Monday, November 30, 2015

Candy Box Mini November 2015 Snack Subscription Box Review and Groupon Offer

Candy Box sends an assortment of hard, soft and chocolate candies to your door every month. There are two sizes of box, Mini and Large. This review is for the Mini box. Since I love candy, I decided to check out this box when I saw the deal on Groupon. I got a three month Mini subscription for $27.

The Cost: $20/month for Mini, $40/month for Large

What You Get: 7-12 candies of all kinds in the Mini Box, 15-20 candies of all kinds in the Large.

Too Faced Mystery Bags Are On Sale Now!

 too faced mystery bag 2015
Get excited!!! Too Faced has their once-a-year Mystery Bags on sale for Cyber Monday!! There are FIVE products including a full size Melted Lipstick in Melted Rainbow and the total value is $137!

Last years bag had a Smokey Eyes palette in it and I'm hoping theres a palette in this one, too! As a little side note, if you're reading this too late, I got an extra one to giveaway!! So make sure you're following me so you'll know when it happens! I suggest Facebook or Twitter.

This bag is $39 and you can (hopefully) snag one here!

Also! Since shipping is free at $50, you can check out their 50% off of sale items! I desperately wanted the Book of Bronzers but I resisted. Because really, what am I going to do with that many bronzers......   right? /cry Anyway, you only need to spend $11 more to get free shipping so there's lots to pick from!

Did you get one?!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Love Goodly Cyber Monday 2015 Sale!

LOVE GOODLY Cyber Monday Deal Week
Get 20% off a Love Goodly subscription with code CYBERLOVE!

Love Goodly is a lifestyle box that sends only the best nontoxic, natural and eco-friendly products. You'll find beauty, skincare, wellness products, snacks and eco style accessories in their boxes.

The Cost: $39.95/bi-monthly

What You Get: Every other month receive 5-7 full-size products and deluxe samples of the best nontoxic and cruelty free beauty and skincare, healthy snacks, wellness and eco style accessories. 

You get 20% off ANY length subscription with CYBERLOVE so if this is the kind of box you've been searching for, here's your chance! With a six month subscription, this brings your box cost down to about $27.

*affiliate links used in this post.

Love With Food Cyber Monday Deal 15% off Plus Gifts!

Try LoveWithFood at 15% off for Cyber Monday and get a 2 year subscription of Rachael Ray Magazine and $100 worth of gift cards included!
If you've followed my blog at all, you know I love Love with Food. It's even on my Top Ten Favorite Subscription Boxes list. That's how much I love it. If I didn't already have a subscription, I'd have been all over this deal when they first announced it on Friday.

So, if you haven't subscribed yet and you're considering, you have a chance at this deal! One year is $83 and makes each box only $6!

Get 15% off ALL PLANS! Even one year (which is obviously the best deal)! You'll get healthy, fun snacks delivered to your door every month. It's a lot of fun and I've discovered some really great products over the months... wait... YEARS that I've been subscribed.

Sign up now! You'll get a two year subscription to Rachel Ray Magazine, too, if you get a subscription over $30. I'm not sure what the $100 gift cards are for but I have a sneaking suspicion they might be to Naked Wines (and are basically worthless). But that's okay because the best part is the snacks.

*affiliate links were used in this post

Julep Cyber Monday Sale Means 50% Off!

Cyber Monday Sale

Get 50% off of everything at Julep with code YAYTODAY.

And when they say everything, they mean EVERYTHING! Well, except Maven but that's not in their shop anyway.

So yeah, this is an unreal deal.

*affiliate link used in this post.

Pop in a Box Monthly Funko Pop Subscription Box! Plus Get 30% Off!

monthly funko pop vinylsSince I've become sort of a Funko Pop addict, I have to tell you about Pop in a Box! Every month, they'll send you a new Pop. Or two. Or three! Depending on how many you want to get.

They have a ridiculously extensive rating system for all the Funko lines of collectibles. This is good because it prevents you from getting a Pop! you already have and eliminates the possibility of getting Pops! you know you don't want.
So, I want all the StarWars and Firefly but I don't want any Buffy or Walking Dead. I really like that I was able to mark each one so I know I don't waste a shipment on getting a TMNT Dorbz when I don't like them.

Anyway, it has a place for all the ones you already have, a space for the ones you want and a space for the ones you don't want. Sounds good to me. I subscribed.

You can get 5% off your first order (no matter how many Pops! you want) with my referral link. However, they are having a really awesome 30% off sale that you should totally take advantage of. Head to the website and clickie their banner. Not sure how long that will last, though, so jump on it.

*referral link was happily used in this post and I'm going to be overjoyed if someone uses it. :D Yay, Pops!

