Wednesday, March 29, 2017

March Chill Monthly Review and Coupon

Chill Monthly is a fun new subscription that's launched just in time for the warmer months. Each month they send a unique beverage holder to keep your drinks looking (and staying) chill.

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

Chill Monthly sends one drink holder a month in a standard envelope. They have one, three, six, and 12 month prepay options with free shipping to U.S. addresses. Here are the payment options:
  • Monthly: $4.50 per month
  • Three Months: $12.99 every three months
  • Six Months: $24.96 every six months
  • 12 Months: $47.88 every 12 months
I usually don't buy drink holders but with a quick search on Amazon I found that the prices are fair and pretty standard for similar products.

Inside of the envelope the holder is protected with clear plastic packaging.

The March design is maroon with "Weekend Warrior" written on one side and on the other. I could do without the tomahawk, but I like the simplicity of the design and I think the slogan is fun. The material is a soft blend that one would expect from a drink holder. The inside of it has more of a grippy texture (sorry, I'm not sure what exactly it's made of!) to hold your drink in place.

The holder fits perfectly around a 12 oz can. It's stretchy so you could probably fit it around something a little bigger if you wanted, too.
Bottom Line: I think Chill Monthly is a fun, unique subscription! You could build up your own collection of drink holders or save them to give to friends as gifts. I think it's an affordable way to spice up your drinks and keep them nice and cold!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Emma & Chloe - First Box for $1!

Jewelry subscription Emma and Chloe is running an amazing offer until tomorrow night (March 29th): You can get the March box for only $1!

*Disclaimer: Post contains affiliate links.

The March box features a beautiful necklace from top seller Tassia Canellis (pictured above) valued at $58. Each Emma & Chloe box features handmade jewelry pieces in your choice of gold of silver designed by an up-and-coming artist, valued at $50-$200 each.

To get the March box for only $1, use coupon code SEESHOPLOVE1 at checkout!

Monday, March 27, 2017

March Beauty Box 5 Review

Last month's Beauty Box 5 was all about lips, and March's box is all about the eyes! This month's box had five products to create a dramatic eye look.

*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 beauty products ranging from skin care to cosmetics to tools, and more! The box is $12 per month with free shipping to the U.S. and $3 to Canada.

I knew right away what the theme was for this month when I saw the info card, I mean it's kind of hard to miss. I like the idea of boxes tailored towards one specific look, maybe not for every month, but it's something new for BB5 and I think the boxes have been great. Here's what was inside:
  • Sweep Lashes - The Elisa Lash ($15 for set of 5, full-sized): I've tried to wear falsies a few times before but I've never been good at applying them. These are full and gorgeous and I love them! I'm excited to try them and I think I'll be able to put them on much easier with the help of the next item...
  • Sweep Lash Helper ($9.99, full-sized): This is a neat little tool that helps you perfectly place the eyelashes onto your lash line. The box didn't contain any glue for them, though, so I'll have to go out and buy some before I can use the lashes and this tool.
  • Manna Kadar Lash Primer ($14 for .14 oz) - My eyelashes are short and stick straight out so I'm all about anything that helps to lengthen and volumize them. This primer is applied before mascara and helps to lengthen and add bulk to lashes. It also contains proteins to help hydrate hair follicles and keep mascara from flaking.
  • Prestige Cosmetics True Metals Eyeshadow ($9.75 for .09 oz, full-sized) - At first I thought this silver shimmer was quite garish, but now that I think about it it's perfect for highlighting the inner corners of the eyes. I love adding a lighter shimmer to that area to help open up and brighten my eyes. This is a nice sturdy compact and it'll last a while.
  • BellaPierre Cosmetics Cosmetic Glitter ($15 for 3.75 g) - I haven't worn glitter on my face since I was in sixth grade and I'm probably going to keep it that way, but this is a nice glitter made up of fine particles--as in nothing too big or chunky. Those who do more daring looks that I could probably have a lot of fun with this!
BellaPierre Cosmetic Glitter and Prestige Cosmetics Eyeshadow
Bottom Line: I don't usually put a ton of effort into my eye looks so it's nice to get products I wouldn't normally buy. I'm really excited to try the Sweep Lashes and I hope the tool helps me apply them with ease! The lash primer will be put to good use and the Prestige Cosmetics eyeshadow will be a fun addition to a night out look. Maybe I'll even use the glitter, too!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

April Cate and Chloe VIP Review and 35% Off Coupon

I recently broke my favorite necklace and was desperate to replace it. Then Cate and Chloe VIP came along and saved the day! I'm loving this jewelry subscription; they sent me pieces that perfectly fit my style!

