Beauty

My Little Box March Review

I’ve been after a new subscription box for a while. I wasn’t too fussed about the subject matter of it – beauty or crafty – but I was missing the joy of a new present each month.

I researched the American crafty ones last month thanks to a brilliant post by The Ink Road but the shipping was ridiculous – the cheapest was $19 and that didn’t include customs fees. As pretty as they were, none of them were worth $50+ a month.

I didn’t want to go back to Birchbox or Glossybox as I didn’t want something that was totally beauty. It was then that I stumbled upon a brilliant blog post by Charlie (that I now can’t seem to find, not sure if her blog is broken) showing the My Little Box subscription box. It was a fab little mix of beauty and lifestyle and after snooping around the website I decided to sign up.

It’s £14 a month (it’s a £1 cheaper as I get it delivered to my work address) and like all good boxes it comes beautifully packaged.

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This month’s box theme was superhero themed and so it provided my staff some amusement when I received a package addressed to ‘Super Emma Lethbridge’.

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So in the box came the stickers which you’ve seen, three beauty products, a little magazine and a t shirt… that actually fit me!

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These were the beauty products.

Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream

Why does every single beauty box have to come with a hand cream? I have oodles of the stuff now! Thankfully, this is probably the best hand cream I’ve ever used. It makes my hands feel lovely and soft, without leaving them greasy and the feeling lasts and lasts.

Kerastase Cristalliste Conditioner

Keratase is a brand I love every time I use one of their products but never seem to actually buy them. This conditioner is no different – it left my hair feeling lovely without weighing it down.

My Little Beauty Lips and Cheeks stick

Sadly this was the product that let the box down. Although the colour was nice enough the consistency wasn’t great for use on the lips as it was just too dry and made my lips look pretty awful. I didn’t use it on my cheeks as anything other than a powder on my cheeks causes me to break out.

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This was the magazine, stickers and the cute little bag that the beauty products came in.

Finally, the top. It was a lovely grey tee with the slogan ‘I Believe I can Fly’ to fit in with the superhero theme. It fit me really nicely and the quality of it was fab.

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Overall, I really liked this box. I loved the variety and quality of the products inside. When I was pondering the box Ed seemed to sum it up perfectly: “It made you happy – that’s the main thing” and he was right.

What do you think of the box?

Em x

 

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12 Comments

  1. Charlie

    March 31, 2015 at 9:42 am

    I really liked this months box – I’m so glad the t-shirt fit me too! I really love that the magazine has prints inside to either frame or if your weird like me – laminate them into dashboards for your planner 🙂

    1. Em

      March 31, 2015 at 12:12 pm

      Ooh dashboards! I didn’t even think of that! Fab idea although I’m waiting till no spend April is over before getting a laminator.

    2. Em

      March 31, 2015 at 12:12 pm

      I’ve no idea why I couldn’t get the URL for your blog when I was writing this post by the way. Very odd.

      1. Charlie

        March 31, 2015 at 12:24 pm

        Oh! I recently went self hosted so it may of been down whilst you were trying to find me 🙁

      2. Charlie

        March 31, 2015 at 12:26 pm

        Actually – during the transfer, 1 post was lost & it happened to be my Unboxing post 🙁 I’m trying to save it from cyber space x

        1. Em

          March 31, 2015 at 12:29 pm

          Oh no! I did think I hadn’t seen an unboxing post from you. The internet is great until it stops working… X

          1. Charlie

            March 31, 2015 at 12:32 pm

            The transfer went okay apart from that 1 thing – I think that was good considering I had no idea what I was doing 🙂

          2. Em

            March 31, 2015 at 12:36 pm

            Sounds like you did well. I wouldn’t know where to start. My other half keeps telling me to do my own shop website instead of using Etsy but I dare not!

          3. Charlie

            March 31, 2015 at 3:36 pm

            I could possibly do that too but I just don’t think I would get enough traffic Like I do on Etsy.

          4. Em

            March 31, 2015 at 5:03 pm

            No that’s my fear too. Etsy is just too comfortable!

  2. Lara Smith

    August 7, 2015 at 12:24 am

    PS SO jealous you can get my little box….AAAHH! lmk if you ever want to trade subscriptions lol!! xo L

    1. Em

      August 7, 2015 at 7:22 pm

      Oh you definitely win on awesome subscriptions! I’m surprised they don’t ship to the US though. I’m contemplating treating myself to Cocoa Daisy for next year…

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