I love receiving subscriptions delivered to my doorstep every month filled with fun products, ranging from beauty and lifestyle to food and crafting items. It’s a great way to be introduced to new things I might not otherwise try.
My current subscriptions include Julep Maven, Eco Emi Beauty, KnitCrate, and PopSugar Must Have. Read on to see what came in each box this month:
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It’s no secret that I love nail polish. I’ve been a Julep Maven subscriber for a couple of years now and I always look forward to my monthly box from them. The Julep polish formula is one of my all time favorites. The Maven Box costs $24.99 a month, or $19.99 a month with a three-month prepaid subscription. They ship to the United States and Canada only. I love that you can select between several different offerings each month or even skip a month if you’re not feeling it.
I received the Classic With A Twist version of the Pop Collection for March which includes two polishes and a lipstick. The two polishes in my box are LuLu, a light pastel purple crème, and Jahnavi, described as an “iced chai chrome.” Both shades are soft and light and feel quite fitting for the transition from winter to spring. The box also came with a Light On Your Lips Full-Coverage Crème Lipstick. I like that I was able to pick my own shade during the Maven selection window offered before the box shipped. I picked Primp, a marsala crème, which is apparently the color of the year. I’ve only just tried this lipstick once, but so far, I really like it. It’s a very “me” kind of shade in a brown-toned pink/neutral tone and the formula feels nice.
Each Maven box comes with a quote. This month’s quote is: “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” – Robin Williams
If you’d like to learn more about the Julep Maven program, I recommend checking out their website. Join now and use code SPRING to receive the four-piece welcome box for free!
Eco Emi Beauty
The Eco Emi Beauty Box includes four to five deluxe or full sized natural and cruelty-free products ranging from bath and body to beauty and cosmetics. It costs $22 per month for US customers, which includes shipping. The box is available internationally for $34 a month.
The March box theme is “Spring is in the Air” and comes with three full size beauty products and one deluxe size perfume. The “Always Loved” Perfume by My Daughter Fragrances features Bulgarian rose oil and Turkish rose absolute for that really rosy experience. What a lovely spring fragrance! The Bergamot Orange Sugar Scrub by Grain Bath and Home is densely packed with “organic cane sugar, avocado and grapeseed oils, soothing aloe vera and essential oils of bergamot, orange and grapefruit.” Notably, it contains no nut oils for those with allergies. I always love trying new scrubs and can’t wait to give this citrusy one a go! The Gentle Peptide Cleanser by Jillian Wright Skincare is formulated with anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant rich botanicals to help “reduce redness triggered by environmental stressors without stripping the skin of it’s natural lipid barrier.” It is unscented, which is a bonus for sensitive types. The Pressed Satin Luxury Eyeshadow by Haughty Cosmetics is designed to be a smooth, long lasting formula that is both paraben and cruelty-free. I received the shade Awe, a pretty champagne shimmer.
Sadly, the March Box is the last Eco Emi Beauty Box. The subscription line wasn’t as well received as the folks at Eco Emi had hoped, so they had to discontinue it. You can still subscribe to their Monthly Lifestyle Box, which includes seven to eight samples of eco-friendly and all natural products.
I absolutely love KnitCrate, which is a monthly (or bi-monthly if that seems like a bit too much yarn coming at you) subscription service geared towards knitters. There are eight different subscription options, which you can see here if you’re interested. The prices range from $23 to $75 a month depending on which kit you choose and where in the world you live (they do ship internationally). I subscribe to the Beginner’s KnitCrate, which includes a pattern suitable to that level, enough yarn to complete that project, a couple of bonus items (ranging from soothing to sweet to fun), and promo codes for knitting related products. It’s basically the most awesome care package a knitter could ever dream of!
The yarn included this month is Scrumptious Aran by Fyberspates, a 45% silk and 55% merino blend. It is deliciously soft and the magenta colorway is super vibrant! There are two patterns included this month: Filkens by Jen Arnall-Culliford, a quirky wrap, and the Kenwyn Hat & Cowl by Rachel Coopey. The fun extra is a Baby Baggu Nylon Tote. This little resuable tote is made from ripstop nylon. These are great to have on hand (I always carry a similar kind of bag in my purse). The soothing extra is a packet of Lemon Wafer Bites by Dolcetto Petites. Confession: I ate these as soon as I opened the package. LOL! I couldn’t resist. They were tasty and at only 100 calories a pack they are the kind of little daily treat I could get used to. I see they’re also offered in chocolate and cookies and cream. Sign me up! As always, KnitCrate subscribers receive promo codes each month. This month includes discounts on patterns by Melissa Sibley, and yarn from Lydia Yarn as well as Ewetopia Fiber. There’s also a coupon to save on the Digital Tally Ring Counter..
