Thursday, May 31, 2012

Beautybox5 May 2012 Review

 Beautybox5 is the latest in my quest to try every beauty sampling service I can get my greedy little hands on.  I think personally that not all the boxes are going to please everyone. They all have something different to offer and you have to give several a try to find the right fit.
Beautybox5 is still a new company. In June Beautybox5 will be 6 months old. As with all new companies there were some hiccups that have been worked out and their boxes only seem to be improving.  Beautybox5 is $12 a month, $30 Quarterly ($6 Savings) or $100 Yearly ($44 Savings).
“Beauty Box 5 is a glamorous package delivered monthly to your door with 4 - 5 samples of your favorite beauty brands. From makeup and fragrances to skin care and hair care, BB5 has you covered!”

            So what did I get in my May Beautybox5?
  • Evie Evan Firm and Repair Throat Crème Mini $25 Value! Firm your throat, jawline, and décolletage all while reducing puffiness. The Firm & Repair Throat Crème is a treatment perfect for sagging contours and aging skin.
  • Tree Hut Shea Butter in Hawaiian Kukui Deluxe Sample Approx. $2.28 Value (smells so good) Luxuriate in the infusion of organic shea butter, cocoa butter, and safflower seed oil. This extra thick body butter seals in moisture, giving you rejuvenated skin with a healthy sheen. Natural Hawaiian Kukui nut oil repairs cracked skin and provides deep moisturization.
  • It’s a 10 Miracle Hair Mask Sample Approx. $1.56 Value The Miracle Hair Mask from It's a 10 turns your locks up to 11! This high-performance mask gives you detangling, frizz reduction, vibrant color, and amazing body all in one. Just work through cleansed hair for one to three minutes and then rinse - in no time, you'll see more manageable, shinier, softer hair.
  •  It’s 10 Miracle Styling Serum Sample Approx. $1.47 Value No matter your style, get a flawless finish every time with It's a 10's Miracle Styling Serum. Whether your goal is bouncy curls or flowing straight locks, this serum is the solution for you. It protects hair from heat styling and environmental damage with naturally-derived ingredients like argania spinosa kernel oil (a hair-softening antioxidant), noni fruit oil (which improves elasticity while repairing damage to the hair shaft) and castor oil copolymer (moisturizes and provides deep conditioning).
  • Comodynes Self Tanning Towellete Sample Approx $1.75 Value Practice safe sun and get a natural healthy looking tan with Comodynes Self Tanning Towelettes. For best results, exfoliate the day before application to remove dead skin cells to ensure an even luxurious glow.
  • 3 Merlot Moonlight Radiance Samples Value unknown Apply nightly to face, neck and chest area after washing and toning skin. You don't have to reserve this little jewel strictly for night. Felicity's Tip: When you're feeling a little dry or your skin is a little less than luster-ful just mix a little of the Moonlight Radiance Night Cream with your favorite toner (for a thinner texture) and apply to the areas where you need a little love
                          Total Approx Value: $36.06

I love it when a subscription service gives you what you paid for and then some. Which is definitely what Beautybox5 has done with their May box. I’m very happy with the items I received and love that these are all brands that I have never used, which is the whole purpose of a sampling service right? One thing I would have liked to see is some makeup in the box.  BeautyBox5 seems to have delivered on exactly what their website says they provide, “4 - 5 samples of your favorite beauty brands. From makeup and fragrances to skin care and hair care”.  I like this; it’s refreshing from a monthly beauty sampling service. 

To sign up to receive Beautybox5 head here: Stay up to date on their latest giveaways and product sneak peeks on their Facebook page here:
UPDATE: Beautybox5 is currently having issues with their Paypal, and are working to repair this issue. If you are trying to sign up, you may have to try again at another time. 
* I was sent a sample of Beautybox5 for review purposes. I was not paid for this review. All opinions are my own and 100% Honest. For more information see my Disclosure Policy*

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wittlebee Review

In my obsessive search for the newest monthly beauty subscription boxes, I came across one for children on Youtube. It’s called Wittlebee and it is a monthly subscription of clothing for infants and small children sized Newborn to 5T.  I knew I had to try it. I’ve never seen a service catered to children and I generally spend about $30-$40 in odds and ins of clothing for my son every month so this is perfect.  Here is what Wittlebee say’s about their service:

“Wittlebee is a monthly membership service that automatically ships you a box full of your kid's clothing essentials. Our service is meant to supplement your existing clothes supply and ensure you're always well stocked with the basics (onesies, t-shirts, leggings, socks and more).  As your child grows so do the sizes of clothes you receive each month. Every box contains clothes worth over $100 in retail value.”

