FabFitFun Winters 2015 Box Review and Coupon

Fabfitfun Winterbox 2015
FabFitFun
Cost: $49.99/quarter (four times a year)
Shipping: Continental United States and Canada
Coupon: Click here for my personal invite and to receive a coupon code for $10.00 off your first box. You will receive over $300.00 worth of items for $39.00! 

 

With Each Box FabFitFun sends a fun and visually appealing insert.  You will find a note from the editor, a full description of what is in your box and retail values, and special articles including but not limited to holiday music selections and five tips when flying.

My items arrived in fantastic shape.  I have yet to receive an item in over seven boxes that is damaged. You can see a past review by clicking here or by going to the search bar or clicking on my Subscription Box List.

Note:  The first three items had different color and scent options.  Any subscriber that is a VIP (meaning your purchased a year in advanced) is sent an email before shipping to choose what variations of items they like the most.

Item One:  Fingerless Gloves by Whitney eve and FabFitFun ($26)

FFF Winter 2015 gloves

I really love these gloves.  They fit great, look stylish and of course your fingers are free, making it easier to pick things up or use your phone.  Great for the morning commute, especially if you love drinking coffee.  FFF also gave VIP members the chance to pick these up in black.  I preferred the gray.

Item Two:  Diffuser by EJH Brand (Cinnamon $37)

The diffuser by EJH Brand is beautiful and festive.  With an eco-friendly fragrance and five reeds, this is sure to be a hit at my holiday part. I have not opened this to try it because I am saving it for Christmas Eve, but I will report back later on how it worked.  VIPs were able to choose from pomegranate, cinnamon, sugar cookie or lavender scents.

Item Three:  The Donna Earbud by Friends ($80)

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These earbuds are pretty pricey.  VIP’s were able to choose from multiple colors like black and rose gold.  I really went back and forth on the colors, in the end I went with the color that matched my phone.

Item Four:  Dermalogica Travel Set ($45)

There usually is one or two items in a subscription box that make the cost well worth it, and form me it was this Dermalogica Travel Set.  In a past box I have received their serum and I still use it to this day.  This is a great brand and this kit specifically is designed to keep your skin at its best with a soap free-foaming cleansing gel, a multi-active toner and a medium weight moisturizer to smooth and balance.

Item Five:  Nail Polish by Zoya ($9)

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Another favorite item in the box, and that is strange because I normally hate receiving nail polish.  This deep berry colored Zoya is the exception, the color is incredible.  I actually already have it on.  The formula is also pretty impressive since there is no formaldehyde, formaldhyde resin, toluene, dibutyl phthalate or camphor.

Item Six:  Candlenut Body Crème by JUARA ($35)

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Used for centuries in Indonesia, Candlenut Oil is making its way across the ocean to save our dry hands!  With ingredients that support the candlenut oil such as Lllipe Butter, Rice Bran Oil and Avocado oil, this velvety body cream hydrates.  It has a light citrus scent that is not overpowering and feels amazing going on with no major residue.

Item Seven:  Wine Stopper & Charm Set by FabFitFun

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My family does not drink much wine because many of us have sulfite allergies however, I plan on making a Southern Comfort Punch (you can see the recipe in my pinterest under holidays) and these charms will look really cute on peoples glasses.  I received glass writers last year from a sub box and I plan to write peoples names and attach a charm on each of their glasses.  It should look pretty cute.

Item Eight:  Gift Card by Shoptiques ($25)

Shoptiques is an online destination that allows you to shop the world’s best boutiques. More than 2,000 stores from all over the world are available at your finger tips. This is a true gift card and can be used for items under $25.  I already know that I am gifting this to a family member.

Item Nine:  Gift Card by Sweet & Spark ($40)

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Sweet and Spark offers costumers vintage jewelry .  I had a chance to go through their site before my box arrived and although the concept is cool, jewelry from 1950-1990.  After searching for awhile I did find one item close to four dollars that I thought may be worth it, but I did feel their prices were a bit inflated, most likely in part to the ease of being able to purchase vintage with one click.

There also was a Hello Fresh three free meals for new subscribers card and a chance to partner with FFF and donate to the ASPCA.

Value:  If you follow this blog you know that FabFitFun is one of the most valuable subscriptions out there.  For $39 (with a new subscription code) you will receive over $300 dollars worth of items, and some great gift ideas.  My husband gifts this to me every year because he knows I really enjoy the four seasonal boxes with products that I would not even know existed.  I cannot recommend this gift enough for the ladies in your life.

