Thursday, March 31, 2016

Wantable Accessories Subscription Box Review March 2016

Wantable Accessories is part of the Wantable family of subscriptions that send you products based on your profile answers. This means you'll get only things you're sure to like and if you don't, you can return it! This month I snagged an Accessories subscription because I'm heading to my first music festival and well, I just want to fit in. I'm more of a classic kind of girl and I'd feel a little bit like the odd thumb surrounded by hippies and boho style.
I've never been to a music festival (I'm only going because a mass group of my friends are) and I wrote in the Note to Stylist that I needed festival appropriate gear. The stylist really came through for me, I have to admit. I'm seriously loving everything I got.

The Cost: $40 for the first month, $36/month thereafter

What You Get: Every box will have four boutique accessories completely tailored to your tastes.  A stylist will choose items for your box based on your answers.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Walmart Classic Beauty Box Spring 2016 Review

I'm going to be very upfront. The Walmart Beauty Box is somewhat bi-polar in it's awesomeness. This Spring 2016 box is GREAT! The Winter one? Terrible. However, because the box is only $5 a quarter, it's kinda worth it to stay the course just in case.
The Walmart Beauty Box is primarily a sampling program but they have had some full size products included over the past year since it started. It's available only in the US and their goal is to get you to buy more of what you find in the box at one of their stores. I don't even think I have a WalMart near me but I do occasionally check out their clearance stuff online (like for Christmas).

The Cost: $5/quarterly

What You Get: Deluxe size products and foil samples with the occasional full size goodie.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Wantable Intimates March 2016 Subscription Box Review

Wantable Intimates is a subscription I absolutely love. I always try to review it before I snatch everything out of the box and put it on but it doesn't always work out. Then since, I've already worn it and the box is upstairs and the clothes are on me or being washed or whatever, I just let the review slide. Even though I feel like it's a disservice to my readers not to tell them how awesome my Wantable Intimates subscription is.
It's also not easy to take good pictures of clothing in the space that I have. I told my husband we need a bigger house with more light so that I can take better photos for my blog. He just laughed.
Wantable is fun because it has a great profile system that you can switch up as often as you want to. They also have Accessories and Makeup subscriptions, as well. With Intimates, Makeup and Accessories, you pay a flat subscription fee and you get to keep everything you get. They also have two subscriptions called "Edits" which are for Fitness and Style. These two subscriptions are different because you pay a styling fee plus the cost of the clothes. Intimates is NOT like that!

The Cost: $50 the first month, $46 thereafter for Intimates (Makeup and Accessories are $40/$36)

What You Get: Three pieces of intimate apparel that perfectly fit your preferences. Choose comfy loungewear or sultry lingerie. Keep what you love, return what you don't.

PetGiftBox March 2016 Small Dog Subscription Box Review and Coupon

PetGiftBox is a subscription box for dogs and cats. This review is for the Petite Pup Box which is for dogs up to 20lbs. There are also Mid-Size and Hefty Hound boxes for larger dogs. I find that the Petite Pup box is perfect for my 20lb rat terriers. Treat sizes are great and the toy sizes tend to be pretty spot on. I think if you have a dog under 10lbs, it probably won't work as well for you.

The Cost: $28.99/month

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

FabFitFun VIP Subscription Box Review Spring 2016 plus Coupon Code

FabFitFun VIP is a quarterly lifestyle subscription that sends anything from beauty products to fitness gadgets and everything in between. You can expect just about anything if you're subscribed long enough. The other great thing is that you'll receive full size items. This is not a sampling box, everything will be a proper size and good enough to use as a gift if you so choose.
It's kind of like Popsugar Must Have but only four times a year with a somewhat higher retail value. They also work with different brands so you'll tend to find certain things only in a FabFitFun box and not in any others.

The Cost: $49.99/quarterly

What You Get: The latest and greatest full size products in food, beauty and lifestyle categories with a total value of more than $200.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Bully Bundles Monthly Subscription for Dogs Plus Get 10% off!

