Sunday, August 31, 2014

August Citrus Lane Box!!


Citrus Lane is a monthly children's box.  The items that they send are based on your child's age.  Citrus Lane has 4 different subscription options.
-For a monthly subscription its $29.99 a month.
-For a 3-month subscription its $24.00 a month.
-For a 6-month subscription its $21.00 a month.
-For a yearly subscription its $19.00 a month.

If you would like to try out this box for your child sign up here and you can get your first box for 50% off.

From Green Toys my daughter received Pig-on-Wheels.  This little piggy is super cute.  Green Toys are made form 100% recycled plastic milk jugs.  They are BPA, PVC, Phthalate free and have not external coatings.  The retail price is $12.99.

From Weleda I received a bottle of Citrus Body Lotion.  This is a 6.8 fl oz bottle and full size.  The retail of this lotion is $16.50.

From me4kidz came a Reusable Ice Pack Cat.  This is non-toxic and BPA free.  This is a great product just to have around the house.  The design of this is really cute.  The retail price for this ice pack is $3.95.

From Petit Collage came a Forest Friends Growth Chart.  This is an awesome product, and also so cute.  I was very happy to see this in the box.  I couldn't find the exact one on-line but I found one similar and the retail price for the similar one is $19.95, so I'm going to guess that its probably the same price.


So thats everything that I received in my August Citrus Lane Box.  This was a really good box for me.  I love the grown chart and the reusable ice pack.

Monday, August 25, 2014

August Socialbliss Style Box!!


The Socialbliss Style Box is a monthly fashion box.  Each box has a value of at least $100 and sometimes even up to $200.  In the box you can find handbags, accessories, makeup etc...  The cost each month is $39.95 + $9.95 shipping.

This month the theme was "End Of Summer Daze".

Totes Galore.  This tote has a laser-cut design which is really cute.  I received this really pretty purple color.  This is a light weight and very soft tote.  The bag also comes with a dust bag that you can use two different ways.  The first way is to use the dust bag inside so you can protect all your items carried inside and the other option is you can use the dust bag when storing your tote away.  The sugg. retail of this bag is $48.00.

Bare Escentuals Retractable Lip Brush.  When I first opened this up I thought it was broken until I figured it out that you have to use the cap to hold it in place.  This is nice and little so it won't take up too much space in your makeup bag.  The sugg. retail is $7.00.

Turquoise Necklace by Influence.  This is an acorn-shaped necklace.  The acorn is not too big which I like.  I think this will look nice with different outfits.  The sugg. retail of this necklace is $18.00.

The Wiser Visor.  I'm not really a visor kinda person, but this one is cute.  Its easy to store and won't take up a lot of room since you can just roll it up.  I'm still not sure if I will ever use this or not, so I might have to trade this one.  The sugg. retail is $18.00.

Double Bar Cuff Bracelet.  You can adjust this bracelet if you need to.  I think this will be super cute if you layer it with other bracelets.  The sugg. retail is $12.00.

Metallic Hex Tattoo By The PI Collection.  Once again I don't think I would use this either.  The sugg. retail is $4.00.

So everything in the box came out to $107.00.  I will be using most of the items in this box and the rest I will be trading.  I think this box would have been better getting it at the beginning of summer and not at the end since I have no idea how many times I will even use these items.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

August Bluum Box!!


Bluum is a monthly children's box subscription.  Each box is hand-packed for each bluum mom.  The items they send in your box is based on your child's age, gender and developmental stage.  They have three different plans that you can choose from.  
-The first one is $29.00 monthly and is billed monthly and you can cancel anytime.
-The second one is a 3 month plan which is $25.00 a month and you pay upfront and it auto-renews for you.
-The last option is a 6 month plan and its only $23.00 a month you also pay upfront and it also auto-renews for you.  
If you would like to sign up your little one for this subscription just click here.  

This box is for a 15 month old girl.  

The first thing is that I pulled out of the box is this Placemat - At The Circus.  This is cute and colorful.  The retail of this is $4.00.

Next I have a SippiGrip.  This item is so you won't have any more lost or dirty cups from falling on the floor.  This adjusts in length so it can fit high chairs, strollers, car seats & more.  You can also use this to hold toys or teethers.  I believe I have 2 other items similar to this one and I have not used them at all, so I don't really think I will be using this one either.  The retail of this item is $7.50.

They sent 3 travel sink packets of dapple baby laundry detergent.  These are free of parabens, phthalates, fragrances and dyes.  This is for sensitive skin, has natural ingredients and is perfect for cloth diapers.  The retail is $1.99.

They put in the box a Insulated Cup Holder - Bobo.  This is supposed to keep the drinks cold and individualized.  It's BPA, Lead & Phthalate free.  I think this is just a little weird looking but my daughter seems to like it.  The retail of this is $19.99.

For moms they put in some Blum Naturals Towelettes in Chamomile.  This pack comes with 30 towelettes.  The retail of these towelettes is $7.49.  

The last thing is a sample of Dapple Baby Bottle & Dish Liquid, that also included $1.00 off coupon.  

So everything came out to be $40.97.  The products for this month were not that exciting and were just ok.  Hopefully next month will be better.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

August Darby Smart Box!!

August Darby Smart Box!!!

