Saturday, December 21, 2013

Healthy Surprise Snack Subscription Box November 2013 + Giveaway!

The Box: Healthy Surprise
Prices/Sizes: Starter Box-$33(+$7 Shipping), Healthy Box-$60.00(+$10 Shipping), & Combo Box-$95.00(Free Shipping)
What is it? 11-27(depending on box choice) FULL sized snacks, all of which are Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Natural, Corn-Free AND Wheat-Free.

Healthy Surprise is a special kind of subscription snack box. Since you are going to eat what is around you when you are hungry, why not supply your house and work environment with the healthiest snacks there are? That way, you are promised nutrition at its best when it comes time for those mid-day, or even midnight, munchies. Healthy Surprise takes such pride in giving you the best of the best when it comes to healthy snacking. They offer three size options to meet everyone's specific needs and I find that absolutely awesome. They also SHIP the SAME day you order, so no waiting around for your box to ship with all the other orders. You get your box simply when you want it! There is also a money-back guarantee and you can cancel at any time.
What is in it?!
Healthy Surprise was nice enough to offer me this box to review AS WELL as a giveaway. Be sure to enter the giveaway down below(worth $40.00). I was sent the "Starter" box to review and this is what was inside:
Stickers and Information Cards

I loved this Pro-Life Anti- GMO sticker, I ended up putting it on my fridge. :) Everything in these boxes are
free of

  • Artificial Sweeteners
  • Artificial Flavors
  • Artificial Colors
  • Gluten
  • Soy
  • Corn
  • Wheat
  • Dairy
  • Meat
  • Honey
  • Peanuts
  • Shellfish
  • MSG & Yeast Extract
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Partially Hydrogenated Oils

Nutritional Information Packet with tons of great information about what you are consuming and how to learn more!

My Box came with a gift card to surprise someone(or myself again!) with a gift of health! It also came with some great informational readings as well as recipes to make yourself.

-All Natural King Henry's Private Reserve Roasted and Salted Pistachios- (Price Nor Seller Found Online)
The Fiance loves Pistachios so I was glad to add these to the pantry for future snacking.

-Smooze All Natural Fruit Ice- $2.40

These are super interesting and are in my freezer getting nice and cold right now. These will be a lovely treat for a hot day for baby and me.  In Texas, that day may even come today, even in December :p

I love BANANA nut bread and this rawxies bar was so DELISH! I tried this apricot bar(I dislike apricots/seeds) and I just did not enjoy it, it was leathery and to a dry fruit eater, this would have been awesome but I just couldn't get into it. This onebar however, was an entire fruit serving and was really good!

I LOVE veggie chips and these are great just like all the others I have had except these are super natural and free of everything disgusting for you. I have also had Beanfields rice chips before and this flavor Salt N' Pepper was awesome. Just the right amount of salt and pepper to create a classic chip flavor.

My absolute FAVORITE chip flavor is Sea Salt and Vinegar so these were gobbled up quickly and YUM! I tried a couple of these apple clusters but I just have never been a HUGE fan of anything apple... I have no idea why but I do like fresh apples! So I will just stick with fresh fruit for my apple cravings.

I am not too sure about these hemp seeds, I have never had anything like this but I assume they taste like... sunflowery type... seeds? I have saved them for a rainy day when I am starving so I hope they are good. These Delights were what I was most excited for, since we all have a sweet tooth in this house, I dug right in and they were pretty tasty at most! I hate coconut so that one went elsewhere but the others were thick and creamy for being dairy free! 

Box Total: $20.31(without the Pistachios)

Verdict: Although this box does cost $40.00 after shipping is added in, there is so much to be found in this subscription. You are gaining insight to new information all the time about ways to be healthier as well as constantly discovering new, amazing, healthy products for living a "free" life. If you were to go out and buy all of these without trying them first, you would be purchasing many "packs" of things and might end up not even liking the item. Healthy Surprise takes the guesswork out of finding new healthy foods for you and makes sure you get a great full sized sampling or the best products they can find. Go ahead and treat yourself to this gift of health, or even a friend/coworker, by clicking here!
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Ipsy Glam Bag December 2013 - Makeup Subscription

The Subscription: Ipsy
Price: $10.00 (shipping included)
What is it? Deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products delivered to you each month.

