Mommy Mailbox, $33.95 per month (free shipping to US; ships to Canada for $10.50 extra)
Little Melba is growing up too fast!
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. All subscribers receive the same products
Mommy Mailbox sent me this box free of charge for review.
Here's what I got this month:
- Graphique de France Copper Marble Flat Thank You Notes (worth $14.95)
- Cultivar Organic Rose and Helichrysum Skin Toner (full size, worth $40)
- Viter Energy Caffeine Mints in Wintergreen (full size, worth $4.99)
- Wellsmith Hydrating Lip Balm in Blackberry (full size, worth $5(?))
- Fred and Far The Future Is Bright Pin (worth $12)
My April Mommy Mailbox was worth about $76.94. Wellsmith isn't selling their products online currently, so I had to estimate the value of the lip balm. That's more than double the price of the box, so I am very happy with the value. This month's curator was Karrie Locher and the theme was Recharge.
First up, we have the Graphique de France Copper Marble Flat Thank You Notes. These are just flat cards, but you could write on the front and back. The envelopes are turquoise and white and are quite pretty. I love the style of these cards and can't believe it's only $15 for 50 of them. They are of great quality.
Next up, we have the Cultivar Organic Rose and Helichrysum Toner. I've gotten a Cultivar moisturizer and dry shampoo before, but this is my first time trying their toner. This toner is free of alcohol and witch hazel, so it is non-drying. It is supposed to be balancing for both oily and dry skin. The rose in it is supposed to minimize redness and the helichrysum is to speed healing and reduce scarring. This had a floral scent to it that wasn't as rosy as I expected, but I liked it. It helped reduce my oiliness without making my skin overly dry. I love this toner.
The Viter Energy Caffeine Mints are wintergreen flavored. They taste pretty good, but energy supplements aren't really my thing. Each mint contains about the same amount of caffeine as half a cup of coffee, so you can eat just one if you need a little extra energy, and a few if you need more. While these aren't something I'll use, I like that each mint has a small amount of caffeine so you can take only as much as you need.
I've seen a few Wellsmith products in boxes recently, but, sadly, they don't seem to be selling anything on their Etsy shop currently. Perhaps they are concentrating on bulk orders. I love their products, so I hope they start selling stuff again soon. I got the lip balm in blackberry, but Mommy Mailbox subscribers could receive a variety of flavors. It was more of a scent than a flavor, really. The balm didn't have much taste to it, but it did have a lovely blackberry scent. Blackberries are some of my favorite fruit, so I was happy I got this one! This lip balm is very hydrating.
The final product was the Fred and Far The Future is Bright Pin. The pin looks like a trillion-cut diamond. It's pretty cute. I'm not much of a pin wearer, but I will wear this occasionally. There aren't many pins I'll wear, but I quite like this one and will actually wear it.
This was a fun month for Mommy Mailbox! The caffeine mints weren't for me, but I loved everything else in the box. It's hard to choose a favorite as I liked the pin, the thank you cards, the toner, and the lip balm so much! I don't think I can choose a favorite as they are all so fun and different. Mommy Mailbox put together a fabulous April box!