Christmas for us passed by in a blur of sleepless nights, nappies, feeding and getting to grips with a new little addition to our family. It is for this reason that this post has been a little bit delayed.
For well over a year now I have purposely resisted the urge to indulge in the subscription box epidemic. Not because I don't like the idea of trying out new products every month, but more to do with that I'm not that great at spending money on myself.
For Christmas one of my presents from the other half was a six month subscription to My Little Box.
To be honest it was a brilliant and well thought out gift. With a new baby I won't really have the opportunity and time to be wandering around the shops looking at and trying out new products for a while. This way the new products come to my door.
Each month I will be sharing with you what I think about the current months box and the items enclosed inside.
Before I talk about the items in the December box, one thing to mention is how great the illustrations are on the packaging.
Considerable thought has gone into My Little Box which each month offers beauty, fashion, lifestyle accessories and a magazine "My Little World".
As a first box I was really impressed with the quality of the different items enclosed.
First out of the box was a pair of sparkly black gloves with gold flecks. I absolutely love that they have the option to be full or fingerless gloves.
As someone who uses their phone constantly whilst out and about being able to use my fingers is very much needed. These gloves are not only a fashionable addition but practical also.
The four beauty items enclosed:
I haven't tried a Nars Blusher previously but was impressed with the sample size that had been given.
As someone with a pale complexion blusher during the winter is a must as it adds a bit of life back into my skin. The shade is also perfect for my skin tone and complexion.
I love shower gels with a wonderful aroma and that bring both the senses and skin to life. Rituals has been a favourite of mine for a number of years, but I hadn't tried this product previously.
The Rituals Magic Touch Cherry Blossom and Rice Milk smells divine.
I have really enjoyed using this product as not only does it smell wonderful, it is also very moisturising with the addition of rice milk. This is a definite repurchase.
During the summer I love wearing nail varnish and matching it with clothes, but it is generally banished for winter. Opening the My Little Box and seeing these beauties however got me excited and within seconds I had painted my nails.They are the perfect shades for adding some sparkle to the rainy days that we have been experiencing here in London.
The last item in the box was Kusmi Tea Anastasia the perfect accompaniment to sitting down and reading The My Little World magazine.
The bergamot, lemon and orange blossom make for a wonderful refreshing drink.
Overall a wonderful first box and I am really looking forward to the next five. The My Little Box is £11 a month plus £3.95 postage and packaging.
Do you have any subscription boxes? If you could make up your perfect box what items would you include?