Out Of The Box Sampler December 2014 & Advent Day 15

Out of the Box Sampler is a collection of products from Etsy sellers that have been put together in one place.  It is not a subscription but if you get on their mailing list you will receive a notification when they go on sale and you can purchase one.  They sell out pretty quickly so you only have a few days to get one.  They offer two sizes but I have yet to get there fast enough to even think out the larger box.  They are also going to be doing an all food box coming soon.

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It always ships in an outer box and the edibles ship outside of the main box.

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The food and the first look into the box.  It always smells so fantastic.

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Sweet Scents Candles & Melts Mistletoe Whisper Tart, Shimmering Suds Peppermint Bath Salts, and Peppa Pig Bracelet from The Jewelry Box. This bracelet is going straight into Bug’s stocking, she’s crazy for them right now and while we are not die hard Peppa Pig fans, we have watched occasionally. I seem to get just enough wax melts to last me from box to box, which is nice as I get to have plenty of new scents to try out.

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Lavender Vanilla Bath Cookies by For Sanity’s Sake Products, Snowflake Magnet and Pins from Art Altered and Eclectic Elements, and Neapolitan Ice Cream Popsicle Glycerin Soap from Hill Mail Order Company. This is the craziest soap I have received yet.  I’m not such a fan of buttons, I simply don’t wear them but I like the magnet. I also feel you can never have enough bath products so relaxing bath cookies rock.

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Candle Confectionery Buttery  Gingerbread Wax Tart, Jodi’s Craft Emporium Reusable Makeup Pad, and Yule Log Soaps Chocolate Peppermint Soap. I have received a melt from Candle COnfectionery in each of these boxes I’ve ordered and the smell great and are long lasting.  I now have two of the makeup pads and think they are a good idea, instead of using cotton balls all the time.

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Salted Caramel Candle from Hannah Made Gifts, Christmas Cookie Hand & Body Scrub and Almond Biscotti Shea Butter Lip Balm from Shell’s Soaps and Bayberry Spice Wax Tart from Ugly Duckling Designs. This Candle smells amazing! Can’t wait to use all of these things actually, so Festive!!!

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Pecan Pie Scent Tub from Jewelry in Candles, Movado & Mullins Soy Candle, Candy Cane Sugar Scrub by The Sweet N Salty Bath Shop. I’m a little confused by the first one.  It doesn’t tell me what it is.  I’m not sure if it’s a melt or perfume or just a sample of one of the available scents.  I did rub a bit on my wrist and now smell like pie so there are worse things.  The scrub smells great too.

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Ribbon Hair Ties from The Maine Coon Cat, Lavender Lemon Aide by Mother’s Nature, and Stacie Marie Essentials 100% Natural Beauty Blotting Sheets. I have just about stretched to the max the hair ties I got last month so I am glad to get more.  The balm is to help bumps and bruises and while I never think to buy blotting papers, I do use them if the end up in my purse.

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Mint Cookie by Yummilicious Treats, Rosemary Gourmet Sea Salt by Superior Salt and Creme De Menthe Pattie by Jennie Zee’s Handmade Gourmet. This cookie was really good. It had a chocolate mint cookie covered with white chocolate and mint candy chunks. I think the salt will be put to use for Xmas dinner and I am trying to hold off on scarfing the chocolate.  I don’t give it much longer.

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Ken’s Airy Crunch Peanut Brittle and Raspberry Rock Candy from Home and Family Creations.  The brittle is good and I’m not even a big fan of brittle normally.  The candy is okay but I don’t get a super shot of raspberry flavor.  That in no way means I won’t be eating it though.

I am still a fan of this box and will be making the attempt next month to grab another one.  I like the mix of stuff and I really do use all of the things I get.  Bath products are a staple around here, I have a candle or melt going everyday and I never say no to food (even if I should).  It works out to about $1-2 an item with the shipping and I feel that what I receive is worth that or would cost me more if I was to buy something similar in the store.  I also get to try Etsy shops I wouldn’t be able to, because the large majority of these do not ship internationally. Get on the mailing list by clicking here.

Advent Calendar Day 15 has brought to my eager little hands,

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20141215_082917 Ooh La Lift Instant Under-Eye Brightening Boost.

With the lack of sleep from a night owl baby I need some brightening so I think Benefit takes the day.  Body Shop continues to have a lack of surprise with grouping family items on consecutive days but I was tiring of my current night cream so I’m happy for the switch.

 

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