Bully Bundles is basically the best thing ever for dogs. At least around here at my house. I have two rat terriers just under 20lbs and while they both love to cuddle they also are very active. When they were puppies, I did a lot of research on how to keep them occupied and happy instead of barking or chewing on the furniture.
One of the first things I discovered was bully sticks. I'll be totally honest and say that I had no idea what they actually were until quite awhile after I'd been using them. In any case, bully sticks were the best solution to all my problems (except potty training). They lasted for days when the boys were puppies. Now they last hours but they still serve a great purpose.

The Cost: $34/month for 15 6"sticks. Plans start at $16/month. Shipping is free within the US. Ships worldwide for $6-$13.

What You Get: For 6” sticks, choose between 6, 10, 15, 30, or 60. For 12” sticks, choose between 5, 10, 15, or 30. All natural beef pizzle from hormone and antibiotic free, free-range Brazilian cattle.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Hamptons Lane "Crepes" Subscription Box Review and Coupon Code

If you love cooking or are thinking you might be in a food rut and need new ideas, getting Hamptons Lane boxes every month will throw open the doors of experimentation. I've had a great time learning new and different ways of preparing meals from these boxes and have really enjoyed the new recipes.

This particular box had my name written all over it! It's all about Crepes! I love crepes and we've eaten them for decades in my family. Only we call them Swedish Pancakes.

The Cost: $47/month

What You Get: Hand-picked artisan ingredients & kitchen tools curated into monthly themed boxes.

Buddhibox Yoga Lifestyle Subscription Box Review March 2016 plus Coupon Code

Buddhibox makes a perfect complement to living a motivating yoga lifestyle. You'll find all sorts of jewelry, meditation session tips, aromatherapy and just general positivity in every box. Each box contains items to enrich your life, body, mind and soul. Not only that but BuddhiBox is committed to sending ethically sourced, cruelty-free products. They work only with organizations and businesses that follow ethical and eco-conscious practices and strives to send organic and vegetarian items when at all possible.

The Cost: $32.95/month

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

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Kloverbox March 2016 Eco-Friendly and Natural Subscription Box Review and Coupon Code

Kloverbox aims to help you improve your life by introducing you to organic, natural and cruelty-free beauty, lifestyle and healthy home brands. You'll get safe and healthy alternatives to products you regularly need around the house and in your life. It's a pretty awesome box and one of my favorites. If you have any desire at all to become a little more sustainable in the way you live, this is the box for you.

The Cost: $25/month

What You Get: Receive premium products to sample from top brands and hand-picked by health conscious curators in beauty, health, nutrition and home categories.

Barkbox Small Dog March 2016 Review and Free Box Offer

Barkbox has been my constant companion since I started blogging about subscription boxes. I continue to feel it's one of the best decisions I've ever made. I feel like I know so much more about my boys and how they think and what they enjoy. Normally, I pick out toys *I* think they should like and I freely admit to being in a toy rut. This way they are constantly entertained and I never have to leave the house!

I've been getting Barkbox for two years now and I've always been very impressed with their treats and toys. They send such a good variety. Barkbox also has a box for dogs with common allergies, too. For now, though, this is the Small Dog regular box. I get one box for my two 20lb rat terriers.

The Cost: $29/month

What You Get: Every month you will receive a box in the mail with four or more carefully selected products and presents for your dog – anything from toys, bones and all-natural treats to hygiene products and innovative new gadgets!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

My Texas Market Specialty Subscription Box February 2016 Review and Coupon Code

My Texas Market sends specialty food and gifts from the Lone Star State to your door. Texas is pretty wonderful when it comes to food and this month's box has a theme of "Tex-Italiano." For me, Texas is home to chicken fried chicken, chili, black eyed peas and catfish with hush puppies. And BBQ. I don't think I've ever eaten Italian when I'm there but that could be because on those rare occasions I hope for Spring Creek BBQ and their airy rolls or Bob's BBQ outside of Henderson. Or my grandma's sweet rolls and southern fried chicken.
Pretty much anything food related in Texas makes me happy, so of course I dug right into this box to see what we would be having for dinner.

