Birchbox Plus April 2015 Updates 4

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I posted about the April 2015 Birchbox Box Upgrades when I posted about the April Sample Choice / Curated Box reveal, but it looks like they added a few things.  Here are all the upgrades available this month:

Birchbox Plus

April 2015 Birchbox Plus

April 2015 Birchbox Plus

The Birchbox Plus items for April 2015 are:

~Birchbox with Rifle Paper Co Tote: $28 ($35 Value)
~Birchbox with Rifle Paper Co Cold Drink Tumbler and Notebook Set: $20 ($25 Value)
~Mine Design Co. Chalkboard Candle: $20 ($24 value)

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April 2015 Birchbox Plus

April 2015 Birchbox Plus

Additional items which may be added to your April box are:

~amika (mod)een curler + clutch: $50 ($72 value)
~Number 4 Hair Care and twist band Stylist Essentials Set: $20 ($35 value)
~Beauty Protector Jet Set: $23 ($34 value)

If you aren’t familiar with how Birchbox Plus works, I’ll explain.  Each month Birchbox has a few items which you can add to your box.  The items will ship with your box for free and generally are discounted by at least 20%.  You can opt for one of the Birchbox Plus items, all of them or none of them.  I went for the Rifle Paper Company Notebook Set and Tumbler this month.

Sample choice e-mails will go out in a few days (tomorrow actually for those with early access), but you can reserve your Birchbox Plus items NOW!  And if you aren’t yet subscribed, but want to sign up you can use coupon code “GAP10” to get 100 extra Birchbox points (which is equal to $10 to spend in the Shop) with any subscription purchase.

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So What Wednesday 11

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This week I am saying So What If….

~I can’t wait till we start getting some summer thunderstorms here.
~I am more excited about visiting the Easter Bunny than the kids are I think.
~I think grocery store birthday cake has the best frosting.
~I haven’t picked any Bracket Challenge winners yet.  I swear it’s happening today though.  I swear!
~I am way too excited about the Birchbox +Rifle Paper Company collaboration in April.
~And also the Lily + Target collaboration.
~I am beyond nervous about the Michigan State game on Friday (which I thought was Thursday for some reason).
~I refuse to believe that Laguna Beach and The Hills were staged.  No, they were REALITY!  LOL.
~I am way too excited that I FINALLY got my favicon thing to work!
~I think Justin Bieber and Tyler from Teen Mom are secretly related. They look SO similar.
~Trying to think of ways to show your work for 1st grade math is super hard when both you and your 1st grader can do the problems in your head.  It takes us longer to think if ways to show it than it does for him to do the problem.  I can only wonder what we’ll do in 5th grade!
~I wouldn’t mind seeing Cinderella again.

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April 2015 Birchbox Sample Choice, Curated Box(es) Sneak Peek +Birchbox Plus Details! 20

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Birchbox released their first April 2015 Sneak Peek video today! As usual there is tons of information in here, so I’ll do my best to break it up into sections.
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April 2015 Sample Choice

April 2015 Birchbox Sample Choice

April 2015 Birchbox Sample Choice

The April 2015 Birchbox theme is “Fresh For Spring” and features a Rifle Paper Co. designed box!  Sample choices include:

~Pop Beauty Eye Shadow Trio (Peach Parfait)
~Jouer Tint in Petal
~Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain in Forever Pink

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April 2015 Guest Editor Box
The following two Mad Men inspired boxes will be offered in April:

Mad Men-Inspired New York Guest Editor Box”

Birchbox Mad Men - Inspired Box "The New York Box"

Birchbox Mad Men – Inspired Box “The New York Box”

The New York inspired box includes:
~Cargo Water-Resistant Blush in Los Cabos
~Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel Mini
~Liz Earle Eyebright
~Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream in Blueberry
~Beauty Protector Protect & Oil Argan Oil

“Mad Men-inspired California Guest Editor Box”

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Birchbox Mad Men – Inspired Box “The California Box”

The California inspired box includes:
~Laqa Lil’ Lip Lube Pencil in Honeypot
~Cynthia Rowley Beauty Brightening Illuminator
~Clean Original
~Not Soap, Radio Body Wash in Bathing with Sharks
~12 Benefits Instant Healthy Hair Treatment

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Birchbox Plus

April 2015 Birchbox Plus

April 2015 Birchbox Plus

Birchbox Plus options this month include:
~Birchbox with Rifle Paper Co Tote: $28 ($35 Value)
~Birchbox with Rifle Paper Co Cold Drink Tumbler and Notebook Set: $20 ($25 Value)
If you want either of these options this month I suggest grabbing them now because I think they are going to sell out FAST!

