Dot Boxx July 2017 Unboxing & Review [+ Coupon Code]

Period subscription boxes are hands down my favourite thing on the market. For most of us girls, Aunt Flo’s monthly visits are accompanied by cramps, pain, extreme hunger, mood swings and an affinity for chocolate and anything sugary. Period subscription boxes are the revolution that make that time of the month more bearable, and maybe even slightly enjoyable?
Dot Boxx gets it.. not only do they provide the essentials (pads and tampons) but also deliver hand picked products and accessories straight to your door.
Ultimately, our goal is to provide a service that reminds females of all ages to embrace the importance of self-care. So whether your period is active or inactive, you deserve to experience the pleasure of me time and self-love.
The value of the box will always exceed the cost of the box, guaranteeing the biggest bang for your buck!

What You Need to Know

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Price: $39.99 for regular Dot Boxx
Shipping: Boxes ship the 1st week of every month
Personalization: Your order confirmation email contains a link to personalize your box. Click on the link to choose from over 70 pad and tampon options and specify dietary restrictions. 
Coupon code: 20% off with code LIVELAUGH
Subscriptions:
The Essentials: $19.99
Mini Dot Boxx: $29.99
Dot Boxx: $39.99
Each box is available in 1 month, 3 month and 6 month intervals
The value of the box will always exceed the cost of the box – guaranteed. Options include pads, tampons or half and half. We also offer dark chocolate, gluten free and vegan boxes for no additional charge. We carry all major brands with the exception of O.B. Shipping to US is free, shipping to Canada begins at $14.95. We cover all port and other fees for Canadian subscribers on their birthday month.

July Box Theme: About Face

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This month’s theme contains all of your skincare essentials! Boxes comes with period essentials, up to 4 hand-picked products, chocolate, and other goodies. The regular Dot Boxx box was kindly sent to livelaughblog for an honest review.

The Products

I really like this product card because it’s to-the-point and provides you with the basic information that subscribers typically look for such as the price, what the products are, how much they cost and what they do for you. My mind was blown seeing the value of this box compared to the price! The subscriber pays $39.99 (for the Dot Boxx) and the value is $115.00; that’s savings of about $75.00!!

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Face Scrubbies by Krystle’s Craft Den: $19.00

These crochet makeup removers make washing your face fun and easy. They are ecofriendly, made from 100% USA grown cotton and can be used over and over again, just throw them in with your laundry.

These reusable ‘scrubbies’ can be used for just about anything when it comes to washing your face and removing makeup. You can use them to exfoliate, wash off cleansers or masks, and of course remove makeup. The wonderful thing is that these are reusable, AKA environmentally friendly and can be used over and over instead of buying new!

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ApothOtopia: Organic Rose Clay Mask & Rosewater Mini Set: $10.00

Rose Mask (Mild Mask, Gentle Cleansing) – French Rose Clay is blended with Arrowroot Powder, Rose Geranium Oil & Rose Petals.

Rose Water – Made with Organic Rose Petals, Distilled Water, Rose Geranium & Rose Essential Oil. Use as the liquid in your mask & use any left-over as a mist for your face, or hair! Perfect in a warm bath and has wonderful benefits for your skin!

I use Rose Hibiscus oil on my face and body a few times a week. I was thrilled to get Rose water and a rose clay mask because I just started reading up on and understanding the benefits of using rose essential oils and how great it is for the skin- both for nourishing and anti-aging properties. I tried this mask last night and it’s really light, I mixed it with a touch of water and applied to my face for about 10 minutes then washed it off. It smells like roses (what you would expect) and it’s super easy to take off. The rose water followed- I sprayed some on my face and into my hair, I woke up the next day with beachy waves, soft hair and soft skin!

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Glow for a Cause: Facial Nourishing Cream: $38.00

Our facial nourishing cream is enriched with organic calendula, proven to be highly effective in preventing the skin from over-drying. This cream, lightly scented with 100% pure essential oils of lemon, bergamot and tangerine, soothes damaged skin without leaving a greasy feeling.

A definite staple in any skincare subscription box is a jar of face cream. It’s extremely important to moisturize on a daily basis to keep skin hydrated in order to avoid dryness. This also makes a great product for a spa night when you need a pick-me-up during those awful cramps!

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The Bodacious Bee Activated Charcoal Acne Bar: $7.00

Activated Charcoal is super reputable for helping get rid of acne and cleanse the skin. I LOVE love love receiving this kind of soap in subscription boxes because it is so useful and helpful! I have always struggled with face and body acne and nothing I ever bought from a store could help me (believe me, I’ve tried it all). This homemade soap, which again is ideal for a relaxing spa night, is made with essential oils, coconut oil, avocado and activated charcoal powder among other ingredients and can be lathered onto hands and then washed on your face. The label cautions people not to rub the bar directly on your face; which I’m guessing is because of the strong ingredients.

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Herbal Transdermal: Botanical Make Up Remover: $15.00

This item was a bonus item for subscribers. I actually couldn’t find this item on the website or other links, I’m not sure if it was discontinued but I’m guessing so based on the faded label. The label doesn’t really bother me as long as the product is not expired, but it may bother some who want to read the label. The product is 100% natural and made with organic ingredients, and is said to be able to remove even the toughest makeup. I don’t wear a lot of makeup but I do wear mascara and it is always super pesky to remove, hopefully this will do the trick!