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

The Cate and Chloe shop has tons of jewelry to suit every style and need. Their VIP box is an affordable way to grow your jewelry collection. Each month you'll receive one to three pieces of jewelry based on your style and preferences plus a free VIP perk. Here are the pricing options:
  • The Starter Package - $19.99 per month for one piece
  • Double the Fun - $$29.99 per month for two pieces
  • Full VIP Status - $39.99 per month for three pieces
All box options include the free VIP gift and shipping is free on all US orders. You can also exchange anything you don't love for free.

This is a review for the Full VIP three piece box. The first thing I noticed was how beautifully packaged everything was! I absolutely love the floral tissue paper. I saved it for future gift wrapping.

Each item is inside an individual box. The boxes themselves are really nice quality and I'm going to keep mine to store the pieces in. I mean I'm sure that's what they were going for anyway, but I've seen other jewelry items that don't ship this way so it's definitely something I wanted to point out!

When you sign up for a subscription you'll fill out an in-depth style quiz. It asks things like what style you like (classic and delicate, bold statement, or both), occasions during which you wear jewelry, what colors you prefer, and more. Then Cate and Chloe will send you pieces to match your preferences. They did an excellent job of picking out jewelry for me; I absolutely love everything!

The VIP gift this month is a Coobie Seamless Bra Lingerie Bag ($8 value). I have to admit that I do not take as good of care of my bras as I should, so I will put this gift to use for sure. It's 17" x 14" so it'll fit multiple items, including bras, panties, camisoles, and more. The rust-resistant zipper and snap lock will keep all of your delicates safely inside during the wash.

  • Naomi "Free" 18K Gold Plated Feather Necklace ($59) - This necklace is so, so perfect! I love nature-inspired pieces and these dainty feathers are beautiful. As you can see from the photo I posted just above this one, they hang at different lengths which is a touch I really like.
  • Harlow "Fearless" Two-Toned Necklace ($69.99) - I also love this necklace! This is the perfect replacement for my favorite necklace that I broke that I mentioned at the beginning of this post. I wear a lot of long, flowy shirts with leggings and I like to have a long necklace to go with them. I really like the matte plating and mix of gold and silver in this. The design perfectly fits my style.
  • Lillian "Pure" Geometric Earrings ($54) - These are a little outside of my comfort zone but I still absolutely adore them! I have pierced ears but I've fallen out of the habit of wearing earrings so I want to get back into accessorizing with them. These are so pretty and I love the shine! I'm going to wear these for a gala concert I have coming up in May.
Bottom Line: I feel like I used the word "perfect" a lot in this post, but that's because Cate and Chloe VIP really did send me the perfect pieces! They matched my style preferences so well and I can't wait to wear all of my pieces out and about. The VIP gift was also a great addition and something I'll be able to use for sure. The box is also an amazing value: the Full VIP Status box is $39.99 and I received three pieces valued at a total of $182.99!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

March Valor Blocks Review

Valor Blocks is a new subscription from the Nerd Block family that focuses on military and first responders. They just launched their first iteration of the box, which is a partnership with the U.S. Army.

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

Valor Blocks sends officially licensed items for protective services personnel, veterans, family, friends, and supporters. For $34 a month you'll receive four to six collectibles plus an exclusive t-shirt. If you're active duty or military you can receive a 10% discount. Currently the U.S. Army box is the only option available, but they plan to expand to all branches of the military and first responder jobs such as police and firefighters. The U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps boxes are launching soon!

