July 2017 Treatbox Reveal


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

Happy Treat Box Day and a Happy July to you all!

This month we open our treatbox to bright pink paper, a strong smell of an island cocktail and what appears to be little watermelons to eat!

The theme surrounds Flamingo’s and Summer Fun. Pina Colada scents and Pineapples from Tropical Islands. Treatbox has on trend items offered up this time, decorative little extra’s and as usual some beautiful prints to display and keep in our homes.

July should be a time of sunshine and fun, some of us manage to go on holiday, others hold family BBQ’s in our back garden. Either way this Treatbox will put you in the mood for anything you enjoy!

Here is a photograph of all the items you’ll find in the July Treatbox.

Here is the full list of items available this month, and remember there are always slight variations in the types and the colours, everyone gets a slightly different combination inside their box… There are 9 main items in this Treatbox plus some decorative extras too…

Calendar Print for July 2017 – Watermelons – Stay Cool
Sweets – Watermelon Shapes

20 Paper Straws – Summer Themed
See Through Case ‘A few of my Favourite Things’
A4 Print – Cacti

Mini Print – Flamingo ‘Utterly Fabulous’
Pineapple – Enamel Pin ‘You’re the Pineapple of my Eye’
Iron On Flamingo and Pineapple Patches
Simple Candle Co – Pina Colada Scented Wax Brittle Melts
Decorative Summer Extras!


I’m also honoured to receive an extra gift this month, from Zoe at Treatbox for my continued support for her boxes. She sent me a second enamel pin, and I think this one is fabulous! So thank you so much sweet!

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 iron on prints, because these are so on trend at the moment, unique denim pieces are definitely the way to go, so if you have what you need to customise them do it. I also love the see through case, useful for makeup and various bits and pieces but unusual design too! Finally I like the straws, a neat idea, ideal to use for a BBQ or party or for other decorative purposes. They are well made and will keep on the card they’ve been supplied on until they are ready to be used, very useful!

My Overall Opinion

The July box is a good box, I wasn’t wowed by it, but there are some thoughtful and useful items inside it. Some are unique and well made, so I appreciate the quality that is supplied this month. I cannot use the wax melts in my home so they will go into my box with my others and make the wardrobe smell nice instead.

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, I hope you have enjoyed it.

Sabrina 

If you do want to watch my Treatbox Reveal Video for this month then you can find it on my channel here

June 2017 Treatbox Reveal

Hello and Welcome to the June 2017 Treatbox Reveal with Sabrina of Severn Wishes.

Happy Treat Box Day Everyone!

This month we see a pale sea green tissue paper as we open a box which shouts ‘Beach’ and ‘Mermaid’ themes at us with the sticker quoting ‘You are Mer-Mazing’. The Calendar print has June of course with lovely colourful shells behind it. And with these bits I’m eager to see what else is inside my actual treatbox.

As I open the print and read about the contents of this box, I am impressed with the dedication to the theme and attention to detail, and if you join me to see the items, you will understand what I mean…

Here are all of the items in the June Treatbox.

Here is the full list of items available this month, and remember there are always slight variations in the types and the colours, everyone gets a slightly different combination inside their box… There are 8 main items in this Treatbox…

Calendar Print for June 2017 – Sea Shells – Life is better in Flipflops
Stick of Rock personalised for Treatbox – Strawberry Flavour
Hanging Decoration – Green Boat – ‘Life’s A Beach’
Hanging Decoration – ‘By The Beautiful Sea’ Sass & Belle
‘MerBoss’ Notepad designed exclusively for Treatbox
Mermaid Charm for the Wish Upon A String Bracelet
Print – Mermaid Kisses and Starfish Wishes – designed for Treatbox
Beach Bag – XL – ‘Take Me To The Beach’ Environmentally Friendly


Here is a selection of my photographs of this months box, I hope you enjoy seeing the items up close and if you have any questions leave me a comment 😉

If you love the beach, mermaids, or the sea side then this is a box for you.

My Favourites

My favourite items from this months box are the bag and the sea quoted hanging decoration. I love that the bag is enviro friendly and such a decent size. Not only is it water resistant and wipe clean, but its got a velcro strip in the middle which means nothing will fall out. The decorative hanging sea side board is well made and has beautiful details in its pattern. It is bold and great for a bathroom if you have a nautical theme going on.

My Overall Opinion

There are some nice items in this box, and overall the theme is very good, beach is a bit of fun and most of us have great memories of times spent there. Little things like these pieces can help us to rekindle our love for the seaside.

I wasn’t sure why we received two hanging decorations in the same box, I was surprised about that. They are both lovely items but I’m not sure if two decorations is a little much for one box. I would have loved to have seen something crafty like, make your own mini deck chair or something like that, something make-able…

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 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 within this months treatbox then please get in touch I am more than happy to answer them if I can.

