Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Zoe Report Box of Style Spring 2017

Rating: Love It!!!!
Cost: $100/quarterly box; $350 yearly subscription

I received my Box of Style quarterly subscription box this week. I had looked at spoilers, so I knew what to expect. I couldn't wait to see everything in person. I already knew I was going to love the hero item.

Box of Style always includes an information book to explain everything in the box. I love the styling tips included. I always read these cover to cover and they include coupon codes too!

I also received a special gift this month for being a yearly subscriber. I was excited to see what it was.

It was a pretty black leather purse charm. I will be adding this to a plain bag I own to give it a little more sass. I really like it! And I'm always happy with extra items!

The hero item included this month was a Tribe Alive Custom Carryall. Retail price $238. I love this bag! I'm going to be switching to carrying this soon! I believe this was made exclusively for Box of Style subscribers!!! I love the black and white woven design with the brown leather. It also has a couple pockets inside which I like. It is similar to the Tribe Alive clutch we received in a recent Popsugar Must Have box and I'm happy I have two pieces from this company because I love them!!!

The next item included was Adornmonde Ivo Earrings in Gold or Silver. Retail price $62. Subscribers were able to choose whether they'd like Gold or Silver. I chose Silver. I really like these earrings and how they can be worn with or without the hoops. I'm pretty boring when it comes to earrings and I rarely wear them, so I'm happy to add something different to my collection. I'm not sure when I'll wear these, but I like the versatility and the different ways they can be worn.

Also included was a Symbology Scarf. Retail price $50. This is a beautiful red and gold print, which was made exclusively for Box of Style subscribers. I really like this, and I think I'll be tying it on a bag. I'm also trying to think of different ways I can use this. Mine is kinda wrinkled from the way it was folded. I love the brand name printed right on the scarf!

The next item was from a brand I haven't tried before. It's Tatcha Polished Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder. Retail price $65. I always love the beauty products I receive in the Box of Style, so I'm sure this will be amazing. I can't wait to try it. The packaging was unique and beautiful!

Another item included was BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle. Retail price $35. I really like the classic style and pale pink neutral silicone color of this bottle. I think I'll be using this on my night stand by my bed to stay hydrated at night! It's so pretty!

The final item included was Butter London Nail Polish in Piece of Cake. Retail price $18. I love this pale pink polish. It will be perfect for transitioning to Spring! I haven't painted my nails in a long time, so this will be happening right away. I can't wait to have pretty pale pink nails!!!

Box of Style also included another extra item this month. It was a Stella Artois Chalice Glass. Every limited edition Chalice sold helps provide 5 years of clean water for 1 person in the developing world. That's a great cause and these glasses are so pretty! I think there was 3 styles that may have had different prints (by looking at the information book). I love the style I received. I'm sure they're all very pretty!

The Box of Style Spring box was amazing! I love everything included and will use everything! I also love the extras included this month. This whole box included items from woman owned companies, which I think is great! I can't wait to see what is included in the Summer box.

*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!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Kidstir March 2017

Rating: Like It!!!
Cost: $15.95/month

The March Kidstir box was salad recipes. I've been craving salads lately, so this came at the perfect time for me. Unfortunately, my daughter doesn't really eat salads though.

Kidstir always includes a shopping list of what you need for all the recipes.

There was some nutritional information included this month.

The first recipe was a fruit salad. My daughter will definitely love this, but we haven't made it yet. We'll wait until the fruits are better in our area to make it!

This month's box came with a citrus spritzer. We don't have one of these, so I'm excited to try it!

The next recipe was a Southwestern Sun Salad. This looks like a fun salad to try, but it looks like more of a snack. We'll probably make it as an appetizer or an after dinner snack!

The last recipe was a Colorful Cobb Salad. I love cobb salads, so I'm excited for this one!

Also included was funnel experiments and a collapsible funnel. These will be fun to try!

I like that the funnel is collapsible, so it will be easy to store.

I like the salad theme for the March Kidstir box! This is the way I like to eat in the Spring, so this is a perfect box for this time of year. I can't wait to see what we get next.

*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!

Kidstir February 2017

Rating: Like It!!!
Cost: $15.95/month

The February Kidstir box was a whole dinner, including dessert. I liked the theme of this box.

Kidstir always includes a shopping list for all of the recipes.

This month there was also Table Talk questions included. I love this! It's a fun way to start conversations at the dinner table.

The first recipe was Fancy French Chicken. We made this and it was yummy! The whole family liked it!

It also came with measuring spoons to help with the recipes. My daughter loves helping to make all the recipes each month. And continues to use the tools after. 

There were also instructions on how to properly set the dinner table. I really liked this!

The next recipe was Roasted Veggies. We eat lots of veggies, so this was great!

It also included a tool to remove the peel from garlic. I like this tool for myself too. 

The final course was a chocolate lava cake. This looks delicious, but we haven't tried it yet. I can't wait to make it though!

There was also a egg separating trick. We'll have to try this. 

And instructions for stenciled sugar. We'll be trying this too!

I loved the dinner theme for the February Kidstir box! And the tools are very useful. This was a fun box with lots of fun extras!

*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!

Kidstir January 2017

Rating: Like It!!!
Cost: $15.95/month

I'm very behind on my reviews of my daughter's Kidstir subscription. I'll be posting the reviews for January, February, and March. We received them all in the month's we were supposed to, but I haven't reviewed them yet. The January box was three different soups.The box was a little damaged when it arrived, but everything was okay on the inside.

Kidstir includes a shopping list of everything you'll need to make each recipe. 

This month there was an activity book included too. My daughter is 4, so she's not able to do the puzzles yet, but I'll save it for her to do when she gets a little older.

The first recipe was Oodles of Noodles. This looks good, but we didn't try it yet. My daughter loved the giraffe chopsticks that were included in the box and uses them all the time!

It also came with instructions of how to use the chopsticks.

And the super adorable giraffe chopsticks. The giraffe also comes detached, so when she doesn't need it anymore, she can use the chopsticks without it. 

The next recipe was a Pizza Soup. We didn't try this yet either. I'll be honest, that's why I'm behind on the reviews. I was waiting to try the recipes before reviewing them, but we still hadn't tried any from this box. Oops. Pizza soup does look like something my daughter will love though, so we will definitely make it soon.

The last recipe was Cheesy Broccoli Bowls. I love broccoli cheese soup, so I can't wait to try this one. It also came with the cutest turtle cheese grater, that my daughter loves to use. She eats shredded cheese, so she's been having fun shredding it herself for a snack.

There were also instructions of how to make bread bowls. Yum!

And the adorable turtle cheese grater. I love the kid friendly tools included in these boxes! 

I really liked the soup theme of the January Kidstir box! We will be trying all the recipes and we have already been making use out of the tools. The recipes all look delicious!

*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!