If you're thinking about subscribing to our box we bet you have loads of questions! Here are the most frequently asked, but if you have a specific one please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll answer within 24 hours.
WHAT IS TOYL?
We are a beauty, lifestyle and treats subscription box for midlife women who want products suitable for us.
ARE THESE JUST RANDOM PRODUCTS?
Absolutely not. We only supply either full size products or luxury travel sizes because we want you to be able to see if a product really works for you. If we have included a sachet it is NOT part of the value of the box, but a FREE bit of fun for you to enjoy!
HOW ARE THE BOXES PUT TOGETHER?
Each month, we've thought about how your skin or colour palette might be changing, what you might be feeling at that time of year and which brands are of real interest to our demographic. For January, we look at home spa, May we start on spring colours, in summer we go for hots and great colours and in the autumn we start looking at hydrating skincare. We also have our December What's Hot box which looks at what's going to be hot in the following year. We don't just throw them together!
DO YOU TELL US WHAT IS IN THE NEXT MONTH'S BOX?
Every month on 18th we let you know ONLY by our newsletter (so opt-in to the newsletter if you want this choice) what will be in next month's box. If you want to pause you must let us know by 23.59 on 19th of that month, so you have around 36 hours to see the box, think about it and let us know if you want to pause. This is to be fair to you (we don't want you receiving products you've no interest in) but also to be fair to us as we have to ensure we're ordering the exact right number for everyone. Sound fair?
We don't advertised the contents of the next box anywhere but by our newsletter, as some subscribers don't want to know and like the surprise.
HOW DO I ORDER?
We are a subscription box that is just £35 each month with FREE delivery (the price also includes VAT).
However, we try to treat you as grown ups so there's no contract, you're not committed to staying with us and you can pause at any time.
Simply sign up on the monthly box page and we'll get your box out to you asap!
For full terms and conditions do read the t's &c's page.
WHEN IS PAYMENT TAKEN FROM MY ACCOUNT
Payment is taken on 20th of each month except for your first box, when payment is taken at the time of purchase.
CAN I TAKE A HOLIDAY FROM MY SUBSCRIPTION?
You need to go into your account and press PAUSE/CANCEL. You'll then miss that month's box and only start receiving again if you reactivate it. Remember, if you want to pause the box due out on the 28th of that month, you MUST do this by 23.59 on 19th of each month.
CAN I CANCEL MY SUBSCRIPTION
You can cancel at any time before 23.59 on the 19th of the month.
Automatically you have statutory rights to cancel 14 days after receipt of your box. Clearly, we need the products back in good condition, but we're sure you understand that. Otherwise, you can cancel at any time by managing your account preferences online. Just log into your account, and press cancel. Again, it has to be done by 20th of that month to stop payment being taken and the box despatched on 28th, but we're here to help. If you're having problems drop us a note at email@example.com and I'll help you.
WHEN WILL MY BOX BE DESPATCHED?
If it is your first box it will be despatched immediately.
Each box after this will be despatched on 28th of each month or the first working day after this by Hermes, delivered in 3 working days.
WHERE ARE THE PODCASTS?
Ah! The podcasts are released throughout the month and can be found under "Free Bits" on our home page of the website.
WHAT ARE THE NEWSLETTERS?
Every Sunday at 10am we send a newsletter out to opted in subscribers on news for midlife women or thoughts we've had during the week. It will also include more details on the products in that month's box and how to use for best results. We can send you the link to start receiving or it's on the site, just click and add your e-mail. Alternatively, when you sign up for the box, just opt-in to the newsletter at checkout.
WHERE DO YOU SHIP TO?
UK only, but any part of the UK so Northern Ireland and the Islands and Highlands are fine!
MY BOX HAS ARRIVED DAMAGED
First, we are very sorry about this.
E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and, if possible, attach images of the damage.
Let us know the extent of the damage and we will replace the items for you.
MY BOX IS MISSING AN ITEM
We are so sorry about this. Please let us know immediately at email@example.com and we will send the missing item by return.
HOW DO I CHANGE MY BILLING OR DELIVERY ADDRESS?
Simple, log into your account and change the details there, but do so before the 20th of each month for that month's box or it will go to the existing address.
CAN I RETURN MY BOX?
Should you wish to return a box back to us, please do so within 14 days of your box being received. After this period, we will not accept your box back for a refund. Please note that boxes will only be refunded if all of the products are returned in good condition.
To return your box back to us, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will issue you with a returns number. Returns cannot be accepted without this.
Please note that we are not responsible for covering returns postage fees - it's fine to send your box back via a Standard Delivery Service but we do ask that you keep your proof of postage receipt in the event that your box does not reach our Warehouse.
PATCH TESTING EVERY NEW PRODUCT
We strongly urge you to "patch test" any new products before using as they are intended. Patch Testing is to ensure that the product doesn't react with your skin. If your skin is going to react it's far better to have a small reaction on a tiny bit of skin rather than after you've slathered the product all over your face! Patch Testing protocols are as follows:
1. Apply a small amount of the product behind your ear,. If you are currently using a steroid cream, or have been taking prescribed anti-inflammatory medication, your test may not be accurate. We recommend seeking advice from your doctor before changing your skincare products, as they can give you qualified advice.
2. Wait! A patch test is normally left on for 24-48 hours, however if you are prone to reactions it is a good idea to leave on for 48 hours. This will allow time for delayed reactions to appear. However, if you feel any irritation at all immediately wash the product off and, if required, seek medical advice.
3. Review results. If there is redness, any irritation or itching then desist use immediately and seek medical advice.
HOW DO YOU GET THE PRODUCTS AT SUCH GREAT PRICES?
This is a really interesting question.
Have you seen how many beauty brands are out there? Thousands, but what we know about midlife women is that you want to know more about their products. You want to know about their plastics policy, sustainability, why they are different and how to use for best results. We give brands a platform to say this to you in a neutral space. Likewise, how are you going to love a brand if you don't try it? At the same time, we want to support amazing new brands so that you can try products you might not have before, but once you do, you might love them!
Yup, the packaging isn’t as glossy as some other boxes. The reason being is that we wanted to use recycled materials and have the packaging as close to 100% recyclable as possible. It’s designed to get your products there safely and then go into the recycling so do just that.
We're going to bring you Podcasts, news, ideas and videos all based around the box contents and anything fabulous we've seen to support you for a happy mid-life. We don't believe in denial about getting a few years older but we do believe in having the Time Of Our Life!
TOYL is on social media.
Insta - find us @toyl40
Facebook - find us @toyl40
YouTube - find us @TOYL40
We don't really hang out on twitter, TikTok or other channels.
As the founder, I'm passionate about this space. If you want to speak to me direct just email email@example.com and I'll pick the email up and respond. It might take a day or two, but I'll absolutely answer!
Otherwise, enjoy and welcome to the Time of Your Life!