Until next time then Severn Wishes followers, thank you for reading this reveal post today, I hope you have enjoyed it.

Sabrina 

If you do want to watch my Treatbox Reveal Video you can find it on my channel here

May 2017 Treatbox Reveal


Hello and Welcome to the May 2017 Treatbox Reveal.

Happy May Day to you all! Most of us have received our boxes early due to the United Kingdom having a Bank Holiday today, so I’m very happy to be bringing you this post on the first day of the new month.

As always if you would prefer to watch my unboxing video over on my channel then I will include a link to it after my reveal.

This month was a pretty lilac tissue paper inside with a sticker that read ‘made just for you’. The Calendar print has May with beautiful feathers all around it, I see a theme appearing here. On the back is the usual description of the types of items we can find inside. I don’t tend to dwell on this too much, although an interesting read afterwards, I’m eager to see what is inside my actual box.

For the May Treatbox theme we have feathers and relaxation. Positive energy and inspiration are at the forefronts of the box with postcards and bath salts. A beautiful scarf (which I am very thankful of because it is still cold here at the moment) and a quote plaque. Stickers for being creative and a gorgeous print showcasing the talent of a UK illustrator. This is the May Treatbox.

Here is the full list of items available, and remember there are always variations in the types and the colours, so that everyone gets a slightly different combination inside their box… There are 8 main items in this Treatbox, however if you’re counting the Postcards individually we actually received 18 items this time…

Calendar Print for May with Feathers details
‘Home’ Black and White Print by Simona Matuozzo
Gold Plated Moon and Stars Necklace
10 Mini Postcards with Quotes and Inspiring Sayings
Scarf – Grey Feathers
Stickers – Set of 24
Coopers Apothecary – Vanilla Rose 100% Natural Bath Salts
Home Accessory – Glass Hanging Plaque – Black Border ‘Love the Life you Live, Live the Life you Love.’

Here are more detailed images of all of the items contained within my box this month.

This beautifully detailed print is designed and drawn by Simona Matuozzo an illustrator based in Birmingham. She creates bespoke both hand drawn with ink and also digital illustrations. Her work is often highly detailed, and as with the print we have in our boxes this month, you can see from my macro photograph just how intricate the drawings are.

Here are the details of the Feathers on the Scarf.

Made by Coopers, these bath salts are 100% natural, made with Organic ingredients and no artificial fragrances, with 100 grams of salts to help relax you.


My Favourites

My favourite items from this months box have to be the beautiful feather scarf, the home print and the stickers. I love scarves and as for the craft items, love them!
I don’t currently have somewhere I can hang the plaque but I will be holding on to it for when I can use it, I think the quote is lovely and rather true to life.

This box has been well thought out and I’m very glad that it was filled with positivity and of some items from companies that we haven’t yet seen before. I think it’s very important to support United Kingdom businesses and I love the Treatbox allows us to do that. It will be nice for me to try something made by a company I haven’t tried before, and I love that we have something to wear and keep too. Watch out for my future tweets and Instagram pictures to feature these items.

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 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 within this months treatbox then please get in touch I am more than happy to answer them if I can.

Until next time then Severn Wishes followers, thank you for reading this reveal post today.

Sabrina 

Oh and if you want to watch the Treatbox Reveal Video for the May Treatbox then please check out my channel here on YouTube


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Severn Wishes One Year of Blogging and Big Giveaway

♡ One Year of Blogging, Over 100 Posts Celebration and A Giveaway ♡

When I realised I was getting close to a year of blogging I knew that I wanted to hold a giveaway to thank everyone who has been supporting me this far. Whether you follow me on a social media or you just read my blog regularly, it’s you who have helped me to be a better writer and photographer. I have been collecting items for this for quite some time, so I hope you’ll like the selection that I’ve gathered…

I have been so lucky in my first year, I have worked with many companies including Spectrum Brushes, Gift Company and many more. Not only that but I already have so much lined up for the Spring and Summer of 2017 to share with you all as well.

During the past thirteen months of Severn Wishes being live, I have posted more than 105 articles, most have been reviews and reveals, but other posts have been about my Lifestyle and Travel experiences.

During the next year I hope to continue writing in my honest fashion and to bring you even better photography as my knowledge and learning increases.

What can you expect over the Summer months from Severn Wishes?
Jewellery, Makeup, Homeware, Games, Fashion, Cooking and Craft posts, and so much more besides.
I am already speaking to some companies who want to collaborate with me, and I cannot wait to bring all of this excitement to my blog for you all to enjoy!

So from the bottom of my heart, thank you for supporting me and my blog.
♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡

✩♡✩♡✩ Giveaway ✩♡✩♡✩

Without further ado I am going to tell you exactly what you can win in this new and latest Severn Wishes giveaway!
If you saw some of my recent posts you will have read the clues that I left revealing some of the items you could win!
Featuring Soap and Glory, Primark, Nivea AND Makeup Revolution!
I give you my One Year Giveaway bundle!!!!

