December 2014 BOXYCHARM Spoiler!

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December 2014 BOXYCHARM Sneak Peek #1

December 2014 BOXYCHARM Sneak Peek #1

BOXYCHARM has released a spoiler for their December 2014 “Jingle Belles” box!  All boxes will include the following item:

~Coastal Scents Revealed Palette (a $19.95 value) (It has a List Price of $39.95 but it currently on sale for $20 off)

BOXYCHARM still has a waitlist, but from the sounds of it they were waiting to see how many November boxes were left and if November wasn’t available your subscription would start with December. Once December sells out, the waitlist will be used to see if there are any left over December boxes are left and if not, the subscription will begin in January and so on! If you have heard any different, please let me know!

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December Birchbox Sample Choices & Get The Party Ready Guest Editor Box Revealed!

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Birchbox November Box Selections!

Birchbox November Box Selections!

E-mails went out to Birchbox Aces today (and are probably still on their way to some) allowing subscribers to pick their December Samples! This month you have a choice between a sample in the December “Decked Out” themed box or you can opt for “Get The Party-Ready”box which was selected in partnership with TV personality and lifestyle blogger (and former Laguna Beach star) Lo Bosworth. Here are all the details:

Decked Out Sample Choice:

December Birchbox Selection Time

December Birchbox Selection Time

The Decked-Out themed box allows you to select one of the following items:

~Manna Kadar Lip Locked in Lucky
~Vasanti Kajal Extreme Intense Eye Pencil in Rose Gold
~Mirenesse iCurl Secret Weapon 24 Hour Mascara
~W3LL PEOPLE Bio Brightener Stick

The Get The Party-Ready Box:

Get The Party-Ready Box

Get The Party-Ready Box

The Lo Bosworth Get the Party-Ready Box includes:

~Davines Replumping Superactive
~Cynthia Rowley Beauty Creamy Lipstain (Heartthrob)
~Embroyolisse Lait-Creme Concentre
~Joie Folle de Joie Eau de Parfum
~Ruffian Nail Lacquer – Ruffian Red

I opted for the Get The Party-Ready box for my first box and am hoping to snag the W3LL PEOPLE Bio Brightener Stick on my second account.  I am not an Ace on that one, so that e-mail won’t arrive until tomorrow.

Did you get your selection e-mail yet for the December Birchbox?  What item are you picking this month?

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Winter 2014 Allure Beauty Box ~ Now on Sale!

Allure Winter 2014 Beauty Box

Allure Winter 2014 Beauty Box

I almost forgot that today was the day for the Winter 2014 Allure Beauty Box!  It’s on sale now and is $44.95 plus $10 S/H.  These usually go pretty quick and seek out in anywhere from 10 minutes to a few hours.  If you are interested in picking one up, head over here and get it order!  Their site sometimes has issues, so you may need to refresh it once or twice.

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December 2014 Allure Sample Society FULL Spoilers!

December 2014 Allure Sample Society

December 2014 Allure Sample Society

The December 2014 Allure Sample Society box has been revealed!  It includes:

~Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Gel
~Crabtree & Evelyn Ultra-Moisturizing Hand Therapy
~RGB nail polish in Oxblood (full size)
~Butter London Lippy Tinted Lip Balm (full size)
~Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base in Nude Radiance

I don’t know about you, but I think this box look fantastic!  What are your thoughts on it?  If you subscribe, are you looking forward to it?  And if you are interested in subscribing, don’s forget you can use the coupon code “5FORYOU” to save $5 off your first box (making it only $10)!

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Citrus Lane 30% Off Box + Bonus Box Coupon Code!

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Citrus Lane 30% Off + Bonus Box Coupon Code

Citrus Lane 30% Off + Bonus Box Coupon Code

Citrus Lane has just announced a brand new deal for new subscription purchases! You can use the coupon code “30BONUSBOX” to get a free music themed Bonus Box worth $20 and 30% off your first box with your new subscription purchase!

