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.)

 

 

 

Peaches & Petals: December 2015 & 50% Off Coupon Code!

The awesome folks at Peaches & Petals, a beauty and style monthly subscription graciously sent me their December box to review plus a fabulous coupon code for you, my even more fabulous readers. Use PEACHTHERAPY for 50% off your first month’s box! (Only valid on monthly subscriptions and not gift subscriptions).

Now we start with their lovely logoed box (is logoed actually a word?) and a #TreatYoSelf theme.
Who doesn’t love a treat?
Box Open Box
Inside we reveal:
Kimono
Kimono Style Silk Peacock Robe

Description: “Your GUARANTEED spoiler for December! A beautiful silky kimono style robe. Loune around in this soft and smooth robe while you pamper yourself. One size fits most.”
Verdict: One size fits medium sized people. That’s it. Not all. Never all.
This is a pretty robe, but no way does this “fit most”. It won’t fit super tall girls, tiny girls, chubbier girls and so on. It’s a medium at best. Luckily I have someone on my Christmas list that I think would really like this and actually fit into it. For a sub box, I’d rather see items that are less size specific – there are just too many folks who wouldn’t be able to use this.

Chocolate
Lindt Milk Chocolate Truffle Bar
Description: Fancy something sweet and delectable? Sink your teeth into this piece of heaven.”
Verdict: Mmm, chocolate
This was perfectly timed since I had no food in the house and because it was Christmas time chocolate was a perfectly acceptable lunch. This was delicious!

Mineral Bath Soak
Booth Lavender Mineral Bath Soak
Description: “Tough day? Pull yourself together with a bath infused with this addictive additive. Restore yours senses with the calming lavender scent.”
Verdict: Like/Gift
This fits perfectly with the “treat yorself” theme. I like lavender but unfortunately I don’t get to take too many baths and have quite a stockpile of products so I’m going to pass this along to my Mom who could use as many “calming” influences as possible.

Jewelry Earrings
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Emerald Necklace & Earring Jewelry Set

Description: Dazzle your holiday parties with this pair! It’s green and it goes with the season!”
Verdict: Love!
I love the style of this necklace – it’s got a great Art Deco vibe and it’s not so showy that you can’t wear it with more casual outfits. The quality on this set is on par with what I’ve gotten from Modcloth or Charming Charlie and this is definitely my favorite item in the box.

Mask
Spa Bella Hot or Cold Rejuvenating Eye Mask

Description: Say NO to dark circles and baggy eyes! The holidays are draining, but keep your look fresh and rejuvenated,’cause nobody has to know.
Verdict: Hit/Gift!
I thought this was a perfect match for the robe so instead of keeping it for myself, I’ll be adding it to that for a Christmas gift.

OVERALL
Peaches & Petals 12.2015
Verdict:
Like
I received this box for free for review purposes and its normal cost is $14.99. I think it had a great value for the cost.  My only issue with it at all is that the peacock robe is quite size specific and would not fit a majority of the population. To Peaches & Petals credit, they released the kimono as a spoiler so folks who bought this box knew what they’d be getting. Last month’s felt a bit unfocused but this month the theme was super cohesive and I could see a lot of subscribers really loving this. If you’re looking for a low cost style box, definitely consider Peaches & Petals.

THE BACKSTORY
COUPON CODE: Use PEACHTHERAPY for 50% off your first month’s box. (Only valid on monthly subscriptions and not 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 $14.99 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: November 2015 & 50% Off Coupon Code!

Today I’ve got another new box for you. Peaches & Petals is a beauty and style monthly subscription and not only were they awesome enough to send me a box to review, they also gave me a fabulous coupon code for you, my amazing readers. Use PEACHTHERAPY for 50% off your first month’s box!
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Now what is Peaches & Petals?
“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.”

Wow, it sounds like Peaches & Petals gives gifts for the heroine of romance novels. AWESOMESAUCE.

What do they include?
“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!”

Everything listed sounds fun, so I don’t know about you, but I’m excited to dive into this box.

How much?
Each month costs $14.99 and there are options for gift subscriptions and prepaying 3, 6 or 12 month subs.

Enough with the facts, let’s get to the fun!

An adorable box arrives that will most likely end up recycled to hold someone’s Christmas gift.
Box
Inside we get a handy dandy info card and a spoiler for December. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate these details. Even when I’m not blogging about a box, I want to know something about the items selected. I haven’t seen too many subs include a spoiler for the next box so that’s a really great addition.
Info Card December Spoiler

Scarf
The Fringe Scarf

Description: “Your GUARANTEED spoiler for November! A beautiful fall scarf, perfect for any autumn occasion.
Verdict: Gift
This scarf is very soft and quite lovely. Thanks to my sub box addiction, I have an impressive stockpile of scarves in my closet, so this is going to make someone a lovely Christmas Gift.

Pantene
Pantene Pro-V Shampoo & Conditioner Travel Set
Description: The perfect hair pair on your next weekend getaway!.”
Verdict: Did Walmart have a sale?
A travel hair set is a great idea for the holiday season, but Pantene is available at just about every drugstore or chain store for like $2. A more interesting or unusual brand would have been a more appropriate choice.

Candle
Sweet Treat Dessert Candle

Description: ”Cute food with a double personality! Sure to make you smile!
Verdict: A trip to the dollar store?
A cupcake candle could be cute but this one is on the cheap side and the packaging is cracked. It could be a cute little stocking stuffer but I’m not feeling like this is a good item for a women’s beauty and style box.

Cards
Thank You Cards

Description: Take a moment to say a few words of gratitude to the people in your life. This simple act, can bring a smile to a friend’s face that they’ll never forget.”
Verdict: Hit!
I keep a stockpile of greeting cards, and thank you cards tend to be the most useful. I like the vintage chalk graphic on these and I’ll definitely use them. I also like that they go with the “Thanksgiving” season.

Bracelet
Infinity Forever Bracelet

Description: An understated beauty that falls effortlessly on your wrist.”
Verdict: Lovely design, cheap fabrication
I really like the infinity design on this, but I feel like with simple jewelry you really need high quality materials and it’s clear this is a cheap piece of jewelry. Perhaps excluding some of the other items and putting in a gold plated, silver plated or even a stainless steel piece might have been a better option.

Totally Adorable Tea Infusers
Description: Warm cold mornings and nights with a cup of hot tea. This item will surely be your favorite tea pal.”
Verdict: Gift
I’m not much of a tea drinker so this will end up being gifted. I’m not sure how this item really fits into the aesthetic Peaches & Petals is going for, but it’s cute and practical.

OVERALL
Peaches & Petals November 2015
Verdict:
A bit of an identity crisis, but has potential

I received this box for free for review purposes and its normal cost is $14.99. I do think the scarf itself is worth that much, but unfortunately a lot of the other items seem to be really inexpensive and don’t necessarily go with the theme or the aesthetic this sub seems going for. If I were curating, I would include the scarf, the cards and find a bracelet that uses higher end materials and just include 3 items. Or perhaps as my third item, find a more luxurious travel hair and beauty set to include. As far as beauty and style subs go, this is one of the less expensive options so despite the uneven curation, you may want to give it a shot.

Next month’s spoiler is a kimono so if you like it and want to subscribe, use PEACHTHERAPY for 50% off your first month’s box.

THE BACKSTORY
“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 $14.99 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.)

COUPON CODE: Use PEACHTHERAPY for 50% off your first month’s box