Monday, June 30, 2014

New "Q" Boxes + Coupon Code

Quarterly is now curating a few of their own boxes and they are calling them Q boxes. In these boxes, they put the best of what they think is awesome as a team and send them off!

They have just launched 5 new Q boxes, including "Tech & Gadgets" and the 4 others below. They're eclectic enough to suit all tastes—and wallets. 

Use coupon code NEWBOX5OFF to take $5 off any of these boxes, good this week only. Happy browsing!

New "Q" Mailings...

Back to College

Just in time for the fall semester, we're assembling a box of essentials for the campus and beyond! $39 one-off; ships 8/1.

Crafts for Kids

Our first series just for kids! Items in this box will be appropriate for ages 5-15. Replaces the Food & Home box. $39; ships 9/5. 

The Great Outdoors

The box for adventurous types, round one highlights camping, BBQing, lighting, and more. Replaces Travel & Adventure. $69; ships 8/8. 

Toys & Collectibles

We're calling this one "toys for grown-up kids." The debut has a video game theme! Replaces the toy half of Tech & Toys. $39; ships 8/15. 
Since they're (relatively) cheap compared to the regular Curated Boxes, I decided to get one and see how they are!
I've signed up for the Toys and Collectibles Box.  I love my Loot Crate and so does DH so I think this one will be a lot of fun!

Have you ever received one of these boxes?  I never have so I'm pretty excited.  What did you think of yours, if you got one?

Is There Such A Thing As Too Many Memeboxes?

Memebox Global

Memebox is definitely doing something right.  Why?  Because I can't stop buying boxes!  All these free points they are giving out have really "helped" me buy some of the boxes I thought would be either something I would want or something fun and interesting.

I thought I would put together a list of the boxes I will be receiving in order to see just how much I have coming.  I have not, as yet, counted my boxes and I don't know when they are shipping so this will help me get organized.

RECEIVED (links are to my reviews):
Luckybox #1
Memebox #10
Naked Box #14
Mini #1                              
Mini #2                              
Memebox From Nature             
Scentbox Grapefruit                 
Superbox #23 Summer       
Memebox Oriental Medicine
Memebox Skincare

Memebox #13              
Superbox Pomegranate       

Superbox Fermented Cosmetics 2  Ships July 25th August 4th

*Superbox At Home              Ships July 29th
Memebox Vitamin Care        Ships August 1st
*Memebox Cooling Care       Ships August 1st
*Memebox Waterproof          Ships August 5th
*Memebox Zero Cosmetics   Ships August 5th
Memebox Luckybox #8        Ships August 5th
Memebox Brightening          Ships August 12th
*Memebox SuperFood         Ships August 14th
Memebox K-Beauty             Ships August 14th
*Memebox K-Spa                Ships August 14th
Memebox #14                      Ships August 24th
Scentbox Tropical Fruit       Ships August 29th
Scentbox Sweet Shop          Ships August 29th
Scentbox Floral                   Ships August 29th
*Memebox Anti-Aging #3  Ships September 5th
*Memebox Tea                    Ships September 5th
Memebox #15                     Ships September 24th

*Expedited Delivery
**updated 8/1

Do you think I'm out of control?!  YES!  Does this list make you feel better about what you have purchased from Memebox? :D  How am I going to use all the things that I'm getting!?

I think I'm going to have way more things than I know what to do with!  Stockings this year are going to be rockin!

I was so excited about the Summer Box and Oriental Medicine but now I'm ALSO super excited about Zero Cosmetics and SuperFood!  Oh, and Pomegranate!  And Vitamin Care!

So far my favorite box has been Memebox From Nature and my least favorite was Hair and Body #2.

What about you?  How many Memeboxes are you waiting for and which ones are you the most excited about?

Memebox Global #12 Contents

Memebox Global #12
The original Memebox comes packed with 4 - 8 full sized products and deluxe samples, carefully curated from Korea to give you the best experience and widest exposure to a range of products.Boxes in each Memebox series always contain the same products, and contents vary from hair and body products, to skin care and cosmetics.

The Cost: $23 plus shipping

What You Get:  4-8 full and deluxe sized Korean Beauty and Skincare products

Memebox #12 is out and about now!  I still love the Global Memeboxes the most and if you are looking for a place to start, go with a Memebox #15

Here are the contents of  Memebox #12:

Memebox Scentbox Contents!

