Fall Yuzen Box Review

WHAT IS IT?
Yuzenfollow is a quarterly subscription box that sends out eco-conscious products and samples “to nourish the body and soul.”  Each box “includes high-quality natural and organic personal care products, healthy snacks, and lifestyle items carefully chosen from about 6 companies” They are sent out February, May, August and October and costs $33 a box.

WHAT DID I GET?

  • Annie’s Organic Berry Patch Bunny Fruit Snacks
  • Eminence Wild Plum Eye Cream
  • Dr. Hauschka Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essense
  • Sparitual Cuti-Cocktail Pen & Pusher
  • Tatcha Indigo Soothing Silk Hand Cream
  • Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Body Lotion
  • Whet Nails Nail Lacquer

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Yuzen has the prettiest packaging of any subscription box I receive.  Everything is always beautifully wrapped in pretty tissue paper and a little gift bag.  I also think the info card is very well done.  It always contains a lot of information about the products, why they were chosen and any discounts.

IMG 1845 300x225 Fall Yuzen Box ReviewThese are a favorite in the house.  Super yummy!

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This is the eye cream and the hand cream.  I always like to try new eye creams, especially organic ones.  I’m not sure if I will be keeping the hand cream or gifting it, but I do like Tatcha a lot.

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I love baths and love bath products, so I was really excited to try this one.

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I was also really excited about this.  I love that it is natural and helps your cuticles in a cool “on the go” pen style.  I can’t wait to try it.

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Nail polish!  I am always excited to see nail polish.  I’m not 100% sure on the color, but I know it will look good on my daughter at least.

This box is total win for me again. I am very happy with Yuzen.  They consistently deliver high quality, unique, organic products.  I actually love that it is quarterly.  It helps me not feel so burned out like I sometimes do with monthly boxes.  I have been introduces to so many new things with Yuzen.  I can’t wait until my next box!

August Popsugar Must Haves

WHAT IS IT?
Popsugar Must Havesfollow is a monthly subscription box that includes over a $100 worth of hand picked items from Popsugar’s editors.  It is $39.95 (including shipping) a month, although a monthly subscription helps bring the price down a bit.

WHAT DID I GET?

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  • Kendra Scott Elle Earrings  – $52
  • Paddywax Ocean Tide + Sea Salt Mini Jar Candle – $10
  • Goodbyn Purple Meal and Dipper Set – $8
  • The Mason Jar Cookie Company – $12
  • Lollia At Last Perfumed Shower Gel – $22
  • Bite Beauty Lush Fruit Lip – $22
  • thinkThin Brownie Crunch High Protein Bar – “Special Extra”

Total: $126

WHAT DID I THINK?

IMG 1854 300x225 August Popsugar Must HavesThese are really nice, but not really my style.  But I’m kind of excited because they will make an excellent gift for a family member.

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This is super adorable.  I love everything about it.  From the beautiful blue glass, to the tin lid, to the awesome scent.

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We have one of these and I really like it.  What I don’t have is the little dipper bowl though.  So I was really excited to get that.

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This is another super cute thing.  My daughter is going to love this.  And even better for us, it is dairy free.  That almost never happens with cookies!

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I LOVE shower gel.  I would never pay $22 for it, but I’m happy to use it!

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This is super bright!  Not my color at all, but I have some friends who would like it.  They are much more adventuresome than me.

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This was a special extra.  I’ve tried this before and they are ok.  No better or no worse than other protein bars.

One thing that I really love about Popsugar is that there is always such a fun variety.  I never know what I am going to get.  I also love that the products are generally high end and/or well made.  I also think they consistently deliver a great box value.  Even with products I want, I feel like the quality is nice enough for regifting.  So while $40 can be a lot, I think Popsugar is a lot of fun and I plan on continuing for a while!

INTERESTED?
If you would like to give Popsugar a try, you can use this link: http://popsu.gr/cWOg  (I will get referral points)

Disclaimer:  I paid for this subscription myself and did not receive compensation of any kind.  All opinions and thoughts are my own.

- SHANNON

July Barkbox Review

WHAT IS IT?

BarkBox is a monthly subscription box for dogs.  Each box contains 4 or more items for your dog.  You can choose the size of your dog and 10% of proceeds are donated to shelters.  Plans start at $29 a month, but if you buy a 6 month subscription it is $19.

