August 2017 Treatbox Reveal


Hello and Welcome to the August 2017 Treatbox Reveal with me, Sabrina.

Happy Treat Box Day and a very Happy August to you all too! August is a happy month for me, I got married in August and it’s also my mothers birthday, so plenty to look forward to after Treatbox day!

The August Treatbox is a Theme of Tea and Cake, with Peach coloured wrapping paper this month and a sticker that says ‘it’s the little things’. We have a delightful Calendar Print which is covered in Biscuits, with a Pot of Tea at the bottom and out of the steam it reads ‘take a break’.

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t enjoy the very British past time of taking a break with a biscuit in hand! Although we may all love different kinds of them, we all take our breaks the same!

I’m excited to see what we have inside the box, as I eagerly open the Calendar print pages to find out!


If you would prefer to watch my Treatbox Reveal Video for this month then you can of course find it here on my channel SevernSabrina

Here is the full list of items available this month, and remember there are always slightly different variations in the types and the colours, everyone may get a different combination inside their box…

There are 9 main items in this Treatbox but of course we have been given 4 magnets, plus 2 tea’s so that means we actually have 13 items to enjoy this month…

Calendar Print for August 2017 – Take A Break – Tea and Biscuits
Recipe Card – Carrot Cake
Vanilla Shortbread Cookie – Tea Cup Shape (Pink)

2 Bags of Clipper Tea – Big and Bright Blend
4 Animal Magnets – 4 Colours – Cat, Rabbit, Bird and Elephant
Weekly Planner – Coffee and Tea and Refreshments Design

Print – ‘You Can’t Start An Adventure Without A Cup Of Tea First’
Biscuit Shape and Designed Coaster

100% Cotton Tea Towel (70cm x 50cm) Turquoise and White ‘Everything Stops For Tea and Cake’

My Treatbox Photographs

Here is a selection of my photographs showcasing the contents of this month’s box, I hope you enjoy seeing the items up close and if you have any questions about any of them then please leave me a comment.

My Favourites

My favourite items from this month’s box are the Magnets, The Planner and The Tea Towel. I thought the theme ran well throughout the items, so they were all good as an ensemble, however these more unusual items have won me over this month. The quality of the pieces in this box is excellent.

My Overall Opinion

This August box is a very good box, in fact I would go so far as to say that it is one of the best so far this year! I thought the theme was very well thought out, and I’m also very glad that we have some brand new items this time around. I’m really happy that Zoe has branched out into other types of items. In my time of receiving Treat Boxes I haven’t been given a Tea Towel, so this was one item I was very happy about. Another was the Recipe Card, a great idea and something that we can continue to use in times to come. Finally the Magnets were a wonderful addition, I hope that the next Treatbox is as well thought out as this one.

Are you thinking of ordering a TreatBox for yourself or for a gift for someone?
Then you can find Treatbox subscriptions and build your own box at their website https://treatboxuk.com/

If you aren’t sure on whether to try a TreatBox for yourself or not I would say order a one off box, and then if you’re happy with it you can always subscribe afterwards. Check out my previous posts on the Treat Boxes I have received so far, in this unique category of my website called ‘Treatbox’ especially for these box reviews and reveals – Severn Wishes – TREATBOX

Thanks for reading this months box reveal today, if you have any of your own thoughts you would like to share with me or if you have purchased a box after reading one of my reviews then I would love to hear your from you, so why not leave me a comment below.

Also if you have any questions about any of the items contained in this months treatbox then please get in touch I am more than happy to answer them for you, if I can.

Until next time then Severn Wishes followers, I thank you for joining me for this reveal today, and I hope you have all enjoyed it too.

 Sabrina 

Product Review of Wooden Farm House Shape Sorter from The Laser Boutique

When searching for an educational toy for my Godson for Christmas 2016, I stumbled across a page on Facebook that I had been following for quite some time.The Laser Boutique specialises in a variety of wooden toys and gifts, a lot of which can be personalised too.

I read some review comments of their products before I ordered and decided that they were the UK business I wanted to support this year. I believe that when you find a decent product and great service, it’s good to tell others about it. I will put all their links at the end of my review for their Facebook, Website and toy I bought.