✩♡✩♡✩ What You Can Win ✩♡✩♡

✩ Marble Soft Cover Bag ✩
✩ Nivea Lip Butter – Vanilla and Macadamia ✩
✩ Soap and Glory – Super Tonic ✩
✩ Makeup Revolution I ♡ Unicorns Unite Mini Gem Brushes ✩
✩ ‘Flawless’ Makeup Mirror and Keyring ✩
✩ Heart and Stars Hair Bands Selection ✩
✩ Marble and Rose Gold Stationary ✩
✩ Wooden Craft Flowers – Be Creative ✩
✩ Lots of Sweet Treats – Yum! ✩

 If you don’t know the drill by now click the link below to enter on rafflecopter, and all of the terms and conditions can be found at the end of my post!

♡ Good Luck! ♡

Severn Wishes One Year Blogging Celebratory Giveaway!

✩♡✩♡✩ Enter Here ✩♡✩♡

✩ Sabrina 


Terms and Conditions
This competition is running from April 23rd until May 31st 2017.
The winner will receive their prizes in June 2017.
This giveaway is only open to entrants from the UK.
Severn Wishes reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice.
No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason, and all entries subject to verification.

April 2017 Treatbox Reveal

It’s time to Reveal the contents of the April 2017 Treatbox.

This month is the start of Spring and I associate a lot with this time of year. Blossom trees are opening and birds and singing as they raise their young. Lambs are running about in the fields and what seems like a billion chocolate eggs line the shelves in supermarkets.

Arriving in the new plastic packaging once again I could see star sequins escaping from my box as I began to do my video reveal and unboxing. (See Video Here).

I was met with the usual pretty tissue paper, this time a delightful midnight blue shade. Stars were everywhere and the April Print calendar was sat upon the paper with a sticker that read ‘All it takes is faith, trust and a little Pixie Dust‘. I recall in my memory that this was a Disney quote from Peter Pan.

Inside the box I found a variety of items and most of which celebrated a ‘Fairy’ related theme. Now I saw what the Peter Pan sticker meant, Fairy this and Fairy that! The cookie biscuit inside also quotes Peter Pan too! There was also an overall theme of blue in the box as well.

What stood out most for me was the sign and the pin. The cookie looks delicious and I will enjoy that for elevenses over the weekend.

The admission ticket (view my reveal video) that was supplied with the Scent Circus wax melt, I believe is a ticket you can use towards purchasing a box of melts from them. Check out their website for more products (link at the end).

Here is the full list of 9 items available, and remember there are always variations in the type and the colours, so that everyone gets a slightly different combination inside their box…

Calendar Print for April with Rose detail
‘Live Like There’s No Midnight’  Blue Font Print

‘You’re the Fairest of them All’ Compact Mirror
Fairy Shaped Wax Melt by Scent Circus ‘Pixie Dust’ Smell

Rainbow Pin with Quote ‘If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It’
Blank Pages Book – Cover reads ‘Once Upon A Time’ and the back reads ‘The End’ In Quotes
Wooden ‘Fairy Garden’ Sign in Teal
Trinket Dish – Blue – Quote ‘I Love You Fairy Much!’
Cookie Biscuit (Vanilla) which has the Disney Peter Pan Quote ‘Second Star on the Right, & Straight on till Morning’

Here are more detailed images of all the items contained within my box.

My favourite items in this April Treatbox are the Pin and the Book. Both of these items are unusual and both are my kind of things. They are pieces I could see myself wearing and using.

The Fairy Sign is sweet too and I love the colour. It will no doubt be used one day, perhaps if I can make a nice pot in the garden with a house to pretend there were actually fairies dwelling there. It’s more of a piece for creative and imaginative customers, or perhaps those with small children who are full of imagination.

I have to be honest about this box now though, because I was slightly disappointed to see some very similar items inside. By similar I just mean variations on ones in recent previous ones. I already have several compact mirrors from Treatbox, and although this one is just as lovely, I really didn’t need another one. Also the trinket dish, I have already received two in recent Treat boxes, and I have no use for a third. Finally we have yet another wax melt, and sadly with an asthmatic husband and two cats, they are not something that I can use in my home. I have a box of them from previous boxes that just go to making my wardrobe smell nice. I would hope we would have one month where we don’t get a candle or a wax related product and receive something completely different.

A great deal of this box will unfortunately for me, be re-gifted or given away, which I have found to be a real shame. So far in over a year of boxes I have wanted to have kept the majority of things for myself.

