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

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

Simple Loose Leaf Tea| December 2018

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The Simple Loose Leaf Tea Company is one of the best and affordable tea subscription boxes! They normally send you 4 different teas, 2 with caffeine, and 2 without. This is perfect for the next cold night that you want tea but you’re close to your bedtime and you are wanting something that wont keep you up too long. Another aspect of this Classic Tea Box is the fact that they send you 4 reusable linen tea bags every month!

From Simple Loose Leaf Company:

“Each month you’ll get a box filled with teas ranging from classically savory to enjoyably trendy, you’ll get terrific, members’ only discounts for our tea shop, and you’ll get everything you need to make that perfect cup of tea.”

What You’ll Get:

  • Four hand packaged loose leaf teas
  • 40g of tea in resealable pouches
  • A black tea, a green tea, an herbal tea and more
  • Reusable organic linen tea filters

For only $9 a month! That is a steal!

So without further ado, let’s get into December’s Tea Box!

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Hathikuli Black
Retail: $6.00

One of the BEST details that Simple Loose Leaf Tea Company does is give you a wonderfully detailed pouch with each of the different teas inside. They also give you the linen pouch that you can use for the different teas. This makes it a lot easier to keep the teas separated and make sure that your tea is going into the same bag every time.

The Hathikuli Black tea is part of one of Assam’s most prominent organic tea plantations. This tea has a distinct sweet maltiness that reminds me of honey and dates. I have a weakness for black tea and this one did not disappoint!

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Japanese Kukicha
Retail: $17.00

I love the colors of the tea that this company sends. One could say that you eat and drink with your eyes. When I look at the vibrant colors of the tea, smell the intoxicating aromas, and then taste it, it is a whole experience.

The Japanese Kukicha is a blend of stems, stalks, and twigs of the tea-plant. One thing that I love about the Japanese culture is the fact that they use ALL of the plant or animal that they eat. This is something that I try to pride myself on as well.

This tea is a mix between a gyokuro green tea and a sencha green tea. It can also be steep several times which is amazing!

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Midnight Herbal
Retail: $8.00

When I talked about how beautiful these teas are Midnight Herbal is the PERFECT example. This picture might not give it justice but it has Blue Lavender flowers, rose, and lemon grass. This is such a unique cuppa tea and I am so happy that they included it this month.

This is tea is an herbal tea in the truest sense of the word. If you need to sweeten it up, as I did, try a bit of raw honey from your region!

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Fujian Oolong
Retail: $6.00

Oolong is a traditional Chinese tea produced through a process of withering the plant under a strong sun. The plant tends to curl up into a rolled leaf style. This is one of my favorite styles of tea. I love the woody aroma of the tea but it also has a slight sweetness in it as well. The more you steep this tea the better it tastes!

This has been another lovely tea box! I love the new design to the box as well. It made me smile the moment I retrieved it from my mailbox. You really couldn’t get a better tea box for the price of $9.00 a month. I high recommend you try it out!

Happy drinking!

Courtny

Simple Loose Leaf Tea- November 2018

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The Simple Loose Leaf Tea Company is one of the best and affordable tea subscription boxes! They normally send you 4 different teas, 2 with caffeine, and 2 without. This is perfect for the next cold night that you want tea but you’re close to your bedtime and you are wanting something that wont keep you up too long. Another aspect of this Classic Tea Box is the fact that they send you 4 reusable linen tea bags every month!

From Simple Loose Leaf Company:

“Each month you’ll get a box filled with teas ranging from classically savory to enjoyably trendy, you’ll get terrific, members’ only discounts for our tea shop, and you’ll get everything you need to make that perfect cup of tea.”

What You’ll Get:

  • Four hand packaged loose leaf teas
  • 40g of tea in resealable pouches
  • A black tea, a green tea, an herbal tea and more
  • Reusable organic linen tea filters

For only $9 a month! That is a steal!

So without further ado, let’s get into November’s Tea Box!

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White Monkey
Retail: $13.00

Something that I am really loving with Simple Loose Leaf Tea company is that their inner pamphlet keeps getting better and better with more information on the tea, the growing seasons, how it is made, and the different flavors that one will taste with them. You can really tell that the company loves what they are doing.

White Monkey is a full-bodied green tea that has a curled leaf structure. This tea is from China and it has a really light and sweet aroma. When tasting it I noticed that it had a hint of peach in the taste. As always I add a little bit of natural organic honey made in Oklahoma to help sweeten it a bit.

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Yunnan 1st Grade
Retail: $7.00

Some of my most favorite teas are black teas and Yunnan is one of the best. It is from China’s Yunnan province. It has a slight chocolate flavor with hints of honey. Accentuated with my natural honey that I add to every cuppa. This tea is known as an everyday tea and is in the 1st grade which makes it a high-ranking tea.