So let me explain what item I ordered. The gift I was after needed to be an educational toy and wooden, I believe in the joy that comes with these sorts of things, and wooden is far better than any sorts of plastics. When I spotted the Farm House Shape Sorter I knew that this was the one. It was colourful and highly detailed, perfect for learning children.

The building comes with two roof sections that can be personalised, and there are holes in the sides for the eight animals to be posted through, this will help a child with their dexterity skills. The building also has a handle so it can be easily transported and lifted. The whole toy is painted beautifully with nice details, and the animals are all smooth and anatomically correct. The nature of learning with shapes allows a child to distinguish the differences, and eventually they will learn the language skills with their parents aid, to know the names of the animals they are playing with. Wooden toys such as this encourage imagination and learning.

Overall this toy makes a wonderful gift, and hopefully one that will supply the child with years of fun and learning. Even my Godson’s older brother has been playing with it! This item has been a hit with the family right from the start, and we all agree that you cannot beat great quality wooden toys. Especially educational ones and from companies that put such a lot of effort into the personal touch too.

Final Review

Appearance
5/5
A bright and colourful appearance with this toy can be excellent for a child with their mental development of shapes and colours. it encourages imagination and is ideal for educational play from 12 months of age. Because it is has the many colours and shapes, it is appealing to young children when all the while stimulating learning.

Quality
5/5
The entire toy and its contents are well built, beautifully painted and the pieces fit together perfectly. It’s also got the safety tested sticker on the box to ensure you know the quality has been thoroughly tested before sale.

Value for Money
5/5
Personally I think it’s an excellent price for what you get, you cannot put a price on a child’s education, and when a toy is this well made, it should last a long time. Toys such as these can be used for years after the preferred age required, and are strong enough to be played with and passed down to other children. I was happy with the amount I paid and the postage for it to arrive safely.

Thank you very much for reading this review, I hope you have enjoyed it, and you will take a moment to check out The Laser Boutique website too.

Sabrina 

The Laser Boutique Website
http://the-laser-boutique.com/
The Laser Boutique – Farm House Shape Sorter
http://the-laser-boutique.com/product/farm-house-play-set-shape-sorter/
The Laser Boutique Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/TheLaserBoutique/

JewelCandle Lilac and Jasmine Ring Candle Review, Reveal and Giveaway

✩ JewelCandle Review and Reveal ✩

I’m very happy to be bringing you a wonderful Review and Reveal today, and not only that, but at the end of my post you have the chance to win your very own JewelCandle in my Giveaway too!

Before we get to the part where you can win a JewelCandle, let me tell you all about this great company!

Founded back in 2013 JewelCandle offer a superb range of Handmade and High Quality Scented Candles and Bath Products. Each of them have a 925 Sterling Silver Ring piece of Jewellery inside, some of which are worth up to £250!

It is an exciting experience to await the gift inside as your candle burns. This takes approximately 10 hours to release the Jewellery, and then your Candle will still smell lovely for a further 90 – 125 hours of burning time.

When the jewellery is released, blow out the candle before retrieving your jewel. You can use either tweezers or a spoon to pick up the packet and then unwrap the heat resistant foil gently to find your jewellery. It will have been protected inside the plastic it is in too.

Once unwrapped you’re free to enjoy your choice of jewellery, be it a Ring, Pendant, Earring or Bracelet. Every piece is of 925 sterling silver and is of excellent quality, worth between £10 and £250.

JewelCandle offer a huge range of scents so there’s something for everyone. Examples of some Candles available are Lilac and Jasmine, Cookies and Cream, Roasted Coffee, Toffee Delight and even Blackberry Jam! To name but a few! (Check out their website for more).

