New Cate & Chloe Coupon Code!

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The ladies at Cate & Chloe were kind enough to offer Subscription Maven readers an extra special discount code for the month of June!

Use coupon code SubscriptionMaven30 to take 30% off your first box on a monthly subscription! (That make your first month only $28!) This code expires at the end of June, so take advantage while you can!

You can read my past Cate & Chloe review here to see what to expect in this really awesome high-end jewelry subscription!

Orange Glad Review and Coupon May 2014

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A while back, I had a 6-month subscription to Orange Glad and I absolutely loved it. The desserts and treats in each box were always so delicious. I was thrilled when they offered me another box to review.

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The Cost: $15 a month, plus shipping

The Products: Orange Glad sends 5 – 6 delicious baked treats from bakeries around America. You can get double the treats for an additional $12.

The Concept:  This box was created to help you discover more of the amazing baked goods smaller batch companies in America have to offer that you may never otherwise discover.

Other Reviews: You can read my past Orange Glad reviews here.

The COUPON: YUMMY10 will take 10% off your first box.


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CiCi’s Handmade Italian Butterhorns  -Retail Value $2.50

These were amazing. I loved how they were crunchy, flaky and super cinnamon-y.

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Cranberry Orange Welsh Cakes Retail Value $3.22

These were really delicious. I loved every moment of eating them. My only concern is that they are super high in calories!

The Sconehenge Baking Co Ultimate Brownie (Gluten Free) - Retail Value $2.45

This was heavenly and you really couldn’t not tell that it was gluten-free.

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Baking Betty’s S’mores Cookie and Peanut Butter Cup Cookie   – Retail Value $2.78 each

These cookies were good. They tasted a lot like homemade cookies which gives it a fresher flavor, but also makes me think I could have made them.

Thoughts: I loved everything in the box except for the cookies which I thought were still good, but nothing too spectacular. I can’t stop thinking about the butterhorns and the Welsh cakes! What did you think about the May 2014 Orange Glad box?

Fortune Cookie Soap Box Review Summer 2014

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If you haven’t noticed, I am very behind on reviews. I received my Summer Fortune Cookie Soap Box earlier this month and it is just as good as every other box they send. I cannot wait for them to start a monthly box (rumor is that it is in the works!) The summer theme was Candy Aisle, inspired by the board game Candy Land!


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The Cost: $19.95

The Products: Fortune Cookie Soap sends 6 – 8 samples of not-yet-released product lines and scents every season. Each box also includes a $10 gift card to spend in their shop.

The Concept: This quarterly box is a way to give you an insider trial of their upcoming products and learn about launch releases as well as their quarterly sales.

Other Reviews: You can read my past Fortune Cookie Soap Box reviews here.


fortune cookie soap Here is the product card for the box.


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Sweet Dreamsicle Wax Tart

I don’t have anything to use the wax tart on (but I just ordered a Scenty warmer, so I should have one soon!). The smell of the dreamsicle is so intoxicating though, I am almost tempted to lick it !

Rock Your Socks Off Solid Sugar Scrub 

Again, this smells incredible. It’s like every grape candy you’ve ever had amplified. I love how exfoliating it is too. It lasts for a few showers which is great.

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Lick Your Lips Fortune Cookie Soap 

This reminds me a bit of mint ice cream, which I think is what they were going for when they made it. I would have liked the scent to be a bit more creamy.

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Lollipop Your Cherry OCD Hand Sanitizer

This smells like a cherry Blow Pop. It’s fantastic.

The Sweet Spot Sparkle Mist

This is like a slightly tropical fruit salad. It’s very yummy. I was a little worried about the glitter, but it is not as intense as I originally though.

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Lemon Drop It Like It’s Hot Microdermabrasion Scrub

I love citrus scents like this! I’ve been pairing it with my lemon-y Juice Beauty moisturizer.

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Captains Buried Booty Whipped Cream

This smells like Captain Crunch cereal, only much better. I love their whipped creams and will probably get this in full-size along with a few other scents.

Blow Me Lip Scrub

This smells like that really hard bubble gum you used to get by the handful in school. You know, the one they included in the box (pictured with the product card)  I adore it.

Thoughts: This box was super sweet and I loved how they created a whole experience by adding some candy with it. I was delighted opening the box and it left a lasting happy feeling that I always get with my FCS boxes. It remains my top favorite box to get each quarter. What did you think about the Summer Fortune Cookie Soap Box?

Birchbox Review and COUPON May 2014

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I am super late posting about Birchbox. I got this box about a week and a half ago… I’ve just been so busy with my food blog that I have been falling behind with my reviews!

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The Cost: $10

The Products: Birchbox sends 4 – 5 beauty and lifestyle samples and an occasional treat. Most of the products are high-end brands or newly emerging brands. You can buy full-size products in their shop with the points you accumulate from doing reviews of your samples.

