Maple Holistics Peppermint Essential Oil Review

I've always enjoyed the scent of peppermint, and of course the flavor in mints or other goodies. I never knew that peppermint oil has a lot of health benefits, though, and the Maple Holistics 100% Pure Peppermint Essential Oil delivers all of them!

*Disclaimer: This product was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.

Peppermint essential oil is extracted from the leaves of the peppermint bush. It's a strong antiseptic and antimicrobial agent ad can be used to treat wounds and cuts on the skin. It's also a potent pain reliever that cab treat pain superficially or internally.

One of my favorite ways to use peppermint oil is when I have a headache. I apply a drop or two onto my fingers and then massage it into my temples and it really does help soothe my headache. Peppermint oil is able to be absorbed by the skin, leaving a cooling and soothing sensation.

Peppermint oil is also great for treating skin issues like acne, rashes, and burns. The cleansing properties of the oil work to kill germs and nourish and rejuvenate skin cells. The menthol in peppermint is what creates that cooling sensation on the skin, but it also is excellent at combating acne.

You can use peppermint oil to soothe internal issues, too. Whenever I have an upset stomach or feel bloated I love a good cup of peppermint tea. Peppermint oil is safe to ingest to soothe stomach issues, or you can inhale the scent if you don't want to ingest it. It works wonders to break up my bloating and stomach aches!

The 100% Pure Peppermint Oil from Maple Holistics is made only of the essential oil, no additives or preservatives. It's steam distilled from peppermint leaves and then cold pressed into oil form. It smells just like a candy cane and is great for so many uses, as listed above! Peppermint oil is one of my favorite essential oils because it's so versatile.
Bottom Line: The Maple Holistics 100% Pure Peppermint Oil is excellent. It smells wonderful and has so many uses. I definitely recommend adding this oil to your pantry!

September PostBox by Postmark'd Studio Review and Coupon

This month, PostBox took on the back to school theme with a set of retro and classic stationery. Everything was expertly curated, as usual, and beautifully made!

*Disclaimer: This box was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.

PostBox is a stationery subscription from Postmark'd Studio that sends four handcrafted, artisanal cards, one postcard, stamps, and an "artsy doodad" each month. Boxes are $25 per month with $5.95 shipping for the monthly plan, or as follows (with shipping included):
  • Three months at $85.35 prepay
  • Six months at $163.20 prepay
  • 12 months at $240 prepay
There is also a reward for 12 month subscribers, you'll receive free shipping and a free 13th box. The 13th box ships upon payment of the 12 month subscription.

One of my favorite things about PostBox is the beautiful packaging. Everything is wrapped up like a little gift, which adds lovely special touch.

I really love the old school theme this month! I think PostBox contains the perfect assortment of cards and accessories. The curation also always stands out, as the back to school theme is clearly evident.

The "artsy doodad" for September is the checkerboard patterned pencil case and silver pencil. The pouch has lots of standard number two pencils and a Pink Pearl eraser in it as well.

The Library Cards by Frankie and Claude, located in Camas, Washington are so unique! They're a retro set that are perfect for note taking, list making, or whatever else you need. There's also a set of 10 envelopes lined with pages from recycled books.

  • Pink Pearl - This card is by Nicole Ray of Sloe Gin Fizz, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The card features her trademark whimsical design and sense of humor.
  • Hello - This is by Warren Tales in San Diego, California. The card also has a detachable postcard, which is a modern way to create "chain mail!" PostBox also included an extra postcard stamp for this.
  • The Original Laptop - This nostalgic letterpress card is from a. favorite design in Chicago, Illinois. This is the postcard for the month and is great for sending a quick note to a friend.
  • Computer Calendar - This card has a mini calendar on it and is by Blackbird Letterpress in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with an illustration by Rebecca Kreisler. The design is so cute and is a great birthday card for January!
The info card also contains information about a program called Letters For the Elderly, which is a wonderful organization that was founded in December of 2013 by Jacob Cramer. They are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that collects handwritten cards and sends them to the elderly to let them know they're loved and appreciated. I think this is an amazing program and I'm definitely going to be using my PostBox cards this month to send to Letters for the Elderly!

