Sunday, September 22, 2013

Citrus Lane - September 2013 Review

We received our September Citrus Lane box over the weekend. For those of you that don't know, Citrus Lane is a monthly subscription service where you get a box of goodies for your child that are geared towards their current age (and sometimes Mommy) each month delivered to your door. You never know what you are going to get, but overall I have not been disappointed. 

This is what I got in my 10 Month Old, Baby Girl Box and the approximate retail value I found for each item from their specific website (or Amazon, since if you know me, I'm an Amazon Junkie and would most likely buy from there). Sometimes I have to do some math because the sizes aren’t quite the same, hence why they are approximate values.

At first glance it did look like another great box! They also always include an information card with descriptions of the items and usually coupon codes to buy additional items at a discount if you like them. 

Charley Harper's 123s Board Book - We love board books as they are great for babies. EM loves to be read to, so I'm sure she'll love this book as well. It is beautifully illustrated and of course educational. (Amazon Price: $7.96)

Hide & Hug Owl Stroller Toy by Skip Hop - I'm not a huge fan of the owl trend, but overall it's a cute toy. It's basically a larger owl hugging a smaller owl and the smaller owl has a teething ring attached. It has a clip to clip onto a stroller or pretty much anything. EM loves to grab at things, so I'm sure she'll love this as well. We currently have a few toys clipped on her rail cover on her crib and she recently starting playing with those, so maybe that's where we'll put this one since we usually use her umbrella stroller and there isn't much room to clip things on to it. (Amazon Price: $8.50)

Babytime Playful Wash by Episencial 3.4 oz - Citrus Lane must work closely with this company because we get a lot of their products. Two in this box and we've definitely received a few in previous boxes as well. We used this Shampoo plus Body cleaner tonight and it smelled great. It's a nice change to the lavender Johnson and Johnson we typically use. It is Organic, and not that I care that much about that part, it is nice to know that it's better for EM. (Episencial Price: ~$3.83)

Babytime Soothing Cream by Episencial - Looks like just lotion, haven't used it yet, but I'm sure we will. Also Organic, as all Episencial products are. (Episencial Price: $11.00)

Julep Nail Polish (Color: It Girl - Coco) - I haven't tried this yet, but have heard good things about the brand. The color is OK, wouldn't be my first choice, but we'll see how it looks once I put it on. Julep Nail Color is “4-free” and does not contain formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, or DBP. It claims to be chip-resistant and fast drying. Once I try it, I'll let you all know my opinion on it and if I feel it's really worth $14 a bottle! I don't think I've ever spent more than $5 on nail polish. (Julep Price: $14.00)

Total estimated value of box: $45.29 (not including shipping)
Total Cost of box: $25.00 (free shipping)

Overall impression: Great box, especially once I added up the value. Everything in the box will get used and whereas I may not typically buy organic bath cleanser and lotion, It's always better for EM to have it. 

If you are interested in signing up for Citrus Lane… use my referral link and get $10/off your first box (and I’ll get a $10 credit as well):
Remember, you can cancel at any time, so your first box would only be $15, not too shabby!

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