The December 'Goddess' Box by Society of Lovely
After seeing all of the indulgent goodies in the November Box from Society of Lovely, I just had to go ahead and subscribe to their Goddess Box! The Goddess Box is one of three boxes that you can subscribe to and is $65 NZD per month. The two other boxes that you can subscribe to are Little Lovelies at $40 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.
The December Goddess Box has plenty of variety, with tools, sweet treats, and beauty products for a Christmas pampering! In this month's box I received six glam items.
1. Jo Luping Christmas Tile
This beautiful tile is by Jo Luping, a very talented New Zealand artist who works in ceramics, jewellery, glass, and textiles, to name a few. This tile is called 'Pacific Aroha II' and is a vibrant red with an aroma and koru design which symbolises love, life, and new beginnings. This tile now has a place on our remembrance shelf at home, this is a special shelf for us which displays photos and pieces to remember loved ones that we've lost.
2. Bonbons by Honest Chocolat
Next up, we have some bonbons made by NZ chocolate company, Honest Chocolat. Go check out their website, their chocolates look absolutely divine! These bonbons are Salted Caramel Chocolate and are just so decadent, creamy, and have the right amount of richness, a perfect after-dinner treat!
3. Face Spritz by The Aromatherapy Co.
I haven't tried any products by The Aromatherapy Co. before, so it was exciting to try this Rose Water Face Spritzer by them. The Aromatherapy Co. are a New Zealand company that make home and body products. They focus on using natural ingredients and also give back to the community by supporting a number of NZ charities. This Rose Water Face Spritzer is great for carrying on in your bag during the summer when you need a bit of a refresher. The spritzer is in a cute travel size bottle with a rose gold lid, and is packaged in a gorgeous little sparkly cylinder tube. It has a light rose scent to it and one spritz was instantly cooling and left me smelling amazing.
4. Darling Trinket Tray
This month's box is a varied one, with items that I wouldn't think to include in a subscription box, so there was plenty of delighted surprise when I opened the December Goddess Box! This ceramic tray is super cute and a decent size, with plenty of room to hold my keys, coins, lip balm, and jewellery.
5. Peach Melba Drims by Pop a Ball
How fun is this tin of Peach Melba Drims by UK company, Pop a Ball?! Inside this bright pink tin is a glittery, sherbet-like powder that you roll onto the lip of your glass to add some extra flavour and sparkle. This would make a great accompaniment to a cocktail but I'm a beer drinker myself, so I tried it on a glass of sour beer! Using a wedge of lime I wet the rim of my glass. I then sprinkled some Drims into a dish and rolled the rim of my glass in it. The sweetness of the Drims paired surprisingly well with the tartness of the sour beer, and I'll be whipping this beauty out for drinks on Christmas Day!
6. Brush Set by EcoTools
This is probably my favourite item in this month's box as I was going to buy a new set of brushes this week, now I don't have to! That's one of the reasons why I adore subscription boxes, sometimes I'll receive a product that I was planning to buy and it removes the need for me to go out to the shops, something I'm very grateful for when it's only a few days out from Christmas! EcoTools brushes are handcrafted with bamboo handles, and are 100% vegan. In this Six Piece Starter Collection I received: a powder/blush brush, a concealer brush, a shading brush, a spoolie for brows, and angled liner brush, and a gold cosmetic bag to house the brushes. The handles on the brushes feel sturdy and the brushes themselves are super soft and I'll be getting a lot of use from these.
Verdict: I really enjoyed the December Goddess Box and I can't fault it. There were beauty products, edibles, and decorative items and it felt like quite a festive box. It was good to see several NZ brands in this month's box and at $65, I think this is a fair price and there was more than enough variety and value for me to want to continue subscribing. From what I've seen in previous boxes, Society of Lovely make sure that they include surprises that you would never think of and they ensure that each month's box is unique and glam. You can subscribe to their 2020 boxes here.