Friday, July 21, 2017

July GlossyBox

GlossyBox is a monthly subscription box for beauty items. Each month GlossyBox will send a box of 5 beauty products in a pink reusable box. I mention the box because it's very sturdy with minimal branding on it and can be reused for a multitude of things. I've reused them for packing gifts, storing jewelry and beauty items.

Price: $21 a month with discounts for 6 and 12 month subscriptions. 

The Good:

Brands: Well known luxury brands including OPI, Crabtree & Evelyn, Sebastian, Too Faced, etc. 

Sizes: deluxe sample size and usually 1 or 2 full size items. 

The Box: I love the box the items come in!

Information: They provide information on each product with price. 

Free Stuff: You can earn GlossyDots for reviewing items in the box and referrals. One you get enough GlossyDots you can redeem them for a free box. 

The Not So Good:

Price: The price is a little high but they do send higher end products. 

Skip: There is no option to skip.

July GlossyBox

Contents of the GlossyBox:

The Créme Shop The OMG Brush Foundation brush. Value = $13.00

FULL SIZE Bang Beauty Cream Color. Value = $26.00

FLL SIZE Julep Your Lip Addiction Lip Oil Treatment in clear. Value = $22.00

FULL SIZE Skin Cosmetic Collagenesis Daily Defense SPF30. Value = $35.00

.23oz. Inoar Argan Oil. Value = $3.78

The total value of the GlossyBox is $99.78. I'm pretty excited about this box. I have no idea how to use the foundation brush but it is super soft and feels so nice on my face. I know I'll use the face serum also since it has SPF30. I'm also in love with the Julep lip oil. I have a couple of the other tinted ones but this one is clear. I already tossed it in my purse for daily use. The argan oil is a great travel size and I like to use oils on my hair when I'm traveling. 

Verdict: This box was a fantastic box for me. 

Everyone Loves A Treasure

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

July Love with Food - Tasting 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.

July Love with Food tasting box. 

Contents of Love with Food tasting box. 

Dick and Jane Educational snacks.

Nothing but the Fruit Raspberry Chia bites.

Nothing but the Fruit Concord grape bites. 

Teddy Soft Bakes with Chocolate Filling. 

Ocean's Halo the seaweed strip in Coconut

Rigoni di Asiago Fiordifrutta Apricot Spread. 

Cosmos Salted Caramel Premium Puffed Corn.

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, July 18, 2017

July 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 You can even pick which product you want to try for FREE! Choose from: 

Swedish dishcloths 

Stasher bag 

Flip and Tumble 24-7 reuseable bag x2

Green cleaning spray

Stainless Steel straws

Wool Dryer balls

Duralex Glass containers
Reuseable Bamboo Utensils
RSVP Silicone Spoon and Spatula
eCloth window cleaning

Produce bags
Tidy Dish cloths
All Good Goop Healing Balm
Bee's wrap
Lunchskins set

I have two invites and will update this post when they are 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.

July MightyFIX box

Contents of the MightyFix box:

RSVP Ela's favorite silicone spoon. Value - $6.00

RSVP Ela's favorite silicone spatula. Value - $6.00

The total value of this box is $12.00. These are quality kitchen products. They have a 5mm iron rod inside for stability, dishwasher safe, and heat resistant to 425F. I have lots kitchen utensils but I like the weight and feel of theses so I'm going to add them to the drawer. Maybe I will get rid of a couple of old ones that aren't so great. 

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

Monday, July 17, 2017

July RawSpiceBar - The Haitian Flavor Kit

Do you love cooking with new foods and spices? Then you have to check out RawSpiceBar. Each month you will receive 3-4 whole spices or spice blends along with a recipe to use them. Each recipe will use the include spice and will make 8-10 servings. The price of this subscription is just $6.00 a month with shipping included. You have to sign up for a minimum 3 month subscription.  

Price: $6.00 a month (minimum 3 month subscription) w/ shipping included. Discounts for 6 and 12 month subscriptions. Ships to US and Canada.

The good:

Love to cook: If you love cooking with new foods and spices this a fun way to do it. 

Know someone who loves to cook: This makes a great gift!

Price: $6 is a great low price. 

Reduce waste: It's such a terrible thing to buy a jar of spice and have it go to waste. This allows you to try the spice without buying a whole jar. 

The not so good:

Skip: I don't see an option to skip or pause your subscription. 

Buy: I really want them to have a shop on their website where you can purchase more spices you like. 

July RawSpiceBar

Contents of the RawSpiceBar envelope:

.3 oz. packet Allspice Jamaican Jerk.

.3 oz. packet Cardamom Summer

.3 oz. packet Scotch Bonnet Salt.

One of the best parts of this subscription is the included recipes. They include ingredients that are easily found at the grocery store. 

The recipes are:

Jerk Grilled Shrimp
Cardamom Summer Banana Pancakes
Jerk Black Bean Burger

Verdict: I think this is a great subscription and I'm really enjoying the new spices.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

July ipsy bag

ipsy sends out a glam bag with 4-5 samples and a makeup bag for $10 a month with shipping included. If you sign up yearly it's $110 which brings the price down the $9.16 a month with shipping included.  I've been with them since 2011 and this is one subscription I am for sure keeping. They constantly have a high product value with products that I use.

Price: $10 a month with no option to skip. Discount offered for a yearly subscription. 

This subscription is available to the US and Canada and ships from Harrisburg, NC.

***I have 1 invite for a free glam bag. It's for first time subscribers only!***

The good:

The samples: Usually you get at least one full size product in each bag.

The packaging: Each month the products come in a cute makeup bag for all your goodies.

Discounts: The almost always offer a discount on any additional purchases you want to make.

Semi-customized: You take a little quiz and your bag is semi-customized with products you will enjoy.

Points: You can earn points for reviews and referrals. You can redeem points for extra goodies in your bag. 

The not so good:

Skip a month? There is no option to skip a month.  You have to cancel.

Renewal. If your a yearly subscriber they automatically charge your credit card for another year when the paid for year is up. I think they should sent out an email prior reminding you that your year is almost up and it will automatically renew.

July ipsy bag

Contents of ipsy bag w/approximate value:

1.3 oz. Ahava Deadsea Water Mineral Hand Cream. Value = $10.00

.25 Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Cleansing Gel. Value = $1.82

FULL SIZE Ciaté Wonderland gel eyeliner in black. Value = $18.00

IBY Beauty Crease Brush. Value = $12.00

.06 oz. M Princess pressed eyeshadow in Biscuit.  Value = $15.00

gudetama makeup bag. 

The approximate value of this months bag is approximately $56.82. This makeup bag was very strange to me. It looked like a egg with a face. I looked it up and apparently that's exactly what it is. It's a Sanrio character named gudetama the lazy egg and from what I read he has a serious case of depression. Such a strange little character. 
On to the products; I'm pretty excited about the products. Most of them I'm familiar with the brand but the actual product is new. I'm a fan of gel eyeliners because they stay on all day and are easy to use. I wish the color wasn't black but I'll still use it. Hand cream is always a useful item for me. I'm sort of overloaded with makeup brushes so I might save this for a gift bag. The eyeshadow is a nice neutral color. The cleansing gel is perfect travel size and you know I love a good travel size product. 

Verdict: I'm happy with this bag.