Have you ever heard of My Little Box? It’s a monthly subscription service that delivers a box of goodies right to your door. It originated in France but recently hopped across the channel, much to the delight of Paris lovers like myself.
What’s in the box?
Each box has it’s own theme. February’s edition, My Little Frenchie box, included:
- By Terry kohl eyeliner
- DHC blotting paper
- My Little Beauty complexion enhancer
- L’Oreal eyebrow shaper pencil
- My Little World magazine
- Illustration card
- Phone case
- A bottle of messages
I need to start by mentioning the packaging: the beauty products came in a cute printed drawstring bag – which will be useful for something, I’m sure. I was really impressed with the effort and attention to detail they paid to the presentation of everything. And from what I’ve heard, their boxes don’t usually include this many make-up products, so I got pretty lucky!
By Terry eyeliner: this was the product I was most impressed to receive, as it retails at a whopping £23! Already I felt I’d got my money’s worth, and a kohl liner is universally useful. I received the shade ‘bronze generation’, a black with a slightly sparkly tint, which I loved!
Complexion enhancer: this is from My Little Box’s own beauty brand, My Little Beauty. The complexion enhancer is essentially a tinted moisturiser, which it great for days where you fancy forgoing the foundation. Hopefully by summer, I’ll be able to do that!
DHC blotting paper: I’ve never used blotting paper before, but me and my combination complexion are pretty intrigued about testing it. It’s not the most glamorous sounding product, so luckily, the packaging is lovely!
L’Oreal eyebrow shaper: I’d been meaning to buy an eyebrow pencil for ages, what a lucky coincidence! The pencil comes with a small brush on the lid and a clear wax to keep your brows in place. I received a dark brown shade, which should be okay for me – but could be disappointing for lighter haired ladies! I’ve no idea whether everyone gets the same shade, or if it’s a sort of colour-match roulette?
Les petits mots d’ines: As I’ve mentioned once or twice before, I’m pretty bad at French; so it took me a while to translate this. But I think this means ‘little words of Ines’, ‘Ines’, I later found out, refers to Ines Fressange, who was sort of like the French Cara Delevinge of the 1980’s. The corked bottle includes 28 little quotes from Ines, who also features in the magazine and card illustration. They’re a really sweet idea – and again, amazingly presented – each message was rolled up and kept in place with a tiny gold metal band. Whoever got that job… I am so sorry.
My Little Smartphone Case: I had no idea what could be in the smart-looking red box (more points for presentation), but I was happy to find a pretty fabric phone case inside. I’d imagine this fits all smartphones – with the exception of those mini-tablet sized ones, of course! It’s a perfect phone case for travelling too, as it keeps your phone (or in my case, hand extension) utterly snug and secure. And there’s a handy leather pouch for earphones, or tickets, or whatever!
My Little World magazine: Confession – normally when little magazines come with my purchases, I throw them away (but then, they’re usually just catalogues in the guise of a mag, aren’t they?). But I was very pleasantly surprised when I skimmed through this, as it was full of beautiful snaps, interesting pieces and handy tips! It’s a keeper! There was also a pretty illustration of Ines on a card. I’m keeping that safe for when I get the white shelf of my dreams.
I was approaching this month’s box as a tester: if I like it, I’ll continue the subscription; if I don’t, I won’t. And the verdict? I really liked it. I must admit, I love the idea of being surprised each month with a box of French-themed goodies. And for £11 a month, it seems pretty good value to me – especially when each box easily adds up to over £60 worth of products. I’m already excited for March!
If you’re tempted by My Little Box, or you’d like to find out more, you can visit their website
. You can also see all the things they’ve put in their previous boxes to see whether this is the right subscription for you!
NB: This isn’t a paid collaborative post or anything, I just really like getting post and French things. x