Urthbox May

UrthBox ($19.00-$79.00 / free shipping) Monthly subscription of Healthy snacks. Boxes available in Class, Gluten-Free, Vegan or Diet. There are several different size boxes-mini,small,medium and large. 1,3,6 month plans available.

 

This is my second UrthBox and again I am very happy with the contents inside. If you are looking for a healthy alternative for snacking this box is worth it! It’s a great way to introduce you to new snacks and brands you may have never heard of.

Items Included:

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1.) Chia Drink Strawberry Citrus – Naturally Gluten Free, BPA Free, 2g of Fat, 50 Calories, 5 Sugars and 0mg of Sodium. I was happy to give this a try because of it’s low sugar content. It’s not too bad- I think it would be better cold but it has a citrus/strawberry flavor to it. The Chia drink is designed to provide you with hydration,endurance, heart health and brain power. Sample Pack & 12 Pack Available 

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2.) The Good Bean Chickpeas- Gluten Free, Nut Free, Soy Free and Vegan. 3g of Fat, 120 Calories, 185mg of Sodium. These chick peas are lightly coated in sea salt. I am a huge fan of dried chick peas they are great to snack on alone or to put in a salad. Available on their website are several different flavors. Variety Packs Available

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3.) Chimes Ginger Chews- All Natural and Gluten Free. 1g of Fat, 160 Calories, 0mg of Sodium. If you like Ginger you probably will like these. The ginger chews are quite chewy with a hint of spice to them. This is something I wouldn’t eat more than one at a time because of the kick but they are good. 2oz Tins 20 Tins in a Box ($59.95)

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4.) I Heart Keenwah  Cluster- All Natural and Gluten Free. 4g of Fat, 120 Calories and 135mg of Sodium. Healthy snack that contains 9 essential amino acids, perfect for snacking in between meals to keep you full. Buy Online Abe’s Market ($4.99)

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5.) Nana’s Pound Cake Soft Cookie- Vegan. 14g of Fat, 260 Calories and 80mg of Sodium. It says on the package “Guilt Free” but that’s an awful lot of fat and calories for a “guilt free” cookie. I love pound cake though- I will have to split this with my husband and give it a try.  32 cookies ($36.00)

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6.) Cobra Corn Bombay Seasoning- All Natural and No Sugar. Popcorn seasoned with a unique blend of East Indian Spices. This popcorn definitely as an after kick to it! Not too bad- you can really taste the different spices. I am not sure I would be able to sit down and eat this whole bag at one time. Variety of Flavors Available, 15pack ($23.23)

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7.) SuperEats Kale & Chia Chips- Vegan, Gluten Free, Kosher, Non-GMO and High in Antioxidants. 7g of Fat, 120 Calories and 170mg of Sodium. These chips have a chili-lime flavor. 12 5oz Bags ($28.00)

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8.) Ricky’s Lucky Nuts Spicy Chile Chipolte- Uniquely Roasted Peanuts and made in the USA. 10g of Fat, 140 Calories and 250mg of Sodium. These were my favorite in this entire box. They had a sweet crunchy bite and a spicy after taste.  12 pack ($24.00)

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9.) Go Healthy New York Date Bar Apricot Coconut- 6 Ingredients, Dates, Apricots, walntus, Raisins, Coconut and Almonds. 5g of Fat, 160 Calories and 0mg of Sodium. This would be a great bar for on the go- quick breakfast or a snack mid day. 16 bars($22.40)

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10.) Frontier Bites- Pecan, Cherry and Cinnamon Crunchy Energizing Bites. Gluten Free and All Natural. 8g of Fat, 113 Calories and 8mg of Sodium. ($5.99)

 

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Love With Food- May

 

Love With Food- is a monthly snack subscription box. Depending on what subscription you purchase at least 1 meal is then donated to a hungry child. I checked their map and for the Chicago area 3,440 meals were donated thus far to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Not only do you get a surprise in the meal you also help a hungry child.