Most people I know have family or friends in the military or who are veterans. I think this is a really unique box and a great idea. I am a huge supporter of our men and women in uniform and I was interested to see what was included in the box.

The box itself was medium sized; if you've ever gotten a Nerd Block, Arcade Block, or other box from the "Block" family I'd say it was about the same size as those. It shipped quickly and arrived with a plastic overwrap to ensure that nothing fell out or was damaged.

The April box is the very first box and it had four items, not including the exclusive t-shirt. Even though April is spring time this box was perfect for those of us who live in colder climates. We just got over Blizzard Stella here and I put the gloves to good use!

Every item is officially licensed by the U.S. Army and was chosen in collaboration with them. I think it's great that Valor Blocks really takes the time to work with the armed forces to curate thoughtful and high-quality boxes.

The t-shirt is a white men's large with "The Union Must and Shall Be Preserved" on it, as pictured above. Unfortunately this is way too big for me, but if you're a subscriber you'll be able to choose the style (men's, women's, fitted, or loose) and size of your shirt. I'm going to pass this off to my dad.

The U.S. Army Decal Kit contains 11 decals that you can use on your car or other space. They have popular phrases, army logos, and an American flag. They're all various sizes. I like all of the different designs, especially the white one that says "United States Army 1775."

The U.S. Army Defending Freedom Flag is a 3' by 5' flag with a double-printed bald eagle design with metal grommets. It's well-made and would be great for flying any day, but especially on holidays like the 4th of July and Veteran's Day.

I love the U.S. Army Polar Fleece Tactical Gloves! These became my new best friend during this past blizzard. They're fingerless gloves to enable dexterity but are made with thick fleece to keep your hands warm. These are a size large and I have small hands, but they still fit well and I found them perfect for driving to and from work and scraping off my car.

The U.S. Army Steep Beanie is an acrylic knit with a larger U.S. Army logo in black to accompany the smaller one in color. I think I look funny in beanies but I know they're pretty popular now, and this one is great for winter weather.
Bottom Line: I really liked the first Valor Blocks U.S. Army box! It's a well-curated box with high quality products, and I like that each one comes with an exclusive t-shirt as well. This is a great gift for anyone who is active duty, a veteran, or a supporter of the military. Next month's box will contain an exclusive Challenge Coin.

Monday, March 20, 2017

March BookCase.Club Review and Coupon

I can't say it enough, I love BookCase.Club! Thanks to this subscription I'm never without an exciting new book to read. This is a review for the Strange Worlds case for March.

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

BookCase.Cub sends two brand-new, hand-picked books for only $9.99 per month. They have eight different themes to choose from, so there's definitely something for everyone:
  • Thrill Seeker - mystery/thriller
  • Strange Worlds - sci-fi/fantasy
  • Teenage Dreams - young adult novels
  • Read To Me - four children's picture books
  • 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

The books are packed nice and tightly within the box; I've never received a damaged book from BookCase.Club. This month they shipped with a branded tissue paper instead of the previous plain white paper, which is a nice touch.

The Strange Worlds case features sci-fi/fantasy novels. The selections have been excellent so far and I'm always excited to see what's inside!

First is The Crow of Connemara by Stephen Leigh, which was an appropriate pick for March and St. Patrick's Day. Here's the synopsis from Amazon:
Entranced by the music and legends of the island, gifted with his grandfather’s journal and a mysterious jewel, and bespelled by dreamlike images of a woman calling to him, Colin feels his inescapable destiny lies across the waters.

On the west coast of Ireland, in the Connemara region, the music is everything he hoped it would be, and the legends seem to come to life before his eyes. In the small town of Ballemor, Colin first encounters the woman of his dreams, Maeve Gallagher.

Maeve, a raven-haired beauty with eyes of emerald green, is the leader of a small group, the Oile├ínach, that has taken over the island of Inishcorr just off the coast and is making their stand against government officials determined to evict them. But Maeve and her followers are more than rebellious squatters—they are the living embodiment of ancient ways, of a time before mortals ruled the lands. And Inishcorr is their last hope for survival, their portal to the place they are meant to be.

