Monday, August 31, 2015

Lilee Subscription Box August 22015 Review

Lilee box is $49/month, or $189 for 4 months, or $499 for 12 months.  They include a mix of beauty and lifestyle items. They also include a nice info card to describe the months curation. Each time I receive a box I'm always impressed with the number of items that are included. This month there was a focus on fitness inspired items.
They have the cutest packaging, and I love the black box on top, logo stamped. Also, the little gold sticker for the tissue paper is a nice touch.
Bodyography Cleansing & Soothing Wipes - $14. I am a regular user of facial wipes, so I'm always happy to get more. This is an easy way to remove makeup and also condition the skin.
OFRA face cream sample packs - This was included as bonus samples. I post in the order I open, so that's why your getting this now. I will most likely be passing these on for someone else to try.
Knotty Workout Hair Band - Signature Buckle Wide Headband - $29.99. I'm not totally sure if there were variations sent out, but I believe this is their most popular headband. I know this is still really simple, but it's still too complicated a headband for my taste.
Bottle Band "Like a Boss" - $7.99, custom made for Lilee box. This was custom made for this box, so I do not have a link. This is to help carry your water bottle, and I can see this being really handy if you are carrying a lot of water bottles at once. See the diagram in the 2nd pic in the lower left corner.
Styli-Style Glide on Blush Stick in Bittersweet - $6.49. I do like cream blushes, I think they go on smooth and blend well. This is not a color I can use however, so I'll be gifting.
Probar Fuel Superfood Energy Bar - $5.  I love that this was included, I have been wanting to try this. I like energy bars and I like cherry flavors, so this is a hit for me. I wouldn't mind trying some of the other flavors as well. UPDATE: I have now tried this and it's not my favorite. I was expecting more cherry flavor.
Feto Soap Jumbo Sore Muscle Bath Bomb - $8. I cannot find a company website for this brand, so I am listing the Etsy link. I love bath bombs and I'm never disappointed to get one in a box. I like that this was included.
Lilee Jump Rope - $14.99. This is made exclusively for the Lilee box, so no link for this one either. I like that a jump rope was included, but I've already got one from other boxes.
Incoco Nail Polish Applique Set in Trendspotter - $8.99. This brand has been rated as the top nail applique brand in several review articles I've seen. This has been on my list to try because I prefer the types that are made with real nail polish, not stickers, because they apply cleaner. I am happy to get this. Did you know that Incoco is now selling at Target? They sent me an email yesterday to tell me and I was really surprised to hear this. Good news for them.
Elizabeth mott Tints & Sass Lip Tint - $22.99. Fabulous lip and cheek stain. Love the box this came in! Cute details.
Be a Bombshell Eye Crayons in Angel Eyes & The Boss - $32. I don't wear eye shadows. Or eye creams. I will be gifting to someone who can use.

Little Lace Box Review August 2015 Review

Little Lace Box is $39.99/bi-monthly. They send creative and unique lifestyle and beauty items. The theme this month was Elizabeth & Mr. Darcy.

They send a full size info card that explains the products and why they picked them. These are definitely the most creative info cards in the industry. I enjoy reading them, and reading about the next months inspiration.

Little Lace Box Shea Butter - $19.99. This is made by LLB. The Shea Butter is all natural. There is a lot of shea butter in the recipe. I got the flavor "you leave me peachless". I totally love the fragrance. It's pretty awesome. There were four different versions.

The Elizabeth & Mr. Darcy Vase - - $124. Artisan: Mary Rose Young, Gloucestershire, England. This is a really pretty hand made vase. Her work can be found in cottages and castles across Europe. I kind of got lost looking at her website for a minute. Very unique items that are interesting to the eye.

The - $40. They included a bouquet of flowers to go with the vase of course. You can have them fresh delivered to your house.
Define Me by Jennifer McKay Newton - $36. This is a cute little bottle. I can't wear fragrance, but I think this is really cute.
The value this month is around $200. I cannot use all the items, but I really liked the curation this month. I especially like the unique and creative ideas they come up with.

Serendipity August 2015 Review

Serendipity is offered by Little Lace Box. They are still working out the kinks, but ti is planned to ship during the months that LLB is not scheduled for. It will be $9.99/month. Thank you Cards - $5. These are really cute. I'm taking to my office at work. I can certainly find a use for them!
Get Dirty Mud Bar by Mindful Minerals - $4. This brand is paraben free, no petrochemicals and no sodium lauryl sulfate. This is travel sized and can be used as face soap or shower soap.
Malibu C Miracle Repair Hair Constructor - $3. I love that a deep conditioner was included. I will be using this.
Steep & Go by the Tea Spot - $5.95. This is a great tea infuser for cold tea. It pairs with disposable water bottles and loose leaf teas to make cold-brewed tea on-the-go. 
Chill Out, Organic Loose Leaf Tea - $1.29. Of course they added some tea to go with the cold tea infuser.
I really like that this is not just a sample makeup box. If they continue sending items like these, then I will for sure be keeping this box.


