Wantable Makeup April 2015 Subscription Box Review 2

Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received.
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Wantable Makeup
Cost: $40/month.
Ships To: United States (Free), Canada ($6), United Kingdom ($7) & Australia ($10).
Coupon Code: N/A
Wantable Makeup April 2015 Subscription Box Review

Wantable Makeup April 2015 Subscription Box

Wantable offers four different types of subscription boxes. This box is their makeup box, which includes 4 to 5 full-sized premium makeup products, hand-picked to perfectly match your preferences. They also offer intimates, fitness and accessories boxes, again customized to your preferences.  And unlike the majority of other subscription boxes, Wantable allows you to return the box if you aren’t totally 100% happy. They just switched things up a little and now allow you to return a portion of your box!  Wantable now lists “Your Price” on the information card along with the Retail Price so you can easily determine the amount of credit you will receive if you opt to return items.  If you end up keeping your entire box, a credit of $4 will be posted to your account – making your next box $36.

Wantable Makeup April 2015 Subscription Box Review

The Box

Wantable ships via DHL Global Mail and took just under a week to arrive.  They are only a state over from me, but that’s how DHL seems to work.  Wantable ships at the same time each month as when you originally subscribed.  So if you subscribed at the end of the month, your box will ship at the end of the month.

Wantable Makeup April 2015 Subscription Box Review

First Look

Wantable Makeup April 2015 Subscription Box Review

Second First Look

The first look was pretty good!  I didn’t recognize much which I always like.

Wantable Makeup April 2015 Subscription Box Review

Preferences

My April 2015 Wantable Makeup box included the following items:

Like I mentioned before, you can totally customize your Wantable box.  You fill out a questionnaire telling them what you Love, Like and Dislike.  You’ll get more of the things you Love, some of the things you Like and none of the things you Dislike.  It also asks about color preferences and that sort of thing.  I have had only Eyeliner as a Dislike for a while now and I have been pretty pleased with my boxes.

Wantable Makeup April 2015 Subscription Box Review

The Information Card

~Lash Em Fiber Lash Extension Mascara – Black (Retail Price: $30, Your Price: $12.31): So this. I don’t really get how exactly it works, but one side (the white side) is a lash gel serum that extends your lashes and the other side is a black mascara. I didn’t think the mascara was anything to write home about (I thought it was a tad clumpy), but the serum totally works. I was amazed. It really looked like I had false lashes on. I wish this was clear so I could just wear it alone!

Wantable Makeup April 2015 Subscription Box Review

Lash Em Fiber Lash Extension Mascara – Black

~Bodyography Nail Lacquer (Fancy Free) (Retail Price: $8.50, Your Price: $3.49): This is quite a pretty color and perfect for Spring.  And I do love nail polish, so I am happy.

Wantable Makeup April 2015 Subscription Box Review

Bodyography Nail Lacquer (Fancy Free)

~Cara Cosmetics Skin Shimmer (Electra) (Retail Price: $35.98, Your Price $14.76): This reminds me of Benefit Sunbeam.  It’s shimmery and makes your skin glow.  I’m not thrilled with the little pallet applicator, but I’ll use a sponge and it will be just fine.

Wantable Makeup April 2015 Subscription Box Review

Cara Cosmetics Skin Shimmer (Electra)

~yourMinerals Swedish Winter Highlighter (Retail Price: $23, Your Price: $9.44): I actually received this same shade in the Winter FabFitFun box (and liked it) so I will likely be passing this one along to a friend.

Wantable Makeup April 2015 Subscription Box Review

yourMinerals Swedish Winter Highlighter

All totaled I came up with a value of $97.48 for the April 2015 Wantable makeup box.  I really really liked this box and feel like they did a great job with the selections!

Do you subscribe to Wantable?  If so, what’d you get in your box (makeup or accessories or intimates or fitness) this month? And if you don’t subscribe, what are you waiting for? There is no risk involved so why not?

