Monday, July 31, 2017

July Odd Sox The Sox Box Review

The Sox Box from Odd Sox is a socks subscription for people who like their socks weird. They offer a customizable box with lots of different brand collaborations!

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

The Sox Box sends socks with exclusive collaborations from brands like Cartoon Network, Spongebob Squarepants, Pepsi, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more. Here are their price options:
  • One Pair: $10 per month
  • Two Pairs: $20 per month
  • Four Pairs: $30 per month
  • 10 Pairs: $75 per month
Shipping is free on all subscription lengths and you can cancel any time. Based on their check out page, it looks like they currently only ship to the U.S. and Canada.

When you sign up for The Sox Box you'll fill out a short questionnaire that will allow you to customize your box. You can choose male/female, a minimum of two and maximum of three interests (cartoons, food, patriotic, animals, festive, outdoors, colorful, celebs, retro, party, money, art, sneakerhead, music, sports, professional), and style (athletic, fun, fashionable, trendy, odd, pro/casual), type of socks (knitted, printed, or both).

I received a box of two crew style socks. I think the brands/styles are pretty gender neutral so I'm not sure if this was specifically a male or female box.

The box itself is colorful and ships inside of a black outer box. The socks were packaged neatly inside.

These socks are quite long and the material is a bit strange, to be honest. I expected a mostly cotton feel but these are both 95% polyester and 5% spandex. They fit very snugly and didn't feel very breathable due to the polyester blend. Given the designs, though, it's not like you'd be wearing these to the office or anything for a long period of time.

As you can see from the photo, I received Spongebob Squarepants and Super Bubble brand socks. The designs are definitely bright, colorful, and odd!

Here's a better look at the Spongebob socks. The Super Bubble had a repeating pattern, but these have all different illustrations throughout.

The box also had an Odd leopard print sticker and a Nickelodeon is Odd sticker inside.
Bottom Line: The Sox Box from Odd Sox definitely delivered on their promise to send odd socks! I think the designs are a lot of fun. I wish the material on the ones I received were a mostly cotton blend instead of polyester, but I suppose it's easier to print a bright design on polyester. That being said, this box has tons of customizable options so I think it's a great idea at a great price.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

July Keep It Simple Socks Review and Coupon

I like socks. I know that's a strange thing to say, but there's something so fun and simple about a good, soft pair of socks. Keep It Simple Socks does just that: they send high quality men's socks for a really affordable price!

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

Keep It Simple Socks will help you diversify your "sockfolio" by sending stylish socks each month! Here are their pricing options:
  • One Pair for $10 per month
  • Two Pairs for $15 per month
  • Three Pairs for $20 per month + free sunglasses
Shipping is free for all subscription lengths. Based on their checkout page, it looks like they currently only ship to the U.S. and APO/FPO boxes.

This is a review for the three pair box. They shipped in a small-ish box that was sturdy and well-packaged. The design, as the name suggests, was simple and clean. The box shipped from Columbus, Ohio and got to me in New York two days later, so the shipping is pretty quick.

For a limited time, the three pair box will also come with a pair of the exclusive Keep It Simple Socks clubmaster sunglasses. The clubmaster is one style of shades that I didn't currently have, so it was nice to get a high quality pair for the summer!

The socks themselves are made from a blend of 80% cotton, 17% polyester, and 3% elastane and come in sizes 7-13. They're super soft and were very comfortable. As you can see, the designs are bright and fashionable!

Even though the socks are geared towards men I think this subscription could be great for us ladies, too. Like I said, I like having a nice pair of cozy socks. I wear taller socks like this especially in the winter because my feet are always cold!

I really like the clubmaster sunglasses, too! They came in a nice drawstring protective bag. There was also a little Keep It Simple Socks sticker.
Bottom Line: Keep It Simple Socks is a great sock subscription! I think their prices are very affordable and the product is great quality. If you're looking to expand your sock collection, look no further than this box!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

July Harrison Blake Apparel Review and Coupon

Harrison Blake Apparel is an affordable and stylish men's fashion subscription. They send a great package of coordinated accessories each month, which is perfect for the guy who wants to look good but doesn't want to shop!

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

Harrison Blake Apparel costs $25 per month for a necktie and four coordinated accessories. Every package I've gotten has included a pocket square. They also have a bowtie subscription for $16 per month. Shipping is free to the U.S. for both options.

