MeUndies: September 2016

Today I’ve got an awesome subscription for you guys, an underwear subscription that claims to be the “world’s most comfortable underwear”.  Seriously. The folks at MeUndies graciously sent me a box to review.  Strangely enough, I’ve been hunting for the perfect underwear for awhile.  My go to has been a seamless boyshort style from Target, but my terrible washing machine pretty much makes them disintegrate so it was time to try something new.  Cue my MeUndies box.

About the Brand:
MeUndies wants you to build the “freshest, funnest, underwear drawer” with “new limited edition designs every month.”  You can skip a month or cancel at any time.  You can also just buy their products individually from their site, but you do get a discount by signing up for the subscription.

How the sub works:
This sub offers four styles for men or women.  First you choose your cut:
Options for Women: Women’s Cheeky Brief, Women’s Bikini, Women’s Boyshort, Women’s Modal Thong
Options for Men: Men’s Boxer Brief, Men’s Trunk, Men’s Boxer, Men’s Brief

Next you choose your fabric and size:
Sizes for Women: XS – 2XL
Sizes for Men: S – 3XL
Fabric options are in three categories: Classic, Bold, and Adventurous.

Cost: Men’s pairs are $16 a month and Women’s pairs are $14.00

So my undies arrived in this cute little bag.  I opted for the boyshort style in XL because I have a bit of extra junk in my trunk.
bag
These styles appear to be the “adventurous” kind, which suits me just fine.  These felt super soft and really well made.  The real test was when I wore them.  They were in fact very very comfortable and I felt the sizing was a little generous.  I think I could have worn a large as well, so if you’re between sizes you may want to go down to the lower one.
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The finishing on the edges of this underwear are much better quality than my usual kind and I think they’ll hold up better in the wash.
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Verdict:
Love!
I think MeUndies has me hooked.  I’m definitely going to turn to them when I need to replenish my underwear drawer.  While $14 a pair might seem a bit pricey, these are great quality and I think they’ll last longer than the ones that cost just a few dollars less.  They also are amazingly soft and come in so many fun prints.  This is also a wonderful gift idea – perfectly suited to the guy in your life who never seems to remember to buy underwear or just hates doing it.  The MeUndies site also offers some lounge wear options although the current sizing seems more limited than their underwear offerings.  I hope they do expand their sizing cause I’d gladly buy some tshirts in their super soft fabric.

BACKSTORY
MeUndies wants you to build the “freshest, funnest, underwear drawer” with “new limited edition designs every month.”  Each month they’ll send you a new pair of underwear in your selected cut and size.   You can also just buy their products individually from their site, but you do get a discount by signing up for the subscription.

COST: Women: $14.00
Men: $16.00

Shipping:
Free Shipping
You can skip a month or cancel at any time

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Spiffster Tie Box: June 2016 & 20% off Coupon

Been procrastinating on Father’s Day?
If so, I might have just have a solution.   The wonderful folks at Spiffster, a premium tie subscription, sent me a box to review and a fabulous 20% off coupon.
Just use SUBSCRIPTIONTHERAPY to save 20% off your entire subscription (not just the first month, but the whole sub)!

How it works:
After you become a member, they send you a short survey that allows you to build your profile and deliver ties tailored to your preferences.  A fresh tie gets delivered to you monthly.  All ties are shipped on the 16th of each month.

What really sets this sub apart is that you get to customize the tie you receive, plus it’s super affordable.  A month to month sub is only $8.95, with discounts for prepaying 3 or 6 month subs.

Spiffster also offers the ability to purchase ties separately from the subscription in their Spiffster One Time Shop.

Now you may be wondering what $8.95 will get us?
(Me too).  Let’s jump in.

We start with really cute packaging:
Box

Print Tie
The Tie

Now subscribers typically choose their own tie, but mine was selected by Spiffster.  It’s a nice classic style and the quality is excellent.  I’ve gotten a lot of ties from men’s boxes and this is one of the few my boyfriend actually wanted to keep.

