Too Much Monday is a book and pampering subscription to help you keep your cool during the busy workweek. Like the mask wearing how-too movie in an airplane, it reminds you to help yourself first so you can better help others later! Products sent will include a book along with items such as a candle, tea, beauty products, sweet treats, and a coloring card. Too Much Monday is $29.95 a month.
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The box had a nice presentation. I found my items wrapped in white tissue paper with a Too Much Monday sticker closure. As soon as I opened the box I detected a strong scent from one of the products.
Everything in the box! Some of the items were individually wrapped by Too Much Monday.
Everything coordinated well!
I received a product info card that listed each item in the box. The book choice will vary and you can choose from 3 different books each month. One of the choices for August is The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah and it is phenomenal.
Trail of Broken Wings by Sejal Badani ($9.86) is the book that I received and it has high ratings on Amazon!
When her father falls into a coma, Indian American photographer Sonya reluctantly returns to the family she’d fled years before. Since she left home, Sonya has lived on the run, free of any ties, while her soft-spoken sister, Trisha, has created a perfect suburban life, and her ambitious sister, Marin, has built her own successful career. But as these women come together, their various methods of coping with a terrifying history can no longer hold their memories at bay.
Buried secrets rise to the surface as their father—the victim of humiliating racism and perpetrator of horrible violence—remains unconscious. As his condition worsens, the daughters and their mother wrestle with private hopes for his survival or death, as well as their own demons and buried secrets.
Told with forceful honesty, Trail of Broken Wings reveals the burden of shame and secrets, the toxicity of cruelty and aggression, and the exquisite, liberating power of speaking and owning truth.
Floral Bath Salts in Orange Blossom & Rose ($5?) This looks like either a handmade item or repackaged item but luckily the ingredients were listed on the box info card. It has Epsom salts, dried flowers, and essential oils and it smells amazing! I think it’s just too hot for a whole body bath but as suggested on the card, I will use as a foot soak.
Look at how pretty it is! It smells divine – I love the smell of oranges.
Even the candy is in on the color scheme!
I received a Coloring Card that I will call “Mandala Flower.”
Spatherapy Collagen Pomegranate Face Mask (80¢) features hyaluronic acid and aloe to help sooth and brighten skin. If you are planning to soak in the tub with the bath salts then this will make a nice addition to your bathroom spa.
There was another item in this white bag and it was very strong smelling. The label and ribbon are both pretty.
This was listed as Key Lime Bath Bomb ($2?) on the info card but unlike the bath salts, it didn’t list any ingredients. It was overwhelmingly strong to my nose and not to my liking, more like perfume and not fruity at all.
I love tea but unfortunately these Pineapple, Papaya, and Honey Tea Bags ($2?) were not wrapped and smelled just like the bath salts. I will be placing them in the compost pile. I get that coordination is important but I would suggest that tea bags be individually wrapped and sealed for safety, or just left out of the box if there is a strongly scented product included.
It was nice to see steeping instructions, though.
I have mixed feelings about my first Too Much Monday box. I liked the presentation and the curation that went in to the box but the products sent left me both happy and weirded out. I like that you can choose your book and I liked the bath salts, but the mask, bath bomb, and unwrapped teas felt like lower value items. I came up with around a $20 value for the box, which is well under the cost of the box plus shipping. I hope to see a higher value for future boxes, plus, although the individually wrapped items are cute, I would rather have my food items and tea come safely sealed, since this is something subscribers are supposed to eat or drink. I think I understand what the owner was going for here, and it is presented very well. I liked the assortment but just think the execution could have been a bit more.