Mommy Mailbox Subscription Box Review + Coupon- March 2017
Mommy Mailbox is a monthly subscription box for mothers, though I think it’s a great box for women in general. Every month, they send a box filled with gifts and items curated to uplift moms. (Although, I think these boxes are generally well-curated for any woman!)
My Subscription Addiction received this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Mommy Mailbox
The Cost: $33.95/monthly, $30.95/month with 3-month subscription, $29.95/month with a 6-month subscription, and $28.95/month with a 12-month subscription.
COUPON: Use code YAYMSA to save $5 off!
Use coupon code GIFT10 to save 10% off any subscription, single box or Limited Collection box (2016 Grab Box excluded). The 10% coupon will apply to every renewal as well.
The Products: Each box contains 4-6 surprise gifts that change each month.
Ships to: U.S. for free, Canada for $10.50
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Each box has a distinct theme & focus. This month, the theme is “Happiness,” curated by Krysta Monet.
All the products included in this box are listed on the reverse, too.
Let’s dig in!
Shave Cream by Parlo Cosmetics in “Field of Dreams”, 2 oz – Value $7
I thought this was a Lush product at first! This product is gluten-free, vegan, and cruelty-free. I’ve actually never used a “shave whip” before so I was curious to try this out.
This scent is sold out, but similar products on Parlo Cosmetics’ Etsy page list the following ingredients:
Palm Stearic Acid , Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Glycerin, Castor Oil, Shea Butter, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Kaolin Clay, Aloe Vera, Coconut Milk, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Hydroxide, Distilled Water, Fragrance, Mica, Preservative.
True to its name, this is a light and foamy whipped shaving lotion. It looks like mine had settled a bit over time, but that’s partially my fault as I didn’t get to open the box right away. The scent was light and I couldn’t pick out exactly what it is – definitely floral (maybe a bit rose?).
It’s honestly been forever since I’ve used any kind of shaving cream – I tend to stick with an exfoliating scrub before shaving and lotion after as my routine. This did a great job with helping keep my legs moisturized though. Perfect timing since I was finally able to break out a pair of shorts yesterday! I think this container will last about 5 shaves.
“My Happy Place” Art Print by Lulu’s Jewels, 5×7 – Value $14
Receiving art prints in subscription boxes is tough for me, because selecting art for my home is a very personal activity for me, and everyone’s tastes are so unique. That said, I love succulents and plant illustrations seem on-trend at the moment, so I’ll happily be displaying this one in my office. I almost wish there was no text, but it’s a cute print printed on a nice quality piece of paper either way.
Happy Tea from Your Tea, 40 packets – Value $24.95
It’s hard to tell from the photos, but this is a big box of tea! It has 40 packets, whereas most varieties I pick up at the grocery store have 16 – 20. I love the simple packaging and branding, too.
I’m a casual tea drinker who tends to go back and forth between coffee and tea by the day. I usually stick to cream-and-sugar type black tea blends, like Darjeeling or English Breakfast. Your Tea focuses on Chinese teas and their blends are created by their team of qualified Chinese medicine practitioners, so these aren’t teas or ingredients I’m very familiar with.
This tea includes Chrysanthemum, Barbary Wolfberry fruit, Hawthorn fruit, Lemon, Rose flower, Chinese Red tea. These ingredients are supposed to help decrease stress/anxiety, improve mood, and aid with digestion.
The box, however, says it contains Black Tea, along with Chinese names for the other ingredients. I chatted Your Tea to ask for clarification on this, and after a bit of research learned that “Chinese red tea” is a “black tea” as we’d normally refer to it. (“Black tea” refers to the color of the oxidized leaves, whereas “red tea” refers to the amber color of the tea once brewed.)
All said and done – I thought this was a good blend! I drank this without cream and sugar, and it was definitely not bitter like my usual English breakfast tea (which I hate drinking black). It’s lightly floral from the chrysanthemum but overall no specific taste stood out to me.
We got a coupon as well, but with 40 packets, this tea will last me awhile!
Bellapierre Cosmetics XII Eyeshadow Palette in “Go Natural” – Value $50
I’ve seen these palettes elsewhere, but it’s my first time seeing one in person. I prefer natural tones when I wear makeup, so I was pleased to see this range of 12 blushy pink and metallic shades in my box.
I’m still playing with the colors in this palette, but I initially tested a quick look using the two of the lightest shades and one medium tone and thought the pigments were softer when applied than they appear in the palette. (Although I’m currently out of eyeshadow primer, which can make a big difference.)
Here are all 12 shades swatched – the darker end of the palette definitely seems like it has more staying power:
I’m sure I’ll get use out of this palette. I usually gravitate toward palettes with 6 or fewer eyeshadow shades, so I’m looking forward to trying some new combinations.
Verdict: This was my first time reviewing Mommy Mailbox. I’m surprised they’re focused on just moms because these products would definitely apply to lots of women in different walks of life. There’s about $95 worth of product in this box, which costs $34/month (free US shipping) — definitely good overall! However, since the tea and palette make up the bulk of that value, I feel lucky that I really like both – if I had a different makeup style or didn’t drink caffeine, I may have been a little disappointed. That’s definitely part of the gamble with any lifestyle box, though, so I’m looking forward to seeing what they send next month.
What do you think about this month’s “Happiness” themed Mommy Mailbox?