Influenster ~ Viva Vox Box

influInfluenster is a great site that gives you points for doing surveys and reviews on products. Once you collect a certain amount of points they send you Free boxes with products to try. Once you receive your box you will have to share it on social media and review all the products. Its really easy and its one of the few legit sites for free goodies!

http://www.influenster.com

This is my first Box from Influenster and its called VivaVoxBox. Everything including shipping was absolutely free.influ1

influ5Pure Ice Nail polish in “Its Complicated” & “Afterhours” {$1.69}

I love both of these colors so much. I just had my nails done so I won’t be posting swatches for another couple of days.

influ2 Cetaphil Gently Cleansing Clothes 25 count Ultra soft {$5.99}

Today was my first time using these and it removed all my make up perfectly without any greasy residue. I can’t tell if it removes waterproof makeup since I don’t use any but it worked well on my regular make-up and my lip stain. Ill continue to use them and update this when I’ve tried them a few more times. Right now I use Neutrogena cleansing wipes in pink grapefruit and I can’t live without them.

Vaseline Spray & go Moisturizer {$7.99}

I love these commercials where the girl sprays the lotion all over and jumps into her clothes. 🙂 I was curious about this product but I never purchased it because I have a million lotions. Im always on the hunt for a lotion that is weightless and non-greasy. I can’t stand being greasy and sticky especially on hot days.

This should be the new way to apply lotion! I Love how fast it is to apply and it really does absorb in seconds. If you apply it just like the girl does in the commercial then you will have the perfect amount to moisturize your body without excess like you would if you were guessing the amount with the tube lotions. It comes in 3 different scents which are cocoa butter, aloe vera & oat. If they came out with a coconut scent I would be in love!

influ6NYC Proof twistable intense lip color {$2.99}

I’ve heard a lot of rave reviews about these Nyc twistable intense lip colors. I was curious about this product because its so cheap but I probably won’t buy this again. It isn’t a color I would choose for myself and when I wear a dark color I prefer it to be a stain. It smudges easily and Im always so scared that this hot pink color will end up smeared on my cheek or teeth.

The color is “south ferry berry” and the tube is a ruby red but when applied its more of a dark magenta.
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The first drugstore mask I tried were the Freeman masks and they were the worst masks ever. I may have been allergic to the cucumber one because my face broke out in 1000 little bumps right after taking it off and the Dead sea mask smelled so purfumey that I had to wash my face 3 times afterward because the smell was bothering me so much.

Montagne Jeunesse Honey peel off mask

After that experience I was a scared to try these peel masks because I thought they would be the same. I read up on it a bit before applying it and it contains a lot of natural ingredients. It looks and smells almost completely like sweet honey. It dries clear with a slight yellow tint and peels off dead skin and blackheads. Its not a miracle product but its perfect to gently clear skin once a week and it only costs $2.49.

Shell Fuel rewards card

I actually have a costco membership so thats where I buy my gas.

I can’t wait to see what box I get chosen to sample next! I believe you need an invitation to join Influenster. If that the case just email me your email address and I’ll send you an invite. Joviestaceypearl@gmail.com 

Thank you for reading!!!

 

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

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Nerdblock Review ~ April 2014

nerdblockNerdBlock is subscription company that sends a mystery package filled with Epic Toys, t-shirts, and collectibles every month for $19.99 plus shipping and handling. Every Nerdblock Box Includes a cool T-shirt!

 

nerdblack4Bravest Warriors Bendy Figure ~ Beth Tezuka

Value $10.99

nerdblack3Rabbids travel in time figure ~ $10

Avengers Surprise toy ~ $1.99

There is a surprise avengers toy in each package  and you could either get a marvel mini, disc launcher or a skateboard. I would have loved the Thor mini Fig but this will make a cute gift.
nerdblock6Transformers Kreon collection ~$13

This set included 5 mini lego transformer figures.
nerdblock2Neca Scalers ~ $4.99

This Alien figure Grips on to headphone cords or device cables. I think this is so cool and after looking at all of the characters I wish I would have received the Gremlin figure instead. I may just have to go out and buy it. 🙂

nerdblock1I love that every NerdBlock includes a cool shirt! This months shirt is Spider Bites and this reminds me a lot of my Loki Charms shirt. You can choose your size when enrolling for this box.

