22.2.15

Why 'My Little Box' Is Still Killing It (The Best Subscription Box By Far)

Beauty boxes had their moment a few years ago, when we were all overwhelmed by the introduction of a new concept that delivered makeup and skincare directly to our door. However, as with anything, as fast as they grew in popularity they quickly went out of favour; dissatisfaction left a bitter taste in many mouths and subscriptions were cancelled across the country. Beauty boxes got a bad name and it became incredibly difficult to shift them month-on-month without the promise of incredible value or something rather special... That was until My Little Box landed in the UK and shook everything up once again. I was introduced to this new take on a subscription box over a year ago, after meeting some of the Parisian team in a central London hotel; instantly I knew there was something exciting and different about their concept. Since it's launch, My Little Box has been growing in popularity thanks to the sheer brilliance of what they put inside - this is no normal 'beauty box', but a box full of things to be treasured and enjoyed.


Every single month I rip open the MLB delivery with joy, waiting to see what fabulous gifts and product samples await me inside. For someone that receives hundreds of products every single month, it's a testimony in itself that this little subscription box still makes me giddy. Here are the reasons I feel that My Little Box are knocking it out of the park continually, overshadowing all other competitors indefinitely, and why you need to get yourself a box right this moment. 

Their Themes Are Blooming Brilliant
Unlike other boxes that are often filled with yet another sample of Laura Mercier primer (I swear they've been in every kind of box, calendar or goodie bag for a year) or tat beauty companies are trying to shift from their warehouse, My Little Box underpins every month with a theme. This not only ties the products together and ensures there's some consistency, but helps the little bits and bobs to be treasured even more. Some of my favourites have included the Parisienne box, Energy box (fab for January) and their perfectly paired partnership with fellow blogger Fleur de Force. 

The Create Their Own Products
The beauty of this beauty box (ahem) is the fact it contains products developed specifically for the My Little Box family. From body moisturisers and highlighters, to lipsticks and eyeliners, you feel like you're getting something special that you can't buy anywhere else. The only downside is that if you love it it's near enough impossible to get a replacement - although in Paris I do believe you can buy these online. (Here's hoping this changes in 2015!)

Functional Tat
I love a bit of tat as much as the next person, but after a couple of weeks it inevitably ends up shoved in a drawer - or worse, in the bin. My Little Box have got a knack at developing bits and pieces that are fun, but also really useful; from the little notebooks that sit on my desk with pleasure, to phone covers and neck scarves, with gym bags and laptop cases thrown in for good measure. I love the little glass tub of inspirational messages with the latest box (pictured) which proudly sits on my desk and offers up a bit of French whenever I need a mid-afternoon boost. 

Illustrations & Inspiration
No other brand or subscription services offers the pure attention to detail of My Little Box. Their boxes, products, magazine and additional posters are all illustrated by an incredible team of in-house artists that have really developed an instantly recogniseable style. They make everything utterly lust-worthy and even a leaflet showcasing a new lipstick as something to be treasured. I adore everything they create and know the box has been put together with love and passion - rather than within logistical limits and financial obligations. 

Value For Money & Affordability
At £11.00 per month (plus £3.95 P&P) each box is an affordable treat - or a great gift. Unlike other boxes, where you pay a tenner for a box full of sachets, My Little Box offers great value. One product alone is often worth more than the box price, with a magazine and unique treats thrown in for good measure. I'm not quite sure how MLB manage to get the price down to such a low amount, but I'm pleased they have done as it makes it even easier to recommend; so many of my mates have now signed up to their service and look forward to their monthly gifts as much as I do.

Are you a fan of My Little Box? Have you signed up to the service, or are you tempted to do so?


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19 comments

  1. I so totally agree with you! I live in Bulgaria and MLB don't post to my country but I found a way to get it delivered to me - this is the best investment I've made in the recent years :) The boxes are amazing and I blog about each one with such pleasure. Many friends ask me how I get it here and some of them have already subscribed themselves - so I'm hoping someday we will see MLB in more countries :)

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  2. Thanks for this great post! I have been looking at different beauty boxes to subscribe to and from reading your post I have now subscribed to MLB, it looks great! Thanks a lot xXx

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  3. I wish I could get these boxes but I as I am not earning it just isn't possible to keep paying for it but one day I will subscribe to these cute little boxes

    http://alyshapaulsen.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. This is the first box in a while i've been tempted to sign up for. Every month it seems to be consistently lovely, and has a great combination of products.

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

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  5. I hadn't heard of MLB but I love the packaging and you can't go wrong with Ines de la Fressange products

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

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  6. I've been wanting to subscribe for ages... just took the plunge and can't wait for my first box to arrive! They always look so fantastic! :D x

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  7. I've never heard of MLB before, I'd love to sign up but my student budget won't stretch that far! Maybe soon though :) It looks great because it's more unique than the other boxes.

    UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  8. I'm considering cancelling my current subscription to a well known beauty box brand and trying these guys out instead.... I have become tired of the incessant influx of sachets and lip balms not to mention an eye pencil I was sent last month was broken??? Would much rather change and get some value for money and this looks like the perfect replacement :)

    http://stylewithgracie.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. I've been looking for one to subscribe to but nothing looked as promising as this does!

    Sharan | essehearts.com

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  10. I've been reading up on each and every box every month since it launched and each box just gets better and better! I'm so SO tempted to sign up and get my own! They seem to put so much time and effort into each and every box, unlike the bigger subscription box brands that seemed to lack enthusiasm and imagination as their popularity grew!

    Sarah :)
    Saloca in Wonderland

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  11. I haven't tried My Little Box myself yet but I'm very pleased to have won this months box from The Sunday girl. I can't wait to have a look at it in person as every box I've seen featured so far on blogs has looked so pretty and pretty much perfect x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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  12. I might just sign up to it, seems like a fun box i could use and want =]

    emyii90.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Sounds like you get really good for value for money with this box!

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  14. I've been looking at subscription boxes for a while now, but this was the first post which actually made me go off and subscribe to one - can't wait to get my first box now!

    Sally
    www.sallyakins.com

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  15. I agree with you. Although some of the novelty items end up in a drawer to be forgotten about! Not really sure what I'll do with a little jar of anecdotes! That said, the box is a delight to receive. The last Look Fantastic box was an utter let-down. I have to say, though, that the Latest in Beauty boxes are very good too and I think I would struggle to say which of the two (Little box and LiB) is better.

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  16. Never thought about giving a subscription box as a gift - thanks for the idea! X
    http://charlottesophiaroberts.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. I TOTALLY agree that this box is the best one on the market! I love it and I always can't wait for new one every month:)

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  18. This is the only box that makes me truly WANT to sub to it just by looking at the contents.

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  19. You have convinced me! I have signed up for this now and cancelled my subscription for the box I currently get.

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