Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Lone Star Shopper Awards for February & Enter to Win a NYX Blush! (Contest Ended)

3/11/14 Update:  The NYX giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to Samantha in MN for winning the NYX blush!  Stay tuned for future contests!  Thank you to all my wonderful readers!   

Now that February is behind us, I thought I'd have a little fun and hand out MY own awards for the subscription boxes that I reviewed last month. Some of these companies are really outdoing their competition in terms of price, quantity and quality of content and I thought they deserved some recognition!

These are my opinions only and are just based on the content of the February boxes and my general impressions of the company. Each award is followed by a brief rationale and you can click on the name of the company to see the original review. 

Also, I'm giving away a NYX blush this week!  Details are at the bottom.


Best $10 beauty box - Ipsy
     (Rationale: Ipsy provided full size products; Birchbox included only samples)

Best "over $15" beauty box - e.l.f. Beauty Bundle
     (Rationale: e.l.f. sent nine full size products....they win on sheer quantity!)

Best "soap" boxThe Fortune Cookie Soap Company
     (Rationale: Gorgeous presentation, variety of samples and quality of product)

Best portion controlled healthy snack boxGraze Box 
     (Rationale: Graze and Nibblr provide essentially the same service. Graze won
     this time just because you can get two boxes for free when you sign up.)

Best full size healthy snack boxNature Box
     (Rationale: Nature Box won hands down over Boxtera because they allow you
     to customize your box and they show full nutritional information on each
     package. Also, Boxtera does not allow uncensored public comment on their
     Facebook page or website.)

Best gourmet treat boxTaste Trunk
     (Rationale: They just put more quality and quantity in their box than their
     competition this month.)

Most fun to openPopSugar Must Have Box
     (Rationale: There isn't a lot of competition in the "Lifestyle" category yet, but I
     have a feeling we will be seeing more of that.)


So, there you have it! I'd love to know which February subscription box (or boxes) you liked the best and why. Subscribe and comment below for your chance to win this full-size NYX blush in the beautiful color "Espresso" (a deep rose with brown undertones that would also make a great highlighter)!

Pesky rules: To enter, please leave a comment below and be subscribed to this blog. (See sign up box in upper right hand corner.) You must be over the age of 18 and live in the continental U.S. to win. Winner will be contacted via e-mail and announced on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.)

Good luck!



Aryn Skiver said...

Did you mean sign up for your email?

Lone Star Shopper said...

Hi....sorry, I just fixed that wording. It's the "Sign up for blog updates" box in the upper part of the right hand column. Thanks for checking with me! Cheryl

Aryn Skiver said...

Ok I did it right then haha. Thanks for the opportunity to win something!

Samantha Cuhel said...

My contact email is gothickornchic @ gmail . com

I subscribed under the email address gothickornchic86 @ hotmail . com

Thanks for the giveaway!

Pualani Kline said...

Aloooooooooo-ha! Have you heard any feedback on the FabFitFun subscription box? I'm curious if it is a good choice to add to my growing subscriptions list!

Lone Star Shopper said...

I've just signed up for the Spring FabFitFun box but I don't think it ships until mid-March. I'll be doing a review on it as soon as it arrives!

Unknown said...

Hi Cheryl! I'm a blast from your past. Interesting what you are doing here. I've always wondered what came in these subscriptions and were they worth the price. Now I know. You lay it out nicely.

Lone Star Shopper said...

Hi Gale....nice to see you! Yes, it has been a long LONG time, hasn't it? Hope you and your family are doing well! Cheryl