Friday, 12 October 2018

Blogoween - October Reading in Heels Unboxing

Reading in Heels subscription box

So today's blog post is bit of a cheat for blogoween because it is not in any way spooky, but when I found out about the Reading in Heels subscription box I knew I had to share with my fellow basic bitches, so we will just have to deviate from blogoween, just for today! 

Reading in Heels is a monthly subscription service which delivers a handpicked contemporary book, access to the online bookclub to discuss the book as well as 3 - 4 beauty and lifestyle treats. I first saw this advertised on a Guardian article and when I saw the contents I knew that this was right up my alley. I have had book subscription boxes in the past but I ended up not using the book related trinkets that come with it, whereas I know I will use beauty and lifestyle products.

October's Reading in Heels box is the first I have received so here is what I got in it:

the contents of what is in the October Reading in heels box

  • Sympathy by Olivia Sudjic - This is the book that was included  in the box. It follows Alice, a 23 year old who has moved to New York and becomes fixated on Mizuko Himura, a Japanese writer who Alice is convinced is her internet twin. Described as a tale of obsession, doubling, blood ties and our tormentented efforts to connect in the digital age it does sound very intriguing! Sadly it doesn't haev the best reviews on Goodreads, but I'm still excited to give it a try.
  • Aromatherapy Associates Oil in De-Stress - I have used Aromatherapy Associates oils in the past and I LOVE them so it was a very happy surprise to see this one in the box. You can either use them in the bath or shower and I know of a few people who rub the oil on their temples too. De-Stress is fragranced with rosemary, black pepper, lavender and ginger. Lush.  
  • Heath & Heather tea - Two different flavours were included, green tea with coconut which sounds super interesting and blackcurrant blends. I'm not a huge tea drinker, I'm more about the soy lattes but I will try these out as the green tea and coconut one sounds like it could be delicious.
  • Spacemask - This is an eye mask that is lightly scented with jasmine which is marketed as 'a self-heated eye mask which will transport you to another dimension'. I've actually used heated eye masks many times, they are a staple that I always pick up when I go to Japan. It seems like an odd concept but I love these masks for when I am flying long haul or am in need of a good nap. The heat is super soothing and having an eye mask always helps me doze off. I'm interested to see how this compares to ones I have used in the past.
  • Wally & Whiz Gourmet Gummies - When I saw these in the box I was originally dissapointed because as a vegetarian I thought I wouldn't be able to eat these, but when I read that these are vegan I was so happy! It's hard to find really good sweets suitable for vegetarians but I can happily say these are delicious, they lasted all of 3 minutes though.... 
I am very happy with this box and can't wait to see what is in next months. If you are interested in checking out the Running in Heels box, here is the website: https://readinginheels.com/


16 comments:

  1. I've been thinking of joining something like this. It looks like fun!

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  2. This looks like a really lovely subscription box for gifting too to someone :-)

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  3. Sounds like the total package, a contemporary book to read and the refreshing essentials and masks!

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  4. This is such a good idea for a birthday or Christmas gift! I'm going to look into it for someone.

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  5. This is such a nice looking package, I love the idea of getting a book per month x

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  6. A nice idea for a subscription service. A book and a few pamper items is fab xx

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  7. That looks like a great subscription box. I already get 3 subscription crates so I won't get another right now, but this does look good.

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  8. I've never subscribed to a book subscription box but this sounds amazing, I like how it comes with additional treats to help relax you x

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  9. I have not heard of this sub box before but I will see if I can get it for me and my sister.

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  10. Congrats on treating yourself!

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  11. Sympathy sound alike a very intriguing read I wonder what will happen to Alice. It sound sloie, a perfect self care box and way to relax

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  12. Great post what a fun subscription book, thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

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  13. Wow, I should sign up for the first time

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  14. I love the sound of this subscription a great way to discover books you might not have picked up

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  15. Oh wow what a cool subscription, hadn't heard of this one before but I love that it comes with a current read and a few nice treats

    Laura x

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