Memebox Scentboxes are starting to arrive around the world!  Here are the lists of contents you will find in your boxes!  These are currently sold out but we are all hoping for new releases in more scents!

The Cost: $15 plus shipping

What you Get: Read on!
Scentbox #1 Rose
Scentbox Rose:

Happy Bath Rose Essence Body Wash -200g- Rose oil infused body wash, rich in vitamin A and C! Lock in moisture with this nourishing product.

Hope Girl Magic Skin Primer -2mlx5- A rose scented primer to be used before make up to diminish the size of pores, even out skin tone and prepare your skin for makeup.

Rose Mine Floral Remedy Foaming Cleanser-full size- Made with real Bulgarian rose petals, micro bubbles penetrate deep into your pores to clean out and unclog, creating beautifully smooth skin.

Rose Mine Roseberry Plumpy Tint-13g- Rose and berry scented, moisturizing lip gloss with ginseng and French rose water.
Scentbox #2 Baby Powder
Baby Powder Scentbox:

Memebox At Home Spoiler

Memebox At Home Spoiler! 

This is the first spoiler for the At Home box. I'm not gonna say it thrills me because it doesn't.

Here it is:

CNKCOS Sexy Beans -
Lighten & tighten up your body line with this ultimate at-home self body-slimming item! CNKCOS’s famous ‘Sexy Beans’ is made from a gentle, non-irritating formula entirely made from natural soy beans, corn, centella asiatica extracts, and caffeine. Whereas other slimming creams are recommended to be used once a week, Sexy Beans are gentle enough for daily use.

Today's Deals June 30

Memebox Special #23 Girls Night OutMemebox has a newly released box available to VIPs (or anyone else who uses this link).  Its Memebox Special #23 Girls Night Out!
"Glam up and make unforgettable Instagram-worthy memories with your best girlies with our Girls’ Night Out Box! Save the muted nude makeup for the office, and add some pizzazz to your look with bold look-at-me lashes, drama queen cheeks, and red carpet worthy lips for a never-ending clubbing night! Complete your clubing look with your favorite party dress and killer heels for an unforgettable night!"
VIP Pricing: $20 (regularly $23)
Ships August 8th is offering free shipping on their Mystery Boxes for 24 Hours! There is a Small Mystery box for $10,  Medium for $20 and Large for $40.  I think the $20 is the best deal based on my own experience.  You can see my review here.
The shipping cost is usually what is the biggest deterrent with getting another one.  For me, at least.  It's a ridiculous price at $7.99.  But this time its free!!  Woohoo!


Discover Healthy, New Snacks for Your Family - Classic, Gluten-Free, Vegan, and Diet Options! Plum District has Urthbox on sale! 
I really thought it was great.  You can get a Medium Urthbox in Classic, Vegan, Gluten-Free, or Diet for only $20!  Shipping is Free.  You'll have to make a Plum District account to get/see the deal but I think it's worth it.  Plum District has great deals.

You can see last months Urthbox review right here.

You can also get 4% cash back at Plum District if you use Ebates.  I love Ebates! I had no idea anything like it existed.  You get money back when you shop at stores Ebates is affliated with.  You can learn more about it here.

 The Secret Store is open!

Don't forget that the Julep Secret Store is Open now! I only just signed up for Julep so I think it's likely that the Secret Store is only for Mavens?  If you'd like to sign up for Julep but are hesitant, use the code FREEBOX to get your first box for free.  Take the Style Quiz, pick your box, type in the code and you're done!  Actually, I think they might make you pay $2.99 for shipping.  It's still worth it but you will have to call and cancel if you decide it's not for you.

Ebates is also available for Julep and you will get 1.5% cash back if you use it.
Glossybox coupon codes are currently HAIR for a free Nioxin Hair Treatment in Full Size or 2JUNE to get a free box to send to a friend on a 3-month subscription.

Also, what is this, an Ebates post?! LOL!  If you use Ebates at Glossybox, you'll get a flat $2.75 back! Which makes your box only $18.25!  You can't use it on gift boxes but you can on one month subscriptions.