The Concept: Birchbox was created as a way to help consumer test out new products without having to spend a lot of money on full-sized products you may not like.

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

The COUPON: Use code BBSUBYEAR to get an annual subscription for only $99 (normally $110)

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Caudalie Overnight Detox Oil – Sample

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer - Retail Value $9

I have this primer from another subscription and I ended up really liking how it made my skin feel. It leaves a very soft, matte finish on your skin and is super light weight.

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Smarty Pants Vitamins – Sample

I’ve tried these vitamins several times in the past and they’ve been alright. I am not a huge fan of the flavor, but it is much better than taking a pill!

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COOLA Radical Recovery After-Sun Lotion – Retail Value $2.66

I love COOLA products and this after-sun lotions has great reviews. I am saving it for days we spend out in the sun at the park or the beach. I am really concerned about taking care of your skin when dealing with the sun, so this is a product that I know I will be buying more of in the future.

Pixi Beauty Shea Lip Balm - Retail Value $4

I’ve only tried a few Pixi products and while most of them are pretty good, this was nothing spectacular. I do like the color and it does feel nice on my lips, but I have a lot of other balms that I do like more.

Thoughts: This was a good box, but not my favorite. I am really happy to get the COOLA and the Smashbox primer.  What did you think of the May 2014 Birchbox?


The Boodle Box Review May 2014

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There are a lot more subscription boxes for young girls these days (hopefully there will be a few more for young boys as well!), which is great because I know a few young girls who get box envy and would love their own subscriptions. When Boodle Box kindly offered me a box to review, I was eager to say yes!

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The Cost: $24.99 a month (save with a prepaid subscription)

The Products: The Boodle Box was created for young fashionista girls who love to discover new age-appropriate products. You can find some of the trending and top products from popular companies.

The Concept: This box was created as a fun way for younger girls to get a surprise based on their fashion-forward interests.

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 Cina Steel Magnolia Nail Decals - Retail Value $2.95

These are super cute and a fun way for younger girls to decorate their nails if parent’s aren’t yet comfortable with using nail polish colors, or to use with this nail polish provided.

Nails Inc Haymarket - Retail Value $3

I love this color, it is so perfect for the warm weather.

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Large Blue Swirl Lollipop Bath Fizzy- Retail Value $2.20 (approx)

This lollipop is not in fact candy, but a bath fizzy. I love products like this, so I am really excited to try it out at bath time with my daughter.

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Lilly Pulitzer Market Bag – Retail Value $12.95

I love this bag! The print looks even better in person and it holds a ton of groceries.

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Katy Perry Purr Perfume – Sample

I was glad this was such a small sample. It is a nice sweet scent for a younger girl and enough to keep said girl from going too crazy with it.

Marina’s Closet Accessories Hair Tie  - Retail Value $2.50

I thought this was super cute. The band is really hard to stretch, so I use it with another hair tie when I put it on my daughter.

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Neon Silicone Chain Link Bracelets – Retail Value $1 ?

Cute. I see a lot of kids wearing these, so I was expecting something like this in the box.

Thoughts: I thought this box was a great crowd pleaser for their target audience. As an adult getting this for a young girl, it would definitely be something I would consider for a birthday gift. I’m excited to see what the will include for their June box!

What did you think of the launch box for The Boodle Box?

IBbeautiful Review May 2014 Tween Subscription + Giveaway

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IBbeautiful is a newer subscription box for young girls and tweens. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the subscription from friends with older girls, so I was eager to get a chance to review them!

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The Cost: $18 a month

The Products: Products will be age-appropriate and range from lip gloss, nail art, hair products, accessories such as rings, bracelets, necklaces, etc. 

The Concept: This is meant to be a fun box for young girls to discover new products to try and share.

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The product card

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This is the background on this month’s theme for the box. I love this so much!

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Pretty Yum Thing Face Lotion - Retail Value $10

This smells really great. A lot of the kid’s products like this that I was used to when I was a child smelled really artificial and cheap which is certainly not the case here. I am so in love with the smell and that is it all-natural.

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Sequin Headband – Retail Value $14

This headband was so adorable, I almost wanted it for myself, except it is way too small for me.

 Bohemian Friendship Bracelet – Retail Value $12

These bracelets are always in style and I was really happy to see this in the box.

ibbeautiful review subscription box Sticky Tabs – Retail Value $6

These were so adorable. I wasn’t sure what they were at first (they hold your place in your book), but with such cute characters – who cares?

Thoughts: There were also mustache nail decals in the box which were not originally a part of this box, but a part of their other age group box that I was not able to get a picture of. Overall, I am impressed with the value and products in the box. My co-worker’s step-daughter is the little lady who helped me review the box and she was so excited about everything in the box. She said everything was great and she could not wait to use everything (she put the bracelet on right away and was trying to figure out what to do with the nail decals before realizing what they were.)

