So you may have heard the exciting news about a new subscription box on the scene. This one has a French accent, shipping over from Paris with the trademark , effortless je nais se quoi the ladies of France possess. My Little Box offers beauty and lifestyle treats, delivered monthly to your door for £14.95 including postage. Each month is themed and in France past boxes have included “My Little Party Box”, “My Little Weekend Box” and even “My Little London Box”. For the UK launch, the theme was, appropriately enough, “My Little Parisienne Box”.
The outer box opened to reveal a quote from Ms Hepburn, a very nice touch I thought. The box itself reveals the theme. Daytime, Parisienne chic. Perfect.
If you’re a fan of quality wrapping and presentation then you’re sure to love the attention to the finishing touches with My Little Box. Everything from the ribbon to the order of the goods in the box is thought out carefully to elicit delight in the lucky recipient. I’ll show you what I got in the box in the order in which I saw them.
A lovely A5 art card by the company’s resident illustrator and a quote from the author Maureen Johnson. I love things like this and regularly change the cards I have on display in my room so this will go into the rotation.
Some Paris themed stickers to brighten up a notebook, mirror, or whatever you fancy. I love the Metro sign and the Eiffel Tower, reminds me of my trip to Paris last March.
The next item was an A5 notebook with blank pages and an elastic closing. The first few pages also told the story of My Little Box.
I thought that this was a really lovely addition to the very first UK box and it’s lovely that it is incorporated into one of the items instead of a throwaway leaflet.
The next item is a padded tablet case. This is actually perfect for me as I can slip my Nexus in one side and my Kindle in the other and fold it in half. I’ll be doing quite a bit of travelling over the next year so this will come in really handy.
Lastly, a drawstring bag. It can only be one thing… the beauty products!
Every box will contain one item from the companies own range. This time it is a full size illuminating highlighter pen. I’m happy with this as I don’t actually have one at the moment. I can’t report on the quality as I haven’t tried it yet, but I will report back. There is also a deluxe sample (30ml) of the Laura Mercier foundation primer which I have used before and love. This size will last me ages so again, very happy. Finally a sample of Nuxe multi-purpose dry oil. This is a dinky 10ml bottle, but I imagine that a little will go a long way. It smells really good and I’m looking forward to giving it a whirl. I love that they’ve chosen a French skin care brand that they know us UK girls will go crazy over.
Overall, I’m really impressed with this box. My Little Box clearly has a very strong brand identity which I think greatly contributes to the success of the box. They are able to pick a theme and a couple of beauty products which complement their style, creating a sense of cohesion that is often missing from other subscription boxes.
I want to see what the next few boxes are like, but I will definitely be considering becoming a long term subscriber.
Are you tempted by My Little Box?