The Naked Dog Box Subscription Review plus $10 Off!

Hope everyone had a good Memorial Day weekend! We had a blast enjoying the outdoors, and Maddie got tons of great exercise! Recently The Naked Dog Box reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in doing a review of their subscription. After looking up their website I was very impressed with all their great reviews and high quality ingredients, and Maddie never turns down a chance for more food.

The Naked Dog Box is an all natural, gluten free dog food subscription box that is delivered to the consumer’s door every two weeks with fresh, made in the USA dry dog food. Every shipment comes with a surprise treat every time, and the first shipment comes with a stainless steel food scoop.

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What I like about their service is that it’s super easy to use and feels highly customized for your dog. You answer a series of questions about your dog such as size, amount of exercise, age, etc. and then the site recommends a dog food formula. For Maddie (46 lbs, moderate exercise, 4 years old), it recommended the Salmon and Chickpea dry food formula with 6 ounce portions. If your dog is smaller, they offer 4 ounce portions and if your dog is larger they have 8 ounce portions. For Maddie, the cost comes to $27.00/shipment which is 2 weeks worth of food. It sounds like it’s on the pricier side as far as dog food goes, but if you actually look at the cost of good quality dog food it’s very reasonable! Her current dog food (Orijen Original Grain-Free Dry) is $78.99 for a 25 lb bag (about 400 ounces). It lasts her about a month and a half. With this subscription, a month and a half would cost $81.00 plus she gets treats with each shipment!

They currently have a promo code out that saves you $10 off your first shipment. I think it’s a great deal to try the food out and see if your pet likes it. Plus you get the free stainless steel food scoop and a high quality treat too! Get $10 off your first shipment with promo code 10BUCKS!

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Okay, now onto the actual review! Maddie knew this box was for her as soon as we brought it inside, so she was “helping me” go through everything.

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Unluckily for her, there was a cute little craft on the back on the information card that I decided to make.

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It has cut-outs to make a paper bow that can be attached to the collar! How cute!

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Since she wasn’t willing to sit up for a collar picture, she ended up with the bow on her head. This is Maddie giving me her best “but why, mom?” look. She did earn some delicious treats for her troubles though!

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Sojos Peanut Butter & Jelly Flavor Dog Treats | $8.35
These treats took her mind off the bow completely! I was really surprised by how big of a box these are. I guess I was expecting a single chew or a small treat, but this is a full sized box. Very impressed with the value! I love the short ingredients list: oat flour, rolled oats, peanut butter, strawberries, eggs, canola oil. The treats are made here in the USA and are wheat free and corn free. Each treat is pretty small so they’re excellent for training or for putting into a puzzle. Maddie had a lot of fun with these in her Kong toy, since the bone shape of these treats makes them harder to fall out.

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6 ounce Stainless Steel Food Scoop | $2.00 (?)
Like I mentioned earlier, the first shipment comes with a stainless steel food scoop in the size recommended for your dog. While this is a free item, I definitely put value on getting a high quality item like this that can be used over and over again. I wish all dog food came with a properly sized scoop like this! It really takes the guesswork out of figuring out exactly how much to feed, and also the handle is long enough to keep your hands clean when you’re scooping.

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The Naked Dog Salmon and Chickpea Dry Food | $27.00
The food itself comes in a plain brown bag with a simple label on it. All the feeding instructions (super simple, thanks to the awesome scoop!) and list of ingredients come on a separate card.

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One of the big advantages to having your food delivered direct from the source is that you can reach out to customer service and get a real person at any time. I like that on the bottom of the card it provides you with a contact email: sandy@thenakeddogbox.com! Dog food is totally confusing (I remember when I first got Maddie and I spent so much time researching online about dog nutrition and how to read labels!) and I value having someone to answer any questions or concerns that may pop up.

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On the back of the card you can find the nutrition analysis. I’m happy to see that the website matched Maddie with the best formula choice! The Salmon and Chickpea recipe has the highest protein content with more omega fatty acids than the others. It’s exactly what our vet has always recommended for Maddie, because she has such a lean and muscular build. You probably can’t tell from the pictures, but this dog is basically 46 lbs of muscle!

