The September 'Envy' Box by Society of Lovely
Society of Lovely is a relatively new subscription box company, that specialises in indulgent, glamorous, boxes. There are three different subscriptions to choose from which are: Little Lovelies at $40 NZD per month, Goddess Gifts at $65 NZD per month, and Envy at $105 NZD per month (shipping is included in the price). With Little Lovelies, you receive 4-5 items, with Goddess Gifts, you get 5-7 items, and with Envy, you get the full package, with around 8-11 items.
Society of Lovely kindly sent me one of their stunning Envy boxes to try and review! First off, I love their elegant black and gold packaging and the box I received got me pretty excited as it's bigger than most subscription boxes.
Society of Lovely also do some awesome work with Women's Refuge and send gorgeous Random Acts of Lovely to this amazing organisation (check out their Instagram to see how many gorgeous RAOL's they sent to Women's Refuge this month!).
In the September box I received 9 items.
1. Necklace by Damsel
First up, we have this necklace by Damsel. This necklace has a long silver chain (too long to capture in a photo), and has two large, pearl-like beads, with a short chain tassel at at the end. I couldn't really find anything at all about Damsel so I can't give you an idea on price, but it is a lovely, sturdy necklace. It's not something I personally would wear on the daily but I do have a 1920's themed party coming up very soon so this is absolutely perfect for my outfit!
2. Milk Chocolate by Ocho
We've got a few sweet treats in the Envy box, which you can't go wrong with. Ocho are based in Dunedin who make a range of uniquely flavoured chocolates. Ocho source their cacao beans from farmers in the Pacific Islands and ensure that their suppliers are paid a fair price for their cacao beans and have good working conditions. This is beyond important as you want to feel good about what you are buying and that the people that have helped to make your product are being treated fairly. This milk chocolate contains a base of 52% cacao beans from the Solomon Islands, along with caramel and vanilla to create a yummy blend. Ocho's chocolate is divine, and has the perfect amount of sweetness, being not too sickly sweet. It wasn't hard to eat this pack of hearts in one go!
Price: $10 for a full-sized bar
3. NailPure Polish by Nails Inc.
This cruelty-free nail polish is by by UK brand, Nails Inc. Nails Inc. create nail polish that is alcohol-free and contains a patented Regenerating Complex which is a blend of Aldehyde, Zinc, and Calcium that boosts the production of keratin in your nails. Nails Inc.'s products are what they call '10 free' which means their nail polish does not contain nasties such as: DBP, Toulene, Formaldehyde, and Camphor, to name a few. Nails Inc. are also working towards their products being completely vegan which is great to see. The nail polish I received is in the shade, 'Mayfair Mansion Mews', and is a cute pastel pink shade. The brush in the bottle is wide and fabulous, and just one coat gave my nails good coverage. I don't usually wear nail polish but this would have to be one of the best brands of nail polish I've ever used.
4. Smoothie Boosters by The Original Smoothie Bombs
These Smoothie Bombs are such a great addition to your morning drink, with each Smoothie Bomb containing 10 nutritious ingredients to super charge your day. All you need to is crumble one bomb with a piece of fruit, some milk or juice, and then blend until smooth.
This colourful tube contains five different Smoothie Bombs: Golden Chai, Peanut Butter, Raw Cacao, Super Berries, and Super Greens. These Smoothie Bombs add great flavour to a smoothie, are so easy to use, and are full of goodness!
5. Tropical Headband by Carow & Lexin
I love this lush free, tropical patterned headband! It's the perfect fit (not too tight), and is just what I need for the hotter months when I need to keep my fringe from sticking to my forehead and for when I'm applying makeup. You can't go wrong with a good headband and Society of Lovely have worked hard to make sure that their boxes contain a variety of different items and products that every subscriber will use and love.
6. Self-Heating Eye Masks by Spacemasks.com
In the Envy Box, I received not one, but three of these relaxing eye masks by Spacemasks.com. I hadn't heard of this brand of eye masks before but have found that their masks are natural, cruelty-free, and vegan. These eye masks are self-heating and are used to relieve tiredness and eye strain, and provide a relaxing experience, and each mask contains essence of jasmine and iron powder. Being a Sunday, today is a busy day for me. It's my day where I do everything I need to do before the work week begins, chores, study, blogging, etc, so I thought it would be a great idea to take 15 minutes out of the day to chill out with one of these masks. These masks are amazing, they have a cute purple star pattern, and have string on each side so that you can attach them to your ears and move around without them falling off. They heat up quickly and stay warm for a good 15 minutes. I found this eye mask to be very relaxing and soothing and these are perfect for flights and you can also safely wear them whilst sleeping.
Price: $37.50 for a 5 pack
7. Short Black Chocolate Bar by Ocho
Another high quality, tasty chocolate by Dunedin-based company, Ocho, the Short Black contains roasted cacao nibs for a bit of crunch, coffee, and vanilla. While I'm not usually a lover of dark chocolate, this bar does have a rich, unique taste to it, especially with the little cacao nibs throughout. As mentioned earlier, Ocho source their cacao beans from farmers in the Pacific Islands, with the Short Black having a base of 70% cacao from Papua New Guinea.
Price: $11.50 for a full-sized bar
8. Notebook by Compendium Inc.
I can't say that there is any item in the Envy Box that I won't use and that feels good to say, as every now and again you do get boxes with items where you go, 'I'll never use this'. I go through several notebooks a year, and always have a notebook on hand for both work and personal notes.
This lined notebook has thick paper, is printed with soy ink, and is broken up with quotes, patterns and colours throughout to make for a more interesting notebook.
8. Petite Reed Diffuser by Mor Boutique
I've saved the best for last, and the last item in the Envy Box is this Petite Reed Diffuser by More Boutique. First off, the box itself is stunning and has the most gorgeous artwork!
Every part of this diffuser set is beautiful, from the box, to the jar, to the scent itself. The fragrance for this set is called Snow Gardenia and has fragrance notes of: Lemon, Bergamot, Angelica, Gardenia, Juniper Berry, Ylang Ylang, Vanilla, Musk, and Amber. This box set contains a black glass flacon, diffuser frangrance, and a thick black reed.
This fragrance is captivating and these diffusers have a wonderful scent throw. I've received candles in previous subscription boxes but never a reed diffuser, so this was quite special for me!
Verdict: The Envy Box was truly amazing and was full to the brim with indulgent goodies. Society of Lovely have outdone themselves with a box with plenty of variety. This box included items for the home, sweet treats, beauty products, and more. I think that subscribing to the Envy Box would be pretty special monthly experience. The Envy subscription is a bit on the pricier side and not something that I could personally commit to on a monthly basis, but Society of Lovely do offer two other subscriptions, Little Lovelies and Goddess Gifts, which may align more with your price point. My only critique would be that there was only one NZ brand in this box, and I hope to see more NZ brands feature in future boxes. However, with just this one box, Society of Lovely have thoroughly impressed me and I can't wait to see what they bring to future boxes. You can subscribe to Society of Lovely here.