Bonjour Jolie| June 2019

Bonjour Jolie

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There is nothing more that I love then a box that has a theme to it. Bonjour Jolie really knocked it out of the park. This month’s theme is all about the Stars, the Universe, and You!!!! This box was stunningly curated and I loved every inch of it! I love that this box has everything that I need!! Especially for when I am on my period.

“The Ultimate Subscription Box Designed Exclusively for You to Be Pampered on your Period! We take the Frustration out of Menstruation!”

Monthly Subscription

$23.50 / month

  • Each Box comes with:
  • A Unique Gift
  • Bath and Body Pampering Items
  • Specialty Teas or Drinks
  • Sweet Edible Treats
  • Up to 20 Menstrual Items
  • Hygiene Wipes and Ibuprofen

Let’s dive into this month’s box a little deeper!

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The Gift

The Hikari Cosmetics Glitter Mask Duo set was the gift in this month’s box. I love that it comes with two different masks! One of the masks in gold while the other is silver. This is going to be so much fun to do! I love the idea of pampering myself when I’m not really feeling my best. These masks are vegan free in their ingredients and are meant to purify pores and firm up the skin!

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The Pampering

This bath bomb by The Bomb Gals is just what you need to add to those fantastic glittering face masks! Put one of those on, burn a candle, and start the tub with this wonderful smelling bath bomb! You can’t go wrong!

The Edibles

Of course you can’t go wrong with the tasty treats this month! Seriously! I love the fact that they really stayed on course with the theme of the stars and the universe. All of the snacks had something to do with stars, moons, or even the milky way! I’m not going to like. I have eaten EVERYTHING except the stuffed cookies, but I’ll get to those tomorrow for a snack, you can count on it!

The teas were perfect for the summer with the peaches, raspberries, and the different levels of caffeine.

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The Bonus

I love Tiger Balm! This is a brand that I back up 100%. Their products are naturally made and really do relieve all of the stress or hurt you are feeling in a particular area! The herbal ingredients really do soak in and make you feel better. I have a feeling that I am going to be taking this patch with me to Japan this month. I just know that 12 hours on a plane is going to be painful on my back!

The Necessity

Although all of the items in this month’s box were amazing and wonderful, the real MVPs are the products we use to help us feel better throughout the struggle of Aunt Flo visiting. The tampons, the cleansing wipes, and the midol are things that every person should have during their cycle and Bonjour Jolie has fulfilled that department as well.


Overall, this has to be my favorite box that I have received from Bonjour Jolie! I can’t wait to see what next month’s theme is. I don’t know how they are going to top this months, but some how, some way, I have a feeling that they will.

Naturally Crated| Summer 2019

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Every quarter when I get this box in I LITERALLY squeal with joy. I love this box so much. They have changed it to where every box is curated to natural cleaning products for a room in your house. For the Spring the box was all about the Laundry Room! I have been using ALL of the products in my weekly washing! Go check it out!

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Approved By Elizabeth:

All products must fit into at least one of the following categories:

  • Products are full-sized, single-use or multi-use
  • All personal care & food products must include full ingredient lists
  • We value transparency, longevity of use, and family-friendly products
  • We never purchase items that we know have been tested on animals

This is a company that I can proudly stand by and that I feel good about getting every season. This box is $75 a quarter and it is worth EVERY PENNY!

Now, let’s get into the amazing goodies that we got in Summer Crate.

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Mama Suds
Castile Soap $11.50
All-Purpose Cleaner $12.50

I have been on the look out for an amazing All-Purpose Cleaner for FOREVER. They either leave a gross residue or they have a horribly powerful scent that gives me an instant headache. This cleaner however is perfect! It is perfect! Seriously! I love it.

Next of course is the Castille Soap by Mama Suds as well. This is an all-purpose cleaning soap. It has an amazingly long list of uses from hand-washing dishes and floors to counters. I can’t wait to use this!!!

