The Happy Mail – Rainbow Chocs & Sprinkles

You know I always say The YAY Makers enable us to discover awesome creators and find new favourite shops – well I have a perfect example right here. In Septembers retro throwback box, we were treated to the most fun, colourful and tasty chocolate lollipop by The Happy Mail. It was bursting with rainbows, sprinkles, and sweeties and tasted AMAZING. It was a proper nostalgic trip down pick ‘n’ mix memory lane and I loved it.

The Happy Mail is home to alllll the cute chocolates and rainbow sprinkles. It’s the most creative chocolate you’ll find, with something for every occasion and celebration. Everything is totally photogenic and pretty – just check out The Happy Mail’s dreamy Instagram and fill your feed with awesome treats!

For those who missed The YAY Makers September Box, here is the sweetie surprise in all it’s deliciousness:

Not long after that post, I was thinking of a nice surprise for my boyfriend Sam’s birthday and then I remembered The Happy Mail and all that amazing looking chocolate. Within a couple of days, this delightful box of 14 mouth-watering chocs arrived on my doorstep in the form of the Feeling The Love Junk Mail Box. And of course, being a blogger, I couldn’t resist having a photo shoot with the chocolates beforehand.

Go on treat yo self! Believe me, I needed strong willpower not to eat one of these… they all looked so niiiice! In the box: A mix of 14 fun-sized chocolates including white chocolate, dark chocolate, peanut butter cup, oreo, caramel, biscoff and lots of sprinkles! So many tasty looking chocs all in one box! <3

They arrived packaged neatly into a box which fits perfectly through the letterbox. This is exactly the kinda happy mail we all need in our lives! Delivery was incredibly fast and Tina (the lovely creator behind these fabulous chocs) is super friendly and made a special effort to get these out in time for the birthday.

Since the photos, I’m pleased to say I’ve sampled some of these delicious looking chocs and honestly, they taste as amazing as they look! Whatever your chocolatey preferences, there is something for everyone – which makes this the perfect box to share. Warning: once opened they won’t be around for long!

The verdict: My favourite is Cookies and Cream in white chocolate topped with crumbly oreo biscuit – all my fave things in one bite! 10/10. This is closely followed by the brand new Golden Caramel Chocolate with Lotus Biscoff topping – wow just wow. Absolutely delish and ideal with a nice cup of tea.

So many pretty colourful things – almost to good to eat (almost!).

The Happy Mail have such an awesome range of chocolatey treats for all occasions. With Halloween fast approaching, why not check our their collection of spooky sweets or another much cuter fave is this fantastic slab of chocolate absolutely covered in adorable kawaii sprinkles and toppings *major heart eyes*.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the amazing chocs in this Feeling The Love Junk Mail Box – it’s such a fab box for all occasions and perfect for sharing with everyone! Make sure you head over to The Happy Mail and see what delicious goodies are available for your next celebration (or maybe just order a treat for yourself).

Which flavour chocolate is your favourite? Let me know in the comments – I’d love to hear from you!

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Cheer Up Treats Mental Health Box

If you have been following my blog for more than five minutes, you will know I’m a big fan of the subscription box. Cheer Up Treats is high up on my list of favourites, so when I saw a Mental Health themed box was available, I knew I had to have one. Cheer Up Treats is a wonderful idea created by my lovely friend, Vicki, a lifestyle and positivity blogger who is passionate about supporting small businesses and making people happy. Each box is bursting with surprises, designed to bring a smile and brighten up a day.

I have already received two mystery boxes full of fun, colourful and positive treats (here and here) so I was super excited when my third one arrived. Every box contains a thoughtfully handpicked cute selection of goodies from awesome independent businesses such as notepads & stationary, badges, motivational postcards, enamel pins, wax melts, bath bombs, candles, stickers, sweets, bookmarks and more! 

If you want to treat yourself or a friend to a lucky dip bag or mystery box make sure you use the code HIBEXA and get 10% off your order! There are still a few limited edition Mental Health Boxes left too!

As with every box I have received, Vicki puts so much love, care and attention into the presentation of these packages. The minute you open the box, you are greeted with tons of beautiful, bright and colourful gifts to unwrap, all covered in cute little love heart confetti. I couldn’t wait to open my surprises! <3

Add some positivity to your social media by following Cheer Up Treats on Twitter / Instagram.

I’m a huge postcard and Katie Abey fan, so the first surprise was an absolute winner for me. It’s rainbow coloured, it’s motivational and it’s got a cat on it *major heart eyes*. Katie is one of my fave illustrators and creators and is well known for her fun, punny and witty designs. For more Katie goodies, click here.

