Sunday Sentiments

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~Nothing much exciting to report here.  The weekend was filled with lots of chores (where does all this laundry come from?), playing outside and more chores.  I was going to set up some Christmas decorations, but I wasn’t feeling ready yet, so that’ll happen this week.  Hopefully ;).

~A little random round-up: 1) I tried the Caramel Brûlée Latte at Starbucks on Saturday morning and let me tell you, that is where it’s at.  Sadly when I went to find a picture of it I discovered that the Grande “Skinny” still has 310 calories in it.  OUCH!  2) You can now buy Erin Condren planners at Staples!  It’s not at all Staples yet (you can find a list here) and they won’t be personalized, but if you don’t want to deal with the LONG wait to get one in the mail, this is awesome.  Plus I hear you can use those 20% off Staples coupons on them too which makes it a way better deal than online! 3) Remember the cookies in the mason jar pouch from PopSugar a few months ago?  Well you can find them at Target now!  They are in the holiday section (in actual glass jars) and are only like $10.  I looked online and they are $17.99 on there!  Way cheaper at Target. L and I are making the brownie one tonight and I’ll report back on it! 4) Costco now sells NewBeauty Boxes!  They are in store and online and are $23.99!

Random

Random

~I started updating the “Black Friday” tab for subscription box deals over the weekend.  Some are already valid and some don’t start until Thursday or Friday.  I will continue to update that tab as I hear of more!  If you are curious what was offered last year, you can check them out here.  In other Black Friday news, people around here have started camping out at Best Buy and the like already!  It’s going to be a long week for them!

~Are you watching the AMA’s tonight? I am oddly excited about it. I cannot explain why, but I cannot wait!

The AMA's

The AMA’s

~If you have some time on your hands, you might want to browse through Fancy and check out their Sale section (it’s under the “Shop” tab).   Some of the things only have 1 or 2 left in stock, but if something happens to be in your size you could score big!  (Thank you to Jill for the heads up on the sale)!

That’s all for now!  See you in the morning!

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November 2014 SwaagBox Review + $5 First Box Offer

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SwaagBox
Cost: $16/month (As featured with double makeup / jewelry: $22/month)
Ships To: United States.
Coupon Code: Use this link to get your first box for $5.
November 2014 SwaagBox

November 2014 SwaagBox

SwaagBox, who kindly sent me this box to review, is a monthly lifestyle service designed to help you save time and money on health and beauty products. Each month you will receive your choice of supplies for your period cycle along with jewelry pieces and name brand makeup to match your needs. SwaagBox is $16/month and you can opt to double your jewelry / makeup for an additional $6/month (which is the box option I received to review) and you can also opt to receive a 4-pack of Venus razor blade refill cartridges for an additional $12/month.

November 2014 SwaagBox

The Box

SwaagBox ships via USPS and arrives at your door every 28 days.  The box was a decent size and since this was the first time I had received this box, I was anxious to see what was included.

November 2014 SwaagBox

The Information Card

The November 2014 SwaagBox (with the double makeup and jewelry option) included the following items:

~The Supplies: SwaagBox lets you pick which brand you would like to receive and shows you the quality that you will get for your selection.  They have a lot of different options and you can select either pads or tampons.

The Supplies

The Supplies

~Designer Inspires Charm Bracelet: I love these!  Super trendy (while at the same time will be able to be worn for years) right now and really cute!  Note: The $16/month box would have included just one of these.

November 2014 SwaagBox

Designer Inspires Charm Bracelet (Doubled)

~Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Eye Shadow: I am guessing that there was a variety of shades sent out, but I kind of like the color I received.

November 2014 SwaagBox

Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Eye Shadow

~NYC Color Wheel: The $16/month box included two NYC Cosmetics products, while the upgraded / doubled box which is an additional $6 included 4.  The information card says it could be anything from powders to mascara and more.  The colors in the Color Wheel are quite pretty and I think it’s my favorite cosmetics item in the box.

November 2014 SwaagBox

NYC Color Wheel

~NYC Shadow Palette: Again, I think I got some great colors!  I will likely end up passing this along to a friend though because I can only have so much eyeshadow!

