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Empties

This is my first empties blog post. It’s quite a strange concept blogging about things I’m about to throw away!

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Davroe Colour Senses Ends Repair
I got this product in an Australian beauty box whilst I was living in Darwin and as I’d just ombred my hair it was a useful product. This product did improve the condition of my ends but as I’ve just purchased the Ozzie hair repair to use on my ends I won’t be re purchasing this one just yet.

Jimmy Choo Perfume
I love this perfume, my sister actually got me into this scent. I’m really hoping I get some more for Christmas or my Birthday but if not il be hunting some out in the Boxing Day sales! The perfume I’m currently wearing is The Body Shop Coconut which I get so many compliments on and it’s very reasonable. A holiday type fragrance. Another favourite of mine is Vera Wang Princess.

Uriage Aqua Précis
I 💜 this product, it feels so silky and fresh on your skin. I haven’t tried anything quite like it and I really want to repurchase pretty soon.

So that was my first empties blog.

L x

Up cycling my little box!

If you’ve read my reviews on my little box you’ll know that I’m a little bit in love with this subscription box! You’ll also know that everything in the box including the packaging is beautifully illustrated. I’ve been thinking over the last few days how I could upcycle the bags, cards, ribbons and even the boxes themselves, when I stumbled upon a few great ideas!
Firstly the inspiration cards, I plan on putting these in different frames and creating an inspiration wall a bit like this.

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So today I bought some frames I liked from pound land! And as my collection grows I plan to create a sort of inspiration wall.

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The second up-cycle involves the ribbons and cute beauty bags. I’ve been thinking the bags would be great for storing small items in like bobbles and I found this idea.

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Such a simple idea and you have most of the items with your box! For the rods I’m going to use pencils and for the loop at the top an old headband.
Finally the boxes themselves…again I was thinking about some sort of storage idea when I discovered these fab designs. They do require some cutting and sticking but it’s fairly easy.

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Do you have any other ideas? Please feel free to share 💜

My Little Box- Diane Von Furstenberg

My second ”My little box” was based around a designer theme. I loved the design on this box and I have to say although I am not the owner of a DVF wrap dress I would love to be! I … Continue reading

My little box- Parisienne box- unboxing

Well I saw My Little Box advertised on Facebook so I decided to sign up in September. I love the idea of subscription boxes and the beautiful illustrations on the my little box site filled me with delight!

Too Cute!

Too Cute!

My little box costs £11/month + £3.95 P&P per month, simply subscribe at their website: http://www.mylittlebox.co.uk If you get your box delivered to your work place its even cheaper!

So pretty!

So pretty!

So this was the first box I got delivered-The September ‘Parisienne’ box. Each month My Little Box will choose a different theme and all of the gifts you receive are based on this theme.

My Little box describe their box as…

Fashion, beauty
and lifestyle surprises
delivered to your door

The box arrives in a cardboard box and when you open it up you find a beautifully illustrated box inside. I loved the fact that there was even a themed sticker on the inside of the throw away cardboard box- I kept mine! The box itself is sturdy and pretty enough to be saved and re-used.

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When I opened my box I was an exciting bundle of contents tied together with a cute ribbon that I intend to use in my hair! I just love the tiny details of the box- you will want to keep and use everything!

In the box was:

  • A cute drawstring bag (lovely quality) that contained 3 beauty items.
  • A Notebook
  • Some Parisienne Stickers
  • A laptop Cover
  • An inspirational card
Oh la la!

Oh la la!

The beauty items included; A Laura Mercier Primer 30ml, Nuxe multi purpose dry oil and a Stylo Lumiere highlighting pen from my little beauty. Well I love each one! I have used the primer and it is lovely, easy to apply and works really well. I had run out of a highlighter pen and I’ve found this one good for under my eyes. I have been interested in beauty oild for a while but have yet to try one as I have quite oily skin and hair. However I love the smell of this Nuxe one and I have tried some on my face and a few drops in my bath- the smell is truly scrumptious!

How cute is this? I think I'll use mine for storing my hair elastics in!

How cute is this? I think I’ll use mine for storing my hair elastics in!

Next we have the lifestyle items, firstly the beautiful inspiration card. I am going to frame this and put it up in my new studio flat! Next we have a cute set of stickers, perfect for bringing a bit of Paris to anywhere you choose to stick them, we also have a lovely notebook that has some information from my little box in the front but also plenty of blank pages for you too fill! Finally a very high quality Laptop cover-unfortunately its too small to fit my laptop in and too big for my kindle so I’m just trying to figure out what I can use it for, suggestions welcome. Perhaps a hot water bottle cover?

Lifestyle items

I have to say I am absolutely delighted with my first little box, do you subscribe? If so what do you think?

What I love about this box is that: its beautiful, its a lifestyle box not just a beauty box, I will use everything in it, its great value for money and finally I love the idea of a different theme each month.

I have just received my October DVF box so watch this space for my next blog.