My first Umba Box arrived today!
My boyfriend, J, had secretly ordered it for me as I was frantically searching for an Etsy-esque subscription box that would ship to APO. Unfortunately for him (and me ;) ) I saw it on his screen. So "we" joined Umba on 30 June and he got the notification that it had shipped on 3 July! Talk about fast turn around. It arrived here in Germany in 7 days.
Now for what you really care about, the contents!
I'll have to admit at first I was slightly disappointed with this first item. I tend to be drawn to neutral colors, but the longer we photographed it, the more it grew on me. Now I can definitely picture this vase with some beautiful flowers in it sitting on my kitchen table.
The vase from Ceramica Botanica is valued at $35. Would I personally pay that much if I saw this vase in a store? Probably not. Then again I have a black thumb and kill any flowers I come in contact with so perhaps I'm just not a vase person. Nevertheless it is pretty cute and part of me loves that it is a vibrant blue color!
The other item in the box was a bracelet from Lovely B Jewelry and is valued at $20. This bracelet is cute, but I'm terrified of breaking it. It is not made of very sturdy material. I'd also like to point out the size. Now, I have really tiny or as I like to call them Carnie hands. I easily slid my carnie hand through the bracelet without an issue, but if you aren't blessed with the hands and wrists of a five year old like I am, you might have some issues with this bracelet.
|You can see next to the card how tiny it is.|
Both items are very cute and of course HANDMADE! If you're like me and a sucker for handmade, I would probably recommend Umba Box. Honestly, I am holding out for my next box to really give them the full thumbs up. I was happy with these items, but I expected a little more from the coveted "limited edition" box.
|My Umba card with a cute handwritten note.|
BESPOKE POST- June "Seared" Box ($45)
(In full disclosure the Bespoke Post link I posted gives J a referral. Use it if you'd like, if not just go to www.bespokepost.com!)