Sunday, August 18, 2019

August Shades Club Review and Coupon

The August Shades Club sunglasses were some of my favorites yet! The style is great and the construction high quality, as always.

*Disclaimer: This box was purchased by See, Shop, Love! at a discounted rate in exchange for an honest review.

Shades Club is $29 per month for a pair of stylish sunglasses. They have men's and women's styles that are manufactured in the same places as more expensive brands.

Here are their pricing options:
  • Monthly: $29 per month
  • Four Months: $112 every four months/$28 per month (one month free)
  • Six Months: $162 every six months/$27 per month (1.5 months free)
  • Yearly: $288 every 12 months/$24 per month (two months free)
You can also purchase past shades on the Shades Club website for $75 per pair.

Each set of shades comes in a drawstring bag that doubles as a microfiber cloth for cleaning. You'll also get a folding carrying case with your first order, and other accessories may be included in future boxes.

The August shades are the Jetsetter aviators. Aviators are my favorite lens shape and the reflective surface looks so sharp! All of the Shades Club sunglasses are also polarized.

You can also see in the photo above that the left lens is branded with the "Shades" logo. It's discreet but a nice detail. The lenses have 100 percent UVA/UVB protection, too.

The arms of these sunglasses are a tortoiseshell pattern with "Shades Club x Barbella" written on the inside. It looks like these were made in partnership with the BarBella subscription and were featured in their April 2019 box.
Bottom Line: These Jetsetter aviators are the perfect style for me! I love that they're a high quality and polarized for only $29 per month. That price is insane! I can think of a similar brand that charges over $200 for polarized lenses, and I've had that brand, and these are much better quality.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

August Daily Goodie Box Review

If you like trying new products, Daily Goodie Box is a fun and free way to do so! They send out boxes in exchange for your opinions on the products inside.

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

Daily Goodie Box is an entirely free service. You'll never be asked for payment information. Boxes are not guaranteed, but you can create a profile on their website and interact with them on social media to increase your chances of receiving one (links at the end of this post).

The monthly boxes always contain a variety of products and brands. You can find anything from food to beauty products to home care, and more. Here's what was inside for August:
  • Evo Hemp Mocha Chip Hemp Bar: This bar is made with hemp protein (obviously) and cashew butter and provides three to four hours of energy without added fillers, oils, or sulfates.
  • Bubba's Fine Foods Grand Garlic Parm Nana Chips: I love banana chips; they have a nice thick texture and lots of crunch. These chips are vegan and had a great flavor.
  • Foods Alive Nutritional Yeast: This yeast is non-GMO, gluten-free, and is not fortified with any synthetic vitamins. I'm going to use this to bake bread.
  • Natralia Heel Balm: My heels take a beating in the summer, especially during my martial arts classes. This balm is great! It's made with shea butter, rosemary and safflower oils, and aloe vera to restore skin's natural balance. The texture is thick but not greasy and it absorbs quickly into the skin.

Bottom Line: The August Daily Goodie Box had a good mix of snacks and lifestyle products to try. My favorites were the Natralia Heel Balm and Flathau's Fine Foods cookies!

Monday, August 5, 2019

July Shades Club Review and Coupon

If you like sunglasses as much as I do, check out Shades Club! They send high quality, polarized shades each month in a variety of designs.

*Disclaimer: This box was purchased by See, Shop, Love! at a discounted rate in exchange for an honest review.

Shades Club delivers great shades at affordable prices. They have subscriptions for men and women without the pricey markup that most sunglasses have.

Here are their pricing options:
  • Monthly: $29 per month
  • Four Months: $112 every four months/$28 per month (one month free)
  • Six Months: $162 every six months/$27 per month (1.5 months free)
  • Yearly: $288 every 12 months/$24 per month (two months free)
You can also purchase past shades on the Shades Club website for $75 per pair.

Each delivery includes the sunglasses and a microfiber carrying case that doubles as a cleaning cloth. Your first month will also include a fold up carrying case, and future boxes may contain other accessories.

The July shades are called "The Everyday" and I got the color "Blackout." They're classic, simple, and just my style. The lenses are polarized and are a smoke gray color, with 100 percent UVA/UVB protection.

Another thing I like about Shades Club is the "Shades" branding they add on the top of the left lens (and along the arms, as you can see in the photo above).

The name of the design (first photo above) and "Wake up, repeat" are printed on the insides of the arms.
Bottom Line: I love The Everyday Shades! I'm a fan of simple black shades and these are the perfect design and shape for me. I also like that all of the Shades Club sunglasses come with polarized lenses. You really can't beat the price of $29 per month for that!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

July Book of the Month Review and Coupon

I've always been an avid reader, so Book of the Month is one of my favorite subscriptions! This month I chose a thriller as my book selection.

