I often get asked, “well.. which one would you buy if you were me?” or “which is the best subscription box for the best price?” And so, I have to admit… this is a really hard question. Every subscription box … Continue reading
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Juniper ~ October
I apologize for the ‘late’ post, but I hope you all still read on and appreciate my adoration for this months Juniper Box! Due to timing, I actually got 2 Juniper boxes this month, as one of the first few … Continue reading
Juniper ~ September
So, my Juniper September Subscription Box arrived a day ago, and I only have two words to explain it: Chocolate Heaven. As many of you know, Lynn includes a cute note card with her box each month, and so this … Continue reading
Cloud 9 ~ August
So, this great new subscription box has been released containing a combination of healthy snacks, natural bath and beauty products and other unique items to keep you ‘dreaming on Cloud9‘. These items are supposed to keep you feeling joyous, relaxed, and happy, thus called the Cloud 9 Sample Box!
And so, begins the unpacking! This cute little orange box arrived via priority mail in perfect condition. Once I popped it open, I saw a cute little note stuck to the inside of the lid with stickers.
Then, on top of everything was an info card with the details on all the products included in the box and their website links/some discount codes.
So first up, we have a jar of Lisa Ann Skincare Coconut Lime Body Butter. I immediately unscrewed the top and smelled it, and felt as though I was sipping on a tropical drink in the bahamas. It has a nice texture: not too thick or sticky, but goes on easy and keeps your skin feeling smooth. I believe this is a full-sized product (or at least big enough for me to consider that) which is definitely a perk.
Now, onto the oils!
I recieved 3 sample packets of oil in this months box: 1 Kelapo Coconut Oil, which I have already used while making some awesome protein pancakes. Surprisingly, Kelapo must either be a popular brand or a new brand trying to get its name out there, because it also arrived in my August BuluBox Weight Loss Box (review up soon!).
I also got 2 packets of California Olive Oil, which is a great extra virgin oil that can be used for cooking, making salad dressing, or, as a smoother for dried/ripped cuticles.
Now, some snacks:
This is a brand I’ve never heard of before- Jaxn’s Twice Baked Potato Sticks. In my mind, I suddently think of those greasy potato sticks I used to eat when I was a kid, either coming in individual packs or a big round tin. However, these are apparently supposed to be healthier and better for you, weighing in at 160 calories per serving, 19g carbs, super low sugar. I personally can’t see myself going out and purchasing bags of them, but definitely will enjoy this sample bag!
Next to the sticks is a packet of CharCrust Orginal Hickory Grilled spice rub. I’m not much of a griller myself, however I could imagine either rubbing some chicken breast with this and baking it in the over, or passing it over to my Dad to try out.
Finally, we have some sweets:
There was a bright blue bag of Geraldine’s Bodacious Key Lime Cookies, which are all-natural tangy-sweet cookies. I actually recieved a similar style cookie in my Juniper Box a few months ago, and thought they were great! You usually expect a chocolate chip or peanut butter cookie, so this was a new refreshing twist (and also went with the theme of the key lime coconut body butter!)
I recieved a few creamed honey sticks! These three sticks were wrapped up together with a ribbon and came in the flavors cinnamon and lemon. I’ve never had creamed honey before (I’ve had honey sticks, however, which can be seen in my past Juniper and Taste Trunk boxes) and so I was excited to get these. I think I’ll test out the cinnamon flavor with a chai tea, and lemon with a green tea… or perhaps use them in one of my next baking adventures.
In general, I was pretty happy with my first Cloud9 Box. I was happy to find out that it was not ‘just a food box’ and not ‘just a bath and body box’ but combined the best of all worlds to keep you feeling happy and relaxed. I like how they had somewhat of a theme going on with the Key Lime Cookies, Lime Coconut Body Butter and Coconut Oil, and which that they kept up with that, perhaps adding in some powdered margarita drink mix, or macadamia lemon balls, etc. It could have been called their “August Tropical Vacation Escape” box or something clever!
Would I recommend the Cloud9 Box? Definitely. It seems like they try to cater to many crowds, as they tried to pick some items that were comforting and some that were healthier options. How much does it cost? The box costs only $15 plus $5.95 for shipping and handling. In general, I would nix the BBQ seasoning and instead throw in a lip balm, or to stick with the food-theme, a pink himalyan sea salt sample packet. However, I was very happy with all of the other items: I’ve already used the coconut oil, brought the honey sticks to work today and know I’ll be using that body butter when my hands get dry!
