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Petit Vour May 2015 Subscription Box Review 3

Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received. This post contains affiliate links.
Petit Vour
Cost: $15/month
Ships To: United States: Free Canada: Add $8/month.
Coupon Code: N/A
Petit Vour May 2015 Subscription Box Review

Petit Vour May 2015 Subscription Box

Petit Vour is a monthly subscription box of cruelty-free beauty products, hand-picked from businesses that align quality with progressive standards.  Boxes are $15/month and they do an excellent job making sure that the value well exceeds the cost.

Petit Vour May 2015 Subscription Box Review

The Box

Petit Vour ships via USPS and takes only a few days to arrive.  Boxes ship in batches between the 15th and 20th of the month.

Petit Vour May 2015 Subscription Box Review

First Look

This looked like a fantastic box from the first look!  I wouldn’t wait to see what everything was.

Petit Vour May 2015 Subscription Box Review

The Information Card

The May 2015 Petit Vour theme was “Pretty Powerful” and included the following items:
~Lippy Girl Vegocentric Organic Lipstick (Schmoopy) ($23): I know I always say that I am not a big lipstick fan, but I love this one.  It’s like a shimmery mauve and is just so pretty!

Petit Vour May 2015 Subscription Box Review

Lippy Girl Vegocentric Organic Lipstick (Schmoopy)

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~Zabana Essentials *New* Dry Glow Shampoo ($9): I love dry shampoo!  As luck would have it (lol) I didn’t wash my hair this morning so I was able to test this right away.  It’s fantastic.  It’s not too shimmery, but you can tell there is something extra going on in your hair which is a good thing.

 

Petit Vour May 2015 Subscription Box Review

Zabana Essentials *New* Dry Glow Shampoo

~NYL *New* Shimmer Scrub ($11): This smells nice and citrusy.  It’s 100% organic and is handmade in small batches.  It’s also got a some shimmer to it which makes your skin look great!

Petit Vour May 2015 Subscription Box Review

NYL *New* Shimmer Scrub

~Mun No. 11 Anarose Toner ($2): This is a rejuvenating rose toner.  It made for softening and soothing dry / stressed skin.  I haven’t used it long enough to see a difference, but it felt nice.

Petit Vour May 2015 Subscription Box Review

Mun No. 11 Anarose Toner

All totaled I came up with a value of $45 for the May 2015 Petit Vour.  That’s 3x the cost of the box and I just loved it!  So many great new products to try this month.

What do you think of Petit Vour?  If you are interested in subscribing or just want to learn more, click here.

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Birchbox + Style Me Pretty “For the Bridal Party” Kit 0

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Birchbox + Style Me Pretty

Birchbox + Style Me Pretty

Birchbox has just launched a new kit just in time for wedding season! The Birchbox + Style Me Pretty “For the Bridal Party” Kit is $32 (or $29 with the purchase of a gift subscription) and contains the following:

~Dogeared Gold Bridal Necklace
~Greenleaf Candle Tin – Cashmere Kiss
~Jelly Pong Pong GLOW GETTER Highlighter (Sample Size)
~Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip & Cheek Tint (Sample Size)
~May Designs Custom Bridesmaid Card

The box has a value of $92 and is available while supplies last. You can also test try one of the following coupon codes to make it an even better deal:

~”COMEBACK20“, “TAKE20OFF” or “MOBILE20″, “WELCOMEOFFER20″ to save 20% off your order.  These may or may not work depending on if you have used them in the past, but they are worth a try!
~”BAGTRIO” a free bella j. Cosmetic Bag Trio with any Shop purchase of $65+.
~”TRANSFORM” to get a free Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Deluxe Mini

You can only use one coupon code per order, but don’t forget that you can add a Mystery Sample Pack to your cart on ALL orders of $35+ as well.

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June 2015 Birchbox Sample Choice Time! 2

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June Sample Choice

June Sample Choice

June 2015 Birchbox Sample Choice Selection e-mails are going out now for Birchbox Aces and those with Early Access, so check your inbox!! All other subscribers will receive an e-mail tomorrow to make their selections.
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June Sample Choice

June Sample Choice

The June 2015 Birchbox “Adventure” themed box sample choices include:

~Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels
~Coola Mango Body Sunscreen SPF50
~Dr. Jart+ Dermaclear Microwater
~Supergoop! Everyday SPF50 with Cellular Response Technology

It was also previously revealed that ALL subscribers will receive Eyeko Fat Liquid Eyeliner.

