My Days pamper box, July Box

I didn’t think I’d get the chance to write this review today as I’m going to see the new Star Trek film but it turns out that I’m going this evening and not the mid-day viewing so I have time to spare. Still can’t wait to see the film though!

So today I received my lovely July Pamper box from My Days. This is my second box from them and I have to say I’m not disappointed. Before I’d even opened the lid I could smell the goodies inside which made it all the more exciting. It comes really neatly packed and I swear the card is different than the one last month, shinier, but I can’t find the other one to compare. Maybe I’m imagining things, but it’s a really cute design anyways.

The first thing I picked up were the crisps that were sitting on the top. My mum will be sad to hear she didn’t get another pack of the lentil crisps (but not to fear I found some at a health food shop on my travels) instead I received, Pipers Crisp Co. Anglesey Sea Salt crisps! The website for them is www.piperscrisps.com and they are delicious. Very lightly salted and crispy and oh so yummy. I definitely prefer then to yucky lentil crisps, no offence to you lentil crisp ladies and gents! I don’t really eat a lot of crisps and so I can’t stop munching on these as I’m typing. My keyboard is going to be covered in salty finger prints but it’s worth it! Great addition to the box.

Next we have another sachet of hot chocolate, I received one of these in the previous box but it had leaked so I didn’t get to experience it in all its chocolaty glory. This month will be different, it’s a really creamy instant chocolate which is hard to find. I’m really happy to get another sachet and will treasure it until my cravings for chocolate start again. It’s a Fairtrade product by Lichfields but once again I can’t find a direct website for them so I’ll just tell you to find them on amazon because I’ve seen them available there before. I’ll be stocking up when it comes to the colder months.

Now onto the teas of the box. As I’m sure you’ve all realized by this point, I’m not a fruit tea drinker. In fact, anything other than English breakfast tea isn’t great to me. I do love trying them out though. I’m on a mission to find a healthy alternative to my usual tea. So far I’m unsuccessful. I’ll admit that the Dragonfly tea which is Indian Spice Chai does sound tempting. It is however an Organic Black Tea and I have a feeling it will be a bit too strong for me. I’ll save it for when my mum is around and that way if I don’t like it she can drink it. No I haven’t outgrown giving food and drink to my parents when I don’t like it, maybe I will when I’m 25 but for now they can have it! Anyways the website is www.dragonflyteas.com for those of you who are on the search for new teas to try and like Organic products.

The second tea is a Clipper tea and I’ve had one of these before and it was one of the nicer teas I’ve received, I wouldn’t buy it, but I managed to finish the whole cup. This one is a called ‘A bag of our Happy Mondays Infusion’ so maybe it’s something I can try after my shift on Monday? It smells quite citrusy which is a good start and I have to say I can’t wait to try this one out, could be a winner. There isn’t a website on the packaging but I have seen Clipper teas in health stores so they shouldn’t be too difficult to get hold of on your next shopping trip.

There’s a small tea light candle as well which is always a bit of a guessing game on what the scent and brand is. It smells very much like a berry in the box so I’m thinking blackberry. It smells great and I really wish I knew the brand so I could buy a box. I don’t use candles very often but this one isn’t overpowering and is really fresh smelling, would love to get some more.

There are also two handmade bars in this box. One is an Ylang Ylang and Orange Shampoo bar which smells a bit like I’ve walked into a Chinese herbal shop. It smells a little strange but quite fresh as well. I’ve read that Ylang Ylang is a flower that can be good as an antidepressant and relaxant, also an aphrodisiac which I don’t think I’ll be using it as. The orange is a little overpowered but there are still hints of it. I’m really cautious with what I use on my hair so I would have loved to know a bit more about what’s in this bar before I could use it. I might just use it as a hand soap instead.

The second hand product is a Dragonfruit soap. Unfortunately this is the one scent that I’m not a fan of. I find it a little too tangy for my tastes. The look of the bar is very pretty and I will be putting it by the sink in the bathroom so everyone can use it. Just not my personal favourite when it comes to scents. Prefer citrus or coconut if I’m honest. So love the look just not the smell.

