Thursday, October 30, 2014

Popsugar Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Spoiler!!

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In case you haven't heard, Neiman Marcus is returning for another Limited Edition Popsugar collaboration!!  It's expensive, luxe and totally a splurge.  Last years version is still talked about as one of the best Popsugar boxes in history and with this spoiler, you're looking at another box packed with value and unreal items!!

The Cost: $250 (*gasp*)

What You Get:  See the spoiler!

Memebox Skinfood and Memebox TheFaceShop Spoilers/Contents!

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Memebox Skinfood has been spoiled!!  This isn't a review, it's just telling you what's in the box. :) For some reasons it's completely disappeared from the Memebox website and cannot be purchased.  Which is weird because there were more than 100 yesterday when I checked and these don't really sell out *that* fast!  So hopefully once they get whatever happened figured out, these will go back up for sale.

Skinfood is finally here at Memebox! We are so excited to bring you our first ever Skinfood Box! Skinfood is the first ever Korean cosmetics brand to emphasize the importance of “feeding” the skin!

Skinfood travels all over the world to find the highest quality ingredients to bring you first class cosmetics and skin care! All cosmetics are infused with a healthy blend of fruits, veggies, and your delicious treats to enhance your natural beauty. This box is brimming with a delicious mix of Skinfood’s skin care and makeup to give you a beauty blast!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Loot Crate November 2014 Theme and Coupon Codes!

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The November 2014 Loot Crate is a head-to-head, rough-and-tumble BATTLE for your senses! I have been pretty pleased with my Loot Crates so far.  It's a fun way to get gamer loot.  And T-shirts.

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.

This crate will be celebrating the fighting heroes, battling rogues, 8-bit brawlers and other factions!

Ipsy November 2014 Sneak Peek!

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It's Ipsy November 2014 Sneak Peek time!
Ipsy is a subscription box that sends you five beauty products each month all packed in a super cute makeup bag.  It's only $10 a month which makes it hard to resist.  

I'm really excited about the sneak peek for this month because I wouldn't mind getting any of them!  
Tarte, Glamglow and Laura Mercier? Yes.  I want them.  All.

Each subscriber for the month of November will receive ONE of these products:

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Popsugar Must Have October 2014 Review + $10 Off Coupon Code!

Popsugar Must Have is one of the best all-around subscription boxes out there.  It is curated by Lisa Sugar from and always has an interesting array of products in it.  It's also one of my most favorite non-beauty boxes.  It's a lot of fun, too!

The Cost: $39.99/month.

What You Get: You'll get an exciting monthly box full of fun, full-size products that are hand-selected by the Popsugar editors. Full-size products and premium items in beauty, fashion, home, fitness, and food.
This month got off to a rough start.  Popsugar redid their website and when it came back online it was riddled with bugs.  There was an entire week where no one could even make an order, then people were being charged when they had cancelled, all records of past boxes/subscriptions/orders, etc. had all been lost.
I don't know what went down but I'm betting someone's head hit the chopping block over this debacle.  I ended up being double charged and had to contact them.  Two days later, the charge was refunded with absolutely no questions.  They really do have excellent customer service but I think with all the problems, CS is on overload.  Luckily for all of us, this, too, shall pass and we will be back to our regular deliveries of Popsugar goodness.

Boxycharm October 2014 Review- Bewitched!

So the October 2014 Boxycharm has something I am SO EXCITED to try.  It was the first spoiler and I knew I was going to love this box no matter what.  Boxycharm has really stepped up since the days of it's beginnings.  It apparently used to contain mostly drugstore products but since I've subscribed in June, there have been fantastic brands like Tarte, Tarina Tarantino and Harvey Prince.

I've been so impressed with my boxes so far and this one really hit the spot for an October box.  It's not a Halloween theme, persay, but it feels like it and I love that.
The Cost:$21/month.

What You Get: Full size and luxury size beauty samples of the best beauty products from popular and chic brands. Anything from nail care and hair products to the top skin care and cosmetics.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Allure Sample Society November 2014 Spoiler #1!