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Here’s a sense of the size of the food compared to a penny. All the dog food from The Naked Dog is single protein, which is good for dogs with allergies or sensitive stomachs. All their food is made in the USA and grain-free, gluten-free, corn-free, soy-free, and potato-free! Maddie really enjoyed eating this food, though she’s not a picky eater at all. She had no trouble at all transitioning to this food. Good appetite, great energy, no upset stomach or loose stools.

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Maddie had a great time helping with the review of this subscription! The one thing I would add is that I wish the first shipment came with instructions on how to transition your dog from their existing food to a new recipe. We have always done it gradually over a course of a week just to make sure it’s not a very sudden change to her diet, which can cause her to have an upset stomach. We mix the new food in with her old food slowly over time, adding more of the new food each day. It has always worked well for us and Maddie never has any problems switching foods this way!

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No review of a dog box is complete without silly pictures of Maddie, so I just had to add these in.

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Overall it was a great subscription service to discover! I think the value is definitely there, and if you’re even remotely interested, the $10 off promo code is a must-try! Use code 10BUCKS for your first shipment. They also have a satisfaction guarantee, so if your dog doesn’t love the food they’ll refund the cost of your box. The cancellation process is really easy as well–you can pause or edit your subscription online at any time. So basically it’s risk free and you get super high quality dog food at a reasonable price. What’s not to love about that? Let me know if you are a current subscriber or are planning to subscribe! I would love to hear your thoughts!

FabFitFun Summer 2016 Subscription Review plus $10 Off!

After a few delays, I finally have my FabFitFun Summer box in hand! The spoilers came out ages ago and I’ve been dying to get my box to see what variations I received! This is my second FabFitFun box and I’m so glad I decided to sign up last season.

FabFitFun is a quarterly subscription box that sends out beauty, wellness, fashion, and fitness products for $49.99 a box. If you choose to purchase a whole year (4 boxes), the price goes down to $44.99 a box. They promise at least a $200 value in each box, though they sometimes exceed that by quite a bit. If you’re looking for a box that delivers an amazingly great value each time, this is the one!

If you like what you see, the Summer box is still currently available for purchase. Get $10 off (bringing the price down to only $39.99) by using this link. For $39.99, that’s a total steal! That makes it the same price as POPSUGAR Must Have, and with the lackluster couple of PSMH boxes lately this box shines especially bright.

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I really love the box designs! Such adorable illustrations. I’m a sucker for cute packaging!

FabFitFun Summer 2016 Subscription Review plus $10 Off!

Each box comes with a little booklet about the items and interesting articles. This box they featured an interview with Trina Turk that I enjoyed reading.

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Upon first glance I was really happy with my variation colors!

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Trina Turk Tote | $55.00
The yellow tote is the one I wanted, because I love the cheerful color and the phrasing. It’s the perfect summer beach bag! I already used it a bunch of times, and have already gotten compliments on it! Subscribers either received this yellow tote, or an orange one that says “Vitamin Sea” or a navy blue one that says “Seas the Day”.

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Thick rope handles give a really fun nautical feel. I also like that it’s really comfortable on the shoulder. My current beach bag has thin straps that dig into my skin, and once I switched to this bag I’ve converted for good! The yellow canvas is also really thick and sturdy, and best of all–it can go through the wash. I put it through a gentle cycle recently and it came out good as new!

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And heads up, it’s also huge. The width is around 22 inches. It fits so much stuff, I can carry several beach towels and still have room for flip flops and sunscreen.

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Summer & Rose Yoga Towel | $36.00
This is another variation item. The other two options were blue and orange, with the phrases “more happy, less worry” and “dream big” respectively. I wonder if the towels matched the totes, so if you got an orange tote you got an orange towel? I was hoping for the blue towel but the pink would have been my second choice, so I’m pretty happy.

