Popsugar Must Have Box February 2014 Review

IMG_4771Popsugar Must Have is my all time favorite subscription box. For $39.95/month you get amazing hand selected items in beauty, fashion, home, fitness, & food! I’m literally obsessed with this box and so sad to say this is my last for a while since boxes are out of my budget at this time without my full time job! This was the hardest box to “unsubscribe” from [insert tear]. 😦

IMG_4773Every month they wrap it up all nice so it feels like you’re opening an awesome gift just for you! They always include a fold out on all the products featured and a note from Lisa Sugar. Let’s see what I got this month!!

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Gorjana Brooks Jewelry Roll
Retail: $45
This will be purrrrfect for my trip to Louisiana in April. At first I wasn’t sure about it, but it’s actually pretty nice and I know it’ll be a great way to remind myself to pack cute matching jewelry! My pictures are clearly horrendous but I received it in the color “Berry” so it’s a little darker than it appears in the pics.

Nourish Organic Pure Hydrating Argan Face Serum
Retail: $23.99
First off… look how tiny the little bottle of serum is compared to the huge box it comes in!!!! If I bought this in the store thinking I was getting a product more the  size of the box I would be highly disappointed… Anyway, this stuff smells and sounds pretty nourishing for the skin, I was so glad to get the tip to use on my cuticles from Liz over at My Subscription Addiction! Since my cuticles are soooo bad from me constantly chewing on them, this could be the start to new fresh cuticles!!

K Hall Designs Peony Travel Candle
Retail: $11.00
This smells SO GOOD!!! I love candles, this is perfection : )

Modelco Lip Pops Duo Lip Gloss & Lipstick
Retail: $20.00 {estimated}
At first I didn’t even see this came in the box until I saw it on the information card, then I didn’t even realize it was duel ended. The colors aren’t bad but I usually don’t wear anything on my lips… gotta start somewhere! I got the price from comparing to their other lip products and packages on their website.

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Sugarwish Mini Red Cinnamon Hearts
Retail: $6.25
This was the absolute cutest packed candy I’ve ever seen!!! Made me feel special just opening the little adorable box. I also love cinnamon candy so that part didn’t hurt either 😉

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NCLA Rodeo Drive Royalty Nail Polish
Retail: $16.00
LOOOVE this red! I tested it on one nail and in one coat it already looked great! Love the creamy finish and the classic, beautiful red. Found my new  go-to!

Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash
Retail: $4.00
Ok, first off, this item just looks SO out of place in this box. Yes, yes, I know, but after my initial shock, I realized that this soap actually smells suuuuuper good & we’re running a bit low on my current favorite soap: Ponche bodywash from Lush. I am actually happy to get this, it will go to great use, therefore making it an excellent valued item for me! : )


Overall, a great box, but I don’t really think I’ve ever been really unhappy with my Popsugar boxes!!

all love & smiles,


Wantable Intimates Box February 2014 Review


Wantable Intimates is a wonderful subscription box that sends out 4-5 premium essentials that are handpicked to perfectly match your preferences. Before you complete your purchase of the box, you fill out a survey that lets them know your loves, likes, and dislikes. Whatever you “dislike” they will make sure to NOT send you, and send you more of your “loves”, so because of this, these boxes are specially packed for everyone!


There is nothing too special about the packaging, a simple little box, and that includes a listing of your items inside. They review your order information and also include the retail value of all items included. This is a great feature because it’s always nice to know the value of the items in your subscriptions!
This month, the total value of my box was $88.00, which is fantastic considering it only cost me $36 bucks.


The first item in the box was a pair of Muk Luks Boot Height Socks
These retail for $15.00
For Christmas I got 2 pairs of Muk Lights tights and I have loved them, so soft!!! Really excited about these socks, will be great for all this crazy freezing weather!


Next, Q-T Intimates Heart Bra Clips (3 pack – clear, black, nude)
These retail for $9.00
These look cuter than the normal circle ones I picked up at the Dollar Tree years back, maybe I can remember to put these to more use this time… (also I cannot find these online, it looks like they were made exclusively for Wantable)


Next we have a set from Kiby’s, the Anastasia Cami & Bikini in green.
The top retails for $34 and the panties for $10.
I have been wearing the cami around the house after work and it is COMFYYYY. So happy about these items : )

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Lastly, I found this Wantable Soft Bra in Taupe
This retails for $20.00
I would never (ever) buy this on my own, it’s a one size fits all, but hmmm guess what, one size certainly does NOT fit all, especially in the chest. The color is terrible and I’m not really loving it, however it is pretty soft so I will probably just be wearing it around the house with my pj’s.



