Friday, December 28, 2012

Conscious Box - November 2012

Two more Conscious Boxes to go, then I will be caught up for the new year! I was very happy with this box, and to top it off, I was sent it to review directly from Conscious Box. :)


1. Freekeh Grains – Tamari Roasted Green Wheat in "Original" - 8oz - $3.54
2. Teeccino Herbal Coffee - 3 packets - $1.15
3. Simply Organic Minced Onion - 1 mini-spice jar - $1.78
4. Bloomers Organic Snow Peas Seeds - 1 packet - $2.00
5. Lush Nuts in "Dark Cocoa Chili" - .77oz - $1.04
6. Sweet Drops in "Vanilla Creme" - 2oz - $6.47
7. Justin's Nut Butter Organic Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups - Full-size - $2.26
8. L’Ecuyer’s Gourmet Caveman Rub - Sample packet - $1.00
9. Organic India Tulsi Tea - 1 bag - $0.26
10. Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix - 100g - $1.39

= $20.89

Please note that somehow the lip balm did not make it into this shot. Isn't this month a great value?

Conscious Box - October 2012

My October Conscious Box was much improved, in my opinion, over September's. I feel like they had put a lot of energy into the vegan box at the expense of the regular box, which seems silly, given that they could have exchanged only a couple of products and been fine to differentiate the vegan and regular boxes.


1. Crum Creek – Certified Organic Soy Nut Mix - 1oz - $0.55
2. Zarbees All-Natural Children's Cough Syrup - 1 serving - $0.50
3. RW Garcia Dippers – 3 Seed Curry & Mango Dipping Chips - 1.5oz - $1.03
4. GeoDeo – Natural Deodorant + Detox in "Island" - Full-size - $3.51
5. Larabar in "Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough" - 0.78oz bar - $0.65
7. Bumble Bar Organic Sesame Bar - 1 bar - $0.75
8. Clandestino Banana Bar - 1 bar - $1.82
9. Goodlight Natural Candles - 1 box of 6 candles - $2.99
10. Teatulia Earl of Bengal Tea - 1 teabag - $0.49
11. Vita Rocks in "Lemon Burst" - 1 packet - $0.43

= $12.72

Not bad, especially given curation and shipping. I like the boxes that have a few more supplements and samples, but I was able to really enjoy everything in this box, so no complaints here!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Birchbox - October 2012

Here is another Birchbox post -- I am getting a bit closer to caught up, at least...


This was a great Birchbox in terms of colors and flavors. I was a little bit disappointed by the Kiehl's, and I believe I received another product from Kiehl's in the following box, but I know it is a great company. I just have a ridiculous number of cleansers.

1. Essie Nail Polish in "Power Clutch" - 1 bottle - $6.00
2. Kiehl's Liquid Body Cleanser in "Orange Flower & Lychee" - 2.2oz - $5.75
3. Joanna Vargas Daily Serum - Sample - $3.00
4. Naked Princess Naked Shine Luscious Lip Gloss in "Barely Coral" - 0.008oz - $2.08
4. Luna Fiber Bar in "Chocolate Raspberry" - $1.07

= $17.90

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Conscious Box - September 2012

So apparently, between the stolen cards and fiscal woes in August, I did not receive an August box from Conscious Box. Oh well...


1. Vitamineral Green HealthForce SuperFoods - 20g - $2.42
2. 100% Pure Nourishing Body Cream in Green Apple and Vanilla Bean - 2 packets - $1.50
3. Jovial Einkorn Pasta - 4oz - $0.93
4. Wild Rose Aromatherapy - 1 vial - $3.99
5. Amazing Grass Amazing Meal - 27g - $2.50
6. Avalon Organics Bath & Shower Gel in "Lavender" - 2oz - $1.06
7. Avalon Organics Hand Lotion in "Lavender" - 2oz - $1.88
8. Joy's Teaspoon - 1 teabag - $0.50
9. Artisana Raw Coconut Butter - 1 packet - $0.25
10. Barlean's Organic Oils Omega Swirl to Go in "Mango Peach" - 1 packet - $1.00
11. Immuno-Viva Defend+ Energy - 1 packet - $1.00

= $17.03

I was a little disappointed by this month's box, mostly because of the fish oil. I had not taken the vegan box, but I expected that it would still be vegetarian, at least. I had planned on canceling after this box, but decided to give it another shot. So far, there have been no other non-vegetarian products.

Birchbox - September 2012

My September Birchbox arrived with some samples that I was extremely excited to try.


1. Bvlgari in Mon Jasmin Noir - 0.05oz - $1.06
2. Wei to Go Sleep Over Kit: Real Clean and Ideal Skin - 1 kit - $10.00
3. Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator - 20g - $7.47
4. Birchbox and Color Club Custom Collection - .25oz - $2.50
5. Twistband Lace Up for Fall - 1 twistband - $2.00
6. The Brush Guard - 1 pack - $5.50

= $28.53

Birchbox - August, 2012

Hello, again!

As you may have noticed, I have been running a bit behind with subscription box posts, as well as item reviews and polish swatches. I am desperately attempting to get caught up, however, so watch out for a glut over the next few days.


For August, I received:

1. DDF Brightening Cleanser - 4.5oz - $14.79
2. Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm SPF 25+ - 0.06oz - $1.68
3. LÄRABAR über - 1 bar - $1.80
4. Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy La Fleur - 0.05oz - $1.36
5. LiQWd Professional Volumizing Catalyst - 0.34oz - $1.47

= $21.10

Overall this was a decent box. I had received a few products on my alternate Birchbox account already, but they were products that I liked, so it's all good. The beauty balm is decent, if too dark, and the brightening cleanser is a very large sample. Interestingly enough, when I bought a sample pack from Birchbox that included the same cleanser, the sample I received was much smaller. I wonder if they ran out of smaller samples and were forced to included semi-full sizes.

Conscious Box - July 2012

This isn't late at all... no, not at all.


So this was my July Conscious Box. I do not think there was a vegan option yet. I did try some of these products already, and I think that this was a really nicely curated box.

1. Powbab Baobab Superfruit Chews - Sample Chews - $1.00
2. Madhava Organic Agave Nectar - 1 packet - $0.10
3. Madhava Organic Coconut Sugar in Blonde - 1 packet - $0.10
4. Naturally It's Clean Floors Cleanser - 1 packet - $0.20
5. Tea Forté Sampler - 3 bags - $1.13
6. Just Great Stuff Organic Superberry Acai - 1 bar - $1.65
7. The All Natural Face Vegan Eyeshadow in "Peach Ice" - Sample - $0.35
8. St. Claire's Organics Mints in "Peppermint" - 1 tin - $2.99
9. Sun Warrior Warrior Blend Raw Protein - 21g - $0.82
10. Aura Cacia Brightening Pure Essential Oil in "Sweet Orange" - .5oz - $2.72
11. Aura Cacia Aromatherapy Deck - 1 deck - $10.00
12. GoGo Squeez in "Apple Mango" - 1 2.2oz tube - $0.62
13. Mighty Leaf Iced Tea - 1 bag - $1.67
14. Jadience Herbal Formulas - Muscle and Joint Therapeutic Cream - .14oz - $1.99

= $25.34

Not bad! I think that if you are interested in aromatherapy, this box would have been especially nice to receive, given the cards and sample. I also liked that there were plenty of teas, as well as a cosmetics item.

Sorry again for the delay! Look for more tonight!