Two Subscriptions Available

Tasting Box- $10.00 a month & Receive 8+ items to sample, 1 meal donated & Free Shipping

Deluxe Box- $17.00 a month & Receive 16-20 items to sample, 2 meals donated & Free Shipping

Cancel Anytime

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This was my first box and I was very happy with the snacks inside. May’s theme was Derby Days.

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1.) One Potato Two Potato Sweet Potato Chips- Made from All Natural Ingredients, Kettle Cooked, Sunflower Oil, Gluten Free, No MSG and Non-GMO. 9g of Fat, 150 Calories,70mg of Sodium. These are pretty good. I love sweet potatoes and these taste just like a sweet potato and they have a nice crunch to them. If you order from their website you can mix and match different flavors and receive 24 2.0oz bags ($23.76)

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2.) Giddy Up & Go Granola- Organic, Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegan. 8g of Fat, 180 calories and 60mg of Sodium. Contains Organic and Gluten Free Oats, organic raisins,sunflower seeds,vanilla etc. This would be great for on the go or to throw in your yogurt. ($8.00 for 11oz bag) They have several purchase options to choose from.

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3.) Tarallino Snack Extra Virgin Olive Oil Pretzels- Product of Italy, 3g of Fat, 129 calories and 240mg of Sodium. For such a small bag this has way too much sodium for me to try. I am very selective of eating products with high sodium contents. Their website is in Italian- which I was unable to understand. ($?)

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4.) Revolution Southern Derby Sample Pack of Herbal Tea- Honeybush Caramel, Tropical Green Tea and Southern Mint. Their tea bags introduced the first flow through infuser bag which captures the full flavor of the leaves. ($8.99 a box)

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5.) Sea Salt Caramels by Le Caramel- Melt in your mouth caramels. These came loose in the box and did not have the nutritional value. These are delicious, absolutely delicious! ($6.25 a box)

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6.) Key Lime Cookies by J&M- Inspired by Florida’s key lime fruit, these cookies are tart and sweet. Natural Ingredients are used  for these cookies. 7g of Fat, 200 Calories and 180mg of Sodium. 1.5oz received in box is ($2.10) Prices vary on their website.

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7.) Hickory Smoked Sea Salt & Italian Black Truffle Salt from The Spice Lab- Salt samples that taste like the true south, perfect for a BBQ style foods and flavored black truffle salt for a richer dish. Prices Vary

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8.) Tropical Peach Drink Mix by Flavorz Organic- USDA Organic, Non-GMO. Mix with water to create a tropical punch. 0g of Fat, 70 Calories, 0mg of Sodium. I will have to give this a try when I have a get together in the Summer. Prices Vary

 

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Color Me Monthly- May

Color Me Monthly kindly sent me a box to review for May. Color Me Monthly is a nail polish subscription service that sends you a full size nail polish every month. Did I mention that this nail polish is non toxic, carcinogen free, vegan, eco-friendly, made in the USA, never tested on animals and free shipping?

This is a perfect monthly subscription for anyone who loves nail polish. I usually pick up a new nail polish every month or at least every other month at the drug store and for $7.00 a month one can be shipped to me for free. Color Me Monthly also keeps their packaging to a minimum-which allows them to keep the cost down and the shipping free.

Subscriptions are Available:

$7.00 a month

$40.00 every six months

$75.00 a year

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This month’s color is a shimmery sea foam green/light blue color called Sirens. Summer is approaching and this would look great on your nails and toes especially if your the type who can tan in the sun. I love the color but I am not one to wear colors like this on my nails, I stick to very plain nail polish colors. Lucky for you- this will be a Give Away Item!!

Make sure you follow us on Facebook to Win this Nail Polish!!!

 

 

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PopSugar Must Have May Box

I hope everyone had a lovely Mother’s Day celebrating with your loved ones!

