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We seem to be awash with beauty subscription boxes and sometimes it feels like it’s hard to see the wood from the trees. It is a clever concept and a great way of trying new products plus the idea of having a surprise to look forward to every month would light up the faces of most beauty junkies. Still, which do you go for when there are so many to choose from?

My Little Box is a new one from over the little pond that is the English channel. The Parisian phenomenon has been doing the rounds in France and is now making the leap to come to British shores. In fact it stems from the creation of My Little Paris Newsletter which began in 2008 and now boasts 1.3 million  readers globally.

Being French I believe My Little Box has the edge of other subscription boxes. There’s no denying the French know their skincare and beauty with some of our ultimate favourites originating from the shelves of tiny French pharmacies. In a way it’s envious.  Here pharmacies cling on for dear life, resorting to dispensing medication but in France, tradition is preserved from les boucheries to les pharmacies.

Thankfully My Little Box has come to the rescue. Every month there is a new themed box, containing a mixture of full size and trial size branded beauty surprises and fashion accessories lovingly selected by the My Little Box team.

The latest is My Little Sunset Box*. Inside is a copy of My Little World magazine written by bloggers around the world (I am having to brush up on my A Level French to read this though the UK edition will be in English).

There is also a gift box containing a bracelet by Medecine Douce, playing cards and inside a dainty and cute draw bag, samples from Laino (an exfoliating scrub), a pot of L’Occitane’s show-stopping Immortelle Precious Cream and My Little Box’s own cosmetic brand lip balm.


To be honest, I’ve not been wowed by previous beauty boxes but the samples I’ve seen from My Little Box indicate it’s all killer, no filler – all will be of much needed use. I’ve been wanting to try Immortelle for God knows how long but I balk at sachets. This is a substantial sized sample that’ll see me through for a good few weeks before I decide if I want to invest in a full sized pot.

My Little Box is on its way to the UK in September and will cost £14.95 a month without commitment. You can sign up here to be the first to know when the first box is ready.

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If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have picked up on how I’ve become besotted with a cat. This beautiful boy turned up on my doorstep three months ago, returning day after day and begging to be let in and fed. To cut a long story short, he wasn’t collared or microchipped, and he wasn’t neutered either. All that has been sorted and he now lives at Cassa Shaikh. My mum has named him Sonu, which means ‘beautiful’ in Punjabi. He is Sonu Shaikh and will forever be known as.

Now Sonu has taken the liberty of owning every room in the house…and every window sill he can climb onto, and every corner he can deposit himself in. This is why he features in the picture of the latest new collection from the house of L’Occitane. Ha, and I’ve just noticed the eau de toilette bottle is the wrong way round! Oh well, never mind…

Frisson de Verveine* is such a fresh and invigorating collection, bursting with citrus notes and perfectly light to wear for the summer. The unisex limited edition fragrance blends the best of citrus, green leaves and fresh fruits with extracts of Cucumber, Musk and Ceder Wood.

There are six items in total:

♥ Fresh Shower Gel (250ml/£14)
♥ Cooling Body Gel (250ml/£20)
♥ Refreshing Body Mist (50ml/£12)
♥ Bath Salts (300g/£16)
♥ Ice Gel for Legs & Feet (50ml/£20)
♥ Hand Cream Gel (30ml/£8)

In the sweltering weather we’ve been having, the Ice Gel for Legs & Feet with its rolling ball has been blissful to use on the back of the legs and the soles of the feet – definitely my favourite of the three samples I was sent to try.

L’Occitane’s Frisson de Verveine will be available in boutiques nationwide from July.

Oh and in case you were wondering, the rest of the pictures weren’t any better…like this one:

loccitanefrisson2It’s OK, he’s not being rude, he’s just catching some rays.