La La Life Wellness & Self-Care Subscription Box – Fall 2018 Review + Coupon
That high-vibe lifestyle isn’t just for Instagram influencers—now you can tap into the most popular wellness trends with La La Life, a self-care subscription box filled with goodies for your body and spirit. This quarterly box delivers superfood snacks, beauty items, body care products, and nourishing supplements to your door four times a year. Subscribe for an entire year and get each box for $69.95, or grab a one-time box for $75.00.
And right now, you can get 10% off when you use code LALA10.
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.)
About La La Life, a Wellness Subscription Box for Women
The Subscription Box: La La Life
The Cost: Subscribe for a year to get each box for $69.95, or get a one-time box for $75.00
COUPON: Get 10% off with code LALA10
The Products: 6-7 full-size products and deluxe samples of popular seasonal wellness products, including superfood snacks, beauty and body care items, and even supplements.
Good to Know: According to their site, everything in La La Life’s carefully curated boxes are research-backed, natural, pure, and cruelty- and toxin-free. Better yet, your purchase supports No Kid Hungry!
Ships to: US and Canada. Shipping is free!
La La Life Fall 2018 Box Review
Here’s the info card that came with the box, which includes a visual list of the products inside.
There’s also a recipe card for chocolate superfood energy bites. I thought this was a super cute extra to see in the box, especially since one of the ingredients is mulberry powder—one of the featured items this month!
Petal Face and Lip Polish by Reves de Sabine, 2 oz. – Retail Value $20.00
Despite the chunky sugar crystals in this grapefruit-pink formula, I found this scrub to be beautifully gentle. I love the refreshing feeling of a physical exfoliant, but my easily stressed-out skin can’t handle anything particularly coarse. I found that the sugar granules almost melted away as I worked them into my face, providing just enough grit to get rid of dullness but not be damaging. The sugar is suspended in a nourishing blend of coconut oil, honey, vitamin E, and rose and geranium essential oils. It’s the kind of mask that leaves you looking pretty and feeling pretty, too.
Jade Facial Roller
Ooo! I’ve been wanting to try one of these rollers! According to the info card, jade is said to have restorative properties, and rolling the stone over your face supposedly helps increase circulation, reduce fine lines, and remedy inflammation. So far, I’m not sure if it’s making a huge physical difference in the quality or glow of my skin, but I can say that I feel so pampered and relaxed rolling the smooth green stone against my skin. It’s like giving yourself a little mini massage. Personally, my sinuses are always acting up, so it feels really good to roll my cheekbones and ease any tension or soreness in that area.
Addictive Wellness Elixir Blends Focused Energy Caramel, 0.36 oz. – Retail Value $3.49
I’ve tried this blend of mushroom-driven wellness products before, and I’ve really enjoyed it. (I recommend their chocolate!) This powder is meant to be mixed with your favorite milk to create a superfood latte. Folks who are used to legit caramel drinks from Starbucks and the like will probably be underwhelmed by the more delicate flavors here, but I liked the warm, earthy quality of this lightly sweet drink. I’ve been trying to swap out my morning coffee for tea, matcha, or mushroom coffees, so I was excited to try this plant-packed alternative. I didn’t feel an immediate kick from the lion’s mane, astralagus, cordyceps, and tremella in this blend, but it did trick my brain into thinking I was drinking a special drive-thru drink. I’ve heard that super herbs and adaptogens make the most difference when you enjoy them overtime—luckily, I can see myself incorporating this mix into my routine!
Osea Ocean Cleanser, 5 fl. oz. – Retail Value $44.00
The secret ingredient in this cleanser is seaweed, which is supposedly hydrating and balancing for the skin. I’ve been using Glossier’s Milky Jelly for the past few months, which is super gentle, so I actually found this formula a tiny bit less nourishing than I’m used to, but WOW did my skin ever feel refreshed and clean! Cleaner than it’s ever felt using Milky Jelly (sorry Glossier). I don’t wear a ton of makeup day-to-day, but this cleaner is awesome on makeup. It left my face feeling like a fresh, squeaky clean, blank canvas ready for the rest of my skincare regimen. Did I mention how nice it smells? It’s like standing in front of a rocky ocean beach with a peaceful forest behind you first thing in the morning.
Divine Organics Superfood Powders Purple Mulberry Powder, 7 oz. – Retail Value $6.00
I’m glad that La La Life included a recipe card that uses mulberry powder, as sometimes I get intimidated thinking about how to use a new, unfamiliar superfood. Mulberry powder contains lots of vitamin A, C, iron, and calcium. It has an earthy, nondescript flavor—it’s kind of like a dusty, very muted blueberry flavor. So it’s not something I’d add to a smoothie or bowl of oatmeal for the taste, but it does kind of disappear into the other things you mix it with.
The Tea Spot Flat Belly Tea Sample Bag, 5 Servings – Retail Value $3.00
I’m not too concerned about the shape of my belly, but I definitely don’t like the bloaty feeling I get when I eat a few too many super-salty, not-so-nutrient-dense meals in a row. This blend of loose leaf tea includes hibiscus, peppermint, licorice root, fennel—natural ingredients that refresh, satiate, and de-bloat the body. It’s a tasty, clean, light tea that doesn’t come with the jolt and crash as caffeine-filled coffee. I love the uplifting, peaceful way this gently floral minty tea makes me feel.
Magnesium helps the body perform at its best. From curbing anxiety to reducing cancer risk, the mineral provides so many important benefits. And yet, so many people don’t get enough magnesium. I’ve never taken a magnesium supplement before, but I’m excited to give these vegetarian capsules a shot. You can apparently take them 1-3 times daily, depending on your needs. I’d run it past a medical professional first, of course!
Sun Warrior Sol Good Protein Bar in Salted Caramel, 2.33 oz. – Buy 12 for $35.97 (Found here for $30.99)
This bar is chewy with a nougat-like consistency. It has an aromatic caramel quality to it—I think I smelled the caramel of this bar more than I tasted it. The recipe includes rice, pea, and brown rice protein, plus other natural ingredients and sweeteners like stevia and erythritol. It’s not my favorite flavor, but I definitely found it filling and appreciate the natural, plant-based ingredients!
Orgaid Organic Sheet Mask Vitamin C Revitalizing – Retail Value $6.00
I’d never heard of this brand before, but I’m loving what I’ve learned about it. It’s paraben-, alcohol-, phthalate-, sulfate-, and fragrance-free, plus it’s cruelty-free and organic. I love what vitamin C does for my skin. It’s so brightening and rejuvenating. The formula also includes refreshing lemon, moisturizing hyaluronic acid, collagen-boosting orange peel, pomegranate, lavender, and rosehip. I’m smitten with this nourishing mask!
The Verdict: I really liked the assortment of wellness items I received in this month’s La La Life box. I got products that tapped into the big wellness trends I’ve been most excited to try, plus other finds that I might not have thought to pick up for myself. I also like that some of the items are about physical wellness and others are about beauty. (Beauty from a skin health perspective, not makeup, etc., at least in the case of this box.) The one downside about this well-curated box is how expensive it is. The products are very nice, but $69.95 is definitely on the higher end of what I typically spend on a treat for myself each month.
To Wrap Up:
Can I still get this box if I sign up today? Yes, the Fall box is now shipping!
Coupon: Get 10% off with code LALA10
Value Breakdown: This box costs $69.95 a quarter, including free shipping. I estimate that I received at least $94.49 worth of value inside—that’s not counting the jade roller and the Sol Bar, which I couldn’t find an individual value for. The average cost of each of the 9 items via the box is about $7.77.
What do you think about La La Life?