Please excuse the double post today, my My Little Box arrived later then everyone else’s seemed to this month (I peeked on instagram), and I hate putting up late as they feel irrelevent to me – and I already have my Base to Full face series scheduled for the week, so it’s slotting in as a bonus post!
I’d already taken a little peek at the theme this month, ‘Mountains’ – which when it’s arrived on a gloriously sunny day the apres ski theme feels a little belated as I’m admiring the spring flowers in my garden beginning to open. The box felt deceivingly light, and I was already thinking I might be missing something just by the weight of it, but it’s packed with small light goodies.
The french edition of the box featured the currently hugely popular ‘Little Book of Hygge’ (as I spotted on my friend Joyce’s post) this wasn’t included in the British edition, instead there’s a Get Cosy book created by My Little Box… it feels like the magazine they used to have and retired at the end of last year, just pocket sized. There’s also a cute ski print with the words ‘How You Climb a A Mountain is More Important than how you reach the top’.
The first item I spotted was a pretty little tin, inside it had a iron on badge style brooch with the words ‘Coeur de Glace’ (Heart of Ice), the badge is pretty, although I don’t have any coats this would be appropriate to attach it to. I love the tin, but it’s just that little bit too small to do anything with unless I plan on start making my own lip balm (I don’t).
Next up I spotted the item which came in collaboration with Stitch & Story with a needle hook & pattern to make you’re own chunky snood scarf. I’ve tried many times and I am terrible at knitting (embroidery is more my forte) however I might give this a go… next winter, I have enough to worry about pre-wedding and to be honest, scarf season will have past in the next few weeks! I did see that there was as a collaboration happening with Stitch and Story, and to be honest I was expecting more than a plastic needle when you still need the wool, and knitting needles to be able to actually do anything, the needle is arbitrary in the scheme of things!
Next, some mountain shaped post it notes, I ran out of post-its pre-Christmas as I was labelling everyone’s presents whilst wrapping as I forgot to buy tags. This weekend it became apparent I needed some more as we have a cupboard burst to the brim of wedding crap, and I have no idea what’s in any of the boxes or bags without rifling through everything, so immediately these are going to come in handy.
Lastly, a pair of navy socks with sparkly silver thread running through with the words ‘cold’ and ‘feet’ running on the back of each. These are adorable and feel really soft, It’s my hen party this weekend and apparantly I need some comfy shoes and footwear for ‘walking in a built up area’ so I’m going to take these with me as the feel nice and cosy
Onto the Beauty Bits, First up was the My Little Beauty item, with their ‘Fresh Kiss’ lip balm shaped like an EOS balm, but with a reddish flushed to it. Mine’s arrived a bit battered looking like it didn’t come sit in the mould well, however it’s not unusable. Has a faux-strawberry laces scent to it.
Benefit Porefessional mini… and I mean mini. I’ve had better same samples of this from magazines so I was a little disappointed to see this teeny sample, I was however only thinking the other day I’d like to try it again after never being that impressed with it a few years ago. I don’t mind the product, I just don’t think the sample is a great size considering the other items in the box. Apparently this is worth £10, (verified that is the case on Boots) if you’re paying that much for 7.5ml, you crazy.
Last is the Polaar Icy Magic Instant Eye Energizer, with a cooling metal ball to depuff eyes, reduce dark circles and weirdly, stimulate eyelash growth. I normally use these were I’d put concealer, no where near my actual eyelashes, have I been applying these wrong forever? I’m actually going to keep this aside for honeymoon as I may need some help with jetlag! Full size product worth £19.90, this better be good, any I’ve bought in the past have been about a fiver!
I do think for the third time in a row there’s more effort in the extras than the beauty products, and I’m starting to consider this more as a lifestyle subscription rather than a beauty box, and if I’m being honest I’m probably still only subscribed to it for the blog, rather than my own interests – my house is full enough with the knick-knacks that have come with the box, but it’s usually my most popular post of the month for new readers – hence why I’m still subscribed, I’ve nearly hit the trigger several times in the past few months and unsubbed.
What do you think of this months box?