Valentine’s Day Deals!

My husband doesn’t usually buy me a present for holidays like V-day, he just tells me to pick something up at the store for myself.  Some women may be offended by the lack of effort, but I’d prefer to get what I want and spend the same amount of money, rather than him coming home with a stuffed teddy bear from CVS. So all of these crazy V-day deals are perfect for people like me!

If you’re looking for a last minute present or just want to spoil yourself, here’s a list of what I’ve found today:

-Bath and Body Works is offering a free Diamond Mist spray ($16 value) with any purchase. You can pick up a little mini lotion or even some soap for a few bucks. All you have to do is go to their Facebook page, click Get Offer then print the email.

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Le Tote is offering $15 off their boutique box, which would make it $35 for the first month. Le Tote is a subscription clothing rental service that has lots of cute items! Use code LTVDAY2014 at checkout. (expires 2/16)

-Benefit Cosmetics is giving a free eye and brow kit with any $75 purchase. Use code BEMINE at checkout.

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Carson’s has a promo code for an extra 30% any woman’s apparel yellow dot item. The code is PRESDOT2014 and is valid through Monday 2/17.

Any other deals anyone wants to share out there?

Subscription Box Deals: PopSugar, New Beauty TestTube

Yay! I love holidays because it means LOTS of subscription box deals and goodies to go around!

PopSugar MustHave is offering $10 off a subscription, which would make it $29.95! I learned with PSMH codes that if you’re a current subscriber, make sure to CANCEL your current subscription before buying a new one with the code. I read online where a girl was a current subscriber, used a code and ended up with two boxes. Their customer service said too bad, so sad. What does a girl need two boxes for? Anyway… the code is BOX10 and it’s valid through 2/25. I just got my February box in the mail and will be posting the review soon!

New Beauty TestTube is offering 30% off for new subscriptions! There’s no promo code to enter, just click this direct link and it will offer you the price of $20.95. I’ve never received a TestTube but I may give it a shot with this awesome promo code.

-Sadly, there’s no Glossybox discount code, but if you just have to have the box anyway, use the code HEARTS to get a free lipstick. I haven’t been overly enthused by the spoilers yet this month, but I’ve loved the past two GB’s that I’ve received. (offer expires 2/16)

Birchbox teamed up with US Weekly this month and I’m hoping my box rocks. If you sign up by using the code USWEEKLY100, you get 100 bonus points to use in their shop, which is essentially $10. You’ll also receive 12 issues of US Weekly which is a $10 value also.

This is non-subscription box deal related, but Bath and Body Works has a sale on their mason jar candles for $7 (regularly $12.50) Their spring candles smell divine and they burn so well! My favorites are the Raspberry Peach Macaroon and the Watermelon Lemonade. They also have a few codes, so pick whichever one makes your deal the best.

-CUPID25 ($1 shipping for purchases over $25)
-RMN20FEB (20% off)
-S141770 (Save $10 off a $30 purchase)
-F131769 (Save 20% off a $25 purchase) expires 2/23
-ALOHA20 (Save 20% off any online purchase) expires 5/4

-Another non-subscription box deal, but way too good of a deal to pass up. Get a free Smashbox eyeliner/mascara duo ($21 value) with any $10 purchase to beauty.com. You have to pay shipping, but if you have a Shoprunner account, you’ll get free shipping. No code required, but click this link to get the deal. All you have to do is add $10 worth of merchandise to your cart and the mascara will be added to your cart automatically. (I think my favorite thing that’s on sale on their website right now is loose pigments and nail polish by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics.)

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Whew! Now I feel like I need to go on a shopping spree with all these awesome deals circulating. Which one will you be picking up today?

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Your Bijoux Box – January 2014 review

I originally got addicted to subscription boxes through beauty boxes, but I think I love accessories and jewelry boxes even more. As much as makeup can really improve the way your face looks, jewelry can do the same for the outfit. Your Bijoux Box is $35 per month and offers 2-3 pieces per box. If you use the code SPARKLES with your order, you can also get a free bonus piece. I ended up with 4 pieces and I love all of them.

Here’s the first look at my box:

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I love how beautifully wrapped it is and also the color of the tissue paper! There’s also a little card explaining each of the pieces:

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My favorite piece is the Tortoise Fitzgerald Collar. The chain is really sturdy and it feels well made. The color is also really cute. I’ve worn this a few times already since receiving my box.1-IMG_2459

 

There’s also similar earrings:

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I haven’t worn the earrings yet, even though I suppose I could wear them with the necklace. Both pieces are really fun and totally my style.

I saw the Snow Flower necklace spoiler on Instagram, but oh my gosh it’s so darling in person:

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I have a bunch of similar necklaces, but nothing in this color. This also feels really sturdy and well made which is really important to me. I hate having jewelry that I fall in love with that breaks after a few wears. I think these pieces will last me awhile.

My bonus piece was this gold long necklace:

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I do have something pretty similar to this already, but I still really like it. This is a great every day necklace that matches everything in my closet.

This was my first Bijoux Box and overall, I’m extremely impressed. If I compare this box versus Wantable, my other accessories box for the month, this one wins hands down. The quality seems a lot sturdier and I love that Your Bijoux Box seems to have more WOW pieces.

If you want to sign up for Your Bijoux Box, visit: http://www.yourbijouxbox.com/ make sure to use the code SPARKLES for a free bonus piece!

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Subscription Box Deal – Beauty Box 5 (Free January 2014 box)

Hurry up on this one! If you’re not currently a Beauty Box 5 subscriber, they are offering January’s box for free when you buy February’s box (before 1/31.) This is a limited time offer until the boxes are sold out, so make sure to sign up ASAP. I just did!