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Sample Choice e-mails will be sent out to all subscribers on 3.27.15 this month. If you want early access (meaning you’ll get to make your selections a day sooner than everyone else) you need to Share your “My Box Page” on Facebook or Twitter.  Birchbox Aces will still get early access automatically like in previous months.

If you are interested in subscribing you can use coupon code “GAP10” to get 100 extra Birchbox points (which is equal to $10 to spend in the Shop) with any subscription purchase.

So much information this month!  What options are you going for?  Will you get either of the Birchbox Plus options??

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PopSugar Must Have Special Edition Resort Box Review 4

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PopSugar Must Have Special Edition Resort Box Review

PopSugar Must Have Special Edition Resort Box

POPSUGAR Must Have Box is an exciting monthly box full of fun, must-have picks across fashion, beauty, home decor, fitness, and more, which is delivered to your door on a monthly basis. Boxes include full-size products and premium items including tried-and-true classics, celebrity favorites, and brands consumers have yet to discover worth over $100!  On occasion, they also offer Special Edition one-time purchase boxes which are separate from the monthly subscription. This is the POPSUGAR Special Edition Must Have Resort Box which sold for $100.  2015 was the second year they offered a resort box (you can check out the 2014 box here) and it sold out in a few weeks.

PopSugar Must Have Special Edition Resort Box Review

The Box

POPSUGAR ships via FedEx Smart Post.  They have two shipping locations (one in California and one in New York), but as a general rule the Special Edition boxes ship from California.  This wasn’t the case for the Target + POPSUGAR Must Have Box, but the Resort box did and took about a week to get to me.

PopSugar Must Have Special Edition Resort Box Review

The PopSugar Must Have Special Edition Resort Box

Unlike the monthly boxes the special edition boxes arrive in a brown cardboard box with a fancier black box inside.  I knew all of the contents of this box, but for some reason I expected it to be bigger?

PopSugar Must Have Special Edition Resort Box Review

First Look

All of the items in this box arrived individually wrapped in tissue paper.  Spoilers are fun, but it’s even more fun to unwrap everything and see it all in person.

PopSugar Must Have Special Edition Resort Box Review

The Information Card

The (2015) POPSUGAR Special Edition Must Have Resort Box included the following items to help make packing painless for your next trip:

~Stephanie Johnson White Dot Train Case (POPSUGAR Exclusive) ($80): I think the reason I thought the box was going to be bigger was because I thought this would be larger.  I’d measure it if I could find a ruler, but I’d say it would take up about half of a monthly POPSUGAR box.  It’s a good size for a makeup case though and I love the hot pink interior.  It has elastic straps on the inside to help store your items and the lining is coated in plastic so you can easily wipe it clean.  I totally love it!

PopSugar Must Have Special Edition Resort Box Review

Stephanie Johnson White Dot Train Case

PopSugar Must Have Special Edition Resort Box Review

Stephanie Johnson White Dot Train Case – The Inside

~Jane Iredale My Steppes Makeup Kit (Warm) ($58): This set includes two lip glosses, blush and bronzer all in one fancy compact.  It’s even more gorgeous in person than it is in pictures and the colors will work perfect.  This is another win for me.

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Jane Iredale Warm My Steppes Makeup Kit

~Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum ($80): I have never heard of this brand before, but I am already obsessed with the name.  It’s recommended to be to used daily in the morning on your face, neck, chest and to the back of your hands.  I’m not using a day serum right now so I’ll add this in and see how to goes.

PopSugar Must Have Special Edition Resort Box Review

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum

~Lele Sadoughi Half Moon Pendant (POPSUGAR Exclusive) ($110): This is exactly the type of piece I think of when I think of resort jewelry.  It’s simple, yet eye catching and will work with anything.  I also love that it comes in it’s own pouch to make for super easy packing.