Allure Sample Society is one of my favorite boxes for getting good quality, luxe brands in good sizes.  It's also super reasonably priced at $15.  This box is curated by Allure editors and sold by

The Cost: $15/month

What You Get: A curated mix of five deluxe-size beauty samples of skin, hair, and makeup products, as well as fragrance —so you can use each more than once. You will also receive an Allure mini-mag, packed with in-depth beauty sample product reviews written by Allure editors and a $10 gift card to redeem on any $50 Beauty Bar purchase every month.

Everyone will be receiving this Malin + Goetz product in their November 2014 box.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Nina Garcia #NGQ04 is Delayed + Hints and Spoilers

So we all know Nina has been crazy busy with Project Runway and Fashion Week and all of that.

Word on the street is that #NGQ04 will be shipping the first week of November because they are waiting on an item Nina wanted to add to the box.  UPDATE: The lastest news from Quarterly now says "mid-November".  /sigh  At this point  it's no longer quarterly, it's... trimesterly.

Update #2: I just received my invoice, so shipping should start soon!  I'm guessing Friday or Saturday the boxes will actually be shipped.  Then next Wednesday is when shipping notices arrive.  Last time I talked to them they said they send their shipping notices on Wednesdays.

Update #3: See full box contents here.

Here's a real spoiler for the box!!  Everyone will get one of these:

Memebox Skinfood and Memebox TheFaceShop Ships NOW!!

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FINALLY!!  It's the box we've been begging for! It's here and it ships NOW!  What?! I know! Amazing!  Get VIP pricing until noon 10/24!!

Skinfood is finally here at Memebox! We are so excited to bring you our first ever Skinfood Box! Skinfood is the first ever Korean cosmetics brand to emphasize the importance of “feeding” the skin!

Skinfood travels all over the world to find the highest quality ingredients to bring you first class cosmetics and skin care! All cosmetics are infused with a healthy blend of fruits, veggies, and your delicious treats to enhance your natural beauty. This box is brimming with a delicious mix of Skinfood’s skin care and makeup to give you a beauty blast!


[Shipping starts 3~5 days after release]

Availability: In stock
Special Price $26.00

All the VIP deals, including Value Sets!

Ipsy October 2014 Beauty Candy Review

Ipsy's October 2014 made it!  Honestly, I was so thrown off because I normally post all the Ipsy spoilers but this month I was out of town and had literally zero time to be hunting spoilers and products.  So, I'm sorry for not getting those spoilers out!

At the same time, not being focused on spoilers totally made me forget that I was even getting Ipsy! Is that bad or what?!  So I basically had no idea what I would be getting, I didn't even know what the bag looked like until I opened my shiny pink envelope.  Usually I'm a little more on top of it!
Anyhoo!  So without knowing (or remembering) what was in the Ipsy bags this month, everything came as a total surprise!

The Cost: $10

What You Get: Each month, subscribers will receive a beautiful Glam Bag with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products.

Ipsy is a fun, affordable way to get a box of (random) beauty supplies delivered to your door.  There's a pretty great range of cosmetics you'll get in the course of a subscription.  I kind of can't believe all the stuff I've gotten.

Love with Food November Spoilers! Baby, It's Cold Outside! Get your First Box Free!

Since Love with Food is one of my favorite boxes, I always like to get the spoilers just to see what crazy thing will be in my box for the month.  The November 2014 box is shaping up to be pretty fun, just with the spoilers released today!

The theme is "Baby, It's Cold Outside!"

The Cost: $10 plus shipping (or less with a longer subscription)

What You Get: 8+ new snacks each month. Snacks are either organic or all-natural, GMO-free, gluten-free or free of artificial junk.

Now, if you really want to, you can watch the video but I'm going to tell you the important bits if you are videophobic so don't worry.  You don't actually have to subject yourself to it. Heh.

Loot Crate October 2014 FEAR Review!

