Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Babytime! Snuggly Lotion Review

I recently reviewed the Babytime! Cheeky Salve (read that review here) and now I'm back again with another wonderful product from them. The Babytime! Snuggly Lotion is perfect for your little one's skin in these dry winter months!

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

I love the name Snuggly Lotion. It just makes me think that it's going to wrap my skin in warmth and comfort, and it pretty much does exactly that! I don't have children so I tested this out myself, but despite the name this isn't just for babies. Babytime! says that this lotion is great for everyone aged 0-150, so if you're 151 years old I guess you're out of luck (just kidding).

The lotion is non-greasy and contains soothing ingredients to help boost skin's immunity and soften and condition as well. Soothing borage seed oil helps with immunity and avocado, flax, and primrose oils soften delicate skin. It also has a light scent of aromatic cherry butter.

I love how lightweight this lotion is. It glides on smoothly and absorbs into the skin quickly. It's vegan and gluten-free and made with lots of organic and plant-based ingredients. Babytime! is also PETA-certified cruelty-free. The Snuggly Lotion is doctor developed and allergy tested to ensure that it will be gentle yet effective on your baby's skin (or yours).

I used this lotion after showering and I loved how smooth it made my skin feel. Unlike some lotions I've used, this one really absorbed into my skin and made it soft and hydrated. It provided long-lasting relief with a beautiful, light scent.
Bottom Line: The Babytime! Snuggly Lotion is perfect for dry winter skin, but since it's so lightweight I'm sure it'll be great for year-round use! I love that it's vegan, cruelty-free, and made with organic ingredients. It works very well and its great for people of all ages.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

November Play! by Sephora Review

I'm not a fan of the vague themes that Play! by Sephora puts out every month, but I guess it's good because the products are always a surprise. This month's theme was "Best in Glow" and I was very interested to see what they'd include.

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

Play! by Sephora costs $10 per month with free shipping, and there's sales tax if you live in New York like me (bringing it to $10.80). I really like this box because they send high end samples of products that are all available at Sephora, plus you'll also get a Play! Pass that entitles you to a tutorial with the products and 50 extra Beauty Insider points with any  purchase.

I've noticed that every box recently has contained a perfume sample, so I think this will be a regular occurrence. I used to really hate perfume samples, and while they're still not my absolute favorite, I'm okay with getting them because I've been expanding my fragrance collection.
  • Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Rose Gold - I like eyeshadow sticks because they're portable and convenient. This one is made with high-pigment shadow that glides on and blends in easily. The shade is more gold to me than rose gold, but it's still really pretty. I swatched it but didn't bother posting the photo in this review because it blended in with my natural skin color so you couldn't really tell what the color looked like.
  • Maison Margiela Replica in Lipstick On - This is an interesting perfume. It's definitely feminine and more for a night out. The notes are powdery and floral, which are normally not my favorites, but I don't dislike this. The bourbon vanilla, patchouli, and Tonka bean base notes ground it enough for me so that it isn't overly floral.
  • Cover FX Illuminating Primer - I've used Cover FX products before and they've worked really well for me. This primer is silicone-free and has a light-reflecting mineral complex to help eliminate dullness.
  • GlamGlow ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment - I've used this mask before and it's great for wintertime. It's a hydrating moisture mask that also smells really good.
  • Sephora Collection Ultra Shine Lip Gel in Pin Up Pink - I don't need any more lip glosses! This is a bright pink shade that isn't really my style, so I will probably post this for swap. I feel like it's more appropriate for a woman younger than me.
  • Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet - This gel cream softens skin and calms redness and congestion, which is great for my oily skin. It's made with organic grape water and grape seed polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants.
Bottom Line: These products perfectly fit the "Best in Glow" theme. I really liked the Laura Mercier eyeshadow stick and the GlamGlow.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Book Review: How to Talk to Your Cat About Gun Safety by Zachary Auburn

I am a super cat lady and when I saw this book I knew I wanted to review it right away. How to Talk to Your Cat About Gun Safety by Zachary Auburn should be required reading for all cat people!