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

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

Popsugar Must Have Resort Special Edition 2016 Review and Coupon Code

Normally I don't get the Popsugar Resort boxes. Mainly because Summer isn't really my favorite time of year. Here in Seattle, summer is pretty short and sandwiched by rain. However, this year we have several vacations planned and I've been woefully negligent in procuring summer vacation related things. Not only that but I will be going to my very first music festival! It's in Oregon and we are going with a large group of friends. Normally, I wouldn't go to what I consider a hippie event but everyone was so randomly available and interested, I figured even if it was awful, I'd still have a great time with all my friends that are going.

 So with all that in mind, I ordered up! Actually, I accidentally ordered twice and had to contact customer service and tell them I was a big idiot. They were super nice about it and fixed it perfectly.

The Cost: $100 + tax

What You Get: Goodies to send you into vacation season with style.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Boxycharm Beauty Box Subscription Review March 2016

Boxycharm is a box that focuses mostly on beauty products and makeup. If you love makeup, I think this is one of the better boxes. This month, however, is probably my least favorite Boxycharm box ever. I know that's cheerful, huh? Usually they aren't this bad. If you're not subscribed, you missed it and you can subscribe for April knowing that you at least missed the most boring box ever.

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.

Muse Monthly Book Subscription Box Review March 2016 plus Coupon Code

Muse Monthly is a subscription box that sends a book, a beverage and some related swag every month. The month of March features a YA book that I could not resist so I subscribed even though I'm a little overwhelmed by my TBR (to-be-read) list.
Another thing that sucked me in was the fact that the book was signed. What?! A book I'm pretty sure I'll enjoy with an author signature? Resistance was futile.

The Cost: $31.97/month (includes shipping)

What You Get: Every month, you will get a new contemporary adult fiction novel with a focus on literary fiction from debut writers along with a full box or tin of tea supporting small, local, organic tea makers from the US and Canada.

Cozy Reader Club March 2016 Book Subscription Box Review and Coupon Code

Cozy Reader Club is one of my new favorite boxes. Everything sent is themed around giving you the best reading experience possible. Since I *love* reading, this is basically the most perfect thing for me ever.
This is a book subscription with a varied selection of books provided. Most book subscriptions right now tend to send YA books (which I love) but CRC has sent more adult books so far. I'm totally okay with that, I'll read pretty much anything except horror and most bodice rippers. But it also makes for a nice box for those who aren't into YA and wish there was a more eclectic box.

The Cost: $64.95/month

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

Popsugar Debuts MUST HAVE Mini!!

Popsugar is debuting the Popsugar Must Have Mini box!! The Must Have MINI box is a smaller version of the regular size, including the best in fashion, beauty, and home, for only $18.95, shipping included! It's perfect for those times when you want a little surprise or just can't get enough of your monthly Must Have subscription and want a little more.

The monthly MINI box will feature two similarly themed full-sized products that will complement the regular monthly Must Have Box. The monthly mini subscription box will include products worth over $30. Now I don't know if that means $35 or if it means $90 or somewhere in between but I'm game.
 new popsugar must have mini box is on sale!
Please note that the products in the Must Have MINI Box will be different from the products offered in the Must Have Box.

That means you'll get something complementary but different in the Mini box as opposed to the regular box! So people who get both won't have overylap. You bet that this subscription box addict just signed up for one! The first one ships in April. I'm really curious to see what's in it because it seems like there's a lot of competition at this price point. If they don't manage to wow right off the bat, this might die a quick death.

Get in on it right here! Mine had tax so it was $20.75. No coupon codes worked.

Sign up for you own PS Mini! What do you think about all this?

*referral links were used in this post.

Monday, March 21, 2016

BeautyDNA Subscription Box Review March 2016 plus BOGO Coupon Code

BeautyDNA is different from other beauty subscriptions because each month you receive a product catered to your specific profile. The first thing you do is fill out a SIXTEEN page profile! They want to know everything about your skin, your concerns, your hair, your eyes, your lips and your body.