✩ Candle Information ✩

Height 17cm
Width 8cm
Weight 1050g
Burning Time 90-125 hours

✩ My Experience ✩

My overall experience of this JewelCandle is an excellent one. Not only am I impressed with the scent and quality of the candle itself, but the jewellery that I received is beautiful too.
The candle I received was Lilac and Jasmine, it’s a lovely lilac colour and smells very floral, even before burning the scent was lovely.
I only wear sterling silver jewellery because I have sensitive skin, so to know that what I’m getting is actual 925 silver, hallmarked, nickel free and high quality metal, it makes the experience an even better one for me.
The smell of the candle lingered long after it was blown out and I’m happy to be burning something that is handmade from eco friendly resources.
I would consider ordering from JewelCandle for myself and for gifts for my family and friends in the future.

✩ Would you like to purchase your very own JewelCandle? ✩
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Jewel Candle Links

JewelCandle Website
http://jewelcandle.co.uk/
JewelCandle Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/JewelCandle/

The image below shows an example of one of the many beautiful Pendants available from JewelCandle, I received this so as to show you all both a Ring and a Pendant example. Because you can choose what type of Jewellery that comes out of your Candle, I thought it were important to give multiple samples.

✩ ✩ ✩ Giveaway ✩ ✩ ✩

The fabulous team over at JewelCandle have offered a wonderful prize to one of my lucky readers, your chance to Win a Candle for yourselves! In order to enter this wonderful giveaway just follow the steps below, good luck!

1. Please ensure you are following me on Twitter so that I can contact the winner with ease on the closing date. Follow here https://twitter.com/Sabrina7UK

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Best of Luck!

★ Sabrina ★

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December Treat Box Reveal

tbdec17resswHappy December Everyone!
Or Should that be Merry Christmas too! 😉

tbdec16resswI hope this final treat box reveal of 2016 finds all of you well and getting into a festive mood! If not then I’m sure this box is guaranteed to lift your spirits and bring out some Christmas cheer!

Before revealing its full contents I just wanted to thank everyone who has supported my treat box blog posts this year, and I hope you will continue to join me into 2017.

tbdec14resswSo its time to reveal the December Treatbox! It’s a Christmas related box, so I am expecting something to decorate, something edible perhaps, and of course the usual charming and unique items that Zoe manages to find and send out to us.

tbdec10resswtbdec09swHere is the full list of items you will find in the December treatbox and my variations from my particular box.

‘Have yourself a Merry Christmas’ Quote Card
Tree Decoration – mine is a Polar Bear

December Calendar Card
Chocolates for Christmas – mine were a Santa and a Snowman
Christmas Socks – mine are Santa faces
Fairy Lights – battery powered
Sheet of Christmas Stickers
Bonny Marshmallow Melts – mine is Winter Berry

tbdec02resswHere are some more detailed photographs of all this months items as listed above.

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This box has been very well thought out, with a little bit of everything inside. I like that we have something to ‘drink’ and something to ‘eat’. We have the lights to look at and enjoy visually and of course we have the stickers that can be used to give other people joy, by adding them into cards and on to presents.

We also have the tree decoration which can be hung anywhere not just on the Christmas tree. A lovely pair of festive socks to wear. And finally we have the calendar so we can count down the days to Christmas!

tbdec13resswMy favourite items in this months box are the fairy lights (you can never have enough), the chocolates and the socks (it wouldn’t be Christmas without new socks and especially ones with festive faces!).

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If you would like to order a TreatBox for yourself or for a gift for someone this Christmas then you can find Treatbox subscriptions and build a one of box at their website https://treatboxuk.com/

If you aren’t sure on whether to try a TreatBox for yourself or not I would say order a one off box, and then if you’re happy with it you can always subscribe afterwards. Check out my previous posts on the Treat Boxes I have received so far, in this unique category of my website called ‘Treatbox’ which is especially for these box reviews and reveals http://severnwishes.co.uk/category/treatbox/

tbdec15resswI hope you have enjoyed this December Treatbox reveal, there may well be more of them in the future. If you do decide to subscribe to a Treatbox then please leave me a comment, I would love to know what you think of your own TreatBox when you get it.

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You can also find my video reveals on my YouTube channel, you can watch as I open the box for the very first time and discover all of it’s Christmassy contents. Click on this link to watch the unboxing https://youtu.be/T9O5zr3pdmM

Thanks for reading my post today, I hope you’ve enjoyed the reveal. I would like to wish you a very Happy Christmas and New Year!