As always, I look forward to my Ipsy and BirchBox subscriptions each month and once I saw my Glam Room(a feature on your Ipsy account where you can see some of the things you are getting) I was super excited! After you sign up, you might be put on a slight wait list, but if you hurry now you may be able to bypass it for the holiday season like some people I know. Once you fill our your personal makeup stylist quiz they will curate some products specifically for you. You also have the option to retake the quiz whenever you want as well.

 Here is my bag for December 2013:

The bright and shiny pink bag is always a wonderful sight in my mailbox!

The bag... in the bag.
This month, I got SEVEN, yes, SEVEN items which included this awesome shiny black makeup bag. I was very pleased with the amount of products this month and I love that Ipsy always sends your stuff in a new makeup bag to add to your collection each month. I dug right in and tested them all out right away. My photos were taken quickly with my camera phone so I apologize for the grainy, dark quality.
My products(plus makeup bag)!

1- Black Ipsy Glam Makeup Bag - Celebration: ($5.00?)
2- POP Beauty- Bright Up Your Life- Eyeshadow Trio: $8.00
3- Be a Bombshell- The One Stick: $16.00
4- Nicka K New York- Nail Color in Red Hood: $4.99
5- NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick: $4.00
6- Demeter- Snow Perfume Oil Roll-On: $10.00
7- Mirabella Eye Blender Brush: $27.00 (Not shown, a replacement is being sent to me)

Glam Bag Total: $74.99! - BY FAR the most expensive Glam Bag I have received yet, I am so happy!

All of the makeup on
So, there you have it. I put it all on and I love love love the eye shadow and cheek cream by Bombshell(I love Bombshell cosmetics so much). I lipstick was a bit too nude for my liking, but it would work well if I used it with some brighter colors everywhere else. The nail polish is super bright red, but it has a sort of deep finishing touch to it. No one can have too many red polishes :) Although you cannot smell or see this perfume is the photo, let me just tell you, it is seriously the best smelling new perfume I have smelled in a very long time. It is so soft and sensual and honestly it just smells like.... sexy snow. I can't describe perfumes very well, but just trust me. If you don't like anything too over-powering or fruity, this stuff is the PERFECT match for you. Go ahead and grab your spot in line for Ipsy as soon as you can here! Have a wonderful holiday season and stay tuned for some new beauty subscription reviews today!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

SquareHue Nail Polish Subscription - December 2013

The Subscription: SquareHue
What is it? SquareHue is a monthly nail polish subscription club. SquareHue is the promise to deliver unique, curated collections of premium nail polish colors to its style aware members :) (That is me and you!)
Price: $19.99/month+ $5.00 shipping to United States and $9.00 to Canada(Shipped USPS First Class Mail)
Return Policy: Return the entire collection within 15 days for a refund.
Cancellation Options: You may cancel or pause your subscription at any time in your billing cycle(which is monthly) from your account on the website. I suggest keeping it on pause if you have interest in just continuing a few months later in order to lock in your membership price in case it ever goes up. You can also cancel or pause by emailing them here:

Their Small little white box arrived to me very speedy the first week of December!
SquareHue takes pride in being a very sustainable company, which I love. They are able to offer super high end polishes at a fantastic price because their team have taken action in cutting out ALL the greedy middlemen. Due to wanting the FRESHEST(freshyyy fresh!) colors each month for their awesome subscribers, you cannot order past colors/products at this time. So, if you want this stuff each month, make sure to sign up here or you will for sure miss out. The colors of the month are not released for preview simply because, we must trust them and I mean... who doesn't love these flipping sweat surprises!?

The setup inside the box plus the information card.
The theme was: New York 12.13 -- Each polish had its own little cut out spot in the cardboard to safely be shipped without breaking or being thrown all over the box while still saving on packaging! I love the cute little cardboard crinkles, I see these in many boxes lately. I couldn't quite tell what colors these were until I took them out, but the card had the shades on them for me to see the shades as well.