The box itself is really well thought out, the running theme of the fairies and the Disney quotes aspects are both wonderful, and any fan of these two elements will no doubt praise its contents. However I cannot help but see the duplication in pieces, just with different colours and quotes on, and I was really hoping for something a little different.

Because it became Spring this month in the UK I would have loved to have seen a Spring scarf, or a false flower that we could put in our hair or in a vase. Don’t get me wrong, this has been a nice box, but for me it just isn’t up to the usual standard of items inside.

I understand that not everyone will agree with me, and that’s fine, because at the end of the day I am here writing my honest and open review on this box. After having some boxes that I have truly adored, this one for me, just didn’t live up to that expectation. It hasn’t put me off from receiving next months box, however I think I will be reevaluating in the summer just how much longer I will be purchasing.

I do love receiving and reviewing these boxes because so much thought is given to them, and I respect how much effort goes into producing them too. They are always well presented and well distributed as well.

But if the contents become very similar I don’t want to be purchasing a box that gives me the same thing every month or two months in rolling duplication’s. I really hope I will be more impressed by the May Treatbox, and you will have to come back to my blog that first week in May to find out my thoughts.

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 my reveal today, if you have any of your own thoughts you would like to share or you may have purchased a box I would love to hear your thoughts, why not leave me a comment below 🙂
Also if you have any questions about any of the items please get in touch I am more than happy to answer them if I can do.
Until next time Severn Wishes followers, thank you for reading this reveal today.

Sabrina 

Oh and if you want to watch the Treatbox Reveal Video for the April box then please check out my channel here on YouTube

Scent Circus
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Sass and Belle

Artemis and Xena – A Review of the First Love Yourself Box

Artemis and Xena is a Well-Being Enhancing Monthly Subscription Box.

Its contents are designed and collected to improve and uplift your mood, to spread positivity and help you to de-stress.

The items can be creative, pampering, fun, treat related, comforting, positive and most of all uplifting. But the main goal of this unique subscription box is to improve and raise awareness of mental health issues and self esteem problems.

These boxes are designed for teenagers and women who need a boost to their well being. Artemis and Xena compile a variety of different items in their boxes so there will be something for everyone inside.

Not only all of this, but 20p of every box that is sold goes towards a charitable project that is chosen by Artemis and Xena. These projects are always ones that will benefit women, such as enhancing well-being or empowering women.

This months box was titled ‘Soar In Life’ with the positive quote of ‘First Love Yourself’. Abbreviated to F.L.Y, First Learn To FLY, First Love Yourself.

I’m very happy that I’m able to bring you this review and unboxing. Artemis and Xena have sent me this box to review and as a belated birthday present as well!

Having suffered with mental health problems, I am all too aware of how much objects and ways to improve mindfulness can help on bad days. The one thing that I really liked about this subscription box was the variety inside. Of course not everything will be everyone’s cup of tea, but I think the team genuinely come up with items that will suit the majority of subscribers, because they choose to include things that will help calm, inspire creativity and ensure feelings of positivity.

Here is the first shot of the contents of my box, and as you can see there are so many wonderful things inside it. I will outline what each of the items was once I have given my overall opinion.

Having arrived covered in brown paper to ensure the contents are secure, the Artemis and Xena F.L.Y box has the brand sticker on the top and a cute little heart too. Sealed with a glittery purple strip of sticky tape, the box feels full up as I opened the cardboard sides. The boxed items were well dressed in a pretty pink and floral paper, that could be reused to wrap someone a gift.

It isn’t the most professional looking box that I have reviewed, but what I love is how unique the box and its contents are. The subscription is very new on the market (as of January 2017) and of course I have no doubt it will grow in time. Some items are separately bagged, the bits in organza bags are particularly nice, as are the individual pieces. The attention to detail is what is so great about this box.

The only issue with having all the bits in a large box like this is that when there are spaces they move around when in transit, this can cause some items to be creased, or bent or damaged. As people will see when they watch my video, my bath melts had gotten loose in my box, and during my unboxing I have to smooth out several of the flatter things, such as the corner of one butterfly. I know this cannot always be helped, but perhaps different sized boxes to suit the variety of items per month could be considered.

There were some of this boxes contents that really stood out to me. The items built for creativity and mindfulness are excellent, as are the relaxing ones. So much can be done with the pieces in this box, and if you’re not particularly creative then you can re-gift some of them to people who are.

A subscription starts from £12 a month plus delivery. Artemis and Xena will tailor your box around you when you order, by getting you to answer a few questions about yourself. The founder of the company is Ani, she is passionate about helping women with mental health issues after suffering with them herself. She came up with the well-being box concept after struggling mentally in her late teens.

I wanted to ask Ani some questions so that we can all get to know her better. She has only recently began her company, but she is already helping women and young girls all across the United Kingdom feel better about their mental health, all because of a box.

How did you come up with the awesome name of Artemis and Xena for your Subscription box?