All the Things I Couldn't Resist this Holiday Season

In case you need something to make you feel better about your own spending, or if you want to chuckle quietly to yourself about how good you were, I'm here for you.

I admit, I did a little of both. I spent some but I was also proud of all the things I said "NO!" to. That can be really hard when you're staring at a $11 set of It Cosmetics brushes that you don't really need but totally want. Except that $11 is about half of what a super awesome subscription box could contain.

My favorite purchases were definitely subscriptions. They're my favorite because they were such a ridiculously amazing deal.

1. First up, six months of Glossybox from Gilt City for $74 using a 25% off coupon code on an already amazing deal of $99. I probably should have gotten the one year but ah, well. Use GOLD20 for 20% off when you checkout!

2. Second favorite? Birchbox!! One glorious year of Birchbox for 30% off (code ACESONLY) plus $20 of points for $62.50!! That should maybe be my first fave. What a deal! Especially considering I earn $5 on every box just for reviewing product. By the time I'm done, I'll have MADE money off of this subscription. The code is still available and non-aces can use PARTYON for 25% off subscriptions.

3. My next purchase is also off of Gilt City. A 4 month subscription (with a coupon) to BeautyDNA for $34. That's so cheap there's really no use resisting. If you're new to Gilt City, you can get $25 off your first purchase (I think it has to be over $50?) with my referral link. Use GOLD20 if you're not new for 20% off.

4. Fourth is NOT a subscription but rather something from a box. From BeautyFix, actually. I fell in love with HydroPeptide Solar Defense Sunscreen. I've been wanting to buy it for awhile but it's so expensive ($44). I used a coupon at Dermstore and got it for $33. Still expensive but I "need" it and I know it's something I'll use. Update: DOH! I just found it on Amazon for $20. I bought it. I'm going to see if they're the same then send the other one back.

5. I also got a December Dottiebox for $18 (instead of $22). I liked the businesses that they're featuring that month and I was planning on getting it anyway. I'm glad I waited a bit for the deal. It's just a one time box, too. No subscription necessary! It's still available.

6. MissionCute had a Black Friday box that might still be available. It's $34 and has over $100 of adorable, small-business goodies in it. I tend to sporadically subscribe to MissionCute because I like what they do but not everything wows me. We'll see! You can use MISSIONTEN and get $10 off either the Deluxe or Mini boxes! That's a deal.

7. I also got three months of Bonjour Jolie. It's a period box but it sends full boxes instead of loose product. I was SO bummed to see that I had used a 15% off coupon and then saw that MSA had one for 20% off. /sigh So if you sign up, use code BLACKFRIDAYMSA (til 11/30).

So now you're wondering what did I resist! Here is what I resisted (so far, I may cave).

LaRitzy Box at 40% off (code BF40)! Why am I resisting?!

Planner Packs at 15% off. I really WANT to decorate my desk calendar I use for blog planning.

I also resisted Saffron at 40% off because I have ten billion soaps and I'm not huge on natural stuff. However, my temptation was more for reviewing on the blog.

I resisted the Tarte 25% off sale and did not buy the new Tartlette 2 or the In Bloom palette.

I resisted the Studio Calico $5 Grab Bags. This was really, really hard.

I resisted Yogi Surprise at 30% off. I'm not a Yogi. I can't buy something just because it's on sale! Right??

I resisted Mantry at $35 instead of $75. They aren't worth it and when I would have reviewed it on the blog, it would mainly be to tell people never to pay $75 for it.

I resisted Ulta and their It Brushes. I resisted Sephora and their $10 deals. Although part of that is because two of them sold out in my cart.

I also resisted OwlCrate, even though they never have coupons, because I can scope out the book that was sent and get it from the library instead. That was a hard one, though. (BLACKFRIDAY1 takes $4 off 1 month, BLACKFRIDAY2 takes $13 off a 3 month and BLACKFRIDAY3 takes $25 off a 6 month sub).

There are a few things I'm hoping I'll be able to find a deal for on Cyber Monday. I really, really want the BareMinerals BareSkin in Bare Shell. I cannot find it in a Kit, I can only find it separately but no coupons so far have given me any percentage off of it at Macys, Sephora or Ulta. Bah. I do have to admit that I really, really like the new Honest Beauty Tinted Moisturizer. Even better than my Bobbi Brown... I never thought that would happen.

Oh, and I also really, really wanted that Rifle Desk Calendar from Birchbox but it was sold out by the time I realized I desperately needed it! Drat! I hope they restock.

I'm guessing I'll probably cave on Studio Calico, Planner Packs and either LaRitzy Box or Saffron. So many good things!

OH!! And I just learned from Brandy at Hello, Subscription that TooFaced has Mystery Bags for $35 worth over $130 on sale TONIGHT at 12am PST!!! I'm staying up for that. I'm not even bothering to resist!! I think you can use this link (its a referral link) to get 20% off. Free shipping is at $50.

