Love With Food Valentine's Day Sale

Love With Food is running a Valentine's Day sale now through February 15th!

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Love With Food sends great snacks starting at only $7.99 per month, and they donate a meal to a food bank for each month you're a member! Watch the video above to see what's featured in February's box.

For the Valentine's Day sale, you'll get a free box ($20 value) when you purchase a 6-month or longer plan, no coupon code needed. You can also use coupon code VDAY2018 to save an additional $10 off 6-month or longer Deluxe or Gluten-Free plans.

Pura Vida Flash Sale: Extra 25% off Sale Items!

Pura Vida is running a flash sale through Sunday; get 25% more off items already on sale!

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Use coupon code SALE25 to save an extra 25% off your favorite pieces from Pura Vida's sale page, like the Anchor Me Pack pictured above. The sale runs now through Sunday, January 21st.

January Daily Goodie Box Review

Daily Goodie Box isn't exactly a subscription service, but it is a lot of fun! It's an entirely free box of goodies that you can get in exchange for your opinions about the products inside.

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

Daily Goodie Box really is entirely free; they'll never ask you for your credit card or any other payment information. Boxes are sent based on availability, but creating an account and interacting with them on social media (links at the end of the post) are a great way to try to get a box.

The boxes are always packed with good stuff. They send a variety of items, from food to household cleaning products to skincare, and more. It's always fun seeing what's inside. Once you try everything, head back to the Daily Goodie Box website to leave a few sentences of a review for each of the products.

Here's what was inside January's box:
  • Andalou Naturals Beauty is Renewal Face Cream Pod - I love Andalou Naturals; their skincare is affordable and works really well with my skin. This cream is silky smooth and very hydrating. It has Vitamin C, a fruit stem cell complex, and probiotic microflora to tighten and brighten skin. Even better, the company is Leaping Bunny-certified cruelty-free.
  • EBOOST Spruce Energizing Whole Green Powder - This mix has whole green vegetables for natural energy and has a green apple ginger flavor. I usually don't love green juices, but the flavor sounds interesting.
  • RawRev Double Chocolate Brownie Batter - This bar was really good; it actually tasted like brownies. Most raw bars are not my fancy, but this one was great. It's gluten-free, vegan, kosher, and non-GMO.
  • Beanitos White Bean Sweet Chili and Sour Cream Chips - I've had Beanitos chips and they're so good. These had a great sweet chili heat flavor. They're gluten-free and non-GMO.

The EBOOST green powder also came with this nice mixer cup. The cap has a removable sifter inside that helps break up and dissolve the powder. I haven't tried the powder yet, but I have been using this cup to mix up chocolate milk.

  • Napz All Natural Short-Term Sleep Aid - Napz an all-natural sleep aid made only with herbs. It has chamomile, passion flower, lemon balm, and hibiscus to help with longer naps, onset of sleep, and middle-of-the-night awakenings. I really like that it has no synthetic drugs in it.
  • Bizzy Coffee Organic Cold Brew Double Shot - This will do the opposite of what the Napz supplement will! It's USDA-certified organic, gluten-free, and vegan. It has 135-150 mg of caffeine, so it's not for first time coffee drinkers.
  • Nellie's All Natural WOW Stick Stain Remover - My mom had something like this when I was a kid and it was great for removing stains. I like that you can use it as a mess-free spot treatment and that it's derived from natural ingredients. It has no dyes or synthetic fragrances.
  •  Herbal Zap Immune Support Herbal Supplement - This supplement is non-GMO verified, vegan, gluten-free, and kosher. It's 100% natural with no fillers or artificial ingredients. It's made with ethically-grown herbs using Ayurvedic methods and can boost immune function, promote elimination of natural toxins, and aid in digestion.
The box also contained some coupons and informational inserts about some of the products inside.
Bottom Line: Daily Goodie Box is always fun to unpack and January's box didn't disappoint! I really liked the Nellie's WOW Stick and EBOOST cup. This box is a great way to try new products, be sure to create an account and interact with them on Facebook!

January Degustabox Review and 50% Off Coupon

If you're looking for a food box to subscribe to, I highly recommend Degustabox! Their boxes feature full-sized products and are a great value.

