Bulu Box: May 2014


Smarty Pants Adult Multivitamins

I not only received 3 packets of this in my Bulu Box (2 were kids versions…), but I also got these in this month’s Birchbox.  Apparently gummy vitamins for adults are popular right now.  Smarty Pants delivers your entire day’s worth of vitamins in a tasty treat form.  6 gummies equals a serving which is equivalent to popping a multi vitamin.  The kids formula serving is only 4 gummies.  If there wasn’t such  price tag on this product I would be all over it.  However, until I can get these for a price comparable to my One-A-Day bottle, I think I’ll pass.

Full Size: Adult= 30 servings @ $29.95  Kids= 30 servings @ 21.99

Sample Size: 1 adult serving and 2 kid’s serving

Sample Value: $2.47


RidgeCrest Herbals Anxiety Free

This supplement is supposed to calm your nerves and help anxiety and stress.  Sounds too good to be true, right?  While I haven’t tried the sample yet (although this week I probably should), I look forward to giving it a try to see what actually happens.   Here’s more information straight off of the Bulu Box website:

This comprehensive formula contains clinically proven levels of powerful natural ingredients like patented Sensoril, amino acid L-Theanine and the neurotransmitter GABA.*

  • Contains no corn, dairy, gluten, wheat, soy or yeast
  • No animal products!
  • Relieves stress & tension*
  • Promotes emotional well-being and calm*
  • Reduces fatigue & irritability*

Sensoril has been shown to promote emotional balance, improve mental clarity and concentration, and increase resistance to fatigue, stress and tension. L-Theanine provides a sense of relaxation within 40 minutes of use by creating a similar mental alertness to what is achieved by meditation. GABA influences the levels of dopamine and serotonin in the brain and works to increase the kind of brain waves that bring relaxation. *


Full Size: 60 Capsules at $23.50

Sample Size: 6 Capsules

Sample Value: $2.35



Power Crunch Original Bar

There was a mini version of this bar for us to try in this month’s box.  I have tried the full size bar before, and I will admit, they are quite delicious.  They most definitely will satisfy a sweet craving while packing a punch of 13 g of protein.  Power Crunch bars come is 7 flavors: Triple Chocolate, Peanut Butter Crème, Peanut Butter Fudge, French Vanilla Crème, Wild Berry Crème, Cookies & Crème, or Chocolate Mint.  I got to sample the vanilla in my Bulu Box and have tried cookies and cream and chocolate as full size bars.  All were delightfully satisfying.

Full Size: box of 12 bars (each bar is 40g) @ $24.99

Sample Size: 9.4g mini bar

Sample Value: $0.49


Manitoba Harvest HempPro 70

This protein supplement is an alternative to those who don’ t like animal protein or who have struggles digesting whey.  Mix this powder into your beverage or get more creative by adding it to oatmeal or even baking products (one of these days I’ll have to try that!). The powder is unflavored, so in theory it should blend well with anything.  There are 20 g protein in every 30g serving.

Full Size: 30 servings @ $52.99

Sample Size: 1/2 serving

Sample Value: $0.88


FitMiss Burn

This is a brand I have seen around quite a bit lately.  Rather than try and explain the 6 different steps in this product, I will share the description on the Bulu Box website:

At FitMiss we know that to burn the fat, you have to curb the cravings and increase energy levels. With FitMiss Burn on your side you can kick-start your metabolism and say “NO” to pesky cravings once and for all. Stay focused while annoying fat simply vanishes. IT’S TIME TO GET FIT AND SEXY!



  • All Day Energy-NO CRASH
  • Supports increased focus with its key thermogenic drivers.*
  • KEY INGREDIENTS: Green Tea Extract, Caffeine Anhydrous, Yohimbine HCL.


  • Boost metabolism and control appetite!*
  • Aids in the breakdown of fat molecules to be used for fat metabolism.
  • KEY INGREDIENTS: Raspberry Ketones, Glucomannan, Gymnema Sylvestre.


  • Helps balance mood and enhance well being.
  • Contains both nutrients and herbal extracts that aid in the support of a
  •     healthy nervous system and a positive, balanced mood state.
  • KEY INGREDIENTS: Uva Ursi, Dandelion containing Taraxol & Taraxerol


  • Helps eliminate “subcutaneous water” that contributes to a “soft and puffy” appearance and that
  •     uncomfortable feeling which keeps you from wearing those jeans you want to wear.
  • KEY INGREDIENTS: 5-HTP, Panax Ginseng.


  • Aids in break down with proteins, fats, carbohydrates and dairy products.
  • Enhances nutrient absorption.
  • KEY INGREDIENTS: DigeSEB®, HemiSEB®, Peptizyme SP®.

Complicated, right?  I did like giving this single dosage a try, but I do wish Bulu Box would give us several dosages of things like this because it’s hard to determine if it’s actually working after just one.  I will say this: I appreciated the caffeine boost 🙂

Full Size: 45 servings @ $38.99

Sample Size: 1 serving

Sample Value: $0.87

Total Box Value: $7.06

Not quite there on the value this time, Bulu Box, however, I did enjoy trying the products.

Until June..

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