Spider Bites ~ $10

This is so much better than loot crate in my Opinion!! I love this months box and I wish I would have signed up a lot sooner. Total value about $51.

Thank you for Reading!!

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Popsugar Must Have Review ~ April 2014

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POPSUGAR Must Have Box Is a subscription service thats sends Trending beauty, fashion, home, fitness, and food items every month for $39.97. {Full Sizes}

Aprils Theme is Spring {The outdoors, spring cleaning, and going green}

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This “Run the world” Notebook was designed especially for PopSugar. Its made with acid free paper and has a flexible indigo cover. Because of the acid free paper this pad should last several hundred years without significant deterioration.

http://www.graphicimage.com/Default.asp

Value $20

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If you read my blog you know I’m already subscribed to NatureBox.  Naturebox Teamed up with POPSUGAR and created this Custom Snack Mix. They should add this mix to there permanent shop because I love it so much! Its a balanced medley of almonds, soybeans, toasted corn, pumpkin kernels, wild rice sticks & cranberries. This Snack mix has no high fructose corn syrup, no partially hydrogenated oils, no artificial sweetener, no artificial flavors, no artificial colors, 0g trans fat. Suggested value says $5 but if your subscribed they only charge $3 to add on snacks.

http://naturebox.com

Value $3

pop3These are handmade Tea towels printed with a water based ink. One says “Totally” & the other says “Awesome” I love the fun colors and its a plus that they are lint free.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/freshpastrystand

Value $18

pop7This cute eco shopping tote was designed by Lauren Conrad for blue Avocado . It folds up to about the size of an iPad {as you can see in the first picture on the page} and then expands into this giant tote. I put both my POPSUGAR & Nerdblock boxes inside and they fit perfectly. This will be great  when I go shopping for all Lauren’s new Spring dresses!

http://www.blueavocado.com

Value $25

popwThis gentle hand soap helps soften skin with aloe vera , olive oil and other essential oils instead of using harmful chemicals. They sent me the scent Rosewater Driftwood which I actually like even though its floral.

http://www.caldrea.com

Value $10.50

pop5pop6This Palette is the main reason I ordered the POPSUGAR Box this month. They Included the Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette! This is My first Too Faced Palette and I absolutely love it. It includes 9 pigmented buttery eyeshadows and three of those colors are new shades.

http://www.toofaced.com

Value $36

 

This Months Box had a total value of $114.50! I love everything in this months box and I especially love my new Too Faced palette!!

 

Thank you for reading!!

Ipsy Review ~ April 2014

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Ipsy is a Subscription company that sends you about 4-5 Sample items and a makeup bag every month for just 10$ +tax.

what I love about this particular company is that you take a detailed quiz so they can customize your bag! Everyone gets something different and Its a Surprise until you receive your Glam bag.

As an Ipsy subscriber you get a discount on all the products they send out that month . Ill be Including the discount they offer in the description of each item.

Pop! Goes the shadow by Elizabeth Mott 

This is a Full Size item 2g                              Value: $12.99

Color: Champagne 

Discount: Receive 50% off any order + free shipping over $30

ip4Starlooks Luscious Longwear Lip Pencil

Starlooks Is a makeup company who compares themselves to Mac & Make-up forever. They also send out a beauty box for $25 with full size Star Look only products. I love this Salmon Nude color & It Glides on very smoothly.

This a Full Size 1.8g                                Value: $14

Color: Naked

Discount: Receive 20% off a StarLooks.com Purchase

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Sexy Hair Root Pump Volumizing Spray Mousse

Size:1.6 oz                                   Value: $6

Discount:25% off of an Online Purchase

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Dr. brandt microdermabrasion 

Size: .25 oz        Value:$9.75

 This is Cream Exfoliator that claims to help diminish  fine lines, acne marks and skin discoloration. 

Discount: 20% Full size + free travel size pores no more pore refiner {Full size $78}

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 Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil Travel Size

Size:0.03 oz                                                            Value:$15

This New urban decay eyeliner is Ultra velvety which you can use to define you eyes with a precise line or  creating the perfect smoky-eye.

