Out of the box sampler box

Be prepared this post is gonna be a long one.

I ordered this box on Monday the 4th and received it yesterday. Shipping is wonderful. I was so excited for this box. It was hard to get. Every time I would try they were all sold out. 😦

I did have some trouble getting the website to accept my card so that took me a moment. It may have been because I was using my phone though. I thought I was charged twice because I received two invoices but I messaged the lady in charge of the site. Michelle Murray, who I believe is the owner of the site, is amazing. She replied as soon as I sent out an email about the two invoices. She assured me I was only charged once. Which I was. The out of the box sampler is a box that sends out samples from various etsy shops. Boxes go on sale around the first of every month and once they do they sell out SUPER quick!

20150509_150217 20150509_150232 20150509_150222 20150509_150312First look: Inside was a package of peanut brittle and a brown paper sack. As well as a paper that contained a list of all the etsy websites. It had them broke down between contributors with and without coupons. As well as what the theme for Junes`s box would be. Alright so I guess now its time to break down all these goodies. A lot of the items in this box are samples and I am pretty sure they are made particularly for Out of the box. So, I was unable to find the exact item and therefore can not put an exact price on many items. I will do my best to find at least a similar item to compare it to.

20150509_150427This was my first peek inside the brown paper sack. LOOK at ALL those goodies!!!

20150509_150412The peanut brittle was from kens airy crunch site. I am not allowed to have peanuts so I had (S) try this one for me. He said it was soft and salty. He really enjoyed it and wants to order more. The cheapest bag I see on his site sells for $3.50 for 3 oz. Check out his site here: www.kensairycrunchpb.etsy.com

Now for the inside of the bag.

20150509_151819 20150509_151811 This was a cute pink bracelet from The Jewelry box. It is made to be adjustable so it can fit any size. The charm is a picture of a Barbie doll. I wasn’t sure what to do with this so it is now in the kids treasure box. I am sure one of the girls will be all over it. I couldn’t find the same or even a similar style of this bracelet so I am not sure the price of this one. You can check out Carmen Melendez`s (the owner) site at https://www.etsy.com/shop/thejewelereybox

20150509_151741 20150509_151749Antique lace wickless candle melt. This one is too strong for me. All I can really smell is the musk. Don’t get me wrong it does smell good, it’s just too much for me.  You can check out Melissa Love items at https://www.etsy.com/shop/sweetcandlemelts?ref=shopsection_shophome_leftnav

20150509_152129 20150509_152057This card from scentgear is so cute. You can ACTUALLY smell the flowers! They are scented with Blossom fragrance. The card came at a really good time because my mother`s birthday is in a few weeks so this will go to her. It even came with a yellow envelope. The back of the card says it retails for $4.99, but their site says $3.99. Check out their website at https://www.etsy.com/shop/ScentGoodsandGear?section_id=14906964&ref=shopsection_leftnav_2 They are offering 25% off now through May 31st with promo code 25OFF. Check them out!

20150509_151656Re*storied designs sent out this package. It contains a bird magnet on an oval sliver of wood, a brown envelope with a die cut paper flower that has a little pearl like button on it, and a clothes pin that is bedazzled and says cheers on it. They are currently offering 20% off with code OOTBS. Not sure on the expiration date on this one. Visit their website here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/restoriedDesigns?ref=shopsection_shophome_leftnav

20150509_151300 20150509_151156www.angelasaccessories9.etsy.com included these window decals. One was 4 stars and the other says family. They each included instructions on how to apply them. 20% off code ANGELA20

20150509_151640 20150509_151634Lavender oatmeal bath soap. I haven’t tried this out yet so I can’t tell you too much about it. It smells lovely. Maybe I will try it tomorrow night after the kids go to bed. You can get a set of 5 for $6.00 over at Crafty cousins at https://www.etsy.com/shop/craftycousinssc

20150509_151601 20150509_151554Watermelon lip scrub from The Sweet and Salty Bath shop. This stuff smells awesome. The only downfall is that it is super oily. You can’t even open up the Ziploc bag to take it out without it getting all over you. I can’t find the exact one they sent me but similar scrubs on their site start out at $3.50. Be sure to check them out at https://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetNSaltyBathShop?section_id=16094251&ref=shopsection_leftnav_7