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Moso Natural Fridge Bag
Retail: $8.95

My mom has always used a deodorizer like baking soda. But I really love this! The fact that it is fragrance free and filled with bamboo charcoal. This makes me feel safe with it being near our food. I love that it comes with a hook to hang it and that it will last up to two years.

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Milk bottle Candle
Retail: $21.95

I am currently burning this candle as I write this blog post. I love the fact that it looks so rustic and is so quaint looking. I love the smell as well. There is nothing better than the clean smell that is coming from the candle. I also adore the fact that they are made the old-fashioned way in a reclaimed United States Farm. They are made with soy wax, essential oils and cotton wicks. I’ll be reusing this bottle as a vase when I’ve used up the candle!

Organic Essential Oils
$15.90

Something that I adore about this box is that they send you essential oils every single time. They are always perfect for what they are promoting at the time as well. Last box they sent lavender and orange for the laundry. Which I have used up all of the way!!! Now they have sent Eucalyptus and Tea Tree! I can’t wait to see what they send for the Fall!

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Canning Tags
Retail: $2.99

These are adorable and perfect for the little cans that I have here at home. They are simple and sweet. I know that I will be using them for gifts later this year.

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Automatic Dishwasher Powder
Retail $17.00

One of the things that Aaron and I have had to work on is what we are going to use to clean the dishes. I was alway partial to liquid but Aaron have converted me to powder. I love it even more that it is a natural powder! It claims that there will be no more white residue on my glasses! This makes me a very happy woman! I also love that it is biodegradable, non-toxic, and will do 90+ loads!

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Pink Himalayan Salt
Retail: $3.75

There is just something gorgeous and calming about the look of pink himalayan salt. I also love how it tastes!!! IT REALLY IS THE BEST SALT! It is also supposed to help boost energy, contributes to healthy skin, and be an anti-bacterial and anti-imflammatory!

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Beechwood Serving Knife
Retail: $8.00

This is just a cool little trinket! I love the etching on the knife as well. This is perfect for special occasions as well. It is sustainably sourced!

I loved every single item in this box. I love how much thought and detail was put into the curation. The items are things that people need on a weekly bases. Everyone needs to clean their kitchen and dishes. The idea of doing it safely and in a way that is good for the environment makes me happy.

Naturally Crated costs $75 a SEASON. That is a wonderful price! Especially when you get over $100 worth of items in each box.

Live life naturally!

Until next time…

~Courtny

 

Bonjour Jolie| May 2019

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There is nothing more that I love then a box that has a theme to it. Bonjour Jolie really knocked it out of the park. This month’s theme is all about Honey!!!! This is my most favorite sweetener! Nature’s own candy! I love that this box has everything that I need!! Especially for when I am on my period.

“Beekeeping is a crucial component to any local food initiative. Honey and solitary bees provide much needed pollination. Bee pollination increases fruit and vegetable size at yield, speeds up maturity, and even produces a more symmetrical fruit shape.” Pledge to Save the Bees!

“The Ultimate Subscription Box Designed Exclusively for You to Be Pampered on your Period! We take the Frustration out of Menstruation!”

Monthly Subscription

$23.50 / month

  • Each Box comes with:
  • A Unique Gift
  • Bath and Body Pampering Items
  • Specialty Teas or Drinks
  • Sweet Edible Treats
  • Up to 20 Menstrual Items
  • Hygiene Wipes and Ibuprofen

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The Necessary

There is nothing worse than being at work or at an event and having mother nature knock on your door without being prepared. These are the perfect size for a clutch or in your pocket!

The Pampering
South Bee Farms Solid Lotion Bar
4 oz
Retail $16.00

I love that this box is broken up into different sections! There was the necessary with the tampons and now we are onto the pampering item! The amazing lotion bar. There is nothing I hate more than dry skin! I love that they included a natural long lasting bar made with beeswax and shea butter. You just need to warm it with your hands and rub it on their dry areas!

The Edibles

There is nothing better than sweet and salty snacks during your period. This box came right in time for me! If you know what I mean. Ha! I love that there are graham crackers, Nature Valley bars, honey sticks, and tea. This is seriously the best period box one could ask for!

