Wednesday, June 5, 2013

PopSugar Must Have Summer Edition for Him

Hello my little addicts, it has been awhile since I last wrote.  I damaged my laptop and have had a few other complications but I am back.  I just received this box in the mail today, earlier than I had anticipated it.

I really love these black boxes that they use for the special editions.  The outside slides off, it will be great for storing items.
Adorable plaid tissue paper, this will be saved to reuse as well.

The first Item I unwrapped was this reversible pocket square from Ivy Prepster.  It has a retail value of $40.  The other side is red gingham.  This will make a fantastic gift for my brother's birthday that is coming up.

The next item I unwrapped was "Stuff Every Man should Know" by Brett Cohen valued at $9.95.  I flipped through this book and love it.  It includes instructions for things like changing a flat tire, starting a campfire, throwing a punch, and how to negotiate a raise.  I will be keeping this for myself because it has some very useful instructables in it.  It would make a fun gift for a guy friend, but since it has things in it like how to pick up a woman it may not be the best gift for a father or other male relative unless you have a good humorous bond with that man.

Now these sunglasses by Proof are the big ticket item in this box valued at $130.  And they are amazing.  A dark wood, in a really neat box with a slide lid.  I wish I didn't wear prescription lenses so that I could wear these.  These actually make me wish I had contact lenses so I could wear them.  These are a really great item and definitely a great summer item.

Gourmet wing sauces? Uhm heck yes! Anyone that knows me knows I love wings and I love hot sauce.  and now I have 4 sauces to make my own with.  These The Modern Gourmet sauces are valued at $9.99 on average based on an internet search.  These will definitely get used by me and probably very soon.  I'll review the sauces in a later post.

Sorry for the glare in this photo, every single one I took was like that.  This is Bloody Mary by Stu's is a bloody mary concentrate.  I have received this before from Mantry for a contest I won and it is delicious.  Just the right amount of spice for the average person, I added more heat to mine.  The spice blend is superb as well.  This is a local company to me and I love seeing great small companies being noticed instead of mass producers.  If you haven't tried this yet definitely grab yourself a bottle. Retail value is $9.00.

Anthony Logistics for Men Facial Sunscreen, Retail value $32.00.  This is the oil-free variety.  I haven't heard of this brand, but I am actually going to keep this for myself.  I always wind up with a burnt face in the summer because my skin is so sensitive to all the women's products.  I think this may actually work for me.

The final item is a S'well water bottle.  This same bottle was also in the Summer Edition for Her box so now I am the proud owner of two of these bottles.  These bottles are pretty cool though.  They will keep your drink cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours.  The retail value is $35.00.

Overall the total value of this box is $265.94.  A great value considering the box cost $100.  The sunglasses alone cost more than what was paid.  I had been a little let down by the last few PopSugar Must Have boxes and was about 50/50 on the Summer Edition for her box but I absolutely LOVE this men's box.  It is a collection of great items that can be appreciated by both men and women.  If this hasn't sold out yet I definitely recommend picking one up!

What do you all think about this Special Edition box?

This was a great way for me to add some decadent products into my life for a less than decadent cost.
xoxo Poison

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

New Year, New Me, How About a New You? Try KLUTCHclub (Discount Code)!

Aright, it's time I admit I have a problem.  That problem my little fiends is subscription boxes.  I can't stop myself.  Anytime I see a good deal on one, a new one, or repeated reviews I get hooked.  This year as I am moving myself and my teacup human in to our own apartment my goal is to be healthier, lose my extra weight, and tone up.  I have looked at KLUTCHclub several times and lusted after their Best of Box just dying to try it.  They offer both  Men's and Women's boxes which made it more appealing to me than other similar Health and Fitness boxes.  When you order the Best of Box it is normally $17 + $8 for shipping.  For this cost you are guarenteed products valued at more than $100 retail! After this box you would continue with the normal monthly subscription at $10/month plus $8 shipping, totaling $18 a month and each box being worth at least $50.  Definitely a great value!  I am a sucker for themed boxes and now until January 30th the Best of Box is Valentine's Day themed! Huzzah!  I knew it was my time to try it.

Photo taken from the company's website

The above photo is the example on the Best of page.  Now for the best part if you go to: KLUTCHclub and order the Valentine's Day box by January 30th with the promotional code BGM provided just for my lovely readers, you will pay only the $8 shipping to get this box!!!  What a fantastic opportunity to try something new and jumpstart your way to fit and healthy! And possibly a little Valentine's Day spice too?  Try it out as a monthly subscription and as with all Subscription boxes you are able to cancel at anytime. 

The code brings the cost down from $25 to $15 currently, which is not what I was told it would be for.  I have an email in to the company to try to get this sorted!

The code is working properly again and will bring the total cost to $8!!!! Follow the link above and enjoy over $100 worth of products for only $8. Enjoy!

Stay tuned for reviews also!


