Rosalette Beauty Bag March 2018

Rosalette Beauty Bag is a monthly subscription that sends out makeup and beauty products.  They offer a few different plans, either 4 sample sized products or 5-6 products, mixed between sample and full sized.  Plans start at $13.90 a month and there are added shipping costs.  If you subscribe for a year there are discounts.  I have no beauty bags left in my sub rotation so I was on the lookout for a cheaper one to get me some fun things.  I chose the Deluxe Bag, which is the bigger of the two.  They do send out shipping notices so that’s nice and it turns out that they are a Canadian company too!!!!  This month was also really late to arrive.

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Not Soap, Radio Bubbles, not carbs-37.5mL $2.75

This body wash or bubble bath is made of grapefruit, guava, and mandarin to help you resist temptation.  If this stuff really works I’m going to cover myself in every single product made in this scent.  It does smell good and I’ve received two other samples from this same brand, in previous months, that had a great lather and that I enjoyed.

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Sorme #901 Brush-$?

This brush doesn’t seem to be listed on their website but it is a nice fluffy powder brush.  The bristles seem synthetic but that doesn’t bother me.  I don’t really love getting brushes in my boxes but this brand seems to be good and the one I got last month is working out.

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Manna Kadar Liplocked Priming Lip Wand in Creme-$24.00

This lipstick has a built-in primer to help it last.  The shade is described as a soft tea rose.  It’s an okay colour but not the greatest for me.  I do like this brand though and have received many items from them in various boxes.

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Manna Kadar Glo Illuminator-$29.00

I like this illuminator.  It provides a soft shimmer and isn’t crazy glittery.  The base is great for my skin tone and all you can see is the glow…..:)

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Real Chemistry Fresh Start Foaming Cleanser-15mL $2.86

I’ve received many items from this brand before but never this product.  This is a cream type cleanser and it’s made to remove impurities and excess oil.   I’m almost out of the current cleanser I’m using so this has arrived at the right time.

This month is WAY better than the last few have been.  The value is high and the items are great.  There was a good mix of items and it’s nice to see the makeup back in the bag.  There still seem to be some issue with the fact that everything was just tossed into a mailer bag but at least it wasn’t the same as last month.  If you want to try out this subscription click here to go to CrateJoy and check them out.

 

 

 

iBeauty Box April 2018

iBeauty Box is a monthly box that sends you an assortment of cosmetics, skin care, lifestyle items.  They include full size and sample size products from brands you know and ones to discover.  You could get anything from nail care, hair care, skincare, jewelry, or candles to makeup.  I’ve been in the market for more of the beauty boxes that drew me into this for a while so when I saw this one I thought I’d give it a try.  Boxes start at $24.99 a month and go down very slightly if you subscribe for a longer term.  Shipping to Canada is included in that price.

They ship in a blue CrateJoy box with their label as a sticker on one side.  Inside I found everything packed in with squiggles to cushion it.

They have an info card included that tells you the products you received plus the value of those items.  It’s nothing fancy but it does the job it needs to.

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Heartbeat Necklace-$29.00

I actually really like this necklace but feel that the price they have listed for it is high.  It has a tag on it that looks really cheap and like you might find this in the dollar store.  That being said I will wear it because I think it’s cool and just hope that it won’t turn my skin green.

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Essential Tools Powder Brush-$7.99

This brush is awesome!  The bristles are super soft and will be great for spreading powder evenly.  I’m not normally a huge fan of getting brushes in boxes because I don’t replace them as often as they tend to arrive but this one I’m happy about.

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TonyMoly I’m Real Facial Sheet Mask-$9.99

TonyMoly is a brand I love and I’m always happy to get anything in a box from it.  This is an aloe moisturizing sheet mask.  I never used to use sheet masks before I got into boxes but now they are my go to.  You can pop one on and still go about your day while it does its magic.

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Menow True Lips Lip Liner Pencil in 050-$5.99

This lip liner is in a medium pink shade that will go really well with lots of different lipsticks.  I don’t wear lip liners all that often anymore but sometimes you need the added staying power that liner can give you.  This is an old-school pencil liner, no twist ups here.

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Fashion Pen-$6.99

This is another item I think is overvalued.  It is very Spring-like and writes well though.

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Jot Notebook-$8.99

I guess they are going heavy on the lifestyle aspect of the box this month.  This is a notebook and pen combo, not quite what you would expect in a beauty box.  It will be useful but I’d rather have received some more actual makeup.