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Apple Cinnamon Herbal
Retail: $8.00

This probably had to be my favorite tea out of this month’s box. The aroma put me at ease and the taste was mind-blowing. I have a huge weakness for apple and cinnamon and when you put it with tea it jus takes it to another level!

This is a perfect tea for waking up on a cold morning, wrapping yourself in a blanket, sitting next to the window, and opening up your favorite book or maybe even writing in your journal. This tea primarily uses a cinnamon chip paired with South African rooibos leaves. I highly recommend this tea!

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Pumpkin Spice Herbal
Retail: $7.00

This tea is basically Autumn in a Cup. It is perfect for the month of November. Pumpkin Month. It is seriously Thanksgiving in a Mug! The Pumpkin Spice Herbal tea uses a South African rooibos base that adds a sweetness to the classic Pumpkin Spice flavor! I really enjoyed this tea! The color was wonderful and it really made me feel cozy!

This has been another lovely tea box! I love the new design to the box as well. It made me smile the moment I retrieved it from my mailbox. You really couldn’t get a better tea box for the price of $9.00 a month. I high recommend you try it out!

Happy drinking!

Courtny

California Found| October 2018

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California Found October 2018

This is such a beautiful box to get every month! Sometimes you just need a little bit of Summer and little bit of sunshine. This box delivers on all of that and more! They bring homemade, small business, and beautifully thought out boxes to your door step every month! I always get excited when I see it on my door step!

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The people at California Found are so thoughtful to detail as well! They have individual cards with all of their items that explains the history of the company, their mission, and how well the products were made. The wrapping around the cards is special itself! It is embedded with wildflower seeds! How wonderful is that!

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Moonlight Herbal Blend by Luna Tea Co. 
Retail $15.00

I’m not going to lie this is one of my most favorite items in my box. You all know how much I love tea. Seriously, I am addicted to tea more than anyone I know. This is a beautiful made and aromatic teas. I could smell it when I opened the box and it was intoxicating! It makes a beautiful cuppa tea!

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Owl Feather Watercolor by Mika Harmony Art
Retail: $22.00

If this doesn’t scream Autumn then I don’t know what else would! This is a STUNNING art piece by Mika Harmony Art. It makes me feel so calm and excited for colder nights cuddling, an amazing cup of tea, and a wonderful book. I love how detailed the print it and how it looks with all of my Autumn artwork!

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Spring Bliss Nail Polish by 7 True
Retail: $15.00

I think this is such a beautiful color even for the Fall time! It is a beautiful pinkish brown that will go with any outfit. The consistency of the product is very creamy and pigmented. I love the fact that these women decided to make a difference in the world and create a brand of nail polish that does not have the 7 most commonly used toxins in nail polish. I feel better having this color on my nails!

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Naked Zen Scrub by Naked Scrubs
Retail: $10.00

This is something that I have been looking for as well! Angela Johnson-Rogers seems to have the same skin problems a lot of us have during the year. I am super dry during the Fall and Winter but then my skin turns into an oily mess in the Spring and Summer. There doesn’t seem to be a happy medium! Angela made it her mission to use natural (naked) ingredients, oils, and herbs to create her vast collection of beauty items!

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“I wish I was Apple Picking” by Rush Candle Company
Retail: $8.00

This box just keeps on giving when it comes to the scents of calming herbal tea and this beautiful travel tin of “I wish I was Apple Picking”. I love that they put this in here. I don’t know about you but I go a little candle crazy when it hits September! I am all about making my house smell EXTRA fall-y! This is going to help a lot with that!

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Repurposed Leather w/ Gemstone Earrings by MB Bead and Stitch
Retail: $35.00

When I saw the sneak peak on California Found’s Instagram I was super duper excited for this box. I just loved the rustic way these earrings looked with a pop of the gemstone’s color! They just screamed FALL to me! Michelle is the artist and owner of this shop and she works with organic textures and natural gemstones. They are extremely comfortable to wear!

Monthly Subscription –$49.00

  • Free shipping
  • Ships between the 28th and 30th of each month
  • Prepaid
  • Renews monthly, cancel anytime

 

XOXO

Courtny

Simple Loose Leaf| October 2018

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The Simple Loose Leaf Tea Company is one of my absolute favorite tea subscription boxes ever! They normally send you 4 different teas, 2 with caffeine, and 2 without. This is perfect for those colder nights that you want tea but you’re close to your bedtime and you are wanting something that wont keep you up too long. Another aspect of this Classic Tea Box is the fact that they send you 4 reusable linen tea bags every month!

