Little Life Box Subscription Review + Coupon – September 2017
Little Life Box is a quarterly healthy subscription box aimed at introducing you to healthier alternatives to your favorite snacks, cosmetics, supplements, vitamins, and more.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Little Life Box
The Cost: $25.00 per quarter + free shipping
COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first box!
The Products: 8-12 healthy items (snacks, skincare, and lifestyle items) and a mix of samples and full-size products valued at ($35.00-$70.00).
Ships to: US (free shipping) and Canada ($5.00)
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Laritzy Undressed Liquid Lip Stain – Value $20.00
Of course, I go for the makeup first! This stain is vegan and cruelty-free and has a lot of opacity to it. It has a lot of staying power, which is great, but it does end up feeling really dry after a while. I would probably top this with a bit of gloss to help keep it from cracking a few hours into wearing it.
Just a note before we keep going! There are a lot of supplements inside this box—remember to check with a physician before adding them to your routine, and know that any opinions I share here are completely unique to my experience. Use your best judgment before diving into a new supplement!
ProBioGen Daily Digestive Balance Probiotic, 7 Capsules – Value $6.99 (Buy a 30-capsule bottle for $29.95 here)
I’ve never had noticeable digestive issues, but I do know that your gut health can impact the health of all kinds of body systems. I’ve heard that it can be helpful to take probiotics after you’ve had to be on antibiotics (say, for a fall cold…), because it can help get the good bacteria back in action. Regardless, this seven capsule pack is useful if you want to jumpstart your biome again. (I suppose if you’ve noticed a difference after a week, you can buy some more, though that seems like a tight turnaround to me.) I do like that these are vegetarian capsules. (Something I look for in vitamins, as well.)
The primary ingredient in these mood-stabilizing capsules is kanna, which is apparently a plant used to treat anxiety and stress, among other things. They also include some herbs I recognize, like Ashwagandha, that are often recommended to help improve the body’s response to stress. I will say that I’m not sure how impactful they are—as a placebo, sure, but I wonder if just cutting out my two-cups-a-day coffee habit might help me relax just as much, hehe.
Gummies aren’t my favorite. As boring as it sounds, I’ve always been a fan of plain capsule-style vitamins (or better yet, the ol’ fruity Flintsones kind…). Gummy texture just isn’t my thing. That said, these seem like a great pick for people who are gummy fans! They’re non-GMO, gluten-free, allergen-free, and dairy-free, so they should cooperate with most folks’ tummies. They’ve got a nice citrus flavor, too.
These powders are meant to amp up your water with electrolytes, say, after a grueling sweat session. I rarely workout so hard that I’m super drained, but I will say that these powders added a fun little kick to my Nalgene. The recipe is vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, paleo-friendly, and keto-friendly. I found them to be a little bit stubborn to fully mix in with my water, but the flavor was nice and not overly sweet (nor artificial).
Who doesn’t like popcorn? Especially a brand with a playful, punny name! I really enjoyed this lightly salted snack. The kernels were light and fluffy and surprisingly filling. This one bag satisfied my afternoon hunger pangs in a healthier way!
Mediterra Savory Bar with Bell Peppers and Green Olives – Buy a 12 pack for $17.96 here
This was such an interesting idea! I’ve had my fair share of sweet granola bars, but never one with Mediterranean flavors infused into it! While the olive-y taste of this wholesome bar wasn’t really my thing, I’m really excited to know about this brand—thier website has oodles of really delicious looking combos, including superfoods like kale, almonds, pomegranate, apple, and more. Yum!
St. Tropica Organic Coconut Oil Mask, 1.50 oz – Value $3.99
This is probably my favorite item in the box because it was one of the most luxurious at-home experiences I’ve had in awhile! Inside this pouch is a liquidy coconut oil concoction that smells deliciously beachy. You heat the packet up first, then drench your locks in the mask. It feels awesome having this gently warmed oil all over your head, plus, it left my hair (and my scalp for that matter) feeling buttery soft and quenched!
I loved the summery smell of this travel-sized soap. The soap itself wasn’t anything super remarkable, though it did make a creamy lather. I always like trying new scented soaps, so I’m happy to add this to the side of my sink!
This rinse was the most unique item in the box. According to the info that came with it, this rinse is ideally part of a three-step system aimed at keeping your mouth ultra clean. It worked a lot like mouthwash, but without the burning feeling. It was light and minty in an herbal way, and definitely left my mouth feeling fresh. They advertise it as a great way to get rid of morning breath—I wonder if it’d work in a pinch after lunch at work, etc…
Here’s another unique find! These are thick, white beans to help fill you with protein while you snack. They’re tender and a bit moist when you open the bag, and they have a mild, slightly salty flavor. They’re a weensie bit mealy, just because that’s how beans are. I don’t know if I’d reach for these again, but I did enjoy trying this really different snack! And there’s no doubt this very natural snack is better for me than a chip or cookie!
I loved this bar! I’ve hard RX Bars in the past, but never this flavor. The dark chocolate, pinch of salt, and chunks of almonds are the perfect bit of oomph this very chewy, somewhat sticky, extremely filling bar needs! It tastes every bit as satisfying as an after-lunch cookie, but with such simple ingredients, it’s much easier on my body. Yum!
Wow was this little cookie ever good! It’s made from coconut, nuts, and other superfoods, and it’s squishy and oily coming out of the packet. It’s just smaller than a golf ball, so it’s tiny. But especially with the chocolate chips inside, this “cookie” is just what my sweet tooth needed. It’s one of those things that you eat and immediately recognize as a “healthy” option, but by the second bite, I couldn’t care!
The Verdict: This was a really fun box to dig through! I loved all of the healthy products to experience. I would definitely say that this box was more about discovering new products and brands than it was about getting items to stock my pantry or medicine cabinet with (since so many items were sample sizes). And for $25.00, I got so many items!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! Find it here.
Coupon – Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first box!
Value Breakdown: At $25.00 (+ free US shipping), the average cost of the 13 items in this box is about $1.92. I think most of the products in the box cost right around that value, or slightly less. Remember that this is a quarterly box, rather than a monthly box, so the cost is $100.00 per year, or $8.33 per month.
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