Sunday, June 30, 2013

June Loot Crate Review

Loot crate is a really popular geek/gamer subscription box.  This box has gained a considerable following over the year (almost) it has been out.  Part of the reason for that, I believe, that this box is very unique.  Although there is another box that in the same category of it called booty bin. I predict more to come like Loot Crate.

Well, anyways, this box costs $19.37 a month including shipping. They ship on the 20th of each month, and their boxes usually ship pretty fast to me (priority mail I think).  Each month, one subscriber will win a "Mega Crate," which is filled with over $250 worth of value! I really hope someday I will get a mega-crate to review. 

This month's theme was mash-up. So it supposedly has two unrelated geeky things and they get well, mashed together.

 I had a  hard time putting this all together. 

Dead Pool-aid Tee ($22)- This shirt really isn't my style. My dad liked it but sadly it didn't fit him because I set the shirt size to my size. 
Bic 2 in 1 Stylus Pen ($6)- This fits the mashup theme pretty well. I just don't think I would ever use this. This is because I don't ever use styluses, ever really. I don't see the point of them, unless you are playing draw something.

Loot Crate Wall Tangram ($7.50)- This is kinda neat. But my arrangement on my wall didn't turn out as good as I wanted it to. But the good part about this is that you can take it down and put it back up whenever.

Comikaze %20 off Coupon- I'm not geeky enough to go to Comikaze, so this will probably go to waste. The code was LOOTCRATE if anyone wants to use it.
Loot Crate Bot Sticker($0.50)- I really have no place to put stickers. And this bot kinda creeps me out.

(2) Warhead Candies ($0.50)- I am super resistant to sour candies because I at an eff ton of warheads once. That being said, these are still good.  Pretty much a classic.

Help a Brother Out Sticker ($0.50)- Everyone else got only one of these, hmmmm. But as I mentioned before, I don't have a place to stick these.

Loot Crate 8-bit Sunglasses ($5)- They sent these in different colors in the second 8-bit themed crate.  But I look pretty dang weird in these, but I know someone who may like them. 

The total value of this box was $42. Daang, the second highest all-time value of loot crate. The first crate had one over $50, and that may have made all subsequent boxes a disappointment.  I am honestly getting bored with this subscription. But I AM NOT saying I hate it. This box will make people a very happy camper every month, it may be the highlight of their month. It just isn't for me.

Verdict: I cancelled, maybe I'll want it in the future. 

Saturday, June 29, 2013

June Jungle Stand Tasting BAR Review

I am really liking. The Jungle Stand.  It is a tasting "BAR" that offers a unique tasting experience. Each BAR is priced at $9.92 a month, and I think that price is fair since I have never felt ripped off by them. This is my third box and I think this was my favorite box from them so far. . This box is really great for having fun with family and/or friends (party hard!). 

This month's theme was Taste of Taiwan. I was psyched about this theme. You all probably know now that I love asian food.  It is just way better than all other foods in my opinion. I probably sound super biased right now.

Sachima- This was fantastic. It was kinda like a rice krispy treat, but was really light and melted in your mouth. This had a strong caramel flavor.  But I really can't get over how great this was.  I am definitely buying it the next time I make a trip to the ole asian market.

Rice Cracker- I've gotten this in the Skoshbox Promo Box, and a past dumplingbox. It is pretty much a classic.  But this one is more sweet than savory.

Sesame Pastry- This was very similar to the banh cam I made recently (recipe here, it was really good. If you are confused on the name, just call them sesame balls). Except my banh cam had a bean filling, this was very airy in the middle.  But the flavor on the outside was the same. I also really liked the texture of this, very light.

Squid- I love squid! I eat squid jerky all the time with a spicy sauce. This tasted good, once you got past the fishy taste.  It is kinda sweet tasting, that's why I usually eat it with a spicy sauce. 

Pumpkin Cake- I got two of these, but I'm not complaining because they were awesome. The pumpkin flavor was very subtle.  I wouldn't describe it as a cake, but whatever.

Peanut Brittle- This was ok, I thought it was a bit hard.

Overall, I loved my June tasting bar, and it was definitely worth the ten bucks. My favorite thing was the Sachima, but the Sesame Pastry was a close second.

Verdict: Awesome Box.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Subscription Box Coupons! Skoshbox, Brobox, and Bulu Box!

Well a bunch of sub box coupons just came out so I thought I would share them with my readers!

