Serendipity by LLB Subscription Box Review + Coupon- September 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
COUPON: Use code MSATen to save $10 off an annual subscription!
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.
Boot Cuffs & Socks – value: $6.99
(subscribers received either taupe, white, ivory, or mint)
I believe this is the ivory pair, which I’m happy with because I think that’s the color option I’d use the most! These are the perfect length to sit right above ankle boots! I have never worn boot cuff socks before, but these feel very well made and like a breathable, comfortable knit, so I’m excited to trying them out!
Kilner Square Clip Top Spice Jar – 2 fl oz, value: $5.99
This little spice jar is adorable! And it functions well and will be perfect for keeping some spices fresh. However, it is only a 2-ounce jar so it’s small – you won’t be storing any bulk spices or anything in here. It is, however, perfect to store one of the 1-oz packets of spices that were included in this box (below).
Karista Kitchen Spices – 1 oz each, value: $17.99 total ($5.99 each)
(Smoked Sweet Paprika, Korintji Cinnamon, & Matcha Sea Salt)
Karista’s Kitchen is a food blog, and she now has her own line of spices. I’m really excited about these because I love getting spices in subscription boxes. These are a great mix of spices – I absolutely adore all things cinnamon (real cinnamon… not like, Red Hots or gum), paprika is a “comfort zone” spice for me, and the matcha sea salt is something new to experiment with! The cinnamon is native to Southeast Asia and has a spicy/sweet flavor, and this matcha sea salt is going to be great for finishing salt for desserts, fish, chicken, and vegetables.
I love that they also included recipes for using each spice! There’s a recipe for Orange Cinnamon Raisin Baked French Toast, the Bes Broccoli Mac n Cheese, and Brown Butter Thumbprint Cookies with Sweet Orange Marmalade and Matcha Sea Salt. I think I’m most excited for that French Toast recipe… I’ve been challenging myself to cook more so I’m looking forward to trying these out.
HandWrytten Promo Code – value: $4.99
This is interesting! It’s a promo code for a service/company called Handwrytten. When you log onto their site, you can choose a card to send to someone, type up your message, and their team hand writes the message in the card in your choice of penmanship style and send it for you! At first, this idea sounded really odd to me, but then I saw that they have super cute cards and their prices start at $3 including tax and postage! If you don’t already have cards and stamps lying around, it sounds so convenient and smart to be able to online order one and also have your message hand-written and mailed for you. The only thing I can think is that you can’t send it to someone who knows what your handwriting looks like.
I love that LLB and Handwrytten gave everyone a promo code for a free card to try out their service! Especially with the holidays coming up, I know I’ll use this.
The Verdict: I really liked this month’s Serendipity by Little Lace Box! I think all the items are great together and also very usable/practical too. I’m looking forward to using everything. The value adds up to $35.96, which I feel is low for what I’ve come to expect, but is still good for a $13 box. All in all, I’m happy!
What do you think about the September Serendipity by LLB box?