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

Book of the Month features five selections each month, hand-picked by a panel of judges. It costs $14.99 per month and you can choose to add-on as many books as you want for $9.99 each. This is a great price for a brand new hardcover book!

If you're not keen on any of the selections that month you can choose to skip and your credit will carry over. Note that you'll still be charged -- usually I get charged a few days before the end of the month and then my credit is ready for selection time on the first of the following month.

Lock Every Door by Riley Sanger immediately stood out to me among the July selections. I love a good thriller, and this one sounded very good. I'm only about one third of the way through currently but it's definitely a page-turner! Here's the synopsis from Amazon:
No visitors. No nights spent away from the apartment. No disturbing the other residents, all of whom are rich or famous or both. These are the only rules for Jules Larsen’s new job as an apartment sitter at the Bartholomew, one of Manhattan's most high-profile and mysterious buildings. Recently heartbroken and just plain broke, Jules is taken in by the splendor of her surroundings and accepts the terms, ready to leave her past life behind.

As she gets to know the residents and staff of the Bartholomew, Jules finds herself drawn to fellow apartment sitter Ingrid, who comfortingly reminds her of the sister she lost eight years ago. When Ingrid confides that the Bartholomew is not what it seems and the dark history hidden beneath its gleaming facade is starting to frighten her, Jules brushes it off as a harmless ghost story...until the next day, when Ingrid disappears.

Searching for the truth about Ingrid’s disappearance, Jules digs deeper into the Bartholomew's sordid past and into the secrets kept within its walls. What she discovers pits Jules against the clock as she races to unmask a killer, expose the building’s hidden past, and escape the Bartholomew before her temporary status becomes permanent.

I look forward to selection time for Book of the Month each month; it reminds me of when I was a kid and the Scholastic Book Fair would roll around. The BoTM staff and judges do a great job of selecting up-and-coming authors and exciting titles.
Bottom Line: I made the right choice for July! Lock Every Door is great so far and you can't beat the price of $14.99 for a new, hardcover book.

Friday, July 26, 2019

July Allure Beauty Box Review

The July Allure Beauty Box really knocked it out of the park! They partnered with Huda Kattan and included an exclusive Huda Beauty product, along with five other products that I absolutely adore.

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

Allure Beauty Box is quickly becoming my favorite beauty subscription. I've only gotten three boxes, but both have been excellent and the spoilers for the next few months look great, too.

The box costs $15 per month for $50 to $90 worth of editor-tested beauty picks. New subscribers will get a bonus full-sized gift and their first box for $10. The current bonus gift is a Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream and a mystery gift.

The July box featured products from Huda's Huda Beauty line, which I have heard a lot about (obviously) but never tried any products from, so I was excited to give these a try. Each month you'll receive the samples in a reusable pouch.

This month there were six total products. Here's what was inside:
  • Huda Beauty Classic Lash in Samantha ($20, full sized): These lashes are so pretty! They look dramatic but also natural. I have yet to try them on, since I'm going to save them for a special occasion.
  • Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in Alluring ($20, full sized): This shade was made exclusively for Allure Beauty Box subscribers and it is gorgeous! It's a universally-flattering orange/red that dries quickly and didn't feel drying on my lips and lasted quite a long time. It's most similar to the Wild Child shade, though a bit darker.
  • Benefit Ka-Brow Cream Gel Brow Color: This was one of three possible samples (the others being a Too Faced Hangover Primer or Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero) and I'm glad I got this one. I'm growing my brows in so I need a good product to help fill in the sparse spaces, and this one worked really well. The shade is a little lighter than my natural brow color (perfect), and it stayed in place through my martial arts class.
  •  Tonymoly Intense Care Snail Hydrogel Mask ($10, full sized): I love Tonymoly; they're one of the most popular K-beauty brands, and for good reason. This mask is made with snail mucin, which may sound weird, but it's a potent skincare ingredient that helps hydrate and plump skin. 
  • Kayali Vanilla 28: Huda started the Kayali perfume line with her sister and I am in love with this vanilla scent! I've always gravitated towards vanilla notes, and this one combines camber, vanilla orchid, and must for a sweet and sultry scent. I may need to purchase a full-sized bottle.
  • Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray: I've had pretty good luck with Ouai products in the past and I use texture sprays on a regular basis, so I had a feeling this would work well for me. The formula is light and gives a decent amount of texture and volume. It also has the lovely scent that all Ouai products have, which reminds me of summertime.
Bottom Line: I loved every single product in the July Allure Beauty Box! The partnership with Huda Beauty was excellent and I'm glad I was able to receive the exclusive liquid matte shade.
  • Visit Allure Beauty Box to subscribe and get your first box for $10 (no code needed)