Overall, I’m happy with this box as I got more Muk Luks and an amazingly soft and comfy cami!



all love & smiles,



PetFlow Spoiled Rotten December 2013 Review

{This review is for the CAT subscription to the PetFlow Spoiled Rotten box}
Spoiled Rotten is a subscription box for your pets (cats OR dogs) from the pet food delivery company, PetFlow.com. I have subscribed for 3 months now and the boxes just keep getting better and better!!! I have been searching for an amazing kitty box (because almost all the pet boxes I see are only for dogs) and since I have 3 kittys at home and they seem to be obsessed and curious about all my other boxes I open, I just knew I needed a service that sent me new treats and toys and food and fun for my little bubbas.
Spoiled Rotten is only $24.99/month, and you can get $5 off your first month with the code MYPET. Some of the newer boxes are springing up and seem to be at a slightly higher price point, so I am SO HAPPY about the amazing value of Petflow.
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It came with a card that covered the descriptions of everything in the box, not to mention how nicely wrapped everything was! This is the way they describe the box: “Every edible product is MADE IN THE USA. All products are made by premium companies and each box is stuffed with almost $40 worth of products for $24.99 a month. This is the best way to make their tails wag and discover brand new, amazing products from amazing companies that love your pet as much as you do.”
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Whats inside
1 ~ Natural Balance L.I.T. Salmon & Potato Formula Treats
The kittys got another flavor of these same treats previously, and of course they love them!
2 ~ EVO Grain Free Wild Cravings Turkey & Chicken Formula Treats
3 ~ Holistic Select Meat + Fish Recipe Canned Cat Food
$1.38/ 2 cans
This morning I fed them the Shrimp + Salmon flavor and they LOVED it, licking up their bowls even quicker than usual! This came in a baggie full of info, coupons, a button, and even a can lid!
4 ~ Zukes Natural Purrz Tender Chicken Treats
The cats were obsessed with these lil chunks o’ chicken! They were attacking the bag anda trying to run away with it.
5 ~ Sprong Go Buggy Cat Toy
$4 (price of the same toys in different shapes, although I couldn’t find this exact one online)
At first, they didn’t seem too impressed with this little red strange toy, but then Aria quickly came to love it and was literally running up and down the house with it going crazy!
6 ~ Yeowww! Cigar Catnip Cat Toy
They were tearing open the box trying to get to this catnip filled cigar. Dexter was going absolutely crazy for it and was licking on that thing forever! Safe to say, last night my kittys were completely out of their minds, bouncing off the walls, the Christmas tree, etc.
product value
Cigar: $5
Toy: $4
Chicken treats: $3.99
Canned food: $1.38
EVO treats: $9.49
Salmon treats: $4.49
Very happy with the value and wonderful products I (we) discovered this month! : )
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Popsugar Must Have Box December 2013 Review

