Indulge Me Box February 2015

Indulge Me Box is a relatively new Canadian monthly box.  Boxes cost $20 per month with $5 shipping to Canada, but do get cheaper with longer subscriptions.  Each box will include a  mix of skin care, makeup, accessories and surprise gifts. They also promise to include at least five items in each box, though this may be changing in future months.

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First look this month was pretty good.  I was sad to see that there was a powder over everything.  I could see just a corner of something orange that was the same color as the powder but it was a mess.

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Accessories by Upper Canada Peppermint Infused Cozy Socks-$7.00

I love fun socks.  Fuzzy socks are right up there too.  These have peppermint oil in them to help smooth and soften your feet as you wear them.  I have had similar type socks from other companies and like them.  I have no idea if they actually do anything for my feet but they keep them warm and that’s all I need.

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Eyes By ToGoSpa Coconut Replenishing Treatments-$12.50

I have been seeing these things all over the internet lately.  Bear has been antisleep for the last little while, coupled with me going back to work, so something that will soothe my eye area and help to make it look like I might have had more then 3 hours of sleep is awesome.

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Poppy & Elle Ribbon Hair Ties-$5.36

I have become enamored with these things.  I like getting them as often as I can and wear them every day.

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Elbow Grease Relaxing Solid Lotion Bar-$3.50

Another handmade Etsy item, this is a bar that you just need to warm up in your hands and then rub on to moisturize for all day softness.

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Scented Bath Fizzle in Orange Frosty

This was the source of all the mess.  There is a hole in the plastic wrap and it must have got mashed in transport.  I have sent an email to let them know and I have always had great response from them before so I expect nothing different this time.  This being broken doesn’t affect my ability to use this item once that bath ban is over…..only one more week to go.

I think this might be my favorite box from them so far, so I’m kind of sad that after this one they are switching up things and they are going to be sending out natural skincare, cosmetics & bonus items instead of lifestyle products.  I hope that they keep up with the level of quality that they have built up to over the last few months.  If you want to check them out visit http://www.indulgemebox.com

 

 

Indulge Me Box January 2015

Indulge Me Box is a relatively new Canadian monthly box.  Boxes cost $20 per month with $5 shipping to Canada, but do get cheaper with longer subscriptions.  Each box will include a  mix of skin care, makeup, accessories and surprise gifts. They also promise to include at least five items in each box, though this may be changing in future months.

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First look seems like it’s a little empty but that’s just due to the fact that the box is always the same size no matter what’s in it.

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I like their info cards.  The front is always seasonally appropriate and the back lists the items and retails.

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Pretty Tea in Peppery Grapefruit-$3.50

I do not drink coffee so tea is my warm beverage of choice.  This one smells amazing!  My Hubby got me the cutest little tea steeper for Xmas so I have everything I need to try this.  I can see actual pieces of dried grapefruit in it and they included a code to get free shipping if you order from the website. Oh and they are Canadian too, yay!

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Fresh Cream Tinted Lip Balm-$3.50

As you can see this is Cinnamon with  Gold Shimmer tinted, and it is also awesome.  It provides more of just the shimmer when it’s on then a color but it looks good and feels good.  The company promises that each one is made just 2 weeks before shipping, so you know it’s fresh as well.

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Naiad Soap Arts Sugar Scrub in Pineapple Mint-$6.57

This is one of the oddest things I’ve ever smelt.  It’s not a bad smell just a super weird combo to me.  I think my soap fetish is only slightly below my lip product and stationery fetishes so I love receiving anything bath/body related.  It’s items like this though that I keep hidden away for just me instead of allowing the family to try.

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Karma Hoop Earrings-$12.00

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Braid Sting with Feathers-$8.00

This is probably my least favorite item in the box this month, mostly because I simply don’t know when I would wear it.  It Can be used as a headband or braided into you hair.  I think I might get more use out of it if I take the feathers off.

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Indie Beauty Shop Green & White Detox Facial Mask-$1.00

This was a bonus item this month.  There is enough here for two uses and this is also from a Canadian company.

This months box has a value of $34.57.  I have always found this box to be fun and containing things I like.  It seems there have been some people who have contacted the owner and feel that they are being ripped off but I’m not sure why they feel that.  I think maybe they are forgetting that this is only the third offering and all new boxes have a learning curve.  The owner has taken the feedback and made changes to try to give people what they want and I think there has been plenty of effort made with them.  I hope this box continues to grow.

 

 

Indulge Me Box December 2014 & Day 7 Advent

Indulge Me Box is a brand new Canadian monthly box.  Boxes cost $20 per month with free shipping to Canada, but do get cheaper with longer subscriptions.  Each box will include a  mix of skin care, makeup, accessories and surprise gifts. They also promise to include at least five items in each box. This months box is their second one so far.