Birchbox and Fabletics have teamed up!  If you sign up for Birchbox by 7/30, you will receive a Women's Health Magazine Subscription!  You will also receive the Womens Health Birchbox packed with goodies to help you kick your routine up a notch!
Use Code: BBFAB100 to get an extra 100 Birchbox points when you sign up!  That's $10 to spend on anything you want in their shop!

Also get your first outfit for 50% off at Fabletics right now!  Sign up and get great quality workout gear delivered to your door.  You get to pick what you want so it's not a complete mystery and you can skip as many months as you like.  I'm pretty happy with what I've received so far!  Sign up for your first Fabletics outfit for only $25 with free shipping and returns!

*referral links were used in the making of this post :)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sunday Snippets

Well, its Sunday and there's no mail so I had to otherwise occupy myself.

Happily, Costa Rica beat Greece and the Netherlands beat Mexico in the World Cup games today.  I was rooting for both of them so I enjoyed the games.  Even the nailbiting end with penalty shoot outs.


I had so many new flowers blooming today but I don't want to bore you with all the details! Okay, just a little.  I made a collage :D
This is Xia Xiang, Lullaby Baby, Elegant Candy, San Ignacio and Best Kept Secret.  They are all daylilies.
I kind of went on a daylily purchasing binge last year.  So this is my first time seeing Best Kept Secret and Elegant Candy.  I got them after they'd already bloomed.
I did a bunch of work in my garden today.  I've been neglecting it.  I weeded and transplanted.  I've got a lot more to do but today was perfect weather for it so I couldn't ignore it.


I've been trying to find a picture of myself to put up.  I am terrible at taking selfies (hello, nose hairs) and since I recently got Lasik surgery, most of my older pictures have me with my glasses on. 
This isn't perfect but it's the best you get right now.  So for my faithful readers, here is a photo of me, buried in a nondescript post!


In Memebox news, there is another giveaway in the works!  I also have a smaller giveaway planned with a Mystery Memebox!  I'm still figuring out logistics but this will be fun!

I also received clarification on those $3 blogger codes!  It looks like next month the codes will be worth $5!  I haven't received mine yet so I'm not positive on that.  However, I did find out that you can use one blogger code a month.  It has to be the code specific to the month we are in (no using Junes code in July, that kind of thing) and you can only use it once.  The blogger codes are universal so once you use mine, you won't be able to use anyone elses.  Or vice versa.
You can see all the current Memebox deals and codes on this page.


A big congrats is in order to the winners of my Memebox Giveaway!  Laney E. will be getting a Whole Grains Memebox and Ksenia will be getting her Waxing Box soon!  The boxes should ship out tomorrow.

Anastasya, Charlotte and Josephine have already claimed and received their Memepoints!! I'm super curious about what they will choose to spend them on! 
 There's quite a few newer boxes left to decide from.


I am super excited for my Boxycharm box!  It has a full sized Tarte Cheek Stain!  The box itself is worth over $90!  I was lucky enough to notice spoilers early and signed up!  No shipping notice yet though.  I'm debating on staying signed up though because the spoiler for July was Purlisse...


Speaking of no shipping notices, Nina Garcia #NGQ03 should have shipped yesterday!  Woohoo!  The shipping notices usually come the Wednesday after the boxes have shipped so we should all be getting our details on July 2nd.  The current box is sold out and her next one ships in September.  I'm SO EXCITED for this box!  You can see the spoilers here if you're looking for them.
 I also got my Nail Art Striping Tape and Dotting Tools today!  So I tried the tape first.  I think I did pretty well for my first time.  I definitely need to choose my colors a little more wisely, I definitely prefer a diagonal stripe more than a vertical.  Horizontal is okay, too.  This is not something to do unless you have a lot of time.
I didn't take a picture of it.  While it's pretty good for a first time, it really isn't photo quality ;)

Thank you all for taking the time to read Bits and Boxes!  It really makes my day!  Always feel free to make comments or ask questions.  If you want to keep up on the latest happenings, don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin' or Twitter!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Memebox Orange Colorbox and Red Colorbox Contents!

Memebox really knows how to make a box sound amazingly strange and interesting. I will give them that. With that said, I had honestly no interest in a make up box with Orange, Red OR Blue contents but I'm pretty boring in the make up department really.

