— Zelda to Scott, 1920
The hype for certain things rarely gets to me but this was inevitable. To be honest, it was not even that hyped - just mentioned in 2 or 3 magazines I happened to read at work. I am not particularly a fan of the 'beauty box' craze. Why would I want to piled with more useless beauty products every month and pay for it?
However, My Little Box seemed so much different. First of all, it comes straight from Paris (I was half sold)! And then I saw the beautiful illustrations and gorgeous design of this small wonder. It is just so well-thought from the beginning till the end! Beautiful, girly, detailed and french is just what I needed...
I subscribed (you can always cancel) around the 5th and 10 days later I was anticipating a surprise. It arrived on time, no scratch on it. Every box contains a fashion accessory, inspiration in the form of a postcard-like quote and a picture, cute stickers and products from well-known and loved brands as well as one from My Little Box's own range of cosmetics. Each box has a theme and the first one in the UK comes as the Parisienne Edition hence everything inside is connected to Paris.
I got a very pretty Notebook with a theme-related illustration. Its first few pages present the My Little Box concept and tell you what to expect. There were some pretty stickers and inspirational quote, as I mentioned. The products inside were Laura Mercier Foundation Primer, Nuxe Dry Oil for Hair, Face and Body and My Little Box's Illuminating Pen. I am not too sure how I will test the primer given that I rarely wear full face of foundation these days but it said in the box that girls in Paris wear it with no foundation to help brighten and even out complexion (I don't care if it's complete crap, I want to be Parisienne, ok?). I quite like the oil and I am sure you ladies know it's good. It's a cult product and I'm happy I finally got to try it out. Still haven't made up my mind about the illuminating pen just yet but I will let you know how it goes. What I love most is the small pouch with mini ribbons and My Little Box all over it. It's new home is definitely going to be my bag, I just need to figure out what exactly to put inside. Last but not least (okay, maybe least at the moment) is a computer case which I am pretty sure is meant to be for a small Mac. I was not too impressed but that's because it's too small to put any other type of computer inside and not everyone owns a Mac. Of course, my first thought was "another reason to finally get that ridiculously expensive gadget!" but my consumerist voice aside - it's not so practical.
All together, I just love it! I was going to cancel my subscription after the first month but I can't bring myself to it, it's just the prettiest little thing to surprise me every month!