Tuesday, September 18, 2018

September Degustabox Review and Coupon

If you love snacks, you have to try Degustabox. They send a huge box of goodies each month for much cheaper than what you'd spend at the grocery store!

*Disclaimer: This box was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review. Post contains affiliate links.

Degustabox is a food subscription that sends all sorts of pantry items, including cookies, chips, sauces, and more! They always have a mix of brands and food types. Boxes are only $19.99 per month with free shipping to the U.S.

Opening up my Degustabox each month is always a treat! September's theme was aptly called "Lunchbox" for back to school. You'll receive nine to 14 full-sized items in every box.

This month's box had 14 different brands represented. Here's what was inside:
  • Hippeas ($1.49 each) - I love these snacks! They're organic chickpea puffs that are also gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, and have no nuts or soy. They're crunchy and delicious. The flavors were Happenin' Hickory and Vegan White Cheddar.
  • GoCo Crunchy Coconut Bites ($2.99) - These bites are made with lightly toasted coconut pressed into bite-sized pieces. The ingredients are ethically and sustainably sourced. I'm not a big coconut fan, but I can see where these would be a really convenient snack for anyone who is.
  • Handfulls Crrrunch Bites ($4.99) - These are so good and really unique. They're almonds coated with rice cracker shells with a mesquite barbecue flavor. They're vegan, gluten-free, and kosher.
  • The Better Chip ($3.99) - These whole grain chips are made with fresh vegetables and herbs combined with masa. The flavor is Jalapeno and Cilantro and they really have a kick! I liked the crunchy texture; these are perfect for dipping.
  • Tiger Tail Mustard ($1.00) - This mustard-in-a-tube is made from an authentic German recipe in a convenient container. I have to say, I really do like the fact that I can just squeeze this onto my sandwich and go.
  • The Chia Company Chia Shots ($.99 each) - These are pure, clean, sun-ripened chia seedsthat can be sprinkled onto muesli, into your smoothies, or more! Two packets equal one recommended daily dose of chia (one tablespoon).
  • SunRype Fruit to Go ($.50 each) - I love these little fruit snacks. They're packed with flavor but are made with only fruit. No additional additives or unnecessary sugars.
  •  Marion's Kitchen Kung Pao Kit ($6.99) - This was available in one of two varieties; you'll receive either the kung pao like me or General Tso Meal Kit. I've actually tried these before but it was the pad thai kit. It has everything you need for the meal except chicken. The whole thing comes together in only 15 minutes!
  • Idahoan Foods ($1.39 each) - These packets are the Classic and Four Cheese instant mashed potatoes. The Four Cheese is made with cheddar, bleu, romano, and parmesan cheese with 100 percent real Idaho potatoes.
  •  Bauducco Chocolate Wafers ($2.50) - I've always enjoyed wafer cookies and these are simple and delicious. They have three layers and no artificial colors or preservatives.
  • Marquis Citrus Yuzu ($2.89) - This is a USDA organic energy drink with no sugar or calories. It's non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan, and kosher. It's energized with organic yerba mate, green tea, and green coffee beans. I really enjoyed the Citrus Yuzu flavor, it was nice and refreshing.
  • PB Crave ($1.10 each) - These packets are the Sweet and Dark Chocolate and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough peanut butters. The flavors are so fun and taste great! 
  • Garden of Life Gol Bar ($2.49) - This bar has clean protein and is made with certified organic, Non-GMO Project verified whole food ingredients. I got the Chocolate and Sea Salt flavor and it was actually really good!
  • Mighty Spark Food Co ($1.50 each) - These are 60 calories or less and made with small-batch chicken and cranberries, jalapenos, and more. They also donate a meal to kids in need with every three sticks purchased!
Bottom Line: The September Degustabox had a ton of great snacks for back to school! I really liked the Marquis energy drink and PB Crave peanut butters. I always find old favorites and new products to try with this box!
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Monday, September 10, 2018

September Gramma in a Box Review and Coupon

Gramma in a Box is a delightfully creative subscription that sends monthly cookie and candy crafts for families to share with one another. The September box featured crafts for back to school!

*Disclaimer: This box was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.

