Sunday, April 21, 2013

April 2013 Seasonsbox - Unboxing and Review

I was super excited for the April SeasonsBox because of a couple of items... let's jump right into it and see what was inside!

We are back to the regular square cardboard box... I use these boxes around my home to store all types of products! We got a very pretty light blue ribbon this month.

Here is what the box looks like with all the products contained inside:

1. Connected in Hope Shiromeda Scarf

1 scarf // $32

I was very excited when I saw the preview that we would be receiving this scarf in our April SeasonsBox. Not only is this scarf absolutely amazing, we are also supporting a good cause. Connected in Hope is an organization that helps empower women in Ethiopia through sustainable income development. The website shares information about the artisans who hand weave the scarves available for purchase and the tag on each scarf includes the name of the woman who made it. I feel incredibly inspired and moved by the story behind this organization and its artisans.

There were approximately 700 scarves made in preparation for the April SeasonsBox. I was fortunate enough to receive 2 of these as I received an April box to review and I also purchased a 12 month subscription. My scarf in Pink Blossom was made by Zeritu Zerga.

My scarf in Columbia Blue was made by Keriya Mustafa.

This scarf is a great size and can also be used as a wrap/shawl. The measurements are approximately 72 inches by 28 inches. If available, I'd highly recommend picking up the April box just for this scarf. In fact, I am thinking of buying a few more as gifts and I have a number of family members and friends who would love these.

2. Crawford Street Skin Care Lemon Deodorant Cream

60 mL // $12

I love this deodorant cream and I had a moment of anxiety when I realized I was going to run out of this product before I could restock at the Beauty Board. I found another natural deodorant in the meantime but I was still very happy to receive this product in the SeasonsBox and I can't wait to start using it again! I've talked about this product a few times in my videos and I'm happy it will now reach a larger audience so I can hear other people's thoughts on it. The texture of this product does take some getting used to... it is a little oily to the touch (due to a number of oils in this product) and a little gritty (due to the cornstarch). That being said, the longer I used this product, the more I liked it. It worked very well at keeping me smelling (and feeling) fresh all day. You apply this product with your hand so that may feel a little awkward at first but I found I got used to it quickly. If I recall correctly, the 60 mL container lasted me about 6 months with daily use.

3. Honibe Honey Drop Honey To Go

12 pack // $5.99

This was perfect timing for this type of product for me because I've been on a tea kick recently. I literally brew some sort of tea or tisane 2-3 times every single day. I love black tea with milk and honey. I've been brewing it at work too so I will be storing my honey drops in my desk for easy access! Each honey drop is equivalent to 1 teaspoon of honey and I find that one drop is enough to flavour between 8-12 ounces of tea for me. I use the ever popular Billy Bee honey at home and I find the flavour of the Honibe honey to be a little different - the Honibe honey is a little more intense and floral but I still really like it. This product is quite expensive when you consider the amount of honey you get for the price so I am glad I received this in my SeasonsBox so I could try it.

4. EcoTools Foam Applicator

1 foam applicator // $5.99

I love EcoTools brushes so I was excited to receive this foam applicator. This was a lot bigger in person than I thought it would be. The applicator is essentially a little sponge on a handle that can be used to apply your under eye concealer and your foundation in the hard to reach areas around the nose. My only concern with this product is I'm not sure how long the applicator will last before the sponge starts to break down and I'm assuming the entire applicator would need to be discarded or recycled at that time.

Overall, I'd have to say this is one of my favourite SeasonsBox so far because I love the scarves that much. The lemon deodorant cream is one of my favourite products so that definitely helped as well! The total value of the products included this month was $55.98. My other favourite SeasonsBox was the February box. :)

About SeasonsBox
SeasonsBox is a subscription service that promises 3-5 full-size luxury products for your home, body, and spirit. The box ships out of Ontario, Canada and is available to Canadian and U.S. residents. Besides curating boxes themed with a particular season (i.e., winter, spring, summer, fall), SeasonsBox also curates boxes themed with specific holidays (e.g., Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Halloween). The contents of every box are intended to stimulate your senses with the scents and flavours associated with a season or holiday. SeasonsBox provides high quality, luxury, and full-size products (versus samples) with a focus on natural and responsible products. The products are also sourced from various places around the world and most of them are not available in commercial stores. SeasonsBox provides a preview of the products at the beginning of the month. Please visit the SeasonsBox website for current pricing.

If you would like to subscribe to SeasonsBox, I would be grateful if you would use my referral link... of course, I will also send heaps of good karma your way!

FTC: The April box was sent to me for review purposes. I also purchased a one year subscription to SeasonsBox with my own money.

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