CurlKit August 2015 Subscription Box Review 1

Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received.
Curlkit
Cost: $25/month
Ships To: Continental United States
Coupon Code: N/A
CurlKit August 2015 Subscription Box Review

CurlKit August 2015 Subscription Box

Each month, Curlkit sends out a selection of 6-9 samples that their team of online experts, researchers and even themselves try out. In each Curlkit, you’ll receive everything from pomades and conditioners to natural hair tools, from well-known brands, as well as, emerging gems.

CurlKit August 2015 Subscription Box Review

The Box

Curlkit ships via USPS. Subscribers are billed immediately upon sign-up and then on the 15th of each subsequent month.

CurlKit August 2015 Subscription Box Review

First Look

I was blown away by this first look.  The box was jam packed with amazing sized products and looked fantastic.

CurlKit August 2015 Subscription Box Review

The Information Book

CurlKit August 2015 Subscription Box Review

Inside

I don’t have curly hair (mine it beyond straight) so I will give you more of a value / overview on these items so you know what to expect if you subscribe to Curlkit.  Here is what was included in the August 2015 box:

~Alikay Naturals Bentonite Me Baby (8oz / 236mL) ($6): This may actually be a product I want to try.  It’s a natural clarifier, used to purify your skin, hair and entire body.  You can use it as a face mask for a clearer complexion (yes please) or as a hair mask for defined curls.  All you need to do to activate it is to get it wet.  You leave it on your hair for 25-30 minutes or 5-15 minutes for your face.  That’s not too bad.

CurlKit August 2015 Subscription Box Review

Alikay Naturals Bentonite Me Baby

~Curls-R-Us Moisture Hair Lotion (8oz) ($13.99): This moisturizing lotion works to soften and condition hair while at the same time defining hairs.  It also resist humidity which I know is important.

CurlKit August 2015 Subscription Box Review

Curls-R-Us Moisture Hair Lotion

~Creme of Nature Argan Oil Moisturizing Milk Masque (11.5oz) ($9.99): This masque is designed for all types of curls and works to strengthen, restore and hydrate distressed hair, preventing damage.  You apply it on wet, clean hair ad leave it on for 5-10 minutes before rinsing out.  This smells great and has a pudding like texture.

CurlKit August 2015 Subscription Box Review

Creme of Nature Argan Oil Moisturizing Milk Masque

~Blue Magic Argan Oil Herbal Complex Leave-In Conditioner (4.5oz / 126g) ($3.69): I did a little research on this one and it seems like the view on it are mixed. Some love it, some love it but don’t like the ingredient list (mineral oil/petroleum) and some just don’t like it.  It’s supposed to restore hair’s natural moisture balance while adding shine and softness.  Again this has a pudding like texture and is to be applied to towel dry hair.

CurlKit August 2015 Subscription Box Review

Blue Magic Argan Oil Herbal Complex Leave-In Conditioner

~Organic Root Uplifting Shampoo (4fl.oz / 88.3mL) ($3.53):  This shampoo actually works for all hair types, but it’s not to be used on recently chemically treated hair. You are also supposed to do a test patch with it because some people may be sensitive to the ingredients in it.  I will admit, that scared me a little!  I don’t know that I have ever had to do a test patch with shampoo?  Anyway, I just dyed my hair so I can’t use this yet, but I am fascinated with it.  It is supposed to gently lift flakes and excess oils which stimulates and irrigates scalp and, in turn, encourages hair growth.  I will be giving this a try in a week or so!

CurlKit August 2015 Subscription Box Review

Organic Root Uplifting Shampoo

~Amazing Botanicals Honey Condish (2oz) ($4.25): This conditioner is made with Wildflower Honey that is infused with Marshmallow Root, Chamomile, Plantain and Irish Moss.  It smells good and works to provide moisture to dry and brittle hair.  From the sounds of it online, some even use it as a styling tool in addition to being a leave-in conditioner.

CurlKit August 2015 Subscription Box Review

Amazing Botanicals Honey Condish

~Creme of Nature 100% Pure Argan Oil & Argan Oil Perfect Edges (Sample): The final item in the box was two samples from Creme of Nature. One is a hair gel and the other is a treatment to help you retain moisture and revitalize hair.  The packets are single use, but seem to have enough to determine if you’d like it or not.

