Unboxing – I Love You Box ♥ April 2014

Yep, another late-ish blog post but if you guys knew how busy I have been the last couple of weeks with work (I do have a full-time job), events, my Dove meetup, giveaways, then you would totally understand why there are a couple of ‘late-comer’ blog posts.  One of my blog readers were kind enough to say they actually like late monthly blog posts – so this one’s for you, Carolyn (even though it’s not a monthly favourites)!

If you would like to learn more about what this I Love You Box is and where you can order it from, then head on over to this blog post.

My April I Love You Box arrived a couple of weeks ago and the theme for this box was definitely personalised.  Elephantshoe named this box the ‘Personalised Polka Dot’ box.  Let’s take a look at what I received in this I Love You Box, shall we?

The first thing I noticed upon opening the box was a smaller box that contained the below personalised maple wood monogram stamp, as well as a bright pink ink pad (this shade is called Orchid, similar to the Pantone Colour of the Year 2014, but a bit more pink).  You guys know pink is my favourite colour, so I was super happy to see the contents of the little box.

The stamped image measures about 3,5cm which means it’s a nice size for stamping envelopes, gift tags, or even gift bags.

We also received 4 white personalised note cards (with my monogram at the top of the card and my name at the bottom), 2 of which were printed in black and 2 were printed in a vibrant pink shade (almost fuchsia).

No greeting card is complete without an envelope – it’s like cheese & wine, Buffy & Angel, peanut butter & jelly, Elizabeth & Mr. Darcy…you catch my drift, I’m sure.  So, we also received 4 large square envelopes with large and small pink & black polka dot printed liners.

Next up were 4 personalised gift tags with ribbon.  These are perfect to attach to a gift, a bag of homemade cookies, or a bouquet of flowers – I’m personally a big fan of gift tags, they’re easy to attach to a gift and doesn’t require a lot of thought in terms of the message you want to write as there is limited space.  I know it probably sounds terrible, but I would rather get to the point on a gift tag by saying ‘Happy Birthday – I hope you have a wonderful day!’ rather than having to write a long paragraph basically saying the same thing just to fill up a greeting card.  Wow, that makes me sound terribly lazy…

Last but not least, we received 4 polka dot black & pink paper bags, one pair for smaller gifts and the other for gifts that need to stand up.  Gift bags are so handy when you need to wrap a gift in a rush – pop the gift in the bag, close with washi tape (or sellotape) and add your gift tag.

Overall I’m quite happy with the April box we received – I can now use this monogram stamp plus the heart stamp I received in the February I Love You Box and create my own printed wrapping paper.

I have actually already received my May 2014 I Love You Box (it arrived this past week), so I will try to have that blog post up for you guys before the end of May.  Here’s a teaser on 1 of the things I received in the May box:  I come in many shapes, sizes and colours.  I stick to many surfaces but I am, in fact, not sticky at all…what am I?  Leave you answer in the comment section below, I’m intrigued to know whether you guys know what I’m talking about.



  1. Nicol 19 May 2014 / 11:09

    I love reading about what you’ve received in your monthly I Love You boxes, this month’s one seems pretty nice. I wonder if your May box has magnets in it?

  2. Kate Ferguson (FergliciousKate) 19 May 2014 / 11:09

    So pretty!!! And who doesn’t love personalised stationery :-)

    I really suck at guessing what clues mean :-/ Looking forward to hearing what it is though!

    • Luzanne 20 May 2014 / 16:22

      Exactly, I have already used quite a few of my personalised goodies… :)

  3. Em Cameron 19 May 2014 / 12:16

    This box looks pretty good, not the best one I’ve seen but not as boring as the February one either. Are you going to keep subscribing to the box?

    I do like seeing these blog posts, a little bit different to the beauty-related things. Not that I don’t like beauty stuff, I luv it! 😀

    • Luzanne 20 May 2014 / 16:23

      Yes, I will keep subbing every month until I receive another really disappointing one and then I’ll probably stop.

      You actually just reminded me to sign up for the June 2014 one – thanks, Em! :)

  4. Ronnel 19 May 2014 / 13:58

    I loved the April box – loved the personalization; The May box, for me, was underwhelming. So much so I decided to give the June box a miss.

    • Luzanne 20 May 2014 / 16:28

      I’m not sure the May box is worth the R 250,00 – so I completely understand where you are coming from. I don’t want to say too much here though, until I’ve done the review. :)

      Thank you for leaving a comment, Ronnel. x

  5. Zee Mohlapi 19 May 2014 / 16:45

    Love these blog posts, Luzanne! My answer is: magnets! :)

    • Luzanne 20 May 2014 / 16:28

      Hurraaaaah, Zee! You are 100% correct! 😀

  6. Geraldine 19 May 2014 / 19:46

    Magnet! Magnet! I love these monthly subscription box posts. Always nice to see what subbie boxes are out there. :)

    • Luzanne 20 May 2014 / 16:29

      Thank you, Geraldine…I’m so happy to see you guys enjoy these posts! 😉

      P.S. Magnets is correct!

  7. Ronel Marais 19 May 2014 / 19:49

    Thoroughly enjoyed this post, the box seems like it was a good one. Looking forward to you post on the May box. x

    • Luzanne 20 May 2014 / 16:30

      It was a good one – I’m always a sucker for personalised things… :)

  8. Leigh-Ann 20 May 2014 / 08:29

    WOW! Love the personal touches! They did good this month!

    • Luzanne 20 May 2014 / 16:31

      They sure did! Looking forward to doing my May 2014 I Love You Box blog post and seeing what will be sent to us in the June 2014 one as well. Have a wonderful evening, Leigh-Ann! :)

  9. Lily 21 May 2014 / 00:29

    Wow! Everything is SO cute! I love the gift tags, well…anything with pink and polka-dots…I’m sold!

    • Luzanne 26 May 2014 / 22:30

      Haha! I really enjoyed this box! :) xxx

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