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Cute, right? The hand lettering look is beautiful and really trendy right now. The towel is a microfiber blend and absorbs moisture very well. It’s also machine washable, which is pretty much the most important thing to me. It’s meant to be a yoga towel, but can definitely be used for a variety of purposes.

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Stemulation Daily Micro Derm Scrub | $34.00
Since this is such a huge bottle, I was expecting it to be a really course scrub for the body. It’s actually quite fine and gentle enough for the face. The scrub also works as a cleanser, and it foams up as you massage it in circles. This thing should last me a very long time, and I can’t wait to see the long term results! My skin feels really soft and smooth after using it and I’d love to see if these results are sustainable.

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FabFitFun Every Day Beach Waves Spray | $18.00
This is the only item in the box that I dislike. I’m up to my ears in sea salt/beach hairspray and really don’t need a big full sized one like this. I tried it once pretty half-heartedly because I don’t have much luck with these sprays, and this one didn’t work for me either. It did absolutely nothing except make my hair smell a little nicer…

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Passport to Beauty Gypsetter Luminous Lips in Bohemian Glow | $18.00
I gifted this to a friend because I have so many lippies and she was in search of a new gloss. Subscribers received one out of three color variations, but my friend said the pigment didn’t transfer that well. It’s more a sheer tint of color with a really high gloss factor. She loves how shiny the glossy is, but wishes the color payoff were better.

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Betches Ice Pop Molds | $19.00
This is an exclusive collaboration with FabFitFun. I like the idea of getting ice pop molds, but not sure this is one that I will use. For one thing, they’re pretty small. The plastic sticks also don’t stand up in the liquid on their own, so they come out crooked most of the time. I’ve actually been using this mold as an ice tray.

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The molds are in the shape of champagne bottles. The plastic quality doesn’t seem very high, so I think the $19 value is pretty ridiculous. I bought the most adorable ice trays at IKEA the other day for like $5 that had better silicone. Target also has lovely ice pop molds for under $10.

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OSEA Atmosphere Protection Cream | $48.00
Okay, I love this stuff. I didn’t think I would, but I totally do. It’s lightweight, absorbs quickly, and gives your skin a matte finish. It works really well as a primer and it’s perfect for the hot humid summer days of Houston. I’ve been using it every day since I got my box and love how it feels on my face. The glass bottle is also super chic.

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The box also included some samples for Burt’s Bees BB Cream and Compeed Blister Cushion Packs. I found it kind of weird that this box didn’t include any gift cards, because in the past few boxes they’ve always had at least one gift card. But nonetheless, I did use these samples and actually found the blister cushions pretty useful when I was breaking in a new pair of leather sandals!

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Overall it was a good box for me. I love the tote, the towel, the scrub, and the moisturizer. Seeing as how those are the big ticket items from the box, I would call that a win! The moisturizer is actually a potential holy grail item, and it basically covers the cost of the box! The overall value is $228, which is amazing for a $50 box.

Since this is only my second box, I can’t really attest to the pattern behavior of this subscription. But I do know that both boxes that I’ve received so far are great! I think the team at FFF does a really thoughtful curation of seasonal items. This definitely felt like a summer box to me! Many of the items have already become part of my routine now and I look forward to seeing what amazing goodies they’ll include in the fall box (my favorite season!).

POPSUGAR Must Have May 2016 Box Review and Promo Code!

Finally got my May POPSUGAR box this week! I peeked and looked at spoilers before I got my box, so I knew what to expect already. I never seem to have the self restraint to avoid looking at spoilers! But it’s completely different to actually have the box in my hands, because sometimes the spoilers don’t look that exciting but I end up loving the box once I actually receive it. I was hoping this would be one of those boxes.

POPSUGAR Must Have is a subscription service that sends a variety of items for women that are curated by the POPSUGAR editors. Items typically include food, beauty, home, among other miscellaneous things. Each month is $39.99/month, but you can use the code REFER5 to get $5 off your first month. It’s hands down my favorite subscription thus far, and consistently has a great cost to value ratio. Almost every month the value of the box is more than $100.

