February 2012 Cravebox 'Make-a-Date' : Unboxing & First Impressions

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I swear I don't get sick when it's time to do an unboxing vlog on purpose. Anyone else seem to find they either have a massive break-out that makeup can't hide or they're so sick they look and sound like a zombie when they get a subscription box they really want to unbox on camera?

This cold thing just lingers and lingers on too. I feel much better but not good either. So I guess I won't be doing the video review of the wrinkle releaser I was planning to do unless it's much later. Though I still think the theme for the box is a little patchy I can live without a theme. I could say some of that is from how well they did the January cravebox. The theme fit the items both individually and as a collective group very well.

The Make-a-Date Cravebox included:

• 3 packets of EBOOST Orange Natural Energy Booster $4.20
The Natural Energy Booster with a tangy citrus burst and a lasting natural energy boost! This EBOOST formula is loaded with green tea, vitamins and super nutrients like Vitamin C, Vitamin D and B-12 in an easy to mix effervescent packet. It's low calorie and sweetened with Stevia too!

• 1 thinkThin Protein Bar (Creamy Peanut Butter) $1.99
Made with creamy peanut butter and cocoa, this delicious high protein bar is covered in delicious milk chocolate to satisfy any craving. With 20 grams of protein and zero grams of sugar, this tasty bar is entirely gluten free.

• 1 thinkThin Crunch Bar (Chocolate Dipped Mixed Nuts) $1.99
This lower sugar nut bar has 70% less sugar and 80% more protein than leading fruit and nut bars. Packed with peanuts, almonds and cashews drizzled with honey and covered in rich delicious chocolate, this bar is a good source of fiber and perfect for healthy snacking on the go.

Downy Wrinkle Releaser (3 oz. travel size) $2.50
Just spray, tug, and smooth any time you need to quickly reduce wrinkles without the hassle of an iron. Downy Wrinkle Releaser is an easy-to-use spray that smoothes out wrinkles in seconds and leaves clothes with a light fresh scent. Its unique formula relaxes fibers to help release wrinkles.

AmorePacific Treatment Cleansing Foam (1 oz. deluxe sample) $12.20
AmorePacific Treatment Cleansing Foam effectively removes makeup and impurities without stripping the skin's natural protective barrier. It is ideal for normal, oily, and acne-prone skin, minimizing the appearance and severity of blemishes. Botanical extracts add gentle stimulation and energy for a refreshing effect.

AmorePacific Moisture Bound Skin Energy Hydration Delivery System (1 oz. deluxe sample) $12.96
AmorePacific Moisture Bound Skin Energy Hydration Delivery System provides an instant and lasting boost of refreshment for any skin-type, anytime, anywhere. Give your complexion a dose of botanical moisture with this best-selling, on-the-go, rejuvenating solution for ongoing radiance whether you are at home, on a plane, or in the great outdoors.

• 6 BiC Mark-It Permanent Markers (Rambunctious Red, Fandango Pink, Playful Purple, Pink Flamingo, Plumtastic Purple, and Desert Rose) $6
Fine bullet nib, line width 1.1mm, Permanent alcohol-based ink, Low-odor, Quick-drying , Bright and vivid colors, Plastic barrel, Rubber grip for comfort and control, Supple clip and grip colors match ink color, Large choice of colors
To use at home for Art & Craft activities or at the office for labelling and classifying

(All prices listed for above products are either exact prices listed on product websites or retailers, or are estimated value based on percentage of product versus amount in full sized product. Approximate value of this boxes' content is $36.)

Overall a decent selection of products but nothing I was immediately excited to try.

I've used the Downy Wrinkle Releaser years ago when my man was in the Army. You would not believe how often we cheated on ironing his uniform with this product. But now that he can wear tee shirts and jeans to work and he's usually in a lab coat the most wrinkles I deal with are when I can't get to the drier fast enough and everything's got that wadded up thing going on.

As far as the thinkThin bars go, I'm not sure what I think. The name suggests weight loss which isn't something I, personally, am very concerned about but anyone who's been following me the past few years knows how much I love energy bars. Sometimes it's my breakfast or other meal as I run out the door. The creamy peanut butter sounds yummy so we shall see.

The skincare products intrigue me. The company is Korea based so I'm going to have to research it though I have started using it. My skin is very soft after cleansing and hydrating but I need at least a full week before I decide if it's something I want to keep using.

Unexpectedly the best part of the box for me is the BiC permanent markers. We are a Sharpie using house. Permanent markers are a Walker Family must have so I'm looking forward to comparing these to the Sharpie brand. I think we might even 'tattoo' the tot with some flowers and butterflies if these are skin safe. She loves being drawn on and gets so sad when pen washes off.

As soon as I finished the video I popped one of the EBOOST packets open and dumped it in my water. Alas—and this was strange 'cause nothing aside from antibiotics has done this to me—two sips and I was hanging my head over the toilet. I do NOT like Stevia as a sweetener (it's not safe for pregnant women either so be aware!) and it was ALL I could taste. I managed not to vomit but it really did make me sick the rest of the day. I will not be using the other two packets. Just thinking about it is making me a little nauseous.

Hopefully I will be reviewing some of these products in March, once I get caught up from us being sick and I can try them all. ;)

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