Next up is the Ancient Wisdom, Dragons Blood gel scent and it looks amazing!  Again, the smell is a bit too strong for me and so I’ll probably be giving it to a friend, but I love the product itself. It’s packaged really nicely and gives good clear instructions and I really want to go take a look at the website. Usually strong scents as they are too overpowering for me and set off my migraines. I’m sad because I really like it and want to use them I just can’t, I might try popping them in a bowl as potpourri which I’ve just been advised by the lady who runs these boxes, Tanzi; that it might spread the scent a bit.  I initially thought this was a wax melt so apologise for any mix up. I really recommend taking a look at the site though because this pack will last for ages and if you like scented products then this is perfect for you! The site is https://www.ancientwisdom.biz/ and they do a massive range of products and so I might order a few candles instead.

On to another little snack. This one is a Ginger Teatox bar. I’m a little wary of this because I love ginger bars but the words Teatox are making me think Detox and Detox makes me think, shits. If this sends me to the crapper whilst watching Star Trek I will be very, very unhappy. So I have just nibbled a little bit from the top in the hopes of sampling the product without clearing out my system. Sorry if that is too much information and I’m sure this doesn’t have a laxative effect but you can never be too sure when it comes to Star Trek! A girl can’t take risks! On to how it tastes. It’s not too bad to be honest, I’d like it to have more of an overpowering ginger taste as it’s a bit sweet. It’s all natural products so to achieve a sweet taste they’re done well and it’s counted as one of your five a day so I’m happy. I’ll eat the rest of the bar tomorrow just to be on the safe side. I’ll be buying a box of these if it agrees with my sometimes finicky system. The website is www.creativenaturesuperfoods.com and for those of you that are trying to eat a bit healthier or are vegans these would be perfect snacks for you! It looks like they do a peanut one as well so I might try those when I place an order.

This box comes with a reusable facecloth in every box and this month’s one is a pure red cloth. I use the other one as I would a cotton ball and its super soft and I love it, this one isn’t as soft as it’s a different material but I still love the quality of it and will use it when I need to wash the other one.

The final snack I received is a bar of dark chocolate. It’s a Montezuma’s bar and I’ve never heard of or tried this brand before so I’m pretty excited by it. It’s called Dark Chocolate Spice it Up with Dragon Ginger. Now I have not been a fan of dark chocolate in the past but have been meaning to give it another chance as I know it’s a healthier option when it comes to chocolate. Also, ginger! It’s not too bad, a little too dark so I might try something that’s a lower percentage in future (this one is 93%) but I can definitely see myself munching on this whilst I’m watching TV. Could use a little more ginger if I’m being completely honest, but things never have enough ginger, or lemon, or banana. Yeah I like my flavours. Overall a good bar though. The site for them is www.montezumas.co.uk and they have a great selection of bars and are actually pretty cheap. Bring on pay day so I can stock up! They have a Lemon Meringue bar! Oh God! Well there goes this month’s money.

The final item is an add on item which I actually forgot I ordered. It’s a Sea Sponge tampon and is supposed to be a healthier alternative to disposables. Been meaning to try them out but I think I’ll chicken out and sell this on to someone else because it’s bigger than I thought it would be and I’m a wuss. If you’re a tampon person though I recommend you check them out. Maybe treat yourself to a box and add it on like I did. The boxes are only around £16  anyways (not including postage) so you might as well treat yourself! This box was themed around Dragons and so I can’t wait to see what the next months holds.

Thanks for listening to my rambles and as you can tell, this was one very full box! So many goodies, some I’ll use and some I’ll pass on to others. I’m going to go finish that packet of crisps now and bide my time until Star Trek!

Charlotte x

 

 

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June Treat Trove Period box

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Sorry for the late review, I actually received this box early last week and just haven’t had a chance to sit down and type this up. This is a review of the monthly subscription box that I have been getting since April. The Treat Trove is a UK based company and do a range of boxes and products on their website: http://thetreattrove.co.uk/

They have a selection of different boxes the majority of which include reusable cloth menstrual pads. It’s perfect for someone who is interested in trying them out but doesn’t know which brand or style they would prefer as it will provide a range of styles over time. They vary in prices usually around £18-30 depending on the box. I buy the Period box which is £24.95.

