Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Free Printable

Roll-up, roll-up, it's Free Printable giveaway time!

Because we love you all so much and we are totally loving all of your amazing feedback, encouragement and general levels of awesomeness, we want to give you a little present to say a huge thank you.

So, here it is - our amazing and totally B-E-A-U-T-ful botanical printable to brighten-up any home, workspace, bedroom, kitchen! You can adorn any wall with this treasure and it'll look simply gorgeous. We love creating these prints and to let our creative sides run-free is one of the loveliest pleasures (well, alongside drinking a lovely cuppa).

And shhhhhh! Didi you know that the usual price for our printable is £7.50? Actually, we don't mind at all if you shout this from the rooftops! Share with your bestie, family, colleagues and spread the botanical love! We are totally nuts about this fresh, vibrant and tropical theme - maybe because it transports us to the land of summer holidays whilst drinking ice cold drinks in the sunshine! 

It couldn't be simpler to get your hands on our printable. All you have to do it click on the image, pop in your email address and hey presto! It's ready to print. Are you loving this theme as much as us? We would love to hear your feedback and we always look forward to seeing your treatBox pics so don't forget to tag us on Instagram using #treatboxuk. We can't wait to see them!

Thanks so much for visiting and we hope you again real soon!

Lots and lots of love,

Zoe xxx


Monday, 9 July 2018

10 Ways to De-Stress

"Self-care needs to be included in what you are doing. It's not a privilege, it's a necessity"

It's a tough old world out there and we often talk about our brain having too many tabs open! It's a great image and it's totally true. It can sometimes feel like we have too many plates spinning or we are juggling too many balls and this is precisely when it is even more important to take some time out to de-stress.

Over the past couple of years, we have featured some beautiful products that help to calm, restore and de-stress the mind and body. We have put each one to the test (#perksofthejob) so we can vouch for how amazing they are.

Let us guide you through our Top 10 ways to de-stress - first-up, Tea! It could only be tea first, right and our lovely buddies over at Tea Huggers have created a 'chill out' tea to rival all others! It combines a gorgeous mix of strawberry, basil and chamomile. Chamomile can help to reduce stress and anxiety as well as promoting better sleep. We give this tea a huge thumbs-up and here's to a gorgeous night of sleep!

Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! That's the advice I've always been given. Sloughing-off the day in a really gentle way can work wonders! Your skin will be sparkling and it'll revive your body, too! A good bit of body-brushing also never goes amiss! So, run a hot bath, take a soak and exfoliate with  Optiat scrub or even our Daily Concepts Scrubber. They have the most delicious-looking product range and we are totes in-love with their scrub-a-dub-dub range! So, put your best mitt forwards and scrub-away the stress of the day.

A nice, long relaxing bath can work wonders for de-stressing - it can have a really calming effect on the mind, body and spirit! A long, (not too hot) bath can help to relieve skin complaints, reduce muscular pain and help us to get a better nights sleep. We have another perfect addition to your bath ritual; our Seacret Dead Sea Mud Soap has all the skin-cleansing, mineral-rich properties to give your skin a healthy glow. It is most definitely part of our bath-time repertoire and we love it.

After a busy day, (especially with it being so hot at the moment #needtodrinkmorewater), it's a great idea to make a meal plan for the week. Allocating a chunk of time once a week to plan what's for dinner for the coming week can save both time and money. Also, being organised with meals can take a lot of stress out of your daily routine. We featured our in-house designed, exclusive to TreatBox Meal Planner in our May box and it went down a storm! There's a cute Shopping List section so you'll never run-out of all your essentials! 

We are great believers in the power of positive thought and affirmations. If you surround yourself with positivity and let the positive thoughts run free, we really can change the way we feel. This can all lead to us feeling more grounded, less stressed and more able to live our lives happily! We carry a set of affirmation cards with us (in our purse) so we have little reminders every day to make us smile. Breathe, Believe,  Smile, Calm. It couldn't be simpler! 

We are eternal note-makers/takers/jotters and at any one time, we've been known to have about 10 notebooks on the go! It's good to write things down, jot-down plans and our hopes and dreams. It can really help to focus the mind, make sense of things and help us to get organised! There's nothing better than writing a 'to-do' list and ticking things off as we accomplish them. We love a list! This can really help to calm the mind and give structure your day which when put into practice regularly can make us feel much more centred, aligned and ready for action! Oh, and did we mention that we have the most delicious array of exclusive to TreatBox notebooks? They are amazing!

Ok, so, let's get down to business. It's sweet treat time! No de-stressing pamper session would be complete without something sweet. A little bit of what you fancy now and then goes a long way in terms of de-stressing, a lovely choccy bar alongside a cuppa is the ultimate pick-me-up tag-team! We have lots of delicious treats to satiate all the choccy-lovers out there! If you're more of a 'penny' sweet (#showingouragenow), our pick-and-mix bags have literally got it all going on!

Even though it's summer, we still LOVE keeping our feet cozy. De-stressing the body and mind is all about winding-down, putting on the breaks and taking a load off. So, if you have a movie night planned or if you're having a bottle of wine with the girls, make sure that your toes are toasty! We featured some amazing Eiffel Tower socks in our July box - they are the softest socks we've ever laid our hands (feet) on! Creating a cozy, calm and quiet space is a great way to help the mind re-charge. 

