My Little Box April 2015



"If you can dream it, you can do it."

I don't know if Walt Disney was wise or not (besides being a chain smoker), but I have to totally agree on this. I guess My Little Box agrees as well, since this month's theme is all about dreams. And yes people, they do come true, as long as you want them bad enough!



There were many beautiful things included in this dreamy box, but I feel like I have to start with the one I consider the cutest, yet completely irrelevant item of them all, a stamp!

In what way can a stamp exactly relate to dreams I simply can't imagine, besides maybe if we lived a century ago, when people used actual letters to communicate with each other (in which case I can see the connection) rather than e-mails, texts, snapchats and the like. Anyhow, that fact doesn't strip away the cute factor of this little minty green rotating stamp (I love mint green, have I mentioned that before?) with all the lovely short messages, like "Made with Love", "Merci Beaucoup", "Choose to be...", "Avec Plaisir" among others. I personally like the message located on the lid of the ink pot. Dream Big. Yes, I do tend to do that. 



Leaving stationery props aside, there was a certain item in My Little Dream Box I particularly like. The lifestyle portion of the month came inside a padded cloud (yes, you read that right!) with the inscription "Once upon a dream" on it, which automatically made the whole thing stand out. 

Inside that little cloud was this chic round pendant attached to a pink thread, with the inscription "bonne etoile" on it, created by jewellery designer Delphine Pariente exclusively for My Little Box. For those of you non users of the French language, this translates into "good star", but whether it's a good or a lucky one, we still have to see. Now I know lots of people will wear this as a necklace, especially since dainty necklaces are high in fashion right now, but I prefer to wrap that pink string around my wrist and wear it as a bracelet. I feel it suits me better that way.


Hold on now, we're not finished, it's time for My Little Box beauty magic to happen!


They came inside their lovely little pouch, like always, only this time when I picked it up I swear it smelled of flowers. And there was a very good reason why!


  • Sabe Masson Soft Perfume stick in "Copacabana": Have you ever tried stick perfumes before? This one from Sabe Masson is alcohol and paraben free, with natural ingredients that suit all skin types without causing any irritations normal perfumes can cause. On a closer inspection Copacabana smells exotic and fresh, lasts long and is so easy to carry with you in your purse, it's unbelievable. And so up my street, I know we'll become inseparable. If you live in Paris or you plan on visiting soon, then I would suggest you pay a visit to one of their many boutiques and purchase one yourself, they retail for £15 per stick.

  • Loved By Lip Balm in "Lou Lesage": Let's start with the name. Lou Lesage is a French actress, singer and brand spokeswoman with a very busy lifestyle, always on the run. Apparently the one staple product she always carries with her, from a film set to a photoshoot to a music venue is a lip balm, so when she shared her vision with Loved By they created the lip balm included in this month's box. Deep red in the pot, it leaves a subtle red stain after application, while keeping the lips moisturised. And while I like this as an idea, I can't stop thinking that a balm in a pot is such an impractical thing to have, especially if your work requires manual labour. I personally won't be using this, but if you're still interested in it you can discover the full range on mylittlecorner.com (retail price is £8).

  • My Little Beauty Repairing Mask for Dry Ends: I don't know about you, but I'm a bit crazy about my hair. They're thick and straight, a bit too heavy over a certain length (to the point they give me actual headaches), oily at the roots and dry at the ends, coloured quite a few times in the last few years, but instead of them looking tired and/or burnt, they actually look healthy. Fair enough, that's partially because of my genes (believe me, my sister's hair looks even better!) but also because I pride into taking really good care of them, so you can imagine my joy when I saw a hair mask in my box that was made to target one of my main problems, my dry ends! On top of that, the product I received is a full size one, which means I'll have plenty of time to properly sample it and see if it works wonders or not. 100ml retail for £7.


I love wrapping up my posts with a question most of the times, but this time I feel like sharing one of my dreams, maybe the one that means the most to me. 

For many years I thought the most important dream I had was becoming an author one day, using words to create characters, worlds, events and memories. After celebrating my 30 years of existence last year I can firmly say my biggest and most important dream is to become a mother, hopefully some time soon. And, if life allows, I will have not one or two, but three children in the foreseeable future.



Until next time,

Dora

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