What did you get?! Or at least what are your favorites? Make me feel better about how I want to get some more stuff! Haha!

*referral/affiliate links were used in this post

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Glossybox November 2015 Beauty Box Subscription Review and Gilt City Offer

Glossybox is a beauty box that sends skincare and makeup products to your door every month. It's probably one of the most classy subscription boxes out there (if "classy" can be used to describe a subscription). The packaging and presentation is superb and always feels like a gift. I think packaging is important, especially when a box is a gift. Glossybox is perfection in that regard.

I also think that Glossybox caters to an older crowd. And by older I mean not in high school. I'm not saying that someone younger wouldn't appreciate it but there tends to be some good quality skincare that would probably go to waste. In regards to skincare... Start early. Hindsight is always 20/20 though, isn't 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.

Scentbird November 2015 Perfume Subscription Review and Free Month Coupon

Scentbird is one of my favorite subscriptions. I've been able to affordably expand my fragrance repertoire in a way I never would have imagined. The Scentbird program is perfect for me because I get to try new perfumes that I've chosen myself based on answers to their perfume preference profiles.

I enjoy it especially because so far, I've always received perfumes I actually like based on the suggestions given to me. Now it's been some time and I've started branching out a little. Becoming a little more adventurous with my perfumes. They're a perfect size and each vial is supposed to last one month with three spritzes a day. Mine last a lot longer than that because I don't stick to just one perfume and I don't spritz that often (or every day).

The Cost: $14.99/month

What You Get: One 8ml atomizer of the perfume of your choice. Your first month you will receive a black case and velvety drawstring bag. Subsequent months will just be the vial.

Super Geek Box November 2015 "Legacy" Geek Box Review and Coupon Code

I am really liking my Super Geek Box subscription! The November 2015 box has both a t-shirt and a Funko Pop figure which Loot Crate tends to only have one or the other. I'm a big fan of getting a t-shirt every month no matter what else is in the box. So I subscribe the geek/gamer boxes that send them.

The Cost: $19.92/month

What You Get: $40+ Value in each box! New swag every month. Guaranteed exclusive Ultra-EPIC Shirt! or something 2x Epic!

BlackFriday & Small Business Saturday Deals

This is a list of deals I've found that are still going strong today, Saturday November 28th. I think my favorite of this bunch is the 40% off My Texas Market and of course, Birchbox subscriptions for 30% off!

Bean Box-
20% off with code BLACKCOFFEE or check out their Gilt City Deal

We’ve got everything you want to give (and get!). This Black Friday weekend, take 25% off ALL subscriptions and 25% off full-size beauty products on orders of $35 or more. Plus, receive free shipping on orders of $25+. Use code BIGDEAL. Valid 11/27-12/1

ACESONLY gets you 30% off and starts 11/25! That's now!

Also I saw PARTYON also works. So if you forget something with the first code, you've got another chance!

CYBERBOXY for 20% off. Exp. 11/30

Bonjour Jolie-
Save 15% off any subscription.
4 DAYS ONLY! Sale ends Monday, November 30th, Midnight CST!

Buddhi Box:
Cyber Monday deals: Mystery BuddhiBags for only $25 inclusive of shipping (worth $80+) and
pick up additional stocking stuffers at up to 60% off!

Get $20 off your first box! Starts November 26th-11/30

Use BLACKFRIDAY to get 50% off your first subscription box when you order a monthly or bi-monthly one month plan! Ends Monday, November 30th

Small Business Saturday Sale! December 2015 boxes are on sale 15% off for $18 + shipping. No coupon needed, priced as marked.

Elizabeth and Clarke-
Get $10 off with MSA10

Use TRYFFF for $10 off your first box. That'll be the Winter one and it ships Dec. 14.

Flicker and Flame-
Thanks to the power of MSA, we have a coupon for 50% off your first month! Use code MSA50OFF.

Customers can use the code GIVETHANKS and save 25% off their first month's box with the purchase of a 3+ month subscription (new customers only). Expires 11/30.

Black Friday
Use the code BLACKFRIDAY15 to save $15 off an Artisan Box subscription of 3+ months (new customers only). This code will not be active until 11/27 and expires 11/30.

For Giving Tuesday, use the code GIVEBENEFIT and get a Free Benefit Basket with a purchase of 3+ month Artisan Box subscription (new customers only). This code will be active from 11/30-12/2.
 glossybox black friday

Her Shave Co.
Save 20% with code FIRSTSHAVE at checkout. Free razor with first box.

20% off subscriptions with code BLACKFRIDAY


Get 40% OFF with code: BFCJ40

Love With Food-
15% off all LoveWithFood subscriptions for Black Friday! 

