Peaches & Petals: February 2015, March Spoiler & 50% Off Coupon Code!

Today I’ve got another fun lifestyle box from Peaches & Petals. They kindly sent me their February box to review along with a great coupon code. If you’re a first time subscriber, you can use the code PEACHTHERAPY for 50% off your first month’s box, when you purchase a monthly subscription. (Gift subscriptions are excluded.).

For Februrary the theme falls in with Valentine’s day with a “how sweet it is”.

Let’s Jump In.

We start with our large, lovely, logoed box.
Box
Pillow
Love Themed Throw Pillow Cover (suggested retail: $???)
Description: “Show a little love to your favorite furniture piece with this darling decorative pillow cover! Has a linen feel and look to it complete with a hidden zipper so you can wash it too! We’re in love!
Verdict: Like
This item was the spoiler from last month and I actually love the design and color. It’s got a “love” theme but not too overly sweet. The only reason this is a “like” instead of a “hit” is because the print on the pillow has some weird spots where it looks like the ink ran or is blotchy. I can’t tell if it’s a purposeful part of the design or an accident. If it’s the former I wish it ran through it more consistently throughout the graphic. In any case, the colors match perfectly with my décor and I’ll most likely be using this in my bedroom. Swapping out covers on your throw pillows is a great, low cost way to decorate for the seasons, so I think including this was a great idea.

Candle
Sugar Sweet Soy Candle
(suggested retail: $10)
Description: “Love is in the air and so is the delightful aroma of this clean burning candle!
Verdict: Like
As the name implies the scent of this candle is quite sweet, but it’s not overbearing and doesn’t give me a headache like so many other fragrances. Soy candles are great and this one is a nice size.

Salt & pepper
Love Birds Salt & Pepper Shakers
(suggested retail: .99)
Description: “Whether nestled beak-to-beak in the box or standing cheek-to-cheek on your tabletop these chic love birds salt and pepper shakers inspire love with every meal!”
Verdict: Miss
These are quite small and in google searching it looks me like they are really designed to be wedding favors. Now I’ve seen tiny salt and pepper shaker like these in bulk sets so that at holiday meals you can put them at each place setting, or have them in different spots on long tables, but one set of itty bitty salt and pepper shakers just isn’t practical. I do love the idea of having a love themed serving/home item, but I think there were much better choices.

Shower Mochi
Sugar Scrub Shower Mochi
from Slightly Melted
(suggested retail: $3.90)
Description: These sugar scrubs will leave your skin feeling soft and renewed! We absolutely adore the Orange Dreamsicle and Cotton Candy scents.”
Verdict: Love!
Included with this was coupon code for 25% off at the Slightly Melted Etsy shop, use code sweetpeaches25 for 25% off. These smell amazing and I love that we’re getting introduced to a new brand. The Slightly Melted shop specializes in luxurious handmade sugar scrubs as well as salt scrubs, bubble bars and body balms and this is hands down my favorite item in the box.

Lip Smackers
Yummy Lip Balm or Gloss
(suggested retail: $5.76)
Description: Treat your lips to a delicious flavored balm/gloss to keep them kissable and smooth!
Verdict: Like/Gift
How did they know Samoas are my favorite Girl Scout cookie? In the interest of my sanity and ever growing lip product collection, I’ll be giving this one to my niece (who happens to actually be a Girl Scout). I had trouble finding this exact version (it seems to mostly be included in sets) so I found a different flavor and based the retail on that.

Canvas
Sweet Surprise!

Description: This special item will vary from box to box. A great way to “share the Love” and show off the special item you received.
Verdict: Miss
This is a freebie so it’s less disappointing that it feels a bit juvenile and dollar-store-esque. If the coloring of it were a bit less drab it might be a bit more appealing. I’ll be giving this to that same Girl Scout niece to either use for decoration or reuse the canvas for her art projects.

OVERALL
Peaches & Petals February 2016
Verdict:
Like!
So to start, I thought the “sweet” theme of the box was seasonally appropriate and I thought each item fit in very well. I received this box for free, but it retails for $19.99. Now the canvas was a freebie and I couldn’t find a cost for the pillow cover. Excluding those items, my total already comes out to $20.65. I’d say the pillow cover was worth at least $10, so the value of the box has well exceeded what we paid, so it’s thumbs up on that area.

Now to the actual items – I thought there was a lot creativity in the curation, but I think there’s room for improvement in the execution. I loved the sugar scrubs from the Etsy company and I’d love to see the box have more items like them. We can grab items from Target ourselves, but we might not be familiar with all the great products from smaller companies. I appreciated the focus on home décor items, but I’d like to see a more practical spin on them. If I were in charge I would have swapped out the shakers and the pillow for a set of cloth napkins with a similar design. Ideally, I’d  like the candle and lip product to come from Etsy sellers instead.

Even with some of the minor problems, I thought this was a solid box and one of the few companies that really works hard at sticking to a theme.

MARCH THEME SPOILER!
For March, the theme is #livelifeincolor. That’s a very broad area so it should be exciting to see what we get. Makeup? Art?

THE BACKSTORY
COUPON CODE
: New Subscribers can use PEACHTHERAPY for 50% off your first month’s box when you order a monthly subscription (this excludes gift subscriptions).

Peaches and Petals is a member based monthly subscription service that hand-curates each box with items that exemplify the woman who’s not afraid of adventure. She’s open-minded, free-spirited, and loves relentlessly. Each box is delivered monthly.”