The Red Colorbox cost $15 plus shipping and includes 5 full size items!
Colorbox #1 Red

Memebox Red Color Box Contents:

Cheek Room Two Color Lip Gloss

Dearberry Today Nail Lacquer #21 Pink Sprinkling

Dearberry Flirt Lipstick 08 Red Parade

Tosowoong Gel Pencil Liner 04 Sexy Vampire Burgundy

L’Ocean Eyeshadow L-35 Red

If you want to see a REALLY EXCELLENT review of this box, Iris over at boxesfordays has taken great pictures and swatched all these items for you! Head over there and check out in living color what you will be getting.

 Colorbox #2 Orange

The Memebox Orange Colorbox also sold out nearly immediately.  I don't know.  Orange is SO iffy!  But I'm sure those of you who got it will be happy!

The Cost: $15 plus shipping

Here is what your Orange Colorbox will contain:

Dearberry Flirt Lipstick in 06 Million Dollar Orange

Dearberry Today Nail Laquer in #19 Grapefruit Smoothie

L'OCEAN Eyeshadow L-29 Pastel Orange

And here is the review with photos and detailed information:

It's interesting to note that these two boxes contained the same brands and types of items but for some reason, the Orange Colorbox only had four items.  I'm not sure why that is, maybe it was a mistake?

I'm really not into these colors so it's hard to get super excited about them.  Now the Grapefruit box!!  That I'm excited about!  Memebox has got some great boxes up now, too.  Check them out!

What about you?  Did you get any Colorboxes?!  What do you think of the products?

*affiliate links were used in the making of this post :)

NEW VIP Access Skincare Memeshop Boxes!!

Memebox has done it again!

Here are some VIP Exclusive Deals that I can share with you!!  Check it out!

These come with 7-9 products AND a Soapberry Bubble Cleanser!  

Don't forget to use codes: TRYMEMEBOX and MEMEBOXKIIP!  These are considered Memeshop Purchases but I know the TRYMEMEBOX works for sure.  I can't test the MEMEBOXKIIP because I've used it already.  If someone tries it and it works, I'd love it if you let me know!

Want It. Have It. Shop all the Skin Care Brands We ♥ at 10% Off
Move over because it's all about VIP skin! Get your best skin ever with this Best of Memeshop Skin Care Sets 1 & 2! It comes with 7 to 9 best-selling skin care products from our Memeshop. 

Plus, get a free full-sized O Soapberry Bubble Cleanser and free shipping with your FREESHIPPING coupon code. 

Contents of Memeshop Skincare #1

 Contents of Memeshop Box #2:

**Update 7/2**
The Memeshop Box #2 is no longer up for sale but if you did purchase it, you should have received an email letting you know that the Mandarain Energy Facial Oil will not be in the box.  Thank you, Adi, for letting us know.  I'm not sure what your options will be but I'm guessing Memepoints might be used as compensation. (That's pure speculation, though).

 What do you think of these combos?  These are some really great products.  Both of them have some items I've been coveting but I think this is too big of a chunk for me to spend at once even if it is an insane deal.  Mainly because I have Nina Garcia #NGQ03 coming soon. :D

Ahh!!  But these are full size, fabulous products.  Everyone has RAVED about those cocoon balls but they're outrageously expensive!  There's free shipping plus 10% off if I buy the box now instead of waiting...

But box #2 has those DK essences which are supposed to be magic for oily skin and the Re:cipe by Nature Green Tea Cleansing Oil is something I've been coveting.

And the Cacao Brightening Mask! I almost bought that Cacao Mask by itself.  Then I almost bought the Cacao Box just so I could get that mask.  It's calling to me!

Decisions, decisions.  The only bad thing is if I wait too long then I won't get the 10% off and the shipping won't be free unless I use the FREESHIPPING code which means I wouldn't be able to use the TRYMEMEBOX code and get that extra $15 off!

*affiliate links were used in the making of this post.

Glossybox July 2014 spoilers! 
The Cost: $21/month

What You Get: Five deluxe and full size luxury samples sent right to your door

I am so excited to see GlamGlow and SkinInc in this box!!  I also like Malin+Goetz, too!  I've been really happy with the Skininc serum that I got in the Mother's Day Limited Edition box.  I use it almost every day.

