Dottie Box Mini Subscription Box Review – August 2015

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Dottie Box Mini Subscription Box Review – August 2015 - BOX

Dottie Box is a box curated every month for women. They feature high quality handmade items, small businesses, and indie brands. They offer a regular and a mini box; this is a review of the mini box.

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

Dottie Box Mini Subscription Box Review – August 2015 - all items

The Subscription: Dottie Box

The Cost: Full Size Box: $20/month + $6 shipping, Mini Box: $10/month + $3 shipping

The Products: Quality hand-made items for women selected from indie brands and small businesses.

Ships to: US

Every Dottie Box Mini comes with a little card listing the items featured for the month.

Dottie Box Mini Subscription Box Review – August 2015 - items 1

Koco and Viking Dreams Necklace – value: $18

Dottie Box Drink Koozie – value: $4.99?

We don’t really have a need for drink koozies, so this one will get passed along or swapped. This necklace is really cute, though! I like the quote.

Dottie Box Mini Subscription Box Review – August 2015 - items 2

Handcrafted Brunette 20% Off Coupon

OMstacks 15% Off Coupon

Dottie Box almost always includes coupons to featured retailers, but this month this OMstacks coupon is listed on the info card like it’s supposed to be a main item. I think it’s great when subscriptions include coupons and promo codes, but I don’t think they should be counted towards the total value if it’s not a code for a free something without the need to enter card info.

Dottie Box Mini Subscription Box Review – August 2015 - items 3

Spruce & Fresh Morning Glory Soap – value: $8

The packaging for this soap is beautiful – I’m a sucker for gold foil on packaging! Also, the Energetic Orange Rose scent is really nice.

Dottie Box Mini Subscription Box Review – August 2015 - items 4

Here’s what the bar of soap looks like unwrapped – the metallic gold and pink is so pretty!

The Verdict: The value of this month’s mini Dottie Box comes out to $30.99, which I’m pretty happy with, but I wish they had included maybe one more item to boost the value and be a fourth featured item instead of the coupon.

What do you think about this month’s mini Dottie Box?

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Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered Beauty Army and Birchbox in 2012 and instantly fell hard and fast for the world of subscription boxes. Over the years of writing for MSA she has found many subscriptions to fuel her addiction, but her favorites include fashion, geeky, beauty, and mom/baby boxes to share with her son.

Posted in Dottie Box, Dottie Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: Dottie Box | 10 comments


  1. The necklace was the first thing I noticed when I opened the box and I can’t get past the fact it says lead instead of led 🙁

  2. Yep, first thing I thought was “Did they seriously send that out to everyone?” Yikes. I have never loved the dottie boxes. Seems like you just don’t get much for the price. But I think you do great reviews, Haley!

    • Thank you, Victoria. I feel so silly for not noticing that when I opened the box! Oops!

  3. The necklace has a typo. It should be “led” and not “lead.”

  4. So much fail in that necklace! Wow. Please learn the past tense of lead is led before you put it in a necklace and send it out to thousands of people. Yikes.

    • Wow – that’s so funny! Can I claim baby brain for totally not noticing the typo? That’s definitely a pretty big issue, especially if I were to gift it to anyone! =\

      • Yes absolutely! Baby Brain is very real. When I was pregnant I tried calling my husband’s cell from work, but dialed my own instead. As I’m waiting for him to answer I notice my own phone is ringing and look at the phone and see that work is calling me..I answered and for a second was literally on the phone with myself lol.

        • Yes, I agree. This is very real. (Although I noticed it for simple thoughts/tasks and never when I was really concentrating on something complicated.)

    • I also wouldn’t want a necklace written in a passive voice.

      • You’re my favorite person right now. I just had to write a work email to beg people to stop using the passive voice.

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