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Dottiebox February 2016 Subscription Box Review 0

Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received.
Dottiebox
Cost: Full Size Box: $26/month ($20 + $6 S/H).  Mini Box: $13/month ($10 + $3 S/H).
Ships To: United States & APO addresses.
Coupon Code: N/A

Dottiebox February 2016 Subscription Box Review Dottiebox is a box curated every month for women. They feature high-quality handmade items, small businesses, and indie brands. They offer their standard Dottiebox which is $26/month and a Dottiebox Mini subscription, which is $13/month. This review is for the full-sized Dottiebox.  The Dottiebox Mini review will come later on in the month.
Dottiebox February 2016 Subscription Box Review Dottiebox ships via USPS First Class Mail and takes just a few days to arrive.  The full-size Dottiebox generally ships in the first half of the month with the Dottiebox Mini shipping in the second half of the month.

Dottiebox February 2016 Subscription Box Review

Dottiebox February 2016 Subscription Box Review

Dottiebox February 2016 Subscription Box Review
The February 2016 Dottiebox included the following items:

~Adam Rabbit Bracelet ($20): This bracelet is stunning. The stone is just so unique and eye catching.  The bracelet can also be sized if necessary by squeezing or pulling the open ends.
Dottiebox February 2016 Subscription Box Review

~Tom, Dick + Mary Valentines ($8): All Tom, Dick & Mary paper goods are hand drawn and I think they are adorable.  I love these cards and will be giving one to B this year ;).
Dottiebox February 2016 Subscription Box Review

~Country Chapel Cupcake Toppers ($6.25): Okay, so I think these are adorable, but I don’t know that I would go so far as to put them in cupcakes.  They are real wood and when I took them out of the package little shavings spilled everywhere.  I would say that if you do put these in cupcakes make sure to brush them off super good first so you don’t end up with wood in your frosting ;).
Dottiebox February 2016 Subscription Box Review

~Live Beautifully Body Lip Balm ($3.50): The information card says that the box includes a scrub, but I received a lip balm.  Fine by me!  The Sweet Cream & Berries balm smells amazing and felt amazing on my lips.  It’s handmade in Colorado using all natural ingredients and they offer a ton of different flavors.
Dottiebox February 2016 Subscription Box ReviewAll totaled I came up with a value of $37.75 for the February 2016 Dottiebox.  I thought the variety of items this month was fun and I am curious to see what the Mini box will include.

Did you get a Dottiebox this month?  What’d you think? And did you get any variations?  If you are hoping to get this box, you are in luck because it’s still available, as is the February Dottiebox Mini!!!  If you are interested in ordering or just want to learn more, click here.

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Story Surprise February 2016 Subscription Box Review + Free Trial Offer 0

Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes. All opinions are my own, and no compensation was received.
Story Surprise
Cost: $6.99/month
Ships To: United States
Coupon Code: Use coupon code “Mommy3″ to get a free 3-month trial.

Story Surprise February 2016 Subscription Box Review + Free Trial Offer Story Surprise is a monthly children’s book subscription box. Each month you will receive one surprise book based on your child’s age. Age groups are broken down by 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 and Teen. A second book is available as an add-on for an additional $3.99/month.
Story Surprise February 2016 Subscription Box Review + Free Trial Offer Story Surprise ships via USPS. The company ships every business day, and you can expect to receive your book about a week from the date you order.
Story Surprise February 2016 Subscription Box Review + Free Trial OfferThis review is for a book selected for the 6-8-year-old age group (my son is 7).  I did a review of the book I received for my 3 year-old son yesterday which you can check out here.
Story Surprise February 2016 Subscription Box Review + Free Trial OfferOur February 2016 Story Surprise (for a 7 year-old boy) included the following:

~The Young People’s Atlas of the World (Retail Price: $16.95, Amazon Price: $7.99): This book is perfect for L (my seven year-old) right now.  It has maps and facts and lots of diagrams about the world. L is really into the different flags for each country too so I really don’t know if there could have been a better pick for him right now.
Story Surprise February 2016 Subscription Box Review + Free Trial Offer

Story Surprise February 2016 Subscription Box Review + Free Trial OfferI am loving Story Surprise!  From the sounds of it, all of the age groups receive the same books right now (unless they are in the same household),  but they plan to further customize subscriptions down the road by gender and other preferences,

What do you think of Story Surprise? If you are interested in ordering or want to learn more, you can check them out here and use coupon code “Mommy3” for a free 3-month trial.