*Disclaimer: This book was sent to See, Shop, Love! through Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.

I'm not sure this needs to be said, but just in case, this book is a parody. I think everyone can enjoy this book, regardless of your political affiliations and beliefs, as long as you have a good sense of humor.

The book is 144 pages long, which I point out because I initially thought it was just a pamphlet. It has black and white photos to accompany a variety of topics, including how to talk to your cat about evolution and abstinence. Each chapter is about 10 pages long with accompanying photos, and it's broken down with other inserts of information. I'm not sure I'm describing it that well, but remember how in textbooks they have separate, smaller paragraphs within the main chapters with side topics and more information? It's kind of like that. See the photo below with the inset "Advice From Our Expurrts" for an example.

I think this book is really cute and funny and a great distraction from the more serious things going on in the world. It's written in the style of a serious informative guide, but it is most definitely not a serious book. My favorite thing about this book is the photographs, as you can see from the photo above they're just ridiculous!

Bottom Line: This book is out there for sure, but if you need a good laugh and you love cats I think it's a good read. It's definitely for people with an odd sense of humor, but I fit that description and I thought this was a really fun read!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

November Chroma.Club Review and Coupon

I've always enjoyed coloring, so when adult coloring books started getting popular I was really excited to stock up on them! Chroma.Club is an adult coloring subscription that makes it easy to grow your coloring book collection without even having to leave your home.

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

Each month, Color.Club sends a book filled with 11+ illustrations from all different artists. They've recently changed up their design and now feature larger books printed portrait style. The shipment does not come with any coloring tools, I added the colored pencils to the photo above for fun.

Color.Club is really affordable with three pricing options:
  • Monthly: $8 per month
  • Three Month Prepay: $21 every three months (save $3)
  • Six Month Prepay: $39 every six months (save $9)
I think the pricing is really fair, especially since most adult coloring books I see run at least $8 in price, often more.

The book has full-sized designs that are printed on one side of the page, so you can tear them out and display them if you choose. The paper is pretty standard, not too thin but not too thick, either (sorry, I'm not the best at describing it!).

My favorite page this month was this one with a bunch of cats on it! It's really cute. I like that the book features a variety of designs, since you can color all different types of things. Some are more intricate than others, so if you're not into crazy-detailed pages then there's still something here for you.
Bottom Line: If you love coloring then I think Chroma.Club is the perfect subscription for you! It's fun and affordable, and each month you'll get a bunch of great new pictures to color.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Book of the Month Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

Treat yourself to Book of the Month's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals! This is one of the best offers I've seen from them, and I highly recommend their subscription (read my reviews here).

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Black Friday Special: Now through November 27th, give a gift subscription and get 50% off a three month membership plus a free tote! Click here to grab this offer.

Cyber Monday Special: If you don't have anyone you can think of to gift a subscription to but still want one for yourself, get 50% off a three month subscription plus the free tote on November 28th only using this link.

If you're not familiar with Book of the Month, each month you'll choose one of five handpicked books from guest judges for $14.99 per month. With this offer, that brings each individual month down to only $7.50 per book! That's an excellent price for a brand new hardcover book.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Love With Food Black Friday Bonus

Love With Food is currently offering 15% off all plans for Black Friday, but the deal gets even better tonight! Starting at midnight tonight, November 24th, all customers who purchase a six month or longer plan will also get a free holiday deluxe box!

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Love With Food's boxes are already super affordable, but with this deal it brings the prices down to:

  • Tasting Box: $8.49 for your first box
  • Deluxe Box: $16.99 for your first box
  • Gluten-Free Box: $21.24 for your first box
These prices are for the month-to-month option, but you'll get even bigger savings if you choose the 3-, 6-, or 12-month plans. Shipping is free to U.S. with all options and $3.99 per month for international addresses.

