My Little Box....

It's been a long time since my last trip to Paris.....
After may back and forth trips I actually grew tired of the city of romance, my personal life having sadly a great lack of romance in it the city somewhat dulled into grey as I ignored those happy couples all around me.
Now my life is full of love, laughter, and a man who will buy me flowers for no reason at all, Paris has become somewhat of a dream for me now, and we have already talked about just what we will do and where we'd go when we finally get there together.
But today, a little bit of Paris came to my door, and it came all wrapped up in a bow.

My Little Box are the most popular French beauty subscription box, sending to over 80,000 mademoiselles in France alone, but now they are finally selling to the UK and you can join in feeling all european (Which if you're in the UK, you technically are....!) while opening your little box of delights.

Each box has a different theme, previously including a geeky box, a weekend box, party box and more making it special and new every time, and even the boxes themselves are collectable worthy with their illustrations being different and frankly, charming every time.
My first box is aptly a Parisienne themed box, which is lovingly wrapped, even the inside of the outer cardboard box having a sticker which has a quote from Audrey Hepburn.
This is one classy box.

I'm a complete sucker for attention to details, it makes each box feel like a little gift, and a little bit more special.
The first thing in the box is a large postcard, which I can totally imagine taping to my wall every month with each new instalment, and already I have propped this one up on my desk.

Pulling out just the first few objects was already so exciting to me, under the postcard with a similar illustration on was this blank notebook.
I love notebooks! 
I do hoard notebooks, using maybe about the first ten pages in each before starting another, I do buy them with good intentions but I cannot help myself.
Want to make me happy? Give me the cutest notebook you can find.
Under the notebook was this 3D sticker set, how do they know me so well?! 
The kitsch collector within me was overjoyed and already looking around for places to stick them, but the beauty fiend in me was already spying the fact that under these three items lay more surprise items, that were all mysterious and tempting.

Feminine geekery seems to be something this company get, with adorable stationary and packaging, with every item cleverly packed to make the box all the more exciting to delve into.
I decided to save the pouch for last and see just what was so sexy...!

I definitely wasn't expecting that they had fit in a whole laptop case inside this box, the same sized box as a usual Glossybox, but packed with so much more.
It is currently somewhat misshapen but only due to it having been folded up, but I expect that would sort itself out over time and with use.
It fits my macbook pro inside perfectly, and looks so much cuter than my current laptop case so may come in very useful after all.
I'm also tempted to make some manner of bangle out of that cardboard sleeve.....cardboard can make bangles, right?!

This beauty box does of course come with some beauty items inside, and not only are they good quality brands and items, they are all french companies too which I adore as I'm a big convert to french skin care, as their ingredients seem more natural generally than our british skin care suppliers (apart from of course, Lush!) and sink into the skin in a much nicer fashion.
I of course checked these products and their partners listed on their website for testing policies, and happily all of these items are not tested on animals, but sadly some of the companies listed under partners I am aware of their testing when it's "required by law".
So just be aware of that, as it's somewhat pot luck.

This Laura Mercier primer was a little thinner than I expected, but it actually sank into the skin with a lovely affect after applying.
My skin felt smooth and looked a little less tired (and believe me, lately I am TIRED!) so this shall be spending a week on my dresser and I shall continue to test it further!
A 50ml tube of this primer will set you back about £29, this tube is only 30ml but I think it should last me a fair while, and already makes the price of the box worthwhile.

As well as well known brands, My Little Box has their own range of products that are exclusive to their boxes and their website, all wrapped up in adorable packaging and using their knowledge of make up concepts and brands.
Their online store also has all those little bits a pieces you may have missed from their earlier boxes on sale, and I shall warn you now that it's entirely far too tempting there, even with a lack of an english site option! 
This highlighter pen actually came out a lot thicker than I expected, but I was actually pleased after many attempts of using other highlighters to little affect, this one actually has the impact desired, and in a easy to apply and store pen.
This would normally cost £11.

At first I thought this was a tiny bottle of perfume, luckily I read the miniature booklet before applying!
This is actually oil for hair, face, and body, and was advertised in the booklet as the best kept secret of french women to keeping their skin youthful and beautiful.
I scoffed somewhat before applying to my skin where it melted in and gave it a subtle pleasant fragrance. 
Touché French oils, Touché.
This oil has many uses, you can add a few drops to your usual moisturiser, mix with your foundation, add a few drops to your bath, brush it into your hair etc etc etc...!
This is a miniature 10ml bottle, usually retailing at £17 for a 50 ml bottle it is a best seller in France with very very good sounding reviews.
I was surprised that it actually didn't leave me with a greasy feeling at all, and this may just have to live in my handbag from now on.

This box was an utter delight from beginning to end, filled with imaginative, unique products, illustrated by their in house illustrator, plus brands you would never usually use or try given their price tags.
Having only just launched in the UK this month, their boxes surpass all of the other beauty subscription boxes out there, with a mix of not only beauty products, but useful and quirky items making each box something special and well thought out.
This is definitely not super drugs cheapest items shoved into one box without much care for the customer or their colour preferences, and at £11.00 a box (£14.95 with shipping, all the way from France) it is definitely worth it's price tag too.
I'm far too tempted by their online store as their own make up looks to be worth the order, but I can hope they shall turn up in next months box, which I am definitely looking forward to.
Looks like the beauty box industry has found a winner at last!
Till I can get to Paris, Paris shall come to me...

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