Serendipity by Little Lace Box May 2016 Box Review

Ack, I’m so behind again! But this is the last of the May boxes, I promise! Earlier in May I had the opportunity to sign up for a year’s worth of Serendipity by Little Lace Box. I have been keeping my eye on Little Lace Box for a while now and thought I would spring for the Serendipity since its so affordable and I’ve really liked the past boxes. Hopefully in the future I’ll be able to get the regular Little Lace Box subscription as well!

Serendipity by Little Lace Box is a bi-monthly subscription by the same people who run the original Little Lace Box. Serendipity is only $9.99/shipment, and sends out a collection of 5-7 items that “celebrate life, celebrate style, and celebrate you”. The shipments for the two boxes alternate, so if you subscribe to both Little Lace Box and Serendipity, you’ll receive a LLB in June and a Serendipity box in July. There’s no overlap at all. And while Little Lace Box has a theme for each shipment, Serendipity does not. Sign ups for Serendipity are often sold out and open briefly when new spots become available, so if you’re interested I would check the website every now and then to keep tabs! 

Serendipity by Little Lace Box May 2016 Box Review

This month the Serendipity actually has a semi-theme: it’s meant to complement the regular Little Lace Box subscription’s theme of “Dining Alfresco”.

Serendipity by Little Lace Box May 2016 Box Review

The pamphlet comes with little blurbs about each item and why it was chosen. This month also included a spoiler item for the regular Little Lace Box’s June shipment, which will include wine flight and tasting papers.

Serendipity by Little Lace Box May 2016 Box Review

Annie B’s Handmade Popcorn in Triple Treat | $2.00
My boyfriend was so happy to see this, since he loves any and all popcorn, but especially the caramel and cheese combination. I discovered this combination for the first time in Chicago, and was pleasantly surprised by how good it was! Caramel and cheese together sounded really gross to me, but trust me when I say it really works together. I’ve been on a diet lately (sigh…) so my boyfriend ended up taking this bag with him to work. I didn’t get to taste any, but he had nothing but good things to say!

Serendipity by Little Lace Box May 2016 Box Review

Modish Polish in Inspired by Pink | $12.00
A completely new-to-me brand of nail polish, which I’m always open to. Subscribers received different colors, and I’m extremely happy with the pale pink that I got. Inspired by Pink is part of their Beauty With A Cause Collection, and a portion of this pink color’s proceeds are donated to Lipstick Angels, a nonprofit dedicated to providing beauty services to patients with cancer. The polish is also 5-free and vegan friendly. Glad to have discovered this great brand!

Serendipity by Little Lace Box May 2016 Box Review

I ran out of polish swatch sticks, sorry y’all! It’s a pretty creme ballet pink that is really soft and feminine. I personally prefer pinks and glitters when it comes to nail polish, so this works out well for me. I think it’ll look amazing with a glittery top coat! Good opacity and smooth formula, very easy to apply and work with.

Serendipity by Little Lace Box May 2016 Box Review

Alfresco Stemless Wine Glasses | $7.99
When I first saw these when I opened the box, I assumed they were plastic. But nope, they’re actually glass! I was really impressed! And they’re not flimsy or thin either. These are sturdy and have a substantial weight to them. Definitely my favorite item in the box since they are so practical and well constructed. I know I’m not supposed to put wine glasses through the dishwasher but I tried with these and they held up great. I’ll probably be using these from now on for wine at home, and using the stemmed glassware for when we have guests.

Serendipity by Little Lace Box May 2016 Box Review

Pack-n-Go Insulated Tote | $6.99
Subscribers either received this in green or red. I wasn’t terribly excited to get a tiny lunchbox tote like this at first, since we have a few bigger ones that seem more practical. But then I thought about it and now I think this is actually a great size for just my boyfriend and I. Here in Houston we have an outdoor theater that hosts shows in the evenings in the summer, and this would be great for bringing a couple beers and snacks with us without busting out the larger totes/coolers. It’s big enough to fit 6 beers and 2 sandwiches comfortably (trust me, I’ve already tested this out), and has elastic pockets on both sides and a pocket on the front. It also has a strap long enough to be a crossbody, which is really convenient.

Serendipity by Little Lace Box May 2016 Box Review

Surprisingly  roomy on the inside! It doesn’t keep drinks cold for as long as our bigger ones do, but for a couple hours it definitely does the trick.

Serendipity by Little Lace Box May 2016 Box Review

Laguna Salt Company Tuscan Rosemary | $6.95
Runner-up for favorite item! I love flavored sea salts and rosemary is a versatile herb that goes with almost everything. It feels really appropriate for an alfresco dining theme, because as soon as I saw it my first thought was “ooh, I can’t wait to use this on the grill!”. I added some of this salt to olive oil and used it as a dip for bread. So delicious! And so incredibly simple. At 2 ounces it’s a pretty generous size too. I’ll definitely get plenty of use out of it! Will probably purchase more from this company when I run out–they have lots of great flavors like Sweet Hibiscus and Wild Ginger.

Serendipity by Little Lace Box May 2016 Box Review

Overall value comes to $35.93. For a $10 box! How do they do it? I have no idea. But I’m completely hooked. I thought this was an absolutely amazing box. The items felt well curated and the quality was great. I will use/have already used all 5 of the items and for only $10 (includes shipping!), it’s a complete steal. I don’t know of any other subscription out that that offers this quality for the price point. The mix of home, beauty, and food is really practical and reminds me a lot of POPSUGAR Must Have at a fraction of the cost. I think this is what POPSUGAR should have been aiming for when it launched the Mini box!

I really wish this could be a monthly box instead of a bi-monthly. I’m dying to get my July box already and it’s barely June. I’m so impressed with this that I really might have to get myself an actual Little Lace Box subscription as well!

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