Bespoke Post Seared Review

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Ever since getting the salt block in my Mother’s Day Taste Trunk, I’ve been obsessed with trying new recipes with it. I decided I needed two salt blocks. One to use cold and the other to use hot. I knew Bespoke Post came out with Seared which included a salt block, so I decided that it was the perfect way to try out this popular men’s subscription box.

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The Cost: $45 a month

The Products: Each month Bespoke Post curates a box of awesome items based on a theme. You can opt to get that month’s box (or a past box), or skip that month. The Seared box comes with the salt block, plus some great grilling recipes – perfect for Summer!

The Concept: Bespoke Post was created as a way to expose men to some of the finer quality items they may never otherwise discover.

The COUPON: Use code REJECTED for 30% off your first box!

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Here is some information about how to use the salt block.

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Himalayan Salt Block - Retail Value $34.95

This salt block is huge. This is the reason why I decided to get this particular box because a larger salt block would work better for heated recipes where I am more likely to use it to grill veggies, meats and seafood.

WMF Profi Plus Butterfly Turner - Retail Value $24

This is such a fancy looking spatula utensil. Apparently you cannot put it through the dishwasher, but it is perfect for getting under anything you may be grilling on the salt block.

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Essential Cane Habanero & Sweet Onion Sugars - Retail Value $5

You can use these sugars for pretty much anything. I am so excited. I think they would work the best in a cocktail, but I will need to try to go out of my comfort zone and experiment with them. I tasted the sweet onion and it is so delicious. Sweet and savory all at once.

Thoughts: The value of this box is really there, at well over $60. I love that Bespoke Post in general exposes you to something completely different and many of their boxes are great for everyone, not just men. I am really excited to use everything in the box. What did you think of the Bespoke Post seared box? What did you make with your salt block?

Phone Case of the Month Review May 2014

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I’ve been getting Phone Case of the Month for a while now, but I always seem to forget to take photos of my cases before slapping it on and getting it dirty two seconds later. I wanted to do a quick review of my latest case while I could!



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The Cost: $10 a month

The Products: Each month you will get a new novelty phone case for your Iphone or Samsung.

The Concept: This subscription gives you a selection of new and unique phone cases to keep your phone safe and stylish.

Other Reviews: You can read my past Phone Case of the Month reviews here.

The COUPON: Use code ILOVEPCOTM for 50% off your first case.



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Nerd Love

This is a really cute case and I love how different it is. It is certainly not something I would pick out for myself, but I am happy to have it.


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Thoughts: I like the variety that you get with Phone Case of the Month and that everyone gets a different case from one another each month. It is definitely worth the money for me to get something new and step outside of my style comfort-zone wit my phone! What do you think about Phone Case of the Month?


Weight Loss Bulu Box Review + 50% Off Coupon May 2014

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Bulu Box is a fitness subscription box that sends different supplements and other samples that will help you reach your fitness goals. I’ve been subscribing to them for a while and I enjoy their boxes.

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The Cost: $10 a month

The Products: Bulu Box sends 4 -6 product samples and promo codes for various fitness-related products and services. They have two boxes: Classic and Weight Loss.

The Concept: This box was created to help take the guess work out of the different fitness products that are available by letting your sample them before you invest.

Other Reviews: you can read my past Bulu Box reviews here.

The COUPON: Use code BULUGAN362 for 50% off any subscription. (When you do your reviews which result in a $5 credit to spend in their shop, it is like getting your boxes free)

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Smarty Pants Gummy Vitamins for Adults and Kids – Retail Value $1.53 each
We get these a lot in my boxes and we use them. They are okay and have a nice balance of vitamins and Omega 3s, but it has an aftertaste that I do not like.

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Ridge Crest Herbals Anxiety Free - Sample

FitMiss Burn – Sample

This is a sample I would have liked to see in a bigger size because it is so hard to tell if it works for you with just one serving size.

bulu box review weight loss Power Crunch French Vanilla Protein Bar - Sample

I tried their bars before. The French Vanilla is my least favorite, but the others are really tasty.

Hemp Pro70- Sample

This is a natural hemp protein powder. It is flavorless which makes it great to mix into your yogurt.

