Monday, June 26, 2017

Summer FabFitFun box

FabFitFun is not a monthly subscription but quarterly. Each season you will receive hand-picked, high-end and exclusive gifts including beauty, fashion and fitness products. The items are full sized and premium with a value of $200+. The cost of this box is $49.99 billed every 3 months. 

Price: $49.99 every 3 months. Discount of $20 for yearly subscription.  

This subscription in available in the US only and ships from Los Angeles, Ca. 

The good:


The Products: You will receive mostly full size and premium products in each box and not just beauty items.


The Brands: They send well known premium brands

Quarterly: This is nice because monthly boxes can cause overload.

Info: They send a nice color information sheet that has all the product info and prices on it.

The not so good:



Price: The price is a sticker shock, but it's only 4 times a year as opposed to monthly.



Contents of the FabFitFun box with approximate retail price/value:

Michael Stars Ruana. Value = $54.00

BKR Little glass water bottle. Value = $35.00

Cargo Cosmetics Picture Perfect HighlighterValue = $30.00

Juice Beauty Smoothing Eye Concentrate. Value = $29.00

Kris Nations Mystic Bar Necklace. Value = $58.00

Eau Thermale Avéne Sunscreen. Value = $24.00

On the Road Again Travel Set. Value = $28.00

Klorane Dry Shampoo. Value = $20.00

Vital Proteins Marine Collagen. Value $2.40

***Salted Himalayan Pink Salt Kit. Value = $26.00


The total value of the summer FabFitFun box is $280.40. I didn't include the price of the salt kit because I added that on for an extra $10. I couldn't decide if I wanted the traveler or chef choice but since FFF let's you get both at a discount, I did. I am confused about one thing though. I'm an annual subscriber and I don't remember getting to choose the color of the Ruana, necklace or water bottle. At first I thought I wasn't getting the emails but I was able to add an extra item. I'm pretty happy with this box and with the exception of the dry shampoo and use or gift everything. 

Verdict: Overall this quarters box was great and well worth the money!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Amazon Beverage Sample Box

Amazon occasionally will make sample boxes available to Prime members. These boxes cost anywhere from $4.99-$9.99 but you get that back in a credit if you make a future purchase of a product from the box. 

This box was priced at $9.99 and included 7 samples of carbonated drinks. If you break the price down it's $1.43 per drink. Totally worth the price in my opinion since all the drinks are full size.  

Amazon Beverage Sample Box.

Approximate value using Amazon multipack pricing. 

Soylent Coffiest Ready Drink Breakfast. Value = $2.75

Bai Kohala Kola. Value = $1.99

Fiji water. Value = $1.04

Monster Rehab Peach Tea. Value = $1.55

Blue Sky Stevia Soda Cola. Value = $1.75

Hansen Ginger Ale. Value = $0.50

V8 Energy Blackberry Cranberry. Value = $2.00

I priced these out using Amazon but it's not exactly accurate because all of the items are in multipacks. If you were to buy single servings at a convenience or grocery store it would be much higher than listed above. I think this is a cool way to try new drinks without spending a fortune and if you find something you like then you can reorder it and get a discount. 

Verdict: I like these sample boxes. If you see one come up for sale jump on it because they go quick. 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Amazon Prime Sparkling Drinks Sample Box

Amazon occasionally will make sample boxes available to Prime members. These boxes cost anywhere from $4.99-$9.99 but you get that back in a credit if you make a future purchase of a product from the box. 

This box was priced at $9.99 and included 8 samples of carbonated drinks. If you break the price down it's $1.25 per drink. Totally worth the price in my opinion since all the drinks are full size.  


Amazon Prime Sparkling Drinks Sample Box


Approximate value using Amazon multipack pricing. 

Minute Maid Sparkling Fizzy Lemonade. Value = $1.06

Sparkling Ice Black Raspberry. Value = $0.85

Smart Water Sparkling Water. Value = $1.04

Bai Bubbly in blackberry. Value = $1.42

Dasani Sparkling Lime. Value = $0.42

San Pellegrino Prickly Pear & Orange. Value = $0.84

VFusion Energy Pomegranate Blueberry. Value = $0.65

Perrier Green Apple. Value = $0.51

I priced these out using Amazon but it's not exactly accurate because all of the items are in multipacks. If you were to buy single servings at a convenience or grocery store it would be much higher than listed above. I think this is a cool way to try new drinks without spending a fortune and if you find something you like then you can reorder it and get a discount. 

