Thursday, February 7, 2013

A Few Things I've Liked...and a Giveaway!

Today seems like a good day to share a few of my recent experiences with Cravebox and a favorite product I've received from them lately.  Read closely; coming soon there will be a quiz (i.e. giveaway).


I originally told you about Cravebox as I was newly discovering how it works.  Enter a drawing, pay for shipping, and receive a beautiful box with full-sized products to try for yourself.  No further obligation.  I'm happy to report that after several months I am still pretty impressed.  I want to add these points, though, to what I've said before:
  • Receiving a Cravebox is set up on a lottery drawing system, but as far as I can tell, that's just a formality.  I have received every box I signed up for.  
  • There are far more opportunities than I had expected.  At least 2-3 opportunities per month to get a teal-colored box in the mail.  
  • The products are indeed full-size, but some boxes I've received had quite a few items I had to buy myself with a coupon.  I understand that some items are perishable and won't ship, but having to add a search for that item at my grocery store takes a little bit away from the magic.
  • Oftentimes the coupon items are fairly new products and I've had trouble several different times finding them available at my local shopping centers.  It makes me sad to have a coupon for a free item that I can't use.
Overall, I'm still very excited to be a part of the Cravebox community!  My last box, the Zatarains' Big Game box, even contained two of everything at no extra cost.  The Resolutions Cravebox contained one of my favorite new hair products:

Silky Moisture Whip
I have the blessing (or curse) of having naturally curly hair.  About a year ago I embarked on a Curly Hair Challenge to try getting my unruly mane under control.  The process involved trying all kinds of crazy hair treatments before settling on a routine that worked for me.  Part of that routine includes using a good leave-in conditioner and this new leave-in Whip product from Pantene fits the bill PERFECTLY!  It's lightweight and doesn't leave my hair feeling crispy or weighed down or heavy.  My hair felt soft and bouncy while I was using the bottle I received (in full disclosure, I did only receive a sample size of this, which was disappointing, but still worth it).  I will definitely be adding Pantene Silky Moisture Whip to my shelf of curly hair management products!

So, have you signed up for a Cravebox of your own?
If not, sign up now and watch for these upcoming boxes...
Beautiful by You
Beautiful By You crafting box
Book Lovers
Book Lovers box
Bikini Ready
Bikini Ready box
Or check out the new "Instant Boxes" that are available immediately without waiting for a lottery drawing.

I'd love to hear your Cravebox thoughts...

All products mentioned in this blog post were 
provided by Cravebox with no compensation or obligation to review.  
The  thoughts and opinions are mine and shared just because I wanted to. :)


misssrobin said...

It sounds like you're having fun with the surprise treasures. I hope it continues to be wonderful for you.

Happy Sharefest. I hope you have a lovely weekend.