Thursday, February 25, 2016

Bundles of Joy February 2016

Rating: Love It!!!!
Cost: $36/month

My daughter's Bundles of Joy came today. I love this box and am always excited to see what's inside. This one came with a sad note that it would be the last box. I know my daughter and me will definitely miss this each month.

Bundles of Joy always includes an information card with everything included and a handwritten note. I was sad to hear this would be the last month, but as usual this month's box was jam packed with goodies that were perfect for my daughter. The box had a St Patrick's Day theme and also a Disney theme, which is my daughter's favorite!

The first item included was a Lime Green Letter "C". Retail price $4.99. This is so cute and we will definitely find a place to hang this in my daughter's room. I love lime green and this will go perfect with her pink and very colorful room!

The next item included was a H&M Minnie Mouse Bag. Retail price $5.95. My daughter loved this. She already has ideas of all the goodies she can keep inside. It is red and white polka dot, which I love and has a cute star zipper. So adorable!

We also received a H&M Minnie Mouse Hairbrush. Retail price $4.95. My daughter already told me she likes this brush better than the brush she has now. She does love Minnie Mouse!

The next two items were my favorite! Minnie Mouse "Lucky Girl" Tee. Retail price $5.99. This is so perfect for my daughter and so cute! Green Glitter Tutu. Retail price $4.88. These look perfect together and my daughter put them on immediately and wanted to wear them. I can't wait for her to wear this for St Patrick's Day!

She also received Melissa and Doug Disney Wooden Lacing Cards. Retail price $7.97. These are so cute and my daughter quickly figured out how they worked and was playing with these for a long time. These will also be great for helping her tie and we didn't have anything like this. I'm so happy with these!

The last item included was a Little Hoot book. This is cute and my daughter already requested this to be her bedtime story tonight. I love the books we've received in Bundles of Joy. They are always different from anything we already own.

And there was an extra surprise...some St Patrick's Day stickers. My daughter loves stickers, so I'm sure she'll find a use for these!

Bundles of Joy had always surprised me with their great products every month and we never received anything we already had. I loved getting these boxes for my daughter and will definitely miss them. This has been my favorite subscription box for my little and I'm not sure I'll find any that are as good as this. My daughter and I always appreciated all the time and love that went into each and every box!!!

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My Paper Pumpkin February 2016

Rating: Love It!!!!
Cost: $19.95/month

I received My Paper Pumpkin this week and I couldn't wait to see what the project would be! I don't look at spoilers for this box, so it's always a surprise. I really do love these projects each month. I may end up subscribing longer than 3 months.

Here is everything that was included this month! It's a set to make cards for various occasions. It's called "Hello Sunshine". And I really liked the colors and patterns. Very Spring! These will be perfect! And look easy enough for my daughter to help make them again. 

Here is a pic of the suggested way to complete the project, but you can really do whatever you'd like with the supplies provided. I'll be making cards, but probably won't make them exactly like the sample. 

Here is a picture of the cards and envelopes and some of the extras provided. I love the printed envelopes. The envelopes are all the same, but the cards vary, as you can see from the picture above. Most of the embellishments are sticker backed, so these are easy to make. I didn't take everything out of the package yet, so I don't have a picture of everything.

The ink included for this kit was Blackberry Bliss. It matches some of the flowers on the cards and is a dark color, which I prefer for ink, because it shows up best.

I really liked the stamps included in this kit. They are versatile and can be used for various occasions. I'm so happy when I receive stamps I can re-use over and over. I think my favorite is hello sunshine. Love it! These are perfect!

My Paper Pumpkin was great this month! I will use everything. And I will continue to use the stamps over and over. This kit will be great for anytime of year, even though it does have a Spring vibe. I'm so happy I received the kit this month! And I can't wait to see what I get next month!!!

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Birchbox February 2016

Rating: Like It!!!
Cost: $10/month

I received my February Birchbox last week. I couldn't wait to see what samples I received this month. I hadn't looked at spoilers this month, because my box shipped early. I've been loving the box designs!

Here is a peek inside.

Birchbox always includes an information card explaining all the samples you receive.

The item I chose this month was Arrow Boost Color Enhancing Lip Balm. This is a moisturizing lip balm that tints your lips. It adjusts to your pH to create the perfect hue for you and looks different on everyone. This gave my lips a subtle pink color that was very flattering. I wear lip balm all winter, so this is perfect for me! I really like it a lot!