*DOORBUSTERS! Doorbusters will display a "Black Friday" badge. Offer valid while supplies last. Cannot be combined with promo code(s). Maximum 3 quantity for purchase per product.

*100 DAYS OF MASKS!! $79 Thursday November 26, 2015 | 9PM PST

*ALL THE BOGO ITEMS!! Thursday November 26, 2015 | 9PM PST. Cannot be combined with promo code(s). Maximum 3 quantity for purchase per product.

*VAULT BOXES!! $149 FOR 16 GREAT PRODUCTS!! See list here. These will be restocked EVERY day!! So if you miss it check back.

Here's the schedule of daily releases for both Vault Boxes and Doorbusters:

Thursday, Nov 26 at 9:00PM PST
Friday, Nov 27 at 9:00AM PST
Saturday, Nov 28 at 9:00AM PST
Sunday, Nov 29 at 9:00AM PST

There are several "grab boxes" available including a Black Friday box and a Small Business Saturday box. They both have ridiculous values and are priced under $40.
Use code MISSIONTEN for $10 off your first month of the Deluxe box.

20% off subscriptions with HOLIDAYWEEKEND

Muse Monthly is a book and tea subscription and they're offering free shipping on subscriptions and shop orders! Use code BLACKFRIDAY15.

My Texas Market-
Use code SBS2015 for 40% off your first box or gift subscription box!! This is an EXCELLENT deal!!

Special offers now through Sunday, November 29
Sign up for a month-to-month subscription, and get your second month free.
Sign up for a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription, and get a free 4 ml refillable travel atomizer.
Get 15% off all full bottles with the code 15FORALL.

The new OuiPlease A La Carte boxes go on sale Wednesday the 25th of November, the first 50 people to order OuiPlease // A La Carte will receive 15% off products in their custom holiday box. Use code OUINOEL at checkout. OuiPlease // A La Carte ships free of charge within 3-5 business days. Customers can choose from 1 of our 3 pre-curated, limited edition boxes.
Enter OUIALACARTE for 15% off your customized A La Carte Box.

 owl crate black friday
Use code HOLIDAY for 25% off ANY length subscription!

Get 10% OFF for life with code: HOLIDAY

The Pumpkin Batch has gift boxes on sale. No codes but it's your chance to get pumpkin goodness.

Rent the Runway-
Offer: Get 25% off $75+ rentals at Rent the Runway
Valid: 11/27 - 11/28
LinkBlack Friday Sale 25% Off $75

Offer: Get $40 off $100 rentals at Rent the Runway
Valid: 11/29 - 11/30
LinkCyber Monday Sale $40 Off $100

Buy three sets for your loved ones and get $30 off. Get $5 off the purchase of a single gift set. Promo code GIVETHANKS will be automatically applied at checkout. This promo is valid from 11/26 – 11/30.

Something Snacks-
50% off all plans with code BF15.

From now until Saturday, Nov. 28th at midnight PST, sign up and receive 30% off all gift subscriptions (1-month, 3-month and 6-month!), or sign up for yourself and receive 60% off your first month! Use this specific link in order to see the deal. (not a referral  link) It will populate the sale prices for you, no coupon needed.

When you spend $20 or more you will receive $10 OFF your entire order! Use promo code FALLSHOPPING

GIVETHANKS10 will offer users $10 off their first Wet Shave Club membership.
VALID: 11/16 - 11/30

Use code HOHOHO50 to take 50% off the first month of a prepaid Discover subscription.

Uppercase Box-
Sign up for ANY Uppercase Box subscription and get THREE extra bookish items worth over $20 in your first box in your first box when you enter the code below during checkout.
Enter this code at checkout: ILOVEBOOKS
Only valid while supplies last. Offer expires on 11/28/2015.

Favorites Box on Sale $7 off.

Not Subscriptions but...

Gilt City has several subscriptions available including Glossybox, BeanBox, BeautyDNA, theBouqs and Level Naturals. If you are new, you can use my referral link to sign up and you'll get a $25 credit to use on an order over $50. That means you can get 4 months of BeautyDNA for $11/box!
If you are NOT new, you can use BLACKOUT25 for 25% off a deal! Seriously... Glossybox becomes ~$12/box for 6 months with that coupon! I totally did it.

Jouer- 25% off with code BLACKFRIDAY, starts now 11/25-11/29

Tarte Cosmetics- 25% off with FRIDAY, starts now 11/25-11/28

The Sephora Holiday Packette Bags are here! Choose 1 of 3 holiday bags with 12 party-ready samples, FREE with your $25 purchase at Sephora. Use code: MIXITUP.

