Pet Gift Box Review – April 2015

by Must Have Boxes on April 17, 2015

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Company: Pet Gift Box 

Category: Pets

Cost: USD $17.99/month, free shipping 

About: “The perfect gift for the perfect pet. Get monthly gift boxes for your Dog or Cat.”

The Scoop: Each month, you’ll receive a box filled with amazing toys and treats for your pet. After signing up, you’ll describe your pet to help ensure that your furry friend gets products that they’ll love. A portion of all proceeds from Pet Gift Box is donated to America’s VetDogs,® an organization serving the needs of veterans with disabilities.

The Box:

Pet Gift Box is an awesome way to recognize your pooch with the latest pet toys and treats. The April shipment arrived in a cute branded box with the contents carefully wrapped inside. In celebration of Earth Month, all of the products in this box eco-friendly. Love it! There was also a card that described each of the featured items. Let’s check them out…

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PetLou Naturally Twisted Critters
Value: USD $8.99

This turtle toy is absolutely adorable! This natural looking critter has a squeaker, crinkle sound and natural sisal rope tail that your dog will love to chew, tug, and toss. This toy from PetLou is made from 100% natural nubby plush, linen, heavy duty corduroy and soft micro plush. Petlou, Inc. creates and manufactures unique and innovative dog toys that your pup will love.

Pet Greens Jerky Style Treats
Value: USD $8.99

Looking for an all natural, real meat treat that’s made in the USA? This is the product you’ve been waiting for. Pet Greens Jerky Treats are made with 90% real meat and organic wheat grass, resulting in a healthy product that your pup will love. These treats contain no artificial colors or flavors – just real beef taste.

Earth Rated Leash Dispenser with 15 Lavender Scented Bags
Value: USd $5.99

This handy poop bag dispenser will make your walks more convenient and manageable. This high-quality dispenser has an adjustable strap that can be sized to fit any leash and a convenient hook on the back that can hold your used bags. Nice! This product also comes with a roll of lavender-scented bags for you to use.

K9 Granola Granola Factory Oven Fresh Quacks Blueberry and Vanilla
Value: USD $8.49

These cute duck-shaped treats are made with fresh blueberries and delicious vanilla blended into all natural rolled oats. K9 Granola Factory bakes their products fresh and packages everything in the USA. K9 is committed to providing nutrient rich, heart-healthy treats and supplements for your pets.

Absolutely Clean Pet Stain & Odor Remover
Value: USD $3.99

We all know that even the cutest dogs can make a big mess. This product makes it easy to quickly and safely remove pet stains and odors without the use of toxic chemicals. With a few sprays, you can remove pet stains and odors from carpets, fabric, clothing and more. Absolutely Clean makes its eco-friendly products in Colorado.

Bubba Rose Biscuit Company Earth Day Cookie
Value: USD $3.99

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with this awesome cookie? This individually wrapped cookie is totally healthy for your dog and features whole ingredients like cage-free eggs, all natural peanut butter and wildflower honey. The Bubba Rose Biscuit Co. makes yummy dog treats that taste as good as they look!

verdict

Total box value: USD $40.44

  • PetLou Naturally Twisted Critters – USD $8.99
  • Pet Greens Jerky Style Treats – USD $8.99
  • Earth Rated Leash Dispenser with 15 Lavender Scented Bags – USD $5.99
  • K9 Granola Granola Factory Oven Fresh Quacks Blueberry and Vanilla – USD $8.49
  • Absolutely Clean Pet Stain & Odor Remover – USD $3.99
  • The Bubba Rose Biscuit Co. Hoop Star Biscuit – USD $3.99

 

I really loved the April shipment from Pet Gift Box. This month’s package was filled with a nice variety of high-quality items, ranging from plush toys to tasty treats. My favorite product is the PetLou Naturally Twisted Critters. The turtle toy looks great and my dog enjoys playing with it. The total value of box is double the cost of the subscription. Woo hoo!

Do you have a dog that would love to receive Pet Gift Box ? Interested in subscribing? Let me know! 

