Glorious Life Soap Of The Month July 2017

Glorious Life is a Canadian company that makes handcrafted soap, skin, and body care products.  I found them on Etsy but they also have a website.  They make all their items in small batches and they are free from synthetic dyes and fragrances, preservatives, parabens, and phthalates.  They are all gluten free and most of them are vegan as well.  They offer 4, 6, and 12-month subscriptions, starting at $25.00, including shipping to Canada.  I was looking for something different and was happy to stumble across this one.

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They ship the soap in a regular envelope and inside of that is this cardstock.  It wraps around the soap and keeps everything nice and safe.

Forest Fresh Natural Soap-$2.25

I am very happy to have received this one.  It was one that I have been waiting for all subscription and since this is my last bar, I put in a special request for it.  They had been sold out on the website so I wasn’t getting my hopes up but it’s here and I love it!  It is a blend of four pines and smells like the forest as opposed to Christmas.

I’m really glad to support a Canadian company and enjoy handcrafted bath products.  This is an inexpensive way to get a great selection of soaps and after browsing their site there is definitely a few soaps I’m hoping will show up in my mailbox.  If you sign up for their newsletter you can get 15% off your purchase and they have also sent me a code to get 3% off any further purchases from the site.

Rosalette Beauty Bag July 2017

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.  The do send out shipping notices so that’s nice and it turns out that they are a Canadian company too!!!!

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They have changed the shiny gold bag to a red organza one for this month.  I’m not sure f it’s just a coincidence or if they are showing their Canadian pride.  All bags like this go to my Mom as I don’t have a use for them and I don’t want to throw them out.

They don’t have an info card but there is this Thank You card and a reminder that they would love a share on social media. #rosalettebeauty

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Trust Fund Beauty Polish in What’s A Budget-$15.00

This is such a fun summer shade of nail polish.  It is a bright baby blue that will be noticed.  This polish is non-toxic and 7 free along with being vegan and cruelty-free.I have received other items from this brand before and have always found them to be good.  Nail polish is something I would be happy to get very rarely though as I have more than enough and I don’t put it on too often.

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Hanna Organic Skincare Gentle Toner-$7.00 30mL

I love getting toner in boxes because it almost never happens!  This toner is made to be sprayed directly onto your face but that never works for me all that well so I think I’ll spray onto a cotton pad and wipe it on.  It has a slightly unpleasant smell to it but it fades fast so it’s not a huge deal.  This toner is supposed to soothe, hydrate, and restore skin’s pH levels.  It is also good for all skin types.

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Cosmoholic Liquid Lipstick in Prudish Pink-$10.00

This is an item I am torn about.  On one hand, I love anything that is a lip product.  On the other, liquid lipstick is the one thing I could live without.  I cannot get the application of these things right.  It is so thick and doesn’t glide on like gloss does from the same applicator.  With all that being said, this one is okay and not sticky at all. The colour is not all that great for me, it’s a little light and doesn’t look right when I put it on.  Let’s hope it’s that I’m a little red from the sun today and it looks better next time I try it.

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Medusa’s Make-Up Witch Lash Mascara-$12.00

This must be a new item out there because I’ve seen it popping up in other subscription boxes as well as this one.  I was noticing today when I went to get a new tube from my stash that it was getting low so this it welcome to join it.  This is a lengthening and volumizing mascara and it has a rubber brush.  I don’t know how that helps me but it sounds good.

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Jersey Shore Cosmetics My Lash Secret Curler-$30.00

Ugh.  I hate eyelash curlers and never, ever, ever use one.  I’m so sad this is the big item in the box and it’s a waste for me.  I know I’m in the minority on this one and that lots of people would be thrilled to get this but it does nothing for me.  I’m sure it’s lovely though.

I am very happy with my third box from them, minus the curler.  There is a great mix of beauty products and they’ve given me the makeup I’ve been missing from my other boxes.  The value of this month is a whopping $74.00.  That is great and so much higher than the price of the box.  The shipping was quick as well since they are Canadian and only a province over from me.  If you want to try them out they have a coupon that will get you 10% off any subscription, just type ROSALETTE at checkout.

 

Rosalette Beauty Bag June 2017

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.  The do send out shipping notices so that’s nice and it turns out that they are a Canadian company too!!!!

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They sent another gold bag out.  It fits well in the bubble mailer they ship it in.

They still didn’t have an info card in there but this time they did include a thank you and a reminder to share the on social media. #rosalettebeauty

Gold Eye Gels-$4.25

These are made by a brand I’ve never heard of but it seems to be all hand made and sold online.  These are used to help depuff and destress your eye area.  I like to use these as I can still go about what I’m doing and have them on.

