Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Kloverbox Eco-Friendly Subscription Box August 2016 Review and Coupon

Kloverbox now has new ownership. The last few months have been a bit rough in terms of curation. I have been a fan of this natural/organic/eco-friendly subscription for quite awhile. The value was always exceptional for the box genre and the products themselves excellent. There's a focus on small beauty businesses but also in getting some more unusual products like laundry detergent and reusable lunch sacks. That kind of thing. You could basically find just about anything inside when you opened the lid.

I'm not sure the direction the new owners will take but I can only hope for more of the same. This month there are four products, three are skincare related and one is tea!

The Cost: $25/month

What You Get: Receive premium natural, cruelty-free and organic products to sample from top brands and hand-picked by health conscious curators in beauty, health, nutrition and home categories.
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Glossybox Beauty Box Review August 2016 plus Coupon!

Glossybox is one of the few beauty boxes that has a worldwide presence. The boxes differ based on which country you are in but I think it's one of the reasons here in the US that we get some of the emerging brands in Europe. It makes for interesting boxes with products that don't normally pop up in other ones you may get.
This month there's a change with the information card. Now it's a cardstock pamphlet with a lot more information about the products than previously. As usual the presentation is pretty and pink. Next month, though, there will be a specially designed box to celebrate fashion and beauty. I always love their box illustrations when they do them. I can't throw them away either. You should see my stash. Or wait, no, don't. You'll be horrified.

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.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

My Texas Market Wows Again! The August 2016 "Gulf Coast Summer" Review and 25% Off Coupon

My Texas Market is one of the best, most creative specialty local foods box I've found. Maybe it's because Texas is amazing? There are a lot of creative people and small business owners with fun and wondeful products to show off. While food is a big component, My Texas Market curators do a great job of finding beauty and home items to sneak in, too.

What do I love most about My Texas Market? I get farmer's market goodies delivered to my door! There's no other way I would EVER be able to get some of these things yet here they are. It has been so much fun to use and/or taste test some of these fabulous products.

The theme this month is "Gulf Coast Summer" and features products from the Texas coastline as well as summery treats.

The Cost: $35/month plus shipping (It's $44.90 total to WA)

What You Get: A combination of wholesome and homemade specialty food products, handmade candles, soaps, or other beauty products or other health and wellness items and/or sustainably-sourced coffee and tea, unique crafts or locally made chocolates and candies.

Popsugar Must Have August 2016 Subscription Box Review and Coupon

When Popsugar puts a treat in their Must Have box, they don't mess around. Wow. Talk about addicting. This month's box was a complete surprise other than the original spoiler of the Cargo Blush. I thought the blush was kinda boring but the rest of the items this month made up for it. In spades. Or should I say spots...
The theme for this month was "motivation, organization, order, fresh transition and back-to-school." Maybe I should say 'inspiration' instead of theme. It's pretty loose but I never really care about themes anyway.

The Cost: $39.99/month

What You Get: Full size, premium products dealing with Home, Fashion, Fitness, Beauty and Food.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Cozy Reader Club Book Subscription Box Review August 2016

If I could explain how messy my desk is right now, I would. But I can't so I'm just going to tell you what showed up in my Cozy Reader Club box since it's right here staring me in the face. I love this box because I love reading but also because it makes me feel special. It's like a gift. It's different from other book subscriptions in a few ways.
Cozy Reader Club doesn't send fan art, doodads, goodies or other things that tend to find their way (at least in my house) to the trash bin. This is not a YA lit box. Now, don't get me wrong, I *love* YA lit a LOT but I'm a little past the point of needing postcards with Harry Potter quotes on them. And by point, I mean age. Heh. There is nothing wrong with those boxes (Love you, Owlcrate!). They serve a different audience than Cozy Reader Club does.
They also don't do bare bones. Book of the Month is the most bare bones, sending just the book and that's it. There are others out there like Muse Monthly and Noveltea that send just a book and some tea. They're affordable-ish and provide the two things every reader needs-- tea and a good book!

Cozy Reader Club is a splurge. It's more expensive by a lot (double?) and you'll receive items of real value along with a book. This is something you get for yourself thinking "I deserve it!!!!!" and forget about the price because you're awesome and the box is what you want. (I do that with PSLE).

The Cost: $64.95/month plus shipping

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

Buddhibox August 2016 Yoga Lifestyle Subscription Box and Coupon

Buddhibox is a lifestyle subscription box that focuses on yoga, meditation and wellness. BuddhiBox works hard to deliver ethically sourced, cruelty-free, mindful living products to enhance your yoga practices on and off the mat. 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.

You'll get an information card explaining what you've received but there are also coupons, recipes, motivational quotes and a new keepsake yoga pose card in every box.

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.

Sephora Play Giveaway and Review for August 2016!

Sephora has recently opened up their subscriptions to more than just the waitlist which is fantastic! For those who may not have already signed up or weren't able to snag one of the coveted spots, I have a small solution!

This giveaway is for US residents including Alaska and Hawaii. You will receive one August 2016 Sephora Play! box from me in the mail. Yay! I'll be reviewing below what came in my particular box but if there are variations, you may receive something different than what I did. So there still may be some element of surprise.
Play! by Sephora launched to a small market late last year and has been adding (slowly) new subscribers from those who signed up on their waitlist. They recently opened up for new interest but I'm not sure how long that will last. Ipsy seems to work on the same premise.
Inside every box is a pouch with your products in it along with a fold out information pamphlet. Every cotton pouch has been different so far so you can get quite a collection.
The information included will give you details about the product itself and tips on how to use it.

The Cost: $10/month

What You Get: A collection of five deluxe samples plus a fragrance in a cute bag, delivered monthly. Plus a Play!Pass for 50 extra Beauty Insider points with any purchase in store.