My Little Provence BoxSaturday, May 30, 2015
My Little Box this month takes us to the historical province of Provence in southeastern France, which is the birthplace of L'Occitane. Olivier Baussan is the visionary behind the brand who sold his own essential oils at local markets in the 70s, now 40 years later L'Occitane is one of the world's best known brands with stores in over 90 countries.
The box is illustrated by Kanako and as always contains several fashion, beauty and lifestyle items:
- A My Little World magazine
- A Kanako illustrated card
- My Little Doll Magnets
- An Embroidery Cuff
- Beauty products - 4 by L'Occitane and 1 by My Little Beauty
The My Little World poster is filled with interviews, tutorials and make up ideas. I miss the old magazine a bit, as the posters are a bit confusing to read and the constant rotating to read articles is frustrating.
My Little Doll Magnets - £6
I am a big fan of fridge magnets and I think this is such a great idea for someone who is into mixing and matching outfits.
Embroidery Cuff - RRP £15
This is a perfect DIY accessory for summer. The golden cuff comes with two different coloured threads - light blue and dark blue. There are tutorials in the magazine but there are also more pattern ideas if you scan the QR code on the seperate card. I love making my own bracelets and My Little Box always comes up with something to keep us creative. I'll design my own bracelet soon and can't wait to match it with my summer outfits!
Mer & Mistral Shower Gel - RRP £12 for 175 ml
The Mer & Mistral Fresh Shower Gel is part of La Collection de Grasse. This shower gel gently cleanses the skin, leaving it freshly perfumed with the aquatic and aromatic scent of the Mer & Mistral fragrance.
Verbena Body Lotion - RRP £20 for 250 ml
This lightweight lotion absorbs easily and comforts the skin by eliminating the "tight" or itchy feeling that skin often gets after showering. The organic extract of verbena helps to calm skin; orange, geranium and lemon tree essential oils give an uplifting aroma. This moisturiser has a fresh, citrus scent and isn't sticky or greasy - perfect for warm summer days!
Verbena Leaf Soap - RRP £4.50 for 75 g
This soap looks like a leaf but it smells like citrus. Crushed verbena leaves gently exfoliate the skin while the rich and creamy cleansing base leaves skin soft and smooth after washing.
Roses et Reines Hand and Nail Cream - RRP £14 for 75 ml
Enriched with Shea butter and vitamin E, this light cream helps nourish, soften and protect hands while strengthening the nails. Skin is left delicately scented with the velvety, floral fragrance. It makes my hands smell like a garden full of roses!
The Amazing Eyeshadow Crayon by My Little Beauty - RRP £9
Another wonderful product from My Little Beauty! This eyeshadow pencil has a rotating end which makes it really easy to use. It has a metallic brown shade and creamy texture which goes well with my eye colour.
So many great items this month - I am looking forward to testing out all of the products from L’Occitane and making my own bracelet! Hopefully the June box surprises me in the same way.