Gramma in a Box was founded by Terry, who was inspired to create the service after her grandchildren moved away. She decided to share her love of baking with everyone with this subscription!

Each month you'll receive pretty much everything you need to decorate cookies and make two crafts. The only items you may need to supply are basics like bowls to melt chocolate in, etc. The finished crafts will create 15-20 snacks.

Here are the pricing options:
  • Monthly: $20 per month
  • Three Months: $55 every three months (save $5)
  • Six Months: $110 every six months (save $10)
  • 12 Months: $220 every 12 months (save $20)
Shipping is free to the U.S. and taxes are included. If you want to cancel, do so by the 25th of the month.

The first project this month is Wafer Pencils. I forgot to take a photo of the supplies/ingredients before completing this one, but it's made up of wafer cookies, white melting chocolate, chocolate chips, and sprinkles. All of the crafts are easy to complete, and this one consisted of melting the chocolate and dipping both ends of the wafer in before decorating with the accents. The wafer cookies are filled with strawberry creme!

The second project is Teacher's Apples. I love how creative all of the crafts are each month, down to the little details like the candy leaves to go atop the apples. For this project, there were six marshmallows that were dipped in chocolate and then coated in red sprinkles, finished off with a pretzel stick and leaf.

Another photo of my completed apples and pencils.

Each box also contains pre-baked cookies for you to decorate, along with colored icing and sprinkles. This month, fittingly, featured alphabet letters and little apples. One of my A cookies broke a little bit in transit, but nothing too serious, especially since I quickly ate them up after decorating them anyway!
Bottom Line: Gramma in a Box is always so much fun! I love doing the crafts and decorating the cookies, and I love eating all of the yummy treats after even more. I like that all of the crafts are easy and can be shared with kids of all ages.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Clean Enhanced Organics Repair Intensive Restructuring Treatment Review

I'm always looking for hair products that will help heal my heat-damaged hair. I have a short cut so I pretty much have to at least blow dry my hair every day, and all that heat adds up. The Clean Enhanced Organics Repair Intensive Restructuring Treatment is the perfect product to help out stressed strands!

*Disclaimer: This product was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.

The Repair Intensive Restructuring Treatment addresses hair damaged by environmental stress, heat styling, or chemical treatments. It not only repairs hair, but also restructures strands for healthy, full-bodied look. It works best when used with other Clean Enhanced Organics shampoos and conditioners, along with the Repair Style Spray and Repair Hair Oil Treatment.

The mask is formulated with organic aloe, chamomile, lavender, and lemon balm extracts. The natural ingredients help create healthier hair without the use of harsh chemicals.

The 8 oz jar is enough to last a long time. You can use it one to two times a week, or as needed. Just add it to towel-dried hair from roots to ends and leave in for two to five minutes, then rinse out thoroughly. I have an oily scalp so I didn't apply this to my roots, but I applied down my hair from about one inch off my scalp and down.

The mask is a creamy consistency with a slightly floral, slightly sweet smell. It was easy to work through my hair and rinsed out well. My hair felt super soft after drying it but not weighed down at all. I've only been using this for about two weeks, but I will definitely continue to do so, because I've seen great results so far!
Bottom Line: The Clean Enhanced Organics Repair Intensive Restructuring Treatment is a must-have for anyone who regularly heat styles their hair or has other damage. It's easy to use, smells great, and works even better! The natural ingredients are a huge plus, and the whole experience left my hair feeling soft and smooth.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

August Kid Wonder Review and Coupon

Kid Wonder is a box full of crafts and fun activities to encourage children to learn through play! Each month you'll receive a box full of imagination to help busy parents grow creativity in their kids.

*Disclaimer: This box was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.

Kid Wonder was created by two moms, Christina Lantsman and Amber Furlong, who wanted to provide families an affordable and meaningful way to take a break from TV, phone, and computer screen time by offering a carefully and thoughtfully curated subscription box.

Currently they have a Little Dreamers box for children ages 3-6, and there's also a siblings option that contains enough supplies for two kids. They also have a Big Adventurer's Box (ages 5-8) with adventures through history and a Junior Explorers Box (ages 7-10) with world explorations in the works. Here are their pricing options for the Little Dreamers Box:
  • Monthly: $24.95 per month / $39.95 for siblings
  • Three Months: $74.85 every three months / $119.85 for siblings
  • Six Months: $149.70 every six months / $239.70 for siblings
  • 12 Months: $274.45 every 12 months / $439.45 for siblings
The three-, six-, and 12-month options are a one-time prepay with the option of auto-renewing available at checkout. The monthly option auto-renews each month until you cancel.

