December 2014 Beauty Box 5 Review + Coupon Code

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Beauty Box 5
Cost: $12/month.
Ships To: The lower 48 United States and Canada via the Postal Service.
Coupon Code: Use code “FREEBOX1″ to get the previous month’s box free with a new subscription.
December 2014 Beauty Box 5

December 2014 Beauty Box 5

I never did receive tracking on this one, but my December 2014 Beauty Box 5 is here!

In case you aren’t familiar, Beauty Box 5 is a monthly subscription service that delivers a sample box of all things beauty. Each box contains 4 – 5 samples of a variety of makeup, skin care, fragrances and everything in between!  Boxes are $12/month if you do a month-to-month subscription, however, I subscribed a while back when they had a crazy deal that brought the cost of an annual subscription down to $6.58/month.

December 2014 Beauty Box 5

The Box

Beauty Box 5 ships via DHL Express Mail. It starts out with DHL and then is delivered by USPS. This month’s box was a bit delayed due to a product delay from one of their vendors. They sent out an e-mail about the delay so subscribers weren’t left wondering where their boxes were which is always nice.

December 2014 Beauty Box 5

First Look

Ohh, looks good! Last month’s box was meh, but I could already tell that this one was going to be a winner.

December 2014 Beauty Box 5

The Information Card

The December 2014 Beauty Box 5 theme is “Merry & Bright” and included the following items:

~Jaqua Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Hand Creme ($12.50): OMG love!  I’ve bought a few items from this brand in the past and they all smell amazing.  This hand creme smells like raspberry frosting and I cannot stop smelling my hands.  And for real, I was on their site last night for way too long checking out all their offerings, including their candles!

December 2014 Beauty Box 5

Jaqua Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Hand Cream

~Absolute! New York Nail Polish Remover Pads ($2.99): These are so handy to travel with!  The website says that one of the remover pads (there are 32 in the package)  will handle all 10 nails, but they must not use as many coats of polish as I do because it takes me at least four.  At least.  Still, when you are traveling and want to redo your nails, you can’t beat these.

December 2014 Beauty Box 5

Absolute! New York Nail Polish Remover Pads

~Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Moisturizer ($9.94): Subscribers either received this Juice Beauty product or a sample eyeshadow quad from Coastal Scents.  I am quite happy with the Juice Beauty.  I like it, plus I am pretty stocked on eyeshadow right now!

December 2014 Beauty Box 5

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Moisturizer

~Nanacoco Nail Polish (Wonderland Basket) ($3.50): Well how fun is this color?  I have been getting the best nail polishes lately (hello light up polish from yesterday) and this one is no exception.  It’s so fun and the colors are like nothing I already own.

December 2014 Beauty Box 5

Nanacoco Nail Polish

~Lucky Brand Lucky Number 6 (~$1): At first I thought this was too floral, but it actually turned out to be almost spicy on me.  I liked it way more after about an hour than I did when I first tried it.  Way better!

December 2014 Beauty Box 5

Lucky Brand Lucky Number 6

All totaled I came up with a value of $29.93 for the December 2014 Beauty Box 5.  I was really happy with this box and liked it a ton more than last months.  Even the one item I wasn’t sure about I ended up liking!

Do you subscribe to Beauty Box 5?  What’d you get in your box this month?  If you are interested in subscribing or want to check out more, click here.  New subscribers can use the coupon code “FREEBOX1” to get a box from a previous free with a new subscription order.

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Try PijonBox FREE!

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PijonBox Coupon Code

PijonBox, which is a monthly subscription box for college students, is offering one month free with the coupon code “TRYFREE01“!  You have until 12.24.14 to redeem this offer and you’ll be asked to pay shipping of $1.99, but this is a savings of $29 which is insane!!!!!!
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Friday’s Letters

Dear Elf on the Shelf, Why do you need to be sold at every store on earth? I thought Santa sent you magically? It’s going to get super confusing when L realizes that the Elf at Target is the same one Santa sent to his house.

