Rocksbox: A Sparkling Subscription


Do you cycle through jewelry more than you do Tinder matches? Fret not, my friend, thanks to Rocksbox you can try, buy, or send back jewelry items in the blink of an eye.


For just $19/month you get a curated box handpicked by a stylist. You can browse their collection and ‘favorite’ things you like, and more often than not you’ll get at least one of those items! The more you review, the more personalized your box gets.


If you love an item, you get to purchase it at a discounted price; or you can simply return the box, and get a fresh set of things to try! I like that I can send it back whenever I want, though I did find it hard to part with some pieces. (I should’ve just bought them with the discount!)


The pieces are by known designers, with fashion-forward reputations. If you like to try before you buy, then this is the box for you!

Mission Cute: A Box With A Conscience


What could make a monthly subscription box filled with cute, useful goodies better? How about sourcing from small businesses and non-profits? Sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me!


That’s exactly what Mission Cute is doing, and I love it.


Each box contains items made from often local businesses, and artisans. Not only that, but they also partner with a non-profit for each box to help spread awareness a bout their mission, and give them half of the net proceeds!


As you can see from my delightful first box, I received a gorgeous bracelet, shimmery hand-made necklace, print, body scrub, Apple scented candle, and I got to learn about the work they’re doing over at Karam. (I also got candy!) Celebrate the holidays by giving this gift, that truly gives back.

Flaviar: A New Way To Taste Premium Sprits


Forget flowers. If you want to send me something that will give you the everlasting key to my heart: send whisky. That said, any potential suitors should definitely check out Flaviar.


This brilliant monthly box sends a premium tasting of 5 spirits. The box I had was delicious, delicious whisky from all around the world!  I was so excited upon receiving this thing that I even put up a terrifically unflattering (to me, not them) Youtube video about it! I was that jazzed about this box!  Just imagine: Japanese whisky with floral notes and peach. A whisky all the way from India that smells sweet, and of almonds. There was whisky from Switzerland, Ireland, and of course Scotland.

The idea is that you invite 2 other friends over, and make it a tasting party. I cheated and just had 1 other person, so it was really a party, and we had plenty to taste! Going back and forth about what we noticed in each was honestly a lot of fun! They’ve even got an app! To buy all of these bottles at a liquor store would have been well over $300, and this subscription is currently just $24.99. Tis the season… And I can’t imagine a better gift than this.

Raw Spice Bar: Cooking Outside the Box


As an avid watcher of travel shows, I’ve always been deeply curious about laksa. I’ve Googled how to make it, searched for local restaurants carrying it, and have always come up short. It wasn’t until Raw Spice Bar, a monthly subscription service for spices, came along that I finally had the motivation I needed to make the dish I’d been wondering about for years.

I was sent 3 packets chock full of the freshly ground spices needed to make: Malaysian laksa, sambal oelek (which can be used to give your curry a kick), and zingy kaffir lime salad. They included recipes for all, which I interpreted loosely. For example: they advised using noodles, and I used spiraled zucchini to make a more low-carb friendly version. Also, they suggested green beans in the salad, but I went straight cucumber. Everything still came out amazing!


I love how they’re priced at just $6/month, and they provide not only spices, but recipes for inspiration to cook dishes way outside of your comfort zone! If you’re looking to start cooking outside the box, then this is the subscription ‘box’ for you.

Scentbird: A Subscription for Fragrance Lovers



I’ve always been a huge fan of designer fragrances, and often walk out of department stores smelling like some strong potpourri, because of course I have to sample every single perfume they have! That’s what they’re there for, right? Well, there’s a better way for those of us that like to smell amazing, and may not be ready to a commit to single scent for the rest of our lives. Meet Scentbird, an amazing subscription service that sends you about 30 days worth of an authentic, designer fragrance at a time, and helps you find new scents to love.


The design is rather ingenious: You get a chic, refillable vial, and each month you insert your new fragrance cartridge when you’re ready to use it! I’m currently on Dior Addict, which has been a favorite of mine for years. I love the compact tube that slips right into my purse, and makes toting fancy fragrances a breeze! If you’ve ever bought a full size, elaborate glass bottle of expensive perfume in the past, then you know what I’m talking about. Give ’em a whiff! You’re sure to enjoy some old favorites, and find some new signature scents to swear by.

Coterie Sampler: What’s In The Box?


Coterie, a locally curated gift service, just launched a monthly subscription box!


This means that whether you’re in town or far away, you can get (or give) Texas-made crafts, and nibbles.


My first box came with 7 Austin-made products: Gin & Juice Shortbread Cookies from Skull & Cakebones, Sarah’s Kale Chips, Sway Water, finishing salts from Lenoir (an amazing restaurant, if you haven’t been), blueberry preserves by the incredible Confituras, Lavande Farm’s natural mosquito repellant, and a hand screen printed Texas tea towel by Kimball Prints.


The Brit in my life approved of the shortbread cookies, as well as the jam. In fact, it’s safe to say he’s Confituras’ number one fan, and has been such for a while. Whether you’re from Austin, or just love Austin, this bountiful box makes a great gift from the heart… of Texas.

Too Much Cute: Kawaii Box Giveaway!


My friend in Berlin sent me a message this morning that read, “This makes me think of you!” It contained a link to an over-the-top cute Japanese music video. This should tell you where I stand when it comes to all things ‘kawaii.’


Given that, it should come as no surprise that I was more than excited to receive my first ever package from Kawaii Box.


Each box is jam-packed with the most adorable products, and world-wide shipping is FREE.

Though the box seemed small, it felt like a clown car of presents as I pulled one after the other out in an endless stream of squee.


Want to score a free box of your own? Simply enter the contest below!


Click here for your chance to win!

Disclosure: I did receive a complimentary box for review purposes, and all opinions expressed are 100% my own.


What’s Inside: Blush Box


Blush Box is a monthly subscription service that gives you a bit more than the usual make-up samples and skin creams. Blush offers sexy surprises at many different monthly levels (and they’re based in Austin!).  You can opt for a box that’s more intimate and wild, or try something a little more tame. I got to try out their Panty Delivery, and decided to have a little fun with how I presented their products…


For only $24 you can surprise yourself and your partner with something new to wear beneath your clothing. I should also mention that this can come in handy if your subscription arrives between visits to the laundromat.


Speaking of these products coming when you’re in a bind and need them the most, they also have a Condom Courier. (You know that feel if you’ve ever had one of those moments.)


My box was thoughtfully packaged, and even came with a lavender sachet to keep everything smelling great. I love that they make sure to send you things that are both cute and comfortable, and you never know exactly what to expect (because that would be boring). They have everything from bridal gifts to seasonal boxes, and even more. Take a chance on something new and daring; give Blush Box a try.

Disclosure: I did receive these items at no charge in order to review them. All opinions expressed are my own.

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