SquareHue ~ Salute Collection

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More Nail Polish!? Could it be!? That’s right… SquareHue is a monthly subscription box service for all of you nail polish lovers out there. Each month, you will receive a box containing 3 unique colors, each fitting within the theme of the month. And this one happened to be “Salute”.

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I received this box in late July, and had almost forgotten it was coming. So when I noticed it had arrived, I eagerly opened it up to see what would be inside. I loved the “Hue” stamped on the box and the simple, neat packaging. Three- .5 fl. oz. containers were neatly lined up, under a postcard with showed a few details about SquareHue and to check out their website for more details. I do wish the card included the color names or a few lines of info.

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I decided to get a little artsy with my photos for this box. ūüôā

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First up, we have Valor, which is a creamy army green shade polish. I wasn’t as fond of this at first sight, but it’s beginning to grow on me, especially as it goes well with my complexion.

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This royal blue polish called Patriot has a nice bit of shine to it. It’s similar to the color I recently got in my GlossyBox, however it seems to be the color of the season!

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And finally we have the metallic, semi-glittery Honor as the last polish in the collection. This one is definitely my favorite and a real attention grabber.

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All three polishes have a great texture to them and are easy to apply. I like that there is a combination: a cream polish, one with a sheen/gloss, and another that is glittery. I’m not a huge fan of green polish/haven’t really tried it out before, but I will definitely be testing these each out. I really like the gold shimmery polish, Honor. I can see myself wearing it for events like the 4th of July or New Years Eve.

What I love about SquareHue, besides the quality polish and unique colors happens to be that they give back to communities, foundations and those in need. Their current focus is on Human Trafficking: Currently a portion of all monthly subscription proceeds will be donated for prevention awareness, the protection of trafficked victims and the prosecution of human traffickers. Find out more here!

Interested in SquareHue? You can sign up now and get your first box for $14.95 + s/h per month, which comes out to $19.95 total per month! (normally $21 + s/h)

xo, Kenzie

MunchIt ~ July 2013

~ Enter my NibNaks Snack Pack Giveaway Here ~
 

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As I casually snack on the delicious Banana Split trail mix provided to me by MunchIt, I already know I have found a good-quality company that believes in simplicity and affordability! What is MunchIt? A brand-new subscription box company that sends out weekly snack packs every Wednesday (cute little boxes with real stamps on them!) containing 1 snack that has 2 servings, 1 tea either hot or cold brew, 1 pack of gum and 1 candy.

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Best of all, you get to put in your preferences! Hate dried fruit? You can check off all the boxes that are fruit-free. Like Minty tea? You can also opt for one of the many options that they have to offer! For me, I mentioned my adoration for sweets: I prefer mixes with fruit, chocolate and nuts over something really salty or savory like dried veggies or nut-only mixes. Now before you go crazy on me and say “but there’s bananas in it!” (if you know I’m not a fan of bananas…) the one thing I actually can eat and enjoy are banana chips! It’s something about the texture and not-overpowering flavor.

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So if you take a closer look, you’ll see this cute carton is called Banana Split and is a mix of dried banana coins, butter toffee almonds and honey roasted peanuts! That sounds like a great combination to me, as it combines the sweet of the toffee, honey and banana with the nutrition and health of almonds and peanuts. After tasting it, it’s funny to say the nuts are sweeter than the bananas. I definitely think the bananas need a splash of something: sugar, salt, cinnamon, I’m not too sure what! But besides that, it is delectable. The nutritional info is on the back of each package, so this one weighs in at 170 calories per serving, which as they say, is just about the equivalent of a little candy bar. I’d definitely choose this mix and tea over a candy bar!

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It’s like they read my mind by sending the cold brew tea instead of a normal hot tea. I mentioned that I liked almost all kinds and really have a love for green or fruity teas. This is perfect for a hot summer day so I can brew it in 1-2-3 without waiting around for it to cool down. I’m also already a fan of Twinings, which in my mind is a pretty good brand.

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A little pack of Glee sugar-free mint gum also came as promised, perfect pocket-size and kinda reminded me of a pack of matches just by the little box and case. I will definitely keep this in my car or bag as a go-to whenever I need to freshen my breath!

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And of course, a candy! This sour apple organic hard candy by Go Naturally is actually a throw-back for me! I recieved 2 different flavors in my first Love With Food package in June and thought it tasted great. I almost wish they tossed 2 of them in!

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Finally, I loved this card! They include a cute little business-card sized Thank You card had their contact information and details on one side, and then this cute animated squirrel cartoon on the other. Just a unique little touch!

Has anyone else signed up for MunchIt? It’s only $3.58 per week! WHAT!? Yeah, really! That includes shipping too. The only downside is that they only¬†currently only deliver to¬†Delaware,¬†Indiana,¬†Kentucky,¬†Michigan, Maryland,New Jersey,¬†New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia,¬†Washington DC and West Virginia. However, they are working on expanding! And they’re smart enough not to ship chocolate in the middle of a heat wave.

I’m definitely going to give it another round and see the other snack options they have to offer and compare them to other food subscriptions I’ve either been receiving or looking into like Nature Box, Love With Food, Graze, Goodies Co, etc. If you want to give it a try, sign up here. I have my fingers crossed for either: 4th of July or the Red Eye snack blend, with another fruity tea in tow!

xo, Kenzie

*I recieved this complimentary box for reviewing purposes*