It feels as though, some months, there’s barely a fortnight between boxes – I’m not sure if that speaks of the erratic schedule that the box companies have or if it’s just my inability to keep track of time, but either way it feels like barely any time since the January box arrived and here I am writing about February’s offering.

As always, if you like the look of the box, and you decide to sign up, then you can use my code: https://www.birchbox.co.uk/invite/m6bv3 – I have really enjoyed this month’s box and, based on a sneak peak, am already looking forward to March. Birchbox is the only box I’ve kept up, whilst all of the others (and there’s been a few) have fallen by the way side. That’s not to say that I think the boxes are perfect, some months are less inspiring than others, but I have consistently enjoyed them and there’s always the odd month that blows me away.

If you feel the same way, and you sign up with my link (above) then we’ll both get points to spend in the Birchbox shop which are a great way to make additional purchases (see a shop haul coming up in the next couple of weeks).
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It’s the start of a New Year and the lovely people at Treat Box UK have made a box worthy of starting the year with new beginnings and resolution, with changes and plans for the future. As always it’s clear that the box was beautifully curated and I am loving quite how much of the box contains the stunning print that has been made for this month.

I think this is my last box from my latest subscription so I may take a break, as I have a lot of lifestyle bits building up… or you may see me post again in February if I just can’t make myself miss a box.

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It’s Treatbox time again! Honestly my favourite subscription box around, the Treatbox is a lifestyle/home/accessories sort of box that costs £12.95. I’ve been subscribing for most of this year using Christmas and birthday money and I won’t be surprised if I find myself doing the same thing again once this current subscription runs out. Each month I feel like the boxes become even more well thought out, more refined and that little bit more special.

You can find them here: https://treatboxuk.com/ They don’t do a referral code or anything, yet, but I think they should as I’m sure I’ve been able to persuade some of you to sign up haha.
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I’ve had my September Treatbox UK for a good few weeks, now, and I was so excited by the contents that I wanted to write about it instantly but, you know, life. I look back at the pictures, though, and am still impressed at how good this month’s box is, it’s definitely the best one yet. 

From the outset I was happy with this box as I loved the quote on the monthly poster and even the colour of the tissue paper was right up my street. I know it might seem silly, but little things like that are a nice way to see that a box is taking care and thinking about the best way to present the box. 
The September theme is relaxation, hence the poster quote. As such I think the really sweet bookmark is a great addition, books are the ultimate relaxation for me. Also, in the box, was a really nice calendar page; we’ve never had these before but I’m wondering if this will be a thing now. 
When you think relaxation a face mask is likely to be high on your list of products to help out, and 7th Heaven are the go to brand for so many people so it was great to see a sachet of their Charcoal face mask in my box. And no little details were forgotten, a tea bag and some candles were also included in the box – I really do love how everything for a quiet pamper session was included, every aspect has been thought of which really goes to show how well thought out the boxes are. 
If you’re having a pamper session with a face mask and some candles there’s another, quite obvious, beauty regime that you can include. I didn’t realise what this case contained, at first, but it was a lovely surprise. 

This mini manicure set is lovely. It has all the things you’d need to get your nails looking lovely whilst your face mask dries. I absolutely love the design on the case, too. 
If you don’t know about the current colouring in craze then I don’t know where you’ve been. Adult colouring books are everywhere and they’re fantastic and some of them have the most beautiful designs. The ‘Secret Garden’ colouring book has become quite iconic but, amazingly, I don’t have it. This little sample sized version has some gorgeous designs in it and it’s definitely tempted me to get the full book. 
I love that there are crayons included in the box, too, again it’s all in the details! 
And can you imagine my surprise when I found this nestled in to my box. I had no idea this was coming and I couldn’t even begin to imagine what was inside. 
And I have to say, I am in love with this. I am allergic to bees so I don’t get to look at them often to see their  beauty but they are such gorgeous creatures. I love this necklace so so much and am incredibly grateful to have been sent it. Isn’t it beautiful?
So, yes. Even without my added necklace, isn’t the box wonderful? I love how well it kept to the theme, I love that all the little details were catered to and that there was something for everyone inside. Definitely my best month, so far, I honestly don’t mean to say it every month but they outdo them selves each and every time! 

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It’s September and I’m posting the August box, naughty naughty, I am sorry! In my defence, though, when you see what was in the August box I think you’ll be very tempted to try out the September box because you’ll be amazed at how much you get. 

I have tried out a Pink Parcel box before, but when they asked if I wanted to trial one, to possibly review, I thought it’d be a very good time for it. Post baby the last thing you want to have to stress about is sanitary products, so having a box that sends you your products, as well as some pretty awesome extras, is a really good idea. 

When I tried Pink Parcel previously (ooh the alliteration), you could only get tampons which, for me, wasn’t ideal but now you can get pads which makes it much more appealing and widens the audience somewhat. And more than just deciding between tampons and towels, you can decide which brands and which absorbancy you want which is a really helpful feature, as one size definitely doesn’t fit all when it comes to periods! 

When the box arrives, and you open it up, this is what you’re greeted with. It’s really well organised which is a nice added touch.

The pads are in a variety of boxes, which help you to organise when you’ll need different absorbency, as well as some coming in a little drawstring bag. I think the bag is a really nice touch as it’d be really handy to pop in to a handbag to keep things from getting lost and squished up in your bag. 
In the last box you will find all the added extras and, my goodness, there’s lots of them (hint, this is just half). In the August box you will have found a box of Jealous Sweets and, if you’ve read my blog before, you might remember that I am a massive fan of these (See my post here), honestly they’re the best jelly/gummy sweets ever. The other foodie item is another that I’ve posted about before and another that I really enjoy Emily Fruit Crisps (post here) are seriously good and you can even feel healthy when eating them, a big win in my eyes. 
It’s always nice to get some tea in a box, especially when it’s meant to be a self care type box and you can’t get healthier than Tea Pigs Matcha tea. I’ve tried this before and it’s really good and there’s so many suggested health benefits to Matcha tea too, 
Lastly, for this part, is a really pretty Estella Bartlett bracelet which is really nice and is, alone, worth more than the box!
And, as if the food, drink and lifestyle bits weren’t enough, the other half of the box was filled with cosmetics! I’ve had the So Susan ‘Haute Light’ pencil in other boxes but it’s a nice product and something worth having in your collection – It’s a matte, nude toned pencil which is great for highlighting and covering up less happy areas of the skin. 
The Sass product is an interesting one, it’s meant for the more intimate areas of the body and it’s to help keep things healthier in terms of hair control. It’s supposed to stop ingrown hairs, soothe the area post shave and stop hair regrowth. If this works I’m sure it could be a bit of a miracle product for many. 
Last but not least is the Sunkissed ‘Shimmer Dust Brush’ – As you may see from the photo mine leaked, but the lovely people at Pink Parcel were more than happy to replace it for me. I declined because, in all honesty, I’m not a shimmery bronzer sort of person but I do think this is a great product for many other people. As summer is beginning to wane, why not keep yourself looking healthy and glowing with an easy to apply product like this? 
And, lastly, we come to my favourite of the products. I love liquid lipsticks but have never heard of Cougar before so I’m more than happy to be able to try a new brand. Most importantly, though, I love the shade. It’s a perfect, slightly mauvey rose pink, I love it. 
When you consider that Pink Parcel is £10.50 (or £6.99 for your first box), it’s quite amazing how much you get! I mean you get the obvious sanitary products but the additional things are easily comparable as to what you’d get in any other beauty box (if not more) and the overall cost is less. You can colour me impressed. 

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