It's that time of year, again, when people all over the country are wondering what to do with that day that we, customarily, fill with hearts and flowers. Of course not everyone celebrates Valentines day in the same way, but for those who like to buy gifts I can imagine it gets a little overwhelming when there's so much choice, so many options and so much space to get things wrong!
I am a very strong believer that, in so many cases, chocolate is the answer to many ills. And when I think of luxury brands. of brands that you turn to when you Really want to make that extra effort, it's always Hotel Chocolat that comes to the forefront as the brand to check out when you want to spoil someone.
If you're a regular reader, here, you'll know I used to post multiple posts, a month, for beauty box subscription unboxes but, more recently, the posts just haven't been forthcoming. I've, vastly, reduced the amount of boxes I get and even the ones I do get haven't been making me want to grab my camera and get snapping. But this month has been quite the exception - This month I opened my Birchbox and instantly tweeted them, the box really is the best one I've had in a long time.
Obviously not everyone will get the exact same box but the two items which are my favourites are the two that everyone will get so I am quite confident a lot of people will be happy with this one. If you aren't a member but decide to sign up after reading this I'd really appreciate if you used my referral link as that'll get both you, and I, points to spend in the Birchbox shop (and those points do add up quite quickly so I'm sure it wouldn't be long before you were making a sneaky purchase). My link is - https://www.birchbox.co.uk/invite/m6bv3
I think I'm reaching a point where I've tried well over 50% of the range from Bee Good, now, and I can, with all honesty, say that I've not yet tried a product of theirs that hasn't been really rather fantastic. When I was asked to trial the 'Honey and Crambe Daily Hand Cream' I was instantly looking forward to seeing how it stood up to other hand creams that I've loved over the past few years (I do enjoy a good hand cream!)
You may. or may not, have heard of Itty Bittys before, but if you follow me on Instagram (if not, maybe take a look?) you'll already have seen a sneak peak of the very new, painfully cute Star Wars Itty Bittys which Hallmark are bringing to the UK in February. If you haven't seen them? Well, you're missing out, even just photos of these little, collectables is amazingly cute and I defy anyone to disagree.
I've got some pics to share with you, and information on where you can get these once they're in the uk, and then the giveaway will be featured at the end of the post.
This post has taken longer than I'd planned, to go live, simply because it's been a tiring couple of weeks and resting has been a priority. But I still wanted to share this with you as the boxes are a really lovely thing, and well worth checking out.
I can't remember, exactly, how I first heard about 'Not Shabby Very Chic' but I think they may have come up as one of those sponsored ads on Facebook. I saw their December, Christmas, Treat Box and really wanted to order it but it was already out of stock. It didn't take me long to decide that the January box would be a good idea, instead.
The Treat box is £12.95 for a one off box, £12 for a monthly subscription or you can save a little more by taking out a 3 month or 6 month subscription. I went for the one off box, for mine, as I didn't know how I'd feel about it, but I'm tempted to use some Christmas money to get a few more boxes, I'm not sure; torn.