But to open that portal, Maeve needs the willing assistance of her chose bard: Colin. Yet even as Colin falls under her enchantment, Maeve too must struggle against emotions she cannot afford to recognize. For to allow herself to truly care for Colin could spell the end of her people’s hopes, dreams, and very existence.
This sounds like an intriguing and eerie story.

The second book is The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins:
Carolyn's not so different from the other people around her. She likes guacamole and cigarettes and steak. She knows how to use a phone. Clothes are a bit tricky, but everyone says nice things about her outfit with the Christmas sweater over the gold bicycle shorts.

In the years since then, Carolyn hasn't had a chance to get out much. Instead, she and her adopted siblings have been raised according to Father's ancient customs. They've studied the books in his Library and learned some of the secrets of his power. And sometimes, they've wondered if their cruel tutor might secretly be God.

Now, Father is missing—perhaps even dead—and the Library that holds his secrets stands unguarded. And with it, control over all of creation.

As Carolyn gathers the tools she needs for the battle to come, fierce competitors for this prize align against her, all of them with powers that far exceed her own.
I love the cover of this book and I think the story sounds really good. I'm not sure which book I'm going to crack open first!
Bottom Line: BookCase.Club sent another great set of books this month. They always choose books that I normally wouldn't pick up but end up loving. It's so fun to have an affordable book subscription that sends excellent surprises each month!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

March Harrison Blake Apparel Review and Coupon

If you're a guy who doesn't like to shop but likes to look good, or if you know a guy like that, then Harrison Blake Apparel is the perfect subscription for you! They send coordinated accessories at an affordable price right to your door.

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

Harrison Blake Apparel sends one necktie and four accessories from their shop for $25 per month. They also have a bowtie subscription that sends two self-tie bowties for $16 per month. Shipping is free to the U.S.

I have to admit that when I first opened this month's package I found the colors to be quite garish, but now they're kind of growing on me. It's certainly a set for the guy who wants to stand out! Normally there is a small info card included but it was missing this month so I'm not sure what the retail value on everything is.

The tie is a red/orange woven design. Harrison Blake Apparel tends to send ties like these, but they do mix in more standard, non-woven ties here and there, too. The socks are gray and green striped with matching green shoelaces. I especially like the pattern on the pocket square. The small flowers are bright and colorful. My favorite part of this month's set was the accessory, a multipurpose pocket survival tool.

I slipped this into my wallet right away and I'm so glad to have it! I'm a nerd for these types of tools. I hate being caught in a situation unprepared, so this will certainly come in handy in the future. As you can see from the card that came with it there are lots of different applications for it.
Bottom Line: Harrison Blake Apparel always sends creative color combinations and accessories and I think it's a great subscription for anyone who wants to step outside of their fashion comfort zone. Everything is always high quality and the subscription is at an affordable price point.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Stylogic Review

I went to the mall recently and realized that I no longer enjoy shopping for clothes as much as I used to. I'm at that weird age now where stores like Forever 21 are too young and trendy and there doesn't seem to be an in-between store for young adults who have a decent paycheck but also student loan debt (yay!). Luckily there are styling services like Stylogic to do the work for me! I received my first box from them and they picked out the perfect items for me.

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

Stylogic is a clothing styling service that does the shopping for you. A personal stylist will hand select five clothing and accessories for you based on your style profile. This is a little different than traditional subscription boxes because you can schedule a box whenever you want. There is a $25 styling fee that you can then use towards purchasing any items you decide to keep. If you keep all five items you'll get a 20% discount.

When you get your box you'll have three days after it's delivered to try everything on. Obviously be sure not to remove any tags until you know for sure you're going to keep an item. Stylogic includes a pre-postaged return label for you so all you have to do is pack up the things you don't want to keep, re-seal the box, and send it back with the label.

When you create an account you'll fill out an extensive style profile to really help your stylist get an idea of how you dress. They ask for your sizes, color preferences, fit preferences, and more. You can also link them to your social media accounts and I recommend making a Pinterest board with images to reflect your style.

