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The Low Down on Monthly Subscription Boxes

From cigars to health food to beauty products, everywhere I look there are monthly subscription boxes popping up.
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For those of you who are not privy to this new service trend, here is low down.   Sign up for a subscription to anything you are obsessed with and each month a little box will come in the mail with anything from sample size products to the full meal deal.  This is a genius idea and I wish I had thought of it myself.  I am the definition of someone who buys full size beauty products, use it once and then toss it in the trash.  Now you don’t have to buy full sized products to reap the benefits.  Here is a list of the my favorite subscription box services and a very brief description.


Who doesn’t love spoiling their dog rotten?  Select the size of your dog (small, medium or large) and each month you will receive a box in the mail with four or more carefully selected products and presents for your dog.  Anything from bones and treats to shampoos, leashes and innovative new gadgets!


As low as $18/month.

10% supports a rescue group.


Calling all athletes!  There is nothing more frustrating than trying to figure out the right nutrition to eat while training and racing.  Finding the right nutrition can take you from an average athlete to a top performer.  KonaKase will come to your doorstep with samples of nutrition from new unknown organic nibbles to household name products like Gatorade.



8-10 full product samples per box (booyah!)

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The Fit Fashionista Club (The FFC) byEllie

Ellie is the epitome of fitness meets fashion.  For those obsessed with looking great while working out and having the latest trends, the Fit Fashionista Club is perfect for you!  A box will arrive on your doorstep with 2 items each month that you get to pick.  What fun!



You personally get to pick 2 workout pieces a month.

Free shipping on any order.

Free shipping.

Invites to private events.

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This is hands down my favorite monthly subscription box!  Prior to receiving my monthly box, I have had thoughts of “wow, my hair is really dry” or “my skin is flaking.”  When I open my little box I have had deep conditioner or an enzyme peel to address both of my concerns.  How did they know?  I am not the only person worrying about dry skin in hair in the winter!  A great variety from nail polish to perfume to latest mascara.  I get giddy when I see the little pink box in my mailbox each month.



Seasonally appropriate goodies.

Boxes for the men and women in your life.

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Take good care, be well and treat yourself mamas!

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