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! “POPSUGAR’s monthly favorites delivered to your door. Hand selected items in beauty, fashion, home, fitness, and food. Full sized products and premium items.”
$39.95/month with free shipping! The total value of these boxes is basically always over $100 so you definitely get your money’s worth!
the goods
The box is always bursting full with amazing full size products, and I honestly love their little fold out notecards on why they picked each product and how it can be put to good use. They do a great job of explaining the items in this packet. This is my absolute most favorite box that I look forward to and always am so excited and happy about the products that I receive!
Whats inside
1 ~ Lulu Frost for Popsugar Bracelet
If you look at this bracelet through the link provided, you would think it’s a gorgeous peice, with the thrifty looking gold and great pendant… in realy life however, it looks like it would be a 2 for $1 deal at the Dollar Tree. No joke. I wanted to love this, but I honestly think it lookds strange next to my nice bracelets I like to wear regularly. It is a cute concept, but I just wish it didn’t look so cheap… reguardless of the $110 pricetag. {I also feel bad for any customers that order this peice from online, only using their photo as the reference, because they will certainly be suprised when their bracelet comes and looks the ways it does…}
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2 ~ Mixt Studio Holiday Gifting Set
I love crafting/art type supplies, so this was a hit for me. I love fun new paper and designs, and although at first I thought the blue paper was weird, I realized that it was full of waterprint snowflakes and it looks gorgeous!
3 ~ Modelco Fibre Lashxtend Black Mascara
I instantly tried this mascara and it was FABULOUS! It worked just as well (if not better) than They’re Real! Benefit mascara. The mirror on the side is a great added benefit for on the go too! Love this item!
4 ~ Govino Go Anywhere Flutes
These little flutes are freakin awesome! They look like real crystal but they are totally just plastic and washable and portable! I like that you can set them down and they are less likely to fall over without the long stem. These are a hit!
5 ~ CC Made Caramel Corn – Pictachio Nut
$4.00/ 3oz.
This looks like a very fun unique flavor! I love caramel corn, so I’m sure these will be great.
6 ~ NCLA Peppermint Lane Nail Wraps
I’ve never used nail “wraps” before, but the directions seem easy enough. The designs are really cute and Christmasy, so I know I’ll be giving these a try soon for the season.
7 ~ Ghirardelli Squares Chocolates
Milk & Caramel, $4.25
Holiday Edition, $6.00
Me & the bf were both happy for this sweet suprise! The Holiday bag flavors were what I was most excited to try: Pumpkin Spice Caramel, Peppermint Bark, & Eggnog. DELISH!
product value
Bracelet: $110
Paper: $9
Mascara: $20
Flutes: $12.95
Popcorn: $4
Nail Wraps: $16
Chocolate: $10.25
TOTAL VALUE: $182.20
I know this value is a bit skewed if you, like me, don’t believe this bracelet is worth anywhere NEAR $110, but retail value-wise, this is accurate.
all love & smiles,

Tyler Florence Fancy Box November 2013 Review

The Box

This is my second month subscribing to the Tyler Florence Fancy Box & I am so thrilled with this subscription! This subscription promises: “Get a collection of the best home goods hand-picked by celebrity chef Tyler Florence each month. Each box includes $80.00+ of products.” I’ve been reading reviews on these boxes for months and absolutely love all the kitchen products and gadgets included in each one. Definitely a perfect box for someone who wants to branch out in the kitchen! : )


$39/month, + shipping costs (mine is $7.95). The value of the products inside is almost always double the cost of the box, if not more. We’re always talking full sized items people!!

the goods

Always included is an envelope with your order and some silly stickers & also cards about each product selected for the box, along with the explanations of why Tyler chose each and every item for this month! This is a great feature as it’s interesting to see why he thought the items would be great for people. I love a nicely curated box, and this one is just perfect because it revolves around food/kitchens!

Whats inside

1 • Dreamfarm Smood
This thing is so magical!!! So perfect for a weakling like me that has absolutely zero upper arm strength to do anything. The video on their website shows how amazing and fast this utensil is… perfect!

2 • HIC Individual Mini Pie Dish Porcelain 
This lil dish is super tiny and adorable, I will probably end up using it for dips (it looks perfect for when I make spicy mayo with my sushi!!!). Or maybe I will branch out and make us some mini cute pies : )

I wanted to show how small this mini dish really is, so Dexter did a great job of jumping in the pic just in time to compare.

I wanted to show how small this mini dish really is, so Dexter did a great job of jumping in the pic just in time to compare.

3 • Tyler Florence Spiced Apple Brine
I’m eager to try this yummy flavor… I want to figure out a way where I can kind of just steam/brine in my crockpot instead of doing all the fancy work for a full turkey or something.. haha.

4 • Tyler Florence Black Stripe Towels
I would never normally buy a kitchen towel that costs this much money, but these are great quality and I am so happy to have them in our kitchen! I feel fancy : )

5 • Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons
At first I thought I was getting recycled, already been used measuring spoons from the looks of mine. Then I checked out the product on the Fancy website (the link that I provided), only to find out that that’s the way they all look. So I guess mine aren’t “used” haha! But they aren’t the nicest looking things in the world, I would have preferring something cuter or even just not all scuffed up. The look isn’t as vintagy as I would imagine this to be.

I really don't understand why the design is all scuffed up and stuff...

I really don’t understand why the design is all scuffed up and stuff…

product value
Smood: $24.95
Dish: $16.37
Brine: $6
Towels: $25
Spoons: $6
TOTAL VALUE: $78.32 
I was really happy with almost all the products in this month’s box! The Tyler Florence Box is certainly one of my favorites now : )
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Baribox November 2013 Review



Even the mailing address is decorated cute!

