It’s Friday, the best day of the week and there is nothing more appropriate to kick of the weekend than with a review and giveaway!
As you might know by now, I am extremely passionate about supporting small businesses so Genuine Articles is the culmination of everything I love about them; ingenuity, handcrafted, and they even pay it forward by featuring U.S. based charity along with each box. The featured charity for this fall box is Giving back to Humanity and a portion of the proceeds help support their cause.
Genuine Articles started with two friends and colleagues frequenting the Muslim conventions and conferences and loving all of the vendors in the bazaars.. They figured there must be a way to get all of the lovely things that you can find at the conventions without actually attending. Thus Genuine Articles was created. I personally think that gift boxes are a great way to not only gift but an awesome way to “treat yo self!” It’s something about receiving a “surprise” in the mail that makes you feel like a kid. So what’s inside you ask?!? Well let’s take a gander, shall we.
First out the box was Halimah’s Just Bees raw honey.
I love honey for a number of reasons, one of which is I have really bad seasonal allergies. It was suggested to me to eat the local honey in order for my body to acclimate to the local pollen, It really works. I also use honey in teas, recipes, and my daughter simply eats it by the spoonful. Needless to say, I know my honey and this honey is the bees knees (haha!)
Next out the box was Black Pearls Naturals Bath Boutique Face Sugar Scrub. I am a firm believer that whatever you put on your body should be good enough to eat and this face scrub definitely fits the bill. It smells so good and leaves your skins feeling fresh and new.
Candles have a special place in my heart because not only do they make a space smell divine, they also set a very serene mood. Zakiyah Candles are 100% Natural Soy Wax candles so you can feel comfortable breathing in theses scents because they are completely safe. To me the smell is reminiscent of a mix between vanilla and lavender. A great way add a fresh scent to your space.
I must admit that I feel pretty grown up when I pull out my coasters. These Unique Vinatge-Esque Coasters by InspireDeen Art are a great mix of quirky and modern. These coasters are the perfect pairing with your morning coffee and actually help to preserve your furniture. Functional design, what’s not to love.
As a Jewelry lover I was really excited to see these earrings created by LinaGardenia included in the box. These cuties are the perfect addition to just about any outfit. Their size is perfect for an adult but can totally be worn by a tween or teenager.
Overall, I love this gift box by Genuine Articles. It is eclectic, fun, and functional and very importantly they support good causes. I encourage you to give this as a gift or gift it to yourself! But first, enter this giveaway and you just might receive a surprise in the mail.