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Wantable Intimates Box Review - November 2014 - Undergarment Subscription Box

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What is it?Wantable
How Much? $36 monthly or $40 one time purchase, plus approximately $11 shipping/tax
What's in it? Intimates box includes 3-4 premium essentials. Make up box includes 4-5 full-size premium makeup products. Accessories box includes 4 boutique accessories. All are picked to match your profile preferences.
Wantable is a subscription service that offers a monthly Makeup Box, Accessories Box, or Intimates Box.  Each box offers a selection of hand-picked premium products, selected based on your profile preferences. My last Wantable Intimates box was in July. I was never super thrilled with the products I received, but Wantable has made some changes, so I re-subscribed to see what the changes were all about.

The first change I noted is that the Canadian shipping/handling charge went from $5 plus tax/duty to $6 plus tax/duty. The additional charges are GST or HST (depending where you live), and an 8% Canadian Apparel Duty charge. For…

New Canadian Subscription Box Find - Sock Box + PROMO CODE

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What is it?Sock Box
How Much? $13/month for 1 pair or $22/month for 2 pairs, includes shipping
What’s in it? A random colourful pair of socks!

Sock Box is a brand new CANADIAN subscription box for offering socks! It's the only sock of the month club based in Canada. Sock Box was born out of the frustration that Marshall, Sock Box Founder, experienced every time he went shopping.
I love socks but was fed up with having to go to the store and scouring through poorly displayed merchandise not to mention growing tired of US companies not shipping to Canada. So I created SockBox.ca that will ship a new fun, colourful pair of socks each month. Sock Box sources awesome sock to help brighten up your sock drawer. Sock Box finds suppliers and styles that are difficult to find in stores – especially those not commonly available in Canada – to inject colour and awesomeness into your sock drawer. Some of their brands include Happy Socks, Sock it to Me, Richer Poorer Inc., and Hot Sox. 
Our soc…

Ipsy Glam Bag Review - November 2014 - Beauty Subscription Bag

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What is it?Ipsy Glam Bag How Much? $10 per month, plus $4.95 shipping to Canada
What’s in it?  4-5 beauty products every month 
Ipsy is a San Francisco based beauty subscription that sends a beautiful Glam Bag filled with with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. Once you've received your Glam Bag, you can head over to the Ipsy Community to watch tutorial videos and play along with the Ipsy stylists, using the same products they are using.
This month Ipsy shipped on the 12th and arrived on the 19th.  The theme for November is "Girl Meets Glitter".
Why wait for festive fetes and fancy galas to take things up a sparkle or two? Just add glitter, or a generous pinch of shimmer and shine, to elevate your everyday routine and keep you looking and feeling brilliant. That's why we packed this month's Glam Bag with everything you need to leave a little sparkle wherever YOU go. Get ready for your daily grind to "glitt…

Stitch Set Review - Knitting Subscription Box + DISCOUNT

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This box was provided complimentary for review.
What is it?Stitch Set
How Much? $46/month including shipping (outside of US)
What’s in it? Everything necessary to complete a knitting project
Stitch Set is a monthly subscription service for knitters. Each month Stitch Set sends all the materials, tools, and instructions required to make one project. Stitch Set is tailored for beginning knitters, but people of all skill levels can benefit from Stitch Set. When Stitch Set contacted me about trying out a kit, I jumped at the chance. I have absolutely zero knitting experience, but I've always wanted to learn. 
Our patterns will range from beginner to easy. We want to remain accessible to those who don't currently know how to knit. Every set includes custom made instructions with full color photos that outline all techniques needed to complete that month's project. Each Stitch Set kit comes in a draw string cloth sack. It include…

New Canadian Subscription Box Find - Blueberry Cove Beads + PROMO CODE

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Blueberry Cove Beads is a new subscription service for crafters and beaders, based in Nova Scotia. Each month, Blueberry Cove Beads sends out a surprise themed package of beads and findings to inspire their members to be creative, or just to add to their stash!