Another way to promote a sense of calm and de-stress is to book in for a manicure! Or, if you don't have the time, an at-home mini-mani is a great way to de-stress. If you have a loved-one who wouldn't mind giving you a hand massage, then even better! A bit of contact whether it's a massage or a huge hug, it has been scientifically-proven that when we hug a fellow human being can increase serotonin levels (the happy stuff). Hugging, as well as laughter can heal, reduce stress and anxiety and improve our overall sense of wellbeing. Awwww, anyone fancy a hug? If you'd like to partake in the at-home mini-mani, we have the BEST cuticle oil to keep your nails and hands oh-so-soft.

Right then, now that you have de-stressed and given yourself some much-needed time out, there's only one thing left to do! Yes, that's right - it's slumber time! We reckon that after ticking all of the above off your de-stress checklist, you'll be primed and ready for the best nights' sleep EVER and we all know that a 8 hours in the land of nod (if we can get it) is the best remedy!

We hope that you like our Top 10 ways to de-stress! We would love to hear all of your hints and tips for de-stressing too so please let us know and we will most certainly try to incorporate them into our daily routines, too. 

That's it for now, a wrap, finito, we're off to bang out some ZZZZZ's.

If you want to create your own box to destress or maybe you know someone who could do with a little pick me up, you can build your own here 

Lots and lots of love,

Zoe xxx


Oo-La-La! It's July TreatBox Time!

"Paix, Amour, Bonheur"

Hello everybody, I hope you're well and you're enjoying this really beautiful weather! We have most certainly been making the most of it. Living right by the sea is even better when the sun is shining! It can still get a bit chilly but on the whole, it's very delightful.

We've had a ball putting together July's TreatBox and we are so in love with the theme! I'm wondering if the 'oh-la-la' gave it away? Yes, you guessed it, we've gone French and what a beautiful box it is!

This month's TreatBox is full of lots of beautiful French-themed treats and the colour palette is rocking our world. With each TreatBox, we like to give you guys the low-down of the treasures you will find! Here's what's inside this amazing box of goodies!

Our cute-as-a-button coin purse is the perfect addition to any summer bag and it's also covered in polka dots! Amazing! We like to downsize our huge winter bags and exchange them for lighter, brighter and easier to carry summer versions so our coin purse will fit right in! RRP £3.50

Nothing speaks France quite like the architectural feat that is the Eiffel Tower! Totes synonymous with all things French, we adore our socks adorned with the Tower itself and they feel soooo soft and we can vouch for how comfy they are! RRP £4.50

We are delighted to include our Hello Beautiful picture frame in our box, it looks amazing and we're certain that it'll brighten-up any home, desk space, dressing table! And don't tell anyone that the
RRP is £7.50! You're welcome ;)

True to form, we've got another amazing print to brighten your day/room/work space! We love creating these each month and this one really does make us smile (I mean, who doesn't love the outdoors and the stars, hey?). We also love seeing our prints in-situ in your homes so don't forget to share your images using #TreatBoxUk. RRP £7.50

We sooo love a badge! Any type! And we really got our creative hats on with these ones. Our cute bike and love-themed beauties will most definitely float the boat of any fellow discerning badge-connoisseaurs! Literally as cute-as-a-button! RRP

We're bubbling over with excitement to show you this amazing product by BubbleT! Their Lemongrass and Green Tea lip balm contains essential oils to keep your lips hydrated and soft! RRP £2.99

Have we ever mentioned that we LOVE a cuppa and biscuit over here at TreatBox HQ?Maybe just a few times (or more!;)).....Our Le Vie est Belle treat actually looks too good to eat. RRP £2.99

July calendar - What TreatBox would be complete without a monthly calendar! None, that's what! ;) And we know how much you love our in-house designed calendars (as much as we love creating them for you!). We hope you like it!

TreatBox Total: £31.48! Wow! That's a whole lotta treats for £12.95!......(or £12.00 if you subscribe).....Get your July box here.

Have a great day and don't forget to hashtag us in your TreatBox pics! We LOVE seeing them all (#treatBoxuk) xxx


Monday, 2 July 2018

Did Somebody Say Chocolate?

"Life Happens, Chocolate Helps"

With National Chocolate Day fast-approaching, we thought that we'd give you the ultimate TreatBox 'Indulgence' guide to satiate all your sweet-tooth cravings! We all know that a bit of choccy here and there can work wonders for mind, body and soul and we are stern advocates that a little of what you fancy goes a very long way! 

We have lots of gorgeous treats available in our Build Your Own boxes - all certain to fulfil any chocolate-lovers dream! We all know that one chocolate (king or queen) with whom we share an eternal chocolate affinity so we take great pleasure in sharing this amazing box with you!

So, why not treat yourself and your chocolate partner in crime with a super-indulgent, feel-good box of delights! Here are our top/fave goodies to celebrate the best day of the year (in our opinion anyway ;))

Who knew that you could get your hands on chocolate-flavoured tea!?! Well, you most certainly can and Tea Huggers definitely steals the choccy the crown! We also stock some other amazing Tea Huggers flavours but for the purposes of all things chocolate, this one hits the spot!

Our Optiat scrubs are absolutely amazing for keeping skin soft and smooth. They use tiny microbeads from coffee waste to create their amazing products that are not only great for skin but for the environment too.

Our 'Shhh' door hanging will keep the outside out whilst you munch your way through your bounty of chocolate! Keeping some time aside for ourselves can be tricky but it is so important. A bit of time to pamper, unwind, relax and shut-out the world for a little while can have a great impact on our heath.

That's it! Our simple yet hugely effective (and tasty) guide to the ultimate time-out session! So sit back, take a load off and enjoy!

If you fancy creating your very own box of choccy goodies (or any Build Your Own for that matter), take a look here! 

Lots of love,

Zoe xxx

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