Sign up for Glossybox here and use the code HAIR to get a full size Nioxin Hair Treatment added to your box.  I think that code is still good, anyway. :D

Loot Crate July 2014 Theme is VILLIANS!

I am so thrilled right now!!  Look at what Loot Crate is doing for July!!  VILLIANS!

AND they are teaming up with Marvel to do a special comic! Woohoo!! This crate is worth over $45 and will have three exclusive items in it! I'm pretty excited for this!

The Cost: $13.37/month

What You Get: Awesome gamer/geek loot!  Sometimes T-shirts (like this month!) Plenty of comment inducing collectibles to surround your computer desk with, all delivered right to your door.  You don't even have to go out to get it!  Well, except to the mailbox.

Why so serious?
July has been a blast curating! The team put together what we believe to be a legendary homage to the baddies that everyone loves to hate. Not only does the VILLAINS crate include an exclusive shirt, but we’re honored to be teaming up with Marvel to get you a special Looter Exclusive variant comic cover from one of their newest comic series. July’s crate has three exclusive items, and some awesome new surprises. 

Stay tuned for more announcements coming soon...

Sign up here to get started with your first Loot Crate! Use code Juneloot to get $3 off your sub. I hope that code still works.

*referral links were used in the making of this post!  Thank you in advance if you choose to use them!

New Memebox Exclusives with K-Beauty and SuperFood Boxes Released!

Memebox has been busy while I slept!!  Get these new Memeboxes using this link!

1. 2014 K-Beauty Wrap-Up 2014: This. Is. The. Ultimate. 2014 K-Beauty Collection. Find your beauty obsession now!
2. Super Food Box: The secrets out! Super Foods are now for your skin! Feed the skin and see the beauty!
3. Hair & Body 3 K-Spa: No need to go 
to a Korean Spa (#JJIMJILBANG) to experience Korean spa bliss, just open this Korean Spa-in-box for a full on hair to toe scrub down and treatment. Now all you is some boiled eggs and #yangmeori! (Sheep towel heads!)
Can't choose one box? Then why not grab a Box Value Set?
I'm totally getting K-Beauty even though I always say the skincare is better than the makeup. I can't resist. Also. if there are any SkinFood products in the Superfood box, I'm going to be SO happy!!

If you haven't already used them TRYMEMEBOX will get you $15 off and MEMEBOXKIIP will get you $10 off!  You can only use one code at a time so maximize their value!

*affiliate links were used in the making of this post :)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Happy Thoughts! Plus OMG sign up for Boxy Charm QUICK!

OH MY GOODNESS, SIGN UP RIGHT NOW!!  Look at the items in that box!  Sign up for Boxy Charm right now and you will get this box!!  You have to do it before the end of June (or before they sell out).  I signed up yesterday and I'm getting this box!!


Tarte Cheek Stain in Blushing Bride
Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara
Strange Beautiful Nail Lacquer Duo
Tarina Tarantino Eye Dream HyperLiner in Cute Robot
Tarina Tarantino Eye Dream HyperLight

The value on this box is kiiiind of unreal!  For some reason I always thought Boxycharm was a jewelry subscription but it most definitely is not.

Wow.  I cannot WAIT to get mine!  If you use my referral link, I will be so happy! :D

Other News:

Congratulations to Yuri V. for winning the Stars and Stripes June 2014 Glossybox!!  She'll soon be basking in her Sumita Eyeliner, with hair made perfect by Rusk and flaunting her Strangely Beautiful red and blue nails! Yay!!

In other Giveaway News, get ready for some announcements regarding MemeboxIf you haven't entered the current Memebox Giveaway, do it here!  If you missed out on that, there is more in store!! *hint, hint*  I'm REALLY excited about collaborating with Memebox so be prepared for more and more awesomeness!! Make sure you are signed up to follow on Bloglovin' or Twitter so you don't miss any announcements!

I'm wearing my Kocostar Foot Therapy peeling booties right now!  Only 45 minutes left to go.  These things are dangerous to walk in!  I almost took a flying leap down the stairs!