The Box

Baribox is a paper crafting subscription service that I just started subscribing to this month. They carefully curate projects for inspiration and creative results! I absolutely LOVED this box!! It was more perfect than I ever even thought it would be!

“BARiBOX is a carefully curated subscription service with a selection of 5 paper and crafting products. The products are from your favorite brands to hidden gems; your products will span a number of categories; from tools to paper, stickers to ribbon, you will be so excited every time you get your monthly subscription box.”
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BARiBOX month-to-month subscriptions are only $12.99, which includes shipping! There is never an additional fee for shipping your box (unless you are an international customer). A 6-month subscription is $76 and a 12-month subscription is $154.


Whats inside
{2 Christmas stamps, red ink pad, silver glitter glue, Christmas colors loose fine glitter, gift tags, tweed string, snowflake paper punch, blank red card w/ white lining}

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I LOVE this box! It’s not expensive, and it gives some great odds and ends on the crafting front. It’s excellent!
Another great gifting idea! 🙂



Fancy Pants Food Box November 2013 Review

The Box
This is the very first Fancy Pants Food box! I am so SO excited that I heard about it beforehand and was able to snag the first box for free (they were giving away free boxes from a promotion code I had found)! Even if I DID have to pay for this box, I would have still absolutely loved it! As a matter of fact, I believe I WILL be paying for this box next month; I want to keep them coming!

Fancy Pants Food box is “…Amazing food you’ve probably never heard about, to your doorstep every month. You get 5-8 trial sized products and they are always from off the wall brands that are new and up and coming or just that you most probably haven’t heard of before or are really familiar with. This is certainly a wonderfully unique box!
This box is ONLY $10/month! That is such a great price if the boxes are always like their first amazing box this month.
the goods
In this first box, a card was included with a little list of the products + prices of full sized items. They also have a “Fall” theme going.

Fall is in the air! It’s the perfect time for family, friends, and FOOD! We hope you enjoy all of the great discoveries in this month’s box.”

Whats inside
1 • Lord Nut Levington – Peanuts
$0.75/packet = $1.50
Cheddar Cheese & Jalapeño + Spicy Bloody Mary flavored peanuts?!?! YES PLEASE!!!!! This brand looks absolutely amazing, there are so many other super unique and delicious sounding flavors of nuts on the website! Can’t wait to buy more of these!

2 • Snapz – Crunch Zucchini
A unique way to eat veggies… I know I’ll love these, especially if I have some spare dip of some kind…. nom nom nom!

3 • Kelapo – Coconut Oil

4 • Oats – Granola, Vanilla Almond
about $1

5 • Hint Mint – Green Tea Mints

6 • JJ’s Sweets – Cocomels
about $1.80
I’ve had these before so I absolutely freaked out when I saw them in this box…. they are SO INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS!!!!!
product value
Cocomels: $1.80
Mints: $2.45
Oats: $1
Oil: $1.10
Snapz: $1.99
Peanuts: $1.50
I think this box has a great value for wonderful, unique snacks that I wouldn’t have found or tried from anywhere else. This box was perfectly amazing and I will only hope that it’ll keep getting better and better. This box would also make a fabulous gift!

Knoshbox November 2013 Review

The Box
Knoshbox is a monthly subscription for artisan food. This is my first month with the service, and I am very excited about it! “Enjoy a carefully curated selection of delicious food, crafted in small batches by independent food producers from around the USA. You’ll receive a collection of high quality food to sample and enjoy with friends and family! There is no commitment, and you may cancel easily at any time.”
Knoshbox is $30/month, and you can give gift subscriptions too.
the goods
Every month they have a theme that all the items revolve around. This month, the theme is “BOURBON AND BEER”. I’m excited to see what the themes will be in months to come!
Whats inside
1 • Ovenly Old Salties – Bacon Fat Roasted Old Bay Peanuts

2 • Mikuni Wild Harvest – Noble Handcrafted Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup
$28.95/ 450 ml = $3.86

3 • Granola Lab – Brewers Bar

4 • Wonder Made –  Bourbon Flavored Marshmallows
I’ve had these in Pumpkin Pie flavor and they were really strong to eat plain, so I started using them as the “sugar” in my coffee and it was soooo good. It was like making a free fun pumpkin spice latte every morning at work… These Bourbon ones, however, I’m not too sure about because personally I don’t think I would enjoy the flavor, but they would certainly make a great gift!

