It’s been pouring like crazy down here in Houston, so it seems pretty fitting for me to review the April Peaches and Petals box today, which has a theme of “April Showers”! I laughed a little when I saw this on my doorstep a few days ago, because how perfect is this timing? It has been raining so hard that a lot of roads were completely flooded yesterday, and most of the city had to shut down. “April showers” Houston style. Like they say: everything’s bigger in Texas, right?
Peaches and Petals is a monthly subscription service that sends out vintage-modern items and beauty goods. For $19.99 a month (includes shipping), you’ll receive a mix of jewelry, fashion accessories, lifestyle goods, and beauty samples.
Get 50% off your first box (bringing the price down to just $10!) with promo code PEACHMAY50. If that doesn’t work, you can try PEACHMAY25 and PEACHMAY10 for 25% off and 10% off, respectively. They have a new system with the promo codes, in which each code can only be used a set number of times. I checked just now and the 50% off code is still working, but use it while you can!
5-in-1 Multifunction Facial Cleansing Brush | $7.32
This was the sneak peek item we knew about from before. I was really excited to try this brush, since it’s such an affordable price and I know lots of people have been wanting to try a face brush but don’t want to spend over a hundred dollars on it. Now obviously this isn’t going to measure up to any of Clarisonic’s products, but at less than $10, it is an amazing deal. I think you definitely get your money’s worth with this brush. It even has two speeds, which I consider pretty fancy for the price.
The brush comes with 5 different attachments. The bristled brush is similar to that of a Clarisonic, except it’s smaller, doesn’t have variance in the bristles, and isn’t as soft. I wouldn’t recommend this for daily use on the face since it seems pretty harsh, but as an exfoliating face massage I think it works pretty well. The major con to this brush is that it’s not waterproof, so you have to be careful about not getting water on the handle. You also can’t bring it into the shower, which is where I usually use my Clarisonic.
I think this brush has appeal even for someone who has a face brush already. I own the Clarisonic Mia 2, which I love for my face and this certainly would never be able to replace it. But I love the pumice attachment for this brush because it’s great for at-home pedicures, and the massaging tool is quite nice as well.
Bonnie Marcus Collection Rainy Day Puzzles | $7.99
I’m sort of an old fashioned person when it comes to rainy day activities, since I’m perfectly happy to put down my phone/laptop and open a book or do some crafting. I remember as a child whenever we had a power outage my parents would break out the puzzles and coloring books for my brother and I. This puzzle book totally brought me back to those memories! (Plus it has cute illustrations!) I think it’s an interesting but smart choice for an “April Showers” themed box, since I know plenty of people here in Houston lost power due to the rain and wind.
It’s filled with lots of different types of puzzles, so there’s a little something for everyone. I’m really awful at sudoku, so I was happy to see lots of logic puzzles and more visual ones.
Umbrella Necklace | $12.50
How adorable is this? It’s small and dainty, but interesting enough to draw comments. I wore it while I was running errands and several people told me how cute it was and asked where I had bought it from! The chain is about 16 inches long by default, and comes with an extension to make it up to 17 inches long.
Looks fabulous over a simple black top!
Rain Cloud Wall Planter | $9.99
I can’t get over how precious this little planter is! You can mount it on a wall or you can stand it up by itself. I have mine propped against the wall on my desk and love how bright and cheerful it is.
The pot is tiny, so you can only fit very small plants in it. I put a little succulent in mine and it was perfect. Since the pot doesn’t have a drain hole at the bottom, be careful not to overwater your plant!
You pour water into the cloud, which has little holes in the bottom. The water drips through the holes and create the “rain” falling from the cloud into the pot. If you put a piece of cloth or paper towel inside the cloud, it will slow the water down even more, thus making a longer “rain” session. Adorable concept and a very unique item to receive in a subscription box!
Spongeables Body Wash In A Sponge in Pink Grapefruit | $5.99
I’ve tried similar products before, and think these sorts of sponges are great for travel. I always hate packing shower gel since they leak very easily, are heavy, and have to be put into small travel-sized containers if I want to bring it in a carry on bag. A sponge like this will last around 8-10 showers and can be thrown away at the end of a trip. No hassle!
SwissCo Detangling Shower Brush | $7.60
This is listed as the “rainy day surprise” on the information card, so I’m guessing some subscribers may have received a different variation. I’m very happy with a wet hair brush, I’ve actually been thinking about buying one to keep in my car. It rains so often here (and usually completely out of the blue!) and I always have to brush my hair after it rains or else it gets ridiculously frizzy and messy. Like think lion’s mane level of frizzy. Keeping one in my car just makes sense. File that under Houston problems.
Verdict on the box: I loved it! It’s hands down my favorite box from Peaches and Petals thus far, and hope it means more boxes like this one in the future. The total value is the highest we’ve seen as well: $51.39. More than double the cost of the box!
I think what really stands out to me is the curation. Every single item fit the theme very well. The whole box made a lot of sense and I understood why each item was included. This box also sends out a lot of unique items that we don’t see very often in subscription boxes. The facial brush and planter are both items that I haven’t received before, and even the puzzle book is different from the books we tend to receive in boxes (usually cookbooks). I’m very impressed with this month and think it was a huge improvement from March. I now have very high hopes for May!
Speaking of May, next month’s theme will be “Let’s Get Together”. I wonder what that will include? I’m hoping for some nice home items or kitchen tools. Maybe salad servers or a cute set of dipping bowls? Pretty napkins?
If you’re interested in getting the May box, don’t forget to use a promo code! Get 50% off your first box (bringing the price down to just $10!) with promo code PEACHMAY50. If that doesn’t work, you can try PEACHMAY25 and PEACHMAY10 for 25% off and 10% off, respectively.