Shipping is $5 flat rate to U.S. addresses, $15 to Canada, and $20 to the U.K.

This is a review for the Pirates and Mermaids box! The theme changes each month, and next month is about wilderness exploration. Inside is a booklet with brightly colored activities and stories for kids to practice reading.

The box had five activities inside, ranging in difficulty, messiness, and time involved. None of them are too laborious, considering they're made for children aged 3-6, but I like that they clearly mark the effort involved so parents know what they're getting into. All of the activities should be done with parent supervision, also.

The first activity is Dress Like a Pirate and it has lots of feathers and foam cutouts that you can use to create a cute little pirate costume. There are also inserts with each craft that have other quick activities on them.

Activity two is An Arrr-mazing Show! and is the least messy, difficult, and time-consuming of all of the crafts. It includes two spoons that you can decorate with foam attachments to create two little puppets, and there's also a mini stage to put together.

Next up is a Treasure Hunt, which is exactly what it sounds like. There are mini instruction cards (pictured middle left above) for parents, plus a certificate and treasure map for the kids. The treasure came in a little drawstring pouch (pictured middle right).

The fourth activity is Pirate's Booty Slime, which I attempted to do myself and it went horribly wrong. I don't have kids but I still wanted to try out at least one of the activities for this review so that I could relay my experiences. I'm not sure where I went wrong, but my slime was not really malleable, it ended up kind of just being a big sloppy mess. This is not a criticism of the actual activity -- I think I just did it wrong and didn't spend enough time mixing the ingredients, so it didn't form well. But this was definitely the messiest activity in the box, so be sure to have lots of space and towels available to clean up messy hands!

The final activity is Design a Pirate Ship! and it is the most time-consuming of the five. There are little wooden pieces to put together, along with other paper activities of kids to complete.
Bottom Line: I think Kid Wonder is a great box for parents/guardians and kids! I can't believe it's only $24.95 for all of these crafts. Everything was high-quality and had great detail. I know I would have loved getting a box like this when I was a kid. I especially like that each box is themed and has other activities and reading practice for kids to go along with the hands-on crafts!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Fall FabFitFun Box Spoilers and $10 off Coupon!

The Fall FabFitFun box is here! It's a good one -- I love pretty much everything inside! Keep reading for full spoilers and a $10 off coupon code.

*Disclaimer: Post contains affiliate links.

Every box will contain the following:
  • GlamGlow Bubblesheet Oxygenating Deep Cleanse Mask (2 pack, $18 value)
  • Simply Whimsical Tea Towels (2 pack, $14.99 value)
  • Beautyblender ($20 value)
  • Skin&Co Roma Blue in Capri ($22 value)
The customization options are (choose one from each group):

Customization #1
  • Vince Camuto Luck Tote in black or red desert ($128 value)
  • Crown Brush 6 Piece Brush Set in black and rose gold or silver ($75 value)
Customization #2:
  • Alfred Teapot ($26 value)
  • Alfred French Press ($22 value)
Customization #3:
  •  Catherine Malandrino Umbrella in red floral or black/white floral ($39.99 value)
  • Cylo Cobra Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds in black or white ($40 value)
 Annual subscribers will be able to choose two more custom options from the following:

Customization #4:
  • Grown Alchemist Polishing Facial Exfoliant ($67 value)
  • Grown Alchemist Hydra-Repair Dry Cream ($49 value)
  • Grown Alchemist Hydra-Restore Cream Cleanser ($49 value)
Customization #5:
  • Farmacy Dew It All Total Eye Cream ($38 value)
  • Touch in Sol Metallist Liquid Foil Liipstick Duo in Penny ($24.99 value)
  • Cuccio Somatology yogahhh! Detox Bath ($39.99 value)

Use one of the following coupon codes to get $10 off your first box: FALLINLOVE, HARVEST, or PUMPKINSPICE.