Just as scheduled, February’s My Little Box has arrived and it’s ever so charming! I’m pleased that it’s not a love-themed box for Valentine’s Day, but instead the theme is My Little Frenchie Box, after Inès de la Fressange, a French model, aristocrat, fashion designer, and perfumer.
Wrapped in a ribbon and right at the top, as always, was a Kanako print. I like this print a lot more than last month’s, and the saying on it – Life is never what it seems – and that’s the great thing about it. – is very similar in concept to my personal mantra: This too shall pass. Though Inès’ wording sounds much more positive!
I’ve not gone through the magazine yet, but I tend to really enjoy the light content of My Little World (especially the simple beauty tutorials!) and with an interview with Inès I’m looking forward to having a read through.
This month’s lifestyle products included a pot of messages by Inès (valued at £6.50 by My Little Box) and a smartphone case (valued at £16 by My Little Box) – which works well with the (unplanned) colour scheme of my purse contents already! And bonus: it’s large enough for my Samsung. (Which means that, when I replace my phone, I’ll still be able to use it.) I’ve already popped my phone inside and stuck my most-used cards in the front pocket, which means my daily essentials are now all in one place.
As for the pot of messages, well, I won’t ruin the surprise – but I will say they are ever so delightful!
Last but certainly not least, the beauty products! This month I received Complexion Enhancer – Glowing Skin by My Little Beauty (£9.50 via My Little Corner), Crayon Khol Terrybly by BY TERRY (£23.50 via Space NK), Super Liner Brow Artist Shaper by L’Oréal Paris (£5.49 via Boots) and DHC Blotting Paper (£4 for 100 sheets via DHC).
Besides feeling like it was a bit soon to include another eyeliner (I still haven’t completed the eyeliner from November’s box, but that may be because I keep reaching for my Eyeko liquid liner), I was excited to try a BY TERRY product. They’re a brand on my ‘to try’ list so of course I gave it a go right away, and I’m happy to report that it didn’t smudge off on my upper eyelid.
I naturally have quite thick eyebrows (thanks to not plucking them as a teenager!), so I’ve never actually tried enhancing my brows… until now. And I must say, I am pleased with the look and already planning to replace this product.
The skin enhancer is a nice little addition, and I loved the glow it gave my cheeks when I patted it on over my blusher. Even after six hours of wear I had a peachy glow, which was a welcome result.
Now, I’ve not used blotting papers since high school so I was a bit surprised when I saw this in the box. Regardless, I’ve tucked them into my purse so that when I need them they’ll be on hand to test run.
Et voila! Le contenu de la boîte en Février. Have you tried My Little Box yet – or will you? Tell me what you think of this month’s box below, I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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