Head over to Love With Food to take advantage of this offer! If you want the bonus free holiday deluxe box, be sure to wait until Friday, 11/25 to place your order.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

November Beauty Box 5 Review

November is my favorite month because I love when the weather gets cold and the snow starts to fall. I know, I'm crazy! But I've just always loved the colder months. Luckily, Beauty Box 5 sent a great assortment of products this month, with the theme "It's too cold for a naked face!"

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

Beauty Box 5 sends five deluxe samples and full-sized items for only $12 per month with free shipping (to the U.S., Canada is $3)! The samples range from skincare to color cosmetics to tools, and more. They always send a good amount of full-sized items and I like the variety of brands, too.

I have to admit that I've gotten a little lazy with my morning makeup routine. Staying in bed for a few extra minutes has been winning out over taking the time to put on all of my normal makeup, plus I've been feeling a bit uninspired. But this month's box had great products to help jump start me back into a routine again.
  • Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Condition Hair Mask ($4.50 for 1 oz) - I've gotten this in a few other boxes before but I haven't ever actually used it. Now that winter is here it means even drier air outside, so I'm definitely going to put this to good use to keep my hair moisturized. It has no sulfates, parabens, silicones, artificial colors, or fragrances.
  • Manna Kadar Lip Locked Stain in Shae ($6.93 for .052 oz) - I've really liked every Manna Kadar product I've tried, and I especially like that they're a Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free brand. This is a primer, stain, and lip gloss all in one. The shade is kind of like a mauve/nude, so it's great for daytime wear.
  • Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes ($1.96 for 7 wipes) - BB5 does tend to send makeup wipes more often than other boxes, but I'm not complaining--if you've been reading my blog for a while you know that I use these on the daily, so I'm always glad to get a spare pack.
  • Peony Shadow Trio in Gilded ($17.95, full-sized) - This is the perfect little palette for me! I love golds and browns and like having portable palettes like this for travel. I love every shade and will put this to good use. It's also vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and paraben-free.
  • BB5 Cut That Crease Angle Brush ($10, full-sized) - I actually don't have a true crease brush, usually I just cheat with other smaller brushes. This has really soft bristles and looks like it'll be good for smudging, too.
Bottom Line: This box was pretty much perfect for me! I love the eyeshadow palette, will definitely use the makeup remover wipes and the hair mask, and am curious to try the lip stain and crease brush. The box had a total approximate retail value of $41.34!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

YourFacePillow Review

One of my most favorite things in the whole world to do is take a nap. I just love being cozy--who doesn't? A refreshing nap surrounded by a comfy pillow and a soft blanket is just pure bliss. Now, I can really get my beauty sleep with YourFacePillow!

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

YourFacePillow is an innovative pillow that helps prevent wrinkles and acne to keep your skin looking beautiful. Sounds crazy, right? How can a pillow do all that? But it's actually quite simple. The pillow's design keeps you from smushing your face against the surface like you would with a regular pillow, which helps your skin breathe. Dermatologists agree that continuous and repeated pressure on the skin can trigger and cause acne, which is referred to as "acne mechanica." When used correctly, YourFacePillow ensures that your facial skin is not making contact with the pillow while you sleep.

It also minimizes sleep wrinkles, since you aren't compressing your face against the pillow. YourFacePillow doesn't claim to completely prevent all wrinkles, but it can aid in helping to prevent some by keeping the delicate skin on your face from being distorted by pressure during sleep.

I was very interested in trying this pillow. I'm very picky when it comes to pillows, too. I need solid support on my neck, no overly soft or squishy pillows for me. As you can see from the photos, this pillow isn't your average shape. It has recessed side supports to support your head and neck and keep your skin isolated from contact when you sleep. It's made with memory foam to mold to your unique shape. It's designed to be used while sleeping in the supine position (on your back), but can also be used for side sleepers. It also comes with a hypo-allergenic inner cover and a fitted velour cover that is nice and soft, and also hypo-allergenic. There's an optional extra silk cover available for purchase, too.

