Monday, June 6, 2016

Box Betty Review

It's been a while since I've reviewed a gift box, and I've forgotten how fun they are to receive! Normally I like the surprise element of getting a prepackaged box and not knowing whether you'll love or hate the goodies inside- but at the same time sometimes it's really nice and reassuring to be able to pick your own items and have it all packaged up prettily. 

That's where Box Betty steps in- you can design your own pamper or goodies box to deliver to yourself, a friend or anyone you want to spoil or celebrate a special occasion with. You can choose up to 5 items from a range of items like hair and beauty products, bath accessories, stationery and even chocolate....which is an item I'll never say no to if it ever arrived in a gift box!

I chose 4 items in my box (which came in this lovely pink box which I'll reuse for storage) for Box Betty to kindly allow me to review. From left to right I received:

'The Laundress' Sport Spray  (individually $16.95)
'The Laundress' Crease Release  (individually $12.95)

This smells so divine- this tablet is studded with dried roses, star anise and hawthorn, and keeps your clothes smelling lovely. Because of the tie you can easily hang it on your wardrobe rack and keep away moths with it too! It's so pretty as well, so it will look well-placed wherever you decide to put it.

Props to Salus for combining two of my favourites scents together- lavender, and basically anything citrus! It's getting so cold and dry in Sydney these days and I can feel it on my hands especially- this would be perfect for popping in my everyday handbag. The product contains a divine blend of shea butter, calendula, jojoba, sweet almond, avocado, aloe, wheat germ, lavender, mandarin, patchouli, orange, ylang ylang, and chamomile.

'The Laundress' Sport Spray  (individually $16.95)

I haven't tested out the sports spray yet, but basically it contains a nontoxic formula with antibacterial properties, so that it adds scent whilst also removing odor. I'm starting to go to the gym on an almost-daily basis now, so this would be perfect for spraying in my gym bag as well as other stuff that can a bit sweaty and smelly over time...especially something like my ski boots which I'll throttle in one day but never pick up again until a year later! The Laundress Sport scent is a fresh, crisp blend of leafy greens, orange, rose, eucalyptus, and jasmine with undertones of musk.

'The Laundress' Crease Release  (individually $12.95)

I was really looking forward to trying out this item, because ever since I got a really good steamer (that was really good only for the first 5 or so uses and now spits up chalky white residue) I was a little obsessed with steaming all my clothes and ensuring not a single crease was in sight. Now that I don't have such a great steamer anymore, the Crease Release looked like a really promising product as it claims to be a quick fix to easily remove moderate wrinkles from clothing and fabrics. You can pop it in your bag, and simply spray it on a creased area.

I tested it out on this blue top I have from Forever New, on the bottom arm sleeve as you can see circled in the picture. After maybe around 4-5 sprays this is the result:

( I sprayed the area 4-5 times, left it, and then took another photo but I accidentally placed the Sports Spray there! I definitely used the Crease Release instead)

So as you can see those the majority of those creases in that circled area are gone. The ones closer to the edge of the sleeve are still there but those would be more difficult, harder creases whereas the Crease Release is only for small to moderate creases. I think this product would be really handy to keep in your bag to use on a business shirt where you have to look completely professional- and it's so easy to inadvertently wrinkle a shirt throughout the day by doing nothing more than simply sitting down! 

Has anyone else tried Box Betty? What do you think of a gift box where you can choose all your items in it?


  1. WOW! This is so impressive!! I'm actually so surprised it worked so well on your tee!! Really cool!

    xx Olivia

  2. I never knew a crease product like that even existed! Really fascinating. Definitely need to get it because I am lazy when it comes to ironing/steaming haha

    Enclothed Cognition

  3. The crease spray sounds really interesting - I'm curious though if it makes your shirt very damp? Say you wanted to continue spraying that shirt to get rid of ALL the creases, would your sleeve just be drowned? Haha just a thought.

    1. Yeah absolutely it gets wet - if you were wearing the shirt I'd recommend spraying a couple of times in each creased area and letting it dry, then spraying again in those areas if necessary....unless you're ok with pumping it and leaving wet spots for around 10 mins in one hit! ;D

  4. I've never heard of this box before but I actually love the random selection of products. Such a cool combo. :)

    T x

  5. A custom gift box is a great idea! You picked some lovely products too, the crease release sounds interesting :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  6. such a pretty package! <3


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