This is so they can choose the perfect product for you using their algorithms. It's a very in-depth questionnaire and I had to go look in the mirror a couple times to make sure I was telling them the right thing. They also make it really easy to understand what they are looking for by providing an explanation if you hover over an item with your mouse.
Then they scan through the thousands of beauty products they have and find you the perfect full-size product that addresses one of your skin, hair or body problems! They promise to not to send an item to treat the same area twice. So you'll get a skin product, then a hair product, then a body or lip or eye or whatever product! I personally only want skin products and I filled out my profile accordingly.

The Cost: $25/mo with free shipping

What You Get: One (possibly two) full-size products specifically tailored for you from your profile. You'll also receive a card explaining exactly why the product was sent.

31Bits Hand Crafted Jewelry Review ~ Mediterranean Strands Necklace

31Bits is more than just jewelry. A lot more. It's the story of two twenty-something women with a desire to provide a better life to Ugandan women suffering in the ongoing aftermath of war. 31Bits started with employing six Ugandan women five years ago, providing a living wage and creative guidance. It was a life changing decision for all involved in this venture.

Five years later, 31Bits not only employs over 100 women but they also have implemented a five-year holistic development program in Uganda. Each woman receives health education, finance training, counseling, and business training. She belongs to a community where she can earn an income, be educated, and dream for her future. "After five years in our program, the women graduate, leaving with an education, a career, social equity, confidence, and a voice." 31Bits has changed the lives, childen and community for 120 women currently taking part in this program.
The jewelry is handmade using recycled paper and a varnish coating. Since each is handmade, each piece has it's own personality. They're all a little bit different from each other. According to the 31Bits website, 99% of the materials used to make their jewelry is sourced from Uganda, supporting their markets.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Clean Bar Box March 2016 Soap Subscription Box Review and Coupon Code

If you are so done with grocery store soaps and want simple soaps with simple ingredients, Clean Bar Box sends seasonally scented bars of soap every single month. These are small batch, artisan soaps made just for Clean Bar Box and you'll get new, heavenly scents each time.

The Cost: $21.99/month for the Large Box, $16.99/month for the Small. This review is for the Large Box. You can also get boxes bi-monthly.

What You Get: Four new seasonally inspired scents of artisan crafted handmade vegan soap every month. The Large Box sends two ~5 ounce full bars and two ~2.5 ounce half bars of soap every month. The Small Box sends four ~2.5 ounce bars.

Birchbox Beauty Box Review March 2016

If you're looking for a low cost beauty box, you should definitely consider Birchbox. It's pretty much the mother of all beauty box subscriptions and has been around for quite awhile, spearheading subscription box goodness. You'll receive samples of products ranging from beauty and haircare to teas and chocolates. There's always a little bit of everything involved. Not only that, they have an excellent points program that allows you to get discounts on your favorite full size products. Save up enough points and they could be totally free!

The Cost: $10/month

What You Get: Five samples and sometimes full size items, including everything from makeup and skin care to non beauty essentials like candles and tea. Plus a really great points program.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Energy Supply Co. Drink Subscription Review and Coupon Code

If you're always looking for more energy and down energy drinks on a regular basis, Energy Supply Co. could be just the subscription you are looking for. Every month you'll get six energy drinks by three different companies. The best part is that these drinks can come from all over the world so it's entirely possible to get a box of energy drinks you've not only never tasted but never even heard of.
Here at home we always have some kind of energy drink in the fridge. You never know when you'll need one. My favorite is the Rockstar Zero Fruit Punch. My husband will drink just about anything so he became the ultimate taste tester for each of these drinks. I had to switch up my routine a little because I tend to work more at night and the last thing I needed was to be pumped full of energy drink while trying to eventually get to sleep.

