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Ever After Monthly Box - February 2016

Warning, photo heavy post.

What is the Ever After Monthly Box?: Ever After Polish's Monthly Box is a subscription box with features something new from Ever After each month. Each box will include one full size exclusive polish, one full size bath product, and one mini bath sample and/or mini polish.

How Much is the Ever After Monthly Box?: The box is $14/month plus shipping ($4 for US). The preorder is between the 15th and 22nd of the month, and the box ships out after that.

Instead of being a typical subscription where it is auto-deducted each month, you can either buy one box (during the availability time) or choose to be invoiced monthly. I of course chose the second option, so each month I receive an invoice and pay it though PayPal.


I know some of you are wishing you had bought this box. Isn't this the most amazing polish?

Supernatural Lacquer Subscription Box - March 2016

Warning, photo heavy post.

What is Supernatural Lacquer Subscription Box?: Supernatural Lacquer's Subscription Box is a bimonthly box which will include an exclusive nail polish, a nail related miniature, and a seasonal/holiday extra! Instead of being a subscription where you sign up and it auto-deducts, this is a preorder box. Join the Facebook Group to stay up to date!

How Much is Supernatural Lacquer Subscription Box?: The box is $13 shipped to the US, $19.50 to Canada, and $24.50 elsewhere international.

In case you don't know yet, Supernatural Lacquer is a nail polish brand that draws inspiration from the show Supernatural and supernatural things.

 

The exclusive polish for March is Ostara in Bloom. I'm not going to get into too many specifics, you're free to do your own Google searches, but I will tell you that Ostara is the Pagan celebration which coincides with the time Easter is celebrated.

FrenchBox Food Box

Disclosure: Press sample, all opinions are my own.

What is FrenchBox?: FrenchBox is a bimonthly subscription box that lets you discover France in your mailbox! Each box delivers at least five beauty, lifestyle and food products. Items are full sized, deluxe sized, and sample sized, but all are brand name items! I'm loving all of these French items, and last month's Tea Towel has found it's place in my new house! Their products are doing a great job introducing me to new brands and bringing a little bit of France into my house.

How Much is FrenchBox?: FrenchBox is $36/box. You can also buy old boxes that are still available, either for full price or at a discount. They currently offering the build your own box as they were in the past, but I will let you know as soon as that comes back!


I love their boxes! They are such high quality and they hold up to a lot of abuse, so they are perfect for storing smaller things!

Gamer Girl Monthly - February 2016 + Coupon Code!

What is Gamer Girl Monthly?: Gamer Girl Monthly is a new subscription for gamers of all kinds! Each month has a theme and the pieces follow the theme. Each box contains three boxes of jewelry, a custom jewelry pouch, an exclusive GGM pin, and a mystery item! Next month's theme is below!

How Much is Gamer Girl Monthly?: Gamer Girl Monthly is $13/month plus shipping ($3.99 for US, $6.99 for Canada, and $13.99 for international). Get $3 off with code RAMBLINGS!

If you want to see my past Gamer Girl Monthly subscriptions, click here!


The February box was in the usual box, it's been this box for almost the whole time now, so I'm guessing this is the permanent box.


The February theme was Healing, so I was really curious after this spoiler. 

Polish Review: Myth of the Month by Faeries and Folklore

Disclosure: This is a press release, all opinions are my own.

After last month's Mermaids Can't Dance, the Myth of the Month continues for April! Like I mentioned last month, Faeries and Folklore is doing a Myth of the Month LE polish!

Dragon Scales is the April polish and it definitely is gorgeous. After the March polish, the MOTM had a lot to live up to, and it definitely did.

Check out my past Faeries and Folklore reviews here!


Polish Review: Faeries & Folklore For Your Wooing Pleasure Collection

Disclosure: This is a press sample, all opinions are my own.

If you were missing a new release from Faeries and Folklore, wait no longer! This is the For Your Wooing Pleasure, and it releases this Friday (March 25th)! I know you have all been looking forward to the new collection after the amazing St. Patrick's Day Trio, so I won't make you wait any longer!

 

Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet - February 2016

What is Notoriously Morbid?: Vanishing Cabinet is a monthly subscription box by Notoriously Morbid. where each month you get a themed bag of amazing indie makeup! The themes are usually nerdy and always fun! Bags usually include four eyeshadow pigments and something extra. This can be something new they're trying out or something they're bringing back! 

How Much is Notoriously Morbid?: $13.25/month including shipping to the US. International subscriptions are now $20/month.

For past reviews of Notoriously Morbid, just click here!


Who doesn't love Dracula? I knew what this bag would be after the spoiler last month, so I was just waiting to see what would come of this! 