Discount: Free deluxe sample of B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Spray with a $35 purchaseip6

Im never Disappointed with my Ipsy bag and I always receive great new Products to try. This Months Total Value is $57.74! I especially love this months Rocker Bag. Depending on your quiz you could have also received a variation of these items Benefit Lollitint, Cailyn Tinted Lip Balm, Cover FX
Mattifying Primer with Anti-Acne Treatment, Rainbow Honey
nail polish, City Color
White Gold Shadow & Highlight Mousse, Coastal Scents
Medium Shadow Brush, Demeter
Jasmine Perfume Oil Roll On, KISS
Looks So Natural Lashes, Mary Kay At Play
Jelly Lip Gloss, St. Tropez
Gradual Tan Plus Anti-Aging Multi-Action Face &Such A Tease
So Seductive Lashes. 

If you are interested In signing Up you can use my Referral link 

http://www.ipsy.com/r/52wp

Thank You for Reading!!

Graze Review ~ April 2014

gmSecond Box for April and this one was FREE!

Graze is a snack subscription box that only costs $6 including shipping! You get to choose what you “like” or “love” from there huge selection of snacks or you can “trash” the ones you never want sent to you.

If you post your friend code on the graze Facebook a good amount of people will use it and you get $1 off your box. Plus each box comes with tickets that have your friend code printed on them so you can hand them out to friends.

If you Use a Friend code you get your first and fifth box FREE.

gbLittle Figgy went to the market is a blend of Soft apples, cranberries and diced figs. Any Combo with those delicious apple pieces is a hit for me but I also love the seeds in the sweet diced figs.

8/10

Garden of England is a Strawberry, apple, black currant mix I received in my first box and I was very happy to see it again because the only flavor I love more than the graze box apples are the strawberries. They are perfectly sweet and taste like natural fruit Leather or a gummy candy. This mix also includes black currants which offer a tart flavor to contrast all the sweet. This is my all time favorite!

10/10

Peach Cobbler is a mixture of peach strings , honey almond slivers, yogurt covered seeds, and amaretti drops{almond flavored mini cookies}. This is a way better flavor than the Key lime pie version I received in my March Box. The yogurt seeds feel like they melt in your mouth while the Amaretti drops add a little bit of crunch. The Peach strings are my favorite because they taste exactly like peach rings and I’m a sucker for peach rings!

7/10

When I Opened my box The first snack I tried were the Bonnie wee Oatbakes and I absolutely hated them.  Maybe the onion marmalade was just a little too shocking in a snack but I went back today to give it another shot. The oatcakes are cheese and chive flavor which go well with The caramelized onion marmalade. A little goes a long way with the marmalade because it has a strong onion flavor but its a bit too sweet for me.

2/10

 

Three hits and only one miss this month!  Of course I love fruit snacks so I personalized my profile towards more fruit but they have dozens of chips, chocolate, cookies, popcorn and nut snacks to choose from. Thats the Great feature of there website, you just “Trash” the snacks you know you won’t like and they will never send them to you.

 

Hope you liked this Graze box review and I would love for you to follow. To follow just scroll to the bottom of this page! Thank You for reading. Tomorrow I will Be posting my Ipsy Review.

NatureBox ~ April 2014

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Nature box is a subscription service that sends you healthy snacks every month. You can either choose the snacks from there very large menu or you can be surprised.

There are 3 Boxes to choose from.

Nature box deluxe ~ $19.95 Comes with 5 full snack bags {you choose from the dozens of different snacks they have}
Happy Snacker ~ $29.95 Comes with 10 Full sized snack bags{5 different snacks/ 2 of each snack=10 snacks total} This is the one I ordered.
Smart Snacker ~ $49.95 Comes with 20 Full sized Snack bags {5 different snacks/4 packages of each snack =20 snacks}naturebox1

 

naturebox4naturebox2I Loved the dehydrated Apples so much that I order them again { 1st Granny smith Apple Review here}  This Time I also Decided to Order the Fuji Apples because I wanted to know which one was better tasting. It was very close but After tasting both of them I think Granny Smith is still a bit better. If you like sweet go with the Fuji apples but if you like tart then go with Granny smith apple.