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Recently POPSUGAR has gone through another rebranding, so I’m still getting used to the new look. While I like the more minimal branding, I think the boxes are packed more haphazardly now. This month all my items arrived kind of jumbled without much protective packaging. Luckily nothing was broken, but I miss the old days of carefully packed boxes!

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On the bright side the information cards look really posh now!

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Kocostar Foot Therapy | $10.00
First of all, I always get excited when I see products that I’ve seen at Anthropologie being featured in a subscription box! Normally this is a little out of my price range for what I’m willing to spend on a single-use foot mask, but since it came in a box I’m pretty happy. This foot mask is meant to be worn for 1.5 hours, so get Netflix ready! Word of advice: don’t try to walk in this mask! There’s a good chance that you’ll slip, since the interior is very slick.

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Spongelle Spongology Body Buffer | $20.00
I’m a sucker for gorgeous packaging, and this is my favorite that I’ve seen from Spongelle before! Even though the concept of a cleanser-infused sponge is sort of wasteful, I do enjoy using them for traveling. Instead of having to bring little bottles of of body wash, I can bring a sponge that is meant to be disposed of after a week or two. This one is supposed to last for approximately 20 uses.

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This sponge is definitely great for exfoliating–it’s much rougher than I expected! I found it to be pretty luxurious, almost like a little massage for myself in the shower. My skin felt really soft and clean afterwards and I love the scent!

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Happy Spritz Breathe Deeply | $25.00
I don’t really know what to use this for. It’s meant to be used on your face as a refreshing spray, and also on your yoga mat after an intense workout session. I find peppermint oil to be very harsh on my skin, so I definitely didn’t want to spray any on my face. I tried some on my yoga mat but I still prefer the actual cleaner that my yoga studio provides after each class. I’ve also tried using it as a room freshener spray but it didn’t really do much. Feeling sort of disappointed since it’s one of the higher priced items in this box and so far I’m totally stumped on what to use this for. Open to any and all suggestions!

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GAIAM Foldable Yoga Mat | $24.98
I applaud POPSUGAR for sending something very different, because I don’t think I’ve ever seen a yoga mat in a subscription box like this before! Personally, I won’t get very much use out of this mat because I pretty much never travel with a yoga mat and I already have a very thin one that rolls up efficiently (also by GAIAM). Since this one is meant to be folded, it’s quite difficult to get the folds out of it even after keeping it unfolded for several days. For me, that’s a deal breaker because I love having my yoga mat lay perfectly flat. It bothers me to even have a small corner curled up! Plus I think over time your mat would crack at the fold marks. I’ll be passing this along to a friend who needs a yoga mat, since I know it would just be collecting dust in my home.

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Bluma Project Capri Bracelets Set of 2 | $44.00
I love the adorable packaging! These bracelets are so much smaller and more delicate than I thought they would be. They are handcrafted by Guatemalan artisans and made with a thin elastic to stretch to accommodate your wrist size. I found them to be a little on the smaller side, since they fit me sort of snugly but I think I have pretty average sized wrists.

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POPSUGAR must really have a thing for tassels right now! First the tassel necklace in the March box and now 2 tassel bracelets! I believe every subscriber received the same color combination: one light blue and one navy.

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I actually like these bracelets way more than I thought I would, but I’m finding myself incredulous about the price tag. I have no idea how these are valued at $22 each. It’s literally just a thin piece of elastic with seed beads.

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JimmyBar! Peanut Butter Clutter Clean Snack Bar | $2.49
Not a huge fan of peanut butter or dates, so my boyfriend got to enjoy this. He liked it, but didn’t feel it was special enough to warrant buying more. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and doesn’t contain any preservatives. Very simple ingredients list for those who are watchful of that: Dates, Peanut Butter, Crisp Brown Rice, Peanuts, Almonds, Honey.

