Oatbox – June 2018

This is my second month of Oatbox (and the review is a month late I know). I loved the idea of this box. It makes breakfast that much more fun and with two new flavours every month there is something to look forward too. It is a flat rate of $20.00CAD per month ($10.00CAD per bag).

These are made with clean ingredients right here in Canada! The company is based out of Montreal, Quebec. Offering unique flavours/pairings.

I had ordered their jar with the first box and it unfortunately broke while in transit. The company was very quick to rectify and sent a new one out with my next box. Huge kudos to them, customer service is a very big deal to me.

Here we have pear and red quinoa flavours. Every month there is two recipe cards included. While this one here does not specify to use the pear and red quinoa; it would work perfect in it.

Here we have the almond and mango flavour. The matching recipe is for Coconut Snow Balls. I probably will not use this granola for the it but I will try the recipe out soon.

I will update with pictures and the recipes as I try them out.

 

Shop with Me – Barefoot Venus

I went on a bit of a shopping spree. One of my orders which I just received is from the company Barefoot Venus. I received a body wash in my Canada Beauty Box from the Lilly Pilly line. I wash rushing to jump in the shower and this body wash was sitting on the counter so I grabbed it. I am in love with its sent and I did not have a reaction to it.

Knowing I needed to buy body wash and this was a Canafian company I opted to check out their website. I got even more excited that they are in British Columbia! Let’s take a look at what I bought.

Foot Fetish foot lotion $16.25. This has Tea Tree in it but it does not smell like it. It has an almost peppermint-y smell to it.

Playing Footsie foot soak $16.25. I mean you can see the ingredients listed right there. It is a milk bath for your feet. It has a similar smell to the lotion but much more creamy.

Decadent Duo $12.00 in Maple Blondie. This set includes a hand creme and a body wash. I will not lie I had huge Hope’s for this sent. Those expectations were not met. It smells like maple and I think it will be better when I go to use it. It may be too much sent st once.

Decadent Duo $12.00 in Hunny Mango. This is my type of tropical scent. It does not smell like a daquria or some other really strong ‘tropical’ scents. There is a hand creme and body wash.

Ruby Red Gift Set $20.00. These are flavoured in red grapefruit and orange. I love grapefruit flavouring! This set includes hand creme, body wash, mango butter bath soak, and a bonus lip gloss.

Lilly Pilly Guft Set $20.00. I wanted to try out the bubble bath. The set also includes a body wash and hand creme.

Skin Polisher from the Lilly Pilly line for $15.00. Since I knew I already liked this flavour I figured I would buy a new body scrub while I was at it. It is a green tea flavour and very subtle but not so much so I cannot smell it.

So I also purchased a set called Bath Without Limits $65.00. The above three we have seen earlier in the post. These are a cocoa butter bath soak and there is a total of six tins.

Vanilla Shake is a very creamy vanilla smell. It is not over powering what’s so ever. This will probably be the most relaxing sent out of all of them. Also the easiest to balance with something of another flavour.

Wildflower….is a floral soak. There is no way to break down the layers for me. This is an area where they all start to become strong and blend together. I am still going to give it a shot though. I think it will lighten up when it is in use.

Gingersnap soak. This is a winter Limited edition and mostly the reason why I purchased the set. It smells like gingersnaps with out the sugar. Something I would like to use when trying to warm up. Like in the winter.

As I stated I bought the bath soak set because of the out of seasons gingersnap bath soak. I also wanted to know what all the other smells where like with out ordering one of everything. Which is where I was headed. I was confident that I would enjoy the Ruby Red so I did get the bigger set in that one. Gift sets also tend to be value sets as you’re purchasing a lot of product at once or they have smaller contents.

Despiste spending a total of $178 (after taxes and discount). I am happy with the order. I over hyped the Maple Blondie but I just have to get over that ha-ha.

As I use the different products I will come up and update. I have high Hope’s for these guys though. I would like them to become a regular product.