Archive for June 8th, 2012
Happy Friday, friends and lovebirds! Thankfully, I survived Scooperbowl 2012. My stomach is still screaming at me, but that’s another story. Today, I wanted to gush about my lil’ love muffin – AKA my May Cravebox (click here for the full scoop on Cravebox and here for previous monthly box reveals). If you are a “craver” like me (ha ha, sounds like I’m a groupie), you anxiously awaited the May box since it was the first one sent out after they said “Adios” to their Beta test, and “Aloha” to a bunch of new subscribers…Soooooooo, I decided that since the May box was so dope, that I needed to dedicate my Friday “5-list” to bragging about it. I realize this may not be consistent with other Friday 5-list themes, but, I’m a thrill-seeker, so what can I say…. Here goes nothin’:
First of all, the May Cravebox came in like a party. I’m pretty sure that the mailman was doin’ the conga down my hallway on his way to deliver it to my door. It was HUGE. Once I opened it up, I had an instant ear to ear grin. Although I have loved all of the Craveboxes, I’ve received, this one was one of my faves. It was just a ton of fun to open. And, inside it came a ginormously huge, full size Tree Hut Coconut Lime Shea Sugar Body Scrub. I am so stoked about this scrub because it smells like you are at the spa…or on vacation with several shirtless men fanning you with palm leaves…oh, wait, sorry. In any event, it was pretty fitting for the “A Taste of the Tropics” theme, they came up with for this month’s box. Thanks to the natural ingredients Tree Hut uses (um, try coconut oil imported from the Polynesian Islands), my skin is feelin’ and lookin’ glorious. No seriously, I have been obsessively showering ever since I got it. I think I might have issues. Well done Cravebox. WELL DONE!
FULL-SIZE GOODNESS?: Yup. Serious goodness. This scrub retails for around $18 bucks. Every single box I’ve gotten so far has had at least one, if not more than one, FULL-SIZE product. Did I mention that my entire Cravebox subscription is only $10 bucks a month??? Yeah. They rock.
Ok. Well, it’s no secret that I’m in full-on psycho stalker mode for any type of ALL NATURAL fruit that comes in bag form (see?..no really, see?). I was really pleasantly surprised by these Plum Amazins by Sunsweet. It’s hard to come up with a word for these guys…cool..neat…um, “Amazin?”…ha ha ha ha ha. I’m so lame. No really, they were awesome though. Totally filling, while tasty at the same time. The only thing I wish, is if they were a tad bigger. They sorta had the consistency of licorice and I think if they were a little larger, they would feel a lil’ nicer on the tongue (is making them larger even possible???). Either way, I still loved em. And, thankfully, they arrived with a $.55 off coupon (which I’m totes gonna use) and a couple of recipes (stay tuned for my Plum Chicken Wonton with Mango Sauce & Pineapple Salsa post, coming super-duper soon…). Overall, these really are a great little, 100% fruit, healthy snack. I likey.
AMAZIN’ SNACKS? Hell yes! Take a look at some of the fab treats from the February “Make a Date” box (pic to the left). These thinkThin nutrition bars are SO delish. Other treats from this box weren’t “edible”, per sae, but they were equally snack-a-licious! I have gotten TONS of use out of the Bic Mark-it Markers and the Downy Wrinkle Releaser. Sometimes I just sit around and sniff it (the Downey, not the markers, I’m not THAT crazy!)
I haven’t tried the Lipton Tea & Honey To Go Packet yet. But it looks like I’ll probably dig it. I’ve actually been seeing it like madballs in my Fitness and Health Magazines lately, so I’m looking forward to seeing what this “refreshing blend of mango and pineapple flavors, green tea and honey” tastes like. Bonus – it’s only 5 calories per serving. If my calculations are correct, I can have 6.75 glazed donuts and 1 glass of this a day if I want to stay in within my 1200 calorie limit. I’m in.
THIRST QUENCHIN? You betcha! Thanks to Cravebox, I’ve gotten to try EBoost natural vitamin/energy and Mercy to cure a good hangover (see my March box below). P.S. I won a case of Mercy in a giveaway, so I’m totally set to get shit-show wasted for at least, 24 days.
I’m sure this Skintersection Intense Repair Cream is lovely. I just haven’t tried it and don’t have any real need to at the moment. It’s $18 bucks a jar so it must be out of this world! I’ll have it on safe-keepin’ for next time I’m a crack-head…I mean, have cracked skin
FAB SKIN & BODY TREATS? Dude…(yeah, I said it) the full size skin & hot-bod products that have come from Cravebox are out of this planet. Check out the January Box here and March box (below) . In February, they sent a “pre-date” pamper duo from Amore Pacific. It included this great moisture/misty spray that I love to use after I workout.
I’m not gonna lie. I used to hate chocolates..and really, all things sweet if I’m bein’ honest. But, something happened to me at around 31-ish that changed me to a sweet seeking sicko. So, that’s why I consider these Guylian Original Belgian Chocolate Sea Shells a “Whole lotta awesome”. I mean, they are shaped like sea-shells. I can probably even hear the ocean if I rub them on my ears. I can’t take it. Saving these for a reward after a hard week of eatin’ healthy and workin’ out. Can’t wait.
WHOLE LOTTA AWESOME? Really, I can’t express enough how AWESOME Cravebox is as a whole. Every box I get has a whole-lotta awesome, for reals. And, there is always something…that just stands out to me as being particularly redunkulous. Like, the March box. This was such a fun box to get. I realize now that I never posted about it because I was in the process of moving when it came. So here’s the quick version. Happy Friday!
PURISTICS Intensive Eye Treatment. Boosts your skin’s natural ability to produce collagen to lift and firm
MEREADESSO Lip Treats. Blend of vitamins, primrose, grape seed, coconut oil, and sunflower.
NYX COSMETCS Boudoir Mascara. Distinct want to deliver full lengthening or curled lashes.
MIGHTY LEAF Tea. Premium whole leaf tea infused with smooth harmonious flavors in a silken pouch
MERCY Drink Mercy to prevent hangovers, detox your body, replenish key nutrients and alleviate alcohol flush.
P.S. If you are not a member of Cravebox yet, visit their site and become a member. For only $10 bucks a month, it’s so worth it and SO fun to get little boxes of goodies every month. Later dude. Jenny, out.
P.S.S. Don’t forget to enter the AWESOME Anatomy Naturals Giveaway I’ve got goin’ on for your chance to win a $150 Anatomy Naturals Gift Certificate and surprise product sample pack GOOD LUCK!
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