I’ve gone a bit nuts with the box subscriptions and have tried so many of them that I’d love to share what I think of each one.

Subscription boxes: are either a one time or monthly/quarterly box that comes in the mail.  I mean who doesn’t love to get a surprise box each month.  These are great gifts too.  I got each one of my family members a subscription box for christmas, my dad a Tackle Grab for father’s day, and my Mom a birchbox for christmas.

There is a box for just about everything you can think of, beauty, makeup, crafts, toys, clothes, wine, food, health conscience, all natural products, date nights, you name it.  I’ve had so much fun with these.  And I still want to try more, but for now I am trying to contain myself.

For Women:

Stitch Fix- #5  Styled clothing specifically for you and your taste, sent to your home.  My absolute favorite monthly subscription.  You can see more of my fixes here.
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Wantable intimates- has 3 lines, intimates, accessories and beauty.  I love the intimates and get them monthly, I get comfy bra’s, panties, pajamas pants, tops, etc.  You can get as sexy, comfy, or casual as you’d like as you can select your style profile.  It’s so much fun getting this box, I have loved everything I’ve received.
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Wantable accessories-the accessories box I have tried just once, I really liked the glasses, but wasn’t too thrilled with the jewelry.
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For Children:

Citrus Lane-  For the babies I get this box and I love it.  It always has a unique toy, new baby product, food or treat, and usually a book.  Sometimes it even has coupons and items for mom.  They are age appropriate and go up until age 5.  This would be a great gift for mom at a baby shower or birthday gift.

*If you purchase through my link you will save 50% off your first box.
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Kiwi Krate-  I got this subscription for the bigs they share it and each do one craft. This is a craft box with 2 crafts in each box, again they are age appropriate, fun little crafts the boys absolutely love them.  W made the paper and H made the stamped bag.  I highly recommend this box for the crafty older children ages 3-8.

*if you sign up under my link you will save $10.
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For Men:  I’ve spoiled DT a little and he gets 2 boxes for himself and loves them both.

Birchbox Man- The birchbox man is sample items geared towards men,  but the cool thing about the bbman is that they usually get 1 full sized item, like a pair of boxer shorts, wallet, tie clip, cuff lings, these are a few he has gotten.

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Tackle Grab- for the fishermen in your life, I got a subscription for my dad and DT.  You fill out your profile for the style of fishing you’d like and they send you a monthly package with some great tackle.  DT loves getting his and tells everyone about it.

PS: if you’d like to sign up with tackle grab send me your email and I’ll send you a referral link and you will get $10 off your first order.
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Graze- a fun food box.  These come every 2 weeks and have 4 snacks, each one has a label of ingredients and calories counts.  You can select your profile for very healthy items, or slightly more indulgent snack, we do about half and  half.  So yummy some of my favorites are the herby basket, flap jacks or any of the touch of chocolates. DT loves the popcorn and spicy nuts.

* if you sign up under my link you get your first box and fifth box for free.
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Which one do you want to try?


Winner announced, congrats to Dahlia Salazar.

What is Jamberry? They are a high quality, vinyl, heat and pressure sealed nail wraps.  They last for weeks, at a fraction of the cost of a salon visit! No harsh chemicals, chipped polish, or damage to your natural nail and there are over 350 adorable style options!

One sheet of nail wraps will give you up to 2 manicures and 2 pedicures!  It’s such a great deal.  

I first ordered my jamberry wraps about 2 months ago and I’ve had so much fun wearing them.  I was a bit worried about applying them since I’m not the best at these kinds of things, but they are really easy to do.  If I can do it anyone can.  You can watch this video to learn how.  My first order I got curve ball, hot to croc, lotus, and vintage chic.  I loved wearing the curve ball to my boys t-ball games.

This look is perfect for the 4th of july.


And so is the Born to sparkle, which is one of the sheets you  could win.


They have fun Mommy and me matching wraps and a whole line of junior wraps as well.


I love that if you purchase 3 wraps you get 1 free

Nail Pics

If you decide to purchase some jamberry  wraps please purchase them under my party.

Win: 2 sheets of Jamberry wraps 1 sheet of born to sparkle and 1 sheet of your choice.

To enter:

1. Just leave a comment answering this question.  What is one of your favorite jamberry design?

*go to the website and pick your favorite

Extra entries

2. Like Marissa’s Jamberry and Newlyweds blog on facebook, and/or share on your facebook wall about the giveaway.

3. Subscribe to my blog either via RSS Feed or Email.

4. Pin it on pinterest.  Be sure to follow me too.

Remember, you have to mention it in the comments of this post for it to “count” toward an extra entry.  How else will I know you’ve done it?

Contest runs from blog posting time (i.e.- now!) on June 21st thru noon Saturday 28th, 2014.

Winner will be chosen at random on Sunday, 29th and will be notified by email (so please be sure to leave a valid email address).  Winner has 3 days to respond to email after which a new winner will be selected.

Full Disclosure Statement:  I did not receive any compensation for this giveaway, but if you purchase wraps through my jamberry party I will earn points to wraps for myself.

For more giveaways visit MoneySavingMom.


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