The next sample included was Borghese Fango Purificante Clay Cleanser. You lather this in your hands and can apply it in the shower and rinse it off right away. It was different than other clay products I've tried and it didn't dry on my skin. It also smelled like dish soap bubbles, which I didn't expect. It wasn't a bad scent, smelled very clean, but not what I expected a clay cleanser to smell like. This did a great job of cleansing my skin!

I also received Catherine Malandrino Romance de Provence perfume. I hate receiving perfume samples. This was much too strong for me and I won't wear it. It always seems like such a waste of a sample when I'm sent perfume, because I generally don't use them.

The next sample made up for the perfume. I received Color Club Mini Polish in That's My Jam. I haven't received nail polish as a sample in quite a while and I really liked this color. The color reminds me of a mixture of strawberry and raspberry jam and it's very flattering on my pale skin tone. It went on very smooth and covered great. I wore this for Valentine's Day and it's lasting on my nails longer than normal. Usually my nails start chipping within a day or two. This is great polish!

The last sample I received was Corioliss Argan Conditioning Mask. This worked well to make my hair soft and smooth. I wasn't crazy about the perfumed scent, it was a little too strong and seemed to last a real long time. I will use this, but not often because of the scent.

The February Birchbox was not one of my favorite boxes, but it had a few samples I liked. Like I've said in the past, I really need to take a break from Birchbox, because I have an overwhelming amount of beauty products to use up. I may get a few too many subscription boxes that include beauty and skin care products. I'm not sure when my subscription is up, but when it is I will be taking a break for awhile.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Love with Food Tasting Box February 2016

Rating: Love It!!!!
Cost: $10/month

My Love with Food February box arrived a couple days ago and we already tried all the snacks for this month! When the snacks are gone in a couple days, that's a sign of a good box. I've said it every month, but I'm still surprised at how much they fit in the small box.

Love with Food always includes an information card explaining all the snacks included for the month. 

The first snack included was Boardwalk Kettle Corn Popped Corn Chips by Popchips. These were sweeter than I expected, but so good. I will be buying these again. Yum!

The next item included was Choco Liege Wafel by Belgian Boys. This tasted just like a waffle covered in chocolate. It was fresh and delicious! It looked just like the picture on the package. I really liked it!

We also received Sea Salt Caramels by Liddabit Sweets. I love salted caramels, but I thought the caramels last month were a little creamier and smoother. These were still delicious, but if I had to choose, I liked the Annie B's caramels better.

I thought the Stellar Strawberry Non-Dairy Fruit & Veggie Blend by Ruby Rocket's would be my daughter's favorite item in the box, but she wasn't too crazy about it. It tasted very natural, which she usually likes, but it was quite tart. Once she got used to the flavor, she finished the whole thing. I really like these as a snack for the car, since they don't need to be refrigerated and are still healthy!

Also included was Milk Chocolate Truffles with Milk Chocolate Creme Filling by Baron Chocolatier. These were creamy and delicious! I prefer dark chocolate, but these were good. 

Another item included was Googly Grape Organic Lollipops by YumEarth. These were my daughter's favorite thing in the box. I didn't try these, because these were her special treat! And she loved them!!! They didn't last long at all and she probably would have preferred a whole box of these.

The first item I tried this month was Power Up Trail Mix by Gourmet Nut. This was very good and had dried mango, cranberries, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, and almonds in it. I really liked this for a healthy snack. The flavors went well together!

The final snack included was All Natural Montmorency Cherries by Stoneridge Orchards. My daughter grabbed these as a snack right away. She loves fruit, so I wasn't surprised. I tried a couple and they tasted just like cherries, a little tart, but very yummy. My daughter loved them and ate them all up!

The February Love with Food box was great! The treats didn't last long, but we really enjoyed them all. I can't wait to see what we get next month! I really like trying items from brands I'm not familiar with and I love all the healthy snacks included. 

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Popsugar Must Have February 2016

Rating: Lifer!!!!!
Cost: $39.95/month

I received my Popsugar Must Have February box the day before Valentine's Day and I was so excited about it! I had looked at spoilers and I knew I was in love with this box. I couldn't wait to see everything in person and I was hoping it would arrive before Valentine's Day! I was so happy it did!!!

I loved the pink heart tissue paper this month! I believe it's Victoria's Secret tissue paper! Popsugar always includes an information card explaining everything in the box. The inspiration for this month was Adoring, Hearts, Sexy, Indulgent, and Confident. I knew when I saw the inspiration I would love this box!

The first item in the box was what I was most excited for. It was a Tilo Heart Print Scarf. Retail price $125. This is a grey scarf with white hearts! It was designed exclusively for Popsugar and I love it!!! There are more hearts towards the ends of the scarf than in the middle, which makes it look unique. I was hoping I'd get this in time for Valentine's Day! I'll also be wearing it throughout the year. And probably to work this week! I love it!!!