Dear L, You don’t know it yet, but your favorite cousin and BFF is coming down from up-north to spend the night tonight! I can’t wait to see how excited you are.

Dear The Tabloids, How many times have you said Jennifer Aniston is pregnant? She’s pregnant every other month according to you guys. I wonder what’s going to happen if she really has a baby? No one will ever believe it.

Dear Television Without Pity, I still miss you.

Dear USPS Tracking Notifications, I love getting you and think that the service is awesome, but I do not understand why I need to get 3 text messages per tracking update. One to tell me about the package, one to confirm that I subscribed to this and another to just confirm all this.

Dear Christmas Cards, You win, I ordered you.

Dear Baxter, I know you can jump on the bed by yourself so I don’t know why you feel the need to cry in the middle of the night so I will pick you up and help you.  But you know I will, so you continue it.

Dear B, Congrats on finishing up the semester!  It’s going toy be nice having you home every night!

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December 2014 Little Lace Box Review + Coupon Code

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Little Lace Box
Cost: $39.99/month
Ships To: United States.
Coupon Code: Use code “Rambling10” to save $10 off your first box.
December 2014 Little Lace Box

December 2014 Little Lace Box

Little Lace Box, who kindly sent me this box to review, is a subscription service that delivers hand-curated, nearly impossible-to-find designer products directly to your doorstep every month. Boxes will be brimming with high-end, brand name beauty, lifestyle, and home product samples to treat yourself to and dazzle your friends during your next night out.

December 2014 Little Lace Box

The Box

Little Lace Box ships via USPS Priority Mail and took three days to arrive this month.  I love that they use Priority Mail because I know it won’t take too long to get to me.

December 2014 Little Lace Box

First Look

December 2014 Little Lace Box

Second First Look

I was so excited to see what would be included in the December 2014 Little Lace Box and had to peek at spoilers on MUT yesterday.  And it made me even more excited for this box to come.

December 2014 Little Lace Box

The Information Card

The December 2014 Little Lace Box theme was “A Fresh New Start” and was described in the information sheet as one of the most disconnected boxes you will ever see from Little Lace Box.  But it’s disconnected because each of the pieces in the box were selected because they mean something special to each of the sisters behind Little Lace Box.  What they have in common, however, is that they help trigger something in each of them that makes them want to jump out of bed each morning and do something extraordinary.  And who couldn’t use that as we jump into the New Year?  Here is what was included:

~A Fresh Start Fresh Water Pearl Necklace (Little Lace Box exclusive) ($49): Ohh, I didn’t realize at first that the pearls on her were different sizes!  That makes me like it even more.  So pretty!  This piece was selected for the box not just because it’s beautiful, but also because it’s a daily reminder that you are amazing.  The ladies who started “A Fresh Start” took a chance on something they believed in and so can all of us!

December 2014 Little Lace Box

A Fresh Start Fresh Water Pearl Necklace

~Stia Couture Fresh Water Pearl Bracelet ($35): Ohh, I love this.  And I think it’s going to be even prettier if I stack it with a few other pieces that I have.  It’s delicate, but not so much so that you’d be worry about it breaking if you wear it.  It’s meant to be a “mix & match” piece and was chosen because the story behind the Stia inspired Taylor (one of the sister’s behind Little Lace Box).

December 2014 Little Lace Box

Stia Couture Fresh Water Pearl Bracelet

~Whitney English Mini Day Designer ($49): I have quite an obsession with planners and have always wanted to try a Whitney English one.  Who am I kidding, I want to try them all.  The best part about this one is that it’s undated, so you don’t have to use it every day / week if you don’t want to and can just jot things down as needed.  It’s super sturdy and of course, super stylish!

December 2014 Little Lace Box

Whitney English Mini Day Designer

~Three Sisters Apothecary Soap (California Mission Fig & Honey) ($3.99): This is Aubrey’s pick and was inspired by her love of fragrances.  It smells amazing and I will be using this in the new year!

