What's in a box part 2

In an earlier post I mentioned that I was going to subscribe to a few monthly box subscriptions. My December boxes arrived before Christmas.

Let's start with Birchbox.

The contents: 1) Benefit Cosmetics it's potential eye cream, 2) Juliette Has A Gun "Mad Madame" perfume, 3) Number 4 clarifying shampoo, 4) theBalm cosmetics Hot Mama blush, and a few La Fresh waterproof makeup remover wipes thrown in as a bonus. Don't you just love some of these product names? I'm pretty loyal to my current line of products, but I'll subscribe for a few more months.

Here's the December Olive Box: a copy of Decorate Workshop by Holly Becker -- a good book for the beginner decorator who doesn't yet know his/her style -- and a roll of Japanese washi tape. I had no idea what or how to use washi tape until I saw these bookmarks. I have one more OB coming and then I'm ending my subscription. The boxes are advertised for paper lovers, but I think they're more for crafters. I'm not a crafty chick.

Photo: it's unveiling time! see what was inside this month's OliveBox :) PLUS, we announced the winner of the Tattly  giveaway today! happy day <3 http://ow.ly/gcbPW

Good news! Since my last post, I've found some other fab boxes.

Olive & Cocoa is one of my favorite catalogs. Anyone get it? I was originally drawn to it when I saw the unique floral arrangements in hand-crafted wooden boxes.

Love this! I'm partial to white flowers and ranunculus is one of my faves.
These candle-lit boxes would look very classy on any table.

Botanic Candle Lit Boxes

O&C is pricey. But each gift is beautifully wrapped and comes in a branded crate. It's all about presentation, right? You know I'm a sucker for environmentally-friendly businesses. O&C's crates are made of reclaimed wood and are filled with a custom paper shred made from recycled paper. For a small one-time fee you can create a custom re-usable branding iron for your gift crates -- perfect for corporate and wedding gifts and favors, as well as the southern girl who likes everything monogrammed.

I have saved the best for last. From San Francisco's the Bold Italic: Dinner-Party-In-A-Box. If I was a young, single hipster (or swinger) I would buy one for sure. Buy now and save $10.

Dinner-Party-In-A-Box (Vol.5)

What you'll find in your box:
  • A beautiful wooden bottle opener, designed by Brendan Ravenhill. 
  •  Recipe cards from the chefs at flour + water, State Bird Provisions, Beast and the Hare, Bi-Rite Creamery, and 101 Cookbooks.
  • Nibble-worthy E. Guittard chocolates, complete with tasting notes. 
  • A coffee towel screen printed with brewing accoutrement. 
  • Foodie bingo for adventurous eaters. 
  • After-dinner prophecy cookies – these aren't your average fortune cookies. 
  • An Emergency Preparedness Hook-Up Kit, in case the host(ess) gets lucky.
Love the the hook-up kit, which can be bought separately for $6. If you have 2 minutes, check out this vimeo.

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