In this box I received two different cloth pads from two new makers. One was a Craft Mummy Makes pad which is I believe an bamboo velour pad so it’s extremely soft and was a gorgeous colour. Unfortunately its shape really doesn’t suit me, it’s far too wide at around 4” when closed and doesn’t fit in my undies at all. It’s very floppy and soft and I do love the material it’s just not for me.

The second pad is a Chubby Joes pad and is in a really nice Peace print. The size of it was a bit of a worry at first as it looks like it fastens quite wide, but because it’s not as floppy as the other pad it actually sits really nicely. It doesn’t move once it’s fastened and it[s a decent size so I really like it. https://www.facebook.com/chubbyjoescloth/

You also get a little interlabial pad which I haven’t actually tried yet. They’re supposed to be really good for people with heavy periods to stop the (sorry if this grosses you out) gushing. It’s a very soft material and I’ll use it on my heavier days to try out in the future, but it’s not been much of an issue for me so far.

On to the extra little goodies, you get a nice little mirror which easily fits into your handbag or purse. Mine has a nice anchor print on it which I like. I was actually looking to get myself one of these just before the box came so I’m happy I didn’t buy the one I saw in the shop. It’s cute and a nice touch.

This box didn’t come with many sweet items which I was quite sad about, you do get a nice chocolate lolly stick. It’s quite small and while very tasty, it didn’t really satisfy my monthly chocolate cravings. It was provided by Choco Loco and I do recommend you check them out because the chocolate was milky and lovely. These lollies would make a great little party bag addition.

Next in the box was a little wet bag, pouch, thing. It’s fairly small and would fit nicely into your handbag. It’s made of a wet bag, waterproof material so it would be great for people that go swimming and want to take some pads or make up but don’t want to risk them getting wet. It’s made by Holly Willow and it’s nicely made, neat stitching. My only down side to it is that I received a floral print, I really am not a floral girl so I will probably pass this on to a friend.

You get another wax melt which is different to the ones received in the previous boxes as it’s a bit larger and has a fun design. Mine is a Hot Pink Lime scent which does smell great. It’s a bit big for my melt holder so I’m going to have to break it down to use it. It’s made by Butterfly Scents who’s website is: http://butterflyscents.co.uk/

The final item is a Swirl soap from Knick Knacks Attic. Mine is a Passion Fruit swirl which does smell amazing. I’m not going to open this just yet though so I can’t comment on how it feels, I’m planning on taking it to university with me when I start back up in September. It’s my little treat for when I’m back to no cash. Their website is: http://www.knickknacksattic.co.uk/

So all in all it’s not been a bad box. I have to admit it isn’t my favourite box so far just because the pad doesn’t work for me and if I’m honest, the little extras just didn’t seem enough. I still recommend this box fully, especially to those just starting out with cloth or who want a treat. The items in this box are lovely and well made it just didn’t suit me personally. More chocolate or sweets or snack bars! The customer service for this company is amazing so if you have any questions then feel free to ask the ladies over on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thetreattrove/?fref=ts

Thanks for reading!

Charlotte x

 

My Days Pamper Box

I received my first ever ‘My Days’ pamper box today and it was pretty exciting. Love getting pamper post! These are a subscription box that you can receive every month, or you can send it as a pick me up to a friend going through a hard time. They’re a brilliant idea and only cost around £16. If you’re a cloth pad user or new to cloth pads (like me) then you can add pads, sea sponges, or cups for an extra cost. A really great little box to treat yourself with. The Facebook group is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MyDaysMonthly/ and the lady in charge is called Tanzi Spencer. She is so lovely and helpful, and if you have any queries she responds super-fast. Honestly some of the best customer services I’ve received so far in my new adventure into the cloth and pamper world. Please check them out!DSCF2419

