So a few months ago I ran across a post from Fleur de Force about a new subscription box that was soon to launch in the UK called My Little Box . I have tried both Birchboxes (US and UK) as well as Glossybox but have always eventually gotten bored while the samples just pile up.
Despite that, because I love Fleur de Force I rushed to My Little Box’s website and signed up for their first UK box back in September. Since then I’ve been enjoying monthly surprises to the office which made all my coworkers jealous. So now three of them have subscribed and two of them have gotten others to subscribe as well! I could be my own case study in the powers of marketing through blogs!
But I haven’t come back to my blog to lecture you on sales strategies - so I’ll save that topic and just tell you about my most recent box.
The theme for March is Superheroes/Superwoman/Wonder Woman. It’s called My Little Superbox and came with lots of goodies to bring out the Wonder Woman in us all - both physically and mentally. Or at least that’s what I’m assuming based on the products.
|Magazine and Stickers|
The first thing you see when opening the box is the stickers and magazine. We get a magazine every month which has some information about products and cool photos and articles. It really is a mini magazine - everything you’d expect in Elle or Cosmo, just less of it! I especially love when they have DIYs and/or recipes and this month included two the looked quite tasty!
|Bag of Goodies|
Now my issue with this shirt is that it’s one size and we all know one size is not inclusive. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised that I could at least get the shirt on as a plus-size gal, but it’s not flattering and not something I’d be able to wear. However, I would admit that being on the larger size this one size shirt would probably be pretty suitable for most averaged sized gals and a good sleep shirt for those that are even slimmer. The shirt is in collaboration with French brand Gat Rimon and is apparently £29 though I could not find it to purchase on their website which is a shame if you didn’t get the slogan you’d prefer!
But I didn’t worry about the shirt for too long because now it was onto the bag of goodies!
And the first thing I noticed was the Kerastase Cristalliste ‘Lait Cristal’ (£20 for 200ml) Conditioner. I’ve used the Cristallise line before although I bought through Feel Unique and didn’t pay full price. It’s geared towards long hair I think, which I no longer have, but I liked how it was light weight so I think I would still enjoy using it on my shoulder length hair. It’s definitely going to make its way into my shower for a nice treat. Plus, the information card for the product has a 20% code when you order direct through Kerastase, so that’s a nice bonus!
|Lip and Cheek Pencil|
The next thing I pulled out of the bag was a Lips & Cheek Pencil (£10.50) that is from My Little Box’s own brand. Each month we get to try something from their brand. From the looks of it, the website to buy their products isn’t in English, so I wouldn’t be adventurous enough to try and buy anything - but it’s usually a nice addition. This particular item is a pretty nice pinky peach that feel really Springy to me. It’s got some shimmer in it so I’m not sure I’d actually try it on my cheeks. But it’s reminiscent of the Revlon Balm Stains that I really like. I don’t know how well it holds up as I haven’t been wearing any makeup as of late so I’ve only just tried this out at home so far.
|Garnier Miracle Sleeping Cream|
The last item in the box was actually a full-size night cream, Garnier’s Miracle Sleeping Cream (£12.99). I’m not the best at the whole skin care thing and rarely use a face cream, but I’m intrigued by this one because it’s actually reasonably priced. I’ve only tested it on my hand and not tried it overnight. But my initial thoughts are that it smells nice though I’m concerned it will be a bit strong on the face. In terms of the texture, it’s quite gel-like in consistency rather than really creamy. I think this contributes to the lightweight feeling of the cream. The box promises all kinds of anti-aging things which I’m not entirely sure I need just yet. But it feels nice on the back of my hand, so I just might give this one a try next time I actually remember to use a face cream!
|My Little Superbox - March 2015 | My Little Box|
You can subscribe to My Little Box here. It’s just £14.95 per month (including shipping) but since I have it shipped to work I save £1 a month so it’s only £13.95 total! I have to say I’ve been satisfied with each box I’ve gotten so far since September and really feel like it’s worth it. Plus who wouldn't love to get a little box of surprises every month?
Do you subscribe to My Little Box or any other services?