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The bonus samples this month are Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, (which I love!) and Face It Magic COver BB Cream.

I am rather surprised at the items I got in the box this month.  It wasn’t so much a beauty box and that is what I am hoping to receive.  The brush and the mask are great and it’s nice to get the bonus samples.  The value of the box this month is $68.95 plus sample packets.  I think that’s highly inflated and a bit of a letdown.  If you want to check out iBeauty Box or any other boxes on CrateJoy click here and start your search.

Lippie Box April 2018

LippieBox is a monthly subscription that sends out 5 new or trending lip and beauty products.  They say they are most popular among tweens and teens but I love lip products and think it’s going to be great.  Boxes start at $19.00 per month and there is a $7.00 shipping fee to Canada.  Prices do go down with longer subscriptions. The box itself is tiny and fits easily in your mailbox.

The box itself is pink and white with the logo on the top and the website on the sides.  Inside everything was packed well and there are squiggles under the items to keep them safe.

They do have an info card that tells you what you are getting, social media links, and the retail value of the item.  It’s nice that it’s all full colour and on card stock, so it’s bent but not destroyed by living in the box for shipping.

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Chicken Poop Lip Junk-$4.00

As I’m sure you can guess there is no actual poop in the lip balm.  They sent it with a saying ” Grandpa says: If ya got dry lips put chicken poop on ’em so ya won’t lick ’em.”  It contains lavender and that is the main scent that comes out when you put it on. It also uses avocado oil and beeswax to give you soft lips.

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Sun Crush Lips Organic Calendula Lip Balm-$3.75

This balm is supposed to soothe the worst lips.  It is made with Calendula flowers and I received the Orange Ginger flavour and it’s not something I would normally go for.  I’m not a huge fan of ginger.  It does feel nice on my lips though.

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Breakups to Makeup Lipstick Pen-$?

This is slightly odd.  They seem to include one non-makeup item each month and this is it for April.  The kids will enjoy using this, I think it’s just a cute promo gimmick.

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Lip Locker Lipstick-$4.99

This might look like a tube of lip balm but inside is a shimmery dark mauve lipstick.  From the info included they are just about to launch a DIY lipstick kit so you can create your own custom lipsticks.  This was a fun surprise to open up.

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Naked Scrubs Naked Lemon Scrub-$5.00

This is a lip and body scrub made of natural ingredients.  It smells like fresh lemons and it’s a sugar scrub, which I prefer to a salt scrub.  This one is going in the tub right away.

I am very happy to have found this box.  I was a little concerned about getting a lip product only box as I have so much of it but the items in here are great and a good mix of things.  The value for this month is $17.74, an okay value.  You can visit CrateJoy by clicking here and check out this box and many others.

 

Fred’s Box Mystery Subscription Box April 2018

Fred’s Box is a monthly subscription full of things for kids 3 and over.  In the Mystery Box, you get a book, an Ooshie or Crayola funky shapes, depending on the age of the recipient, pencil, sticker, and some mystery items. You can get this box as a twin version to get double the goodies.  There is a straight Ooshies box that saves you from having to try to collect them one at a time as well, in 4 sizes.  Boxes start at $3.99 British Pounds and go up from there.  Shipping to Canada is 54 pence a month.  I decided to go with the Mystery Box for Bug and since her birthday is soon, I aged her up to 6 for the books.  They shipped out quite quickly after ordering and now we get to check out what’s inside.

The flat box showed up around the same time again this month.  It looked a little messy inside but it does travel a long way to get here.

This month’s book is Kasia’s Surprise.  It is a novel about the summer break from school and the adventures of Kasia during that time.  It has a few Polish words and looks to be a good chapter book right at Bug’s current reading level.  It also has some images in the book to help with grasping the storyline.

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I can’t remember what this little lizard guys name is, but he is very cute.  I see my girls playing with the Ooshies they have previously received all the time so that is a good thing.  So many little toys get played with and tossed aside.

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The pencil crayon of the month is a lovely orange one and the sticker is there as normal.

Our four mystery items this month are a package of animal print scissors, a pack of Shopkins Trading cards (the kids love this game), Frozen Best Friends Necklace set, and a Frozen jewelry set that includes ring, bracelets, and necklaces.  We used to have scissors in this house, no clue where they ended up so getting more is a needed item.  There are lots of pieces of jewelry for the girls so there should be less fighting than normal…..who am I kidding?

