Monthly Subscription: Spicy Box

FOR MATURE READERS ONLY!!

So I’m sure everyone has heard about monthly subscription boxes, and if you haven’t you’re truly missing out.  Monthly subscription boxes are sent to you monthly for a monthly fee, and there’s literally boxes out there for EVERYTHING.  Today I’m reviewing a company called “SpicY Box” and there is a reason why the first line says “for mature readers only”.

Spicy Box is a monthly subscription program that sends out boxes full of adult items (adult as in, yeah that stuff).  There’s two different types of boxes, the Premium Spice Box, and the Deluxe Spice Box.  The Premium is $24.95 a month (free shipping) and comes with 1 “flirty” item (a toy usually), 1-2 full sized products, and 3-6 trial sized products.  While the Deluxe is $34.95 a month and comes with 1 deluxe item (a fancy toy), 1-2 full sized products, 1 deluxe accessory, and 3-6 trial sized products.

Now you’re probably thinking there’s no way I want people knowing I’m getting these boxes other than my partner, and trust me that’s totally understandable.  That’s why Spice Box guarantees discreet shipping so no one will know what happens behind closed doors!  Spice Box is also highly ranked on other subscription box pages and the customer service has already been great.  I contacted them just a few hours ago regarding a partnership and I heard back in only a few hours.  So if you ever have any questions they are really there to help you out and “spice” up your life.

When doing checkout enter the coupon code “theglamorouscollegelife” and Spice Box guarantees savings and another “special” item in your box.

You guys should really consider this program if only for a month!!  They also offer plans to save a few more dollars as well!!

Check them out here:
http://spicysubscriptions.com/
And don’t forget to enter the code “theglamorouscollegelife” at checkout!!

TRUST ME YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED!!!

 

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Walt Disney World Trip

Well it’s official.  Josh and I have decided to forget holidays and anniversaries for the rest of the year in hopes of saving towards a Disney World trip.  Josh grew up without a lot of Disney movies (horrible, I know) while I grew up surrounded by all things Disney (I’ve been to Disney World 4 times), and I want him to experience “the most magical place on Earth”, because really, it is.  Disney World is the greatest place and has a huge place in my heart.  I haven’t been in a few years, and it’s about time I go back.  I turn 20 in January and Josh turns 24 (when we plan on going) and I feel that we need a little glimpse of our childhood.

As you all know Disney is not cheap.  I mean probably will cost about $1500-$2000.  But with my super cheap ways of living I plan on not paying this.  I want discounts on EVERYTHING.  Tickets, hotel, food, EVERYTHING.  This trip will take months to plan and months to save and I plan on sharing all the prices with you throughout the way.  This post is dedicated to showing you how much Disney costs without any type of trying to save, and goodness gracious the price scares me.

Here we go !!

Plane Tickets (sorry Josh, I will probably kill you if I have to spend 12+ hours in a car with you).
For the base costs of this I just did a search on Norfolk International’s website.
No discount sites, no anything.
We’re planning on going January 6th through January 13th.
From $548
Excuse my language but HELL NO.  This will not work, at all.

Hotel (I’m still debating on whether or not we’re staying AT Disney, so this price reflects Disney hotels)
Hotel is Disney’s All Star Sports Resort (it’s one of the value hotels), and these “value” hotels are really really nice, and NOT CHEAP.
The total cost would be $908
We’re at over a $1000 already, yeah NO.

Tickets (3 days in Disney, 2 in Universal)
Price reflects cost on Disney and Universals “official” site.
Disney:  (Price includes “Park Hopper” option, this option allows you to visit multiple parks in a day, it’s worth the extra $100 dollars):  $638
Universal:  (Price includes the 2 park option, because one has Harry Potter land, do I need to explain more?):  $238

I’m not good at math, but yeah, we’re either really close or over $2000 already.  Without food, or my very important Micky Mouse ice cream bar (have to have it, sorry).

How I plan to cut these costs down:

1.  Allegiant Air (flys out of Newport News)
Yeah, on a Monday the plane costs $50 a person.  That’s only $200 compared to the $500.

2.  Disney/Universal official discount sites
I can cut about $50 off of ticket prices here
$50 is dinner, so that’s a pretty good price change.

3.  Hotel
We’re probably not staying in Disney World.  I’ve found a few hotels that offer shuttles to and from the theme parks, and offer free breakfast.  I did a few price comparisons and I can save us around $500 here.  That savings equals PARK TICKETS.  The more I can save in one area, the more I can spend in another.