Sabrina

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Gift Company Cherry Blossom Mini Reed Diffuser Review

cherry-titleI am lucky enough to bring you a selection of items from Gift Company throughout October and November. This UK based family run company prides itself on providing unique and quality giftware, homeware and furniture.

After being contacted by Gift Company we arranged for several items for me to review, these are just some of a range of products available online at their website.

Each week I will be bringing you an item, photographed in detail, and then I will give you a variety of information about that product before giving my final review. This is the ideal time of year to start thinking of Christmas presents, so it’s a good idea to look for gifts you may not have seen before. And by purchasing from Gift Company you are also supporting a UK business.

Today I will be reviewing one of the many scented diffusers Gift Company sell, all of the details for which can be found below, but first let me show you photographs of the item I have, which is the sweet floral fragrance of Cherry Blossom, in this luxurious aromatic diffuser.
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What Makes This A Great Gift

An attractive design which has a long lasting aromatic scent, anywhere up to 3 months.
It’s easy use, there is no need to add anything to the product, all you need is in the box.
Glass bottle is stylish and will go with most decor.
The choice of scents available makes it an ideal stocking filler.

To Be Aware Of 

✩ The glass bottle needs to be on a flat surface where it is unlikely to get knocked off.
✩ The diffuser should not be left where small children and pets can get a hold of it.

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Dimensions and Product Information

Item Description: Cherry Blossom Scented Mini Reed Diffuser, 120ml with up to 3 months of scent, contains natural cotton inserts that go into the oil and diffuse the smell into the air.
Colour: Glass Bottle with Silver Top and White Reeds
Height when Assembled: 27cm
Requirements: Flat Surface to be stood on.
Made by: Flame Homeware and Designed in the UK.
Delivery: The diffuser was delivered inside it’s own box and was then wrapped in bubble wrap.
Diffusers at Gift Company: There are currently 33 variations of Reed Diffusers on the website. (Correct as of November 30th). Examples ranging from Salted Caramel, Peppermint, Crisp Cotton and even Rose and White Musk.

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Final Review

The final review that I am giving this product is a 4/5. I think it’s a delicate scent and a well made product that can be used effectively in most homes, and even elsewhere such as the workplace. It’s both easy to use and easy to adjust, and I think the amount of enjoyment time for the price is just excellent.

I only have one issue with the item, which is that you cannot leave the diffuser unattended when small children and also pets are about. Cats are especially curious and I am currently unable to have this product out on display in my home, the only place it can survive from my new kitten is in the bathroom (where she is not allowed). If you have pets that can get onto high up surfaces perhaps consider this purchase only if you’re able to ensure that it won’t be disturbed.

The product retails for around £10.00 but Gift Company sell a range of different scented diffusers starting at only £6.00. What is great about the choice available, is that there will be something for everyone, including some Christmas related smelling reed diffusers such as Mince Pie and Mulled Wine. You can see the full range here http://www.giftcompany.com/c/515/Diffusers

Thank you for reading this review today, I hope that you have been inspired by this gift, and if you want to visit the Gift Company website to see this item or any others you will find the links below. I have written several reviews for this company now, you can read all my other posts by clicking this link here http://severnwishes.co.uk/category/gift-company/

✩ Sabrina ✩

Find Gift Company on a variety of Social Media by searching for ‘Gift Company’.
Here is the link to the diffuser shown in this review http://www.giftcompany.com/p/15629/Cherry-blossom-Diffuser-1-6-12-R10

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Gift Company ‘Friends’ Double White Frame Review

frame-03-titleI am lucky enough to bring you a selection of items from Gift Company throughout October and November. This UK based family run company prides itself on providing unique and quality giftware, homeware and furniture.

After being contacted by Gift Company we arranged for several items for me to review, these are just some of a range of products available online at their website.

Each week I will be bringing you an item, photographed in detail, and then I will give you a variety of information about that product before giving my final review. This is the ideal time of year to start thinking of Christmas presents, so it’s a good idea to look for gifts you may not have seen before. And by purchasing from Gift Company you are also supporting a UK business.