WHAT DID I GET?

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  • Loopies Fish Bones Toy – $15
  • Bixbi Daily Essentials Chicken Breast Jerky Treats – $10
  • Healthy Dogma Coconut Flavor Barkers – $8
  • Etta Says Duck Chew – $4
  • Mr. Barksmith’s Pina Colada Smoothies – $2

Total: $39.00

IMG 1708 300x225 July Barkbox ReviewThis toy is pretty cute  It squeaks, of course.  And can also float in the water too for water dogs!

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I also love Barkbox’s treats.  The dogs were very excited about the chicken jerky, which was wheat, corn and soy free and include blueberries, cranberries, reishi mushrooms as well as chicken.  I’m curious to see how they like the coconut flavored ones!

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The duck chew is always super popular in the house, so it was a welcome addition.  And we’ve received the smoothie before, but I finally managed to remember to put it in the fridge and then actually give it to the dogs.  They loved them!

INTERESTED? If you are interested you can click here to sign up and receive $5 off your first box! (Referral link)

 I was not paid or compensated in any way.  I paid for this subscription myself.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

-SHANNON

Bubble Guppies: Get Ready For School DVD

One of my 3 year-old daughter’s favorite shows is Bubble Guppies or “Buppies” as she usually calls it.  If she knew that the Bubble Guppies: Get Ready For School DVD was being released on July 29, 2014, she would be bugging me every day whether it is July 29th yet or not.

The DVD includes 6 episodes and a fun special feature, the Bubble Guppies music video, “Pencil Case!” that is a spoof of Lady Gaga’s hit song “Poker Face.”  In addition, a free Bubble Guppies pencil case is included with DVD purchase, while supplies last.  The Bubble Guppies: Get Ready For School DVD has the suggested retail price of $16.99,

Bubble Guppies: Get Ready For School! Synopses:

Get Ready for School!
Oona’s worried about her little friend, Avi! It’s his first day of school and he’s nervous. From cubbies to free play, the Guppies show viewers the ropes and teach them about school.

Good Morning, Mr. Grumpfish!
The Bubble Guppies have a substitute teacher, Mr. Grumpfish, and he doesn’t seem to like anything! It’ll take a lot for the kids to convince Mr. Grumpfish that their favorite things are worth singing about!

Good Hair Day!
Gil’s hair grew really long and he better get it cut soon, because today is Picture Day. But when Gil arrives at the hair salon, he sees that everyone in town wants to get haircuts, too! Watch and discover if Molly and the Guppies can work together to help a busy hairdresser give everybody fabulous new ‘dos in time for the photo.

Check It Out!
Gil lost his library card while returning his favorite books to the library. Gil and his Guppy friends will have to dive into all of Gil’s favorite books to find it again.

Construction Psyched!
Goby needs help from the Bubble Guppies to retrace his steps and find his lost toy dump truck at a construction site before a wild bucking bulldozer crushes it!

The Moon Rocks!
Blast off with the Bubble Guppies – it’s time to learn all about the solar system!

Disclaimer: I received this information from Nickelodeon. I received no compensation or product for this post.

July Popsugar Must Have Review

WHAT IS IT?
Popsugar Must Havesfollow is a monthly subscription box that includes over a $100 worth of hand picked items from Popsugar’s editors.  It is $39.95 (including shipping) a month, although a monthly subscription helps bring the price down a bit.

WHAT DID I GET?

  • Michael Stars Beach Hat $48
  • French Bull Ziggy Salad Servers $12
  • Sun Bum Sunscreen and Lotion $20
  • ACME Party Box Company Chevron Straws $7
  • TKO Jump Rope $13
  • Dang Food Toasted Coconut Chips $3
  • Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara (special extra)

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WHAT DID I THINK?

IMG 1542 300x225 July Popsugar Must Have ReviewI’m not usually a big hat person, but I wore this out on my friend’s boat and it worked great.  It was breathable and comfortable.  And I was assured it looked cute on me.

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This is one of my favorite items!  I love how colorful they are and they match my new Zak! bowls beautiful.  Plus they are dishwasher safe.  Yay!

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I try to use more natural sunscreens, but it was well timed because we ran out of sunscreen and needed some ASAP.  I will say it goes on pretty well without feeling greasy AND it smelled great. The Cool Down lotion is awesome and also needed since both my husband and I had some sunburns.  It also smells amazing.