This box is great fun.  The girls are going to be very happy with all the toys in it and the book has already been given the thumb’s up.  There is an opportunity for creativity with the crayons and pencils, learning with the book, and play with the rest.  I can’t wait to see what future boxes from them bring us.  Fred’s Box run contests and have lots of special boxes you can get quite often.  If you want to check them out and get your own box of goodies click here.

 

 

Rosalette Beauty Bag February 2018

Rosalette Beauty Bag is a monthly subscription that sends out makeup and beauty products.  They offer a few different plans, either 4 sample sized products or 5-6 products, mixed between sample and full sized.  Plans start at $13.90 a month and there are added shipping costs.  If you subscribe for a year there are discounts.  I have no beauty bags left in my sub rotation so I was on the lookout for a cheaper one to get me some fun things.  I chose the Deluxe Bag, which is the bigger of the two.  They do send out shipping notices so that’s nice and it turns out that they are a Canadian company too!!!!

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This bag showed up very late and there was no inner bag holding the items.  This bag has seemed to go downhill in the last little while and this was the lowest it’s been.

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Manna Runway Ready Face Primer-$16.80 8mL

I love primers and this is one that I’ve never tried before.  It is quite a bit thicker than some of the other ones that are similar.  It goes on smooth though and doesn’t feel thick on my skin.  I think this will be a good coverage primer and look forward to using it.

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Sorme Large Fluff Brush-$?

This brush is not listed on their website so I’m not sure about a value on it.  It is a soft eyeshadow brush.  I think it will be a good replacement for one of the brushes that I use now.

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aBella Matte Liquid Lipstick in Laila-$?

The website for this company says they are not selling to customers right now as they upgrade their products.  That does make me wonder about this lipstick. Liquid lipstick is my nemesis.  I seem to be able to only make a giant mess with it.  Applying this one to test it out was no exception.  The colour is nice, slightly darker than I might normally wear for day to day but not crazy. I like that it is purple. It is a matte so it dries on your lips and becomes a battle to rub your lips together.  This probably means that it’ll stay on for a while though.  If I can get this one without looking like a clown I’m going to be wearing it.

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Medusa’s Make-Up Eyeshadow in Electro Pink-$4.00

Part of me is all, OMG how am I ever going to wear neon pink eyeshadow, and the other half is, OMG I love it!  🙂  It is very bright and very glittery and that is what comes through when you actually put it on.  I’ve received a bit of Medus’s Make-Up before and it has always been great to work with and gives me good staying power.  I’m happy with this.

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Akar Nutrient Boost Eye Serum-$?

I have no clue how big this tube is but a full bottle of this is $85 for 10mL.  This is made to reduce puffiness, dryness, and dark circles.  It is made with a bunch of oils and other ingredients to make a concentrated serum that has no fillers in it.

I am quite disappointed with the box this month.  Two of the items are duplicates, just in different shades and there seemed to be no care in tossing everything together in the bag. There is a good mix of beauty products and they’ve given me the makeup I’ve been missing from my other boxes.  You can find them on CrateJoy by clicking here and searching Rosalette.

iBeauty Box March 2018

iBeauty Box is a monthly box that sends you an assortment of cosmetics, skin care, lifestyle items.  They include full size and sample size products from brands you know and ones to discover.  You could get anything from nail care, hair care, skincare, jewelry, or candles to makeup.  I’ve been in the market for more of the beauty boxes that drew me into this for a while so when I saw this one I thought I’d give it a try.  Boxes start at $24.99 a month and go down very slightly if you subscribe for a longer term.  Shipping to Canada is included in that price.

They ship in a blue CrateJoy box with their label as a sticker on one side.  Inside I found everything packed in with squiggles to cushion it.

They have an info card included that tells you the products you received plus the value of those items.  It’s nothing fancy but it does the job it needs to.

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Sterling Silver Teardrop Necklace-$35.99

This is a super cute necklace.  I really like it and it’s something that I will wear.  It’s bright silver and I hope it doesn’t fade or tarnish.  It doesn’t say where this is from but it’s a good start to the box.

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Victoria’s Secret The One Luminous Cheek & Face Highlighter-$19.99

This is also fabulous!  It’s pale pink and shimmery and everything I love in a highlighter/blush.  I don’t often use a cream but I think I will start with this one.  It glides on smoothly and I really am in love with the shimmer.

