Sunday, 19 July 2015

MY LITTLE BOX • ROAD TRIP

Ahh subscription boxes... There are so many out there these days that it's tricky to decide which to invest in. I mean, you want to come back month after month with something different each time, right? I've never bought into the hype of beauty boxes, but give me a box full of varied lifestyle gifts every month and I'm completely on board. 

I've been subscribed to France-based My Little Box for nine months now and every month I'm impressed with the surprises inside. The premise is pretty easy. You sign up on their official website with your details, set up a direct debit for £14.95 per month, and you receive a beautifully illustrated surprise box full of beauty, fashion and lifestyle goodies. Each month there is a theme. Previous favourite boxes include: My Little Frenchie Box, My Little Dream Box, My Little Cosy Box, and My Little Provence Box.

Inside each box you receive:
- A drawstring bag containing coveted beauty products, including one from their very own beauty range, My Little Beauty
- Fashion and lifestyle accessories pertaining to that month's theme
- My Little World magazine
- Little notecards providing you with product information (including prices)
- Adorable illustrations by Kanako

July's My Little Box is centred on the road trip, which is loads of fun. I can honestly say that I love every single addition to this month's box, so much so that I decided to share it with you all. First of all, the illustration on the box is super cute - I love the map detailing all around the edges! 

Here is a breakdown of this month's goodies:
- A Travel Organiser (£10.50) with useful compartments for your passport, money, cards, tickets and whatever else you decide to travel with. It's made of clear plastic, thin and practical.
- A set of golden temporary tattoos by DCER (£3.50), perfect to play around with on your summer-bronzed skin.
- A Ready-to-Send Notebook and BIC biro pen (£4.90) which I think is a really sweet idea. We should embrace life without technology and revive the lost art of the written letter. Send this envelope d notebook to a friend detailing your fabulous holiday (while they're stuck in their office working, no doubt)
- A pretty little tube of Summer Sorbet After-Sun Body Gelée by My Little Beauty (£9.00), great for sticking on after spending the day at the beach. It cools and soothes the skin, and makes you smell good enough to eat too! 
- A mini version of the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water (£1.99), handy to stick in your case as a makeup-removing travel companion. I'm really excited to try this one as I've seen and heard great things but never indulged.
- Essie Nail Polish in DJ Play That Song (£7.99) - Well, you know how much I love Essie nail polishes. The formula is fantastic and the colour is gorgeous. This one is no different. It's a pretty bright purple sure to enhance that tan of yours. I believe it's luck of the draw with this product, and there are two other shades that you could possibly receive instead.

July's My Little World magazine contains a fun little word search, a beautifully photographed interview with globetrotter Lily Rose, a demonstration on how to create the perfect holiday manicure with Essie, and Garnier's top tips for an all-natural summer look for your skin. It also folds out completely into a fashion poster you can stick on your wall if that's your thing - as a 23-year-old I'm a little past that, to be honest!

Overall, as you can probably tell, I'm always super impressed with the originality of every box I receive. I like how you get a real mixture of brands - both well-known and brand-new - and how everything feels so personal and unique, despite it being so widely available to people in both France and the UK! At £14.95 per month I think you get fabulous value for money, especially as most of the products you receive are full-sized and great quality. 

What are your opinions on subscription boxes? Is My Little Box something you would buy into? Do you subscribe to any other boxes?
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18 comments

  1. These My Little Boxes always look so cute!! You can tell it's French, they know how to do things in style! x

    Beauty and the Rest

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  2. These boxes look so cute definitely might need to invest!

    Hello, Tigerface

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  3. These are such cute packaging, that makes me want to subscribe for that reason alone! :)

    www.lifeaslissy.com

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    1. I know right? Another argument for the importance of great packaging! Xx

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  4. I adore the my little's boxes every single month and feel so sad that I can't get my hands on them! I will be studying abroad in Paris for a couple of months and I'm so excited to be able to try them while I'm there. x

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww, hope you can get your hands on a few while you're in Paris, lovely! Lucky you! Xx

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  5. This is the cutest box!! So sad it's not available in Australia :( love the temp tattoos! x

    Angela | The Sunday Chapter

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    1. It's becoming quite a popular subscription box to have! They branched out to the UK, hopefully they'll branch out even further to Australia eventually! Xx

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  6. This is SO cute, what a great box!

    Stephanie xxx

    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/hope-freedom-love-3436251

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  7. This is such a pretty subscription box, I love the little themes! The Essie nail polish is such a stunning colour too.

    NJCDesigns

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    1. The themes are lovely, and so unique too! I'm excited to try out the Essie nail polish when I get the chance! Xx

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  8. I have this box! I was so happy with this months box I thought the folder to keep all your travel items together is beautiful.

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    1. So glad someone else has it and is really happy with its contents! Xx

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  9. I've never heard of this subscription box but it looks adorable and so different from all the other beauty boxes on the market! You sent me your links during the #bbloggers chat last night, following on bloglovin, twitter and instagram now - your About page had me sold haha! Would love to chat on twitter, I'm @itsneecola x

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    1. I think that's what I like most about it - it's not like other subscription boxes out there and it offers something more than just beauty. It seems like there's a lot more thought put into it, which is nice. Aw thank you lovely! I'm sure we'll be chatting away, haha! Xx

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