Sassy Bloom is the latest subscription box that I'm reviewing, where as normally I'd be reviewing a beauty box this is a subscription box especially for Mums and Mums to be. The concept as with all subscription boxes is similar but the difference with Sassy Bloom is the boxes are tailored to your personal specifications such as baby's age, sex and stage of development which is a great idea as you can be sure you'll receive items that are useful at that particular stage, plus it's a nice surprise when you open the box to see what you've been sent.
A little bit about Sassy Bloom and the company.
Sassy Bloom was founded in 2012 when Hollie, 29 weeks pregnant was rushed into hospital and diagnosed with a rare condition called Pulmonary Hypertension, after spending a month in hospital and having her daughter delivered as an emergency Hollie's friends brought her some gorgeous gifts into the hospital. Hollie touched by the personal thought and effort that had gone into selecting the gifts began to think about ways that she could create something similar and the idea of Sassy Bloom was born.
There are various options for joining, you can purchase a one off box or join with a rolling, monthly subscription or buy a 3 month, 6 month or annual subscription. I like the idea that you can purchase a one off box because these boxes aren't particularly cheap, I get that you receive a decent amount of items, that are full size and that they are more than you pay a month but I'm not sure I would commit at this time to a monthly subscription.
Anyway as always I'm rambling on, I'm sure you want to see what I received in this box!
So my first box arrived, well packaged and I was actually surprised by the size of it, I wasn't expecting it to be such a big box! It was presented very nicely and I couldn't wait to have a look to see what I'd been sent.
So as you can see my box was full of lovely, lovely items and I was really impressed, not only with the selection of items but the quality of items too, there was only one item out of the whole selection that I wasn't massively keen on. Read on to discover which item this is.
The first item that caught my eye had to the gorgeous teddy bear, so soft and adorable this is heading straight for the moses basket ready for when baby girl arrives. Keel Toys Belle Rose Bear Soft Toy 18cm (RRP £10.00), Sassy Bloom say that this the perfect addition to any nursery and I agree, a nursery wouldn't be complete without a few teddies!
I then picked out the car sign, so cute! I can't wait to pop this in our car window once baby is here, I'm not one for advertising that we have children in cars for other drivers to be aware but as a safety feature if we were to ever (god forbid we don't) have an accident it would alert the emergency services that there are potentially children that they need to look for. Little Bird Told me Baby Car Sign (RRP £6.00), Sassy Bloom say take care of your little one when on the move and suction this to the car window.
The next item was the Spatone liquid iron supplement, this was my least favourite item out of the box, I definitely would have preferred this in another form than liquid! Spatone Liquid Iron Supplement (RRP £1.00), Sassy Bloom say this is the best selling iron supplement and is best taken on a morning on an empty stomach or in between meals, I have to confess I'm yet to use it!
The fourth item that I received was a pink pair of sock ons, great item to receive I used these with Alfie and they are a life saver to ensure pesky socks stay put!! Very happy to receive these. Sock On's Pink 0-6 Months (RRP £6.00), Sassy Bloom say a simple but ingenious idea to keep socks on and to prevent losing them! As I said, big fan of these so they will get much use.
The next item was a stretch mark oil, I haven't been using oil this pregnancy mainly cocoa butter but I will absolutely make use of this and it's a decent sized bottle so will last for yonks. Shea Mooti Mama's Belly Rub Stretch Mark Oil (RRP £14.99), Sassy Bloom say it's great for stretch mark prevention and treatment, I've never heard of the brand before so am looking forward to using it even though I'm nearly at the end of my pregnancy!
The final item that was selected for me were some little scissors, these look like a decent pair of baby scissors for little nails and unbelievably I didn't buy any with Alfie I used to just use an emery board to gently file his nails down so I'm pleased to be sent these. Beaba Scissors (RRP £3.99) , Sassy Bloom say they have rounded tips to protect little fingers and a protective case , a finger block for even greater protection.
Overall I think it's plain to see that this is a fantastic box of items, carefully thought out and chosen, I will use every single one of the items, maybe with the exception of the Spatone! The combined full value of the box is £41.98 which is very good value for money considering I paid £9.99 as an introductory offer. I would definitely consider buying some of the one off boxes and I think that they'd make a great gift for expectant Mum's or parents with younger children, I would be interested to see what would be sent in future boxes.
Also as an incentive when you sign up with Sassy Bloom you can earn various points and rewards to redeem on future boxes simply by introducing friends or leaving feedback on the items received, Always nice to provide a little loyalty scheme to maintain and entice customers.
As said previously Sassy Bloom is a monthly subscription box retailing usually for around £29.99, for further information please click on the link I have provided further up in the review.
What do you think of Sassy Bloom? Have you subscribed or would you consider it in the future?