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Taste Japan Review - August/September 2014 - International Candy Subscription Box

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This box was provided complimentary for review.
What is it? Taste Japan How Much? £15 GBP per month (approx $27 CDN), including shipping (via Paypal)
What’s in it? 400-650g of mouthwatering treats and candies exclusive to JapanTaste Japan is a subscription services based in Japan. Each month they send a box filled Japanese treats and candies.  Taste Japan kindly sent me this box for review. The box shipped from Japan August 26th and arrived to me in Vancouver on September 3rd. That's incredibly fast for an overseas shipment! I've been waiting on writing my review because a friend and I have been trying the snacks. I took many of the items into work with me and sampled them with my co-workers. It's been quite a fun experience!

Taste Japan was founded by two British  guys living in Japan, so the product info card is also a bit of a letter. The guys let us know about a big sumo tournament, as well as some news about typhoon season. The sheet also included some facts about Japan. …

Beauty Box 5 Review - September 2014 - Beauty Subscription Box + PROMO CODES

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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? 5 samples from your favourite beauty brands 

Beauty Box 5 is a beauty sampling service that sends 5 deluxe or full sized products every month. The boxes ship from Houston, Texas and usually take 1-2 weeks to arrive. Once again I didn't get a shipping notice for Beauty Box 5. The shipping label on my box says it shipped September 12th, which means it went out four days later than the target shipping date of the 8th. The box arrived September 22nd.

The theme for September is "Balancing Act" and includes products to help you take care of yourself while embracing new trends.

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My Beauty Spot Nail Polish - Unknown colour (12ml, $4.17)
This is the second time BB5 has included cheap, no-name nail polish, and just like last time, the only place I could find this "brand" online was through Groupon Goods.…

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

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This box was provided complimentary for review.
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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.

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 box I received is aimed at a small dog, although now that the treats are going to Jack the Golden instead of Brynn the Mutt, I could probably use a medium box.

For the last few months, Bowzer Box has been sending out cute and fun themed boxes. This one is no different. The theme for September is "Down on the Farm".
September is a time to celebrate all things farm, from …

Luxe Box Review - Fall 2014 - Canadian Beauty Subscription Box

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What is it? Luxe Box How Much? $26 per quarter, $50 semi-annually, $96 yearly. Shipping included.
What’s in it?  7-8 Trial-size products every season (4x per year) 
A new season is upon us which means it's time for a new Luxe Box! Luxe Box is a Canadian subscription service that sends new and upcoming beauty products from premium brands. Boxes ship four times per year and include free shipping.

At Luxe Box, our mission is to help consumers better discover, try and purchase quality beauty and lifestyle products through a unique experience. Each season Luxe Box offers some add-ons and upgrades. These are the ones they offered for Fall season. In the past I've never found the box upgrades worth the added cost, so I opted for regular box with the Stila Add-on.


Luxe Box has the best packaging of any subscription box. The inner gift box is great. I use mine to store other samples and my Julep collection.

All the products come inside a reusable s…

Nerd Block Jr. Girls Review - September 2014 - Canadian Kids Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

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What is it?Nerd Block Jr. Girls
How much? $13.99/month, plus $6 shipping (US$)
What's in it? Awesome nerd gear for kids aged 6-11 Nerd Block is a Canadian-based subscription service that sends a monthly mystery package filled with nerdy apparel, toys, and collectibles. The products chosen represent all genres from movies, television, video games, internet, and more! There are 7 Blocks to choose from: Nerd Block Classic, Arcade Block, Comic Block, Horror Block, Sci-Fi Block, Nerd Block Jr. Boys, and Nerd Block Jr. Girls. The Jr. Blocks are $13.99, plus shipping and the other Blocks are $19.99, plus shipping. This review is for the Nerd Block Jr. Girls.

This great article from Canada.com describes Nerd Block as Comic-Con in a box. The article author, Patrick O'Rourke, says that "recreating the coolness that comes from Fan Expo is the idea behind Nerd Block". I'm not a gamer, sci-fi watcher, or comic book fan, but I thought it would b…

New Canadian Subscription Box - Project Candy Box

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What is it?Project Candy Box
How much? $20/month plus shipping, plus $6 shipping
What's in it? At least 10 different pieces of candy There's a new subscription box coming to Canada. Project Candy Box will bring you at least 10 different pieces of candy an a theme to tie them all together. The box will not only include candy, but also jokes, riddles, and candy facts, all meant to put a smile on your face.
Welcome to Project Candy Box, the newest innovation in the candy industry. Our group of candy lovers puts together the best sweets from around the world and delivers them to your door. Every month will be a different experience and a fun, new way to sample new treats. From sweet to sour, gummy to chocolate, old to new and near to far, our candy combinations have been carefully crafted to wow your taste buds.
Project Candy Box is launching on Indiegogo with a crowdfunding campaign. You can check out their campaign here. They are looking to raise $6150 to get Project Candy…