Today I will be reviewing a lovely white photo frame, the details for which can be found below, but first let me show you two photographs of the item.

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What Makes This A Great Gift

An attractive design which holds two images so your choices are increased.
An excellent addition to any home because white is a versatile colour.
It has hooks in the back for ease of hanging.
✩ Easy to use product (placing photographs inside it and changing them).
Plastic front minimising breakages (compared to if it were glass).
The design is unique and unusual with the addition of a hanging star and the word ‘Friends’ in a pretty font with wooden letters.

To Be Aware Of 

✩ This frame has no easel or stand for freestanding capabilities. Instead it has hooks already screwed in for easy hanging.
✩ The white colour may darken or get dirty over time, to maintain this frame clean gently and regularly with a microfibre cloth to lift off any dust that may settle over time.

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Item Description: White Wooden Frame with Delicate Mount, Three Dimensional ‘Friends’ Word in the bottom left corner, two 7×5″ photo spaces and a silver star decoration that hands from the top right corner on a piece of rope.
Colour: Predominantly White with a small Silver Star on a piece of rope.
Dimensions: Height 35cm – Width 25cm –  Depth 1.4cm.
Requirements: Flat Surface, Or a Wall able to take mounts safely.
Made by: Flame Homeware.
Delivery: The frame was delivered inside it’s own box and wrapped in bubble wrap.
Frames at Gift Company: There are many kinds of frames available at the website.

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Final Review

I am going to give this frame a final review of 4/5. I think it’s a delicate and well made product that can be used effectively in most homes. I like the uniqueness of the frames mount with the lines on it, they divide the white and make it look more three dimensional. The white colour is versatile for all homes and the size of this frame is excellent, holding two 7×5″ sized prints means their details should be seen easily from across a room.
My only issue with this frame is that it has no easel stand at the back, this means you are limited to where you place the item.
For anyone who has the means to drill into their walls at their own home, won’t find this to be an issue. However, remember that once mounted you will be unable to change the photographs very easily. But if the frame is leaned against a surface and then supported, it can be altered whenever the customer felt the need to do so.
The product retails for around £18.00 but Gift Company sell this frame at just £12.00. If you are in need of a nice looking frame, for yourself or as a gift for a friend then it’s ideal.

Thank you for reading this review today, I hope that you have been inspired by this gift, and if you want to visit the Gift Company website to see this item or any others you will find the links below. I have written several reviews from this company, you can read my other posts by clicking here http://severnwishes.co.uk/category/gift-company/

✩ Sabrina ✩

Find Gift Company on a variety of Social Media by searching for ‘Gift Company’.
Here is the link to the website and the frame http://www.giftcompany.com/p/17475/Friends-Double-White-Frame-1-6-R18

Gift Company Cherry Blossom Candle Jar Review

candleI am lucky enough to bring you a selection of items from Gift Company throughout October and November. This UK based family run company prides itself on providing unique and quality giftware, homeware and furniture.

After being contacted by Gift Company we arranged for several items for me to review, these are just some of a range of products available online at their website.

Each week I will be bringing you an item, photographed in detail, and then I will give you a variety of information about that product before giving my final review. This is the ideal time of year to start thinking of Christmas presents, so it’s a good idea to look for gifts you may not have seen before. And by purchasing from Gift Company you are also supporting a UK business.

Today I will be reviewing this beautifully smelling Cherry Blossom Candle.

cb4-res-swcb1-res-swWhat Makes This A Great Gift

This Candle has a total of 100-105 hours burning time.
An excellent addition to make any home smell nice.
✩ Easy to use product and easy to care for.
Secure fit glass sealing lid makes sure that the flame is fully extinguished and no oxygen can get inside the candle once the lid is pushed in.
This candle does come in a range of scents for those not keen on cherry blossom.

