My Little Box January 2016

by - Wednesday, January 20, 2016

I can only wish my other boxes had a tiny bit the beauty My Little Box has! 2016 may as well be known as the wishing year, since one of the items I received will be featured heavily throughout. You wish for me to tell you what that item is? Well then, your wish is my command!

The very first thing that always catches my eye when I open My Little Box is the post card. I'm seriously in love with them to the point that some of the older ones I've received are framed and on the wall above my desk. This one featured something Walt Disney had said:

"All our dreams can come true, if you have the courage to pursue them!"

The pragmatist part of myself shouts "Lies!" in my head but I prefer to let the dreamer out in this case and say "Hell yeah, why not?" *wink wink*

Next thing I picked up was this month's magazine and I'm more than happy to see that it's not a fold-up poster again, like some of the previous ones were - they were beautiful, just not as practical to read. Some very interesting articles in there, not just about beauty and fashion but also creativity and a book that talks about it, Big Magic from Elizabeth Gilbert. A book I must get my hands on, just because of these few lines:

"Stop treating your creativity like it's a tired, old, unhappy marriage and start regarding it with the fresh eyes of a passionate lover".

To me, that speaks volumes. 

"From Carpe Diem to YOLO, a history of seizing the day" is another article that definitely caught my eye (but please, don't use YOLO when I'm around unless you want to receive a look of haughty derision like THIS). 

So far we have a box full of wishes and magic, what are we missing to make life beautiful and unique? Those little everyday things, yes? Les Petits Riens, as the French call them. Leaving a card with a little bracelet for someone is like giving them a cheeky wink or a helping hand, letting them know you care. And that is huge, c'est non? 
I got four cards to give away and my own little bracelet, which I'm currently wearing as I'm writing these lines. 

But this is not the last drop of this box's magic. The one item that made me cheer when I held in my hands and is now sitting comfortably beside my laptop on my desk is this beautiful pale mint green diary, with a most fitting inscription on the front. Dear year, I LIKE you (LOVE ME) could easily be my motto for 2016 and this diary will be the blank pages I need to fill with new experiences, dates, memories, old friends, new friends, holidays and the list goes on and on. 

And yet there is still magic in My Little Wish Box to share with you. A small pouch of three beauty lovelies.

  • REN Rosa Centifolia 3-in-1 Cleansing Water: A cleanser, toner and complexion refresher that smells of roses and cares even for the more sensitive skin types? Yes please! Not your usual micellar water, as REN makes sure it's also parabens, sulphates, silicones and mineral oil free! I tell you, la vie en rose est merveilleuse!

  • Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in "Melted Fuchsia": I had a very bad experience in the past with a lip product from Too Faced, so when I received this one I wasn't sure if I should keep it or pass it down straight away. After a home-trial I can tell you the only place this little tube of miracles is going is the makeup bag in my handbag. Love, love, love it! Comfortable to wear all day long, it remained glossy and as stunning as when I first applied it. 

  • My Little Beauty Make A Wish Lip Balm: We're in the middle of winter still and I can assure you, my lips were crying out for some extra hydration and care. Then this little balm came in my life and things started looking much better than before. It comes sheer on the lips and smells of sweets, so you can imagine the amount of times I apply it daily! 

Surely since My Little Box for January was so incredibly wonderful then what am I to expect of the February one? Prince Charming all wrapped up with red and golden ribbons, carrying my Valentine surprise? *wishful thinking*

Until next time,


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