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POPSUGAR Must Have Box Info + Coupon Code 0

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May 2015 POPSUGAR Must Have Box

May 2015 POPSUGAR Must Have Box

10 Lucky May 2015 POPSUGAR Must Have Box subscribers will receive a ton of Karlie’s Kookies along with their May Must Have Box!  Don’t forget that the April box is ALREADY sold out, but subscriptions are open for the May box!  New subscribers can use the coupon code “MUSTHAVE5” to save $5 off their first box!   If you want to try to get on the Waitlist to get the April box just make sure you leave the “Waitlist” checked when you are checking out.  If they determine they have extra April boxes your subscription will begin with that box, otherwise it will begin in May!

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Crafter’s Crate Coupon Code 0

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Crafter's Crate Coupon Code

Crafter’s Crate Coupon Code

Crafters Crate is offering $10 off subscriptions right now with the coupon code “TRY10“.  This offer is only available through 3.31.15 and is applicable to new customers only!

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Hamptons Lane April 2015 Theme Reveal! 0

April 2015 Hamptons Lane

April 2015 Hamptons Lane

The April 2015 Hamptons Lane theme is “Taco Party”!  The box will be available beginning 4/1/15, but if you sign up now you can get the “The Pasta Box” which you can check out here!

If you are interested in subscribing or want to learn more, click here and use the coupon code “Subscription10” to save $10 off your first box.

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Treatsie Coupon Code Round-Up! 0

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Treastsie Coupon Codes

Treastsie Coupon Codes

I just received an e-mail from Treatsie with a round-up of ALL of their subscription box coupons so I wanted to share!  Some of the offers don’t require coupon codes while others do.  Here are the ones that require a coupon code:

~”HOF028VDE3” to get 50% off your first box.
~”EXTRASWEETS” to get $15 worth of mystery treats in your first box.
~”3ALLTIME” to get 3 customer favorites free in your first box.

Note: The majority of the offers are available to new customers only and cannot be combined.

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Birchbox Man April 2015 Subscription Box Review – “Mad Men” + Coupon Code 0

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Birchbox Man
Cost: $20/month.
Ships To: United States.
Coupon Code:  Check out the Birchbox Bonus Shop for assorted gift with purchase offers and don’t forget to add a Mystery Sample Pack to your cart which is free on orders of $35+!
Birchbox Man April 2015 Subscription Box Review - "Mad Men"

Birchbox Man April 2015 Subscription Box – “Mad Men”

Birchbox Man is $20/month and sends you monthly deliveries of deluxe grooming and lifestyle samples, tailored to your profile. With Birchbox Man you can try cult brands, up-and-coming lines, and everything in between.

Birchbox Man April 2015 Subscription Box Review - "Mad Men"

The Box

Birchbox Man USPS (through Newgistics) and generally arrives during the first few days of the month.  Or sooner in cases like my April box!

Birchbox Man April 2015 Subscription Box Review - "Mad Men"

First Look

Birchbox Man has been allowing subscribers to pick their lifestyle item for the past few months now.  There were a variety of choices this month including the Tommy John Cool Cotton Trunk ($29) (which is the one we went for), W&P Mason Stones with Royal Rose Simple Syrup ($17+), Happy Socks Men’s Socks – 2 pairs ($24) or Declan Solid Squared ($30) with Word. Notebooks 3 pack ($10).

Birchbox Man April 2015 Subscription Box Review - "Mad Men"

The Information Card

The April 2015 Birchbox Man theme was “Mad Men” and ours contained the following items:

~das boom Industries Everywhere Lotion (Detroit) ($3): There’s a lot going on in this lotion, but Detroit’s a complicated city so it makes sense.  B thinks it smells like pipe tobacco but didn’t consider that to be a bad thing.  I can’t see him using it for anything other than hand lotion though.  It might be a little too much to use everywhere.

Birchbox Man April 2015 Subscription Box Review - "Mad Men"

das boom Industries Everywhere Lotion (Detroit)

~Billy Jealousy Headlock Molding Cream ($2): This smells incredible and worked well on both L’s and B’s hair.  L’s hair doesn’t take product very well, but this took nicely and stayed in longer than most stuff we’ve tried.

Birchbox Man April 2015 Subscription Box Review - "Mad Men"

Billy Jealousy Headlock Molding Cream

~PLANT Body Wash – Get It On ($2.11): I don’t love the smell of this one.  I think it’s a bit too sweet?  I don’t know.  B is really good about using up his samples though so he’ll probably take it on a trip with him.