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Hint Kick Black Raspberry Infused Water | $1.69
This was a “special extra”, meaning it’s a sponsored item. My boyfriend and I are both big fans of sugar-free beverages, so I was happy to try a drink that I had never heard of before. I guess maybe because I was expecting it to be a slightly sweet flavor that I was a bit thrown off when it tasted kind of herbal, if that makes sense. It did taste like the fruit infused water that I’ve been obsessed with, but more chemical and herbal. I wasn’t a big fan. I wish I had gotten to try the Lemon Cayenne flavor that some subscribers received. It sounds more interesting. For me, I don’t really see the point of buying this drink. You can make your own infused water by adding mint or lemon or whatever fruit you want. It’s easy, delicious, and cheap! And if you want caffeine, tea comes in a bunch of different types and flavors as well.

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Revlon Volume + Length Magnified Mascara | $8.99
This is another sponsored item, which makes sense since POPSUGAR doesn’t usually send drugstore brands like Revlon. I’m happy to try out a new product though, because sometimes drugstore brands yield amazing results! Unfortunately, this one didn’t impress me. Maybe because I’m so particular about my mascara, but I found the wand difficult to work with and the formula to be flaky. It actually went on my lashes pretty well and I was able to get decent volume. But after a few hours they started to flake off and smudge.

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There was also supposed to be a Half Hitch Goods $10 “Gift Card” in my box, but it appears to be missing. I didn’t even bother contacting customer service about it though, since it wasn’t a true gift card. If I have to spend extra money to get something, shipping isn’t covered, and it doesn’t stack, I don’t count it as an actual gift card. Half Hitch Goods does have some super cute stuff though!

Overall it was a disappointing box for me. I hate to be so negative, and I think this is probably one of the worst I’ve ever written for POPSUGAR, but I’m also trying to be honest. It wasn’t a good fit for me this month. I’m not saying it was a terrible box, since the value is still $137.15 (though to be fair that’s on the lower end for PSMH) and I’m sure plenty of people enjoyed theirs. I just don’t think I’m an active enough person to make this one exciting. The things that I did like are the lower value items: the foot mask, the sponge buffer, and the bracelets. Even though the bracelets have a high price tag, I personally would value them at a much lower cost (maybe like $10 each). I feel like I probably could have purchased similar items for around the same cost of the box.

On the bright side, this just means that next month will for sure be better than this month and I can’t wait to see what we’ll be getting!

Peaches and Petals January 2016 Box Review plus 50% Off Promo Code

I reviewed my first Peaches and Petals box last month and thoroughly enjoyed it, so I was very happy when they offered me a January box to review as well! They are the most affordable box that sends out a combination of lifestyle, fashion, and beauty goods, and I think they do a good job of curating about the themes for each month.

Peaches and Petals is a monthly subscription service that sends out vintage-modern items and beauty goods. They recently changed their pricing. It used to be $14.99, but now it’s $19.99 a month (includes shipping). Current subscribers will keep the old pricing until March. I’m guessing the price increase will also bring higher value boxes and new brands. Each month, you’ll receive a mix of jewelry, fashion accessories, lifestyle goods, and beauty samples. They feature a different theme every month, and January is “No Time Like The Present” and seems to be very travel/adventure oriented. Seems very fitting for January!

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Hamilton Beach Fruit Infuser Bottle | $12.99 (?)
I couldn’t find this exact product online, but similar models can be found for around $10 – $15 on Amazon. I like that this one is BPA free, and has a soft silicon grip on it. I have a few infuser bottles already, but could always use more! I’m totally addicted to infused water and love trying new combinations. Cucumber and lavender is my latest obsession.

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There’s a removable cylindrical basket that you fill with fruit and it fits in the bottle with a strainer lid.

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You can take out the basket completely and still use it as a regular water bottle.

Peaches and Petals January 2016 Box Review plus 50% Off Promo Code

Kikkerland Selfie Stick | $10.00
I was pleasantly surprised to see this in the box. A selfie stick is one of those things that I keep reminding myself to buy, but never actually get around to purchasing. I’m going on vacation in June so this will be a really nice accessory to have. I hate having to bother other people to take photos for me!