The Cost: $24.99/month (including shipping)

What You Get: You'll get six energy drinks each month, with information cards and promotional offers. Each month will feature at least three brands you'll get to try a couple different flavors from each brand, however, at times a brand only comes in one flavor and you may receive two.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Treats March 2016 Snack Subscription Review and Coupon

Treats is a snack subscription sending snacks from a certain region or country every month. This review is for the Premium subscription but they also have a smaller Standard version. When I opened up the box, I knew immediately what the theme was. Almost every treat in the box I recognized from my recent trip to Ireland! So, this is a box of UK treats galore!

The Cost: $13.95/month for Standard, $25.95/month for Premium

What You Get: Either 4-8 or 8-12 fun treats and snacks from around the world.  Each month's box will feature snacks from a different country in the world.

Pipsticks Sticker Mail Subscription Review March 2016 and Coupon Code

Pipsticks is a subscription I get purely to bring a smile to my face. I don't know about you but I think stickers are ridiculous amounts of fun and can be used in a myriad of perfect ways. Every single time I open up this envelope I end up with a giant grin on my face. It's like grasping a moment of my childhood, forgetting about being an adult with a home and a husband to take care of and things like bills. You know what I mean. Surely you've longed for those good old days at some point. Usually in your 20's staring at a phone bill or an invoice for the work that needs to be done on your car.

Pipsticks is the exact opposite! This is a FUN envelope to open and it's jam-packed with sticker goodness!

The Cost: $14.95/month for the Classic, $9.95/month for the Petite.

What You Get: Each Pipsticks sticker subscription pack is full of stickers in all shapes, sizes, colors and textures. In addition to cool stickers, you'll also find some paper goodies like quote cards and post cards (or craft paper in Kids packs) to make good use of your stickers.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Something Snacks March 2016 Snack Box Review and Coupon

Something Snacks celebrates St. Patty's Day with a box full of green! Green packaging, green snacks and all so fun and tasty. I'm always surprised by what's included in this snack box. It's like no other snack box I get so it's ultra-fun.
Since I just got back from Ireland, I will tell you one thing I learned while I was there. It is never St. Paddy's Day with "d" instead of "t" ever. Tromping around the streets of Dublin there were signs saying you can write it any way you want but not Paddy's. I thought it was hilarious that there were tutorials out in preparation for the influx of tourists for St. Patricks Day. The Irish celebrate the day with parades and lots of beer. Although, they drink so much beer I don't know if it could be any different than a regular day.

The Cost: $13/month

What You Get: Each box will contain 7 new and tasty, hand selected snacks.  You can expect something familiar and something more out of the ordinary.

Glossybox March 2016 Beauty Box Review and Coupon Codes

Glossybox is one of the more popular beauty boxes available in the US. There tends to be a nice combination of brands, full size products and deluxe samples so no matter what you get, you'll be able to make a good decision about whether you like it or not. I always hate getting samples so tiny you can only use it once.
This month's Glossybox is pretty great. I saw some box photos on Instagram and I was pretty excited about it. I tend to subscribe to Glossybox on and off just because I can get overwhelmed with beauty products sometimes.

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.

Hamptons Lane Taste of Thailand Review and Coupon Code

I had so much fun with the Thai Food Hamptons Lane box! It came in a HUGE box that weighed nine pounds and when I opened it up, I understood why. It has a giant wok! I'm pretty sure my eyes lit up with delight when I saw it.

If you love cooking or are thinking you might be in a food rut and need new ideas, getting Hamptons Lane boxes every month will throw open the doors of experimentation. I've had a great time learning new and different ways of preparing meals from these boxes and have really enjoyed the new recipes.

The first thing I did was follow all the directions for seasoning my new wok and then hunting down all the veggies I could find in order to use it.

The Cost: $47/month

What You Get: Hand-picked artisan ingredients & kitchen tools curated into monthly themed boxes.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Scentbird Fragrance Subscription Review March 2016 and Coupon Code

Scentbird is my favorite way to get perfume. It comes perfectly packaged in doses meant for a month's regular use and is an affordable, reasonable price. Plus, since I don't use perfume every day, it lasts a lot longer than prescribed and I have an ever rotating collection of scents to choose from when I do wear it.
So far I haven't received any scents that I haven't liked. There have been some that don't last as long as others but I still like the scent. It's a really great way to try perfumes and find out what you do and don't enjoy about them without having to purchase a giant bottle. It's basically the perfect subscription for me because it takes me YEARS to get through those big bottles. And I'm talking a decade or so. This way I don't have to feel bad for not using the same perfume over and over just to get rid of it.

