Birchbox Review – February 2015

by Must Have Boxes on March 1, 2015


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:

The February Birchbox theme is all about celebrating the month of love by acknowledging your non-romantic relationships. Your friends and family add a whole lot of love to your life and they’re important too. The  shipment arrived in a cute pink branded box with the contents carefully wrapped inside. I love the design on this month’s box. There was also a card that described each of the featured items. Let’s check them out…


Juice Beauty® Blemish Clearing Cleanser
Sample size: 0.5 fl. oz., value: USD $1.63

Juice Beauty is an awesome beauty brand was I was excited to try this soothing, hydrating cleanser. This product keeps blemishes at bay with a combination of certified-organic botanicals. The gel formula has an organic juice base that’s rich in healing nutrients and antioxidants. After using this product twice daily, I noticed a marked improvement in the look of my skin.

Gilchrist & Soames Spa Therapy Body Wash
Sample size: 1.35 fl. oz., value; USD $2.53

A good body wash can turn your shower into a relaxing spa-like experience. This product from Gilchrist & Soames is packed with extracts of Japanese sea wrack which hydrates and reinvigorates skin. The fragrance smells great with a blend of fresh aqualeaf and citrus. This product has a great lather too and will definitely be one of my shower staples.

theBalm® cosmetics Read My Lips™ Lip Gloss
Sample size: 0.08 fl oz., value: USD $4.00

I love a good lip gloss…especially one that comes from theBalm. This Read My Lips gloss features vivid pigments and tons of shine that makes lips look fuller. The non-sticky formula is comprised of a number of antioxidants including ginseng. This gorgeous rosy pink shade is super flattering and has day-long staying power.

beautyblender BBF + mini solid cleanser
1 beautyblender and solid cleanser, value: USD $20.00

If you’ve never used a beautyblender then you’re missing out. The bright pink beautyblender sponge is the perfect tool to give you streak-free, flawless makeup coverage. It applies foundation smoothly and has a pointed end that can help reach small areas near your nose and eyes. Plus, the lavender-scented blendercleanser will keep your sponge fresh and clean.

BeeKind™ Conditioner
Sample size: 1 fl. oz., value: USD $1.88

If your hair is dry or damaged a quality conditioner can help bring it back to life. This product features honey which naturally hydrates hair and leaves it silky and manageable. The formula also includes organic calendula and it has a fresh lemon verbena scent. I used the BeeKind conditioner this morning and my hair looked great afterward.


Total box value: USD $30.04

  • Juice Beauty® Blemish Clearing Cleanser – $1.63
  • Gilchrist & Soames Spa Therapy Body Wash – USD $2.53
  • theBalm® cosmetics Read My Lips™ Lip Gloss – USD $4.00
  • beautyblender BBF + mini solid cleanser – USD $20.00
  • BeeKind™ Conditioner – USD $1.88


My February Birchbox was fantastic! I really enjoyed this month’s collection of trend-setting beauty products. My favorite item the box is definitely the beautyblender sponge and mini solid cleanser. That duo retails for $20.00, so it was awesome to receive it in my Birchbox. I love how great the sponge makes my foundation look. This subscription continues to deliver great value and high-quality beauty products every month.

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


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Splendies Review – February 2015

by Must Have Boxes on February 25, 2015


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:

February is the month of love and Splendies is here to deliver a collection of fun and flirty set of panties. These pretty undergarments are sure to spice up your love life :). This month’s shipment arrived in the usual no-frills mailing envelope and the panties were carefully wrapped in pretty red tissue paper. Let’s check out the featured lingerie…


Blue Heart Panty (Cheeky Cut)

This pair of panties is so pretty and feminine! I absolutely love the layers of ruffles. The panty is a bright blue color and features tiny pink and white hearts. There’s also a lovely pink bow in the center of the waistband. The cheeky cut shows off just the right amount of skin on the backside.

Floral Lace Panty (Full Cut)

How gorgeous is this white lace waistband? The waistband is a high cut which covers your lower belly. I’m totally obsessed with this beautiful pink floral pattern and small white bow accents. The full cut is perfect for the more demure woman who wants to leave something to the imagination.

Black Heart Panty (Thong Cut)

I’ve saved the best for last! This super sexy panty will make your Valentine’s Day celebration one to remember. This undergarment features a sheer black material covered in pink hearts. I love the bright pink bows on the waist band too. The thong cut shows off everything on the backside. Va va voom!


Splendies definitely made the month of love a good one. The February shipment featured a gorgeous trio of panties that were all perfect for Valentine’s Day. My favorite item was definitely the Black Heart Panty because it fits comfortably and looks so flattering when worn. This subscription box is the ultimate way to keep your panty collection fresh and on trend. Have you subscribed yet? What are you waiting for? :)

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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Fair Treasure Review – February 2015

by Must Have Boxes on February 21, 2015


Company: Fair Treasure

Category: Handmade, Lifestyle

Cost: USD $35.00/month, free shipping

About: “Handmade Treasures, Fairly Paid, Beautifully Crafted, & Delivered To Your Door Each Month.”

The Scoop: Each month, you’ll receive ethically sourced treasures from around the world, ranging from jewelry to candles. Each high quality, handmade item is produced by a local artist with an incredible story to tell. Fair Trade allows you to explore amazing global treasures while supporting small businesses across the globe.

The Box:

This month’s Fair Treasure shipment is all about loving the one(s) you’re with. These treasures  provide items to help you sparkle and shine whether you’re going out for a night on the town or spending time at home. The February shipment arrived in a plain white box with the contents carefully wrapped inside. There were also detailed cards that described each of the featured global goods. Let’s check them out.


Sanctuary Spring Love Day Greeting Card

Sanctuary Spring supports women who have escaped prostitution in the Philippines by enabling them to provide food and education for their families.  The company offers a line of beautiful, handcrafted fair trade greeting cards that are signed by the women who made them. This darling card offers a sweet message for that someone special in your life. Love it!

Sunita Handicrafts Wisteria Earrings

These gorgeous earrings have a fantastic story behind them. Sunita Handicrafts, located in Delhi, India, employees 15 local women and helps community members lead a better life. The 2.5″ long earrings feature teardrop shaped glass earrings in pretty transparent wisteria tones. Pair these with a pretty maxi dress for the perfect spring look.

Sustainable Threads Hand-Woven Cotton Napkins

Sustainable Threads works with artisan groups in India to help support local women. These beautiful napkins were handmade by a cooperative that employs over 100 local weavers. These 100% cotton, soft napkins are highly absorbent and washable and they’re a much more sustainable option to disposable paper products. This product is colored with low-impact dyes too.


This is one of my favorite Fair Trade shipments yet! The box featured a nice variety of handmade global goods that fit in perfectly with the “Love” theme. My favorite item this month is the Sustainable Threads Hand-Woven Cotton Napkins. They look fabulous in my kitchen and would make for a great hostess gift too. Fair Trade is an amazing way to discover unique gifts from around the world and support the local artisans who make them.

What do you think about this month’s Fair Treasure products? Interested in subscribing? Let me know!


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