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Saturday Simplicity *Fabfitfun Fall Coupon Code and Spoiler Alert

SimplySaturday–     Thank the stars above for three day weekends!  We made it through the first few weeks of school.  B officially starts school in three days and is in her fourth week of dance class.  Happily all is well.

–   I have fallen behind on reviews but will try to put up several this weekend.  Lately my subscriptions have been pretty amazing.  I have been working hard on my first Knit Crate Newbie project and I am almost finished.  Knitting really helps me get my mind off of things and just relax.  I just received the Try the World Japan Box (you can click the link for $15 off your first box) and will post that as well this weekend.  Also, I am about to receive another Dia and Co. box, I can’t wait.

Disclosure:  This post contains a referral link for Try the World and FabFitFun.

 –     FabFitFun has released three spoilers and they look incredible!  If you are a select member (purchased an annual subscription)  you can now pick your color choices in your select members area of your account. I had to snag the Aquamarine bracelet below, it is my birthstone.  They also now have addons for your box.  They bill on September 14th, so if you have not purchased one, you may want to pick it up soon.

Fabfitfun is $49.99 a quarter but new subscribers can receive $10 off by clicking here and typing Coupon Code FUTURE10 at checkout.  Their fall box is looking fantastic and $39.99 for around $300 worth of products is amazing.  You can see a past review by clicking here.

Here are some of your color choices and the three spoiler items:

Glass Crystal Bead Bracelet by Tribe Alive (Four Color Choices)

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Tappan Collective Umbrella (Five Color Choices)
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HISY Battery Pack (Three color options)

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–     Today we had Jake’s cross country meet and we have planned a fun last weekend of swimming with the kids.  I am going to miss the pool, but I really love the fall.  Backyard fires, pumpkins, changing leaves, lattes, holidays and weather that is just beautiful. I wanted to give you all a heads up that Starbucks is bringing back their Pumpkin Spice Lattes on the eighth.  This year they are including real pumpkin in the recipe.  I will let you all know what I think….or if you get one faster let me know.

Happy Labor Day Weekend.

-J

Your Bijoux Box September Spoiler Alert

Your Bijoux Box
Cost:  $35.00 monthly
Shipping: United States and Canada
your bijoux box

–     Your Bijoux Box is a monthly subscription service that offers two to three pieces of jewelry (and occasionally a bonus fourth piece) for $35/monthly. I have received several boxes, and so far I have yet to be disappointed.   Spoiler Alert Ahead*

CRIMSON MIMOSA SET

This September we are channeling red autumn leaves with our first coordinating fair trade trio. These handmade luxe pieces are 18k gold overlay with Czech crystals that subtly change hue when touched by light.

3 pieces of jewelry every month.  All you have to do is join and wait for the goodies to come to you!
Free U.S. Shipping. (+$6 to Canada)

– I can’t wait to see what is in this box.  I think September may just be my favorite month yet. Three pieces of  Fair Trade 18 Karat gold and crystal for only $35, Your Bijoux Box continues to impress.

What’s New Wednesday: Sprouting Threads Subscription Box Review and Coupon Code

Sprouting Threads box

Sprouting Threads
Cost:  $20 styling fee plus cost of items kept/monthly or quarterly
Shipping:  United States
Coupon:  Use Coupon Code QUALITY25 to receive 25% off your first box.

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–     In the South we go back to school in less than a month.  As the new school year approaches many parents begin their quest to purchase back to school clothes and supplies.  Sprouting Threads, who kindly sent me this box for review, is a new clothing subscription for ages 2-8 that makes picking out high quality, great looking outfits simple.  But here is the best part, after your child grows out of their outfits you can choose to reThread them.  This means you send those outfits that no longer fit back in the envelope included in your box.  If your outfits meet their guidelines, you will typically be given between a $5-$12 discount per piece returned, that you then can apply to your next purchase.

st july b and angel statute–     I am so impressed with the outfit choices in my box, but more importantly, my daughter absolutely loved them.  When you first subscribe you take a styling quiz that helps Sprouting Threads match you with clothes you will love. Sprouting Threads lets you choose the amount and frequency of items you get.  Subscribers choose 2-5 items monthly or quarterly.  Also, each month you can decide if you want all new, or a combination of new and reThreaded outfits sent.

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First look, everything was in great condition.

Outfit One:  Jersey Tank ($28) and Gathering Place Skirt ($46)

sp july baileigh standing gypseyst darker version cream shirt–     The lace pattern on this tank is beautiful.  Very elegant.  I also love the little embroidered bunny on the side of the shirt.

st july boho skirt–    My pictures honestly do not do this outfit justice; it is spectacular.  B felt like a princess.  When we first tried it on, she did not want to take it off.  I also love anything with a bohemian vibe, so I was thrilled with this choice.