To Be Aware Of 

✩ The candle needs a flat surface on which to be lit and burned safely, and either a candle holder or a tray is ideal too. You should consider this when purchasing this item to ensure you have everything you need to enjoy it safely at its best.
✩ The jar is glass and of course is rather heavy, this is not a toy and must be treated with care. It is not to used around small children and/or pets, and must never be burned unattended.

cb3-res-swDimensions and Product Information

Item Description: Glass Candle Jar in the scent of Cherry Blossom. This candle has a lead free wick and boasts the sweet smell of Spring.
Colour: Clear Glass Jar with Bright Pink Candle Wax.
Dimensions: Height 16cm – Width 10cm – Circumference 31cm.
Requirements: Flat Surface, Something To Light It Safely With.
Burning Time: 100 – 105 hours.
Made by: Flame Homeware.
Delivery: The candle was delivered wrapped in bubble wrap and some protective Gift Company paper to ensure it was safely transported.
Candles: Other candles scents are available on the website.

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Final Review

I am going to give this candle in a jar a final review of 5/5. My reason is simply because it’s an effective item that does exactly what it’s supposed to do. The smell is wonderful and the burning time is excellent for a price so small.
Anyone who likes the high street branded candles should be able to burn this piece and enjoy it. It just goes to show that price isn’t everything, sometimes it just takes a well made product to change peoples perceptions, and I feel that this is one such item.
The product retails for around £15.00 but Gift Company sell this candle at a bargain of just £6.99, a gift worth getting if you know someone who loves the smell of spring blossom.

Thank you for reading this review today, I hope that you have been inspired by this gift, and if you want to visit the Gift Company website to see this item or any others you will find the links below. I have written several reviews from this company, you can read my other posts by clicking here http://severnwishes.co.uk/category/gift-company/

✩ Sabrina ✩

Find Gift Company on a variety of Social Media by searching for ‘Gift Company’.
Here is the link to the website and the candle http://www.giftcompany.com/p/16852/Cherry-Blossom-Big-Jar-98*17cm-0-4-R15

Sabrina’s Christmas Wishlist

Sabrina’s Christmas Wishlist

I’m sure many of you have wishlists, and with Christmas coming up I thought that I could indulge in the products that I would love to get this year. These links and images form the accumulation of items that I would like to be reviewing at Christmas and in the new year.

My first items on my wishlist are to have some more of these incredible makeup brushes from Spectrum Collections! I have the pink and would love some of the others, they are fabulous for me to add to reviewing photographs too, so so photograph-able! And they also put my makeup on so well too and are extremely soft! In fact I could do with a brush cleaner and I hear the Spectrum one is also excellent!

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The Glam Clam

white Marbleous 12 Piece Set

spectrumblack spectrumwhiteI love these brushes, and I love to photograph them as well. You can see my previous review on Spectrum by searching in my categories for Spectrum Collections.

The second items on my list are from Dorothy Perkins. There are these boots and this dress gorgeous that I absolutely adore! There are so many nice items, and on trend looks available on the DP website at the moment, definitely worth a look in my opinion.

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http://www.dorothyperkins.com/en/dpuk/product/shoes-boots-4849364/boots-203591/wide-fit-burgundy-web-boots-5956478?bi=140&ps=20

http://www.dorothyperkins.com/en/dpuk/product/dresses-5699972/going-out-party-dresses-5965766/navy-sequin-lace-dress-6000972?bi=20&ps=20

I really like these boots as well over at BooHoo! How nice is the detail! (Yes I have more Boots than shoes and love them all year around!)

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http://www.boohoo.com/restofworld/new-in-shoes/nichole-lace-side-over-the-knee-boot/invt/dzz64071

Another item I really like the look of right now is the Makeup Revolution Advent Calendar, how great does this look? I still hope to get some chocolate, but I like these products, and would like to own more, perhaps I will be lucky enough to open this sort of calendar this year… (Purchased By Me – Review Coming Soon)
makeup-rev-adventhttps://www.tambeauty.com/en/Makeup-Revolution-Advent-Calendar-2016/m-2043.aspx

Something else I discovered after someone shared it on Twitter was this amazing lamp from Very.