Saturday, August 29, 2015

Beauty DNA August 2015 Review

Beauty DNA is a monthly subscription service that send out 1 full size item each month. Generally these are higher value skin care or hair care items. For the months that I have received a lower value item, they have sent two, which is the case this month. the cost is $25/month and it is always a good value for what you receive. They have a unique matching system, where you fill out your likes/dislikes, and you do not receive items that you don't like. I have had fairly good luck with being matched with items that I like and that I can use.
Keranique Lift & Repair Treatment Spray - $18. This product line is engineered to treat thinning hair in women. This is not a condition I suffer from, but I'm always up for more volume. Aside from the volume adding benefits, it also is designed to treat breakage and frizzy hair and split ends. That's a great combination and benefits my long hair could use. I'm currently using another product that I really like, but I will be taking a break from that to start trying this.
Epicuren Coconut Hydrating Milk - $24. This is designed fro both skin and hair. It has a great coconut smell. It's lightweight and improves hydration, and works for all skin types. I really want to try this, but I already have someone in mind to gift to that desperately needs it.
I'm pleased with this months Beauty DNA  package. I'm looking forward to seeing what they have in store for me next month.

Friday, August 28, 2015

PopSugar Must Have Box August 2015 Review

PopSugar Must Have Box is $39.95/month. You can get a price break if you order for the 3 or 6 month plans. This is one of my favorite boxes. Each month they send items that I either would not have gotten for myself, or not thought to try. This is the box we recommend the most to try if you have never done a subscription service. Inspiration this month was Morning Routines, Organization, Back to School, and Celebrations. I think this month clearly had a fall review.
 Full Look at the August Box.
AMERICAN COLORS Mediterranean Plaid Scarf - $79. I loved this one. I like getting scarves, and I especially like getting them for fall season. This is not my top favorite, but I liked it enough to get K one also.
MERI MERI Toot Sweet Pink Stripe Napkins  - $6. These are really cute. I'm not sure I host anything that requires fancy napkins, but they are really cute.
HAPPY JACKSON Yay Lunch! Lunch Box - $10. Each August we receive a lunch box. I like that this one has a strap to keep it held together in your bag.
SOUTHERN CULTURE Shortstacks Pancake & Waffle Mix Flavor is Birthday Cake - $8. I really like that this was included. I had to get an extra one of these for K also. I will be hopefully trying this out this weekend.
PASTEL Best Day Ever Mug - $12. I don't need another coffee mug unless it's an oversized one. So, I'm gifting this. Besides, the positive saying is just a little much for me before I've actually downed my coffee in the morning. It might be ok for afternoon though.
FOLGERS ICED CAFÉ ™ Caramel Macchiato Flavored Coffee Drink Concentrate - $5. This is 1.62 oz, and I thought that meant trial size, but now I'm finding this it doesn't. This is a concentrate, so a little goes a long ways. This is a sponsored item, which I'm happy to try.
MYYOGAWORKS 3–Month Trial - $45. These are online yoga classes. This is normally $15/month, and they offer a free 14 day trial. I like that 3 months was included.
ROYAL APOTHIC Tea Balm Firming Eye Treatment - $36. This is perfect timing for me, my current eye cream is almost out. This has antioxidants and superfruits and etc. I love how cute the packing is for Royal Apothic products. The box is so cute, and high quality, that I might just keep it on my counter in the box, LOL.
Full look at this months PopSugar Must Have Box. I've calculated a value of around $165. I was pretty happy with the curation of products this month. I won't be using everything, but I really like the items I will be keeping.

Glossybox August 2015 Review

Glossybox is $21/month and you get five beauty products. I think I've discovered more brands that are new to me than any other box. They include a mix of deluxe trial and full size products. They have a nice rewards program. You have the opportunity to complete surveys for points called Glossydots, and then when you reach 1000 you receive the next month's box free.
Glossybox has the highest quality gift boxes in the business. they are really nice. And cute. They also have great info cards that tell about the products.
SPARITUAL Authentically - $12. Full size included. This pic does not do this color justice. this is really pretty. It's a matte shimmer. I really like this brand, so I'm happy to get this.
MANNA KADAR (Lash Primer) - Trial size included. Full size cost is $24. I used to use a lash primer daily, but I stopped awhile ago. I have never tried a different brand, so I'm actually looking forward to trying this. Primers your lashes look fuller, and this one is said to nourish lashes as well.
LOLLIPOPS (Lip Balm)  in Delicieuse- $5.50. I believe this is a Paris brand, I've never heard of it and I can't find where to buy it in the US.  This lip balm protects against UV rays and pollution with its paraben-free formula, rich in antioxidants, and some other beneficial ingredients. I love getting lip balms because I use them regularly.
POP BEAUTY (Kajal Pen in Sooty Black) - $16. Full size included. I do not wear black eyeliner so I'll be gifting this. I have also never heard of this brand, so I can't tell you much about it. There is a corrector eraser on the end of this, which is really nice.
GLAMGLOW (YOUTHCLEANSE Daily Clearing Cleanser) - $39 for full size. This is a generous sample size, it's 1 oz, and full size is 5 oz.  I LOVE this brand and I first discovered it in Glossybox. I am thrilled to see this included.
This is one last look at the August 2015 Glossybox. This month there were three brands that were new to me, and I'll be trying at least two of them. I'm please with the items this month and it's tough for me to pick out a favorite.