I love the ergonomic neck support this pillow provides. I usually fall asleep on my stomach and then switch to my back sometime during the night, so I had to get used to trying to fall asleep on my back using this pillow, but it was so comfortable that it wasn't an issue. The memory foam is the perfect density--soft, but supportive. I hate waking up with a crick in the neck because I slept on it wrong, and that never happened when I used this pillow. I tested it out for a week before writing this review and I am really happy with it!
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Bottom Line: I have enjoyed using YourFacePillow and I can see how it can definitely help keep your skin looking great. Obviously the biggest issue will be for anyone who isn't naturally a back sleeper, but maybe you could start out by using this pillow for short naps to get used to sleeping in that position. It was still comfortable when I used it for sleeping on my side, but the purpose is to keep your skin from making contact with the pillow. Either way, I had great, restful sleep while using YouFacePillow!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Love With Food Sneak Peek for December!

Love With Food is partnering with a special guest curator for December: Tiffani Thiessen! Check out the sneak peek video below to get the details on the box and see the charity partner for the month.

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If you're new to Love With Food, they're one of my favorite snack boxes because they're affordable, starting at only $7.99 per month, and with each box sold they donate a meal to a food bank! Their snacks are good stuff, too: all-natural, organic, and gluten-free. You can read my past Love With Food review here.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

KitNipBox Black Friday Sale: 25% Off!

My cat, Tully, and I loved the November KitNipBox (read the review here)! If you aren't already subscribed and are looking for a way to spoil your cat or cats, then now is the perfect time to try KitNipBox, since they're offering a Black Friday Deal of 25% off your first box!

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KitNipBox sends high-quality cat toys, all-natural treats, and other fun surprises for your cats each month. They have two box options:

  • Happy Cat for $19.99 per month with 4+ goodies for one cat
  • Multi-Cat for $29.99 per month with 6+ goodies for multiple cats

But with the following Black Friday/Cyber Monday coupons below, you can get your first box for only $14.99 or $22.49!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

BookCase.Club Launches BookCase Kids!

I just posted about my November BookCase.Club box, but I have even more good news to share from them. They've just launched BookCase Kids!

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BookCase Kids is an all-new subscription option for children of all ages. BookCase.Club has expanded their children's books selection and are introducing new case options with this program. Each case will come with hand-picked children's books, all of which are chose to ignite your child's imagination and inspire creativity!

There are three case options, all of which start at $9.99 per month, with $5 shipping:
  • Newborn - 2 Years: Three gender-specific books for children 0-2 years old
  • 2-4 Years Old: Three gender-specific books for children 2-4 years old
  • 5-6 Years Old: Three gender-specific books for children 5-6 years old
  • 7-8 Years Old: Three gender-specific books for children 7-8 years old
  • Pre-Teen: Two gender-specific books for pre-teens
You can also prepay $28 for three months, $54 for six months, or $100 for 12 months.
  • Sign up for BookCase Kids at the BookCase.Club website!
    • Use coupon code SeeShop15 for 15% off your first box
Bottom Line: I've loved the BookCase.Club boxes I've gotten, and although I haven't reviewed their children's books, I think the boxes will be great based on what I have received from BookCase.Club! They do a great job at selecting books and I'm sure your child will love what they receive.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

November BookCase.Club Review and Coupon

I had just finished one of the books in my October BookCase.Club when a surprise for November arrived -- two boxes! BookCase.Club was very generous in sending me the Strange Worlds and Thrill Seeker cases to share with you.

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

BookCase.Club sends hand-picked books to you for as low as $9.99 per month! Their standard box comes with two books for that price and shipping is $5. They have eight themes to choose from:
  • Thrill Seeker - mystery/thriller
  • Strange Worlds - sci-fi/fantasy
  • Read to Me - children's picture books (4 total)
  • Blind Date - paranormal romance
  • Booking for Love - romance
  • Quarterly Cookbooks - two cookbooks every three months
You can subscribe month-to-month for $9.99, $28 for three months, $54 for six months, and $100 for 12 months.

