My Little Coconut Box Review – July 2016

My Little Coconut Box Review - July 2016

 

It seems like the world is going crazy for anything Coconut at the moment and, as ever, My Little Box is bang on trend with their gorgeous Coconut inspired July Edition!  I adore the delicate fragrance of Coconut, and use the multi-functional Coconut Oil on my hair and skin, as well as in my food, so this box sounds like heaven to me!  With My Little Box being such a versatile subscription box that always seems to get things just right each month, balancing beauty and lifestyle treats with original box designs, themes and artwork along with a handy monthly magazine too – its a great way to experience new brands and revisit some old classics too, and as this month also features an exclusive collaboration with one of my favourite jewellery brands – Stella & Dot – I am even more excited to see what tropical treats are in July’s Paradise Island inspired My Little Box and whether this ‘coco-nutty’ edition is as fresh and fun as last months Summer Vibes Box!

What’s in the Box?

Price Per Box – £11.00 plus £3.95 P&P

Total Value of Products – £49.83

Joining the ‘Cult of the Coconut’ could be a big risk for My Little Box as even though the humble Coconut is hugely popular right now – Its tropical fragrance isn’t to everyones taste so I am hoping for some fun twists on this fun summer theme that everyone will enjoy, ensuring this months My Little Box is as exciting as ever, and full of delicious Coconut creations to enjoy!

Your Beauty Treats

My Little Beauty Coconut Spritzer Aftersun Spray – Full Size £10.00

My Little Coconut Box Review - July 2016

All Summer beauty boxes need to include some handy sun care products, and whether thats a sunscreen spray to protect while you tan, or a body bronzer to fake it not bake it, what you will always need to go with it is a refreshing after-sun lotion to help keep your skin healthy and hydrated and maintain your tan safely too – enter this gorgeous Brume de Coco Spritz from My Little Beauty!  This delicious Coconut scented body milk melts into your skin, nourishing and repairing sun damage, leaving your skin lavishly soft and smooth and smelling like a tropical paradise too!  Its handy spray on formula means its easy to apply and doesn’t leave you sticky or messy like some other after-sun products do making ideal to take with you on a day out to top up your hydration without the hassle of a cream or lotion, and it smells good enough to eat too!  I love Summer as it becomes totally acceptable to use after-sun at all times instead of regular body moisturiser, opening up a range of island inspired scents to your beauty routine and this exotic treat is just the ticket after a hot summers day!

 Merci Handy Coco Rico Hand Cleansing Gel – Full Size £2.50

My Little Coconut Box Review - July 2016

This quirky French brand Merci Handy are going all out to introduce fresh new way to keep hands clean and sanitised which are not only super effective, but also don’t make you look like a complete hypochondriac when out in public, and so their fun line of hand sanitising gels were born!  Packed full of Vitamin E and Aloe vera, these 100% vegan and cruelty free hand gels are pocket sized powerhouses of cleanliness, that don’t just keep your hands fresh and clean on the go, they also leave leave hands feeling soft and smooth, not dry and dehydrated and the smell of their fabulous Coco Rico Gel is just delicious and perfect for this Coconut themed My Little Box as it gives you that wonderful holiday feeling every time you want to sanitise your hands!

Yves Rocher Noix de Coco Eau de Toilette – Full Size £7.00

My Little Coconut Box Review - July 2016

This irresistible Eau de Toilette from Yves Rocher leaves a luscious hint of fleshy, mouth-watering Malaysian Coconut in the air around you and makes your skin smell attractively appetising and exotic, without the sickly smell of some other coconut based fragrances I have tried in the past, and its this subtle, sensuous scent that makes this fresh fragrance the perfect partner to your Summer holiday whether you’re lucky enough to be sipping fresh Coconut Milk on a tropical beach or from a carton in the British countryside!  I love the smell of Coconut but have always tended to avoid fragrances that use coconut as their base note as they tend to be too sweet and sickly, but this Yves Rocher Eau de Toilette has a much fresher take on the classic coconut smell, which makes it much easier to wear and less heady and over-powering.  Although not a fragrance I would buy again, it perfectly suits this months box theme as is a nice twist on the more traditional coconut based perfumes around!

Ojon™ Rare Blend Moisture Therapy Oil – Full Size £30.00

My Little Coconut Box Review - July 2016

Ojon™ Rare Blend Oil Moisture Hair Therapy takes just one glorious drop to instantly begin protecting, nourishing and transforming dull, dry and damaged hair into a healthy and manageable mane that is softer and glossier than before, banish frizz and smoothing spilt ends!  This unique tri-phase oil isn’t your regular hair oil, with hand-picked natural oils from around the world, Ojon™ Rare Blend Moisture Therapy Oil helps smooth and tame frazzled summer hair with its legendary healing powers, protecting against heat and UV damage adding essential moisture and shine when your hair needs it most!  With three colourful phases I wasn’t sure what to expect from this replenishing hair oil, but I love natural beauty products and am a huge fan of using oils to nourish and hydrate my skin and hair, so it intrigued me!  After shaking the small sample sized bottle to mix the three coloured ‘phases’ together it becomes a luxurious light-weight serum-like oil that easily spreads through damp hair, and smells like you’re on holiday somewhere far, far away but I am not sure that this blend of exotic oils was enough to tame my unruly waves so not a product I would try again!