NYC Shadow Palette

NYC Shadow Palette

~NYC Mascara: This sounds so silly, but I really think I need to make some sort of spreadsheet on mascara.  I might have even mentioned this before.  I get so many mascaras to try I can never remember which I love and which I don’t love.  Does anyone do something similar?

November 2014 SwaagBox

NYC Mascara

~NYC Lip Plumper: This lip plumper is super glossy and I actually did think it worked.  I never really feel like lip plumpers last long enough though.

November 2014 SwaagBox

NYC Lip Plumper

~Maybelline Color Sensational Porcelain PopSticks Lip Color: This color isn’t me at all, but I will pass it along to my SIL to use.  I

November 2014 SwaagBox

Maybelline Color Sensational Porcelain PopSticks Lip Color

~Snacks: What time of the month box is complete without snacks?  The kids and I picked one each and left the Almond Joy for B (who actually probably would have picked that one first anyway).

November 2014 SwaagBox

Candy

I didn’t do a cost breakdown on the November SwaagBox, but I think it was well worth the $22 cost of the doubled box!

What do you think of SwaagBox?  If you are interested in subscribing and want to give them a try, you can use this link to get your first box for only $5.  You’ll receive the $15/month box option and I believe you will be enrolled in a monthly subscription, but you are free to cancel if y

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FabFitFun Winter Box Spoiler #2 & #3 + $10 Off Coupon Code

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FabFitFun Winter 2014 Spoilers

FabFitFun Winter 2014 Spoilers

FabFitFun has released their second AND thirds spoilers for the Winter 2014 Box!  All boxes will include a HALF UNITED Bullet Necklace (a $34 value).  I just got an e-mail to select between Gold or Silver or the Surprise me option.  In addition, the e-mail noted that we would be receiving yourMinerals Eye Shimmer in Swedish Winter (White) and allowed subscribers to select between three other options for their second shadow!  The shadows are $21/each, so for the pair we will all receive, it’s a $42 value!

In case you missed it, the first spoiler revealed that all boxes would contain Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive (a $39 value)!

Winter 2014 FabFitFun Spoiler

Winter 2014 FabFitFun Spoiler #1

And don’t forget that FabFitFun is offering $10 off their Winter 2014 box with the coupon code “BLACK10“.  According to FFF this box has a value of $300+ and with the coupon code, it  would cost only $39.99 which is crazy!!  The code expires on 12.1.14, so don’t delay!
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December 2014 Bijoux Box Sneak Peek!

December Your Bijoux Box Sneak Peek

December Your Bijoux Box Sneak Peek

Your Bijoux Box has released a sneak peek for their December box! Boxes will include their first black statement piece, the The Onyx Fan Necklace you see above.

Your Bijoux Box is $35/month (international shipping is additional) and includes 3 pieces of jewelry in every box. I checked their FAQ and boxes ship by the 15th of the month and generally take 3 days or less to arrive.  So if you have any holiday parties later in the month and want to snag this box, you can go here and get signed up!

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November 2014 Loot Crate Review + Coupon Code

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Loot Crate
Cost: $19.37/month
Ships To: US, Canada, UK & Australia.
Coupon Code: SAVE3 to save $3 off your first box.
November 2014 Loot Crate

November 2014 Loot Crate

Loot Crate, who kindly sent me this box to review, is a monthly subscription box full of hand-picked, awesome geek and gamer products. Each month, for less than $20, you’ll receive 6-8 products which are guaranteed to have a value of $30 or more.

November 2014 Loot Crate

The Box

Loot Crate ships via USPS around the 20th of the month and generally takes just a few days to arrive.

November 2014 Loot Crate

The Note on the Box

This month’s box had a little note on the outside to alert subscribers about the box and how different it was this month.  You had to read the second page of the magazine (which is inside the box) to find out what to do.

November 2014 Loot Crate

All Set Up

Turns out that the box turns into a city!  I have been loving what Loot Crate has been doing with the actual boxes themselves the past few months and I hope they keep it up.  It is really creative of them.