Also included was a card, with instructions on how to tie a specific knot.  I thought this was a great inclusion and I think a lot of guys would be interested in learning some of the different methods that they may not be accustomed to using.
Card

Verdict: Hit!
Spffister Tie Box
I’m really impressed with the quality you get for only $8.95.  I also really appreciate that this subscription is completely customized.  For a gentleman that needs to wear a tie every day, this is an easy, inexpensive way to build up a tie wardrobe.  I could also see this as a great gift for a recent grad that is heading into the business world.  If you’ve been looking at tie subs, this is definitely one to move to the top of your list.

Have you ever purchased a subscription as a gift?
If so, tell me about it in the comments!

BACKSTORY
After you become a member at Spiffster, they send you a short survey that allows you to build your profile and deliver ties tailored to your preferences.

A fresh tie gets delivered to you monthly.  All ties are shipped on the 16th of each month.

“Our neckties are trendy and fashionable. Handcrafted from premium materials and created to instill a sense of success.”

COST: $8.95 Month to Month
$24.95 Every three Months
$56.95 Every 6 Months

Shipping:
Free Shipping on all U.S. orders.
Cancel at Any Time
Free US Shipping

COUPON CODE: SUBSCRIPTIONTHERAPY – save 20% off for the duration of your subscription

ONLINE SHOP: Ties are also on sale for Individual Purchase in the Spiffster One Time Shop

Selected by Harrison Blake: February 2016 & Coupon Code!

So I promised you all you’d see more men’s subscription boxes and today I’m delivering. The lovely folks at Harrison Blake Apparel Co. graciously sent me their February box to review.

A little about this sub:
“SELECTED by Harrison Blake is a $25/mo. subscription club that delivers 5 classy accessories and unique products. Each box will contain 1 necktie and 4 additional accessories, such as pocket squares, lapel pins, tie bars and more… – each box will be completely coordinated and easy to style, making it simple to dress to impress. Each of these items will be exclusive and hand selected – not just items currently for sale on our website!”

This box costs $25 per month and shipping in the US is free. This sub ships to Canada and internationally but that will cost additional in shipping. For 30% off anything on the Harrison Blake website use code MAR11 at Checkout.

Now let’s check out the box.  Super cute logo.
Box Open Box
Tie Bar
H.B. Scissors Tie Bar
(Suggested Retail: $14.00)
I thought this was a really fun and unique tie bar. Definitely not a run of the mill style.

Pocket Square
Cotton Pocket Square

(Suggested Retail: $10.00)
I loved the print on this pocket square and the finishing at the edge is really lovely. Definitely a nice quality item and I think I’ll be stealing it for myself and keeping it in my purse for a classier alternative to a Kleenex.

Tie
Knit Necktie

(Suggested Retail: $16.00)
I thought this tie was another unique style and had some hipster type charm to it. It’s a younger style and I think it’s definitely a fun choice as we head into spring.

Socks
H.B. Polka Dot Socks
(Suggested Retail: $12.00)
I couldn’t find these on the Harrison Blake website so I’m going with the value listed on the included card. I’m a sucker for polka dots and these coordinate nicely with all the other items.

Bracelet
Beaded Bracelet
(Suggested Retail: $15.00)
This one also wasn’t available on the website so I’m using the value from the included card. I don’t know too many guys who wear these style bracelets, but this one seems comfortable and matches back with the other accessories.

OVERALL
Harrison Blake February 2016
Obviously I’m not a guy so I can’t really review this the way I do a lot of my other boxes. So to start with let’s look at the value. The cost of the box is $25 and I get a estimated retail value of $67. Now that can be tricky since these items appear to be exclusive to Harrison Blake, however just looking at the quality of what’s included I do think $25 is more than a fair price for this box.

I really like that the accessories have more unusual styling than a lot of other boxes I’ve seen. These seem to skew a bit younger and more fun and I appreciate that they all coordinate with each other.

The March box is currently sold out, but I’m sure there will be more available for April. If you know a guy who has a lot of fun with his accessories, I think he’d really enjoy this box.

Do you any of the men in your life purchase subscription boxes? If so, which ones?

