Thursday, February 27, 2014

Social Bliss Style Box: February 2014 Review

My Social Bliss Style Box for this month shipped two days ago, and I got it today!  You do pay shipping for this box (the box costs $39.95 plus $7.95 shipping), but it comes via USPS Priority Mail, which only takes two or three days to get to me (on the East Coast) from California.  So you get what you pay for in terms of shipping speed.

I had seen spoiler pictures for this box, but as always I was anxious to see everything in person.  And this box did not disappoint!  Here's what I got:

Saturday, February 22, 2014


I usually write my subscription box reviews within a couple of days of receiving my boxes.  Many times, this is before I've had a chance to test out every item in the box.  I can say that a product looks good, or I can speculate on how much I will use or like it, but it might be a while before I actually get to use it enough to form an opinion about it.  So I decided to start a feature where I occasionally give updates on some of my past subscription box items.  Here is a sampling of products that I've used recently:

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Taste Guru Box: February 2014 Review and Promo Code

My second Taste Guru box arrived today!  Taste Guru is a subscription service that delivers gluten-free foods to you every month.  I was very happy with last month's box, so I had high hopes for this one!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Ipsy Glam Bag: February 2014 Review

My Ipsy delivery was delayed a few days because of the snow here, but I found it in my mailbox yesterday.  I had already looked at my Glam Room on Ipsy's website, so I knew what I was getting, but I didn't know what colors everything would be.  This month's theme was "The Look of Love."

Friday, February 14, 2014

POPSUGAR Limited Edition Resort Box Available!

The latest Popsugar Limited Edition box is now available!  It is a "Resort" box this time and is supposed to ship by March 31.  I've never gotten one of their Limited Edition boxes before, but the previous ones have all contained luxury items that are more than worth the cost of the box. These apparently sell out quickly, so if you are interested in getting one, click here!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Birchbox February 2014 Review

This month, Birchbox teamed up with Us Weekly to create a box inspired by the red carpet.  The box itself was decorated accordingly.  

Thursday Thoughts

I'm trying something new this week and linking up with Jen from Ramblings of a Suburban Mom for Thursday Thoughts! 

Monday, February 10, 2014

Your Bijoux Box: February 2014 Review and Promo Code

My eagerly anticipated February Your Bijoux Box arrived today!  I had tried to remain spoiler free so that I would be surprised when I opened the box, but I accidentally saw a picture of the jewelry in a Your Bijoux Box blog post this morning.  Oops!  I was still very excited to get home and see my jewelry, though.  Here's what I got:

Friday, February 7, 2014

PopSugar Must Have Box: February 2014 Review

My PopSugar Must Have box arrived today!  It shipped via FedEx SmartPost from NY, and it took four days to get to me.  Not too bad, but I was anxiously awaiting it, so the few days seemed really long!  PopSugar doesn't post spoilers ahead of time, so no one knows what will be in each box until people start receiving them.  Even if you look at spoilers online, though, it's still different when you actually have the box in your hands.  Here's what I got:

Thursday, February 6, 2014

LivingSocial Steepster Deal!

I just saw that LivingSocial is offering a deal for Steepster.  Steepster is a subscription service that sends you a collection of five premium loose leaf teas from around the world each month.  I like trying out new teas, so I've been thinking about subscribing for a while.  The regular price of a subscription is $24.95/month, but the LivingSocial deal will get you either one month for $15 or three months for $50!  That seems like a great deal to me, so I just signed up.  The deal is good for another three days, so if you are interested, click here!

Disclosure:  This post contains referral links.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Snow Day!

The view from my window

I woke up this morning, and everything was covered in snow.  The roads weren't great, so I was hoping that I wouldn't have to go to work today, but unfortunately we were still open.  So I cleared the snow off my car and set out.  About 30 min of slipping and sliding later, I was only about halfway to work and was stuck (not literally, thankfully) in a line of traffic that was barely moving.  Of course, it was then that I got the notification from work that we would be closed today.  Ugh.  So I (very slowly) made my way back home.  

Apparently a plow came through the parking lot.  The roads outside still aren't plowed though.

I hope the snow plows come through and clear the roads by tomorrow morning.  I haven't been very impressed with my town's ability to deal with snowy roads this season, though, so I'm not too optimistic.

Oh well, at least I get to enjoy the rest of my day off!  I think I will go and make some hot chocolate and/or soup.  

Did you have a snow day today?  How are you spending your day?

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Wantable Accessories Box: February 2014 Review

I didn't get a shipping notification email, so I wasn't expecting it, but my February Wantable accessories box appeared in my mailbox the other day.  This is my third box from Wantable, and so far I haven't been too excited by what I've received (see my December and January reviews).  However, Wantable has an easy return policy, so there's no risk in continuing my subscription--if I don't like a box, I can just send it back!  After the last box, I changed some of my preferences in my style profile, so I hoped that this one would have more of what I like.  Here's what I got: