Golden Tote Review July 2014

Golden Tote is a popular women’s clothing subscription that offers two tote options: the $49 tote which has 2 -3 items and a $200 value or their $149 tote which has 5 – 7 items and a value of $600. You get to pick your first piece (two for the larger tote) and they surprise you with the rest of the items based off a few simple questions. Currently, they only offer up to size L – XL, so when they kindly offered me a box to review, I was happy to say yes and order a tote for my mother and sisters.

The Cost: $149 (or $49 for the smaller tote)

The Box: Golden Tote is a women’s clothing subscription with designer clothes from new and popular designers, plus Golden Tote exclusives!

*Please excuse the wrinkles, our iron broke when we started to try to iron out the clothes! 

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Celebrity Pink Jeans Shorts

I love this look together and think it looks so cool and summery on my sister. The shorts aren’t something I or my sister would normally ever choose, but we both agree it looks great on her.

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Relaxed & Refined Blouse

This was one of the choices I made for my tote. I thought it would be good for my mother because she has a black & white dress code.

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Roly Poly Blouse

I love this top so, so much. This is something I would get for myself and wear almost every day.

Garden Blooms Dress

This is the second item I chose because it is gorgeous! I love the style and print of this dress and it is something I would choose for myself.

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Priddy by Puella Dress

This is my mother’s favorite item in the whole tote. The back detail is just gorgeous and the dress drapes beautifully.

Thoughts: I think for the value, this is such a great box to get. Even if you can’t get a Golden Tote every month, it is still something I would consider getting at least once a season. The clothes seem to fit pretty true to size. The clothes are all size M, except for the shorts which are S and my mother is a size M, while my sister is a size XS – S. I love the quality and the designers they feature. It would be great if they did a separate tote option for plus-sized women and designers in the future!

Coco Rocha Fancy Box Review May 2014

coco rocha fancy box review I love how unique the Fancy boxes are. I haven’t had a chance to try the Coco Rocha Fancy Box, so I decided that I would take the chance to sign up now.

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The Cost: $39, plus shipping

The Product: The Coco Rocha Fancy box is full of products hand picked by Coco. Each box has a value of $80+

Other Reviews: You can read my past Fancy box reviews here.

The COUPON: You can use the code FOLLOWUP10 for 10% off anything on Fancy

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Product card.

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Brides Magazine – Value $12

I was hoping to get a magazine with Coco on the cover, but this was not a great magazine for me to get (my fiancee and I are no longer in a relationship), but Coco does look stunning in this magazine!

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Senhoa Champagne Delight II Bracelet – Value $45

This is modeled after the bracelet Coco wore during her own wedding which I thought was really neat. The bracelet has this wonderful vintage look that I adore.

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Hangster Photo Display – Value $13

This is such a cute way to hang photos. I can definitely picture hanging these up in my office.

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Studio Sarah Thank You Card – Value $6

It’s not the most exciting thing to get in a subscription box unless it is one of those stationary boxes. At least it will get used..

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Cargo Essential Smokey Eye Palette- Retail Value $34

I love palettes like this and I love the neutral colors. Not to mention the packaging is very cute too!

Thoughts: I did not know what to expect with the Coco Rocha Fancy box. I will use a lot of the products, while others may not get as much use (like the magazine). It is a good box and the products I will use are the higher values products in the box which is good. What did you think of the Coco Rocha Fancy box?

FabFitFun VIP Box Spring 2014 Review

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I’ve been wanting to try Fab Fit Fun for the longest time, so when the company kindly offered me a box to review, I was beyond thrilled. They provided me their Spring 2014 box to try before the release of their Summer 2014 box.

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The Cost: $49.99 quarterly ($179.99 if you subscribe annually)

The Products: Each quarter, the editors of FabFitFun curate a seasonal box of fun products for women in Beauty, Fitness, Fashion, and Wellness Finds.

The Concept: This box is a great way to discover new luxurious products to use during the summer.

The COUPON: Use code submaven  for $5 off your first box OR FSB10 for $10 off your box


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Product card!

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Mini Stability Ball and Video - Retail Value $28.94

We got mini stability balls in a previous PopSugar box and I admittedly did not get a chance to use it. I am hoping that the video will help motivate me to use it now and with the spare ball, I might be able to get someone to work out with me!

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Cover FX SPF30 Protection Primer – Retail Value $38

I’ve heard so many good things about this primer. My mother already uses it and she highly recommends it. I cannot wait to use it.

Oscar Blandi Volumizing Dry Shampoo – Retail Value $25

I don’t need any extra volume, but I still like to use this when I want to tease my hair or need a quick refresher between showers.

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 Dermasuri Deep Exfoliating Mitt - Retail Value $19.99

This is such a great way to quickly exfoliate those rough areas of skin in the shower.

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Levels Naturals Shower Bombs – Retail Value $7.99

Oh my gosh, these are really strong. It is perfect for when you have a cold and need to open up your lungs.