  • Visit Postmark'd Studio to subscribe
    • Use coupon code SSLFreeship for free shipping and 10% off on a 3-month subscription (good through October 30, 2017)
  • Connect with them on Facebook and Instagram

Bottom Line: I love PostBox! All of the cards, postcards, and accessories are always amazing and high quality. The designs are fun and always fit wonderfully with the theme. This is one of the best stationery boxes out there!

Arbonne Rescue and Renew Detox Mask Review

I have always had oily skin and to put it bluntly, it's super annoying. I've tried a ton of different masks and skincare treatments, and none have worked as great as the Arbonne Rescue and Renew Detox Mask!

*Disclaimer: This product was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.

This mask is made with French pink clay and utilizes oil pulling technology to visibly draw out excess sebum from your skin. It also has five self-neutralizing acids to help clarify and brighten skin. It's dermatologist tested, safe for all skin types (including sensitive), and vegan and gluten-free.

When I heard about the oil pulling technology I was instantly intrigued. I've used a mask with similar properties in the past, but the formula recently changed and it doesn't work as well so I had been looking for a replacement.

The mask has kaolin clay and bentonite clay as two of the main ingredients, both of which are excellent for oily skin. The French pink clay acts like a magnet to attract surface dirt and impurities and rosemary oil hydrates to help maintain clarity. There's also dandelion extract for detoxifying, turmeric extract to promote radiant skin, and ginger root extract to help counteract dull, lackluster skin.

The mask works like most others, apply once or twice a week to clean skin and leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse and pat dry. A slight tingling or redness may occur due to the clay, which is definitely normal for this type of mask. I didn't experience either, though.

But does it work? Yes! As you can see from my photo above, the oil pulling technology really does pull out excess sebum from your skin. Al of the little dotted areas on my nose and forehead are extra sebum that the mask extracted. I love using this mask because it's so weirdly satisfying to see the oil pulled out and washed away. This is the perfect mask and is really a treat to use once a week to help control my oily skin!
  • Visit the Arbonne website to learn more and purchase
Bottom Line: I absolutely love the Arbonne Rescue and Renew Detox Mask! I highly recommend it for oily/combo skin. It's great for all skin types, so if you're looking for a gentle and effective detox mask this one is definitely worth it!

September Daily Goodie Box Review

Daily Goodie Box always sends an interesting assortment of products each month, and the boxes are 100% free! September's box featured really great items, per usual.

*Disclaimer: This box was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.

Daily Goodie Box is a completely free service. All you have to do to participate is sign up for an account on their website and fill out a short survey. Boxes aren't guaranteed, but you can increase your chances by interacting with them on social media (see links at the bottom of this post).

The September box featured products from nine different brands. Daily Goodie Box always sends products from brands I haven't heard of before, so it is definitely an effective way to get the word out about different items.

  • ginnybakes Chocolate Chip Cookies - These gluten-free cookies are made with high quality natural ingredients. I couldn't even tell that they were gluten-free and they tasted really good.
  • Crown Maple Sugar - This sweetener alternative has natural antioxidants and can be used in coffee, tea, baked goods, or more.
  • Paleo Powder Pink Seasoning - This blend has Himalayan pink salt with chili, garlic, and onion powders as well as cumin and black and cayenne peppers. It sounds really great and I'll probably use it as a rub for chicken.
  • Trolli Sour Brite Crawlers - I love sour candies and these are great! They're nice and soft and the perfect amount of sour.
  • Nellie's All Natural Baby Laundry Soda - This is specially formulated to clean up stubborn baby stains. The formula is derived from plant- and mineral-based ingredients and is gentle on baby's skin.
  • Guru Organic Energy Drink - This energy drink is made with non-GMO ingredients and uis USDA organic. It's also gluten-free and certified vegan.
  • Lovebug Probiotics Here's the Skinny - This supplement has a proprietary blend of probiotic strains to help streamline digestive function. They have a patented time-release technology for maximum effectiveness.
  • Rufus Teague Made Some Sauce - I got the Whiskey Maple and Honey Sweet flavors and both sound delicious. They're gluten-free and kosher.
  • Butterfields Hard Candy - I got the Honeybell flavor, which is "the sweetest orange blossom in a hard candy." I haven't tried them yet but I love candies like these!
Bottom Line: The September box from Daily Goodie Box had lots of yummy treats! I'm especially excited to try the Paleo Pink rub and the Rufus Teague sauces.