Get 15% off everything + Free shipping + A free book on orders of $65+ at Valid: 11/20-11/29.
Cyber Monday- Save 20% off site wide and FREE shipping, plus a FREE book on orders of $65+ with code BOOK15 at! (Valid 11/30 from 12:01am EST to 11:59pm EST only. Limit 1 free book/customer. Free shipping applies to US and CAN.

Be sure to visit ThinkGeek's Holiday Gift Center for some fantastic offers! They will be running 40% off 75 Amazing Gifts from 11/26-11/29. I *love* ThinkGeek for guy gifts. LOVE it!

Best Bully Sticks 15% Off Site Wide! Coupon Code: BF2015 Save an additional 15% on Sale Items
Deal Ends 11/29/15 @ 11:59pm EST. I get all my bully sticks for the dogs from this place. Here's what I always get: One of their Value Grab Bags, depending on how much I feel like spending. Highly recommend! I know it's not beauty and whatever but they hardly ever have deals so I wanted to tell someone! Haha!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Nerd Block Black Friday Deal ~ Get 50% off ANY Monthly Block!

 nerd block black friday deal
Here's the best opportunity you'll get to try out Nerd Block in all it's glory! The coupon code is BLOCKFRIDAY and will get you 50% off any block you choose (Classic, Arcade, Horror, Sci-Fi, Nerd Block Jr... etc). You'll still pay full price shipping (which is really the worst part about Nerd Block) but this is the best deal I've seen in ages.

I recommend the Arcade Block usually but the Classic Box for December will have StarWars in it!

*affiliate link was in this post.

BeautyDNA and Glossybox on Gilt City with Extra 25% off!! Plus More...

 gilt city black friday deal
This is one of the best Glossybox deals you're ever going to get. First, it's on sale at Gilt City, six months for $99 or one year for $150 but THEN Gilt City has a 25% off coupon for any deal! Use code BLACKOUT25.
Also  on Gilt City is BeautyDNA with a 2 month subscription for $29 and a 4 month subscription for $59. They send REALLY expensive skincare and have an extensive profile for you to fill out so you get the best thing for your skin.
Aaand Bean Box, if you like coffee!
Also, Book of the Month Club will give you a 50% off coupon when you RSVP (no charge, it's a coupon that shows up later in your inbox from Gilt City). If you're thinking about it, just do it.

You can only use the code once, so choose wisely.

Sign up for Gilt City with my referral link and you'll get $25 off your first order, too! So there's all kinds of savings to be had. I'm not sure that stacks with the BlackFriday coupon but you could buy both Glossybox AND BeautyDNA at a discount.

Gilt City is pretty awesome and if you like subscription boxes, I recommend signing up because they have deals fairly frequently. Their customer service is EXCELLENT, too.

*referral link was used in this post.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Black Friday Subscription Box Deals

Here are some of the Black Friday subscription box deals I've found. I know there's a ton out there but these are the ones I think are awesome. I made a Black Friday Deals page, too, that has a ton more.

 Glossybox Black Friday Coupon
Use code FRIDAY25 for 25% off your first month of Glossybox. Expires 11:59pm PST 11/27. Glossybox is ALSO on Gilt City right now with a $99 for 6 months and $150 for a year long subscription. If you've never used Gilt City before you can get $25 off with my invite link! You may also be able to use WELCOME20 if you haven't used it before. So you'll get your subscription even cheaper!

Mantry-Get your first crate for only $35, that's a savings of 53%! Deal is live from Friday November 27 12:01 AM EST to Friday November 27 11:59 PM PST, while supplies last.
Cyber Monday- Purchase a 1, 3 or 6 month gift subscription and get a bonus crate for free! Our Cyber Monday sale goes live on Monday, November 30 at 12:01 AM EST and closes November 30 at 11:59 PM PST, while supplies last.

Yogi Surprise- 25% off subscriptions with BLACKFRIDAY
 black friday deals

Kloverbox is 20% off subscriptions, different ones each day. No coupon needed. Friday-Six month. Saturday-3 month and Sunday is monthly.
 owl crate subscription box coupon black friday
Owl Crate has codes by length of subscription.
 pawpack black friday deal
PawPack is having a 25% off sale! Use code BLACKFRIDAY or HOLIDAY for 25% off ANY subscription! Or get $20 off your first box with this link and code REFERRAL20 at checkout.
 barkbox black friday deal
Use code freeextratoyholiday and get a free toy upgrade. You'll get one extra toy added to your box for the length of your subscription. Make sure to choose "Yes, Please" when you get to that screen, then enter code at check out.
Or you can get one free box added to your subscription with my referral link.
 fabletics black friday deal
Fabletics is having a BOGO outfit sale!! I totally took advantage of this! Details: Offer valid 11/27/15 12:01 AM ET through 11/27/15 11:59 PM ET. Offer is valid for VIP members in the US and AUS only. Discount will be applied automatically at checkout. No promo code necessary. Offer may be redeemed online only. All promotional items are final sale, and cannot be returned or exchanged. Fabletics membership credits, store credits and gift cards may not be applied toward the order to which this offer is applied.
 boxyxharm black friday deal

Muse Monthly is a book and tea subscription and they're offering free shipping on subscriptions and shop orders! Use code BLACKFRIDAY15.