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Radiant Gold Leaf Highlighter-$22.00

This highlighter stick contains real gold leaf to add more shimmer to wherever you need it.  They recommend using this everywhere from your lips to your shoulders.  It blends well and leaves just a  dusting of glitter where you’ve rubbed it.  I love me some glitter and shimmer so this makes me happy.

Medusa’s Make-Up Blush in Dangerous Liason-$12.00

This is a vegan blush that is even pinker in person than it looks in the pictures.  I really don’t know if I’ll be able to pull this off.  It’s very much something that belongs in the 80’s and maybe should have stayed there.

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MintPear C Your Youth Vitamin C Serum-$42.13

Holy Strawberries Batman, this stuff is expensive.  This serum seems to do just about everything.  It says it will reduce the appearance of wrinkles & fine lines, boost collagen, fade sun & age spots and improved skin firming, brightening, and tone for a smoother, fresher, more revitalized youthful complexion.  It is very thin and leaks out of this tube quickly.

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Akar Skin Ruby Tint Lip Butter-$3.67

This is another new brand for me.  They are Tibetan inspired and natural.  There are no petroleum oils in this balm and is tinted with a root.  It feels great on my lips and the colour is very slight.

I am very happy with my second box from them.  There is a great mix of beauty products and they’ve given me the makeup I’ve been missing from my other boxes.  The value of this month is a whopping $84.05.  That is great and so much higher than the price of the box.  The shipping was quick as well since they are Canadian and only a province over from me.  If you want to try them out they have a coupon that will get you 10% off any subscription, just type ROSALETTE at checkout.

Glorious Life Soap Of The Month June 2017

Glorious Life is a Canadian company that makes handcrafted soap, skin, and body care products.  I found them on Etsy but they also have a website.  They make all their items in small batches and they are free from synthetic dyes and fragrances, preservatives, parabens, and phthalates.  They are all gluten free and most of them are vegan as well.  They offer 4, 6, and 12-month subscriptions, starting at $25.00, including shipping to Canada.  I was looking for something different and was happy to stumble across this one.

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This one ships itself out in a normal letter envelope so they enclose the soap in a cardstock to protect it.  They also add a little note on each one.

Sensitive Shampoo Bar-$5.00

There was a little bit of a surprise this month as what fell out was not a bar of soap but a bar of shampoo.  I have never used a shampoo bar before so I am very happy that they added the instructions along with it.  It does say you may need to give it a few tried to get your hair used to the new routine and the lack of chemicals on it.

I’m really glad to support a Canadian company and enjoy handcrafted bath products.  This is an inexpensive way to get a great selection of soaps and after browsing their site there is definitely a few soaps I’m hoping will show up in my mailbox.  If you sign up for their newsletter you can get 15% off your purchase and they have also sent me a code to get 3% off any further purchases from the site.

Rosalette Beauty Bag May 2017

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.  The 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 fabulously shiny bag was inside of a bubble mailer.  There is no info card included so I’m going to have to wing it on the items.

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Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel-15mL $7.50

This is a body exfoliant that has a blend of their peel and a polishing sand.  You can use it anywhere on your body, besides your face.  It says it will help prepare your skin for a spray tan or to keep you from having those bumps when you shave your bikini area.  It is also good for keratosis, eczema, body acne, ingrown hairs, and blackheads.  I have used their peel before and it’s kinda crazy but works really well.

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Skone Cosmetics Luxe Doubler Eye & Lip Pencil in Wine-$10.00 Full Size

This is an odd colour to me to be both eye and lip liner.  It would be a good lip one but I don’t think I’ve ever put a wine colour as an eyeliner.  It is a wonderfully soft pencil that glides on smoothly but it smudges very easily.

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Starlooks Eyeshadow Duo in Fortune 500-$12.00

This is a very sparkly duo that I love.  It is one of their “Perfect Size” items, which is about 70% of a normal size and it’s what goes out in their own subscription box.  I have always been interested in their box and products so this is great for me.  I will use these shades and rock the glow!

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Glow For A Cause Facial Moisturizing Cream-.25oz $?

This smells so good!  It is a vanilla and aloe blend that refreshes and hydrates the skin while leaving it wonderfully scented and glowing.  This little pot will go a long way as it spreads out very well.  I have never ever heard of this brand before but I think I will like it based on the little I’ve tried so far.

Vasanti Sun Peached Glow Brightening Mineral Powder-$29.00

It seems like there has been a packaging change and that this might be older stock of this powder.  This is very peachy in colour and I don’t know if I’ll be able to pull it off.  It is supposed to provide a colour and a glow in one without any glitter.  It is definitely matte but such a pigmented shade that it really sticks to you.