August Sports Crate Review - Chicago Cubs

The August Sports Crate was only about a week delayed, so that's an improvement! I have mixed feelings about this month's box; read on to find out why.

*Disclaimer: This box was purchased by See, Shop, Love!

Sports Crate is a part of the Loot Crate family and costs $39.99 per month for 5-7 officially licensed, exclusive items valued at $80+. The current season is MLB and is available for the following teams: Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, and the Texas Rangers.

I purchased the Season Pass option for all five boxes (May through September). This option is no longer available, but for those of you who also purchased it, our extra figurine should be arriving with September's box.

Each month features a BALLERS figurine, and as you can see from the photo above this month's is missing. Sports Crate stated they listened to subscriber feedback and are retooling the figurines to look more realistic and have higher quality. I already thought they were pretty nice, but I won't say no to improvements, either. The figurines should be completed and shipped by the last week of September.

The BALLERS figurine for September is Anthony Rizzo, and I'm so excited because he's my favorite current Cub! Based on the photo in the product insert, it looks a lot like him. There's also an exclusive Topps Trading Card to go along with the figurine.

The '47 Clean Up Adjustable Hat is a soft hat with an adjustable band in the back. By soft I mean there's a cardboard insert inside of it to keep its shape, otherwise it would kind of just flop in on itself. I actually just bought a new Cubs hat, and I guess I should have waited because I should have assumed a baseball cap would be sent at some time from a baseball subscription box!

The Tervis Tumbler is my favorite item in the box, aside from the upcoming BALLERS figurine. I've been meaning to get a cup like this for a while but usually end up spending my money on Cubs t-shirts or jerseys instead, so this was a nice surprise. I really love the design, especially all of the old logos on it.
Bottom Line: This month's Sports Crate was just okay to me. The hat would have been better if I hadn't just bought one, and the box felt kind of empty without the BALLERS figurine. Basically I got a box with a hat, a cup, and a trading card. I don't mean that to sound super critical though, because I really do like the cup. I'm excited to see the BALLERS figurine once it arrives, too.

FabFitFun Fall Box Spoilers and $10 Off Coupon

The Fall FabFitFun box spoilers are here! Check them out below.

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Each box will contain the following:

  • Mer-Sea & Co Scarf ($98 value)
  • Private Party Gym Bag ($59)
  • Whish Beauty Renewing Mud Mask ($48)
  • treStiQue Matte Color & Shiny Balm Lip Crayon ($28)
  • MYTAGALONGS Hot & Cold Gel Pack ($15)
  • Deco Miami Lavender Cuticle Oil ($12.50)
  • imm Living Coxet Wire Heart Ceramic Jewelry Holder ($33)
FabFitFun costs $49.99 per month for $200 value. Use coupon code PUMPKINSPICE for $10 off your first box!

September EsianMall Snack Box Review

EsianMall offers boxes to satisfy your inner geek! They offer gamers, geeks, and anime fans the best snack and beauty products from Asia.

*Disclaimer: This box was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review. Post contains affiliate links.

EsianMall has a beauty box and a snack box; this is a review for the snack box. The boxes feature different boxes each month with bonus geeky items like apparel, figurines, and accessories.

Boxes start t $14.95 per month with free shipping to the U.S. Boxes do ship worldwide, but the free shipping option is only for U.S. addresses. When you first sign up you'll fill out a survey where you can indicate your snack preferences. You can also skip this part if you have no preferences for what your box contains.

Here are the box sizes and pricing options:
  • Mini (5-6 items): $14.95 per month, $14.45 per month for three months, or $13.95 per month for six months
  • Medium (8-10 items): $29.95 per month, $28.95 per month for three months, or $28.45 per month for six months
  • Deluxe (12-14 items with 1-2 geek merch items): $40.95 per month, 39.95 per month for three months, or $39.45 per month for six months

I received the Deluxe Snack Box to review. There were lots of fun treats inside plus one geeky item.

