Subscription Box Insanity: Little Lace Box (Jan. ’15)

Little Lace Box

Little Lace Box

I’m very excited about a subscription called Little Lace Box. Their motto is a box that is “for women who know they’re worth it”. A very tall order!

I missed out on LLB’s September box, which included some beautiful home items that I totally lusted after. I couldn’t purchase the box after the fact but was able to sign up for future boxes. (See my reviews from past boxes here.)

THE DETAILS: The Little Lace Box promises to deliver “hand-curated, nearly impossible-to-find designer products directly to your doorstep every month”. [UPDATE: LLB is now only shipping boxes every other month.] In fact, according to their site, it will be “brimming with high-end, brand name beauty, lifestyle, and home product samples to treat yourself to and dazzle your friends during your next night out”. They do not currently deliver internationally, only to the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The cost of a box is $39.99 which includes shipping. [UPDATE: Boxes for new subscribers now cost $49.99; previous subscribers have been grandfathered in at the original price.] I had a coupon and was able to get my first box for $29.99. This box is non-refundable. LLB also has a loyalty program so you earn points for purchasing products on their site.

LLB Note & Next Box Theme Reveal

LLB Note & Next Box Theme Reveal

Each of the LLB’s come with a great note from the founders about the theme, as well as a hint at what the next box’s theme will be. On the back is a description/price list for the items in the box, with further notes on each item. The next box (February) will have a theme of “The Lovers, The Dreamers and Me“.  It’s a song by Kenny Loggins. (Click the link to see the Jim Henson tribute set to this song.)

Here's the first look; this box was jam-packed and huge!

First Look

First Look Additional

First Look Additional

Here’s the first look; this box is jam-packed and huge! I can’t wait to dig in!

Siena Tea Collection - Tea for One

Siena Tea Collection – Tea for One

The first item I pull out is this great Siena Tea Collection – Tea for One set. I love tea and am drinking it often; I got lucky though and was able to swap for a second version of this so that there can also be “tea for one for two”! Retail value is $23.01.

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Lucy’B’s Roll-on Perfume Oil

This is an interesting- and pretty!- little product. It’s a rollerball with perfumed oil: Lucy B’s Roll-on Perfume Oil in Royal Peony Rose & Mandarin Musk. It does have a very strong floral scent; I’m not sure yet if it is for me. This size retails for $18.65.

Capital Bee Raw Hand Cut Holly Honeycomb

Capital Bee Raw Hand Cut Holly Honeycomb

This is actually listed as a bonus item. It is Capital Bee Raw Hand Cut Holly Honeycomb. It looks delicious; I’m not one for honey in my tea except when I am sick, but I will find a use for it elsewhere. Retail value is $7.

Downton Abbey Hair Jewelry

Downton Abbey Hair Jewelry

I love Downton Abbey and these Hair Clips are really pretty and a vintage style that I love. Retail value of these are $24.

Beekman 1802 Authentic Hand-forged Britannia Fruit Spoon

Beekman 1802 Authentic Hand-forged Britannia Fruit Spoon

I can’t help it, I’ve been really in to antique home goods so this spoon made me squeal with delight! It is Beekman’s 1802 Authentic Hand-forged Britannia Fruit Spoon and it is made from a late 18th-century spoon mold. I’ve managed to swap for three others and hoping to get between 6-8, I’m that geeked about them. Retail value is $20.

Royal Apothic Bubble Cream

Royal Apothic Bubble Cream

As my regular readers know well, anything bath-oriented is always a hit with me! This is Royal Apothic’s Bubble Cream in Holland Park. It’s an interesting concept and I’m looking forward to giving it a try! Retail value is $20.

How to Be a Lady: Candace Simpson-Giles

How to Be a Lady: Candace Simpson-Giles

Last but not least is this special edition version of Candace Simpson-Giles’ How to Be a Lady. As a Midwestern-er we have our fair share of “social rules”; it will be interesting to see a Southerner’s take on things. Retail value is $12.01.

This is a really nice box and keeps up LLB’s practice of products that are unique and/or produced by women and/or small businesses. The total retail value for these items is $124.67. That’s more than 3 times the normal monthly price of $39.99!

Stay tuned for February’s box which has the theme of “The Lovers, the Dreamers and Me”!

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