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The Crème Shop: Drink, Up Skin! Cheer Up, Skin!: $4.00 each

Keep your skin smooth and dewy like a penguin’s perfectly polished coat. Infused with hyaluronic acid, this ultra-moisturizing face mask quenches your skin’s thrist or an effortless, radiant glow.

Seal in moisture and eliminate dull skin with this nourishing face mask. Infused with pearl essence, this zany zebra will have your face beaming.

I’m not sure if these were included in regular boxes but I love these face masks! Meant for moisturizing and brightening the skin, these add to the perfect spa night just before moisturizing. Leave these on for 10-15 minutes and soak up the goodness as you relax!

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SkinCraft Organics Natural Healing Lip Balm: $5.01

SkinCraft Organics’ natural unscented lip balm – Natural Healing, with its is ultra gentle & soothing formula of moisturizing organic Coconut & Calendula Oils, it is the “Go To” lip treatment for extra dry & cracked lips.

A spa night isn’t complete without a soft, soothing lip balm to put the final touches on making that skin gorgeous!

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Snacks

Kellogg’s Fruit Snacks: Strawberry: Approx $1.00 – 2.00 each

  • 100% of recommended daily Vitamin C
  • Fat free
  • Gluten free

I LOVE candy, it is truly my biggest guilty pleasure ESPECIALLY during my period. I was surprised that these fruit snacks only have 100 calories and are gluten/fat free. They are delicious!

 

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Skinny Cow Literally Lustworthy Caramel Filled Chocolate:

Mmm-out-loud-delicious caramel in a rich milk chocolate square

  • No Artificial Flavors or Colors
  • Simple ingredients, simply indulgent
  • Skinny Cow is part of the Nestle Cocoa Plan which works to help improve the lives of cocoa farmers and the quality of their products.

Of course a period box isn’t a period box without chocolate! I was really impressed with the quality of these delicious caramel filled chocolates, the caramel literally oozes out of the chocolate and melts right in your mouth, YUM!

 

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Period Essentials

Yogi Tea: Moon Cycle & Raspberry Leaf: $4.89/box

We combine Raspberry Leaf, traditionally used for centuries to address common menstrual discomforts, and Chamomile which has been used for centuries to help soothe the mind and body. Infuse harmony and comfort into the days of your monthly cycle with a calming cup of Woman’s Moon Cycle® tea.*

Yogi Woman’s Raspberry Leaf tea is purposefully blended with Raspberry Leaf; which has been traditionally used by midwives and Western herbalists during pregnancy as well as to help ease the discomfort of menstruation, and to support the uterus. Enjoy the pleasant, earthy-sweet flavor of Woman’s Raspberry Leaf tea to support the female system.*

Both of these tea samples are specifically catered to help soothe menstrual cramps and discomforts; making them both a fabulous choice for Dot Boxx. Both are decaffeinated which are perfect to enjoy while relaxing during your soothing spa day!

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U by Kotex Long & Ultra Thin

Here’s a super-slim pad with more length for heavy flow and deep channels to flex and fit your body.U by Kotex® Security® Pads feature 3D Capture Core* with the NEW Xpress DRI* cover for crazy fast absorption to help stop leaks.

Although I use organic pads and tampons, us women know how expensive it is to get your period so sometimes it’s wonderful to have back up options in case of running out. I haven’t really used U by Kotex in the past but a pad is a pad. I like that these pads are long (especially for heavier days) and thin as many times the cotton from a pad will start to come out after a few hours.

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Beyond BodiHeat Heat Pad

Beyond BodiHeat® is an easy-to-use, nonmedicated, air-activated heat pad that delivers up to 12 hours of soothing pain relief for sore muscles and joints. Our exclusive formula works with your own circulation to spread the warmth further and ease your pain fast. Choose from original BodiHeat, BodiWrap, Neck, Shoulder & Wrist and Knee Wrap.

What a GREAT idea! I have yet to receive a body heat pad in any period subscription box, and this is so useful for those first few pesky days of cramps.

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Pain Medicine, Wipes + Mini Pads

Kudos to Dot Boxx for the inclusion of samples of Advil, Exedrin, Summer’s Eve Wipes and smaller mini pads for lighter days. These came wrapped up with the BodiHeat wrap in a convenient plastic wrap, which is also great for travelling.

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Final Thoughts

I am really, truly impressed with my first Dot Boxx. This box makes it (almost) fun to get your period and look forward to the many goodies that arrive in order to make that time easier. I love that each box has a theme, and I love that the skincare theme carried items that were natural and organic. I also couldn’t believe the abundance of goodies that came in this box. There is something for every want and need- whether its hunger, pain, thirst or even hygiene! I love the inclusion of handmade items from small businesses and the thorough product card that explained the items. Most of all I love the PRICE.. $39.99 for all of this (with a value of $115.00)! The theme was very consistent and well thought out throughout this box and I loved the variety of items that will definitely make my time of the month much easier!

USE COUPON CODE LIVELAUGH AT CHECKOUT FOR 20% OFF

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