The October 2014 Loot Crate theme is FEAR and while it didn't really strike a chord within me, I still wanted whatever goodies were going to be inside.  I'm not a huge fan of scary games, Silent Hill game me nightmares and Alice creeped me out so badly, I couldn't bring myself to continue playing.
When you're home by yourself it's not a really good thing.

The Cost: $13.37 plus shipping

What You Get: A box of gamer gear, nerd loot and fanboy awesomeness delivered to your door. Regularly includes exclusive collectibles and T shirts.

Of course, I'm the big baby that was so freaked out by the Blair Witch Project, I got terrified every time I had to go downstairs to my own basement.  It was set up JUST like that last scene.  *shiver* So glad I moved.

Luckily, there was nothing but fun and ridiculaise in this box.  I'm seriously in love with the T shirt. It's so awful I can't help liking it.  Whose brain comes up with this stuff?  I mean really!?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Popsugar Must Have Neiman Marcus Limited Edition 2014 + $10 off and FREE necklace with Must Have Coupon Code!

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Popsugar is doing it again!  It's the Neiman Marcus Popsugar Must Have Limited Edition box! Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing and POPSUGAR Editor in Chief Lisa Sugar have curated their favorite items to help you celebrate the most special year yet!

For $250, you will get eight luxury items sure to blow you away!  And for $250, it better!  Although, last year they did the Neiman Marcus box and it is now considered the best Popsugar Limited Edition ever.  Like ever, ever.  It's always being held up as the pinnacle of Popsugar perfection (how's that for alliteration?!).

Here's a review of the 2013 Popsugar Neiman box.  After seeing this review I...  really kind of want this box now.  Those are some pretty amazing products.

This box ships in mid-November.  Get it here!

Also!!  There is a new Popsugar coupon code for the regular Must Have box!!  Use code GWP10 and get a Kendra Scott necklace AND $10 off your next box!!

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This is courtesy of MSA!  She must be rockin with the Popsugar sales, they love her so much! :D  Works for me, though, because I cancelled my sub and now I can re-sub with this coupon.  I'm not sure if you'll get the October box, but I'm guessing you will if you sign up now.  This is a "While Supplies Last" type of thing so...

*referral  links were used in this post!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Glossybox October 2014 Review + New Gift and Coupon Codes!

One thing Glossybox does right is presentation!  This is the October 2014 Glossybox and it is as gorgeous as ever.  I can't complain about pink, either.  Glossybox  has been doing so much better with shipping times, too.  I used to get my boxes the month after I paid but now here mine is and it's only the 21st!  It's a funny thing to be happy about, I know, but it shows a pretty big improvement.

I like Glossybox a lot because they send good brands and great sizes.  I have also found some of my favorite things in Glossyboxes.  Vichy being one of them.  I love that brand!  The value is always there for a Glossybox, too.  In this months box there are five items and one of them is a Limited Edition!

The Cost: $21/monthly

What You Get: Five luxury deluxe sized beauty essentials, from both well-known and emerging brands, delivered to your door each month.
I think Tarte recently got bought out by a new company and since then, I've been seeing lots of it in subscription boxes.  I like Tarte so I'm glad to see them.  The great thing is all the colors I've received have been very wearable.  No ugly colors anywhere!
Proganix Anti-Fade Weightless Argan Oil + UV Protection-  this is a sweet smelling blend of argan oil and cherry blossom extract.  It also provides shine and solar protection without weighing your hair down.  Glossybox always has good sizes and this one in particular is full size!  They don't really advertise as having full size so it's always a nice surprise when one is included.
This smells absolutely heavenly.  While I normally dislike getting hair products, I think I'll use this one because it smells so good.
Value: $12