The Bonus Box

The Bonus Box

I saw a picture of the Bonus Box on Facebook and it contains the above three instruments which would make awesome stocking stuffers!  I believe this offer is valid through 12.1.14, so head over to Citrus Lane and take advantage of it before it’s gone!

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Two on Tuesday…

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Two questions today…..

1. Are you going shopping on Black Friday? Or Thanksgiving as the case may be? I will likely end up going to Target mid-morning on Black Friday, but nothing on Thanksgiving or anything like that! One year I would like to go out at midnight and hit up the outlet malls (I hear it’s bananas), but now that so many of the sales start on Thanksgiving, it’s not as fun. We have turkey to eat and football to watch on Thanksgiving day / night!  I do want to check out the $10 Sephora deals online though and I am hoping for (more) subscription box deals.  If you are going out where are you heading?  Are you in search of anything in particular?

2. Do you have an “Elf on the Shelf?” We do, but he’s not a really creative Elf like some of them are.  I know some people think it’s creepy that there is an elf “watching” and reporting back to Santa about behavior, but L thinks it’s super fun so we do it.  Fred (our elf) just moves around the house and ever once in a while will bring something fun or do something silly.  Not all the, but sometimes.  He pretty much brings “magic” to the house.  It’s fun to see L get all excited looking for him in the morning and hopefully WB gets it a little this year too!

I am totally looking forward to hearing everyone’s answers today!

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November 2014 Socialbliss Style Box Review

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SocialBliss Style Box
Cost: $47.90/month ($39.95/month + $7.95 shipping).
Ships To: United States.
Coupon Code: N/A
November 2014 Socialbliss

November 2014 Socialbliss

My November 2014 Socialbliss Style Box has arrived! I hadn’t heard too much about this box this month and I wasn’t quite sure if that was a good thing or a bad thing!

If you aren’t familiar, the Style Box by Socialbliss, is a fashion, lifestyle and accessories box. Boxes contain items which may be featured on the Socialbliss site, along with others that are emerging hot items not yet available to the public. Boxes are $47.90 ($39.95 plus $7.95 shipping) and promise a monthly value of at least $100.

November 2014 Socialbliss

The Box

Socialbliss ships via USPS Priority Mail around the 20th of the month.  I actually thought this month was going to be delayed because I hadn’t heard anything about it, but it ended up going out only one day late which wasn’t a big deal at all.

November 2014 Socialbliss

First Look

I wasn’t totally sure what to make of the first look.  I was curious to see more!

November 2014 Socialbliss

The Information Card

The November 2014 Socialbliss Style Box theme was “Seventies Flare” and included the following items to recapture the 70’s fall trends that are resurfacing and captivating the runway:

~Fringe for Days by Antik Kraft ($40): I can’t find the price of this online, so I went with the suggested retail price from the information card. I don’t hate this bag, but I don’t love it either.  You can use it as a shoulder bag or a clutch and the fringe piece is removeable.

November 2014 Socialbliss

Fringe for Days by Antik Kraft

~Fierce in Fringe Tassel Necklace by T+J Designs ($68): Hmm.  This is really gold.  Like really bright gold.  On the right person, with the right outfit, I can see it.  On me?  Not so much.

November 2014 Socialbliss

Fierce in Fringe Tassel Necklace by T+J Designs

~mark. on the Dot Lip Palette ($16): Love this!  The colors are gorgeous and we don’t get a ton of lip palettes, so this is a nice change of pace.  Kind of related, but I used to love mark. products.  They had some really good lotions I liked.  I need to see if I can find those again!

November 2014 Socialbliss

Mark on the Dot Lip Palette

~Carnelian Semi Prescious Stone Ring ($14 per the card): I got this out of the pouch and honestly thought it was missing something.  I’m just not feeling it.

November 2014 Socialbliss

Carnelian Semi Prescious Stone Ring

~The Bravado Bracelet ($12 per the card): I like this bracelet, but I do wish it were silver!

