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Box subscriptions are really having a moment these days. No matter what your interests are, there’s a box subscription for you! I’ve come across wine subscription boxes, crystal subscription boxes, and even underwear subscription boxes!
While watching YouTube videos one day I came across Spooky Box Club and fell in love! Immediately I subscribed and couldn’t wait to receive my first box! Under the “About” section of Spooky Box Club’s website they state, “Spooky Box Club make, design and sell an exciting range of exclusive alternative lifestyle goods with an emphasis on cute, witchy, gothic, interests and styles”. October is typically the only time I can find spooky home decor, so I love that this box subscription features spooky items the entire year long!
I’ll be doing monthly reviews of Spooky Box Club so make sure to subscribe to the newsletter on the right. Each month features a different theme with different products as well as a few standard products, like charms and lollipops, that are unique to the theme. July’s theme is Sweet Nightmares and features 2 Dead Tired pillow cases, a sleeping mask, tea, a charm, a lollipop, a necklace, and two pins!
Sweet Nightmares Box Review
My favorite part of this month’s box is the 2 Dead Tired pillow cases (only 1 is featured in the picture). The material is super soft and machine washing directions came in the box as well. The pattern is super cool and unique and I’ll definitely be displaying them on my bed for an added spooky touch to my room!
The necklace included in the box has stars and moons on it, which follows the Sweet Nightmares theme. I always need more jewelry and this necklace is the perfect simple piece to wear everyday! The charm in the box is a moon, and like I mentioned before Spooky Box Club includes a charm in the boxes as a recurring item. The next item featured in the box this month is some Sleepy Time Tea, which is 100% chamomile blossoms. The tin is super cute, and follows the theme perfectly!
The Luxury Sleeping Mask is very soft and is perfect for keeping every trace of light out for a good night’s sleep! I travel for college quite often so this sleeping mask is also perfect for plane naps! The lollipop featured this month is a really cool blue swirl, which is another recurring item in addition to the charm! I might collect the lollipops and display them in a cool apothecary jar as decoration. Two pins are also included in the Sweet Nightmares box! One says “No Sleep” and has a bed with spooky ghosts around it, and the other pin says “Nightmare Fuel” and has a spooky looking hand! I can’t wait to put these pins on my jean jacket!
Overall, I’m super pleased with this month’s Sweet Nightmares box and I’m looking forward to the next month’s box! Again, make sure to subscribe to the newsletter for updates on new blog posts and possible giveaways! Thank you for reading and make sure to check out Spooky Box Club!
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Yes, coffee will ALWAYS be my go to morning caffeine burst, however throughout the day I find myself fighting fatigue. I wish I was constantly energized on my own, but when my afternoon Chemistry class comes along I’m constantly having to snap myself out of an in class afternoon nap! Creating ways to energize myself naturally has really helped me stay focused throughout the day and I hope this list will help you too!
Natural Ways to Energize
My favorite energizing blends include; grapefruit, peppermint, and lemon! Check out my post on essential oil basics to learn more! Essential oils are also really good for school or work because you can take a roller ball dispenser in your backpack or purse. I was recently testing a product for free by Nature’s Origin called the Invigoration Essential Oil Blend which I applied to my wrists, behind my ears, and chest. Aromatherapy helps change my mood, and is especially helpful to fight that mid-day fatigue!
I love making refreshing iced matcha lattes in the summer time! Mix up 1 tablespoon of your favorite matcha (my favorite David’s Tea Matcha) with about 8 oz of coconut milk in a blender. Blend until creamy foam appears and pour over ice! Drinking matcha helps fight fatigue without the annoying jitters of that second cup of coffee!
Getting your body moving helps the blood circulate and awakens your senses! I wasn’t a believer at first, but try a couple of poses and check out how they make your body feel. On mornings where I feel especially groggy, I used to do yoga in my bed before my feet even touched the ground. When I need an afternoon pick-me-up I do the same exact morning yoga poses and end up feeling more energized! My favorite energizing yoga poses can be found here, and include child’s pose, cat/cow pose, seated spinal twist, and many others.
Tell me about your favorite ways to energize your day in the comment section below!
I’m always checking instagram for new room decor ideas and fun projects to do. That’s when I saw these amazing wire wall grids from Urban Outfitters for $50! I created my own wire wall grids for a fraction of the price, and I can now […]
Yesterday, June 20, kicked off summer with a magical summer solstice. During the longest day of the year, I thought about how to recharge and set my intentions for the upcoming year. Below I’ve noted some ways that I’m going to manifest positive energy in the next year starting with the summer solstice…
Summer Solstice Checklist
Reflect on last summer
- Think about how much you’ve accomplished since the last summer. How much has changed for the better, or worse?
Surround yourself with positive people
- The influence of others around you will dictate how your summer will turn out. Positive influences are needed to recharge this summer.
Create a list of activities you want to accomplish this summer
- Rather than a to-do list, create a list of events you’re looking forward too. If you happen to not have anything on that list, make some plans and create fun events! You can mold your summer into whatever you want it to be!
Maintain positive habits that will stay with you for the next year
- Start positive habits now, in order to keep them for the next year! I’m trying to start drinking more water daily, and do yoga twice a week!
I’m really excited to relax this summer and prepare for the next year. Taking on a challenging course load for my senior year of college means I need to keep calm this summer and prepare for what’s ahead! Let me know what you’re planning to do this summer, or if you have any summer traditions that keep you motivated and recharged!