Thursday, May 26, 2016

Glossybox May 2016 Beauty Box Review and Coupon Code

The May 2016 Glossybox really surprised me! It felt like it had so much good stuff in it. I wasn't expecting it either. Or rather, I thought I'd already got it earlier in the month but I guess not since here it is. My brain is a little fried by lack of sleep, staying up with my little dog who had surgery.
Glossybox does send interesting skincare and beauty products, I have to admit. It's a little superfluous at the moment and I do cancel it over the Allure Beauty Box at times but when there's a deal, I always snag one. I think I got a 6 month subscription where the boxes ended up being around $12 each. That's totally worth it!

The Cost: $21/month

What You Get: Five luxury deluxe sized beauty essentials, from both well-known and emerging brands, delivered to your door each month.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Cocktail Courier by ShakeStir "Paloma Diabla" Cocktail Subscription Review plus Coupon code

Ever wish fantastic cocktails would show up on your doorstep? Your dreams just came true with Cocktail Courier! This is a subscription by ShakeStir that sends everything you need to make a tasty drink concocted by some of the worlds best bartenders. That includes the alcohol!

How do they get these interesting recipes, you wonder? Well, ShakeStir is an online community of professional bartenders who offer up their creations and exchange ideas. Each month, they choose a winning recipes to be added to Cocktail Courier's cocktail list. This means that you'll find innovative, seasonal and brilliant new drinks to get hooked on.
This review is for the "Paloma Diabla" which is a tequila drink. When you sign up for Cocktail Courier, you'll be able to specify which types of spirits you would like. You will also designate how often you want to receive a box. Why get only one a month when you can get one a week!? Truly, though, they send enough for a LOT of drinks.

The Cost: $39.99/month (or week)

What You Get: Each box is carefully packaged with all necessary ingredients (including garnish and alcohol) for 4-12 absolutely delicious cocktails, accompanied by printed step-by-step instructions on how to make each drink.

My box arrived by stealth. I thought I was going to have to sign for it but apparently the mailman knows me well enough. *cough* I do get a lot of boxes. Poor guy.

Anyway, it was perfect timing because we were about to head out to a party at a friends so I decided to bring it along.

OwlCrate Book Subscription Review May 2016 "Steampunk" plus Coupon Code

One thing I have to say about OwlCrate is that they send FANTASTIC books. The curators have some pretty great taste in Young Adult fare. I've been so pleasantly surprised by so many YA books and authors, it's been a wonderful way to flesh out my to-be-read (TBR) list. I think it's nearly 500 books long at this point.

OwlCrate not only sends a recently released, hardbound YA book but also includes what I suppose is considered "fangirl" material. These include things with famous book quote prints, bits of jewelry that fit the theme for the month and anything special that would make a book lover happy.

The Cost: $36.98/month to the US (OwlCrate also ships within Canada and Internationally).

What You Get: Every crate comes equipped with a top notch, newly released YA novel alone with lots of goodies geared towards bookworms. Goodies consist of jewelry, bookmarks, stickers, prints, toys, accessories, and all sorts of wonderful randomness!

Trendy Butler May 2016 Menswear Subscription Review and Coupon

If you're looking for a menswear subscription, Trendy Butler sends monthly shipments of clothing from socks to joggers and jackets. When you sign up, you'll be asked about your style and preferences. This is a fun subscription and I've been happy with the quality of what we've received. When I first subscribed, the brands were all new to me, and now I'm a little more familiar with what gets sent, I see the same ones pretty regularly. I don't know if that's because of my husbands preferences or his size.

My husband is tall and athletic. He's 6'1" and around 187 pounds. He's very broad shouldered and muscular so it can be hard to find clothing via subscription that fits properly. Shirts tend to be difficult because either the sleeves aren't long enough or aren't wide enough through the shoulders or chest. This issue eliminates a lot of what TB has to offer, especially button ups unless they're huge. The problem with huge, as muscular, athletic men probably already know, is that if it's wide enough in the chest, it's a swimming pool around the waist. Fit is difficult!

If you are slim and lean, though, this subscription was made for you. You'll likely fit right in to everything. Maybe it goes without saying but fit, average body types tend to do the best with mystery clothing subscriptions. If you're on the short side, the big and tall side or you know you have a body feature that you have trouble dressing yourself, a clothing subscription is not the answer. Trust me.

If none of that applies to you, read on!

The Cost: $65/month

What You Get: One to three high, quality stylish menswear items worth at least $150 from well known and up-and-coming brands.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Cozy Reader Club May 2016 Review and Coupon Code

Cozy Reader Club is all about providing you with a newly released novel and all the things you need to be comfy while reading it! This subscription goes beyond the typical book subscription by focusing on creating an environment where you can take some time for yourself. Every box includes a brand new book, a beverage of either coffee, tea or hot chocolate, gourmet treats and a handmade item. Heaaaaven!
So far all the books included have been hardbound women's novels. There's been a really great variety and the books have been released sometime within the last month. I love that because it means there is a much smaller chance of getting something I've already read.

The Cost: $64.95/month

What You Get: One newly released women's fiction novel, an artisan coffee, tea or hot chocolate, gourmet treats and beautiful handmade items.

The Bride Box May 2016 Review and Coupon Code

The Bride Box is for girls who are excited about the process of being a bride, planning a wedding and getting married. While all of that was quite awhile ago for me (okay, 7 years), it doesn't mean that I can't get excited for the few around me who have not yet found "the one."
Past boxes have consisted of wedding themed clothing, knickknacks, bachelorette party favors, do-it-yourself projects, wedding favor ideas, etc. There's really a lot that can go on when you're getting married and if you're planning a big shindig, a box like this would be very fun.

The Cost: $35/month

What You Get:  A box filled with surprise bridal gifts such as beauty products, handmade items, DIY projects, and more.

Buddhibox Yoga Lifestyle Subscription May 2016 Review and Coupon

Buddhibox is designed to encourage and invigorate your yoga lifestyle. Each box contains items to enrich your life, body, mind and soul. BuddhiBox is committed to sending ethically sourced, cruelty-free products created with intention. They work only with organizations and businesses that follow ethical and eco-conscious practices. BuddhiBox also strives to send organic and vegetarian items when at all possible.

The Cost: $32.95/month

What You Get: Each month, delivered straight to your mailbox, you will receive a mix of 4-6 samples and full size products all dedicated to pure and mindful living.