I also received the fantastic ‘You Should Know You Are Not Alone’ Katie Abey postcard. This would be lovely to send to a friend who is going through a tough time to show you are thinking of them <3

Does anyone else feel like their life is slightly more organised if you have a to-do list nearby? Katie Abey’s Pad of Productivity is one of my favourite designs and funnily enough, I’m coming to the end of my first one. So getting another was a very welcome surprise – now I’ve got no excuses not to be more productive!

I’m such a badge and enamel pin nerd (you should see my ridiculous collection) so getting a new one always makes me v. happy. This Mental Health Warrior badge is designed by Carli from Colour Your Life Club – the home of all things bright, positive and cheerful. A perfect badge to remind yourself how strong you are.

Carli has created a range of brilliant Mental Health Badges, Postcards, Prints and Stickers designed to raise awareness, encourage speech and end the stigma – why not check out the full collection!

Yaaasss! It’s an enamel pin from Punky Pins! I’m always very excited to get a brand new shiny pin, and Punky Pins certainly have some fab designs. You Matter is such an important reminder and you can see that Vicki has put so much thought into finding the most perfect treats to fit in with the mental health theme.

To see even more awesome Punky Pins from my collection, click here.

This gorgeous mirror is actually designed by Cheer Up Treats – impressive hey! Is there no end to Vicki’s talents! It’s cute, colourful and positive – guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.

I’ve never heard of a ‘wish bracelet’ before but think it is such a sweet idea! It’s designed by Before Birdie who makes cute handmade gifts. “Tie this bracelet around your wrist, close your eyes and make a wish. When the thread begins to fray, you know your wish is on its way” – so adorable! <3

Also included in the box is a Unicorn Lollypop by Lolly Poppin, an incredibly cute notepad by Drix Productions and Kind Humans Magazine by Beckie Burkill. This is such a brilliant magazine full of real life mental health stories, experiences, tools and ideas, it focuses on kindness and positivity and it’s just a nice feel-good read. Plus, it’s super bright & colourful too! For more info, check out Kind Humans Magazine.

As always, I’m so happy with the selection of awesome treats I received in my Cheer Up Treats box. Vicki does a wonderful job of handpicking the most perfect items and putting them all together in this lovely bundle of happiness. If you are passionate about supporting small businesses and making someone smile, go check out Cheer Up Treats. Why not check out my other reviews here and here for even more surprises!

Don’t forget to use the code HIBEXA and get 10% off your order.

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The YAY Makers: Joanne Hawker July Box

I think the best kind of blog posts are the ones you don’t plan, they just land on your doorstep (literally). This is what happened the other day when I came home to find my favourite monthly mail had arrived. Yaaas, you guessed it (from the title obvs) but it’s time again to share the goodies from The YAY Makers: July Box. This one is extra special as it is a takeover by the brilliantly talented Joanne Hawker – yaaay!

Who are The YAY Makers? The YAY Makers love teaming up with inspirational Indie artists to accessorise your life with colour and motivate you to get creative. Each box contains limited-edition products from talented makers, creators and designers from across the world. Go sign up and put some YAY in your day!

You know it’s gonna be a happy day when you see one of these boxes of joy awaiting you…

Before we jump into the takeover box, check out the monthly featured pin artist: Luke John Matthew Arnold. Luke describes himself as a name hog (haha!) and a multi-disciplinary visual artist and illustrator. His work is bright, bold, colourful and funny – what more could you possibly want?! This pin is pretty cool, yas? You can follow Luke on Insta and Facebook to keep up to date with all the cheeky designs!

Who is Joanne Hawker? Joanne is a designer & illustrator from Somerset who is a lover of stripes, tea, all things yellow, imaginary Frenchies called Frank and denim dungarees. She makes a range of fab products like special occasion greetings cards, prints, pins and bags – expect lots of bright colours and cute lettering!

I have followed Joanne on Insta for a while now, and her posts always stop me in my scrolling-tracks and catch my eye. In fact, one of Joanne’s enamel pins: ‘Courage Potion’ appeared on my blog last year in Pretty Pastel Pins (ya know, back in the day when I had money to spend on pins – hah). So as I was already familiar with Joanne’s creativity, I just knew this was gonna be an awesome box…

This is pretty much my whole life summed up in one badge, hehehe!

Motivational postcards are my fave. I am slowly trying to cover my walls in inspiration, so bright colourful additions like these are most welcome. After all, we all need that reminder to just believe in ourselves <3

“Don’t be afraid to try” – wise words and awesomely bright colours!

