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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Crafty Mail | November 2015 | Review | Unboxing

*product was received free for review
The Crafty Mail is a monthly handmade and small business subscription box that sends a themed assortment of goods typically from different Etsy vendors directly to your door. Subscriptions are $30. 

Check out the unboxy box video



Here's the Box Breakdown
Our first glimpse inside the November "Harvest" themed The Crafty Mail Box

Everything we received in our The Crafty Mail this month.
Be. Still. My. Heart.
The Color! Ahhh! I think I always say this but this might be my favorite month. 
It just speaks to me


So what is all this stuff?


$18
These gold foiled earrings are GORGEOUS. Check out her Etsy she has tons of amazing products!
These earrings are perfect for the season, the warm colors, the leaves. We love these!

The airiness of these is what captures my eye the most. So light and ephemeral feeling


$3
I love everything that they do! Each contribution to The Crafty Mail is unique and different. This is reminiscent of their first inclusion, a wooden gift tag. I wasn't sure exactly what I was going to do with this but I settled on adding it to my mantle.

Sorry this is dark I took it in a jiffy

So cute and simple! Love it!


Italian Momma Designs Handpainted Tile Magnet
Last month was the Breast Cancer Awareness month so it goes that the magnet was pink. While that was very pretty the colors this month are much more my speed. The gold and white and tan are all so regal and elegant (and of course seasonal)! Very, very pretty. There was also a subscriber only discount included with her magnet.


Sassy Ampersand Be Thankful Card
$2
I have been seeing Sassy Ampersand all over Instagram and kind of crushing on all her cute stuff. Looking at her Etsy only drives it home though! Love all of her pretty designs! There is also a Sassy Ampersand subscription box which looks exciting! 

Love the very simple and whimsical fall themed card. Mr. leaves for Boston next weekend and I think I am going to put this in his bag with a cute little note inside. 


$7
Firstly, this is packaged geniusly. This is such a pretty fall treat, right?!

I love these little gift tags! Especially that little wishbone! Super cute!

These are my favorite thing that was included in this month's The Crafty Mail
I used them on a new journal I am going to do a separate blog post about. 
But here is a picture of the cover.




$7(?)
I had to kind of guess with the price based on the other items in their shop. Last month we were sent an exquisite set of earrings and this month's pair do, in fact rival them! The almost peridot? and citirine glass beads are beautiful and the shapes catch the light perfectly! I believe the selection was varied and that some people may have received necklaces. 


$3.50
Little tubs of bath items excite me (unnecessarily as I have tons) but I still get excited when I see them in boxes! I haven't yet had a chance to try this though.

This Oatmeal Bath & Foot Soak not only looks edible but smells edible as well. A lot of their items do. There's orange creamsicle and Mocha Latte Coffee Scrubs, oh my! They also (now that I am looking) have a subscription which is so exciting! How fun! 


$4
This smells so good. It's called Hillbilly Homebrew and there is a lively Mulled Cider scent that is very nice and also Cinnamon Bark and Clove notes in there as well.

I am almost out of fall scents so I am definitely going to be using this! 


(?)
Love the packaging for this one, super cute. The scent is definitely masculine (which is appropriate for a Lumberjack scent). Notes of Cedarwood, Bergamot, and Cyprus scent this rich body butter

The formula is a little different, in that most lotions fall into two categories - thick or thin -  and this is somewhere right in the middle. I liked it very much and think the scent is nice and light and would make an excellent gift for the man in your life


$2 (?)
My all time favorite Crafty Mail contributor. These hand quilled gift tags are stunning. The craftsmanship and skill that are required to make these is remarkable. Their site actually has a tutorial that teaches you how to make the falling leaves gift tag on your own! How cool is that!?


(?)
This soap smells scrumptious! The pumpkin is nice but if you look closely there are white flecks inside.

The white flecks are Vanilla Bean scented soap to amp up that dessert type scent! I love this! Love the pumpkin shape as well!


$6
I love L'Aura Botanicals Soaps. She is a frequent contributor to The Crafty Mail and I always enjoy the scents that she makes

The soaps this month are so beautiful! And the scent is so complex and different, I love it! Definitely not something that you smell everyday and they made my whole guest bathroom smell like the Eucalyptus, Patchouli, and Bergamto Essential Oils they were made with


So in summary

We look for three things in a subscription box; quality curation, and presentation. If you guys read the blog regularly you know that I'm already partial to this subscription because of it's stance on supporting small and all around cool stuff it sends out. The curation for the "Harvest" themed box is awesome. I really love that they opted to do the fall box in November as well, it seems that Thanksgiving always gets looked over in our race to get to Christmas and so I love this month. I feel like this time of the year is "my" time so the things included really appeal to me. Presentation was beeeeatiful and quality was outstanding. 

As far as box economy there were a few items I'm not sure of the price on so this is an estimate but for the $30 cost of The Crafty Mail we received $52.50 so this was an awesome value.

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