I also subscribe to the 5 Mini Add-Ons package available through KnitCrate. Each month I receive five 30-yard mini hanks in hand painted/indie dyed yarns. It’s a nice way to try out a variety of hand-dyed yarns from different providers. I use the mini hanks I receive through this subscription for my Beekeeper’s Quilt. This month’s selections includes five earthy shades of Kickapoo Sock by Kate Wright Designs. This hand-dyed sock yarn is an 80% superwash merino wool and 20% nylon blend that is snuggly soft in deep colors. I love all of the variety I get with this subscription for my ongoing quilt project!
If you’re interested in purchasing the Beekeeper’s Quilt Kit or other items from KnitCrate you can receive 10% off your first KnitCrate purchase (not including monthly or bi monthly subscriptions) by clicking here!
Popsugar Must Have
This subscription is so much fun! PopSugar Must Have is a monthly subscription service where you receive a selection of full size and premium beauty, fashion, home, and fitness items for $39.95 per month (this includes shipping and is available in the US only). The March box theme is inspired by “Renewal, Citrus, Spring Break, Fresh, and Traveling.” As usual, there is a nice variety of items in this box ranging from beauty to leisure.
Most of goodies they included this month are geared towards travel, especially to warm, beachy places. The dayglo pink vinyl Pink Piña Zip Pouch by Samudra, a Popsugar exclusive, is perfect to toss into a beach/pool bag. The What to Pack Pad from Knock Knock is a super cute and helpful list to aid in travel prep. I am particularly excited about the deluxe sample set from Benefit, which includes the POREfessional and Roller Lash Mascara, as I’ve really wanted to try both. Sample sizes like this are perfect for travel as well! I was also happy to see one of my personal favorites, a Wet Brush, in this month’s box. This small version called The Squirt is perfect to keep in my beach/pool bag to deal with tangly hair after taking a dip. The bright yellow color makes it super easy to spot! I’m always interested in trying new skincare products and am very interested to see how I like the Micromagic Microdermabrasion Treatment from Bliss. It gets rave reviews on the Sephora website. You guys know how much I love trying new snacks, and of course, I already ate the Halfpops that came in the box. I had no idea half-popped popcorn could be so tasty! I will definitely be hunting for these in my next shopping trip. The last item is The Archivist Lemon + Cucumber Reed Diffuser Kit from Greenmarket Purveying Co. I set this up in my office bathroom just yesterday and it immediately made my entire office smell divine. It’s got quite the range! The lemon and cucumber scent is a lovely refreshing combination for spring. PopSugar delivered another smashing box, as per usual!
Click here to learn more about the PopSugar Must Have Box. Use code REFER5 to save $5 off your first box!
I like to order the special limited edition boxes that PopSugar offers from time to time. I share a look at the Resort box in this video:
I picked up an additional Popsugar Must Have Resort Box as a special gift for one of you! The PopSugar Must Have Resort Box Giveaway will run until Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 6 PM CT. The giveaway is open internationally. All entrants under the age of 18 must have parental permission to enter. One person will win the PopSugar Must Have Resort Box like the one I showed in the video. You can enter by following the directions in the Rafflecopter widget posted below (check out this blog post for more information on entering Rafflecopter giveaways). I’ll announce the winners on THIS blog post and contact them directly through email, as always. Good luck!
Sometimes Rafflecopter experiences technical difficulties. If you can’t enter for some reason, try again later and it will probably work.
I hope you enjoyed seeing what I received with my subscriptions this month. I’d love to know if you receive any monthly subscriptions, too!
* All products mentioned are part of the Julep Maven, Eco Emi Beauty, KnitCrate, and PopSugar Must Have monthly subscription programs, for which I pay for my own memberships. Post contains affiliate & referral links. All opinions are genuinely my own. *