LET’S DO THIS! okaaaay?

I love love love this bright and cheerful to-do this! I love that it has space for ‘bonus tasks’ for when you are feeling in an especially productive mood. Plus it’s yellow and motivational, so win win! Also comes with a clever ideas stick (aka pencil) to jot down those all important tasks and brainwaves.

This is one cool door sign designed for creatives. You can switch it around depending on your creativity levels… right now the creative genius at work (full on blog mode), tomorrow, who knows! Watch this space.

Everything in this box is so bold, bright, colourful and brilliantly designed. If you like what you see here, why not head over to Joanne’s shop and see what other fabulous goodies you can find. I really loved each item in this month’s box and it’s definitely added a splash of colour and happy to my space.

You can keep up to date with Joanne’s latest creations on: Insta / Twitter / Facebook.

The YAY Makers enable us to discover awesome creators and find our new favourite shops. If you are interested in signing up for their subscription boxes, click here and let the creativity come to your doorstep each month. You can also catch sneak peeks of their goodies over on Instagram too!

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Krizma Cosmetics

A couple of weeks ago, my step-mum Wendy very kindly gave me some lovely bath and beauty products to try from Krizma Cosmetics. When I saw them I thought ooooh pretty colourful things… this would be perfect for a blog post! So, a big thank you to Wendy for inspiring this post and for the fabulous goodies too!

Krizma Cosmetics is an online store with an array of gorgeous gifts to help you feel beautiful. They pride themselves on sourcing only the best products, ensuring they are not tested on animals, are vegetarian / vegan friendly and paraben free. They are an ethical brand who are conscious of the current issues faced around packaging and are fully transparent about all the ingredients used in every product they sell.

In the photo: Fig & Casis Bath Bomb / Total Unwind Bath Potion & Scoop / Autism Awareness Jigsaw Soaps / Mini Soap Unicorn Wishes / Mini Bath Fizzers / Soap Cracker Gift.

Autism Awareness Jigsaw Soaps: A fabulous set of 8 bright jigsaw soaps – £1.00 from each sale will be donated to The National Autism Society. These are such fun vibrant soaps, I love that they are: 1. colourful and 2. supporting a good cause. At first glance I thought these were just some cool looking soaps, but I’ve now learned the jigsaw puzzle is the symbol for Autism Awareness and I think these are even more awesome.

Soap Cracker Gift: We were lucky enough to get a few extra treats to sample and one was this cute pink flower soap. It comes from a set of 5 colourful soaps wrapped up in a cracker. This bright pink one is scented with fresia which is reminiscent of strawberries and summer – perfect for this time of year. Other scents include lilly of the valley, lavender, honeysuckle and bluebells – a gorgeous combination of fragrances!

Mini Soap Unicorn Wishes: Oh yesss, hello unicorn soaps! I’m so impressed at the amount of detail on these little guys and the fact they are pretty cute too. You can get a full set of 12 presented in a lovely box which would make a perfect self-care treat for yourself or a loved one. If you are a fan of novelty soaps, Krizma have got you covered with their Box Of Lego Inspired Soaps and the Little Box Of Dinky Dinos.

Not only are they super cute, they are super affordable too. A Box of 12 Mini Soap Unicorns is just £5 which means one unicorn is approx. 42p. You won’t find a unicorn cheaper than that these days, believe me.

Fig & Casis Bath Bomb: This bath bomb is something quite special, it has a heavenly aroma of… wait for it… casis, cherry, grass, fig, hyacinth, cyclamen, jasmine, pine tree, patchouli, cedar, amber and musk. It also has a super moisturising Shea base, which makes this a truly Luxurious Bath Bomb. If you are anything like me, I like my baths to resemble an affordable at home spa day, and this is quite literally, the bomb.

Total Unwind Bath Potion & Scoop: A couple of scoops of this magical bath potion is guaranteed to relax your mind and allow the stresses of the day to melt away. It is the perfect addition to any bath time routine, and the gorgeous scents of lavender, orange and sweet basil is enough for 100% blissful relaxation. Krizma stock a delightfully calming range inc. Stress Buster, Detox and Sleepy Head. 

I hope you enjoyed taking a look a few of the lovely bath and beauty products available from Krizma Cosmetics. A special thank you to Wendy for introducing me to this fab brand and sharing these gorgeous goodies. If you are into all things bath and beauty, why not check out the full range (inc. skincare, aromatherapy, gift boxes and much more!) and treat yourself to some affordable luxury.

What is your favourite product? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear from you! <3

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