The Cost: $14.95/month.

What You Get: Each month you will receive one 8ml purse spray of the scent of your choice based on your profile.  The first month, you will receive the black atomizer case for the perfume and a carrysack for it.

Aster Market March 2016 Subscription Box Review and Coupon Code

Aster Market is a fun lifestyle subscription that sends surprise small-batch products ranging from home d├ęcor, jewelry, paper goods, bath products and more. It's a fun subscription that also makes an excellent gift for ladies. I like it because it has things you won't find anywhere else.

The Cost: $46.95/month (includes shipping)

What You Get: Each box will include 2 or more full size small-batch goods, ranging from the warmest home decor to the most exquisite paper goods, bath products, jewelry and more. Products will have a total retail value of $50 or more.

Introducing Solshines360 ~ An Eco-friendly, Natural Subscription Box

Solshines360 is focused on sending monthly shipments of natural, eco-friendly and organic products. Your box will be filled with artisan crafted, eco-friendly, all natural products that support the small business community. This is a new subscription that has a lot of potential.

"Our mission is to deliver feel good products while encouraging a more sustainable economy."

I received a January 2016 "Celebration" box to review for my awesome readers. This box is available as a separate purchase if you would like to try any of the products for yourself. There was no information card included so I looked up each of the artisans included in order to tell you a little bit more about what's included.

The Cost: $36/month

What You Get: The curator of Solshines360 plans to have about seven items per box with a goal of one food/beverage item, one candle, one soap and several beauty samples. A candle in every box!? That sounds amazing!

Covet Crate Lady Boss Lifestyle Subscription Box March 2016 Review and Coupon Code

Covet Crate is a fairly new lifestyle subscription that I've been admiring the last two months. The premise for the box is to empower, motivate and inspire women in their careers and everyday lives. While I don't go into the office every day but I am always up for a little inspiration and the fun products included in past boxes inspired me to subscribe (see what I did there?).
The goal of the curators is not just to provide tangible things but also experiences so there will occasionally be things like discounts for online courses. That's not why I like the box, though. I like it because it has style accessories, office decor, beauty products and whatever else they think will be fun. And so far, their idea of fun and mine coincide beautifully.

The theme this month is "Style Me Successful" and includes a short motivational story of Audrey Hepburn's life and an interview with a fashion stylist and blogger.

The Cost: $84.95/month for the Lady Boss; $49.99/month for the Girl Boss

What You Get:  Items include things such as: office supplies and accessories, stationery, office decor, style accessories, beauty and skincare items, office snacks, books, discounts (on things such as business/life coaching, classes, etc.), and anything else that may empower, motivate, inspire, and encourage you!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Allure Beauty Box March 2016 Review and Coupon

The Allure Beauty Box is my favorite low cost subscription box. I always feel it's worth the price paid and I love the brand inclusions, as well. This month has more makeup than usual and it's also a hair heavy, as well. With seven items total, I'm not complaining! I'm going to use everything in the box so, for me, it's a good one! Again. :)

The Cost: $15/month.

What You Get: Five deluxe-size beauty samples from a curated mix of skin, hair, and makeup products as well as fragrance.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Popsugar Must Have March 2016 Subscription Box Review and Coupon

I have rarely encountered a Popsugar Must Have box that I haven't liked. Maybe once or twice in the almost three years I've been subscribed. That's saying a lot. It also means that I'm probably going to be getting Popsugar boxes as long as they're sending them. This is a lifestyle box that sends full size products every month. This is not a sample box. You'll get real, useable products that you can incorporate into your daily life. I absolutely love that.

The Cost: $39.95/month

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