Klutchclub December 2012

Clothing and Beauty related from the box:



Giovanni Cosmetics Shampoo and Conditioner with argan oil and brazilian phyto-keratin: ingredients look good and it’s a decent natural shampoo and conditioner. However my hair was not as frizz free as my other natural shampoo and conditioner, I had to put more product in post shower to get it tamed. That said, if you’re still searching for a good natural shampoo and conditioner that works with your hair, I would give this one a try.

c Booth - mineral oil in the ingredients listC Booth Body Butter: second ingredient is mineral oil. Not natural, pass. Tired of companies pretending to be natural by throwing some popular ingredients into their products and calling it a day.



Berry Plus Laundry detergent: looks good, very different. All natural and definitely going to try this one out. Concerns would be scent (even natural) and if they will cause any allergies to act up. I don’t think so but it’s always something I think about. All my laundry soaps are natural and unscented.


Seer Outfitters $10 off clothing:I’ve never heard of this company but it says “100% of the profits go to support organizations and causes throughout the country.” $10 off just doesn’t make sense on this on so many levels. Shipping is $5 so it basically makes a tshirt $20. Are they cotton? Poly? Blend? Organic? Oh wait, some shirts have that info and others don’t (blend.) Sizing? The FAQ says “check out our size chart HERE” and there’s no link. Just not jumping up and down over this.

In non-beauty product items, a few little comments:

Funky Monkey Jivealime: TASTY!!! Love it. SO glad I got one without bananas (allergies … man I sound crazy sometimes.) Going to buy some of these and try some of the other flavors. They are not filling but they sure satisfy the taste buds.

Zevia: These are a great no calorie soft drink made with natural stevia leaf. I think the reason I don’t drink these more is that they make me a little more burpy than normal soda. They ARE good though.

KT Tape: I’m not looking forward to using this because I don’t want any injuries that this would help BUT other than the injury aspect I am interested in these. They look awesome.

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Lush Gourmet Foods Nuts: So I think one of the more disappointing things was the nuts. I get that people have peanut allergies but the promo code is kinda lame. Buy $36 worth of nuts and get a $7 bag for free. I was looking forward to trying these but probably won’t at that price to entry level. Throw it on through amazon so I can buy a bag for $7 with prime and free shipping and I’ll give it a whirl. 

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StreamFit: And anything that has two free months but I have to enter in my credit card info … I’m not going to do it because I don’t want to deal with the process of canceling something if I don’t like it. It’s not a risk free and easy trial. I would either want to do more research on the company to see how easy it was for other people to cancel, or if there were any complaints about billing before going that route. I don’t want it enough to spend that kind of time on it.

I canceled my recurring subscription on this one because January being that month that everyone resolves to lose weight, I doubt that I’m going to be interested in the January box. I’ll probably resubscribe in Feb or March.

October 2012 KlutchClub unboxing


Ok so this might be stretching it a bit for a clothing and makeup blog but it IS focused on health and fitness and I do plan on writing some workout gear posts that I haven’t gotten to yet. It seemed to fit here better as a result of that.

If you’re not interested in the supplements, just check out the Yurbuds and the Devita Natural Eyeliner reviews below.

Unboxing video:


Coromega Omega3+D Squeeze Supplement:

This is just ok. I don’t like the Stevia aftertaste or the tropical punch flavor it sorta has as a result of the pineapple. I also think that my Barlean’s orange swirl is better and a healthier fit for me. That said, if you’re not taking any kind of fish oil and maybe you’re on the go or traveling, this would be a good fit. They sell these from their site for $45.99/90 packets = $0.51 per packet. But I also quickly found a box of 90 on Walgreen’s site for $25.19 so you can find these for less.



