Hey everyone! My Little Box must have read my mind when I was planning to have this uploaded by the weekend because I finally had my box (well book) delivered yesterday! I was originally going to upload this yesterday but I had a looooong day. To begin the day I woke up at 6am to practice my presentation a few times and nearly had a break down when the timing was averaging out at 22.12, considering we lose points if the presentation were to go over 20 minutes. Anyway there was little I could do at a that point and knew I’d just have to use the timer on my phone and wing it. I left for uni at 9:30 and class began at 11, thankfully when it was my turn I came in at 18 minutes so comfortably between the 15-20 minute bracket we were allowed. Straight from there I met up with my dad, had lunch and then had 45 minutes to run home, get showered and changed into my uniform and go straight into work. That was when I realised My Little
Box Book had been delivered (yay) but it was kind of bitter sweet as I only had time to do a quic unboxing, take photos and then leave for work. I didn’t get home until 11:30pm and was going to type out a post but figured who’d really want to read my review at that time? Anyway once again I’ve gone on a tangent so how about we just get on with the unboxing/review? Because I know that’s what you’re all here for 😉
Now I must say that I absolutely love the illustration of this months box. The book style was a nice change but overall I prefer the traditional box style for storing things as opposed to the ribbon side opening style of this box. For a one off style I love it though and I’m sure it will look pretty sat on my book shelf. As always on opening the box you’re met with what I referred to in my last review as the ‘gimmick’ item and the glossy magazine.
This months I’d already found out what this was (check out my small rant here) due to a disgruntled subscriber on My Little Box’s page. Well I love this months item and the disgruntled customer really didn’t do it justice when she described it as ‘packet of seeds’ when it really is cuter than that. Firstly it’s cress seeds which gives me nostalgia feels to when I was in primary school and it seemed to be a regular activity to plant cress seeds and watch how they grew. The planter is set in a pretty little cardboard box with a pop up, apartment style setting
Instructions seem simple enough, I mean if 7 year old Abbie could successfully grow cress I will not be impressed if 24 year old Abbie messes this up! After taking out the magazine I was getting excited, underneath the magazine is one lifestyle product and a cotten drawstring bag filled with 3 (sometimes 4 if you’re lucky!) goodies. I wondered what it could be and I vaguely remember the disgruntled subscriber saying something about a ‘pouch’ and then I saw it. I mean it’s a lot prettier than just the non-description pouch said subscriber moaned about but I will be honest, I wasn’t really that impressed. The ‘pouch’ is actually a travel organiser for lingerie, the design is pretty enough and the idea as a whole is nice but I’m not exactly lacking on the chest area if you know what I’m saying. So I doubt I’d fit more than two of my bras into this packet, maybe bikinis but I’ll test that out and let you know when I’m packing for my holiday.
Finally we have the drawstring bag, like I explained in my last review, the design on each months bag is different and I hoarde these like they’re food rations and the world is about to take a swift left to a post apocalyptic, dystopian future. not to self: stop referencing Fallout! But like I said last time they’re handy for organising toiletries and makeup when travelling etc.
Now I hate to be a killjoy but again I’m not overly impressed with this months content. Maybe because there was a real hype in the Facebook page for this months box so I did that annoying thing where you overhype something in your head or it could be because my favourite items to receive reside in the makeup category. Who knows, maybe I’m just being picky. What I received this month is: L’Occitane flower scented shower gel, My Little Box face mask and a Nails Inc nail varnish.
First of all I used to love L’Occitane’s products and I don’t want to discredit them by saying their products aren’t good because they are and they always smell delicious but if you’ve read my blog you know I’m a massive animal lover. L’Occitane at one point were approved cruelty free and were awarded the leaping bunny logo but this has been revoked because of the regulations in China in which all products are required to be tested on animals before they can be sold to the general public. Although not completley cruelty free, I do want to point out that L’Occitane are actively working with Cruelty-Free International to accelerate the move to acceptance of alternative forms of testing- you can read more about that here and here. That said this is just my beliefs and I understand My Little Box doesn’t advertise themselves as a cruelty free or vegan box so I can’t really complain. Next we have the face mask which is my favourite product out of the three. There is nothing more relaxing than coming home from a long day, putting on a face mask and sipping on a nice warm Camomile tea. I tried this out last night and I must admit it has left my skin feeling very smooth so A+ for this product. Finally we have the nail varnish, now I do love this colour although I’d have welcomed it more over Winter. I’m not allowed to wear nail polish in work so I usually don’t paint my nails but when I do I prefer bright or pastel shades over the warmer months purely because I think they look prettier with a tan. So again nice product but I’m not overly thrilled with it.
To round up I wouldn’t say this was a bad box, I’ve had others I’ve disliked more, but it is definitely not my favourite box. I think that belongs to last summers My Little Gypset box. However I’ve rambled on for long enough now so if you’ve read this all, thank you as always! Not everyone receives the same products so I’d love to hear what products you received this month- did you love or hate this months box? Let me know in the comments box below and I hope you all have a lovely weekend 🙂
Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated or endorsed by My Little Box to post these reviews (I wish this blog was successful enough for that haha), all boxes are paid for by
me my boyfriend and all reviews are my 100% honest opinions.