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Birchbox – February

It’s the month of LOVE!
And this month’s Birchbox is full of great finds!

Birchbox teamed up with Us Weekly and I this month they knocked it out of the park.

February’s Theme:  Step And Repeat


Can you tell I had a little fun with the photo?
I do so love Valentine’s Day 🙂


What’s in the box this month…


Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara in Jet Black
Retail $19.50 for .38 fl oz / 11 ml – Sample Value $7.09 for .14 fl oz / 4 ml

I love getting mascara!  I have not purchased a full tube in over a year now.
When I first opened this I was shocked at how big the brush is!
It lengthened my lashes and the brush did an awesome job at providing
volume without clumps.  Very happy with this find.


Agave Healing Oil Treatment
Retail $24 for 2 fl oz / 59 ml or $40 for 4 fl oz / 118 ml
Sample Value $1.63 for .1 fl oz / 4 ml

I have very course wavy hair with a mind of it’s own.
When it cooperates it looks amazing…
buuuut, when it doesn’t, I look as though I was playing with a fork and a light socket!

I have used this two days in a row and my hubby noticed right away.
Keeps my curls looking great without any frizz.
I found it on Amazon for $17 for 4 fl oz – so I may have to grab a bottle.


Camille Beckman Glycerine Hand Therapy in Morelia Monarch
Retail $14 for 6 oz / 170 g – Sample Value $.66 for .28 oz / 8 g

When I first opened this I was a little worried about the scent.  It’s strong.
However, it is also heady and intoxicating.  A mix of green tea, amber and vanilla.
I really love the scent.

Okay, but how does it feel…
My hands feel silky smooth – it’s crazy how great this works!!
I was kind of sad about the size – but very little goes a long way.
If strong scents freak you out, they do offer an unscented version on their website.


Ruby Wing in Ride ‘Em Cowgirl
Retail $10 for .5 fl oz / 15 ml – Sample Value $4.67 for .25 fl oz / 7 ml

I love nail polish – but hate the way it feels on my finger nails.  So my toes are always painted.
The day I got this it was storming outside and the polish didn’t do anything.
Enter the huge wind storm that night…
Next day – bright beautiful sunshine!  Note the picture of the bottle sitting in the sun.

Put this on my nail to show you how it looks inside and outside.  This is just one coat.
I really dig the color it turned.  A pretty pinkish red.
This is going to be fun this summer!!


Smashbox Full Exposure Pallette
Retail $49 for 14 shades – Sample Value $.25 for 10 shades

This is a card with one time use (if that) of each shade.
Birchbox does not count this as an actual sample, but a ‘Beauty Extra’
Each shade comes in a shimmer and a matte.  They are nice basic shades.

Total Value for my February Birchbox – $14.30

While not a high value box – it was the first I have received in a long time that I
genuinely loved everything in it.  I will definitely purchase the full size products
of Agave and Camille Beckman.

Birchbox is a $10 per month subscription service that offers deluxe & full size samples.
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about Birchbox based on my post.

I paid for my subscription and have not been asked to write or been compensated for any of the reviews listed in my blog!

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Love With Food – October

Ugh!!!  I total suck!
I am VERY late with this review – MANY apologies!

This offer may make up for it:
Use HOLIDAY2013 to get $5 off 6- and 12- mth subscription plans,
and get a BONUS 2-year subscription to Rachael Ray magazine!
offer expires December 1, 2013

October’s Theme:  Scary Delicious


Looks like quite the assortment.

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Our list of goodies for the month.


Coupon for free Lean Cuisine Healthy Good Entrée
Value of up to $4.99 – Cool!


Silk City Snacks Pizzelle Crisps in Chocolate
Retail $19.95 for 20 bags – Sample Value $.99

We were excited to try these.  Then we tasted them…
They are very bitter!  Kind of burnt tasting.
Glad we didn’t buy a big box of these.


Glee Gum in Triple Berry
Retail $11.95 for 12 boxes – Sample Value $.02

If we chewed gum we would buy more.
All natural and yummy!


New World Caveman Cookies
Retail $6.25 for box of 8 – Sample Value $1.56

We have friends that love these.
We found them to be too jammy and icky sweet.
Even our kid turned his nose up at them.


Torie & Howard Organic Hard Candies in D’anjou Pear & Cinnamon and Blood Orange
Retail $54.99 for 5 lbs (that’s a lot!) – Sample Value $.03

If you like hard candy and lollipops these RAWK!!!
Great flavor packed in a tiny candy.
Our kid loved these – so we will be getting some more.
It’s great to find a treat you can feel good about 🙂

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Vinaigerie Gingras Pixo Pearls
Retail $6.52 for box of 4 – Sample Value $1.63

If you look close at the second picture these resemble fish eggs.
We tasted these with mild cheese on a cracker per their
serving suggestion.

If you love vinegar – you will like these.
They didn’t thrill us – but would be fun to use on snacks for
a cocktail party.  Kind of like using caviar limes – but less fruity.


Happy Family Happy Squeeze in Blueberry, Apple & Purple Carrot
Retail $21 for box of 12 – Sample Value $1.75

Our kid loves fruit squeezers – they are fun and convenient.
This flavor was not his favorite – and it does have a ton of ingredients.
We tend to gravitate to those with just fruit and maybe a little
citric acid as a stabilizer.


Dang Toasted Coconut Chips
Retail $32.99 for 12 bags – Sample Value $2.75

Oh My Freaking Gawd!!!!!
These are awesome!

Dang is a great name – because these will surprise you.
Lightly sweet and nutty with great crunch.
Wonderful snack – just wish they were less expensive
We did see them at Safeway – so we will be watching for sales 🙂


Kind Snacks Kind Bar in Fruit & Nut Delight
Retail $107.50 for box of 96 mini bars – Sample Value $1.12

We have had these before – they’re decent.
This flavor was better than the last one we tried.
For a quick snack they work great.

Total Value for our October Love With Food box – $14.84

Once again we found items we loved and others we are glad we tasted first!
The best part about sample subscription boxes is learning about
products we would not necessarily find on our own
or were afraid to try because there was only a large package to purchase.

Plus, with Love With Food we can feel good about helping a child in need 🙂

Love With Food is a $12 monthly box subscription ($10 with the annual)
that delivers 8+ gourmet food items to your door.
They offer a rewards system for reviews, referrals and purchases.
In addition for every box sold a meal is donated to a child in need!

Click here to use my referral link for more information on Love With Food.

I paid for my subscription and have not been asked to write or been compensated for any of the reviews listed in my blog!


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