Bulu Box is a health and wellness/supplement subscription. They are offering a year's subscription for only $70! That is $50 off!  Use code EUREKA at checkout. But hurry, the coupon expires the June 30th! 
Check out Bulu Box reviews here.

Brobox is a pretty interesting box. It is obviously geared towards males, but I don't see why it wouldn't work for women. This is what they say they give :

  • Next level personal care stuff
  • Snacks that you probably never heard of
  • Energy stuff that might get you hooked
  • New apps, games, tech and more…

Use Code GoBroGo at checkout to get a FREE Brobox, just pay $6.45 shipping (originally $14.95). But this expires after the first 200 "Bros" use it. 

Skoshbox is a new Japanese cultural box! It sends stationery, food, and more!
Use code ASNRVIEW19 at checkout for a free mystery gift in your first box! Expires July 15th. Check out my review of this here

June Treatsie Review

There's really not much to explain about Treatsie.  It is a monthly box that sends you awesome candies for $15 a month.  Candy is always good so I thought, hey, why not subscribe.  But that is honestly all I can say about it right now. Anyways, on to the box!

 This was the size of your average box of chocolates. 
(3) Liddabit Sweets Fig-Ricotta Caramels ($1.74)- Mmmmmmm. These were really great.  Let's start out with the texture. It was super soft and melted in your mouth. And the fig/ricotta flavor wasn't overpowering at all and actually tasted really good. I want more.

Lambrecht Gourmet Southern Pecan Toffee ($6.50)- This was ok in my opinion, as I thought it was a little hard. But I gave it to my sister and she wouldn't stop eating it!

(3) Liddabit Sweets Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels ($1.74)- These were also amazing! I liked how much salt was in it. And I've never had chocolate caramel before this.

Liddabit Sweets Barley Tea and Honey Lollipop ($1.25)- This was ok, it just tasted like honey to me.

(4) Itty Bitty Askinosie Chocolate Bars ($8)- These were way better than your average everyday dark chocolate. It tasted so chocolatey it was almost fruity, in a weird but good way.  You are probably wondering why I have ten pictured but I only put four in the value.  That's because I didn't get any of these bars in my original box so they sent another box with ten of them. Everyone else only got four, so that's the explanation for the value.  They also sent some bonus chocolate caramel.

The total value of this box was $19.23. This was a pretty good value considering I consumed everything they had to offer.

Verdict: This was a pretty good box.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Skoshbox Promotional Box Review + Coupon!

Skoshbox is a new Japanese monthly subscription box. Ever since dumpling box went under, I've felt this lack of asian stuff being delivered to me. The timing of this box was perfect! As you most likely know, I am a huge fan of Asian cultures. Not only do they send food and stuff, but they also send stationary, like fun pens and erasers! Each box also has a card with a description of every item. Even though I am not Japanese, this box still interested me a great deal. This box is $12 a month including shipping, and I think that is on the cheaper side of subscription boxes.

I really want them to send Japanese Kit-Kats. They are extremely different to the American Variant  They come in a bunch of flavors, like a LOT of flavors. I've had them before and they are awesome! But they are expensive, and shipping from Japan is also pricey. That brings me to the next part, why they started this box.

This box was founded by two close friends that have lived in Japan and the U.S throughout their lives. The two friends were basically surrounded by Japanese culture all the time.  They saw that access to a variety of Japanese stuff was not only scarce, but also quite pricey. So then bam! Skoshbox was born.

The staff of Skoshbox have created a coupon code for my readers! Use code ASNRVIEW19 at checkout and get a free mystery gift in your first box! Sounds like a good deal to me. But hurry, this coupon expires July 15th, the deadline for the first box, so get onto it!

 The boxes don't look like this yet, but I have to mention that I really like this logo. 
 First look
Look Green Tea Chocolate- MyChonny on youtube called these baby diarrhea candies on his recent video, haha. But that is besides the point, these chocolates are awesome. I really like the subtle, sweet flavor of green tea, and I didn't know how good it tasted with green tea! Inside it also has milk and azuki, adding to the creaminess.

(2) Kaki No Tane- These were pretty good. I liked the spicy rice crackers. The peanuts were a bit plain but tasted good with the crackers.

(2) Milk Hardcandy- Wow, these were surprisingly good. They tasted a lot like milkshakes, like the card described. I will probably buy more the next time I see them.

