Sunday, April 28, 2013

Love with Food May, 2013 Spoiler

The theme for May's Love with Food box will be Breakfast in Bed and will include:

Snapz Tomato Crunch

Caffe Borsa Hand dripped coffee More spoilers as I get them!
Great Full Cookie
Strawberry Preserves
Hand Drip Coffee- Sumatra Flavor
Original Cajan Seasoning- two samples
Tomato Crunch slices
Authentic Almond Biscotti Latte Candy- 2 pieces
Mystery Item: Strawberry Pineapple Crunch
Some Love with Food coupon codes:

MOMSARESPECIAL $5 off gift subscriptions

FBGIFT First month free, only pay $2 for shipping

YUMMY First month for half price

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Starlooks Starbox April 2013 Spoiler

It is funny, when I first subscribed to Starlooks I was really unsure if I would stick with them, especially since I had already subscribed to other services that gave me plenty of stuff to experiment with monthly.  I have found that especially in the case of the this sub service, to know them is to love them.  I do not think I ever could have appreciated their value and uniqueness had I not actually had their box in hand.

The quality of the items I have received from them has been excellent, but beyond this, their monthly selections just seem to be really well thought out. They seem both intentional and cohesive, and not just for that given box month. Each box seems consciously curated to enhance or build upon what the subscriber has already received in previous boxes.

There is a rumor we may be getting setting powder this month! The April Looks Book is up and seems to emphasize nude lips, a more natural look, and...Headbands? Or maybe hair. I don't know :-)

The April Spoilers are In!  Here is what is in the box:

Translucent loose powder $19

Tendergloss lipstick in Trinity $11 (Different colors are being sent out.  I got the color Basic).

Sensation Mascara Primer $15
Mint lip balm  $5

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Goodies April 2013 Spoiler

Goodies sends variations, but here is what was in one of the April, 2013 Goodies boxes:
Frontier Granola bites in almond blueberry lemon Green Giant sweet potato chips Zone Perfect bar in chocolate chip cookie dough $50 gift card for wine Celsius raspberry acai tea Olomomo nuts in chai True bar Angies sweet and salty popcorn

Monday, April 22, 2013

The James Limited Edition Glossybox spoiler April, 2013

Glossybox has a special Limited Edition box up that will be for sale from April 22 to 28 for $35.

The James Hotel's curated collection includes the following eco-friendly products:
Caldrea Body Oil
Alessandro International Pedix Heel Rescue Balm
Soleil Organique Environmental Defense Sun Stick SPF 30
Davines Nounou Pak Nourishing Repairing Mask
Heartland Fragrance Loofa Soap

Last I heard, the promo code FUN still works to get a free Zoya polish :-)
Below is a photo of the box contents:

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Bulu Box April, 2013 Spoiler

Bulu Box is always exposing me to new stuff. Some of it is puzzling, some of it is amazing, so I am definitely glad I subscribe to their box.  Here is the April box!

April 2013 Klutchbox Women's Box Spoiler

Klutchclub always posts box previews on their site, but I thought you guys would appreciate a photo of the box contents all the same :-) This box was packed!  I was super happy with it!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Seasons Box April 2013 Spoiler

Seasonsbox posts previews of their boxes every month, a practice I LOVE because it is like a built in spoiler!

OOOOOhh! Pretty ribbon!  My boyfriend teases me about it but it always goes straight in my hair! Also, I am so proud of my self-control for taking this pic instead of ripping it open!

This is what it looked like when I just opened the box.

And here is my bounty!  I got a foam makeup application, lavender cream deodorant, honey drops for my tea, and the cute scarf in pink!  I was sort of hoping for pink!

And this is my unbelievably sweet and tolerant dog rocking the scarf! (He totally got treats after I snapped this),

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Liebster Award! And 11 random things about me, as well as a little Q and A

Spoiled boxes has been nominated to receive the Liebster Award! Thank you so much Charming Cheshire! Be sure to check her out here: The Charming Cheshire
The Liebster Award is a cute honor given to up and coming fun blogs that have less than 200 followers as a way get their name out there and share some awesome blogs that you may have stumbled upon. Here is what it entails:

  • Each blogger posts 11 random facts about themselves
  • Each blogger answers the questions the tagger has set for you
  •  Then you pick 11 new winners of the Liebster Award and link to them in your post
  • Pick 11 new questions to ask the new chosen winners
  •  Go to the new blog winner's pages and tell them about their award
  • No tag-backs