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It fits my iPhone 6 and it took pictures without having to install an app or anything. It was very easy and simple to use. The stick extends to a pretty long length (about 36 inches) and collapses to just 8 inches and fits easily into a purse. I need to work on my selfie game though, my pictures were all blurry since my hands are too shaky! I imagine over time they’ll get better as I get more accustomed to the stick.

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Adventure Jewelry | $3.00 (?)
This bangle bracelet is really cute and I like the concept. Dainty gold jewelry is always my absolute favorite. I’m estimating a low value based on how flimsy the bracelet feels and the slight discoloration on the plane and cloud, which is a shame because I really like the style.

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Unfortunately, it’s way too big for me. And since the metal is so thin and flexible, there’s no way for it to stay on my wrist even if I mold it into a smaller size.

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I can get the plane and cloud to sort of latch onto each other, which keeps the bracelet closed. But as a result it’s not as cute and still isn’t very sturdy. I feel like if I wore it around for more than a few minutes I would be really worried about it falling off.

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FamilyCircle Healthy Home-Style Cooking | $5.95
The original listing price is $34.96, but can be found on Amazon for $5.95. At first glance, it definitely has the look of a dated cookbook and doesn’t really inspire me to flip it open and try the recipes…

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But when I opened it, I thought the recipes looked and sounded delicious and found several that I definitely plan to try. The ingredients and instructions are very clear, each recipe comes with a photo, and most of them appear to be very doable for a beginner level cook. It’s a shame that the cover doesn’t reflect the contents of the cookbook!

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Inspirational Decal | $0.50
I like this Peter Pan quote quite a bit and think it’s appropriate for this month’s travel-inspired box. The decal measures about 4 inches tall and wide. I’m thinking about using it for scrapbooking, maybe on a page with vacation photos or something.

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The overall value is probably around $32.44, which is pretty good for the price. It’s more than double what the box cost! This was the last box priced at $14.99, so I think it’s fair to assume the next box will have a higher value. I really enjoyed this month and like it even more than December’s box. The infuser bottle and selfie stick were both hits for me and the cookbook was a nice little extra that I will probably get a good amount of use out of.

If you want an affordable little gift for yourself every month, I think this is worth trying out. Get 50% off your first month with the code PEACHWENDY. (That’s only $10 for your first box!)

Spoiler alert for February ahead!

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Each box will contain a “Love themed” throw pillow cover. I’m guessing the February box will have a pretty heavy Valentine’s Day theme to it! I can’t get enough hearts in my life, so that sounds perfect to me.

BuddhiBox March 2015 Box Review

Back in December I reviewed a BuddhiBox and was so thrilled with what I received. So imagine my excitement when I was offered another box to review!

BuddhiBox is a monthly subscription box for yoga lovers. I’ve been trying to get more involved with yoga and barre classes, so this is hopefully going to help me stay motivated! Each month you will receive 4-6 yoga lifestyle products to promote yoga, health, and overall wellness. They feature mostly products that are organic, vegan, and humanely produced/tested (they have little symbols on the cards to show which items are and are not). Added bonus (and totally my favorite part): BuddhiBox picks a different charity to donate to each month. March’s box will benefit Shelter to Soldier, a non-profit program that rescues shelter dogs and trains them to be psychiatric service companions for wounded combat veterans. I really can’t imagine a better cause.

BuddhiBox costs $30.95/month, or $27.95/month with a 6-month subscription, and $25.95/month with a yearly subscription.

Disclaimer: There are no affiliate links in this post, but I did receive this box for review purposes. 

BuddhiBox March Box ReviewI like that on the information card it very clearly shows which items are vegan, organic, and cruelty free. Everything from this month is cruelty free (yay!), and the only one that isn’t vegan is the Rosewater Ghee. I think if you’re looking for a vegan-friendly box, this one would be a pretty safe bet.

BuddhiBox March Box ReviewEach month they also send out a pose to try. I think these would be fun to collect over time, sort of like yoga flashcards!

