Tag: subscriptions

Sample Swap, Parcel Post and Giveaway

Hi friends! I have some exciting news for all of you. Yesterday I created a facebook page for my reviews. This will be a compliment to my youtube channel and I will post articles, videos and any other reviews I make. In addition, I will post any giveaways I can offer you my wonderful readers. If you are on facebook and can like my page I would greatly appreciate it.


https://www.facebook.com/smilingldsgirlreviews

My first such giveaway is starting today 4/9/14 and will be open until 4/22/14 which is Earth Day.  This is sponsored by the great people at Ubox that make care packages for college students (and students of any age).  They are a great bang for your buck and a wonderful company.  http://www.ubox4u.com

The giveaway is for a bamboo ipad case.  Click on this photo to be taken to the giveaway or this link http://tinyurl.com/lt9xjnn

ipad case giveaway

I have also recently entered my first sample swap!  It is a great way to get rid of items in boxes you can’t use and get to know fellow subscription junkies.  To make your own swap go to https://www.facebook.com/SampleSwapShop

So please check out the facebook page, the youtube video and the giveaway and please take a look at u

Just the Right Book

Just-the-Right-Book

Hey guys just a quick post here but I wanted to tell you about a cool new service called Just the Right Book.   Its pretty awesome and would make a great gift for the book lover in your life.

You log on to their website  http://justtherightbook.com/ and you create a profilejust right book

They ask you about your favorite books, authors you like, shows you watch and any additional comments (like I put that I’m LDS there and need things to be pretty clean).  You can also give this as a gift and put their preferences and it comes wrapped each month/bi-month/quarterly that you order.  You can also pick between paperback, hardcover or mixed.  The lowest cost is quarterly, paperback for $85 a year including shipping.

You can also return a book if you don’t care for it or already own it.  Pretty neat right!

Check out my youtube video to learn more

This is the book they got me this month and it is one I’ve wanted to read for a while.  I think they did pretty good

just the right book2I signed up for the bi-monthly subscription.  You can cancel at any time.

Lip Factory Review and Unboxing

My last beauty box for box month is here.  Its called lip factory and I had quite the story getting it here.  I had entered my information and then received an email from them saying they needed my address.  I gave them my address but for some reason it was sent to 1357 instead of my number.

With it being returned in the mail I tried to contact them to no avail and their website was down so I got nervous.  I cancelled my account and then posted a comment on their facebook account.  Within a few hours they responded, apologized, explained the situation and sent me a new box that got here quickly.  All in all I think they handled the situation very well and I left feeling impressed.

This box is $22 so it is more expensive than Birchbox or Ipsy but it has much larger samples, some full size.  It also has a larger beauty profiling service than either of those sites so you get the colors that work for your skin type and coloring.  I found it to have a $53.99 value which is a great return.

It is only for girls that wear makeup.  It doesn’t have a lot of health products such as lotions and hair products like ipsy and birchbox have.  I’m a medium makeup wearer but I like it and like trying new things.  I wish I knew how to do my makeup better but I try.

Anyway, here’ s the review.  2 more boxes left for box month!  Fun!  I hope you guys are enjoying learning about these subscription boxes and let me know if you decide to subscribe to any and what you think.

lipfactory

Lipfactory Price Breakdown

Lipfactory
7.99 sweat pea and fay lip joule
6.5 nyc wonder pencil
15.6 me me cosmetics shimmer stack
7.9 red cherry natural lashes
15 coulour u lipstick
1 White Towel Make Up Remover
53.99

 

I Love Boxes

So lately I have gotten into the new trend of subscription boxes.  A friend told me about birchbox and I decided to sign up.  Its a monthly box of samples of health and beauty products.  For $110 a year or $10 a month you sign up and have no idea what you are going to get.  Since signing up for birchbox I’ve also signed up for ipsy and naturebox.

There are so many I could go box crazy.  I’ve always liked ‘a month’ clubs but they are usually so expensive that I couldn’t afford them.   For example, Harry and David fruit of the month is $405 a year and really the spoonable pears are the only thing they have that is very special.

You can also go on to any of the sites and order that month’s box items at full sizes for discount with free shipping.  If you like everything than you can order a full size version of the box. I’ve already ordered a few things that I’ve liked.  Its a lot of fun.

The coolest things about birchbox is you get points for putting reviews on their website of the products you receive.  You get 10 points per review and 100 points you get $10 off.  So I’ve only been a member for 3 months and already I’ve accumulated 168 points.  Not bad.  I can then get discounts.  Also if you buy full size products you get points that add up like I ordered nail polish for $8 including shipping and got 22 points.  Pretty cool!

Naturebox is cool because you get full size bags of all healthy products and you can go on the website and pick what you’d like or be surprised.  I am always on the lookout for healthy snacks so I love that. Another box I just signed up for is called Goodies that is only $7 and gives 4-5 full size healthy snacks that are a surprise but like birchbox they also have a points system that can save you money.  I mean what else can you get for $7 outside of a fast food meal?  So fun!

So here are some fun things I’ve gotten the last few months:

June Birchbox. I loved the apple peel and bark tea
May Birchbox. I loved the apple peel and bark tea
I loved the nail polish last month.  I ordered the whole set
I loved the nail polish last month. I ordered the whole set
July birchbox loved the detangler
July birchbox loved the detangler
July ipsy box.  Not as upscale as birchbox but a lot for the money.  Love the eye shadow
July ipsy box. Not as upscale as birchbox but a lot for the money. Love the eye shadow
Naturebox full of healthy snacks. 7 bags of $27. Dried fruits and yummy trail mix like bombay curried cashews, lone star snack mix and unami roasted nuts
Naturebox full of healthy snacks. 7 bags of $27. Dried fruits and yummy trail mix like bombay curried cashews, lone star snack mix and unami roasted nuts