Embracing the season we’re in with the Hygge Holiday Box from Hygge in a Box

Hygge in a Box sent me their Holiday Box in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes

Taking comfort in simple pleasures is what comes to mind whenever I think of ‘hygge’ but it’s more than that. Hygge in a Box is a quarterly subscription box for those looking to find meaningful hygge moments with products that touch on some of the key elements of the concept: Warmth, Light, Nourishment, Comfort, Connection, Joy, Mindfulness and Nature, all made in small batches by Canadian artisans and businesses. I’ll have the Winter box for you later this month, but in the meantime let’s take a look at the Limited Edition Hygge Holiday Box. Continue reading Embracing the season we’re in with the Hygge Holiday Box from Hygge in a Box

Me time delivered for the holidays: Inside the Sweet Reads Box Christmas Box

I received the Sweet Reads Box Christmas Box in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. This post is also on A Year of Boxes.

Happy New Year, everybody! I’m still in holiday mode until the kids go back to school next week so I’m giving myself some grace and sharing the first of a couple more December boxes today. I would have loved to have them up for you before Christmas but we were so busy getting ready for company and the big man in red that there was just no way. But good things come to those that wait. And this limited edition Christmas Box from Sweet Reads Box is very, very good. Like their monthly subscription boxes it’s “me time delivered” with a novel and something to eat and drink and a few bookish goods tied to the story, only this one has a Christmas theme. Continue reading Me time delivered for the holidays: Inside the Sweet Reads Box Christmas Box

Is this my secret to good skin? What’s Love Aiki got to do, got to do with it

I received Love Aiki’s November box in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 

I hope I won’t jinx it by saying this out loud, but despite the stress of the season (compounded by little sleep and a lot of baked goods) my skin has been clear as day and not at all puffy or haggard. (Then again, it’s early days yet.) I’m thinking it must have something to do with the skincare products I’ve been trying the past couple of weeks. They’re from Love Aiki, a subscription box that delivers four to five full-size organic and natural skincare products customized to your skin type every other month. Continue reading Is this my secret to good skin? What’s Love Aiki got to do, got to do with it

Made to pamper: November’s Lookfantastic beauty box

I received November’s Lookfantastic box in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes.

Lookfantastic is a monthly subscription box from the UK that delivers six premium beauty and skin care products and a copy of ELLE UK for £15.00 or about $22 CAD/month and free international shipping. November’s is curated with products that pamper. Cue all the hygge feels!
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