Orange Bubble Gum- This has a great orange flavor, but it ran out a little quickly.
(2) Umaibo- I think I got something similar in a dumpling box, but this was like a savory version of that. They apparently have a lot of  unique flavors. I want to try the natto (fermented soybeans), but it might be terrible. But the ones that I got were really good.

Choco Ball- These were pretty awesome. The card says they have an almond in the center but I thought it tasted more like a peanut. I initially though I wouldn't like it because of the nut, but it turned out to be not overpowering at all. It just added a bit of crunchiness.

Haichu- I eat the chinese variant of this ALL THE TIME. It is great. I never had this kind, but it was pretty similar, if not the same.
Koala's March- This was a lot like hello panda, but I think this had more chocolate!

Umaibo- This is pretty much a classic, and it is never disappointing. I really like savory/salty crackers and was craving some at the time; this hit the spot.

Beer Nuts- I got these instead of the Air-In eraser, but I am still happy with these.  They were peanuts with a weird kinda salty coating.  I am not sure if they have beer in them, but the red banner just says beer nuts.

Marble Chocolate- These are kinda like a Japanese version of M&M's (or smarties for any international people).  I think I liked these better because the chocolate just tasted better. It may have been darker, I just can't put my finger on the difference. But there definitely was a difference.

Overall, I was super impressed with this first box. If all the boxes are going to be as good as this one, or better, than I am a fan. It may seem like I am being overly nice on this review, but that is not the case; I honestly really liked this box. I would've payed the twelve bucks for it.

Verdict: I am definitely subscribing.

**I was provided this box free of charge in exchange for an honest review. Receiving this for free did not affect my opinions in any way. 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

June Gluten Free Conscious Box Review + Coupon

Conscious Box is a monthly subscription service for people who have the desire to be more environmentally conscious, hence the name. I'd say the box isn't really for me, but I would think it would be great for people seeking to reduce their overall carbon footprint.  It is $19.99 a month, including shipping and handling, and can go lower with the three and six month plans.  

I got the Gluten Free box for variety sake, but my box seems to just be worse than others. For example last month, mine was just filled with samples. Everyone else got a free full sized earthpaste while I just got a sample. And I didn't get anything extra besides it.  And my conscious box mystery box had less stuff than others. Maybe they just have a bias towards me, but that's unlikely. 

Use Code FIRSTONEFREE to get your first box free, but you still have to pay $7.95 shipping and handling.  Yes it is kind of deceiving but it is still saving you money possibly. 

I'm not gonna list values for this because most of the stuff is samples. The value is probably around the cost of the box. But this box isn't really about value, it's about discovering new products.
 I told you they had a bias! Just kidding, but my box came all wet and stuff this month. I was assuming it was because of the rain, but then I realized that made no sense because the outer box wasn't wet.  But then I opened up the box to reveal the two culprits.  But this isn't that bad because conscious box is sending me a replacement box, so don't think about not subscribing because of this.
This Nature's Baby Bubble Bath was completely empty! So the whole thing just came out. But what I really don't understand is why there wasn't a safety seal on this. Maybe conscious box continued their bias against me and put poison in the bubble bath and that's why the seal wasn't there thus resulting in the leakage. 
The Sneakz Chocolate Milkshake also leaked! This one not as much, but some of the bubble bath got in and made it kinda soapy.
Blue Sage Naturals Sea Buckthorn Soap- I gave this to my sister and she was pleased.

2 Sleep Squares- Wow, these tasted nasty. At first it tasted like nice minty chocolate, but it was the aftertaste that got ya.  It was kinda weird and chemically. But it did help sleep, it just felt like melatonin. 

Chicken Poop Lip Balm- I guess they call it chicken poop to attract attention because they can't advertise on television. But I think it is a pretty good chap stick.

$50 Wine Gift Card from Naked Wines- I think I've gotten like five of these! But I've never used them because you have to spend money.

Four Organic flavrs in Superfruit Sport and Citrus Hibiscus- I love these things. I got them in this month's Love With Food, and loved them ever since! They remind me of mio, but a lot healthier. They taste really good, and not too healthy, which is a good quality in most cases. 
2 Skout Organic Trailbars- These are OK, they taste a little dry.  But I still ate them.

Rise Coconut Energy Bar- Energy in a tiny coconut flavored bar? Sounds good to me. Haven't tried it yet. But I definitely will.

