Aster Market: Fresh Gift Finds Delivered Monthly!

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There is a new subscription box on the block, and it does not disappoint! Aster Market prides itself on small batch made products that inspire a positive outlook on life. The finds are so contagious, you’ll have a hard time not sharing them with friends! Aster Market loves to give back too! Twenty-five percent of the net proceeds are sent to a non-profit of your choice from their selected charities.

Our August box included a generously sized Parris Chic Boutique 100% cotton tote bag printed with “enjoy the little things” in black script. This will be great for the farmer’s market or impromptu retail therapy purchases. The tote would also make a unique and appreciated gift wrap for a very special gift. The second item was two beautifully letter pressed cards by Ruff House Art that are perfect to brighten someone’s day. One says “I love you more than coffee…most days” and the other “eat cake for breakfast”. The cards are very high quality and hand pressed using a vintage hand operated letterpress. Last but not least a full-size Produce Candles soy candle that is in the perfect summer/fall transition scent, peach. Poured in a beautiful mason jar, this is one candle that will keep your house smelling fresh! I especially loved this candle because it made the whole box smell amazing when opening. Any box that has a great smelling candle, candy or sweet smelling gourmet food, goes on my top box list!

Aster Market is a monthly subscription box with prices starting at $39.95. Use code LAUNCH10 for 10% off your order.

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Father’s Day 2015: Stop the Chafe with Turq SwimBriefs! + GIVEAWAY!

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turq_review_packagingWe are super excited to feature a product that will change every active guy’s wardrobe! If the guy in your life has ever dealt with painful chafing and you have been clueless on how to help, TURQ has solved all of your problems!

Built to get wet, TURQ is the ultimate sport brief engineered to empower active guys to Challenge Life without the Chafe. Great for swimmers, surfers, bikers, runners and more, TURQ will not disappoint. The Turq Swimbrief comes in youth (small to large) and adult sizes (x-small to x-large).

The swimbriefs are constructed with silver-infused, hydrophobic microfiber and patent-pending air-flow construction. The high spandex content (8%) and no seams help your guy forget he’s even wearing them! Great for hikers and even under wetsuits, Turq Swimbriefs are
non-chafing, quick-drying, anti-microbial and chlorine safe.

Turq Swimbriefs are shipped in minimal flat packaging, great for throwing in your suitcase on your next vacation or shipping across country. We are loving all of the color and pattern options and especially love how the decorative waistband peeks out above board shorts for a high-end look. The swimbriefs are super soft to the touch, your boys will want to wear them every day!

Turq SwimBriefs are available at select locations in Connecticut, New York, California, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Florida and South Carolina. And now, Turqs can be found on THEGROMMET.com and Amazon.com.

This is a great gift for Father’s Day! To celebrate, TURQ is giving away swim briefs to one lucky reader… the winner will receive one mens swimbrief and one youth swimbrief. Enter to WIN through our Rafflecopter widget below.

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Add To Your Designer Wardrobe Without Breaking the Bank… Try ThreadUp!

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ThredUp is an online clothing an accessories shop that specializes in baby, kids and womens sizes. They have an easy to navigate app for Apple and Android and a FREE way to send in your used clothes for cash or store credit.

Need more workout outfits, a dress or kids clothes for your children who are growing out of them daily? ThreadUp (affiliate link) has a vast selection of name brand clothing that looks brand new at low prices! Powered by people who are eager to clean out their designer closets, most of the selections look like they have never been worn.

Create personalized shops and save searches to make your shopping a breeze. Now you can quickly search for sandals in size 8 or limited edition baby clothes.

Receiving your package is as fun as receiving your favorite monthly subscription box. The clothing is carefully folded and wrapped in decorative tissue paper. Depending on the size of your order, you will receive a logo polka dot bag or box in the mail signaling your clothing and accessories have arrived.

ThredUp takes quality seriously. In our particular order, one of the items we ordered did not make their final inspection before shipping. ThredUp refunded our money the same day they shipped the rest of our order. It was great having the refund before our order arrived and not having to deal with the quality issue ourselves.

Get a $10 credit for trying ThredUp. Just click here (affiliate link) to sign up and receive your credit.

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Personalized Memories with Lauren Nicole Gifts…

lauren_nicole_gifts_review_2Mother’s Day is only a couple of weeks away! We are thrilled to bring you an up and coming product from Lauren Nicole Gifts. We love personalized gifts and this jewelry takes it to a whole new level.

Available in many shapes and sizes, Lauren Nicole Gifts’ handwriting jewelry has a plethora of gifting opportunities. Write a positive sentiment to your Mom, Dad, loved one, best friend in your own handwriting! This is also a great gift for husbands to give to their wife. Have him write a few short love lines and pick your favorite one… (this was mine!) Order jewelry to honor loved ones who have passed away by wearing a pendant with their handwriting from an old letter, card, journal, etc. Great for upcoming graduation and teacher gifts too! Even if you are not a fan of your own handwriting, you can use your favorite font to create a memorable gift!

The ordering process is easy and quick. Simply choose your pendant and chain size, then e-mail your artwork to be engraved. Artwork should be black on white paper with a clear contrast. We used a black gel pen on copy paper and created a file using a standard scanner. You can also use your ipad or iphone as long as the picture has sufficient contrast. The 7/8″ pendant shown above and at left has a 3 word maximum but if you can keep your letters/words a similar size, you can fit a couple more without losing quality.

Lauren Nicole Gifts has excellent customer service that responds quickly which is great if you need help with your artwork, a proof or request more details about your order. Our order for review arrived within one week and was packaged with a logo jewelry card and purple organza gift bag. Upgrading your shipping to priority will also get you an upgrade in packaging. Jewelry will be packaged in a gift box, while charms and chains will be packaged separately in organza gift bags.

We love the handwriting necklaces for everyday wear. Made of stainless steel, the pendant is substantial without feeling heavy and the engraving is clean and crisp. To clean the pendant, simply use a little soap and water and pat dry. Necklaces should not be worn in the shower, while swimming, etc. as the chemicals in the water may deteriorate the engraving over time.

At under $40, these pendants are perfect for an any occasion. If you are ordering in time for Mother’s Day, the last day to order is April 30, 2015. Check out their selection of jewelry, lockets, gifts and more!

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