Friday, July 12, 2013

Umba Box June 2013

Rating: Maybe, One More Try!!
Cost: $25/month

I am subscribing to Umba Box for 3 months. My first box was June 2013 and I realize the review is a bit late, but I wanted to be fair and give Umba Box my full 3 month review.

The size of the box was fairly small when it arrived, but I was hoping it held big surprises! The picture below shows what I received.

Every Umba Box includes cards with the artists stories and websites, very nice touch!

So....this is a closer look at what I received and my own personal opinions of the items. My first item was a necklace from Mata Traders. The necklace says it is handmade in India. It is a long necklace, with strands of various color beads hanging from a ring at the bottom. I'll be honest the necklace was not really my style and the fact that it was packaged in a plastic bag with a staple holding it closed was kind of a turn off. I was hoping this was a subscription I could gift to friends, but I honestly would have felt bad if one of my friends received this item. I also don't wear a lot of yellow gold colored jewelry, so I couldn't really see this piece complementing my wardrobe. On the other hand, my 11 year old niece loved the necklace and I will be gifting it to her!

The other item included was Shea Butter Soap from Soap & Paper Factory in the scent Close. I love this company and have ordered from them in the past. I am a huge fan of their solid perfumes, especially the Patch NYC line (because of the artsy packaging and amazing scents)!!! Their products are handmade in the US, in NY. The scent of the soap is explained as Sandalwood, Vetiver, and Oakmoss and is vegan including no petrochemicals, no additives, no parabens, no phthalates, and no dyes. It's just good ole all natural soap, which I'm a huge fan of. I think it smells nice, but I'm a nature girl and like the woodsy scent. Smells clean and natural! If you're a fan of flowery scents this is not for you. This is a product I would have definitely purchased for myself, so I was happy with it!

Umba Box provides a reveal of the products included for the month after everyone has received their boxes. Here is the link if you want to check out the June reveal They sent out 6 different box combinations for June. I thought this was interesting as I assumed everyone received the same thing. Below is the items sent for June. Unfortunately the only thing I didn't like was the necklace I received. I would have loved any of the other items, especially the cute berry bowl!!! So...this was the saving grace for the Umba Box. I would have happily gifted or received any of the below items. And the necklace just wasn't my style, but my niece loved it! So....I'm giving it another try and hopefully I'm WOWed by the July box!!!

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