May 2015 Birchbox Review

Happy Saturday loves!

I’m finally back from my long hiatus and hope you’re all doing great! So sorry about my recent disappearance, work was a bit on the hectic side!

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I was lucky enough to find a promo code for BirchBox from GlamLifeGuru who is a Youtuber that I’ve been following since forever! I only paid $1 to try out BirchBox. ( I always wanted to try it out, but of course my funds had other things to do and be)

This month’s theme is from Cupcakes and Cashmere (a fellow beauty blogger as well). She picked out 5 of her favorite products.

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Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator

This is an exfoliating cleanser enriched with papaya, micro-crystals and aloe. It’s Paraben free, sulfate free and 99% natural! I’ve already tried this a few times and I may be in love with this cleanser! I use this before applying my foundation and I’ve found it to be very effective. It really does give you a smooth plate for your foundation. The Texture: it feels like a light cleanser with a little bit of exfoliating crystals that lathers up with water.

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N.4 Lumiered-hiver Super Comb Prep & Protect

This is a leave-in conditioner that instantly detangles hair and provides color protection as well as an extra dose of UV protection. I haven’t used this yet to be honest but looking forward to trying this! I like the idea of a hair product that protects against UV rays.

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MARCELLE Hydra-C 24H Energizing Hydrating Gel

I use this after washing my face but before I apply my foundation. Some times I’ll just use this as a moisturizer without any makeup! It works both ways. I do feel that my skin does get hydrated while using this which is great, considering that it’s already summer and humid. FYI: there’s no scent to this, perfect for people who are sensitive to smell.

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Notting Hill Femme English Laundry

A mini perfume sample by Christopher Wicks. It’s actually a bit hard to explain the scent but something like a musky floral. I definitely love the scent though, I’m going to wear it for special occasions.

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Coastal Scents Reveal 3D Palette Sampler “Desert Bloom”

This is the first time getting a BirchBox sample let alone an eyeshadow palette sample. I had no idea what to expect! It’s a cute 4 sample set: matte light brown, a shimmery gold, a rose gold, and a pinky metallic purple.

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Rating: 4 out of 5

Do you subscribe to Birchbox? What did you get in your box?

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Love with Food June 2014 Review

Hi Loves!

I hope you all are having a great week. 🙂 Welcome to summer! lol

I was on Facebook recently and found a promotion for the Love with Food subscription box. I’m usually hesitant about paying full price for a box I don’t know what to expect, so when I saw this promotion I had to try it! I paid $2 for shipping for my first box and my, I was not disappointed at all! What also is nice about this box, is that for every box they sell, the company sends a meal to a child. Their motto is “One Box. One Meal.” There’s a range of sweet to savory flavors and I definitely love that!

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Cheddar Baked Fries by Snikiddy 

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*50% less fat than regular chips                                                             *vegetarian

*non-GMO potatoes and corn                                                                 *no MSG, no trans fat and no nuts

*certified gluten-free

*cholesterol free

I definitely enjoyed this snack although it does have that weird slight aftertaste.

 

Good for You Granola, Almond Butter & Jelly Sandwhich by Jolly Oak

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*Non-GMO superfood granola                                                       *all natural

*zero artificial anything

I’m not much of a granola person, but wow! that may change (at least with this brand and flavor). It wasn’t too sweet and I did enjoy the dried fruits in it like raisins, dried strawberries and dried cranberries. It can easily be put on yogurt or even cereal. Or if you’re in a hurry, you could also eat it as is.

Pineapple, Raspberry and Mango Fruit Snacks by YumEarth Organics

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*Made with real fruit juice                                                             *No artificial colors or flavors

*Gluten-free                                                                                         *100% daily Vitamin C

*Fat-free                                                                                                *Nut-free

*Non-GMO                                                                                            *100% Vegan

I love the raspberry and the pineapple flavors. Not so much on the mango flavor though. Definitely something I would like.

Chocolate Cookies by Dulcetto

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*100 calories                                                                                      *100% Natural

*0 trans fat                                                                                          *No artificial flavors or coloring

This is probably my favorite thing in this box! It’s a chocolate cream filled cookie. It reminds me of those wafer cookie sticks my parents used to buy us as kids. You could eat this with tea, hot cocoa, and coffee. Even try them frozen for a summer treat.

Montmorency Cherries by Stoneridge Orchards

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* Gluten free                                                                                        *No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives

*All Natural                                                                                         *100 Calories

I honestly can’t say my opinion because I’m not a dried cherry person, so I gave it away to my sister. From what I hear, she loves it.

Snap Back Cookie by The Cookie Department

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A Ginger Detox Cookie

*All Natural                                                                                        *No trans-fat

*contains: ginger, cayenne, & blackstrap molasses

I haven’t tried this yet but I will when I have an early shift at work! Definitively I’m very interested about this cookie.

Chicago Mix by G. H. Cretors

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*All Natural                                                                                       *No gluten ingredients

I really did like this product. It’s popcorn that’s either buttery caramel or rich cheddar cheese flavor. What I did enjoy about this is that every time you take a bite you don’t know if it’s going to be sweet or salty.