Blueberry Cove Beads offers a month-to-month membership for $22, plus $5 shipping. Each box has a surprise theme and will contain a mix of beads, from large focal beads to spacers, individual beads to strings, and you’ll also receive beading findings in your package.  Once the first box ships, Blueberry Cove will feature galleries on their website showing what's inside the monthly package, images of what other members have created, and other ideas and inspirations. Each box also includes a monthly challenge and a chance to win 2 moths free!
Do you like a challenge? Each month there will be a challenge inside the box, to help encourage your creativity. It might involve one item from the box, or as many items as you like.…

New Canadian Subscription Box Find - RawSpiceBar + PROMO CODE

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*This post is out of date. Please check my most recent RawSpiceBar reviews for updated details and pricing.*
Raw Spice Bar is a new subscription service offering a monthly box of spices. RawSpiceBar a 'dual-citizen' subscription service, with offices in Toronto and Los Angeles. For only $6 per month, you will receive3-4 premium spice blends from around the world direct to your door.  Each spice box averages 2-3 ounces of spice blends and yields a complete 3 dish meal for 8-10 people.
Our primary mission is to enable cooks to incorporate 3 unique, global, freshly ground spice blends, especially those that are not yet prominent in the US, into everyday cooking each month.In addition to the spices, Raw Spice Bar includes an "origins, instructions and recipes" card for each spice blend that includes the blend's history, cooking and storage instructions as well as suggested recipes.  RawSpiceBar also includes another 10-25 recipe ideas for each spice blend on the…

Topbox Review - November 2014 - Canadian Beauty Subscription Box

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What is it?Topbox
How Much? $12 per month plus tax, shipping included
What’s in it?  4 deluxe beauty samples  Topbox is a Canadian subscription service that sends four deluxe samples from top beauty brands each month. Topbox is the premiere monthly beauty subscription box in Canada and at only $12 per month, it's a great intro box for those interested in what the beauty box craze is all about.
The regular Topbox ships in a cylinder tube, but I opted for the "eco" option instead. I have so many tubes and no idea what to do with them. Any suggestions? The organza bag also gave me a peek at my samples. Looks good!

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UniqOne All in One Hair Treatment (8ml sample, $1.06)
Uniq One All in One Hair Treatment provides you with 10 real hair benefits that will enhance a sublime, stunning healthy and protected hair. Trying is believing. Uniq One All in One treatment provides 10 real hair benefits: Repair for dry & damaged hair. Shine & frizz control. Heat protec…

Beauty Box 5 Review - November 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. BB5 does not provide tracking information or e-mail notification once the box ships. According to the shipping label this box shipped November 11, and arrived November 18th.


I saw a lot of spoilers and blog reviews before I received my box. I knew what to expect, but what I received was even worse than I imagined.


The theme for November is "Gracefully Grounded" and includes products to give your body some attention so it glows from within... or something.


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HASK Macadamia Oil Hair Treatment (18ml, $2.99)
This is the best item in the box and it's tiny!


Laura Ashley Body Butter in Sweet Peony (1.75oz, $3)
I d…

BuddhiBox Review - November 2014 - Eco-Lifestyle Subscription Box

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What is it?BuddhiBox How Much? $30.95 US per month, plus $9.99 shipping to Canada
What’s in it? Mix of 4-6 full-size products and product samples to enrich mind, body, and soul.
BuddhiBox is a new subscription service for yoga lovers.  The goal of BuddhiBox is to deliver monthly mindfulness through a curated box of products that enhance your yoga practice and lifestyle". Each month you will receive items that enrich mind, body, and soul. Items may include healthy food, supplements, beauty products, and yoga accessories. A monthly BuddhiBox will include 4-6 products for you to discover and share. 

Even if you don't practice yoga, BuddhiBox is for people who enjoy a peaceful and mindful existence. BuddhiBox practices Saucha (living purely) and only partners with businesses that follow ethical and conscious standards in production. They also donate a portion of proceeds to charity. This month, BuddiBox is sponsoring One Love San Diego

This BuddhiBox shipped November 10th …