Fuji Apples : 9/10

Granny Smith Apples: 9/10

Cal:100 Serving Size:10 rings

 

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I expected the south pacific plantains to taste exactly like all there other fruit snacks which is like real fruit. They taste more like original Lays potato chips which I don’t like very much to begin with. They are thinly sliced plantains, very lightly salted and they don’t taste at all like plantains. The Bag suggests you eat these with dip so maybe that would help the bland flavor. Maybe I’m just used to eating freshly fried plantains with sugar spinkled on top. YUM!

South Pacific Plantains: 5/10

Cal: 150 Serving Size: 25 chips

naturebox3Until My last Graze Review I’d never tried dehydrated pineapple. Im so glad I added these on to my box this month because they are unbelievable! They are perfectly sweet and not completely dehydrated so they are almost gummy. Im definitely going to order these again next month! I Only wish they would fill the bag more.

Big island Pineapple:10/10

Cal: 120 Serving Size:4.5 ringsnaturebox5

This is an almond cashew salsa flavored mix and Its seasoned with garlic,cilantro, lime juice, and paprika. This is the most flavorful nut mix that I’ve tried so far.  You can really taste the garlic and feel the heat of the paprika.

Salsa spiced nut mix:6/10

Cal:160 Serving Size:1/4 cupnaturebox9

 I actually ordered Tuscan Summer mix but they were sold out of it at the last minute and sent me this random snack instead. Its a BBQ mix of flavored almonds , cashews, peanuts, flax & chai seeds. I Honestly can’t taste any BBQ flavor what so ever but at least they sent me nut mix this time. I hope this doesn’t happen again next month because I was really excited to try the the herby Italian flavored summer mix.

Lone Star Snack Mix:3/10

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 I really liked this PB&J Granola! Its a mixture of soft oat  peanut butter granola with strawberries and raisins mixed in. Its perfect when your on the go and craving a PB&J.

PB&J Granola: 7/10

Cal: 240 Serving Size:1/2 cupnaturebox10

The Santa fe corn stix have a way better salsa flavor than the salsa spiced snack mix. They taste a lot like Fritos because they are corn based and there really bursting with flavor! I love this snack and will probably order them again. These are a great chip alternative with Half the calories. This is one of four snacks I added onto my box this month. They charge an extra $3 per add-on.

Santa Fe Corn Stix:8/10

Cal:140 Serving Size:1/3 cup

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I Finally got my Taj Mahal snack mix! I absolutely love curry and I was so excited to try this mix. It was exactly what I expected, delicious sweet curry flavored Sunflower Seeds, Almonds, Raisins, flax seeds, sesame seeds & bits of mango. 

Taj Mahal Snack Mix:9/10

Cal:160 Serving Size:1/4 cup

Im Really happy with all my snacks this month except the Lone star mix.

I’m really excited to order all my favorite snacks next month.They also just added a new snack called Carrot & Strawberry chews which I’m curious about. What did you think of this months box?

Thank you for Reading!

Sample Society Review ~ April 2014

Sample Society is a subscription box that ships 5 deluxe sized samples of the best luxury brands straight to your house. They also include a coupon for $15 off of a $50 purchase if you buy an item from the brands you sampled that month.

Don’t forget to fill out your Beauty profile so they can get an idea of what you like {I learned my lesson after birch box}

Cost: $15 a month

You can use my Referral code if your interested in signing up! Code: PAND8615

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The first Item In my Box is the Tatcha Japanese beauty Papers 30 count. This Is a full size product with a $12 Value! These blotting papers are perfect for the coming hot  weather  and  they are made of 100% abaca leaf and gold flakes. They are 100% Natural ,cruelty free, Fragrance , powder ,  Parabens , Sulfates  and Phthalates free. They gently remove excess oil with out disturbing makeup. These are handmade in japan and look especially luxurious with the speckles of gold flakes throughout the sheets.

sample2The Next Item in my box is  Dr.Hauschka Cleansing cream .34 oz. This Deluxe sample has about a $5 value. Its a natural cleansing cream that exfoliates excess oil and impurities without stripping the face of essential oils. This gentle blend of herbal extracts activates the skin to cleanse itself and can be used by all skin types.

sample3The Butter London WINK Eye Pencil In Union Jack Black is what I was really Looking forward to! This full size Eyeliner has an impressive $18 Value and they sent me a color I could actually use. Ive been in love with Butter London Nail polish forever now and I never thought to check for a make-up line. Im really impressed with this extremely soft , Long lasting, waterproof Formula.

sample4  H2O Plus Aquafirm Micro-Collagen Moisturizer .34 fl oz has a Value of $10!

