Mommy Mailbox, $33.95 per month (ships to Canada for $10.95 extra per month)
Little Marco is such a good model! He loves hanging out in the boxes.
Mommy Mailbox is a monthly box of beauty products, home goods, and snacks. Don't let the name scare you away -- this isn't just for moms! I've never seen anything in the box that could be used only by mothers. The box reminds me a little bit of PopSugar in that it's more of a lifestyle box than a beauty box. Each month, Mommy Mailbox has a different mom blogger curate the box. This month's curator was Elena Sanchez and her theme was Romance. All subscribers receive the same products.
Mommy Mailbox sent me this box free of charge for review.
Here's what I got:
- Feeling Smitten Small Sweet Heart Cupcake Bath Bomb (one bath bomb, worth $5.67; 3-pack sells for $17)
- Jersey Shore Spa Cosmetics Anti-Aging Whole Body Balm (full size large tube, worth $45)
- Jersey Shore Cosmetics Lip and Cheek Rouge in Baccara Rose (full size, worth $30)
- Isaac Jacobs International Picture Frame (worth $10(?))
- Crave Artisan Chocolate Choco Dipped Graham Cookie (one cookie, worth $4)
The February Mommy Mailbox was worth about $94.67. That's pretty close to three times the price of the box, so I'm very happy with the value. I couldn't find the picture frame for sale online, so I had to estimate its cost. We got a makeup item, a bath item, a skincare product, a home item, and a snack this month, so there was a little bit of everything.
Could this cupcake be any cuter?! The Feeling Smitten Sweet Heart Cupcake Bath Bomb has a sweet smell to it, but I couldn't smell it once it dissolved in the tub. The "cake" part is in a paper cupcake wrapper and is made of Epsom salt. It dissolves quickly. The "frosting" is a sugar scrub that dissolves more slowly. I tried using the frosting as a body scrub, but it felt kind of rough and kept breaking apart, so I just threw it in the tub and let it dissolve. My bath was very relaxing, but I wish this had more of a scent to it.
I got the Jersey Shore Spa Anti-Aging Whole Body Balm in another box several months ago, but I liked it, so I don't mind seeing it again. The Whole Body Balm contains argan oil and vitamin E and it is supposed to moisturize and fight signs of aging. Jersey Shore says you can use it on your face, lips, hair (to keep flyaways in check), cuticles, and all over your body. It can even be used to remove makeup smudges when you're out and about and need to fix your liner or mascara. This has a soft geranium scent to it that isn't my favorite, but it isn't bad. It's the perfect size to keep in my purse so I have something for when my hands are dry and cracking in the middle of the winter. While I like this product and find it to be very moisturizing and surprisingly non-greasy, at $45, it's a little on the expensive side.
We got a second Jersey Shore Cosmetics product this month, the Lip and Cheek Rouge in Baccara Rose. I've gotten a number of Jersey Shore Cosmetics products over the years, but I think this might be my first makeup product from them. Everything else has been skincare. This has absolutely amazing pigment, as you can see in the swatch above. The color is gorgeous and looked a little redder and browner on than it did in the tube, but the color was beautiful. You can use this for blush (don't worry -- you can use a light touch and smudge it out, so it won't be too dramatic!) or lipstick. This looked beautiful as a blush and stayed on all day. Normally, I won't use the blush/lip two-in-one products on my lips as the color is never bold enough for me, but this ended up being the exception to the rule. This gave my lips a beautiful pop of color. Unfortunately, I had to reapply often on my lips, so I will probably just use it as a blush.
The Isaac Jacobs International picture frame is so cute! The bar with the loop on it on the right side of the frame slides down and "locks" to keep your picture in. It feels sturdy and is the perfect size for your desk.
The final product was the Crave Artisan Chocolate Choco Dipped Graham Cookie. This is a graham cracker dipped in dark chocolate. I'm normally not much of a graham cracker person, but this was scrumptious. This is high quality dark chocolate and it goes perfectly with the graham cracker. I was a little sad when I finished this because I wanted more. The print you see on it above it painted on with chocolate. It's almost too pretty to eat.
Every product in the February Mommy Mailbox was a hit for me! It's hard to choose a favorite product because I liked them all so much. If I had to choose a favorite, though, I think it would be the chocolate followed closely by the Jersey Shore Cosmetics Lip and Cheek Rouge. I always feel a little weird getting a box that says Mommy Mailbox on it, but this box definitely isn't just for moms. I think most women would appreciate this box.
Did anyone else get Mommy Mailbox this month? What did you think?