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If you aren’t feeling any of those, you can instead opt for the “Red, Set, Summer” box, inspired by the lifestyle site The Tig which contains:

June Guest Editor Box

June Guest Editor Box

~Real Chemistry 3-Minute Peel
~Harvey Prince Hello Body Creme
~Oribe Cote d’Azur Fragrance
~Davines Su Hair and Body Wash
~Eyeko Fat Liquid Eyeliner

If you aren’t a subscriber yet you can use coupon code “TATIOFFER” to try your first Birchbox for just $1!

What sample are you going for this month? I am getting the curated box on one account and the microwater on my second account!

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Bespoke Post Gift With Purchase 0

Bespoke Post Coupon Code

Bespoke Post Coupon Code

Use coupon code “WEEKENDWARRIOR” at checkout with your fist Bespoke Post box purchase and you will receive a FREE Weekend Warrior Kit (a 50 value) which contains the following items free:
~Cotton Blue Chambray Tie, Gilded Age
~Deep Cleansing Shampoo, Mitch
~Hangover Remedy Set, drinkwel

What is Bespoke Post?
Bespoke Post ($45/month) delivers fresh and interesting lifestyle brands and products to men. Each month, you’ll get to choose from their limited-edition boxes filled with an array of products built around a central, unique theme. This month’s new box options were “Dive” (beach gear), “Shine” (sunglasses and accessories) and Maker (a heavy duty apron and some grilling items). If you see the selections and decide you aren’t interested you are totally free to skip that month (you can opt out during the first 5 days of the month) and you won’t be charged.

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Birchbox Limited Edition: Under the Sun Box Giveaway 58

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Ramblings of a Suburban Mom and is not in any way associated with any of the brands / items included in the giveaway or their affiliates. Please read the Official Rules which are located in the Rafflecopter widget under “Terms and Conditions” prior to entry. This post contains affiliate links.
Birchbox Limited Edition - Under the Sun

Birchbox Limited Edition – Under the Sun

You probably figured I was going to do a giveaway for the Birchbox “Under the Sun” box and here it is!  The box is $55 and includes:

~Chloe + Isabel Birchbox Exclusive Medina Convertible Pendant Necklace
~BAGGU® Standard Baggu Tote Bag (prints will vary)
~Cynthia Rowley Beauty On the Go Multi Blush & Bronzer Duo
~Knockaround Premiums
~Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour (shades will vary)
~ncLA Nail Lacquer in Bikinis and Martinis
~Sugarpova Flirty Candy
~Supergoop!® Skin Soothing Mineral Sunscreen with Olive Polyphenols SPF 40 – Travel Size

This box has a total value of $143 and is available while supplies last.  I got my box (and this giveaway one) last week and I love it (I’m still working on my review).  If you are on the fence I will tell you that it’s SO worth it!  If you are interested in ordering you can also use the following coupon codes at checkout:

~”COMEBACK20“, “TAKE20OFF” or “MOBILE20″, “WELCOMEOFFER20″ to save 20% off your order.  These may or may not work depending on if you have used them in the past, but they are worth a try!
~”BAGTRIO” a free bella j. Cosmetic Bag Trio with any Shop purchase of $65+.
~”TRANSFORM” to get a free Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Deluxe Mini

You can only use one coupon code per order, but don’t forget that you can add a Mystery Sample Pack to your cart on ALL orders of $35+ as well. And if you just want to enter to win, that’s cool too!  Just enter in the Rafflecopter widget below and you’ll be set.  Make sure to come back everyday to enter!

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Love With Food May 2015 Gluten-Free Subscription Box Review 0

Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received. This post contains affiliate links.
Love With Food
Cost: Tasting Box: $12/month / Deluxe Box: $19.95/month / Gluten-Free Box: $29/month.
Ships To: United States including its territories and APO/FPO/DPO Boxes.
Coupon Code: Use my link to get your first Classic box free (you pay $2 shipping) or use the coupon code “RAMBLINGS20” at checkout and to save $20 off any 6 or 12-month subscription!!
Love With Food May 2015 Gluten-Free Subscription Box Review

Love With Food May 2015 Gluten-Free Subscription Box

Love With Food, who kindly sent me this box to review, sends members a curated box filled unique gourmet food items. The “Tasting Box” is $12/month and offers with 8+ snacks and the “Deluxe” box is $19.95/month and includes 16-20 snacks. Love With Food also offers a Gluten-Free box for $29/month which includes 8-12 surprise gluten-free snacks each month. Each box brings new delights, with bites that vary based on seasonal themes. In addition, Love With Food donates a meal (some months is even two meals) to a child in need with each box purchased, which you can read more about here.  I received the May 2015 Gluten-Free Box to review.

