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.
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’.
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!
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.
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.
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?