The boxes are well-packaged; the books are securely padded with extra paper that can be recycled. There's also an info card with a message from the BookCase.Club team inside.

This month I requested to review either the Thrill Seeker or Strange Worlds case, but I did not expect to receive both. I'm so thankful and appreciative for BookCase.Club sending both, which I suppose fits perfectly into the Thanksgiving month of November!

The Strange Worlds case contained A Darkling Sea by James L. Cambias (hardcover) and The Kassa Gambit by M.C. Planck. Both are different than the books I usually read, but I don't mean that in a bad way. Looking at the covers, both reminded me of video-game style worlds, and I think the blurbs for each reflect that, too. It'll be interesting to delve into both worlds! Here are the blurbs for both, taken from Amazon:

A Darkling Sea:
On the planet Ilmatar, under a roof of ice a kilometer thick, a team of deep-sea diving scientists investigates the blind alien race that lives below. The Terran explorers have made an uneasy truce with the Sholen, their first extraterrestrial contact: so long as they don't disturb the Ilmataran habitat, they're free to conduct their missions in peace.

But when Henri Kerlerec, media personality and reckless adventurer, ends up sliced open by curious Ilmatarans, tensions between Terran and Sholen erupt, leading to a diplomatic disaster that threatens to escalate to war.

Against the backdrop of deep-sea guerrilla conflict, a new age of human exploration begins as alien cultures collide. Both sides seek the aid of the newly enlightened Ilmatarans. But what this struggle means for the natives―and the future of human exploration―is anything but certain, in A Darkling Sea by James Cambias.
The Kassa Gambit:
Centuries after the ecological collapse of Earth, humanity has spread among the stars. Under the governance of the League, our endless need for resources has driven us to colonize hundreds of planets, all of them devoid of other sentient life. Humanity is apparently alone in the universe.

Then comes the sudden, brutal decimation of Kassa, a small farming planet, by a mysterious attacker. The few survivors send out a desperate plea for aid, which is answered by two unlikely rescuers. Prudence Falling is the young captain of a tramp freighter. She and her ragtag crew have been on the run and living job to job for years, eking out a living by making cargo runs that aren't always entirely legal. Lt. Kyle Daspar is a police officer from the wealthy planet of Altair Prime, working undercover as a double agent against the League. He's been undercover so long he can't be trusted by anyone-even himself.

While flying rescue missions to extract survivors from the surface of devastated Kassa, they discover what could be the most important artifact in the history of man: an alien spaceship, crashed and abandoned during the attack.

I think the Thrill Seeker case would be really popular with contemporary readers, since books with psychological twists and mysteries seem to be all the rage. I've always liked these types of stories, and all the books I've gotten from BookCase.Club for this theme have been excellent. November's box featured The Book of You by Claire Kendal and Don't Look Back by Gregg Hurwitz.

The Book of You:
A mesmerizing tale of psychological suspense about a woman who must fight to escape an expert manipulator determined to possess her, Claire Kendal’s debut novel is a sophisticated and disturbing portrait of compulsion, control, and terror that will appeal to fans of Before I Go to Sleep, The Silent Wife, and Into the Darkest Corner.

His name is Rafe, and he is everywhere Clarissa turns. At the university where she works. Her favorite sewing shop. The train station. Outside her apartment. His messages choke her voice mail; his gifts litter her mailbox. Since that one regrettable night, his obsession with her has grown, becoming more terrifying with each passing day. And as Rafe has made clear, he will never let her go.