November 2014 Loot Crate

The Information Book

The November 2014 Loot Crate theme was “Battle”.  I’d tell you a little more about the theme, but my information booklet didn’t seem to have page 1 and 2 in it.  Did anyone else have that problem?  It started with page 3 this month?  No matter!  Here is what was included in the November 2014 Loot Crate:

~Pirates vs. Ninja Shirt by Zen Monkey Studios: This shirt is a Loot Crate exclusive and asks the age old question “Who would best the other in battle-Pirates or Ninjas?”.  I’m not 100% sure I have ever thought about that myself, but I asked L and he said Ninjas, so there you have it.

November 2014 Loot Crate

Pirates vs. Ninja Shirt by Zen Monkey Studios

~Assassin’s Creed IV Unity Coin with Velvet Pouch: This is another Loot Crate exclusive.  I   am not overly familiar with Assassin’s Creed, so I will pass this on to a friend who is.

November 2014 Loot Crate

Assassin’s Creed IV Unity Coin with Velvet Pouch

~Mega Man Mini Helmet by CAPCOM: Another Loot Crate exclusive! This is a replica of some of various helmets Mega Man has donned over the years.

November 2014 Loot Crate

Mega Man Mini Helmet by CAPCOM

~HALO Drop Ship Mini Figure by Mega Bloks ($11.95): I am going to save this for L for a stocking stuffer so I didn’t open it up.    He doesn’t play HALO or anything, but he’ll for sure think this is cool.

November 2014 Loot Crate

HALO Drop Ship Mini Figure by Mega Bloks

~Street Fighter Headband by CAPCOM: You guessed it, this is a Loot Crate exclusive! It’s a replica of Ryu’s headband from Street Fighter.  This will end up in L’s stocking as well!

November 2014 Loot Crate

Street Fighter Headband by CAPCOM

Since so many of this month’s items were Loot Crate exclusives, I couldn’t do a cost breakdown on the November box.  I’m just curious, if you subscribe to Loot Crate, do you like when you get a t-shirt from them?  I tend to like the non-shirt boxes better, but I am guessing that I am alone on this? Let me know!

What’s you think of this month’s Loot Crate?  If you are interested in signing up or just want to learn more, click here.  And you can use code “SAVE3” to save $3 off your first box!!

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Surprise Ride 50% off Sale!

Surprise Ride 50% Off Sale

Surprise Ride 50% Off Sale

Now through 11.24.14 at 11:59PT (or while supplies last) you can use the coupon code “SNEAK50” to save 50% off your first month of Surprise Ride! If you aren’t familiar with them, Surprise Ride is a “monthly box of adventure” filled with materials to do hands on projects for kids 6-11 years old.  This would bring the cost of your first box down to $15 and I do not believe I have seen a better deal for this one!  I am thinking of giving them a try with this code too!
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Silent Sunday

Sweet Baxter.

Sweet Baxter.

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December 2014 PopSugar Must Have Box Now Available!

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December 2014 PopSugar Must Have Box

December 2014 PopSugar Must Have Box

Heads up!  PopSugar Must Have Box subscriptions have switched over and will now begin with the December 2014 Box!  I checked a few days ago and they were still starting with November, so it likely just switched to December yesterday or today.  If you want to MAKE SURE your PopSugar subscription begins with December UNCHECK the “Waitlist” box when you sign up otherwise you will get a November box as your first month if they happen to have extras.

What are you hoping for in your December 2014 PopSugar Must Have Box?  I would love to see a fun mug, a glittery bracelet, gourmet chocolates and maybe a new palette.  I certainly wouldn’t be sad to see the new Urban Decay Naked on the Run palette in there!  But I guess we’ll have to wait a few weeks to find out!

If you are interested in ordering, click here and use the coupon code “CHEER” to save $5 off your first box!

ETA: From the sounds of the comments, people are still waiting on their November boxes to ship.  Not sure what what’s going on with the delays, but you might want to keep that in mind if you hoping to get your December box by a certain date.  They used to ship at the beginning of the month, but the last few months it’s been later in the month and I am not sure when December will ship!

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