Bottle Bright- This tablet thing is used for cleaning water bottles. The dishwasher often times leaves spots on water bottles, and some water bottles aren't dishwasher safe. Plus handwashing them is a pain. Bottle Bright removes that pain! I don't think I would buy this on a regular basis, but it is nice to try.

Lotus Moon Hibiscus Flower Hydrating Lotion-I gave this away, and they were pleased.

Son for men Soothe- This is awesome! It is supposed to help with razor bumps and ingrown hairs. Ingrown hairs kinda freak me out, so I really like this. 

Overall, I thought this box was kinda meh. Maybe I'll like it better without the water damage. Probably not that much. But this box really isn't for me. I am satisfied since I got this at 50% off but I will most likely cancel next month when my subscription expires. 

Verdict: Not the box for me, but it would be awesome for some. 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

June VitaCost Be Strong Box Reivew

The Vitacost Be Strong box is one of the boxes in the "Be" series owned by Vitacost. They offer a Be Well (basically a health box), Be Strong (this review), Be Pretty, Be Fit (weight loss), and Be All. I wanted the Be all but it was unfortunately sold out for this month. I guess I'll just wait for the next month. So then I decided to go with the Be Strong because anyone could use some extra muscle I guess. Well I knew for sure I didn't need to lose weight. 

All the Be Boxes cost $13.99, and I am pretty sure they aren't a renewing payment.  At least it didn't say that when I bought it.  I think this is a pretty good price, since the values of the reviews I'd seen before were super high.  Well not all the time actually, I just saw a comment on a blog post saying how terrible their be pretty box was and it wasn't even worth the $14 bucks. Actually I just saw many things like that, so don't get the be pretty box because I guess it pretty much is garbage. It's not like I had any sort of desire to get it, so I'm not really sad about it at all.  I guess the boxes are either terrible or awesome. 

(2) 2 serving packets of C4 Extreme Pre-Workout ($8)- I find it odd that each pack contains 2 servings, because aren't the point of them to be convenient? But I will definitely use this anyways.

12 capsules  Xenadrine XT ($6)- This got pretty good reviews, so I may just take it before a run.  It's supposed to give energy, intensity (?), and thermogenesis (?). I don't quite know what those last two terms mean. Maybe intensity just means focus, but I have no idea what thermogenesis is, and I'm too lazy to look it up. Maybe they just used it to sound fancy. 

1 can Power Pack Protein Pudding ($4.50)- It tasted ok at first, but then I got extremely tired of the very thick vanilla taste.  The pudding didn't exactly taste like pudding, but it was still good; it had a lot of protein too which is good.
(2) GU Chomps ($4.40)- These are a lot like the cliff shot bloks. They give you energy and electrolytes and stuff. My sister now just calls these things salt blocks, because of all the electrolytes.  I thought they tasted pretty good too.

Muscle Martini ($1.40)- Well pretty much everything in this box was protein related, so I'm glad it fits the theme.  This has a nice name, and apparently has an "Award Winning Taste." Protein things taste bad pretty often and only come in vanilla or chocolate. The flavor for this is watermelon candy, so it sounds good. 

ON Amino Energy ($3.60)- This packet also has two servings, weird. But it is another protein drink that will go to use. 
2 RoxyLean Capsules ($4.93)- These are some expensive pills yawl.  But I really don't need to lose weight, and frankly, I'm wondering why this was in the box.  Isn't the theme to get bigger, not smaller? Maybe you need to get smaller before, but I'm not gonna use it, degrassi scared me away from weight loss pills.

(2) MusclePharm Assault Packets in Raspberry Lemonade and Grape ($3.50)- I tried the grape and it tasted like something I would drink even if I wasn't working out, which is great, so the other flavor will go to use.

6 tablets TwinLab Nitric Fuel ($2.45)- This got amazing reviews, so I am delighted to try them.

The total value of this box was about $38.78. This is a great value since I only paid about $14. I will use all but one of the products also, so that is even more awesome! 

Verdict: Great box, will probably try to get the be all box next month. But I can always count on this box if that one is sold out. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

June Yumvelope Review

Yumvelope is a monthly subscription service for gourmet snacks.  As you probably know by now, I love me some snacks. 

At first you can get one box for $21.00 plus $3 shipping.  They won't sign you up for a subscription automatically so that is nice.  Then you can subscribe for a month to month subscription for just $21 a month. You can even purchase a six month subscription for $126 which includes some sort of  bonus shipment.  Hint Hint, the bonus shipment is just a bonus month, so the $126 gets you basically a seven month subscription!