December 2014 Little Lace Box

Three Sisters Apothecary Soap

All totaled I came up with a value of $137 for the December 2014 Little Lace Box. No, it’s not as amazing as the November box, but how could it be? I mean seriously. But I still absolutely love this. Two gorgeous pieces of jewelry, a great smelling soap and a planner I probably would have bought anyway? Awesome!

What do you think of Little Lace Box?  If you are interested in ordering or just want to learn more, click here and don’t forget to use the coupon code “Rambling10” to save $10 off your first box.  It looks like the month-to-month option for the January box is already sold out, but you can still get an annual subscription I believe which would start in January! The January 2015 theme is “The Dining Car -Vintage Beauty and You” and promises to include hidden gems for you and your home.

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Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received.
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Kiwi Crate 50% Off Coupon Code!

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Kiwi Crate is offering 50% off your first box of ANY of their four lines (including Doodle Crate, Koala Crate, Tinker Crate) right now with the code code “LASTCHEER“.

You have until 11:59 PM PT on Friday 12.19.14 (aka tomorrow) to order to guarantee delivery by 12.24.14 for Doodle CrateKoala Crate & Kiwi Crate.  You can still save 50% off your first month of Tinker Crate, however, your first box won’t ship until January.

**Check out my Kiwi Crate &, Doodle Crate (LOVE) & Koala Crate reviews!**

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December 2014 ONYXBOX Review

ONYXBOX
Cost: $25/month
Ships To: United States
Coupon Code: N/A
December 2014 OnyxBox

December 2014 OnyxBox

WeAreOnyx, who kindly sent me this box to review, is the first one-stop online beauty destination dedicated to Black Women. Their OnyxBox is a personalized beauty sample membership service that sends you 4-6 luxury beauty samples each month. You are able to choose one of the samples from a curated collection and the rest will be a surprise.

December 2014 OnyxBox

The Box

OnyxBox ships via USPS around the 15th of the month.

December 2014 OnyxBox

First Look

December 2014 OnyxBox

Second First Look

The packaging on this box was beautiful! I loved the box itself and everything was in perfect condition.  OnyxBox doesn’t have a information card listing the products from the box in detail, but here is what was included in my December 2014 box:

~Shea Moisture Olive & Green Tea Body Lotion ($2.69): This lotion is very moisturizing and smells great!  I have actually bought it in the past and have always liked it.

December 2014 OnyxBox

Shea Moisture Olive & Green Tea Body Lotion

~Design Essentials Natural Honey & Shea Edge Tamer ($11.99): I don’t have natural hair so I can’t speak to how this works, but I can tell you that it smells incredible.  I opened it just to check it out and I was blown away by how amazing it smelled. I didn’t think it smelled like honey necessarily, but whatever it was it’s good!

December 2014 OnyxBox

Design Essentials Natural Honey & Shea Edge Tamer

~Revlon Bold Lacquer ($7.99): This mascara was everywhere in subscription boxes for a month to two there, but I haven’t gotten it for a while.  While not my most favorite mascara ever, it’s good and works as a great spare to throw in your purse.

December 2014 OnyxBox

Revlon Bold Lacquer

~Mary Kay Creme Lipstick ($15): I always put this in a box for my SIL and I can’t remember the exact name of the shade, but it’s a very pretty deep red.  Not red red, but more of a deep berry.  Very pretty!

December 2014 OnyxBox

Mary Kay Creme Lipstick

~Nail Sugar Nail Polish (Golden Ticket) ($13.98): I totally saved the best for last. Not only is this an insanely gorgeous nail polish color, it also lights up.  No, for real.  The cap lights up.  I am obsessed and think this is the coolest nail polish ever.  I have gotten lip gloss that lights up, but never nail polish. So awesome!

December 2014 OnyxBox

Nail Sugar Nail Polish

December 2014 OnyxBox

Lit Up

All totaled I came up with a value of $51.65 for the December 2014 OnyxBox.  I thought this was a fantastic box and thought the value was awesome.  I was impressed for sure!

What you do think of OnyxBox?  If you are interested in subscribing or want to know more, head on over to their site to check them out!

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Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received.
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