The July set featured a yellow tie with a floral pattern and a camouflage pocket square with pinks, grays, and dark blues. This isn't the most matching set I've ever seen, but you could use them together or with different outfits for sure.

There were also four accessories aside from the pocket square. The accessories are the best part to me because Harrison Blake Apparel does a great job of sending interesting items. These were more fashion-related, but in the past they've also sent home goods and things like that.

The July pack had an anchor bracelet, a tie clip, a keychain made of a rubber/silicone type material, and yellow knotted cufflinks. Like I said, the theme is a little lost on me this month but individually these accessories are all high quality. I especially like the anchor bracelet.
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Bottom Line: Harrison Blake Apparel is a great subscription for anyone who wants to up their accessory game! Their products are high quality and always interesting.

Friday, July 28, 2017

How To Find Too Faced Coupons Using Dealspotr

I like to consider myself a savvy shopper and I never shop online without first looking for a promo or coupon code. But, as I’m sure most of you know, finding a valid coupon code can be challenging. It’s really kind of hit or miss whether you’re able to locate one that is not expired or fake!

*Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Dealspotr.

It can be especially difficult to find coupons for higher end brands like Too Faced. Luckily, Dealspotr is here to help cut down on the frustration of searching for coupons and promos! They make it easy to find working, legitimate coupons that can be used for major brands like Too Faced.

My favorite thing to buy from Too Faced is their eyeshadow palettes. 

The Chocolate Bar palette is one of my all-time faves, and it retails for $49.

After adding the palette to my shopping cart, $5 shipping is applied, bringing the total to $54. That may be a little pricey for some for one palette. I also see that “Have a Promo Code?” box taunting me below the Order Total!

There are a lot of coupon sites out there, one being I did a search for “Too Faced” on their site and came up with the following:

There weren’t a ton of coupons overall and I didn’t see any single-use ones for a certain percentage or dollar amount off.

I then head to the Dealspotr website and wet to their Too Faced page to see if there were any single-use coupons available.

The search brought up some great sales, as well as the following single-use coupon that had a high probability of working:

This is a site-wide coupon so it can be used on anything. Dealspotr also includes easy instructions on how to use the coupon:

So I copied the coupon and pasted it into the Promo Code bar on the Too Faced site and it worked! I now have 20% off of my order.

I was able to find a working single-use, site-wide coupon for Too Faced on the Dealspotr website in a matter of minutes. I love how easy it is to use the Dealspotr site, and how quickly you can find verified coupons that really work. They also list lots of great deals and sales going on for a ton of popular brands!

So be sure to bookmark the Dealspotr website and make it your go-to for coupon and promo code hunting! You’ll also get a bonus 2,000 points if you sign up as a member. Members can subscribe to Too Faced deal updates as they come and earn points for sharing deals to help other shoppers save. I’ve been a member of the Dealspotr community for a few months now and it’s always fun to post deals and share them with other shopaholics!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Emma & Chloé Coupon: First Box for $1!

Emma & Chloé is running a great sale for one week only! If you've been thinking about trying this great jewelry subscription, now is the perfect time to sign up.

*Disclaimer: Post contains affiliate links.

Emma & Chloé sends hand-picked jewelry from up-and-coming French designers for $35 per month. Now through July 31st you can get your first box for $1 with a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription using coupon code MYFIRSTBOX!

Check out my Emma & Chloé reviews here to see what the box is like.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Snack Habit Sample Box Review and Coupon

I am passionate about snacks. I love snacks and I try to have some on hand at all times, whether I'm at home or at work. Snack Habit is a business snack delivery service that sends healthy snack boxes full of 120 goodies!

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

Snack Habit sends a box of 120 total snacks, with 10 of each variety. Their sample box that I am reviewing has three of each snack instead of the normal 10.

When you sign up you'll list your delivery and snack preferences. If you don't list any preferences or dietary restrictions you'll receive the default snack picks for the month on Snack Habit's delivery timeline. For the next month, default snacks will be rotated and you can choose to receive again any that you really enjoyed.

Boxes are $199 per month, but keep in mind that this is geared towards businesses and delivers a total of 120 snacks in each box. Snacks include granola bars, chips, jerky, trail mix, and more.

