The Sweet Pea Post Review – November 2014

by Must Have Boxes on November 26, 2014

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Company: The Sweet Pea Post

Category: Stationery

Cost: USD $4.79/month, free shipping

About: “The Sweet Pea Post is a subscription service that sends letter sized envelopes to your mailbox every month stuffed with stationery and craft samples.”

The Scoop: Each month, you’ll receive an envelope packed with 5-6 sample sized stationery products or craft supplies. The featured items may include washi tapes, ribbons, stickers and more! Get your imagination going with this fun surprise goody subscription.

The Box:

I’m super crafty and I love discovering new things that can help take my handwritten communications and cards to the next level. The Sweet Pea Post makes that easy by delivering cute stationery and craft products right to your doorstep. The November shipment arrived in a quirky envelope with a rock print and the contents were carefully wrapped in red tissue paper. Let’s check out this month’s featured items…

thegoodies

  • One small craft page pocket
  • Two fall feathers
  • One flag toothpick
  • Mustache washi tape (2 feet)
  • Craft paper stickers
  • 2-3 die cut cardstock
  • Fall leaf
  • Twine bows
  • Metal building decoration

 

These stationery and craft items are adorable! I’m already thinking about all the ways they can be used to decorate gifts, enhance cards,  and be added to photo scrapbooks. The possibilities are endless. :) The November Sweet Pea Post theme is Rustic Fall and it’s all about celebrating the season when the leaves begin to change colors to red, orange and yellow. These items are the perfect way to get creative and celebrate fall.

verdict

Wow! I really enjoyed my first envelope stuffed with unique stationery and craft goods from The Sweet Pea Post. As someone who is always writing letters and designing pretty packaging, this subscription is perfect for me. My favorite items from this month’s shipment are the craft stickers and fun washi tape. The Sweet Pea Post is a total steal too at less than $5.00 per month! I can’t wait to see what arrives next.

Do you love specialty paper goods? Thinking about subscribing to The Sweet Pea Post? Let me know! 

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Birchbox Review – November 2014

by Must Have Boxes on November 25, 2014

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Company: Birchbox

Category: Beauty

Cost: USD $10.00/month, free shipping

About: Birchbox is the best way to discover new grooming, beauty and lifestyle products. Sample top products from high-end brands, get expert advice, buy new favorites and earn points with every purchase.”

The Scoop: Birchbox has an awesome rewards program. By completing product surveys and purchasing full-size items, you can earn points which translate into actual dollars toward your next purchase. These points rack up quickly too, so you’re sure to score some freebies.

The Box:

Birchbox is back with another collection of handpicked beauty buys that will help you look and feel your best this holiday season. The November theme is all about giving back and, this month, Birchbox partnered with RED to raise money and awareness for the global fight against AIDS. I’m always down to support a good cause. Let’s check out this month’s featured products…

thegoodies

Juice Beauty® Green Apple™ Peel Sensitive
Sample size 0.26 fl oz., value: USD $5.07

Even if you have sensitive skin, you can still enjoy the benefits of an at-home facial peel with this product from Juice Beauty. This award-winning peel is made from organic, fruit-derived hydroxy acids and raw sugar cane, which exfoliates to reduce breakouts and even out skin tone. Watch your complexion transform after just the first use.

TONI&GUY Classic Shine Gloss Serum
Sample size 1.0 fl. oz., value: USD $15.00 

If you use hot hairstyling tools like a blower dryer or flat iron, you know the damage that can be done to your hair. Fight dullness and frizz with this innovative, lightweight serum that gives hair a gorgeous, silky sheen. Simply run a bit of this easy-to-apply serum through your locks to smooth away frizz and add shine to your hair. Love it!

MAKE Dual-Phase Eye Makeup Remover
Sample size 1.0 fl. oz., value: USD $5.50

After a long day, it’s so important to clean your face and remove your makeup. This gentle eye makeup remover by MAKE is an oil-based product that removes eye shadow, liner, and mascara with ease. Have sensitive skin? No worries. This pretty pink-colored remover is  fragrance-free, paraben-free, and hypoallergenic.

Camille Beckman Platinume Gold Imperial Repair Hand Therapy
Sample size 0.25 fl. oz., value: USD $0.83

Hand washing can be hard on your skin; that’s why it’s important to follow-up with moisturizers and lotions to help restore your skin. This Platimume Gold Imperial Repair Hand Therapy from Camille Beckman is packed with botanicals, oils and more to repair cracked skin and restore moisture and softness. This is a must-have this winter!