Gum Balls by Tree Hugger Gum

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*Vegan                                                                                                  *Non-GMO

*No corn syrup                                                                                 *Nut free

*Dairy Free                                                                                         *Kosher Parve

This bubble gum reminded me of Juicy Fruit and it was very chewy.

What I love about subscription boxes is that not only do you get products, they also send you coupons.

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I would rate this sub box a 4 out of 5! I will definitely try the next box out. If you’d like to sign up and get your first box free, use my link! 🙂

http://lovewithfood.com/invite?m=r&ref=PjQ

www.facebook.com/snikiddy

www.jollyoak.com

www.yummyearth.com

www.fushiongourmet.com

www.stoneridgeorchards.com

www.thecookiedepartment.com

www.ghcretors.com

www.treehuggergum.com

April 2014 Conscious Box Review

Hi Loves!

I hope everyone is enjoying their week! 🙂

I wanted to do something new and this my first time doing  a subscription box review. I previously signed up for the Conscious Box a few weeks ago. Thanks to Facebook! haha they had a sponsored advertisement mentioning that I could get my first month free just pay the shipping fee which was about $5. There’s two available options

1. The Taster- monthly samples

2. The Plus-with more samples and a few full size premium product

There’s also 3 different varieties: Classic, Vegan or Gluten Free.

I’ll show you guys what I received in my box! 🙂

ECOVER Dishwasher Tablets:

  • Contains: 2 free automatic dishwasher tablets. Power, effective cleaning. *Phosphate and chlorine free *Biodegradable * Not tested on animals.
  • www.Ecover.com

Sadly  I don’t own a dishwasher so I’ll probably give this away to a friend or a family member who has one! 😦

ecover dishwashing

 

Plum Kid Fruit and Veggie Shreddz:

  • Chewy and organic healthy kids snack *Made with real fruit and veggies *Perfect lunchbox snack
  • www.plumorganics.com

Even though I don’t have any children,it’s a great snack for any age.

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Weleda Replenishing Shampoo and Conditioner:

  • Certified Natural Hair Care
  • Oat Replenished Shampoo: With it’s delicate scent, this shampoo smoothes the hair’s surface, and reduces breakage and split ends and improves suppleness.
  • Oat Replenishing Conditioner: With it’s delicate scent, this conditioner smoothes hair’s surface, adds moisture and restores the hair’s natural resillence.
  • www.weleda.com

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Annie’s Homegrown Bunnies:

  • Whole Grain Graham Snacks *No Artificial flavors, synthetic colors or synthetic preservatives *8g of Whole Grains
  • www.Annies.com

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Crystal Body Deodorant Towelettes:

  • No Aluminum Chlorohydrate, Parabens, Phthalates, or Fragrnace *Prevents Body Odor all day *Leaves no white residue on skin *Hypoallergenic, Dermatologist Tested, Non-sticky, Non-staining
  • Available at CVS stores and CVS.com
  • www.thecrystal.com

I personally love any type of deodorant towelettes. It’s a great way to get refreshed when you’re on the go, either at work, the gym or traveling. Not too strong of a scent and does the job right!
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Allimax 100% Allicin Capsules:

  • A garlic powder capsule that is odor controlled *Maintenance One capsule daily *Certified Bio-Active *Scientifically tested *Supports Your Body’s Natural Defenses *Combats: athelets foot, arthritis, bites, C-Difficile, Colds, Eczema, Flu, Diarrhea, Nail fungus, Wounds, Fungal infections, Viral infections
  • www.allimax.us

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Spatone pur Absorb Iron:

  • Feeling tired/fatigued? Take this by itself or dilute it in half a cup of fruit juice or water. *Don’t use grape juice *Gentle daily iron provider *Easily absorbed and gentle on your stomach *100% Natural Liquid Iron Supplement
  • Clinically proven high absorption *less side effects *no additives *gentle dose *convenient
  • www.purAbsorb.com

spatone iron

Nordic Naturals Omega Boost:

  •  525mg Omega-3s in just 1 teaspoon * Dietary Supplement for Heart, Brain and Immune System *Creamy, delicious mango flavor the whole family will love *Fast absorption for a tasty boost of Omega-3s
  • www.nordicnaturals.com

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Raw Rev 1o0 Bar:

  • Non GMO Project Verified *Kosher *Vegan *Dairy-free *Vegetarian *Gluten-free *Organic
  • ingredients: organic cashews, organic sunflower seeds, organic dates *organic agave nectar, organic spirulina powder and organic sprouted flax seed.
  • www.rawrev.com

raw rev

When I first saw this, I was a bit intimidated due to seeing it green. However, after I did try it, I loved it! It’s not too sweet, healthy and it does fill you up. I like the fact that they do have cashews, sunflower seed kernels and dates.

I don’t have an exact picture of it because I was so intrigued that I ate it before I could take a picture of it!

Lastly, I received a Serengetee Fabric Swatch.

fabric swatch

My Verdict:

I honestly wouldn’t order another Conscious Box just because I can’t use all of the products I received. I did like Annie’s Bunny Grahams, the Raw Rev 100 bar, the Crystal towelettes, and the Weleda shampoo and conditioner.

 **”Go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” -Maya Angelou