I really was in heaven when I first opened this box! As I went through all of the snacks I kept saying, "ooh, I love these!" There was a good mix of snacks with lots of different varieties represented. I only took photos of one of each snack, but there were three of everything in the box. I'll start with my favorite, the chips:
  • Garden Veggie Straws in Sea Salt
  • PopChips in Sea Salt
  • Terra Original
  • Pirate's Booty Aged White Cheddar
  • Quaker Breakfast Flats in Cranberry Almond
  • Betty Crocker Butterscotch Oatmeal Bar
  • Stretch Island Organic Fruit (three different flavors)
  • Angie's Boom Chicka Pop in Cocoa Kettle Corn
  • Snyder's of Hanover Sourdough Nibblers
  • Corn Nuts BBQ
  • Kellogg's Fruity Snacks (two flavors)
  • Planters Salted Peanuts
As you can see, there's something for everybody in this box! I liked that they had a bunch of different sweet and salty snacks. Some of my favorites were in there, including Terra Chips and the Kellogg's Fruity Snacks. I think this box would be a hit at my office and is definitely a better option than going to the vending machine.
Bottom Line: This is only a small sample of the 1,000 possible snacks that Snack Habit sends! Also a reminder that if you subscribe, you'll receive 10 of each of the 12 snacks for a total of 120, much more than what is shown here in the sample box. If you're a business owner and want to treat your staff to healthy snacks, I think this box is a great option.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Earhoox Review and Coupon

I'm always listening to podcasts or music at work, at the gym, and on-the-go. I have an iPhone and iPad and I like the EarPods that come with them, but I have had issues with them falling out, especially when I'm at the gym. Earhoox are a neat little accessory that easily solves that problem!

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

The Earhoox custom design is made specifically for Apple EarPods and AirPods headphones. They attach easily and provide a secure and comfortable fit that really stays in place. They've sold over 150,000 pairs in five years across 84 countries!

Each set of Earhoox comes with two sizes, large and small, to ensure that you'll get the perfect fit for your years. They are available in white, black, and blue and cost $9.99 per set.

I wasn't quite sure how to attach these to my EarPods right away and it took me a minute to realize that there was an insert with instructions nestled inside the packaging. I'm not great with instructions that are only pictures and arrows (I'm a word person) but I figured the assembly out after a few tries.

I  have only tried these with EarPods and not AirPods, but the Earhoox FAQ page promises that they do not block any of the sensors on AirPods. They need to removed for charging the AirPods, but otherwise will not interrupt any type of functionality.

I attached the white Earhoox to my EarPods because I wanted them to blend in. I used the smaller size and they fit perfectly into my ear and were very comfortable. The silicone design is nice and bendy but stays in place really well. These didn't budge when I went on a jog.
  • Visit Earhoox to purchase
    • Use coupon code EARHOOX30 for 30% off! Expires July 31, 2017.
Bottom Line: Earhoox are a unique little attachment for your Apple headphones and I think they work really well. If you're annoyed with the buds not staying in place, this is a perfect affordable solution!

Friday, July 21, 2017

July Emma & Chloé Review and Coupon

I've been working on building up my jewelry collection and Emma & Chloé makes it easy! They send beautiful pieces every month, and July's has a subtle summer theme.

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

A quick note about the box's condition: it arrived to me in perfect condition; however, my rabbit got to it before I took the photos so that's why there's a small mark near the bottom left corner.

Emma & Chloé costs $35 per month for a piece of handmade jewelry from an up-and-coming French designer. All of the pieces are valued at up to $200 and are available in silver or gold options. The pieces are handmade with brass and plated with gold or dip-coated in a silver bath.

When you first subscribe you'll be able to request either silver, gold, or both types of pieces and you can change your preference at any time. You'll also receive 20% off everything in their online shop as a subscriber.

The July box features a bracelet from Nilaï. Each month you'll receive your piece in an Emma & Chloé branded drawstring bag for storage, a monthly gazette, and a smaller card with a certificate of authenticity. I love Emma & Chloé's packaging and presentation; everything is so beautiful!

The gazette is a nice touch as well and is fun to page through. There's an interview with the artisan, information about the piece, and other fun articles about styling and other pieces available in the store.

The Summer Cauri Bangle by Nilaï is the perfect piece for July! The design features small cauri shells on either end. The bracelet is adjustable, and I love that it is small and delicate (my favorite type of jewelry).

The inspiration behind the bracelet came from Nilaï's travels in the Maldives. The cauri shell holds special symbolism there and is thought to bring wealth, luck, and travel. Nilaï adds a touch of exoticism to all of her jewelry, which is perfectly on display with this piece!

