Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Matchbox Mail: October 2015

Hello everyone!  The first of my subscription boxes are beginning to arrive, so I'd better get to writing my reviews of them as they come!  I'd hate to fall behind and start reviewing October boxes in November (which might end up happening anyway..).

This box is called Matchbox Mail, a subscription service in which you pay $7 a month and they send you a small box filled with cute little goodies.
Let's just say I wasn't exactly sure how this one would go.  I found a coupon code to get this box for half off, and I'm glad I did that. Not because I was happy to get the box, but because if I'd have paid $7 for this box I would have been mad.

This is a comparison between the two matchboxes I have.  The owl box came from my recent Bath and Body Works haul, and I feel like this is as little bit backwards honestly. Shouldn't the $7 subscription box be bigger than the actual box of matches? I would have paid more for the subscription, too.  Of course after seeing just how small the actual box is (seriously it's tiny), I was pretty apprehensive about what would be inside.

The back has a cute little blurb that also tells you what's inside the box. I read it and was kind of hoping it was just a sneak peek and there would be more than the few things it has listed.

Nope.  This is everything that was inside the box. I'm not even joking.

I pulled everything out, and... yeah.  I was kind of in shock.  It's a tiny bag of confetti, a candle, and a paper crown. That's it.  I think I'd be less disappointed if I could actually use what came in my box, but there's next to no way to actually use any of this.

This candle is a shiny bronze kind of color, and it's a standard sized birthday candle.  Cute, but not really useful. Maybe if I get ambitious, I'll stick it in a birthday food of some sort and give it to a friend.  However, it's a one-time use item, and that's really disappointing.

Next is an itty bitty bag of confetti.  Again, it's cute but not useful. I can throw it in the air one time, but then I have to clean it up, and I do not find any delight in cleaning bits of confetti off the floor.

Oh cute, me in a crown!  I am a princess, so it's fitting.  Unfortunately it looks really cheap and doesn't sit on the head very well. I had to try to figure out how to stick it on my head so that it didn't look like it jutted out at odd points.  Once again, this is not something I can use.

I'm not sure if I'm missing some important ideal surrounding the box, or if it's not for my age group and I got it anyway, but it sounds like it's made for adults.  This is not an adult box.  This is a box I would buy for a younger kid as a way for them to get a cute little surprise every month. I listed it as luxury because it's really not a box for the "common folk".

 I spent $3.50 on this box and honestly I feel like I still spent too much.  The products feel and look like things you can buy from the dollar store, and you'd spend quite a bit less buying it from there.  Again, I'd really only recommend buying this as a gift for a kid, because they'll get better use out of it than an adult would.

I'm not impressed and I will not be buying a new box any time soon.

What do you think? Is this box worth $7? Let me know!

Hugs and Kisses,
The Cornfed Princess

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