Oxford Momma Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 2018
Oxford Momma is a monthly subscription box for moms that’s all about self-care for moms of all ages. Regardless if you’re pregnant or an empty nester, this box is lovingly curated by Tiffany Barry, best known for her Mom Goes Mental blog. In addition to being the mother of 3 daughters, Tiffany is a mental health advocate, a former early childhood educator, and published freelance writer.
Whether you’re supermom or super stressed mom, every mom needs some “me” time. Oxford Momma is the perfect way to take care of you. Each monthly box contains a new book chosen just for busy moms like you along with 3 or more self-care items.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About Oxford Momma
The Subscription Box: Oxford Momma
The Cost: $39.99 a month + free US shipping
COUPON: Save $5 off your first month with coupon code OXFORDMSA
The Products: A book chosen just for busy moms plus 3+ self-care items
Good to Know: Boxes are typically valued between $50-$70. Boxes ship the first week of the month after you subscribe, you’re then re-billed on the 11th of every month. You can skip a month or cancel in your online account at any time.
Ships to: US for free and Canada for $15
Oxford Momma June 2018 Review
The theme for the June box is “Enjoy” and the box contained 6 items centered around enjoying life’s precious moments – Tiffany writes:
It’s so easy to get caught up in the humdrum of daily life that we forget to just stop and enjoy ourselves and our children. We forget to enjoy those first few minutes of a too-hot shower, the way a baby’s head feels against your neck, or how even as your kids get older and snuggles more rare, they still seek out your touch in tiny little ways.
The fold out insert included a note from Tiffany, the item list, a few moms to follow on social media, and a few self-care tips.
I Love You with All My Butt!: An Illustrated Book of Big Thoughts from Little Kids by Martin Bruckner – Retail Value $12.95, Listed Value $15.95 (found here for $11.43)
Ahhh, what a cute book! It was so hard to pick a favorite. Basically, the author/artist took funny things that kids say and turned them into pictures. I’ll show a few of my favorites below. I’m in the thick of parenting a toddler (my son is 3) and I know I’ll miss his little sayings and his current worldview. The innocence of a child is amazing, and watching him learn and grow (and sometimes misuse words) is the greatest blessing that I could imagine (although trying at times!)…
We just can’t get enough of the funny stuff kids say. We share our own children’s gems with friends and family. If we’re smart, we write down these scraps of accidental poetry. And we turn them into books.
Martin Bruckner is an artist and father who not only recorded the sayings of his daughter, Harper, but used each as the inspiration for a work of art. After posting them on social media, Bruckner became the artist that other parents sought out to transform their own children’s funny words into artwork. Collected here are 100 mini-posters of pure delight, a marriage of the children’s surprising wisdom and the artist’s nimble style, plus the occasional backstory that amplifies both.
Every parent will recognize the spirited declarations of personality—“I’m training to be a wolf.” The endearing mangling of language—“Mommy, I don’t need your mouth to talk to me right now.” The creative mixing of metaphors—“I need a tissue to wipe my feelings.” Those precious, heartbreaking outbursts without guile or filters—“I only love you at the toy store.” Illustrated with sweetness and whimsy, each is a window into the irresistible innocence of childhood, even if the sentiment is “Dad, please wipe the bum of this beautiful princess.”
“I love you with my heart and soil.”
“My clothes were too tight to play with my trains.”
Oxford Momma Exclusive! Clean Cotton Soy Candle from Moi Candle Co. – Listed Retail Value $18
Luxury aromatic soy candles hand-poured in the USA, Moi Candles are available exclusively through Oxford Momma subscription box. Choose your scent and enjoy 45-60 hours of cleaning burning aroma.
This was a beautiful, clean smelling candle. It smelled clean and fresh, without being overpowering. I received a candle from this company last month as well and enjoyed burning it all the way down! I really liked the wide wooden wick, and the crackling sound it made while it was burning. I found it extra soothing during my work day – like I was working near a campfire.