Sunday, January 6, 2013

Oh, The Horror!

I used to be one of those girls that was afraid of just about everything, I scared far too easily.  As a result I tended to avoid all things horror related, particularly movies.  This was something that confused many people seeing as how Halloween and all things occult were a big part of my life and Halloween was always such a big production for me.  I had never understood why people liked to be scared.  When I took an Intro to Film course at my community college that all started to change for me.  It is in large part thanks to my professor, Dr. Patrick Gonder, that a new found love of film was awakened, and I opened my mind and heart to the horror genre.  I probably would have still been stuck in my little hole of "I scare too easily, I can't watch that." had I not taken his courses.  He also got me far more into comics than I ever had been, but that's another story entirely.

So now that we have the background... One of the things I had been dying to do on my self-proclaimed journey into decadence was to attend Days of the Dead Chicago as a VIP and to meet the Elm St girls, particularly Heather Langenkamp.  Everyone has their favorites when it comes to horror, and mine by far since delving into this fabulous land of blood and gore and things that go bump in the night would have to be the Nightmare on Elm St films.  Freddy Krueger is scary, funny, and full of back story.  Although looking back they may be a little cheesy, I think that's why they were so loved.

As fate would have it, my plans for attending fell through and I no longer had a sitter for my teacup human nor a place to stay.  So I exchanged my VIP pass for Indy in July.  I was able to make it up to Saturday on my Press Pass for the event, but was unable to make the other days or stay very long since the little one came with me. Now I know that kind of takes the whole decadence angle out of it all, but I feel like now I get to attend two conventions versus one.

I arrived at the convention around 1 PM and did a lap to see where things were.  It was great seeing all the memorabilia and items for sale and so many people gathered for the love of the same thing.  Once we were in the vendor room I was stopped by a girl behind one of the tables asking to take a photo with me.  She was wearing Black Milk as was I.  It was exciting to be stopped for a photo and meeting a new Sharkie there is always an instant connection.  Plus both our outfits were perfect of the event.

Photo credit: PoisonMegz

After getting the layout down I ventured over to the Evil Puppets exhibit.  I grew up obsessed with the Gremlins films so getting to see those up close was one of my favorite parts.  If you get the chance to check out this exhibit I definitely recommend it. How cute is this lil guy? When other little kids were asking for a Furby all I wanted was my own Gizmo.  I would like to point out that I am 25 and I would still like my own Gizmo.

Photo Credit: PoisonMegz

I can not even begin to describe how cool it was seeing these next two in person.  They look awesome on screen and in photos but up close and personal and being able to see the details is something else.  They just look so menacing!

Photo Credit: PoisonMegz

Photo Credit: PoisonMegz

Also included were some puppets from Critters and Troll.  Once again, you seriously need to see these in person.

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As much as I was excited to see the Gremlins, I think this lil Critter was my favorite.  They had him moving and that alone is worth checking out this exhibit.  A still photo can not capture the brilliant movement this puppet had going on.

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I'm going to be really embarrassingly honest here.  The Saw films creep me the F out.  I saw the first one willingly and was tricked into seeing the next two.  I stopped after that.  I don't know what it is but those flicks keep me up at night after I watched them.  I jumped a little when I saw this. *shiver* No, thank you. 

Photo Credit: Poison Megz

 Bottom line, this exhibit travels and it rocks. Go see it.  You can find them at their website Evil Puppets or their Evil Puppets Facebook Page.

While waiting in line to meet Heather Langenkamp I chatted with Ari Lehman a bit.  He banged a sharpie against a machete to demonstrate it was real to my Ex and it woke up the little guy.  He heard Lukas wake up and asked if it was him and apologized.  He did it again about 10 minutes later to show another person, repeat of the last time.  He felt bad and threw a signed photo in for me with the machete my Ex purchased.  He was a really down to earth guy.  Got the chance to hear him playing piano earlier in the day also.  I had to snap a photo of this.

Photo Credit: Poison Megz

And then the moment I was there for.  I met Heather Langenkamp.  She shared stories about her kids, and asked about Lukas.  He was only a month old at the time of the convention.  Amanda Wyss (Tina in first Elm St film) overhead and proceeded to shout over "Damn girl your body looks great for just having a baby!" and Heather chimed in with "And she's showing it off proud too."  Amanda came over and told me how cute Lukas was and it was just a really cool moment.  One of those times you wish you had a documentary crew following you around for.

Photo Credit: PoisonMegz

Even though I didn't spend much time there Days of the Dead is obviously a well put together and phenomenal convention.  I am absolutely looking forward to Indy this summer and can't wait to spend the entire weekend seeing what the convention and VIP experience has to offer.  For more information you can visit their website Days of the Dead.

Although this may not have been a truly decadent experience since I skipped VIP it was still something I normally would not have gotten to do.  Until next time, remember to add a little decadence to your life.