Wednesday, January 18, 2017


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Birchbox is a monthly beauty box. They send you five samples tailored to your skin, hair, and style. The box is $10.00 a month or $99.00 a year with the code BESTYEAR99

There is also a different coupon code right now, if you subscribe for $10.00 a month you will get a free extra Birchbox (with a seasonal treat!). Just use the code DOUBLEFUN at checkout. 

Everything in the box.

R+Co OBLIVION Clarifying Shampoo and Restorative Gel Conditioner. I haven't tried this shampoo and conditioner out yet but I do like the fact that they sent both the shampoo and conditioner in the box.

Sunday Riley Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment. So far I have used this product two times and I like it so far. When I use it I do feel a tingling feeling on my skin. I would love to purchase the full size of this but its a little pricy so I'm pretty sure I will not be buying this anytime soon, the full size is $105.00.

ARROW ENDURE Water-Resistant Mascara. This mascara is paraben-free and vegan. I thought this was an okey mascara. I didn't really give me too much volume but it did last all day.

Avene Soothing Moisture Mask. I haven't had a chance to use this yet since I'm using a different mask right now, but I do like this brand so I'm excited to try this out. 

Juliette Has a Gun MMMM... I think I have said this a few times already but I don't like getting fragrance samples in my boxes especially since I put that in my profile. This scent is not horrible but its not anything I would use either.

Monday, January 16, 2017


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Love With Food is a monthly better-for-you snack box. They send you organic, all-natural or gluten-free snacks. What is great about Love With Food is that they donate a portion of the proceeds to help fight childhood hunger in the US and around the world. They donate to organizations like Feeding America and the Global Food Banking Network. They have the tasting box witch starts at just $9.99 a month and you will get 8+ snacks per box, they have the deluxe box which starts at $19.95 a month and brings 16-20 snacks per box and they have the gluten free box which starts at $24.99 a month and brings 10-12 snacks per box.

For a limited time if you buy a 6-month or longer plan you get $10.00 off and a free bonus sweet box worth $20.00, just use the code VDAY2017.

First look inside the box

Everything in the box

Dilettante Chocolates Coffee Trio TruffleCremes. I believe they send out a few different flavors in these. I received the Espresso flavor. Im not a huge coffee lover so when I saw these I was going to give them away but I'm so glad that I tried one because it was really good. If I saw these I would definitely pick up a bag. 

Bakery On Main Peanut Butter & Chocolate Granola Bar. This bar is Dairy-Free, GMO-Free and Kosher. All I can say is yummm. I have never seen or heard of this brand but if I happen to find these in the store I would again pick up a box.

Truvia Natural Sweetener and Truvia Nectar. This sweetener is Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan and Vegetarian. I don't believe I have ever had truvia before but I know people like it so I'll give it a try. I also like that they added the 2 samples of nectar.

MySuperFoods Whole Grain Cookies. The flavor that came in my box was the chocolate cookies. These cookies are GMO-Free, Kosher, Nut-Free, Organic and they have 16 grams of whole grains and hey are made with coconut oil & chia seeds. I'm going to be saving these for my daughters as a snack. I'm sure they will love them.

Lundberg Family Farms Sea Salt Rice Chips. The Chips are Dairy-Free, GMO-Free, Kosher, Vegan and Vegetarian. The chips are Gluten-Free and are made with organic grains. These were nice and thin with the right amount of salt to them.

Aloha True Chocolate Plant-Based Protein Dietary Supplement. This is Dairy-Free, GMO-Free, Organic, Soy-Free, Vegan and Vegetarian. This is a complete source of protein, it promotes lean muscle formation, it supports healthy metabolism and it boosts energy and stamina. I'm not so sure about this one. I've heard mixed reviews on this so I'm not sure if I want to try it or just give it away.

Pirouline Dark Chocolate Creme De Pirouline Rolled Wafers. This wafers are Vegetarian. Yumm, I've had these plenty of times. This was a nice treat.

Dave's Sweet Tooth Milk Chocolate Toffee. This is Gluten-Free, Kosher and Vegetarian. These were really good also. The pieces weren't as hard as other toffee that I have tried which I liked that it wasn't as hard. This was also very good.

Lily's Sweets Original Dark Chocolate Bar. This bar is Gluten-Free, GMO-Free and Kosher. If you like chocolate then you will like this.

Overall: This was a great January box. So many of the items were new to me and also really good.