There was no info card included in the box so I'll do my best to name the items inside.
  • Pretz - These were basically savory Pocky. I think they were pizza flavored. They were nice and crunchy and had a good flavor.
  • Shrimp Chips - I know these are very popular, especially in the Philippines, but I am not a fan of seafood so I'll pass these along to someone else.
  • Oreo Soft Cookie - I haven't tried this yet but I think the name is pretty self-explanatory.
  • Nongshim Chapagetti - I really like Nongshim's soups but this one didn't quite do it for me. It didn't have enough flavor. I added some seasonings to it but it still was a little bit flat.
The other three snacks do not have English labels so I'm not 100% sure what they are. The package on the bottom has crackers/cookies in it, and the red package is a small, hard biscuit. My best guess for the top right is that it's maybe a seaweed or seasoning packet?

  • Oreo Soft Cookie - I guess I forgot I took a picture of these in the first photo, but the box contained two of these.
  • Senbei - I'm pretty sure the crackers on the left are senbei, or rice crakers.
  • Shittori Cookie - The two packages in blue were soft little cookies with small chocolate chips.
  • Lotte - The small pink package is a chewy candy with fruit flavor.
  • Red package - Again, these were in the photo above and I'm not quite sure what they are called.
  • Harley Quinn Umbrella - The geeky item this month is a Harley Quinn umbrella. I'm not a huge fan of the character but I know she's really popular among the DC/Batman fandom, so I'm sure this will be a fun item for a lot of subscribers.

Here's a better look at the umbrella.
Bottom Line: The EsianMall snack box had a lot of fun snacks to try; I just wish they included an info card describing everything. The geek item was also nice and unique. I think combining snacks with geek/gamer items is an interesting theme for a subscription box.

September Degustabox Review and Coupon

Degustabox is one of the best snack boxes out there; each month they're packed with full-sized foods and pantry items for a great price!

*Disclaimer: This box was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.

Degustabox sends at least 10 full-sized food items for only $19.99 per month! You'll get a box full of snacks for much cheaper than if you were to buy everything individually at the grocery store.

The September box had 10 items representing a good variety of foods and snacks. Degustabox always does a good job of sending everything from baking mixes, dinner sides, sauces, and more!

  • Post Shredded Wheat ($3.49) - Boxes contained one of two flavors, and I got Frosted Mixed Berry (the other option was cinnamon). It has a blueberry frosting coating with an extra burst of berry flavor in the middle. Sounds delish!
  • King Arthur Flour Lemon Bar Mix ($4.95) - I love a good lemon bar but I've never made them before. This mix looks easy to bake and I can't wait to try them. They're made with real lemons and no artificial ingredients.
  • SunRype Fruit to Go ($.50 each) - These bars were so good! I got the Apple Wildberry and Apple Strawberry Watermelon flavors. They are strips of fruit leather with no added artificial colors, preservatives, gluten, or nuts. They're also kosher and vegan.
  • Angelic Bakehouse Bread Crisps ($4.00) - These little sprouted crackers are crostini shaped and made from sprouted bread grain, toasted, and topped with sea salt. I'll have to get some good cheese to eat these with.
  • Mutti Tomato Puree ($4.49) - This puree is ready to go, all you have to do is heat it up. The info page listing all the items had a recipe for tomato basil soup on the back using this sauce so I think I'm going to give that a try.
  • Wild Planet Albacore Wild Tuna ($4.99) - Wild Planet is ranked #1 by Greenpeace for sustainability. This tuna is 100% pole and line caught and is prepared to maintain all the natural juices right in the can (no draining required!). I don't eat tuna but I'll pass this along to someone who does.
  • Goya Rice Pilaf ($1.99) - I loved rice pilaf growing up, and still do, so this will be great as a side for an upcoming dinner. Goya mixes are always good and have lots of flavor.
  • Lee Kum Kee Korean BBQ Stir Fry Sauce ($3.49) - I love sauce packets like this that I can throw into the slow cooker. This can be prepared without a slow cooker, but I like letting the sauces simmer with the meat all day.
  • Reese Papaya Goldenberry Quinoa Medley ($3.99) - I have to admit that I'm not the biggest fan of quinoa so I'm not sure how much I will like this. I do like the sound of papaya goldenberry fruit though, so maybe it will be a hit!
  • Natural Sins Coconut Crisps ($1.99) - These are meant to be eaten as snack chips and the brand calls them "un-potato chip" snacks. I'm curious to try these.
Bottom Line: The September Degustabox had a total retail value of $34.38. I'm excited to bake up the King Arthur Flour lemon bars and use the Lee Kum Kee Korean BBQ sauce. This month's box had another great variety of snacks!

