Hurrah, it’s here! My November My Little Cosy Box arrived a few weeks ago, just in time to get cosy for autumn – and stay put for winter! After being well over the moon with the items in my October My Little Box by Diane von Furstenberg, I’d been eagerly awaiting what would be in store for me in November’s box…
Inside this box I received a Starliner black waterproof eyeliner by Arancil (€6.90 from Arancil), Yves Rocher Intense Color Single Eyeshadow in Brun Café Mat (Coffee Brown; £13.20 for 5g from Yves Rocher), My Little Beauty Mascara Soin et Volume (Volume Mascara and Care; €19 for 9ml from My Little Corner – though sadly they don’t currently ship to the UK outside of the products included in My Little Box), a little cushion to reheat by Tsumori Chisato, another adorable illustrative print by Kanako, the November edition of My Little World and an adorable mug (it’s the perfect size for espresso!) also illustrated by Kanako.
Sadly, I didn’t think this box packed the same punch as last month. Highest rated (in my opinion!) of the beauty products was the eye shadow. It was a luscious deep, rich brown without shimmer that was surprisingly flattering and not at all harsh. It also lasts really well with an eye shadow base applied.
Next on my list was the mascara, which didn’t clump, went on well and didn’t smudge as the day went on. It also removed easily with my favourite makeup remover by S.W. Basics (£10 for 30ml via Beauty Bay), which is a major plus for me because I don’t like rubbing at my eyes with too much pressure.
However, I’m on the fence with the eyeliner. While I like the look when I put it on, I find it rubs off on my upper eye crease as the day goes on. Less so when I put a powder on in the crease, but it’s not an issue I’ve had with my fave liquid liners. (I’m afraid to say I’m not well versed in the world of pencil liners!) Regardless, it’s a different look than my usual liquid liner and it’s nice to have options.
And in keeping with the eye makeup theme, this month’s My Little World magazine includes a smokey eye tutorial different to how I normally do mine, so I gave it a go and was pretty darn pleased with the results! (My smokey eye centres around one colour – lightest shade on the lid, medium shade in the outer corner, darkest shade in the crease – and the tutorial in the magazine had a darker colour on the lid and red blended into the crease.)
Despite not being totally head-over-heels for this box, I’m still really looking forward to December’s edition! Now time to cosy up with my reheatable cushion and a cuppa coffee…
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