Is it me, or are these My Little Boxes arriving later and later each month? Mine did arrive a few days past the allocated date that they gave, but given that’s the first time in over a year of subscription, when it comes from France, we’ll let it slide.
This month sees the transition away from the beautifully illustrated lids by Kanko, which seems a bit odd given the theme of this month’s box is Creativity and MLB have partnered with Pinterest. I’ll start by saying, I do not get the theme this month at all, I was really excited when I heard the theme this month, thinking we’d get lots of crafty bits to make life a whole lot more creative and beauty bits to inspire us to be more creative with our makeup. When I saw the partnership with pinterest I thought we were going to get products related to cool hair tutorials and nail art for example. But reality didn’t quite match expectation.
The box features a usual print and magazine from My Little Boxes.
Creative Item Number 1: Canvas Tote Bag
Okay, A Canvas Tote bag – always handy to have I guess. Featuring the quote ‘Collect Moments not things’ on one side and a giant My Little Box Logo on the other. For this type of shopper it does feel a little small. The thing that annoys me most is that MLB have bought back the RRPs on their own brand items. So Ladies this has an RRP of £15. I think they’re mad.
Creative Item Number 2: Tech Jewellery
I feel like tech jewellery is a fancy way of calling it a earphone repair kit… this is kind of handy, but creative? Not so much. Another extraordinary RRP of £16.
Creative Item Number 3: My Little Beauty Creme De Minuit (Night Cream)
Okay this was the first item that I pulled out of the separate beauty bag. I thought I got this… A night cream to help you get your beauty sleep and recharge your creative batteries. I don’t actually own a specific night cream, as you’ll see in a few days in my new ‘bedside beauty’ blogpost, so this will be nice to have. I do generally like the My Little Beauty Products, so hopefully this will be another welcome product from their range to add to my collection. RRP £15.
Creative Item Number 4: Baija Hydrating Body Cream Fleur de Tiare
Second item I draw out of the bag, a body cream. This was the point where they lost me. Containing Shea butter, coconut oil, beeswax and jojaba, this sounds perfect for keeping dry autumn winter skin at bay. I do question the fragrance though, whilst it’s lovely it’s also very summery for almost November described as being inspired by the south pacific island of Tahiti’s blue lagoons and it’s floral evening air, Nothing screams autumn more right? Packaging is pretty though. RRP £12.90 or Euros – it has both symbols on the sheet so I’m not sure which, either way it’s a bit steep for product of this size.
Creative Item Number 5: Polaar La Veritable Creme De Laponie (Hand Cream)
Holy crap. Another cream, whilst I was alone I think I did shout what the hell out loud at this one. I do love a hand cream and at the moment I have the things coming out of my ears! Pretty much the polar opposite of the tropical scents of the body lotion – this is a ‘Genuine Lapland Handcream’ designed to help keep hands from the coldest climates soft through winter. This does have a light scent, and a thick but non greasy formula. I do look forward to putting this to the test through wither especially as with a £16.90 RRP this is way more than I’d normally spend so I’m expecting big things!
This is the first box that I feel completely unenthusiastic by. If I’d received one of the beauty items in another box singularly I would have been really excited to receive it. I do find it a little difficult to be excited by 3 out of 3 products being creams, especially when the theme is Creativity, a pamper theme maybe. Probably part of my disappointment is just how I geared myself up on the box, and the thought of things I thought I was going to receive didn’t appear at all.
If you’re thinking of subscribing this is a really ill representation of the subscription check my post ‘The My Little Box Archive’ to see what I’ve received in the box – I’ve been subscribed since it’s been running in the UK you should get a better indication of the contents in that post – click here to see the archive. Hopefully this isn’t a downwards spiral of my favourite subscription box…
What do you think of this months box?