4.  Saving at the park
COMPLIMENTARY WATER, and we can bring our own food in the park.  I can coupon for snacks and save a lot of money here!

5.  My mom’s Disney credit card
Every time she uses this we get credit towards Disney cash, she’s so nicely said we can have the money she’s built up on this.

6.  Christmas/Birthday
Yeah, we’re only asking for money, towards our trip.

7.  THE FUND.The fund includes:  random money, money found, change, coupon overage, anything.  We’re saving a lot of money and throwing into the fund where it is only to be used for this trip.  This way we can’t spend it on other things.

So keep on the lookout for updates regarding our trip.  Also if you have any tips for us PLEASE TELL US.  We’re really trying to cut costs here, without giving up the magical Disney experience.  Also, at the end, I will post the final costs that we’re paying.  I’m not afraid to show this because If I can save a lot I want you guys to know how to do it so you can experience the magic of Disney for not a zillion dollars.

 

"Where dreams really do come true."

“Where dreams really do come true.”

Grocery Shopping For You ?!

So it’s been requested by some fabulous people that I should start grocery shopping for people, and I honestly think it’s a great idea.  This gives me the opportunity to save you money and spruce up my couponing skills because I don’t really get to “grocery” shop a lot.  Of course I’d have to charge people because I do pay for my coupons (not a lot I swear).

So here’s the details:

Since gas isn’t cheap I do have to charge for that :[
$5
I’m lucky to have a pretty fuel efficient car, so I don’t feel that’s much.

Then since my papers cost me I have to charge there too.
$10
I buy 4-5 papers each week, so that just covers a weeks papers, since I’ll probably be using quite a few for you guys (:

Then obviously you have to pay for your groceries.

I find this a great deal because a lot of people hate grocery shopping, and honestly, I love grocery shopping.

Also if your interested in learning to coupon I’m completely open to sitting down with you teaching you EVERYTHING.  I’ll even go to the store with you!!  All I charge for that is some good lunch 😀

Comment below if you like the idea or would like to do this !!! (:

Quick Couponing Haul

So I had a little free time today so I thought I would spend it couponing!  I went to three stores and my total OOP (out of pocket) spending was a -$8.00 (yeah, negative).

CVS:

(6) Suave Keratin Infusions Shampoo and Conditioner 2/$6
Used (3) B1G1 coupon (deducted $5 off at register, such a good surprise)
Paid:  $3 and received $3ECB
Making everything FREE (:

WALMART:

(10) Aleve 6ct .97
Used (5) $4off any 2 Bayer products coupon

(4) Poise Panty Freshners $2.97
Used (4) $3off coupon

Total:  -$10 at Walmart !!!

DOLLAR TREE:

(4) Colgate Toothpaste $1
Used (4) $1off coupons

(4) Colgate Toothbrush 2pk $1
Used (4) $1off coupons

(1) AAA batteries (my calculate died in math class today, so sad)
No coupons, I really needed batteries :/

Total:  $1.47

So really the only thing I paid for was the batteries but that’s okay because I made $10 at Walmart!

Comment below with any questions you may have (:

Picking Your Future Home (College Edition)

It’s true, picking a college is like choosing a new home.  For the next four years you’ll be sleeping here, eating here, working out here, working here, studying here, doing homework here, cooking here, hanging out here, making friends here, and the list could go on.  So it’s extremely important that you LOVE where you’re going.  I thought of a few tips to help you guys make the right choice on where you spend the next four years!

  1. Make sure you like the town.  This is super important because once you make that decision and send off your deposit check, IT’S YOUR TOWN TOO.
  2. Make sure you like the living areas.  Probably one of the more important things because obviously you spend about 90% of your time here.
  3. Make sure you like the gym.  Heads up, the “freshman 15” is real.  Very very real.
  4. Make sure you eat some food.  I mean we gotta eat somewhere.  Heads up, the food is 100% better when tour groups are on campus, so what you eat during your tour, enjoy, you won’t see it often.
  5. THE EDUCATION PROGRAMS.  It’s what we’re here for right?  The one thing that attracted me to Longwood is the small class sizes.  I LOVE that.  My professors knew my name within two weeks.
  6. The library.  Just face it, you’ll spend a lot of hard nights here.  Make sure the couches are comfy :p
  7. Night life.  I mean, it’s not college if you remember every night you spent here.
  8. Greek life/campus involvement.  Don’t lie to yourself and say that you’ll be studying 24/7.  You won’t be.  No one does.  Check out your prospective schools greek life, campus activities, etc.  Longwood is ALWAYS having something going on!!
  9. Your fellow students.  Check out the schools students, because you spend a lot of time around them!!  Longwood is a pretty small school so I’m thankful that the other students here are USUALLY pretty awesome :p

The decision deadlines will come up on you pretty quickly.  Once you get your acceptance letters (congrats by the way!) tour your top schools again.  This time, be harsher about what you want to see and what you don’t.  Choosing a college is a REALLY big decision, so make sure you’re happy with it!