CurlKit August 2015 Subscription Box Review

Creme of Nature 100% Pure Argan Oil

All totaled I came up with a value of $41.45 for the August 2015 Curlkit. That’s not bad at all for a $25 box. I actually expected the value to be higher though based on the sizes of the samples!  Although, I did use Amazon pricing (not Retail Prices) so that likely does make a difference.
What do you think of Curlkit?  If you are interested in ordering or want to learn more you can check them out here.

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Birchbox Perfect Curl Collection – Now Available! 0

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Birchbox Perfect Curl Collection - Now Available!

Birchbox Perfect Curl Collection – Now Available!

Birchbox just released an all new curated collection! The Birchbox Perfect Curl Collection is $18 and includes:

~Davines Love Curl Enhancing Shampoo (sample size)
~Davines Love Curl Enhancing Conditioner (packette)
~DevaCurl No-Poo™ – Cleanse (sample size)
~Living proof.® Curl Defining Styling Cream (sample size)
~Macadamia Professional™ Nourishing Moisture Oil Treatment (sample size)
~Ouidad Climate Control® Heat & Humidity Gel (sample size)

This box, which is only available while supplies last, has a value of $46. You can try one of the following coupon codes on your order: “MOBILE20″, “TAKE20OFF”, “WELCOMEOFFER20″, “TAKEALEAP20″, “COMEBACK20″, “TAKEOFF10″ or “BEAUTYMAVEN”. Also, don’t forget that you can add a Mystery Sample Pack to your cart on ALL orders of $35+!

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Mickey Monthly August 2015 Subscription Box Review 6

Mickey Monthly
Cost: $39.99 / $59.99 / $84.99/month
Ships To: United States.
Coupon Code: N/A
Mickey Monthly August 2015 Subscription Box Review

Mickey Monthly August 2015 Subscription Box

Mickey Monthly is an unofficial Disney subscription box. The following three box options are available: Snack Only Box, Monthly Combo Box and Souvenir Only Box. The Snack Only Box which includes monthly snacks and treats directly from Disney World. The Snack Only Box comes in three sizes: Yummy Essentials ($39.99/month and 3-4 snacks), Twice as Nice ($49.99/month and 4-6 snacks), Kingdom Cravers ($74.99/month and 6-9 snacks). The Monthly Combo Box is a combination of snacks and souvenirs from Disney World. It also comes in three sizes: Simple Combo ($39.99/month), Mickey Sized ($59.99/month) and Mother Load ($84.99/month) and include 4-12 items customized for your preferences. The Souvenir Only Box includes monthly souvenirs from Disney World and again is available in three sizes. Pixie Sized ($39.99/month), Just Right ($49.99/month) and Want It All ($74.99/month). Sizes range from 3+ items to 6+ items and will include a variety of magical souvenirs both big and small. Mickey Monthly also offers one-time only boxes and Limited Edition Boxes which are available once a month on the 1st of the month until they sell out.  I subscribe to the Souvenir Only – “Just Right” box.

Mickey Monthly August 2015 Subscription Box Review

The Box

Mickey Monthly ships via USPS twice a month. Members who signed up between the 1st and 15th will receive their box the last week of the same month. Members who signed up between the 16th and the end of the month will receive their box the second week of the following month. ​All future shipments will arrive about the same time every month.

Mickey Monthly August 2015 Subscription Box Review

First Look

Mickey Monthly notes in their FAQ that they are NOT able to provide $60 worth of merchandise in a $59.99 box.  They buy the items at retail prices from the Disney parks and then have to take into account travel time, shipping costs, paypal fees, etc.  They note that you can expect about $40 worth of items in a $59.99 box.  I appreciate that they clearly note this on their website so you aren’t surprised when you try and add up the costs from your box. All that said I didn’t know what to expect, but I knew it wasn’t going to be a “value” box.  It’s more of an experience box.  My August 2015 Souvenir Only – “Just Right” ($49.99) box contained the following items:

~Disney Holographic Placemat ($9.95): Very cute!  I love that it has SO many Disney characters including Duffy the Bear!  I think he’s adorable.  Anyway, I doubt we will use this as an actual placemat, but it will work nicely as a mess mat for art projects.