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As promised, this months box is noticeably better then last months.

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Inside was nicely wrapped and smelled fantastic!

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The card is also new as promised from last month and I like it.  The front tells about the theme and that their online store is now open and the back lists the products in this months box.

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Bizou Scarf-$24.90

I like this scarf. It’s super soft and a good length.  I also like that it is not white though I’m guessing there were a bunch of color options sent out.

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Yankee Candle Votive in Gingerbread-$1.99

The whole box smelled like this candle including the scarf, which I noticed when I wore it out.  This will be good to burn over Christmas time to make the whole house smell fantastic.

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L’Occitane Velvet Hand Cream in Rose 4 Reines-30mL $12.00

This is not an overpowering rose scent like some less expensive hand lotions can be.  It is a blend of Grasse, Bulgarian, Moroccan, and Turkish roses, and absorbs quickly and really does make my hands feel velvety.

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DIY Gift Packages

This is the box and ribbons needed to create a small gift holder.  It would be stocking stuffer sized or fit a gift card into.  I like crafting so I’m okay with this but I’m not sure this is what people would be expecting from this type of box.

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Trend Trunk Gift Card-$5.00

Trend Truck is a website where you can post clothes and accessories you no longer wear or want and others can buy them.  I’m not sure what denominations were sent out but mine is worth $5.00, which buys you nothing on this site. Maybe if I’d got the $250 one I’d be excited about this but it’s a fail for me.

This month Indulge Me Box had a value of about $45.00 but I am not thrilled with the gift card and am only ok with the DIY  project.  Luckily the scarf alone covered the cost of the box and I think the lotion is great.  For only their second box I feel it’s definitely on the right track.  They have also revamped the website and it looks awesome! Right now they are also giving a discount to their store when you go to the site.

Check them out by clicking here

Day 7 of the advent Calendars brought me the following:

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Silvery Hair Tie from Benefit-Puttin’ On The Glitz

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Strawberry Heart Shaped Soap from The Body Shop and a reminder ” You have a place in someone’s heart”.

In a very slight way the soap wins today, but it’s closer to a tie then you think.  I’m a late convert to the ribbon hair ties and am enjoying them tremendously.

Just over two weeks till Xmas…..what are you hoping to find under the tree this year?

 

 

 

 

Indulge Me Box November 2014

Indulge Me Box is a brand new Canadian monthly box.  Boxes cost $20 per month with free shipping to Canada, but do get cheaper with longer subscriptions.  Each box will include a  mix of skin care, makeup, accessories and surprise gifts. They also promise to include at least five items in each box. After a bit of a hassle involving Canada Post and a holiday messing up delivery schedules I managed to finally get my box.

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Just before receiving the box they sent out an email letting everyone know that for this first month the box would just be plain and that there would be no info card, but they promise next month will be like the perfect gift and have a card.  The email did let you know what products were included just like a card would.

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Benefit Cosmetics The Porefessional-7.5mL $12.00

I’ve been having a bit of a love affair with primers lately so I’m super happy to get this. While the outer packaging says not for sale I can buy this exact size product at Sephora so I think it’s a good sized sample.

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Clinique Moisture Surge-30mL $21.00

I have never used any Clinique products before but have always wanted to. I thought this was a cleanser but it’s actually a lotion that will plump up skin for up to 24 hours.

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Butr Handmade Soap-$4.00

There is no scent listed on this bar but it smells really good and fresh. This is about a half size bar from what they sell.  Also included was a code to get a free bar with purchase of seven from their Etsy shop.

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MAC Eye Kohl in Teddy-1.45g $18.00 Full Size

This is a really nice dark coppery brown shade. I am loving the liners I’ve been receiving from my boxes and am trying colours I probably would never have thought to buy.

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Indulge Me Necklace-$10.00

This is the one item I’m really not thrilled with.  I definitely wouldn’t pay $10.00 for this. It feels and looks quite cheap and the “gem” in the center isn’t even glued on straight.  I know they plan to include accessories in the boxes which I like but if this is indicative of what we will be getting I’d rather they stick to the other products.  I will get more use out of the baggie it came in then the necklace.

Overall I was happy with this first box from Indulge Me. It had a value of $55.00 without the necklace so still well above what I paid.  I think it will go uphill from here for them and really hope it does because I’d like a Canadian company to succeed.  They have said upcoming boxes will contain products from Allison’s and L’Occitane and also a December box spoiler is out and there will be a scarf included so looking forward to that.

If you’re interested in checking them out visit http://www.indulgemebox.com