The Edibles

Of course, a whole box surrounding honey wouldn’t be complete without real honey and a honey comb dipper! This is the cutest and the best honey ever! This is perfect to sweeten the tea that they sent as well!

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The Gift

I really thought that this box couldn’t get any better until I opened up this stunning necklace. I love that it looks like a deep honey color and the little bee charm. I can’t wait to wear it! It is so gorgeous!

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The Helpful

Even though they didn’t name these as The Helpful, I did! Sometimes before, during, or after my period I feel so gross. Oily and breaking out of course. I love that they sent over these wipes! This makes throwing them in my bag so much easier. Along with the Advil for cramps and headaches that come along with Aunt Flo. This rounds up the box perfectly.

Overall this was an amazing box. I loved it! I can’t wait to see what June 2019 brings!

Until next time,

Courtny

Date Night In| March 2019

The Throwback Date!

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Seriously this was so much fun! After the hectic month that I had in April this was the most fun box to go through! I loved seeing all of the items, candy, and games that we used to play as kids! Aaron and I’s age was perfect for this box! I can’t even describe how much fun and how much we laughed!

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I love that they had truth or date, M.A.S.H, and even karaoke! The jams were perfect for the night! There is nothing better then a #tbt! I can promise you that. Sometimes you really need to look at the past to really appreciate the future!

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The snacks they sent with this month’s box were perfect! I have a huge weakness for smarties, those pop rocks are awesome, and there is nothing better then sharing a ring pop with the love of your life!

I love that they always include recipes as well! This box just gets better and better as the year goes on!

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This was an amazing box! We loved every minute of it! If you ever need to have a fun date night in this is the perfect box for you all!

The Date Night In Box

This box is something that I would purchase every single month. With how much dinner and a movie costs  well into $50-70 for a date night out, this box is fantastic in cost savings and brings you closer to your significant others.

Month to Month

$41.99 for each date
with free shipping*

I can’t wait to receive next month’s box. It’s makes me giddy just thinking about what the Date Night In crew is putting together for May.

 

Until next time…

XOXO
Courtny

Sudsy Club| June 2019

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What is Sudsy Club Soap?

“ALL OF THE INGREDIENTS IN OUR SOAPS COME FROM NATURAL PLANT-BASED SOURCES SUCH AS OLIVE OIL, SHEA BUTTER, AND COCONUT OIL.  WE NEVER USE ARTIFICIAL DYES, SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCES, PRESERVATIVES, OR DETERGENTS IN ANY OF OUR SOAPS. MANY HANDMADE SOAP COMPANIES ADD BRIGHTLY COLORED DYES AND ARTIFICIAL FRAGRANCES TO THEIR SOAPS. AT SUDSY CLUB, WE LET THE NATURAL SCENTS OF THE OILS AND BUTTERS ENHANCE THE SOAP WITH THINGS SUCH AS HERBS, ESSENTIAL OILS AND CLAYS.”
SO WHY IS “ALL-NATURAL” BETTER? YOUR SKIN IS THE LARGEST ORGAN OF YOUR BODY, AND IT ABSORBS WHATEVER YOU PUT ON IT. AS WE ALWAYS SAY….”WHAT GOES ON GOES IN.”

This box is $25 a month which is a steal if you ask me! There is nothing better than knowing that what you are putting on your body is all natural. The smells in that emanated from this box were intoxicating! Seriously, I was drooling! I couldn’t wait to open it!

The aesthetic of the box is exactly what I would expect from a company that wants to spread natural plant-based items. The blue of the box is eye catching while the inside of the box is what really catches all of the senses! Let’s dive into this month’s box and see what it has in store for us!

When you open the box you are immediately calmed down. The scents coming from these boxes are just what I need after a long day! In the first box the extra item I got was a wonderful scrubber but in this box I got a lavender roll-on! Seriously. Lavender is one of the best smells in the whole entire world.