Try to avoid campus beds like this :p

Try to avoid campus beds like this :p

Bzzagent Campaign Update: Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge

So I’ve had a few chances to be able to use the Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge and let me say, once again, Garnier just keeps delivering.  This product is great and just like other Garnier products it SMELLS AMAZING.  My hair feels baby soft and smells incredible.

The entire line of products is absolutely great and I would totally recommend using all of them!!  I also love the “hydration beads” in the product because it’s really cool and they bring a hardcore hydration to your hair (hardcore in a good way)! 

I’m a huge fan of “deep moisturizers” and the Hydra Recharge 1-Minute Moisture-Plenish Treatment is amazing.  It’s kind of like the Aussie 3-Minuete Miracle, except way better.  It only takes 1 minute and works soooo much faster.  

I’d totally run to your nearest store (grab coupons of course) and go pick up the entire line.

Like seriously, go now.

Disclaimer:  I did receive this product free to review thanks to Bzzagent and Garnier Fructis!!

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Bzzagent Campaign: Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge

So I am so lucky to be getting so many Bzzagent’s lately!  I got a package earlier in the week of Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge and it’s literally a great product.  I already love Garnier Fructis products and this product is another example why!!  I received a shampoo, conditioner, and leave in treatment.

  • Hydra Recharge Shampoo is a hydration innovation; the first to feature thousands of beads that burst on impact
  • Hydra Recharge range contains superfruits goji berry, passion fruit and kiwi to actively replenish without heaviness
  • Hydra Recharge 1-Minute Moisture-Plenish Treatment is a powerful deep treatment whose revolutionary lightweight crème-gel formula transforms dry hair with a surge of high-performance hydration in just one minute.

I’ll do an update later on how the product works for me and another more “in-depth” review.

Disclaimer:  I received this product completely free thanks to Bzzagent and Garnier Fructis!

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Update: Bzzagent Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Miracle Dry Oil

Alright quick update on the Bzzagent campaign for the Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Miracle Dry Oil!!!

Disclaimer:  I received this free to try from Bzzagent and Garnier Fructis.

This post is much shorter than the last one because it’s just my overall opinion now that I’ve tried the product.

It’s FABULOUS.

My hair isn’t gross feeling after and it made my skin SUPER soft.  Like crazy soft.

Oh, and it smells like a perfume you’d pay $$$ for at the department store.  So it’s got soooo many uses.  It’s never ending.

Check out my video reviews!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cJnLIre5X4&feature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHTa-IyJpmw&feature=youtu.be

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Bzzagent: Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Miracle Dry Oil

Disclaimer:  I received this product free to try/review thanks to Bzzagent and Garnier Fructis

So before I start I usually LOVE Garnier products and there probably one of my favorite hair brands, and this product did not disappoint.  I was lucky enough to try the Triple Miracle Dry Oil which is an amazing leave in product that’s good on dry and damp hair.

Here’s some of the great things it does!!!

  • Combines three weightless oils – olive, avocado and shea – to transform dry hair and skin
  • Made for everyday use on your hair, body and face (yeah, not just for your hair ladies)
  • Instantly absorbs in a touch with no oily residue (not oily at all, and most spray products are)
  • Can be used on damp or dry hair (after shower AND in the morning)
  • Available for suggested price of $5.99 (without coupons and a sale)

The list of the fabulous things this product does is endless.  Garnier truly did not disappoint.  But they never do :p

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Be on the lookout for another Bzzagent post.  I was lucky last week and got chosen to participate in two programs!!

 

Influenster Brand Challenge: ABC’s The Taste

So I was invited to the Influenster Brand Challenge of ABC’s newest show the taste, and after a few previews I’m not very excited about the show.  It’s really like The Voice or American Idol, just with food.  I’m become really tired of shows like this because it’s almost like producers are running out of show ideas.

Influenster is doing a live twitter party next week during one of the episodes.  After that I’ll have watched a full episode and be able to really give my full feedback on it.

But already not excited, I never watch The Voice or Idol for a reason.

http://youtu.be/PqTS1svAmag

Check out a preview!!