The box was well-packaged and I really liked the cute polka dotted tissue paper. I can never pack the box back up as neatly as it is when it arrives!

I apologize for the not-so-great background here, but I live alone and don't have a tripod so I was a bit limited with my photography options. Anyway, I still think you'll get a good idea of what the clothes looked like!
  • Long Sleeve Blouse ($49 to keep) - This blouse is so my style! I loved the fit, color, and gold buttons. It fit well and is definitely something I would wear to the office and out and about. I did end up sending this back though because it's identical to a shirt I already have.
  • Fleece Leggings ($15 to keep) - I honestly was just thinking last week that I wanted to get a pair of fleece-lined leggings! I was at a hockey game and it was freezing cold and my regular leggings weren't cutting it. These fit perfectly and are so warm and comfy. I especially liked that they weren't too long. I have a 28" inseam and usually I have to roll up the ends of any leggings I buy but not with these! I ended up keeping these because the price was great.
  • Jacquard Sweater Cape ($75 to keep) - I never in my life would have ever thought to try something like this on if I was shopping by myself, but that's what I love about styling services -- they often send me things that are outside of my comfort zone but I end up loving! This was so soft and cozy and I loved it, mostly because it was like wearing a blanket. I also liked the colors and pattern a lot. Unfortunately I decided to send it back because the price point was a little too high for my preferences.
  • Quilted Lightweight Trench Jacket ($129 to keep) - I liked the color of this jacket and the style from the waist up. As you can see it flares out quite a bit from the waist down, which I felt didn't look too flattering on me. I sent this back because it was cute but didn't fit the way I normally prefer with jackets.

  • Multi-Stone Toggle Clasp Bracelet ($65) - This bracelet was so beautiful and totally my style. I especially liked the toggle clasp closure. I ended up sending it back because of the price, but it was definitely something I would have kept if I could.
Bottom Line: Stylogic did a wonderful job of choosing an outfit and accessory for me! The entire outfit was perfect for me and I wish I could have kept it all. I was excited to keep the fleece leggings though and have already worn them a bunch of times! I will definitely be ordering another box from Stylogic very soon.

Friday, March 10, 2017

February Epicurean Box Review and Coupon

Epicurean Box is a brand new food subscription that sends full-sized items from around the world. They aim to feed your inner foodie with new culinary products.

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

Epicurean Box just launched in January of 2017. They believe that seeking knowledge of the world through experience is the greatest way to gain pleasure and the boxes feature food items and accoutrements that will expand your food experiences.

They have three different box sizes to choose from:
  • Le Petite - two items per month for $25.99 per month
  • Enthusiast - four items per month for $45.99
  • The Epicurean - six items per month for $65.99
Currently the box only ships to the U.S. I input my address into the purchase form and $8.17 shipping was applied to ship to NY, so shipping seems to depend on where you live.

This is a review for the six item Epicurean box. There isn't a specific theme described, but based on the products this appears to be an Asian-inspired box. The box itself was nice and big and had a packet with information about the box and some of the items.

Of the six items included, the booklet only described two of them. I would have preferred to have a bit of information about each item, especially since some of the items may be completely new to subscribers and they won't know what they are or how to use them. The booklet also contained a recipe for Maseri curry with jeera, which will be interesting to try,

The box actually contained seven individual items and one of them is not listed in the info booklet (the Choco Puffs). The booklet included lots of information about the adzuki red bean paste and Maesri curry paste but none about the other items.