Birchbox Man April 2015 Subscription Box Review - "Mad Men"

Plant Body Wash – Get It On

~Tommy John Cool Cotton Trunk ($29): I knew right away that this was the lifestyle item we were going for this month.  B already has whiskey stones and while he loves fun socks he already has a bunch so he didn’t need those.  And the notebook was cool, but he’d never use the pocket square so that was out.

Birchbox Man April 2015 Subscription Box Review - "Mad Men"

Tommy John Cool Cotton Trunk

All totaled I came up with a value of $36.11 for the April 2015 Birchbox Man.  The majority of that was obviously the trunks, but since B loves them that’s totally fine with us. Including the points for purchasing the box (20 points = $2) and the points for reviewing the products / sharing on Facebook (50 points = $5), the real value of this box is $43.11.  I have been loving that we get now get to pick our lifestyle items and think that was the best thing Birchbox Man could have done!

Do you get Birchbox Man box this month?  What’d you think of the box this month and what lifestyle item did you get? If you are interested in subscribing or just want to learn more, click here!

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Monday Morning Ramblings 6

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~Good morning! I am still in a fantastic mood today because of 1) that Michigan State win and 2) the fact that I (still) don’t have the flu.  But mainly it’s the MSU win.  FINAL FOUR!

We also have the best mascot.

We also have the best mascot.

~We’ve got a lot to catch up on this week including visiting with the Easter Bunny!  I had big plans to take the kids last week and then was thinking about going to a few local Easter events over the weekend, but with everyone being sick that never happened. Easter Baskets need to be prepared and we need to dye eggs as well.  And I think that L wants to have a pre-Easter Easter egg hunt so I am going to see if I can’t make that happen before Sunday too. Oh and speaking of Easter Baskets, what are you putting in your kid’s baskets this year?

~I don’t really know what subscription boxes are going to appear this week. I think The Boodle Box, Five Four Club, Kiwi Crate, maybe Julep (it hasn’t shipped yet, but it will soon), Wantable and probably a few more? The last week of the month and the first few days of the next month are generally slow.

~A few things I am loving right now.. 1) Mexican Coca-Cola.  Okay, so maybe I don’t totally love it, but I loved running into it at Target (for real).  The difference between  Mexican Coke and US Coke is that the Mexican version is sweetened with cane sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup which is what the US version is made with.  Anyway, I like it better the US version and I think it’d be fun if they sold a 6-pack with 6 different Coke versions from around the world! 2) Spartan Selfie App  It’s a free app and will add a Spartan helmet to any picture you want.  See how regal Baxter looks? 3) Kate Spade Bow Socks.  I saw these at Marshalls for $6 a pack and could’t pass them up.  My store had a ton of different patterns and I am hoping they end up marked down again so I can get more. 4) Target Greenroom Notebooks. They have 3 different versions and are like $5 each.  Love.

Current Loves

Current Loves

~That’s about all from here for now!  What do you have going on this week? Got any subscription boxes coming your way? If you missed my KEEP Collective giveaway from last night, make sure to go enter!

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Sunday Sentiments 31

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Screen-Shot-2014-10-26-at-5.53.23-PM~First up – the Spartans.  I cannot even believe it.  I am so flipping excited that they won and are headed to the Final Four.  I never would have thought this about a month ago.  Incredible.  Just incredible.  #gogreen #msu

(Photo: Ted Hyman)

(Photo: Ted Hyman)

~Next up – the flu.  It started with L on Wednesday, hit WB on Friday night and then moved on to B on Saturday.  Well, B thinks it was the flu, but I think he might have just been super hungover.  Either way he was down for the count on Saturday.  Basically I am the only one it didn’t hit.  At least not yet anyway.  Happily everyone seems to be back to normal now though.

~Have you tried the Starbucks Birthday Cake Frappuccino?  It’s vanilla bean and hazelnut flavored and is topped with a raspberry infused whipped cream.  Some people even got sprinkles on theirs (or so Instagram tells me), but mine didn’t.  I thought it tasted more like vanilla bean than hazelnut and was super sweet / sugary, but I seeing how I like all those things, I liked this.  It’s only available through tomorrow though so if you want to try it, get to Starbucks ASAP.

