I'm back from a big ol' blogging break and I've wanted to write this post for weeks now so here we are. I'm so gutted I didn't get my hands on May's box (moving house absolutely shipwrecked my finances), but April's was absolutely incredible and I'm definitely going to order June's.
Reading In Heels is a sub box I came across a few months ago and it offers everything I want in a subscription box: each month you receive a new book and four or five treats to pamper yourself with. I mean, it's perfect.
I've heard a few people talking about this on Instagram recently and I am v glad because I hadn't really heard of it before it came through my door. The Party is a story all about two friends who reunite at a 40th birthday party after 25 years of friendship. When Martin first started at his new school, he was a complete outsider, but Ben takes him under his wing. It's meant to be dark and satirical and that sounds right up my street.
Usually I talk about these things before I've tried them, but this time I've got a full on review for you. Let's start with food. I've wanted to try something from Mallow & Marsh for ages, but I hadn't got my hands on a bar before. This was a raspberry and dark chocolate one. It was dense marshmallow, full of flavour and even had little raspberry seeds in it. I still think about it all the time and now I want to try every. damn. flavour.
I used the Optiat face masks at the weekend. I'm not used to powder ones, so the first one was an absolute fail of me putting way too much water in and making it unusable. However, I successfully got to grips with the nourishing and hydrating face mask. It feel so cooling and hydrating whilst it was on, but after I took it off my skin felt drier than it had beforehand. It did take down my spots a little, but I definitely wouldn't recommend if you've got dry skin too. However, these are vegan and organic, and they didn't flare up my sensitive skin at all.
The Miller Harris perfumes smell divine. Rose Silence gives a subtle waft of roses, with a little hit of citrus that makes it a nice fresh scent. Tender is based on Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald and has a much more musky, almost earthy scent. I would definitely say this is more for the evening, whilst Rose Silence would be great for a summery day.
And there we have it. If you picked up the May one I'd love to know what I missed out on (I think!).