Nails Inc. Westminster Bridge Matte Topcoat- A matte topcoat from the British brand.  I like that this is not a color.  I don't remember the last time I got a topcoat and I don't own a matte one so this is going right into my nail polish drawer to be used as soon as my shellac manicure dies.  This is another full size item.  I guess nail polishes usually are...
Value: $10
Vince Camuto Amore Eau de Parfum-  This is ADORABLE and a limited edition!  While I don't really go for perfume much since I already have my favorites.
Fruity top notes mix with the organic smell of freshly picked flowers. A divine base of comforting cashmere, rich, sensual amber and earthy sandalwood warm up the intoxicating combination.
That description is from their website.  I don't smell any cashmere and thats probably a good thing because really, who wants to smell like a goat?!  Who writes these descriptions anyway?!
Value: $10
Tarte LipSurgence Power Pigment in Awakening-This is a rosy peach nude lip tint that twists up.  It's part lip color, part lip treatment and is made up of vitamins, shea butter and a hint of mint!
I love this color.  It's very pretty.  It is a little strange how it tastes/smells like mint dental floss, though.  This is also a full size item!
Sesha Skin Therapy Botanical Hydro Mask-  This is a sheet mask with extracts of cucumber, green tea and marigold.  Wear this after a hard day or a long day in the sun since it's packed with anti-inflammatory goodness.
Since I'm totally into sheet masks, I'll absolutely be using this!
Value: $9

VERDICT:  This Glossybox has a value of $65 and has three full size items!  I'm not counting the mask since it's one time use.  The perfume has the cutest box and bottle ever and I kind of just want to display it somewhere.  Love the Tarte and mask.  I'll use the hair treatment and the mask.  The only thing I wont really get any use out of is the Amore perfume but I'm okay with that.  I think I paid a little under $19 for this box because I got a 3 month plan and had a coupon.  I can't remember.

If you would like to get a Glossybox of your own, you can sign up here.  Make sure you use a coupon code when you sign up so you can get a bonus in your box!  Here are the codes I currently have, though some of them may not be available any more.  They tend to be "while supplies last" and don't have an exact expire date.
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This Alex and Ani bangle code is good until November 25th!

OR use code GLAM to get free deluxe-sized GLAMGLOW Tinglexfoliate Treatment with your subscription, Expires 10/31. Use voucher code GBGLAM to get a complimentary Glamglow Youthmud mud-mask. Use MAGIC to get a free full size Eyeco Mascara in your box. FLAWLESS will get you a free Full Size Boscia BB Cream worth $38!

*referral links were used in this post, thank you in advance if you choose to use them :)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Barkbox October 2014 Allergy Friendly Box! Happy Howl-o-ween + Coupons!

When I discovered that Barkbox had an Allergy Friendly Box, I was all over that.  This is the October 2014 Barkbox for dogs with allergies!  Dexter only has an allergy to chicken but that is one of the things listed that won't be included so I was happy to have the option.  They can't cater to specific allergies but they do avoid the main triggers: beef, chicken, turkey, gluten, wheat, soy, and corn.

The Cost: $29.99/monthly, less with a longer subscription.  Use the code TRICKORTREAT10 to get 10% off any length subscription!

What You Get: Each monthly box contains a combination of 4-6 treats, toys, and occasional hygiene products.  Food items will not include beef, chicken, turkey, gluten, wheat, soy or corn.
This month there are six items in the box!!  Two toys and FOUR treats!!  I love getting new treats to try, especially ones that Dexter can eat.  Chicken is found in so many treats (even beef flavored ones!) so it can be difficult to find good ones for him.  Barkbox is actually one of my most favorite boxes that I receive and I don't know if I could ever stop getting it.  It's just way too convenient.

MissionCute October 2014 Review- A Subscription with a Cause

My MissionCute box for October 2014 showed up on Saturday and I was so excited to see what was in it.  This particular box was sweetly sent to me by MissionCute to review. MissionCute is not just a subscription box.  There is so much more to this box that first meets your eye.

Not only does MissionCute support small businesses and offer handmade, artisan products by subscription, but they also donate 50% of their net proceeds to non-profit organizations nominated by subscribers!  If you have a non profit close to your heart, you can suggest that it be the Mission of the Month here.
The mission this month is Rahab's Rope.  This is a non profit organization that provides after-care support, escape and intervention for women and girls subjected to human trafficking in Mumbai, India.  Their goal is to extend a lifeline to endangered women whenever they can.  You can read more about the project here.
The Cost: $39/monthly, less with a longer subscription.