I would love this in my home http://www.very.co.uk/eiffel-tower-table-lamp/1600079375.prd

(I purchased this lamp at the end of November, and I love it! Full review coming soon…)

New Look also have some great looking Boots out this season, here are two of the ones that I have got my eye on… both ankle boots…

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On my wishlist for reviewing is also this fabulous shelf from over on the Treatbox UK website in the ‘shop’ section, it is so unique looking I just love it! I had to dream what I might place upon it, a pot filled with Spectrum Brushes, a frame and so much more! Do you like it? I love it!

hexagon-shelfhttps://treatboxuk.com/collections/shop/products/stunning-hexagon-shelf-with-mirror

The final items I would love to own and review this Christmas are these pieces from Cherry Diva! I adore anything turquoise or anything with feathers or arrows, that sort of thing…
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feather_wrap_silver_ring_1024x1024https://www.cherrydiva.co.uk/products/eva-feather-silver-ring?variant=16859874181

Another fab idea for people for gifts this Christmas would be anything with a subscription box, I have already reviewed Secret Scent Box, and I currently review Treatbox UK on a monthly basis. I would love to try other boxes in the future, such as Birchbox or Glossybox or perhaps anything else relating to beauty/fashion/perfume/food, some of my favourite things!

Thank you for reading this post today, I wonder if I have inspired any of you for your Christmas lists and gifts for friends or loved ones. Check out the links for the items and brands featured in my post today. I am hoping my wishlist will turn into a reality for some of these items and then I can happily review them for you all to see. Until then keep coming back to the blog for more reveals, reviews and honest opinions on products.

Sabrina

November Treat Box Reveal

tb-nov-01-swHappy November everyone!

It’s time to reveal the contents of the November Treatbox!

Filled with impressive feel good pieces this box holds an array of trinkets and items to adore, all of which have a theme of either stars or sparkle.

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With dark navy blue paper and a ‘Shine Bright Like A Diamond’ quote card, the November Treatbox contained promise of sparkles and happiness. There was a sweet smell emanating from inside my box as I peeled away the sticker that read ‘Spread The Sparkle’.

tb-nov-04-res-swI could see the gold sparkling stars and smell the sweet scent of caramel as I opened up the November box. I instantly clock the chocolate delights and know they will be enjoyed very soon. I was intrigued by the other contents and couldn’t wait to open it all up and photograph the items individually.

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tb-nov-17-resized-sw Here is the full list of items you will find in the November treatbox.
‘Shine Bright Like A Diamond’ Quote Card
Gold Stars Banner
‘Reach For The Stars’ Bag
November Calendar Card
Star Struck Constellation Compact Mirror
Star Straws
White Chocolate Stars
Simple Candle Co. Caramel Star Wax Melts

My favourite items in this months box are the Compact Mirror, the Wax Melts and the ‘Reach for the Stars’ bag. The lovely smelling wax melts seem like they will be a joy to use. The details on the box of the compact mirror are stunning, it’s a beautiful keepsake and a useful item, but more than that it’s so unique looking. And the bag is of course very handy to have and is a happy memento.

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If you would like to order a TreatBox for yourself or for a gift then you can find Treatbox at their website https://treatboxuk.com/

The beauty of subscribing to TreatBox is that there are a range of subs to choose from, then each month your box gets sent to your door. Inside it could be a range of gifts from homeware to accessories, edible items and other useful things, as well as trinkets, jewellery and inspirational quotes too!

If you aren’t sure on whether to try a TreatBox for yourself or not I would say order a one off box, and then if you’re happy with it you can always subscribe afterwards. Check out my previous posts on the Treat Boxes I have received so far, in this unique category of my website called ‘Treatbox’ which is just for these reviews and reveals http://severnwishes.co.uk/category/treatbox/

tb-nov-09-res-swI hope you have enjoyed this November Treatbox reveal, there may well be more of them in the future. If you do decide to subscribe to a Treatbox then please leave me a comment, I would love to know what you think of your own TreatBox when you get it.

You can also find my video reveals on my YouTube channel, you can watch as I open the box for the very first time and discover all of it’s sparkly contents. Click on this link to watch the unboxing https://youtu.be/vyGSn711hAY

Thanks for reading this review and reveal, and I hope that you have a great month this November!