Starbucks Birthday Cake Frappucino

Starbucks Birthday Cake Frappucino

~I (finally) selected 5 of the 10 random winners in the Bracket Challenge!  They are “lauryn”, “vaw001″, “Ronna4671″, “joshuasills1″ and “vindsr1″!  I will be e-mailing you, but you have each won a $25 gift card to  Target, Starbucks, Birchbox, Nordstrom, or iTunes (*)!  I will pick 5 more random winners next weekend and then of course the top 3 overall when the final game is over will win prizes!

~Because I am in such a good mood about the Spartan win (and also because I don’t have the flu), I am going to do a little giveaway!  I am giving away a $100 Gift Card to KEEP Collective!  I am kind of obsessed with my MSU Keeper and am pretty sure you’ll be hooked too!  If you want to place an order between now and 4.6.2015 I will refund your shipping via PayPal and if you happen to be selected as the winner and place an order I will refund your order for you (and give you the difference if there is any left over).  And if you just want to enter, that’s more than fine too!

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That’s it for now! What are you doing tonight?  Anything exciting going on next week?

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(*) In case you are curious how I did the selections, I used the Google Form you completed and turned it into a spreadsheet. After I cleaned up the duplicates each of the entries were assigned a number. I then used Random.org and pulled 5 numbers. I double checked to make sure that the names from the google document had all actually filled out brackets in the Challenge (everyone had) and that was that!


Pampered Teacher Subscription Box Review 7

Disclosure: This complimentary box was sent for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own and no compensation was received.
Pampered Teacher
Cost: $29/box (One-Time Boxes, Quarterly Subscriptions and School Year Subscriptions are available)
Ships To: United States.
Coupon Code: N/A
Pampered Teacher Subscription Box Review

Pampered Teacher Subscription Box

The Pampered Teacher Box is filled with special surprises in the categories of fashion, comfort, health and classroom to brighten your day! Each box is filled with surprise accessories and useful products for you, plus fashion tips and teacher inspiration!

Pampered Teacher Subscription Box Review

The Box

Pampered Teacher ships via USPS Priority Mail.  Monthly boxes (available for September – June) ship within 2 days of placing your order while quarterly boxes ship the first week of September, December, March and June.

Pampered Teacher Subscription Box Review

First Look

Everything was nicely packaged and could easily be gifted as is. I rarely mention it (although I should), but subscription boxes generally do not include a packing slip with the price of the box on it.  I will make it a point to begin to mention when a subscription does include this, but it’s very rare.

Pampered Teacher Subscription Box Review

The Information Card

I received the “End of Year” Pampered Teacher box to review.  It included the following items to celebrate teacher’s well deserved summer months of relaxation:

~Mini Portable Notebook: This is a cute little notebook that you throw in your purse and always have handy to jot down ideas in.

Pampered Teacher Subscription Box Review

Mini Portable Notebook

~Crystal Glass Nail File: I think nail files are a must in every bag and this is a fancy one compared to the ones I use.

Pampered Teacher Subscription Box Review

Crystal Glass Nail File

~Nail Polish: At first I was thinking blue nail polish?  But then I realized that it’s for summer and you can do all sorts of fun things in the summer.  I would have liked to see something a little higher end though.

Pampered Teacher Subscription Box Review

Nail Polish

~Infinity Toe Ring: Very simple, very also very cute.  It’s billed as a toe ring, but it’s sizable so you could wear it on your fingers also.

Pampered Teacher Subscription Box Review

Infinity Toe Ring

~Pencil Case: This could be used for holding pencils or reading glasses or maybe even as a makeup bag.

Pampered Teacher Subscription Box Review

Pencil Case

~Thank You Notes: Teachers have a lot of Thank You’s to write at the end of the year and I thought it was great that they included these in the box!  These are actually from the Dollar Spot at Target (I know this because I almost bought them myself) and I love them!

Pampered Teacher Subscription Box Review

Thank You Notes

I couldn’t so a cost breakdown for Pampered Teacher since I didn’t have brands for a lot of the items. I’d probably have to see a few more of the boxes before I made a decision on the price of this one.

Pampered Teacher Subscription Box Review

Sugar Cookie Scrub Recipe

What do you think of Pampered Teacher? If you are interested in subscribing (I believe this is the only box of its type out there), you can head over to their site and get signed up!

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