Marine Microspheres: Encapsulated spheres deeply penetrate the skin’s surface and swell with the body’s natural moisture to immediately plump the appearance of fine lines from within.

Sea Nutrient Barrier: Powerful fusion of algae and oat extract creates a light veil on the skin, pulling surface cells closer together for an instant micro-lifting effect.

Jojoba: Extracted from the jojoba seed native to the Mojave Desert, this rich emollient agent is an exceptional moisturizer with a chemical makeup most similar to the oil skin naturally produces.

It Sounds promising and Im looking forward to trying it especially since it claims to mimic your natural oils. It also has a gel consistency and is actually quite light on the skin which I love.

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This Anemone scented soy candle from Illume 1 oz has a very masculine cologne kind of scent but I surprisingly like it.  Its supposed to be citrus blossoms & crisp apple which are blended with ethereal oak moss, oriental clove, and a hint of patchouli. This Candle has about $3 Value.sample6

 

This Box had a Total value of $48 Considering that I only Payed $15 I think this is a great value. This will be my new favorite if they continue sending such amazing boxes. Not only does it have a high value but its also filled with products I could see myself loving.

You can use my Referral code if your interested in signing up! Code: PAND8615

Thank You for Reading!

What do you think of Sample Society?

 

 

 

Graze Box ~ April 2014

aprilGraze is a snack subscription box that only costs $6 including shipping! You get to choose what you like or love from there huge selection of snacks or you can trash the ones you never want sent to you.

If you post your friend code on the graze Facebook a good amount of people will use it and you get $1 off your box. Plus each box comes with tickets that have your friend code printed on them so you can hand them out to friends.

If you Use my Friend code you get your first and fifth box FREE.

FriendCode: 5R5Z4RZ3P

Sorry about the weird picture but the plastic had a glare and my cat kept trying to eat them so I had to hurry. :p

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Apple Cosmo

Of Course I had to try them all before taking pictures. I couldn’t resist! Apple Cosmo is Apple , Lime infused raisins, and cranberries. The raisins have a strong lime  flavor and the lime flavor has also absorbed into some of the apples. The lime would be too much on its own but in combination with the cranberries and apples it tastes yummy. Its Hard to Believe this is naturally sweet because it tastes like candy.

Pina Colada

This Is My Favorite!! I Alway Buy The mexican dried mangos with chili & lemon and I’ve tried quite a few different kinds. I can say from experience that these are the freshest most ripe tasting mangoes I’ve tried.   They also added Pinapple and shaved coconut. Ive never had the opportunity to try dried pineapple before but this one is sweet and it tastes exactly like pineapple. The only reason I mention this is because sometimes they process food so much that it has an artificial fruit flavor or chemical almost perfume flavor.  Im amazed at how delicious this is. 🙂

Korea Chili

Crunchy rice crackers with sweet chili. These taste like a dense popcorn with a sweet Sriracha chili flavor. Im afraid I can’t be a good judge on this one because I just finished a big bag of rice crackers from the Japanese market and I’m all rice crackered out.

Tomato & Basil Pizza

This is a mix of  Cheese cashews , basil croutons, & mini tomato breadsticks.  I can tell you that it tastes more like pizza than the pizza goldfish crackers but still not very intense. I actually still like this even though it just tastes like tomato bread.

This has to be my favorite Box so far and I’m super excited to try next weeks box!

You can Choose How often they send them to you and you can also choose a box with only low calorie portions.

You Can also order vegan, gluten free and non dairy boxes!

They send you your snacks in Sealed snack packs perfect for lunch and the box + Booklet is 100% recyclable.

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Conscious box Review ~ March 2014

My last conscious box is here! I actually cancelled because I wasn’t happy with last months box and because they gave me horrible customer service. You can see what I was sent last month here.