Sports Crate August Crate #4 Update

I just received the below email regarding Sports Crate #4, which is supposed to be the August Crate:

So it looks like the BALLERZ figures are being redone to improve their look and articulation and the figure for Crate #4 will ship separately from the rest of the box. The figure is supposed to arrive at Sports Crate at the end of September, so we will most likely not see these until October.

While I know many are upset with Sports Crate for the constant issues (and rightfully so), I'm glad they are at least keeping us updated about shipping issues and are listening to subscriber feedback in regards to the quality of the items.

July Beauty Box 5 Review

Beauty Box 5 had a delivery issue with one of the products for July's box, so shipments were delayed by quite a bit. But the box is finally here and it had some great products!

*Disclaimer: This box was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.

Beauty Box 5 costs $12 per month for $35+ in deluxe samples and full-sized products. Shipping is free to the U.S. and $3 to Canada. The goodies inside range from skin care to accessories to color cosmetics, and more!

To apologize for the shipping delay, Beauty Box 5 sent everyone an extra brush in their boxes. I received the Crease brush and it's a duplicate from a previous box, but these brushes are well-made and I'm happy to have a spare. I appreciate that Beauty Box 5 included a bonus item for everyone.

The box also featured:
  • Seraphine Botanicals Quince + Crimson Crayon ($24, full-sized) - This gorgeous shade of red can be used on your lips or cheeks with a semi-matte finish. It also has a slight fruity scent.
  • Styli-Style Line & Seal Eye Liner ($6.50, full-sized) - I usually receive eyeliners in colors I won't use (bright blues, etc) from BB5, but this month I got a black shade that I will definitely use (assorted colors were sent, so yours may not be the same as mine). The liner has a gel-like formula for long lasting wear.
  • Manna Kadar Cosmetics Glo Illuminator ($10.88 for .27 fl oz) - I have a full-sized tube of this and I love it. It leaves a very subtle sheen when applied.
  • Luseta Argan Hair Masque ($8.60 for 2.03 fl oz) - This rich mask promotes growth and protects against future heat damage. I'm going to enjoy using this on my heat styled hair.
  • Nanacoco Rio II Nail Polish ($3.95 for .5 fl oz, full-sized) - Assorted colors were sent and I received Copacabana Coral, which is perfect because coral is one of my favorite shades for nail polish. 
Seraphine Botanicals Quince + Crimson Crayon
Bottom Line: The July Beauty Box 5 had a total approximate retail value of $53.93, not including the bonus brush. Even though the box was a little late, I'm still pleased with everything that was included. I'm especially excited to use the Luseta Argan Oil Hair Masque!

Kenra Professional Summer Collection Review

Kenra Professional recently launched their new summer line, including the Kenra Platinum Snail Anti-Aging Collection, Shaping Spray 21, and Heat Block Hairspray 22! I got a chance to try all of these and am excited to share my results with you.

*Disclaimer: These products were sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review via BrandBacker.

Kenra is a professional haircare brand founded in Indianapolis back in 1929. Since then they've worked to develop best-in-class products that deliver superior and reliable results. They have three unique brands: Kenra, Kenra Professional, and Kenra Color.

The Kenra Platinum Snail Anti-Aging line is the first of its kind I've ever seen or heard of. I know snail essence is commonly used in skincare, but this is the first time I've seen it used in haircare. Snail mucin a popular ingredient in Korean beauty and is made up of proteins, glycolic acids, and elastin.

The line is made up of an Anti-Aging Shampoo, Anti-Aging Conditioner, and Anti-Aging 10-In-1 Complete Corrective (CC) Creme. All three are infused with snail essence for a highly concentrated blend of proteins that are proven to provide youthful hair. The CC Creme weightlessly restores and prolongs youth by fighting all 10 signs of aging hair: dulling, thinning, breakage, frizz, dryness, elasticity, porosity, scalp irritation, unmanageability, and coarse texture.