Thoughts: This box was not really up there in value, but I subscribed using a 50% off code and do my reviews. Reviews are 10pts each and 50 pts is the same as $5 to spend in the shop, so I am basically getting my boxes free. I find that the boxes improve the more you complete reviews and subscribe (I only recently renewed my subscription.

What do you think about Bulu Box?


PupBox Review June 2014 Puppy Subscription

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PupBox is a new subscription box geared toward furry babies. I was thrilled when they asked me to review their box.


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The Cost: $24 a month

The Products: Each month, PupBox will curate a box of goodies based on your puppy’s age, personality, fur type, environment and more. The box will also include fun tips about caring for your puppy and a few tricks you can work on together.

The Concept: This box is mean to be a fun way to help foster a fun, educational “puphood,” made easier with the discovery of new products your puppy will love.


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My Little Wolf Duck Hunter Dog Treats – Retail Value $5.99

I love that these snacks are softer for those little puppy teeth. They are also low in calories and are all natural.

Crump’s Naturals Liver Fillet Dog Treats - Retail Value $6.99

I love these natural dog treat an that they have no preservative or artificial colors.

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Blue spider Plush Squeaker Toy

This squeaker toy is so cute and my grandmother’s dog loved it!

Orbee-Tuff Blue Dog Bone extra small – Retail Value $6.99

My grandmother’s dog is a tiny Papillon, so a lot of dog bones are too big for her, but this is the perfect size.

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Himalayan Dog Chew Seasoning Powder- Retail Value $7.64

I never heard of seasoning for dogs before. It seems a little strange, but I am eager to see how the dog likes it.

BarkWorthies Sausage Roll - Retail Value $4.20

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TUG Rubber and Rope Dog Toy – Retail Value $8

This toy is great for a high-energy dog that loves to play. It would probably be good for a larger puppy to use.

Thoughts: Overall, I like the concept of the box and love the extra information and guidance they include. I also like how each box is tailored to the puppies age. I am very happy with my box and I know I will be making a few other puppies very happy to with all the new treats I have! What do you think of PupBox?

Splendies Review June 2014

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Splendies is a women’s underwear subscription that sends three nice pairs of underwear to you each month. They kindly offered my this package to review.


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The Cost: $12 a month

The Products: You get three surprise pairs of underwear each month. You can opt to get no thongs for an extra $2

The Concept: Splendies is a way to keep your underwear drawer full of fresh new underwear.

Other Reviews: You can read my past Splendies reviews here.

The COUPON: Use the code MAVEN to save $4 on your first package!


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Purple with Lace Trim 

This is my favorite pair because it gives the more coverage and has a nice breathable cotton which is what I really look for in a good pair of underwear.

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Black floral with Lace Trim

This is something I would buy on my own, it is actually very similar to several pairs I’ve bought in the past !

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White Lace Starts Thong

This is super cute – I love the star and lace combo.

Thoughts: I thought all three pairs were super cute this month and very nice for Spring. The quality of the underwear is always really great and I am happy with what I received this month. What did you think about Splendies this month?

Treatsie Review May 2014

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Treatsie is a candy/chocolate/sweets subscription box. I’ve tried a couple of boxes before and like them, so i was excited to get the May box.

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The Cost: $19.95 a month

The Products: Gourmet candies and other sweets from artisan and small-batch companies.

The Concept: Treatsie is a way for you to discover gourmet candies to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Other Reviews: You can read my past Treatsie reviews here.

The COUPON: Welcome44 should get you $10 off your first box.


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Willamette Valley Strawberry Rhubarb, Marionberry, and Raspberry Sweet Heart Pâte de Fruits – Retail Value $3 each

These little fruit pâte were delicious. They were like Turkish Delights. 

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CC Made Popcorn in classic, Rosemary & Cashew, and Pistachio Caramel – Retail Value $6(ish) for 3

My first taste of CC Made was from the December PopSugar box and I loved it. I was thrilled to get a chance to try two more flavors. This is probably the best caramel popcorn I’ve ever had.

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Serendipity Confections Sea Salt Caramels - Retail Value $3 for 2

I was surprised at how large each of the caramels were. They were so creamy, salty and uber tasty. 

Thoughts: I may be in the minority, but I prefer a variety of different products, rather than several flavors of one product from the same company. While I enjoyed the sweets a lot, this still bothers me about the box. Besides this, I think the box was very good and the value was definitely there. What do you think of the May Treatsie?