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Kai Roll-on Perfume – Retail Value $48

I got this in my very first Popsugar Must Have and it is now in my first FabFitFun VIP Box, which I take as a sign that I will love this box as much as I do Popsugar. I adore the Kai roll-on perfume and it is my spring and summer scent!

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The Better Chip Spinach and Kale – Retail Value $1.99

These were tasty and addictive! I wish they sent a bigger bag!

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Cult Gaia Cherry Turband – Retail Value $48

This is super cute. I wanted to get this or the blue and white polka dot turband, so I was pleased to get this in my box. Unfortunately, I do not feel as though I pull it off, so this will be given away.

Thoughts: I liked this box a lot, but I am not totally in love with it. (I think I am still a little upset that the turband doesn’t look too great on me!) Overall, I think it’s a great box for warm spring weather and getting ready for summer and I think the value of this box is just amazing for the price you pay. I think you can still sign up for the summer box which ships at the end of the month. What did you think of the Spring 2014 FabFitFun VIP Box?


Wantable Intimates Review June 2014

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Wantable has some of the best boxes for me and I usually love everything I get. I decided that this month I wanted to compare the larger size products from Wantable Intimates with a smaller size to see the difference in products, so I decided to get a box for my mom who is a size M.

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The Cost: $36 a month ($40 for a one-time box)

The Products: Wantable Intimates includes a variety of intimates including loungewear, socks, soft bras and nightgowns. The specific types of items you get is dependent upon your profile questionnaire.

The Concept: The Wantable Intimates box is a great way to get new nightwear from new and popular brands.

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

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Lace Trim Bandeau – Retail Value $ 15

This is really soft and I do own a pair of my own and think it is great for comfortable lift, but is definitely not something I would be able to wear out. Someone with a smaller chest probably would be more than okay to use this for everyday use.


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Slim & Thin Shapewear – Retail Value $15

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St Eve Grey Star Nightshirt – Retail Value $32

This is super soft and comfy, I know my mother will love this because she prefers wearing nightshirts.


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Pucker Up! Emily Flyaway Pink Babydoll – Retail Value $34

This is just so adorable, I wish it was in my size! It is definitely something I would wear, but my mother will probably end up giving this to one of my sisters.

Thoughts: This was a great box! I definitely think smaller sizes have a much cuter variety compared to the larger sizes (XL and up). There are still lots of cute things for larger women, but a box like this is more my style. I know my mother will love getting this box. What did you think of the June Wantable Intimates box?

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?

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?


Wantable Accessory Review May 2014

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I am always so excited to get my Wantable boxes in the mail. My absolute favorite Wantable Co. box is their accessories box. I am always really happy with everything I get. In fact, out of all their box choices, I think this is the only one I’ve always been 100% happy with!

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Here is my profile setting for this month. I didn’t really change it much because I like the products I’ve been getting.

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The Cost: $36 a month

The Products: Each month, Wantable works with an exclusive curator to create a new box of seasonal accessories for you based on your personal profile quiz.

The Concept: The Wantable Accessories box was created as a way for you to get some of the month’s must-have items the company believes you will enjoy!

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

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 Avril Sunglasses - Retail Value $16

These are so cute and I feel as though it really goes with my face shape (face shape was not a part of my profile questions). I love the mixed patterns. On the sides of the sunglasses are small silver infinity shapes.

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Alexia Bracelet - Retail Value $17

I love the warm tones and geometric pattern, it is very tribal which is great for Spring/Summer.

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Claudine Earrings – Retail Value $14

I have a blue shirt that matches this perfectly. These are simple and elegant which is really nice for work. The way the “stone” is cut make sit look really sparkly when you wear it which I think is really nice.

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 Mallory Scarf - retail Value $24

I love scarves, so I was really happy to be seeing this in my box. I love everything about it. The mixture of colors is gorgeous and it is lightweight and super soft. It’s my favorite item in the box.

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Banded Geometric Headband - Retail Value $9.98

This was actually missing from my box, but they were quick to send it to me once I notified them. It arrived only two days after emailing them! It holds well on your hair and again, I think the pattern is really great for the season!

Thoughts: I am super pleased with this box and don’t really have any criticisms. It is always a little bit of a letdown when you are missing a product, but they handled it so well, that I can completely overlook it. One of the reasons Wantable is one of my favorite subscription boxes is because of their customer service and their happiness guarantee (which allows you to return your box back for a 100% refund if you are ever unhappy with your box). The products this month were great and definitely my taste

What did you think of the May 2014 Wantable Accessories box?

Volupties Review May 2014

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Volupties is the curvy sister company of Splendies, a newer women’s underwear subscription service. They were kind enough to provide me with this package to review.

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The Cost: $17 a month, including shipping

The Products: Each month, Volupties will send you 3 new pairs of underwear.

The Concept: This subscription will help keep your undie drawer filled with new, cute underwear  every month.

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

The COUPON: Get $5 off your first month with the code MAVEN.