Another cool feature of this box is that they donate a meal every month like Love With Food. That is always a clear selling point for me, so I think they should market that aspect of the box more.  Most people probably don't even know that they do that.

TeeChia Blueberry Date Cereal ($3.50)- I didn't particularly enjoy these cereals. I thought it was like an oatmeal, but you don't have to cook it actually. You just add water and some sort of dairy. The end product tasted quite bitter and a bit soggy, but I would probably end up picking this up at the store If I didn't know what it tasted like, so I am glad the Yumvelope spared me from that experience.

TeeChia Cinnamon Cranberry Cereal ($3.50)- I don't really want to eat this, so not sure what I'll do with it either. 

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in the World ($1.80)- I really liked these. You were supposed to let the bag sit open for a couple minutes before eating to let the cookies "breathe." I thought that was weird, but these were really good.  I liked the texture because it wasn't too hard and was kinda buttery.  The chocolate was good and I was glad that there wasn't too much chocolate.  Because I hate it when I bite into a chocolate chip cookie and all I get is basically a cookie shell with molten chocolate on the inside.

Eat Green Tea ($25)- This is really interested. I was very disappointed when I pulled this out of the envelope because I thought it was tea. Turns out this is tea meant for eating.  You are supposed to sprinkle it on top of stuff to add extra nutrients, antioxidants, and other good green tea stuff. This smells really good, but I tried it on its own and it wasn't pleasant. But I don't think it is meant to be eaten like that anyways.

(2) TeeCino Tea Bags in Dandelion Dark Roast and Dandelion Caramel Nut ($1.20)- The caramel sounds interesting, and I'll probably give away the other one. 

(2) Dave's Midnite Cookie in Lemon Coconut and Ginger Molasses- These were pretty good. The flavor on both were nice. But the ginger was a little dense. The lemon was much better in texture.

The total value of this was $39! Best Yumvelope value I'd ever seen.

Verdict: My subscription is over now and I am thinking of resubscribing.

Well this has nothing to do with the yumvelope, but Guess What I just found at my aunt's house hiding in a corner! A gigantic box filled with big bags of Mini Pops. I had the mini pops in a LWF box and they were tasty. So I'm pretty Jelly that she has so much. 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

June Love With Food Review

Love with Food is a fairly popular gourmet food monthly subscription service. One of the reasons why it is so popular is most likely the relatively cheap cost. This box costs $12 monthly total and can go as low as $10 with an annual plan. What differentiates this box from other food boxes is that for every box they deliver, they donate a meal to a hungry child in America. This month was particularly special because they donated two meals with every box!

There are a lot of discounts online for LWF. Once I found one for $15 for a 3-month subscription. So if the $12 seems too pricey, just keep your eyes peeled for discounts!

This month's theme was "Summer Beach Bash"
 This month's box was packed!
Seaweed Love Olive Oil Roasted Seaweed ($2.75)- I loved this. Seaweed is one of my most favorite foods, so this was a favorite snack also.  It had a good amount of salt, and was a nice, light snack. I just wish somehow it would be filling, but I guess that isn't really possible. 

Smooze Mango and Coconut Fruit Ice ($2.33)- I haven't tried this yet but it sounds great.

Turbana Sweet Plantain Chips ($1.42)- I liked the salty ones they sent in a previous box, but these weren't terrible. I just thought they could use some salt.
Soyjoy in Mango Coconut ($1.19)- Oh Soyjoy, I remember I would always eat these in elementary school. I would eat them and lie through my teeth and say they were good. I don't know why I pretended they were good, I think I just liked the name and the advertisements for these. I find them a bit dry, but they aren't as bad as I remember. 

Do More Pineapple Coconut Cereal Bar ($1.92)- This was awesome! It was like a rice cereal treat, just with an awesome pineapple coconut flavor. 

Surf Sweets ($1.25)- I was expecting these to be sour, but I was kinda sad that they weren't. They were really sweet and had a nice texture. I ordered more of these for free with my rewards points. Some sour flavor comes when you order them so I'm looking forward to that. 

2 Hillside Go Organic Hard Candy ($0.50?)- These were really good. I liked that they actually tasted like fruit. The flavors on these were interesting, blood orange and green apple. Well, mostly just the blood orange.

