Honey (Online Coupons & Savings) – Review #1

The Legal Disclosure: All product reviews are my own & products have been purchased by myself unless otherwise noted. The reviews will always be honest, full of respect & trust. Some posts may contain affiliate links which means that if you click on the link & make a purchase, I may be compensated (this is at no cost to you). Not all links are affiliate links but will post this on every linked page to be fully transparent. If you would like to learn about how I do a product review or info about subscription services, please comment below or email me at esoterictartan@gmail.com.

Honey is a free website that will help you save money on your online purchases by finding you discount codes and earning points for gift cards.

Ebates & Honey are similar but work a little differently. You can read my Ebates review here: https://esoterictartan.com/category/ebates/

These are online purchases that I am already making so this just makes it even better to earn rewards for doing what I am already doing!

You can choose to install a little button on your browser and then Honey searches the web and goes through all discount codes available for websites to find the best discounts automatically. You can see below the button links for Honey and Ebates.

It is super easy to have these on your screen because you do not have to go to their website every time. The discounts come up automatically or you can click on the button you have installed on your browser.


Even if a discount code is not available, you can still earn rewards called Honey Gold to purchase gift cards (you earn these pretty easily too!).

Once you receive at least 1,000 points, you can redeem the points for gift cards.


They have gift cards available from Target , Walmart, Sephora, Amazon, etc. I have previously redeemed one for Target which was sent via email and arrived fairly quick.

Honey offers something that Ebates does not and that is the “Droplist” – it is a price drop watch list. It keeps items you have chose to watch and lets you knows the price difference from when you saved it. This screenshot is from my Honey website.

As you can see below from the Amazon screenshot, I have highlighted the “h” where Honey will let you know if there has been a price change or if this is the best deal this particular product has had.


When you click on the “Price Change” or “Best Deal” – it will show you “Is this the best time to buy? Currently, this is the best deal of all Amazon sellers. However, Honey has detected 1 price change in the last 30 days. View Price History.”

When you choose to “View Price History,” it shows you what prices have been and when the price changed. I like this bar graph because you can see the extreme price difference and if you are getting the best deal.

Unfortunately, Honey & Ebates do not work together but it is good to have both! Since deals through both sites are always changing, you can choose to run through the discounts, cash back, & rewards options through both websites and choose which one will work best for you on any particular site.

There are times that Ebates/Honey doesn’t support a specific retailer that the other one does or sometimes Ebates/Honey is running a special deal for a particular site so I definitely utilize both.

If you would like to try Honey or Ebates (they are both absolutely free!), please use my links below. I have received checks and gift cards from both places so they are definitely legitimate!

Honey: joinhoney.com/ref/ppfoma9

Ebates: https://www.ebates.com/r/NOLAND319?eeid=28187

As always, if you have any questions regarding a post or products, please leave them in the comments below. I would be more than happy to help!

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Birchbox – Review #4

The Legal Disclosure: All product reviews are my own & products have been purchased by myself unless otherwise noted. The reviews will always be honest, full of respect & trust. Some posts may contain affiliate links which means that if you click on the link & make a purchase, I may be compensated (this is at no cost to you). Not all links are affiliate links but will post this on every linked page to be fully transparent. If you would like to learn about how I do a product review or info about subscription services, please comment below or email me at esoterictartan@gmail.com.

Birchbox has quickly became my favorite monthly subscription box! They really have great brands and products that I have wanted to try and I truly get excited when I see their monthly curated boxes.

You can read my previous reviews of the Birchbox subscription boxes here:
https://esoterictartan.com/2019/03/11/birchbox-review-1/
https://esoterictartan.com/2019/03/11/birchbox-review-2/
https://esoterictartan.com/2019/03/14/birchbox-review-3/

All boxes are coded since there are a few different boxes they send every month. This particular box is coded 38826 and included a free bonus product.

This box included six items plus a freebie I signed up for so I received seven products in total. Look at these brands: Sunday Riley, Oribe, Ouai, Marcelle, Love of Color, Peter Thomas Roth, & Benefit Cosmetics!

