As I’ve mentioned on my Walmart Baby Box Overview I had previously been a member of makeup monthly sample boxes. As a mom to be I’d seen many references on websites to Bluum, a company that has subscriptions of boxes for pregnancy to moms of children up to five years old. My research showed the company had changed a lot, raising the price to current $34 a month (though options for cheaper 6 month and 1 year subscriptions are offered), and though once allowing customers to choose the contents of their box, now they are selected for them (a much more common model for subscription box based companies.
The site asks for details on gender and age of the child and from this I knew that as a result of my child being in utero I would be getting a more generic box than a parent would. As a new subscriber I had to wait a bit to get this the June box in July.
Although this subscription was more expensive than even the organic makeup box subscription, one I had enjoyed greatly, a few things convinced me to give this a shot. The boxes were guaranteed to have at least four full size items, and a box minimum value of $45. Also, the webpage mentioned by receiving boxes and writing reviews I would collect points and at 500 I would receive a free box; more on that later.
My box was a large size, similar to that of a shoe box used to hold boots. Inside the beautiful tissue paper wrapped the items in a pretty manner as if there was a gift inside.
I was delighted to see five items in my first box. I wasn’t sure before it arrived if I would get items more geared towards me, the mom to be, or the baby in utero. Some subscription boxes include a card listing each item, this one did not come with one.
Of the items that arrived, three were for a mom including eye makeup remover, calcium chews and a refillable odor controlling holding device with insert, and two were likely for a use with or on a child including essential oil bug and itching cream and stroller cards to spot and talk about certain objects. While the argument could be made that the cream, which on the package states its safe for children ages 2 and up could be used by me now I’d rather avoid essential oils my baby’s delivery and perhaps even after I am no longer breastfeeding, depending on recommendations of my pediatrician.
Of all the items, the one I could not see using at any point was the chocolate calcium chews. I actually get a lot of calcium, drinking several glasses of milk a day, in addition to eating yogurt and cheese. Also the product had a best buy date, and that date was August 2017. I quadruple checked that date, and yes, I did have it correct.
To get some more information on that and get answers to a few questions, I called Bluum’s customer service number. The customer service rep, Janet, agreed the chews were not a good item for me both as I get a lot of calcium and for the expired date. Though she said no one else had called about that, she was happy to send out a replacement item which should be here sometime next week. Though I didn’t plan on using the cream while pregnant, she stated she didn’t think it would be a problem during pregnancy when I asked. Lastly, she told me the points program was being revamped and would be back sometime in the future.
The easiest item for me to test out now was the Klorane eye makeup remover. I was delighted to see that is was paraben free as this is something pregnant women are told to avoid.
The simple instructions said to use either a cotton pad or fingers to put on the cream. It did not state how much to use.
I rarely wear makeup, however, I had a chance to yesterday so I had on light eye shadow and mascara. I felt this would be a great test for Klorane.
I used cotton to take makeup of my right eye and my finger for my left. did notice my lids felt soft afterwards as the package promised. Although the package had not mentioned using it to take off all makeup, I had quite a bit on my finger and the cotton still so I used it to take off all my makeup and it did great for that, for the most part. Even after a shower, the mascara was still on my eye lashes.
The cream worked great, I will definitely use this again. Rating – five baby booties out of five
I look forward to my next box and I’m eager to see if the ratio of items for mom vs baby increases before baby is born.