Friday, 9 December 2016

Mommy Mailbox Review - December 2016 - Lifestyle Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

This box was provided complimentary for review & this post contains affiliate links.
What is it? Mommy Mailbox
How Much? $33.95 per month, plus $8 shipping to Canada. Save on 3 and 6 month subscriptions. Prices in US dollars.
What’s in it? A box filled with 4-6 gifts to uplift and reward mothers

Mommy Mailbox is a lifestyle subscription aimed at busy moms. Their aim is to reward and uplift mom with a special package delivered just for her. The boxes are carefully curated to make mom's life better, easier and sweeter
Let’s face it, being a mom comes with great days and challenging days. We want the day your Mommy Mailbox arrives on your doorstep to be your favorite day!

Each box is curated by a different guest blogger, who shares a piece of her style with you by including her favourite goodies. Items are a mix of fashion, gourmet food, fitness, art, home d├ęcor and beauty. You can view previous boxes here to get a sense of what kind of products are included.

I first reviewed Mommy Mailbox in November 2015. I wrote then that while Mommy Mailbox is aimed at mothers, after receiving the box, I strongly believed (and still do!) that this box is suitable for any woman.

Click here to see my last review.

The November  box is themed Pamper and it is curated by actress, mom, and lifestyle blogger Beverly Mitchell. You can find her blog at Growing Up Hollywood.

Product Card

First look!

Wrenn Alexa Tiny Meteorite Druzy Stud Earrings ($25)
These earrings are gorgeous in their simplicity. I've received a few pairs of earrings in boxes over the years and these are by far my favourite.

Wild Ophelia Peanut Butter Cups ($3)
These mini peanut butter cups are made with 70% dark cacao and sea salt. They're quite tasty!

Ofra Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick Mini in Santa Ana ($10)
This formula goes on smooth without any stickiness. Santa Ana is a versatile "berry rose" shade that is good for day or night.

San Francisco Salt Co. Himalayan Salt (5oz sample, $2)
At first I thought this was cooking salt, but it's actually pure Himalayan salt for bath. For a soothing experience, just pour the bag in a warm bath, or use for soaking feet.

Rifle Paper Co. Jardin de Paris Notepad ($8)
I LOVE Rifle Paper Co. I have so many of their products, many from boxes and some from my own purchases. Add some refinement to your grocery lists with this floral pad.

The November Mommy Mailbox, curated by Beverly Mitchell, included five products, valued around $50 US. This box costs $42 US for Canadians, including shipping. I really love this box. Everything in here this month is right up my alley. Like I said above, despite being aimed at mothers, this box is suitable for all women. Don't let the Mommy Mailbox name fool you! If you like receiving well curated package of beauty and lifestyle products, be sure to check it out.

Interested in trying Mommy Mailbox? Use promo code TAKE5 to get $5 off the first month of your month-to-month subscription!

Click here to check out Mommy Mailbox.

Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before signing up. 

Thursday, 8 December 2016

BuddhiBox Review - November 2016 - Eco-Lifestyle Subscription Box

This box was provided complimentary for review.
What is it? BuddhiBox
How Much? $34.95 per month, plus $12.99 shipping to Canada. Save on longer terms. All prices in US dollars.
What’s in it? Mix of 4-6 full-size products and product samples to enrich mind, body, and soul.

BuddhiBox is a subscription service for yoga lovers. The goal of BuddhiBox is to deliver "monthly mindfulness through a curated box of products that enhance your yoga practice and lifestyle". Each month you will receive items that enrich mind, body, and soul. Items may include healthy food, supplements, beauty products, and yoga accessories. A monthly BuddhiBox will include 4-6 products for you to discover and share. Even if you don't practice yoga, BuddhiBox is for people who enjoy a peaceful and mindful existence. BuddhiBox practices Saucha (living purely) and only partners with businesses that follow ethical and conscious standards in production.

For a lower cost option, check out the BuddhiBox Essential Oil subscription. For $14.95 per month, plus shipping, you get one essential oil roll-on, a deluxe bath & body sample, a crystal, small jewellery piece, or other gift, and a 15 min meditation. Each box will contain 4 deluxe sample items and valued at $35-$40+ each month. Click here to see more.

First look!

This month we are practising Peacock Pose (mayurasana) and making Roasted Cauliflower with Olives. 

Product Card

Vega Coffee Sample ($2)
Vega coffee is Fair Trade, farmer grown and farmer roasted from sustainable coffee farms in Nicaragua. They also have a subscription that ships to Canada for only $4 per shipment!

Tranzend Detox Stix (2, $3.30)
These aren't listed on the product card so they might be a bonus. They were originally supposed to be in the July 2016 box, but no one received them. These packets are a vitamin supplement to help naturally eliminate harmful toxins and bring the body back into balance.

Urban Siren Elements Headband ($12.50)
This thick band hold hair in place while the moisture wicking fabric keeps sweat out of the eyes. 

Bedrock & Bloom Smart Ash All Natural Whitening Tooth Powder (Sample, $2)
Smart ash is a blend of organic ingredients that help lift stains from your teeth naturally.