The Three Polishes!
I admit, I was soooo not sure about the middle color pictured above. I was very apprehensive about even trying it. But, my solar nails just came off a bit ago and my nails had been bare and chewed on for the past couple weeks so I decided to sit out and experiment with my first SquareHue set, go all out, and use them all! I am glad I did. Here is what I did!
The Polishes On!
I know the lighting is a bit bad since I took these photos with my phone but I love the way these looked! They were festive without being too festive if that makes any sense at all. It has been about two weeks since I painted my nails these colors and let me tell you, I have ZERO chips in the paint. The only thing you can see is where my nail beds have grown out. This polish is absolutely durable and very, very, very smooth. It is stunning and shiny and barely left any mess for me to clean up even though I have such tiny nails underneath my fake ones, haha. The only downside to any of these was that color on my middle finger, (which was the one I was worried about) it took about three or four coats to get it the color shown here. 

Verdict: I am super satisfied with this new subscription and I could not be happier about the quality of these polishes. Definitely my favorite new nail polish subscription by far. I might even pain my toes with this months box still, but I still have my November green BirchBox color on them which I am attached to right now. 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Dollar Shave Club Monthly Subscription Box

The Subscription: Dollar Shave Club
Prices: $1(plus s&h), $6 or $9(both include shipping for these)
Options: The dollar option is a two bladed razor with 5 cartridges per month, the six dollar option(which I received) is four bladed and 4 cartridges per month, the "executive" blade is SIX! bladed and you get 4 cartridges as well per month!

*Upgrade or Cancel at any time through your account*

I was chosen by the kind company, Dollar Shave Club, to do a review of their middle subscription box option. I was so happy when this arrived because I had recently bought the man and I new razors but have not busted them out yet. Since I extreme coupon on the side, I always happen to have tons of razor, shave cream, blade stock in our bathroom. But honestly, sometimes I just want to try something new and I have been eyeing this subscription for awhile because it looked so interesting and convenient. 

The 4X Blade Option with 4 cartridges- ($6.00)

I would totally say this subscription is an amazing option for the bachelor, or even married man, who just can't seem to find time in his busy life to constantly replace his razor, blades, and shave needs every month. So, if you are a man(or even woman!) who needs these essentials delivered to you, these prices are absolutely not able to be passed on! I mean... what? A razor alone at the store with one spare blade is over $10.00 if you want the nice one right? I immediately used this razor once I pulled it out and it was precise, let me tell you. Not only do you get just the razor either, you get tons of extra blades. So get to shaving those legs girl, or that beard that grows ever so quickly because all the razors they offer come with moisturizing strips on them too!

Dr. Carver's Shave Butter(6oz)- $8.00 & One Wipe Charles(40ct)- $4.00

The coolest part of the subscription has to be the ability to add on these awesome extras in your box for a great price too! This shave butter is not recommended for occasional shavers but it has a TERRIFIC smell and it leave absolutely no residue either. These wipes are peppermint scented too(christmas time much?:p) and they are basically butt wipes(tee-hee) that are gentle for the tushies and are also flushable!

Box Total: $18.00 for three premium shave items!

This would be a great Christmas gift for the special man in your life if he wants some luxurious shave products. Click here to order him a subscription today, or even order one for yourself, because these are not just for women either!

*I received this box completely complimentary for reviewing purposes only. I was not compensated in any way for my opinions, as they are my own*

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Influenster Violet Voxbox

Since I am an avid Influenster user, they usually send me their voxbox every couple months or so, which is catered to the things you review to make sure you are the perfect candidate for reviewing purposes.
 These voxboxes are usually sponsored by one company(like my Mary-Kay Voxbox here) or are based on a certain theme. Influenster has quite a few promotional review boxes going on at a time which is super fun for the active reviewing community!
 The companies participating in the boxes usually provide their newest products for us Influensters to review to get the word out. 

My latest voxbox was the Violet Voxbox. I was on the list for the rose box but they got too full and had to schedule me for the next one, no complaining here even though the rose box looked awesome. Below is my unboxing video!

Some of the sound in the beginning cuts off but it comes back in shortly, sorry :/

What my Violet Voxbox included:

Violet Voxbox Total Product Worth: $20.46! All for free because I write reviews on their website and participate in voxbox parties.