There was a nice bar of Banana chocolate which I was pretty excited about because I love banana flavoured things and had never tried banana chocolate before. It’s made by a UK company called Kingdom, they’re a ‘Modern British Chocolate’ company. It was really nice chocolate, smooth and milky. I would have loved to have had a stronger banana flavour as it only faintly came through. In fact if I had just been given a piece I probably wouldn’t have noticed it was banana flavoured. Still gorgeous but needs more nana!  They have quite a few different flavours and the website is: http://www.kingdomchocolate.co.uk/ DSCF2420

The Sea Salt crisps were a lot nicer than some of the other Gluten Free products I’ve had in the past, my mum had to cut gluten out of her diet so I’ve tried a lot of these products over the years. The company is called Eat Real and the crisps (chips for you Americans) are Vegan and Vegetarian, as well as gluten free. I admit that for me I would probably want to eat them with a dip of some sort as I find them a little bland just eating them on their own. Not bad in small doses but with a nice salsa dip I could probably eat them all and more. My mum and dad ended up splitting most of the pack between them as they enjoyed them more than I did. I would like to try some of their other flavours though as I’m not usually a sea slat fan. I would probably prefer the chilli and lemon flavour over sea salt. They have a great range available on their website though, really want to try a few of their snack bars, or maybe even the hummus crisps! Take a look: http://www.eatreal.co.uk/ DSCF2412

Next up with have the fruit bar. I have been trying to find health bars that I enjoy recently because I want snacks for my bag that I don’t feel guilty about eating. I’m not in any way weight conscious but as I get a bit older I’m becoming a little health conscious so trying to swap my Snickers bars and Crunchies for something a bit healthier. This bar is lovely! It’s apple and Sultana flapjack which is organic and gluten, milk, peanut, egg, and soya free. The only complaint I have is that they don’t seem to do a banana flavour! What a let-down, I’ll just have to stick to my second favourite of apple. Honestly really nice. The company is called Doves Farm and they were apparently established in 1978, so they know what they’re doing. They’re pretty filling so not a bad idea to have one on a coffee break at work of to keep in your handbag for when you’re out and about, might have to get another box of these. If you have any dietary requirements or just want to order some healthier snacks then take a look at the website: https://www.dovesfarm.co.uk/ DSCF2415

I used the little ball of deodorant after my shower and I like it a lot more than a Lush deodorant bar I bought last year. The Lush one irritated my skin and felt really dry where as this one feels smooth but not oily. I like it so far but haven’t tested out how well it works yet. Feels great, smells great and is the perfect size to put in the suitcase when I travel so I might have to use it as a travel bar to save on spays. Plus I could put it in my handbag to use at work. Yeah I’m a fan so far.

I one again received samples of tea, which I have yet to find a fruit tea I am willing to give up my PG Tips of Yorkshire Tea for. Out of all the teas so far though the wild apple and cinnamon Pukka tea is my favourite, I love the cinnamon tang to it and would probably buy a box of this around Christmas time as it’s pretty festive. Still not a drink I would have often but my mum would probably like them a lot more than I did. As for the second tea which was organic redbush from Clipper, not a fan. A bit too earthy for me I think, but again, my mum loves her fruit teas so it won’t go to waste. Sharing tea bags is great, two for the price of one! Again both of these teas are organic and caffeine free. You can get Pukka teas from their website: http://www.pukkaherbs.com/pukka-products/pukka-teas/    and Clipper teas from theirs: https://www.clipper-teas.com/ DSCF2414

You can also never have too many lip balms. I received an Optima Australian organic tea tree lip balm. It apparently, soothes, protects, and moisturisers your lips. Which is kind of what you’d expect from a lip balm. Really handy for the summer months as it has an SPF 18, so it’ll be going in my holiday bag and my purse for this summer. Not that there’s much point, we’ve probably had our share of sun already and summers just started. Flooding, in June! That’s good old UK for you. This balm does smell quite tea tree like, as you’d expect, but I’m not a fan of the scent. It goes on really easily and feels nice once it’s on, but the smell is a bit off putting for me. I’ll use it for the SPF factor, but it won’t be a balm that I reach for in the shops I don’t think. In case you’re looking for an SPF lip balm, or even a tea tree product balm, cause it’ll be really good for your skin, then the website is: http://www.optimah.com/brands-range.asp?Auto_ID=13 apparently it’s also available in Hollands and Barretts.DSCF2411