*DOORBUSTERS! Doorbusters will display a "Black Friday" badge. Offer valid while supplies last. Cannot be combined with promo code(s). Maximum 3 quantity for purchase per product. As a side note, that is the lowest price I've EVER seen for the 7 Seconds Sheet Masks!!!

*100 DAYS OF MASKS!! $79 Thursday November 26, 2015 | 9PM PST

*ALL THE BOGO ITEMS!! Thursday November 26, 2015 | 9PM PST. Cannot be combined with promo code(s). Maximum 3 quantity for purchase per product.

*VAULT BOXES!! $149 FOR 16 GREAT PRODUCTS!! See list here. These will be restocked EVERY day!! So if you miss it check back.

Here's the schedule of daily releases for both Vault Boxes and Doorbusters:

Thursday, Nov 26 at 9:00PM PST
Friday, Nov 27 at 9:00AM PST
Saturday, Nov 28 at 9:00AM PST
Sunday, Nov 29 at 9:00AM PST

*referral/affiliate links were used in this post.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

PawPack November 2015 Small Dog Box Review and $20 Off Coupon!

PawPack is a great dog box if you have a dog with sensitivities or you really want to make sure you're getting treats that are as all natural or organic as possible. This box really revolves around getting the healthiest treats with the fewest amount of allergens. You'll never receive treats with grain and they try to stick to more exotic protein sources like duck, kangaroo, turkey, etc. They also strive, whenever possible, to source products that are organic and eco-friendly.

The Cost: $39/month

What You Get: Each month we deliver only the most wholesome selection of all-natural and grain-free treats and chews, along with irresistible toys and unique functional accessories.

Smuggler's Bounty Star Wars "The First Order" November 2015 Review

Smuggler's Bounty Star Wars is a bi-monthly subscription box by Funko. Everything in it will be licensed, official and all about Star Wars. Much of the product will be exclusive and created with collector's in mind. This box has a theme of "The First Order" which is probably a little tongue in cheek since this is the very first box. The next box, in January, is themed "The Resistance" and yes, I'm getting it.
Each box focuses on a different part of the Star Wars universe so you'll never know what you might find inside, only that you're sure to want to either wear or display it. It does appear that the first two boxes, at least, relate to The Force Awakens, rather than the older versions.

The Cost: $34.99/bi-monthly.

What You Get: Each box includes exclusive products created in partnership by Star Wars & Funko, including apparel, collectibles and accessories worth at least $50 in value. No filler! Each box is intended to be a mystery, and specific themes and products may differ for each delivery.

Popsugar Must Have Holiday for Her Limited Edition 2015 Spoiler!

 popsugar holiday for her 2015
Popsugar sneakily released this spoiler earlier but now it's official! That bracelet in the promo photo IS in the Holiday for Her 2015 box! I was totally expecting jewelry because of the wording in the original email about how it's going to be the most "chic and stylish" box ever.

The Cost: $100 one time purchase.

"In the spirit of the holidays, we've curated the ultimate box for her to enjoy during this special time of year. This box is one chic and stylish treat, perfect to give or keep for yourself.
Limited quantities available."

Julep Black Friday Early Access-- Up to 75% Off!

Julep Black Friday
Julep has launched their Black Friday sale a few days early. Save up to 75% on Julep's Holiday Collection. Plus, while supplies last, Julep is giving away a FREE Julep Mirror Compact with any purchase of $25 or more. To get the free gift, add the Julep Mirror Compact to your shopping cart and use code GIFTING at checkout.
Need a few gifting ideas? These have great value! Plus I love their eyeliners and Plump Pout lip products (or whatever they changed their name to). The beeest.

Bespoke Post "The Butcher" Review and Black Friday Deal

Bespoke Post is one of the best subscription boxes for men that I've come across. It's not just ties and socks or grilling tools. It's not dapper or euro or lumberjack. Unless you want it to be. And that's the beauty of Bespoke Post.
Every month you get to choose which box you want from an array of different themes. This means that you get only what you want! Don't like your options? Skip until you can't resist.

Bespoke Post has never disappointed me quality-wise either. Everything has been well-made and durable using good materials. We've gotten quite a few boxes over the last year and everything has held up just fine.