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Birchbox Review – April 2015

by Must Have Boxes on April 16, 2015

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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 one of my favorite beauty subscription boxes. The April theme is all about celebrating spring with fresh colors and new trends. The floral box design is a result of an exclusive collaboration with Rifle Paper Co., a company that offers pretty illustrations and stationery. Love it! Let’s check out this months’ featured beauty products…

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Whish Three Whishes Body Butter
Sample size: 22 ml , value: USD $3.52

I love a good body butter, especially during the warmer months when it’s shorts weather. This non-greasy body lotion from Whish features antioxidant-rich moisturizes that leave your skin hydrated. The organic body butter  contains organic aloe, shea butter and more. I’m a big fan of the sweet blueberry scent!

Cargo Swimmables™ Water Resistant Blush
Sample size: 0.11 oz, value: USD $7.73

Have you ever tried waterproof blush? Well, this handy product stands up to humidity with a long-lasting formula that’s heat-, sweat-, and tear-proof. Woo hoo! Cargo Swimmables is made from light-diffusing minerals that will give your skin an effortless glow. Los Cabos is a gorgeous soft tangerine color which is flattering for any skin tone.

LAQA & Co. Sheer Lip Lube Pencil
Sample size: 0.07 oz, value: USD $14.00

LAQA & Co. delivers the highest quality lip and nail products possible that will help you look and feel your best. This easy-to-apply lip pencil has high gloss and sheer color with a hint of softening shea butter. Stranger Danger is bold hot pink color that really makes a statement. I liked the smooth formula and refreshing mint taste.

Beaver Professional Hydro Nutritive Moisturizing ShampooBeaver Professional Hydro Nutritive Repairing Conditioner
Sample size: 2 oz & 1.35 oz, value: USD $3.44 & $3.04

This moisturizing shampoo works wonders when it comes to repairing dry, damaged hair. The Hydro Nutritive Moisturizing Shampoo uses avocado oil and aloe vera extracts to rebuild hair, leaving it soft and smooth. Similarly, this conditioner deeply nourishes and strengthens your locks.

verdict

Total box value: USD $31.73

  • Whish Three Whishes Body Butter – USD $3.52
  • Cargo Swimmables™ Water Resistant Blush – USD $7.73
  • LAQA & Co. Sheer Lip Lube Pencil – USD $14.00
  • Beaver Professional Hydro Nutritive Moisturizing Shampoo – USD $3.44
  • Beaver Professional Hydro Nutritive Repairing Conditioner – USD $3.04

 

This month’s Birchbox did not disappoint! I loved the variety of beauty products that were included. My favorite item from the April shipment is the LAQA & Co. Sheer Lip Lube Pencil. The hot pink color is absolutely gorgeous and my lips felt soft and moisturized. The total value of the box was more than three times the cost of the subscription. Yes! I can’t wait to see what Birchbox delivers next.

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

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Fair Treasure Review – April 2015

by Must Have Boxes on April 14, 2015

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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:

Fair Treasure is one of the most unique subscriptions that delivers handmade gifts from around the globe. The April shipment arrived in a plain white box with the contents carefully packaged inside. This month’s theme is all about celebrating Holi, or Festical of Colors, which takes place in India and recognizes the spring harvest. Very cool! Let’s check out this month’s featured items…

thegoodies

Acacia Creations Recycled Paper Lantern

This pretty paper lantern will add some serious style to your home or outdoor space. The hanging star lantern is handmade in India from tree-free paper made from recycled hoisery cuttings. I like the pretty color palette and design on this 5-pointed star.  Acacia Creations makes its beautiful hand-crafted products in Kenya and helps support local artisans.

Raven and Lily Neha Wristwear

How gorgeous are these fair trade bangle bracelets from Raven + Lily? These bracelets feature traditional Indian wood carving and are handmade by marginalized women in Northern India. The pieces have a small strip of metallic leather in the center and they’re lined with gold leather too. I love that these bangles have an eco-chic look with a little bit of glam, and I can’t wait to wear them. :)

verdict

This is one of my favorite Fair Treasure deliveries yet! Both of the featured items are perfectly themed for the spring season. My favorite product from the April box  is the gorgeous Raven and Lily Neha Wristwear. The handmade wooden bangle bracelets are super chic and I especially love the metallic, gold leather accents. Fair Treasure is a great way to discover unique global goods and support the local artisans who create them. Love it!

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

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