Masterfully constructed, filled with exquisite tension and a pervasive sense of menace, The Book of You explores the lines between love and compulsion, fantasy and reality, and offers a heart-stopping portrait of a woman determined to survive. Claire Kendal’s extraordinary debut will haunt readers long after it reaches its terrifying, breathtaking conclusion.
Don't Look Back:
Eve Hardaway, newly single mother of one, is on a trip she's long dreamed of-a rafting and hiking tour through the jungles and mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico. Eve wanders off the trail, coming upon a shack among the trees, where she spies a man throwing machetes at a human-shaped target. Disturbed by the sight, Eve rushes back to her group...only to stumble upon a broken digital camera, marked with the name Theresa Hamilton. Later that night, clicking through the photos, Eve discovers a snapshot of that same menacing-looking man in the woods. Th eresa Hamilton has since disappeared...

Now the man in the woods is after whoever was snooping around his house. With a violent past and deadly mission, he will do anything to avoid being discovered. When major storm wipes out the roads and all communication with the outside world, the tour group is trapped in the jungle with a brutal predator hell-bent on protecting a long-hidden secret. At the center of it all is Eve, who must fight against incredible odds if she's to make it back home alive...
Bottom Line: BookCase.Club is a must-have box for any reader. You're sure to find a theme to fit your preferences, and you can't go wrong with the price of only $9.99 per month!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Julep Diamonds Forever Mystery Box and 12-Piece Gift

Julep has two great new offers -- one for new customers and one for everyone. New subscribers can snag a 12-piece gift set valued at $168 and everyone can buy the Diamonds Forever Mystery Box, featuring two new shades!

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Diamonds Forever Mystery Box

The Diamonds Forever Mystery Box features two new winter polish shades and other buzzed-about beauty products with a retail value of over $150 for only $24.99. The best part is that one lucky person will also find one carat diamond stud earrings in their box!

Each box contains the Lonnie and Delia shades and the other products will vary. Julep has a great line of other beauty and skincare, so you're definitely going to get something great regardless. And you might even get a pair of diamond earrings!

This offer expires on November 15, 2016 at 11:59 PM PST and cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or coupon. No returns or exchanges are accepted.

Fall Gift - New Subscribers

Next up is the 12-Piece Polish Gift for new subscribers. This set has a retail value of $168 and is free with any new subscription. All you have to do is use code FREEFALL at checkout to grab the set with your new subscription.

Each month Julep will send good-for-you beauty, nail, or skincare products. All of the products are full-sized and the contents of your box are fully customizable for only $24.99 per month.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

November KitNipBox Review and Coupon

I love to spoil my pets, and I love that KitNipBox makes it easy for me to do that for my cat, Tully! I was excited to receive their November box because I knew it would have a ton of new fun toys and treats for her.

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

KitNipBox is a monthly box of cat goodies with a fantastic name. Each month you'll receive high-quality cat toys, all-natural treats and other fun, healthy products for your furry friends. They have two box options at the following price points:
  • Happy Cat - $19.99 per month with four or more goodies for one cat
  • Multi-Cat - $29.99 per month with six or more goodies for a multicat household
 Shipping is free to the U.S., $6.95 to Canada, and $7.95 for Europe, Mexico, and Australia. Also, a portion of their proceeds is donated to animal welfare causes!

Although I only have one cat, KitNipBox kindly sent the Multi-Cat box for me to review. The first thing I noticed was how cute the packaging was! I love the big sticker and the "Live Love Meow" and "Pounce Purr Meow" on the tissue paper.

There were six toys in this month's Multi-Cat box and a set of seven individual treats. I appreciate that they sent a bunch of different types of toys, since enrichment is really important, especially with an indoor cat. I knew right away which toys Tully would love most!