The Cost: $45/month

What You Get: Undeniably high quality, unique items themed and curated for men's interests of all types, anything from Life, Food, Drink and Style categories.

This month I chose "The Butcher" because... well, I wanted a cutting board. Hah! Of course, these boxes are technically for my husband and if there's no box that shouts my  name, he gets to look at the options and pick the one he wants.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Allure Beauty Box Goes Limited Edition!! On Sale December 1st

If you're an Allure Beauty Box subscriber, you've got dibs on one of only 1,000 Limited Edition Beauty Boxes!

It's $45 and has seven products from their Best of Beauty favorites! The value is $128.

On sale December 1st at 12pm EST (that's 9am for me)!

Here's what's in it:

PetGiftBox November 2015 Small Dog Box Review and 70% Off Coupon Code

PetGiftBox is a subscription box for both dogs and cats. They send appropriate toys and treats every month centered on a theme. This month it's "Thanksgiving," of course! The boxes are curated by pet owners and the toys and treats have been tested on their own pets and been giving the stamp of approval.
This review is for the Small Dog box and I really don't recommend it for dogs under 10lbs. While most of the treats would probably be fine, the toys tend to be too big. This is based on my friends' 7lb chihuahua mix. There's just no way she could manage some of these toys.

The Cost: $28.99/month-to-month down to $18.99/month if you get a year.

What You Get: A themed box of four to six toys and treats for your pet.

Birchbox Black Friday 25% off EVERYTHING! 30% Off For Aces

Birchbox is celebrating Black Friday with a 25% off sale that includes anything from their shop AND subscriptions!! That is SO awesome!! Last year I bought a one year subscription around this time for the same price. One entire year of beauty goodies will be $82.50 (Thanks, Heather :P)!!

So, the small print is that your order has to be over $35 in the shop, which is so easy to do. Do NOT forget to add your Mystery Pick 2 to your cart either!

The code is BIGDEAL and you'll enter it at check out. If BIGDEAL doesn't work, you can use PARTYON. I'm not sure why they need two codes for the same deal but whatevs.

If you are an Ace already, you get a better deal!! Use ACESONLY for 30% absolutely everything!! Starts 11/25!! Get on it!

You'll also get free shipping on orders over $25 so if you haven't reached Ace status, that's gonna save you $6 or so! Woohoo!

This code is available from 11/27 to 12/1 so get your cart stocked and ready to go!

Here's the officially official blurb:
We’ve got everything you want to give (and get!). This Black Friday weekend, take 25% off ALL subscriptions and 25% off full-size beauty products on orders of $35 or more. Plus, receive free shipping on orders of $25+. Use code BIGDEAL. Valid 11/27-12/1

I have so much stuff in my cart now, waiting. I'm wondering, though, if you can use the code more than once or if there are two codes so you can use one for subscriptions and one for shop purchases.
Because I definitely want to buy a 1 year subscription but I also want to make a shop order. We'll find out, I guess. :D

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Barkbox Black Friday Deal 2015! Get a Free Pup-Grade!

 barkbox black friday deal 2015
Barkbox is having a SUPER fun Black Friday deal! You'll get a free Pup-Grade! That means an extra toy in every box for the subscription length you choose! I haven't tried the Pup-Grade yet but I'm thinking I need to! Especially for free!

Make sure you select the Pup-Grade when you get to that screen.

Use code freeextratoyholiday to get this deal when you check out! You have until 11/24/15 at 11:59pm EST to make up your mind! As of 11/26, the deal is still on so it's probably really through Cyber Monday. My guess anyway. :D

Here's the fine print from Barkbox:

Enjoy free membership to Extra Toy Club when you buy any new 3, 6 or 12 month plan. Offer ends 11/24/15 at 11:59pm ET. To redeem your Extra Toy Club membership, simply select “Yes, Please” on the Pupgrade page. Your free membership will then be automatically applied at checkout. With Extra Toy Club membership, you will receive an extra toy in your BarkBox for the duration of your 3, 6 or 12 month plan.

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Jouer Le Matchbox Winter 2015 Full Spoilers! Not What I Was Expecting...

Jouer has spoiled the full contents of the Winter 2015 Le Matchbox! It will be available for purchase November 30th. I believe they will be one time purchases but they may open up subscriptions (currently there are no subscriptions available).

I'm subscribed but I have to admit I'm not super thrilled with this particular box. Especially since it's a holiday season box and I think most companies tend to put a little extra oomph in their boxes to get a leg up on the competition.

The Cost: $45/quarterly

What You Get: A curated collection of Jouer products personalized for skin tone and type valued at $100+ a random number.