Outfit Two:  Deaux Par Deux Tee with Flowers ($28) and Jeggings with                          Skirt ($30)

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–    This outfit is so much fun!  One of the notes I made in my styling options was that I want B to look like a kid, and her outfit choices should be modest.  These jeggings are great.  They are cute and B will stay covered as she runs around like she always does. st peach shirt –     The gold studs really give this shirt personality.st pants

–     The jeggings/skirt fit B beautifully.  I loved the deep dark blue color.  They will go with so many other shirts, even the tank above.

st july b at cherry berry–     What makes this subscription different is the reThreading option.  Any parent knows that kids grow out of their outfits faster than you purchase them.  ReThreading is a great way to save money and time.

Here is how reThreading works:

1.  Your child grows up and outgrows their clothes.

2.  Check site guidelines to make sure pieces meet requirements.

3.  Send in pieces using the prepaid reThread envelope in each box or request an envelope.

4.  After receiving and inspecting the pieces, Sprouting Threads will credit your account for 20-30% of the original purchase price ($5-$20 per piece) to be used for future deliveries.

Bonus Item:  Handmade Bluebird Hair Clips ($6.00)

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–     We are growing B’s bangs and these clips are perfect.  They also look lovely with our first outfit.

Value:  What makes this subscription ideal, is the reThreading option and the fact that your styling fees go towards your purchase of two of the items.  You can also pause your subscription at any time.  I have spoken on several occasions with customer service and they are very responsive and professional.  If I were to keep all five items the total would have been $138.00.  Sprouting Threads has offered my readers $25% off their first box using coupon code QUALITY25 at checkout. I will definitely be rethreading and continuing with this subscription in the future.

Kiwi Crate “On the Lake” August 2015 Review

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Kiwi Crate
Cost: $19.99 monthly
Shipping:  United States and Canada
Coupon:  Click Here for 50% off your first month for any Kiwi Crate line box (Koala, Tinker, Kiwi and Doodle) using my referral link.  The discount is automatic after clicking, bringing your crate down to $10.00 for the first month.  This will start a subscription so you will need to cancel if you wish to discontinue.  You can also pause in your account settings.

Disclosure:  This post contains a referral link.

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First Look August

–      I was secretly hoping my daughter’s Kiwi Crate would arrive today, so I was so happy when she came running in my room with her green box.  Every month around the 15th my daughter begins to scope out the mail each day and when she finally sees her crate she is just beyond happy.   She knows that this is her special green crate, and she and mom are about to have some fun.  Kiwi Crate is a once a month subscription service for kids ages 3-7 that provides themed arts and craft with a strong education experience.  This just happens to be the box that hooked me on subscriptions.  It was my first and is still one of my favorite.

goldfish suppliesboat materials kiwi aug 2015–    One of the biggest selling points for Kiwi is that it saves parents so much time developing educational crafts.  I love that I don’t have to go out and purchase a bunch of different items each month.  We also subscribe to Koala Crate most months and you can see a review for a past Kiwi Crate here or a Koala Crate here.

aug explore mag–     As an extra bonus, every month Kiwi sends you a copy of explore! magazine.  It is full of more crafts and games.  B is finally sitting down and going through this with me.  She loves the “I Spy” type games.  The August Box included two main projects.

Project One:  My Fish Lantern

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–    We had so much fun creating our fish lantern.  We just purchased Betas for our playroom so B is all about fish right now.  The fact that it lights up is always a big bonus.  My only tip is to make sure you put down your mess free mat, we had tissue paper, not really a mat or bag.  B really was into the glue a bit too much.  In the end it worked out and she was so proud.

Project Two: My Paddle Boats

kiwi boats–     These paddle boats were very simple to put together.  B did not feel like coloring so we talked about straight lines, dots and hearts.  She helped a bit with the dots and we spelled out her name.  She could not get these in the tub fast enough.  You wind them up using the rubber bands and then let them go.  She had a hard time winding without help but that did not stop her from having a blast in the tub.  She is still playing with them as I type this.

kiwi boats in tubBonus Item:  Kiwi Eraser Set

kiwi aug bonus erasers–     These erasers were a gift to subscribers as a way of saying thanks.  It was a nice bonus, especially considering it was back to school for us this week.