BuddhiBox March Box ReviewWellness by Helen Rosewater Ghee Face & Skin Cream | $14.66
I love that BuddhiBox buys from Etsy sellers! Initially I was hesitant to put this cream on my face, since ghee sounds like it’s really oily and heavy, but the cream is surprisingly light and absorbs quickly. It almost feels like a souffle texture, like sort of fluffy, if that makes sense. The rosewater scent is on the lighter side and fades quickly, but if you aren’t a fan of rose or scented face creams it would probably still be too much. I used it as a night cream and it worked very well. I really like how soft it feels on my skin, how quickly it absorbed, and the non-greasy formula, so this is a winner in my book. I’ll definitely finish the whole jar and maybe even buy another one!

BuddhiBox March Box ReviewAILA Cosmetics Nail Lacquer in Namaste | $17.00
I’m always excited to discover new 5-free nail polish formulas, and this brand is completely new to me. The color is described as “warm mocha with a glimmer” and it’s perfect for a subtle nude nail. I personally thought it looked a little pink too, which is right up my alley. The formula is really quite lovely: it applied evenly without streaking, dried to a high shine, and has stayed put for the past 2 days without any signs of chipping. I had an opaque color in 2 coats, not bad! I might have a new go-to 5-free polish brand now!

BuddhiBox March Box ReviewBlendBee Love Oolong Time Tea | $2.50
I can never have enough tea in my life, and this blend of oolong, peppermint, hibiscus, lavender, and licorice root sounds delicious! The bag contains enough for 5 cups, and you get 25% off a future order with code BuddhiBox25. This brand is also new to me, so I’m glad to try it out.

BuddhiBox March Box ReviewThe tea also came with a reusable muslin tea bag! I never considered using little muslin bags as reusable tea bags, but it makes a lot of sense and I feel really silly for not having thought of it sooner. I have so much loose tea so I definitely needed this.

BuddhiBox March Box ReviewQuinntessentials Hand Sanitizer | $10.00
This went right in my gym bag since I always need more hand sanitizer in my life. I’ve never used a spray version before, and I’m wondering if I can use it on my yoga mat as well to sanitize it. The scent is pretty strong (it’s a blend of mint, rosemary, and lemon) but fades quickly as the sanitizer dries. Compared to regular Purell scent, I would pick this mint/rosemary any day. I also love the glass bottle, definitely plan to refill and continue using it when I run out.

BuddhiBox March Box ReviewMama Kuka YogaSphere Medium Strap | $8.00
I was so intimidated by this strap. At first I was like “well, I can’t use this” because I didn’t think I had gotten far enough in my yoga classes to really need something to make it even harder, but then I realized this actually makes a lot of poses easier to attain. Plus it’s great for improving my flexibility. It’s turning out to be my favorite item in this box! I love that I received something I will get a ton of use out of and probably never would have purchased for myself. That’s the exact reason subscription boxes exist!

BuddhiBox March Box ReviewSacredxStones Mini Mala Bracelet | $8.05
Growing up with a lot of Buddhist extended family means I have a ton of Mala beads, so this is really the only item I probably won’t use. I do like the concept of an “on-the-go” set of beads for shorter meditations, but personally found these beads too small to comfortably use. Maybe I’m just spoiled by the really heavy stone beads my relatives would send me. Or maybe I just have really clumsy fingers…

BuddhiBox March Box ReviewThere were a few coupon codes and whatnot in the box as well, all of them pertaining in some way to yoga. I thought this little temporary tattoo was really cute 🙂

BuddhiBox March Box ReviewVerdict on the box: the value was really great, totaling $60.21! The curation was really spot on and I do feel the items are practical but still fun, plus they are very much in line with the lifestyle they are trying to represent. I imagine it would be really encouraging and helpful to receive a box like this every month as a reminder to stay on track and stay healthy. I know of several “yogis” in my life who would love this, and I’m considering gifting it for their birthdays as a nice little surprise. I might even pick one up for my yoga instructor, I think she would absolutely adore this. I’m excited to see what amazing boxes BuddhiBox will produce in the upcoming months!