***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation has been provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
Okay, so I have a birthday coming up. I will be 33 on June 29th. Don't tell anyone, though, since I just claim I am celebrating an anniversary of turning 29. I don't say which anniversary, of course, since it's not lady-like to share your true age. Okay, so that's total hogwash, but it sounded good. Can you tell this getting older stuff totally stresses me out?
This year, my husband has gone all out to make my birthday the best ever. If you're my friend on my personal Facebook, you probably know all too well that I am just a wee bit obsessed with amazing talent that is Bruno Mars. Okay, that's a lie. I am completely obsessed. I mean, who else can write their own music, play every instrument under the sun with extreme skill, dance like there's no tomorrow, and then there's that voice... Eeeeeeek! Yep. Total fan-girl here. Well my amazing hubby got me 11th row seats to Bruno's show in Cleveland, which just happens to be the day before my birthday! I am totally stoked.
Anyway, every year, I like to treat myself to something fun around my birthday. All year long, I think about everyone else and kind of neglect my own wants. So my birthday is a great excuse to pamper and spoil myself just a little. Whether it's that new pair of shoes I have been drooling over for months or something as simple as an uninterrupted nap, I always make sure to do something for myself. (Try it, ladies! You'll like it!) This year, my gift to ME is a gift of stunning flowers, grown on the side of a volcano. No really. These roses are grown in South America, right on the equator. This means the flowers get maximum sunlight, ensuring beautiful, colorful blooms!
When placing an order from The Bouqs, there aren't any bells or whistles. This company offers beautiful, fresh flowers and nothing more. No up-selling, no vases, no delivery fees or hidden charges...Just flowers harvested at the peak of freshness and delivered to your door at a super-affordable price.
When you place your order, please note that someone may be required to sign for your Bouq. This ensures that they won't be sitting on a porch somewhere, basking in the sun and wilting. You can choose to sign online with an indirect signature, too, if you plan to be present to retrieve your shipment in a timely manner.
Flowers from the Volcano Collection need 6 days to be delivered. If you're short on time, they also have a California Collection where flowers are cultivated from an eco-friendly farm. These flowers can be overnighted for next day delivery. Be assured, no matter which flowers you choose, you're guaranteed to love them. If you don't, the folks at The Bouqs will make it right.
So when I placed my order for gorgeous flowers from The Bouqs, I decided to have a little fun with it. After all, these flowers are my birthday gift to myself, so I might as well ham it up a bit. I pretended they were coming from my Bruno. (Hey, a gal can wish, right?!) Lucky for me, the folks at The Bouqs have a sense of humor and happily accommodated my weird request.
I chose the Confetti Bouq, since it features roses in several different colors, just like a pop of confetti! There were different shades of pink and yellow, as well as some white blooms thrown into the mix. Perfect for a birthday celebration, don't you agree?
My Bouq arrived right on schedule, and was very well packaged. They came with instructions on how to care for the flowers to ensure they remain beautiful as long as possible. They also included plant food. Once my flowers were freed from their packaging, I immediately trimmed the stems and placed them into a nice vase I had sitting in my kitchen collecting dust. Yeah, I don't receive flowers very often at all. In a way, this is a good thing. It means my hubby doesn't spend much time in the proverbial "dog-house".
The roses themselves were absolutely beautiful, with super-long stems. You could definitely tell that they were super-fresh, as the buds weren't "open" when they arrived. After a day or so in the vase, this changed. The started to bloom and my goodness, were they ever spectacular.The colors were vibrant, and they smelled absolutely amazing, too. I just love the aroma of fresh cut roses.
I do have to say, while I was impressed with the overall Bouq, my experience was not perfect. (Pretty darn close, though!) I did have to pluck quite a few petals that had become crushed during shipping. They had very obvious creases and discoloration from the stress of being packed so tightly, as well as enduring the international shipping. These were just the outer-most petals, and really, it didn't take away from the Bouq at all. I expected this, since they did have to travel such a long way to reach my doorstep here in Ohio. Once I quickly cleaned them up, you couldn't even tell there had been any minimal damage.
Overall, I am loving what The Bouqs has to offer. These flowers were fresh and absolutely gorgeous, and they definitely rivaled flowers bought locally at upper-end florists for a fraction of the cost. Plus, the convenience of easy ordering and hassle-free shipping makes this company an ideal choice for any birthdays, weddings, or just because. Whether you choose their Volcano Collection or their California Collection, I dare you to compare them to your local florist. I think that considering the savings and quality of the flowers, you will be absolutely delighted!
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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