I tend to use lavender essential oil in my hair after a shower! I put a couple of drops in my hands and run it through. This way I have the smell lingering all day! I love that they have added this to this month’s box! It’s perfect to rub on for perfume for the day on your wrists and behind your ear or as a calming scent for bedtime! I am so keeping this in my purse from now on!

Blue Indigo Silk Bar
Retail: $5.95

I’m not going to lie. I threw away all of my body washes once I got this box in last month. I have used up one full bar and am halfway through the other. I might have been switching between the scents throughout the month!

The marbling on the soaps are eye catching and just aesthetically pleasing. I can’t get enough of them. This one is Blue Indigo Silk Bar.

There isn’t anything that I love more in the morning, other than a cup of coffee, then the smell of lavender and lemon. I have a weakness for citrus. This really does smell calming. I love that this is for anti-inflammatory and to help calm irritation! I’ll be using this in the morning!

Morning Mist
Retail: $5.95

I can’t wait to test is out more in the morning. This is just what I need to get myself in gear for the summer and keep my energy going.

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Mountain Air 
Retail: $5.95

This soap is exactly how it is described in the name. It really does smell like Mountain Air. If you ask me there is nothing more relaxing or calming the the mixture of orange and spearmint together. This box is nailing it when it comes to my favorites scents.

It is seriously making me want to take like four showers a day so I can use different soaps all of the time. Is that weird? It might be a little weird, but I’m going to own it. Because, I am me!

This was another fantastic box! I can’t wait to see what they have for July! My birthday month! I know they will knock it out of the park!

Remember to treat yourself!

Until next time…

~Courtny

Oceanista| Spring 2019

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Oceanista Quarterly Box
Spring 2019

“Get ready to experience the excitement of receiving our signature box delivered to your door every season, and uncovering the hidden treasures that await you inside. You’ll be awash in whimsical beach inspired essentials from brands we love that are sure to compliment your beach lifestyle and wardrobe. Featured artisan pieces, luxury skin care products, mid-season surprises, and the chance to win a free gift every season guarantees our box will be one you look forward to again and again!”

This box is $85 a season, BUT if you use my code “Courtagonist” you’ll get 10% off your first box! How awesome is that?!?!

Plus, the value of the box is always worth $175 or more! The spring box had a retail value of over $205 dollars! Now, let’s get into the goodies, shall we?

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The amount of thought and kindness that J.J puts into the wrapping and the items inside this box blows me away every season. I love how everything ties together and it really seems cohesive.

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Woven Raffia Fringe with Tropical Print
Retail $30

This is a stunning and perfectly sized clutch! I love the bright colors and the feel of it in my hand. This is perfect to throw in your suit case for a weekend trip. It is perfect for date night or a day trip with your girl friends!

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Salt Water OCeanista Exclusive Bracelet
Retail: $16

I love that Oceanista tries to show case a featured artisan every season. They really are a small business lifting other small businesses up. This makes my heart so happy! I love this bracelet, the tassel, and the adjustable sizing for all. It is a beautiful teal color and I feel like it will go perfectly with the Spring and Summer colors coming out!

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Salt Water Taffy Gold Triangle Earrings
Retail: $18

J.J seriously knocks it out of the park EVERY TIME when it comes to jewelry in her boxes. I am IN LOVE with these salt water taffy earrings. I have gotten so many compliments on them. They are so elegant and light weight! I love that they are unique and different compared to other cookie cutter jewelry that you can get in a box.

The Original Coconut Bowl
Retail: $25

These are probably one of my most favorite items from the Spring Box! I don’t know about you but I have been loving making acai bowls! I have been playing with all different kinds of smoothie bowls and these are just PERFECT to use! They are all unique from different coconuts and they come with handmade spoons as well! These are wonderful!

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QuickTan Sunless Tanning Sleep Gel Mask
Retail: $20

This is something that is new to me! I have never heard of sleep gel tanning mask but this is something that would be very cool to try out. I am a very pale person and I don’t like staying in the sun too much. However, I do like to look pretty golden in the summer and this might be just the ticket!