Verdict: I like these sample boxes. If you see one come up for sale jump on it because they go quick. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Play! by Sephora box contains five deluxe samples plus a fragrance bonus handpicked from Sephora. It also includes a little bag, booklet with tips and tricks and a free one-on-one tutorial at your local Sephora.

Price: $10 a month with shipping included. 

The Good:

Products: Sephora is a mecca of beauty products. If you like Sephora you will like this box. 

Booklet: They include a booklet full of information on the products in the box. 

Points: If you buy an item from the box they give you extra points on your Sephora account. 

Price: Can't beat the price. 

The Not So Good:

It's a month to month subscription with no option to skip. 

Play by Sephora box.


Contents of the Play! by Sephora box: 

.1oz. Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer. Value = $4.80

.33 oz. Coola Makeup Setting Spray SPF30. Value = $7.00

2.4oz. Verb Sea Spray. Value = $7.00

.1oz. Kat Von D Everlasting Lipstick in Lovesick. Value = $10.00

1oz. Klorane Dry Shampoo w/Oat Milk. Value = $10.00

.005oz. Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline Perfume. Value = $0.37

cotton bag

The total value of the of the Play! box is over $39.17. I'm so tore about this subscription. I really like some months and others months it's just ok. This month is just an ok month for me. I will use a could of items in the bag and those items are well over the price I paid for the whole bag. I keep hearing good things about the Kat Von D lipstick so I'm pretty exciting to try that. I'm also a fan of the makeup setting spray. I find that I don't so much use it for setting makeup but it's an easy way to put sunscreen on when you're out and about. 

Verdict: This months bag was just ok.  

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Allure Beauty Thrills Box Summer 2017

The Allure Beauty Boxes are PACKED with tons of stuff for a low price. The products range from drug store to salon products and are a great deal. 

The Allure boxes are seasonal and this summer box was priced at $59.95 plus $10 shipping for a total of $69.95. The also tell you what's in the box before you buy so you know what you're getting. Basically if there is $70 worth of products you will use it's totally worth it. This box said it was valued at over $250!

You could also buy a year subscription upfront for $199.00 plus $10 shipping per box. The total was $240 for 4 boxes which is $10 less per box if bought separately. 





Contents of the Allure Summer Beauty Box:

Almay eye makeup remover pads 15 count. Value = $1.25

Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant Battery-Operated Spinbrush. Value = $9.99

Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant Clean & Fresh Toothpaste. Value = $3.49

Babo Botanicals SPF50 sport stick. Value = $15.95

Burt's Bees eye makeup remover pads 35 count. Value = $5.99

ChapStick Total Hydration lip scrub. Value = $4.99

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream. Value = $10.99

Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy. Value = $9.00

Dessange Professional Oleo Replenishing Oil. Value = $11.99

Hask charcoal purifying shampoo. Value = $5.99

Hask charcoal purifying conditioner. Value = $5.99

ImPress Gel Manicure. Value = $7.99

3 pack Invisibobble. Value = $7.99

Kiss Salon Acrylic Nude French Nails. Value = $6.99

Kleenex Facial Cleansing Wipes 25 count. Value = $7.29

Nivea Moisture Lip Care. Value = $3.97

Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Dry Shampoo. Value = $5.99

Redken Triple Take 32 Hairspray. Value = $22.00

Revlon Lipstick in Love is on. Value = $4.99

Rimmel Clear Lip Liner. Value = $5.99

Rituals Yogi Flow Shower Foam. Value = $7.50

Simple Cleansing Oil. Value = $8.99

Wen Hair and Body care Body Treatment. Value = $59.95

UnWash Conditioner. Value = $29.00

Not Your Mother's Plump For Joy hair lifter. Value $5.99

Chapstick Moisture + Tint in Merlot. Value = $4.99

Glov on the go makeup remover. Value = $12.99

Rimmel Lipstick in Crystal Mauve. Value = $6.99

The total value of the Allure Summer 2017 Beauty Box is about $295.22. There were some items in the box that weren't listed in the included booklet. I know I will use most of the items in this box. Some things are dupes for me which is kind of disappointing but only because I was hoping for more new products. 

Verdict: Overall I'm still happy with this box. It's breaks down to about $2 per item and that's a bargain!


