Friday Night – My Little Box May 2016

Friday Night, the night of high heels, glasses of wine & celebrating making it through another working week. That’s what I was expecting from this month’s My Little Box theme, but yet again I’m left utterly perplexed by this month’s theme & line up.

I yet again took a peek at the French Version of this box before the UK one arrived and knew I was going to be disappointed with at least one side of the box this month. From the illustration on the front to the Kanako print on the inside, everything on the surface looks fun & like the party themed box you might be expecting. I loved the gold lettering on the front of this months box, I think that’s the first time that we’ve seen that. Speaking to my friend Joyce who lives in Paris and receives the French version of this box, I knew we were in for another rocky month.

 


The first lifestyle item I was greeted with was coasters, nothing says party on a Friday Night like coasters does it. It’s closer to my real Friday nights which is a large glass of wine with dinner followed by several cups of tea under a blanket. These painted cork coasters are a bit cheap feeling, and I hate the fact they say My Little Box on them, you might remember me talking before about hating any branded homeware which says the name of the shop where I bought it on display, and that little detail on them has made them be something I immediately won’t use in my house.

Next up was really the only saving grace of this box, A gold triangular hair clip – I actually really like this and think I’ll wear it now my hair is a lot shorter! It’s nicely made, but it reminds me of something I could probably buy in Primark in a three pack for £2.

Next up was an item which I had no clue what it was meant for until it arrived. This bowtie is a weird accessory which can be slipped onto different items, It’s suggested that you put it on the back of a bra to display on an open dress. There ain’t no way that this is fitting on any of my bras it’s too thin. I think this would have been cuter as a hair clip, but I guess they already had that base covered. It’s also not sewn together properly the bow part is just slipped in so I imagine it would fall out or get pulled out easily. Not a fan. The best idea for me for this is to put it on one of the dogs collars!

Lastly there was an envelope containing some cocktail recipes, and a blank invite to give to a friend or neighbour for a dinner party. I don’t know whether this is more of a French thing, but it’s definitely not a British thing, I think people would be creeped out if I gave them one!


The Beauty Items

I was already dubious about the beauty items from the French version from seeing Joyce’s box and just like the lifestyle items it’s not really got Friday Night vibes for me.

This is actually the most pleasing item from the box. The own brand My Little Beauty item is an All Black eyeliner. This is such a silky gel pencil which dries to a matte black and boy does it lock into place. I think this is nice, but does anyone ever really need another black eyeliner? It might have been nicer to see this in a dark brown instead.

Next up was a polish from a brand which I hadn’t heard of before, this is from a brand called Nailmatic and it’s the shade Jill. I hate this colour, it’s photographed better than it is in real life, but it’s a taupey, grey, purple bleh shade. Boring as hell, not a ‘Friday Night’ shade. but I’ll be intrigued to see how it performs, if I can bring myself to wear it this side of autumn.

Lastly one for the people who say ‘I can’t, I’m washing my hair’ I guess. A sample of the L’Occitane Shampoo with 5 Essential Oils. A quick scan of the ingredients shows that this contains Lavender Oil, and for that reason I’m probably going to have to pass this on to be used which is a shame (Lavender allergy), but either way I’m not sure I would have been ecstatic about the inclusion of a shampoo without a conditioner.

Do you remember me telling you about ‘maybe’ being sent a free replacement item last month due to them sending me an item for the third time. Well that maybe did actually turn up, the day that this box arrived a whole month after emailing them! I got a small sample size of the Weleda Pomegranate Creamy Body Wash. It’s more of a gesture to me rather than a replacement item.

That’s all from this months box, I think yet again the theme is a bit of a convoluted. I think for a Friday night there should have been a bit more Glitz with a lot more Glamour, coasters and shampoo don’t really match the vibe I think they were trying to go for. I think that eyeliner is my favourite item, but like I said – who ever runs out of black liner? I’m still working my way through a pencil I got in My Little Box two years ago!

I think it’s another disappointing show from My Little Box, It was a strong theme that had a lot of potential but sadly it just didn’t get paired together well for me.

What do you think of this months box?

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27 thoughts on “Friday Night – My Little Box May 2016

  1. I got slightly different beauty items. My nail varnish was more of an orange shade and I got a body wash/shower gel instead of the shampoo. I’m considering stopping my subscription as there are just too many things I don’t like or need x

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  2. I am laughing so hard. You’re killing me. Best for dog collars wahahaha such sweetness

    Okay, I don’t think it a Parisian thing to invite the neighbours. Most people that I know try to not interact with their neighbours in Paris. My neighbours are really into slamming the door asap they see me walking pass. I live in such a friendly neighbourhood wahahah Well, in smaller towns or suburbs, definitely. My in-laws are like BFF with their neighbours.

    Too bad that you’re allergic, in your box, that shampoo thing would have been the winner. Still can’t see how that’s related to Friday night though.

    It’s nice that they bothered with the gesture. I can’t see the likes of Glossybox / Birchbox doing that at all.

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  3. The shampoo was the only thing in the box I liked.

    I usually really like their boxes but this was left me wondering wnether now I’m older I don’t understand Friday nights anymore 😂😂😂

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  4. Wow, they trick you into thinking it’s going to be something amazing with that print and added gold. They knew it was a shitty box. I don’t know what kind of Friday nights they’re having lol sounds like a night of dressing up and staying in the house for some wine and company. If I’m staying in having a drink, no need to do my hair & makeup, or add a bow to look cute on the back of my dress, only for it to possibly fall off. What is this lol. Smh

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  5. I have been subscribed to the my little box since February 2017 and this box has been disappointing. The beauty stuff I like as I got a black eyeliner which is great, a L’Occitane hand cream which smells nice and a reddish/pink nail varnish. The coasters are okay, the bow I haven’t used and gave away and the pin is not that great.

    The box itself and theme was great, but the stuff in it was a big let down. I’m still staying subscribed as the best one could be good, but I know for sure I won’t be giving good feedback for this one.

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  6. Aw maybe you should stop reading spoilers on this box! 😛
    That style of hair clip would NEVER stay in my hair – it’d slide right off. It’s cute though.
    Haha, I’d love to see Charlie or Dexter with that bow clip! One would get jealous of the other, I’m sure.
    I’ve tried the L’Occitane shampoo – it’s ok but not the best. It is weird that they didn’t include a conditioner.
    Well, at least they tried with the Weleda body wash – better than nothing. And a handwritten note too!
    Maybe they modelled this box after my Friday nights which consists of sitting at home with a face mask on, drinking tea, and watching YouTube videos… XD

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    1. I think Charlie would bite it off Dexter, he destroys all his collars trying to play with him, but it wont show up on Charlie as he’s all black in that area!
      I can’t resist peeking, especially as the UK box seems to arrive later and later now-a-days, it used to be the first week of the month or so, and now it’s the second week!
      Your Friday Nights and my Friday nights are very similar!

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  7. “nothing says party on a Friday Night like coasters does it” I snorted my drink everywhere that really made me laugh haha! 🙂
    This is why I unsubscribed last month, after the whole garden theme which I did not find exciting at all with all the blooming moisturiser I’d just had enough.

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    1. Haha!
      I’m almost at my limit now I must admit, it’s one good box for 5 bad ones 😨 it’s annoying because it’s always my most popular post of the month for new viewers, so want to stay subbed for that reason but I feel like I’m chucking my money away most months! 😧

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