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Hitha On The Go for Quarterly.Co Review - #HGQ02 Summer 2014 - Lifestyle Subscription Box

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What is it? Hitha on the Go for Quarterly.Co (#HGQ03) How Much? $50 per quarter plus $20 shipping What’s in it? Hitha will send items and guides to help you pack light and arrive in style.
Quarterly Co. sends curated packages from people you care about. Boxes contain gifts selected by influential contributors and cultural icons. Currently there are about 30 influencers, curating boxes of everything from technology and toys, to food and cooking, to fashion and home decor, and everything in between.

The Hitha on the Go box is curated by Hitha Palepu, a blogger and travel expert. Every 3 months, Hitha and Quarterly send a package of travel goods and packing accessories. Her blog, Hitha On The Go, offers fabulous travel, packing, and style tips.

I didn't mind the first Hitha on the Go box, but from the comments on my post, it wasn't well received by others. The shoe bag was seen as unnecessary, and for shoes, I agree that it is. I use mine as a packing cube and it works …

Nature Box Canada Review - August 2014 - Healthy Snack Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

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What is it? NatureBox How Much? $19.95/month plus $4.95/month shipping
What’s in it?  A box of five different - but always delicious - snacks delivered to your door. 
NatureBox is a very popular US based snack subscription service that recently started shipping to Canada. The boxes ship via Canada Post, with no additional duties or taxes. The Canadian rollout is currently in "beta" phase, which means Canadian customers won't be able to experience NatureBox the same way our American counterparts do.

The main difference is that, while in "beta" phase, Canadian customers do not have box customization options. Instead of being able to choose the snacks each month, we will received a fixed 5-snack box, curated by the NatureBox experts. NatureBox predicts Canadian customers will have full access to the interactive site by late 2014.

Upon opening the box, I was impressed to see all full size, factory sealed packages. So far, so good. N…

Beauty Box 5 Review - August 2014 - Beauty Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

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What is it?Beauty Box 5
How Much? $12/month, $30/quarter, $99/year  plus $3 shipping per box
What's in it? 4-5 samples from your favourite beauty brands

It's Beauty Box 5 time again. I didn't receive a shipping notice this month so I'm not sure when my Beauty Box 5 shipped. Normally it ships around the 15th of the month. According to the customs declaration, I received "Box 3".

The theme for August is "Radiant & Remarkable".
"The golden days of summer may be headed to an end, but you're still shining! This month we're recognizing the brilliant beauty that you are and adding the finishing touches to carry your carefree attitude well into the fall. Embrace beaming skin, dazzling lips, and lustrous locks to keep your glow going." Product card
First look
La Fresh Travel-Lite Oil Free Makeup Remover Wipes (8 wipe pack,  $2.49)
I love wipes. Any kind of wipes are an A+ for me.

pur~lisse pur~protect Es…

Bowzer Box Review - August 2014 - Canadian Pet Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

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This box was provided complimentary for review.

What is it?Bowzer Box
How Much? $29/month, $78/quarter, $138/half-year, plus $4.50 shipping per box.
What's in it? 5-6 items such as dog treats, toys, and accessories. May include full size toys and treats (wheat free), samples, and coupons from various brands.

Once again Bowzer Box surprised me with a complimentary review box! If you missed my previous reviews, Bowzer Box is a Canadian based subscription box for dogs. Bowzer Box caters to all dogs - small, medium, or large. Subscriptions start at $29 per month. You can save per box by pre-paying for a 3 or 6 month subscription. Shipping is only additional $4.50 per month. 


The product card alerted me to Bowzer Box's new referral program. Subscribers can sign up here. For every person that signs up for Bowzer Box through your unique link, you earn a free month of Bowzer Box! You can also let your friends know they can save 10% off their first month using promo code REFERFRIEND. …

Julep Maven Review - August 2014 - Beauty Subscription Box

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What is it?Julep Maven How Much? $24.99 per month, shipping included* What’s in it? At least $40 worth of products chosen depending on your style profile, or upgrade your box for an additional fee and get the entire collection.  *Julep's Maven program has changed. Read here to see what the changes mean for you, whether you are an existing Maven or a new one.
Julep recently moved their order fulfillment center from Seattle to Ohio. They say it will make shipping quicker and more efficient since the boxes ship from the middle of the country instead of from the West coast. Seems like a good idea... except the first month operating out of Ohio was a complete disaster. The boxes shipped late - a week to several weeks late. Mine shipped August 6th and arrived August 18th. Normally it comes the first week of the month, not the third. Shipping wasn't the least of the issues. Many, many customers received incorrect orders... it's almost comical how…

Topbox Review - August 2014 - Beauty Subscription Box

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What is it?Topbox
How Much? $12 per month, shipping included
What’s in it?  4 deluxe beauty samples    
My August Topbox shipped and arrived within a couple days again. That's what I love most about Topbox - super fast and efficient shipping. Other companies should take note. Last month I received the Benefit prive box and this month I opted for a wish list prive box selection again.

I received the Ombrelle Topbox! It may be boring to some, but I go through a few sunscreen bottles a month, especially during the summertime.

 The Ombrelle Topbox includes three bottles of Ombrelle Complete SPF 60.

Ombrelle Complete SPF 60 (50ml x 3, $9.99)
Discover Ombrelle's moisturizing SPF 60 sun protection with antioxidant. Dermatologist recommended. This non-greasy and fast absorbing formula provides broad spectrum photostable protection against UVA & UVB rays.
A full size is 120-240ml and ranges from $17.99 to $27.99 CDN and is available at all major health care retailers, including Walm…