Conscious box is A subscription service that you received monthly. They send you a handful of healthy sample items for $19.97.co1

Im actually a little happier with what i received this month but I still feel its over prices.

My favorite Item in the box were these egg white ch(ips)! They taste almost exactly like the Cinnamon twists from taco bell. Plus the whole bag is only 130 calories! They are corn and egg white puffs dusted with cinnamon & sugar But these bad boys aren’t fried, there Pressure Puffed. 🙂

This bag is about the size of the .30 cent bag of cheetos lol thats how I measure.co4

Next deluxe sample is Ready to drink Probiotic. It relieves occasional cramps,bloating and gas. oh my! Lol  This isn’t something I would normally buy for myself but Ill use it especially since It also helps naturally support your immune system! I Really need to start taking better care of myself. This box contains 5 vials worth $15.99.co3

 

Kramp Krusher Salty lemon chews. Im very interested to see if these work because it would be pretty amazing to eat magic gummys that make my cramps disappear. 🙂co7

Of course I got a tea. They sent Organic Easy now Tea which I already have and love. Its Helps  ease tension & stress leaving you relaxed and ready for bed.co2

Pangea organics lip Balm in pyrenees Lavender with cardamom.This is a Lipstick tube sized Lip balm and you turn it from the top of the tube to get the product out instead of the bottom. I don’t really like the scent but Once its on you can’t really smell it.

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Now for the Foil Packets. Ugh lol These are so annoying.. I can barely get one use out of these. First up is  AloeVela Wrinkless cream with winter cherry extract. It says that it gives instant results but I don’t have wrinkles yet so I couldn’t test it out. What I can Say is that it Smells Horrible! It smells like medicated old lady perfume & My packet looks gross & old!! >.< co10

The next two Foil Packets are from the same Company as the Lip Balm, Pangea. I received the Eye Cream And Balancing Oil. I actually want to try the balancing oil.co6

The last item in my box is from Derma and its three foil packets. They included a cleanser, Brightening eye cream, and Dark circle eye cream. Im on the search for a product that could brighten and even out my skin tone so I’m really hoping this works. Although I Probably wouldn’t be able to see any real result with these One time use foil packets. Lol

Update:my cleanser had a small leak in it and spilled all over. I tried the night cream {very pasty} and I woke up small pimples. Now I’m scared to try the eye creme.
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Most subscription boxes give you a better value than you pay because why would I pay for free samples. The only three items that Have a value are the lip balm, Chips and the probiotic. I would Barely break even with this box and I would never recommend it!

I’d Rather spend my money On Memebox. Yay!

 

Loot Crate ~ March 2014

Loot crate is a monthly subscription box full of geek and gamer gear. Each month they hand-pick 6-7 items that include t-shirts, stickers, collectables and they are kept secret until they get delivered.

This subscription costs $13.37 + $6 for shipping for a total of $19.37 and even cheaper if you order 3 months together.

Ive actually had my loot crate box for about a week or so now and haven’t gotten around to making the review because the last two boxes have been kind of eh. They are themed to a particular show or game thats really new or unpopular in my opinion. Usually the boxes have more variety so I like at least one item A lot so it makes the box worth the $19.97 but the last 2 months they are really focusing on one specific company. This is my last loot crate because I canceled and switched over to Nerdblock. 

marlmarl1I guess Im a little spoiled because I get a lot of this kind of stuff for free at conventions like the wrist band, fridge magnet and the lanyard especially for new games. Even though its probably a great game I just haven’t gotten around to playing it and I’m sure a lot of people subscribed to loot crate haven’t played it either.

marl2In the picture above is a Premium strategy eGuide & Attack on Titalfall Magnet. 

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They also included a TitanFall Shirt. Its cool to get a shirt but I haven’t played the game yet since it was just release this month. For those of you who are fans this is an Exclusive TitanFall t-shirt which is only available to Looters.
marl4Another Big item in the box is this Attack On titan Manga:1 & TitanFall Lanyard. Im glad its the first addition since I’m not familiar with this manga either I can start from the beginning and see how it is. Although I would have preferred something I already Loved.

I guess this is probably the best Box ever for people who love this new game but It just didnt do it for me but I’m really excited about Nerdblock next month!

Thank you for Reading!