My Treat's 'September Luxury Escape' Box
How good are My Treat's boxes?! If you haven't tried their boxes, well, you're missing out! I've been reviewing My Treat since 2017, and their boxes just get even more amazing with each year. For September, My Treat has brought us the 'Luxury Escape' Box which contains a range of goodies to allow you to take a break, escape, and unwind, all from the comfort of your own home. This is a box that I'm sure all subscribers are really going to appreciate, especially with how the year has panned out so far! 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 September Box contains treats from loved brands such as: Linden Leaves, Arture, Ahhh Bodycare, and Skye Candle & Body Care, as well as a newcomer, Flo & Co!
1. Matcha Detox Face Mask by Flo & Co Skincare
Let's start this review off with a new brand to feature in My Treat's boxes, and that's Flo & Co Skincare! Flo & Co are based in New Plymouth and their products are all hand made (nothing beats a quality hand made product!), using natural ingredients, and low waste, and their products are also vegan friendly. There's something about a clay mask that makes you feel like you are at a spa, and the Matcha Detox Face Mask is going to allow subscribers to have a good ole' pampering session at home! This face mask contains: Bentonite Clay, which draws out toxins and impurities; French Green Clay, which tightens pores and promotes circulation; and Matcha Powder which tightens skin. I love Flo & Clo's glass packaging which I can re-use, and each jar contains 8 face masks. As soon as I mixed the clay with water, I could instantly smell the Matcha Powder come through (one of my fave scents that I am more than happy to eat, drink, and wear)! I left this mask on for ten minutes, and then rinsed it off with warm water. It's Monday and after a full on day at work, my skin needs some love which the Flo & Co Detox Mask has given. My skin feels really clean, and this mask is perfect to use 1-2 times per week, especially after a week of wearing makeup daily. I've literally rubbed my fingers over my nose several times tonight as I'm amazed at how soft my skin feels - definitely one of the best clay masks I've ever used and a great start to the 'Luxury Escape' Box!
2. Arture's Youth Preserve
Next up in this month's box, is a truly luxurious product by a fave brand of mine (their eyelash serum works wonders!), and that is Arture. From what I have already experienced using Arture, I can 100% vouch that their products do what they say they do, and they are definitely a specialist skincare brand that will give you results, using only natural ingredients. I'm going to quickly go back to their eyelash serum, before we get into their Youth Preserve - the Arture Lash Growth Serum is one of my all-time favourite beauty products and I will never touch another eyelash serum again after using this, it is that good! After two months of using their eyelash serum, it's surprisingly given me so much more confidence and that's what you want a beauty product to do! But back to their Youth Preserve. So this Youth Preserve actually contains 2.5% of Retinol (which is a high concentration). Retinol is proven to smooth wrinkles, and promote collagen production, so I'll be treating this serum as liquid gold. This serum feels luxurious on your skin, and smells beautiful combined with the scent of Rose essential oil. I'm really interested to see the results of using this serum over the next couple of weeks as I'm planning to do a shop over at Arture's site!
3. Scented Soy Candle by Skye Candle & Bodycare
I work around candles every day, so of course I live and breathe, and love candles! Here we have, a beautiful Lime Basil & Mandarin Soy Candle by My Treat regular, Skye Candle & Bodycare! Based off the popular Jo Malone fragrance, this candle contains notes of lime, thyme, basil, pepper, and mandarin, to name a few.
Handy tip, for your first ever burn, you want to make sure that your candle burns right out to the edge (a couple hours should do this). That's because candles have a memory and if you blow your candle out after 20 minutes and it hasn't burnt fully out to the edge, the candle will remember this and never will have a full melt pool. This candle is made from natural soy wax, so you know it doesn't contain any nasties and the wick is made from cotton and paper threads. This candle has amazing cold throw, I haven't lit it yet though as I do have a few candles that I'm halfway through, so I'll be saving this bright, citrusy candle for Summer! This candle has a 28 hour burn time, and has a lid, to hold the scent when it's not burning.
Price: $24.90 for a Metro Jar Candle
4. Shower Steamer by Ahhh Bodycare
Next up, we have Ahhh Bodycare bringing some spa vibes to your shower! These little shower steamers if you don't feel like having a bath, or you don't have a bath. The steam from the hot water releases the scent from the essential oils to fill your shower with beautiful fragrance while you wash. Lemongrass is a fresh, uplifting scent, and after a long week at work, I very much needed a refreshing shower using this steamer. The Ahhh Shower Steamer filled the shower with its sweet lemongrass scent, and I felt much more energised afterwards!
5. Linden Leaves Hair & Body Travel Pack
The last item in the 'September Luxury Escape' Box is a Hair & Body Travel Pack by NZ skincare company, Linden Leaves. COVID has put bit of a damper on any international travel for the foreseeable future, but you can take this little Travel Pack away with you while you explore the beauty of NZ, or you can plan a getaway at home, by turning off your devices, lighting your candle, and having a spa day in your bathroom! The Cleanse & Shine Shampoo contains rosemary and cypress; the Smooth & Shine Conditioner contains almond, aloe, and melon; the Cleanse & Refine Body Wash contains olive and chamomile; and the Smooth & Nourish Body Lotion contains almond and kiwi. All of these products smell divine, and as always, Linden Leaves nails the scents of each of their products!
Verdict: The 'September Luxury Escape' Box is truly spectacular with a wide range of beauty products to pamper and spoil yourself with at home. Who needs to go to a spa when you have a box of gorgeous products by NZ brands? With a candle to set the mood, and products for both the face and body, I'm going to come out of this weekend and into the work week feeling, smelling, and looking relaxed and refreshed. It's important to take time out of each week to look after your skin, body, and mind, and My Treat always bring the goods to help you look and feel good, and they're always showcasing New Zealand brands! You can subscribe to My Treat's October Box here.