Mickey Monthly August 2015 Subscription Box Review

Disney Placemat

~Mickey Mouse Keychain: I don’t know why, but WB was really into this when I opened up the box. He’s been really into Mickey Mouse Clubhouse since we got cable so that may be part of it.  Maybe I will clip this onto his backpack for school.

Mickey Monthly August 2015 Subscription Box Review

Mickey Mouse Keychain

~Stitch Hand Sanitizer Soap: All the kids in L’s school like to have hand sanitizer on their backpack and I haven’t gotten him a fresh one for the new school year yet so I was thrilled to see this!  It will clip on his backpack perfectly and it’s a character he loves.

Mickey Monthly August 2015 Subscription Box Review

Stitch Anti-Bacterial Hand Soap

Mickey Monthly August 2015 Subscription Box Review

The Back

~Mickey Mouse Magnetic Notepad ($6.95): Love this!  It’s magnetic and adorable. I love paper products / office supplies so this is right up my alley.

Mickey Monthly August 2015 Subscription Box Review

Mickey Mouse Magnetic Notepad

~Disney World Coloring Book ($1.99): This may be the least expensive item in the box, but I think it’s my favorite.  The tag on the back says it’s $1.99 so that’s the price I went with, but it’s on Amazon for $6.50.  Anyway, it’s a classic disney coloring book.  Great pictures of the characters, lots of assortment, etc.  It’s just the perfect Disney coloring book.

Mickey Monthly August 2015 Subscription Box Review

Disney World Coloring Book

I would estimate that this month’s Mickey Monthly box had a value of somewhere between $35 – $40. I couldn’t find prices for much online because it’s only available at the Disney Parks.  My original plan was to get this and save items for the boys to open in advance of our Disney cruise, but I am pretty sure we will use all of this before then ;).  I am going to stick with this one for a few months because we’re having fun with it!

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

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Citrus Lane 30% Off First Box Offer + Free $30 Mystery Box (2 Days ONLY) 0

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Citrus Lane 30% Off First Box Offer + Free $30 Mystery Box (2 Days ONLY)

Citrus Lane 30% Off First Box Offer + Free $30 Mystery Box (2 Days ONLY)

Now through the end of the day tomorrow, you can use coupon code “SEPTBONUS” to score 30% off your first Citrus Lane box PLUS get a FREE mystery bonus box (a $30 value).

What is Citrus Lane?
Citrus Lane ($29/month) is a surprise box of the best products for your child (tailored to age and stage – up to age 5) every month.  Boxes include toys, books, goodies and essentials from trusted brands that are sure to delight you and your little one.

30% Off Box + Free Mystery Box: SEPTBONUS valid for new or inactive Citrus Lane customers that purchase a self-subscription. Cannot be combined with other promotions and is valid until 11:59 PM, September 3, 2015 or while supplies last. One per household. Subscriptions automatically renew to full retail price. You may cancel anytime after receiving your first box. Available while supplies last, may be different from what is featured above and may ship separately from your first box. Please note that gift with purchase items and Add To Box items cannot be shipped outside of the contiguous 48 states. Shipping is free for subscription packages sent within the contiguous 48 states.
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FabFitFun Add-Ons + Coupon Code 1

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FabFitFun Add-Ons + Coupon Code

FabFitFun Add-Ons + Coupon Code

FabFitFun Add-ons are here! Add-ons are some of the most loved products from FFF past boxes, available to you at a crazy discounted rate. In addition, they ship FREE with your Fall box! Here’s what’s available:

~Gramr Gratitude “Thank You” Card Set ($43 MSRP) $9.99
~Lather AHA Hand Creme with Evening Primrose ($29.99 MSRP) $9.99
~Juice Beauty Apple Peel ($43 MSRP) $9.99
~Daniel Stone COCO Candle ($42 MSRP) $14.99
~FabFitFun Water Infuser ($29.99 MSRP) $9.99
~The Everyday Wireless Speaker – Teal or Pink ($30 MSRP) $19.99

FabFitFun Add-Ons + Coupon Code

FabFitFun Add-Ons + Coupon Code

If you want to add one of these to your Fall box, login to your account and select “*New: Add-Ons” from the left side bar.