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Monday, June 19, 2017

June Love with Food Snack box

Love with Food is a monthly subscription box filled with food. They offer a tasting size box and a deluxe size box. I had been a subscriber to the deluxe size box but the values were consistently low so I canceled that subscription. The tasting box is $9.99 a month and contains about 8 snacks in the box. 

Price: $9.99 a month with a discount for 6 and 12 month plans. No option to skip. 

This subscription is only available in the US and ships from Santa Clara, California. 

The good:

Variety: You get a lot of variety in each box. 

Discounts: You can earn points for discounts off future full size product purchases by submitting reviews on their website or referring new members. 

The not so good:

I really can't think of anything I don't like about this box.



Contents of Love with Food tasting box. 

RW Garcia Mixt Bag Tortilla Chips. 

Beanitos Baked White Bean Mac n' Cheese Crunch.


Vermont Cracked Pepper Beef & Pork Stick. 


Flap Jacked Protein Smoothie. 

(2) Angel Mint Original Mints. 

Crown Nut Company Plain Roasted Almonds. 

Lance PB&J Grape Toasty Cracker Sandwich. 

Daelmans Caramel Stroopwafel.


I didn't do a breakdown of this box. If you look at my previous reviews they usually come in at the $8-$10 range. This box is just a great box if you like snacks and trying new snacks. I've discovered quite a few things that we now purchase because of these boxes. Also LWF makes it easy because you can order direct from their website. 


Verdict:  This Love with Food box had some yummy items in it. 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

June Graze 8 snack pack

Graze sends out a box of four snack size containers of dried fruit, nuts, crackers, dip and dippers, etc.  The boxes are semi-customizable meaning you don't actually get to pick which items you want but you can rate the items you receive from love to never send me this again.  The cost of the box is $11.99 per shipment. You can also choose how often you want the boxes. I have mine set up for every four weeks.  

Price: $11.99 per 8 pack shipment or $6.99 per 4 pack. This subscription ships to the US only, except Hawaii and Alaska.

Use Code: ANISHA6PP and get your 1st and 5th Box Free!

The good:

Like Snacks: Are you a snacker like me?  These are perfectly proportioned snack size containers.

Nutritional info: The include nutritional info in each box. It's on the card in the package though, not the actual product which is kind of a bummer.

Skip: You can do this online through your account and it's super easy.

Semi-customizable: You rate items and that's how they choose which items to send you. 

Special Diet or preference: You can choose from high protein, low carb, low sugar, low calories, savory, sweet treats, etc. 

Gift: This is a great gift for a college student. I just send one to the teenager because she is always raiding our stash when she comes over. 


The not so good:

Price: The costs ends up being $1.50 per package.  You're paying for convenience but I gotta be honest it was super convenient to pick up a pack and throw it in my lunch bag.



Contents of box:

Peachy Orchard. 

Pepper Protein Crunch. 

Pecan Power.  

Summer Berry Flapjack. 

Zesty Protein Lift.

Deconstructed Carrot Cake. 

Chocolate Pretzel. 

Sweet Chili Dippers.

Verdict: I'm really like my Graze boxes for convenient portable snacks. 

Monday, June 12, 2017

June Robb Vices box

Robb Vices is a monthly subscription box focused on exceptional products, food, accessories, etc. Each box is curated and comes with a booklet that tells the story of the items in the box. This box is for those who enjoy the finer things and appreciate the history or story behind it. I only say that because this box is not inexpensive. The price is $89.95 per month plus shipping. I subscribe to the Robb Report magazine and very much enjoy reading it. If you subscribe to the magazine they offer a discount on the box. I researched previous boxes and liked what I saw so I subscribed.

Price: $74.95 per month plus shipping w/discounts for 3, 6, and 12 month subscriptions.

The Good:

Products: The products are high end, artisan and great quality. 

Information: The include booklet is a wealth of information on the products. 

Referral Program: Refer 3 friends and get a free box. 

Alcohol: Sometimes they include alcohol which I'm a big fan of. 

The Not So Good:

Price: The price is high for a monthly box of surprise items.

Auto-Renew. I don't care much for auto-renew especially on a box with a high price tag. 