THE BACKSTORY
SELECTED by Harrison Blake is a $25/mo. subscription club that delivers 5 classy accessories and unique products. Each box will contain 1 necktie and 4 additional accessories, such as pocket squares, lapel pins, tie bars and more… – each box will be completely coordinated and easy to style, making it simple to dress to impress. Each of these items will be exclusive and hand selected – not just items currently for sale on our website!”

COST: $25 per month
Shipping: Free Shipping on all U.S. orders.
Canadian shipping is a flat rate of $12.
International shipping is a flat rate of $20

COUPON CODE: For 30% off anything on the Harrison Blake website use code MAR11 at Checkout.

Peaches & Petals: December 2015 & 50% Off Coupon Code!

The awesome folks at Peaches & Petals, a beauty and style monthly subscription graciously sent me their December box to review plus a fabulous coupon code for you, my even more fabulous readers. Use PEACHTHERAPY for 50% off your first month’s box! (Only valid on monthly subscriptions and not gift subscriptions).

Now we start with their lovely logoed box (is logoed actually a word?) and a #TreatYoSelf theme.
Who doesn’t love a treat?
Box Open Box
Inside we reveal:
Kimono
Kimono Style Silk Peacock Robe

Description: “Your GUARANTEED spoiler for December! A beautiful silky kimono style robe. Loune around in this soft and smooth robe while you pamper yourself. One size fits most.”
Verdict: One size fits medium sized people. That’s it. Not all. Never all.
This is a pretty robe, but no way does this “fit most”. It won’t fit super tall girls, tiny girls, chubbier girls and so on. It’s a medium at best. Luckily I have someone on my Christmas list that I think would really like this and actually fit into it. For a sub box, I’d rather see items that are less size specific – there are just too many folks who wouldn’t be able to use this.

Chocolate
Lindt Milk Chocolate Truffle Bar
Description: Fancy something sweet and delectable? Sink your teeth into this piece of heaven.”
Verdict: Mmm, chocolate
This was perfectly timed since I had no food in the house and because it was Christmas time chocolate was a perfectly acceptable lunch. This was delicious!

Mineral Bath Soak
Booth Lavender Mineral Bath Soak
Description: “Tough day? Pull yourself together with a bath infused with this addictive additive. Restore yours senses with the calming lavender scent.”
Verdict: Like/Gift
This fits perfectly with the “treat yorself” theme. I like lavender but unfortunately I don’t get to take too many baths and have quite a stockpile of products so I’m going to pass this along to my Mom who could use as many “calming” influences as possible.

Jewelry Earrings
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Emerald Necklace & Earring Jewelry Set

Description: Dazzle your holiday parties with this pair! It’s green and it goes with the season!”
Verdict: Love!
I love the style of this necklace – it’s got a great Art Deco vibe and it’s not so showy that you can’t wear it with more casual outfits. The quality on this set is on par with what I’ve gotten from Modcloth or Charming Charlie and this is definitely my favorite item in the box.

Mask
Spa Bella Hot or Cold Rejuvenating Eye Mask

Description: Say NO to dark circles and baggy eyes! The holidays are draining, but keep your look fresh and rejuvenated,’cause nobody has to know.
Verdict: Hit/Gift!
I thought this was a perfect match for the robe so instead of keeping it for myself, I’ll be adding it to that for a Christmas gift.

OVERALL
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Verdict:
Like
I received this box for free for review purposes and its normal cost is $14.99. I think it had a great value for the cost.  My only issue with it at all is that the peacock robe is quite size specific and would not fit a majority of the population. To Peaches & Petals credit, they released the kimono as a spoiler so folks who bought this box knew what they’d be getting. Last month’s felt a bit unfocused but this month the theme was super cohesive and I could see a lot of subscribers really loving this. If you’re looking for a low cost style box, definitely consider Peaches & Petals.

THE BACKSTORY
COUPON CODE: Use PEACHTHERAPY for 50% off your first month’s box. (Only valid on monthly subscriptions and not gift subscriptions).

Peaches and Petals is a member based monthly subscription service that hand-curates each box with items that exemplify the woman who’s not afraid of adventure. She’s open-minded, free-spirited, and loves relentlessly. Each box is delivered monthly.”