Out of the package!  I was wondering what they would be like and if they would be wet on the outside from having been in the package but they are totally dry and sealed.  I cut them apart and put one on.  Then I realized that there were layers inside the bootie!  There's the plastic bootie part and then theres also a mesh/net mask type bit that sticks together so you can't tell its there. :P  So I had to take my other one off and peel apart the super thin layers and put it back on without killing myself or falling over.
I mention all that just in case you ever try these things.  Don't make my mistakes! :D

On!  They have little tape tabs (that don't stick very well, especially after you've had to unstick it and restick it because you put it on wrong!) that keep the bootie on.  It's not really a comfortable feeling.  It's like you are sliming around in wet, slippery death-socks.  After an hour and a half you can take them off and then in around three days all your skin will fall off.  I'm not gonna  lie.  I'm a little concerned about what that actually means...


Ahhh!!!  My skin!!  It's literally coming off in sheets!  JUST like the pictures you see of these things! I was walking to the mailbox today in flip flops and was thinking my foot felt weird on the bottom.  So I stopped and took my foot out of my flip flip and looked at the bottom, thinking maybe a wet leaf or something had gotten between my foot and flip flop.  No.  No, just ALL THE SKIN on my foot was peeling off!  And underneath is the softest, pinkest baby skin ever! Woohoo!  Okay, its seriously gross (seriously) but the results are pretty awesome!

Garden Pictures Ahead!

 I was so happy today to go outside and see how many of my daylilies had bloomed!  Up first is French Tudor which is new this year.  I love it and it is a totally perfect pink!

Second is Strawberry Candy!  A peachy, coral pink with a nice, high bud count!  This should have blooms for awhile!

Last but not least is Siloam Double Classic.  You can probably tell that this is not double.  I think these only go double 80% of the time so there will be singles in there now and then.  This is a beautiful and classic pink.  I like it a lot!  This one is also new to me this year.  In the background on the left is my favorite grass!  It's a Hakonechloa macra "Areole".  It clumps beautifully and has gorgeously striped bright yellow and green leaves.  It gets a hint of a pink tinge in the fall.

Also, Memebox is breaking my bank but it doesn't have to break yours!  Use code TRYMEMEBOX to get $15 off!!  Whee!  Plus they have that new box thats all about Cute!  I'm really trying hard to resist but I bet I cave.  I should just hashtag every post with #memeboxaddict, what do you think?

Julep has a few coupons out that I've seen.  Get 50% off with Barbeque and 40% off with Liberty.  That's besides FREEBOX which (duh!) gives you your first box free.  Well, I think it actually makes you pay shipping which is $2.99.  I haven't used either coupon yet.  I think they're good till end of day 6/27.

Also, don't forget that Loot Crate has a T-shirt again this month plus 2 exclusive new goodies designed just for them.  The value is over $45 for July.  I don't know what the theme is yet but I'm pretty sure I'm in for this one!  Try code JUNELOOT to get $3 off the $13.37 price.

My feet are kiiinda feeling like they are either on fire or freezing cold with these booties.  I've only had them on for 45 minutes.  I'm not sure I can do another 45 more! Yeeks!

Ipsy July 2014 Sneak Peek!!

All July subscribers will receive one of these amazing eyecolors from bareMinerals! 

Get more exciting beauty goodies like the bareMinerals 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow Broad Spectrum SPF 15 or the bareMinerals READY 2.0 Eyeshadow by subscribing

The Cost: $10/month

What You Get: Four to five deluxe and full size beauty product samples.

This is a good spoiler!!  I want the READY shadow in the exact colors shown :D  

*referral links were used in the making of this post

Memebox My Cute Wishlist Box release plus Fabulous Coupon Codes!

 Lovin’ your MEMEBOX VIP perks? You’ll love ‘em even more because VIPs get the first look into new arrival boxes at $3 off Early Bird Deals! Early Bird Deals for VIPs end June 26th at 12 noon! Shop now!
These boxes are both on sale for only $20!  Or get the Value Pack for $40!
You qualify for VIP status by purchasing at least 5 boxes over the last three months.  It resets every month so can lose your VIP status, too.

I update the page regularly.

The VIP sale is over but the coupon codes are still good!

Superbox #41 My Cute Wishlist

1. My Cute Wishlist: After much searching and scouring through the Korean beauty scene, we've put together the cutest beauty box filled with the most charming beauty trinkets and beauty finds!