Flavrz Organic Drink Mix ($2.50)- Water flavorings are great when water gets to boring. This was pretty awesome, added a fruity flavor to the water. I got more of these in this month's conscious box, and I was happy to have that (review coming soon for the conscious box).

1 pack Pur Gum in Pomegranate Mint ($1.80)- Aspartame free gum seems to be all the rage these days. But I guess I like it because I don't really want cancer.  I liked the flavor, I just wish it lasted longer! That seems to be the problem with all the aspartame free gums.

The total value of this box is $15.66! This is the best LWF value I'd ever seen so far. I liked all the products too!

Verdict: Excellent box, good job LWF. 

Saturday, June 15, 2013

May Naturebox Review? + $10 Coupon Code

I don't know why I just got the may naturebox. Anisha over at Everyone Loves a Treasure gave out a code to try nature box (only for five people) so I used that right away. Then I was sent the may snacks. I am confused whether I will get the June box or not, but I'm not gonna look a gift horse in the mouth and just be happy with my snacks.  

Naturebox is a box that sends five bags (you can opt for more, but it will cost more also) of usually five servings in each snack bag. It normally costs $19.99 a month. All the snacks are "Nutritionist Approved" so basically the snacks aren't killing you when you eat them.  Use the code SHARE10 to get your first box ten dollars off! Naturebox sends its own brand snacks kinda like graze or peckish. Apparently there is a customization component where you choose your snacks,  and I really want to do that. But Naturebox has to activate something in your account to do that I think, so I emailed them about it. 
 This came in a pretty big box!
Guacamole Bites- I really like these. They reminded be of fritos, but much healthier, and spicier. I could definitely taste the guacamole in it, and I love guacamole, a lot.

Salsa Spiced Nut Mix- I wondered who they payed to write the descriptions on the card that came with the box. Because for this snack it said something like "who said mixed nuts can only be served with salt?" I'm pretty sure no one said that ever. But that is besides the point that this was really good. I am a fan of many things spicy, and I loved this.  I wouldn't say it changed my life, but it was still enjoyable. 
Cherry Ganache Granola- Eh it was ok, better than your average granola but still granola.

Peanut Butter Nom-noms- These are pretty good, I just wish there were more in the bag!

BBQ Kettle kernels- Probably the best thing in the box! Really crunchy, and nice flavor. I just hope one of my teeth doesn't chip.

Verdict: Overall I really liked my naturbox, I just need to get some issues resolved. 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler and Fusion Proglide Power Review

The Gillette 3 in 1 Fusion ProGlide Styler (long name I know). $14.99
I want to start out by saying the few negatives of this. The three customizable blade covers are kinda flimsy, one of them broke already for me. And when you add the customization things on the razor, it loses some of its power. But those are honestly the only negatives I could think of.  

The customization concept is very useful, I use the "precision" one to fix sideburns that got all messed up. But it could be used in a variety of ways, like for a unibrow, or close to one, or just facial hair trimming/adjustments.

 Not only does this gadget fix the hair on your face, but it can be used for body hair as well! And the normal razor, is obviously used for normal shaving. I really enjoyed the versatility of the styler. Even without any attachments, you can use this as just a powerful hair edger, but I wouldn't use it for anything much else. Overall, I would give this a four out of five :).

The Gillette Fusion Proglide Power ($10)
I honestly couldn't think of any negatives for this, except maybe the price. But I still think it is worth it for the product.

I want to start out by saying that this razor gave a super close and smooth shave! I've been using it for almost one and a half months, and I haven't cut myself, and I am super clumsy when it comes to this stuff. It doesn't pull or tug anywhere for me! The fusion also didn't burn at all, really smooth and awesome in my opinion.

Another positive for Gillette is that it rinsed without clogging, but that is to be expected with any razor with at least medium quality.  I have super sensitive skin, and this did a great job not irritating it.  I was pretty much used to having irritated skin after a shave, but I only had it in some spots, and it wasn't nearly as severe as before.

Overall, I really like this product and will continue to use it! I give it a five out of five.

**These products were provided by a company run by Gilette free of charge for me to write a review. Receiving this product for free did not affect the views or opinions in the review

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

June Fancy Food Box Review

The Fancy Food box is one of my favorite subscriptions right now. It is one of the many offered by , and this one specializes in food. It costs $39 a month plus shipping, but the value always exceeds the cost by a considerable amount.  I don't think there are any coupon codes for it right now, which saddens me. 
 I think this box is always red.
Rufus Teague Honey Sweet Sauce ($7)- I needed a new barbeque sauce to discover, so this came in the perfect time! It is pretty sweet, but not overwhelmingly so.  I might make some barbeque stuff with it next week.