My little cloth that came in the box is apparently something to be used instead of things like cotton balls! It’s a little facecloth, cotton ball, thing. Its super soft and I love it! I never even thought about chucking out the cotton balls as well! My new cloth product stash in the making! The supplier is called Claire who runs her own store on Facebook, she hand makes her items which is amazin! Honestly, super soft! Really want to get a few more of these. Her Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/washablewipeshandmadebytuppennytots/?pnref=lhc DSCF2421

My little sachet of hot chocolate unfortunately managed to tear on the way to me, but I managed to scrounge a cup from the half of the powder left in the pack and really enjoyed it. It’s a Lichfields instant hot chocolate and is a Fairtrade product. You do use hot water instead of hot milk so if you’re not a fan of water chocolates then it’s probably not for you. I love them either way and to be honest this is a creamy chocolate, so even though it’s a little watery, you can’t tell as much as with the Cadbury chocolate. A nice little treat for the evening, I’ll stock up for the colder months I think, definitely better than the Cadbury’s one I usually get. I don’t know the website but they are available on amazon. I’m savouring this cup until payday, sweet chocolatey goodness!

Finally, my last little gifts were a set of bath salt crystals, which I won’t be able to use in the bath because I only have a shower unfortunately. I will use them as a foot soak though to try them out, but I can’t really tell you how they are for you leisurely bath takers. They are pretty cute though. There was also a little tea light candle, which I think is a lime scent, it’s fairly strong but will work great to air the house out when the dogs come back wet after their walks!

The box was definitely worth the cost, and it was fun to receive it. I will be buying one in the future, maybe the next one I’ll add some cloth pads to it?! It’s easy to order and as you can all see, you get a lot of stuff! Loved trying new things, even if I didn’t enjoy some of them, I loved trying them out!

Charlotte x

The Treat Trove May 2016 box

I received my second treat box! I love these boxes and can’t wait for them to arrive at the end of the month, already put in an order for my next one, so exciting. So this is a review of my May Period box by The Treat Trove whose website is: http://thetreattrove.co.uk/ they have a variety of different boxes and don’t have to contain reusable menstrual products! They now stock individual items so you don’t have to purchase a box you can try different brands through their site. All of these products vary in price but the box I get is £24.95 which is really good for the amount of things you get. They change the products and suppliers every month and keep everything completely hush hush so it’s a surprise when you open your box. For this box I’d requested not to receive and bath products or candles as I can’t use them so they get wasted. They were happy to adjust things as needed and I received a fantastic range of products.

This box included three different cloth pads, two of them are from the same supplier and are part of a set. They unfortunately didn’t have a label to identify which supplier it was but I asked on the Treat Trove chat Facebook group and found out they were Tender Loving Cloth with I’m ecstatic about because I really wanted to try cloths from this maker! I’m not a fan of them having spots but I love the bright colours that they came in and they feel very soft and thin. I will review them properly in a separate blog once I’ve had the chance to try them out. https://www.facebook.com/Tender-Loving-Cloth-Creations-460899627345718/?fref=ts

The third cloth is gorgeous! The print is so colourful and I fell in love with it as soon as it arrived. I’d never heard of Red Queen Cloth pads and now I’m going to have to try more from them. This is a 10” heavy pad and it says so on it tag, it came with a very well designed label so I knew exactly what I was getting. Very impressed and the link for their Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/RedQueenCloth/?fref=ts so check them out if you also love the design! Again I’ll post a review of it once I’ve tried it out to let you know how it is.