“Each month’s box will vary with different items all to tickle your senses. We love hand-selecting items in beauty and fashion accessories. Items could be trendy accessories and jewelry like scarves, hats, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, watches, new beauty products like dry shampoos, eye makeup remover, shades of nail polish, eyeshadow and blush, pampering products like mud masks, skin restoring gels/creams, and who knows, we could be really adventurous the next month! Each box will contain 3-5 items and some months we may feel super excited and throw in an additional item!”

Cost: Each month costs $14.99 and there are options for gift subscriptions and prepaying 3, 6 or 12 month subs.

(Some box items are also available for individual purchase in the Peach Shop! Sign up for an account for access.)

Teeblox: October 2015

Now that I’m recovered from the Thanksgiving holiday it’s time to get back to boxes. Today I’ve got something fun and whimsical. The folks at Teeblox graciously sent me a box to review. Their sub features a licensed geek/gamer tee along with some other extras for only $9.99. As far as sub boxes go that’s a great bargain.

The way it works is first you select your Tshirt theme. Your options are: Games, Movies & TV Shows, Beers and Liquors, and Hot Meex (which I assume is a little bit of everything). After that, you select your size. The range is from small to 2X and the shirts are unisex style.

For this sub I let my boyfriend choose the options and he went with a “Large” in the ”Games” category.
A cute bag arrives
Box.
TshirtNintendo Tshirt
Verdict: Love!
Remember the good old days when controllers were simple and you didn’t have to remember to hold like 8 different buttons just to make your character move forward? In any case, I loved the design of this tee and I thought it was very nice quality. Totally worth the $9.99. A similar shirt is on Amazon is on sale for $15.40 to $19.99 so we definitely got our moneys worth. My boyfriend did think the shirt ran a touch small, so consider sizing up.

The other gear included:

PosterSeventh Son Poster
Verdict: What you talkin’ bout Willis?
This had to be some freebie out in a dusty box in the back shelf of a warehouse somewhere. I have absolutely no recollection of this movie and I doubt most folks would be such big fans they want to stick this on their wall. The reverse side is white so I’m thinking that I can get crafty with this paper. It’s either that or toss it. This one seemed really unnecessary and I think the box would be better without it.

Stickers & A Pin!Stickers
Verdict: Gift
I don’t really have a use for gaming stickers, so I’m just going to pass this along to my friends with kids. They’ll have fun with them.

Hyperion Supreme Hyperion Versus Nighthawk ComicComic Book
Verdict: Almost…
I love the inclusion of a comic book, my problem with this is that it’s number 3 of 4 in the series. You have to go out and buy 1 and 2 if you want to understand the story. If this was the first in a series, it would definitely be a win.

OVERALL
TeeBlox 10.15
Verdict:
Hit!

This sub is about the tshirt, everything else is really just silly little extras. So it all comes down to whether the tshirt is worth the 9.99 and I think it is. The quality is there, the design is fun and it’s not super easy to find a comparable product for that pricepoint. I would have easily grabbed the Nintendo tee in a store if I’d seen it for under $10. If you have someone in your life who likes to have fun with their shirts this could be a great gift. It would work really well for that high school teen or college student that you just have no idea what to get.

Do you wear graphic tees? If so, what’s your fave?

THE BACKSTORY
Each month, Teeblox subscribers receive an epic package that includes a premium licensed shirt and two super awesome free gears in the genre of their choosing. We are giving you a little bit of a surprise, but just the right amount.

A BLOX is valued at over $30, and you’re getting it for $9.99. We’d say it’s the best of both worlds.

100% AUTHENTIC. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. CANCEL ANYTIME.
Cost: $9.99 per month

 

 

 

Dot & YoYo: September 2015 & Coupon Code!

Today I’ve got the first box in a brand new jewelry subscription called Dot & YoYo. They graciously sent me their September box for review. For $5 off your first box, use the coupon code NEWCUSTOMER.

Now a little background on the box:
“You will get 4 to 5 pieces of handpicked jewelry and accessories every month. Expect to receive bold statement necklaces, earrings, bracelets, bangles and other accessories with colorful gems, gold tones and trendy fashion-forward items as well. Look forward to items you can wear on a night out or just for an everyday look. You will always receive something you can wear, share or gift!”

