Many of you know that Boxwalla does so much more than just beauty boxes. They also dabble in books, food and film. This month I was excited to experience not only the December Boxwalla Beauty box, but also a special edition book box featuring two children’s books! Of course, my kids were very excited to get such a special delivery just for them. As per usual for Boxwalla, both boxes contained really unique picks that take you around the globe.
December Boxwalla Beauty Box
Let’s start with the beauty box. This month’s theme was ‘A Brief History of Timeless Things’ and the box includes three items that sourced their ingredients and processes from all over the world.
Dafna’s Personal Skincare Eye Care
This under-eye treatment boasts quite the ingredient list! Aloe extract, hyaluronic acid, a bevy of extracts and more come together to de-puff and firm your under eye area. I really can’t think of a similar product in the natural beauty world. It comes out as almost a gel, but absorbs in quickly and really hydrates your skin. This line is out of Spain and uses both Ayurveda and biotechnology in their formulations. I’ve really enjoyed using this and my only complaint would that the pump has failed me quite a few times, but I’m still able to access the product by opening the bottle.
Lepaar Precious Face Oil
The very original packaging was the first thing that stood out to me with this Australian brand, followed by the exceptional ingredients which are thoughtfully sourced from around the world. They also include non-nano cosmetic grade 24k gold which slows collagen depletion. How luxe is that? I do find this oil to be very light, yet hydrating (both good qualities in a face oil if you ask me). The scent is very warm, deep and a little spicey. You guys know I’m so picky about scents, so I’ll admit this isn’t a scent I would gravitate towards. That being said, I don’t mind it and it wouldn’t deter me from using the oil.
Rebel & Mecury Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Clove Candle
It’s hard to find a good nontoxic candle and though I have a handful of favorites, none really feel very holiday-ish. This one from Rebel & Mecury really fits the bill though. It has just the mix of holiday spice to make you feel comfy and festive this month! They also use a hand blended coconut based wax that’s soy and palm free. I may be stocking up on these next year for gifts!
A Very Bookish Trip
This special box has two books for young readers, featuring authors from Norway and France. Both books are beautifully done, with nice illustrations and high quality bindings, these would make a lovely addition to any child’s book shelf.
My Valley by Claude Ponti
This book is HUGE, which is part of what makes it so fun. This French author has dreamt up the world of Twims and through the illustrations we get to peek into their elaborate tree houses and into the whole Twim world. We’ve really enjoyed getting immersed into this whole imaginary world, but the best part is really looking over the detailed illustrations. My son especially always pauses after he reads the page and takes in the entire scene.
Questions Asked by Jostein Gaarder, illustrations by Akin Düzakin
This is a smaller book and each page features a question with a related illustration on the opposite page. What I liked about this book was the way it gets young minds to think and question things. My kids are 4 and (just turned) 7. I felt my kids were a little young for some of the heavier questions in this book, like the questions about death and fear, but we did have fun going through some of the lighter questions. It’s fun to hear their answers to questions like “why do I dream?” or “what is time?”. All of the ethereal illustrations are very beautiful and this truly is a great way to get children thinking about the world around them.
Either of these boxes would make a great gift! You can check out all of the different boxes they offer here. All of the boxes are bi-monthly and always very unique and well curated. You can even score some one-time boxes this month! xo
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