Click the image below or here to sign up!

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I wasn’t overly in love with January’s box from the spoilers that I saw, but $12 for two boxes is too good to pass up. Let me know if you decide to sign up!

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Subscription box deal – Birchbox

A few weeks ago, I found out that February’s Birchbox was going to be a collaboration with US Weekly. I am a former Birchbox subscriber, but wasn’t always happy with my boxes. (This is actually what made me switch over to Ipsy) I decided to request an invite for February’s box and give them another try.

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I’ve been waiting for their boxes to switch over to February, but received an email today saying there were still January boxes left. This is what it said:

Hi there,

Can’t wait for the February Us Weekly box? You don’t have to! Receive January’s Birchbox by joining today—and you’ll start sampling the best in beauty and lifestyle that much sooner. (Don’t worry, you’ll still get February’s Us Weekly box, we’re just giving you early access to all that Birchbox has to offer.)

Claim your subscription today and you’ll earn 100 Birchbox Points—aka $10 off anything in our Shop.* This includes a 12-issue subscription to Us Weekly as part of our exclusive Us Weekly box!**

Click below to select your subscription and get your first Birchbox this month.

This is a great deal. In essence, your January or February’s US Weekly box would be free with the points. If you are interested in signing up, click here. Make sure to use the code USWEEKLY100 to get the bonus points.

edit: The email didn’t include any terms, but their website states that this code is only valid for new subscribers. Guess I won’t be getting the points!

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My busy week and a few subscription box deals

Do you ever have those weeks where you feel like you have way too much to do and not enough time to get it done? Ugh. That’s me this week. My normal work schedule is 4 ten-hour days, but my brother is coming in from Savannah this week, so I’m only working the first half of this week. THEN there will be 0 productivity since I’ll be spending the rest of the week with him. Although I got one (and 1/2 if you count MeUndies) blog post(s) up yesterday, I have so many more to finish. I received my Goodebox clearance box in the mail yesterday afternoon, as well as my MeUndies socks that I was sad about yesterday. I also worked on some gold leaf vases that I’m using to hold my makeup brushes. I really want to post about them mainly because this is one of my first DIY projects that didn’t turn out like a second grader’s art project. Alas, these are all going to have to sit in my To-do folder until I find some more time. AND don’t forget about my super awesome photography trick that I used yesterday. Ugh! So many posts, so little time.

I feel like it’s been a busy week already, but it’s only Tuesday. Sunday we spent watching football and hanging with my dad and step-mom. Then last night, I was lucky enough to be invited to a Yelp Elite event and it was ahhh-mazing. I love these events because it’s a chance to try new restaurants and also meet tons of great new people. Two of my favorite things! If you’re in the Chicagoland area and like tacos (come on, who doesn’t?)  I highly recommend you check out Fire It Up in Naperville. It’s a taco fusion restaurant that opened 3 months ago. Their focus is “fresh with an edge” and they accomplish this by getting all of their food from local sources, as well as offering beer from Two Brothers and Solemn Oath (both local breweries.)

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I think my favorite taco was either the Gringo (not pictured) or the BBQ pork tacos. We also got dessert. Sorry about the bluriness, I was just so freaking excited about a Brownie chimichanga.

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Om nom nom nom. So good 🙂

All of this blah-blah-blah was to let you guys know I’m not totally slacking here. I’ll be back soon with lots more deals, subscription box reviews and projects as planned. For now, here are a few promos I’ve found:

Ulta : this isn’t a subscription box, but this one is  for my beauty lovers out there! From now until 1/18/14, they are having their annual Friends and Family special, which is 20% off including prestige cosmetics. I’ve been shopping at Ulta for a few years and the prestige cosmetic coupons are very rare. Make sure to stock up! http://www.ulta.com/friends

Loot Crate: For the gamer or “geek” in your life (their words– not mine) use code GETLOOT to get $3 off a subscription. (not sure on expiration date on this one)

Peachdish: Peachdish is a newer meal delivery program that offers food from Atlanta. We visited Atlanta last year and absolutely loved their food so this one is pretty high on my wish list. Use code coupon13 to save 50% off your first week. (expires 1/19/14)

Citruslane is on Groupon today! I posted about it being on another deal site about a week ago, but it’s back! Citruslane is a box geared for parents and kids.

Darby Smart: the super awesome company that offers DIY and craft kits already shipped out January’s box BUT, you can use howdydarby to take $10 off any kit in their store right now. I just ordered the Mandle kit to make my husband a bacon scented candle for Valentine’s day. His love of candles almost runs as deep as mine, so this gift will be perfect.

As always, make sure to share any promo codes you’ve found and let me know if you plan to use any of these!

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Subscription Box Deals- Citrus Lane and Plated

I hate that I haven’t had any subscription box reviews to post lately, but it’s been dead on the mail front. I don’t know if it’s just because of our horrible weather or what, but my mailbox has been empty all week 😦

Here are some new deals that I found today:

Plated: This is another meal delivery service that’s only available in certain areas. You can get a box with four meals for free, just pay $20 S&H with the code freefbplates. Buy here.

Their menu looks amazing for this week with selections such as “Seared Salmon with Winter Citrus Salad” and “Chicken with White Wine Pan Sauce.”

Citrus Lane:  Citrus Lane is a subscription box that offers products for both kids and parents. You can expect at least 4 products in each box. Use promo code PlumGet3 for a 3-month subscription at $20/per box (normally $24) or PlumGet6 for a 6-month subscription at $16 per box (normally $21.) Buy here.

Let me know if you take advantage of this deal or if you know of any other deals!

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