Here’s What I Received in the July Bestowed Box

Bestowed Box isn’t a subscription box that I subscribe to regularly, though occasionally I pick it up to see what they’re up to. I picked up the July box after reading that they’d recently acquired KlutchClub and I wanted to see if that had any sort of effect on the box. KlutchClub and Bestowed were fairly similar to begin with, so I really didn’t know what to expect from the merger.

So far it appears that not much has changed. The KlutchClub website is up and running still, though there’s a note that they’re now a part of the Bestowed family. The Bestowed Box made little mention of the addition to the family.

Regardless of the merger between the two subscription companies, here’s what I received in the July Bestowed Box:

EnergyFruits: Crushed Fruit

EnergyFruits: Mango – This is easily my favorite item that was included in the box and something I just purchased from Amazon (the only place that sells it nearby… otherwise I’d have to drive to Oklahoma)! It might sound a little strange, but I LOVE crushed fruit in pouches because it’s such an easy thing to have on hand when the munchies hit. This is one of the better tasting fruit pouches I’ve had, and I’m going to attribute that to the ingredient list being incredibly minimal: Mango, Apple, Pear, Vitamin E, Vitamin C.

Zevia Ginger Ale

Zevia Ginger Ale – Zero calorie ginger ale? Call me skeptical, though I can’t wait to try it! As a Michigander my heart belongs to Vernor’s, but as a soda lover I’m open to trying anything without sugar and that boasts zero calories.


Take 40% Off Everything at Banana Republic & Gap and 30% Off at Old Navy

Through the end of the day today you can save big at Banana Republic, Gap, and Old Navy! At Gap and Banana Republic you can take 40% off your entire purchase, while you can save 30% at Old Navy. While each of these stores still has plenty of summer items available, this is also an awesome opportunity to get a jump start on your fall shopping!

Use code “BIGTIME” to save at any and/or all of these sites! The coupon is only valid through July 29, 2014.

The exclusions are surprisingly few! Not valid on the following Banana Republic merchandise: BR Picks, BR Monogram Collection, 100% Cashmere, leather apparel, men’s suit jackets, men’s blazers, designer collections & collaborations, and third party branded merchandise (i.e. Superga). Not valid on the following Gap merchandise: Kid’s Uniforms, First Favorites, Junk Food and Umbro. Not valid on the following Old Navy merchandise: Everyday Steals & Uniform.

Old Navy

Old Navy Sale: Extra 30% Off Everything

(Plus) Patterned Shirt Dress – normally $36.94, now $25.86 // C’est La vie Tee – normally $14.94, now $10.46 // Jumbo Dot Poplin Shirt – normally $24.94, now $17.45 // Drapey Cinched Pants – normally $29.94, now $20.96

Click here to check out Old Navy!


Gap Sale: Extra 40% Off Everything

Patchwork Stripe Scarf – normally $29.95, now $17.97 // Classic Pique Blazer – normally $88, now $52.80 // Utility Shirt – normally $49.95, now $29.97 // Tailored Crop Pants – normally $54.95, now $32.97 // Western Boots – normally $89.95, now $53.97

Click here to check out Gap!

Banana Republic

Banana Republic Sale: Extra 40% Off Everything

Crepe Cutout Top – normally $69.50, now $41.70 // Ponte Midi Skirt – normally $89.50, now $53.70

Click here to check out Banana Republic!

Don’t Miss These Free Beauty Gifts with Purchase from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is still in full-swing, and while we’ve already covered some fun work essentials and fab finds under $25, today I thought we’d look at some of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusives. These special deals and gifts with purchase are only valid as long as the Anniversary Sale lasts.

There are so many special beauty deals available at this time that I thought I’d break down just a few of my favorites. You can check out all of the offers here.

Estée Lauder:

Estee Lauder Free gift


With any $45 Estée Lauder purchase you can get your choice of one of the three deluxe sample sets shown above for free. Use code “HYDRATE” for the hydrate pack, “LIFT” for the lift pack, or “PROTECT” to receive the protect pack.


Clarins Free Gift


Choose from one of four deluxe skincare duos with any $75+ Clarins purchase.

The options include:

  • Body Lift Cellulite Control (3.4 oz.) and Tonic Body Treatment Oil (1 oz.). A $108 value. Use promo code “BODY” during Checkout.
  • Super Restorative Redefining Body Care (3.4 oz.) and One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser (1.7 oz.). A $60 value. Use promo code “CLEANSE” during Checkout.
  • Extra-Firming Body Lotion (3.4 oz.) and Super Restorative Night Wear (1 oz.). A $106 value. Use promo code “RESTORE” during Checkout.
  • Toning Lotion (3.4 oz.) and Super Restorative Day Cream (1 oz.). An $83 value. Use promo code “TONE” during Checkout.


Guerlain Beauty


With a $200 purchase at Guerlain, you will receive deluxe samples of Orchidée Impériale skincare items and other Guerlain favorites. The gift bag has a $144+ value.

Jane Iredale:

Jane Iredale free gift with purchase


Receive deluxe beauty samples of jane iredale favorites with your $99 jane iredale purchase.

Yves Saint Laurent:

Yves Saint Laurent free gift with purchase


Receive a pink cosmetics bag and deluxe samples of lip and eye makeup with your $125 Yves Saint Laurent Beauty purchase.

Support Your School with TOMS Campus Classics… And Save $15!

TOMS University of Michigan Campus Classics

I just found out that TOMS has a Campus Collection, which is a selection of TOMS shoes that are made in university colors. It’s the perfect footwear for those who like to show their team pride in any way possible!

Of course, those are my beloved University of Michigan Campus Classics up top. (They just happen to look remarkably similar to the UC Berkeley and West Virginia versions.)

The TOMS Campus Classics cost $48 per pair, but right now you can take $15 off any one pair and drop the price to just $33. That’s not a bad price for TOMS, and the timing couldn’t be more perfect what with college football right around the corner. (My husband has a countdown going. This past weekend he let me know that thanks to NFL pre-season games starting this coming weekend, last weekend was the last weekend without football until February. Yay?)

TOMS Coupon: Use code “SPIRIT15″ at checkout to receive $15 off a pair of TOMS Campus Classics. This coupon is valid through August 4, 2014. Shipping is free on all $25+ purchases at TOMS.

I don’t think every school is represented by the TOMS Campus Classics line, but quite a few are available. Of course, depending on your school’s colors you can always repurpose another shoe!

As with all of their other shoes, for every pair of shoes purchased from the TOMS Campus Collection, a pair will be donated to someone in need.

Shopping the Sale Racks: Extra 50% Off Steve Madden Clearance Styles

Shopping the Sale Racks: get the hottest items for less

Steve Madden just announced that they’re offering an EXTRA 50% off all clearance styles! There are tons of styles included in the sale (183 to be exact) and at these prices I could go on a major shoe shopping spree!

Steve Madden Coupon: Use code “SIZZLE50″ at checkout to receive an additional 50% off all Steve Madden clearance styles. This coupon is valid through August 3, 2014. All items purchased from the clearance sale are considered final sale.

I couldn’t help but go a little crazy when looking at the styles included. I could see nearly all of them fitting in my shoe closet (says the shoe shopaholic). Most styles cost less than $40 after the additional 50% discount is applied, which isn’t too bad.

Here are a few of my favorite styles:

Steve Madden Sale: Extra 50% Off Clearance Items


1. Sekurity – originally $129.95, on sale for $49.99, get it now for $24.99

2. Brigad-S – originally $99.95, on sale for $69.99, get it now for $34.99

3. Vyperrr – originally $99.95, on sale for $69.99, get it now for $34.99

4. Echco – originally $99.95, on sale for $69.99, get it now for $34.99

5. Brewzzer – originally $129.95, on sale for $79.99, get it now for $39.97

6. Pedra – originally $129.95, on sale for $49.99, get it now for $24.99

7. Gulible – originally $69.95, on sale for $49.99, get it now for $24.99

8. Beekman – originally $109.95, on sale for $49.99, get it now for $24.99

Click here to check out the Steve Madden Clearance Sale!

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