Monthly Treats That You Deserve

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hotel Chocolat. The opinions and text are all mine.

Sometimes we spend so much time thinking about others that we often forget that we deserve a treat too. The hustle and bustle of everyday life can mean that ‘me time’ is something in short supply. The good news is that there are ways that you can treat yourself without needing a milion hours or a million pounds.

Enjoy Some Spa Treatments

A trip to a spa used to be something considered a luxury, but, these days, many spas have special offers on things like facials, massage, mani and pedicures. Hotel chain Malmaison even has treatments that are specifically timed to fit around the school run, so that you can drop the children off and then grab an hour of total pampering and relaxation for yourself. Although this might not be something you would do every week, you could certainly enjoy this as a monthly treat.

A chocolate treat

Everyone loves a bit of chocolate, and the Hotel Chocolat tasting club is a fabulous way to try some new and unusual flavours. The club allows you to select chocolates that are then delivered to your door each month, with subscribers getting to try this new Hotel Chocolat flavours before anyone else. Joining is simple, and is also popular, with 55,000 current subscribers. If you are a chocoholic, a chocolate conniseur or just someone with a very sweet tooth, this is a gorgeous way to treat yourself. Just add your favourite movie and some wine.

A Beauty Subscription Box

A beauty subscription box is something to look forward to each month, A great way to try new products without paying full price for a full sized bottle (because, be honest, how annoying is it when a new product disappoints or doesn’t suit), a beauty subscription box is a little touch of luxury to drop onto your mat each month,

How do you treat yourself each month?

Try a beauty box in 2017

I have always had a bit of a love/hate relationship with beauty subscription boxes. In the past I have subscribed to a couple, and have then ended the subscription when I felt that the quality of products was not for me. But recently I have started to subscribe again, and feel my opinion has changed. In this post I’m going to tell you some of the reasons why.

The Quality of the products

In general, you can expect to see some great quality, high end products in a beauty box. A great example of this is the current Look Fantastic Beauty Box. Inside that box you will find products from Jelly Pong Pong, Nuxe, Pixi and The Vintage Cosmetic Company. With subscriptions starting from £13 a month, this is an affordable way to get your beauty fix. (You can find lots of other voucher codes on the Look Fantastic Voucher Codes page).


Try before you buy

Many beauty boxes contain sample sizes of products, or tester sachets, as freebies. These are a great way to try a product before you buy the full size. Even a product that looks and sounds brilliant can often be wrong for you – for your skin or hair, so having the chance to test it first is always a positive.

The Value

Most beauty boxes cost far less than the sum of their products. This ensures you are getting a bargain, even if there is the odd product that you don’t like. Plus, you can always share anything you aren’t so keen on with friends and family, therefore sharing the love. The latest Look Fantastic box mentioned above is worth more than £60, and yet, as mentioned before, subscriptions start from just £13.


Find something new

Beauty boxes are a great way to discover a new brand or product, one you may not have tried, or even heard about before. One of my favourite products, Bliss Fabulous foaming facewash, was a product first discovered in a beauty box, as was Ole Henriksen eye gel that I now swear by.

Choose your own subscription

At one time subscriptions seemed to all be based over a year, but many companies now offer subscriptions that are over a much smaller period of time. This means you are not tied in long term, if it is not for you, you can opt out. The shorter subscriptions do have a slightly higher subscription charge, but still offer great value for money in terms of product.

Do you subscribe to a beauty box?