The next item was Beautycounter Nourishing Cleansing Balm. Retail price $50. I've never tried anything from this brand, but I'm excited to try this. You apply this to dry skin and rinse off with a muslin cloth. This cleanser removes make-up and impurities while moisturizing skin. And the tiny scoop and muslin cloth make it seem so luxurious! I can't wait to try it!!!

Jewelry Storm Endless Arrow Ring was also included. Retail price $28. I love this ring! It's tiny, but so are my fingers, so I was very excited for this. It is adjustable to fit everyone, so I was happy it fit me. It will also work as a midi ring on some of my fingers, which is exciting, because I don't own any yet. This worked seamlessly into my jewelry collection and I wore it on Valentine's Day!

The next item included was Fringe Studio Hello Beautiful Square Tray. Retail price $14. I love pretty decorative trays and this went well with the theme of the box. The ring included in this month's box looks perfect in it! I love the gold lettering and saying. It goes perfectly in my guest room!

We also received Victoria's Secret Coconut Milk Hydrating Body Lotion. Retail price $18. This was the only item I wasn't completely excited about. I like lotions from Victoria' Secret, but prefer to receive brands I've never tried in subscription boxes. This smells good and was a nice addition to the box. I may have too much lotion to try to use up, so I didn't really need any right now. This may end up being gifted, but I'm sure one of my friends will be happy to have it!

Another item included was Foodstirs Heart Cookie Mix. Retail price $12.95. I love this! It includes everything to make heart shaped cookies, including a cookie cutter and pink sprinkles. We haven't made these yet, but we will soon! This company was co-founded by Sarah Michelle Gellar and you can subscribe or shop the website. I may have to buy these sets as gifts...after we try them of course!

There were a couple special extras included this month and they were just as exciting as the rest of the box! The first was Victoria's Secret Sport Socks. I will never complain about getting socks in a subscription box. I go through them like crazy, and these are great for exercising!

And the final special extra was a Victoria's Secret $20 Reward Card. This can be used like a gift card, so there is no minimum purchase! Yay! I think I may use this to add to the sexy inspiration from this box!!!

The Popsugar Must Have February box was amazing! I loved everything!!! I'm not sure they can out do this box next month, so I'm just going to be happy I received this box. And now I'm off to do some Victoria's Secret shopping!

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Bundles of Joy January 2016

Rating: Love It!!!!
Cost: $36/month

I received my daughter's Bundles of Joy box in January, but was traveling for work, so wasn't able to write up my review for it until now. I wanted to get it written before Valentine's Day, because it definitely had a Winter/Valentine's Day theme. I love these boxes just as much as my daughter does! This was another great month!!!

Here is a first peek at what was under the tissue paper. This month's box was a smaller size than usual, but it still contained just as much goodness!

Bundles of Joy always includes an information card and a handwritten note with why everything was chosen. I love reading these. They are always so personalized!

The first item my daughter grabbed out of the box was the Mini Love Bot in Pink! Retail price $4.99. My daughter loved this and I love robots also, so I thought this was adorable. She grabbed it out of the box and started talking like a robot. So cute!!!

The next item included was Pretty by Caren Original Mini Shower Sponge. Retail price $6.50. This smells so good and my daughter loves bath stuff like this. We haven't tried this yet, but we will be soon.

She also received Lolly Wolly Doodle Aqua White Snowflake Top. Retail price $23.00. This is cute! It's soft and comfy, just my daughter's style. She'll definitely be wearing this through the rest of the winter months!

The next item included was a Janie and Jack Aqua and White Headband. Retail price $16.00. I love Janie and Jack and my daughter loves headbands, so we both liked this! It's very cute and goes with the shirt included this month and many other clothes my daughter has!!!

The final item included was Rosie K Embroidery Valentine's Pencil Toppers and Pencils. Retail price $4.00. These are so adorable! I think I just love anything felt or holiday themed. My daughter thought these were fun too. And she loves to draw, so these are great!!!

Oh, there was another thing included, that wasn't on the information card. Frozen Valentine Candygram Jelly Belly Jelly Beans. My daughter loves these and loves Frozen! These didn't last long, but I did get a pic!

This was another great month with Bundles of Joy! I really love everything she includes in the boxes and we never get items we already own, which is great!!! I can't wait to see what my daughter gets for February!

*This subscription was purchased and financed by me, unless noted otherwise. Posts may contain referral links and I totally appreciate it when you use them!