New subscribers can use the coupon code “FUTURE10” to save $10 off their first box! You can check out Spoiler #1 for the Fall FabFitFun box here.

From the FabFitFun website:

“Get excited! It’s almost time for the Fall 2015 VIP Box! Current customers will be billed September 14th and Fall boxes will begin shipping the last week of September.

If you sign up between now and September 21st your box will ship the last week of September. Any orders placed after September 21st will be shipped within 10 business days of the order date.”

What is FabFitFun?
fabfitfun ($49.99/quarter) includes hand-selected items in beauty, fashion, fitness, and wellness from the FabFitFun team.  Each box is valued at over $100 and will include the hottest items from the red carpet

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So What Wednesday! 4

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~I may have been more excited to find out who all was in L’s class with him than he was!
~I have a crush on Dr. Mike. And his dog.
~I am so excited for the return of college football that I can hardly stand it.
~I want to start decorating for fall.
~Sometimes B tells me jokes and then has to explain them to me.
~I may go even redder next time I dye my hair.
~Sister Wives just fascinates me.
~I cannot wait to see WB wear his backpack to school next week!
~I can’t find a good number for my local trash pick-up company and it’s driving me nuts.
~If WB doesn’t sneak in our room at night to sleep in our bed I think something is wrong.
~I think day old cake is better than just out of the oven cake.
~I am kind of looking forward to packing lunches again.  That’ll only last about a week though ;).

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LinenCrate August 2015 “Dining Room” 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.
LinenCrate
Cost: $113.99/month (Early subscribers were grandfathered in at a rate of $75/month).
Ships To: Continental United States
Coupon Code: N/A
LinenCrate September 2015 "Dining Room" Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

LinenCrate September 2015 “Dining Room” Subscription Box

LinenCrate is a subscription based membership that allows you to receive a box of home linens valued at $150+. Each month features a different room in your house, beginning with the Bathroom/Powder Room (all subscribers will receive the Powder Room box as their first box regardless of when they subscribe). The Bathroom Box includes 6-9 Linens and Accessories curated for your bathroom based on your color/style preferences.  This is my second month receiving a LinenCrate box so I received The Dining Room box this month.

LinenCrate September 2015 "Dining Room" Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

The Box

LinenCrate ships via FedEx and was beyond heavy this month. WB wanted to carry it in the house, but there was just no way.

LinenCrate September 2015 "Dining Room" Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

First Look

LinenCrate September 2015 "Dining Room" Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

Second First Look

I thought the personalization on here was cute!  I actually cannot recall if I filled out preferences for this one, but perhaps I did?  They did a good job with the Powder Room box for me, so I was hopefully I would get a fabulous Dining Room Box too.

The Information Card

The Information Card

My August 2015 Dining Room LinenCrate included the following items:

~Q-Squared Talavera Collection Dinner Plates ($12/each) ($72): When I opened up the box I thought these plates were ceramic.  I was thinking that LinenCrate was basically crazy for sending out breakable plates, but as I was unwrapping them I realized that they were melamine.  They are a very heavy melamine and really do look like fine china!  I love the pattens on these and think we will get a ton of use out of them.  I also like that they included a set of 6 and not just a set of 4!

LinenCrate September 2015 "Dining Room" Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

Q-Squared Talavera / Essex Collection Dinner Plates

Wrapped Up

Wrapped Up

LinenCrate September 2015 "Dining Room" Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

The Plates

~Essex Collection Salad Plates ($10/each) ($60): Linen Crate actually called these Appetizer Plates ($9/plate) on the information card, but they are actually the more expensive salad plates ($10/plate).  I am not sure I think these “go” with the other plates, but they are very fun!  Again they are made from a heavy melamine and are quite stylish.

LinenCrate September 2015 "Dining Room" Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

Essex Collection Salad Plates

LinenCrate September 2015 "Dining Room" Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

Wrapped Up

LinenCrate September 2015 "Dining Room" Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

The Plates

~Dainty Home Placemats ($15.08): These placemats are the only item I am not sure about in this box. They just aren’t us. I know some people keep their tables set and perfect all the time, but that is just not happening around here.  Maybe I will use them for holidays or will put under bowls / platters for serving.