What You Get: At least 2-5 carefully chosen items each month for your home & wardrobe ranging from locally crafted candles to trendy necklaces.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Tique Box October 2014 Spooky and Sweet Review + November 2014 Spoilers and Coupon!

If you haven't heard of Tique Box, I'm here for you.  Tique Box is a box packed with products from talented Portland-area artisans, along with local goodies and crafts.  Each month new artisans are featured.  Let me say one thing right now: Tique Box knows the way right to your October Halloween Candy heart.  Or at least mine.
Tique Box is run by two gorgeous women who hand-pick every single item that will appear in your box each month.  Tique Box officially launched in July 2014 and ships all over the US.  They've received awards and accolades from the city of Portland for promoting arts and crafts and spreading the PDX love.

What Tique Box has done is curated a box that will give you the best of the best. Hometown goodies, made right in their area and shipped to you.  This is your chance to explore a little of our Pacific Northwest wholesome goodness. They generously sent the October 2014 Tique Box to me for review.
The Cost: $25/month or $30 singly (includes shipping)- Use code B&B3OFFNOV to save $3 on your November box!

What You Get:A box full of curated local products and crafts- made exclusively by Portland artisans. Each Tique Box is filled with their products and delivered them from their city to yours.

Stick in a Box October 2014 Beef Jerky Awesomeness Review + Coupon Code

I am afraid to tell you how happy I got when I saw my October 2014 Stick in a Box show up at my door.  Really happy!  I wasn't expecting it either!  I still was basking in the beef jerky flavor party that my taste buds had last month.
Stick in a Box sends beef jerky packages right to your door.  They find small batch, fun and interesting jerkys, along with some big name brands tested for beefy goodness.  It's possible you may recognize some of these brands but so far I haven't known about any of them.

That September box set the bar preeeetty high!  So we have to see if this box measures up.

The Cost: $35/month or less with a longer subscription

What You Get: At least 3 bags of jerky plus sticks and slabs from both name brands, and small batch companies, in traditional and out of this world flavors.
I was determined to share more generously with my husband this time but he wasn't here when I opened the box.  He might be a little disappointed but since he didn't get to taste one of the beef jerkys, he doesn't know what he's missing.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Peach and Lily SEOULcialite Fall 2014 Inaugural Box

Peach and Lily is a beauty e-commerce site based in the US that sources innovative and high quality beauty products from Asia.  All of their products come straight from Korea, Japan or other Asian-inspired beauty brands from around the world.  All their products are chosen for their quality, ingredients and formulations.
For the first time ever, Peach and Lily curated an Asian skincare and beauty mystery box!  Called the SEOULcialite box, it sold out fast when the spoiler of banila co. Clean It Zero was released.

These boxes are not subscription boxes.  They are one time, limited edition curations and there is no commitment to purchase any further.
The Cost: $49.00

What You Get: Each box will contain 6 full-sized products, a travel kit, a special surprise gift, plus free shipping.

These shipped out Priority 2-Day shipping so you know that wasn't cheap!  I was really happy because their offices are in New York and I'm clear across the continent in Seattle.  That kind of shipping is the BEST!
I've been anxiously awaiting this box because I'm slightly (haha!) obsessed with Korean skincare and Memeboxes.  I admit I want to do a little comparison although the SEOULcialite box is the price of two normal Memeboxes.  We will see!  A handwritten note is a serious step up!

Friday, October 17, 2014

French Box October 2014 Review- The Warmth of Provence Plus Coupon Code!

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This is the October 2014 French Box!  It's the second French Box ever and it turned out really well!
This box is (obviously) centered around all things French.  It's not necessarily a beauty box, it's more about giving a little taste of everything.