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Today, I received May’s PopSugar Must Have Box and I am very happy with the contents inside.  The theme of this box is Summer and must have items you need to get ready for the Hot Summer months approaching.

 

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1.)  Kerry Cassill Eye Mask:($24) This comfortable eye mask was exclusively designed for PopSugar. It is made from voile cotton and incredible soft. It also has a nice fit and is not tight around your head. I have personally never used an eye mask but I will be giving this one a try.

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2.) Tone It Up DVD: ($15) Toning DVD created by Karena & Katrina who also have a reality show on Bravo. This is a 30 minute workout to help sculpt and tone your body. I am not a work out DVD fan. Not sure, I will be giving this one a try but keep an eye out and this may be given away in next month’s Give Away!

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3.) Hi I’m Skinny Sticks Multi-Grain Sweet Onion: ($4) Healthy alternative for snacking with 40% less fat than potato chips and 15 g of whole grains per serving. You can enjoy a snack with out the guilt. These were pretty good and my husband and I are starting to stray away from potato chips and find healthier choices.

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4.) Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Polish: ($10) Long lasting polish and better yet 100% Vegan and Cruelty Free. This polish isn’t for me. Wild colors don’t look great with my skin tone. Watch for June’s Give Away!

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5.) Zing Anything Citrus Zinger: ($17) Take any type of citrus fruit and zing it right into your water bottle. This is such a great idea! You have the option to turn boring water into something a bit more exciting with a citrus flavor. Perfect to take with you on the go.

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6.) Smell Bent St. Tropez Dispenser:($45) Bring the beach to you with this tropical island scent. A blend of jasmine and coconut it will take you to another place. I absolutely love this and can’t wait to wear it on a Summery day! The smell is just yummy!

I was very happy with this month’s box. PopSugar is my favorite monthly subscription, very rarely do I receive a box that I just don’t care for. They also have excellent customer service and will replace any item that was damaged or broken for any reason no questions asked.

This box retailed $115.00 and I will end up using all the items except the nail polish and possibly the work out DVD.

Must Have Pop Sugar Box ($39.95 monthly/free shipping) High end, full size products hand picked from their editors. Items include, beauty, food, home accessories, jewelry, life style products. Month to month or 3-6-12 month subscriptions available. You also have the option to make a one time purchase for their special boxes (usually seasonally) Examples: Pop Sugar Neiman Marcus Box, Winter Box, Resort Collection etc.

Conscious Box- Get Your’s Free

Conscious Box ($19.95/free shipping) Select from three choice boxes, Vegan, Classic & Gluten Free. Receive beauty products, natural goods and snacks. Monthly, 3-6-12 subscriptions available.

Get your first Conscious Box Free! Just pay $7.95 for S/H. Use code ESCAPEFREE at check out.

I wanted to try out their free box and recently received mine in the mail. This is not a box for me at this time since I do receive boxes from several health subscription boxes. I did cancel my subscription before I was charged for my first box.

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Contents Inside

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1.) All Natural IPS Egg White Chips- Pressure Puffed, Aged White Cheddar Egg White Chips. Gluten-Free, Non-GMO, 0g Trans Fat, 7g of Protein, 5g of Fat, 130 Calories & 240mg of Sodium. I have had these before from another subscription box. My husband and I did not like them. They have a bland taste. ($39.03 for 24 pack from Amazon)

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2.) NeoCell Beauty Bursts- Gourmet Collagen Soft Chews. These are suppose to help rebuild Collagen, provide Vitamin C & bring hydration to the skin. ($13.19 for 60vitamins from DrVita)

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3.) Scheckter’s Organic Energy Drink- 100% Natural Organic, No Refined Sugars, No Artificial Ingredients, 110 calories, 28g of Carbohydrates & 28g of Sugar. I am not a good judge of energy drinks and I wouldn’t drink this one because it has too much sugar. I know it’s not refined sugar but It’s still too much. My husband will have to give this one a try. ($32.53 for 12 pack from Amazon)