I am very happy with my first box from them.  There is a great mix of beauty products and they’ve given me the makeup I’ve been missing from my other boxes.  The value of this month is $48.50 plus the moisturizer that I can’t value.  That is great and so much higher than the price of the box.  The shipping was quick as well since they are Canadian and only a province over from me.  If you want to try them out they have a coupon that will get you 10% off any subscription, just type ROSALETTE at checkout.

 

Loves It Newfoundland Box April 2017

Loves It is a box of Newfoundland sourced, hand crafted, home made items.  They are proudly sending out boxes of items they purchase from those local suppliers so that they can show off the greatness of their artists, crafters, and businesses.  They offer both a Standard or a Premium box and monthly or quarterly subscriptions.  Boxes start at $35.00 a month but do go down with longer plans.  There will be 4-7 items per box and they say they will range in value from $40-$75.  I am always on the lookout for Canadian boxes and so while I’m not from Newfoundland nor have I ever been there I was still interested in this box.

Hey! They switched up the box for this month.  Now I don’t have to worry about cutting into anything when opening up the box.  Once I got in I could see that things were a little stuffed to one side.

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Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Biscuit-$1.00

This cookie bar thing looks like it’ll be delicious.  It has layers of wafers and chocolate and caramel.  According to the internet, they sell millions of these every week.  I have never heard or seen them before but they appear to be Scottish and maybe only available in the Atlantic provinces.

Good On Ya All Natural Skin Care Atlantic Kelp Hydrating Mask & Mint Lip Balm-$5.00 Each

This company is a mom and daughter who needed a change from the standard items in the market right now.  The mask is a powder that needs to be mixed with water.  It removes dead skin cells, draws out toxins, and moisturizes as you use it.  This vial appears to be enough for two uses.  The lip balm is a mix of kinds of butters and oils that will keep your lips soft.

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Angela Foss Gallery Notecard-$?

This is a very beautiful notecard.  It comes with an envelope and I love the scene it portrays.  I always need note cards because of writing to my pen pals and this one will be appreciated I’m sure.

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There is no information on this print at all.  There is a signature on the bottom, Tyrone something.  It has come already in a frame/stand and depicts an elk in the northern lights in Winter.  It is a stunning image and I will display it proudly.

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Newfoundland Seasonings Steak, Burger, & Caesar Spice-$7.00

This appears to cover every possible version of what I could want.  It has no gluten, MSG, additives, or preservatives.  We have had many other spices from this brand and they have all been wonderful.  I don’t drink caesars so I’ll never know if it makes a good one but it will grace my next steak.

I thought last month (and the month before)were my last boxes from Loves It but I got this one.  As normal, I still never have any clue what to expect to be in it besides it all being from Newfoundland.  There is a good mix of products. I just wish for a few of the thing that they would tell me what or why it was included. Value is always hard for this box as I don’t always know where things are from. If you want to check them out click here to go to their site.

 

Glorious Life Soap Of The Month May 2017

Glorious Life is a Canadian company that makes handcrafted soap, skin, and body care products.  I found them on Etsy but they also have a website.  They make all their items in small batches and they are free from synthetic dyes and fragrances, preservatives, parabens, and phthalates.  They are all gluten free and most of them are vegan as well.  They offer 4, 6, and 12-month subscriptions, starting at $25.00, including shipping to Canada.  I was looking for something different and was happy to stumble across this one.

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Since they ship this sub in a normal envelope they wrap the bar of soap in cardstock before sticking it in there to keep it safe.  The owner adds a little note on it each month.

Activated Charcoal Soap-$2.25

This soap is from their Natural line.   Charcoal is commonly used as a detoxifier.  This helps to make a great facial bar as well as a hand and body bar.  With summer almost here and being outside more anything that can keep my skin looking good in fewer clothes is more than welcome.

I’m really glad to support a Canadian company and enjoy handcrafted bath products.  This is an inexpensive way to get a great selection of soaps and after browsing their site there is definitely a few soaps I’m hoping will show up in my mailbox.  If you sign up for their newsletter you can get 15% off your purchase and they have also sent me a code to get 3% off any further purchases from the site.

 

 

Juneberry Box April 2017

Juneberry Box is a bi-monthly subscription box that sends out 4-5 full-sized lifestyle items.  These may include jewelry, accessories, make-up or wellness products.  They are a Canadian company as well.  Boxes start at $28.50 every two months but go down with longer plans.  Shipping within Canada is free.  If you sign up for their newsletter you can get a code for $15.00 off a subscription.  Let’s check out what Juneberry has sent!

The box was heavier and more full than it has felt in a while.  I could see a few things that looked interesting on the first view but not a whole lot.

They have an info card that tells you the theme, Flower Power, and what the items are.  They said this theme was a throwback to their first ever box.

