Fancy Box Feb ’14

Fancy Box Feb ’14

My February 2014 Fancy Box arrived with no fanfare–usually I receive a shipping notice, but this month the box just showed up!  I wasn’t feeling the need for house knick knacks or gadgets so I changed up my categories this month–limiting it to only “women’s”.  I was curious how that would affect the selections, so … Continue reading

Wherefore art thou Glossybox & Fancy Box?

Wherefore art thou Glossybox & Fancy Box?

Annoying subscription box experience #784:  when companies go (or stay) incommunicado.  It’s February 5, and I’m eagerly awaiting arrival of my January Glossybox and Tyler Florence Fancy Box…both brand new subscriptions for me. The Fancy website claims Tyler Florence boxes ship January 25, and I saw a comment online promising shipping on January 31, and … Continue reading

Julep Maven Feb ’14

Julep Maven Feb ’14

I’ve learned I can always count on Julep Maven to be my first subscription box of the month to arrive, and February was no exception. (Note the date: Feb. 1st!)  Of the several February 2014 Julep Maven boxes available, I  selected my usual “Classic with a Twist” box, which typically has 2 nail polishes and … Continue reading

Socialbliss Style Box Jan ’14

Socialbliss Style Box Jan ’14

I was feeling reckless earlier this month, and for some people that means drunken stupors, elopement, gambling, etc. For me, it meant subscribing to the Socialbliss Style Box sight unseen.   There were no hints as to what to expect except for fashion accessories and “lifestyle products” (whatever that means) valued at $100, all for … Continue reading

PopSugar Must Have Jan ’14

PopSugar Must Have Jan ’14

Birchbox improved this month (although it didn’t stop me from canceling), would PopSugar Must Have (which I was, at best, underwhelmed by last month) redeem itself this month?  In a word: yes. At a cost of $39.95 (I paid $34.95), the January 2014 PopSugar Must Have contents included: Pipsnacks white truffle pipcorn (retail $6, and pipcorn … Continue reading

Barkbox Jan ’14

Barkbox Jan ’14

Last week my sister received her second Barkbox (courtesy of moi), and I’m not sure which of us was more excited for it to arrive.  (Answer: her dog, who apparently started jumping up and down as soon as the box arrived).  I rely on her (my sister, not the dog) to send me pics, so we … Continue reading

Fancy Box Jan ’14

Fancy Box Jan ’14

My week of 1000 subscription box deliveries continues with the January 2014 Fancy Box.  Now, my inaugural Fancy Box didn’t go so well, so in the spirit of not being too hopeful, I was expecting a box of garbage, literally garbage, this month.  It turns out that this defeatist thinking might’ve worked in my (and … Continue reading

Birchbox Jan ’14

Birchbox Jan ’14

So I threw down the gauntlet to Birchbox in my last post, and I think the challenge was answered! I’m pretty happy with my January 2014 Birchbox.  (Truth be told, I peeked at the website yesterday, so I knew what would be in the box). Contents included: Klorane gentle dry shampoo Whish Three Wishes body butter in … Continue reading

Birchbox Dec ’13

Birchbox Dec ’13

Since I received notice today that my January 2014 Birchbox has shipped, I figured no time like the present (aka one month late…) to share what was in my December Birchbox.  December was my second or third box, and I must confess I’ve been on the fence about continuing because the samples have been small and/or not … Continue reading

FabFitFun VIP Winter ’13

I have a few leftover subscription reviews from 2013–the first is Giuliana Rancic’s FabFitFun VIP Winter Box.  I’ve been receiving the FabFitFun emails for a while, and decided to sign up for the Winter FFF VIP box after receiving a teaser email about the really cute necklace that would be in it.  The boxes cost … Continue reading