is also heat resistant up to 300 degrees F. You can choose to keep the Evercushion Insole inside the shoe or remove it for extra room. TPU protection (hard plastic & silicone mixture) is both in the toe and heel for added protection. This helps to absorb shock when walking or running. They are ASTM & SD Rated.

 

 

We also have the men’s version on our sister site, Construction Gear, for that special someone in your life! Check them out here.

5 Books to Read Right Now

I know we’re all really busy with work and family but I cannot stress how important it is to take time for yourself. For some, it may be a nice hot bath or a glass of wine, for others a good empowering book is just what the doctor ordered. I’ve read some really great books recently that I wanted to share if you are in the market.

1. #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso – for those who need job inspirtation & motivation

This is a personal story by the author, Sophia Amoruso, who went from living on the streets and theft to a successful CEO of a major company, Nasty Gal. She is a prime example that the owners of a company are not always “typical” or “born into it”. If you feel in a rut at your work place or just want to learn more about this story, pick up this book!

 

 

 

2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot – for those who enjoy science & ethics

This story will make you think ethics, race & science all at once. Henrietta Lacks was a poor African American woman who could barely put food on the table for her children. She never had anything to handed to her. When she became very ill, some would argue that she was used. Her body cells (commonly known as HeLa cells today) were taken without her or her family’s knowledge and are now used for study of some of the most vital diseases we face today. Does the family deserve compensation? Should the cells even be used?

 

 

 

 

3. You Are Enough by Cassie Mendoza-Jones – for those who need inspiration & self worth discovery

This book is amazing. It teaches you, at any age, how to love yourself and not someone else more than you. It’s not just filled with a bunch of inspirational quotes…it actually has questions to make you think and helps determine thinking patterns that are making you feel not worthy. If you’ve ever compared yourself to someone and it got the best of you, this would be an excellent read for you!

 

 

 

 

4. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn- for those who like a thriller & suspense

Everyone has seen that couple that makes us sick with how happy they are (or seem to be). Maybe that portrayal is fake? Are they really that happy? This book tells a story of a married woman who seems to have the best marriage but suddenly goes missing. Nobody believes her husband is capable of murdering her or hurting her but do they really know him? What happened to her? If the suspense is killing you, read this book to find out!

 

 

 

5. Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert – for those who want a little bit of everything

A woman had “everything everyone wanted” at home but still felt empty and confused so she traveled the world for a year. She learned new cultures, new food, new relationships and so much more. If you don’t have the time or money to travel the world (most of us do not) then you can almost live vicariously through her experiences by reading this book.

 

 

 

Take some time to sit down with a good book that interests you!

 

Protect Yourself W/ a Self Defense Course

In today’s day it is not a bad idea to drop a few dollars on improving your safety. We may think we know how to protect ourselves but there is always room for improvement. As for me, I am a small girl who cannot do a pull up. I’m fit for the most part but I don’t have the skills to take down someone coming after me. My goal is to help persuade you to at least THINK about learning more. If you don’t want to spend money on a course, pick up some articles to read and practice some skills on your own. This is a great idea for both men and women!

  1. Learning Something New

We like to think we know everything but it’s not even close. It’s the same as watching a documentary, learning new things increases your awareness and it makes you more confident.

2. Safety

This is the biggest one. Everyone wants to feel safe and secure but we don’t always feel that way. Therefore learning techniques of what to do when your safety is in danger can help ease your mind. This is especially true for those with anxiety or trouble acting on impulse. The feeling of safety is an important aspect of life.

3. Increased Self Confidence

If you’ve ever been in a public place and got lost from your friends or family for a moment, a panic may come accross you from being in an unfamiliar place alone. If you know self defense techniques, you can be confident that you can take care of yourself and focus on finding the people that wandered from you.

4. Tone That Body

Self Defense isn’t easy! It takes hard work and dedication. Not only do you need to be mentally prepared but physically prepared also. As I said earlier, I can barely do a pull up. Therefore my arm strength is weak. Therefore in my case, they would use the advtange of a having a strong lower body by teaching techniques based on the lower body. And slowly build working on the upper body.

5. Self-Discipline

Everyone has tried to start a healthy habit and gave up because it was either time consuming or kept you from doing something you would rather do. But, if you stick with something like self defense, it builds your self discipline to be able to stick to healthy habits.

6. Protect Others

Most of us have loved ones that we worry about too. So not only are we assisting our safety but we are assisting theirs too! Being able to protect yourself and others can take a huge weight off of your shoulders.

7. Social!

Think of the awesome people you will meet in these classes. They want to help you with all the above aspects and that is dedication. It could bring lifelong friendships. Most likely other people like you will be in those classes wanting to get the same things out of it.

If anything, really think of these 6 reasons. There are NO downfalls to becoming more aware in self defense. In future blogs we will provide you further information on available self defense programs!

Front Door Feng Shui

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As working women, we run run run all day and when we come home, we want a clean house, dinner made and everything in order. Although that’s most likely not how it actually works for all of us, we can still dream! Something really interesting that we came upon recently is Feng Shui for your home. Some people really believe that it increases mood and positive energy. There are some really interesting tips to make your home feel more harmonious.

What is Feng Shui? It is simply the art of a harmonious living environment. The five elements (fire, metal, earth, wood and water) are what feng shui revolves around. The goal is to balance these elements. The elements are known to have a positive/negative energy called Chi.

“If one surrounds themselves with positive, vibrant energy they will have be happier with better fortune.”

Some even use Feng Shui in their business to increase turnover and profits, especially spas.

Although there are so many different feng shui ideas for your home. We are going to talk about your FRONT DOOR to your home because it seems to be an easy way to get started learning.

  • SOUTH FACING DOOR: A red, brown or green color for the fire motif
  • NORTH FACING DOOR: A blue, black or white color for the water motif
  • EAST DOOR: A green, blue or black color for the woof motif
  • WEST DOOR: A white, yellow or metallic color for the metal motif

It is thought that when the main door to your home is painted the correct color that it becomes more pleasing to the eye and welcoming. You could try this easy tip in your home and see if you notice a difference.