The My Little Box review has come a bit later than normal for that, apologies for my tardiness to the people who seem to come and look at my blog each month specifically for that review – it arrived both a little later than some of my friends, then there was an item missing out of the box which still hasn’t arrived. But luckily a friend loaned me my missing item so I could photograph what was missing.
If you’ve been reading my Look Incredible reviews you know that my enthusiasm for MLB is starting to slide in comparison, as well as my thoughts on the last 6 months of boxes being very cream heavy. Last month My Little Box replied to their bombardment of messages raising the same unhappy feeing about creams saying that hopefully this month’s box would make up for it.
This month theme is ‘My Little Bubble Box’ which is lovely pastel coloured and gets me totally ready and in the mood for spring. I’m not sure where the bubble them actually carries through to the box however. There’s not a bubble to be seen unless we’re counting a bubblegum and a balloon? There was sadly no beautiful print this month – or at least not in mine, which is often the thing I’m most excited to see as I’m such a fan of Kanako’s work. Inside the first thing you’re greeted with instead is a balloon… with the slogan ‘Be Wild!’. So this pretty much went in the bin moments after these pictures were taken.
The next item inside the box was a hairbrush – which I was excited to see. It’s dinky enough to be carried around in my handbag, and feels hollow so is also lightweight – but sadly the bristles in this are so short it doesn’t do a lot to tackle my thick hair. Even putting my hair in a hair bobble using this to smooth and comb into place is a struggle.
Lastly for the lifestyle items, although all of them are beauty related this month – was my missing item. My Little Beauty makeup sponge. Shaped very similar to the famed beauty blender, this feels really dense and I just tried wetting it as I was cleaning all my other sponges at the same time, but – it doesn’t puff up or get bigger, it’s very solid and doesn’t feel like it would be great at putting makeup on. I may stand corrected on this but so far I’m still yet to be impressed.
Onto the bit we’re really most intrigued to see.
My Little Beauty Cheek and Lip Tint
I’ve never liked any products like this so from the offset I wasn’t particular excited and the colour is really quite odd. Maybe it’ll be more flattering on, but it’s an odd lilac pink shade. The brush on this is really odd, it looks like a brush – but it’s stiff and has no bristles, it feels very sharp for dabbing on your face or lips.
Garancia Pschitt Magique
If you’re thinking ‘erm what is this’ don’t worry I had the exact same thoughts and had to do some online research as the packaging was all in french and the accompanying card was being a little shady with telling me what it did or how to use it. From what I understand it’s a micropeel treatment that foams and you leave on your skin for only 30 seconds. Formulated to perfect and transform the skin, with natural ingredients including glycolic acid. I will admit that it does have me intrigued.
Givenchy Noir Couture Volume Extreme Mascara Sample
Probably the most exciting item in the box for me, is this mascara sample. I’m a high end mascara lover and I’ve never tried anything from Givenchy, it’ll have to wait for now as my Lash Extensions are still holding on strong – but the brush looks like exactly the type of thing I normally go for.
I’m more impressed with this box with others than I have been recently, but I’m still not as impressed with this as Look Incredible. I’m curious on the micropeel treatment, excited about the mascara and in all honesty will likely never use the blush/lip tint. This is £14.99, and Look Incredible is 5 High End products, all full size – for £18.99. I’m almost tempted to take the money which I spend on my Little Box and upgrade to the Look Incredible premium box at £35 which this month was worth about £130, contained a full size perfume as well as the full size makeup items.
If you’re subbed to MLB let me know what your thoughts are on the subscription this month.
If you’re thinking of subscribing I have a ‘My Little Box Archive‘ which contains links to all previous MLB’s in the UK – and the items inside, so will give you a good overview of what you can expect and how the boxes have changed.
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