Here's whats inside:

Monday, November 23, 2015

Ipsy December 2015 Sneak Peek

 ipsy december 2015 sneak peek
In case you're wondering what will be in your Ipsy December 2015 Glambag, here's a Sneak Peek for you! Everyone will receive one of the items pictured along with four other products, of course.

Ipsy is an affordable beauty subscription that focuses primarily on makeup. I recommend it if you love makeup, just want to have fun trying new things or for gifting to girls of almost any age. :)

The Cost: $10/month

What You Get: Get five sample-sized beauty products in a cute makeup bag along with coupons to buy full sizes at online shops.

Birchbox Limited Edition: The Charmed Life Review and Coupon Codes

Birchbox does Limited Edition boxes fairly regularly but The Charmed Life is the first one that's appealed to me for awhile. With Birchbox, if I don't love everything in the LE box, I won't buy it. Instead I'll buy the things I do want from it separately and usually with points.

This time, I wanted all the LE goodness so I made sure to review all my box items and get as many points as I could. Then I bought it!
The Charmed Life has seven products in it and is $40. It's still currently available for purchase so if you want it, get it! Everything came neatly packaged and protected. I also received my Mystery Pick Two along with the box. It was a good one, too! Dr. Jart Micro Clear Water and a Pura Vida headband.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin'Up November 2015 Review

Paper Pumpkin has been way too fun. This month they've sent everything you need to make two different holiday cards. While I celebrate Christmas and would have liked a Merry Christmas stamp or two, I realize they have to be somewhat generic. Either way, the cards are SO cute and I love that there's so many stamps included this month.

The Cost: $19.99/month

What You Get: Each month a fully designed project kit will arrive at your door with stamps, ink, and paper—everything cut and ready to go.

RawSpiceBar November 2015 "Ethiopia" Spice Subscription Review and 50% Off Coupon

Yes, there's a subscription for everything! RawSpiceBar sends freshly toasted and ground spices to your door every month. Also included are recipes to help you make the most of what you've been sent. Each month focuses on a different region of the world so you  never know what will be arriving but you can be sure you'll get out of your cooking comfort zone. Or at least it gets me out of mine.

The Cost: $6/month

What You Get: 3 freshly ground spices & blends with a new regional theme
Kitchen-tested recipes for cooking 3 global dishes serving 4-6
Spice stories & culinary history of each new region
Surprises like bonus spices, toasting tips, discounts and other fun stuff
Berbere- This is a smoky, spicy, mouthwatering blend of one of the most traditional and famous Ethiopian spice blends. It's used in stews, on meats and poultry and can be used as a rub for roasted veggies. You can even stir it into oil and vinegar! Basically its in everything.
It's composed of dried chilies, sweet paprika, coriander, ginger, cardamom, fenugreek, nutmeg, allspice, cloves and black peppercorns. All ground into a powder and smelling like heaven. Mmm!
Ethiopian Mitmitma- Made of African Birds Eye Chili Peppers, dried red chilies, cardamom, black peppercorns and garlic, this blend is potent and powerful. I nearly burned my nose hairs off breathing it in. It smells absolutely fantastic and I can't wait to use it!
My husband loves spicy stuff and one of the included recipes is for Key Wat which is a spicy Ethiopian stewed beef dish. It's going to be sooo gooood!
Pumpkin Pie Spice- I had to laugh when I saw this because this is definitely not Ethiopian. But it is November and Thanksgiving is filled with pumpkin pies, so I can see why they included it. Hey, I appreciate the nod to the holidays! Even funnier is that they included a recipe for a traditional Ethiopian Dabo Kolo (ricotta donuts) that adds in this spice blend to make it fit better with the theme. The blend includes cinnamon, allspice, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, mace, star anise and... wait for it... spices. Er... why list something as a "spice" when it's a spice blend. Seems weird you wouldn't just name the rest of the spices. Hm. The smell is glorious. Whatever's in there makes my nose happy. I won't make ricotta donuts or pumpkin pie with this but it probably will become part of some dessert. I just have to figure out which one.

VERDICT: What I love about RawSpiceBar, is they really stretch my horizons when it comes to cooking. I've tried SO many delicious spice blends in dishes I never would have known otherwise. It's really one of the best benefits of this subscription. I do wish, though, that there was a way to get more since it's impossible to find some of the ones they've created over the last year. I also am disappointed to see that the spice blends continue to be less than one ounce. Honestly, I think it's still worth the six bucks but I do NOT like the fact that they aren't meeting the terms of what they say they will deliver. I also wish they'd go back to the resealable packets since it makes storing them so much easier.

If you would like to sign up for RawSpiceBar, you can do that right here. There's a special deal running right now, too! Use code freshspices to get 50% off your first shipment! If you sign up now, you'll start with Decembers delivery.

Do you subscribe to RawSpiceBar? What do you think of it?

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