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Green Lace Bikini with White Lace Trimming

This is super cute. I don’t wear lacy underwear often, but at least

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Dusted Rose and Beige Lace Boyshorts 

I love the color and look of this pair of underwear – it is very much my style and something I would pick out for myself. It fits perfectly and is very soft to the touch. It’s definitely my favorite pair this month.

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Grey with Black and Colored Stripes Band Boyshorts

These are so cute and terribly comfy! These are the best lounging around the house underwear.

Thoughts: I loved two of the pairs of underwear a ton and the other pair (the green) is okay, but not something I will wear often. I think the quality is good for all three pairs and the pricing of the subscription is right on the mark for what you are getting. What do you think of Volupties?

Total Beauty Collection Mother’s Day Box + Sale!

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I’ve seen several reviews of the past Total Beauty Collection boxes before and loved every single box. When they kindly offered me a chance to review their Mother’s Day box, I was thrilled to accept. I was even more excited when I learned the other boxes are now on sale!

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The Cost: $39, including shipping

The Products: This Total Beauty Collection for Mother’s Day is filled with luxury spa products to help pamper any mother’s you know (or yourself!). There are 7 products and 2 bonus items.

The Concept: The Mother’s Day Collection was created as a way to thank the mother’s in your life for all they do.

The Coupon: Use the code MOM to save $10 off your box, or use code MOM2 to save $23 on two boxes. Get coupons for other collections at the end of this post!

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Here is the product card, I love that they include the values for the product sizes they include in the box and that the Naked Wines gift card is a bonus and not totaled as a part of the box value.

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Neutrogena Naturals Lip Balm – Retail Value $3 (Full-Size!)

This is actually the last lip balm I bought for my mom. I used to use it all the time and I absolutely love it. My lips feel so soft and hydrated.

Tata Harper Rose Floral Essence – Retail Value $5

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 Montagne Jeunesse Face Spa Mask – Retail Value $2.49 (Full-Size!)

I always buy these face masks when I need a last-minute spa day. They are one of my favorite masks to pick up.

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pur~lisse pur~moist Hydra-Balance Moisturizer – Retail Value $55 (Full-Size!)

Thanks to subscription boxes, I love Pur-lisse products. I don’t have any full-size products from them, so I am really excited to get this in the box!

Naked Wines $50 Gift Card – Bonus!

I was so happy this was considered just a bonus because I never use any of the cards.


 ALFAPARF Cristalli Liquid Serum – Retail Value $4.42

This serum smells amazing and feels so luxurious on my skin. I absolutely love it.

Advanced Body Care by ME! Bath-Bath Soak Mini – Retail Value $4

I love bath soaks like this and the smell is so delicious. I can’t wait to use it

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 Advanced Body Care by ME! Sugar Scrub – Retail Value $40 (Full-Size!)

This is another amazing smelling product. I can’t wait to use it.

Thoughts: I am incredibly impressed with this Mother’s Day Collection box by Total Beauty Collection. I think it makes such a great Mother’s Day gift and I’ve already taken advantage of the sale to pick up boxes for my mom and grandmom.

What do you think about the Mother’s Day Collection from Total Beauty Collection? Will you be getting a box?

Total Beauty Collection has a sale going on for their other collections:


Fresh & Beautiful Collection, $20 Now $12 with Code: FLASH
Red Carpet Ready Collection, $25 Now $15 with Code: FLASH
The Beautiful You Collection, $30 Now $20 with Code: SAVE33
Favorites Sampler Collection:  2 for $20 w/Code: 2FER
Pamper Me Pretty Collection, $25 Now $15 with Code: FLASH
Pink Embrace Collection, $24.99 Now $14.99 with Code: FLASH

Wantable Intimates Review April 2014

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The Wsntable Intimates box seems to be a favorite among a lot of people, but it’s been hit or miss for me lately. I was excited to see how this box would be.

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The Cost: $36 a month ($40 for a one-time box)

The Products: The Wantable Intimates box has 4 – 5 intimates including underwear, soft bras, lounge wear and hosiery and more.

The Concept: The Wantable Intimates box was created to help you keep your intimates collection up to date with some of the best brands available.

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

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Here are the options I chose for this month’s intimates box.

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Adrienne Vittadini Boot Socks Fuschia/Black – Retail Value $18

These socks are to soft and comfy – I absolutely love them!

wantable intimates review QT Intimates White with Yellow Trim Bikini- Retail Value $14

The lace and yellow trimming is cute, but it is a little too grandmom-ish for me.

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Yummie by Heather Thomson Sylvia Camisole Flame – Retail Value $34

I think this cami is incredibly cute, but it is a size too small, so I will be passing this on to my sisters.

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Yummie by Heather Thomson Carolyn Long Tank – Retail Value $54

I was surprised at the value of this tank – I don’t think I would ever spend this much on a tank. It does guarantee to help flatter your form which is a major plus side for me.

Thoughts: I am on the fence with this box. I did like a few of the items included, but with the cami in the wrong si box I’ze and not-so-flattering underwear, this isn’t the best box I’ve received from Wantable.

What did you think about the Wantable Intimates box?