Review: mumtreats Subscription Box

mumtreats sent me their February subscription box to review recently. I’ve always loved the idea of subscription boxes – who doesn’t love surprise post?

My box arrived quickly and it was a sturdy attractive looking box, which I will be finding a new use for now that I’ve emptied it. Inside my box were the following;

 

Mumtreats Subscription box

 

Skin Perfecting Oil by Johnsons

This is meant to help with stretchmarks and makes your skin really soft. I think I’ll mostly be using it for my legs, as I find they need a lot of moisturising in the winter.

 

Time Reset Corrective Defence Lotion by Redken

I thought this was probably meant for older ladies (ahem 32 is still young honestly), but when I read the handy information leaflet that comes with your mumtreats box, I realised it actually helps to soothe the cuticle of the hair whilst restoring the hair’s natural defences.

This is perfect for the hair loss you can get after having a baby, I had two small bald patches after having both of my boys, and this may have helped. For now though, hopefully it’ll strengthen my hair which tends to fall out easily still anyway, so with any luck I might have thicker looking hair soon.

 

Mumtreats

 

Super Stay 24 Hour Recharge Balm by Maybelline

I don’t wear lipstick, so this one is wasted on me really as it’s a balm that keeps your lipstick on. I tend to wear lip gloss or lip balm, so I can’t comment on how well it works, but it does feel nice on your lips.

 

Hand and Nail Cream by Kamill

I wasn’t sure about this at first, as I wasn’t keen on the smell when I first put it on my hands. It’s a sensitive hand cream, so there is no artificial scent but the natural ingredients are a little medicinal smelling when you first use it. Luckily the smell fades quickly and I can’t deny it definitely softens my hands.

 

Pinkees Pro Nail File by New Work

There’s not a lot I can say about a nail file, except that it files well and this one is pretty big which is handy as I am always everything in the bottom of the abyss that is my handbag, so this will stop me having to search for quite so long.

 

The mumtreats subscription boxes are £15 a month including delivery, and I do think they are good value for money considering the items you receive are often from popular brands.

 

I think this would be a brilliant subscription box to send to a new Mum, who perhaps needs reminding to take the time to look after and pamper themselves a bit as well as their little one. You set it up to pay by direct debit, and can stop the direct debit at any time, so you aren’t tied in forever if you decide you don’t enjoy the boxes.

 

For me, the main appeal is the surprise factor of not knowing what is in the box until it arrives …. it’s kind of like a grown ups’ lucky dip and I could never resist one of those as a child ;) I personally probably wouldn’t subscribe to every single month, as I’m quite low maintenance beauty product wise (I do need to make more effort though!), but I would happily have a few boxes a year, and would love a subscription as a gift.

 

If there’s something in a box that doesn’t suit you, then you can make a friend’s day who would like it and share it or if you haven’t used any of it, it’d be a handy stocking filler for someone. For an idea of what to expect though, they have a section on the mumtreats site, where you can see previous mumtreats boxes and their contents.

 

Stevie x

 

*I was sent a mumtreats box for the purpose of this review, but all thoughts and opinions are my own and honest as always*

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5 Comments

  1. 23 February 2016 / 2:54 pm

    I love the idea of sending a subscription box to a new mum to remind them to pamper themselves, it’s so important. This looks really nice, I actually really like the look of the nail file, not sure what that says about me and my idea of being pampered ;)

    • 23 February 2016 / 11:40 pm

      I love surprises, so subscription boxes really appeal to me :) Ha I’d imagine lovely you are well over due for a pampering and some ‘you’ time with everything.

      Stevie x

  2. 24 February 2016 / 7:59 am

    I love the sound of these boxes! I am a huge subscription box fan as I too love the surprise element to them. This looks like such a lovely selection of items, perfect for us mums to have a little tlc xx

  3. 24 February 2016 / 9:49 am

    Oo this is right up my street! If I had the spare cash I would definitely subscribe to a box like this! I love a good surprise and I never know what to buy when it comes to beauty stuff or what new stuff to try! xx

    • 24 February 2016 / 9:54 am

      Ha I’m the same Rachel, I’m 33 this year maybe it’s time I actually learned how to do make up well ;)

      Stevie xx