“Each month’s box will vary with different items all to tickle your senses. We love hand-selecting items in beauty and fashion accessories. Items could be trendy accessories and jewelry like scarves, hats, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, watches, new beauty products like dry shampoos, eye makeup remover, shades of nail polish, eyeshadow and blush, pampering products like mud masks, skin restoring gels/creams, and who knows, we could be really adventurous the next month! Each box will contain 3-5 items and some months we may feel super excited and throw in an additional item!”

Cost: Each month costs $19.99 and there are options for gift subscriptions and prepaying 3, 6 or 12 month subs.

(Some box items are also available for individual purchase in the Peach Shop! Sign up for an account for access.)

Peaches & Petals: January 2015, February Spoiler & 50% Off Coupon Code!

The lovely folks at Peaches & Petals, a lifestyle subscription, graciously sent me their January box to review plus a great coupon code just for you. If you’re a first time subscriber, you can use the code PEACHTHERAPY for 50% off your first month’s box! (Gift subscriptions are excluded.)
Box
Peaches & Petals recently changed their pricing, so jump down to “The Backstory” for more details.
This month we’ve got #letsdothischallenge as our theme. Sounds fun, so let’s cut to the chase and see what we got!
Open Box

Infuser Water Bottle
Fruit Infuser Water Bottle

Description: “Let’s start off 2016 in a fresh and flavorful way! Combine the revitalizing properties of H20 with the power of antioxidants form your favorite fruit with this fabulous infusing water bottle.”
Verdict: Gift
A water bottle definitely fits a new year, adventure type theme. This looks like a really sturdy bottle, but I unfortunately already have something similar so I will pass this along as a gift.

Selfie Stick
Selfie Stick
Description: The perfect way to document all of life’s adventures! Use this to take a photo of yourself trying something new and submit your photo to be in entered to win an experience of a lifetime!”
Verdict: Like
This selfie stick includes access to a contest where the winner can receive a free “experience” of their choice – from skydiving to exotic cooking classes. Personally, I don’t take many selfies, but I thought this was a fun, interesting thing to include and I’m sure it will come in handy for the blog. It also fits perfectly with the theme of the box.

Bracelet
Adventure Jewelry

Description: “Wear this for your adventure inspiration. Whether you travel close to home or to an exotic far off land, do something amazing this year. You are worth it.”
Verdict: Like the idea/Dislike the design
I love unique jewelry and really like the idea of a piece that seems fun and adventurous, but this bracelet just isn’t my taste. I think something that incorporated a bit of actual nature (like sea shells or pressed flowers) or was easy to wear during activities (like a leather bracelet), would have been better a better choice. I’ll add it to my gift stash as I’m sure someone else will probably really like it.

Cookbook
Healthy Cooking Cookbook

Description: Filled with delicious, easy to follow recipes, that are sure to motivate you to try new foods and maintain, or start a healthy lifestyle. We challenge you to try a food completely out of your comfort zone. It may just become your new fav!”
Verdict: Like/Gift
I adore cookbooks and I love that this one is healthy cooking but with home style recipes that most people would want to try. The cookbook is an older one, but I don’t think it takes away much from the value. It’s hardcover, has a ton of recipes and I believe would appeal to most folks. Because I have a lot of cookbooks and approximately eleventybillion recipes pinned on Pinterest, I’m going to add this to a house-warming gift for a friend. I think she’ll really enjoy it.

Sticker
Inspirational Decal

Description: Display this quote in a place you will see often, so it may lead to a constant reminder to live life to the fullest, and to take advantage of any opportunities for adventure that may come your way!
Verdict: Hit!
I like to do a lot of decoupage and crafting and I know I’ll be able to use this sticker in a fun project.

OVERALL
Peaches + Petals 1.2016
Verdict:
Hit!
I thought Peach & Petals’ theme of adventure and new experiences was a perfect choice for January. They recently increased their monthly box to $19.99, in order to offer higher quality items and I think it really paid off. I received this box for free for review purposes, but if I paid $19.99 I would have been quite satisfied with the items I received.  I really appreciate that Peaches & Petals works hard to put a themed box together and I thought they put together a really interesting mix this month.

So have you ever used a Selfie Stick?  Dish!

FEBRUARY SPOILER!
For February, the theme is #loveissweet and the guaranteed item is a Love themed throw pillow cover!

THE BACKSTORY
COUPON CODE
: New Subscribers can use PEACHTHERAPY for 50% off your first month’s box when you order a monthly subscription (this excludes gift subscriptions).

Peaches and Petals is a member based monthly subscription service that hand-curates each box with items that exemplify the woman who’s not afraid of adventure. She’s open-minded, free-spirited, and loves relentlessly. Each box is delivered monthly.”

“Each month’s box will vary with different items all to tickle your senses. We love hand-selecting items in beauty and fashion accessories. Items could be trendy accessories and jewelry like scarves, hats, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, watches, new beauty products like dry shampoos, eye makeup remover, shades of nail polish, eyeshadow and blush, pampering products like mud masks, skin restoring gels/creams, and who knows, we could be really adventurous the next month! Each box will contain 3-5 items and some months we may feel super excited and throw in an additional item!”

Cost: Each month costs $19.99 and there are options for gift subscriptions and prepaying 3, 6 or 12 month subs.

(Some box items are also available for individual purchase in the Peach Shop! Sign up for an account for access.)

 

 

 

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