        So how does it work?
  • Select your child’s gender, name and age
  • Select clothing size
  • Fill out your style profile, choosing between: Princess, Diva, Hipster, Sporty, Geek Girl, Preppy, Casual and Mix and Match.
  • Select up to two graphics that best fits your child’s style
  • Choose up to 3 favorite colors
  • What articles of clothing your child most needs right now (shirts, long sleeve, shorts, pants, onesies)  
  • Type of climate you currently need clothes for.
  • You have the option to consult with a stylist over the phone or through email. Or you can add your own notes.  
  •   Pay $39.99
  •  Wait for your shipment!
I chose the casual style, with stripes and cars as our graphics and I couldn’t be happier with the items we received. My son loved the clothes he got so much that he wanted to wear his new clothes right away. Of course he had to wait for them to be washed. All the clothes were brands that I recognized and would consider name brand. We got American Apparel, Carter’s, Kenneth Cole, ESprit, Hanna Barbera, K. Kauf-Man, and Paul Frank. I looked up the value of each item and our box had an approximate value of $102.99! Great value for only $39.99, you get more than double what you paid for the box. I’m loving Wittlebee.  

 If you’re not happy with anything you received Wittlebee will do their best to replace it with something that is more your style. Superb customer service!

Want to sign up for Wittlebee? Head here: receive a $10 Discount when you use my link.  To learn about giveaways and other Wittlebee happenings “Like” Wittlebee's Facebook Page

Currently Wittlebee is having a giveaway on their blog. The prize is a Blooming Bath and a Wittlebee Box! Check it out and enter here:

* I was sent a sample of Wittlebee for review purposes. I was not paid for this review. All opinions are 100% honest and my own. This blog post contains affiliate links*  

Friday, May 25, 2012

Lady Anti Monkey Butt Review

 Whelp, it's that time of year again.. Summertime. It's hot, sticky and for the most part uncomfortable. Well, at least for me that is what summer is. I have never been a fan of heat. Moving to the California Valley just cemented that. Being in a bathing suit and sweating is the worst especially when you’re not stick thin and well your thighs start to rub together.  Lady Anti Monkey Butt really helps with that, as well as soothing any irritation. I have known about Baby Anti Monkey Butt for some time now. As a Mother I have seen their diaper rash cream around. I wasn’t aware until recently that there is an Anti Monkey Butt for every member of the family.  

“As the mercury rises, be prepared to protect your lady nooks and crannies from sweat, irritation and friction with Lady Anti Monkey Butt Powder®.  Sprinkle between and under breasts, on your inner thighs or rear end to stay dry and comfy during the hot weather and while you’re working out. Lightly scented and satiny smooth, Lady Anti Monkey Butt Powder boasts the dynamic duo of calamine and cornstarch, something that that no other body powder can claim!  These unique ingredients are specially formulated to quickly absorb sweat and relieve friction…even itching…and provide cooling effective relief to all your body parts that are prone to rubbing. Plus, Lady Anti Monkey Butt helps to prevent other ladylike issues—like keeping stockings from sticking! 
Lady Anti Monkey Butt Powder can be purchased at Walmart, Ace Hardware,True Value, for just around $5.95.

Since May is all about ladies in our lives, we’re going to celebrate our approaching 80,000 Facebook fan milestone by giving 1,000 random fans a sample of Lady Anti Monkey Butt Powder! LIKE the Anti Monkey Butt Powder Facebook page for details:  We’ll launch the sign-up form when we hit 80,000 fans!

And, Anti Monkey Butt isn’t just for ladies, either! Mama, Papa, and baby can stay comfortable, and fight their own irritation and friction from work and play, with original Anti Monkey Butt Powder and Baby Anti Monkey Butt Diaper Rash Powder and Cream. Learn more about the complete line of Anti Monkey Butt products, including where to buy, at have a monkey for everyBUTTy!”

This product is great. I found that it really did help with uncomfortable rubbing and helped to soothe the irritation that developed before I was able to put on some Lady Anti Monkey Butt.  I also turned my brother on to the regular Anti Monkey Butt powder. He works outdoors all summer and his uniform is canvas material. For the past three years he has gotten a nasty rash all over his legs every summer when it starts to get hot.  I went out and purchase the Original for him and he has noticed a huge difference and the rash is starting to go away.  So if you suffer from chafing, or rashes from sweating in the heat, I would recommend checking out Anti Monkey Butt. Remember there is one for every member of your family.

 *I was sent a sample of this product for review purposes. All Opinions are my own and 100% Honest. I was not paid for this review*

Thursday, May 10, 2012

A Look at April's Eco-Emi Box!

When Eco-Emi's founder Christine emailed me and said I was going to receive the April box, I was ecstatic and I stalked my box from the moment it was shipped and I got my confirmation until earlier today when my mailman dropped it off. For those of you who have a subscription to Eco-Emi you can probably understand my excitement. If your not familiar with Eco-Emi, let me tell you a little about it.

  Eco-Emi is a Eco-Friendly, Green and Vegan monthly lifestyle subscription service. Rather than just getting cosmetic and beauty samples, you get a mix of food, household, cleaning, health and wellness products.  It being a lifestyle box is great for me because I get to try a little bit of everything and helps introduce me to great Green Companies. I personally find the world of Green and Eco-Friendly products extremely overwhelming. Eco-Emi has helped so much, and I've found some products and companies that I had been passing up before and use everyday now. The cost of Eco-Emi is $15 monthly for residents of the US and $30 monthly for International residents.  Payments are easy and secure through Paypal.