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Oceanista Exfoliating Body Wash
Retail: $15

Another item that is a need for the Spring season to get ready for the Summer season is a great exfoliate! I am not the best at getting all of the dead skin off of my legs that tend to get there due to the dry weather. This smelled like summer! I loved the citric smell!

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The White Embroidered Tunic
Retail: $49

This is one of the most colorful and vibrant tunics that I have had the pleasure of being sent. It is super soft and light weight. This is perfect for those days on the beach or on the lake. It will be wonderful as a swim suit cover as well! I love this!

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The “Bottoms Up” Pillow!
Retail: $32

And last, but certainly not least, lets head outside to my patio to show case this beautiful comfy pillow! I love that the print is on either side. This was created by Besty Drake with was influenced by the day out on the beach with her daughters. This pillow can be used inside or out. I love it!

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This is one of my absolute favorite seasonal boxes. I love how much detail, care, and love goes into curating every inch of the box. I love that they stick to the theme and keep striving for better and more luxurious products. $85 is an amazing price for everything that you receive every season. It is like a small gift to yourself or someone you love. I can’t wait to see what Summer 2019 holds for us.

Until next time.

XOXO

Courtny

Plum Deluxe Tea Review

Plum Deluxe Tea

Hello my lovelies! I hope you are having a wonderful evening! I know that I am! I am healing quite nicely from my surgery last week! Yay! It has been aided by the amazing teas from Plum Deluxe Tea. They reached out to me a little while ago and asked if I would love to try some tea! How could I say no?!?! That fact is, I didn’t! Let’s dive into some of these amazing teas that they sent to me!

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Porch Sippin’ Pecan Black Tea
Retail: $7

This tea is EXACTLY what the name of it invokes! I CANNOT get enough of the black tea with cinnamon chips, pecan pieces, pecan essence, and safflower. The smell is intoxicating!

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Not only was the smell intoxicating but the taste was to die for. This is a type of tea that you can have with or without sweetener. As you all know, I am a huge believer in getting honey from your local beekeepers. This was a perfect mixture! It will be even more amazing come autumn!

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Blackberry Mojito Black Tea
Retail: $7

This tea has a mixture of black tea, spearmint, blackberries, hazelnut pieces, blackberry leaves, lime essence, maple extract, and love! This one does have caffeine in it. This is the perfect “WAKE ME UP” tea. If you like coffee and the kick it gives you in the morning, I would try this one out.

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I loved what they said on the website, it fit this tea perfectly! “Inspired by the cocktail of the same name, our blackberry mojito tea will add some pizzazz to your tea time.  The hallmarks of a refreshing mojito are lime and spearmint, which we added a few blackberries and also a splash of maple (mojitos generally have powdered sugar – we thought this was a lovely substitute).   It’s sweet and refreshing without being overly so.  Great iced and great shared with friends.”

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Spice of Life Hot Cinnamon Black Tea
Retail: $7

I’m not going to lie, this has to be my favorite tea that they sent me. I have a weakness for cinnamon tea. This one is perfect! It is the PERFECT tea to help clear your sinuses and wake you up in the morning. It does have caffeine. I love that it has black tea, cinnamon chips, cloves, and orange peel. Anything with citrus is wonderful!

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I just LOVE a good close up shop of a beautiful tea. Aesthetically Plum Deluxe’s teas are beautiful! I am loving these so much. You must check them out! I promise you wont regret it!

Plum Deluxe has a tea club for $10 a month. In this you will receive:

One oz premium, seasonal tea made just for the club (approx 15-20 cups)

✔ Sample of a 2nd delicious tea from our shop

✔ Brewing instructions, tea pairings & recipes

✔ Private, supportive tea lover’s community

✔ Free shipping on ALL your purchases

✔ Members-only specials and discounts

✔ Risk free: cancel any time

Until next time….

Happy drinking!

~Courtny