Memebox Special #19 Cleansing Kit
2. Cleansing Kit: Get the lowdown on the 6 step Korean skin cleansing routine for flawless, porcelain skin!

Don't forget to use your codes!!

TRYMEMEBOX for $15 off
MEMEBOXKIIP for $10 off!

SHIP4CHEAP2 for free shipping on the second box in your purchase.

And don't forget to enter my Memebox Giveaway!  Enter here! I'm also SUPER happy to be able to give you a little hint about more, upcoming giveaways courtesy of Memebox!  I'm so happy to be collaborating with them!
If you haven't already make sure you follow me on Twitter and/or Bloglovin' to get the latest announcements!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tea Sparrow June 2014 Review + Coupon!

Tea Sparrow is a Canadian, family owned tea subscription service that sends superior tea blends right to your door every month.  It comes in a funny flat box!

The Cost: $20/month.  Shipping is included. (Get your first month for $8 with this link!!  The password is: teas).

What You Get: Each Tea Box comes with 4 different teas and approximately 1oz of each tea. Every month is different, so you’ll always have new teas to discover and enjoy.

I know summertime isn't really the prime time to be testing out tea subscriptions but I couldn't resist.  I love tea so much and I was so happy to have discovered Tea Sparrow!  It fits in my $20 budget that I mentally affixed for tea.
Included in the box is a glossy information card welcoming you to the Tea Sparrow family and providing tips on how best to brew tea.  In the packet this month, there was also a sheet of  paper describing how to make Iced Tea from the teas provided for the month!  What a good idea!  It *is* summer after all!

Each month you will receive four different tea blends.  This is a fun facet of tea.  Blends.  This is not straight tea, this is adventurous and exciting tea!  One thing I immediately noticed, which was lacking with Steepster, was that these are resealable bags.  I hope Steepster decides to do this because it's pretty invaluable.
Another thing to note is that these are teas you can find and buy.  No special websites or out-of-the-country purchases.  These are by known tea-makers like Tiesta Teas, Mighty Leaf and Tea Desire.  I like knowing I will be able to find these elsewhere if I decide to purchase them.

Aromatica Fine Teas Thai Chai Rooibos- Organic rooibos spiced with whole ingredients to make a sweet spicy cuppa.  Ingredients: Rooibos, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, red peppercorn, vanilla bits, cornflower blossoms.
Since it's late at night I'm trying the herbal blends first.  This is spicy and delicious!  What a glorious flavor!  I love it!  It's just barely sweet and is totally drinkable all on its own.

Tea Desire Buddah Bamboo- An herbal tea with the taste of currants, strawberries and vanilla.  Ingredients:  Bamboo leaves, pineapple bits, lemongrass, black currant leaves, flavour, marigold blossoms, mallow blossoms, red currants and strawberry slices.
I've never had anything with bamboo leaves before so this is an experiment.  This is extremely flavorful!  Green with a hint of sweet, fruitiness.  I like it a lot!

Tiesta Tea Flap Jack Oolong-  This is an Oolong green tea with walnut pieces and maple syrup.  If that doesn't sound interesting, I don't know what does.  I'll try this in the morning for sure!  I really like Tiesta Teas.  They have an Earl Grey that is to die for.

Mighty Leaf Mandarin Rose Tea-  A black tea with longan fruit and rose petals.  I don't know what longan fruit is but I'll find out if I like the taste.

VERDICT:  I'm really impressed with the selections for this month.  I thought perhaps this would be competition with Steepster but it seems like they actually have completely different services.  You can see my Steepster review here.  While Steepster is about the pure, unadulterated tea, Tea Sparrow is about sending unique, interesting blends.  I think I may prefer the blends!  I love the sort of "exotic" side of these tea blends.  I would never pick these out myself but having the tastiest blends sent to my door is a win.

Tea Sparrow is also within my stated budget of $20 or under, I like the resealable tea pouches and I'm looking forward to the next set of blends!  Each tea pouch is about 1oz so there's around 50 cups of tea to savor while I wait!  You can also pause your account when you need to.  I did pause mine because I have both Tea Sparrow and Steepster to work through. 

If you would like to sign up for Tea Sparrow, use this link to get your first box for only $8!! The password is: teas.   For $8, you should TOTALLY do this!  It's so worth it.