Todaycommai’s Blogiversary Giveaway – Part 2 (Dress + Bracelet)

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Hello! And we’re back to celebrate our blogiversary… with another giveaway! This time, it’s a SomethingNavy dress and a Jewelmint bracelet. Both were goodies that Jarkie bought (this giveaway is not sponsored by any third party)… both items are new/unused/unworn. See photo for what goodies you can win. And no worries, if you can’t enter this one, we have another giveaway coming within the next few days! 🙂

SomethingNavy One Shoulder Sequin Dress with Chiffon Skirt (list price $160)

  • Black Glittering Sequins (top)
  • Light White Chiffon (bottom)
  • 95% rayon, 5% spandex
  • Size: M (6-8)

**Sorry, we only have this dress in size M.

Jewelmint CityScape Bracelet valued at $29.99

The total value of this giveaway comes to $189.99 (estimated to the best of Jarkie’s abilities). 

Follow the directions below to enter. If you are have trouble seeing the giveaway in this post, you can also enter here (rafflecopter).  The…

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Coming Up Soon!

I have so many reviews coming up! I also start a new semester today, so bear with me if I get behind. In the coming weeks I’ll be reviewing the Lorac Mint Edition Palette, a few Wantable beauty boxes, the August Blush Mystery Beauty Bag, philosophy moisturizer, and KlutchClub’s August ‘Best Of’ Box. Thanks for your patience!

Oh, and don’t forget to enter todaycommai’s giveaway: http://todaycommai.wordpress.com/2013/08/23/todaycommais-blogiversary-giveaway-part-1-dress-bracelet/comment-page-1/#comment-1787

And Beautiful Goodies giveaway: http://beautifulgoodies.wordpress.com/2013/08/25/birthday-giveaway/comment-page-1/#comment-149

Todaycommai also has a beauty giveaway going on! http://todaycommai.wordpress.com/2013/08/26/todaycommai-2013-blogiversary-giveaway-part-3-exciting-beauty-box/

August 2013 Goodies Taster’s Box

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The Goodies Taster’s box is a subscription snack box powered by Walmart. It only costs $7/month. You can choose either a Taster’s box or a Kid’s box, and you’ll receive around 5-7 snack products each month. I’ve been pretty satisfied with Goodies so far. I switched over from Love with Food because Goodies is $5 cheaper. Love with Food does offer promo codes frequently, so I resubscribe at times. (I’ll let you know when they release a code!) On to this month’s Goodies box!

August Goodies

 

The Goodies Taster’s Box is always packed securely, which is nice. I never have to worry that the products will be ruined. This month’s box contained 6 items.Aug 2013 Goodies

Mango Blackcurrant by Ojo Nectar – Cheers to your (eye) health. This refreshing fruit drink doesn’t just taste delightfully tropical, it’s also specially designed to help protect and preserve vision health, made with all-natural juices high in vitamins, antioxidants and omega-3s. Cute packaging, but this drink doesn’t taste great. I wouldn’t purchase it. If I need something to help my eyes, I’ll just eat carrots!

Wild Fruit by Morris National Inc. – Prepare your taste buds for a super sour experience with these tart and chewy twists of rainbow-colored candy. Vibrant fruit flavor and a dusting of sugar restore balance to your puckered palate. How sweet (and sour) it is! These are basically a sour straw candy. I gave them to my mom because I don’t usually like them. She thought they tasted pretty bad at first, but they grew on her a little. I’ve heard some other reviewers liked them pretty well, they just aren’t for me.

Sea Salt & Butter by Rocky Mountain Popcorn – You know the crunchy half-popped kernels at the bottom of each popcorn batch? The ones with crisp, concentrated corn flavor and a healthy dose of butter and sea salt? Yeah, here’s a whole bag of those perfect, delicious morsels. You’re welcome. These are popcorn kernels that aren’t completely popped. They had an okay flavor, but they’re kind of hard on the teeth. I probably wouldn’t purchase these.

Hawaiian Hazelnut by Barnie’s Coffee – As bold and delicious as freshly brewed coffee, this concentrated liquid coffee is ready – pronto. Simply stir into 10-oz of hot or cold water and enjoy the deep flavor of 100% Arabica beans with sweet, nutty notes of coconut and hazelnut. Haven’t tried this yet, but I’ll update when I have.

