Season’s Box March Edition

Season’s Box is another monthly subscription service that I really love getting (this will be my 4th box). I agree that its a little pricey ($34.90/month) but I love that we get 3-5 luxurious full size seasonal must-have products for your home, body, and spirit that tailor to one season (Winter, Spring, Summer, or Autumn), or Seasonal Holidays and Occasions.

 This month’s theme was Spring/ St Patrick’s Day. This month’s box was curated specifically with eco-friendly and green products. They also included some spring must haves and items that will refresh and rejuvenate your home, body and spirit.

Now the luck of the Irish was with me this month because I was lucky enough to get two boxes this month. I wasn’t sure when I got them both on the same day what was going on but a quick email to the company to find out what happened and there was a glich. So lucky me.

The first box I opened up was this one:

 –Ecoverse Compact Umbrella from Shedrain. It comes in a little storage bag (like the one below) and its made from recycled materials (fabric canopy is 100%  PET soda bottles) . The handle is natural bamboo. This sales for $32.00

I haven’t used it yet since it hasn’t rained but I already have it near by in the house and the car to use just in case I need it.

Natural Incense Cones from Vance Kitira. I can’t even remember the last time I burned incense but I do have fond memories of my aunt burning them because she use to say that burning one left her apartment feeling refreshed and it helped her to relax. So when I actually burned the peach cassis (the one below) it brought back happy memories of her.

I got a package of 15 cones w/ceramic burner, in rosewood box. They sell for $7.00 Its available in 4 other scents: ocean, lavender, oriental lime and green tea (which is pictured above).

Organic Gourmet Tea from Octavia. Did you know that the Irish drink more tea per capita than almost anyone in the world?  I didn’t know that. I was thrilled to discover I got two different kinds of tea in the boxes. The first one is Emerald Spring and Irish Breakfast.

Pure green tea at its best! Sit back and savor this tea’s flavorful echoes of grass, wildflowers and late afternoon sun. The ancient healthy properties of this classic green tea will cleanse the body and refresh the spirit. High in antioxidants and anti-aging properties.

Emerald Spring yields a clear, golden-green infusion and has a clean, assertive, classic green tea flavor. 50g for $13.00

The Irish drink more tea per capita than almost anyone in the world. In celebration of this tea-drinking tradition, Irish Breakfast is a hearty blend of traditional black teas with a robust, malty character and a brisk, slightly smoky finish that satisfies well beyond breakfast. Add a splash of milk and sugar to this classic, full-bodied cup for a real taste of Ireland.

If you are looking our strongest, traditional, straight-forward, brisk black tea to start your day off on the right foot, this tea is for you! 80g for $13.00

I am so excited to dip into these teas to try them out. I love drinking tea and discovering new kinds and brands. What about you?

-Dublin Mint Irish Soap from All Things Herbal. All Things Herbal is a company that makes all natural and real soaps. They are all hand crafted using the cold process method. The use moisturizing oils (olive, coconut, palm and soybean), cocoa butter, shea butter, herbs and fragrances.

Both soaps are the Dublin Mint and they smell so good. There is spearmint, peppermint and rosemary inside this fantastic smelling bar of soap. The soaps are 4.5oz and they sell for $5.50. I did see some seasonal soaps that I really want to get and you only pay $5.95 shipping which is a pretty good deal.

So my thoughts on the box is that I love it. I always get things that I will use and this month is no exception. The total value of the box is $57.50 (x2 $115.00) and the box always pays for itself.
Even though Seasons Box shows what you are getting in the box I am always thrilled when it comes it. I love the goodies we get and everything is packaged so well as you can see and the theme is carried out very well in the presentation.
What do you think of the box this month?
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Season’s Box February Edition

 I finally got my February Season’s Box. It was late in coming this time as I normally get it with in the box month.

I already knew what was in the box because as subscribers we get an email telling us what will be in the box for that month. I honestly don’t mind because they are always great products in the box.

 I love the product cards we get with the box. They are always different and unique. You can see why this box is special. On the flip side to the card is the product detail and why they love the item. This is something I love because nothing screams “purchase me” more then that. I always take recommendations when I see or read them.

 The first item I pulled out of the box is these Kala Naturals Bamboo Facial Cleansing Clothes. For some reason I feel as though I have tried these in the past from another beauty box but I am not 100% sure. I really like the idea behind these clothes because they are filled with  vitamins, organic honey, sunflower and citrus oils which are all great ingredients for your skin. Plus they cleanse, tone and remove your make up.

The clothes are also sulfate, paraben, alcohol and fragrance free. Which I love and what is also great is not only are the wipes biodegradable but you can either recycle or reuse the container. Which I will do.

 The next item I pulled out of the box right away is this Bambu Earth Sugar Cookie Body Glow. I think this by far has to be my favorite item in the box this month. It smells delicious and smells just like sugar cookies. Yum. I am sure this will be something I would repurchase again.

