• I usually film this as a You Tube video, but sometimes I really miss just doing a good old blog post.

    This months box looks a good one from the first peek :) So the first thing that catches my eye is the Maza Chocolate. I really like the idea that the chocolate is vegan, free from sugar and artificial sweetener, handmade and 70% cocoa. I'm not too much of a dark chocolate lover, but I know it's much better for you. In the box we get a 30g sample and it's £7.99 for 80g, but I know dark chocolate with is usually expensive.

    Next we have London Coffee Bag. I was a bit disappointed it isn't a tea bag this month. I was going to drink it whilst I wrote up the blog post! It is however, a coffee in a tea bag! How quirky is that! The coffee is caffeinated, as was the teabag last month, so it appears Pink Parcel are perhaps moving away from the more herbal/soothing teas of the last year or so. I'm not a huge fan of coffee (the Northern in me won't go!), so I am going to pass this onto Dan.

    Now, I'm going to have a look at some of the body care this months box has to offer. I'm starting with Kepi Bath Crystals (various), I got mine in Cold Season. It's currently a really dull rainy day, so it doesn't feel too wintery. Saying that a good bath soothes menstrual cramps, so I don't really care when it comes to relaxing and soothing the pain away.

    Then, I got really excited when I spotted the Beauty Papier Green Tea Blotting Paper. This is amazing - I was only saying to my friend last week about I haven't used blotting paper for years (but maybe I haven't been looking properly) and here it is in the box! They are amazing and small enough to fit in your handbag for instant shine removal. A downside for me though is that it's £7.99 for a pack of 30 sheets and that does seem rather steep to me, when it used to be a couple of pounds in Superdrug when I last used it.

    Next we have, Boozi Body Care Body Wash, Cheeky Woo Woo. Now, I have just got back from a week in Gran Canaria so this is perfect. Shut your eyes and it has that tropical fruity scent that reminds you of your holidays! It is also vegan and cruelty free, which is something I am really wanting to get involved in. I don't find it as moisturising as my skin needs though after fun in the sun, which is the only downside, but I am going to try it again at a later date.

    Ooh next we have Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Shampoo. I haven't spotted this before and I love oil for my face and body, so I am really looking forward to trying this. I am going to hold off from using it for another few weeks though as I am going away again and the 50ml carry on size is perfect if I'm not taking checked in luggage.

    Next we have a Lapel Yeah 'Happy Everything' Pin. This is so cute 'a happiness booster in a pin'. I'm going to pin it to my makeup bag I think as I alway lose pins attached to my coat!

    Last but the thing which probably excites me the most is of course the lipstick. We have the Rimmel The Only One and I have it in 700 Naughty Nude (I love that name!!). The colour is beautiful and perfect for moving away from the winter reds. It's nice and moisturising too. I applied it at 2pm and

    Pink Parcel is £6.99 for your first box and then £10.99 thereafter available at pink parcel.co.uk. You get all your 'monthly' essentials and some pretty fab makeup/beauty and sweet treats. As well as things like necklaces and like this box, the little cute pin.

    In the box details:
    • London Coffee Bag (£5.99 for a pack of 10) available at londoncoffeebag.co.uk 
    • Maza Chocolate (£7.99 per 80g bar) available at mazachocolate.co.uk 
    • Kepi Bath Crystals (various) (£1.95 each) available at graftonsbeauty.co.uk
    • Beauty Papier Green Tea Blotting Paper (£7.99 for 30 sheets) available at beautypapier.com
    • Boozi Body Care Body Wash, Cheeky Woo Woo (£5.95 for 250ml) available at boozibodycare.com
    • Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Shampoo (£2.99 for 250ml) available at Boots.com, but might be cheaper at Superdrug.com
    • Lapel Yeah 'Happy Everything' Pin ($5) available at lapelyeah.com

    Lots of love,