November 2014 Socialbliss

The Bravado Bracelet

All totaled, using prices listed on the information card, I came up with a value of $150 for the November 2014 Socialbliss Style Box. I liked last month’s box with the wallet, but I am not feeling this one.  I think it’s the 7o-‘s theme.  I know some people love it, but it’s just not “me”.

What do you think of this month’s box?  If you are interested in subscribing (boxes are currently $47.90/month including shipping) click here to get signed up!

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November 2014 American Mystery Box Review + Coupon Code

American Mystery Box
Cost: $59/month
Ships To: United States.
Coupon Code: Use coupon code “monkey10″ to save $10 off your first box.
November 2014 American Mystery Box

November 2014 American Mystery Box

American Mystery Box, who kindly sent me this box to review, is a monthly subscription box filled with Made in America products. Each month you will receive 5-6 quality items Made in USA that have a warranty or lifetime guarantee. The box will include specialties to taste from different cities and products that are useful for your home or the great outdoors. You can opt for an Original Box, a Kid’s Box (for ages 5+), a Family Box (which is a mixture of the Original Box and the Kid’s Box) or an Original + Doggie Box.

November 2014 American Mystery Box

The Box

American Mystery Box ships between the 15th and 18th of the month and generally takes 2-5 days to arrive depending on your location.  If you order before the 14th of the month you will receive that month’s box.  If you order after the 14th of the month, your subscription will begin the following month.

November 2014 American Mystery Box

First Look

I wasn’t quite sure what would be included in the box, but I was pleased by the first look and thought I knew right the theme was already!

November 2014 American Mystery Box

The Information Card

The November 2014 American Mystery Box theme was “Cookiepalooza” (my guess was baking) and included the following items:

~Hot Cakes Smoked Chocolate Chips ($15): $15 chocolate chips?  Well, you know I had to try these right away!  And let me tell you, they really do taste like smoked chocolate chips!  They are slowly smoked over alder wood for 10 hours and are turned every 30 minutes.  I am going to try these in chocolate chip cookies which will be a nice kick of flavor.

November 2014 American Mystery Box

Hot Cakes Smoked Chocolate Chips

~Ann Clarke Ltd. Snowflake Cookie Cutter ($3.99): Ann Clarke Ltd. is actually the largest manufacturer of cookie cutters in the USA.  It’s very sturdy and I love that it has a little handle on the top.  That makes it way easier for little hands to use.

November 2014 American Mystery Box

Ann Clarke Ltd. Snowflake Cookie Cutter

~Nordic Ware Quarter Baking Sheet ($14.61): I don’t exactly know what a quarter baking sheet is specifically used for, but there have been a ton of times I have wished I had a “smaller” cookie sheet and here it is!

November 2014 American Mystery Box

Nordic Ware Quarter Baking Sheet

~Confection Crafts Plant Dyed Sugar ($5.95): This is made in Portland, Oregon from cane sugar and are naturally colored using betters, cabbage, annatto, turmeric, carrot and spinach. How cool is that?  I can’t wait to make Christmas cookies with this!

November 2014 American Mystery Box

Confection Crafts Plant Dyed Sugar

~Regency Natural Parchment Paper ($4.95): Like the information card says, parchment paper is a game changer when you are baking.  Nothing sticks and it just makes baking easier.  This is made in Dallas, TX and is 100% plant based.

November 2014 American Mystery Box

Regency Natural Parchment Paper

~Mystery Package: Jewelry Tattoos ($1.50): Every box comes with a Mystery Item which I think is super fun.  It has nothing to do with cookies and you can open it right away or whenever you need a special surprise.

November 2014 American Mystery Box

Mystery Package: Jewelry Tattoos

All totaled I came up with a value of $46 for the November 2014 American Mystery Box.  I really liked this box and thought the curation was great, but I do wish that the value had been a bit higher.  Still, I think this would make a very fun gift for someone who appreciates Make in America items and it’s a great way to find out about products you may never have known about!

What do you think of the American Mystery Box?  If you are interested in subscribing or want to know more, click here and use the coupon code “monkey10” to save $10 off your first box!

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