My Little Summer Box – July 2014 (Coming to UK in September 2014)
I used to love beauty boxes; at one point I even had Glossybox, Joliebox and Feelunique subscriptions going on at the same time. It was also a time when I had a bit more spare money… Anyway, the point I’m trying to make is that I’ve tried lots of different beauty boxes over the last 3 years; now I’ve ended up subscribed to none, and when I have a cheeky look online, most of the time I’m still less than impressed by their contents… until last week when I received my first My Little Box!
My Little Box is a Parisian beauty, fashion & lifestyle box with a different theme every month, and it’s coming to the UK this September! This adorable box was designed by five friends who are also the creators of the French hit ‘My Little Paris Newsletter’. The concept of My Little Box is “a little post-box sized haven of beauty, fashion and lifestyle surprises” with cute illustrations, a French charm and pretty written all over it! You’ll get fashion accessories created exclusively for My Little Box and their own cosmetic range, as well as collaborations with very popular beauty and fashion brands; this subscription box definitely stands-out from the crowd!
For July we have the My Little Summer Box, which is just a delightful bundle of Summer joy! As soon I’d waved the postman off and gone through the cardboard packaging, I knew it was a good’un; it smelt lovely, it looked beautiful – I was well and truly impressed already! I have the French version of the box because it hasn’t yet launched in the UK, so I had to ask my friend Mr. Google Translate to help with navigate through the contents of My Little Summer Box! :)
My Little World: This is the magazine that accompanies each box and follow its theme. To be honest, I normally ditch the little magazines that come with beauty boxes, or don’t spend more than 2 minutes reading them, but I really couldn’t put this one down – even though it was all in French! The photography and illustrations are amazing, and there’s a good mix of everything cute and girly in there. My favourite sections were the recipes and the little pool-side games!
My Little Box Pouch: For every box you get a matching pouch, and because of the Summer-themed box, this month’s pouch has lovely little prints of ice cream, sunglasses and fans. Such a sweet touch, and definitely one to keep! I can use it for storing my most delicate jewellery, for travelling or even to keep my handbag organised.
My Little Paréo: I have to admit I had to ‘google translate’ this to know what it meant. It’s actually the cutest sarong ever, and better yet, it’s super versatile to be used for lots of different things – I can see it as a scarf or an improvised picnic blanket! I love everything about it; the soft fabric, the aqua colour, the delicate pineapple print… gorgeous!
Delsey Paris Stickers de Valise: This was adorable! It’s a little postcard-themed envelope with 3 sheets of suitcase stickers. The illustrations are super colourful and fun and I’m definitely sticking some of these on my case for my Summer holiday in a few days time – hooray!
My Little Beauty Gommage Visage: This required a lot of Google-translating! It’s an organic facial scrub with coconut oil, Vitamin E and a few other ingredients I couldn’t translate – sorry! This scrub smells absolutely amazing and coconut-y, it’s biodegradable and the packaging is just too cute. I can’t wait to try this! Available HERE
Essie Nail Varnish in Cute as a Button: This one definitely doesn’t require an introduction! It’s probably one of the most popular Essie shades, and I’ve always wanted it. The colour is a bit more coral and a bit less neon than what you see on the pictures and it’s quickly become one of my favourite colours for Summer! I had to apply 3 coats to get a nearly opaque finish, but on the plus side it didn’t chip at all for 4 days. Available HERE
HIP Ultra Shine Shampoo: Thankfully this one came with the English translation! It’s a fair trade shampoo that doesn’t contain any parabens or silicone, suitable for all hair types and it has over 93% naturally derived ingredients. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m looking forward to put this ‘ultra shine’ shampoo to the test. Available HERE
And that’s the lot for the My Little Summer Box! My first My Little Box really had the ‘wow’ factor for me; it was presented beautifully, the contents did not disappoint and there was a lot of cuteness and attention to detail, which I love. The box will be launching in the UK in September via uk.mylittlebox.eu for £14.95 + P&P, so you only have less than a month to wait to get your hands on one. For now, you can sign up to be first to know when My Little Box arrives on British soil!
I know I really hyped this box up, but I am truly impressed and I can’t wait for next month’s box! What do you think of My Little Box? Will you be subscribing?
- Product: My Little Summer Box*
- Price: £14.95 + P&P
- Where: UK (uk.mylittlebox.eu) | France (mylittlebox.fr)
- When: Available now in France and in September 2014 in the UK