Item 1: Love of Color – Liquid Shimmer Shadow in Eclipse – Full-size price $10.00 – This is a long-lasting crease-free liquid shadow that is metallic rose gold. This is a Birchbox EXCLUSIVE! It is cruelty & paraben free. https://www.birchbox.com/product/30859

Item 2: Marcelle – City Multi-Protection Tinted Cream SPF 25 in Fair – Full-size $22.00 – I have put a small swatch of the cardboard below. This product is really creamy but I have not used it yet so I don’t know how well it protects.
https://www.birchbox.com/product/31508

100% paraben & oil free. Made in Canada.

Item 3: Oribe – Dry Texturizing Spray – Full-size $46.00 – I was so excited when I realized that this product was going to be in our monthly box. It is part dry shampoo and part texturizer that absorbs oil, softens hair, & adds shine. Paraben, phthalate, sulfate, & cruelty free. Made in the USA. https://amzn.to/2UxmbCY

Item 4: OUAI – Volume Spray – Travel-size $12.00 – This ia a heat protectant that adds body to your hair. I currently have this brand of Leave-In Conditioner and the smell is exactly the same which I like. Made in the USA. https://amzn.to/2IiELrH

Item 5: Peter Thomas Roth – Potent-C Bright & Plump Moisturizer – Full-size $68.00 – I haven’t tried this yet as I’m working through other products. I have some of their other products & really like this brand though. This particular moisturizer is supposed to be lightweight, diminish fine lines, boost elasticity, and lock in hydration. Made in the USA. https://amzn.to/2G3riQY

Item 6: Sunday Riley – Luna Retinol Sleeping Night Oil – Full-size $105.00 – This is a retinol oil that reduces the appearance of pores, wrinkles, & redness over time. It is Blue Tansy and will go from a deep blue color to clear. Paraben, phthalate, sulfate, & cruelty free. Made in the USA. https://amzn.to/2X78nvy

Item 7: BONUS ITEM – Benefit Cosmetics – GALifornia Sunny Golden Pink Blush Mini – Mini-price $16.00 – I was able to add this on as a free bonus product in my box. It comes with a mini brush and has a mirror in the box. https://amzn.to/2GjMlA6

The box and brush are just beautiful! Made in the USA.

Birchbox recently restructured their prices in March of 2019. The new monthly cost will be $13.00 for existing subscribers & $15.00 for new subscribers. With the company changing their pricing structure, they are also bringing more choices & new brands. I still think that this box is an incredible value for the curated products.

I truly have been impressed with the quality and value of the products from Birchbox. If this is something you would like to try, please use my link below.

https://www.birchbox.com/invite/9lk3q

As always, if you have any questions regarding a post or products, please leave them in the comments below. I would be more than happy to help!

Ipsy Glam Bag Plus – Review #1

The Legal Disclosure: All product reviews are my own & products have been purchased by myself unless otherwise noted. The reviews will always be honest, full of respect & trust. Some posts may contain affiliate links which means that if you click on the link & make a purchase, I may be compensated (this is at no cost to you). Not all links are affiliate links but will post this on every linked page to be fully transparent. If you would like to learn about how I do a product review or info about subscription services, please comment below or email me at esoterictartan@gmail.com.

Ipsy is a monthly subscription for beauty products that has a Glam Bag that is $10.00 and a Glam Bag Plus that is $25.00. The Glam Bag PLUS comes with five full sized products.

We have received the Ipsy Glam Bags for a year but this is our first time getting the PLUS so we were excited to see what items we would receive. You can read my regular Ipsy Glam Bag reviews here:
https://esoterictartan.com/2019/02/16/ipsy-review-1-ipsy-ipsy/
https://esoterictartan.com/2019/03/17/ipsy-review-2/

The April 2019 Glam Bag Plus is about Fresh Spring Beauty.

I feel we got a nice assortment of products for me and my two teens to try. I am more into skincare where they enjoy the makeup products.

Item 1: IT Cosmetics – Heavenly Skin Skin-Smoothing Complexion Brush #704 – Retail Value $48.00 – This brush is touted as the brush that does it all. It “gives makeup products an airbrushed finish, blurring away fine lines & pores.” Per their website, this brush features “patent-pending Heavenly Skin™ hair infused with anti-aging collagen, silk, peptides, niacin, and antioxidants.” Cruelty free product. https://amzn.to/2IhiDhA

Item 2: Paris Hilton Skincare – ProD.N.A. Dual-Action Cleansing Gel – Retail Value $29.00 – This is a cleansing gel “with exfoliating caviar lime & pineapple-derived enzymes.” I felt it worked good and it smells clean. I personally didn’t care for this particular smell but it isn’t strong so it wasn’t bad. Made in the USA and a cruelty free product. https://amzn.to/2IfuoVR

Item 3: Goldfaden MD – Bright Eyes (Dark Circle Radiance Concentrate) – Retail Value $55.00 – This eye cream is ultra light and goes on so smoothly. It is a brightening eye cream that is supposed to deliver hydration to the eye area. https://amzn.to/2Db0dej

This product is free of parabens, petrochemicals, mineral oils, alcohol, silicone, and gluten. This is a vegetarian formula with organic and natural ingredients. It is dermatologist tested for all skin types and is made in the USA.

