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Once again, it was another great mail day around here! My January 2014 Escape Monthly was one of the boxes that arrived and was the one I opened first. They were on Plum District earlier this month for 50% off and I couldn’t resist that sale, so I signed up for a box!
If you aren’t familiar with them, Escape Monthly is a monthly vacation in a box. Each month you will discover products from a different location. Products consist off local and destination-inspired foods, relaxation and beauty essentials, and the highest quality products that bring the life of the destination right to you
Escape Monthly ships via USPS Priority Mail. I received a shipping notification on the 17th and it arrived today. We with the weekend and the holiday, that’s about right.
The Escape Monthly packaging alone has always made me want to subscribe. The chevron, the colors. It’s so me!
Lots of food in the first look, but nothing I recognized, so that was good! This month’s was super heavy and I was actually surprised there weren’t more packaging materials in there. Luckily nothing broke, so that was good!
The January 2014 Escape Monthly destination was “Colorado” and included things that make Colorado wonderful, including delicious snacks and treats to wildcrafted beauty products for pampering yourself in the rustic-luxe way that defines Colorado. Here is what was inside:
~Moon Colorado Handbook ($19.99): I have never been to Colorado (but I hear it’s beautiful), so I am planning on browsing through this book to see what I am missing! If I am not mistaken, every Escape Monthly comes with a Moon book (I could be totally wrong though), so you could end up with a nice collection of these.
~Bluecorn Naturals Beeswax Candles ($4.99): I love candles, but I’m not sure I love the smell. It’s scented with honey and colored by pollen, which I think is super cool in theory, I’m not sure it’s for me.
~Bobo’s Gluten-Free Peach Oat Bars ($3.95): I’m not overly fond of peach flavored things, so I think this is going to be a B item. He will appreciate it much more than I would.
~Chocolove Orange Peel Chocolate Bar ($2.99): Yum! Totally delicious. I don’t know how to best describe it, but it’s got a bit of a crisp to it which I like. It’s not just a flat chocolate bar. It’s better.
~Colorado Aromatics Mountain Mist Lotion ($5.20): This smells very spa like. If I close my eyes tight enough, maybe, just maybe I can imagine being at a spa in CO. That sounds quite nice right now.
~Jackson’s Honest Potato Chips ($2.99): This would be another B type item! He’s been packing his lunches for work and school and can always use a new snack or two. This company uses coconut oil to fry their chips which makes them unlike any other chips out there!
~Not The Same Rocky Mountain Mud Bath ($7.25): Oddly enough, B and I were just talking about mud masks and mud baths. I have no idea why but I totally cracked up when I saw this. I really want to try this and think it’s going to happen this weekend. For some reason this is far more exciting to me than a regular bath.
~White Girl Salsa ($7.99): Seeing as how I only like mild salsa, this probably isn’t for me. I am going to pass it along to my mom, who is going to LOVE trying it!
~Geodes from Pikes Peak Rocks ($1.99): I have never received a rock in a subscription box before, so this is a first! It left, well, rock dust over everything so I think that wrapping this may be the way to go. Anyway. When L and B get home today, we are going to break into this thing and see how pretty it looks inside. I think L is going to be shocked!
ETA: We opened the geode! I am so glad I did not attempt this on my own because it was a battle to crack that thing open. Safety glasses probably should have been used. And, umm, we probably would have done it outside. But B got it. I think we were both expecting it to be colorful inside, but it was just white/grey’ish crystals. L thought it was super amazing and thinks we found some secret rock. LOL!
All totaled I came up with a value of $57.34 for the January 2014 Escape Monthly Colorado box. I paid $25 for the box through the Plum District deal (which is now over) and am more than happy with what I received, but I don’t know if I would pay the $49.95 monthly cost. It might be one I’d do here and there with a coupon when they did a fun location I was interested in (like Paris or Japan or something).