The Bakery Box by Shea Shea Bakery Review – April 2018


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The Bakery Box April 2018 box

The Bakery Box is a monthly subscription box from Shea Shea Bakery. Each month you will get bakery-inspired bath and body products. Each month is a different theme (with new scents!), and most often the items included in the box are not made available for sale outside the box.

The Bakery Box April 2018 open box

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

This box is being reviewed thanks to a reader request!

The Bakery Box April 2018 group shot

About The Bakery Box

The Subscription Box: The Bakery Box

Cost: $19.55 + shipping

The Products: Limited Edition bakery inspired bath and body products

Ships to: US for $5, Worldwide for an additional cost

Good to Know: All of the products are cruelty-free!

The Bakery Box “Macarons” April 2018 Review

The Bakery Box April 2018 info sheet

The info sheet for this box didn’t include info on the products, but it did let me know how to find them on social media!

The Bakery Box April 2018 hand soap The Bakery Box April 2018 hand soap 2

Macaron Hand Soap, 6 count

I genuinely have no idea how to value this because Shea Shea Bakery doesn’t sell any hand soap at all on their website. That being said, these little soap nuggets are cute in their macaron shape and smell deliciously sweet. I will probably pass these along to a friend who will be able to use them appropriately— I don’t even own a soap dish, so these hand soaps would get messy very quickly if they stayed in my apartment.

The Bakery Box April 2018 body oil

Blueberry Lemon Body Oil, 4 oz 

I love a good body oil, because even though this is for “hair and body” I love to pour some in my baths instead. It makes the water smell lovely (Blueberry + Lemon is such a nice pairing), and it moisturizes my skin well. I can be really lazy and hate the additional step of applying lotion when I am done bathing, so it’s nice that I don’t feel the need to do so thanks to adding this oil to my bath! When applying it directly to your skin, be a bit careful or it can get greasy fast. A little goes a long way and you will smell delicious.

The Bakery Box April 2018 body butter The Bakery Box April 2018 body butter 2

Macaron Body Butter in Raspberry, 2 oz. – Estimated Value $11

I am a big fan of getting body products with a clay confectionary on the top of the lid. Keep it up, Shea Shea Bakery. At first whiff, this body butter was very perfumy— like a body butter trying to smell like raspberry macarons rather than actually smelling like macarons. I used this to moisturize every bit of skin I could reach, and when I was done I felt regret because it was a bit greasy. However, I shouldered on, and later in the day when I went outside a fresh breeze went by me and I smelled the lotion again, and it smelled amazing. Once it absorbed into my skin it really worked some magic with my body chemistry. I will use this again, only a lot more sparingly.

The Bakery Box April 2018 macaron 2 The Bakery Box April 2018 macaron 3

The Bakery Box April 2018 macaron 2

Le Macaron Macaron in Lemon – Buy a 6 pack for $20

I think every box should include an actual edible treat considering the bath products look luscious enough to eat. The lovely lemon macaron from Le Macaron was delicious, and I could easily eat six of them in one sitting. Luckily for my wallet, there is no Le Macarons nearby.

The Bakery Box April 2018 smartie

Bonus! Smartie roll

The Verdict: I can see why a reader requested a review of this box— it’s pretty great. I loved all of the products and how they fit cohesively with the theme. Last month I said my only complaint was that I wished something edible was included because the bath items are so delectable, and The Bakery Box even delivered on that! My only real complaint this month is that this box feels a bit light— I could only ascertain the estimated value of three of the four, items, and it added up to about $23.33. I can’t imagine the hand soaps, cute as they are, being a high-value item. Ultimately, I feel like this box could use a finishing touch or another macaron. Last months value was about $37, and I feel like this box is about $10 less in value compared to it. What do you think? Am I being too hard on the box?

To Wrap Up:

Can you get this box if you sign up today? If you sign up today your first box will be the May box.

Value Breakdown: This box cost $24.55 and I received 4 items (including the macaroon). That means you are paying approximately $6.14 per item.

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Written by Jessica Hapak

Jessica Hapak

I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t go on pizza and when I’m not studying for law school I’m relaxing at home with my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like!

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4 Comments

  1. Your review of the awesome box last month is the reason I subscribed so I was a little disappointed with the lightness of this box.

    Love the oil but find the butter to be greasy no matter how little I use. It does smell amazing though. I’m using the soaps and find them meh.

    I agree 1 more bath/body item would have made this box. Thanks for reviewing it and other bath boxes.

  2. This was my first box and I LOVE it!! Was anyone else unsure if that was an edible macaron at first? Hunger got the best of me. I figured if it was soap, it wouldn’t be the first I’d eaten ( old childhood punishment of Mom’s).

    The curators of this box have imagination and a lot of ability. Thank you to the member who suggested it be reviewed, and thanks for the great review last month which pushed me right into a subscription. It’s getting REALLY hard to find new and fun subscriptions- I kind of have ” overload”.

  3. This box is really calling to me. Most bath/body boxes are wayyy yo expensive for my personal budget and the one that is within reach, has limited edition items and things that look handmade? I’m watching very closely and may subscribe after seeing one more months. This box is the most tempting to add thus far

  4. This was my first month receiving The Baker Box and I really enjoyed it! The Raspberry Body Butter is HEAVEN!! I will agree with you that too much can be greasy. I went overboard and had to towel myself off before dressing. I think it it because it’s shea butter based and doesn’t have another oil to make it a little looser in texture. The oil is great too but I prefer body butters. Again I agree with you that the box felt a little light. Maybe a bath bomb or more than one macaron would have done the trick!

    With that being said the other products I ordered with my box from Shea Shea I have truly enjoyed. The Bath Whip Cookie Dough & Confetti Cake Batter are a wonderful additional to my shower. Along with the Pecan Pie Body Butter and the cute marshmallow treats and lemon pound cake soaps. (I went a little overboard after reading your March The Bakery Box review). I am looking forward to May’s box.

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