Little Life Box is a Canadian monthly healthy box subscription. For 19$ CAD, you will receive 8 to 12 items ranging from snacks to beauty products and supplements. The items are a mix of sample and full-size products. When you subscribe, you choose between the original and the vegan box. This review is for the original box!
Note: as this box is Canadian and most of the products are Canadian as well, all the price are given in Canadian Dollars.
This month, we are invited to “Treat Yo Self.” After a busy Holiday season, I’m ready to treat myself!
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Once again, the box is full of goodies! Some Quinoa? Yum!
GoGo Quinoa – 5 Grain medley with Quinoa ($4.80). This is a mix of red quinoa, amaranth, brown and wild rice, and split peas. I love everything about this! Over here, we can easily find this product in any grocery store with a health section, but I always walk past it and go straight for the Quinoa. I’m really happy to see this bag in my box! It’s vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO and made in Quebec. What’s even better, their website suggests a bunch of recipes to fully appreciate quinoa and other grains.
Kiju Biologique ($1.99) – Another non-GMO and vegan product, this juice is a blend of organic juices and flavors with only vitamin C added. I’m a big fan of their pomegranate-cherry and cranberry-pomegranate-blueberry juice, but I had never tried the lemonade one. It’s tasty, fresh, light, and the added grape juice brings just the right amount of sweetness. This flavor will come in handy going into the summer!
Pur Gum – Chocolat Mint Flavour ($1.69). Aspartame and sugar-free, this gum is a guilt-free gum that kicks the sweet tooth craving. I don’t chew gums, but my husband likes this brand of gums.
Honey Bar – Sweet and Salty snack bar ($1.40). Made of peanuts, honey, peanut butter, crisp brown rice, almonds and sea salt, this bar looks delicious. Sadly, we can’t eat peanuts so I’ll give it away to my in-laws.
Vida Grains – Morning Glory sample. Last month, we received a sample of hemp seeds and I can’t stop adding hemp seeds to my breakfasts and smoothies, so I’m very excited to try a new yogurt/smoothies/salad topper! The Morning Glory sample contains gluten free oat bran, flax seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds as well as organic dried cranberries, raisins, dried blueberries, and goji berries. The texture was actually surprising. It’s almost like powdered grains with bits of sunflower seeds and fruits. Their website have a recipe section as well, just to add this to even more food!
ConcenTrace – Electrolytes Sample (15ml). I know electrolytes are important for a healthy body, especially when sweating a lot and drinking a lot of water. I’ll keep that around for when I’m exercising and that I’m drinking a lot of water, but not as a daily supplement.
Sisu – Vitamin D3 for kids, strawberry-banana flavor. I do take Vitamin D supplement in the winter months, 2000 IU. Even if they are targeting kids, it is still vitamin D, so I’ll take them for sure.
Earth’s Care – Dry & Cracked Skin Balm. With Shea butter, arnica and chamomile, they are parabens, fragrances, and phthalates free. I’m glad when I have a couple of samples to try (more than one sample) to see if it works for me, especially for skin products as I have very sensitive skin. And being in the middle of cold weather, my hands need all the moisturizing they can get. Sadly, the texture is weird for my hands but perfect for my elbows. It’s like a paste that smells strongly of menthol and it was hard to apply to the skin and when it did, it was oily on my hands. I had never heard of this company before, and some of their other products look really interesting, so I’m happy to try them out.
Pure-le natural – FIBERrific Sample. Prebiotic Fiber, 97% pure soluble fiber. My diet is already quite high in fiber, so I don’t know if I’ll see a difference with these two samples. I would have been more interested in trying the one with probiotic or the vitamin D, so if I like them, I might take a look at their other products.
Life Candy – Professional french wedges. These are my go-to sponge to apply foundation, the rare times I wear make-up. But they are always useful to have around. I use them when I apply nail polish on my toes…
Acure – Brightening facial scrub ($2.50). My face skin is super sensitive, and I’m always worried that a change in my skincare routine will worsen the situation. But I wanted to try argan extract for a while, so I’ve tried it even if the argan is low in the list of ingredients. I’m glad I did, it feels great! After only one use, my skin feels smoother and not too tight. Other organic ingredients: aloe leaf juice, calendula, and chamomile. There’s also kaolin clay, sage extract, and spearmint. So many soothing ingredients!
When I opened the box, I felt there was a lot of samples. It was also lighter on snacks, but the quinoa makes it up for it. Although I think the value of the box was a bit low this month, I’m happy to have discovered new companies with organic ingredients that are readily available in the grocery store nearby. Overall, it was a nice discovery box, made to remind us to treat ourselves to something good this year!
What did you think of January’s Little Life Box?