  • Safemade Crazy Catnip Lobster ($5.00) - This was surprisingly a hit with Tully. Usually she prefers toys with more stuff going on, but I think she liked the strings and claws hanging off of this. She doesn't really respond to catnip but still had a lot of fun throwing and chasing this around.
  • Dragonfly Wand ($7.00) - I knew this would go over well because anything dangly is always a good choice for a cat. Tully loves to chase ribbons, so this was pretty much the same thing. The string unravels a lot so there's lots of length to wiggle around.
  • Prime Taste Treats Interactive Jerky Snacks ($5.00) - These are Salmon flavored and individually wrapped to ensure freshness. Like the name implies it's a jerky stick that has breakable pieces for portion control. Tully went crazy for this! I didn't realize at first that I was supposed to break off the pieces so I let her chomp on the whole thing, but then I broke off the individual pieces and threw them around the room for her to chase after.
  •  OurPets Havin' a Ball ($5.00) - This cute little ball has feathers, rattles, and catnip inside. Tully loves feathers so she enjoyed throwing this around.
  • Think Cat! Wrestler ($5.00) - This also has feathers and catnip but wasn't as popular. I think eventually she'll take to chewing it apart like she usually does with toys like this.
  • Keep Calm Pillow ($5.00) - This is so cute and is meant to be a little pillow for your cat, but it has crinkle inside of it and the sound of it scares Tully. It's so weird--she loves her crinkle shoot, too, but I can't move it around because the loud crinkle sound freaks her out.
  • OurPets Play-N-Treat 2-Piece Treat Balls ($5.00) - I love toys like these because they help engage your cat and give him/her some extra exercise motivation, but unfortunately Tully doesn't understand that there are treats inside so she didn't even attempt to play with this. I'm going to keep them around though, maybe she'll catch on one day.
Eating the Prime Taste Treats

Keep Calm Pillow
 Bottom Line: November's KitNipBox had a really good variety of toys and a total retail value of $37. I think the prices are in line with what I would find at the local pet store I shop at, so to be able to get them for only $30 is a great deal. There were lots of fun new toys to play with in this box, plus some new favorite treats. KitNipBox is a great way to spoil your cat!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

November Harrison Blake Apparel Review and Coupon

Most of the men in my life do not enjoy shopping. Wait, no--none of them enjoy shopping. But looking good requires at least a little bit of work, and Harrison Blake Apparel makes it easy for guys to expand their accessories collection without ever having to step foot in a store!

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

Harrison Blake Apparel sends one necktie and four hand-selected coordinated accessories each month for only $25 with free shipping. The accessories can be pocket squares, lapel pins, tie bars, and more! They also have a Bow Tie Club for only $16 and a podcast.

I really like the colors of November's accessories; they're stylish and perfect for fall. The neck tie is a knit design, and the package also included socks, a pocket square, tie clip, and travel/shoe bag.
  • Harrison Blake Travel/Shoe Bag ($6) - This is a nice drawstring bag with the Harrison Blake Apparel logo across the front. The material is lightweight and is great for carrying anything on-the-go, but it would be especially good for transporting shoes.
  • Harrison Blake Burgundy Striped Socks ($8) - I like socks that are simple and stylish, and these are both. The maroon and gray is a great color combo and I like the stripes a lot. They're soft and not too heavy, so they're perfect for wearing with dress shoes.
  • Microfiber Pocket Square ($15) - This pocket square matches great with the tie. I like that it's polka dotted because it adds a nice contrast to the stripes on the tie but isn't glaringly incongruous.
  • Car Tie Clip ($25) - This tie clip is sturdy and a fun design that's still classy. See the photo below for a close-up look at it.

Bottom Line: I think Harrison Blake Apparel sends high-quality accessories for an affordable price. If you bought these types of items individually I'm sure they would cost well over $25 all together. The total retail of this month's box was $84! Also, the fact that every month they send a tie and accessories that are meant to be worn together makes it easy for all men to look put together and stylish without really having to think about it!

Friday, November 4, 2016

November Degustabox Review and 50% Off Coupon

There are a lot of food and snack subscriptions out there but I can easily say that Degustabox is one of my favorites! The boxes are a great value and are loaded with all full-sized items. November's box had a bunch of tasty treats!

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

Degustabox costs $19.99 per month with free shipping. This is a review of the U.S. box, but they actually launched in the U.K. and have a subscription available there as well.

Each box will contain 10-15 full-sized snacks and food items. I've always been impressed by the variety of foods in each box. There's usually a good mix of familiar things and new snacks for me to try each month.