Darby Smart is a DIY craft monthly subscription box.  Each box comes with all the supplies you will need for the project but it does not come with instructions on how to do your project.  For the instructions you will have to go on-line to look at them.  On the outside of the box it says internet rehab inside (which I think is cute) so I'm not sure why they would make you go on-line to get the instructions.  The monthly subscription is $19.00 a month or you can just purchase one of the projects they have online.  If you are interested in tying this box out click here to sign up.  

This month they sent all the supplies to make your own soap massage bars.

This is the Massage Bar Soap Mold.  It comes with 4 different shapes.

They sent a bag of Poppy Seeds.

A big block of Whit Soap Base.

The last thing is a bottle of Lemon Fragrance Oil.

This will be an interesting project to do.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Citrus Lane Mystery Box!!

Citrus Lane Mystery Box!!!

I would like to show you guys the Citrus Lane Mystery Box.  They always have a few different options to choose from in the mystery boxes.  They always show you one piece thats going to be inside the box.  This time I choose the box that had the panda set mealtime.  This box was $29.00.

North American Bear Co.  I received a goody bag tabby cat purse.  This purse is very soft and it has a velcro closing.  The bag retails for $12.00.

Green Toys pink race car.  How cute is this pink car!!  Green toys are made from 100% recycled plastic milk jugs.  They are BPA, PVC, Phthalate free and have no external coatings.  I think my daughter will love this toy.  The retail price is $8.99.

From Plum Organics is a pouch of Zucchini & Spinach with Pasta Marinara.  I've received this in the past but my daughter was not a big fan of it.  I guess I will try it again and see how she feels about it this time.  The retail for one is $2.39.

Melissa & Doug Rainbow Stacker.  This has 8 brightly colored wooden pieces.  This is also one of their classic toys.  I already received this toy from a previous mystery box so I think I will be gifting this one.  On the website it shows that you have the option to personalize this toy, so I think this would make a cute gift if it was personalized.  The retail is $7.99.

Seven Fresh Feet Wipes For Kids.  They are in Grapefruit Scent.  These wipes are for your kids feet but you can also use them on the hands.  They are antibacterial, alcohol free and are 99% natural.  This is a 10 pack of wipes.  The retail price for one comes to around $3.32.

Skip Hop Panda Plate & Bowl Set.  This is a really cute meal set.  The set comes with a divided plate and a matching bowl.  The plate and bowl have a cute panda bear design on them.  Both are BPA, PVC and phthalate free.  I found them on amazon for $17.95.

I Can Do It Too!  by Karen Baicker and pictures by Ken Wilson-Max.  This book retails for $6.99.

Melissa & Doug Fish colors Mix 'N Match Peg Puzzle.  This comes with 10 interchangeable pieces.  This puzzle is for ages 2+ and retails for $7.99.

Overall I would say I got a great box.  It was full to the top.  I paid $29.00 and received $67.62 worth of products.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

100 Degree Julep Mystery Box!!

Hi Everyone!!!

Today I would like to show you guys what I received in my 100 Degree Julep Mystery Box.  This box was $24.99 + Tax, but this box is supposed to come with a value of over $100.00 or more.

If you are not signed up for Julep and you would like to try it out click here to sign up.

This is the box

First thing is called nail moisture mask.  Its a double-duty cuticle and nail care.   This pack has I believe 10 nail masks (one for each finger).  I've never used anything like this so this will be interesting.  The retail for one is $6.00.

Next I have a blank canvas mattifying eye primer.  The retail is $22.00

I have a lip gloss in the color posh.  I don't really like this color too much.  It looks very dark.  I might try to trade this one with somebody.  The retail is $20.00.

I received 4 different nail colors.

The first one is called Max.  This is a black and white graffiti top coat.  The retail is $14.00.

The next color is called Zoe.  This color I would say is like an orange/brown metallic color.  This is going to be really nice for fall.  I think this might be one of the older colors from the past since it didn't come in the packaging that they have now.  The retail is $14.00.

I received a color called Lynn.  This color I would say is more of a peachy/pink color.  Very pretty.  I tried to look this one up on the website and they don't seem to have it anymore so I'm going to say that the retail is probably $14.00 also.  

The last color that I received is called Gloria.  This is a bright orange color.  This is great for halloween.  I couldn't find this one on the website either so I'm also guessing this one is $14.00.

So everything came out to be $104.00.  This box I would have to say is one of my least favorite julep mystery boxes so far.

Monday, August 11, 2014

August Birchbox!!

Hi Everyone!!!

Today I would like to show you guys my August Birchbox.  If you guys are not familiar with birchbox, it is a monthly subscription box that is only $10.00 a month or $110.00 a year.  You get 4-5 beauty samples in each box that they tailor to your profile.

They sent out an e-mail a few weeks ago letting us pick one of our items this month.  I decided to pick the Stainiac in Beauty Queen.

-The Balm Cosmetics.  Stainiac in Beauty Queen.  You can use this product on your cheeks or on your lips.  This is the product that I choose for my box this month.  

-Marcelle, BB Cream Golden Glow.  I don't think I will be using this product. 

Harvey Prince, Ageless Body Cream.  This is with pink grapefruit, vanilla botanicals & shea butter.  

-Cailyn Cosmetics, Dizzolv'it Makeup Melt Cleansing Balm.  On the card this says that it is an Antioxidant cleanser that dissolves waterproof makeup, dirt, and oil while hydrating skin.   

-Amika, Perk Up Dry Shampoo.  This is the cutest dry shampoo bottle that I have seen anywhere.  Its so tiny.