Bluum Box is a monthly subscription service that sends you a box full of products for mom and baby. I signed up for October’s box because I had a coupon to save 50% (I paid $6), and I had received an email from Disney announcing that one of their bodysuits would be in the box. $6 for a onesie and some other surprise goodies sounded like a worthwhile chance to take. I received a Disney onesie from the hospital photographer when Alexis was born, and the quality was very nice.
The packaging is lovely. Everything arrived in a stylish box and wrapped in tissue paper. Inside the box was a card stating the theme of the box was “Magical Moments: Celebrate all the magical moments you’ll experience during your little one’s first year.” My only guess is that this came from having a Disney product in the box. And perhaps a stretch to saying bathtime and first foods are magical moments? Mysterious or not, I didn’t buy the box for themes, I bought it for a great deal on baby products. So what did I get?
The Disney bodysuit was there, in the correct size for Alexis. It’s plain white, which I like, and very nice quality. It has an extra row of snaps, so as long as your baby is getting taller faster than she’s getting wider, you can use that bodysuit just a little bit longer. I have a tall baby, so this is perfect. The bodysuit came nicely packaged in a little drawstring bag.
There were also three Burt’s Bees products in the box. A full size Lip Shimmer in Rhubarb, a small bottle of Baby Bee Shampoo and Wash, and a tiny sample size Intense Hydration Night Cream. I love Burt’s Bees, and was very pleased with the lip shimmer. (Of course I was, I already have a tube in this same shade! Perfect.)
As much as I love Burt’s Bees, I had not yet tried any Baby Bee products. We tried out the shampoo with Alexis, and it got her clean and smelled so so good. I will probably buy another bottle when this one runs out.
As for the night cream, I was less enthused about the small sample size. I’m also not a huge night cream user, so this one just didn’t make much of an impact on me. I do have dry skin, though, so I gave it a try. I didn’t care for the scent, which was unfortunate, as it was stuck on my face overnight. Sorry, Burt’s Bees, clary sage just isn’t doing it for me.
The final item on the box was a pouch of Happy Baby Organic Baby Food in Banana, Beet, and Blueberry. I can’t comment on this one, because my little one isn’t eating solids and won’t be until she’s at least 6 months old. Serendipitously, this baby food is labeled for babies in the 6+ months set anyway. I am a fan of organic foods, and this won’t expire for a year, so Alexis will have a chance to try it once she does start eating solid foods.
All in all, I was pleased with my box, but largely because I felt I got a great deal with the 50% off coupon. Although the items included were nice, I don’t think I’ll be paying full price for a monthly Bluum box. It’s a still a deal, but not the kind of awesome deal I need to buy something that isn’t really essential. (If you aren’t as cheap as I am, or you found coupon code, you can sign up for a Bluum box here. Try using coupon code Saveme6 to save 50% on your first box.) Speaking of deals, I found another deal for a Citrus Lane box. The service is similar, but costs a bit more and appears to have some pretty nice products in their boxes. I do love a good deal and feeling like a little bit of Christmas has arrived on my doorstep, so next time I’ll be reviewing a Citrus Lane November box.