PopSugar Must Have Special Edition Resort Box Review

Lele Sadoughi Half-Moon Pendant

PopSugar Must Have Special Edition Resort Box Review

Lele Sadoughi Half-Moon Pendant (Up Close)

~Jacobsen Salt Co. Pure Sea Salt Cocktail Salt ($14): I’m not going to bring cocktail salt on my vacation, but I will happily drink margaritas on my patio and pretend I am at a fancy resort.

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Jacobsen Salt Co. Pure Ses Salt Cocktail Salt

~Sloane Stationery Passport Holder (POPSUGAR Exclusive) ($48): I have always wanted a fancy passport cover but never ended up buying one.  I am thrilled I never did though because now I have this one!  I love it.  The interior is so soft and has a pocket for your passport and one for other travel documents you may need.

PopSugar Must Have Special Edition Resort Box Review

Sloane Stationery Passport Holder

PopSugar Must Have Special Edition Resort Box Review

Sloane Stationery Passport Holder – The Inside

All totaled this box had a value of $390 which is insane since it “only” cost $100!  Now listen, I wouldn’t have paid $390 for the contents if I’d purchased them individually, but $100 for everything is a steal.  I think this might be the highest valued POPSUGAR special edition box to date (save for the Neiman Marcus ones)! I am very happy with it!

Did you get the POPSUGAR Special Edition Must Have Resort Box?  What’d you think?  As I mentioned it’s sold out already, but POPSUGAR just announced today that they are launching new special edition box!  The CFDA POPSUGAR Must Have Box is $195 and will be available beginning on 4.15.15.

If you want to purchase the monthly box head over to the POPSUGAR website and use the coupon code “MUSTHAVE5” to save $5 off your first box.  The April Box is already sold out, but you can get on the wait list to grab one if they happen to end up with extra.  Otherwise your subscription will begin in May.  And don’t forget I am giving away a POPSUGAR Special Edition Must Have Resort Box! You can head over here and get signed up to win this box!

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bluum is on Rue La La right now and is offering a one-month subscription for $17 (reg. $29) or a three-month subscription for $56 (reg $81). This offer is only available for new customers (no gift subscriptions) and will enroll you in a recurring membership unless canceled,

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UrthBox March 2015 Subscription Box Review 1

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UrthBox
Cost: Mini Box: $9/month. Small Box: $19/month. Medium Box: $29/month. Large Box: $49/month.
Ships To: United States (Free) & Canada (Add $6 shipping).
Coupon Code: “CRUNCHWEEK” to save $10 off your first box.
UrthBox March 2015 Subscription Box Review

UrthBox March 2015 Subscription Box

UrthBox is a monthly subscription that delivers healthy new snacks right to your door. They offer a variety of box options (The Classic, The Gluten-Free, The Vegan and The Diet) which come in sizes ranging from Mini to Large. The Mini “Discovery Box” is $9/month and contains 4-5 snacks. The Small “Part-Time Snacker” box is $19/month and contains 8-10 snacks. The Medium “Happy Snacker” box is $29/month and contains 14-16 products. And finally, the Large “Full-Time Snacker” Box is $49/month and contains 20-24 snacks.  I subscribe to the Medium “Happy Snacker” box.

UrthBox March 2015 Subscription Box Review

The Box

UrthBox ships via USPS on the 15th of the month. Your first box will ship on the 15th of the following calendar month. Meaning that if you sign up today, your first box will ship on April 15th.

UrthBox March 2015 Subscription Box Review

First Look

UrthBox boxes are always packed full, but this one was also quite heavy.

UrthBox March 2015 Subscription Box Review

The Card

UrthBox doesn’t include a detailed information card (I wish they would though), but my March 2015 Medium “Happy Snacker” box contained the following items:

~Luke’s Organic Cheddar Clouds: WB and I both loved these.  They were light and airy but still had a nice cheddar flavor.  I would love to find a big bag of these!

UrthBox March 2015 Subscription Box Review

Luke’s Organic Cheddar Clouds

~Deep River Aged Cheddar Horseradish Potato Chips: It’s possible these are an acquired taste.  I tried them and thought no way. But then I had another one and thought okay, these aren’t so bad.  They’ve got a kick to them for sure.

