Escape Monthly: October 2013 Review

I received my 3rd Escape Monthly box this month. Destination: Hawaii. Although I’m fortunate enough to have taken a trip there, it was over a decade ago (I feel so old saying that!) so it was nice to have another “escape there.”

Papaya Lime Macadamia Crunch
I love discovering new snacks in subscription boxes. The Royal Hawaiian Orchards Papaya Lime Macadamia Crunch ($4) included in this month’s box isn’t something I normally would’ve picked up in stores – I love papaya, lime, and macadamia but not necessarily together. Regardless, I really liked it!

Seashell Lei
I thought it was pretty appropriate to include a lei in the Hawaii box, but I was thinking it would be more of an actual flower lei than seashells. The Seashell Lei ($1) isn’t something I’d wear, but I think my little sisters would probably enjoy it so I’ll most likely pass it along to them.

Ola Body Butter
Ola Body Butter ($10) is another Hawaiian-crafted product. Although I love the passion fruit scent, I don’t think this is a product I’ll really use. I’ve found body butter to be thicker, which is great for winter months up north, but not as useful in Florida.

Big Island of Hawaii Travel Book
I’m starting a mini-collection of these travel books in my bookshelf and I love it! Moon’s Big Island of Hawaii Travel Guide ($18) includes detailed information on the various islands of Hawaii and all of the fun adventures and excursions you should add to your itinerary when visiting. If you haven’t taken a trip there, I highly recommend it!

Maui Mango Tiesta Tea
The Tiesta Tea brand has been included quite a bit in boxes I’ve received lately. The Maui Mango tea ($8) is part of Tiesta Tea’s immunity collection and was a bonus item in October’s box. As much as I love tea, this item will be passed on to my mom since I’m not an owner of any loose tea accessories.

Tub & Scrub Hawaiian Bath Salts
I don’t take baths on a regular basis, but I do make it a point to take one at least once or twice a month – they’re so relaxing! Not only do I love this tube of Tub & Scrub Hawaiian Bath Salts ($10) for their color, but they also smell great!

Gentle Scrub Facial Buff
I usually just use a washcloth when washing my face but I’m interested in giving the Gentle Scrub Facial Buff ($3) try.

Coconut Lime Body Lotion
I love body lotion and although I can be picky about the scent, the Personal Paradise Coconut Lime Body Lotion ($2) is already at the top of my list. The scent isn’t too strong and the lotion doesn’t leave your hands too lotion-y or sticky after using it.

Dark Chocolate Covered Macadamias
Chocolate plus macadamias = heaven. These treats from Hawaiian Host ($2) didn’t last too long and were my favorite snack in October’s box.

Honey Girl Organics Face & Eye Cream + Night Cream
As a woman, any combination of face, eye, and night cream(s) is important. I hadn’t heard of the Honey Girl Organics brand prior to this box, but I’m looking forward to giving the face, eye and night creams ($30) a try!

Alaea Hawaiian Sea Salt
I think the Alaea Hawaiian Sea Salt ($15) was my favorite item in the box. Salt is a pretty important ingredient in my cooking and seeing a reddish salt is pretty awesome. I haven’t had a chance to use it just yet but I hope to soon – it’s almost to pretty to empty out of the bottle!

Lavender Foot Bath
Ostara Organics’ Lavender Foot Bath (est. $3) wasn’t included on the product card in my box, but I was still happy to find an additional item in my box. This would be great for an at-home-pedicure when soaking your feet.

I paid $39.95 for the October Escape Monthly box and it retailed out to over $75. I liked most of the items in the box but I do think the price is a little high for the contents. I won’t be subscribing to next month’s escape but I am looking forward to seeing the contents of the box. If you’re interested in subscribing, be sure to use the code “YOURESCAPE” at checkout!

What did you think of October’s Escape? Do you plan on subscribing for November’s Escape to Vermont?

  • what a fun idea! Looks like you got some great stuff – enjoy