Thursday, October 3, 2019

September Daily Goodie Box Review

Daily Goodie Box sends a totally free box of deluxe samples (and sometimes full-sized products) in exchange for your feedback! The September box had another great mix of items.

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

Daily Goodie Box is entirely free and you'll never be asked for payment information. Boxes are not guaranteed and are sent based on availability, but if you create an account on their website and interact on social media you can increase your chances of receiving one (links at the end of this post).

The boxes feature all types of products from different companies. There's usually some coupons and leaflets about the companies included, too.

Here's what was inside September's box:
  • Natralia Anti-Itch Soothing Cream (full-sized): This cream is steroid-free and made with colloidal oatmeal too soothe itching from bug bites, sun burn, poison ivy, oak, and sumac. 
  • Wonder Drink Prebiotic Kombucha (full-sized): I received the Ginger Peach flavor. I haven't tried it yet, but I love kombucha (fermented tea) and the Ginger Peach flavor sounds really good.
  • Twin Peaks Pour Over Coffee: These are made with 100 percent all-natural arabica bean Colombian coffee and are great for camping or other on-the-go adventures. I'm going to save them for when I travel.
  •  Eco Lips Hemp Lip Balm (full-sized): Eco Lips makes USDA organic beauty products and this lip balm has healing hemp seed oil as well as Vitamin A to soothe.
  • Eco Lips Cleansing Ecolixir Facial Oils: These Daily and Cleansing facial oils help protect skin from environmental irritants and stressors. They're vegan and made with Vitamin C (Daily) and omegas (Cleansing) for extra protection.
  • Bakery on Main Bunches of Crunches Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Granola: This granola is made with superfoods amaranth, millet, and chia with dark chocolate to give 10 grams of whole grains per serving. It's Non-GMO Project verified and kosher.
  • Kirk's Odor Neutralizing Hand Wash: This hand wash uses a unique, natural vegetable fermentation technology to eliminate strong smells from cooking, like fish and garlic.
  • Emerald Health Endo Sleep: This supplement is vegan, gluten-free, soy-free and made with PhytoCann Complex. The complex is a blend of non-cannabis herbs and botanicals that activate the CBD receptors in the body to help you fall and stay asleep.

Bottom Line: The September Daily Goodie Box had another round of great products! They do a great job of sending different things to try, like foods and snacks and skincare.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Leaders Recovery Coconut Gel Masks Review

I love using sheet masks; they're a great way to keep your skin looking its best while also taking some time for yourself to relax. I tried the Recovery Coconut Gel Masks from Leaders Cosmetics and they are amazing!

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

The Recovery Coconut Gel Masks are made with 100 percent fermented coconut juice from coconuts sourced straight from the Leaders' farm in Vietnam. The coconut gel has a higher moisture lock-in capability than traditional cotton masks, allowing your skin to receive every drop of the serum in the masks.

The masks come in four varieties and are only $7 each! You can get them at the Leaders website or at stores like HEB, Ulta, Harris Teeter, Target, and more.

The Balancing Recovery Mask treats blemishes, oily skin, and redness and manages excessive sebum, protects and cleans, and balances the skin. It has AC-fensine ingredients to balance skin by extracting dirt around pores and regulating oil production.

The Brightening Recovery Mask helps skin regain luminosity and glow while evening skin tone. It's recommended for dark spots and dull/uneven skin tone. It has Telangyn, with works with brightening ingredient Niacinamide, to brighten and restore skin.

The Moisturizing Recovery Mask is for dry, rough skin. It penetrates deeply for continuous, long-lasting hydration with adenosine, diffuporine, and amino-acids. It also has plant and flower extracts to to promote healthy, supple skin.

The Lifting Recovery Mask improves elasticity and restores skin density with Mushroom Complex extracts (chage lentinula edodes, and phellinus linteus) that supply nutrition deep into the skin. There is also active lifting serilesine to create a firming network system to help skin resist future signs of aging while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The masks are all made with the coconut gel and are meant to be worn for 10 to 20 minutes two to three times a week. The mask is folded up inside and has two fabric liners on each side for easier application. Peel one side off, apply to the face and smooth onto skin, then remove the second liner once its in place.

It's not pretty, but here's how the coconut gel looks! As you can see, it adheres very closely to the skin. It stayed in place perfectly and felt cool and soothing on my skin. All of the masks feel pretty much the same, but obviously have different benefits.
Bottom Line: I love the Leaders Cosmetics Recovery Coconut Gel Masks! They work well and feel great, and you can't beat the price of only $7.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Knockaround Sunglasses Review

Sunglasses are my favorite accessory to collect, and Knockaround has stylish designs at affordable prices. They even offer custom shades!

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

Knockaround was founded by Adam "Ace" Moyer in 2005 and creates durable shades that are practical and stylish. They offer 11 different frame styles in a wide range of colors, as well as ongoing Limited Editions, collaborations, and a "design your own" custom shop.

Aviators are my favorite lens shape, and I picked the Mount Evans aviators from Knockaround because they were different than any other I've seen. As you can see from the picture, they're a bit more square than normal aviators, but still have that basic style. I chose the "Black Smoke" shade because I like dark lenses and frames. The lenses are polarized and impact-resistant.

