08 October 2018

Unboxing Wildest Dreams - Survival September 2018

If you don't want to see spoilers, then look away now! The Wildest Dreams book box starts at  just £18 a month, and it's a little box of self care containing a newly released YA book, a bath/body/home product, and a bookish tea. There's always a little extra surprise in there too, which is a fantastic personal touch.

There is only a week or so until the October box ships and the November box goes on sale, so I thought I'd share the contents of my September box before I forget.

In The Box

That's Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger
"Caraval" Inspired Whipped Cream Wash from Shimmer & Luxe
"The Hunger Games" Inspired Green Tea from Rosie Lea Tea
Biodegradable Disposable Teabags
Throne of Glass Quote Bookmark
Wildest Dreams Review Card
Unboxing Wildest Dreams - Survival September 2018

My Thoughts

This was another excellently curated box from Zoe. Everything fits the theme fantastically.

I think my favourite thing was the Hunger Games inspired tea blend - it's vegetal and floral and fruity all at once, and a delight to drink. The hibiscus really elevated the natural sweetness of the tea. I found that I could brew the leaves twice before the flavour started to change, so I really got a lot of use out of the tea. When brewed, it is a vibrant bright pink, and it really does smell like cherry and rhubarb, the second brewing is a paler pink and more subtle. I used my own tea strainer for the tea, I actually save up the disposable teabags from my Wildest Dreams boxes and use them for making bouquet garni when I'm cooking.

That's Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger is a fantastic read - I rated it four stars when I read it. I loved how the book isn't so much about the immediate aftermath of tragedy, but focuses on how people are shaped and changed by that tragedy years later. The tragedy is not central to the plot, and the story explored friendship, faith, sexuality, secrets, and trying to move on.

The whipped cream wash is gorgeous, and a little goes a long way! It is packed with coconut oil and olive oil and it left my skin delightfully soft. I couldn't stop stroking my arms all day. My skin even looked more hydrated. I have sensitive skin, so I really appreciated that it was SLS free, and it's currently my self-care Sunday treat.

I absolutely loved this box, it feels like every box is even better than the last and I look forward to it so much. It honestly is like self-care in a box.

Do you get any subscription boxes?


11 comments:

  1. This sounds like a really cool subscription box! I really like that you get a YA book, i think thats really awesome that you get a new book every month and it gives you a chance to read new books you might not of heard of or picked up yourself. Plus the other 'homey' items are so cute as well!!

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  2. This box looks amazing! I am just starting to get into box boxes, I have tried Fairyloot, Illumicrate and Owlcrate so far :)

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  3. I honestly love the sound of this box, I love how well curated it seems to be! That book sounds fascinating, I'll have to properly investigate it. And although I don't drink tea, I think I would if it was bright pink! So glad you liked what you got!
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

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  4. I absolutely love the sound of this box. Survival september! Everything inside sounds so cool! That tea and that book especially!

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  5. Omg that tea sounds amazing and something I would love. I've never bought a subscription box but I really want to!😊

    Xoxo
    Shirley | https://shirleycuypers.blogspot.be

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  6. This looks and sounds great! I've reviewed a couple of subscription boxes, I'd have to say that 'The Perfume Box' was my favourite so far x

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  7. Loving the sound of the Kody Keplinger book I may treat myself to that, im in a YA mood right now.

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  8. This sounds like a cool box with a nice range of products :)

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  9. Oh wow this sounds bloody amazing! I didn't even know such a thing existed ���� I'm off to have a look at their website �� also I'm loving your blogtober series �� keep up the fantastic work ����

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  10. Wow, bright pink tea! I definitely need to try that. I’m loving the sound of the whipped cream wash too! This sounds like such a thoughtful subscription box with lovely treats! Thanks for sharing Cora <3 xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

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  11. This looks like such a great box! I like to see about other subscription boxes and what they offer. Always lovely surprises inside! Thank you for sharing.
    Lauren | www.bournemouthgirl.com

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