Yogi Surprise March 2017 Review and Coupon

Yogi Surprise March 2017

Since I got quite a bit of traffic to my previous post about Yogi Surprise I thought I’d continue posting reviews of these awesome monthly boxes. My March Yogi Surprise box arrived yesterday, and I once again absolutely love it!

Yogi Surprise is a monthly subscription box, and the cost is $44.95 with free shipping, however right now you can use code YOGIFRIEND to get 20% off for life (this is what I do – it brings the cost per box down to $35.96).

The theme this month is “Time to Blossom”, which is just perfect for March! Yogi Surprise ships at the beginning of the month and even though they are in Oregon I usually get my box in MA just two-three days after they send out the shipping notice.

Here’s what was in the box:

  • Jivana Ayurveda & Yoga Body Butter, 4 oz (MSRP $21) – this stuff is absolutely fantastic! It’s a whipped body butter with a light incredibly pleasant scent. The whipped texture sinks right into the skin and doesn’t leave a greasy residue behind. This is probably one of my favorite Yogi Surprise products to date!
  • Soul Flower Boho Headband (MSRP $16) – this was one of the spoilers from last month, and for some reason I thought it was a bandanna. I was really glad to open my box and find that it’s actually a very soft and wide headband! It’s made in the USA out of 50% organic cotton and 50% polyester from recycled water bottles. I got the Illuminate print which I prefer to the red that was in the spoiler. This will be great for lazy/slouchy days.
  • Andalou Naturals Coconut Milk Firming Mask (MSRP $14.99) – I already tried this out. It’s a “quenching” face mask for dry skin with a light pleasant coconut scent. There is prickly cactus extract which I’m seeing more and more in natural beauty products these days. I felt that it was a fairly light mask, not greasy or oily at all. I’m going to have to use it a couple of times to see how it performs, one time wasn’t quite enough to form a full opinion.
  • Moon Valley Organics Muscle Rub (MSRP $12.99) – another product I was super excited to receive. It’s a fairly thick ointment with arnica, cayenne, habanero that’s supposed to help heal sore muscles. I tried it out on my husband’s sore neck last night, and can say that it has a very mild warming action and smells absolutely delightful. It also comes in the cutest box I have ever seen. The full size tube isn’t huge, but it’s a great thing to have on hand!
  • Rhythm Superfoods Broccoli Bites (MSRP $4.59 – less on Vitacost!) – the ingredients list looks great on these, however I haven’t tried them out yet. Always great to receive some healthy(-ier) snacks.
  • Ulimana Coco Nectar Truffles (MSRP $5.39) – I also haven’t tried these yet, but they are made out of certified organic raw ingredients, sweetened with coconut nectar and have only 4g of sugar per truffle (vs 9g in a Godiva truffle!).

That comes to a $75 combined value of the products, and since I was able to snag a 20% off code I only pay $35.96 a month for this box. So March brought us another great box from Yogi Surprise! It is my favorite subscription right now, I find the curation to be spot-on every single month.

If you liked the contents of the March 2017 box, subscribe to Yogi Surprise now and get 20% off for life with code YOGIFRIEND.

Also, for a limited time your first box will include these awesome chakra healing stones from Energy Muse (MSRP $19.99)! Click here to sign up for Yogi Surprise if you think this is a subscription for you.

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Yogi Surprise February 2017 Review

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I haven’t written about subscription boxes in quite some time, but had to get back to doing that after subscribing to Yogi Surprise. I absolutely LOVE Yogi Surprise! I’ve been subscribing for 4 months at this point, and have loved every single box I’ve gotten from them. To clarify, Yogi Surprise is technically a “lifestyle box” that focuses on eco-friendly products with yoga as an overarching theme, not a monthly dose of yoga props.

This is a monthly subscription, and the cost is $44.95 with free shipping, however right now you can either use code LOVEYOURSELF25 to get 25% off your first box (which comes to $33.71) and then 10% off for life OR use code YOGIFRIEND to get 20% off for life (this is what I do – it brings the cost per box down to $35.96).

Each month does come with a theme and asana sequence card, and the February 2017 Yogi Surprise theme was “Let Love In”, which I thought was great for February. Not only is love in the air due to Valentine’s Day coming up, but this last winter month is a great time to finally get back to being grounded after a tumultuous holiday season and show yourself some love.

