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You may have noticed that I have barely blogged at all during the month of December. No I’m not quitting blogging, I just needed to take a break as my day job was SO BUSY during November and December, and I’d rather blog less and give you quality reviews than just crank out content.
Next week I have some skincare to review – that I purchased for myself!
I’ve been doing the annual Yoga With Adrienne 30 Day Yoga Journey this month, we are five days in, and I’m loving it.
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Today I’m sharing my unboxing and first impressions of my Spring 2021 CAUSEBOX. If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen my unboxing, but here I share my first impressions, and total value of the subscription box. [info in italics taken from CAUSEBOX]
FIVE CORNERSTONES DEFINE EVERYTHING THAT WE DO AT CAUSEBOX. WE ARE: COMMUNITY FOCUSED, ETHICALLY MADE, ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS, FOR WOMEN, AND IMPACT DRIVEN.
This quarter’s artwork was done by Charlotte Molas.
I have a basic subscription, so I don’t get to choose the items that I receive. But I like the element of surprise.
All subscribers received the tote, in one of three colours – glacial grey, coastal stripe or sea blue. I received glacial grey. I was excited about this reusable shopping bag, it is a great size, has loads of pockets, and is sturdy and well made. I will be using this for groceries / errands.
Product 2 – Palm + Perkins Set of 4 Upcycled Napkins $38 USD
For the second product, there were three possibilities: the Upcycled Napkins, a Nimble CHAMP Lite Portable Charger, or the DIFF Charitable Eyewear Finn Sea Tortoise Blue Light Glasses. I received the napkins – they’re made from upcycled cotton and plastic water bottles – they feel almost like a linen blend fabric, they’ll be well used in our house as I needed to replace a few of the cloth napkins that we’ve had in rotation.
I would have liked to receive the portable charger as well, this is something that I would definitely use. The blue light glasses, not so much, as I wear prescription glasses (with the blue light filter).
Product 3 – This Works Stress Check Sleep Spray $25 USD
For the third product, all subscribers received this aromatherapy bed spray. It smells really nice, and I will definitely put it to use.
Product 4 – Glass Ladder & Co Katherine Tech Organizer Roll $35
For the fourth product there were three possibilities: the Tech Organizer Roll, the Stojo Collapsible 16 oz cup, or Maji Sports Stretch & Exercise Bands. I received the Tech Organizer which I will definitely use, because I hate having all my chargers get tangled up, or misplaced.
I also would have liked to get either the travel cup or exercise bands, and would have used both.
Product 5 – Three Ships Lip Treatment Kit $30 USD
For the fifth product there there three possibilities: the Lip Kit, a PUR Lit Mist Illuminating Setting Spray, or a Province Apothecary Regenerating Exfoliator + Resurfacing Mask. I received the Lip Kit and as a lip balm addict, I couldn’t be more thrilled. It contains a lip scrub and a lip mask.
I also would not have minded getting either of the two alternates, but the Lip Kit was made for me!
Product 6 – Adesse New York Power Couple Nail Care Duo $36 USD
All subscribers received the nail care duo. It contains a Nail Growth Optimizer and a Cuticle Oil. Because of the past year of constant hand washing and hand sanitizer use, my nails need strengthening and hydration, so this is perfect for me.
The Spring 2021 box cost me $62.90 USD ($54.95 + shipping to Canada) which works out to $81.89 CAD based on the exchange rate that I paid ($1.3019), so the value of this box is $272 USD which works out to $354.12 CAD! The yearly subscription which you pay in full works out to be cheaper per box and you get customization choices, but I’m liking the element of surprise so far!
I’m super happy with everything that I received! All are things that I will use. My only complaint is that it takes forever for the boxes to ship out!
Reviews to follow for the Sleep Spray, Lip Kit and Nail Care Duo once I’ve had a chance to try them out!
I love to cook, and was *just* talking about wanting to get these. They make post cooking cleanup so much easier – I’ve already used them twice! I love that it is a pack of two.
Three: SKIN&CO Roma Truffle Therapy Face Toner ($30 USD)
I love skincare, so I’ll happily test this out and post a full review in a few weeks.
Four: Zeal Living Marble Geo Coasters ($42 USD)
These coasters are so beautiful! And we will actually use them.
Five: ettitude Travel Beauty Pillowcase ($25 USD)
This is a bamboo “silk” type pillow case and travel pouch. I had mentioned recently that I wanted to get a silk pillowcase, so this is perfect timing! It is a little wrinkled after being taken out of the pouch, but I did not feel like digging out my iron this morning.
Six: Idlewild Co. Yearly Planner ($32 USD)
I still use a paper planner in conjunction with my iPhone calendar. I will use this one for blog planning and for keeping track of my yoga practices.