 I am new Rose Water and I had no clue about this or what it could do for you skin. This smells so good and just like roses. Its crafted from the distillation of premium organic Bulgarian rose petals and infused with rare organic rose essential oil.

Its great for improving complexion, reducing redness and for setting your make up. Plus the smell will instantly uplift your mood. I actually sprayed this and its so calming its like stopping to smell the flowers.

 Finally the last item is from a local company here in Montreal. Its Galerie Au Chocolat Fair Trade Bar. The company was founded here in 1985 by a Canadian Chocolatier and its now evolved into one of North America’s best source for gourmet chocolate.

I love the simple packaging of this bar. I have had these bars in the past and they are always fantastic. It says its a maple crunch bar but honestly I don’t taste any maple just a crunch with a milk chocolate. Its delicious and I wanted to eat it all in one sitting but I was good and shared it.

So that is the box for February. Its definitely worth the price I paid for it because I love everything and its always full sized items you get. This will be one subscription I end up keeping because I love what they send and you can see they are sending out items that they love and use which is nice because so many boxes put together boxes with no rhyme or reason.

What do you think of the box? Which would you say interests you the most?

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Season’s Box January Edition

I am excited to share with you my Seasons Box for January. This is another month that I am loving.

Just a little info about the Seasons Box:

~Its a montly recurring subscription.

~Its $29.95 + $4.95= $34.90 I pay monthly but if you pay in 3, 6 or a year its cheaper.

~You can expect to receive 3-5 luxury full size seasonal must haves.

~Each month’s box is completely different and each box is tailored to one season (Winter, Spring, Summer, or Autumn), or Seasonal Holidays and Occasions (Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, etc.).

~If your interested in subscribing, I encourage you to use my referral link:

If you happen to use my referral link I would truly appreciate it but there is not a must.


So lets get into the Janaury Box shall we.

Each month the box arrives looking like this. There is an outer shipping box. I love that this is just a plain brown box because you can reuse it. Along with the ribbon. I think this box looks sleek and elegant just like this.

Once you open the box you are greeted with the January Box card which talks a little bit about the January box and on the flip side  is the product info and why each item was chosen,

This is what I saw when I removed the card. I love how everything blends so nicely.

This scarf is from Kitira Boutique and its a hand woven scarf.  This is hand woven  by members of a hill tribe ini Northern Thailand. Its made from 100% cotton and hand dyed with natural products. I really like it and its quite long which is always nice during this cold time of the year.

Now you now me and my love for candles so  I was thrilled to have gotten this. Its a scented cathedral candle and its in the scent Bamboo Bliss. Its from CAnce Kitira Hand Poured Cathedral Candles. This is made with the best paraffin in the world. It smells really nice.

Now this is something new to me and I haven’t heard about this until a recent box. Its a herbal steam bath tea. Honestly at first I thought it was something you drank but upon further investigation I realized that you actually use it in the bath. This one is by Unearth Malee Thai Steam Bath Tea.  Its made with organic herbs.  I will be trying this tonight because it helps alleviate headaches, sinus conjestion (which I am suffering with) stress and muscle tension.

Another thing I love about this is you can plant the envelope because its embedded with flower seeds. Which I will be doing.

Finally the last item is by Whispering Willow Whipped Shea Butter. It came in this super cute packaging which I think is nice. I love when companies go above and beyond in their presentation.

Its Tea Tree Whipped Shea. Not a huge fan of the scent but it feels really nice on the hands. Its got a great whipped consistency. This is perfect for dry skin, burns, sores and even scars because shea butter is filled with fatty acids and vitamins (A, E and F)

This month we got another bonus item.

Its the Perfumessence Organic “Breathe” Shower and Bath Bomb. This is another thing I love…bath bombs. You can use this in the shower (just put it away from the direct stream of water), a bath  and even a herbal facial steam. Its perfect for this time of the year for people suffering with an irritated throat and conjestion. I am sure I will be dipping into this very soon as well.  This also is made with 100% organic ingredients.

So that is my Janury Seasons Box, what did you think? Does anything peek your interest?

I am really impressed with this and it was another great month. Looking forward to the February box and seeing what they bring for Valentine’s Day.

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Seasons Box December Edition

There is a new subscription service hitting the blogosphere and its Seasons Box.

Each month you will receive 3-5 luxurious full size seasonal must-have products for your home, body, and spirit. Each month’s box is completely different and each box is tailored to one season (Winter, Spring, Summer, or Autumn), or Seasonal Holidays and Occasions (Halloween, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, etc.)


Choose Subscription

Subscriptions are offered on a month-to-month recurring basis ($29.95) and on a 3 month, 6 month, or yearly pre-paid subscription basis + only $4.95 shipping!