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Stowaway Mini Lipstick in Cranberry-$10.00

I had thought I  would find this to be way too red for me but I kinda like it.  It glided on nicely and it’s a perfect red that works.  I’ve never heard of this brand but if this is an example of it I hope to get more.

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Colormates Eyeshadow Palette-$6.99

This is a 12 colour palette.  I am shocked to see it in this box even though it must be a drugstore brand because of the price.  All of these are shimmer shades and if you can’t tell, I really like glitter and shimmer so that makes this a win.

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Six Sided Nail File and Buffer-$5.99

This seems like a useful tool to have.  I have a couple of these as individual tools but nothing like this that incorporates all of the things into one.

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10 Professional Nail Lacquer-$5.99

There is no name on this but it’s colour number 443.  It’s a glorious shimmery purple that gave great coverage with just one coat.  This is another brand that is new to me.

I guess these are bonuses as none of them are listed on the card.  We have a Crystal Collagen Gold Powder Eye Mask, belif The True Cream, and Peter Thomas Roth Blemish Buffing Beads.  I think it’s great that they don’t include these in the value of the box but still toss them in to make us feel special that we got more things.

I am pleasantly surprised at the items I got in this box.  There were a few negative reviews but based on this box I am very happy.  They had a good mix of makeup and the skincare samples.  The value of the box this month is $84.95 plus sample packets.  That’s triple what I paid for the box, which is outstanding.  If you want to check this box out for yourself, you can head over to CrateJoy by clicking here.

 

Lippie Box March 2018

LippieBox is a monthly subscription that sends out 5 new or trending lip and beauty products.  They say they are most popular among tweens and teens but I love lip products and think it’s going to be great.  Boxes start at $19.00 per month and there is a $7.00 shipping fee to Canada.  Prices do go down with longer subscriptions.  My first box showed up within 3 weeks of ordering and it’s so darn cute I can’t believe it.

Since it’s my first box I took lots of pictures to give you some idea of what you can expect.  The box itself is pink and white with the logo on the top and the website on the sides.  Inside everything was packed well and there are squiggles under the items to keep them safe.

They do have an info card that tells you what you are getting, social media links, and the retail value of the item.  It’s nice that it’s all full colour and on card stock, so it’s bent but not destroyed by living in the box for shipping.

BeBe Bartoons Orange Creamsicle Frog-$5.99

I’m so happy with the first item out of this box!!!  This little frog is made by a company created on an idea from an 11and 12-year-old.  The pods can be refilled or if you use it all up the container can be used for storing air buds or other small items.

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Balm Daddy Legacy Lip Balm in Illustrious-$2.99

Illustrious is a citrus champagne flavour of lip balm.  I’ll be honest and say that it smells and tastes pretty horrible.  It does leave my lips feeling smooth and I’m sure it’ll soften them but so far it’s not something I’ll reach for all that often.

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Lip Balm Holder Keychain-$4.00~

This is made by the box and there is not a price with it.  It is super useful and fun.  It holds the regular lip balm completely so you don’t need to worry about it falling out of the cap coming off.  The snap is strong too.  This is a perfect addition to a box like this.

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Taste Beauty Lipstick in Mauve-$5.00

This lipstick is wonderful.  It’s a great shade for me and goes on really nicely.  The company never tests on animals and the lipstick is gluten-free.

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Lavee Beauty Nutri-Pure Lip Balm-$8.00

This is an organic lip balm.  It not only moisturizes your lips, it also smoothes the lines around them and repairs them.  It smells nice, not very strong and my lips feel nice with it in them.  This is a much better option than the first balm in this box.

I am very happy to have found this box.  I was a little concerned about getting a lip product only box as I have so much of it but the items in here are great and a good mix of things.  The value for this month is $25.98, a good value.  You can find this box on CrateJoy by searching LippieBox here.

 

Teardrop Storm Glass Weather Forecaster Home Decor Review

Feriwola has a large selection of home decor items to add character to your house.  Included in that is this teardrop weather forecaster.

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This is a glass figure with some type of chemical substance inside it that reacts to the weather pressure changes. This results in the crystals changing shape. It comes with instructions that let you know what each type means.

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I have to be honest it has not changed at all since I got it so I’m not sure how well it does it’s job but it is pretty and looks nice on the bookcase. If you want one yu can get it here,https://feriwola.com/products/teardrop-storm-glass-weather-forecast-home-decor

 

I received this product at a discount for review but all opinions are my own.

