Serendipity by LLB Subscription Box Review – July 2016
Serendipity by LLB is a bi-monthly subscription by Little Lace Box. The regular Little Lace Box subscription is a bi-monthly themed box, and it ships on the off months of Serendipity (so, if you subscribed to both Little Lace Box and Serendipity by LLB, they would trade off every other month as far as which box you receive). Serendipity boxes do not have a theme – they’re just some fun product finds that LLB wants to share!
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Serendipity by LLB
The Cost: $12.99/bi-monthly
The Products: 5-7 sample or full-sized items that don’t follow any specific theme.
Ships to: US
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
My box came with a little folded info sheet detailing a little bit about the products chosen this month. Even though Serendipity boxes aren’t themed boxes, this month’s items do focus a little bit on “setting the scene” for their flagship/main box, Little Lace Box.
The inside of the info sheet had details about each item and the retail prices/values.
Le Blanc France Parfum Sachet – retail: $5.99
This perfume sachet smells fantastic – and strong. I like little packets like this to toss in my drawers or stored clothing bins. They also say you can open it up, sprinkle it on carpet, and vacuum it up (for vacuums with bags) to make it smell nice when you vacuum, which I think is clever.
MyKitsch Chevron Necklace – retail: $22.95
This necklace is pretty and versatile. I don’t generally like silver and gold together, but because neither metal is particularly bright I think it works for this. The other option subscribers could receive is a pearl layering necklace. I’m glad I got this one because I don’t care for pearls.
Here’s a close up of the art on the sachet and the pendant on the necklace.
I’m familiar with this brand thanks to subscription boxes, and this product is made to be a very versatile one! I think that as a blush or shadow it would work really well for all skin tones, but I think it’s a bit dark for a highlighter for super pale people like me. I could probably get it to work as a highlighter, I would just need a light hand when applying.
Pre de Province Riche Hand Butter in Amande – 1 oz, value: $7.99
Subscribers received one of four fragrances: lavender, amande, coconut, or starflower. I received amande. I was excited because I love the smell of almonds in skin products, but honestly this smells so much like doctor’s office soap. I don’t know why that’s what it makes me think of! But I don’t mind – I still think it smells great. Just not as almond-y as I was expecting.
Here’s a close up and swatch of the MannaKadar 3-in-1 for you! It’s a very pretty, shimmery shade and you can also use it wet to intensify the color and application.
100% Cotton Boca Terry Headband – retail: $3.95
This is interesting! From the spoilers I really didn’t think I was going to care about this item at all, but it’s actually quite nice. I think my husband will look at me funny when I use this to hold my hair back for a mask or to wash my face, but whatever. I can see how this would feel just a little extra luxurious. Pro tip: I think you could probably stick it in the freezer for a little refreshment. I know it’s so out of the way that way, so if you have a towel warmer or a heated towel rack you could put this in there to make it nice and warm and relaxing! (bonus: drop a little bit of lavender oil on it? Now I’m going to have to try this!).
It connects easily with velcro, and the Velcro pieces are long enough that they should accommodate most people’s heads.
Bonus, I received a code for $50 off my first 2 boxes from Hello Fresh.
Verdict: Although this month’s Serendipity isn’t my favorite, it’s still not a bad box! I also love the time and thoughtfulness they always put into their info sheets. The value of everything adds up to $59.88, and I’m definitely happy with that for a $12.99 box.
What do you think about the July Serendipity by LLB? What variations did you get/do you hope to get?