Looking Rosy Floral Pouch-$14.99

This is a cute little bag.  You could almost use it as a clutch.  It has a main zippered pocket under the flap and then the little pocket on the back.  It would be big enough for makeup or easily carry your phone and cards if you went that way.

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Assorted Floral Choker Necklaces-$3.99 x 2

I’m not sure how this look ever came back but I guess it is.  I’m too old to go for it and these are too small for my neck anyways.  One is flower lace and the other is a velvet band.

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Blossoming Ankle Socks-$2.99

These are a very cute pair of little socks.  I’ve received a few plain pairs like this before but never one that has been so patterned.  I have yet to find a pair of shoes that work with these type of socks but they are good for around the house.

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Springtime Scarf-$16.40

It seems like maybe there was an assortment of patterns sent out and I’m happy with the one that I received.  It is a pale peachy/pink and has black stars polka-dotted on it.  It is an infinity scarf and while I think I look odd every time I put on a scarf like this I do like it.

Forever Pink Manicure Set-$12.99

This is going straight to work with me.  I have been looking for such a perfect little kit to keep there to deal with the inevitable nail issues that I get.  It has clippers, tweezers, a file, and scissors to get you through almost anything that will come up.

They have been sending out very different things from month to month so it’s always a surprise what I’m going to find when I open this one up.  The value this month is $50.00.  Shipping is quick as well due to them being a Canadian company.  If you want to check them out click here.

 

 

 

Curiosity Box March 2017

Curiosity Box is a Canadian monthly subscription that sends out craft and activity boxes for children 3-7.  They hope to inspire curiosity and creativity in kids and help families have quality time together.  You can buy single boxes or 3,6, or 12-monthplans.  You can also get Curiosity Kits that are made for birthday parties, homeschooling or daycare groups.  Single boxes start at $26.55 and plans begin at $26.50/month and go down with longer subscriptions.  Shipping within Canada is included!  In the monthly plans, they include, in the months published, a copy of Parent’s Canada magazine.  I had been looking to replace the craft one I was getting for Bug so finding one and a Canadian one to boot is awesome!

The box was packed with lots of animal parts.  Which sounds creepy now that I’ve said it out loud.  Oh well.

They have a  tri-fold pamphlet that gives you all the instructions for your crafts, bonus activities, and fun facts based on the theme.

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Safari Animal Masks

You need this craft kit and some glue, which they included but I didn’t photo.  It looks like we got a lion and this will be a super quick one that the girls will love to play with once it’s finished.

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Safari Animal Visor Craft

Once again you need the kit and the glue.  There were three animals you might have received and we got the giraffe.  I think there’ll be a fight over this one.

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Safari Animal Plate Craft Kit

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room…….sorry, I couldn’t resist 🙂  This cute guy has pre-glued pieces to stick onto the plate to make a hanging craft.

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Safari Game

This is one of their activities instead of a craft.  They give you the game board, crayons, animals, and a die and you colour everything in before starting to play.  You just roll the die and move that many spaces around.

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Safari Sticker Sheet

This is another activity, making your own safari scene.

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The always throw in a few extras and this month we have a finger puppet, a parachuting lion, and a slide puzzle.

Bug loves this box.  She loves this kind of craft, and I like that most are simple and quick enough to do before bed or supper.  The crafts seem to be coming from Oriental Trading and I’m fine with that because I would totally be ordering from there myself if I could figure out what to do with the 17 other packages of the same crafts you need to buy at once.  The instructions are clear and the additional activities don’t require crazy supplies no one would have.  I am grateful to find any Canadian boxes and am glad to support them.  If you want to join this one, send me a message and I can give you a code for a discount off a3-monthh plan.

Glorious Life Soap Of The Month April 2017

Glorious Life is a Canadian company that makes handcrafted soap, skin, and body care products.  I found them on Etsy but they also have a website.  They make all their items in small batches and they are free from synthetic dyes and fragrances, preservatives, parabens, and phthalates.  They are all gluten free and most of them are vegan as well.  They offer 4, 6, and 12-month subscriptions, starting at $25.00, including shipping to Canada.  I was looking for something different and was happy to stumble across this one.

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This soap ships in a regular envelope and inside that it is wrapped in cardstock.  They always include a little message on the paper.

This months soap is Plain & Simple.  This one has no preservatives, detergents, dyes, gluten, artificial colours or fragrances.  If just kinda smells like soap.  It is from their organic line.  The bar is 63g and retails for $3.25.

I’m really glad to support a Canadian company and enjoy handcrafted bath products.  This is an inexpensive way to get a great selection of soaps and after browsing their site there is definitely a few soaps I’m hoping will show up in my mailbox.  If you sign up for their newsletter you can get 15% off your purchase and they have also sent me a code to get 3% off any further purchases from the site.