UrthBox March 2015 Subscription Box Review

Deep River Aged Cheddar Horseradish Potato Chips

~Curry Cashew Snakarola: Meh.  These are just kind of there for me.  I didn’t hate them, but I wouldn’t seek them out anywhere either.

UrthBox March 2015 Subscription Box Review

Curry Cashew Snakarola

~Snapea Crisps: I have been a big fan of Snapea Crisps since I first tried them.  They give you that crunch / salt you crave (or that I crave anyway) without being totally awful for you like a lot of other snacks are. They are a win!

UrthBox March 2015 Subscription Box Review

Snapea Crisps

~Sheffa Tasty Snack Mix: I’d list everything that is in this mix, but it’d probably be shorter to list what’s not in it!  It’s got nuts and raisins and seeds and tropical fruits and more.  Totally a B snack.

UrthBox March 2015 Subscription Box Review

Sheffa Tasty Snack Mix

~Urban Remedy No Oatmeal Cookie and Banana Brittle: So they were right about the “No Oatmeal Cookie” one.  It’s no oatmeal cookie.  It’s way crunchier and seemed to be more like a granola bar to me.  But that Banana Brittle?  Wow.  Now that’s a good snack.  It’s banana tasting without being too much and is perfectly cripsy and delicious.

UrthBox March 2015 Subscription Box Review

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~Rachel Michael’s Gourmet Popcorn – Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar: I don’t believe I have ever tried Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar Popcorn before, but I’m a fan. The flavor was good without being too much

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PopCorn

~Vertical Maple Water: So I thought this was going to be horrible, but it was actually good!  Granted I couldn’t really taste any maple in it, but that’s okay.

UrthBox March 2015 Subscription Box Review

Vertical Maple Water

~Creative Snacks Co. Dark Chocolate Expresso Beans: If there was a snack in there that I was happy we got two of, it’s these.  They really are a coffee lovers delight and make a great mid-afternoon snack!

UrthBox March 2015 Subscription Box Review

Dark Chocolate Expresso Beans

~Angell Bars Organic Candy Bar: I tried to find these online to see what other types of bars they offered (because this one was good – like a dark chocolate milky way without the caramel), but I cannot find them for sale anywhere.  They don’t have a website and their Facebook hasn’t been updated since 2012.  I don’t know what’s up with these exactly!  The bar wasn’t expired or anything so someone must be making them somewhere?  And I’d quite like to find more!

UrthBox March 2015 Subscription Box Review

Angell Bar

~Smooch Pouch: L (my 6 year-old) is the only one in the house who really likes the pouch trend so I’ll pack this as a snack for him.

UrthBox March 2015 Subscription Box Review

Smooch

~Energy Gummy Bears: L spied these and his eyes light up.  But no, he does not need energy snacks of any kind!  B’s planning on starting running again now that the weather is better, so he’ll appreciate these.

UrthBox March 2015 Subscription Box Review

Energy Gummy Bears

~Smooze!: We have gotten these in a few subscription boxes in the past and they are a big hit.  Both boys love them, but L really does!

UrthBox March 2015 Subscription Box Review

Smooze!

Do you subscribe to UrthBox?  Have you been happy with your subscription so far?  If you are a new to UrthBox and want to sign up, you can use the coupon code “CRUNCHWEEK” to save $10 off your first month!

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May 2015 Allure Beauty Thrills Box – On Sale Soon! 4

Allure Beauty Thrills Box!

Allure Beauty Thrills Box!

Ohhh, I just got an email regarding the next Allure Beauty Thrills (formerly known as the Allure Beauty Box). The next box (which would be the Summer 2015 Allure Beauty Box) will go on sale on April 28th at 12:01pm EST!  The box will be $44.95 plus $10 shipping and handling and, as always, will be available only while supplies last!  According to e-mail it will be available on this site, but so far it’s just a blank page.  From the looks of it there will also be a Fall Box and a Winter Box in 2015!

I will try and see if I can’t do a breakdown of what’s in that picture so we know exactly what’s in the box, so stay tuned!