Marvel Collector Corps - February 2016

What is Marvel Collector Corps?: Marvel Collector Corps is a bimonthly subscription box that is curated and sent out by Marvel itself. Each box will have a theme that coincides with a release that's upcoming. This box is all about Deadpool, to coincide with the release of the movie. 

All items in the Marvel Collector Corps boxes are exclusives!

How Much is Marvel Collector Corps?: Marvel Collector Corps is $25/month (plus $6.95 shipping) or $150/year (plus $41.70 shipping). Collector Corps does ship internationally, so it's open to everyone!

If you want to see my other Marvel boxes, click here!


Deadpool was of course on the box! 

Pretty & Polished Beauty Box - March 2016

Early apologies, this is a photo-heavy post.

What is Pretty and Polished?: Pretty and Polished is an indie nail polish brand that also sells bath & body products, nail vinyls, and this Beauty Box! This is a box that you get to choose which months you want to get, rather than a subscription that you have to cancel or skip. Just remember to buy it each month if you want to continue!

How Much is Pretty and Polished Beauty Box?: Pretty and Polished Beauty Box is only $22.00/month! Each box contains a coupon that could be 10% off or $5.00 off to use in the store as well, which means you can get more polish and products from this amazing maker. You can buy for 1, 3, 6, or 12 months at a time, and the boxes are cheaper at 6 months!

If you want to see other reviews of Pretty & Polished, click here!


The theme for the March box is Cupcake Wars! This box is already sold out, but the April box is still available (and should be getting to me any day now!)

Lip Monthly - February 2016 + Coupon Code!

Disclosure: This bag was sent to me in exchange for a review, all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

What is Lip Monthly?: Lip Monthly is a monthly subscription bag that focuses on lip products, bringing you the best lip products every month! Each bag guarantees a $35-$55 value with 4-5 products. Sometimes there will even be a non-lip product included!

How Much is Lip Monthly?: Lip Monthly is $12.95/month, and does get cheaper with longer subscriptions. The bag ships free worldwide, so no worries if you are international!

You can get 50% off your first bag with 50OFF or get three months free with an annual subscription, using code 3FREE.

Check out my review of Lip Monthly from last year!


First look, doesn't it look bright and fun? Check for swatches below!

Target Sweet Treats Beauty Box

What is Target Beauty Box?: Target releases a Beauty Box every so often. It has now become a sporadic event, so make sure you subscribe to my email updates to know when the next one comes out! The boxes can be seen prior to purchase, and they are curated 100% with products sold at Target, so you can get the products you love.

How Much is Target Beauty Box?: The price has been anywhere from $5-$10, but you get free shipping with your Beauty Box purchase. You will have to pay taxes if there is a Target in your state, though. Every box comes with a coupon for a Target purchase, which definitely makes it worth the money!

This box was $7 plus tax.

Check out what has been in past Target Boxes here!


My box came in a bit damaged, but everything arrived safely (and correct)!


Loot Crate (DEAD)- February 2016 + Coupon Code!

Disclosure: This post may contain referral/affiliate links.
What Is It?:Loot Crate is a monthly gaming and geek subscription box that sends 6-8 items each month that caters to a theme of some sort. They don't do spoilers except for what the theme is, which kills me! It was nice to open a true su…

Rainbow Honey Mini Mystery Bag - February 2016

Disclosure: This post contains referral links.

 What is Rainbow Honey?: Rainbow Honey is a monthly nail polish subscription box where you get not only nail polishes, but you get random beauty things (soaps, scrubs, oils, etc) as well! There's a mini version and a full-size version, so you can choose how much you want. The bags are the same, but the mini bag has mini polishes while the full size one has full sized polishes. There's also bigger extras in the full size bag and sometimes there's an extra.

The polishes and products you get in the Mystery Bag are ones that will be debuted in future collections, so it's a great way to see what is coming up next!

How Much is Rainbow Honey?: Rainbow Honey is $10/month (plus $2.95 shipping) for the mini bag and $25/month for the full size. You also don't have to pay shipping for the full size bag. 

Click here to see past bags!


innocent+twisted Alchemy - February 2016

What is innocent+twisted?: innocent+twisted is an indie subscription that I stumbled upon and knew I had to bring it to you as soon as I saw it. This subscription includes the hand-drawn art that matches the monthly theme and usually sends samples from other indie brands. 

How Much is inocent+twisted?: It is $18/month for what you see below, the full-size. There is a deluxe subscription as well for $12/month. She also ships internationally for $4 extra on either options.

To see my other innocent+twisted reviews, click here.

There are going to be changes made to this subscription starting in April, so make sure to join the Facebook Group to keep up with the changes (and to see tons of other innocent+twisted goodies)!