Price Structure Below (prices include shipping)
  • Bill monthly for $34.90
  • 3 months for $99.70 (save $5)
  • 6 months for $174.50 (save $34.90)
  • 12 months for $250 (save $69.80)
  • One time purchase or gift for $34.90

Some might find this a little pricey but I guess it will depend on what you are looking for. I believe this is the very first box and its a Canadian company.

If you are interested I hope you will use my referral link: I would truly appreciate it.

So lets get onto the box shall we. This is how it arrived from UPS. I loved how the box isn’t labelled apart from a shipping label so you can reuse it again.

Opening the box I was greeted with another unmarked brown box tied with a big red ribbon. I thought this was such a nice touch. Not sure if it will always be this way but its very festive and all can be used again.
Upon opening this box we are greeted with this…
The top card is basically talking about December  and why the items were selected. On the flip side of the card is the product description. Under that card was another card just welcoming me to Seasons Box.
As you can see they used red crinkle paper and the box is filled with it to secure the products so nothing moved around and kept it safe and sound. I think this is such a neat idea and I was in need of some crinkle paper.
I love the packaging of this and its so perfect for Xmas. I actually ended up putting some crinkle paper in this and hung it on the tree.
Inside the pouch was a Mint Truffle Lip Balm from Evergreen . This smelled so good and its made with organic Shea butter and all natural beeswax.

As I was writing this post I realized that on the product card they talk about the product and there is a why they love it section and they said that this is not tested on animals, no yucky oils and no bad preservatives. Things I love about a lip balm.

This is a full size product at 0.25 ounces for $4.00
I love the packaging of  the Soak Essentials Aromatherapy Bath Salts. I mean how cute is this? The bath salts are all handcrafted from essential oils that come from plants and flowers. This is to help sooth the mind, body and soul. Plus they are a Canadian company.
From the website: Muscle and Joint Relief – Refreshing and uplifting, this therapeutic bath soak is packed with a natural blend of mineral salts and essential oils. Enough to rejuvenate any ol’ bag of bones!! This is the ULTIMATE Muscle and Joint Relaxant. Eucalyptus is known as an effective anti-microbial and is said to stimulate circulation, warm the body, increases concentration, and to be useful for relieving rheumatic aches and pains. Camphor Essential oil can be used in the treatment of nervous depression, inflammation, arthritis, muscular aches and pains, sprains, rheumatism, bronchitis, coughs, colds, fever, flu and infectious diseases. Peppermint essential dual action warming/cooling sensation is reputed to be beneficial for relieving inflammation and muscle ailments and energizes the mind and body. All of these combined are the perfect cure for all the bodies aches and pains.

The reason this is a loved item is because its a muscle and joint relaxant and its got ingredients that fight of colds and infectious diseases. I am thinking of soaking in a tube now because I have a sinus thing going on.

The size is 5.5ounces and is considered a half pint and sells for $5.00

When I opened the box I could smell this right away. Its Bambuearth ‘s Natural and Responsible Soap. The one I got is Pine with Parsley.
From the website:
Your dream forest oasis. The fresh crisp morning air lingers as does the dew on the grass underneath your toes. You take in a deep breath to fill your lungs with the smell of fresh pine. There’s nothing but the sounds of nature and you drink in it’s beauty. Our Pine soap is a dream. With a heavy yet fresh woodsy scent that is crisp and earthy, you won’t be disappointed. You might even start to confuse the shower with your own dream forest oasis.


Extra Virgin Olive Oil*, Coconut Oil*, Sustainable Palm Oil*, Unrefined Shea Butter^, Cocoa Butter*^, Parsley Powder, Pine Essential Oil

This is a full size item and its 4.5 ounces and it sells for $8.00
Another great thing about this product is that you can plant the label from the soap and it will grow into some wild flowers. How neat is that?
The last item in the box was Tisano Cacao Tea.  Its a chocolate tea and its suppose to be the world’s first real chocolate tea. There is no artificial flavors and its 100% organic Venezuelan cacao.
It smells so good ….
and it looks so good. This is a full size item its 4 ounces for I think  $14.95 I haven’t made it yet but I think I will tomorrow since I tend to avoid drinking teas in the evenings.
As you can see the box paid for itself with $31.95 in products and they were all full size items. I am excited to try everything out and to perhaps do some online shopping in the new year at these fantastic businesses.

Then if that wasn’t awesome enough we also got these bonus gifts.

They are both from Bath & Body Works. Which I happen to love as you probably know if you read my blog. We got a mini Twisted Peppermint candle ($3.50) is 1.3 ounces and the other item is a anti-bacterial pocketbac sanitizing hand gel. Its in the scent Jolly Gingerbread ($1.50) . Which is always nice to have in your purse or pocket for a quick clean up.

Thats a $5 bonus gift.

I am truly impressed with this box. I am so excited to try everything out. Plus they delivered what they said they would and that is impressive. Wishing great things for this Canadian company.

Did you subscribe? If so what did you think of it? What do you think of it? Would this be something that you would subscribe to?

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