This box costs $35 per month, with discounts for prepayment. You can also buy additional pieces from the the Dot & Yo Yo shop.

Now let’s break into the box.
We get an adorable logo..
Box
Inside lots of cute pouches full of jewelry
Open Box Bags

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Turquoise Necklace

(Retail Price: $24.99)
Verdict: Gift
I actually love turquoise colored jewelry but I happen to have a Modcloth necklace that is very similar to this statement piece, so I’ll use this as a Christmas gift. I do think the necklace is lovely and would appeal to a lot of subscribers.

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Vintage Style Geo Bracelet

(Retail Price: $15.00)
Description: One size fits all. This antique brass metal bangle as a touch of vintage style mixed with modern rhinestones and stones.”
Verdict: Gift
Ah, as usual “one size fits all” does not include me. I really like the look of this bracelet, unfortunately I have a small wrist and it just looks funny and falls off if I move to much. I’ll gift this to someone who can wear it.

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Golden Layered Sequin Necklace

(Retail Price: $15.00)
Description: Gorgeous in simplicity and design. A gold plated ball chain complimented with a gold plated sequin chain provides a double layered look, versatile enough to wear with anything! 18 inch chain.”
Verdict: Love!
This necklace is so lovely. It’s simple but not too simple, and the disks on it catch the light in a really beautiful way. I loved this piece and wore it right after I got this box. You can wear it to work or out for the weekend with a cute boho top. It’s super versatile and I know I’ll get a ton of use out of it.

Button Earrings
Teal Sparkle Stud Earrings

(Retail Price: $12.00)
Description: This dainty little stud earrings have a teal center with a rhinestone border. Simple and versatile.”
Verdict: Love!
Mint is one of my favorite colors for jewelry and I wear studs regularly for work. These are super cute and have a hint of vintage appeal. I’ll definitely be wearing these.

Statement Earrings
Plum Burst Earrings
(Retail Price: $18.00)
Description: A beautiful array of fuchsia and purple crystals in a star burst design. These earrings are sturdy and definitely a statement piece. Earrings measure about 2 inches.”
Verdict: Love!
I don’t usually treat myself to statement earrings because I tend to wear smaller things for work, but these are absolutely beautiful and unlike anything else I own. One of the best parts of sub boxes is when they send us things that take us out of our comfort zone but that still are appealing. These earrings are different than my normal choices, but I can’t wait to go out for a fancy dinner and wear them.

OVERALL
Dot & YoYo September 2015

Verdict: Love!

This is a brand new subscription so I had no idea what to expect. I am super impressed. Everything was beautifully packaged and the items were cohesive with a great mix of statement pieces plus more versatile, understated picks. The cost of this sub is $35 and the total value received was $84.00. I felt that Dot & YoYo priced these pieces correctly on their website. The prices are definitely on par for what you pay for costume jewelry from other retailers, so you definitely get your money’s worth. I received this box for free, but I would gladly have paid the $35 for the items included. I loved the style of everything and the things that I couldn’t use or were too close to pieces I already have will make lovely gifts. I’m definitely considering gifting myself a 3 month sub. I’ll just have to wait until there’s more room in my sub box budget.

What did you think of Dot & YoYo’s jewelry picks? Are they too your taste?


COUPON CODE!
New Customers receive $5.00 off when they use the code NEWCUSTOMER
The first 50 subscribers will receive a FREE gift in their first box as well!

 

THE BACKSTORY

Dot & YoYo will send “4 to 5 pieces of handpicked jewelry and accessories every month. Expect to receive bold statement necklaces, earrings, bracelets, bangles and other accessories with colorful gems, gold tones and trendy fashion-forward items as well. Look forward to items you can wear on a night out or just for an everyday look. You will always receive something you can wear, share or gift!”

PRICING:
Month to Month: $35.00
3 Month Prepay: $99.00
6 Month Prepay: $185.00
FREE SHIPPING

Purchase More jewelry directly from the Dot & Yo Yo shop.