Beauty

Avril: My Little Dream Box

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If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen that yesterday I posted a sneak peek of what was inside April’s My Little Dream Box along with a message to keep an eye out for the review on my blog! Not one to break promises, here it is: what I think of this month’s My Little Box…

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Repairing Mask for Dry Ends by My Little Beauty (£7) | Necklace ‘Bonne étoile’ by Delphine Pariente (£20) | Rotating Stamp (£8) + ‘Dream Big’ Stamp Pad | Copacabana by Sabé Masson (£20) | Lip Balm Loved By Lou Lesage (£8) | My Little World Magazine

Over the past few months My Little Box has continuously delighted me with it’s lovely surprises, and this month is no exception. I am really impressed with April’s My Little Dream Box, which is the right balance between adorable, practical and interesting so I found myself “oohing” instead of moaning.

When I open these I go straight for the beauty products because I’m a total beauty junkie! The first item that caught my eye was the Sabé Masson solid perfume, and lucky for me I was actually eyeing these up while in Paris but then chose not to buy one at the last minute and have been kicking myself ever since. The Copacabana scent is simply addictive, and makes me think of prosecco, breezy summer nights by the beach and fresh spring afternoons. According to Cult Beauty, the scent has “Top notes of Pink Peppercorn, Petit Grain and Bergamot make way for the sweet, floral notes of Jasmine, Violet and Orange Blossom that envelope you with a warm, soothing sensuousness” – and I couldn’t agree more.

Next was the mask, which I thought was a really nice touch. This isn’t the first time My Little Box has sent out a hair product – in February I received conditioner and in October I received hair spray – but the timing for me was actually bang on because I was after a new hair mask! This one includes shea butter, so I’ll be careful not to let my hair get too close to my face when I try it, but after even just one use my ends feel much softer – and I’m due for a hair cut next weekend. Result!

The lip gloss is also adorable yet practical. Not only is it lightweight and small enough to tuck into a handbag or jacket pocket for a night out, but the colour is great and it doesn’t feel drying. I can see myself wearing this to work and a night out, with floaty summer dresses and also my leather jacket and boots. It’s beautifully versatile.

As for the lifestyle extra, this month we received a super cute stamp and stamp pad. Which is funny, because I recently bought a stamp in Brighton and was thinking about how I needed a stamp pad for it. (I’ll have to Instagram that for you soon so that you can see it, too!) I’m not sure how often I’ll use this, but I like the touch and feel like it would make a fun little addition to my desk at work to play with when I’m leaving notes for my colleagues.

Now, the ‘lucky star’ (aka bonne étoile en Français) necklace by Delphine Pariente is cute but i’m undecided on how I feel about the cord; on the one hand it looks oh-so-cute in the pictures, but on the other it feels a little childish to me. I think I’d prefer it as a wraparound bracelet, which is super easy to DIY (i.e.: just wrap the cord around my wrist lots & tie!) or getting a small hook and attaching it to a pretty chain, like these ones pictured on Delphine’s website.

This month the print has returned (it was replaced with fun superhero stickers last month), but instead of the typical rectangular print it’s on a fluffy cloud – perfect for dreaming and keeping my head in the clouds. I plan to bring this to the office and tape to my monitor as a friendly motivational reminder.

Breaking away from past months, the glossy magazine has been turned into a matte fold-out poster with various sections for each article and how-to. Of course the paper is a great quality, and while I miss the photographic editorial spreads I do like how this content feels much more snackable. They’ve kept the few content-strong sections that were in the magazine (monthly interviews, beauty tips, how to’s), and when it’s opened up fully there’s a pretty photographic poster on the reverse that can be hung on a wall. BONUS: one of the interviews is with Mrs. Caroline Hirons.

As you can tell, I’m totally chuffed with this month’s box and I’m grinning from ear-to-ear. Do you subscribe to My Little Box? What did you think of My Little Dream Box?

My Little Box runs on a subscription service and costs £11 per month plus £3.95 P&P. For more info, check out the My Little Box subscription area. 

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