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4.) Via Nature Soothing Skin Lotion Lavender Eucalyptus & Vanilla Coconut - Antioxidant Omega Essential Complex. Great for sensitive to normal skin. Contains Argan Oil to condition and Hydrate. I am a huge fan of both lotions! Great smell and makes my skin feel really soft! ($8.33 Vanilla Coconut from Amazon & $8.33 Lavender Eucalyptus from Amazon)

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5.) Kramp Krusher Electrolyte Chewz- Chewable drops for athletes. Provides sustaining energy and reloads electrolytes lost during working out or racing. I tried these when I was sick- I was unable to tell if it made a difference but I knew I lost a lot of electrolytes and used this in conjunction with Gatorade G2. I think you would need to use these on a daily basis during work outs. ($29.99 for 12pack from Amazon)

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6.) Pangea Organics Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamon Lip Balm - This is a long lasting lip balm with antioxidants and organic oils to nourish lips.  I did not try this. This will be part of a  JUNE GIVEAWAY. ($12.00 from C.O. Bigelow)

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7.) Traditional Medicinals Organic Chamomile Tea Sample- Naturally Caffeine Free Herbal Tea. All Chamomile Tea taste the same to me. ($3.79 a box from Vitacost)

This was a great sample box. I was introduced to products I have never used. Does anyone subscribe to Conscious Box? What are your thoughts?

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Sockwork: Socks with a Purpose

Sockwork: Socks with a Purpose 

Through the power of Twitter, I had the opportunity to do a review for a company called Sockwork. This is a monthly subscription for you guessed it…socks. They were kind enough to send me out a box for a review.

Sockwork offers a subscription for men and women.  First choose your style: professional, fun or a mix of the two and then select your membership.

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Month-to-Month : 2 Pairs of Socks $20.00 F/S

3 Months: 2 Pairs of Socks (Billed every 3 Months) $60.00 F/S

6 Months: 2 Pairs of Socks (Billed every 6 Months) $114.00 F/S (Discounted to $19.00 a month)

12 Months: 2 Pairs of Socks (Billed every 12 Months) $216.00 F/S (Discounted to $18.00)

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Inside my box was two pairs of men’s dress socks from Richer Poorer Inc, a company designed in California, made in Korea. My husband loves socks and he always wears a nice pair of socks with his wardrobe.  The sock expert in the family was quite impressed with the quality of socks received in a subscription box.

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The first pair of socks are a deep forest green with orange polka dots. Made with 68% combed cotton, 16% polyester, 13% nylon and 3% spandex.

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The second pair of socks are grey with a yellow geometric design. Made from the same components found in the first pair of socks.  I loved these the best, in fact these will disappear from my husbands sock drawer over time.

Sizing 6-12 men’s

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Neither one of us were familiar with this company and I decided to search for them on the internet. They have a nice website and I was able to find both of these socks currently for sale each retailing $12.00.

I wanted to see just how much it would cost to order from Richer or Poor Inc. and with Tax and Shipping (Illinois) it would cost $30.45 for both pairs. You’re getting a great deal with a subscription from Sockwork.

What, I like most about Sockwork is every month they donate a percentage of their profits to a different Veterans charity. While corresponding with Sockwork I learned that members of their team and family members have served in the military. I have great respect for Veterans who have risked their lives to protect us and our freedom.  I don’t know about you, but I am more inclined to buy from companies who donate to charities. Sockwork donating to a different Veteran’s Charity each month is a wonderful idea. On their Twitter account they state they are Veteran and Woman Owned.

This month’s donation will go to Stop Soldier Suicide, you can read more about this charity by clicking on the link.

This would be a great subscription to give someone- it’s thinking outside the box and keeps the gift whimsical to open every month.

Perhaps a great idea for Father’s Day?

You can also receive 10% OFF your first order by using the code SOX2014.

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