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

Degustabox sends at least 10 full-sized snacks and pantry items for $19.99 per month, shipping included. There's always a good variety of brands and food types represented.

The January box featured 10 different brands, but had more than 10 individual items because some had two of each. I also want to note that your box will contain either the Maya Kaimal Naan Chips or the Uncle Dougie's sauce. I received both as a reviewer to show you all options available.
  • Angie's Boom Chicka Pop ($1.39 each)  - I love Boom Chicka Pop! Their popcorns are great and come in a ton of flavors. These are a simple Sea Salt flavor, but they were still really delicious.
  • Maya Raimal Naan Chips ($1.29 each) - These chips are non-GMO and vegan. The Sea Salt flavor is very subtle, so I think these would be best as a dipping chip with hummus, guacamole, or whatever else you like!
  •  Cello Whisps Cheddar Cheese Crisps ($3.99) - These little crisps are great; they're 100% cheese and are nice and crunchy. I like using them on salads, and honestly they're great as a snack on their own.
  • Loacker White Chocolate ($1.99) - This bar has a fine white chocolate coating with a core of melting milk cream and crispy wafers. I'm not usually a white chocolate fan, but this one is so creamy that I really enjoyed it.
  • Crown Maple Sugar ($1.00 each) - These packets of maple sugar are rich in antioxidants and are a healthy alternative to granulated sugar. I'm going to use it in my coffee, and I'm sure it would taste great in baked goods, too.
  •  Go Organically Fruit Medley ($3.99) - These fruit snacks have appeared in Degustabox before but I'm very glad to get another box! They have a great juicy fruit flavor and are USDA-certified organic, gluten-free, and have no preservatives.
  • Wasa Thins Rosemary and Sea Salt ($3.19) - These crackers are oven baked and have a delicate crunch, with nine grams of whole grains. I like breaking them up in soup!
  • Monini Originale Extra Virgin Olive Oil ($10.99) - I would never spend $10.99 on olive oil, so I'm glad this came in the box! I'm sure it must be high quality, given the price. I use a ton of olive oil when I cook, so this will be put to good use.
  •  Dole Fruit Bowls ($2.79) - The flavor I got was Pineapple and Mandarin Orange in Coconut Water, and unfortunately one of the cup tops broke so the juice leaked inside of the box. It didn't damage anything other than the packaging on the bowls and the other item in this picture. Aside from that, these sound really good. I'm going to eat them as a breakfast at work.
  • Explore Cuisine Organic Edamame Spaghetti ($4.99) - This pasta is made with organic edamame beans, making it gluten-free. It's also kosher and non-GMO. Even though the fruit cups leaked on it, the noodles are inside plastic packaging so only the box got a little wet.
  •  Uncle Dougie's Wicked Good No-Fry Wing Marinade ($4.99) - Just a reminder that you will receive either this sauce or the Naan Chips in your box. I've never made chicken wings at home, but I'll use this sauce for my first try. I like that you don't have to fry the wings with it (I'll probably bake mine).
Bottom Line: The January Degustabox had a lot of fun snacks! I'm excited to try the Uncle Dougie's sauce and I loved getting another box of the Go Organically fruit snacks.

OM Kosmetics Vegan Makeup Review and Coupon

OM Kosmetics is an entirely cruelty-free and vegan line of makeup made with pure minerals and certified organic botanicals. They have gorgeously pigmented eyeshadows, blushes, plus brushes and skincare, too!

*Disclaimer: These products were sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.

OM Kosmetics kindly sent me two blushes and two eyeshadows to review, as well as the Natural Bamboo Kabuki Brush. The brush is the perfect size: not too big, not too small, and it'll easily fit inside any bag for on-the-go. It's made from sustainably-harvested bamboo. The bristles are soft and are great for applying the blush or a powder foundation.

I received the shades Peach and Rose to try. The Mineral Blush is available in six shades that should work for every skin tone. They're made with certified organic ingredient, including rosehip, rosemary, and grapefruit extracts that help protect against sun damage, even skin tone, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They also contain titanium and zinc dioxide for extra sunscreen protection. If you're worried about titanium dioxide, don't fear -- in powder form, it's naturally-occurring and doesn't penetrate through skin.