Co Pur Lavender Lime Body Balm ($15)
In honour of BuddhiBox's 2nd anniversary, all subscribers will receive two extras from past boxes. This is my first extra. I first received this moisturizer stick in January 2016 and I loved it. It's perfect for travel and comes at just the right time. My next big trip is 2 months away!

SkinYoga Almond Orange Face Scrub ($18)
This powdered scrub hydrates and mildly exfoliates to give a smooth, flawless complexion.

House of Good Juju Mother's Day Love & Light Tea Light ($3.50)
This is my second bonus item. I first received this one in May 2016. It smells fantastic and is infused with essential oils of lavender, jasmine, grapefruit, and patchouli. 

Purely Zen Watercolour Cards ($16)
These note cards are designed with original artwork by health and wellness coach Deborah Walker. They're quite pretty! I love watercolours.

The special 2nd anniversary BuddhiBox included eight products, valued around $76 US. This box costs just under $50 US for Canadian customers, including shipping. I really like the variety this month with skincare, wellness, fitness, and lifestyle products.

Click here to check out BuddhiBox.

Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before signing up. 

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Little Life Box Review - November 2016 - Canadian Eco-Lifestyle Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

This box was provided complimentary for review and this post contains affiliate links.
What is it? Little Life Box
How Much? $19/month plus $8 shipping. Tax extra. Prices in Canadian dollars.
What’s in it? Up to a dozen organic, natural, health conscious samples.

Little Life Box is a Canadian subscription service that sends a box full natural and Eco-friendly
samples of carefully selected products, including non GMO, gluten free, and raw or vegan choices. Products may include snacks, cosmetics, supplements, vitamins, and more. Items included in the box vary each month, and Little Life Box guarantees that you will never receive the exact same product sample twice. A vegan option is available for purchase as well. 

Little Life Box allows health conscious amateurs and epicureans to discover new healthy and organic items without having to blindly pay the full price. Their mission is to encourage people to make better choices with their everyday staples by helping them discover new ones every month.

Click here to see all my Little Life Box reviews.

Pretty packaging!

First look!

Enerex Omega More High Potency Wild Oregano Oil (sample)
This sample has 6 soft gels containing  oregano oil, which is high in vitamins A & D and is said to help boost the immune system.

Guru Energy Water ($2.62)
This is a zero calorie water beverage that has about 100mg of caffeine per 12oz can. I've tried this in grapefruit before, and it's pretty good.

Altura Pink Salt (250g, $3.49)
This non-treated pink salt is harvested in the Andes mountains, 300 metres above sea level.

Hungry Buddha Heavenly Honey Coconut Chips ($2.50)
Coconut chips are a high fibre, gluten free, vegan snack.

Paqui Tortilla Chips in Nacho Cheese ($1)
These are gluten-free, non-GMO tortilla chips.

Central Roast Raw Mixed Nuts ($2.50)
These are a great snack that's high in fibre and calcium.

Spry Xylitol Chewing Gum in Cinnamon (10pc, $1.79 x 3)

Spry Xylitol Chewing Gum in Spearmint (30 pc, $4.79)

Xylitol gum is sugar free and helps maintain oral health. I find the flavour doesn't last as long as traditional gum, but it's still good.

Les CocoNuts Raspberry Lime Lip Balm ($5)
This lip balm has a rich coconut oil base, along with beeswax and shea butter.

SBT Soothing Salve - Coughs & Colds & Sniffles Too (sample)
This is an all natural, vegan vapour rub. Contains naturally healing Seabuckthorn, Eucalyptus, Ravintsara, Peppermint and Ravensara Oils.

North American Hemp Co. Moisturizing Shampoo (15ml sample)
Soak It Up moisturizing shampoo drenches your dried out locks in its Omega Fatty Acid rich formula containing chamomile extract and thermal algae to hydrate, repair split ends and add incredible shine. 

The November Little Life Box included 11 products valued over $30 Canadian. There's a nice mix of products with snacks, skincare, and wellness. There's a few new products here for me to test out and a few old favourites.

If you are interested in ordering Little Life Box, use promo code jill10 at checkout to save 10% off your first month of monthly subscription. This is valid for new subscribers only, with the purchase of a monthly plan (not valid on 3 or 12 month terms). 

Click here to check out Little Life Box.
Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before signing up. 

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Bowzer Box Review - November 2016 - Canadian Pet Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

This box was provided complimentary for review and this post contains referral links.
What is it? Bowzer Box
How Much? $29/month CDN, plus $6 shipping per box. Save on 3 & 6 month subscriptions.
What's in it? 5-6 items such as dog treats, toys, and accessories

Bowzer Box is a Canadian subscription service that delivers a box of doggy goodies every month. Their mission is to bring wholesome, healthy treats, and durable, quality toys right to your doorstep. Bowzer Box caters to all dogs - small, medium, or large. Subscriptions start at $29 per month. You can save by pre-paying for a 3 or 6 month subscription. Shipping is an additional $6 per box. Bowzer Box includes a variety of handpicked items including toys, treats, samples, and coupons from various brands. Every box is unique and each one will highlight a Canadian product. Bowzer Box also donates a portion of proceeds to animal related charities.