Love With Food May 2015 Gluten-Free Subscription Box Review

The Box

Love With Food ships via USPS and took just under a week this month. If you order by the 1st of the month your box will arrive that month. If you order after the 1st, it will arrive the following month. Orders placed today will begin with the June box which ships around the 10th of June.

Love With Food May 2015 Gluten-Free Subscription Box Review

First Look

I have only received the Gluten-Free box once before and I love seeing what differences it will have from the Tasting Box.

Love With Food May 2015 Gluten-Free Subscription Box Review

The Information Card

The May 2015 Love With Food Gluten-Free Box theme was “Fiesta, Fiesta” and included the following:

~Pico de Gallo Bean & Rice Chips by Beanfields: These chips are so good.  They have appeared in a few subscription boxes and I am a fan.  I used to think bean chips sounded so bad, but no, they are so good.

Love With Food May 2015 Gluten-Free Subscription Box Review

Pico de Gallo Bean & Rice Chips by Beanfields

~Pure Seasoning by Montana Mex:  B is going to love this when he gets home!  I don’t BBQ – he does all that and I know he will want to try it so I am saving it for him.  Hopefully the weather is good the one weekend he’ll be home in June!

Love With Food May 2015 Gluten-Free Subscription Box Review

Pure Seasoning by Montana Mex

~Pink Guava and Coconut Fruit Ice by Smooze!: We received these in our Classic box this month as well and the boys loved them.  But I tried them and thought no way.  There was just a lot going on in them. But the boys are huge fans.

Love With Food May 2015 Gluten-Free Subscription Box Review

Pink Guava and Coconut Fruit Ice by Smooze

~Inka Corn by Inka Crops: Much to my surprise I liked these better than the other variations I have tried.  I think the little kick to them made them so much better.

Love With Food May 2015 Gluten-Free Subscription Box Review

Inka Corn by Inka Crops

~Penne Pasta by Schar: I don’t have a gluten intolerance so I am going to pass this on to a friend.

Love With Food May 2015 Gluten-Free Subscription Box Review

Penne Pasta by Schar

~Nuts About Berries Paleo Bar by Nogii: I have tried a few of these so far from various subscription boxes and this Strawberry one is my favorite.  SO far anyway.

Love With Food May 2015 Gluten-Free Subscription Box Review

Nuts About Berries Paleo Bar by Nogii

~Hibiscus Creamed Honey by Vintage Bee:  This was in the tasting box and was amazing.  I am going to save this one for the next time we have bagels in the morning.

Love With Food May 2015 Gluten-Free Subscription Box Review

Honey by Vintage Bee

~Cook Simple Tamale Pie: I am not sure I have ever tried tamale pie?  But the more I look at it, the more excited I am about it. I think that the boys would actually like it too so maybe this week we’ll have it for dinner.

Love With Food May 2015 Gluten-Free Subscription Box Review

Cook Simple Tamale Pie

~Lemon Burst Cookies by Homefree: These cookies are my latest obsession.  If you haven’t tried them yet I highly recommend it.  They are the perfect balance of lemon and shortbread.  My only complaint was that each package only has 3 tiny cookies.

Love With Food May 2015 Gluten-Free Subscription Box Review

Lemon Burst Cookies by Home Free

~Quinoa Puffs by Keenwah: If you need something with a little crunch to them, these may just do the trick.  I didn’t find them to be overfill flavorful, but I think they’d be a great addition to a salad in place of croutons.

Love With Food May 2015 Gluten-Free Subscription Box Review

Quinoa Puffs by Keenwah

~Hail Mary Almonds: The jury is still out on these. I don’t know if I liked the vanilla maple flavor or if I hated it. They were certainly different though.

Love With Food May 2015 Gluten-Free Subscription Box Review

Hail Mary Almonds

Do you subscribe to Love With Food?  What did you get in your box this month? If you are interested in signing up, you can use these links to get 50% off your first Tasting Box or Gluten-Free box! You have until 6/1 to get signed up for the June box which you can get a sneak peek of right here!

 

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Harvest Crates Spring 2015 Subscription Box Review 2

Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received.
Harvest Crates
Cost: $99/season.
Ships To: United States.
Coupon Code: N/A.
Harvest Crates Spring 2015 Subscription Box Review

Harvest Crates Spring 2015 Subscription Box Review

Harvest is a subscription crate containing artisanal food and wine (soon) from wine country. Their crates are filled with the very best that wine country has to offer and sent to you seasonally (four times per year).

Harvest Crates Spring 2015 Subscription Box Review

The Box

Harvest Crate is HEAVY!  So heavy.  I received mine via USPS Priority Mail, but mine was a review package so I don’t want to say for sure that’s how all shipments are sent.