Value:  You can’t really do a crate cost break down since the materials are made exclusively for Kiwi Crate but, you also can’t put a dollar amount on the weekend fun my daughter and I have with this subscription.  I cannot recommend Kiwi, Koala and the other subscriptions enough.  If you sign up using my link (click here) you can receive your first box for $10. If you do not like this subscription you can skip or cancel in your account at any time.

Cupcake Dazzle August Box Information and Hint

Cupcake Dazzle
Cost:  $28.95 or less for longer subscription
Shipping: United States
Coupon:  Use Coupon Code QUALITY 5 at checkout to receive 15% off your first box.

Allergy Note: We cannot guarantee that our edible products are allergy free. Sprinkles, chocolate, fondant and other edible products may come in contact with Wheat/Gluten, Eggs, Dairy, or Dairy Products, Peanuts, Soy, Tree Nuts. 11838558_1449491328692957_5369957445590463430_o –    Cupcake Dazzle is a monthly subscription box where you receive everything you need to decorate sweet treats right to your door! Love to bake and decorate? Cupcake Dazzle is for you! We design cupcakes and treats for you to make! Simply bake, decorate and celebrate! – Cupcake Dazzle was started by a young woman who has a love for baking and decorating! Her mom owned a cake and candy supply shop and has been in the industry for over 35 years. They now both own a small cake and candy supply shop located in Southern PA. She wanted to share her joy of making sweet treats with everyone. Tada! Cupcake Dazzle was created! Receive monthly boxes of cupcake supplies and decorations, candy supplies and more!  Cancellation is easy, you are billed each month on the 21st, cancel before that date and you will not be billed. First Hint:

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Yum! There is nothing like an ice cream cone on a hot summer day! Does anyone have any ideas on what next month’s theme will be?

Your Bijoux Box August Four Item Bonus, Coupon and Spoiler Alert

Exciting news!  I love Your Bijoux Box.  After reading all the goodies below you will probably love it too.  Even better news, you can use Coupon Code WELCOME to receive an extra sparkle for a new subscription.

You can see a past review by clicking HERE or by clicking my Subscription Box List above to see all of my reviews.

According to Your Bijoux Box…The August box will include our first 18k gold overly handmade Fair Trade piece (you’ll have to wait for your box to see it ;).

Helena Laurel Collar – Smokey grey and gold crystals give just a hint of twinkle to this stunning collar.

Coral Dots Scarf – A bonus to piece to celebrate our second year anniversary. Lightweight for Summer and large enough to be worn as a wrap or sarong. Throw it in your beach bag and you are ready for anything!

3 pieces of jewelry every month.  All you have to do is join and wait for the goodies to come to you!

Free U.S. Shipping. (+$6 to Canada)

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$35/month

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Citrus Lane Flash Sale and Coupon Code

Today Only - 40% Off Citrus Lane + Free Melissa & Doug Gift–     For today only receive 40% off your first Citrus Lane box and choose from one of the two Melissa and Doug toys below by clicking HERE and entering your code choice at checkout.  We love Citrus Lane, I get an annual subscription for my son on his birthday.  You can see past reviews in my subscription box list  or by clicking HERE for a boys monthly box review or HERE for a girls mystery box review.

Today Only - 40% Off Citrus Lane + Free Melissa & Doug Gift! - Gift Options

Citrus Lane Back to School Coupon Code and 30% Off Bonus Offer

Free Back to School Kit + 30% Off Citrus Lane! Options

Disclosure:  This post contains referral and/or affiliate links.

Citrus Lane
Cost:  $29 monthly/less with longer subscription
Shipping:  Contiguous 48 States
Coupon: Citrus Lane is offering 30% off your first box and a choice of one of the above back to school Bumkins lunch bags and Goodbyns.  Click HERE and type GATORS or RIBBONS  at checkout.

Free Back to School Kit + 30% Off Citrus Lane

–     This offer is for new subscribers only or those with inactive accounts.  This will start a subscription and you will need to cancel or you will continue to be charged each month.  It looks like current subscribers will also be receiving a back to school surprise.   This offer cannot be combined with other promotions or applied to prior purchases and is valid until 11:59 PM, August 3, 2015 or while supplies last. One per household. Subscriptions automatically renew to full retail price. You may cancel anytime after receiving your first box. Available while supplies last, may be different from what is featured above and may ship separately from your first box. Please note that gift with purchase items and Add To Box items cannot be shipped outside of the contiguous 48 states. Shipping is free for subscription packages sent within the contiguous 48 states.

We love Citrus Lane.  Click here to see a past boys box review (age 2-3) or here for a girls review (Mystery Box age 3-5).