Bowzer Box recently launched Bowzer Shop, and online shop where you can re-order all your favourites and get free shipping on orders over $60!

Click here to see all my Bowzer Box reviews.

This is a review for a small dog box. 

The theme for November is Hibernatin'. The box includes healthy treats perfect for hanging out in the den and a toy to play with while the human watches the game.

First look!

Product card!

Until December 31st, save $10 on a purchase of $40+ at the Bowzer Shop! Use code PAWLIDAY.

Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Hockey Puck ($9.95) 
This toy is rated 3 out of 5 Chompers on our Durability Scale, making it suitable for moderate chewers. It can be filled with treats and is good for small to medium size dogs.

Benny Bully's Treats ($7.99)
These treats are packed with Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids for healthy skin and coat.

Vegaclicious Popped Snacks ($3.99)
These healthy dog treats are low in fat, free of corn, soy, and gluten, and made with human-grade ingredients. 

Vegalicious Healthy Chew Twig Sticks ($7.99)
Twig sticks are good for teeth and gums and are gluten free.

Rollover Premium Pet Food Roasted Beef Strip ($3)
This 5" beef strip is made from 100% beef tendon with no added ingredients. They are long  lasting and help clean teeth.

The November Bowzer Box included five products, valued around $33 Canadian. Lots of treats this month, but they are all high quality products from Canadian companies.

If you are interested in trying Bowzer Box, you can save 10% off your first month's box. Just enter promo code CDNBOX  at checkout!
Click here to check out Bowzer Box. 

Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before signing up. 

Monday, 5 December 2016

Gentleman's Box Review - November 2016 - Men's Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

This box was provided complimentary for review and this post contains affiliate links.
What is it? Gentleman's Box
How Much? $33/month, including postage. Prices in US dollars.
What’s in it? 4-5 products for men

Gentleman’s Box is a subscription box for men providing essential items for today's gentleman. The monthly subscription box may contain a range of items from grooming supplies to wardrobe accessories – each selected to complement your or your man's lifestyle and align with our monthly theme.

Each box is themed around a noteworthy gentleman from past or present. The products inside each box are picked to reflect the class and style of that month's featured individual.

Over the years, many renowned individuals have defined what it means to be a modern gentleman. Through courage, charisma and admiration, these men have become icons to fellow gentlemen.

In addition to a monthly box of products, all US and Canadian members receive GQ magazine as a bonus to their subscription for one full year. The value of GQ magazine is not considered in the total retail value of the boxes distributed by Gentleman’s Box. For Canadian subscribers, the first issue should arrive 6-10 weeks after your initial sign up date. Magazines are distributed directly from GQ. A year GQ subscription to Canada is valued at $22 US!

You can check out all my Gentleman's Box reviews here.

This month's box honours "Our Favourite Gentleman of the North", which must be someone from Game of Thrones! The write up sounds like it's Kit Harington (Jon Snow), the new face of Mencap UK, a charity that supporters families of children with learning disabilities. This box is here to help us transition into the holiday season, and provides some products that are sure to impress.

First look! $100 Voucher
This voucher is good for $100 off a purchase of $160+. It's valid only in certain US states. I will be passing this on to my cousin in Seattle.

Gentleman of the North Classic Toque  ($30 US)
This is a Canadian company. They also have a sock subscription! Until November 30, new Sock of the Month subscribers can get their first month free using code GENTBOX. Shipping in Canada is free. Minimum 3-month commitment required.

Dead Soxy Teddy Socks ($25)
The Teddy sock is part of the new Boardroom Collection, and is "without a doubt the softest and best performing “dress” sock on the market today". These socks are super soft. They are 97% polyester and 3% spandex.

Lucky Scruff Beard Oil ($10)
The Holy blend is our original beard oil, the one that started it all. Infused with essential oils that capture the dusty, citrusy aspect of frankincense with a hint of mahogany. This oil will certainly keep you smelling good all day long! 

Gold Bond Hydrating Cream (Sample)
When skin needs intensive moisture, GOLD BOND® Ultimate Men’s Intensive Therapy is a rich, thick lotion that nourishes extra dry, problem skin. It’s formulated with 7 moisturizers, 4 vitamins, and skin-strengthening proteins to keep skin smooth and soft, and provides 24 hour moisturization.

Quinton Shaw Anchor Bracelet ($35)
This wrap bracelet is made with a leather strap. The anchor is 14k gold coated stainless steel.

Wine Aerator ($10)
I don't know about gentleman, but this lady loves this addition. The booklet says every gentleman should know a thing or two about throwing a great holiday party, and he should know a thing or two about wine. I agree! A wine aerator helps expose the wine to air as it pours, which enhances the flavour, especially for reds.

The November Gentleman's Box included seven products valued over $110 US (not including the voucher). It's a great box this month and I especially like the wine products. My boyfriend claimed the toque, and we signed him up for a Gentleman of the North sock subscirption!

If you are interested in trying Gentleman's Box for yourself or as a gift for a loved one, you can save $5 off your first box using promo code 5OFF. This brings your first box down to $28 US (for Canadians), including shipping.

Click here to check out Gentleman's Box.



Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before signing up.