This has to be the most aesthetically pleasing subscription box that I've laid eyes on. Everything matches perfectly, and the strong reds and yellows mirror our British summer in a blaze of heat. A great bonus is that the contents of this box are fab too.
I've been getting Reading in Heels boxes for about six months now, and I'm still using at least one beauty bit from each box. There have been no repeats in terms of brands used or products, the books are written by an incredibly diverse range of authors, and it arrives at my door on time each month. There are just no downsides.
This month's book is Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie. In some weird twist of fate, it's also the chosen read for the book club at my work this month, so I'll be reading it very soon! It's a modern rewrite of Sophocles' play 'Antigone', but in a novel form. I read 'Antigone' quite a few years ago, alongside 'Oedipus Rex' which Sophocles also wrote. This ancient Greek playwright was a master of tragedy, developing drama to a pitch it had never before reached. I am BEYOND excited to read this remake, and I really am expecting great things.
Phase Zero is a brand that I've heard of before but haven't been lucky enough to try, and I'm fully impressed with their postbox red lip gloss. It's a real red, was soft and not drying on my lips, and stayed on for a surprising amount of time for a gloss! It's been years since I've worn one, but this cruelty free and totally affordable brand has got me popping this in my bag in case of lip emergencies on a day out. There's also a v cute pocket mirror with a wild meadow design on it which has made my life ten times easier.
Unsurprisingly, my favourite treat from this box is the Beatrice milk chocolate honeycomb bar from Sweet Theatre Ltd. This brand have got a whole range of Shakespeare inspired chocolate, and I adore the fact that each flavour reflects a character. Lady Macbeth is dark orange chocolate, Juliet is white chocolate, Miranda is sea salt milk chocolate and so on. What an incredible idea!
And last but not least, we've got a hot lava java coffee bag from Taylor's. I've 'shared' this with my boyfriend as I'm just not a coffee fan and he loved it. I've seen quite a few people using coffee bags recently, and I imagine it's a lot more convenient to carry a few of these to work with you than it is to bring a jar of the good stuff.
Have you read Home Fire before? Let me know what you thought!