I've been using this line for the past four days and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. The shampoo and conditioner have a light, fresh scent. The shampoo doesn't produce a ton of lather but it still left my hair feeling clean and soft. The conditioner works well to provide nourishment and soft, moisturized hair. The CC Creme smells wonderful and just two pumps were enough to coat my shoulder-length hair. I think this line is great because we often think about anti-aging skincare, but I can admit I haven't put much thought into anti-aging for my hair prior to using these products. I'm all about preventive care, so if these will keep my hair looking healthy and youthful, I'm all for it! Oh and one last note, no snails were harmed in the creation of these products. The snail essence is a byproduct of escargot farms that has been repurposed for hair and skin products.

The Kenra Platinum Heat Block Spray 22 and Kenra Shaping Spray 21 are also unique.

The Heat Block Spray 22 is made with bee proplis, a natural resin that forms a cast around the cuticle of our hair for strong heat protection. This quick-drying, high-hold spray allows for a clean release from styling tools. What I love most about this is that it protects up to 450°F/232°C. Bee propolis is a resinous mixture that honeybees produce by mixing saliva and beeswax with secretions from tree buds, sap flows, or other botanical sources. Bees use it as a sealant to protect their hives, but in this spray it's used to protect your hair cuticle. I used this spray after I had curled my hair because I wasn't sure if it was supposed to be applied before or after. I know it's a heat spray, but it's also a hair spray that provides maximum hold, so it didn't quite make sense to me to apply it before styling. That being said, it did provide great hold. I'll use this before styling the next time I straighten my hair.

The Shaping Spray 21 is the first ever professional alcohol-free hair spray. It provides maximum moisture retention with an extra firm hold and high shine. It's designed to have a wet application to ensure optimal control and working time for endless styling options. I used this after my hair was already dry but will use it again with wet hair to see how that works, too. It provided great hold for my curls.

Bottom Line: The Kenra Professional Summer Collection has really great products! I love that they are all innovative and effective, and also reasonably priced. The Snail Anti-Aging line left my hair feeling very nourished, and the Shaping Spray and Heat Block Spray provided great protection and hold.

August Daily Goodie Box Review

Daily Goodie Box sends 100% free boxes each month in exchange for short, honest reviews about the products inside. Read on to see what was in the August box and how to get one for yourself.

*Disclaimer: This box was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.

It's completely free to create an account on Daily Goodie Box -- no credit card or other payment information required at any time. Creating an account doesn't guarantee a box, but they regularly post on their social media (links below) with chances to get a box.

The August box had more foil packet samples than usual, but I am certainly not complaining about a free box! As always, there was a good mix of product types represented.

  • Balla For Men Original Formula Body Spray - This has a unique oak and musk scent that I really liked. It has natural ingredients, including aloe vera extract and jojoba seed extract.
  • HannahMax Crunchy Cookie Chips - These are so good! I got the Chocolate Chip flavor; I'm not sure if everyone got the same one or if there were different varieties sent. These are nice and crunchy and have tons of chocolate chips in them.
  • Detox Water in Peachberry - This peach and blueberry flavored water is made with real aloe, vitamins, and electrolytes. Detox Water has been in a few Daily Goodie Boxes and I like their flavors a lot.
  • So I accidentally took a photo of the Crunchy Cookie Chips twice. I originally photographed the Balla Body Spray before the rest of the items because I gave it to my brother, and I guess I forgot I had already photographed the cookies with it when I took the rest of the pics!
  • Javazen Organic Coffee Brew Bags - I've never tried a brew bag for coffee before, but this one is made with coffee, matcha tea, and nutrient-dense superfoods to help avoid a caffeine crash.
  • PB Crave Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter - This is made with no hydrogenated oils, sugar, artificial flavors, high fructose corn syrup, or gluten. The Chocolate Banana flavor has bananas, cocoa, and organic honey.
  • Yarok Feed Your Moisture Shampoo - This is a non-lathering shampoo made with vitamin-infused water and organic, fair-trade African soap. Organic herbal extracts from argan, coconut, and hemp seed infuse hair with detoxifying and restorative oils.
  • Essential Oxygen Organic Brushing Rinse - There's no SLS, chlorine bleach, fluoride, glycerin, or alcohol in this rinse. It's also cruelty-free. It helps to naturally whiten teeth, soothe tooth sensitivity, bad breath, tartar, canker sores, and toxic morning mouth. I just got over a canker sore and I wish I had this to try during it!
  • Clean Happens All Purpose Cleaner - I prefer to use natural-based cleaners in my home, especially because I have pets, and this one is free from sulfates, petroleum solvent, parabens, ethers, synthetic fragrance, alcohol, ethoxylates, and dyes. It's non-toxic and biodegradable and also cruelty-free. It worked just as well as other cleaners I've used in the past, so I will definitely buy more of this!
Bottom Line: This was another great box from Daily Goodie Box! They always send new brands and products that I haven't tried before and I've found some new favorites through them. It's a lot of fun to receive a box, so be sure to create an account and interact with them on social media.