Veggie Chips by Snyder’s – Spinach, tomato and potato put a healthy spin on a traditionally not-so-healthy snack. Made with natural, wholesome ingredients, no preservatives or additives and 40% less sodium than regular potato crisps, these are chips you can feel good about eating. I usually like veggie chips and I’m a Snyder’s of Hanover fan, so I was excited about trying these. They don’t pack a ton of flavor, but they’re a great chip substitute. They offer a good crunch, too!

Cracker by Orion – Thin, crisp and subtly salty with melt-in-your-mouth texture and a sprinkling of sugar. This snack is having an identity crisis and we’re reaping all the benefits! Indulge in this cookie-cracker’s exotic notes of coconut and sesame. This cracker/cookie hybrid was AMAZING!! It tastes like a butter cookie with a bit of salt and a thin cracker texture. SO GOOD. Maybe my favorite product I’ve ever received in a snack box!

My rating for the August Goodies Taster’s Box: B

I LOVED the cracker/cookie by Orion & liked the Veggie Chips, and my mom liked the sour straws. We hated the drink, but the popcorn kernels were okay. We’re expecting to like the coffee. If we do, we’ll be satisfied with 5 of the 6 products, which is pretty good! If I had loved 1 or 2  more products, Goodies would’ve received an A this month. Overall, I’m pretty satisfied!

You can check out the Goodies box here. I’m not sure if there’s a waitlist or not as the website still says Beta.

 

$10 Credit to Pacifica!

Pacifica is offering a $10 credit to new subscribers to their email list. If you sign up through my link, we both get a $10 credit if you make a purchase! I’ve used Pacifica lotion and solid perfume before. Their scents are GREAT! I didn’t like their BB Cream [which I received from ipsy this month] but I’ve liked all of their other products so far. They’ll send you an email with a code for a free gift with purchase when you sign-up. After you sign-up, go through Mr. Rebates if you’re making a purchase [sign-up if you’re not a member–great website for rebates!] and search for Pacifica. Going through this website can get you 5% cash back! If you’re interested in Pacifica, check them out here.

[photo from PacificaPerfume website]

Giveaway

I just happened upon a lovely blog called A Little Cup of Random. It’s super cute and written by Shauna, a fellow lover of subscription boxes. Shauna is currently running a giveaway full of goodies! Check out her blog here, and don’t forget to enter!

August 2013 Splendies Review

Splendies is a monthly subscription service for undies!

From their website:

Splendies is the easiest way to receive a surprise package of quality undies delivered to your door every month. Just choose your size and we’ll do the rest. You’ll receive your first shipment within days of your order. Change your size any time and cancel anytime as well. And as always with your Splendies order: FREE SHIPPING. 

This was my first time trying Splendies. It costs $12/month for 3 pair of undies, but they currently have a deal going where you get your first month for $8. Splendies run small, and they highly suggest you order a size larger than normal. I second that–I ordered a size up and only 1 pair fits comfortably.

Splendies Aug 2013The blue lacy boyshorts are by a brand called Grace. They are a little small, but good quality and offer some stretch. Plus, they’re super cute! The black and pink pair were adorable and made by Spree. The back laces up with a pink ribbon. Unfortunately, they’re much too small and I’ll have to give them away. The rainbow striped pair was my favorite! There are white ribbons tied on the front, which are a bit hard to see in the picture. They’re bikini cut and made by Intimate Basics. This pair fit ok, definitely better than the other two.

In terms of value, I was pretty happy with Splendies. I paid $8 for 3 pair of cute, quality undies. The sizing upset me, and I’ll be cancelling my subscription for that reason. If you’re pretty sure a certain size will fit, I’d definitely recommend Splendies. Their customer service has been great in my dealings with them so far. In order to cancel, you have to email the company. I’ll be sure to update on how that goes. I’ve been trying to cancel my JustFab membership for about 8 months. So frustrating!

My rating for the August Splendies shipment: B-

If all 3 pair had fit, they would’ve received an A! Splendies also has a subscription service for women with curves! Just visit Volupties for more info.