The MLB usually comes between the 10th and the 20th of the month, but May’s has come a little early. I’m not complaining, because its my monthly treat that I so look forward to.
The May box has an Italy in Spring theme, the colours being yellows, peachy pink and greens. Think Audrey in Roman Holiday or Sophia in It Started In Naples. The box evokes sun-warmed piazzas and long lazy afternoons spent lingering over tiny dishes of gelato with a carafe of ruby red wine.
This box delights the nose as well as the eye. There is a a semi-dry body oil from Baija Paris called Croisiere Celadon and is delicately scented with green tea and jasmine. The hydrating base is sunflower seed oil, sweet almond oil and sesame seed oil. Its multi-purpose, which is what you expect from an elegant but practical French brand. Use it as a body moisturiser after your bath or shower. Use it in-shower while you are still damp, then rinse off and pat skin dry. Or add it to a warm bath as a soak, to soften, hydrate and scent the skin.
Next there is eau du parfum spray, la fille de l’air by fashion house, Courreges. This is a youthful fragrance, full of citrusy bergamot and fresh orange blossom with a crisp cotton scent. Perfect for warm evenings, paired with a floaty maxi dress.
If you are like me, you despair of ever getting your legs to tan as well as the rest of your body does. I know a number of women who complain about the same thing. I think the inventors of self tan had us in mind. And My Little Beauty obliges with this cream-gel illuminating and moisturising gradual tan for Winter pale gams. This couldn’t have showed up at a better time, since the weather has finally decided to start cooperating and Summer is just around the corner!
Accessories this month are a chic head wrap, guaranteed to banish bad hair days and the sweetest gold leaf ring. I’ve been backwards and forwards through the My Little World magazine and all the information cards that came with the box and can’t find any mention of who the ring is by. I’m pleased to say it actually fits too! I have really small hands and fingers, so rings are a problem for me and it was so nice to find this one fits perfectly.
The two bonus items this month are a pair of Sarah Lavoine sunnies and a My Little Beauty bronzing powder compact. Earlier this Spring, My Little Box was offering former subscribers the opportunity to re-subscribe, with the added bonus of two extra products in your box for the first three months. This is my third month back with MLB, so boxes from here on won’t have the extra items. Someone had asked me about my having more product in the box back in April, so I thought it was worthwhile explaining why that was.
As always, the box comes beautifully packed with a cotton drawstring bag for the beauty products, a copy of My Little World magazine and an inspirational postcard.