Friday, 17 October 2014

September Degustabox Review

September Degustabox * | £12.99 including delivery

If you regularly read my blog, you will know that I receive my monthly box of foody treats from Degustabox, the food subscription box company. It's a great value way of finding new products you wouldn't normally pick up at the supermarket. This month there was a whole host of products I'd never tried before, the most interesting being Lentil Waves - really tasty crisp-type snacks made from Lentils! The Elizabeth Shaw dark chocolate mint thins were delicious and the Crabbie's lemonade with a hint of ginger was a great change up from usual. Here's what was in my box:

BURTS Lentil Waves
JODANS Simply Granola
PICKUP Chocolate Bars
CRABBIE'S non-alcoholic drink
CRABBIE'S Alcoholic Fruits
CARNATION Cook with it (cooking creme)
ELIZABETH SHAW Dark Chocolate Mint Thins

Our cupboards are certainly fully stocked for interesting things for the next month!

If you want £3 off your first Degustabox, just use the code: AOVFV

Sunday, 12 October 2014

The Most Luxurious Body Butter | Organic Surge

Organic Surge Lavender Meadow Super Rich Body Butter * | £15.75

I've recently taken to having a bit of a pamper session on Sunday mornings. Since I've started working full time, soaking in a long bath and generally having a lovely lazy Sunday morning is more appreciated than ever. The latest addition to my pamper arsenal is this Organic Surge Lavender Meadow Super Rich Body Butter. Housed in a huge and satisfying tub, the butter has the most gorgeous delicate lavender and geranium scent which really lingers on the skin all day. Organic Surge are not joking when they says 'super rich' - I've never used a thicker body butter. It's incredibly luxurious and certainly not one to use when you are needing to dash off somewhere as you really need to spend the time massaging this into the skin, letting in sink in and do its good work. The ingredients include cocoa and shea butters, natural beeswax, lavender essential oil, aloe vera and coconut oil, which make the butter incredibly nourishing and hydrating. A day after I first used this I found myself wondering why my skin was feeling particularly smooth and subtle, and of course, the reason was this lovely tub of body butter! For a proper pamper session, this stuff is just perfect. You can pick up the Organic Surge Body Butters from Organic Surge online, and in leading retailers such as John Lewis, Peter Jones, Ocado, Waitrose & Co-op.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Love Me Beauty Box Review | September

Love Me Beauty Box * | £12.95 including P&P

Love Me Beauty is, from what I can tell, the best value subscription box out there, so when I heard that they were making some changes, I was pretty excited to see what they could do to make the boxes even better. Love Me Beauty has had a complete makeover - to order your box, you now go to the love me beauty website and choose exactly what you want to try from a range of products (using a credit system where each product is worth a certain number of points). Your profile is even updated with your preferences and you are recommended products to try. I always loved that Love Me Beauty allowed you to pick between three box menus, but now there is even more freedom to pick what you want. 

The box itself is now far more luxurious, no more cardboard and shredded paper - instead a gorgeous silver embossed box and a soft drawstring pouch contain your picks. I firstly choose the Percy and Reed dry conditioner, which when brushed through the hair adds moisture and a glossy finish. Second to go in my box was the Malin and Goetz Mojito lip balm, which is a great lip protectant that really does smell of mojitos! Lastly I choose The One mascara from Oriflame, which I've been using for the last week and am loving. Each of my items were worth two credits, but if I'd wanted to I could have picked more than three items that were worth less credits.

I'm loving the changes Love Me Beauty have made this month, and always find new and great brands through them. Love Me Beauty offers great value for money, a lovely experience and must be the most personalised subscription service out there.