Now or Never Notepad by Joha & Pencils – Listed Retail Value $10
This lovely watercolor motivation is printed on every page of this little notebook which measures about 4″ wide x 5.5″ high and contains around 25 pages. Also included were 2 pink pencils embossed with a gold “you are loved” message. What a nice thought to have in front of your face when you’re jotting down your to-do lists! I sometimes feel under-appreciated *insert sarcastic, cheeky tone* because of the magic fairy that lives in my house and does laundry (and… and… and…) but maybe writing down my chores on this little notepad might help to soften that blow!
I Can and I Will Watercolor Art Print by Joha – Listed Retail Value $3
Another little pick me up to put wherever you need it! This print is a standard 4×6”, so I plan to pop it into a frame that I already have and add it to my home office gallery wall. I was pleased to see that it came in a plastic sleeve and seems to be made of a more durable cardstock. It has a glossy finish. This item would also be great (since it has a plain back) to jot a note on and send to a friend who needs a little pick me up!
This Mom Enamel Pin by Drawings by Nicole – Retail Value $10, Listed Value $12
This pin is a little over 1”, and is made of soft enamel and iron. Created by Nicole Sloan, this little beauty comes in an adorable box – again perfect to pass along to someone in need of motivation! I have a good friend going through a hard time, who has 2 small children. I am going to give this to her – she IS doing her best and is amazing, although she might not always feel that way!
What a great message this is – we (read: moms, women, humans…) need to be kinder to ourselves!
MaskerAide Bubble Bubble Pop Charcoal Bubble Sheet Mask – Total Retail Value $10.54 ($14 CAD), Listed Retail Value $11
I’ve never used any products from this Canadian brand, but do several masks per week and was excited to try something different – and that’s EXACTLY what this was. Literally, I’ve never used a mask like this before.
From the brand:
Want the BUBBLY TRUTH? We all need a pore-deep cleanse every once in awhile, so why not do it in a fun bubbly way! BUBBLE BUBBLE POP activates with oxygen for a VERY bubbly and tingly experience that will invigorate, purify and deep clean.
Our charcoal bubble sheet mask is cruelty-free, paraben free, artificial pigment free, and has recyclable packaging.
The directions say that it is important to massage the mask before you open the package to activate the bubbles. I did that for a few seconds and then ripped open the foil packet. The mask itself is black material – as you’d expect a charcoal mask to be – but instantly white bubbles started to pop out of it! By the time I got the mask unfolded and onto my face – the bubbles had completely coated the mask and you could no longer see any of the black material! I left this mask on for the recommended 10 minutes and it was almost like wearing a bowl of rice crispies on my face – it was snap, crackle, popping the whole time! After the time was up I went to remove the mask in the bathroom and audibly said “holy cow” to myself! I was shocked at my reflection. I looked like a doughboy – the mask had grown to be at least an inch thick and solid bubbles!
The directions said to remove the mask and to rub the remaining solution into your skin for a deeper cleanse and then wash off with water. Unlike most sheet masks, the solution was more like a cleanser than a serum and had a soapy feel. I rinsed it off and was shocked at the immediate difference! My skin looked tight, smooth, and bright. It was noticeable! My skin did feel “squeaky clean” as promised, but not super soft, so I followed this cleanse with some facial oil and moisturizer and am happy to report that (I think) that my skin looks fantastic this morning!
I love that two masks were included in this box, so I can have this whole experience again! Such a fun, and unusual product!
The Verdict: This is the second box that I received from Oxford Momma. I love that it’s curated with all moms in mind and not just a small subset. I love the assortment and items in the box this month – all were of good quality, went with the theme, and could be usable by almost anyone!
I received about $65 worth of products for $40 a month, including free shipping, which meets the $50-75 promised value of the box.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your first box will be the July box, shipped the first week of July.
Coupon: Save $5 off your first month with coupon code OXFORDMSA
Value Breakdown: At $40 for the box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Book – $8.03
- Candle – $11.16
- Notepad & Pencils – $6.20
- Art Print – $1.86
- Pin – $6.20
- Sheet Masks – $6.54
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