*I recieved this complimentary box for reviewing purposes*
Juniper ~ August
So, if any of you saw my June Juniper Review, you will know how happy I was with this subscription box service. Not only is Juniper customizable to your needs and your timing per month, but Lynn is super funny. I love reading the cards she includes in the box each month.
And so when she graciously offered me a deal, I could not turn it down. Not only do I never have to go out and buy tampons again, but I get all these awesome snacks and teas too!
So the theme this month was “Keep it Fun, Mix it Up,” and as you can see from the info card it looked like Lynn was having an awesome bright, colorful party! You can quickly see all the included items, from teas and honey sticks to nuts and cookies.
When I flipped the card over to Lynn’s Letter, I laughed when I read about the Catwalking Class, wishing I had been able to do something like that! It only got better as she continued to talk about the class, and how her ‘opponent’ was invading her space and she was not having it at all. Talk about a cat (walk) fight!
As usual everything was perfectly wrapped and arranged, this month with green-blue tissue paper, and the usual cute see-thru bag holding all the goodies.
Okay now onto the snacks. This month, I received a pack of Donsuemor Chocolate Madeline cookies, these soft yummy chocolate cookies to fit that sweet craving. Next to them is a pack of 479 Degrees Sea Salt Caramel Popcorn. Not only were these delicious, but they were only 100 calories… can I get a hell yeah!? Then, for that salty fix, was a packet of Nunes Farms roasted salted pistachios. I love pistachios, and I’ve had other Nunes Farms products in last months Taste Trunk.
Next up were the yummy teas for the month. All three were from the brand Numi and were GREEN TEAS! My favorite. There was Moroccan Mint, a caffeine free refreshing blend, Toasted Rice, an interesting nutty, savory tea with caffeine, and Simply Green, a basic decaf green tea. And as usual, they came with 3 assorted honey sticks!
Now onto the ‘personal items’… I got my packets of Midol as usual/requested, and then my special, pampering item: a Golden Earth Aromatherapy Body Wash! My last box had an olive oil complexion soap, and so I like that she had another ‘body/pampering’ item like this.
Of course, I got my usual monthly supply of tampons. You get to choose your preference with brands, size, etc. which is awesome. Wait, this box is a time of the month box? I got too distracted by all the food….
Here’s a picture of all the goodies I got in addition to my tampons. You can see the variety of sweet and salty, and how she always maintains a similar set of items (3 teas, 3 honey sticks, etc) but always changes the brands, the flavors, etc.
I’m very happy with this mixture, as it combines sweet, salty and savory! Plus green tea is my fave.
Sign up for Juniper now! For $28 per month, you get a full supply of tampons, midol or pads if needed, teas, honey, a variety of snacks, plus a personal body care item! I have a feeling you won’t regret it… otherwise I wouldn’t be getting two more months of it!
Juniper ~ June 2013
It seems like the new craze happens to be “Time of the Month” Boxes. However, Juniper, not only provides those supplies needed, but also throws in tons of snacks and cute personal items too! Juniper advertises itself as “a … Continue reading
What’s on My… June 17th
It’s time for another round of “What’s on My…” as I wait for some boxes, and began to prepare my posts on others!
What’s on my Mind:
Shoppingggg…. I can’t stop online shopping. Ugh, obsessed. I just put an order in for these shoes (above- Aerosoles Solitaires) since I’ll be trekking around Europe for 10 days and everyone says “don’t wear flip-flops” and sneakers are so not my thing. I would hate to stick out like a sore thumb with shorts and sketchers.. why don’t we just throw a fanny pack on and a visor and call it a day!?
I also have been ordering a lot more subscription boxes- yay! I recieved Out of the Box Sampler (review up in a day!), Ipsy GlamBag and JewelMint (as posted yesterday). I should be getting ChicShave and JackedPack within a day based on my tracker, and then Glossybox, PlatinumBox (if they ever respond to my e-mails!), Juniper, Sent Her Way and I’m sure a handful others that I just can’t wrap my brain around right now.
What’s in my Inbox:
So, I’m a little bit nervous… I just received this e-mail from GlossyBox stating that they are not guaranteeing/are replacing the Bondi New York nail polish in this month’s box. Of course, this is the first time I sign up for GlossyBox, and I did it mostly because I saw the Tarte Lipstick, but they finally got me to enter my credit card info and sign up when they released, in addition to the lipstick, the Bondi New York nail polish and fragrance samples, and a free eyeshadow via Promo Code: LOVE
So, what’s on your mind!?