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You know those ads on Facebook that appear and tell you that you could get this product for 5% off? Ads are so easy to skip on mobile Facebook, so it was lucky that I spotted the Pawsomebox offer to try out the first box for free


Pawsomebox is a monthly subscription box with items tailored for your breed of dog. When I set this up, I did it for Fern (Cocker Spaniel), but it would be useful to have the ability to have a box for two dogs.

In the box, we received a squeaky furry squirrel, some bone shaped biscuits, some dental chews, some dental care spray (as soon as I pulled that one out of the box, Alex and I looked at each other and said “JILL” at the same time! That pup’s breath could kill a man), a spikey bone shaped chew toy and a storage box. There was also a little magazine in the box with a few tips and this cute graphic about how dogs bark in other languages!

The only thing that we didn’t give the dogs was the squirrel, and that was only because Jill is quite destructive. We’ve been pleased with how the blue bone has held up (still looks pretty good, a few months later) and the treats went down well (of course!).

Would I subscribe? Not really. Not because the box isn’t a good idea, but because I feel like if the dogs had this every month, then we’d be overrun with toys! Perhaps if there was an option to subscribe, but only receive boxes every other month, or every quarter, that would be much more suitable!

You can try a box from Pawsomebox for half price by heading to this page

This box wasn’t offered to me because of my blog, it was open to anyone. Fern and Jill’s opinions are not affected by products being given to them for free. Oh, and just because I haven’t posted a pic in ages of them…

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Beauty subscription boxes have never really interested me. I’m pretty fussy about skincare (in that I barely use any because most things react with my skin!) and I’d rather just go and buy things rather than get sent something that I’ll never use.

Food, however…

We subscribe to a recipe box which sends you spices every month (which I keep meaning to review, but you know, I’m not great at the blogging thing ;) ) but obviously, getting sweets in the post is WAY more awesome. Even more awesome? Foreign sweets. CandyJapan is a subscription service where for $25USD a month, you’ll get two packages of sweets. So, wanna see what appeared at my door last month?


The box was slim enough to go through the letter box (yay) – although my postie hid mine in a safe place because he knows that Fern likes to attack anything that gets posted through the door.


This box contained four packets of goodies, two sours, some strawberry milk bites and some avocado crisps.


The chibi sours were not as sour as I expected, but still were yummy – so fruity!


Oh, Frozen. It gets everywhere. I’m not sure what the connection was with crispy balls of cereal with a yoghurty coating, but they really did taste of strawberry milkshake!


The sour Poifull were a little more sour than the chibi sours, but still not as much as Tangfastics (especially the cherries, which are my favourites). These were slightly sour soft jelly beans – the lemon were the most sour.


Finally, the product with the best name – Avocadooza! Thin cracker type things which were apparently avocado flavoured, but I couldn’t really taste that. They were nicely spicy and would be a good bar snack – the packaging actually showed it with a pint on the back!

You can subscribe to this yourself, or as a gift for someone else – it can be ongoing, or you can sign up then cancel straight away if you want to test it out! If you’ve got a sweet tooth, then you must check out this candy of the month subscription service! (Oh, and after reading this post on the owners personal blog about running this subscription box, I found out about their new service, which is a monthly stationery subscription box! Now that sounds much better than a bronzer that doesn’t suit you!)

Disclosure: The parcel was sent for review by CandyJapan, but they did not request any links or specific wording, and did not see the review before it was posted.

Review: Crafty Creatives [Box 1]

I am not a beauty blogger. (Duh.) The various beauty boxes like Glossybox, She Said Beauty, Joliebox…none of those really make me want to grab my debit card and shout at the monitor “TAKE MY DAMN MONEY ALREADY AND SEND ME THINGS”. I just don’t get excited over beauty products.

However, when I read about Crafty Creatives, I couldn’t fill in my email address for their sign up list fast enough! Crafty Creatives is a monthly subscription service where you’ll get sent a box of crafty goodies around a theme – the first month was florals, which extended even to the paper wrapping inside!

The first thing you find when you open the inside wrapping is a pretty art card, with details of what you can find inside the box on the back. I like that they give some suggestions about what sort of things you could do with the things in the box – there are some things that I probably wouldn’t use normally, but having the suggestions helps.

So, whats inside the box?

Fabric, buttons, beads, glue, threads, tissue, glue… so much stuff that you probably wouldn’t normally choose, but having a themed box like this is a great way to inspire you to make something different. I’ve been so lax on the crafting front since I moved in with Alex…2 years ago…and I want to do more with my stash that I already have. The main item in the box is a kit so you can make a floral brooch for yourself.

The instructions look really simple, but if you still need help, Crafty Creatives also provide video tutorials over on their YouTube channel

I think this box is really good for a beginner crafter, because it will help to build up a craft stash and will show new ways to make things. It would be perfect as a gift for someone who crafts a bit as well – I can think of a few friends who would enjoy this!

The Crafty Creatives box costs £12.95 per month – the same price as many of the beauty subscription boxes.

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