Review: Liverpool St Subscription Box.

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If you’ve ever had a period, you’ll know that the arrival of your monthly visitor doesn’t always sync up with your most recent purchase of tampons.

Hands-up if you’ve ever frantically rushed to the supermarket to buy your monthly supply (or sent a loved one on the mission) just so you can go about your day? I know I’ve been there and it can certainly throw a busy day out of whack.

Imagine if tampons were magically delivered to your door once a month? You’d never have to put your plans on hold to stock-up again!

Well, good news folks, because Liverpool St* does exactly that!

Liverpool St* offers a monthly subscription service in which two boxes of organic tampons (in your preferred absorbency) are delivered to your door each month in a discreet (and very cute) box.

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Why organic tampons? Well, just like how we try to avoid nasty chemicals in the food we eat and the beauty products we use, it is a good idea to make sure that the products we use in our most intimate areas are as chemical-free as possible.

According to the Liverpool St* press release, “the majority of tampons on the market are laden with toxins and chemicals that absorbed into the bloodstream once they are inserted.”

Scary stuff, right?

I was sent two Liverpool St* subscription boxes to trial and review. It was my first time trying organic tampons and I couldn’t help but notice that they are so much more comfortable than other tampon brands I’ve tried. I wonder if my body has disagreed with other brands for years and I just didn’t know that there were better options out there?

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According to Liverpool St*, organic tampons are made from 100% cotton, are hypoallergenic and won’t disturb your body’s PH levels. So it is possible that organic tampons are just a better option for me.

In addition to the products being great, I also love Liverpool St’s packaging*. The exterior cardboard box is very cute and is sealed with a sticker that says “Positive Vibes Only” on it. I love this because menstrual cycles are unfortunately often a taboo topic so I am a big supporter of brands that endeavour to make getting your period a more positive experience. The tampon boxes themselves are rectangular and slender so they can easily fit in any bag or pocket and I love the on-trend pastel colour scheme.

If you’re interested in giving organic tampons a go and want the convenience of a monthly delivery service, all you have to do is sign up on the Liverpool St* website. At this stage, Liverpool St* only deliver within Australia but according to their website, they are hoping to expand to other areas soon.

You can choose between a Mixed Bundle (1 box of super tampons and 1 box of regular tampons), a Regular Bundle (2 boxes of regular tampons) and a Super Bundle (2 boxes of super tampons.) Each bundle costs just $8.90AUD plus $3.30AUD postage.

*All products in this post were provided for my review.  This has not influenced my views in any way.  Please read my PR & Disclosure Policy for more information.

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The Importance of Being Pampered: Endota Spa Melbourne CBD Review

It is a truth universally acknowledged that winter takes a toll on our bodies, mentally and physically. Lack of vitamin D (the feel-good vitamin pumped out by our old friend sunshine) has been proven to increase sadness, which is probably why it is so much harder to roll out of bed on a winter morning. The cold makes us more prone to sore, tired muscles and it’s so much harder for our skin to stay dewy and fresh when it is being smacked in the face with frosty wind everyday. In desperate attempt to stay warm and happy, we reach for carbalicious comfort food, and because moving is such an effort, we don’t exercise as much; which doesn’t do any favours for our skin or our waistlines. My best friend Or and I had spent many of our recent coffee catch-ups venting about how much tougher life seems to be in winter, so when her 25th birthday rolled around, I decided to treat her to a pampering sesh at Endota Spa in the Melbourne CBD so we could both escape a dreary winter day and indulge in some much-needed TLC.

I first treated myself to an Endota Spa experience a month before my wedding last year. I’ve always taken pretty good care of my skin but, feeling the pressure to ensure my wedding day skin was the best skin of my life, I decided I better get some professional assistance. I booked myself in for an hour facial and, in the midst of a very stressful time of my life, the treatment was relaxing, indulgent and just what the doctor ordered! Not to mention my skin felt and looked fantastic afterwards. I ended-up booking myself in for another facial two weeks before the wedding and a deluxe relaxation massage the week of the wedding. It was money well-spent, I felt beautiful on my wedding day, just like every bride should. So when I need a pampering treatment, or even just some new skincare products, Endota Spa locations are my go-to spas. Sure, it’s the only spa branch I’ve ever tried, but I say: “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” I love how environmentally conscious Endota Spa is, and that they focus on using organic and natural ingredients. I also love how, compared to some other spas, the service prices are very affordable.

Speaking of affordable, Endota Spa’s August special is a one hour facial and half an hour massage session for just $120, which sounded exactly like what Or and I needed! I called-up Endota Spa in the Melbourne CBD and the friendly receptionist kindly booked us in and gave me the option to have our services carried out in separate rooms or the same room. As Or and I have been friends for many years; have lost all sense of personal space around each other; and consider each other to be sisters from different misters, I booked us into the shared room (much to our husbands’ amusement – typical boys!) The spa also kindly agreed to organise champagne and platters of nibbles for after our treatments for just $40.

Endota’s Melbourne CBD is tucked away on the lower level of 69 – 71 Flinders Lane. It truly is a relaxing oasis in the middle of a concrete jungle. Upon arrival, we were welcomed and taken to a lounge where we could relax and sip green tea as we filled out our client information forms. We were then taken to the beautiful, warm treatment room which was dimly lit and the aromas of essential oils lingered in the air. We were instructed to change into plush robes, sit on the chairs on opposite sides of the room and begin Endota’s signature ‘Billabong Footbath.’ It was heaven to soak my sore, tired feet in the hot bath and relax. When our therapists returned, they scrubbed our feet, while consulting to us about our skin types and massage preferences. I’ve never met an Endota Spa employee that I didn’t like and these beautiful therapists were no exception. They were polite, courteous and made us feel very comfortable.

After drying our feet, our therapists lead us to our individual massage tables, holding-up towels so we could discretely remove our robes and cover our bodies with the warm towels on the table. I relaxed onto the heated massage table, rapped in a cocoon of beautiful warm towels and for the next hour and a half I completely relaxed; which is unfortunately a rarity in my busy life. The time just flew by and I didn’t want it to end. The highlight of the facial for me was the incredible Rosehip and Myrrh Face Mask, which was super nourishing on my dry skin and left my face feeling revived and plump (in a good way!)

Following the treatments, our therapists left the room so we could change back into our normal clothes and Or and I couldn’t stop singing the praises of our treatments as we did so. It made me so happy to see that my friend really appreciated and enjoyed the gift. When we left the treatment room our therapists led us to a different lounge where glasses of sparkling rosè and decadent food platters had been set out for us. We were left to relax for as long as we liked, we had many a laugh and enjoyed the luxurious food and drink to finish off our beautiful spa afternoon.

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Upon leaving, I couldn’t resist purchasing the beautiful face mask that was used during my facial for just $40, and I asked for samples of good eye creams because I feel my dry skin definitely needs it during the winter months. The staff generously gave me four sachets of eye creams to try out at home!

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All in all, it was a beautiful afternoon, and it was so lovely to share it with my best friend. It was a true bonding experience. If you are stumped for a gift for YOUR best friend, a relative or even your partner, Endota Spa has a pampering package to suit you. Alternatively, you could take advantage of the August special and just treat yourself.

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Above: myself and Or, all fresh-faced after our facials. Sorry for the black and white filter, but friends don’t post make-up free pictures of friends without a filter 😉

To find an Endota Spa near you and check out its treatment menu, visit their website.

Go on folks, pamper yourselves!

Till next time,

Ms This n That xx