Your Lifestyle Treats

Stella & Dot for My Little Box ‘Sunshine Suits You’ Bracelet – Full Size £18.00

My Little Coconut Box Review - July 2016

I adore Stella & Dot jewellery – They make such pretty pieces of jewellery that are not just beautiful to look at but are multi-functional and can be layered and combined to create unique and personal designs at really affordable prices!  This simple gold bangle is easy to wear during the Summer and the bright turquoise fabric tassel adds a pop of colour to this plain but pretty piece!  I honestly don’t really wear much gold jewellery, opting for silver and white metals instead as I have a cooler skin tone, but the addition of a quirky tassel in a colour that makes up a big part of my Summer wardrobe makes this much more wearable for me and it fits my small wrists really nicely.  Its really light-weight so won’t feel heavy and hot on your skin which is great for wearing on ever the hottest Summer day!  Although I would’ve preferred to have seen a silver piece in the box, I will definitely be wearing this bracelet with the gorgeous gold ring from my May My Little Box!

‘Oh! The Places You’ll Go!’ Passport Holder – Full Size £11.00

My Little Coconut Box Review - July 2016

If youre going to enjoy your Summer holiday is style you’ll need to make sure every part of your outfit is looking good, and this month My Little Box has included a funky passport holder to help you get checked out while you’re checking in!  This passport holder is covered with a vibrant tropical-inspired pattern that will make sure you (and your passport) stand out from the crowd ensuring you travel in style this Summer!  So whether you’re travelling to sunny Spain or a scorching sunset island far, far away, this is the only accessory you’ll need to make your journey go smoothly and stylishly!  I love this fun print and slogan on this passport holder, and it certainly brightens up your boring airport time and protects your precious passport well!  I would’ve liked to have seem somewhere to put your boarding passes too and as all passports have to be scanned and checked it isn’t the functional of items in reality, but the sheer colour and craziness of this coconut travelling companion makes it hard to resist!

My Verdict

I have been subscribed to My Little Box for almost a year now and every month their boxes seem to get better and better!  You really can’t seem to go wrong with My Little Box in my opinion as their fun monthly box themes mean you’ll never be stuck in a beauty box rut, and they curate beauty treats that you don’t tend to see in other beauty boxes which makes them really stand out from the ever growing beauty box crowd for me and this months Coconut inspired offering from the My Little Box team is no exception!  As always they have mixed a good selection of beauty treats that fit their monthly box theme with some cute lifestyle treats that help you enjoy your boxes long after the beauty products have been used, and this month they have teamed up with the fabulous Stella & Dot to give you a beautiful gold bracelet that is perfect for the Summer as it is light-weight and the bright turquoise tassel adds a pop of colour making it both fun and functional!  I adore Stella & Dot jewellery so this was a real treat to find in this months box!  They’ve also included a handy passport holder that is covered in the same coconut print the box is covered with this month meaning where ever you travel this Summer you’ll be doing in My Little Box’s unique way!  Their beauty treats this month are also themed around the humble coconut too, and they’ve given you four essential holiday beauty products that aren’t just really usable but they also smell deliciously tasty and tropical as they are all coconut scented making sure you feel you’re on a paradise island in the middle of nowhere even if you’re really just pottering around the Cornish Coast!  I love that all the products this month are very practical and usable, as sometimes My Little Box can be a little obscure with their boxes, which isn’t a bad thing, but can mean you don’t get much use out of some items, but this month gives you hand cleanser, after-sun, hair oil and perfume which is a great balance for me!  I love the coconut fragrance – it always reminds me of Summer so I have really enjoyed using every single product in this months My Little Box, and as they are all either full-size of generous sample sizes, you really get to experience each of the products rather than just test them which is always a pleasant change for a beauty box and their treat from in-house brand My Little Beauty is an absolute dream to use this month!  Over all this has to be one of the most fun and usable boxes My Little Box have produced so far – I know I think I say this every month but its always true – and really fits well with the tropical weather we’ve been experiencing in the UK so far this month too!

My Beauty Favourite

My July Beauty Favourite is easily the Coconut Spritzer Aftersun Spray from My Little Box’s in-house beauty brand My Little Beauty as it not only smells amazing, it also offers a light-weight but nourishing alternative to the super thick and heavy lotions and creams I usually have to rely on to keep my super dry and sensitive skin in shape, making it a refreshing relief from feeling hotter and stickier than normal when the thermostat starts to rise!  A great little treat for me and my skin!

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