The blushes are beautiful and are nicely pigmented. The Rose shade was obviously a bit darker than Peach, as you can see above (Rose is on top, Peach on the bottom), but both are buildable so you can have as vibrant or subdued of a look as you'd like.

The Mineral Eyeshadow is available in 11 shades. OM Kosmetics also has a vegan primer and eye makeup remover. I received Twilight and White Gold to try.

Both of the shadows are densely pigmented and applied a bit chalky. A little definitely goes a long way here. Like the blushes, I would recommend starting off small then building up the color as you see fit.

As you can see, both shadows are very pigmented! I absolutely love the shimmery gray of Twilight. It'll be great as an eyeliner or defining shade for the crease of your eyelid. White Gold is perfect for highlighting the brow bone or inner eye!
  • Visit OM Kosmetics to browse their full line of products
    • Use coupon code DANIELLE for 25% off (no expiration date)!
Bottom Line: OM Kosmetics has a beautiful line of vegan, cruelty-free cosmetics! I loved the shades they sent me to try, especially the Twilight eyeshadow and Rose blush. All of the colors were well pigmented and can be used for a variety of looks.

Surya Brasil Review

Surya Brasil is a vegan, cruelty-free company that creates beauty products inspired by the Amazonian Rainforest! Their Exotic Animals Nail Polishes and Vegan Tinted Lip Balms are perfect for any beauty lover.

*Disclaimer: These products were sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.

I only use natural lip balms. Their ingredients are so much better at moisturizing for the long term than other synthetic brands. These ones are vegan and kosher and made with 100% natural ingredients. They're also certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA!

I received four beautiful shades to try: Sugared Fig, Coconut Nectar, Pink Grapefruit, and Vanilla Dragon Fruit. All of them leave a light tint on the lips, nothing overpowering. My favorite is the Vanilla Dragon Fruit. They all also have a delicious vanilla scent.

Swatched from left to right are Sugared Fig, Pink Grapefruit, Vanilla Dragon Fruit, and Coconut Nectar. Unfortunately the Coconut Nectar was very close to my natural skin tone so it doesn't show up as well in this photo, but you can kind of see the shimmer still.

Surya Brasil also has a line of vibrant nail polishes named after exotic animals! I love how gorgeous these shades are (left to right): Peacock, Wolf, Flamingo, and Red and Green Macaw. There are more shades to choose from and you can view them all on the Surya Brasil website here. They also have a base coat, top coat, and oil dryer.

I was immediately drawn to Peacock because I love the bright blue shade, but try as I might, I could not get the cap off! All of the others twisted off easily, so I'm not sure what happened with this one, but I think I'll have to take a tool to it. I didn't want to do that before taking photos though, as I'm sure I'll have to damage the cap.

That being said, I was able to swatch the Red and Green Macaw, Wolf, and Flamingo shades. The Macaw and Wolf were solid cremes that were opaque after three coats. Flamingo is a little thinner (not in consistency, but in shade) and was still a little see through after three coats.
Bottom Line: Surya Brasil has a great line of beauty and skincare products! I really enjoyed using their nail polishes and lip balms. I wish I could have opened up the Peacock polish, but I'm sure it's just as nice as the ones I was able to use!

December BookCase.Club Review and 15% Off Coupon

If you love to read or know someone who does, BookCase.Club makes a great gift! They're an affordable book subscription that sends great titles from a bunch of different genres.

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

BookCase.Club sends two new, hand-selected books for $9.99 per month with $5 shipping to the U.S. You can choose your favorite genre from these options:
  • Thrill Seeker - mystery/thriller
  • Strange Worlds - sci-fi/fantasy
  • Teenage Dreams - young adult novels
  • Blind Date - paranormal romance
  • Booking for Love - romance
  • Quarterly Cook Books - two cook books every three months
  • Quarterly Military History - two military history books every three months
There's also BookCase.Kids, which is their children's book subscription.

This is a review of the Strange Worlds case. I love this box and I've gained a greater appreciate for science fiction and fantasy since I started receiving it. I was a fan of the genre before, but I've gotten some really great books from BookCase.Club and love it even more now!

