My Treat 'August Body & Underwear' Box
The August box from My Treat, contains a variety of amazing antioxidant products to repair, nourish, and pamper your skin. My Treat offer three different subscriptions, along with the option of building your own box in their online store. This month's box contained returning favourites: Ahh Cosmetics, Linden Leaves, and Nudi Point, along with new brands that I haven't tried before: Agnes & Me and Nova by Nature. The box I received this month was the 'Body + Underwear Box' which is $48.95 NZD per month, along with $6 shipping and features two pairs of underwear, along with six, beautiful products.
My Treat's monthly magazine, included in each box, is always a great read! This month, My Treat write in detail about antioxidants. Antioxidants are good for inflammation, skin firming, and reducing wrinkles and scars, and each product in the August box contains antioxidants. My Treat also tell us about their recent office move, from Cromwell to Tauranga! This little mag contains further info about each item in the box and the NZ brands behind the product.
1. Linden Leaves Crystal Crush Hand Cream
Sometimes, My Treat like to include repeat items that have featured in their previous boxes, and I think a lot of long-time subscribers will appreciate seeing returning favourites, such as this Crystal Crush Hand Cream by Linden Leaves. This is also great for new subscribers, who may have missed out on previous boxes! I personally like repeat items as I can gift them on to my nearest and dearest which is what I did with this one. I gave this hand cream to a friend to try and she loved it. My friend said that this hand cream quickly absorbed into her hands, and left them feeling soft and smooth, and without a greasy residue. She also loved the scent which is light and refreshing. The Crystal Crush Hand Cream contains Vitamin E, shea butter, and sesame oil, and is scented with green notes, gardenia, white florals, amber, musk, and vanilla.
2. My Treat Underwear
I used to find underwear shopping so frustrating and not something I loved doing, especially in a busy mall! My Treat have literally taken away the need for me to ever go underwear shopping again, and I have amassed a countless collection of bright, fun, and comfortable underwear. This month I received two silky pairs of underwear in a bold red, and a cool mint green with black lace trimming.
Price: $19.95 each
3. Ahhh... Cosmetics Sugar Soap Scrub
These coconut-lime scented cubes are fantastic for exfoliating your skin whilst having a shower. Ahh... Cosmetics have featured in My Treat's boxes several times and all of their products are affordable, and smell and look good enough to eat! These sugar scrub cubes contains coconut oil and sugar to scrub away dead skin and keep you moisturised. Each sugar soap scrub pouch contains enough cubes for at least 8 showers and these cubes contain all-natural ingredients, and are free of SLS and parabens. These sugar scrubs are fun, but I much prefer a plain bar of soap, so I think I'll gift this treat to a friend.
Price: $10.00 Rating: ❤❤❤/5
4. Nudi Point Sublime Lip Butter
This Sublime Lip Butter featured in My Treat's February Box and I'm glad to see this handbag staple back in the August Box. This lip butter has a refreshing lime scent, is thick and creamy, easily glides over my lips, and keeps my lips feeling moisturised and soft for several hours. Nudi Point's Lip Butter is one of my faves and contains: hea butter, coconut oil, mango butter, beeswax, and lime essential oil. And for only $10, you get a lot of natural lip product in one jar, that will last you a while!
Price: $10.00 Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤/5
5. Aloe Vera Gel Mask by Skye Candle & Body Care
Next up, we have this Aloe Vera Gel Mask from Skye Candle & Body Care, an NZ company that make a range of natural products for the home and body. Aloe Vera is a plant that has many healing, soothing, and antioxidant properties, and also hydrates your skin and improves elasticity. As well as Aloe Vera Leaf Juice Powder, Pink Grapefruit essential oil is also used in this mask to provide anti-bacterial and anti-ageing properties. Typically, you should use a face mask twice a week, and it's recommended that you use toner first before applying a mask (this I didn't know!).
This jar is 30 grams and you'll get about 3 months worth of masks out of this one jar! A little goes a long way with this mask, application was a breeze, and it felt cooling on my face (this is the perfect face mask for Summer!). I left it on for five minutes, and then rinsed my face with warm water. As always, my skin feels amazing after a good quality mask such as this one. You can also use the Aloe Vera Gel Mask as a hair mask to boost volume and reduce greasiness!
Price: $14.90 Rating: ❤❤❤❤/5
6. Rose Bud & Pink Salt Detoxifying Bath Brew by Nova, By Nature
My favourite item in this month's box, is this Bath Brew by Tauranga based company, Nova, By Nature. Nova, By Nature handcraft skincare products that are all natural and cruelty-free. This Bath Brew smells and looks absolutely stunning, and contains: Epsom salts, Himalayan pink salt, sodium bicarbonate, bentonite clay, and rose buds. All of these ingredients combine to give you the most relaxing, soothing, detox bath. This 100g pouch is only $2.50 and is enough for one bath, and their 600g pouches are only $10, which is great value for money! All of Nova By Nature's products are beautifully packaged and I think I might do a little haul on their online store soon!
Price: $2.50 Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤/5
7. Blam Blam Balm by Agnes & Me
Another winner in the August Box, is this Blam Blam Balm by Titirangi based company, Agnes & Me. Agnes & Me is all about using organic and Fair Trade ingredients where possible, to make small, handmade batches of natural skincare products. This Blam Blam Balm is a beauty balm that has multiple uses. You can use this balm as: a hot-cloth facial cleanser, a sleep mask, a moisturiser, a hand and foot treatment, or as a hair texturised. The Blam Blam Balm has the most gorgeous floral scent to it, along with being a bright mustard yellow, and contains ingredients such as: organic rosehip, evening primrose oil, hemp seed oil, shea butter, geranium essential oil, lavender essential oil, patchouli essential oil, and frankincense essential oil. I tend to get quite dry knees and elbows, so I've been using this wonderful balm to give my dry spots some much needed moisture, and plan to use it as a hot-cloth facial cleanser next.
Price: $40 for a 60ml jar
Verdict: My Treat truly delivered with a variety of skincare products that all contain antioxidant ingredients to help protect and care for your skin. Returning favourites, Linden Leaves, Ahhh... Cosmetics, and Nudi Point have yet again, delivered quality products, and it was exciting to try out new brands such as Agnes & Me, Skye Candle & Body Care, and Nova, by Nature. I'm sure these brands will feature in many more My Boxes in the future. You can subscribe to My Treat's September Detox Box here.