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Monday, June 18, 2012

Out of the Box - June Sampler - Hollywood Glitz and Glamour Girl

With a theme like Hollywood Glitz and Glamour, how could I resist this month's Out of the Box sampler? I got the regular sized sampler, and with shipping to Canada and insurance, it came to around $38.00 (like the last time I purchased in April).

The Sampler Box and the food sample packet
A peek inside the box!
What's inside? (Click on pictures to enlarge).

All prettied-up!
Clockwise (L to R): I received two 2-oz samples of Prairie Violet's Skin Cooling Cream and lotion. I've already used the cream, and it is minty, thick and rich. It came in this sweet little patchwork bag as well. Then, a little star perfume vial in 'Moonlight', from Bklyn Organics - it came wrapped in a little popcorn bag :) Below that is this month's box sponsor, FairlyCharmed - a lip balm solid scent stick in  'Little Black Dress' (all very glitz and glamour). I have a lip balm from this company and use it a lot, so I'm excited to try their scent stick! At the bottom are a couple samples of nail wraps for fingernails, an orange stick and a file  from Jamberry Nails. And in the middle is an amazing sugar lip scrub in Cherry Almond (the scent is to-die-for) by The Pampered Belle. I've used this and it made my lips so soft and smooth - absolutely love!

Scented products and various bath and body
Clockwise (L to R): The little yellow cup is a Lemon Berry Fizz Wax Tart by Candle Confectionery (I'm looking forward to burning this - it smells so good!). Next to it is a small sparkly foot-shaped soap from Six White Ties E'SSentuals. Beside that are sweet little star-shaped Strawberries and Champagne handmade soaps from Creamy Dreamy Soap Co. (very Hollywood Glitz!) Below that is a Glittering Heart soap sample from Lost Lemonade. The mulicoloured soap at the bottom is a thick sample from Saturday's Bath. Beside that, a neat full sized soap from Tiki bar soap in Gin Martini (ooh la la!). Above are star-shaped wax tarts in 'pink bombshell' by Ugly Duckling Designs (a very fun and girly fragrance). And in the middle is another wax melt in Red Hot Cinnamon by The Melt Shoppe (the quality of all these melts are very good!).

Paper goods and wearable art
Clockwise (L to R): Sweet little hair clips for a little girl from That's the Cutest Thing; a cute little bow bobby pin from The Nifty Crafter; a small father's day card made from recycled paper towel rolls! by Elodie's Shop; a crocheted scrubby from Jodie's Craft Emporium (really good to use with facial cleanser and get it all foamed up); card and peg holder from A Penny for your Thoughts; a large father's day card from Caffeinated Papercuts (love the name) - I gave this card to my dad on fathers day, it is a wonderful design and really well-made; and in the middle a cute felt key chain in the shape of flip flops from Zandy Land.

Edible goodies!

There were also a couple edible goods in this month's box, on the left is a sugar jewel from Candied Cakes (kind of like rock candy); the other is two cookies from Caseosa Crafts (one brown sugar, the other java almond chip). I've already gobbled down both - so good!

A close up of the sugar jewel - it is full of coloured 'diamonds'. Very glitz and glamour! 
Coupon code sheet
Click on the above picture to enlarge and take a look at all of the vendors and coupons they are offering from this month's box. You can find additional discounts here.

Overall, another impressive sampler from Out of the Box. I received 23 product samples in total, which is just slightly over the 18-20 that are guaranteed to be in each box. I do feel like this month's theme was found in the samples and products in the box, and I also like the variety of samples offered. My favourites have to be the lip scrub and balm and all of the deliciously scented soaps and tarts. If you can treat yourself one month, go for one of these samplers - the monthly box themes can be found here  and I believe it goes on sale the first Monday of every month (click here to go to purchase page).

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing! Handmade shops love to read this kind of feedback. My little bath and body store - Meadow's Own - will be participating in the Sept and Oct boxes if you love custom body products for your skin type. www.koripressnell.etsy.com
    Again, thanks for posting!

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    1. I love a sneak peek of what's coming up in samplers! Thanks for letting us know and for sharing your link.

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  2. Thanks for the fabulous review of our June Glitz and Glamour Girl sampler! I love it when our customers take the time to give a shout out to our contributors ♥

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    1. I love Out of the Box samplers - I just had to post on all the wonderful goodies I received!

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  3. Thanks for sharing all the goodies! I got a little one, so it was nice to see what everyone else got. I'm also tickled pink (hehe) that the cards I made for the Father's Day Sampler popped up in the Glitz & Glamour Girl sampler, too! I do hope your Dad liked it. :)

    Yes, I'm the coffee-addict behind Caffeinated Papercuts. Thank you so much for the kind words. I'll be back in the August, October, and December boxes!

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    1. Oh yeah, he loved the card! It's nice of you to stop by and to give us a heads up of future boxes you'll be in!

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