My Treat 'August Body + Underwear' Box
This month's My Treat Box is undoubtedly elegant, with several, full-sized beauty products that are going to make you feel exquisite and pampered. The August Box is all about beautifully packaged products that nurture your skin. My Treat offer three different monthly subscription boxes, with this one being the 'Body & Underwear Box', which is $44.95 NZD per month along with $6.00 shipping. In the August Box, I received four full-sized products, one sweet treat and two pairs of underwear.
1. Salted Caramel Fudge by The Fudge Cottage
Who doesn't love fudge or salted caramel? This block of 12 sweet pieces made by The Fudge Cottage in Christchurch, is soft, creamy, and delicious and the packaging is cute too. This gluten-free fudge is superb, but I couldn't eat more than one piece in one sitting as it is super sweet! It's great to get a sweet treat in your box every so often to enjoy while you're having a pampering session.
Price: $5.50 Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤/5
2. Underwear by 7J1
This month's underwear inclusions are one of my faves as I do love as briefs and bikini styles, that support my bum and are comfortable to wear. This fire engine red pair also has some extra black trim around the edge for a bit of added flair.
Price: $29.95 Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤/5
3. Pre-Shave Intimate Oil by Deo Doc
I don't have any products for shaving in my bathroom so this luxurious looking bottle of pre-shave intimate oil is another welcome addition to my beauty routine. Some of the natural ingredients used in this oil are: sunflower oil, soybean oil and shea butter, to provide both a moisturising and protective layer on the skin. Deo Doc's products are also made in Sweden and are 100% vegan. I did shave yesterday so I haven't used this product yet but I did pump a bit of oil on my hand just to quickly try it out. Be careful with the pump, as the oil is quick to shoot out. This oil easily spread out evenly over my hand and has a beautiful coconut smell that will leave you feeling and smelling like a goddess.
Price: $37.40 for 50ml Rating: ❤❤❤❤/5
4. Collagen Induction Wand by Beauty Tofu
This collagen induction wand is a perfect addition to this month's sophisticated box and along with another Beauty Tofu product in this box, I'm now quite intrigued with Beauty Tofu. Now this induction wand has mini pin pricks on the roller, which stimulate the lower layers of your skin to promote new collagen production and Beauty Tofu states that it can correct uneven skin tone, bumps, wrinkles, enlarged pores, scars and stretchmarks. This is my most anticipated item in the August box as my skin can always benefit from some extra nurturing. Before using the wand, I cleansed and toned my face and then followed the instructions of gently rolling the wand vertically five times across each section of my face. I then repeated this but horizontally. This is to be done two to three times per week for one month and then once a week after that. The wand easily glided across my skin and it's a nice prickly sensation as you roll it along however my face did feel quite itchy afterwards It will be interesting to see if I notice some visible results over the next month.
Price: $69.00 Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤/5
5. Underwear by Just Intimates
Here we have another bright and fun pair of underwear with a cute bicycle print and black elastic trim. Both pairs fit perfectly, are supportive and comfy! For me, My Treat's boxes really stand out among the rest as their boxes have a signature touch of monthly underwear and not just beauty products, and thanks to My Teat, I'll never have to worry about underwear shopping again.
Price: $29.99 Rating: ❤❤❤❤/5
6. T3 Tip To Toe Organic Temple Detox by Beauty Tofu
The second Beauty Tofu product in the August Box is this organic detox potion with multiple uses and benefits. This product contains 100% Volcanic Sodium Montmorillonite Clay which can be taken internally or used externally. For internal use, you add a tablespoon of clay to a glass of water, juice or a smoothie, and take each day to help flush toxins from your body. I thought I'd try this out, however, I do already use a different clay detox in my water so will most likely use this bottle of Tip To Toe externally. My only problem with this product is the lid on the bottle, as it doesn't twist on or off and it made quite a powdery mess when I tried to open it. What does it taste like? Well, like nothing. I added it to glass of water and it went down a lot more smoothly than my usual clay powder and the powder itself is really fine and not gritty. For external use, you can add two teaspoons to your bath for a detox soak, or add a couple teaspoons to some water to create a spot treatment or purifying face mask. I chose to make a face mask for myself. It was easy enough to create a nice slimy paste, which i applied and left on my face to dry and work its magic for 20 minutes. The dry clay did make my face feel really tight and looking like I have greyscale, but upon rinsing it off, my face felt better than it has in weeks and it's amazing how just one ingredient can make for such a great face mask!
Price: $49.00 Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤/5
7. Probiotic Face Oil by Rata & Co.
The last product in this month's box is a probiotic face oil by NZ brand Rata & Co. This face oil contains a special milk peptide to help with skin renewal and contains several other oils such as almond, macadamia, argan, linseed, acai and raspberry to supercharge and nourish your face. This bottle has a dropper for easy use and instructions are to use a couple of droplets your hand and massage into your face, morning and night. This oil doesn't have a scent and it's a lovely oil but I would only use this at night as I found on application that it's a tad too greasy for my skin, to be using before putting on makeup.
Price: $19.50 Rating: ❤❤❤❤/5
Verdict: My Treat's August 'Body + Underwear Box' was pretty damn impressive with a mix of beautifully packaged and sophisticated products to nourish and protect your skin. I would rank this box as one of my faves, as every item is perfect and useful, and My Treat never cease to surprise me with the variety of new, natural and cruelty-free products that they send to their subscribers each month. This month's box of skin tools had a retail value of over $200 NZD and My Treat's range of subscriptions and one off boxes are available at www.mytreat.co.nz