My Treat's 'November Summer Essentials' Box
This November has been a scorcher, and has given us a taster of the next few month's are to bring. This Summer is going to be a hell of a lot hotter than last year's, and so, we need to be taking extra care of skin! My Treat has subscribers sussed for Summer with a range of products to protect, nourish, and keep you looking and feeling fab over the next couple of months. My Treat offer two different monthly subscriptions; the Body Box, and the Mini Box, as well as a variety of one-off boxes featuring popular items from previous boxes. Today I am reviewing My Treat's 'Body Box' which is $38.95 NZD per month, along with $6 shipping. The November Box contains treats from loved brands such as: Mia Belle and Nudi Point, as well as new brands: Essano, Goodbye, and My Boutique Treat.
This month's magazine contains gorgeous photos and detailed info on the brands behind the products as well as lifestyle tips and recipes.
1. Creamy Lip Butter by Nudi Point
The first product in My Treat's 'November Summer Essentials' Box, is the new, Creamy Lip Butter made by My Treat regular, Nudi Point. Nudi Point have a massive range of products, and they use only natural ingredients to create each product, are cruelty-free, and vegetarian. Nudi Point also ensure that all of their packaging is recyclable, and they keep their plastic use to a minimum. This month, subscribers are lucky to try Nudi Point's new Creamy Lip Butters, and I received the scent, "Orange Ya' Glad I Kissed Ya". This Creamy Lip Butter contains: Mango Butter, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Beeswax, and Sweet Orange Essential Oil. I adore the cardboard tube packaging, and this lip butter comes as a thick, generous stick of creamy, sweet smelling goodness. It's super moisturising, long lasting, and is a lip butter that I'll frequently use during the Summer, as keeping my lips hydrated all day is a skincare must for me.
2. Vitamin C Brightening SPF15 Moisturiser by Essano
Next, we have the Vitamin C Brightening Serum by NZ skincare company, Essano. Essano are cruelty-free, certified organic by Ecocert, and all of their packaging is either recyclable, reusable, or compostable. During Summer, the two most important things to do, is drink plenty of water and look after your skin, and it's crucial to use a moisturiser that will help protect your skin from the harsh UV rays. The Vitamin C Brightening SPF15 Moisturiser by Essano contains: Mango, Papaya, and Pineapple extracts, which are rich in Vitamins A, B, and C. This moisturiser comes has a pump nozzle for easy dispersion. I've been looking for a good moisturiser that will not only brighten and hydrate, but will also protect my face, and My Treat has me covered with this citrus-smelling Summer moisturiser!
3. Repellent & Bite Soother by Goodbye Sandfly
The third product in this month's box is a bottle of Repellent & Bite Soother by Northland-based company, Goodbye. This natural insect repellent has many positive customer reviews, and will both repel and soothe insect bites. It contains Sweet Almond Oil, and Essential Oils of: Lavender, Eucalyptus, Pine, Manuka, Tea Tree, and Lemongrass. This repellent will protect from bugs such as sandflies, midges, black flies, and mosquitoes. Mosquitoes love to get at my ankles every single Summer, and I'm a notorious itcher so I'll be carrying this around with me when I go out on those warm evenings.
4. Beloved Natural Perfume Oil by Mia Belle
Next, we have the beautiful Beloved Natural Perfume Oil by Mia Belle. Mia Belle have been regularly featuring in My Treat's boxes this year, and their shampoo bars the absolute best!! Mia Belle's products are created using ethically-sourced ingredients from NZ suppliers, that are natural and organic. You'll find that all of Mia Belle's products are cruelty-free, phthalate-free, and plant-based, with their packaging being environmentally friendly. Mia Belle's Natural Perfume Oils contain zero alcohol, and are easy to apply with the roller ball applicator. These Natural Perfume Oils are 30% concentrated in jojoba oil, and will last for 3-4 hours wear. There are a range of scents to choose from, and I received the best-selling Beloved fragrance which contains: Sandalwood, Vanilla, and my fave, Jasmine! This fragrance first wowed me when I smelt it in the Beloved Shampoo & Conditioner Bars which featured in My Treat's July Box, and this intoxicating perfume oil is a box favourite for me!
5. Lily Flower & Chamomile Deodorant by Essano
The second Essano product in the November Box, is the Lily Flower & Chamomile Deodorant. I've been needing a new roll-on deodorant and have not yet tried Essano's deodorants and was very happy to see this in the box! Essano's natural deodorants do not contain aluminium or block pores, and provides up to 8 hours of protection. The Lily Flower & Chamomile is a beautiful, light fragrance, and I'll be regularly buying this from now on from my local supermarket!
6. The Itch Stick by My Boutique Treat
The last product in this month's box is The Itch Stick, by My Treat newcomer, My Boutique Treat. My Boutique Treat are based in Blenheim, and make natural products, with ingredients all sourced within NZ. They also have a large range of different products, from balms to salves, to bath bombs, body butters, and candles. The Itch Stick is a handy little product to carry around and will help relieve the itch from mosquito bites. The Itch Stick contains: Beeswax, Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, and Essential Oils of: Peppermint, Tea Tree, and Chamomile. I always get bitten on my ankles and itch myself like crazy, and as I have dark skin, I scar quite badly - so this stick is a little godsend for me and definitely relieves the itch!
Verdict: Every single product in this month's My Treat box reflected the 'November Summer Essentials' theme, and I'm sure that every subscriber is going to love and use each product in this box! This month's box has me covered this Summer with skin protection, relief from bugs, and also keeping me smelling good! All of these products I will either keep in my handbag or pop into my 'daily essentials' cabinet in the bathroom! You can subscribe to My Treat's last box of the year, the December Box, here.