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Yogi Surprise advertise an average retail value of $70, and I personally love the way these boxes are curated. Here’s what I received in the February 2017 Yogi Surprise box:

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  • Jasmine Seven Yoga Mat Wipes (MSRP $3.95) – this is a travel pack of 10 wipes. The wipes are a little on the thin side, but then again I have a super grippy Jade mat that wipes never really work with. I think I’ll use these as emergency hand/body wipes – they have tea tree oil in the ingredients, which is great for disinfecting.
  • Cuccio Somatology Calming Yoga Elixir (MSRP $8.95) – a lavender/cardamom spray that is advertised as a soothing room spray or towel spray for a “spa experience”. I love getting room sprays in my Yogi Surprise box – it is not something I would typically purchase myself, but it’s great to get as a treat. This one smells quite lovely, and I like to spray it a couple of times over the pillows before bedtime.
  • Bearded Brothers Bodacious Blueberry Vanilla energy bar (MSRP $3.19) – I haven’t tried this yet, but loved that it was high in protein and did not list any added sugar. It’s made out of organic dates, organic almonds, rice protein, organic dried blueberries, organic chia seeds and sea salt and contains 241 calories and 8 grams of protein. I’ve already thrown this in my yoga bag to have as a post-workout snack!
  • Booda Butter Suds of Love All-In-One Soap (MSRP $6.95) – this is an unscented soap made with organic olive, coconut and shea oils that according to the manufacturer can be used as a soap, shaving foam and even shampoo. We don’t actually use bar soap in our household, so this is going to be a great gift for a friend of mine who has sensitive dry skin.
  • Balanced Guru Nourished Organic Scalp Treatment (MSRP $23) – there was a variety of Balanced Guru hair products in the February 2017 Yogi Surprise box, and I was thrilled to get the Nourished treatment! It’s a strengthening and soothing non-greasy tonic that comes with a dropper. You drop in on your scalp after a shower, massage in and it calms the skin and strengthens your hair. My scalp has a hard time in the winter, so this was a perfect fit for my needs. And I loved that this was not oily at all and does not weigh down my fine hair!
  • Valentina’s Naturals Balancing Beauty Mist toner (MSRP $22) – this is an apple cider vinegar-based toner which is meant for oily/combination skin, and it comes in a generous 4 oz spray bottle. I have dry/sensitive skin, but decided to give it a try nonetheless – ACV is a magic ingredient, and there are additional ingredients such as glycerin and aloe vera that made me think it wouldn’t be too drying. So far so good, but if I find that it’s starting to dry me out I will just use it as a back/chest spray. It does smell of ACV, although not as strongly as I thought!
  • The box also contained discount codes for 25% off your Cuccio purchase and 20% off your Booda Butter purchase.

So overall the total value of this box came to a little over $68. I just love the curation and for me the value is absolutely there – I used code YOGIFRIEND when I signed up to receive 20% off my subscription for life, which brought my monthly cost down to $35, so all of these product were at about a 50% discount. But honestly, with this box for me personally it’s less about monetary value – I just love the items I get every month!

The March 2017 Yogi Surprise box spoilers are out already, and if you subscribe now you will receive a Soul Flower Boho Headband (MSRP $16), Jivana Body Butter (MSRP $21) and four more full sized items!

The cost of a Yogi Surprise subscription is $44.95 with free shipping in the US, however right now you can either use code LOVEYOURSELF25 to get 25% off your first box (which comes to $33.71) and then 10% off for life OR use code YOGIFRIEND to get 20% off for life (this is what I do – it brings the cost per box down to $35.96).

Also, for a limited time your first box will include these awesome chakra healing stones from Energy Muse (MSRP $19.99)! Click here to sign up for Yogi Surprise if you think this is a subscription for you.

 

SPOILER ALERT: Glossybox USA December 2014 – Looks like it’s a good one!

Glossybox USA December 2014

Want to know what you will find in the Glossybox USA December 2014 box? Read on! (Also, how ADORABLE is that box??)

I have to say that I’m not the best Glossybox subscriber: I only spring for boxes that have a lot of good-looking spoilers available when I know for sure that it will be worth it. So I was pretty interested to see what the December 2014 Glossybox spoilers would bring, and it looks like this month it’s actually going to be an awesome deal!

Also, don’t forget to go through Ebates to get $2.75 cash back on your subscription. (New to Ebates? Click here to sign up and get a $10 gift card after your first purchase. I’ve gotten so much cash back through their service over the years, I have no idea what I’d do without them.)

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Glossybox USA September 2013

Well, it has certainly been quite some time since I last posted! I do have a couple of pretty decent excuses: first a great friend of mine got married (I was helping out with the preparations for a solid 6 months) and then I myself got engaged! It has been incredibly exciting, and yet I feel a little bad for neglecting my blog.