The ladies from IBbeautiful have also kindly offered to give away a box to one lucky reader! Just fill out the entries below!
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Ipsy Review May 2014 Monthly Beauty Box

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The Cost: $10 a month

The Products: Ipsy sends 4 -5 full- and deluxe-sized beauty products in a collectable makeup bag.

The Concept: Each month, Ipsy uses your reviews of your past bags to help customize a beauty bag filled with products they think you will enjoy.

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

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Coastal Scents Classic Blender Crease Natural – Retail Value $2.49

Brushes are always good to have on-hand. I was in need of another blender.

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Pur-lisse Puree-Moist Moisturizer – Retail Value $16.50

I received a Pur-lisse moisturizer in my Total Beauty Collection Mother’s Day box that my mother loves. I am excited to have a sample all to myself.

Hang 10 Classic Sport SPF50 – Retail Value $2.16

I was really excited to get some SPF in my bag because you can never have too much!

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Pacifica Mineral Eyeshadow Duo – Retail Value $10?  find anything on the website

I am completely making up a value here because I couldn’t see a value anywhere. This shadow is infused with coconut and has a very nice pigmentation according to swatches I’ve seen (I didn’t swatch it myself because I think I may give this to a friend instead since I have a ton of shadow already)

Olive Natural Beauty Rosemary Lip Balm – Retail Value $5.95

I am on lip balm overload and this will be given away, but I love the idea of a rosemary balm for summer.

Thoughts: This month was the perfect bag to help with preparing for the summer by providing extra hydrating products and essential SPF. I am really happy with my bag this month! What did you think about the May 2014 Ipsy Glam Bag?

PopSugar Must Have Spoilers – June Box AND LE Box!

psmh spoilers   I have TWO spoilers for you… One for the Summer LE box and one for the regular June box (oh my gosh, the June box one is GOOD).           popsugar must have sneak peak I love tarte cosmetics, so this is  a great spoiler. The color will vary, but I really hope to get this color! popsugar spoilers I am not really sure which item is the spoiler or maybe there is something a bit more vague… perhaps something from the same brand or color scheme? What do you think? By the way, you can get your first box for $15 off with the code XL25K3Z. You can read my past PopSugar Must Have reviews here for an idea of what to expect. 

Update: You can get the full box contents here.

New Subscription Box Coupon Codes!

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Here are a couple of subscription box coupons available for you to use!

Beauty Box 5  YEARLYSUB will get the annual subscription for only $87.12 – that is $7.25 a box! Expires 5/23 (Beauty Box 5 reviews)

Popsugar Must Have – Use coupon code XL25K3Z.for $15 off your subscription! Expires ? (Popsugar Must Have reviews)

Citrus Lane – Use code MEMORIALDAY20 for 20% off any subscription. Expires 5/26 (Citrus Lane reviews)

Bespoke Post – Use code REJECTED for 30% off your first box

Treatsie – Use code Chocobox50 for 50% off their new chocolate box! (Treatsie reviews)

Bulu Box- Save 50% on any subscription with the code BULUGAN362 (Bulu Box reviews)

Citrus Lane Review May 2014 + $20 Off Coupon

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Since my daughter and I loved our last Citrus Lane box, we were really excited to get our May 2014 Citrus Lane box in the mail. This box was for a 3-year old girl.

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The Cost: $29 a month, including shipping

The Products: Age and gender appropriate products for kids including toys, and lifestyle products.

The Concept: Citrus Lane is a great way to find new kid-tested products your child will love.

Other Review: You can read my past Citrus Lane reviews here.

The COUPON: Get $20 off your first box with the code SAVING20

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 Crocodile Creek Watch - Retail Value $13.99

This watch could not have come at a better times. Just days before, my daughter started trying on my watches and wanting to wear them around. Now she has her own watch to wear.  citrus lane review may

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 Skip Hop Panda Mealtime Set – Retail Value $17.95

I love this set – and so does my daughter. She finds any reason to use it in between mealtimes!

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Jasmine Seven Fresh Feet Wipes - Retail Value $6.59

My daughter is in a tumble class where she runs around barefeet in the gym, so these are great for after class – and trips to the beach!

Back to Nature Crispy Cheddar Crackers - Retail Value $1.50

We love these snacks, so we were very excited to see some in our box.

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Faber-Castell Duo Tip Markers – Retail Value $8.79

Although these markers are washable, I found it very difficult to get the marker off her skin. Besides that, I love the colors and theconvenience of having two markers in one!

Thoughts: This was a really great box for us this month and I am really glad that we received it. Everything was a huge hit with us and I cannot wait until next month!

What did you think of the May 2014 Citrus Lane box?