How fun! Alrighty, here are 11 random facts about myself: 
1. I have a history of being intimidated by eyeshadow.
2. I recently sort of worked out how to use eyeshadow in such a way that I think it looks flattering without being overdone. (Go me!)
3. I change my nail polish, on average, every other day (though I am tempted to change it daily).
4. I only seem to resist changing polish colors so quickly when I did some fancy nail art design or have each nail a different color. I was first inspired to do paint every nail a different color when I saw a small child do it. 
5. The dog in my profile pic is my actual dog sitting on my couch.  I took a quick, blurry cell phone pic of him and now it is my "official photo."
6.  Even though I enjoy playing with makeup, I almost never feel like I need it, and frequently go out without any on. This is sort of weird when you realize how much I have.
7. Until last year, I did not own a makeup brush set. This now boggles my mind.
8. I love painting nails so much that I have offered to paint my boyfriend's nails more than once.  I did so even though he is a.) very much a guy, and b.) there is NO way he would ever let me do it.
9. I started working from home a lot in the last year and so I can tell you the average time each delivery person comes to my home within a 15 minute window.  The postal carrier is my favorite and comes typically at 11:08 a.m., and if she is sick, her backup will arrive at 12:30 p.m.  I find this knowledge of their schedules somewhat embarrassing.
10. Even though I enjoy painting my nails and playing with makeup, I have a tremor which makes doing so sort of difficult.  I won't do a lot of things because of this issue, but I am motivated to find workarounds for my nails and makeup :-)
11. As much of a girly girl as I can be, I hate going to the beauty salon.  I have very little patience for sitting in the chair.

And here are the questions posed to me from The Charming Cheshire (and my answers)

1) Are you a polish lover, or a makeup lover? (Only pick one!)
Ouch! Okay...polish. But that is SUCH and unfair question.
2) What is the one beauty product you cannot live without?

Blush.  It does more to brighten my face and make me look healthy than any other.  I was on the fence between Mascara and Blush, but Blush sucker-punched Mascara for the win.
3) Name your signature drink

The Scarlett O'Hara.  Southern comfort and cranberry juice.
4) What beauty trend (in the past year) do you think was totally ridiculous?

Nude nail polish for the purpose of making your fingers appear longer. Just so weird.
5) What would you say your beauty style is closest to? Classic, Trendy, Edgy or Boho?

6) Best moment in your life? (Other than receiving the Liebster Award obviously!)

Graduating :-)
7) Most surprisingly awesome beauty product you've ever tried?

There have been quite a few. Hmm..Luxurious Ayurveda Oil from Forest Essentials I think was the biggest surprise. It makes my skin SO soft and keeps it that way. And I LOVE the smell!
8) What song would you say is the theme song of your life?

Hehe..."Hello World" (the theme from the Saddle Club.)
9) What movie would you love to just step into and why?

Gone with the Wind when they were having the barbeque at Twelve Oaks.  Everything was so pretty. And I could have overheard the chatter taking place in the library.
10) If you had $500 to spend on beauty products, what would you get?

Yeesh.  Probably one of those airbrush kits to see how they work and maybe some more beauty subs or ingredients to make some facial masks.
11) What awesome beauty product do you wish you could invent? 

An airbrush kit where you select the look you want from the screen and it does it for you :-) 

I am pleased to nominate the following blogs for the Liebster Award:

The Charming Chesire

Confessions of a Cosmeholic

Everyone loves a treasure

 Lazy Girl Beauty

Olive and Hazel

Pretty things

Ramblings of a suburban mom 

Tearfallzbreak Blog and Vlog

Renolyn Reviews 

And here are my 11 Questions for the nominees (feel free to post your answers in the comments as well):

1. What beauty skill was hardest for you to master and how did you finally defeat it?
2. What is the best hair care product you have discovered in the last year?
3. What is the skin care product you have discovered in the last year?
4. What is the eye makeup product you have discovered in the last year?
5. What is the lip product you have discovered in the last year? 
6. Have you tried any beauty balms or CC creams, and if so, are there any you would recommend?
7. What is the one beauty skill you just cannot seem to figure out that you wish you could?
8. What are the top 5 go to items you use everyday?
9. What are the three most disappointing products you have used this year?
10. What is the most expensive beauty product you have ever purchased and was it worth it?
11. Do you use foundation regularly, if so, how often and what brand is your favorite? 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Mother's Day Glossybox 2013

Glossybox has a special Mother's Day box up for sale! No spoilers yet, but it is selling for $30 and will be curated by Polly Blitzer from beautyblitz.  I jumped on it and ordered one for myself.  The coupon code FUN, which gives you a free Zoya polish worked at checkout :-)

I will be posting spoilers as I learn them.  I expect some in the next week :-)
We've got a spoiler picture! Yay! I spy Benefit Benetint, Essie polish, Aveda product, shampoo and conditioner, some kind of moisturizer, mascara. More information as I figure out the specifics ;-) This was just posted on their Facebook : Polly Blitzer Wolkstein Hey friends! As the curator for this box, I can vouch that everything is fantastic - and all favorites based on 14 years as a beauty editor - tried & true!!! It includes Essie polish, Aveda Stress Fix Body Lotion, Biolage ExquisiteOil hair treatment, Benefit Benetint, By Terry rose skincare and more!
Glossybox released a few different pics of this box, here is the latest:


Conscious Box Classic April, 2013

Here are the contents of the April 2013 Classic Conscious Box:

Nuline Nutritionals QSpeed Supplement

Coromega Omega3 + D Squeeze

Healthforce Nutritionals Vitamineral Green

NurturMe Dried Baby Food

Peter Rabbit Organics Banana and Apple

Safonique Lavender Sea Laundry Detergent

Totlogic Gentle, Natural & Light Body Lotion

100% Natural Antioxidant Max Celestial Tea

Seventh Generation Mandarin Refreshing Facial Cleansing Cloths

Organic Food Bar Chocolate Covered Active Greens

EarthRise Nutritionals Spirulina Natural Supplement

MRM 100% All Natural Whey

Lafes Natural Crystal Deodorant Stick

Cravebox Girls Night In April, 2013

Here are my thoughts/guesses
Wine Gift card
Cosmetics in general...
Hangover cure
And maybe moisturizer?
Lip scrub
Nail Polish
Sparkling water
Coupon for foundation (cannot imagine they would actually send foundation)

Spoiler video is up!