Item 4: Benefit Cosmetics – High Brow Eyebrow Highlighter – Retail Value $22.00 – This is a creamy highlighting brow pencil. I tried in on my hand and it has a matte finish. It went on smoothly and is very natural looking. https://amzn.to/2KwKdsW

“This creamy eyebrow highlighter accentuates arches for brighter, boosted, and younger-looking eyes.” Made in Germany.

Item 5: Laura Sanchez – Moods Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette – Retail Value $55.00 – This was definitely the winner from the box (according to my teens). They loved the bold colors for Spring & Summer with a mix of matte & metallic shades.
https://laurasanchezmakeup.com/en/tienda/beauty/moods-laura-sanchez-2/

This palette is versatile and made in the USA.

I enjoyed our first Glam Bag Plus and felt there was a good value of products (Retail Value totaling $189.00) for only $25.00. There was a waitlist for the Glam Bag Plus but I believe they just opened this up to everyone.

If you would like to try the Ipsy Glam Bag ($10.00 for an exlusive makeup bag & five trial size products) or the Ipsy Glam Bag Plus ($25.00 for five full size products), please use my link below.

As always, if you have any questions regarding a post or products, please leave them in the comments below. I would be more than happy to help!

GlossyBox (April 2019) – Review #2

Glossy Box is a monthly subscription box that comes with five premium beauty products that are worth over $60.00. The monthly cost is $21.00.

These boxes come packaged so nicely! I appreciate the effort they put into making each one look as nice as it does.

The sheet that comes with it tells about the monthly box and gives a preview of the next box.

The sheet then opens up to reveal all of the products included for the month. We received seven items, six different products. The Kiehl’s sample came with 2 of the same sample because they are tiny.

Item 1: Derma E – Overnight Peel – Full-size price $18.99 – This is an exfoliating cream that you are supposed to leave on overnight & wash off in the morning. I have not had a chance to try this product but I have used other Derma E products and like them. This product is vegan friendly, has non-abrasive Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s), cruelty free, & GMO free. https://amzn.to/2CZnTlK

Item 2: BYBI – Plumper – Natural Lip Balm – $14.00 – This a lip balm that plumps & moisturizes. It is in a sugarcane eco-friendly tube with 100% all natural ingredients.

The product comes out like a thick cream but instantly melts on your lips and leaves them shiny. It has a pleasant scent and you definitely feel it tingle. This product is vegan & cruetly free. Made in the UK (country not specified).
https://bybi.com/products/plumper-lip-balm

Item 3: Juice Beauty – Phyto-Pigments Shadow Stick in Mist – $22.00 – This is an eyeshadow stick that has built in anti-aging ingredients. It really creamy and go on so smooth.

You can see a little of the color on the paper below. Formulated with 0rganic ingredients, cruelty free, & vegan. Free of talc, gluten, acrylates, parabens, glycols, peg’s, artificial dyes, & synthetic fragrances. https://amzn.to/2UCqEmS

Item 4: John masters Organics – Conditioner for Normal Hair w/Citrus & Neroli –
Full-size price $19 – This conditioner smells so good! This is supposed to add volume and shine to your hair while also nourishing. It is silicone free and made in the USA. https://amzn.to/2D1sLqB

Item 5: John Masters Organics – Shampoo for Normal Hair w/Lavender & Rosemary –
Full-size price $19.00 – This smells even better than the conditioner. I like it that they go together but can have their own scents. This provides shine and is sulfate free. Made in the USA. https://amzn.to/2UBnsYH

Item 6: Kiehl’s – Glow Formula Skin Hydrator – Full-size price $38.00 – I am a huge fan of Kiehl’s products so I am super excited to received two of these! The formula has an orange tint to it to give a subtle glow. The scent is different and hard to explain but not bad. https://amzn.to/2Um5RVz

I really love this particular GlossyBox because I prefer all natural products. I especially appreciate when products are cruelty free and plant based.

If this is something you would enjoy trying, please use my link below to receive 20% your first box.

https://www.glossybox.com/referrals.list?applyCode=SUSAN-RUM

As always, if you have any questions regarding a post or products, please leave them in the comments below. I would be more than happy to help!

GlossyBox (March 2019) – Review #1

The Legal Disclosure: All product reviews are my own & products have been purchased by myself unless otherwise noted. The reviews will always be honest, full of respect & trust. Some posts may contain affiliate links which means that if you click on the link & make a purchase, I may be compensated (this is at no cost to you). Not all links are affiliate links but will post this on every linked page to be fully transparent. If you would like to learn about how I do a product review or info about subscription services, please comment below or email me at esoterictartan@gmail.com.

Glossy Box is a monthly subscription box that comes with five premium beauty products that are worth over $60.00. I was really happy to see some of the brands featured in this and previous boxes such as Briogeo, Doucce, Laneige, Daily Concepts, GlamGlow, Juice Beauty, Kiehl’s, Derma-E, etc..

Everything comes so nicely packaged and you really feel like you are opening a treat!

The large fold out brochure takes you through all of your items along with tips for the products and discount codes.

Item 1: Yensa – Tone Up Primer Essential Glow – $15.00 – This product is sealed (which is always a good thing!) so I have not tried it out yet. It is a lightweight primer that helps smooth out fine lines & wrinkles. Made in Korea. https://amzn.to/2WPo0Yw

Item 2: DWTN Paris – Eau De Teint Highlighter – $25.00 – This ia a powdered cream highlighter that was created in Paris. Certified vegan & 97% natural. This has a beautiful rose gold tint that blends in so smoothly. Even though this container is tiny, this doesn’t take much to go a long way. https://amzn.to/2WNM3ac

Item 3: Manna Kadar Beauty – Step 3 Bloom Volumizing Mascara in Jet Black – $29.00 – This has a very unique wand that is designed to capture mascara between each individual groove of the fiber bristles. When I first opened it, there was a lot of gooped up product. Once I wiped it off, the product came out cleanly. I don’t think it volumized but I did like how it separated the lashes. Made in China. https://amzn.to/2OSWSoE

Item 4: Briogeo – Don’t Despair, Repair! Strength + Moisture Leave-In Mask – $14.00 – This is a formula of argan oil which helps restore the hair cuticle. This is cruelty free & a 95% naturally derived formula. There are no sulfates, silicones, or parabens. It kind of has a salon smell but it’s not my favorite. Made in the USA. https://amzn.to/2IiIVPF

Item 5: Nuria – Rescue Rebalancing Cleanser – $26.00 – This cleanser comes out as a clear gel and smells nice. Please note, this product says it contains an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that can increase skin’s sensitivity to the sun so it recommends you wear a sunscreen. Made with mandarin orange, rice water, seaweed, loquat, & rosehip oil. Paraben, sulfate, & phthalate free. Made in the USA of US and imported ingredients.
https://nuriabeauty.com/product/rescue-rebalancing-cleanser/

I was really pleased with the products that came in my first GlossyBox and I can’t wait to use more of them.

GlossyBox has some really neat items like the Mother’s Day Limited Edition Box, the Easter Egg, special holiday boxes, etc. They have a rewards system that you can earn credits on their website for doing surveys (reviews of your products).

If this is something you would be interested in, please use the link below to receive a 20% discount on your first box.

https://www.glossybox.com/referrals.list?applyCode=SUSAN-RUM

As always, if you have any questions regarding a post or products, please leave them in the comments below. I would be more than happy to help!

Birchbox – ARROW 5 Minute Beauty Kit 2.0 – Review

I really wanted to try out the ARROW 5 Minute Beauty Kit 2.0 to see if this would really be a 5 Minute Kit. We often run late in the mornings and don’t have a lot of time to get ready but still want to wear some products. After trying this, I truly love this kit!

All of ARROW’s products are vegan & are paraben, gluten, & cruelty free. The six piece kit costs $18.00 & has a $57.00 value. All of these ARROW products are Birchbox Exclusives. https://www.birchbox.com/product/35851

Item 1: The makeup bag is made of a material that reminds me of a foam. It seems like a higher quality that won’t easily break.

Item 2: ARROW HYDRATE – Soothing Facial Mist – The sprayer on this works very well, so well I sprayed myself really hard in the face. It sprays out wide so you don’t have to use a lot to get coverage. This is going to be great when it is hot outside! Made in the USA.

Item 3: ARROW SCULPT – Tinted Brow Gel – This gel has a darker brown color which you can see a bit on the paper in the first picture below. Even though the container is small, the brush is still a regular size which is nice. Made in the USA.

Item 4: ARROW ENHANCE – Waterproof Eyeliner in Bright Now – This is interesting in it’s color but I really like it. It is the lightest shade of pink and has a shine to it which gives a brightening effect. Made in Germany.

Item 5: ARROW BOOST – Color Enhancing Lip Balm – The stick looks orange but goes on so smooth with a slight pink tint. It gives just the slightest bit of color which is perfect. Made in the USA.

Item 6: ARROW REVIVE – Cooling Cheek Tint in Berry Flush – This is such an interesting product. It comes out of the tube blood red but rubbed in really smoothly on the checks and blended well. I don’t know if it was actually supposed to have a cooling effect because I couldn’t feel that. This sample is super tiny but I am definitely purchasing this in the larger size. Made in the USA.

I think this is a perfect set for a teen or even an adult like me who doesn’t wear a lot of makeup. Everything in this kit goes together well. I felt put together after using it but didn’t feel like I stood out either which is what I prefer.

Kits are a great way to step out of your comfort zone and try new things without spending a ton of money on something to find out you don’t like it. Then you have times like these that you like the products so well, it lets you know that it’s worth it to buy the full size product.

If you would like to try out the Birchbox monthly subscription box, I would appreciate it if you used my link below.

https://www.birchbox.com/invite/9lk3q

As always, if you have any questions regarding a post or products, please leave them in the comments below. I would be more than happy to help!

Birchbox – The Skincare Made Easy Kit – Review

The Legal Disclosure: All product reviews are my own & products have been purchased by myself unless otherwise noted. The reviews will always be honest, full of respect & trust. Some posts may contain affiliate links which means that if you click on the link & make a purchase, I may be compensated (this is at no cost to you). Not all links are affiliate links but will post this on every linked page to be fully transparent. If you would like to learn about how I do a product review or info about subscription services, please comment below or email me at esoterictartan@gmail.com.

I ordered ‘The Skincare Made Easy Kit’ from Birchbox and I’m so excited about the products in it. The kit is no longer available but I’m going to individually link all of the products below. It was an incredible value at $22.00 with $56.00 worth of products.

I am one who is interested in trying different products but don’t always know how to use everything & wonder what order to use them in. I really wanted this kit because it came with so many products. The website stated this was “skincare 101” – “by starting with four simple steps (cleanse, treat, moisturize, and protect) and using the complementary products in this starter kit, we’re confident you can build a routine that works best for you.”

I’m going to go through everything that came in this kit and what step it falls under. Some steps came with more than one item to try for that particular step which is why I was so excited to get it.

There are a total of nine items plus the clear zipper makeup bag in this kit.

(Step 1: Cleanse) Item 1: Bioderma – Sensibio H2O Make-Up Removing Micelle Solution – Full-size $10.90-$14.90 – This is a no-rinse face & eye cleanser that is fragrance free & made for sensitive skin. It is quite a large bottle for a sample size at 3.33 fl oz. Made in France. https://amzn.to/2I1rzGJ

(Step 1: Cleanse) Item 2: Avene – Cleanance Cleansing Gel – Full-size $20.00 – This is a soap-free face & body cleansing gel made for oily, blemish-prone skin. Made in France. https://amzn.to/2YCgcuL

(Step 2: Treat) Item 3: Sunday Riley – Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment – Full-size $105.00 – This product is an exfoliant that plumps fine lines, evens out hyperpigmentation, and boosts your skin’s glow. I cannot wait to try it because I’ve heard wonderful things about Sunday Riley products. Made in the USA. https://amzn.to/2FKa1xw

(Step 2: Treat) Item 4: Acure – Radically Rejuvenating Sheet Mask – Full-size $4.99 – This is a 100% vegan & cruelty free sheet mask made with argan oil & hyaluronic acid. It is paraben, sulfate, phthalate, mineral oil, petrolatum & silicone free. Made in the USA of domestic & global ingredients & components. https://amzn.to/2FwG8za

(Step 2: Treat) Item 5: Sand & Sky – Australian Pink Clay Flash Perfection Exfoliating Treatment – Full-size $42.90 – This is an exfoliator that you massage on and leave for five minutes. It is not tested on animals. I have used their purple mask before and really thought it worked well. https://amzn.to/2FIVxha

(Step 3: Moisturize) Item 6: Peter Thomas Roth – Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream – Full-size $52.00 – This is an oil-free moisturizer for all skin types that gives hydration for up to 72 hours. Made in the USA. https://amzn.to/2JQL5bM

(Step 3: Moisturize) Item 7: Kiehl’s – Midnight Recovery Eye – Full-size $37.00 – This is a restorative eye cream that minimizes lines, puffiness, and dark circles overnight. Made in the USA.

(Step 4: Protect) Item 8: Coola – Classic Moisturizer SPF 30 in Cucumber – Full-size $32.00 – 70%+ organic sunscreen for your face that protects from both UVA & UVB rays. Made in the USA with globally sourced ingredients. https://amzn.to/2YCdKnZ

(Bonus) Item 9: Hum Nutrition – Glow Sweet Glow Gummies – Full-size $25.00 – These are vegan gummies that promote a healthy complexion. They are made with hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C, & Vitamin E. GMO, gluten, & soy free. These were a tangerine flavor and I really like them. Product of Canada. https://amzn.to/2FCiOjS

I was very pleased with this entire kit! I know this particular one is no longer available but Birchbox has several curated kits like this that I encourage you to check out. If you would like to sign up for the Birchbox monthly subscription box, I would appreciate it if you use my link below.

https://www.birchbox.com/invite/9lk3q

As always, if you have any questions regarding a post or products, please leave them in the comments below. I would be more than happy to help!

Joyfolie Website – Review #1

Joyfolie is a website that sells exclusive clothing and accessories for women and girls. They have clothing, jewelry, shoes, etc.  I love the elegant look of their items!

We bought two items to try out this website. One was a dress for my ten-year-old daughter and the other was a choker necklace for my teen.

The sizing for women only go up to an XL so I was not able to order anything for myself. I need a minimum of a XXL.

The plastic bag they use for shipping is super cute with a floral pattern.

Each each item comes individually wrapped.

Item 1: Zadie Dress in red – Size 14 – Retail Price $72 (on sale for $39.99) – Oh my goodness, this dress is so adorable! The material is not soft but it’s not itchy either. It also comes in navy and in cream. https://www.joyfolie.com/products/new-zadie-dress-in-red

My daughter usually wears a size 10/12 but we have started to size up on certain items. We bought a size 14 and it is super long.

The detailing of the ruffles on the sleeve and a tiny bit of lace detail on the front just give it a little something that makes it stand out.

The back has a keyhole cutout.

The bottom flares out when spinning around and she had so much fun twirling in this dress!

She had enough room through in the dress so it did fit like a 14 (except for the length) so she has a room to grow.

Item 2: Juniper Choker – Retail Price $12.50 (Currently on final sale for $6.99) – The choker came wrapped in its own floral tissue and little bag. https://www.joyfolie.com/products/juniper-choker

It is a gold lace choker that doesn’t have a lot of give in the band. It does have an adjustable chain for comfort.

I love that even though it’s a choker, it has an elegant look.

I found this company from an advertisement on Facebook so I was a little unsure about ordering at first but I was very pleased with the products.  You can receive a monthly gift for ordering but I don’t think I added it correctly because I did not receive one.  UPDATE: Customer Service responded to me so quickly and are sending out two free gifts for my daughter and I which is so kind of them.  They are sending us matching sunglasses and matching sandals.  That was very sweet of them!

I truly love the clothes that the shop provides.  I like it that they are unique and not the same old thing that you find at other places.  We will definitely be ordering again!  You can sign up for free to become an Insider so you can receive 10% off your first purchase, get the free monthly gift, and stay up to date on their items!

If this is something you would be interested in, please click on the link below.

https://www.joyfolie.com

As always, if you have any questions, please leave a comment below.

Socks Matter – Review #2

The Legal Disclosure: All product reviews are my own & products have been purchased by myself unless otherwise noted. The reviews will always be honest, full of respect & trust. Some posts may contain affiliate links which means that if you click on the link & make a purchase, I may be compensated (this is at no cost to you). Not all links are affiliate links but will post this on every linked page to be fully transparent. If you would like to learn about how I do a product review or info about subscription services, please comment below or email me at esoterictartan@gmail.com.

Socks Matter is a monthly sock subscription where you receive two pairs of socks for $12.

After my first review, the company reached out and asked if they could send me a free pair to review. My family loves socks so we were very excited. All opinions are still my own though. You can read my first review here.

https://esoterictartan.com/2019/02/23/socks-matter-review-1/amp/

I don’t know if this is my regular two pair I paid for plus a free pair OR if they sent me three pairs and I have my regular package company.

One thing I really love about this company if they donate a pair of socks for every pair that you bought. I love it when companies give back!

First Pair: Men’s Crew Sock – I have turned one of the socks inside out so you can see the detailing. These socks are incredibly soft and I love the color combo. They are definitely a fun sock that looks and feels very nice.

Second pair: Woman’s or kids crew sock – my ten-year-old described these perfectly “it’s like a party on a sock!”. The colors are very vibrant and they seem well made.

Third pair: Woman’s no show – I like these so much better than the first pair we received. The first pair was more of a liner while this is more of a no-show sock. It still has the non-slip grip on the back but come up a little bit higher which helps them stay in place. These are so incredibly soft and I don’t feel any tightness around the toe area. (If we can buy these individually, I’m definitely purchasing these!)

I really appreciate the company reaching out and I was much more impressed with these no show socks than the other ones. My teen loved the pattern on the yellow/black pair from the previous bag so much that she started showing them off at school. Her friends were even telling me how much she loved them.

We have tried a few sock subscriptions & I truly think this one has the best value. I can’t wait till we get our next order.

If this is something you would be interested in, please click the link below. By using this link, we will each get a free pair.

https://www.socksmatter.com?rfsn=2485475.7d0be2

If you have any questions regarding this product or subscription, please leave a comment below and I will be more than happy to help.

Ebates – Rakuten – Review #1

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Ebates is an online “cash back and shopping rewards company.” There are so many online “rebate” or “cash back” places online that it’s hard to figure them all out and which ones are legit. They do work with major retailers like Amazon, Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Sephora, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Kohl’s, Expedia, Under Armour, & Groupon.

I love the channel ‘This or That’ and saw her talking about Ebates so decided to give it a try. I used her link which gave her cash back and gave me a $10.00 Welcome Bonus once I spent at least $25.00 doing my regular online shopping.

There is a widget that you can download so everytime you shop online, you can “activate” the cash back and you do not have to do anything else. The widget option came up after I joined so I didn’t have to go search for it.

There is NO CHARGE for this service and you do not need to put in your bank details. You can choose to have the funds sent via PayPal or by check to your home. I honestly was skeptical until I did my taxes through H&R Block. While we did our taxes, it gave me the pop-up to activate the cash back so I clicked on it. Because it was over $20, I earned the $10.00 sign-on bonus.

I can’t believe I forgot to take a picture of the check! I seem to take pics of everything and forgot this one! These posts are important so you know that I’m not just making stuff up to get you to sign up (which I would NEVER do) so I apologize I forgot to get a picture of the check. My goal is to help you save money with this service.

My first check I received was for $16.01. I received the $10.00 Welcome Bonus, $5.35 from H&R Block, and $0.66 from SprezzaBox. Yes, subscription boxes even work!!!

Currently, I have $1.13 waiting – $0.42 from Target, $0.38 from Target, $0.33 from L’Occitane.

You have the option to enter your credit card information but I do not understand that piece yet so will not recommend it until I know more. I will write a new review and link this one once I have more information on other pieces such as the CC info.

If this is something you would like to try, please use the link below. Referrals give the person signing up a $10.00 Welcome Bonus (once you spend $25.00) and the Referer earns $25.00. It’s definitely worth it to give/get referrals but I always want someone to know I’m not referring them just to make money, I’m very pleased with this service & truly think it’s worth it. You can sign up directly through their website without my link if that is a concern but I would definitely appreciate you using my link.

https://www.ebates.com/r/NOLAND319?eeid=28187

If you have any questions about Ebates or how it works, please let me know in the comments below. I would be more than happy to help.