Laura Mercier Longwear Crème Eye Pencil
Sample size: 0.8 g, value: USD $16.00

Laura Mercier cosmetics are fabulous and I was excited to discover this Longwear Creme Eye Pencil. The holidays are an awesome excuse to wear bold eye color like this fun plum-blue shade. This waterproof, smudge-proof product has a  smooth formula  and a creamy pencil point that makes it easy to draw the perfect cat-eye.

Chuao Chocolatier Assorted ChocoPod
Sample size 0.39 oz., value: USD $1.24

Who doesn’t love chocolate, especially during the holiday season? This chocopod from Chuao Chocolatier features crisp, savory bacon layered with maple sweetness and smoked sea salt in a creamy milk chocolate. The flavor combination is crazy good! I’m thankful that this bar is just a mini size because I could have definitely kept on eating. :)

verdict

Total box value: USD $43.64

  • Juice Beauty® Green Apple™ Peel Sensitive – USD $5.07
  • TONI&GUY Classic Shine Gloss Serum – USD $15.00
  • MAKE Dual-Phase Eye Makeup Remover – USD $5.50
  • Camille Beckman Platinume Gold Imperial Repair Hand Therapy – USD $0.83
  • Laura Mercier Longwear Crème Eye Pencil – USD $16.00
  • Chuao Chocolatier Assorted ChocoPod – USD $1.24

 

Holy smokes! This month’s Birchbox was amazing. The total value of the box was more than quadrupel the cost of the subscription, which is an incredibly good deal. My favorite beauty product this month is the TONI&GUY Classic Shine Gloss Serum. It’s the perfect travel size bottle and it made my hair look shiny and smooth. I was also big fan of the Chuao Chocolatier ChocoPod. It’s a sinfully delicious combination of savory and sweet! This was a great early Thanksgiving gift from Birchbox. I can’t wait to see what arrives next.

What did you receive in your November Birchbox? What was your favorite beauty product this month? Let me know!

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Splendies Review – November 2014 + EXCLUSIVE COUPON CODE!

by Must Have Boxes on November 23, 2014

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Company: Splendies

Category: Panty

Cost: USD $12.00/month, free shipping (Save $4.00 off your first month by using the promo code MUSTHAVE)

About: “Splendies is the easiest way to receive a surprise package of quality undies delivered to your door every month.”

The Scoop: Each month, you’ll receive three fun and sexy panties. Simply choose your size and Splendies will do the rest! Shipping is always free and you can pause or cancel your subscription at any time. Now, you can discover amazing new panty styles and brands you love without ever having to set foot in a store.

The Box:

Splendies is an awesome way to keep your panty collection fresh at a super affordable price. I’m always excited to see what style of panties are delivered each month. The November Splendies shipment arrived in a plain white mailing envelope with the contents carefully wrapped in tissue paper. Let’s check out this month’s featured undergarments…

thegoodies

Kitty Panty (Boy Short Cut)

This whimsical Kitty Panty is so much fun! The undergarment features a grey cat design against a light pink background. There’s also a stretchy dark grey elastic band at the waist. The boy short cut is both flattering and comfortable.

Blue and Pink Panty (Cheeky Cut)

This panty is super sexy and feminine! The undergarment features a soft blue material with subtle cut-outs and a pink frilly lace trim detail on the waistband and leg openings. I love the cute pink bow too! The cheeky cut shows off just the right amount of skin on the backside.

Green Stripe Panty (Full Cut)

This sweet panty is perfect for the conservative gal who likes to have a little fun with her look. The design features thin green stripes and a cute pink accent bow at the front center waistband. The full cut provides maximum coverage on the backside so you’ll always feel covered and comfortable.

verdict

The November shipment of panties was definitely more on the fun side than the flirty side. While I appreciated the variety of looks, I was a little bummed that there weren’t any thongs included in the box. My favorite item is the Blue and Pink Panty because it has the most feminine, eye-catching design. I can’t wait to see what Splendies delivers next month…hopefully some holiday-inspired panties. :) Are you thinking about subscribing to Splendies? Let me know!

Use the exclusive promo code MUSTHAVE to receive $4.00 off your first month of Splendies. This promo code is also good for $5.00 off your first order from Volupties (Spendies’ plus size service).

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