The Winter 2021 box cost me $62.90 USD ($54.95 + shipping to Canada) which works out to $83.56 CAD based on the exchange rate that I paid ($1.3284), so the value of this box is $262 USD which works out to $348.04 CAD! The yearly subscription is cheaper and you get customization choices, but I’m liking the element of surprise so far!
I’m super happy with everything that I received! All are things that I will use.
Thanks for reading
Disclosure: I paid for this subscription box. My opinion is my own.
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Today I’m reviewing the Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Gel that came in my Fall CAUSEBOX. [info in italics taken from the Aromatherapy Associates website]
Our best selling De-Stress Muscle Gel first cools inflamed muscles before imparting a deep, comforting warmth. Invigorating Black Pepper and warming Ginger are the perfect antidote to an intense workout, a demanding day, or in-flight heavy legs, leaving muscles soothed and relaxed.
Not only is this muscle gel great for sore muscles, it smells amazing with the black pepper, ginger, rosemary and lavender – much like the De-Stress Muscle Bath & Shower Oil which I have previously tried and absolutely loved!
You can also use it on the back of your neck or temples when you have a headache!
Today I’m sharing my unboxing and first impressions of my first ever CAUSEBOX – the Summer Intro Box 3. It is a quarterly seasonal subscription. [info in italics taken from the CAUSEBOX website]
Five cornerstones define everything that we do at CAUSEBOX. We are: community focused, ethically made, environmentally conscious, for women, and impact driven.
Let’s take a look at what is inside:
I ordered the Summer Intro Box because I really wanted the Zoe Crossbody Bag from Pixie Mood – I received it in Sage. It is a gorgeous bag, and photos just don’t do the colour justice! It is a beautifully constructed vegan leather handbag, and the interior lining is made from recycled plastic bottles.
The next item is the 10-Piece Makeup Brush Collection from La Beauté Soi. These brushes are cruelty free. And I love the brush roll – great for travel! (Review to follow once I’ve tried them out)
The next item is a set of 6 silicone stretch lids from Altcooking Hub. I’m actually really happy about getting them, as we were talking about buying a set.
The next item is skincare – yay! The Grace & Stella Hyaluronic Acid Serum. Super happy to get a facial serum, especially from a brand that I’ve never tried before! (review to follow once I’ve tested it out)
The final item is another skincare product – yay! Wyld French Pink Clay Konjac Sponge. I’m always happy to get skincare. (review to follow, once I’ve tried it out)
It cost me $32.90 USD for the Summer Intro Box which with the exchange rate of 1.3784 worked out to be $45.35 CAD so the value of this box is $148 USD which works out to $204 CAD!
The regular quarterly subscription is $54.95 USD plus $7.95 for shipping to Canada. The yearly subscription is cheaper, but I didn’t want to commit to a year just yet.
I haven’t meant to still be on hiatus – I have a fair bit on content that I’ve been working on for my sweet readers! I am trying to get back into my normal blogging schedule – hopefully I will have some blog posts ready for you next week!
If you follow me on InstaGram you will know that we recently adopted two beautiful little kittens from a rescue. As of today we’ve had them for 3 weeks, and they are 16 weeks old tomorrow! Let me introduce you to the little bits:
On the left is Luna, and on the right is Nyx.
Luna is obsessed with sandals and shoes:
Luna and Nyx are often found snuggling and napping, or playing and wrestling together.
Today I have something a little different to share with you – a selection of photos from my visit to the Thierry Mugler Coutuissme exhibition at the Musèe des Beaux-Arts Montrèal (Montreal Museum of Fine Arts). If you follow me on Instagram, you might recognize these photos from my Stories. [info in italics taken from the MBAM website]
Premiering in Montreal, Thierry Mugler: Couturissime brings together more than 150 garments made between 1977 and 2014, most of which are being shown for the first time, as well as a wealth of unpublished archival documents and sketches. One hundred or so photographs by such world-renowned fashion photographers as Helmut Newton, Sarah Moon, Pierre et Gilles, David LaChapelle, Paolo Roversi, Herb Ritts, Dominique Issermann, Guy Bourdin and Richard Avedon, to name a few, round out the show. Each of the immersive galleries has been designed in collaboration with talented artist-designers and set designers, including Michel Lemieux, Philipp Fürhofer and Rodeo FX.
If you get a chance to go see this exhibition in person, you should! I’m probably going to go back for a second visit – so many beautiful details to look at!
Thanks for reading,
Disclosure: All photos taken by me, and I paid for my ticket.
I’m back from my mini vacation, and the blog will return to its regular content on Friday. I was in Nova Scotia with the Mister to visit my parents, and attend my cousin’s wedding.
Where my parents live, there are beautiful trails and lots of deer – we came upon two in someone’s yard snacking on the trees and shrubs. These were taken from across the road so not as to scare them away:
Here’s a panoramic shot from the top of the lighthouse at Masstown Market:
I had planned on keeping up with all of your blogs – reading and commenting, but failed at this, so I’ve loads to catch up on.