MyIrelandBox Subscription Box Review – July 2016
MyIrelandBox is a subscription box that sends you Irish made surprises directly from Ireland! Each month you receive a curated box filled with 100% Irish artisan craft, home ware or beauty products from Irish makers. You will receive either 1 large or 2-4 smaller items and the creators guarantee that each box will be worth at least $45.00 or higher.
I love the green tissue paper.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: MyIrelandBox
Cost: $45.00 + shipping per month, $125.10 + shipping for 3 month prepay (free treat with purchase), $229.35 + shipping for 6 month prepay (receive one box half off & jewelry gift with purchase) or $458.70 + shipping for 12 month prepay(receive a free box & jewelry gift with purchase)
Products: 1 large or 2-4 small Irish made crafts, home ware or beauty products from Ireland
Ships to: US, Canada, UK, EU, Australia and Taiwan
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Each MyIrelandBox comes with a welcome letter from the MyIrelandBox team. The letter lists each product included in the box along with a description of where it comes from, what it means and why they chose the product for this month’s box. This month’s theme is “The Irish Summer”.
Bia Beauty Lemon Myrtle Hand Cream– value approximately €4.01 ($4.50 USD)
I’ve never heard of this brand prior to receiving this box. According to the letter, Bia means “Food” in the creators native language, so all Bia Beauty products are 100% natural using simple food ingredients. This hand cream smells lemony fresh and I really like it.
Bia Beauty Lime Pie Lip Balm– €4.95 ($5.55 USD)
This lip balm smells so summery & amazing! It really does smell like a lime pie. According to the website, this natural lip balm is made with pure beeswax, cocoa butter and nourishing sweet almond oil that keeps your lips moisturized. This isn’t the best lip balm I’ve ever tried but I do like it!
The Wool Felt Shop Bumble Bee– €14.00 ($15.70 USD)
This bumble bee is so stinkin’ cute! I’m not sure what I’m going to do with him yet, but I absolutely love him! He also fits the Irish Summer theme perfectly. According to the website, this bumble bee was individually felted by hand in a Dublin workshop before finishing details and features were sewn with wool yarns. This bumble bee also happens to be one of their best sellers.
James Joyce Romping through Ulysses Notebook– €5.00 ($5.61 USD)
This is a blank, pocket sized notebook inspired by James Joyce’s Ulysses. It’s the perfect size to throw in your purse and use when needed. This notebook is made by At it Again design. All of their designs are created, designed and printed in Dublin, Ireland on sustainable material. The quote on the notebook is from James Joyce’s Ulysses, which according to the letter is an original epic novel. I really like the unique design and how the notebook is made out of recycled materials!
Inside of the notebook.
Jennifer Slattery ‘Irish Wildflower’ Irish Linen Napkin– €16.33 ($18.31 USD)
This was my favorite item out of the box this month. I love all things vintage and this linen instantly reminded me of my grandmother’s house. Linen never goes out of style and the dainty flowers are absolutely gorgeous. The designer, Jennifer Slattery, is one of Ireland’s leading textile designers. This napkin is 100% linen and embroidered with hand drawings of Irish Wildflowers. Jennifer calls this piece a ‘tea-tray cloth’ but I think it would be pretty displayed on a table. My only complaint is that I wish we would have received at least two to make a pair. Now I want to order more online!
Closer view of the Irish Wildflower art on the linen napkin
Verdict: Once again MyIrelandBox delivers! I really enjoyed this month’s box and they followed the theme well. I felt like I was given a lot of variety and all the products tied together nicely. This is one of the more practical boxes I’ve received and I plan on keeping everything. I estimate the value of this box to be at €44.29 ($49.67 USD). As always, I recommend this box to anyone that wants an international surprise or something different than your typical sub.
What do you think about July’s MyIrelandBox? Did you like this month’s theme?