Tail Mail Subscription Box Review – October 2015

Disclosure: There are no affiliate/referral links in this post. This box was paid for by me.

I came across this subscription box when searching for a lower price point subscription box. The subscription box is curated by Made by Mermaids. I had to check it out!


Subscription: Tail Mail

Cost: $14.99/monthly, 120/yearly

What to Expect:

-One piece of Jewelry from our Made by Mermaids Collection

-Exclusive Coupons only available for Tail Mail subscribers

-Two Products from Small Businesses across the WORLD

These products include but are not limited to: 
Skin Care, Soaps, Perfumes, Essential Oils, Beach Necessities, Mermaid Stickers, Mermaid Magnets, All types of Jewelry, Greeting Cards, Bath Salts, Bath Scrubs, Organic Makeup, Organic Snacks, Mermaid Koozies, Mermaid Inspired Clothing, Chap Sticks, Sea Salt Hair Sprays, Flash Tattoos, Tanning Lotions, Self Tanner, Coupons, DVDS, EBOOKS, hair accessories, and much more.. 


I love the theme!
I love the card!

TailMail does not come with an information card. Remember that when reading the review!



The flipside of the card has a quote.I love the quote. It is from The Ice Palace by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The link will take you to a public PDF of the story.


First Look
First Look

It was a windy day. I had a hard time taking pictures because everything was blowing away. I found a couple little flowers that survived the frost. The grain looking plant is foxtail.


Necklace from Ethereal Ideal
Crochet Crown from Ethereal Ideal


Ethereal Ideal Crochet Crown: I did not know that this was a crown until I looked up the website for the review. The Silver Leaf Crochet Crown is a great match with my twig necklace from the  Relish Accessory Box and the tree bracelet from the October Dottie Box. I did not know when I took the pictures that it was a crown.  I thought it would be fun to do a Who Wore it Best! This is why information cards are needed in boxes!


Sub Bella
Sub Bella
Zelda practicing her Cat Walk
Zelda practicing her Cat Walk
Zelda posing for the camera.
Zelda posing for the camera.






















Who wore the crown the best? I thought I was terribly clever coming up with this idea when I thought it was a necklace.I hope Ethereal Ideal understands I did not know it was a crown.


Pumkin Apple by Custom Soap Designs
Pumpkin Apple by Custom Soap Designs

JuliesHandMadeSoap Pumpkin Apple SeaShell: I love that they included a seashell soap! It’s perfect for this subscription.  The Butterfly Soap is beautiful. There’s also starfish soap, Batman Soap, Tomb Stone Soap, and much more. Guess who squealed with delight when he saw the soap?


J and Zelda
J and Zelda

Zelda says whatever J wants; he can have.


Leaf Necklace by Made by Mermaids

I could not find the necklace on the website. I did find this leaf necklace that is more to my taste. I am impressed with the detailing of the leaf necklace from the subscription box. You can see the veining of the leaf and the edges are crumpled. It reminds me of a beautiful fall leaf.


Close up of leafe
Close up of the leaf
Close up of extender
Close up of extender

The chain is long. I wore the necklace both ways. The longer way made the leaf look like it jumped off the abyss into the unknown. The shorter way made it look like the leaf was clinging to the ledge. I am passing this to my sister who is ecstatic to receive the necklace. It will look great on her. I do not know the material used in the necklace. It is made in New Jersey, USA.


Not the best look for me.
Not the best look for me.
Zelda wanted to play with the necklace
Zelda wanted to play with the necklace
Daisy is showing her best pose
Daisy is showing her best pose













I am wearing one of my wear around the house shirts. It might not look like the leaf is falling off the edge, but it does in real life.





Zelda loves the box.
Zelda loves the box.


Verdict: If only I were ten years younger! I love the box. It’s fun and whimsical. I do feel that I am a smidgen too old for the box. I did cancel my subscription

I’m impressed by the price. For $14.99 I received one handcrafted necklace by the curator and two Etsy artisan pieces. . I do plan to order a few boxes for my sister over the winter if she likes the crown and the necklace. Who doesn’t want to feel like a beautiful mermaid or a princess at a renaissance faire?

  19 comments for “Tail Mail Subscription Box Review – October 2015

  1. October 20, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Wow amazing review! Amazing models! Amazing pictures and post!
    I think Zelda stole the show 🙂

    • October 21, 2015 at 12:08 pm

      Thank you! She has become a real ham for the camera.

  2. October 20, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    I also liked Zelda’s photo shoot. She has a natural runway elegance.

    I feel like that style of haircrowns were secretly just necklaces that people with giant heads [like mine] couldn’t get over their head, so they just called it a crown! That silver leaf necklace is gorgeous. Even though I had thought this was a cat box, I’ll have to get it now that I know it’s a mermaid box.

    • October 20, 2015 at 10:31 pm

      I caved and bought one month. The website is a little clunky, but neat jewelry.

      • Subscriptionista
        October 20, 2015 at 11:03 pm

        One of us. One of us. One of us.

    • October 21, 2015 at 12:11 pm

      Zelda is a favorite. I had to take off my sunglasses to put the necklace over my head 🙂 I look forward to your review next month.

  3. Subscriptionista
    October 20, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    Also I this daisy stole some of the show switch her sorta Goldie Shawn type sunny realness and beauty. She looks like a dog I would proudly walk!

    • Julie
      October 21, 2015 at 8:23 am


      • Subscriptionista
        October 21, 2015 at 10:10 pm

        typo lol something about daisy being sunny …. lol

    • October 21, 2015 at 12:12 pm

      Daisy says thank you!

      • Subscriptionista
        October 21, 2015 at 10:56 pm

        She has the best manners!

  4. Artemis
    October 21, 2015 at 1:40 am

    What a cute box! I agree the box looks a little young-ish, but that leaf necklace is gorgeous.

    I loved the “who wore it best” pics. Everyone brought their A-game!

    • October 21, 2015 at 12:12 pm

      Thank you! It’s hard to compete against lovable animals.

  5. Heat7918
    October 21, 2015 at 6:52 am

    Who wore it best?!?! Genius!! How do you get those animals to stand still for that??

    Soap shaped like a seashell… perfect for J! Great review. 🙂

    • October 21, 2015 at 12:14 pm

      Thank you! Lots of photos!

  6. Shana in OR
    October 21, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    I like Daisy with the necklace, she is stylish! But Zelda stole the show at the end

  7. October 21, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    I’ve never heard of this box. I signed up. Only 15 minutes after signing up for ANOTHER box you mentioned in your review. The Outside of the Box sampler I think it’s called? Wonder if my sweet husband will notice the box count went a little higher?? I really enjoy this blog. I wished my wallet enjoyed it as much! Thank you for your reviews. All of you write in such an enjoyable way and you give great info on the product too!

    • October 21, 2015 at 8:21 pm

      Outside the Box sounds interesting I just looked them up. Wish they had a yearly subscription I like to pay up and forget lol. This box will be on my radar… Thanks!

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