Love Aiki Quarantine Box May 2020

I received Love Aiki’s May box in exchange for an honest review.

Okay we are flying through the summer and I have a few things I need to catch you up on, STAT. Love Aiki is one of them. The subscription box delivers four to five full-size organic and natural skincare products customized to your skin type every other month. May’s Quarantine Box offered subscribers an element of surprise with three new products and a choice of three products from previous boxes. (You might remember seeing Love Aiki’s November and July 2019 offerings here.) Continue reading Love Aiki Quarantine Box May 2020

Sweet Reads Box Limited Edition Beach Read Box 2020

I received the Beach Read Box in exchange for an honest review. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes.

“With the right book, the beach is just a few pages away.”

My idea of a great beach day involves stretching out on a comfy lounger in the shade of a palapa with a book in one hand and a cold drink in the other. I’ve had some of those days, right? It’s been so many years that I feel like I might have imagined them. Needless to say (which always feels weird to say because if it’s needless, why say it?) this was not one of them. It was about a zillion degrees on a weekday and my hubby had to do an errand near the beach so he dropped me off with a mask and hand sanitizer and picked me up an hour later after I’d snapped a million pictures on my socially distant patch of sand. There were no loungers, no palapas and no cold drinks, but there was a great book (or a great-sounding book anyway) and a carefully curated box of treats perfect for the beach or playing beach at home. I’m talking about the Limited Edition Beach Read Box from Sweet Reads Box, and I’ve got all of the details for you here. Continue reading Sweet Reads Box Limited Edition Beach Read Box 2020

Sweet Reads Box June 2020

I received June’s Sweet Reads Box in exchange for an honest review. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book!” — Jane Austen

Hello hello! How’s your summer reading going? I’ve been up late the past few nights with this book and ah, so fun! It’s been a while since I got lost in a novel (too tired/distracted/restless, all the things) and I’ve really missed it. Jane Austen was right — reading is the shiz! One of my favourite ways to enjoy some “me time”. Which brings us to June’s Sweet Reads Box aka “me time” delivered. The monthly subscription service includes a new novel + something to eat and drink + some bookish goodies tied to the story and June’s is perfect for Jane Austen fans and the Jane-curious. Are we excited to see inside? Continue reading Sweet Reads Box June 2020