Artemis & Xena are two very powerful women in mythology. Artemis was not just a goddess who could use a bow and arrow, she was also the protector of young girls (this links well to our box idea). Xena was a warrior princess, she was strong and brave. Personally, these two are inspirational women I look up to and that is why I chose their names for the box.

How long have you been providing subscription boxes?

I have been providing sub boxes since January! That was the first box! Artemis & Xena is a very new subscription service.

Do you have a team behind the scenes and creative minds that work together on each box?

 Currently no team. I work on my and create and curate the boxes myself and contact small businesses myself too. Sometimes my mum does help out though, but it means I have to work long hours and work everyday including the weekend without a wage!
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But it is worth it! I love that I have created Artemis & Xena and I love that it has put a smile on many girls and women’s faces so far!

What are your plans for the next year in regards your business?

Hopefully we will get bigger so we can afford to provide even more items in our boxes! I also want to provide a box with more high end items, a mini box, and possibly a tween box in the future too!

You state that your boxes are meant to empower teens and women with a focus on well being, but what do you consider the most important element of making a box?

I want to make sure it would be something that I would appreciate it if I received it. I usually imagine if I received the box and how it would make me feel. I think its important about how the contents of a box makes you feel. I also try and tie items together too rather than adding them randomly. I also think its important that I add something that I created into the box, not just other businesses as I want my subscribers to feel connected to me. Also, I would only use products free from animal cruelty!

Is there an item that you particularly find is great for your well being, if so what is it and have we seen it in a box already or will it be one day?

For me, I found inspirational quotes a great pick me up or very motivational! So I do include those. I also found mindfulness helpful although at first I was very skeptical. When I first starting doing mindfulness, I didn’t believe it would work therefore it didn’t do much. But once I starting getting into it and believed it could help me focus, it did start to help me. I still use it to calm down as I suffer from Anxiety. I hope to find more techniques for well-being and also talk to specialists in the future so I can improve the well-being aspects of the boxes.


Inside My Box

I am now going to outline the contents of the box in their relative groups so you can see the individual items available. I will complete my review with the pieces that I found the most useful and inspiring to me.


Mindfulness Colouring Pages – To Stimulate Calm and Focus
4 Heart Shaped Soy Wax Melts by DollysCandles (Etsy) Scent of ‘Love Spell’
Love Cupcake Iron On / Sew On Patch
Heart Shaped Aromatherapy Bath Bombs by Dreambath (Etsy) Scent of ‘Rose’


Bag of Mixed Beads and Elastic Thread
Mindfulness Yoga Poses Practice Cards
Envelope of 31 Positive and Self-Love Affirmations – One A Day Pick Me Ups

 


Sweet Treats

2 Butterflies – 3D Wall Stickers
Buttons in 3D Wooden Hearts
‘Be Happy, Be Bright, Be You’ Quote Card
Crafty Bag of Heart Sequins and Shapes
Pukka Tea and Organza Bag – ‘Love’ Tea is Organic and Caffeine Free


Cosmetic Beauty Blender Heart Shaped Makeup Sponge
Nail Art Stickers
Nail Art Strips
Collection 2000 Mardi Gras Lip Balm
Metallic Temporary Tattoo Stickers

 


Blue Plait with Golden Coloured Charms
Necklace with Charm
Tribal Earrings on pretty card with quote

Extra Items

First Love Yourself A6 Card
Pink Floral Tissue Paper (Can Be Re-Used)

My Favourite Items

I really love the heart tribal earrings, I also think the crafting items are an excellent choice for helping people to unwind and de-stress. The items that can be re-used are wonderful choices for a box designed for helping with mental health issues. The calming techniques can be applied and then the items put away and reused again. Such as the bag of beads and elastic, the affirmations and the yoga.

Overall Review

Thank you for visiting Severn Wishes today for my reveal and review. I have really enjoyed this unboxing and reviewing this lovely subscription box.

I would personally like to thank Ani, for sending me the box and allowing me to do this review on her company. I am sure you will agree with me that she is doing a fantastic job in choosing the items for the subscription box.

If you would like to take a look at the Artemis and Xena website then please click here.

And for anyone who wants to watch my unboxing video then please head over to my YouTube channel here.

Thanks for joining me for this review, I hope to see you back here soon.

Sabrina 

March 2017 Treatbox Reveal

Hello and Happy March to each and every one of you!

The time has come around so quickly and here we are revealing the contents of yet another Treatbox! I have now had 12 treatbox reveals! Isn’t that crazy! I first got the April 2016 box, and I’ve not missed a month since. It’s a year this month since I made my blog live, now that has gone so fast!