Sabrina

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Gift Company White Clock and Calendar Blocks Review

clock-one-titledI am lucky enough to bring you a selection of items from Gift Company throughout October and November. This UK based family run company prides itself on providing unique and quality giftware, homeware and furniture.

After being contacted by Gift Company we arranged for several items for me to review, these are just some of a range of products available online at their website.

Each week I will be bringing you an item, photographed in detail, and then I will give you a variety of information about that product before giving my final review. This is the ideal time of year to start thinking of Christmas presents, so it’s a good idea to look for gifts you may not have seen before. And by purchasing from Gift Company you are also supporting a UK business.

Today I will be showcasing their White Clock with Calendar Blocks gift. This rustic almost ‘shabby chic’ product is mostly white with black detailing.

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The first thing you notice about this gift is the striking bold fonts and the various shapes of the product. I like the archway wooden shaped top, it compliments the circular clock face.

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I have always wanted a product such as this in my home. When growing up my mother had a date box (as I called it) where we could rotate small metal turnstiles in order to move the days and months to the corresponding day. I have always liked wooden items, and this piece goes well with so many other things in my home. White products fit in much easier than coloured ornament pieces too. The size is very good and the numbers and letters are in a clear enough font to be seen from across a room. I like the hands on the Quartz clock as well, delicate and a nice addition to the piece.

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What Makes This A Great Gift

✩ Strong and durable wood for regular use.
An excellent educational piece in order to teach children about days and months.
✩ Easy to adjust the various calendar elements of the product.
✩ An ideal gift for its usefulness with the clock and calendar, as well as it’s white which is an ideal colour for most homes.
Uses an AA battery which is easily accessible and easy to replace.
Great size so the item that can fit onto a shelf or unit in the home, not too big a piece but with large enough numbers and letters to be seen from across a room.
Blocks can be displayed however you want within the diameter of the framing.

To Be Aware Of 

✩ The white painted surface might get dirty over time. Also by continually moving the blocks they scrape against the painted wooden surface as they slot into place, and as the months go by slight scuff marks will begin to appear on the paintwork. This is unavoidable as you use the product.
✩ The writing on the blocks isn’t perfect, some letters haven’t been stamped with much ink, for example the ‘Y’ on the month of May. I would hope that they will not wear away over time and with use but this is a possibility. I would recommend only ever cleaning it with a duster, so as not to take any of the paint off the items.
✩ The glued area of the plastic battery part of the clock was a little messy in my honest opinion. You wouldn’t see this if the ornament was placed against a wall or on a shelf where the back faced away from any view. The only time you notice it would be when changing the battery.

Dimensions and Product Information

Item Description: One wooden frame which contains two square number blocks and three rectangle month blocks. In the top half is a clock face situated centrally. The item is completed with a wooden arch shape at the top of it and curved sides that complement the contrast of the more square shaped calendar blocks.
Colour: White over all with black writing and the hands of the clock are black and red.
Box Materials: Wooden with a Plastic fronted Clock and back for the battery.
Clock and Calendar Dimensions: Unit Width 14cm Depth 7cm Height (highest point of arch) 23cm. Clock face is 7cm.
Products Clock is made by: Quartz.
Requires 1 x AA battery for the clock.

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I am going to give this clock with calendar blocks a final review of 3/5. My reasons for this is mostly down to the quality of the item. I was a little disappointed with the glue being so messily applied to the battery compartment and the fixing of the clock into place. I also feel with constant use that the white paint will begin to scrape off and mark over time. It gets extra points however for being a well made item that is useful to a home, and can be educational. The clock face is a good size as is the writing on the blocks. Over all it’s a decent piece that I would happily display in my house. The product retails for around £20.00 but Gift Company sell this piece at a bargain of £5.99, a gift worth getting if you know someone who could do with a gentle reminder of what date it is.

Thank you for reading this review today, I hope that you have been inspired, and if you want to visit the Gift Company website to see this item or any others you will find the links below.

✩ Sabrina ✩

Find Gift Company on a variety of Social Media by searching for ‘Gift Company’.
Here is the link to the Clock and Calendar http://www.giftcompany.com/p/15106/X-White-Clock-With-Calendar-Blocks–14*7*23-1-12-R15

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