July Sports Crate Review - Chicago Cubs

Well, it looks like Sports Crate will just be delayed a month going forward. July's Crate was held up by production issues again, but the contents were well worth the wait.

*Disclaimer: This box was purchased by See, Shop, Love!

Sports Crate is $39.99 per month for 5-7 officially licensed, team-specific items valued at $80+ total. Crates are available for the following teams: Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, and the Texas Rangers.

I purchased the Season Pass option for $179.99 for all five boxes (May-September), but this option is no longer available given there are only two months left. If you also purchased the Season Pass, I saw on Sports Crate's Twitter that our extra action figure will be included in the September box.

As I said in the beginning of this post, this Crate was late again due to production issues. Last month I was annoyed because Sports Crate was not very communicative, but this month they did a much better job in my opinion. They sent out a few emails updating us on the progress of the Crates. While it's still annoying, at least this time I knew what was going on and when to expect the box. I also got my tracking email without having to ask for it, which hadn't happened with the previous two boxes.

I think many subscribers are upset with the shipping issues, and rightfully so, but I'm in it for the long haul since I bought the Season Pass and can't cancel. I still like the boxes a lot though so I don't mind the late shipping as long as Sports Crate continues to keep us informed.

Anyway, the July box was themed Round Tripper and had five items. I think this is the best box yet, and I'm glad that they keep getting better each month! Also, mine literally arrived right as Ian Happ hit his 17th home run versus the Blue Jays, so that's good luck, right?

  • Cubs Wallet - This is a 100% genuine leather wallet that came in a nice case. I'm actually surprised that it's real leather because it felt like faux to me. It's a bi-fold with six credit card slots and a nice divider with a see-through slot on either side for your license or other card you want to display. I love the black color and simple design.

  • "Hit the Road" T-Shirt - I really like this shirt! The design is much better than the first shirt we got in the May Crate. I like that it's gray because I live in neutral colors. The design is unique and exclusive to Sports Crate, and there's only a small Sports Crate logo on the left sleeve.

  • Cubs Sun Shade - I don't see many people using sun shades for their cars, but I do. The one I was using prior to receiving this is a Car Full of Cats design from Archie McPhee, and it really does work to keep my car a little cooler and (more importantly) it protects your dashboard from the harmful rays of the sun. That being said, I just tried to put this in my car and it didn't work. A sun shade needs suction cups or something else to keep it attached to the windshield, otherwise it just falls down. I couldn't get this to stay up against my windshield because it has no attachments, unless there is some other way to place them that I'm unaware of. I hope I can figure something else out though because I love the design.
  • Kris Bryant BALLERS Action Figure and Topps Trading Card - I knew they had to do either a KB or an Anthony Rizzo (I'm still hoping for Rizzo in one of the next boxes) BALLERS, since they're probably the two most popular players on the team. I also think this BALLERS looks the most like the real player than the past two. I also like that it's a road jersey design because I love the road grays. The Topps card is also an exclusive to Sports Crate, but the one I got is different than the one pictured on the info card.

The BALLERS figure came with a removable bat and also a glove, so you can pop one of Kris's hands off and attach the glove. He's also a little top heavy. But at least they got his dreamy blue eyes right (lol)!
Bottom Line: This was a really good Sports Crate. I'm still glad I subscribed, even though they have had some pretty disappointing shipping issues. The items are high quality and have been a lot of fun so far. I'm excited to see what the last two boxes will contain.
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