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Target Beauty Box Spoilers!

I can't believe it's already time for Target's next beauty box to almost be available! It looks like there are going to be eight items in the next Target Beauty Box, but of course there's no spoiler on the cost yet. It will always have free shipping but you will have to pay tax on …

PopSugar May Inspiration + Spoilers!

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PopSugar has announced their inspiration for the May box as well as released their first spoiler!
PopSugar is a monthly subscription box with values of $100+ that is only $39.95/month with free shipping. You can save $10 if you do a 3 month subscription…

Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet - April 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!


The theme for April is Mother to Dragons, and is based on Daenerys and her dragons from Game of Thrones!

Loot Crate (QUEST) - April 2016 + Coupon Code!

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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 surprise, though. 

How Much Is It?: Loot Crate is $13.37/month plus $6 shipping if you do it on the monthly plan, but goes down to $17.67/month with shipping if you pre-pay for six months! If you click here and use code 'SAVE3,' you get $3 any subscription!

Loot Crate now has so many different options for your box, so everyone can find what they are looking for! There is original Loot Crate (what I get), Loot Pets, Loot Anime, and Loot Gaming. Make sure to get all of your subscriptions!

To see past Loot Crate boxes, click here!


When this box arrived, I had already known that this would be my last box. I was still curious about what might be in the box due to the Harry Potter spoiler.  

Lip Monthly - April 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 past reviews of Lip Monthly here!


The April bag is here! 

Target hello, SUNSHINE Beauty Box + Giveaway!

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!


When I realized how fast the Target Beauty Boxes were selling out again, I decided to grab two so I could give one away. Make sure to go to the bottom of this review for giveaway details!

Rainbow Honey Mini Mystery Bag - March 2016

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 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!


It's that time again, one of my favorite subscriptions! Rainbow Honey's Mystery Bag gives you the best of all they offer. If you sign up for their rewards program, you get 25% off your first purchase. This is a new program and they are very giving with their points!

Julep Maven Window May 2016 Open! + Coupon Code!

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Well, it's been a while since I have taken a Julep box. Recently I just haven't been finding a full box worth of polishes that I was interested in. This is part of why I love Julep so much, I can skip boxes until I find one that speaks to me a…

Loot Crate (VERSUS) - March 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 surprise, though. 

How Much Is It?: Loot Crate is $13.37/month plus $6 shipping if you do it on the monthly plan, but goes down to $17.67/month with shipping if you pre-pay for six months! If you click here and use code 'SAVE3,' you get $3 any subscription!

Loot Crate now has so many different options for your box, so everyone can find what they are looking for! There is original Loot Crate (what I get), Loot Pets, Loot Anime, and Loot Gaming. Make sure to get all of your subscriptions!

To see past Loot Crate boxes, click here!


Glamour Doll Eyes OTM - March 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 from another indie brand and *sometimes,* freebies from GDE.

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!


As soon as I saw Unicorn Poop, I knew I would love this bag!

Ever After Monthly Box - March 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.

Click here to see past Ever After reviews!


There were two polishes in the March Ever After Monthly Box!

Pretty & Polished Beauty Box - April 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!


I was so excited when my April box had come in. I had seen spoilers in the Facebook Group, so I just wanted them to come in quick. 

Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet - March 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!


This month things were different for Notoriously Morbid. Instead of the paper information sheets, this month came with a card. They also have taken out the sifters until a better one is found, because the one they were using was causing lifting.

The March bag theme is Donnie Darko.

Target Vacay Vibes 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 $5 plus tax.

Check out what has been in past Target Boxes here!


This box sold out quite quickly, but don't fear - I have purchased an extra of this most recent one and will be giving it away! 

Ipsy Glam Bag - March 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.


I didn't get a card with this month's bag, so I only know the theme (Hello Spring).

Lip Monthly - March 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 past reviews of Lip Monthly here!


I had a slight issue with the March bag being sent to my old address, but I contacted Customer Service and they had a new bag sent to my correct address that day. That's my kind of CS!

Julep Confetti Delights Mystery Box!

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Two fun new polishes + mystery beauty treats + a Le Tote necklace = one hot mystery box offer this month! Julep's April Mystery Box, titled Confetti Delights, is going to go quickly! This box is perfect for a Mother's Day gift or as a special t…

Orglamix Glam Box - March 2016 + Coupon Code!

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

What is Orglamix Glam Box?: Orglamix Glam Box is a natural, vegan, cruelty free cosmetics line, and they decided to start a subscription box to try out their products each month! Each month will include 4-6 curated items and a $10 e-gift card to Orglamix! Also, for each box sold, Orglamix donates a a meal to a child in need via Rice Bowls.

How Much is Orglamix Glam Box?: Orglamix Glam Box is $29/month with free shipping. With longer subscriptions, you can either get one or two boxes free! If you use code GLOW, you get 50% off your first box!


I absolutely love how this was displayed. Everything has its place and the packaging is perfect for keeping everything where it should be!

Beautiful Madness Bookcase - The Prologue Box

Disclosure: This is a press sample. All opinions are my own.
What is Beautiful Madness Bookcase?:Beautiful Madness Bookcase is a brand new subscription box for book lovers like me! Each box will include a box, a snack & drink, extra goodies that are wearable/usable/displayable, and an insert car…

Supernatural Lacquer Subscription Box - May 2016

Disclosure: This box was sent to me in exchange for a review.


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.

I just reviewed the March box a few days ago, so check out that beauty here!


Oh my, after the last box I wasn't sure how the next box could compete, but it definitely did.

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