I first came across Artemis & Xena on one of those Instagram adverts you see when scrolling through your feed and I was intrigued and excited to see something different from the usual beauty or lifestyle boxes on offer now day’s.
I checked out their page and was impressed by what they advertise at providing and the idea to ’empower women’ and provide something which also takes care of the mind not just your body really resignated with me. So, I decided for £10 it was worth giving their ‘Mystery box’ a go.
The box itself was just a normal cardboard box with a Artemis & Xena sticker and ribbon on the front to seal it.
When I opened it, I was quite impressed that it was very personalised and finished by hand. It felt like a friend had just sent me a present and even had a lovely little letter from the creators themselves.
There was a lot of gifts and although they were small items it was surprising how many things they seemed to fit inside.
This is what I got:
-Nails inc Magnetic nail polish in the shade ‘Kensington Palace’
-Make up sponge
-Disney Princess stickers + a Unicorn sticker
-Music note bookmark
-Personalised bookmark with beaded letters
-Ladybird dangly earrings
-Heart shaped bath fizzers
-x 2 Sheets of temporary tattoos
-x 4 Unicorn blank postcards with colouring in pencils
-Iron on Cupcake patch
-Mindfulness practice exercise card
-‘Be happy today’ activity card.
As this is an honest review of the box, although I would say the contents were worth £10 (or more) I felt they were more for young children/teens as opposed to women. Apart from one or two items (Nail polish and bookmark) I will probably end up giving the rest of the things to my 6-year-old niece who I’m sure will love the Disney stickers and temporary tattoos.
I did love the personalised features of the box though and the effort they took to create the bookmark with the letters of my name from the beads was cute.
I think the Mystery box would make an ideal present for a child as a nice surprise. Personally, I wouldn’t be buying it again for myself and I don’t think I’d go for one of their themed boxes either as I feel it didn’t quite match my expectations as to what I would expect from a box to empower ‘women’.
Do any of you subscribe to any boxes and can you recommend any you think are worth trying?
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