LOVE these. They stay in your ears really well. I can’t find the purple color (or the other colors people were getting in their boxes) but I also couldn’t find a pair for less than $29.99.  They do hurt after a longer period of time (I think I wore them for 2 hours before they started to really bug me) but the fact that they lock in makes them an excellent pair of earbuds to have for exercise. Sound quality is above average but not the best I’ve ever had and I would probably buy these again if they last long enough.


Good Greens (Chocolate Raspberry): 

Pretty darn tasty but I didn’t feel any kind of kick of healthyness to it. Didn’t taste bad for you and would be a great chocolate treat but at $29.95/12 bars ($2.50 per bar) I just don’t think I can warrant buying these. It is high quality and a great list of ingredients but I kinda mentally max out around $1.80 a bar and sometimes that’s even pushing it.

Ingredients (for the Chocolate Raspberry version): Dairy Free Dark Chocolate* (Evaporated Cane Juice, Liquor, Soy Lecithin, Natural Vanilla), Fruitrim® (Fruit Juices, Natural Grain Dextrins), Sunflower Butter, Z52 Superfood Powder, Brown Rice Protein, Coconut, Agave Syrup, Wild Blueberries (with White Grape Juice & Canola Oil), Freeze Dried Raspberries, Inulin, Soy Protein Crisps, Organic Natural Flavors, Brown Rice Syrup, Peanut Paste. Z52 Ingredients: [Proprietary Blend of WholeFood: Spirulina*, Barley Grass*, Chlorella, Wheatgrass Juice*, Wheat Sprout Powder*, Hydrilla Verticillata, Nori (Seaweed)*, Acai Berry, Omega 3 derived from “Plant Based” LifeDHA®, Bioperine® (Natural Black Pepper), Green Tea Standardized Extract (95%), Grape Seed Extract (95%), Natural Resveratrol Extract (95%), White Tea Extract, Rose Hips, Camu Powder*, Pine Bark Extract, Lucuma Powder*, Maca Powder*, Spinach, Nova Scotia Dulse, Parsley*, Beet Juice Powder*, Carrot Juice Powder*, Rice Bran, Broccoli Sprout Powder*, Alfalfa Sprout Powder*, Hemp Powder*, Probiotics (Fructooligosaccharides, Lactobacillus, Streptococcus Salivarius, Bifidobacterium), Digestive Enzymes (Protease, Lipase, Amylase), Raspberry Powder*, Pomegranate*, Blueberry Juice Powder*, Whole Apple Powder*, Goji Berry*, Strawberry Leaves, Concord Grape*, Mulberry*, Goldenberries, Mangosteen*, Acerola Berry*, Bilberry (25% Anthocyanadins), Soy Lecithin Powder (Non-GMO), Aloe Vera (Freeze Dried)*, Milk Thistle Extract (80%), Ginger Root Powder*, Chia Seed Extract (95%), Mesquite Powder*, Ground Flax (Non-GMO), Cha de Burge, Siberian Eleuthero Root Extract]

Good Greens website:  Chocolate Raspberry • Chocolate CoconutChocolate Peanut Butter

Pure matters chocolate pea protein powder:

I don’t like the stevia aftertaste on this one but I would definitely give another pea powder protein a try. It’s not bad while you drink it but that stevia taste just lingers too long. Feels super healthy though so if you eat something afterwards to get that lingering taste out of your mouth it’s actually fine. I am going to try some other brands I’ve found to compare. $39.95 for 30 servings = $1.33 serving which is reasonable. Ingredients: Pea Protein Isolate, Sugar Alcohol, Natural Flavor, Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Natural Cocoa, Steviol Glycosides, Salt.


King Arthur Flour Whole Flax Meal

Added a scoop to a shake last night which worked well. Didn’t make it weird textured or anything. Looking forward to using it in cooking but I don’t bake much so I’m not sure yet if I’m going to try anything along those lines where it says it can be used for partial egg or oil replacement. How could it be better? It would be better if it were organic and non-gmo. INGREDIENTS: Whole Ground Golden Flax Seed


Devita Natural Eyeliner

This is one of the items I was really looking forward to. I was sent the gray color and was hoping for black. I gave it a shot anyway but I wasn’t wowed. It was ok but it didn’t wow me in any way and it wasn’t just because of the color.

