However over the summer all my french friends told me about My Little Box which has 80,000 subscribers in France and which they are in love with so I was naturally intrigued by their move over to the UK.
The packaging on every box is stunning and similar to what I’ve seen other beauty boxes do in the past as a one off box. They have an illustrator that clearly spends time on all the goodies meaning that there is a nice flow throughout everything the company does. Inside the box you can expect to find a range of beauty items including some from the My Little Box in-house beauty range which means you won’t find it in any other beauty box. For me the nice thing is the lifestyle items which they include that aren’t tea bags and breakfast bars like other lifestyle boxes. In the past they’ve included bracelets, candles, phone cases, necklaces and my personal favourite was a pack of beautifully illustrated girly playing cards. Everything is very wearable, fun and just really well chosen. Each box has a theme making it a little different from the month before and includes a beautiful magazine (which is currently in French but I am hoping they will include and English version now they are coming over to the UK)
I think this beauty box has a little edge over the current ones on the market and for now I am really impressed although I look forward to finding out how it goes over the year and if it will become a little repetitive. Although a little more expensive than the most popular ones on the market it’s one I would actually subscribe to.
What do you think? Would you be tempted to subscribe or do you think beauty boxes have had their time? Would love to hear what you think in the comments.
For more info check out the My Little Box website (the photos are beautiful!)
I was fortunate enough to go to the launch last Friday, see the product in real life and have my nails painted in the iconic Louboutin red. When I first heard about the move to beauty I was a little worried it was going to be tacky but I actually think it all fits perfectly within the brand.
So what do I think? I am happy to report it doesn’t feel or look as tacky as I feared it may but that said these nail polishes retail for £36. I personally struggle to hand £36 over for a foundation so they are very expensive in my opinion even in comparison to Dior, Chanel and even Tom Ford. However I don’t think these polishes are really aimed at me, I have far too many polishes to ever pay a Louboutin polish the love it deserves. It would look beautiful displayed on a dressing table or even in a walk in shoe wardrobe (which I obviously don’t have!) I personally would worry about how I would realistically be able to fit this in with any of my other nail polishes in their storage boxes.
But even still I would quite like one for my collection just to look at ever now and then. Theres something about them, maybe it’s the classic Louboutin name that still attract me to them. I never like reds but I’m actually really loving the Rouge colour I currently have on.
They will be available in stand alone Louboutin Beaute Stores and in Louboutin shoe stores rather than in the beauty halls.
I had never really spent much time in a recording studio before but it was so interesting to see everything behind the scenes. Especially as everyone appeared to be having such a fun time since the entire Paco Rabanne team are all very relaxed, friendly and with a certain je ne sais quoi that only the French can portrait.
To be kept updated with the Black XS record label and album check out the website here and Facebook Page. The Black XS perfume range has also welcomed the new Black XS Potion perfume into it’s family and I can not get enough of it. It’s already in my handbag as my favourite sexy evening scent (£39 for 50ml)
I had a great time and it was particularly nice to meet the creator and lots of other fabulous bloggers, of course the canapés were nice too!