20150509_151511 20150509_151527 20150509_151536Upcycled bottle cap magnet. Super cute little bunny on the inside. You can get a set of 4 Holiday ones for $4.25 over at  https://www.etsy.com/listing/103296592/holiday-upcycled-bottlecap-magnets-set?ref=shop_home_active_8

20150509_151431Didn’t get to try this scent out. I gifted it to my mother-in-law for mother’s day. Wanted her to have something to use in her new warmer we got her. It did smell good though. This was “scent” from Bubble scents. You can check out their shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/BubbleScents?ref=shopsection_shophome_leftnav

20150509_151418 20150509_151413Ugly Duckling Design sent this wax tart in Orange dreamsicle. This smells delicious. Just like orange sherbert. Cant wait to use up the melts I have in my warmer now so we can use this one. And I love that it’s in the shape of a flower. How cute is that? I couldn’t find anything even close to this, but I absolutely LOVE the stuff they have for sale on their website. SO ADORABLE! I may have found a new place for (S) to buy me gifts from. 🙂  Be sure to check out Ugly Duckling at http://www.theuglyducklingdesigns.com/home1.html

20150509_151352Home and Family Creations included this peppermint lip balm in the box. I’m not sure how this one smelled or turned out. It was one of the many things I gifted to my mom for mother`s day/ her birthday. You can get a 10 pack of these for $10 here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/174416194/10-pack-peppermint-lip-balms?ref=shop_home_active_3

20150509_151057This picture is kind of blurry. (Sorry) It was hard to get a good picture of this. This decal says My greatest blessings call me mom. This was another thing I gifted to my mom. Pick up this decal for $4 at http://www.thecreativeadult.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_25&products_id=156

20150509_150913 20150509_150757 20150509_150936 20150509_150917This little pin was my favorite thing in the entire box! Oh my goodness!! I saw this and I immediately knew I had to give it to my mom for Mother`s day. She loved it. How could she not. Look at it!! I LOVE IT! Here is the site for this little guy. (The shop owner is currently taking a break. Will not be back until June.) https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClayScraps?ref=shopsection_shophome_leftnav

20150509_150741Bar soap from https://www.etsy.com/shop/FoxDenSoapsandCrafts?ref=shopsection_shophome_leftnav

20150509_150520Candle confectionery sent this wax tart. It smells almost as good as the dreamsicle one. You can definitely smell the cinnamon. 25% off orders over $20 using code MOMSRULE25 They are also taking a break until June but be sure to check them out for their wonderful scents at : https://www.etsy.com/shop/candleconfectionery

20150509_151036Unscented soap from https://www.etsy.com/shop/SkyRainSoap?ref=shopsection_shophome_leftnav

20150509_150621I couldn’t even find anything remotely close to this. I gifted this to my mother and she let me try some. It smells just like cocoa. Seemed to oily for me. If you’re interested in burning wicks products head on over to http://www.burningwicks.com/

20150509_150715I’m not really sure which shop this one came from there was no information on it.

The following links are the remaining contributors to the May box.

www.pureandsimplecharm.etsy.com – code SAMPLES for discount

www.cardsandmorebysheri.net – code SAMPLE20 for discount

www.mistyhillssoapco.etsy.com

www.beazersgarden.com

www.jbirdistheword.com

www.slipperyslopesoaps.etsy.com

www.littlewaxkitchen.com

www.psychicjoelle.com

www.yummilicioustreats.etsy.com – This months sponsor.

20150509_152443 20150509_152438 20150509_152435 20150509_152427So that’s it folks. SOOO much stuff. I paid $27 for this box. As far as value I can’t honestly say because many of the items were samples made exclusively for this box. I really enjoyed it though and loved everything in it. If you are interested in this box be sure to check out her site on June 1st to sign up for that months box. Sign up here: http://www.outoftheboxsampler.com/store/Default.asp

*One more thing I should probably mention. I ordered this box on the 4th of this month. On the 6th of this month someone used my credit card number to make a purchase at walmart.com. I am not sure if the two are related but I did have difficulty getting my card to go through the first time I tried to purchase this box and then this happened… Just be careful folks.

TTYL

(B)

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