I must admit when I had a little sneak peek at the theme for this May 2015’s My Little Box, I took a little grumble when I saw it would come from a particular region of France. The Provence region of France, is famous for it’s lavender fields, Lavender is something that I’m personally allergic to, so I was a little scared as to what the products of My Little Provence Box were going to be.
Firstly the box, I love the pretty blue and white simple floral pattern that adorns the side of the box, it’s very countryfied and I like it. Opening the box we first see that this box re-welcomes the beautiful prints which seem to have been missing from the past few, I’m glad to see them return as they have a truly talented illustrator on their team, and I love seeing her work.
I’m always drawn to the extra items in the box over the beauty products, and this month was no exception. Firstly, a cute magnet dress up doll, with a lot of stylish outfit choices.
Next up was a beautiful little box saying Sunny Things Inside, which I found uber intriguing! Luckily it had a Gold Cuff inside, with 2 blue threads to thread your own design through the little holes. I quite like it how it is, so will probably add the threads to my sewing box for another project!
THE BEAUTY PRODUCTS
I then nervously opened the bag containing the beauty items, and was delighted with what I saw, which was a lot of sample sized L’Occitane items 🙂 – and none were lavender based – Normally there’s fewer, but more full sized items, but I’m happy with this as it’s a brand which I’ve tried and loved a lot from.
My Little Beauty – Crayon Epatant (Eyeshadow Crayon) – Full Size
I was really excited to see a deep brown eyeshadow stick – I’ve been loving a similar product from Kiko, and only a few days ago I said in my beauty lust list that I’ve been eyeing up more. This reminds me a lot of Urban Decay’s Smog eyeshadow, which is one of my favourite shades from UD, I will get a lot of use out of this beautiful metallic brown/bronze shade. This swatch is currently showing no signs of going anywhere.
L’Occitane Mer & Mistral Shower Gel – Sample Size
A very suitable for summer scented shower gel, as you may guess from the name this is very reminicent of the beach, and smells very fresh. I had a Yankee Candle very similar to this which I loved. I can’t wait to use this, I’ve not tried a shower gel from L’Occitane before.
L’Occitane Rose de Reines Hand & Nail Cream – Sample Sized
A great sized sample that is good for carrying around in your handbag, and whilst a small sample at 10ml, I know just how long these bad boys last having been through multiple tubes in the past. I’ve never had this scent before, and as the name suggests – it’s a pure rose scent. I often find rose scents can smell not quite authentic – my parents grow roses for a living, and I’ve grown up surrounded by them, so I am a little bit of an expert! But this smells just like the real thing. Beautiful!
L’Occitane Savon – Verbena Leaves Soap – Sample Size
I’m more of a liquid soap kind of gal, but the leaf shape you can see through the packet is rather cute it might just have to make an appearance. Alternatively I might give it to my mum who loves soaps, and L’Occitane, and I’m sure she’ll get a lot more pleasure of this than me.
L’Occitane Verbena Body Lotion – Sample Sized
I’ve haven’t tried this exact one, but I have had body lotions from L’Occitane in the past which I’ve really liked. The scent of this is a bit tough to describe, it’s not overpowering and lies on the very light side, and the only word that comes to mind is ‘leafy’. I love the consistency of their body lotions as they rub in so easily, and a little goes a long way.
My only critism of this box? The magnet lady only had 1 pair of shoes which only matched one outfit! She’s now chilling on my fridge, with a lemonade next to a box of vegetables.