Out Of The Box Sampler contacted me recently and they were kind enough to send me a box to review. I was pretty excited to review it because I knew there was going to be a lot going on in this box. If you aren't familiar with Out Of The Box Sampler, this is what they're about. They’ve been in business since 2006 and have been going strong ever since. Their goal is to promote the "Handmade Market" in their samplers. You’ll find 18-20 products (and sometimes more) in each month's box. They sell out within a couple of days and do 120 boxes every single month. The boxes overflow with items like melts, scrubs, bath, body, tarts, candles, gourmet foods, jewelry, coupons, discounts, cards and much more, from some of the best e-tailers on the web. The June Men's “Spoiled Rotten” themed sampler boxes are filled with fabulous handmade goodness.
Boxes are $22. $10.00 more to ship to Canada and $28.00 more to ship internationally.
*All sample boxes go on sale the first Tuesday of every month at 8:00am EST.
The box got here pretty fast and it was a heavy box - to me that was exciting! I knew it was going to take me awhile to go through all the goodies. It came neatly packed in this box. I have no idea how they did it, but I could not get everything back in the box as nicely, not even close.
Here is what you can expect from Out Of The Box Sampler.
I broke it down into categories, so let's get started.
The box this month was sponsored by: Sneaky Cakes and they included samples of their Kota Tis Skaras Chicken Marinade. In the same baggie there was Gourmet Lollipops by Home and Family (Heart) and Ju-C Suckers Homemade Hard Candy (Hammer).
1. Smellicious Soaps -Ezra
Exciting the senses with lavender, fresh bergamot, and sexy leather accords, Ezra deepens into a masculine musk and finishes with sandalwood, this is an A&F fragrance duplicate.
2. Wild Flower Avenue Bath & Body - Bubble Bots
10% off first order - Coupon Code: SAMPLER10
3. Lilly's Soap Kitchen - Dirty Dog
4. Slippery Slope Soaps - Club Car Bar Shea Butter Soap
This smoky, sexy and sophisticated fragrance is reminiscent of roasted tea leaves with strong overtones of tobacco. With surprising top notes of Italian Bergamot, Sicilian Lemon and Southern Orange, the blend winds down with Black Tea Leaves, Star Jasmine, White Cedarwood, Amber Crystal and a rich musk. This is a bold and unusual scent sure to intrigue.
5. 303 Dolls by Montage - The Beach Bar
Amaranth and black pepper dance about the 303 Dolls Beach Bar soap agon, while healing stones soothe sore spots. Use as a hand or body soap. Amaranth offers a gentle loofah, as warm water heats the stones, you'll feel the relaxing effects. Bring exhilarating moments on the beach into your bath.
6. Hobbes Art Limited Hand Crafted Soaps - Baked Apple
This bar of soap has the warm scent of a fresh-baked apple dessert. It has an apple fragrance with a hint of allspice, cinnamon and sugar. This rich lather soap will warm your appetite every time you use it.
20% off - Coupon Code: APPLE (EXP. 6/30/13)
7. Soaps By Pat - Pure Castile Soap & Fragrance Sachets in Aqua di Dio
8. Sweet & Soapy Bath Bakery - Vetyer Man Soap
Notes of Lemon & Rosemary with Sandalwood and Patchouli and finally, the luscious blend finishes off with musk and vetyver.
Melty Melts - Soy Melt in Black Irish
10% off order - Coupon Code: SCENT01
Scandalicious Candle Melts - Biker Boys
10% off orders $25 or more. Coupon Code: SPRINGTIME
Katie Maes Cottage - Sudsy Stud Brand Men's Natural Deodorant Bar
Herbal Attitudes - Herbal Man Moisture Cream
Face, Hand and Body Cream with Healing Botanicals and Essential Oils. Woodsy Fragrance with Top Notes of Bay, Bergamot and Lime. Packed with All Natural Moisturizing Plant Oils with a wonderful scent.
Two Old Goats - Goat's Milk & Honey Lotion in Patchouli
This goat's milk and honey lotion also contains shea butter so it is silky and smooth and never greasy. The scents are wonderful but not overbearing.
Restoried Designs - SoBe Body Oil Organic Sunscreen Lotion
This organic sunscreen lotion stick has a natural 30 SPF. Made of organic extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, beeswax, zinc oxide, Vitamin E oil, and castor oil.
Stone Body Products - Just for Feet Natural Foot Deodorant
This product may actually be a miracle! It is, of course, very effective for the under arms, without aluminum and preservatives. However, try it on your feet! We all have those shoes that we avoid wearing. However, after massaging a pea sized amount of this product on each foot and all ten toes…you can wear any shoes you want!
20% off - Coupon Code: OOTB20
Alter Vegan - Man Stuff
Blue Ribbon Body Wash - PBR Blue Ribbon Men's Body Wash is a vegan beer soap body wash crafted with the most widely beloved of beers, PBR - Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer.
Blackbeard Shaving Gel - Blackbeard Men's Shaving gel for a clean, painless, fuss-free shave. This African Black Soap vegan shaving soap gel, crafted with mineral water and aloe juice, helps heal your skin while you shave and makes the razor glide smoothly and painlessly over your skin! It has been formulated to easily cut through even the thickest of facial hair while leaving your skin soft and healthy.
Suave Mutha Styling Wax & Pomade - This all-natural vegan hair wax pomade is vegan and palm-free. It's good for all kinds of types, including your mustache and beard.
13% off code of $10 or more - Coupon Code: OOTBSMAN
AJA Naturals - Father's Day Samples
Sensitive Skin Whipped Shaving Cream, Soothing After-Shave & Moisturizing Shaving Balm
15% off - Coupon Code: OOTBS15
Simply Kimberly - Father's Day Card
Endearing Endeavors - Handmade Father's Day Card
I thought it was great that they had a themed box for men this month. This box is great for the man who likes to try a variety of products, specifically handmade more natural products. I thought there were some unique products and I'm sure my man will have some fun trying these (don't think I'm not going to try some too, cause I am). The box's theme next month is Firecracker Patriotic Sampler. Be sure to check it out and order while you can. What do you think Out Of The Box Sampler? Have you subscribed? I'd love to hear your thoughts.