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Dottie Box Subscription Box Review – January 2016


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 regular box.

DOTTIE BOX JANUARY 2016 - packaging

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 JANUARY 2016 - all items

Subscription: Dottie Box

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

Check out all of our Dottie Box reviews!


Each box comes with an informational card detailing the featured items.

DOTTIE BOX JANUARY 2016 - items 1

Flutterfly Scrubs Pink Grapefruit Shea Butter Exfoliant – 2 oz, value: $2.5

I don’t know what they base the $15 value of this item on because the shop sells 8 oz scrubs for $10, making this a quarter of the value. That aside, I like this scrub! I feel like I got a nice amount of product and it smells really fresh and citrusy.

DOTTIE BOX JANUARY 2016 - items 2

Ting Lisa Polka Dot Chiffon Scarf – value: $25

The polka dots are cute! Also, the fact that this scarf is made of chiffon means that I can wear it into Spring, too. I like that because I don’t have many Spring-y scarves.

DOTTIE BOX JANUARY 2016 - items 3

Lillian Eve Nail Polish in Mere Mortals – .5 fl oz (Full Size!), value: $12

This polish is a pretty blue shade with a shimmer finish. I like Lillian Eve’s formula! I usually stick to more neutral shades, though, so maybe I’ll swap or gift this.

DOTTIE BOX JANUARY 2016 - items 4

Art Goodies Online Coupon

Gracious Bee Greetings 2016 Mini Easel Desk Calendar – value: $9

This is what it looks like stood up.

DOTTIE BOX JANUARY 2016 - items 8

And here’s a better look at the design.

Verdict: This Dottie Box was okay – kind of underwhelming. There’s nothing I’m particularly excited about, but that’s really my personal tastes. The value adds up to $48.50, which I think is a good value.

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Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered the wonderful world of subscription boxes in 2012 and began writing for MSA in 2014. Over the years, she has found many subscriptions to love. Now a mom of three, her favorite boxes are ones that dress her kids, help her get organized, feed her family, send her snacks, and offer educational fun for her children.

Posted in Dottie Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: Dottie Box | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. In response to nursermk, there was only one coupon and only one possibly inflated value. With that said, I agree that this box was kind of underwhelming. Although I usually enjoy Dottiebox quite a bit, this one just didn’t grab me as much as most of them do.

  2. Paying $26.00 and finding out some of the inclusions are actually just coupons for online items you need to order makes it even more underwhelming. It looks like they inflate the prices a bit, so they will have to add more items or more value to each item and step up their game in this competitive market to make me excited about this subscription.

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