How is it already the 19th January? This month is flying past! So fast in fact that when the postman arrived with the January ’15 My Little Box, I was taken by surprise.
This month the theme is ‘Energy’ which seems a good fit for January, the month of resolutions and the picture on the box gives a big clue to one of the lifestyle items inside: a sports bag.
What I do really like about My Little Box, however, are the little details which make opening each item all the more enjoyable. The sports bag was wrapped up with this for a little extra motivation:
I still think that for under £15 I got my moneys worth, I just wasn’t quite as excited by everything in it this time, probably because I’m happiest when I get to try a new bit of makeup… and nail polish doesn’t count!
I’ve been receiving the boxes for 4 months now so I thought I’d update on some of the items I received now that I’ve had a proper chance to use them:
L’Occitane Shea Vanilla Bouquet Hand Cream, £8, October ’14 DvF Box.
This is a good hand cream but it’s very rich and leaves a residue on your hands. I tend to put hand cream on as soon as I get to the office and I use a touch screen tablet and phone, so this leaves smudges on the screen. Having tried both recently, I prefer Clinique’s Deep Comfort Hand and Cuticle Cream which I reviewed here as it does a similar job but sinks in far better.
Yves Rocher Intense Colour Single Eyeshadow, (was £13.20, at time of writing on sale at £5.90), November ’14 Cosy box.
This is highly pigmented and the colour I received (Brun Cafe Mat) is perfect for creating a smokey eye look. I wear it most days now, applying with a lighter touch during the day and kicking it up a notch for a night out.
Rouge A Levres Red Lipstick, December ’14 Fleur de Force box.
This is now my go to lipstick for everyday wear. It’s sheer enough for daytime, but with enough colour to ‘pop’. I’m only upset that I won’t be able to replace it as the beauty range is not yet available in the UK. I hope that My Little Box are working on this as it seems like a big gap in their concept right now. If I try a product and love it, then of course I’m going to want to repurchase it!
…and a potential sneak peek to next months theme?
I’m very excited to see what the February box brings, as a bit of sleuthing leads me to believe that it’s a collaboration with Karl Lagerfield!
Update: Okay so my initial French was way off! I now believe that the French will be enjoying a box in collaboration with Ines de la Fressange who was a muse of Karl Lagerfields… not sure whether we’ll get the same or whether the box will be repackaged for the UK market since I’d hazard a guess that most of us won’t have heard of her… excitement over!! 😉
Realistically I know that for less than £15 I won’t be getting a designer quality handbag, but I’m still looking forward to a visit from the postman!