5 • Castleton Crackers – Alehouse Cheddar w/ Horseradish Mustard
product value
Crackers: $6.92
Marshmallows: $7.95
Granola bar: $3.00
Syrup: $3.86
Peanuts: $6.00
Although the value wasn’t greater than the cost of the box, shipping still has to be included, and I loved the items and discovering these new brands, so it was completely worth it for me! I’m excited to see what is in boxes to come!

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!”
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
“For a sweeter spin on the classic caramel popcorn, add a drizzle of premium milk and white chocolate”
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”
3 ~ Maple Fudge from Laura Secord
4 ~ Ginger Twist Tea from Mightly Leaf
$0.65 cents
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”
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.”
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”
8 ~ Authentic Indian Spice blend from Arora Creations
“The word Masala literally means spice, and these authentic Indian blends aresure to transport your palette to the Far East”
9 ~ Sweet Potato Popchips from Popchips
“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

all love & smiles,


Bestowed Box November 2013 Review

The Box
Bestowed is a monthly subscription box that sends healthy and delicious food, snacks, and treats, all hand-picked by celebrity nutritionist Heather Bauer. This box always sends me interesting products that I never even knew existed!! A great way to discover new & healthy foods + ingredients.
IMG_3887 cost$19/month with free shipping! Or, you can subscribe for a year for $209 + get a month for free!
IMG_3888 the goodsHELLO YUM….Every month you get 5-7 items that are hand picked by Heather, the celebrity nutritionist. It always comes with a nice booklet of extensive info on each item in the box, along with tips on how to incorporate into your normal daily meals and snacks, along with recipes and other great information!
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1 ~ Wild Garden Hummus Dip
$0.70 cents
I’ve gotten this in a past box before and it was SO GOOD. I packed it in my lunch for work and ate it with some yummy chips,was the perfect snack! The garlic flavor is perfect!
2 ~ Crunchmaster Multi-Seed Crackers
I’ve also gotten smaller portions of these crackers in other boxes in the past, they aren’t the most flavorful (probably becuase they are a bit TOO healthy for me haha) but I’m sure they will be great dipped in the hummus!
3 ~ Eat Green Tea – 100% Organic Edible Green Tea
$0.83 cents/serving
This is.. interesting. Eating green tea…? Sounds kind of weird, but I guess if it’s just mixed into a smoothie you really can’t go wrong by adding it in for the nutrients.
4 ~ Life Ice – Chocolate Crisp
This is probably the coolest snack I have ever seen! You just pop the tray into the freezer and whenever you feel like having a guilt-free snack, you can pop one of these ice sensations into your mouth and savor the chocolate flavor! They have some other flavors on their website that I am also interested in trying! So unique and exciting!
5 ~ Nektar Honey Crystals
$0.36 cents/ 2 packets
I’ve gotten these in boxes before but haven’t ever used them yet, wooops. I’m sure they are good, the booklet says to mix them to make a drink or stir into things like oatmeal for a healthy alternative to a sugary topping.
6 ~ Perfect Fuel Chocolate
This is a chocolate for endurance, made with dark chocolate and ginseng. I’ m scared this might taste too dark chocolatey, but I will give it a try as a snack in my lunch!
7 ~ Quest Bar Chocolate Peanut Butter
Bars like this are perfect for my lunches; they are super sweet but also healthy and will keep me full until dinner!
8 ~ Salba Smart Chia Boost – Premium Ground & Whole Seed
$1.98/ 2 packets

9 ~ Skratch Labs Exercise Hydration Mix
$3.90/ 2 packets
I got these in Pineapple and Lemon & Lime flavor! I’m excited for these yummy flavors and will for sure use these to flavor up some of my water at work!


10 ~ ZICO Chocolate flavored Coconut Water
I tried this on my lunch today… It’s definetly an interesting flavor. It almost tastes like normal chocolate milk, but then you can taste the more wateryness of it and also the slight coconut flavor. I do like this better than the straight regular coconut water though, was a great drink to try!
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Coconut Water: $2.10
Hydration Mix: $3.90
Chia: $1.98
Bar: $2.50
Chocolate: $1.99
Honey: $0.36 cents
Life Ice: $3.50
Tea: $0.83 cents
Crackers: $4.40
Hummus: $0.70 cents
I am SO happy with this box. The value is slightly higher than what I paid (and remember, shipping IS included in the price!), and the box is jam packed with goodies! So many items will be great for my lunches and I’m very very pleased with this month’s box!!

all love & smiles,