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My Little Box: July 2015

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July brought another My Little Box packed with charm and useful products. The theme for the month was Road Trips and the box contained cute additions of a travel organiser and a diary and pen as well as some road trip essentials stowed away in the familiar little pouch. Here’s a closer look at the products:

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

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You’d have to have been living under a rock not to have seen this product around before! Micellar waters and gels are popping up all over the place at the moment, but this one by Garnier is one of the original products and remains a really popular choice. I’m already a religious user of this stuff but the usual 400ml bottle is quite cumbersome to cart around with you on holidays or weekend breaks so I was delighted to find this mini format in the box. Micellar water is a quick and easy way to cleanse and remove make up using just a cosmetic pad, so it is an ideal product to take on overnight stays or to festivals. It lifts away the day’s make up, dirt and grease without the need to rub, and it is gentle enough to use on all skin types including sensitive skin.

Essie Nail Polish in ‘Haute in the Heat’

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I was slightly disappointed to receive the same shade of this Essie polish that I got in my Cohorted Beauty Box a couple of months back, but after reading other reviews online from subscribers who had received a nasty brown shade, I am grateful that I have at least got a shade that I like! Essie is a quality nail polish brand and when you apply two coats of this along with a top coat for extra protection, it is pretty durable.

My Little Beauty Summer Sorbet After Sun Body Gelēe

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What is a road trip essential that is often overlooked? After Sun Cream! I am definitely guilty of heading out for the day and underestimating the power of the sun’s rays, particularly on overcast days, so having an after sun product to hand if you do get caught out is a godsend. Even if you have used adequate sun protection during the day, UV rays can still dry your skin out so this light and cooling gel is great for adding some much needed hydration to your skin. It smells lovely too. Bonus!

Travel Organiser

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Diary

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The added extras in this month’s box are this useful little travel organiser and diary and pen. The travel organiser has sections inside for you to keep your passport and tickets safe and in one place, and the little pad and Bic pen (complete with stylus; how very modern!) will allow you to jot down any observations or musings you may have whilst you are off on your travels. As with most months, I am not sure whether I will actually use these extra items much, but they all add to the overall charm and presentation of the box. I am in awe of how much thought goes into creating the whole package every month and that is definitely what keeps me hooked, even on months when the products aren’t all to my taste.

My Little Box is a subscription service costing £14.95 per month. For more information visit http://mylittlebox.co.uk

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My Little Box: June 2015

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Well after a longer wait than usual for this month’s box due to some sort of supply issue I finally received My Little Box a week or so ago. I have to say that it has all the usual charm of their previous offerings so it was worth the wait!
The box contains a hair, make up and beauty product plus an accessory and some quirky lifestyle pieces to put a smile on your face. Let’s take a closer look:

Kérastase Smoothing Taming Milk

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L’Oréal Kérastase is I tried and trusted haircare brand and an anti-frizz/humidity taming milk is just the thing for balmy summer days when your hair just doesn’t want to cooperate! Simply smooth through the length of towel dried hair then blow dry as usual to provide a layer of heat protection as well as dramatically reducing blow drying time and leaving your hair smoother and less susceptible to humidity. Miraculous! My naturally fine and curly hair is usually a nightmare in warm, dry weather so I eagerly gave this a go. It made my hair noticeably smoother and really did cut down on drying time! The remainder of this 50ml sample will definitely be coming on holiday with me next month!

Loved by Sarah Lavoine Nail Polish

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No summery box would be complete without a nail polish in a dreamy, bright shade and this Ocean Blue one is beautiful. In keeping with the Riviera box theme and specially designed by box collaborator Sarah Lavoine (who also designed the sunnies) this polish will add a fresh, nautical look to your finger or toenails. The polish is easy to apply and gives good coverage with a single coat so it could be a time saver if you leave your nails to the last minute before a trip away! My only problem at the moment is that I have received so many gorgeous polishes lately. It’ll be tough to decide which shade to go for when I go off on my hols!

My Little Beauty Sailor Scrub

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What better product to get your skin ready for those flesh baring summer outfits than a body scrub? This generous sized bottle from My Little Box’s own brand My Little Beauty has you covered. I will be using this once or twice a week after showering to ensure that any dry and dead skin is exfoliated away, leaving a smooth and even surface for tanning!

Sarah Lavoine Sunglasses and Plant Pot covers

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The quality of these sunglasses goes beyond the usual magazine freebie or cheap Primark pair. They are a really chic shape, have a nice deep purple rather than black plastic frame and have a nice dark lens for complete sun protection. They also come with their own cleaning cloth which is handy if like me you can never seem to find one when you need it! I was really impressed with them and wouldn’t hesitate to wear them, were it not for the fact that I need prescription sunglasses due to my poor eyesight. I’ll definitely be passing them on to a friend though!

The plant pot covers are definitely one of the more unusual products that I have seen in my boxes! Saying that though, its all part of My Little Box’s charm and what sets them apart from other subscription services in my opinion. The idea is to jazz up your plants by placing the boring plastic pot inside one of these cute watertight covers. I think its a sweet idea and if anyone has beachy themed decor in their bathroom or conservatory then these would fit in perfectly. You could also use them for covering other things such as pencil pots. I have an idea of getting a pot for all of my make up brushes and covering it with the large cover to add a bit of interest to my dressing table.

Well that’s it for the June box I hope you liked taking a peek inside. If you liked what you saw check out http://mylittlebox.co.uk for details on the upcoming July box and information on how to become a subscriber. The boxes cost £14.95 per month.