This is not a piece that I would normally consider for myself, but that's what I love about Emma & Chloé. As soon as I tried it on I loved it, so I'm glad they sent something that was outside of my normal comfort zone! I normally don't wear bracelets because I don't like how they shift around so much on my wrist, but this one stays put really well and isn't a distraction because I can tighten it to fit my wrist snugly.
Bottom Line: The July Emma & Chloé piece is so pretty. I love the simple design and the meaning behind it. This will fit in perfectly with my other bracelets!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Hasbro Gaming Crate Review and Coupon

The Hasbro Gaming Crate just launched and the first crate will ship in August! This new subscription promises "Game Night Delivered!" with three brand new games for families and adult game nights.

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

Hasbro Gaming Crate is a quarterly subscription (ships every three months) and sends an exclusive collection of three games curated by Hasbro gaming experts. Boxes are $49.99 every three months plus shipping. Crates currently ship to the U.S., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and APO/FPO boxes. You can also skip a month or cancel your subscription at any time.

The Crate is available in two options:

  • Family Crate: Family friendly games for the whole household
  • Party Crate: Games curated specifically for adults

When I input my address into the checkout page it added $15.87 for shipping, so I am assuming the shipping cost will depend on your address.

This is a review for the very first Family Crate, which will be shipping in August of this year. Each Crate also has a theme, and this one is "Family Staycation."

I loved playing board games as a kid and I have great memories of laughing and playing them with my parents and brothers! I think the Hasbro Gaming Crate is such a fun and unique subscription and a great way to get your family and friends back into playing board games!

The box was well packaged with all of the games in plastic wrapping over their individual boxes and little squiggly pieces of paper for padding. There was an informational card inside and a packet of mini staycation challenges (pictured above) from other Hasbro games.

The featured game for this Crate is Mask of the Pharoah. It's for ages 10+ with two or more players. It's a collaborative virtual reality game with an included VR mask. Players will find themselves in a mysterious world of pyramids in Ancient Egypt, and the objective is to reconstruct a maze based on the clues and descriptions given by the person wearing the VR mask. I bet this game would be a hit with kids because it perfectly integrates digital devices with a good old board game.

Since the true companion app doesn't launch until August with the shipment of the Crates, Hasbro sent me an invitation to download a beta version of the app. I installed it but unfortunately could not get it to launch because it kept giving me an error message saying Hasbro wasn't a verified account with Apple or something like that, so the app wouldn't open.

Here are all of the pieces included in the game. As you can see, the maze board and player pieces are all in punch-out sheets. The mask also needs to be assembled and I have to admit that I could not figure out how to put it together! I tried for a good 10 minutes before I just gave up. There are pictorial instructions in the instruction booklet but I'm not great with that type of instructions (i.e., ones without words) so I couldn't get everything to line up right. Maybe an adult with better visual learning skills would be able to put it together faster than me!

The next game is Leo Goes to the Barber for ages 6+ and two or more players. In this game, players will guide Leo through the jungle to get to his hair cut appointment on time. Players work together and use matching and memory skills to move Leo forward to the barbershop.

All of the pieces for this game were also included in punch-out sheets. The memory pieces have animals and colors on one side and jungle on the other. There's also a clock piece and Leo cards.

The last game is a card game called Tricky Wishes. It's for ages 8+ and three or more players. To win the game, you have to find three kinds of wishes: one superpower, one gift, and one world harmony. Players take turns swapping and shuffling the cards to collect the highest-scoring set.

I think Tricky Wishes is my favorite game of the three. I always liked card games like this as a kid and even now still as an adult. The illustrations are really great, too.

I haven't bought any board games in years, but based off of a cursory search on Walmart's website for other Hasbro games, they range in price from $12-$30. Not including shipping, the $49.99 price for this Crate equals about $17 per game. To be completely honest, I think the games are fun and really cute for families and kids, but I found the quality of the actual boards and pieces lacking. I was surprised to find that the boards for Mask of the Pharoah and Leo Goes to the Barber were made entirely of punch-out cards. I remember getting board games with actual big boards that you'd fold out and move the little pieces around. That being said, the pieces are sturdy and well-made, it just seemed a bit odd to me. But again, I haven't bought any games in a while so maybe that is how they're all made now?