Contents of the Robb Vices Box:

Highspire Whiskey. Value = $47.99

8oz. 18.21 Bitters Rosemary Sage Syrup. Value = $9.50

18.21 Havana & Hide bitters. Value = $18.99

(2) Sempli cocktail glasses. Value = $52.00

Q Drinks Ginger Ale. Value = $2.62

Dardiman California Crisps dried mandarin. Value = $1.49

Dardiman California Crisps dried blood orange. Value = $1.49

Big Picture Farm Farmstead Goat Milk sea salt & bourbon vanilla caramels. Value = $10.00

$50 off Tommy John Value = $50.00


The total value of this box is about $144.08 not including the gift card. From the looks of it though they have items under $50 so it might only cost the price of shipping. I was trying to figure out how the Tommy John fit in with this box. All I could picture was a man sitting in his underwear drinking a whiskey cocktail eating caramels. It gave me a good laugh. We have been getting into drinking whiskey so this bottle of whiskey came at a perfect time. We made the recipe for the updated old fashioned that was in the book and we very happy with it. I really liked the dried fruit in the drink also. That brings me to the glasses. I've been wanting some glasses like this for awhile but we have so many glasses it seemed frivolous to buy more. I received this same brand caramels in the PopSugar box it will be nice to try a different flavor. 

Verdict: This Robb Vices box was a win. 
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Sunday, June 11, 2017

June MightyFIX box

MightyNest is a website that sells natural, organic and non-toxic products. Basically they have done all the research for you. They also have a monthly subscription box called The MightyFix. Each month they will handpick a singular solution that allows you to live more mindfully. The price of living more mindfully is just $10 a month with shipping included AND if you want to order something from the MightyNest store just add it to your MightyFix box and it all ships for free! In addition your MightyFix box is guaranteed to have a value of at least $10 and they are not samples but full size products. There really is a lot of cool stuff on the website so if you get a chance check it out. 

I like this box so much that I ended up subscribing yearly.

If you would like to try your first months of mightyFIX free send me an email at pixiepowered@hotmail.com. You can even pick which product you want to try for FREE! Choose from: 

Bee's wrap
Lunchskins set
Wool Dryer balls
Produce bags
Tidy Dish cloths
Stainless Steel straws
Reuseable Bamboo Utensils
Duralex Glass containers
eCloth window cleaning
Green cleaning spray
Flip and Tumble 24-7 reuseable bag x2
Stasher bag 
Swedish dishcloths 
All Good Goop Healing Balm

I have one invite left and will update this post when it's spoken for.

Price: $10 a month. Available in the US only and ships from Evanston, Illinois.

The Good:

Full Size: The items sent are NOT samples. They are full size items and things that are sold in their online shop.

Donation: 15% of every purchase, including the subscription box goes back to a school of your choice. 

Gift: Need a gift? They offer 3, 6, or 12 months subscriptions. 


The Not So Good:

You might end up with a product you don't need.


June MightyFIX box

Contents of the MightyFix box:

12 oz. Lifefactory glass bottle. Value - $19.99

The total value of this box is $19.99. I don't normally carry glass bottles because I'm afraid they will break. The silicone around this bottle doesn't prevent it from breaking but it will cushion the fall and possibly prevent breakage. I like the glass containers because they don't stain and get a weird odor to them like plastic bottles do. 


Verdict: I'm still very happy with this subscription. 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

PopSugar Limited Edition Summer Box 2017

PopSugar Must Have Box always has a special edition summer box. I canceled my subscription to the monthly box but I couldn't help myself and ordered the summer box. The price of the box was $100 but would contain well over $100 worth of goodies geared towards summer. 


Contents of the PopSugar Special Edition Summer Box. 

May Y Sol Collins Tote.  Value = $129.00 - I have so many beach bags now but I love them all!

Hampton Sun Shimmer Cooling Spray. Value = $32.00 - I could've used this on my trip to the Bahamas. I got a little too much sun on my legs one day. Luckily I had aloe with me. 

Polaroid PLD 6003 Sunglasses. Value = $65.00 -I was so happy to see these are polarized sunglasses! I may take the with me on vacations from now on so I don't have to worry about losing my expensive glasses. 

Jane Iredale Lip Stain/Gloss. Value = $32.00

Sunnylife Lobster Coasters. Value = $18.00 

Big Picture Farm Chai Caramels. Value = $10.00 - I don't normally like goat milk products but these were quite tasty. 

Hint Sunscreen Spray. Value = $24.00

The total value of this Summer Special Edition Box is $310.00. I'm happy with this box. I love the bag, although I wish it were an over the shoulder bag. I will definitely use the sunglasses, sunscreen spray and maybe the cooling spray. The caramels are almost gone and I think I'm the only one whose has eaten them. 

Verdict: This years summer box was a fun one! 

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