From Simple Loose Leaf Company:

“Each month you’ll get a box filled with teas ranging from classically savory to enjoyably trendy, you’ll get terrific, members’ only discounts for our tea shop, and you’ll get everything you need to make that perfect cup of tea.”

What You’ll Get:

  • Four hand packaged loose leaf teas
  • 40g of tea in resealable pouches
  • A black tea, a green tea, an herbal tea and more
  • Reusable organic linen tea filters

For only $9 a month! That is a steal!

So without further ado, let’s get into October’s Tea Box!

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Mao Zhen Hair Needle
Retail: $7.00

This is an every day green tea. This is a bold cup of tea that will give you a little bit of a herbaceous flavor. What is fantastic about this tea is that as your cup steeps the flavors evolve and become different. It is suggested that you steep it for one minute, taste it. Steep it for another 30 seconds and taste it again. You will be able to really appreciate all of the flavors that develop as the tea steeps.

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“OM” Herbal
Retail: $8.00

“OM” Herbal is just what you picture. I love the fact that just the name brought me a sense of peace and tranquility. It doesn’t stop there however. The ingredients in this flavorful tea are something else. Filled with cardamon, saffron, licorice root, fennel, ginger root, cinnamon and more, this tea is sure to awaken your inner self and help calm

you as well. It has amazing earthy notes. You wont regret this cuppa.

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Rusty Roots
Retail: $8.00

If you are a lover of Chai tea this might be perfect for you. It has subtle hints of chai but with a low caffeine count. This would be a perfect cuppa right after dinner but before you are ready to settle down for the night. The notes include green rooibos, whole clove, lemon mrytle, whole pepper, and turmeric. I love the color, scent, and flavor of this tea.

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Rose Grey
Retail: $6.00

I have a real weakness for Earl Grey tea. This is the lighter more fun twist on the Ear Grey tea with rose petals, lavender flowers, and rosemary. I love the subtle flavors that pair nicely with the Earl Grey notes. This is a great tea for breakfast with a scone or muffin.

This has been another lovely tea box! I love the new design to the box as well. It made me smile the moment I retrieved it from my mailbox. You really couldn’t get a better tea box for the price of $9.00 a month. I high recommend you try it out!

 

Happy drinking!

Courtny

Simple Loose Leaf- September

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The Simple Loose Leaf Tea Company is one of my absolute favorite tea subscription boxes ever! They normally send you 4 different teas, 2 with caffeine, and 2 without. This is perfect for those colder nights that you want tea but you’re close to your bedtime and you are wanting something that wont keep you up too long. Another aspect of this Classic Tea Box is the fact that they send you 4 reusable linen tea bags every month!

From Simple Loose Leaf Company:

“Each month you’ll get a box filled with teas ranging from classically savory to enjoyably trendy, you’ll get terrific, members’ only discounts for our tea shop, and you’ll get everything you need to make that perfect cup of tea.”

What You’ll Get:

  • Four hand packaged loose leaf teas
  • 40g of tea in resealable pouches
  • A black tea, a green tea, an herbal tea and more
  • Reusable organic linen tea filters

For only $9 a month! That is a steal!

So without further ado, let’s get into September’s Tea Box!

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Karakundah Black Tea

Rhis tea is perfect when it comes to a cooler night. I always sweeten my tea with a little big of natural honey from Oklahoma to help with allergies and whatnot. This tea is found in the Nilgiri region of India. The ingredients are Organic Korakundah Black Orange Pekeo Tea.

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Northern Garden

This is one of the most beautiful teas I have seen! I love how the pearls open up when the tea is steeping. It is extremely relaxing to watch! This tea has a base of Ti Kwan Yin oolong tea. To jazz it up they have added a mouth watering amount of berries. You all know how much I LOVE berry tea! It is my weakness.

This tea can be sipped cold or hot. I would recommend using a little bit of honey or natural sugar to liven up the sweetness of the berries.

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Pan Fried Green

Sometimes you just need a tea that doesn’t have any overwhelming flavors. You need something that is Simply Tea. This is the perfect green tea for those days. It is traditional and soothing to sip on the back porch while reading an amazing book!

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Evening Herbal

This tea smelled like heaven to me. The subtle scents of peppermint, ginger, and lemon brought a sense of calm to a hectic day. These are three of my most favorite scents ever. The peppermint will open up your senses while the ginger will relax your tense body, and the lemon will awaken your mind and make the day feel brand new!

This tea is best brewed hot to get the full effects of the three main ingredients. I love it so much! It is my favorite tea in the whole box!

I hope you all enjoyed reading about the September’s Simple Loose Leaf Tea box! I highly recommend that you pick this up! They have so many different types of subscriptions that you can do! Monthly, Quarterly.

XOXO

Courtny