I’m not sure how long I will continue with the treatbox reveals, although I love receiving them, I don’t get a lot of feedback. So if you are reading this right now and you enjoy the unboxing either by video or be reading my blog, then perhaps you could leave me a comment today telling me this, because I am not sure how many people are actually interested in this part of my blogging… if you are then make my day and tell me 🙂

So it’s March 2017 already! And it’s my Birthday on the 7th too! *Here have a slice of virtual cake!* The weeks have flown by and Spring is finally on the horizon! (Thank goodness!)

This months box has arrived contained in a plastic wrapper, a wonderful idea to keep rain and dirt off our boxes while in transit and to ensure the contents are a little more secure. A fabulous idea whomever thought of it! An excellent decision and great because it’s recyclable too! (I will mention more about this later in the blog post).

The Treatbox for March promises that ‘Today is Good!’ and that we should ‘Bee Happy’…

A box for all of us busy bees out there who need to take more ‘5’s’ in the week and chill out a bit, this box is apparently one for us! And also one for helping and supporting the bees of our beautiful planet Earth!

Without any further ado! Let’s take a look at the boxes full contents…

Inside this months Treatbox you will find your Calendar Print with a little extra attached! Zoe has included not only her usual hello and what’s inside, but actually the list of companies whose products are inside! And a little information on each one. This is very handy for me because usually I would go off and find them on social media or other websites and read about them. However this is excellent, saving me time and also giving everyone a background into why and how she chooses the treats for our boxes…

Firstly we have the item of an Emery Board and Nail Clippers in a neat little box shape. Very pretty and also very handy, and it comes in 4 colours, I received the blue one, with Queen Bee written on the back.

Our Tiny Bees‘ who create products using 100% natural ingredients, they specialise in making Candles and Skincare ranges that are made with 100% British beeswax and honey. This month we have some of their chocolate shaped Bath Melt bars. Skincare while you soak in the bath and support the farmers and the bees of the United Kingdom.

The Royal Horticultural Society pride themselves on helping insects of the United Kingdom flourish. By planting Wildflower Seeds each year we are contributing pollen and food sources, as well as homes for a variety of insects. The Wildflower Seeds Bag that Treatbox have supplied this month will go on to ensure a healthy and attractive garden patch for Bees and Butterflies to visit this year. Make sure you look up what time to sow your seeds for your area of the country and support your local wildlife for 2017. Insects provide us with so much wonder and so much of our produce would be lost without them, flowers and fruits, so please plant your seeds when you can and do your bit. If you don’t have a garden big enough then you could buy a large pot to plant them in, I do some seed sowing every year.

In 2014 ‘Love From Angie’ was created, from a passion for creativity and a range of crafts including Greeting Cards and Paper Cuts, Angie makes heartfelt art that can be loved and admired. She can be found on Etsy and Social Media, but we have her 2 Bee Greeting Cards and the ‘Sweet Honey Bee’ Print to enjoy in our Treatbox this month.
www.lovefromangie.co.uk

Our next item is a wonderful bag made from 90% recycled bottles, a good size for use as a lunchbox, a picnic bag for one or even to store things in when you’re in the car on a journey such as toiletries or cans of drinks.
It has a lovely pattern and I am impressed with the durability of the item, having been created almost entirely of old recycled bottles, impressive!
The Pretty Ditsy Print Bag is a good size and can be folded flat when not in use. It has a zip to keep the contents safe as well, very handy.
I am hugely into recycling, and on average I take two bin liner bags of recycling down to my local plant every single week! If you’re struggling with what to recycle check out your local places online, and see what they can take. Set up an extra small bin in the corner of your kitchen with a label on it, ‘Recycling Only’ and encourage your family members to use it. You’ll be surprised how much you can recycle. In a few months, something you may recycle today could become something wonderful like a bag such as this, for someone else to enjoy! Recycling is a great habit to take up, help us save the planet, one bit at a time.

The final item of this months Treatbox is the Honeycomb Bar. Mine is a Salted Caramel flavour, with Belgian Chocolate, it reads to be 43g of deliciousness! Not only are the bars creators friends of the Bees who give them the honey (says so on the label), but they handcraft these items and they are Gluten Free!
All courtesy of Mighty Fine Honeycomb, Mighty Fine Kitchens who started in London with handmade chocolates in a small shop in Camden Market, who now produce bars on a larger scale, while still providing some of the best honeycomb in the United Kingdom, all the while supporting local farmers and their bees.

Here is the full list of 9 items available, and remember there are always variations in type and colours, not everyone gets an identical box…

Calendar Print for March
Emery Board and Nail Clippers
Bath Melt Bar
Wildflower Seeds
‘Bee’ Greeting Cards x 2
Print ‘If I Was A Flower…’
Pretty Ditsy Recycled Bag
Honeycomb Bar

My favourite items in this March Treatbox are the Greeting Cards, The Bag and The Wildflower Seeds… I love what all of these things represent. For me the handmade cards are Creativity, the bag is Recycling, and the Seeds are New Life and its Preservation. I believe in all aspects of what a box of products like these stands for, and I am happy to have bought it and in doing so I have helped the planet just a little bit more.