On to the other items I received. The first thing is a small photo booklet. At first I wasn’t too sure what it was, just thought it was a strange notebook, but then I was told it’s to put photos in. It’s a lovely pattern and adorable but I have to be honest and say I probably won’t use it, in fact I’ll be giving it to my friend who’ll probably use it for cat photos so at least it’s being used. I can’t tell you anything about the makers or where to find it as there is no label! If you’re interested then it’s probably best to contact the people over at Treat Trove to find out more. Again it’s a nice idea but not for me.

The next little gift is a fantastic lip balm. It’s Berry Sorbet and smells delicious. I’ve used it a few times now and it’s great for when your lips are getting dry and it goes on really easily. They use all natural ingredients and are against animal testing, they just use organic ingredients. Really recommend this and when I’ve finished it I will definitely be looking at buying some more and will be trying some of their other products as they have a huge range of things. Can’t wait to do an order once I get paid next month! Their website is: http://www.handmadesoap.co.uk/ourshop/ so check them out and stock up on chemical free products. Really great little handmade goodies.

While on the topic of things that smell great the foot soak that came in this box is brilliant! Wish I could let you all smell how amazing it is, it’s lemon and lime and smells really fresh and is perfect for the summer. It’s made by Yorkshire Bath Boutique and is completely handmade which is something I now look for when I buy pamper products. I like to know what I’m using on my skin and this lists them on the package. My only real negative about this is that the label is very hard to read, it’s quite fuzzy and makes you go a bit cross eyed, the bag also doesn’t have a proper seal so it did leak into the box and coated everything else. At least everything smelt great. I haven’t used it yet as I’m waiting on having a really girly pamper evening before I do but I recommend checking out their website: http://www.yorkshirebathboutique.co.uk/store/ they have a lot of different products that would be great for a girly night in or just for you to treat yourself like I have over the last month. Bye-bye money!

There was a sample of tea which is called Cupcake Tea, I’m not really a flavoured tea drinker, I tend to stick to good ol’ PG Tips, but this is a Sweet Honey flavour which wasn’t awful. I know that sounds like it’s bad but for someone who doesn’t like herbal teas it’s a massive compliment! It’s a mixture of Banana and Honey and I didn’t hate drinking it, in fact I finished the entire cup. So if you like these teas you’ll probably love this one. Admittedly I wouldn’t buy a box for myself but I am would love to order some for my friend who loves this kind of thing. Unfortunately there is no website on the package so I have no idea where I can get some, I’ll just keep my eyes peeled when I do my next food shop.

We have now reached the final product, Eton Mess Chocolate! Absolutely delicious! It’s handmade by Sweet Love Chocolate whose Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/alrewassweetlove/ and it was perfect. The size of the bar was just the right size for me as I can’t eat a lot of chocolate in one go without feeling sick. It had what I think was meringue and freeze dried strawberries on top which literally melted in your mouth. The balance of the topping and the chocolate was perfect and they’re perfect if you have an event coming up and need small gift bags making up. They do a range of different products so please go and have a look at the link, I wish I had the money to order a batch of their fudge because my mouth waters just looking at the pictures.

There we have it folks, my review of the Treat Trove Period box. I really hope you enjoyed reading and please subscribe for more or leave me some feedback! I’m so new to blogging that I appreciate any help or recommendations that you guys might have for me! Thanks for reading!

Charlotte x

 

The Treat Trove April 2016 Box

I’ve never ordered a subscription box before so this was a completely new experience. I ordered the wonderful Period Box from The Treat Trove website which is: http://thetreattrove.co.uk/

At first I was a little dubious as they cost £24.95 each and I thought that was a bit steep as I was treating myself. You do receive a lot in these boxes! If you think that each pad that you would purchase is around £7-9 on average and you tend to receive 3 different pads in this box. It’s great for people that are just starting out on cloth pads because it takes the choosing a supplier problem off your hands. The pads that you get are different every month so you get to try out suppliers that you haven’t been able to. Along with the pads you receive little treats which again differ every month. These treats are hand crafted and locally sourced, so with every box you’re helping out small businesses. Doesn’t that make you feel pretty good about yourself?