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Free Mally Evercolor Shadow Stick with New Birchbox Subscription 0

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Free Mally Evercolor Shadow Stick with New Birchbox Subscription

New subscribers can use coupon code “MALLYGIFT” to get a free Mally Evercolor Shadow Stick in Copper Rose (a $25 value) with any new Birchbox subscription purchase.

Use code MALLYGIFT at checkout to receive a free Mally Shadow Stick with the purchase of a women’s monthly or yearly rebillable subscription. Offer available until February 24, 2016, 11:59 p.m. ET or while supplies last. Your free gift will ship with your first subscription box. Please note that this code is only valid for new subscribers. Redemption of this code for existing subscribers does not guarantee receipt of these promotional items.

What is Birchbox?
Birchbox ($10/month) offers 4-6 (sometimes more) hand-picked beauty and lifestyle samples, delivered to your door each month. You can review the samples you receive on a monthly basis to earn points in their shop, which makes the “real” cost of the box even less. Points accumulate until you are ready to spend, so you can stockpile and combine with coupon codes to get some complete steals (which I try to do).  I have been subscribing to Birchbox for over 3 years now and would say they are one of the most (maybe the most) well-known subscription boxes out there.

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Birchbox Man March 2016 Sample Choice Reveal! 0

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Birchbox has released the sample choices for the March 2016 Birchbox Man box!
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March 2016 Birchbox Man Lifestyle Choices

March 2016 Birchbox Man Lifestyle Choices

March 2016 Birchbox Man Lifestyle Choices

~J. Lab Audio Custom Fit Earbuds ($20)
~Tommy John Performance Sock Duo ($24)
~Quirky Contort Power ($24.80)
~Cotopaxi Dopp Kit
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March 2016 Birchbox Man Power Play
March 2016 Birchbox Man Power Play

Power Play options have also been revealed.  These items can be added to your box for a discounted price and will ship free with your monthly box.

Sample choice is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Sample choice e-mails will go out to Birchbox subscribers later this month (around the 14th). For early access to Sample Choice, invite a friend to try Birchbox by the 8th and you’ll get to choose your item an entire day early.  New customers can use coupon code “subscribenow50” to get 50 Birchbox points (aka $5 to spend in the Birchbox shop) when they sign up!

Once again this month doesn’t have a curated box option which makes me sad.

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A Little Bundle – Save up to 25%! 0

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A Little Bundle - Save up to 25%!

A Little Bundle is offering up to 25% off all subscriptions, gift subscriptions and shop purchases with the following coupon codes:

~”LOVE50” to save 15% off orders of $50+.
~”LOVE100” to save 20% off orders of $100+.
~”LOVE150” to save 25% off orders of $150+.

These coupon codes are valid thru 2.12.16 at 10pm CST.

What is A Little Bunde?
A Little Bundle ($49/month) provides curated bundles of products for both mother and her baby (up to 4 years of age), choosing products from around the world that meet only the highest quality and design standards.

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Allure Beauty Box February 2016 Subscription Box Review 2

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Allure Beauty Box
Cost: $15/month
Ships To: Continental US.
Coupon Code: N/A

Allure Beauty Box February 2016 Subscription Box Review

The Allure Beauty Box includes five or more deluxe-sized beauty products every month. Boxes are curated by the editors of Allure magazine and include a special-edition “mini magazine” chock full of the most trusted product reviews you’ve come to expect from Allure.
Allure Beauty Box February 2016 Subscription Box ReviewThe Allure Beauty Box ships via USPS and took just a few days to arrive.
Allure Beauty Box February 2016 Subscription Box Review

Allure Beauty Box February 2016 Subscription Box Review This box looked incredible. Allure Beauty Box always packs their boxes super full and provides an amazing value for the price.
Allure Beauty Box February 2016 Subscription Box Review

Allure Beauty Box February 2016 Subscription Box ReviewThe February 2016 Allure Beauty Box theme was “Winter Gold” and included the following items, referred to by Allure as “the Holy Grail of winter skin care”:

~Bvlgari Omnia Paraiba (5mL / 0.17fl.oz) ($6.33): I don’t know what I love more.  The scent of this or the adorable little bottle.  It’s a blend of passion fruit, bigarade orange, passion flower, gardenia, cocoa beans and vetiver.  It’s amazing.  And so is that little bottle.  It was, however, the most difficult item to open ever.  LOL. The information booklet even tells you not to feel dumb if you can’t figure it out!  Be careful when you open it because it’s a dabber (i.e. it’s open and doesn’t have a sprayer) and could spill everywhere.  To open it, hold the glass part of both sections of the bottle and then gently pull.  The bottom has a little flat part so you should be able to tell which way to hold it.
Allure Beauty Box February 2016 Subscription Box Review
~Hello Breath Freshener “Pink Grapefruit Mint” (.24 fl.oz / 7mL) ($3.79): This is not only cute, but it works.  We had pasta for dinner the other night and this fixed garlic breath right away.  Boxes will contain either Mojito Mint, tart Pink Grapefruit Mint or Supermint.
Allure Beauty Box February 2016 Subscription Box Review

~Pur-lisse Daily Lip Moisturizer (.38oz / 11g) ($16): Based on the spoiler picture I expected this to be a serum or a small moisturizer, but a full-size lip product is even better!  It doesn’t smell like anything, and it soothes rough, chapped lips instantly.  It’s just straight up amazing.
Allure Beauty Box February 2016 Subscription Box Review
~Skinfix Ultra Rich Hand Cream (1fl.oz / 30mL) ($3.33): This stuff is THICK, but it works like a charm.  I have been applying tons of lotion lately and nothing seems to be doing the trick. This stuff did though, and I didn’t feel like I needed to reapply after 15 minutes.  It’s unscented and contains coconut & sunflower oil, aloe, rice-bran extract and vitamin E. All of the ingredients are all-natural and paraben free.
Allure Beauty Box February 2016 Subscription Box Review
~Kevin Murphy Hydrate-Me. Wash (40mL) ($5.20) and  Hydrate-Me.Rinse ($5.20): The information booklet says this smells “sweet and a little tart, like lemon cake”.  I am not sure which I picked up from it, but it wasn’t lemon.  I did think my hair felt extra soft from these though, and I will happily use my entire samples.
Allure Beauty Box February 2016 Subscription Box Review
~Lancôme Visionnaire Nuit Beauty Sleep Perfector Advances Multi-Correcting Gel-in-Oil (3mL / .101oz) ($5.23): This is “gel-in-oil” which to me felt like a combination of a serum and a gel.  It has the consistency of a gel but felt like a smooth serum going on.  I kind of love it.  It really did make my skin look glowing and has a nice (very light) floral scent.
Allure Beauty Box February 2016 Subscription Box ReviewAll totaled I came up with a value of $45.08 for the February 2016 Allure Beauty Box.  Believe it or not, that’s not even a huge value for an Allure box!  I absolutely loved this box (and all their boxes) and thought they knocked it out of the park once again!

Did you get the February 2016 Allure Beauty Box?  What’d you think? If you are interested in ordering you can get signed up here!

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Story Surprise February 2016 Subscription Box Review + Free Trial Offer 9

Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes. All opinions are my own, and no compensation was received.
Story Surprise
Cost: $6.99/month
Ships To: United States
Coupon Code: Use coupon code “Mommy3″ to get a free 3-month trial.

Story Surprise February 2016 Subscription Box Review Story Surprise is a monthly children’s book subscription box. Each month you will receive one surprise book based on your child’s age. Age groups are broken down by 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 and Teen. A second book is available as an add-on for an additional $3.99/month.
Story Surprise February 2016 Subscription Box Review
Story Surprise ships via USPS. The company ships every business day and you can expect to receive your book about a week from the date you order.
Story Surprise February 2016 Subscription Box Review
I received packages for both L (he’s 7) and W (he’s 3) to review, but thought I would start with W’s box.
Story Surprise February 2016 Subscription Box Review
Our February 2016 Story Surprise (for a 3 year-old boy) included the following:

~The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn (Retail Price: $17.95Amazon Price: $10.99):  The Kissing Hand is probably one of my favorite children’s books.  It’s a classic and is just so sweet.  I have a friend who has been reading this book to her kids the night before the first day of school for years and years.  No matter how old (or how young) you are, this is an incredible book.
Story Surprise February 2016 Subscription Box Review

Story Surprise February 2016 Subscription Box ReviewI wasn’t too sure what to expect from this box, but I am blown away!  The value was amazing. I have been looking for an inexpensive kid’s book box for a while now and this is it.  I love that they offer books for a wide variety of ages – you can get a book for your toddler and one for your teen in the same box (ETA: add-ons must be for the same age group) and not spend a bundle.

What do you think of Story Surprise? If you are interested in ordering or want to learn more, you can check them out here and use coupon code “Mommy3” for a free 3-month trial.

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