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 my reveal today, I hope you’ve liked reading an insight into my daily lifestyle as I talked about the products in relation to this post.
I wish each one of you a great March! I’m off to make my birthday plans now!

✩ Sabrina 

Oh and if you want to watch the Treatbox Reveal Video for this month then check out my YouTube

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? ✩
✩ Use this code below on their website now to get 20% off! ✩
‘ Valentines20 ‘

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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3. Use the link below now to gain your entries to the competition.

✩ ✩  Enter Giveaway ✩ ✩

Best of Luck!

★ Sabrina ★

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  • This competition is running from February 8th until February 17th 2016.
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February 2017 Treatbox Reveal

Welcome to the February Treatbox Reveal and Review with me, Sabrina.

I’m not quite sure where January went, but here we are at the beginning of February opening another lovely Treatbox. With a special calendar entry this month which has to do with love, I was almost sure the contents of this box could have aspects of hearts and flowers…

I was excited to open this box and see what was inside, its contents felt a little heavier than usual for some reason, this intrigued me.

As I opened the cardboard to find a light pink paper, I thought it seemed a rather girly colour for the box and would perhaps be filled with sweet things. The sticker which reads ‘Made Just For You’ is a nice touch, a reminder of our Treats selected just for us to enjoy.

This month our card tells us that we have a theme of ‘loving’ gifts, a box filled with nice things to make this part of 2017 great. The print for February reads ‘Life Is Better In Rose Gold’ on a Marble background. This is so on trend at the moment and is a really nice addition to my wall of Treatbox prints. With not focusing solely on the fact that it’s Valentines Day soon, this Treatbox has a selection of things that remind us how special we all are, in our own unique ways of course…

Before I go into the full list of items, if anyone would prefer to watch my Video Reveal on YouTube instead of reading the blog post, then the link for it is below.
https://youtu.be/0nACh7qAzWU

Here is the full list of items you will find in the February treatbox. As always there are slight variations of colours and types of items in different boxes. I love how this months items have a theme of hearts, knowingly for Valentines Day occurring this month, but without throwing the ‘love’ stuff in your face if you aren’t into it.

February Calendar Print
‘Free As A Bird’ Keyring
‘Life is Better in Rose Gold’ Print
Roses Garland in Heart Shape
‘You’re Awesome’ Print (Stick me in your purse…)
‘Oh So Pretty’ Ring Dish (Ta-Dah! XO)
Packet of Love Heart Sweets
‘La Petite Rose’ Scented Wipes (Citrus)
‘Stand Up, Stand Out, Stand Tall, You Are… Beautiful’ Choker

My favourite items in the February box are the very pretty and unusual looking keyring, the rose garland and the handy ring dish.
I will be honest I’m not a sweets person and only have them very rarely, normally when they are purchased for me or given to me. However I will make an exception for these love hearts, it’s been a long time since I had any!
There isn’t anything in the box that I don’t like, but I’m not sure what to do with the choker ribbon. I’m going to leave it on the card I think, as a sentimental quote.
This hasn’t been my favourite Treatbox to date, but there are a couple of items that for me, still make it great.

 Here are some more of my images showing this months items.

If you would like to order a TreatBox for yourself or for a gift for someone then you can find Treatbox subscriptions and build a 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/

Thanks for reading my reveal, I hope you’ve enjoyed this post. I hope you have a great February.

Sabrina 

February Treatbox 2017

 

Makeup Revolution December 2016 Advent Calendar, Unboxing and Full Review

The Makeup Revolution 25 Window December 2016 Advent Calendar

I think I underestimated how long it would take to photograph, test and evaluate all of the products contained in the December 2016 Makeup Revolution advent calendar. Saying that, not only have I thoroughly enjoyed trying things out and learning more about them, but it’s been fun to open something other than tiny chocolates on the run up to Christmas!

So it’s taken me a while to write this post and complete all the images I needed for it (and by a while I mean it has taken weeks of photograph, both taking and processing and swatches and product testing). Weather (for lighting) and health (I have had two very nasty bouts of colds in the last 6 weeks) have also been against me.
So I do apologize now for the video that I made, I am still uploading it because I put so much effort into it!!! But the quality isn’t that good, so you have been warned! I wish I had a soft box! I will place the link at the end of the post for those who want to see it. But the main thing is that I truly hope you like my photography, I have spent many hours on these images…

Where to start! I will begin by telling you all how impressed I was with the way in which the products were packaged, and how fabulous the design of this calendar was, even though there was nothing hugely special about it. The black and rose gold colours made it stand out and it wasn’t over the top like some brands are. You would have thought it would have been heavier too, but the whole set was contained in a large stand-able box, with a fold in the centre so it could be stood up or lain flat as well.

