As a freelancer, I always need all the help I can get to stay as organised and stress-free as possible. So when I saw the newest Artemis & Xena Ms Organised box, I knew I had to get it. I’ve loved their previous beautifully curated subscription boxes and I was sure this one with its gorgeous stationery bits and pieces would be no exception.
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Artemis & Xena boxes are aimed at teens and women, and focus on well-being, comfort and positivity. And I particularly love the fact that the company donates 10% of their profits to a women’s charity. This box cost £19.99 plus P&P, which I think is a bargain bearing in mind everything that’s inside it.
Ms Organised box contents
My favourite item, and the one I think I’m going to find most useful, is this Rachel Ellen Designs “My busy, busy life” organiser. It’s got four sections inside plus a range of cute stickers at the front. Behind the sticker sheet is a little cardboard pouch, perfect for keeping receipts and such like in until I can transfer them to my expenses box. The four sections include: Things to do, Meal Planner, Ideas, and Notes.
I particularly love the wire spiral binding because that means the pages stay flat when the organiser is open. And the elastic band holds everything together securely when it’s in my bag. The pink Girl Power pencil will come in useful too – I never write in my diary or planners in ink, y’know, just in case…
Next up are some more cat-themed Rachel Ellen Designs goodies: a postcard, notecard, and 180 (!) useful sticky notes. Plus a plain paper notebook from Sadler Jones Luxury Papergoods to write down my goals (or aspirations as I prefer to think of them). There’s just one problem: I’m not sure I want to use the sticky notes because they’re so cute 🙂
Artemis & Xena always put their own planner cards and self-care sheets in their boxes, which is a lovely touch. This time we’ve got a positivity journal as well, to fill in each day of the month with positive thoughts. And they’ve put in a self-love card, where you write down good things about yourself, based on their prompts. Then you cut them out and put them in the last Rachel Ellen Designs item, this pretty Love tin, and take them out to review whenever you’re feeling low.
My box has not one but two beauty-related treats: a travel-sized Tarte Beauty mascara and a very pretty English Rose artisan soap made with natural butters, silk and a real rose bud! I’ve seen so many rave reviews of Tarte Beauty products; I can’t wait to try this mascara as soon as my current Benefit one runs out. And the soap smells absolutely wonderful.
Lastly, we have a Make Your Own Felt Pug kit. But, as I’m not especially crafty (much to Flora’s chagrin) I’m going to regift this to a penfriend who I’m sure will love it.
I didn’t think Artemis & Xena could top their Woodland Adventures box but my goodness, this Ms Organised box is lovely. I’ve guesstimated the retail worth of everything at around £60, so fantastic value as well as really thoughtful and useful. As a side note, the delicious chocolate gold coins and truffle were included in the box and they didn’t last very long!
I think Ms Organised may have sold out now but you can always console yourself by choosing something lovely in Artemis & Xena’s online shop. I absolutely love my box of stationery treats, I’m sure they’re going to help me plan my time better so I’ll be less stressed. And now I can’t wait to find out what’s in my next curation in July 🙂
What’s your favourite item in this quarterly Ms Organised box? What do you think would help you the most?