Morris Kitchen Ginger Syrup ($12.00)- I tried this on its own, and it was super strong! But that is not the way it is meant to be consumed. You can make many things with this like your own ginger ale, even some weird relaxing tea thing.  I love ginger ale a lot, so I am happy with this. 

Tin Mustard ($7)- Dang! This mustard is really potent. And I don't know what I'll use it on.
Rick's Picks Handy Corn Relish ($10)- Let me start out by saying that this does not look appetizing one bit. But it tastes pretty good. I may just use it in place of relish.

Cookie Assortment by the Cravory ($2)- I don't know why it says assortment on the card, because it is just one cookie. Anyways, I got lemon flavor, and it was slightly squished from the mailing.  But the taste was fantastic! I often find that lemon flavor things taste too sugary, and this had the perfect amount, and it tasted awesome.

Salty Road Vanilla Salt Water Taffy ($6.50)- I am a bit dissapointed that I didn't get the salty carmel flavor, but these candies are still tasty.  I like that they have some saltiness to them.

Pop Chomper ($14)- I actually really like this! The wood scares me though, as it feels a bit splintery.  I don't know if I would pay fourteen bucks for this, so I guess I am glad it came in this box!

The total value of this box is about $58.50.  This is a bit low for this box, but I was happy with the products. I am thinking about skipping out on the next box because my refrigerator is running out of room for all this stuff. These are full size jars with lots of food that takes a long time to use. I am still working on the salsa from the first box!

Verdict: The fancy food box is probably my favorite subscription from the fancy. 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Awesome Japanese Candy Part 3! Kracie Dodotto Candy/ Dot Drip Candy

Sorry that I haven't posted in a couple of days, I just haven't felt like it; and I don't want this to feel like a job.  Anyways, welcome to part three of my Japanese candy series, the chemical reaction edition. Like the last post, this is one of the more simpler candy kits, but it is nothing short of awesome!

If you would like to purchase these, I bought them from here.

 Nonchalant octopus is nonchalant.
 See! This set is pretty simple.
 First you fill up each side with water up to the line in the container. Then you add packet 1 to the square, and 2 to the circle shaped hole. Then ,obviously, you stir.
 I was kinda sad that I didn't get the nonchalant octopus. But anyways, this is where the "Dot Drip" part comes into play. Included in the set is this little octopus. You squeeze the octopus like a pipette and suck up some pink liquid! Then make the octopus poop into the clear liquid. It creates awesome little spherical gel balls that remind me of mini-boba or salmon roe (this reaction comes into play for the candy sushi kit too! Post of that coming soon).
Lastly, you add a third powder with some water and the remains of the pink liquid, and it creates a grapy-foam thing. It tasted kinda weird, but not bad.  And then you mix them all together and it looks like this!

The Taste
The dots- These were quite pleasant actually. Tasted like bubblegum, but what was really awesome was the texture. It really did have the texture of boba! Maybe this is how they make it.  

The foam- It was kinda sour, but still tasted good. I think the flavor was grape. My fried that I made this with thought it was disgusting, so I happily ate the rest of it. 

Together- Pretty tasty, and an interesting texture. Overall  I really enjoyed this candy set! Stay tuned for more.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Awesome Japanese Candy! Part 2- Meiji Fluffy Bubble Shake

Part two of my Japanese Candy series! This one is probably the simplest candy I got.  It only has two powders, and it takes almost no skill to make! If you are wondering, I purchased all of these from, a store owned by a Japanese youtuber, MarimoMarshmallow.

 I found the mascot of this to be slightly creepy.
Not many materials needed! 
 First, you were instructed to fill the plastic bowl with some water.  Then you add this wierd cotton candy like thing. It was a bit more silky than cotton candy, and dissolved super fast! Even faster than normal cotton candy I think.  I snuck a little piece of the cotton by itself and it tasted like really strong ramune (a japanese soda).
 After the cotton is dissolved, you add the white powder, and then it starts to look more like a "bubble shake." The powder tasted like lemon on its own.
This think rose up real high! It almost overflowed, and it would've probably if i mixed any more!

Taste Test
The shake tasted pretty good! It was like a really bubbly, foamy, ramune.  I would definitely have it again.