Bottom Line: The Hasbro Gaming Crate is a bit on the pricey side after you include shipping, but I think it's a fun way to bring board games into the home. I like that they have two options, one for families and one for adult game nights, and that each Crate has three exclusive games. I guess the fact that they are exclusive also adds to their value over other games you'd find in stores. If you're a board game fan, I think this Crate is a great option!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Emma & Chloé Fly to Paris Giveaway and Coupon

Emma & Chloé is running an amazing promotion and giveaway! Read on for the details.

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Emma & Chloé sends hand picked jewelry from up-and-coming French designers for only $35 per month. Use coupon code FLYTOPARIS for $15 off any subscription and you'll be entered to win a free flight for two to Paris plus a shopping spree! This offer is good for this week only, until July 22nd.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Sports Crate Shipping Update for July

I just received the following email regarding shipping for the July Sports Crate and all Crates going forward:

So it looks like July Crates won't be shipping until July 31st. This is a bit of a bummer because I was looking forward to getting my Crate at the end of this week, but I'm glad that Sports Crate is providing up-front communication this time around. I hope that they are able to iron out all of their issues so that Crates will be delivered on time going forward. I do appreciate that they're taking our feedback seriously and are trying to communicate better than last month.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

July Tea Runners Review

I love a good loose leaf tea, and Tea Runners is a newly-launched tea subscription that delivers the finest loose leaf teas right to your door! I sampled their July box and was very impressed.

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

Tea Runners launched this past February and they already have more than 900 happy subscribers. Each month you'll receive a curated collection of four of the world's finest loose leaf teas, along with tasting notes and brewing instructions. Each box will have enough tea to make 30-50 cups. Their teas are sourced from small batch producers and many are top place finishers at the Global Tea Championship Awards. Boxes may contain black, green, oolong, yellow, white, pu-erh, rooibos, and herbal teas.

Tea Runners is so popular that they currently have a wait list to join, but you can sign up on their website to reserve your spot in line. They will likely have space for 75 new members at the end of July.

Boxes are $25 per month for four loose leaf teas, which comes out to about 56 cents per cup. You can also prepay for three months ($67.50, or $22.50 per month) or six months ($127.50, or $21.25 per month). Shipping to U.S. and Canada is free and international shipping is $12. You can also skip a month or cancel any time.

The first thing I noticed about Tea Runners was the unique packaging. As you can see from the last two photos, the teas ship in a beautifully-designed thin cardboard box.

The teas are neatly packaged inside with a tissue paper wrapper. They're individually packaged in bright gold packets with lots of information about each tea on the outer label. The info card also lists information about each tea.

  • Mystic Mint from Rishi Tea - I've had this tea before and I love it. Mint tea is probably my favorite type of tea, and I drink it often to help soothe my stomach. This has a blend of peppermint, cardamom, and licorice root and sweet notes of basil with a slight hint of clove. It's a caffeine free organic herbal tea. I really like that Tea Runners includes steep times, serving sizes, and water temperature on the labels to ensure you brew the best cup of tea. This tea has a slightly sweet flavor and was very soothing.
  • Black Gold Biluochun from Tea Runners - This is a pure black tea with a medium-high caffeine level. The leaves were harvested last spring in the Simao district of Yunnan, China. It has a smooth, sturdy flavor with notes of chocolate and flowers. I love the way the leaves smell, they're definitely strong and bold, and I think I will try this one iced.
  • Organic Bliss by American Tea Room - This is a green and white tea blend with dragon fruit and pomegranate. The fruitiness is balanced with a grassy lemon tartness. It also has organic kiwi and raspberry pieces with a bit of sugar added. It has a lovely, fruity aroma and would be a good starter tea for anyone who isn't as experienced with fuller teas like black teas. It's very refreshing and great for summer!
  • Dragon Claw Oolong by Tea Runners - This is a pure oolong tea (which, I recently learned, is pronounced "WOO-long") from the ilam region of Nepal. The tea leaves resemble claws unfurling, hence the name. The cup steeps to a beautiful amber color with a nutty, toasted finish and sweet tartness of apricot. I'm not as experienced with oolong teas so I'm excited to try this one.

Pictured clockwise, from top left: Mystic Mint, Dragon Claw Oolong, Black Gold Biluochun, and Organic Bliss.
Bottom Line: I'm very impressed with the July Tea Runners box and I can see why they have a waitlist! The teas they sent are all wonderful and I can't wait to try them all. I like that they send a variety of tea types and their packaging is absolutely beautiful.