I was just really underwhelmed by this one. It just seemed like I couldn’t get a nice consistency no matter how many times I went back and forth over the line on my eye. I think the only interesting thing was that the sharpener was part of the lid which I haven’t seen before. Ingredients: Copernicia Cerifera (carnauba) wax, Euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, Simmondsia chinensis (organic jojoba) seed oil, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl palmitate, Hectorite, Lecithin, Iron Oxides.



Haven’t tried it yet. Will update here when I have. HungerShield box / 28 stick packets for $42.99 = $1.54 each Ingredients: http://www.hungershield.com/nutritionfacts/



To Go Brands Acai Natural Energy Boost Chews

These kinda remind me of a fruit rollup mingled with a jolly rancher chew … except with a sudden odd bitterness after a few seconds. If I were obsessed with acai I would probably still buy these but I’m not blown away by them.
30 chews per package for $14.95 = $0.50 each Ingredients: http://togobrands.com/shop/images/1598//ac_chew_30ct_SuppFacts.jpg



Plant-based and gluten-free holiday recipe guide and $100 membership discount. The 4 recipes in this included guide look delicious so I’ll probably make one of those then check this out a bit further.



Value breakdown for the KlutchClub Box  (an $18 box):

  • Coromega Omega3+D Squeeze Supplement
    30 squeeze packets included = value of $15.33
  • Yurbuds = value $29.99
  • Good Greens 3 bars included at $2.50/bar = value of $7.50
  • Pure matters chocolate pea protein powder
    $1.33 serving and 2 packets included = value of $2.66
  • King Arthur Whole Flax Meal whole box= value $4.95
  • Devita absolute softLines Eyeliner Pencil in color “iron” = value $14.95
  • HungerShield one packet = value $1.54
  • To Go Brands Acai Natural Energy Boost Chews one chew = value $0.50
  • YumUniverse discount code and recipes not included in calculations
  • TOTAL VALUE = ~$77.42
Favorites from the box: Yurbuds, Pure Matters chocolate pea protein powder

Signed up:
KlutchClub October 2012

So I signed back up for KlutchClub. And I’m really looking forward to getting this box. I’ll do a review when I get it in.

They’ve made a few changes since I gave them a try in April. When you sign up for one month, it’s auto-renewing like birchbox so you’ll be charged $18/month but you can cancel any time. 

But I saw what they plan on sending out in the October box and they had me at the Yurbuds, a brand I wanted to try and been hearing good things about. And the Devita Natural Eyeliner because I’m on the lookout for natural and organic cosmetics brands to try. The supplements don’t hurt either since I’ve really started focusing on doing protein shakes more. I’ve also been looking for a vegi protein that is NOT soy which is also part of this box.

Full disclosure: KlutchClub’s May & June boxes were sent to me by the company. These are my honest opinions however, not a paid sponsorship and I AM paying for my October box (and did pay for my April box.)

KlutchClub May & June 2012

May KLUTCHclub box June KLUTCHclub box

Click to see a larger image (May on the left, June on the right)

What’s inside the MAY Box:

  • Hydroxatone’s Instant Effect 90 Second Wrinkle Reducer
  • ONE coconut water
  • Moving Comfort sports bras
  • Yoga Download classes
  • Think Thin bars
  • KLUTCHclub water bottle

What’s inside the JUNE Box:

  • Saavy-Boheme African Black Hand Soap
  • Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream
  • Body Language Sportswear $25 Gift Card
  • Journey Bar
  • OG Sacks $30 Gift Card (Premium grocery and yoga bags with washable liners.)
  • mybarre3 Free Month of Workout Downloads
  • Crum Creek Soy Nut Mix