Taste of the Tropics! My May Cravebox Review!

I really love sample boxes that offer a wide variety of products to try. So I was thrilled when I received my first ever Cravebox! Cravebox is a wildly popular product discovery subscription service, because of its popularity members enter a lottery style drawing in order to score a slot for their boxes! Luckily for me I was amongst the chosen! Here’s what was inside my box:

The packaging was done really well (who doesn’t love loads of pink, white, and blue confetti?), which made opening the box even more of a treat. Inside, there was two sample packs of Sunsweet’s new product- Plum Amazins, Lipton’s new Tea & Honey Iced Green Tea in Mango and Pineapple to-go packet, a box of Guylain Chocolates, 2 fl. Oz of Skintersection Intense Repair Cream, and a full size of Tree Hut’s Shea Sugar Body Scrub in Coconut Lime. I definitely felt the taste of the tropics theme with their product selection!

The Plum Amazins were sooooo good! I went to the store yesterday and couldn’t find them, but I can’t wait until these babies hit the shelves! They’re very convenient, versatile, and perfect for a mid-day pick-me-up. Definitely on my summer shopping list.




I already had a chance to try Lipton’s Tea & Honey Iced Green tea in Mango and Pineapple– and I LOVE this drink! It’s perfectly refreshing and sweet all at the same time. I really appreciated getting another to-go sample, although it would be nice if we had gotten more than one (or a coupon for a full sized box).



I love Guylain. In fact, the first time I ever tried Guylain was when I bought some for my middle school gym teacher who was retiring. My mom and I somehow figured that the perfect treat for somebody obsessed with health and fitness was decadent Belgian milk chocolate- see how we roll? And so that my gym teacher wouldn’t suffer alone, I bought a box for myself- and so the obsession began… As you can imagine I was quite happy to see an old favorite cleverly wrapped in hot pink tissue paper!



I had never heard of Skintersection prior to receiving a jar of their cream in this months Cravebox. It just so happens that at the time I received my Cravebox, I had recently acquired massive amounts of sunburn after volunteering at a triathlon upstate. I was out in the direct sun for hours with my sister- without any sunblock. Our only consolation was that we had loads of men begging for us- okay fine, they were begging for water- from us. This cream worked miracles on my peeling forehead- and is now a welcome member of my beauty routine.


The last product in the box, also the largest, was the Tree Hut Shea Sugar Body Scrub in Coconut Lime. I can’t say enough about this scrub. It smells ah-maze-ing! I also never heard of Tree Hut before, but I can tell you now, I have every intention of buying more products from this brand. Normally, when I receive a new product I’m happy to share with my fam- but this scrub has turned me into a scrooge. I practically lock this up in between showers. The smell reminds me of summer, the beach, the smell of boardwalks, and parks, it’s very clean and fresh. I love it!


Ultimately, Cravebox did an amazing job in gearing me up for summer. I loved the theme of “Taste of the Tropics” – which I think was perfectly chosen. I loved the convenience of the to-go products, as well as beauty treats, and of course- the chocolate!

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  1. June 7, 2012 / 7:58 pm

    Wow, this looks like a great box – thanks for sharing! I love Guylian too hehe 🙂

    Naomi x

  2. June 8, 2012 / 3:25 pm

    Cravebox is so addictive. Each box is so different than the last! I love it! Congrats on getting in! 🙂

    Also, if you have a Kroger near you, you can get the plum amazins there. They are next to the raisins. 🙂

    • June 8, 2012 / 8:09 pm

      Thanks Cristi- are you a craver too??? I don’t have any Krogers near me- but I plan on heading to my local Walmart to get them 🙂

      • June 8, 2012 / 8:12 pm

        Yup, I have been getting a box since December. I look forward to it everyone month! Fun little box full of surprises. 🙂

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