How Beautiful is This Picture?
  Each month Eco-Emi has a theme or cause. April's cause is  Mr. Ellie Pooh  an Eco, fair trade company in Sri Lanka that makes paper and gifts out of elephant pooh in an attempt to save Asian Elephants in Sri Lanka. In Sri Lanka Elephant habitats are being depleted by humans. When Elephants come looking for food they are killed because they are getting into crops. For more info on this cause/company please go to their website: (Beautiful Scrapbooks)

 Alright! Let's get into what's in the April Eco-Emi box:
  • Baby Me Ultra-Moisturizing Goat Milk Soap by Alabu Skin Care 3.25oz $5.15 each
  • Lip Shimmer in Plum by Burt's Bees 0.09oz $5.00
  • Enchanting Chai Line Gourmet Enhancers $7.00 .25oz, $16.00 1.5oz, Finishing Sugars $6.00 2oz, $15.00 6.5oz and Spiced Chocolates $8.50 2.5oz by Catalyst Gourmet
  • Natural Toothpaste by Dr. Collins 4.2oz $6.75
  • Seaweed Body Wash in Eucalyptus and Peppermint by The Seaweed Bath Company 12fl oz $16.89
  • Bronzer in Golden by Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques 4 gram jar$12.00
  • Whipped Shea Butter with Kalahari Melon Seed Oil by Shea Radiance 5oz $34.00(Was melted on arrival but is just perfect after being left to set in cool house)
  • Tropical Lime Tea by Mato Factor Tea 20 large tea bags $5.99
  • Organic Raw Honey by Wholesale Sweeteners 1 pack 16.00 oz $7.99 
 April's Eco-Emi has been my favorite so far. I loved everything in it, right down to the information card, and rose petals. If your interested in receiving an Eco-Emi you can Join here.  Check out Eco-Emi on Facebook too! 

* I was sent April's Eco-Emi box free for review purposes. I was not paid for this review. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.*

Marvel's Avengers Prize Pack Giveaway Announcement!

 Thank you to everyone who entered the Marvel's Avengers Prize Pack Giveaway! Congratulations to Jennifer L. Whom won by "Liking Kristy's Place Reviews on Facebook"

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition *New Formula* Review

 I have to be honest and say that I was not a fan of Garnier Fructis' old formula. So I was interested to try the new formula when I was asked to join the Garnier Fructis BzzCampaign through BzzAgent. Those who joined the Garnier Fructis BzzCampaign were asked to choose between the Triple Nutrition and Sleek and Straight. I chose the Triple Nutrition because I have been dealing with a lot of split ends and damage from heat styling, coloring and tying my hair up so often. 

 Before I get into my personal review let's go through What Garnier says about the new and improved formula: 
  • Works best with dry or damaged hair
  • Nourish hair to the core so it shines from within
  • Formulated with fortified Fruit Science- three weightless nutritive fruit oils(olive, avocado, and shea)
  • Packed with ultra rich and nourishing conditioners that rinse clean- we dare you to find something that treats your damaged hair better! 
  •  Part of a larger Triple Nutrition line that includes Nutrient Spray and 3 Minute Undo Dryness Reversal Treatment
  • Now in Greener bottles containing PET(most widely recycled plastic) and 30% Recycled plastic. Also 10% lighter which saves over 125 tons of plastic annually. 

  I've been using the Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition shampoo and conditioner for a little over 2 weeks now.  I'm finding that my hair is more shiny, and so incredibly silky and smooth. I have zero knots (no joke) and I can't stop running my fingers through my hair. The shampoo is the creamiest, and richest formula I have ever used. I was amazed at the thick, creamy lather that this shampoo created. The shampoo alone is great. I have started to use the shampoo in my 3 yr old's hair. It leaves his hair so soft, and moisturized and most importantly clean without making it feel like straw.
 The one negative that I have found is that it makes my naturally oily hair seem to get oily faster then it normally would with my old shampoo and conditioner.  That being said, it doesn't effect it so much that I wouldn't use it. I also think it may be getting oily faster because I'm constantly touching it now too. (I can't help it. It's so soft!)

 You can find Garnier Fructis products in most drugstores, grocery stores and mass retailers. The suggested retail price is $3.99 for 13oz bottles and $6.99 for the 25.4oz bottles.

 "Like" Garnier on Facebook and learn about all the latest coupons and giveaways.

*I'm a member of BzzAgent and I received these products for free to sample in exchange for my honest opinions. Join BzzAgent, it's free and fun!*

Friday, May 04, 2012

Winner Announced For The Harvey Prince Ageless Giveaway!

 Thank you to everyone who enter the Harvey Prince Ageless Giveaway! Congratulations to Sahara R.! She won by "Following Kristy's Place via GFC"