Harvest Crates Spring 2015 Subscription Box Review

First Look

Harvest Crates ships in a big wooden carte.  It’s seriously huge and I am so going to reuse this.  For something.

Harvest Crates Spring 2015 Subscription Box Review

The Information Card

The Spring 2015 Harvest Crates included the following items:

~Hurley Farms Napa Valley Orange Shrub ($8): Before this crate I had no idea what a “shrub” was.  I mean, other than like gardening wise.  But this can be mixed into cocktails or drizzled onto a salad.  It’s described as a “sweetened, vinegar-based syrup” and was amazing.  I would love to try their other flavors.

Harvest Crates Spring 2015 Subscription Box Review

Hurley Farms Napa Valley Orange Shrub

~Olivier: Toasted Shallot Dark Beer Mustard ($7.50): If I liked mustard I would probably be really excited for this.  But I don’t so it will end up being used at party or something.

Harvest Crates Spring 2015 Subscription Box Review

Olivier: Toasted Shallot Dark Beer Mustard

~Rustic Bakery: Vanilla Bean Shortbread ($6.95):  Wow.  These cookies are amazing!  They are buttery shortbread cookies and taste delicious.  These plus a cup of coffee in the afternoon?  Incredible.

Harvest Crates Spring 2015 Subscription Box Review

Rustic Bakery: Vanilla Bean Shortbread

~Vella Cheese Co. Special Select Dry Monterey Jack (~$10): I don’t totally understand why these cheese doesn’t need to be refrigerated, but it doesn’t.  And it’s good.  Very good.  I would totally pick some of this up in Sonoma!

Harvest Crates Spring 2015 Subscription Box Review

Vella Cheese Co. Special Select Dry Monterey Jack

~Marshall’s Farm: Napa Valley Wildflower Honey: I can’t find a price for this online, but it’s wonderful.  The information card suggests drizzling this on cheese which I may try next.  So far I have just had it on toast!

Harvest Crates Spring 2015 Subscription Box Review

Marshall’s Farm: Napa Valley Wildflower Honey

~Rustic Bakery: Pecan, Rosemary and Cranberry Pan Forte Crostini ($7.95): I tried these straight out of the box and they were okay, but I think they’d be better paired with wine and cheese. The flavor from the crackers needs something (like cheese) to offset it I think.

Harvest Crates Spring 2015 Subscription Box Review

Rustic Bakery: Pecan, Rosemary and Cranberry Pan Forte Crostini

~The Olive Press: Olio Nouvo: This is described as “fresh, grassy and with a hint of pepper”.  I don’t know that I have ever heard of olive oil described as grassy, but this one is.  I didn’t detect a grassy taste to it personally, but we’ve used it and enjoyed it.  Maybe I need to use it as a dipping sauce to really appreciate it though?

Harvest Crates Spring 2015 Subscription Box Review

The Olive Press: Olio Nouvo

~Zoe’s Meats: Uncured Salami: So good!  I’m telling you, it was good.  It’s got garlic and black pepper so there’s a little kick to it, but don’t too much.

Harvest Crates Spring 2015 Subscription Box Review

Zoe’s Meats: Uncured Salami

I couldn’t find prices for everything online so I was unable to do a cost breakdown on this box.  It had 8 items in it though so figure you paid slightly over $12 per item?  Broken down that way doesn’t make it seem too bad at all!

What do you think of Harvest Crates?  If you are interested in ordering you can check them out here.

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Julep Savvy Deals Sale! 0

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Julep Savvy Deals

Julep Savvy Deals

For the next 48 hours only, Julep is offering some amazing End-of-Season Savvy Deals!  Not only can you score some amazing deals, but if you spend over $40 you can use the coupon code “SAVVY” at checkout and you’ll get FOUR free mini-polishes with your order!

Note: May not be combined with any other promotional code or offer. Offer expires 5/26/15 at 11:59 PT, or while supplies last. Promotional code SAVVY must be entered at checkout, and is valid for 1 free gift per order. To receive free gift, add the Free Gift to shopping bag, in addition to $40+ of other julep.com products. Promotion excludes the Jule Box, Julep add-ons, and Secret Store catalogs. Not valid for purchase of julep.com gift cards, gift boxes, Gift of Maven, or Mystery Boxes. Orders placed for the Monthly Maven Reveal (e.g. monthly Maven Boxes, Upgrade Boxes, and add-ons) are not eligible. No exchanges or returns on free gift. No adjustments on previous purchases. Taxes vary by location.
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