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CFDA POPSUGAR Must Have Box Announcement! 6

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PopSugar Must Have Box March 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

PopSugar Box – Only because I don’t like when posts don’t have pictures ;)

According to a Press Release just released today, POPSUGAR and the CFDA have joined forces to launch the CFDA POPSUGAR Must Have box. The box, which will be sold for $195, features items valued over $600 and is available for purchase beginning April 15.  The press release also indicates that fifty percent of the profits from sales of this Must Have box will be donated to the CFDA Foundation, Inc., which aims to raise funds for fashion-related charity and industry activities.

Thoughts on this? Are you going to grab it when it’s available?  Based on what’s been happening with PopSugar lately I am thinking it will sell out quite quickly! You know I’ll be grabbing one!

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Lip Monthly March 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code 0

Disclosure: This complimentary box was sent for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own and no compensation was received. This post contains affiliate links.
Lip Monthly
Cost: $10/month.
Ships To: United States: Free. International: Add $5.
Coupon Code: New subscribers can use the coupon code “1ST5″ to get their first month for just $5.
Lip Monthly March 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

Lip Monthly March 2015 Subscription Box

Lip Monthly is an affordable monthly subscription for all LIP LOVERS. For only $10/month, Lip Monthly allows you to discover the best products for your lips, and fall in love with them.

Lip Monthly March 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

The Package

Lip Monthly ships via USPS within the first 10 days of the month.  I am not totally sure if this did ship by the 10th, but if it did it took a while to get here.

Lip Monthly March 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

First Look

I would love to know how these $10 subscription boxes / bags do it.  To pack a bag full of goodies, ship it and still make a profit.  It’s totally fascinating.

Lip Monthly March 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

The Information Card

The March 2015 Lip Monthly featured pinks and corals in honor of the upcoming sunny days:

~The Bag: Lip Monthly sends their products in a Lip Monthly branded cosmetics bag.  I’ve gotten this bag a few times now and while it’s cute I am hoping they start mixing it up soon.

Lip Monthly March 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

The Bag

~Hikari Lipstick (Crush) ($13): This is pink all right!  It’s softer on, but it’s still PINK.  If you want a matte pink – this is it! I am going to give this to my sister-in-law (the lipstick fanatic) and see what she thinks.

Lip Monthly March 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

Hikari Lipstick

~Jordana Easyshine Glossy Lip Color (Raspberry) ($1.99): This is classified as a balm on the Jordana site and I would agree with that.  It’s a sheer’ish pink with a little sparkle to it and moisturizes as well.

Lip Monthly March 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

Jordana Easyshine Glossy Lip Color

~JCat Lip Crayon (Caramel Mocha) ($3.99): Not only do I love the color of this lip crayon, but I also feel like it’d be an awesome eye color in a pinch. It’s so pretty and went on so smoothly.  I can’t believe this is only $3.99!

Lip Monthly March 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

JCat Lip Crayon

~Sally Hansen Nail Polish (Mighty Mango) ($2.19): I don’t know how many different colors of polish they sent out, but I am more than happy with this color.  It’s bright and fun and screams Spring.  I could probably call it a coral and not a mango, but it doesn’t really matter.

Lip Monthly March 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

MMU Sally Hansen Nail Polish

~Bonus Item: Jelly Pong Pong Supermodel Stain ($16): Lip Monthly sends out bonus items if you do a YouTube review (just e-mail them with the link) and this month’s bonus for me was the Jelly Pong Pong.  I’m not sure if everyone who does the reviews gets the same item so if you got a bonus let me know what it was!

Lip Monthly March 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

Bonus: Jelly Pong Pong Supermodel Stain

All totaled I came up with a value of $21.17 for the March 2015 Lip Monthly bag!  It’s over double the cost of the bag (I didn’t even include the value of the bonus item in there) and was a solid all around bag.

What do you think of Lip Monthly?  If you are interested in signing up you can use one of the following coupon codes to do so:

~”1ST5” to get your 1st bag for $5 on monthly subscriptions.
~”1STFREE” to get your 1st month for FREE on 4 month subscriptions.
~”2FREE” to get 2months free on annual subscriptions.

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