  • Falak Basmati Rice - This is a big two pound bag of rice that I will certainly put to good use. I love basmati rice; it's a slender-grained rice from India.
  • Japanese-Style Red Bean Mochi - I have to be honest, I am not the biggest fan of mochi. I know it's really popular and that red bean paste is also a popular filling, but I've just never cared too much for this snack. I will pass these along to a friend who does enjoy them, though!
  • Choco Puff - I'm not sure if these were a bonus item or not since there's no mention of them in the info book, but they look like little chocolate filled cookies and I think they're going to be delicious!
  • Cumin Seeds - I've used cumin before as a spice while cooking but I've never actually used cumin seeds (I always used the powder form). I'll have to look up how I can incorporate these into my cooking.
  • Maesri Red Curry and Green Curry Paste - Curry is a dish I haven't had much of so I'm very interested to try these pastes. I'm going to use the recipe in the booklet to make some curried chicken.
  • Canned Red Bean with Sugar Syrup - Red bean paste might sound strange as a sweet treat for those who aren't familiar with it but it's actually quite popular and beloved in Asian cuisine. I've had lots of pastries with this as a filling and it's a bit difficult for me to describe - kind of creamy with a slightly sweet taste. It's not overpowering but it's also not savory as one might think for beans. I found a recipe for red bean paste cookies with pancakes that I'm going to try with this!
Bottom Line: I think Epicurean Box is off to a good start. I would have liked to see more information about each item in the booklet. I was familiar with everything inside, but for someone who wasn't this may be a confusing box. I like that everything is full-sized and I think this box provides a great gateway to international cuisine, especially for those who don't have access to these types of products in stores near them.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

March Degustabox Review and 50% Off Coupon

If you've been around my blog for a little while then you know that I love Degustabox! They always send great full-sized foods and snacks with a ton of variety from excellent brands. This month they're offering an even better deal for new subscribers, keep reading to find out the details!

*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 food and snack items each month for only $19.99. Shipping is free within the U.S. They also have a U.K. box. They also have a points program where you can earn points for reviewing the products on their site and referring friends. Once you have 100 points you can exchange them for a free box!

What I like best about Degustabox is they always send a good variety of items from brands that I know and ones that are new to me. It's a great way to discover new favorites at much cheaper prices than you would at the grocery store. Here's what was included for March:

  • Boboli Original Crust ($4.99) - I love making pizzas at home for dinner and this Boboli crust will be perfect for that. It's a 12" pre-made that I plan to smother in cheese!
  • Tolerant Foods Chickpea Pasta ($4.99) - This pasta is made with all-natural chickpeas and has between 14-20 grams of protein, high fiber, and a full service of vegetables. It's allergen-free, gluten-free, organic, kosher, vegan, and non-GMO.
  • 7 Days Soft Croissant ($1.49) - This croissant is stuffed with peanut butter creme and jelly! It sounds like a delicious little snack.
  • Paul's Quinoa Bars ($7.49) - These bars are made with 100% natural certified organic and certified gluten-free ingredients. This specific variety has a mix of Paul's Quinoa Flakes and Puffs, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, almonds, peanuts, and honey.
  • Energems ($6.99) - I've sampled Energems from Degustabox before and I really like them. They're a great little supplement with a caffeine equivalent of one cup of coffee in one serving (three gems). These are the Mint Dark Chocolate flavor.
  • Good Thins ($3.69) - These sweet potato flavored crackers are made with real potatoes. They have a great crunch and a light dusting of extra flavor on them, too.
  • Goya Quinoa Blend ($2.99) - To be completely honest I am not the biggest fan of quinoa but this blend sounds delicious. It has brown rice, quinoa, black beans, and vegetables and is gluten-free, vegetarian, and made with 100% whole grains. I think it'll be a good side dish with some chicken,
  • Lemoncocco ($1.59) - This is a new premium non-carbonated drink made with lemon and coconut milk. At first I thought it was a lemon soda because of the can shape and was confused by the "shake well" instructions! I'm not a huge fan of coconut so I didn't love this, but I could see how it would be really refreshing for someone who does.
  • Mrs. Thinster's Chocolate Chip Cookie Thins ($2.99) - I love these cookies! They're nice and thin so they have a really good crunch. This is their best-selling flavor. I like to crumble them up and add them to ice cream.
  • Loacker Tortina Dark-Noir ($3.99) - These were such a yummy little treat! They're crispy wafers coated in dark chocolate with hazelnut cream inside.
Degustabox is running a special through March 31st for new subscribers: Get 50% off your first box (only $9.99!) and a free gift from Green & Blacks! The brand has just unveiled their newest creation, the Pure Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt Bar and you can get one in your first box! Just use this link and coupon code CJMAR2017.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Emma & Chloe Women's Day Sale

Emma & Chloe is holding a flash sale for International Women's Day. Get 20% off anything on the site now until tomorrow night (an exact time that the sale ends was not provided).

