Saturday, 12 August 2017

Wild Summer - My Little Box August 2017

This month's box came really early! I always get mine around the 12th of each month, this time it came on the 8th, not that I'm complaining... I wasn't sure if I will write this post because there were too many obstacles coming my way. First of all, it took me three tries to take acceptable photos because of the rainy, grey days we had in London recently, and I hated all of the pictures I took.
And secondly, I didn't want to write another negative post about My Little Box...

So let's talk about the August box:
The first thing that caught my eye is the African-style design called WAX. I'm sorry but I really don't like it this time. It's is too busy, too bright, simply not my style. Being the box-obsessed person that I am (I could spend hours in the decorative box section in TK Maxx), I would gladly buy some of the older boxes separately just because I love the design of them and they are great for storage.
As we open the box, the ribbon is back, this time yellow, holding everything together, and on top of everything, we have a print with The Beach Boys song title 'Good Vibrations' on. I like this, I can probably use it as a blog prop in the future.

Lifestyle Pieces:
The two lifestyle items are both jewellery-related. We get a dark green-ivory-gold necklace and a jewellery holder that you can hang on the wall. The necklace is nice, but again, not something I would wear. The gold jewellery holder is a good idea, but personally, I don't wear jewellery other than my engagement ring and stud earrings. I will keep it and see if I could use as a prop for blog pictures.

Beauty Bits:
Garnier - Micellar Cleansing Water
This is the second time I received the Garnier Micellar Water in one of the boxes. Don't get me wrong, it's a great product for removing makeup but there is nothing special about this. I could buy it in any drugstore or supermarket for a few pounds.

My Little Beauty - Blush Me Tender
We get a peachy-coral cream blush in a cute little pot from the My Little Beauty range. It's not too bright,  and a very wearable summer shade. I'm looking forward to trying this out.

Bare Minerals - SkinLongevity Vital Power Serum
Now, this sounds exciting! This is a Bare Minerals Skinlongevity serum that promises to help promote skin's vitality, replenishing it with moisture and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and uneven skin texture. Sounds great!

Ok, so this box was another miss for me. The lifestyle bits are irrelevant, I know I won't use them. The blush is ok, I will definitely try it. The micellar water doesn't feel special in any way but I will use it in the future because it's a good product. The only thing I'm truly excited about this month is the Bare Minerals Serum.

So, my thoughts are not very positive. This year, especially the last 3-4 boxes have all been a letdown.  I subscribed back when the box came to the UK because I liked the concept and hoped that they introduce this market to some not so well known French brands and products. I have to say that the My Little Beauty brand items were absolutely amazing most of the time and the box introduced me to some great high-end as well as more affordable products.
I loved that the boxes were themed, the design was beautiful and they could surprise me each time with the items they included. Loved receiving my box each month because they included products I genuinely liked and ended up using. 
I think I became frustrated with the box when I received body moisturisers, lotions and creams for months and like with this month's box I had around 4 repeated items previously. 
When most people subscribe to these boxes partly to try new beauty items, I think it's a big mistake made by the brand not checking which customer received which product in the past.
Obviously like with everything, some of the boxes that I consider a letdown might have been a winner for other customers, so this is all just my opinion. 

After being disappointed with the box for some time now I decided to unsubscribe, so this will be the last of these type of posts for now. I think I will look into other subscription boxes and see what else is out there. I will follow the brand and if I see that they improved, I wouldn't rule out subscribing to them in the future.

Are you subscribed to My Little Box? What are your thoughts about the boxes? 
What other subscription boxes do you use?



  1. Obsessed with the packaging on this, all of those prints and colours.. gorgeous! Your blog is really lovely here, I loved having a read through it.. well done you! x

    1. Thank you for the lovely comment! ☺️ That's really nice of you!

  2. I've not seen this brand before but always been interested in these monthly subscription plans. I should look into them more often but I want to choose the right one. I love the colour and design of the box, super cute! You captured these pics in a great way x

    1. Thanks for your comment Amba! :) Definitely look into them, I love that they feel like Christmas each month, receiving a little box of goodies! xx

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