Undoubtedly one of my most popular posts every month on my blog is my monthly My Little Box Reviews. The subscription started shipping the UK last September (apart from the preview in August for big bloggers), which means I’ve received 12 parcels of joy over the past year and this is a post to celebrate the service.
Undeniably my favourite piece of monthly mail each month it’s been rare that my little box has been a disappointed. There’s at least 1 star in the box which might make up for any duds (as opposed to Glossybox which I was finding was becoming a box full of duds). But any products I’m disappointed with are usually because they don’t suit me, rather than being terrible, so there’s usually a friend who I can think of who will love this product instead.
The beauty products that come through My Little Box tend to become apart of my routine very quickly and in a large majority of cases they become favourites too. For those who aren’t aware My Little Box is run by a french beauty brand called My Little Beauty, each of their boxes features one of their own brand products (which are usually amazing – their mascara is my favourite!).
I thought I would do a little showcase of each month with a self explanatory little icon on the beauty products as to whether I loved them or not. Anything with an additional star means they’ve been loved that much they’re already been in my empties – the august box is obviously still new so opinions are reserved for now. Key below (how school project of me!). The post also include all the lifestyle/fashion items that are in each box – I don’t know why but I never tend to think of these as part of the box and always as bonus extras! Click on the links/images to see the full review if you want full details of a particular box!
September 2014 My Little Box – My Little Parisian Box
In the past year I’ve received 38 beauty products via My Little Box as you can see there’s a lot of loves for the products and a lot of the ones I haven’t used up are either well on their way, or are things like lipstick or nail varnish which haven’t been used up yet. There’s a couple of products here which I’ve now noticed that have been forgotten that have laid untried but there’s only 3 untrieds not including this months which only arrived last Wednesday. But most impressively there is 18 empties, that’s roughly half of everything I’ve received (if you discount this month’s box which would be impossible), there are some other products which are well on their way to becoming empties too.
Something else that I want to note is that in 12 months I’ve not had one missing parcel (pretty good going as it comes from abroad), I’ve had had one missing item which was only a ink stamp for my little dream box – which I wasn’t too bothered about. Social media may have you believe that there’s lots of problems with deliveries – but I wouldn’t say that’s the case this month is the first month that I’d say my box was slightly late compared to others, but it still arrived within the timeframe My Little Box gave. Remember for every 1 moan on a facebook page there is probably 100 successful deliveries!
Their customer service has been fab (check out my post on that here), by sending me a free mascara after saying it was my favourite and I was upset I couldn’t repurchase it – they surprised me (didn’t even ask for my address and didn’t tell me they were sending a back up) by popping one in the post which arrived within 2 days of the comment on facebook!
So that’s it, hopefully if you have been tempted to subscribe to My Little Box you can see a roundup of everything that’s come through the past year of their service to the UK you will have found this helpful. I love this and do not plan to stop any time soon, whilst it’s not the cheapest (although is shipping from France and I think it is reasonable) you’ll see from the amount of products which are empty that I do get good value from it. They’re never products which get pushed to the back of my stash.
This may sound like I’m sponsored by My Little Box (I should be because I rave to everyone about it) – but I’m not I promise – I pay for these boxes with my own money and I absolutely love them.
Are you subscribed to My Little Box? What are your favourite past boxes?