PopSugar Must Have Full Box Spoilers June 2014 and LE Box

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  1. Sachajuan Spicy Citrus Body Lotion - Retail Value $24 – No clue on the scent.
  2. Native Union Gift Card Value???
  3. Turkish-T Towel  – Retail Value $32
  4. The One & Only by Emily Giffin - Retail Value $16.52
  5. Lollies Hair Ties - Retail Value $8
  6. You Smell Lemon Verbena Aloe Wet Wipes  - Retail Value $5
  7. One Potato, Two Potato Hawaiian BBQ Chips - Retail Value $2

Still not sure what the other picture they put on instagram had to do with it? Maybe to throw us off the scent? I am happy about the body lotion, the towel an the wet wipes. Need to see the rest to really see how I feel!




Sisters of Los Angeles 4 Cities Glasses – Value $45

Soixante Neuf Pendant Horn Necklace – Value $155

Sachajuan Ocean Mist Texturizing Spray – Value $28

Eliunt Olive Oil – Value $15

Tarte Power Pigment – Value $28

Tarte Cheek Stain - Value $30

Samudra Pouch (not pictured) – Value $60?

What do you think of the LE Box? I am a little disappointed. I think I am most excited to get the glasses.

Vegan Conscious Box Review May 2014

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I signed up for a deal on the three-month subscription to Conscious Box and this is my last box of that subscription. I was most excited to get this box because the company made a huge announcement that they were going to send larger samples – something a lot of people (including myself) have been asking for!

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The Cost: $19.95 a month

The Products: Conscious Box has three boxes from which you may choose: Classic, Gluten-free and Vegan. Each box is filled with earth-friendly samples for beauty, health, lifestyle and food.

The Concept: Conscious Box believes that sometimes living eco-friendly can be difficult with a lot of different marketing and research telling us different things. Their box is meant to cut the guess work out of finding healthy and earth-friendly products.

Other Reviews: You can read my past Conscious Box reviews here.

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 Vita Coco Pure Coconut Water

I love coconut water, my daughter prefers their flavored coconut water, so I was able to enjoy it on my own.

GoGo Squeez in Apple 

This is one of my daughter’s favorite on-the-go snack so we were happy to see this.

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Pura Vida Sprouted Flax

I love using ground flax as an egg replacer in my baking when I need a plant-based alternative. I know this will go to good use for me.

Mrs. May’s Trio Bars

This was tasty and flavorful, but it is was incredibly hard to chew (as in, almost break a tooth hard). I am thinking it may have been a bad batch.

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MRM Vegan Bone Maximizer

Crystal Body Deodorant Towelettes

I love these towelettes because they are the perfect thing to toss in my purse for a quick refresher.

Flents Biodegradable Lens Wipes

This came at a great time because I lost my lens wipe for my camera, so this will tide me over until I can order a new one.

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 Weleda Replenishing Shampoo & Conditioner

I’m never a fan of foil samples like this, but it will come in handy to wash my daughter’s hair on our beach trip.

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 Traditional Medicinals Relaxation Teas

Via Nature Sensitive Care Lotion

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BioBag 3 Gallon Bag 

At first I was really confused as to what I was meant to do with it. It is a bag for compost, or is it just starting it is compostable? – turns out it is the later.

San Francisco Bay Gourmet Coffee

This was a really nice strong brew, I will definitely buy more of these

Spatone PurAbsorb Iron

I received this in other boxes and I still have not used them. I am afraid of how it may taste!

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 ECOVER Dishwasher Tablets

I’ve been searching for a new eco-friendly dishwashing tablet because the Honest Company tablets have not been working well for me. These did a really great job at getting my dishes clean and removing the cloudiness that was forming from the other tabs I was using.

CaCoCoSuperfood Drinking Chocolate

This stuff is phenomenal. I used it in a brownie recipe and it is beyond delicious.

Thoughts: The box is definitely changing and improving, but there are still a lot of small samples in the box which means is still not worth keeping a full-price subscription for me. I am definitely interested in seeing how the improvements progress and would certainly sign up again should another good deal for the box come up again. I loved a lot of the product samples (especially the chocolate!) so it is still a decent box to get to find a couple of new product samples. What did you think about the new Conscious Box?