LinenCrate September 2015 "Dining Room" Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

Dainty Home Placemats

I am still on the fence about the entire look pulled today.  I am just assuming it’s all supposed to go together anyway?  Maybe I just need to wait for the placemats to “fluff up” a little more?  I do love the red ad the gold together and I really like the mixing of patterns.

LinenCrate September 2015 "Dining Room" Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

All Set Up

~Torres Tagus Stainless Steel Leaf Platter ($55): I can’t find this for sale anywhere online right now, but from the looks of it, it was available awhile back on Gilt.com for $49.  It’s a really pretty platter and will be nice for holiday parties.

LinenCrate September 2015 "Dining Room" Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

Torres Tagus Stainless Steel Leaf Platter

All totaled I came up with a value of $202.08 for the August 2015 “Dining Room” LinenCrate. I didn’t really expect to get plates in the Dining Room box (I thought it would be more accessories), but I actually really like the plates.  We have nothing like these and will be able to get a ton of use out of them.  I am now super curious to see what everyone else gets in their Dining Room LinenCrate boxes!

What do you think of LinenCrate?  If you are interested in subscribing you can sign up here! All subscriptions (regardless when you sign up) will begin with the Powder Room box!

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Treat Chest August 2015 Subscription Box Review 0

Disclosure: This complimentary box was sent for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own and no compensation was received. 
Treat Chest
Cost: $32.99 ($26.99 + $6 S/H)
Ships To: United States.
Coupon Code: N/A
Treat Chest August 2015 Subscription Box Review

Treat Chest August 2015 Subscription Box

Treat Chest is a monthly candy subscription club. Each box will be a surprise assortment of five or more varieties of treats, ranging from gummie bears to rock candy to licorice, plus anything and everything in between.

Treat Chest August 2015 Subscription Box Review

The Box

Treat Chest ships via USPS at the beginning of the first week of the month to ensure freshness.  If you order before the 15th of the month and they still have boxes you will receive that month’s box.  If you order after the 15th, your order will ship the following month.

Treat Chest August 2015 Subscription Box Review

First Look

I expected the first look to be more…  More what I don’t know.  I just thought it would be more something.  The August 2015 Treat Chest didn’t contain an information card, but the following items were included:

~Albanese Gummy Bears (~$3): I had to laugh when I opened up this box because I just had a conversation with some lady at Costco about gummy bears and she recommended these.  This saved me the trouble of having to go out and find them.  I like gummy bears as it is, so I thought these were good.  I cannot, however, tell the difference in the flavors. Not in these gummy bears or any other brand.

Treat Chest August 2015 Subscription Box Review

Albanese Gummy Bears

~Kookaburra Liquorice Strawberry & Cream Bites ($2.59): These are good.  A little different, but good.  The red ones have a cream center and the others are creamy on the outside with a strawberry licorice on the inside.

Treat Chest August 2015 Subscription Box Review

Kookaburra Liquorice Strawberry & Cream Bites

~Jelly Belly 30 Flavors ($2.62): L thinks Jelly Belly’s are the coolest.  And I agree. None of these flavors are over the top crazy (like the sweaty socks ones or fresh cut grass ones), but it’s fun to try them all and guess which ones you get.

Treat Chest August 2015 Subscription Box Review

Jelly Belly 30 Flavors

~Rock Candy ($8): Rock candy reminds me of when I was a kid. They are a total novelty item and not really something I would want to eat too often.

Treat Chest August 2015 Subscription Box Review

Rock Candy

~Smarties ($0.49): These are giant Smarties, not the regular Smarties you normally think of when you think of Smarties.  If you like Smarties, you’ll probably like these.

Treat Chest August 2015 Subscription Box Review

Giant Smarties

~Taffy Town Taffy (Frosted Cupcake) (~$5): Kind of like with gummy bears I can never figure out what flavor of taffy I am eating.  I know I liked these, but I doubt I would have been able to guess they were frosted cupcake flavored unless I looked it up (which I did).

Treat Chest August 2015 Subscription Box Review

Taffy Town Taffy

All totaled I came up with a value of $21.70 for the August 2015 Treat Chest.  I liked the candy in the box just fine, but the value didn’t come anywhere close to the cost of the box.  If the items were difficult to find or from overseas I would understand it a bit more, but this box need to get some more value in it!

What do you think of Treat Chest? If you are interested in checking them out you can find them here.

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