The Cost: $24/month

What You Get: 5 (or more!) products from France! Fashion, cosmetics, gourmet, goodies, etc.
The packaging for this box is just incredible.  The attention to detail is meticulous and everything is so carefully packed and put together.  This box is a pleasure just to open.
This is the very first item in the box.  Before you even get to the actual goodies, there was a  journal with a Christian Lacroix sketch just for French Box on the front!  The inside is blank white pages for your own thoughts or sketches.  How cool is that!?
There really is a little bit of everything packed into a French Box! I see beauty, snacks, culinary items and perfume!  This box came with seven items plus the Christian LaCroix sketch journal, plus a postcard, plus a recipe!  Jackpot!  Or however you say that in French.

Wantable Accessories October 2014 Review- My First Accessories Box!

Wantable had an amazing deal for half off boxes the other day.  I just caught the tail end of it on Facebook or I promise I would have told you.  So for $20 (I got the one time box which is usually $40) I got this super amazing Wantable Accessories October 2014 box!  It's my first one and I'm pretty enthused about it.  I might have to subscribe.

The Cost: $36/monthly, $40 for a one time box.

What You Get: Subscribers will receive four boutique accessories, handpicked by a personal stylist.
I have to mention the super duper, really great thing about Wantable.  Customizable profiles!  This is not like Ipsy or Birchbox where you fill out your profile and maybe it applies and maybe it doesn't. 
No.  This is a real, full-on, hard core profile that is accounted for and depended upon to provide you with exactly the items you prefer that month.  Yes.  See how I said "that month"?  That's because you can change your profile every month so you can get different things!  Tired of bracelets and want a box of earrings?  Change your profile to reflect that!  Change it back whenever you feel like it!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Memebox Has a Surprise! Sign Up for Early Access!!

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Get Early Access and sale prices on the newest Memebox product!! Get excited!  
Sign up here

Also, I just noticed that the product in the above photo says Memebox x ReCipe!!  If its a collaboration with ReCipe by Nature, I'm going to be thrilled!!

*referral links were used in this post.

Memebox Superbox Yogurt Cosmetics Review

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When Memebox first announced the Yogurt Cosmetics box, I was all over that and now it's time for a review!  I had missed the Milk box and so when this dairy-related Yogurt one came out I snatched it quick.  There is no donkey milk cream in this box but that's okay, it's got other goodies!

The Cost: $23 plus shipping

What You Get: A themed mystery box packed with Korean beauty, skincare and makeup products.
Memebox is not a subscription, you can buy as many or as few boxes as you like.  It all depends on your budget and your penchant for fun, interesting, unusual and effective Korean products. Sometimes the things I get in my boxes make me go "Huh??" and other times I cannot believe the awesomeness of what I find.  The Yogurt box is totally fun with even a bit of cute tossed in!

Love With Food October 2014 Monster Mash Review Plus First Box for $2!

Love With Food is one of my favorite boxes.  This is the October 2014 box and once again, the box is packed with strange and tasty goodies.  I'm always happy to see this appear on the doorstep.  My biggest problem is not eating everything right away.

The Cost: $10/month plus $2 shipping

What You Get:8+ new snacks each month. Snacks are either organic or all-natural, GMO-free, gluten-free or free of artificial junk.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

All the Random Things! (and Giveaways!)

Okay, everyone!  It has been a week of all kinds of fun stuff!!

Congratulations to Moi for winning my Memebox Giveaway!  
She chose the Super Luckybox #11 and that will be winging it's way to her home around the end of November.  I hope all the fun and amazing things are in there!

Also, I had a super crazy opportunity to work with Memebox on showcasing some of the products they have in their USA shop!  This was completely out of the blue and I had about a week to prepare for it.  Not long!  I may end up doing a post explaining how it all works but for now I'm just amazed it even happened.  It's pretty exciting for a new blogger like me to be able to take part in something like this.

If you haven't entered the giveaway associated with the Memebox Haul of Fame sale and you are a resident of the USA, you can head to this post and get your entries in.  It's kind of like a Naked Box except its not a box. So its technically not like a Naked Box at all. Especially because I picked the items in it. You'll get $70 worth of goodies shipped to your door, so get over there and do it!

The hardest part was not being able to include all my international readers.  I am happy I was able to have my own Memebox giveaway earlier that allowed an international winner! Yay, Moi!