Degustabox is a big box, and everything is carefully packaged in lots of protective bubble wrap. I've never gotten a broken item in this box, which is impressive considering they often contain heavy items like sauces and drinks. That being said, they have a great policy where they'll replace any broken item, all you have to do is let them know via the contact form on the website.

Another cool thing about Degustabox is that you can earn points for referring friends and reviewing each of the items on their website and once you accrue 100 points you can trade them in for a free box!

November's box had 9 items with a nice balance of savory, salty, sweet, and even a little spicy! Degustabox is doing a split campaign this month so you'll receive either a Torani coffee or Ponti Glaze Balsamic Vinegar in your box. I received both as a reviewer so that you could see what both products were like.
  • Haribo Sour Gold Bears (~$2) These are a bonus item for all subscribers! I love Haribo bears and the sour ones are even better (if you like sour candies, that is). This bag is big, 9 oz., and I'm going to take it to work to snack on at my desk. Also, I guessed on the retail value based off of a quick Google search because they aren't listed on the info sheet.
  • Oloves Healthy Olive Snack ($1.49) - These pitted olives come in Basil and Garlic, Lemon and Rosemary, Chili and Garlic, and Chili and Oregano. I got the Basil and Garlic flavor and I passed them off to my brother because I don't like olives, but he said they were delicious!
  • NibMor Dark Chocolate ($1.39 each) - I definitely kept these candy bars for myself and they were so good. I got the Cherry and Blueberry flavors and I honestly can't pick a favorite because they were both amazing. They have real chunks of fruit in them and the sweetness balances out the dark chocolate.
  • Chef's Cut Real Jerky ($5.99) - Each bag of jerky is gluten-free, low-fat, and nitrite-free with 12 grams of protein. I received the Chipotle Cracked Pepper variety, which is one of five available.
  • Beanitos White Bean Chips ($1.00 each) - I've had Beanitos before and they are a fantastic chip. The bean makes them nice and sturdy with a great crunch. There were two each of the Nacho Cheese and Hint of Lime flavors, and I liked both but the Nacho Cheese was the best.
  • Bruce Cost Ginger Beer ($1.50 each) - I've never had ginger beer before but I've heard a lot about. Despite the beer in the name, I don't think this is alcoholic. It's made with 100% fresh ginger with no ginger extract or flavoring added. There are also ginger sediments in every can, so FYI if you aren't a fan of drinks with solids in them. I haven't tried this yet, but I love ginger tea so I think I'll like this as well.
  • BRIANNAS Poppyseed Dressing ($3.99) - This is a rich and creamy dressing that's great with coleslaw, potatoes, tuna, and chicken salads. I've never actually had poppyseed dressing so I'm excited to give this a try.
  • Sharwoods Tikka Masala Simmer Sauce ($4.99) - I love tikka masala and I will definitely be making some tikka masala chicken with this!
  • Torani Single Cup Coffee ($7.99) - Again, this is one of two options you'll receive in your box. The second option is the one listed below this. I knew Torani made flavor syrups but I didn't know they made K-cups, too, but I'm glad they do! I got the Salted Caramel Flavor, the other possible option is French Vanilla. I drink my coffee black and this has enough caramel flavor to add a nice touch without being too overpowering.
  • Ponti Glaze with Balsamic Vinegar of Modena ($5.99) - My best friend's boyfriend is from Modena and he says that their balsamic vinegar is the best! I love cooking with it and will definitely be adding this to salads and more.
  • HONEES Cough Drops ($2.75) - Winter is coming and that means colds are probably coming, too. Or at least sore throats. I like that these are filled with honey, which definitely helps soothe my sore throats.
Bottom Line: This was another great box from Degustabox! I'm excited to use the Sharwoods Tikka Masala sauce and Ponti Glaze Balsamic Vinegar in upcoming dinners. This box definitely introduced me to some new products I wouldn't normally come across, too, like the Bruce Cost Ginger Beer.