Fred’s Box Mystery Subscription Box March 2018

Fred’s Box is a monthly subscription full of things for kids 3 and over.  In the Mystery Box, you get a book, an Ooshie or Crayola funky shapes, depending on the age of the recipient, pencil, sticker, postcards, and some mystery items. You can get this box as a twin version to get double the goodies.  There is a straight Ooshies box that saves you from having to try to collect them one at a time as well, in 4 sizes.  Boxes start at $3.99 British Pounds and go up from there.  Shipping to Canada is 54 pence a month.  I decided to go with the Mystery Box for Bug and since her birthday is soon, I aged her up to 6 for the books.  They shipped out quite quickly after ordering and now we get to check out what’s inside.

We got this box on time, so now I really don’t know what happened to the last one that took so long.  I could see from the first glance that this was going to be another good one.

The book this month is going to be a huge hit!  Bug has been obsessed with these Fairy books and we now own so many of them.  Luckily this is not one of the ones we’ve found.  Ruth the Red Riding Hood Fairy is book 4 of the Storybook Fairies collection.

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Our Ooshie this month is Cyborg.  He’s adorable and I love him.  He’s a good character and this one will join the princesses in the castle or the Lego house that’s being created.

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Purple pencil crayon and sticker.  I find random things with these stickers on them throughout the house.

The mystery items have hit it out of the park one more time.  We have a Frozen necklace that has sparkles that move around, Shopkins Trading Card Game pack, Shopkins Barrettes, a Frozen coin purse, and an Elsa tiara.  I can only envision fights happening but all of these things are going to be hot commodities in our house.  They really do know the crowd they are packing for and we have yet to get a box of things no one wants to play with or use.  It’s uncanny.

This box is great fun.  The girls are going to be very happy with all the toys in it and the book has already been given the thumb’s up.  There is an opportunity for creativity with the crayons and pencils, learning with the book, and play with the rest.  I can’t wait to see what future boxes from them bring us.  Fred’s Box run contests and have lots of special boxes you can get quite often.  If you want to check them out and get your own box of goodies click here.

Bitchy Box TOM February 2018

Bitchy Box is a TOM box with a difference.  They don’t provide feminine hygiene items, but instead items to help you get through that time of the month.  They will fill the box with a variety of sweet treats, salty snacks, and handpicked gifts.  They endeavor to make sure you don’t stab anyone while you are riding some fun hormonal shifts.  They have 3,6, or 12-month plans available, starting at $66.00, plus shipping to Canada.  I had seen some other people’s boxes from them and thought they looked fun so I’m trying them out.

This is my last box from them so I hope it’s good!  Everything was safely packed in tissue paper and nothing looked damaged or broken.

The info card has the list of items on the front page, recipes in the middle, and all the social media contacts on the back.

Harebrained “Big Trouble In Little ‘Gina” Period Panties-$12.99

These are not one of the ones I’ve been hoping for but they are still pretty fun.  It never hurts to have Kurt Russell on your bum.  These are the same as all the other period panties in that they are lined in the front and crotch with black fabric just in case.

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“Bitches Make Wishes” Wishbone Pendant-$?

This pendant is made by Bitchy Box and is so you can keep getting what you want while you’re dealing with all that life throws at you.  I’ll take some extra luck any time it’s available.

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Meji Hello Panda Creme Filled Cookies-$?

I LOVE THESE COOKIES!!!!!!!  I’ve had to stop buying them at the store when I go because I want all the boxes of them.  They have a crunchy cookie outer shell with a soft gooey inside.  These ones are chocolate flavour but they come in many others.

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Ramune Drink Strawberry Flavour-$?

This is another thing I’ve had before and enjoy.  There is a little ball in the top that you push into the drink and it carbonates it right as you drink.  They are quite sweet but that’s okay.

Red Fortune Teller Fish-$0.06

This little fish in a bag tells you your fortune.  You place it in your palm and it curls or moves in a way that tells you what is going on.  Mine didn’t move which according to the instructions means it’s dead.  Go figure.

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Bonus-Fortune Cookies

This month had another great selection of things.   I think that they really nailed the theme of Va-China New Year this month!  Everything in the box is made to make you feel better and less worked up about things that may go on for this time of the month.  I am not bothering with a value this month as half the box I can’t possibly price.  It’s enough to know that I’m happy and love everything!