Saturday, September 9, 2017

Updates and the Quest to Update Beauty Routine

Hello to all!

I apologize again for not being as in touch with all of you lately. I have a few questions for all of you!

How do you connect with your favorite blogs and, for those of you with blogs yourself, how do you connect with readers regularly without the Google blog search feature? Any insights would be greatly appreciated!

My current quest is to reactivate and improve my own beauty routine. As I get deeper into the pit that is my twenties, I am trying to transition from active breakout prevention over to more of an anti-aging focus. Do you have any favorite moisturizers, serums, and most importantly for me, eye creams that you swear by?

Finally, I am on the hunt for a new toner! I have been using drugstore toners for a long time, but I think there must be better.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Back from Hiatus

Welcome back to Caryatid Couture!

The author has relocated to beautiful sunny California, though today we have some much needed rain. Keep following, because there are lots of fun things on the horizon!

In the meantime, please check out my Instagram -- FlyerJen25 , and comment below what new regular features you would like to see on the blog!

Welcome back!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Coffee Lovers' Cravebox

Today's Cravebox is the Coffee Lovers' Cravebox, which was released late in 2012.

This was a pretty decent Cravebox, and I was certainly able to use/eat all of the components, but I thought it could have had a few other sorts of items included in it -- other coffee-related snacks or maybe a mug.

1. Tully's French Roast Ground Coffee - 12oz - $11.00

2. Torani - Sugar Free French Vanilla - 12.7oz - $3.99
3. Biscotti Brothers - Cranberry Blueberry Almond and Almond - 2 biscotti - $1.50
4. Barbara's - High Fiber Cranberry - 1.94oz - $0.83

= $17.32

The Tully's coffee (which is excellent) almost makes this box worth it alone -- I paid $12.00 for the whole thing (including shipping, as usual with Cravebox). I definitely like Craveboxes. I need to pay attention to see which ones are coming out in the near future!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Booklovers' Cravebox

Hello! In the continuing series of Craveboxes I have received, I today have for you the Booklovers'  Cravebox. This was a particularly fun one because it came with an advanced copy of a novel. I am embarrassed to say that I have yet to read the novel, but that has been typical for me lately. I am deeply behind on my reading. :(

This one was $11.00. It was nice, especially given the book, but I think many recipients were hoping for more "book-y" items.

1. How I Came to Sparkle Again - Kaya McLaren - $10.00
2. Alexa's Angels - Gratitudes Bracelet - $10.00
3. Natural Vines - Strawberry Licorice - 8oz - $3.03
4. Crum Creek Mills - Soy Nut Mix - 1oz - $0.89

= $23.92

Not bad at all -- and hopefully I will be able to include a book review here someday.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Knorr Ultimate Thanksgiving Cravebox

Today's catchup Cravebox post is a little out of season, but worth posting regardless.

I tried the Knorr Ultimate Thanksgiving Cravebox when it came out in November. Unfortunately, it did not ship in time for me to receive it and head home, but I did have it (and its tasty components) when I returned.

I should have expected it with the Thanksgiving theme, but unfortunately a few of the ingredients were not vegetarian and will be passed along to non-vegetarians I know.

Inside were:

1. Duncan Hines - Frosting Creations Frosting Starter - $2.75
2. Duncan Hines - Frosting Creations Frosting Flavor in Strawberry Shortcake - $0.01
3. Knorr's - Homestyle Chicken Stock - $5.38
4. McCormick - Turkey Gravy - 2 packets - $2.53
5. Del Monte - Whole Green Beans - 2 cans - $1.00
6. Brookside - Dark Chocolate Pomegranate - 7oz - $4.99

= $16.66

I paid $14.00 for the box, so the value was okay, but could have been better -- especially if I could have used the non-vegetarian products. I believe there were several coupons inside -- including for free Pillsbury dough, which definitely increased the value!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Cooking Light Cravebox

Hey guys!

I must apologize for the delays since my last post. I will attempt to get caught up soon, but I have been running crazy for the past few months. The next few months probably will not be much better, but I will do my best to post a lot of boxes and some fashion posts soon.

First of all, I have for you one of the Craveboxes I received at the end of last year: the Cooking Light Cravebox.

I have not posted Craveboxes before, but this was one of my favorites. I liked everything in it, and I can use almost all of it! I paid $13.00 for the box, which was a good value as you will see.

1. Tully's French Roast Ground Coffee - 12oz - $11.00
2. Splenda Nectresse - 40 packets - $3.48
3. McCormick - Perfect Pinch Garlic and Herb - 2 2.75oz bottles - $8.99
4. Torani - Sugar Free Salted Caramel Syrup - 25oz bottle - $5.78
5. Dole Fruit Crisps - 3 crisps - $7.99

= $37.24

I have seen another Cooking Light Cravebox making the rounds in 2013. Did anyone pick that one up? If you received both, how did it compare to this one?

Saturday, January 19, 2013

My Cotton Bunny - December 2012

Hey guys!

I apologize for the short break. I just landed back in the States after a whirlwind trip for work and research, and now that I'm back, I am discovering that this hemisphere didn't stop doing things while I was away. It's inconvenient.

Before I left, I was very happy to have been asked to review a newer subscription service that is on the market -- My Cotton Bunny. It couples feminine hygiene products with some cute "extras" to make the worst time of the month a little easier. They were kind enough to send me this box to share with my readers.

I really like the idea of the company, though I think it might be good to have an option for preferences on some of the products. I definitely think that the "extra" products are what make it really unique, and I personally like the idea of privacy in getting products. I might be alone in this, but that awkwardness never really goes away, especially if the self-checkout lines are all swamped...

It comes in a cute box, emblazoned with the My Cotton Bunny logo.

As you can see on the card on the left, this was their first shipment -- each shipment is different and includes different kinds of items each time.

In the kit was a pack of Kotex tampons, a small square of Dagoba chocolate, and a very high-quality black cami top. The chocolate was extremely good -- and I don't even like chocolate very much!

The camisole fabric is extremely thick for a camisole, and I love the logo placement. It came in a medium size, which is slightly large for me, but it's a stretchy fabric, so it should be good for most subscribers.

I think this is a cute new subscription. It is currently $13.75 a month, including shipping, which is a good deal if the quality of items stays as high as it was in this box.

To subscribe, visit