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These are very cute and will be fun to use at a party or picnic.

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While I thought these were neat, I don’t see myself really using them at home.  I might keep them for when my daughter learns to jump rope.  Or maybe I’ll feel inspired.  LOL.

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I haven’t tried these before, but I’ve heard good things about it.  I’m excited to give them a try!

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This was a special extra, meaning it was included in the box without counting towards the total value.  I’m curious to give this a try.

Overall, I really enjoyed my box and will use the vast majority of the products!

One thing that I really love about Popsugar is that there is always such a fun variety.  I never know what I am going to get.  I also love that the products are generally high end and/or well made.  I also think they consistently deliver a great box value.  Even with products I want, I feel like the quality is nice enough for regifting.  So while $40 can be a lot, I think Popsugar is a lot of fun and I plan on continuing for a while!

INTERESTED?
If you would like to give Popsugar a try, you can use this link: http://popsu.gr/cWOg  (I will get referral points)

Disclaimer:  I paid for this subscription myself and did not receive compensation of any kind.  All opinions and thoughts are my own.

- SHANNON

 

 

 

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Celebrate Your Independence – Earn on the Go

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The 4th of July is nearly here, so it’s a great time to celebrate by doing whatever your heart desires! That’s why Swagbucks has announced the Celebrate Your Independence – Earn on the Go mobile promotion. Don’t have the Swagbucks mobile app yet? Download here.

From now until the end of Sunday, July 6th, for every 10 SB you earn on mobile, you will gain an entry into a drawing to win one of ten 500 SB prizes! On Friday, July 4th for #MSBD, you’ll get 2 entries for every 10 SB you earn!

What’s more: each day you get an entry for one of the 500 SB prizes, you’ll also get one free entry into the 88,888 SB Giveaway Swagstakes! (Limit 1 free Swagstakes entry per day of promo.) Sounds like Swagbucks likes to celebrate Independence Day by giving away a bunch of SB prizes!

Important note: Daily Poll, Swag Codes, and Search wins from mobile don’t count towards the 10 SB required for an entry, but mobile offers, SBTV mobile, and earning SB via the EntertainNOW TV mobile app all do count! All mobile apps are available to US members for both iPhone & Android.

Winners will be announced on Monday, July 7th, so enjoy the celebrations and earn as many SB as you can, wherever you are with the SB mobile apps!! Sign up here to get started, and good luck!

BONUS: If you signed up last month for the 500 SB bonus, most mobile SB earned counts towards your earning goal to get that bonus! (Swag Codes are exempt)

Mabel’s Labels Back-to-School Early Bird Pricing

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Now that school is out and kids are off to camp, are you looking around your house and wondering where all of the water bottles, hooded jackets and that extra pair of sneakers disappeared to? Get a jump on the back and forth of belongings before school starts up again, and take advantage of Mabel’s Labels Back-to-School early bird pricing. Whether you select the bestselling Mabel’s Labels Ultimate Back-to-School Combo or the new Mabel’s Labels Stylish Scholars Combo , you’ll receive 108 tags that are UV resistant, waterproof, dishwasher and microwave safe—perfect to track everything from tablets to bento boxes. And, if you purchase in July, you spend only $39 per combo pack (regularly $42). Take advantage of Mabel’s Labels Back-to-School early bird pricing and secure yourself some peace of mind before the school year begins.

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2 Degree Bars Review

2 Degree Bars make all natural, non-GMO certified, vegan, gluten free and kosher meal bars.  The best part about them is when you buy a 2 Degrees bar, you are also feeding a child in their buy one, give one program.

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I was given the opportunity to review the bars as part of a promotion for a 2 Degrees/Love with Food collaboration.  I received all four of their flavors:

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  • Apple Pecan
  • Cherry Almond
  • Chocolate Peanut
  • Chocolate Banana

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For a meal bar, I found them pretty tasty.  If you are expecting a candy bar, you’ll be disappointed.  But if you like meal bars, I think 2 Degree bars hold up well with the competition.  I think the Chocolate Peanut was my favorite.  It’s hard to go wrong with that combination.  They are pretty dense and do a good job of filling you up.  And I loved their mission!  It is great to know that purchasing these bars also helps feed a hungry child.

Disclaimer:  I received this product free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion. 

-SHANNON-