I love these bags, and I would love to know where she gets them from! They are so cute and with all of the colors, they would be wonderful for small gifts to friends or to make gift bags out of.


I wasn't sure what the February bag was going to be themed around, but it's Phantom of the Opera! I was a chorus girl in middle school, so of course I've seen the movie so many times.

Pet Gift Box - February 2016 + Coupon Code!

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. This box was sent in exchange for a review, all opinions are my own.

What is Pet Gift Box?: Pet Gift Box is a monthly pet subscription box, with the option of dogs or cats! For dogs, there's three options for size and you tell them the name and gender of your pet, regardless of cat or dog.

How Much is Pet Gift Box?: Pet Gift Box is $27.99/month and gets cheaper with longer subscriptions. Get 25% off with code rambling!

See more Pet Gift Box reviews here!

I know, I'm still catching up, but here is the February box!


Isn't the design adorable? I love the little puppy!!

Glamour Doll Eyes OTM - February 2016

What is Glamour Doll Eyes?: Glamour Doll Eyes before, it's a wonderful indie brand that makes all kinds of makeup products. It includes full sized products as well as a product through Try More Indie from another indie brand and a coupon code (sometimes private, sometimes shareable) for an indie! There is also *sometimes* freebies from GDE. GDE OTM is currently not accepting any more for the waitlist for 2015, but there will be one for 2016 in the Facebook Group!

How Much Is Glamour Doll Eyes?: $11/month ($18 in Canada and $22 elsewhere).

If you want to see my past Glamour Doll Eyes reviews, click here!


Look at the pink! I wasn't sure on what the theme would be, but the pink made me thrilled! 

Ipsy Glam - February 2016

Disclosure: This review contains referral links.

What is Ipsy?: Ipsy is a monthly subscription that sends 4-5 beauty/makeup products plus a different makeup bag each month. They also have a referral program where you earn points. Be sure to use your points within a year of earning them, though, because they do expire. They have expanded the points program to give you additional points by sharing your bag and following their content creators on social media accounts!

How Much is Ipsy?: Ipsy is only $10 per month shipped to the United States or $10 plus shipping ($4.95) to Canada. 

Check out other Ipsy reviews here.


First look!

NeverEnding Fairytales - February 2016

What is NeverEnding Fairytales?: NeverEnding Fairytales is a monthly subscription box by the indie polish maker, Fairytale Finish. Each month has its own theme and comes with one or two polishes (depending on what you choose) and sometimes extras! Not only can you get your subscription fix from Fairytale Finish, but she also makes gorgeous polishes and top coats!

How Much is NeverEnding Fairytales?: With Fairytale Finish, there's two options when you start your subscription! You can choose to get one polish ($11.00/month) or two polishes ($18.00/month). There is also the option to get longer subscriptions here and the subscription becomes cheaper at six months.

If you want to see past months, click here!


I'm glad that this became the official packaging for NeverEnding Fairytales. One of the biggest reasons why I started getting indie subscriptions was because it was made by a person I could speak to, rather than a corporation. It's a nice little reminder.


Instead of a theme for February, the bag uses a popular nail polish technique, The Jelly Sandwich. For those that don't know, a Jelly Sandwich uses jelly polishes (the squishy ones) and glitter bombs combined to make a unique look. 

Smart Art - February 2016

Disclosure: This box was sent to me in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.

What is the Smart Art Box?: Smart Art Box is a subscription box featuring a different artist or culture that highlights their time period, 8 or more FULL SIZED art supplies, a suggested project and a detailed pamphlet introducing a new art medium. 

How much is the Smart Art Box?: Smart Art Box is $49.95 per month. The price goes down with longer subscription terms.


Your box comes and it looks great. It's a large box, so you know it will be packed full of fun things to play with! I'm not the most artistic person, but I enjoy trying at least.

Polish Review - Myth of the Month by Faeries and Folklore

Disclosure: This polish was sent to me in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.

Starting today (March 1st) and continuing for hopefully forever, Faeries and Folklore is doing a Myth of the Month LE polish! Starting with March is Mermaids Can't Dance, this gorgeous polish that I have to show for you today!

Mermaids Can't Dance is obviously inspired by Mermaids, which is one of my favorite themes. The Little Mermaid is one of my favorite movies and I love anything/everything mermaid! When I found out that Mermaids Can't Dance was going to be the first MOTM, I did a little happy dance (no shame!). 

Check out my past Faeries and Folklore reviews right here!


Mermaids Can't Dance is a lovely teal leaning green polish with scattered holographic.


I admit, I have been thinking about making this picture as my background. Seriously, no shame in my game!


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