Serendipity by Little Lace Box July 2016 Box Review

My Serendipity by Little Lace Box arrived just in time for July! I got it in the mail on Friday, and it was perfect timing because I’ve just been dying to know the contents. Another day and I probably would have peeked at the spoilers! This is my second Serendipity box so far and I am so incredibly impressed.

Serendipity by Little Lace Box is a bi-monthly subscription by the same people who run the original Little Lace Box. Serendipity is only $12.99/shipment ($9.99/shipment if you get a whole year), 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 August and a Serendipity box in September. 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! Usually spots open up when the shipments go out. 

Serendipity by Little Lace Box July 2016 Box Review

Manna Kadar 3-in-1 Blush Highlighter Shadow in Fantasy | $19.00
Usually I don’t get excited about eyeshadow or blush anymore unless it’s a brand that is really luxe, but I really like this! Manna Kadar isn’t super high end or anything but they do make good quality products that I’ve been happy with in the past. This is a universally flattering color that can work as an eyeshadow, a blush, and also a highlighter. I really love it as an eyeshadow in particular–it’s a great neutral shade for me and gives me a polished look without looking overly done. I currently use an Urban Decay eyeshadow that is a really similar color and this one works just as well. I just hit the pan for my UD shadow last month (finally!!!) so this Manna Kadar shadow will save me the trouble of having to buy another one. And since this one product is more than the cost of the box, I’m calling this entire box a total win already.

Serendipity by Little Lace Box July 2016 Box Review

Pre de Province Riche Hand Butter in Coconut$7.99
This was a variable item, with four different scent options that subscribers could receive: coconut, lavender, amande, and starflower. I’m happy with the coconut scent that I received. Very tropical and perfect for summer! Although I don’t need another hand cream (especially in this humidity), it will get used eventually.

Serendipity by Little Lace Box July 2016 Box Review

Kitsch Chevron Pendant Necklace$22.95
I’m impressed that for such a low cost box they were able to include a necklace like this! The quality of the pendant is pretty sturdy and the chain is well made. Even though the size of this necklace is fairly large, the color and style are neutral enough to go with a variety of outfits and can be dressed up or down. I think some subscribers received a pearl layering necklace instead of this one, but I’m pleased with my chevron necklace.

Serendipity by Little Lace Box July 2016 Box Review

The pendant feels very heavy and well constructed. I like that it has a matte finish that gives it a more casual vibe. The gold and silver are both muted so the contrast is subtle, which I prefer. I generally don’t like mixing metals but this works for me!

Serendipity by Little Lace Box July 2016 Box Review

100% Cotton Boca Terry Spa Headband | $3.99
Really useful! I haven’t received one of these from a subscription box before so I’m really glad to have it. It’s practical and luxurious at the same time! I’ve been using mine to keep the hair out of my face when I’m doing masks. I also used it as an impromptu eye mask during a nap and it fit really well.

Serendipity by Little Lace Box July 2016 Box Review

The velcro makes this highly adjustable, and I think it could easily fit the vast majority of people. The material is soft and absorbent and dries easily as well.

Serendipity by Little Lace Box July 2016 Box Review

LeBlanc France Parfum Sachet | $5.99
Such beautiful packaging! I love Alfons Mucha illustrations and am so glad that I received this design! Subscribers received one out of six options: lavender (2 designs), peony, lily of the valley, rose, and vanilla. I actually can’t really tell what scent I received, is that strange? It smells like rose, but could also be lily of the valley or peony. It’s floral, that’s all I really know!

Serendipity by Little Lace Box July 2016 Box Review

I think this is a unique item to receive, and I actually love using lavender in my closet already. Most of my dresser drawers have little satchets of lavender and I like the idea of adding more scents to the arsenal. I also like the suggested idea from LLB to sprinkle the contents of the bag onto the floor and vacuuming it up so in the future when you vacuum your house will smell like flowers!

Serendipity by Little Lace Box July 2016 Box Review

 

Once again I’m blown away by the value Little Lace Box is able to deliver in such a low cost box. This July box has a value of $59.91! That’s completely insane! The items also don’t feel like useless fluff items–even the lowest cost item (the headband) is really useful and of decent quality.

Even though these boxes don’t have a theme, I think the curation feels very cohesive. The items I received felt appropriate for summer and had sort of a “treat yoself” vibe to me. Love it! Not to mention that the surprise element of this box is so much fun. If they made this a monthly subscription I would sign up in a heartbeat! You simply can’t beat the price and variety of products. POPSUGAR Mini could stand to learn a lesson or two from Little Lace Box…

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