Love With Food November 2013 Review

IMG_3873 The Box Love With Food is one of my favorite snack subscriptions. It is affordable and always jam packed with new, organic, all-natural snacks. Also, for every box that is purchased, they donate a meal to a hungry child.. how cool is that? That probably means it would be wrong of you NOT to order this box… {haha at least that’s what I tell myself}. “Say goodbye to boring grocery selections and start discovering your Love with Food experience!”
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cost Only $10 bucks a month!
IMG_3875 the goods I love that every month they have a theme, this month being “Flavors of the Fall with Chef Ryan Scott” for Thanksgiving of course. They always send a card detailing each and every product included. This is always a nice touch! These boxes are always packed with tons of goodies, so it’s nice to have them listed all in one place.
Whats inside
1 ~ Tuxedo Popcorn from Kukuruza
$3.00
“For a sweeter spin on the classic caramel popcorn, add a drizzle of premium milk and white chocolate”
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2 ~ Green & Black’s Organic Dark 70% Chocolate
about $1.00
“With this silky mixture of cocoa liquor and cocoa butter, you won’t believe it’s dark chocolate”
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3 ~ Maple Fudge from Laura Secord
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4 ~ Ginger Twist Tea from Mightly Leaf
$0.65 cents
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5 ~ Almond, Apricot, & Yogurt Bar from Eat Natural
$1.92/ bar
“A delicious bar made from nature’s best ingredients: crunchy almonds, apricots and smooth yogurt”
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6 ~ Rosemary Sea Salt Shortbread from Dancing Deer Baking Co.
$0.90 cents
“A gentle blend of refreshing rosemary and pink sea salt infuse this all butter shortbread.”
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7 ~ Sweet Corn Crunch from Sensible Foods
about $1.00
“What do you get when you crunch dry corn kernels? A sweet and crunchy snack with a serious makeover”
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8 ~ Authentic Indian Spice blend from Arora Creations
$3.99
“The word Masala literally means spice, and these authentic Indian blends aresure to transport your palette to the Far East”
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9 ~ Sweet Potato Popchips from Popchips
$1.13
“Sweet, crunchy and bite sized crisps: popchips make it impossible to stop the moment you pop!” UPDATE: These things are so freakin delicious.
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Popchips: $1.13
Spice: $3.99
Corn Crunch: $1
Shortbread: $0.90 cents
Yogurt Bar: $1.19
Tea: $0.65 cents
Fudge: $1
Chocolate: $1
Popcorn: $3
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TOTAL VALUE: $13.86
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all love & smiles,

Sig3

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POPSUGAR Must Have July 2013 Review

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The Box

POPSUGAR Must Have Box. This is one of my favorite boxes that I subscribe to because of all the full-sized products and the range of categories the items fall into. It’s basically like opening a surprise gift to myself!

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Whats inside“POPSUGAR’s monthly favorites delivered to your door. Hand selected items in beauty, fashion, home, fitness, and food. Full sized products and premium items.”

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cost

$35/month with free shipping! They offer month by month plans, 3-month, 6-month, and year long options (where you can save up to the price of one whole box!) The total value of these boxes is basically always over $100 so you definitely get your money’s worth!

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themeI usually love a good theme for the month, but since the Must Have box is full of random items, they don’t  really fit perfectly together, however they do give a short and simple explanation of the month’s box in the amazing booklet they give which gives detailed info about each product. For this month of July, they talk about the “dog days of Summer”, with items that would be perfect to use at the this mid-summer season!

the goods

1 • Baublebar Rose Double Curb Chain 
$28.00
When I read that we’d be getting a statement piece that would “complement every outfit”, I never expected this. Rose gold looks so much nicer on delicate pieces, not huge chunky necklaces. It just looks sooooooo cheap to me, although I have been looking around online and found a bunch of cute pictures of nice outfits that women have styled the necklace with, so at least I know it’s doable! Check out the necklace here.

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2 • Supergoop! SPF 30 Anti-Aging City Sunscreen Serum 
$42.00
Ummmmmm 42 bucks for a sunscreen? That’s still only 30 SPF? Not something that I would ever normally purchase. I realize that this is a nice item but I certainly don’t take care of my skin the way I should so this big-ticket product in the box isn’t really too great for me… It promises to smooth fine lines and wrinkles and many other things so maybe I’ll give it a try just to see if it lives up to it’s promise. Check out the serum here.

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3 • Mighty Leaf Iced Tea – Calypso Mango
$6.25
I’m not a huge iced tea drinker but I have been warming up to some delicious flavored ones and this one sounds good so I’m excited to try this out! I love pulling a fresh pitcher out of the fridge when it’s nice and freezing cold on a super hot day. Perfection. Check out the tea here.

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4 • Tovolo King Cube Ice Tray 
$7.99
Me and the bf both think this is an awesome item! It’s perfect for summer drinking, no more watered down cocktails!! Check out the tray here.

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5 • NCLA 5 Free Lacquer – #029 As If! 
$16.00
I always love getting nail polish! I love pretty much every color because you can always work it into a cool design or pattern… helps me stay creative! I don’t have any other polishes by this brand, so I was certainly excited to try it out (especially with such a high price tag!). The color is pretty and it’s very easy to apply, with a nice brush and smooth application. Check out the nail polish here.

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6 • Hannahmax All Natural Crunchy Cookie Chips – Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip 
$23.96 – 4 pack/ 6 oz. bags
Oh. My. God. These cookie chips were to die for! Soooooo delicious and crispy and sweet and chocolately and all around amazing. I was nervous because a) I love ooey gooey cookies, not crispy ones, and b) I don’t like dark chocolate…. but these cookies proved me wrong and showed me a completely new taste sensation that I can’t wait to get more of! Check out the cookies here.

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winners

The only thing I LOVED and would actually want to buy are the cookies. I enjoy the polish and ice tray too!

losers

The most expensive product was the sunscreen……. not too fun. This definitely was NOT my favorite Popsugar box.

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product value

Necklace:               $28.00
Sunscreen:            $42.00
Tea:                         $6.25
Ice Cube Tray:      $7.99
Nail Polish:         $16.00
Cookie Chips:      $1.99
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TOTAL:              $102.23

For a box that promises over $100 of goodies, this one was cutting it pretty close. I like the products, but hopefully next month’s August box will be much better! We already got an email giving us a sneak peek at one of the products, a pretty gold simple necklace. I am excited to see what else they have planned! :]

all l0ve & smiles,

Sig3