If you’re not interested in receiving yet more pads to an already excessive collection (although is there such a thing as too many?) then you can just order a treat box. These boxes have similar items just without the pads and cost £14.95 it’s called the Sweet box. There are so many to choose from that I recommend checking out the site! They even have specific boxes for teenagers or new mothers (post-partum) which have items suited to these groups. Or an amazing relaxation box that sounds incredible, I image it smells just as amazing as well. I will be trying other boxes in future.

My first box arrived at the end of April 2016 and you can open it straight away or save it for when your cycle starts. I’m far too impatient to wait so I opened it immediately.  It contained three different pads, one Kittens & Mittens pad which is the one with the little hearts the etsy store for these is kittensandmittensuk if you want to try her pads. It feels amazingly soft on the back and is the perfect size, I can’t wait to try it out.

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The second one is a Dimplemuff pad which feels a little thicker then I would like put it’s a gorgeous print and a nice fabric although it didn’t come with any length or thickness guide so I’ll have to look them up.

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The final pad is a Jolly Penguin (Joli Pingouin) pad which again is gorgeous! It’s my first bamboo valour pad that feels a little rough so I’m hoping it softens after I prewash it (Which it did but is still a little big for me).

I will review each of these pads individually in a separate entry. I don’t want to mix and match pads but I will likely compare them to other brands so that if people like certain types they’ll know where to find similar styles.

On to my other items in this box. I received some chocolate orange razzle type circles which were eaten straight away that’s why they’re not in the picture. I’m not a fan of orange flavoured chocolate so they weren’t something I’d want again but I loved the fact that they were coloured pink, orange and brown. A very cute touch and they were very well presented. A downside to this first box was that I received two separate candles. The small love heart stand with the orange candle smells great! I love it! Smells kind of fruity, and I wish there was a little label with it that told me what the scent was.DSCF2218

The second candle is in a very nice little jar with a screw on lid that’s wrapped with a ribbon. It’s called Dreamy #5 and is made of Eco Soy Wax, its clay sage and papaya scented and while it does have a stamp that says who makes them it’s so small that I can’t read it. It smells really fresh and I did light it when I had family round and it wasn’t too strong.DSCF2227

I don’t really use candles because they give me headaches, that and when I get back to university I can’t have them in my room. I couldn’t have lit either of them in my bedroom or a smaller space as it would have been too much for me. I do love the packaging though and for people that like candles these would have been great! I also had a small wax melt which, again, I don’t use. It’s in a nice little pouch which is adorable and it’s called Blue Hawaiian, made by soap candy whose website is: www.soapcandy.co.uk I may not use it for its intended purpose but it’s going in my sock draw as it’ll make my clothes smell great!

The final item in this first box is a bag of bath salts. I love to have a good pamper and can’t wait to use them! I unfortunately don’t have a bath, only a shower so I’m going to have to wait until I’m traveling back to university before I can use it as I stay in a hotel and that’s the only time I can have a bath. It’s a treat to look forward to and I will definitely use it, if it’s not stolen by a friend first that is. It’s by Dreamy HB&S and is a Vanilla & Sandalwood organic bath salt which sounds brilliant, the writing on the packet is again very small and hard to read so the only critique I have for them is to maybe revamp their labels.

Some people would probably say this box was a disappointment as I couldn’t use half the things that were in it but it really wasn’t! It was super exciting to receive and gave me something to look forward to at a really crappy time of the month. For my future boxes I know to request no candles or bath products and they really listen to these requests! You can tell them if you have certain dietary requirements or if there are certain products you can’t use and your box will be personalized for you! So don’t worry about any special requests you might have! The only thing I would really change about these boxes is to maybe have a leaflet inside that gives you information on exactly what it is your receiving and where to buy more. It can be a little difficult to identify where the products have come from. Maybe eventually there’ll even be the ability to request whether you want liners or moderates/heavy’s, etc. in the box to personalize it even further. I will definitely be ordering more boxes in future though and can’t wait to see what else is in store!

Sorry for some of the photos in this!