I have given out a lot of my invites lately but I think I have a couple left as I get new ones to give out every once in a while. If you are interested in becoming part of the Influenster community leave a comment and I will try to send you an invite :)

*I received this box completely complimentary for reviewing purposes only. I was not compensated in any way for my opinions, as they are my own*

Thursday, December 5, 2013

UM Cheeky November 2013 Panty Subscription

The Subscription: Unmentionably Cheeky (UM Cheeky!)
What you get: Two premium pairs of panties sent to your door each month :)
Price: 2 panties/month for $8.00-- Free shipping to US and Canada ($5.00 worldwide)
Discount Code: "FALL13" to lock in the price of $6.00/2 pairs for life!
A discreet Black Envelope arrived shortly after my ordered.

The adorable purple tissue paper and sticker enclosing the two panties.
My two pairs :)
Okay, so I got this purple full "butt coverage" pair and these dainty pink lacy cheeksters. The purple "LOVE" emblem in little crystals was not applied correctly as you can see it is crooked. That did not make me very happy even though I love purple. They also feel VERY cheap. I mean, CHEAP CHEAP like a person who works nights on a corner cheap. The pink pair have been worn a lot so far even though I HATE pink, but they are super adorable and do not make me all muffin top-ey from being too tight(even in a size large) with this girls big hips and big behind. 
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Back of the Purple Panties.

Back of the pink panties!(Love the lace cheek parts!)

Verdict: I am not a huge fan of pink in general and I wish this subscription has some options for me to customize which panties I was getting and of course perhaps the option to pick styles. They offer a good sizing selection but overall I was not too satisfied, even for the price. I cancelled but might try them again in a few months. 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Copy-Kids "Eat Fruit & Vegetables" DVD Debut + DVD Giveaway

I was kindly offered to review this new DVD by COPY-KIDS MEDIA. COPY-KIDS is an independent media company that just debuted their first DVD "Eat Fruits and Vegetables". This DVD is their first DVD in a series which is designed to encourage healthy habits in young children. These videos are projected to be best for children of ages six months all the way to five years old. Whatever the age of your child though, these are sure to be beneficial to everyone, even us parents and adults!
I received my DVD in this well-cushioned manila envelope.

Along with my debut DVD, I received their product information explaining all the aspects of this new company as well.
This DVD was divided into twelve chapters that focus on different fruits and veggies that included Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, Carrots, Avocado, Tomatoes, Broccoli, Oranges, Bananas, Raspberries, Strawberries, Apples and Blueberries. Once I opened the DVD it was around lunch time for the little one here in our house so I decided to mix things up. Reagan does not usually sit and become engaged in anything on the television (including children shows on PBS too) so anything on TV during the day or night is typically just background noise for us. 

I decided since we were going to watch this whole DVD, which is 115 minutes long, we would eat lunch and see what the hype is about. This new company is centered around the idea that children are more willing to try new fruits and vegetables when they see others children eating them and that is exactly what this DVD was! Each chapter was of 3-4 different children(of different ages) eating a the certain fruit or veggie in that chapter. Each child ate them in a different form catered to their age it seemed. We chopped up some different fruits and veggies and I let Reagan eat them on the coffee table in front of the TV(without his high chair or high seat!). He loves it when I let him walk around and eat a snack while playing and he usually puts his food down and ends up forgetting about it when I do this too, but, surprisingly, while watching this video he just stared at the children eating and ate his food as well without being messy, throwing it, or getting distracted! The point of this DVD was to prove that children do not actually have to see others eating the food LIVE to copy them, but that on film would suffice as a working strategy as well, and it did just that!

Included in the DVD, there were features for parents that included things such as interviews with a renowned pediatrician Dr. Jay Gordon. Dr. Jay Gordon is the author of "Good Food Today, Great Kids Tomorrow". In this interview, he talks about childhood obesity and suggests ways parents can get their kids to make and eat healthier food choices while explaining why Copy-Kids is a powerful idea, noting "That's just the way kids are, they love to copy other kids."

All in all, this DVD was great and I absolutely love how engaged my 14 month old was during lunch time when we watched it. Be sure you have these foods stocked in your kitchen if you decide to buy this material as your kids will be begging you to eat these wholesome foods! The price of this DVD is $19.95 and you can buy it here. I can't wait to see more from this company, they truly have a great idea overflowing their minds!

*I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.*