I love these sunglasses! The squared aviator is just different enough but would still look great on any face shape. The quality is great and to be honest, I thought that they would retail for much more than $30! They look and feel way more expensive. Also, if you're not into the squared lens, they have regular aviators as well (the Mile Highs style).
  • Visit Knockaround to view their full line and purchase
Bottom Line: I'm impressed with Knockaround sunglasses. The Mount Evans aviators are perfect for me and are high quality at an affordable price. They also have free shipping on orders of $50+!

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Walmart Beauty Box - Spring and Summer 2019

I never ended up posting my review for the Spring Walmart Beauty Box and I got the Summer one a few weeks ago, so I decided to post a review of both.

*Disclaimer: This box was purchased by See, Shop, Love!

The Walmart Beauty Box is a quarterly box that sends samples of products that you can purchase at Walmart stores and online. It's a free box but you have to pay shipping, so in essence it costs $5 a quarter for a box of samples.

For $5 every quarter, I think this box is a good deal and a lot of fun to open. You're not going to get high-end brands and there will be foil packet samples, but considering it's a "free" box I think it lives up to expectations.

The Spring 2019 box contained six samples and came with a canvas zippered pouch. I'm usually not a fan of getting pouches with subscriptions because I end up having too many of them, but this one is actually pretty sturdy so I'll actually use it.

Here's what was inside:

  • Soo Ae Purifying Black Charcoal Mask (full-sized): I love these masks and I pick some up almost every time I go to Walmart. The Soo Ae brand is a great K-beauty brand and these masks provide hydration and moisture with the clarifying benefits of characoal.
  • Hello Fluoride Free Activated Charcoal Whitening Toothpaste: I like that this has charcoal in it (it really does help whiten teeth, in my experience), but I prefer fluoride in my toothpaste. It has no artificial sweeteners, dyes, or sulfates.
  • Purely Inspired Collagen Peptides: This supplement contains collagen to help support strong hair, skin, and nails. Am I sold on the efficacy of ingestible collagen? No. But if you're interested in trying, this is a nice option.

The Summer 2019 box also had six samples.

  • Schick Intuition F.A.B. Razor (full-sized): The "FAB" in the name stands for forwards and backwards because you can use this razor in both directions. It makes for easier and more precise shaving.
  • TRESemme Betweetn Washes Volumizing Dry Shampoo: I didn't realize until writing up this review that this is a duplicate product from the Spring box. If I'm going to get multiples, at least it's something I'll definitely use!
  • Olay Daily Facials Daily Hydrating Clean Makeup Removing Cloth: I like having a little cloth like this for on-the-go, especially to use after working out. This one is a dry cloth that you add water to for the cleansing power of a makeup remover, scrub, toner, and mask all in one.
  •  Freeman Detoxifying Charcoal and Black Sugar Mud Mask: This mask is made with Dead Sea minerals to moisturize and lift away dirt and toxins without drying out the skin. I've had good experiences with Freeman masks in the past and I think they're a good, affordable option.
  • Biore Witch Hazel Ultra Deep Cleaning Pore Strips: Even though I know these aren't the best for your skin I still use them every once in a while. It's just so satisfying to see the extra dirt and sebum lifted out of my pores. This one worked as well as the regular nose strips do.
  • Curel Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer: I've gotten this in a previous box and I have to admit I'm not the biggest fan. It's a moisturizer that you apply in the shower to wet skin and then rinse off, and I didn't notice much of a difference in my skin after using it.

Bottom Line: For about the price of a latte at Starbucks, each quarter you can get a box of fun samples from Walmart. I think this box delivers exactly what it promises for an affordable price.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

September Book of the Month Review and Coupon

I love Book of the Month! I love getting a brand new book of my choice each month. I know I'll always have something fun to read and a new book to look forward to.

*Disclaimer: This box was purchased by See, Shop, Love! Post contains referral links. 

Book of the Month costs $14.99 per month for a brand new hardcover book. You'll be able to choose from one of five books that are selected by different judges. You can also add extra books to your box for $9.99 per book. This is an excellent price, considering most new hardcovers retail for at least $25 in book stores. You can also skip a month if you're not interested in any of the selections.

I love a mystery/thriller, so September's book was an easy choice for me. I picked The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup. Here is the synopsis:

A psychopath is terrorizing Copenhagen.

His calling card is a “chestnut man”—a handmade doll made of matchsticks and two chestnuts—which he leaves at each bloody crime scene.

Examining the dolls, forensics makes a shocking discovery—a fingerprint belonging to a young girl, a government minister’s daughter who had been kidnapped and murdered a year ago.

A tragic coincidence—or something more twisted?

To save innocent lives, a pair of detectives must put aside their differences to piece together the Chestnut Man’s gruesome clues.

Because it’s clear that the madman is on a mission that is far from over.

And no one is safe.

I'm a little more than halfway through the book and it's so good! It's really detailed but not monotonous. It also switches back and forth between different characters and I like getting their different stories and perspectives. It's also being developed as a Netflix original series!
Bottom Line: If you're a reader you will absolutely love Book of the Month! They always have excellent selections, but they make it easy to skip a month if you need to. I've loved each and every one of the books I've gotten so far.