*Disclaimer: Post contains affiliate links.

Emma & Chloe sends designer French jewelry from up-and-coming artists for only $35 per month! You can use the discount for your first box or any item in the store.

  • Use coupon code WOMEN for 20% off your purchase!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

February Chroma Club Review and Coupon

I love getting my Chroma.Club books each month; they've become such a nice little surprise. Well maybe a monthly subscription isn't a surprise since you know it's coming, but it's exciting to see what designs are inside each month!

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

Chroma.Club is an indie adult coloring subscription. Each month you'll get 11+ illustrations from a bunch of different artists in a nice big book. Here are their pricing options:
  • Monthly: $8 per month
  • Three Month Prepay: $21 every three months (save $3)
  • Six Month Prepay: $39 every six months (save $9)

The designs are printed in a one-sided layout so you can color them and then tear them out for display if you want. All of the illustrations are pretty random, and by that I mean there are a good variety of pictures to choose from. I really liked this symmetrical one!

You can find information about each of the artists on the back side of each illustration which is something that I really like. It's a great way to learn more about these independent artists and where to find more of their work.
Bottom Line: Chroma.Club is a nice affordable treat each month. I love coloring books and I'm so glad that adult coloring has become so widespread. Chroma.Club makes it easy to get new designs each month to de-stress with!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Taste and Curiosity Germany Box Review and 15% Off Coupon

I've reviewed Taste and Curiosity's Asia boxes (read those reviews here), and now they've launched their Europe boxes. All of their boxes have been packed with wonderful snacks, and the Germany box is no exception!

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

Taste and Curiosity has launched their monthly subscription option, too! Previously boxes were only available as one-time purchases. You can still purchase just one box, or you can sign up for a monthly package. Here are the pricing options:
  • Monthly: $18 per month
  • Three Months: $51 every three months ($17 per box)
  • Six Months: $96 every six months ($16 per box)
Shipping is free but they currently only ship within the U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii.

I loved opening up the Asia boxes, especially the Korean box, because I'm Korean. But I was just as excited to try the Germany box because my family has German roots, too! There were six brands represented in this box and 10 individual items. This is a great box for anyone with a sweet tooth because all of the snacks were chocolate-y. I also noticed that hazelnut and wafers tend to be a popular combo in German snacks.

  • Manner Hazelnut Wafers - These are premium hazelnut wafers from Vienna and are evidently one of Arnold Schwarzenegger's favorite snacks! I love these kinds of cookies; the cream is a good contrast to the crispy wafer.
  • Chocolate Ladybugs - I let out an emphatic "awww!" when I opened these up because they're so cute! They're from a brand named Storz who made these high-quality ladybug chocolates as their very first treat,
  • Niederegger Marzipan - This is a high-quality marzipan paste made using the finest almonds in Europe. To be honest, I didn't really know what marzipan was before I got this, but it's made with 70% almonds and 30% sugar.
  • Magnet - Each Taste and Curiosity box also comes with a magnet with an inspirational quotation on it. This month's is from Herman Hesse and says "The true profession of a man is to find his way to himself."
  • Kinder Bueno - I love, love, love Kinder Bueno! The package had two milk chocolate-covered wafer bars with creamy hazelnut filling. They taste so amazing!
  • Hanuta - This is a famous German snack made up of creamy hazelnut filling between two crispy wafers. I haven't tried this yet but it's a nice big bar and it sounds delicious.
  • Ritter Sport Minis - I've heard of Ritter Sport chocolates before but hadn't tried them prior to receiving these minis. The flavors were milk chocolate with praline, chopped hazelnuts, and regular milk chocolate and all tasted smooth and were really yummy!
Bottom Line: The Taste and Curiosity Germany box was full of unique sweet treats! If you like hazelnut and chocolate then you'll be in heaven with this box.
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