The nature of the rest of my post will be to go through the items within this years calendar (2016) and to give each item the attention it deserves. It will be numbered by how it came out of the box, and if I have used it the item will be reviewed individually. Any product information will be contained in the photographs, if you would like further information on anything please leave me a comment declaring the question and which number of item.
After all of the 25 items have been listed, I will give an overall impression and opinion of the best products. And finally I am going to end with some swatches and colour correct photographs for you.

Full ​List Of 25 Items

1. Lipstick – Beige in Colour

A very nice colour of lipstick, one I will use again.

2. Brush – Foundation

This brush can double in use and is easy to store and clean because of its size. It has white bristles with a subtle hint of pink from the centre. Looking more glamorous than you would think for the price, it’s an ideal item for handbags.

3. Anti Shine Balm

4. Strobe Balm

5. Lipstick – Hot Pink

6. Brush – Face Brush

This brush is great quality and has lovely soft bristles. Great size for your handbag or for taking on holiday. The rose gold is a lovely addition for a little glamour.

7. Baked Blush – Hard Day

8. Lipgloss

9. Lipstick – Nude in Colour

A great neutral shade of lipstick, ideal for many looks.

10. Mono Eyeshadow – Paper Luxe

A wonderful pale eyeshadow which is ideal for layering looks and a great base coat for eyelids.

11. Lipstick – Purple

12. Eye Primer

13. Bronzer

14. Mono Eyeshadow – ‘New Tral Red’

Such a nice shade of red, it had great staying power through a whole day and I was impressed with the quality.
2g Pot of Eyeshadow.

15. Compact Mirror – black colour with slogan ‘join the revolution’

16. Baked Highlighter

17. Lipgloss
A nice girly pink shade of lipgloss, easy to apply.
18. Brush – Eyeshadow

A lovely little brush, great size for doing eyeshadow on eyelids.19. Mono Eyeshadow – Velvet Luxe

A beautiful deep purple shade which is glittery.
Great travel size.
2g Pot of Eyeshadow.20. Mini Angled Brush

Perfect travel size brush, soft bristles.

21. Baked Blush – Bang Bang You’re Dead

22. Liquid Highlighter
23. Lipstick – Deep Red
24. Lipstick – Cherry Purple

25. Redemption Palette

Contains 12 Colours ranging from a silver/white through browns and golds to black (see swatches below).
Staying power was very good, tested over an 8 hour day. The darker colours were more visible, easily blend-able.
Contains a double brush inside the palette.
Only weighs 14g so ideal to carry around or on holiday.

There was only one thing missing from this wonderful variety of makeup items, and that was a makeup bag to put it all into!

The Items I Am Most Impressed With

The three items that I have enjoyed the most from this advent calendar are the Redemption Eyeshadow Palette, the Mono Eyeshadow Pots and the Mini Brushes.

You cannot go wrong with Eyeshadow Palettes and I love that the pots are small enough to go in my makeup bag when I travel. Being brunette I wear a lot of dark coloured clothes, so the Mono Eyeshadows I received within this calendar are perfect for me to use with my regular looks.
The brushes are ideal for travel and handbags due to their length and the quality is very good. Not only are they soft but they are also firmly set in shape. A regular use for when out and about, two of them can also double in uses for both face and eyes, very handy if you’re short of space in your bag.
Overall these items have been the best in my personal opinion, and I’m still working up the courage to give the balms and the highlighters a go.
Two of the lipsticks aren’t the appropriate colours for my skin tone, but could be ideal for fancy dress parties, so they won’t go to waste.

When you look at how many items you receive for the price paid, I think the calendar is an excellent idea and a great way of trying things new. What you can use for the money as well, is pretty excellent, there isn’t anything that I definitely won’t use ever. And if I find I won’t I can always gift them away to friends and relatives who would use the products.

So let me talk about the colours in this calendar, I am now going to show some swatch photographs of the lipsticks and the eyeshadows. I know that some colours won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but I think it’s important to outline what you are getting, and packaging sometimes gets in the way of that. I will show Lipsticks, Two of the Mono Eyeshadows, and the Redemption Palette.

My Overall Review is 4/5

Value for Money 4/5
Quality of Products 4/5
Variety Included 4/5

Thank you for reading this review today, I hope that you have enjoyed the post and the many many photographs too. I had a lot of fun making them!
Anyone who would like any further information on any of the products please leave me a comment. You can check out the Makeup Revolution website the link is below, as is the link to my video.

✩ Sabrina ✩

Check out the Makeup Revolution Website here https://www.tambeauty.com/en/Revolution-Makeup/b-6.aspx

Check out (sorry for the quality) the products video over on my YouTube here https://youtu.be/0LGSWk_3k0Q