Mommy Mailbox, $33.95 per month (free shipping to US; ships to Canada for $10.50 extra)
Rosita is looking adorable in this month's Mommy Mailbox! I love the ears half up/half down stage that little lops go through.
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! 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 was in the May Mommy Mailbox:
- Papermart Lavender Striped Paper Straws (10-pack, worth $0.89)
- Manna Kadar Beauty Flutter Mascara in Jet Black (full size, worth $29)
- Kendra Phillip Chloe Ring (worth $22)
- Lake Champlain Chocolates Milk Chocolate Square (worth $0.75)
- Lake Champlain Chocolates Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Square (worth $0.75)
- The Magic of Motherhood: The Good Stuff, the Hard Stuff, and Everything In Between (worth $18.99; currently on sale for $12.91)
The May Mommy Mailbox was worth $72.38. We got a kitchen item, a beauty item, a piece of jewelry, two snack items, and a book, so it was a good mix of stuff this month! This month's curator was Lizzie Haro, who runs a site called My Curly Duo. The theme this month was Honor and is all about honoring motherhood.
The 10-pack of Papermart straws is so cute! I love the color. These are sturdy, but they're good for only one use as they are paper. Don't worry, though -- they will last through a full drink without getting mushy. It's something a little different, but I like it.
Manna Kadar is one of those brands you will see constantly in subscription boxes. This is my first time trying their mascara, though. I've gotten tons of their bronzers, highlighters, blushes, and lipsticks, so I'm surprised I haven't encountered any mascara until now. I was impressed with this mascara. It has a curling effect gave me both length and volume, and didn't clump. Most mascara leaves little black smudges and specks on your face when you're trying to wash it off, but this one is different -- it seems like the mascara coating each individual lash just slips off, so it looks like you have lots of black lashes on your face. I was worried it was pulling my eyelashes out, but I checked and it's just mascara with no hair in it. This mascara is a little expensive, but I liked it a lot.
Kendra Phillip's Chloe ring is adjustable, so it should be able to fit most people. The metal is on the thick side, so it won't warp when you adjust it. It's quite minimalist, but it's pretty and will go with just about anything. It's hard to tell from the picture, but the metal has a hammered look to it, so it's not completely smooth, which adds some visual interest to it. I prefer gold to silver, but I'll wear this occasionally.
Chocolates are always fun treats to get in boxes! I absolutely loved Lake Champlain Chocolates' Dark Chocolate Hazelnut square! It's filled with gianduja, which is ground hazelnuts mixed with dark chocolate. If you're looking for crunch, you're not going to get it with this chocolate, but there is still a lot of hazelnut flavor. The Milk Chocolate square was good, but I prefer dark chocolate. If you love milk chocolate, though, I would recommend it!
This is the first product I've seen in Mommy Mailbox that is really meant for mothers. All the other products I've gotten in Mommy Mailbox could work for most women whether they are mothers or not, but this book's target audience is mothers and those who plan to become mothers. This book is a collection of essays about motherhood. I'll probably be passing this on to a new mom in my life. While this isn't my type of book, I think it's the perfect choice for Mother's Day.
Mommy Mailbox put together a fabulous box for May. This is the first time I've seen a product in the box that is aimed specifically toward mothers, but that makes sense with Mother's Day this month! The mascara was my favorite product, but I liked everything in the box. The book isn't quite my thing, but it's going to make a perfect gift for a friend.
Did anyone else get Mommy Mailbox? What did you think of the May box?