Forgetting something? It’s time for the monthly My Little Box write up! Fevrier‘s box was all about the home, starting with a wee little guide to double check you’ve got everything you need before you leave the house.
The theme of this box is, of course, the home, which is inspired from the urge to create a cosy domestic nest.
From a personal point of view this box comes at a pretty interesting time: if you follow me on Snapchat (👻 @katherinepoole) you’ll know that I’ve been reading Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, which resulted in Jeffrey & me bringing nearly 15 kilos of clothes and approximately 100 books to our local charity shop! Not to mention the car full of non-donatable items that his mum helped us drive to the local recycling centre. So to make the point I’m trying to make with this little tangent: I’ve been thinking a whole lot about what exactly I want my home to look like, contain and the space I’ve got to work with.
So, to open the box…
Instead of just a print, this month we received a cute little print inside of a picture frame.
And it’s a double sided print at that!
Sadly, though, the frame colour doesn’t match the decor in our flat and it doesn’t hang nicely on the wall (the legs for standing it up push it away from the wall), so I’ve given this away already.
There was also the new edition of the magazine, with My Little World printed on the front this time. (So while it’s undergone a makeover, I guess it’s still got the My Little World name!)
The lifestyle accessory this month is a cushion cover, which is a sweet touch.
Luckily it looks nice with our sofa and alongside the geometric printing of our throw.
Next up: the three monthly beauty products.
I received (another!) body cream, a facial day cream and a combination scrub/facial mask.
I’d love to get excited about a Mitchell and Peach item, but I’m a little frustrated that we keep receiving body creams. I’ve not even used up the one I got back in Octobre‘s box, or opened the one I received in Decembre‘s box. That’s probably because I’ve got a number of body lotions already, but despite slathering it on daily I still seem to have plenty of unopened tubes!
This one is a sample size (100ml) of the English Leaf body cream.
The My Little Beauty exclusive is the Easy Morning skin-perfecting cream. Like body creams I also seem to be swimming in day creams, so I’ve added this to my ‘to check out’ stash.
The third beauty product is the Noxidoxi Mask & Peel. It’s designed as a scrub and exfoliating mask which ‘reactivates the microcirculation and boosts cell energy for perfect skin and a glowing complexion on the outside’. It contains silica beads (not to be confused with micro beads), salicylic acid (my BFF in acid toners to help exfoliate the skin) and asparlyne (meant to boost skin circulation).
I’m not normally a fan of anything that ‘scrubs’ my face, but this out sounds interesting and I’ve read some positive reviews, so I’m willing to give this product a go and make a decision for myself!
Overall I wasn’t the biggest fan of this month’s box. I thought it was cute and still a good value for money, but it left me feeling like it was lacking. Maybe I’m jaded because I’ve opened up how many of these since October 2014, or bored of receiving body creams, or because more than one item wasn’t really to my taste. Either way, I hope March’s box is a bit more interesting!
What did you think of this month’s box?
P.S. A little note for the My Little Box team if you are reading this: I loved the My Little Beauty mascara from the December 2014 box, which I used up long ago, and it’d be great to receive another because My Little Corner still doesn’t ship to the UK. Pretty please consider this?
Much love, Katie xo
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