And here is a list of the contents:
Emery Board with logo from the New Girl and the Mindy Project from Fox TV
Nail Polish with the MIndy Project logo (Purple with glitter)
Nail Polish with the New Girl logo (Nude)
Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm in Fresh Plum (I LOVE this stuff!)
Tree Hut Renewing Hand Cream 3 oz. in Moroccan Rose
Fruit 2 0 16 oz. Flavored Water
Hills Bros. Cappucino in French Vanilla (full size)
Pamphlet on breast cancer

$50 Gift Card to Naked Wines Mystery Beauty Box April, 2013

The only spoiler I know so far is:

One full-size Tendu Ultimate Hair Conditioning Treatment Mask MSRP $60

More info when I know it!

From my MUT peep LittleEmmy: 

She received:

Tendu hair mask
Obagi foaming gel 2 oz.
Vichy Eau Thermale 1.69 oz
Make-up Designory eye pencil in black
SkinMedica Ultra-Sheer Moisturizer .25 oz
Paula Dorf lip liner in Sultry
Sample size Laura Geller Spackle tinted primer

What I am wearing today (toes edition): Cookie Monster

What I am wearing today: Cherry Blossom Nails

Monday, April 15, 2013

Cravebox Cooking Light Fast Meals Box

*I also received the cookbook which was added to random boxes.
McCormick Morrocoan Seasoning
McCormick Southwest Seasoning
2 packs of Newton Bars in Very berry
2 Zone Perfect Peanut Butter bars
Equal sweetener
PureVia sweetener

herbal tea assortment
Popchips Chili and Lime
2 Coupons for free Wheat Thins

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

POPSUGAR Must Have Summer Fun Special Edition Box (May, 2013) Spoiler*

POPSUGAR has released the first POPSUGAR Must Have Summer Fun Special Edition Box.
Spoiler released: Nicole Richie House of Harlow 1960 sunglasses $125
Spoilers are in!  There will be some product variations of course but the box has:

Swell water bottle (Colors vary, but we have seen metallic pink so far) $42
Henri Bendel candle (Scents vary, but we have seen Jasmine and Vanilla so far) $30
House of Harlow 196 sunglasses (Styles vary, but we have seen aviator in gunmetal and gold so far) $125
Truffle pouch $38
Vitabath sugar scrub in citrus twist  $14
Sachin and Babi Baroque Foulard Print Sarong in black and white. Their items are pretty expensive, but I will guess $75
Lastly, there are Starbuck's Refreshers $5

And we have our first spoiler videos! Yay!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

POPSUGAR Must Have April 2013 Spoiler

A couple of Unboxing Videos!:

**Contents courtesy of R.  and C. Love (one of my MUT peeps) (THANK YOU sooooooooo much)
-A 2.82 oz bar of Alter Eco 60% dark chocolate with toasted quinoa (retail about $3.99)

-A "clutch-sized" (maybe 3.5" x 3.5") package of 40 Tatcha Aburatorigami blotting papers (retail $12, I think, but not 100% sure based on the size)

-A .125-oz roller of Kai "gardenia & white flowers" perfume oil (retail $48)

-A "Shashi" bracelet that features gold beads woven together with blue & brown cord (retail $28)
The bracelet has color variations of turquoise, cobalt, and grey *Looks like their New Nugget bracelet 

Green Garmento Popsugar-branded dry cleaning bag/laundry tote. (retail about $10)


The April 2013 POPSUGAR Must Have Box has shipped and the box weight is 1.5 lbs. More info when I get it!

Alright, this next bit are NOT spoilers, but some guesses.

1. BAGGU Bag:

This month, in their various editors' April Must Haves list, the Baggu Bag was mentioned twice and I am very suspicious that another Baggu Bag will be in this month's Must Have Box and here is breakdown on why I think so:

-We know POPSUGAR frequently features brands more than once
-The box this month is pretty light by PSMH standards
-April has Earth Day, and the Baggu Bag fits in nicely with that April day of observance (they even said this in their selection of it as a Must Have)

2. Silver Linings:

-They are lightweight
-Their PR people have been dialing it up the last few months
-One of their editors picked it as a Must Have
-I spotted a very suspicious Instagram comment about it

*I have additional guesses about items PSMH will be featuring soon but they are less substantiated so I won't go into my thoughts behind them as much:

-Makeup (I really think this might be in this box)
-Fitness item/dvd (we have not had fitness stuff since Jan and we are due)
-Items from Ilia, Yes to Cucumbers, and Govino (Govino especially for this month because it is light and people really liked them the last time they went out-eventually ;-).