Horror Block- June

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So for some reason we have been really behind with posting our monthly Horror Block subscription. We are finally getting around to posting June’s box, although in our own defense it doesn’t come in until the end of the month. Here is what was included in June’s box.

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Content Guide

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Aliens Ice Cube Tray

In this month’s box there was 2 different Alien ice cube trays that you could get. The first is a tray that is a mold of an Alien head the 2nd is an Alien egg mold. We received the Alien egg mold. It has a mold for one large egg and 4 smaller sized eggs. We have yet to use it but we thought it was cool, especially since Dave is a big Aliens fan.

Cthulhu Plush

Doesn’t this little guy look so cute? Not so fast! The Cthulhu is a deity that was originally created by H.P. Lovecraft and was first introduced in a short story he wrote called The Call of Cthulhu. It is described as part octopus, part man and part dragon. Still think this little guy is so cuddly and cute?

Rue Morgue Magazine

The July edition of the magazine features the 15th year anniversary of American Psycho on the cover. This magazine is great for celebrating horror in movies, television, music, literature and even video games. It also includes previews of all upcoming things horror and interviews with writers and actors. This is a must have for all horror fans.

Reaction Ghost Face

Some of you might remember Ghost Face from the Scream movies and now the newly made television show. Reaction Figures has made a Horror Series that includes not only Ghost Face but also Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Eric Draven, Pinhead and Sam. Ghost Face is fully posable and even includes his handy knife.

Survive the Night T-shirt

This shirt was made available by Shirt Punch. If you are a Purge fan than you surely will enjoy this shirt. Hey at least if you have to survive the Purge you can do it in style with this t-shirt. Dave is a big fan of the Purge so he is loving this shirt.

Overall we were quite happy with this month’s box contents. Dave really likes the t-shirt and Ghost Face action figure. We didn’t realize that there were even out there for retail. Now that we know that we are going to have to look into getting Sam, the crazy little murderer from Trick R Treat. We really enjoyed that movie and will probably have to pull it out and watch again as we lead up to Halloween and Halloween Horror Nights.

Did you like this month’s box contents or do you enjoy any of the themed items original movies? Let us know in the comments!

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My First Birch Box

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I finally decided to purchase my first Birch Box. I was able to find a deal where another blogger had posted about their month’s Birch Box and the opportunity to purchase it for only $1.00. The sale only included the first box for that price and each additional box would then be the regular price of $10.00. I decided to give it a go because what did I really have to lose? Even if I ended up hating all the items it would have only costed me $1.00 and I had the opportunity to cancel further monthly subscriptions.

Having said all of that I have to admit that I wasn’t overly thrilled with the contents of this Birch Box. I have been subscribing to Ipsy Bag for a little while now and I seem to prefer their month’s items. I’m going to give Birch Box another try and see what comes next month. Hopefully they can redeem themselves.

Here is what my box contained-

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Content Guide

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Catherine Malandrino Style De Paris Perfume

This is a perfume that designer Catherine Malandrino created. It is her first perfume that is described as “mingling bright fruits and florals for an elegant vibe.” This is only a sample size but the full size retails between $65-$110. I unfortunately won’t be able to wear this because I am sensitive to scents and just sitting here with the perfume in front of me is already giving me a headache which totally stinks because I actually really like the smell, apparently my body does not! If you can wear perfumes without having any reactions, unlike me, I would suggest checking this perfume out. I do really like it but I just don’t react well to perfumes or colognes. For me, it has to be a very soft body spray, typically in a fruity smell.

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Marcelle BB Cream- Golden Glow

I have never used the Marcelle brand but I am excited to try this out. This BB cream is used to cover up any skin imperfections, like acne marks and helps to even out your skin tone. I will be giving this a try because I have terrible acne and even some acne scarring that I hope can be less visible after using this cream. This is a sample size that contains .24 Oz. The full size retails at $27.00

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Marcelle waterproof eyeliner

This eyeliner is supposed to be waterproof so as not to run down your face. I am going to give it a try because that is the biggest issue I have with eyeliner. Typically when I wear it, it will run down my face giving me the raccoon look, not very pretty! I prefer black eyeliner but this one is in Indigo which is a deep blue color. It’s quite dark so I might be able to get away with it, it almost looks like a black color.  This is .028 Oz. and retails for $11.00.

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Number 4- Leave in Conditioner

This is a leave in hair conditioner that is said to help with detangling, provide color protection and help strengthen and nourish hair. It is to be sprayed on the hair after shampooing and conditioning hair and is to be left in and not rinsed out. I have extremely dry hair which shows any grease in my hair like it’s being put on a spotlight so I don’t know if this will work for me. Generally anything “leave in” doesn’t work well with my hair. I’m going to give it a try anyways because maybe it could work. This is a sample size, 1 fl. oz. but a full size retails at $32.00

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Supergoop- Everyday sunscreen SPF 50

Now this is something I am excited to try. My husband and myself always sunburn so we will be trying this out, especially because sun burns are really not good for your skin. I typically will buy the highest SPF I can find, although it is said that just because it has a high SPF doesn’t necessarily mean that it will work well. I typically prefer sunscreens that can be sprayed on rather than cream ones, mostly because when we use it the most, at theme parks, we don’t really like it to be all over our hands. Although if it works well we’d be willing to deal with it on our hands. This is a sample size, 34 fl. oz. and the full size retails between $19-$48.

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L. Erickson- Grab & Go Ponytail holder 

For me, this is the most disappointing thing in this latest Birch Box. I’m assuming this is some top of the line ponytail holder but unfortunately I have no interest in it. I’ve gotten myself into the habit of not wearing my hair in a ponytail mostly for work related reasons and it’s seemed to carry over in my everyday life. This retails for $18.00 which seems to be extremely high priced, especially for one! I’m not too sure about the quality either. I haven’t even used it yet and it already has some snags in the outer material. If it’s already doing that without any use I would highly doubt that it would withstand every day use.

So that concludes the contents of my very first Birch Box. Overall most of the items I will be trying out but I must admit that compared to Ipsy, for me personally, I prefer Ipsy. I’m going to give Birch Box another go and see what the next box contains. At that point I will probably re-evaluate my subscription and figure out if I will continue to get more Birch Boxes.

Do you subscribe to either Birch Box or Ipsy? If so which do you prefer? Let me know in the comments!

Target- Men’s Beauty Box June

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This month I ordered Target’s Mens Beauty Box for June. Dave didn’t know that I was ordering it so I surprised him with it. When it came in I asked him to open it and he thought it was for me so he didn’t want to open it. After insisiting for about 5 minutes he finally opened it. Here is what was included in this month’s mens box.

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Contents Guide

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Gillette Fusion Pro Glide Razor

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Axe Styling Messy Look Gel

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Axe Styling Spiked Up Extra Hold Gel

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Dove Men + Care Oxygen Charge Shampoo

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Orabrush Tongue Cleaner

Overall I feel as though the value included in the box was worth the price of $5.00. The Gillette razor alone surpasses the price of the box. Dave’s perspective is a little different. He is only interested in about 1/2 of the boxes contents. He is starting to lose his hair so he can’t really style it so he has no interest in the Axe products. He doesn’t have much interest in continuing to get monthly boxes but I might just continue to get them for him anyways!

What do you think about the contents of Target’s June Men’s Beauty Box?