Firstly I’d like to say a very big thank you to the lovely Ani for sending this quarters box over for us to review. When Mel told me about Artemis & Xena I was intrigued, I love the idea behind the boxes and it makes a change from a monthly box.
What is Artemis & Xena?
Artemis & Xena is quite simply a wellbeing box for young girls, teens and women. Curated in order to inspire and empower, this box is a self care package for mental wellbeing. Boxes are themed and products within are carefully selected in order to provide comfort and self help, along with some extra special treats. I absolute love the fact that 10% of box profits are donated to women’s charities and projects, showing this box cares immensely for what they represent.
How much will I pay?
There are currently two subscription options for this box, as detailed below:
- Reoccurring quarterly subscription £17.99
- Annual prepay subscription £65 – saving £6.96
It is also possible to purchase previous boxes, previous items featured and one off boxes if you’d like to see what the boxes are about without the need of a subscription.
When will it arrive?
Boxes are curated quarterly for the months of January, April, July and October. Dispatch dates are generally between the 28th to the 31st of the month, delivered by Royal Mail 2nd Class Parcel Service (£2.99).
International shipping is also available, prices vary and are dependent on service selected.
If you missed our unboxing, you can now catch it on our youtube channel…
What’s inside the box?
April’s box theme is ‘Ms Organised’, very apt for Kaitlen considering she can walk into a room and forget what she has gone in there for! Lots of items to help you be the best you can, let’s not forget that being organised on a regular basis is also good for mental health and wellbeing. I know I can feel a little fraught when I feel things are being forgotten or haven’t been written down. I sometimes even write little checklists to ensure everything is done!
My Busy, Busy Life Organiser RRP £7.99
This looks and feels like a very good quality product. Hard-backed, metal ring bound and elasticated closing – I love everything about this item. Including ‘to do’ lists, meal planners, notes and stickers……not just for the teenagers in my opinion!
Cats Sticky Notes RRP £3.00
This pack of sticky notes is adorable! We’re big cat lovers in this house therefore this item is just Kaitlen in a nutshell. Comprising of 180 sticky notes in three differing sizes, perfect for homework or sticking chore lists to the fridge!
Make Your Own Felt Pug RRP £1.00
This cute little craft kit is perfect for Kaitlen, she’s quite handy with a needle and thread. I on the other hand, well……I can sew a button on a shirt and that’s as far as it goes! This kit comes complete with everything needed to make your very own little pug dog, perfect for hanging on your window.
Hello, Oh Happy Day Postcard RRP 79p
Bright, beautiful, glittery and made from a good quality card – this will be sure to brighten anyone’s day who is lucky enough to receive it!
Love Heart Tin & Self Care Challenge RRP £3.50
Kaitlen and I really loved the idea of this item – completing the challenge card and enclosing in the love tin for a later date. The reason? To remind you of how amazing you truly are! Everyone has their ‘down’ days, negative thoughts or low confidence……this reminds hells you to remember your self worth. I think in a world of constant pressure to be perfect, be it physically or mentally, this is something which every teen should be encouraged to complete.
English Rose Artisan Soap by Little Heart Gifts RRP £6.00
This soap slice smells amazing! Pink and white in colour, this beautifully smelling soap leaves skin silky smooth due to the addition of tussah silk. I’ve never heard of tussah silk before, proving that handmade products and unknown brands can throw up new ingredients never experienced before. The addition of a little rose bud makes this item truly beautiful!
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara (travel size) RRP APPROX £11.00
This product is a highlight of the box, who doesn’t love mascara?! Many of the BoXession admin will tell you I have issues when it comes to mascara…..you never know when you will run out or lose one so best to stock up! Perfect for lengthening those luscious lashes and adding extra glam to your make up regime. Kaitlen is adamant this is hers……we’ll see!
Girl Power Pencil RRP £3.00
A pink pencil with a combined eraser on the ends for rubbing out any mistakes, a must for any jotters or note takers out there. I’ve tried to find these particular pencils online but didn’t manage to, only finding slightly similarities to others. I’m not 100% sure if the £3 price given is for one pencil or applies to a set, for review purposes however I’ve gone with the information provided inside the box.
Positivity Journal & Planner Cards
Fantastic as a means to boost confidence, completing the positivity journal will make you feel like you’re achieving day by day! Simply complete a day at a time with something you have achieved or accomplished, an instant confidence boost in the guise of an A4 sheet of paper. Planner cards enable you to have perspective on the tasks ahead, listing jobs to be completed and goals to achieve. We all need that gentle nudge when busy and these fit the bill perfectly!
Goal Digger Notebook by Sadler Jones RRP APPROX £3.25
This A5 notebook is perfect for note taking or doodling in school or work. Unlined and finished with a rise gold foil, perfect for teens and adults alike.
Just A Little Note Card RRP APPROX 61p (Pack of 5 available for £3.05)
A cute little card, complete with a sealable envelope. Pop a little note to a friend or loved one and brighten their day!
Who doesn’t love a little chocolate?! Gold chocolate coins and a chocolate truffle are also enclosed within the box, a little treat when writing down your thoughts and checklists…..
Is it worth it?
When totalled this box value is approximately £40.14, saving an amazing £22.15 when paying a quarterly subscription of £17.99! Kaitlen loves the idea behind this box, perfect for teens to jot their thoughts and feelings down whilst boosting their confidence. Taking time to reflect back over your day is important and can provide a much needed mental boost, something the contents of this box provides. Well done on a brilliant box Ani!
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Thank you for stopping and reading our review
Jen & Kaitlen