I had also been taking a hiatus from Glossybox, but today broke the spell. I received an email with a spoiler, then checked out what else was supposed to come and… just placed my order. By the way, through 9/30 you can use code LIP to get a free Malin+Goetz Mojito Lip Balm ($12 retail) which has some pretty rave reviews on Makeup Alley.

Want to find out what else is in September’s box? Click on the “Continue Reading” link below!

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SPOLIER ALERT: June Glossybox USA Preview – Dallas Shaw Collaboration + Code for Gift w/Subscription!

It’s been a while since I posted about Glossybox, but the spoilers for the June Glossybox are out and they look super exciting! The June Glossybox is another collaboration, this time with Dallas Shaw. Remember the Man Repeller Glossybox from January? That Glossybox was absolutely amazing, definitely my all-time favorite. And judging by the spoilers, the June Glossybox just might be as good, if not even better!

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Dallas Shaw Partners with Glossybox USA to bring the June “American Beauty Box”

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Vitacost Be All Box Review + $10 off of your first order!

Vitacost Be All Box: $13.99 with free shipping and all these healthy goodies!

I just received my first Vitacost Be All Box (I wrote more about it in this post), and I absolutely LOVED everything I got! It was the first time they were offering this box, and I was a bit wary because there were no reviews, but for $13.99 I decided to give it a shot. Here’s what came in my box:

Total value: $68.53 !

They were not lying when they promised a value of up to $70, were they? I am SUPER excited to try the New Chapter supplements – I have heard nothing but good things about this brand, and it’s great that the products Vitacost sent out in the Be All Box will be usable for a very wide audience (I mean, who doesn’t need calming vitamins, fish oil and herbal teas nowadays?..).

All the boxes are currently sold out, but you can keep an eye on them by following this link. I’ll probably be checking the site daily in order to catch the Be Pretty Box that I so want to try next. The only downside is that shipping takes almost a whole week, but hey, it is free! And don’t forget to go through ebates (bit.ly/Vbm3jd) for another 6% cash back.

Don’t forget that you can get $10 off of your first Vitacost order of $30+ if you sign up via my personal link (or bit.ly/Xn43SB). You will need to enter your email address and the coupon will be mailed to you shortly. That would let you get any one of the Be Boxes almost for FREE!

Vitacost Be All Box for $13.99 With Free Shipping on Whole Order!

Vitacost Be Boxes

Vitacost Be Boxes

I have to admit, I’m a little on the fence about writing this post. On the one hand, I would very much prefer to write only about subscription boxes that I’ve already tried, but on the other – this one is brand new, and a limited edition, and will probably sell out quickly, so after I get it might be too late!

Since my iHerb vs Vitacost post has been receiving quite a lot of traffic, I figured a lot of my readers would be interested in the new Be Box subscriptions from Vitacost. The monthly box is $13.99 with combined value up to $70 MSRP and shipping is free (best of all, the whole order that you place with the box qualifies for free shipping too!). You can also get 6% cash back through ebates (copy and paste bit.ly/Vbm3jd to sign up), 10% off if you “Subscribe and Save” on Vitacost and of course $10 off of your first Vitacost purchase of $30 or more when you sign up through this link (or bit.ly/Xn43SB)

Most of the Be Boxes have already sold out (I missed out on the Be Well and Be Pretty options – one is personal care&wellness products, the other mostly beauty products and I will definitely be trying both in the future), but I checked today and saw that the brand new Be All box has just become available. They promise a mix of vitamins, supplements, food and personal care products, which sounds pretty good to me. Fingers crossed for a great first Be All box!

Here’s an idea of what else you could buy in order to use your $10 off of first purchase of $30 coupon and get free shipping:

Total: $31.04 with FREE shipping – $10 off coupon = 21.04 – 6% through ebates=
Grand total: just $19.78!

That’s for almost $50 worth of products – not even counting the Be All box’ MSRP. Not a bad deal, right?

My First Graze Box

As I’ve already mentioned, this month I decided to skip Glossybox based on some spoilers that came up – and what a good decision that was! I’ve seen pictures of the February box on makeuptalk (for example, this and this) and it seems like a huge disappointment, especially after the last couple of awesome months. I’ll see about March, but in the meantime I’ve happily subscribed to two foodie boxes: Goodies.co and Graze.

Graze Box: A New Invite-Only Food Subscription From Great Britain

Graze Box: A New Invite-Only Food Subscription From Great Britain

I was super excited about the Graze box, so I will review it first.
Graze is invite-only, and if you sign up using code 9MR2CY4 you will get your first box absolutely free! (This code is only good for one invite, so you might want to use it asap  Looks like the code has been used! If Graze lets us give out any more invites, I will certainly post them here.)

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