First up is The Fall by R. J. Pineiro. I'll pick up any book about space, no matter how far-fetched the plot is. Here is the synopsis from Amazon for this title:
Jack Taylor has always been an adrenaline junkie. As a federal contractor, he does dangerous jobs for the government that fall out of the realm of the SEALS and the Marines. And this next job is right up his alley. Jack has been assigned to test an orbital jump and if it works, the United States government will have a new strategy against enemy countries.

Jack wakes up in an alternate universe. One where he died during a mission five years earlier and where Angela is still madly in love with him. But in this world, his boss, Pete, has turned to the dark side, is working against him, and the government is now on his tail. Jack must return to his own world but the only way for him to do that is to perform another orbital jump. This time is more difficult though―no one wants to see him go.

The case also featured The Iron Wyrm Affair by Lilith Saintcrow. From the cover I guessed it was a steampunk story, and here's what Amazon has to say:
Emma Bannon, forensic sorceress in the service of the Empire, has a mission: to protect Archibald Clare, a failed, unregistered mentath. His skills of deduction are legendary, and her own sorcery is not inconsiderable. It doesn't help much that they barely tolerate each other, or that Bannon's Shield, Mikal, might just be a traitor himself. Or that the conspiracy killing registered mentaths and sorcerers alike will just as likely kill them as seduce them into treachery toward their Queen.

In an alternate London where illogical magic has turned the Industrial Revolution on its head, Bannon and Clare now face hostility, treason, cannon fire, black sorcery, and the problem of reliably finding hansom cabs.

Bottom Line: This was a great selection from BookCase.Club! Both books definitely feature some fantastical plots and I'm excited to dig in to them.

Breakout Games Escape Room Review

Last month I reviewed Dispatch, a play-along subscription box from Breakout Games (read that review here). Breakout Games also has escape room games in cities across the U.S. and when I found that they recently opened a location in my hometown I had to try it!

*Disclaimer: Breakout Games provided me a coupon to try this service for free.

If you're new to escape rooms, they're an interactive, in-person game where you and your group complete puzzles and challenges to "escape" a locked room. They've become popular recently as teambuilding exercises for companies, or just a fun time with friends.

Breakout Games has rooms with unique storylines for people who love to solve mysteries by cracking codes, solving puzzles, and following clues. It's a real-life version of the Dispatch subscription box!

I visited the Rochester, NY location with my brother and a group of his friends and we did the Hostage room. This location has four rooms to choose from: Hostage, Kidnapping, Museum Heist, and Operation Casino. We had seven people in our group, which was the maximum for the room. If you have less you can still book your spaces, but the empty spaces will be left open for other people to join so you may have other people join your experience. The games costs $24.99 per person, so it's a pretty affordable game.

I couldn't take any pictures inside of the room, so that's why this post only has pictures of the waiting room. I got there 15 minutes before our game was to start so that I could sign the waiver, plus I wanted to get there early so that no one else in the party was the first to arrive (since it was my idea, I figured I should be there to greet people).

After everyone had signed the waiver, which you can also print out ahead of time and sign and bring with you, we were led into another room for an introduction from our game master. You're not literally locked in the room, so if at any point you have to leave, you can. The game master is watching from a separate room and is also connected via microphone, so they can see and hear everything you're doing in the room and assist with clues if you need them.

You have one hour to break out of the room, and I have to admit the countdown clock was a little stressful! We ended up solving the room and escaping in about 45 minutes though and I was glad we were able to say we "broke out!" The game was a lot of fun and we only ended up needing two clues from our game master.

My favorite thing about Breakout Games was that the experience was really immersive. We were blindfolded before being led into the room, and we took the blindfolds off once we had heard an audio introduction to the story and game (we were taken hostage while on an aircraft). Even though I knew it was a game, taking off the blindfold and seeing everything for the first time definitely made everything seem more real. The clues and props were high quality, just like in the Dispatch box. I had a ton of fun doing the Hostage game and would definitely return to try the others!
Bottom Line: I had a ton of fun doing the Hostage escape room from Breakout Games! I highly recommend trying them out. Be sure to bring a group that you know you can work well together and have fun with!
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