After seeing several reviews about Cravebox, I decided to give the Book and Beauty Box a try.  Cravebox offers a variety of boxes from food to books to personal care.  You can purchase a box or enter a raffle, which is slightly cheaper but you are not guaranteed to get a box (of course, then you won’t be charged).  I opted for the raffle, so my box was $12.  The box is a mystery, so I did not know what to expect.

This was the teaser:

Some call them “guilty pleasures.” We prefer “well-earned necessities.” Cravebox brings you a romantic read that will whisk you away from the everyday. Add skin cleansers and care, and decadently rich moisture for body and hair. You deserve it!

I received:

  • Mistress of My Fate (hard cover) by Hallie Rubenhold
  • John Frieda Full Repair Hydrate + Rescue Deep Conditioner
  • Biore® samples
  • Vaseline® Total Moisture® Lotion
  • Arbonne Insert

For the price, I am very impressed.  The book alone is worth twice the price.  I’m about halfway through Mistress of My Fate, and so far, it is a very good memoir style, historical novel.  It is the first in a series, so I am interested to see how the book ends.

I’m, also, loving the John Frieda conditioner.  My hair feels softer after using it, so this a product I can see myself re-buying.  As for the other products, I already have a lot of lotion, but I can always use more.  The samples and insert aren’t that interesting and are just filler to me, but that is no biggie since I’m happy with the three main products.

Have you tried Cravebox?  If not, would you be interested trying it?

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The Abbey Road Sessions

Kylie Minogue’s new album, The Abbey Road Sessions, celebrates her phenomenal 25 year career.  This is not the dance-pop music I listened to in high school but is instead an emotional journey of a respected artist.  The 16 tracks include Kylie’s best-known hits reworked as well as previously unreleased tracks. The Abbey Road Sessions was recorded in London’s legendary […]

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Now Listening: Chris Mann

If you have never caught an episode of The Voice, you are missing out on a vocal extravaganza.  Chris Mann, an alum of the show, is releasing his major label debut, Roads.  The classically trained singer re-imagines an eclectic assortment of songs, ranging from Willie Nelson’s “Always on My Mind” and Lady Antebellum’s “Need You […]

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The Weekend

This weekend went by way too fast.  I helped dress a fashion show at Macy’s then checked out Me-Ality, a body scanner that matches you with styles and brands that fit your body.  Unfortunately, I found the sizes to be way off, but I’m excited to see how this technology develops.  In a few years, […]

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Fall Reading List

The last few days have left me with little time to blog, but I wanted to do a quick post about the books I’m looking forward to reading this fall. I loved Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project, so I am excited about her new book, Happier At Home. Heather Dixon’s Entwined sounds like a magical tale. […]

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