My Little Friends Box Review – August 2016

My Little Friends Box Review - August 2016

 

This August My Little Box is not only celebrating the Summer in style, they are also celebrating some of the very best things about being a girl and that’s the friendships you forge through out your life!  From school friends, to work mates and of course those random people you couldn’t be with out but can’t quite remember how you met – they are all part of what makes you feel great every day, and with Girl Power making a comeback it’s even more apt that Augusts My Little Box is all about your friends!  So lets just relax, unwind and enjoy the girls that have our backs no matter what life throws at you and to the woman who support and empower those around them because lets face it – we are always stronger and more powerful when we work together!

What’s in the Box?

Price Per Box – £11.00 plus £3.95 P&P

Total Value of Products – £48.51

With Girl Power very much in my mind thanks to seeing the amazingly strong woman at the Rio Olympics this month – I cannot wait to see what is inside August’s My Little Friends Box!

Your Beauty Treats

Batiste ‘Hold Me’ Hairspray – Full Size £4.49

My Little Friends Box Review - August 2016

Keep your hairstyle in place all day long with this invisible max strength hairspray from hair care hero Batiste!  The lightweight and non-sticky formula gives long lasting hold with out the unwanted stiffness and effortlessly brushes out without leaving product build up or damaging your hair!  Its unique humidity shelled also keeps your style weather proof too and prevents frizz and fly-aways and its special blend of Keratin and Inca Inchi Oil help strengthen your hair, adding a hit of moisture and a subtle shine while maintaining incredible hold too!  I very rarely use hairspray as I hate the sticky, stiff feeling you get with some brands and the drying effect it has on your hair isn’t always justified by the results you get from it but this handy travel sized tin of Batiste ‘Hold Me’ Hairspray is enriched with natural Keratin and Inchi Oil to help give amazing hold while strengthening and nourishing your hair at the same time!

Kadlays Hydramuse Comforting Cream – Full Size £19.06

My Little Friends Box Review - August 2016

 Kadalys Hydramuse Comforting Cream is an ultra-moisturising cocktail of skin loving ingredients including banana, mango butter and moisture-retaining hyaluronic acid which has been specially formulated for dry, sun-parched skin, making it perfect for Augusts My Little Friends Box!  Its comforting formula will refresh and hydrate your skin all day long, leaving you with naturally soft and supple skin that glows with radiance!  Fragranced with Ylang Ylang, Jasmine and Tahitian Gardenia this nourishing cream has just gone to the top of my must-have list as not only does it smell delicious, its 100% natural and leaves my face feeling comfortable and soothed after a day in the sun without leaving it overloaded and oily!  Its pricey but a great treat for your skin!

My Little Beauty Summer Lips SPF15 Lip Balm – Full Size £12.00

My Little Friends Box Review - August 2016

I am a total Lip Balm Addict so seeing another My Little Beauty Lip Balm in this months box was just great!  It looks very bright but it is actually lightly tinted to add a hint of colour to your Summer lips while helping keep your look nice and natural too!  I love the pretty flamingo print on the tube and the nourishing formula keeps my lips healthy and hydrated for hours and the handy SPF15 gives my lips all the protection they need during this gorgeous Summer sunshine we’ve been enjoying!  This has been a firm favourite ever since this box arrived and will continue to be for many months to come thanks to the pretty pop of red and rich moisturising formula!

Your Lifestyle Treats

#NailsInProgress Nail Care Kit – Full Size £7.15

My Little Friends Box Review - August 2016

Being a Nail Technician anything to do with nails in one of my subscription boxes is always a winner for me and this gorgeous little manicure set is no different!  It takes me back to being 6 years old when my mum bought me a similar set as an incentive to stop biting my nails which is what sparked my obsession with nails in the first place so this handy little set is not only a nostalgic treat but a really practical one too!  With a metal nail file, nail clipper, cuticle remover and a pretty mini-emery board inside, this beautiful looking nail care kit is the perfect travel companion for your Summer adventures and its compact case keeps all you nail care essentials in one secure place!  Although I won’t be using the metal nail file – big nail technician no-no – I will be adding a mini hoof stick to make this bright manicure set and keeping it in my hand bag to ensure my nails are always perfect no matter where I am!  A really handy and usable addition to this months My Little Box!

Printie Fish-Eye Smartphone Camera Lens – Full Size £12.00

My Little Friends Box Review - August 2016

Meet your Smartphones new Summer best friend with this months Printie Collaboration from My Little Box!  Together they have created a handy clip-on fish-eye lens that gives your smartphones photographic abilities a serious dose of wide-angle wow!  I am a real camera geek and love my lenses and filters so having a handy fish-eye adapter for my iPhone is a real treat for me and I will be enjoying taking some fun snaps over the coming months so watch out for my instagram filling up wish fish-eye photos very soon!

Bonus Treats

Proper Corn Sweet & Salty Pop Corn – Full Size £1.00

My Little Friends Box Review - August 2016

I love pop corn and after trying UK brand PROPERCORN earlier this year as part of my May Glossy Box I am really happy to see another bag of their guilt-free pop corn in my August My Little Box!  I am seeing a similar reaction to the inclusion of this yummy in a ‘beauty box’ as I saw back in May but as I said back then I have no issue with it and I actually think it’s a fab idea as it’s the perfect healthy snack to ‘pop’ in your back to eat on your day out with friends or picnic at the park, and as I said – I really love pop corn too so this low-fat, tasty alternative to other less healthy snacks available and with six mouth-watering flavours to choose from this sinless snack from PROPERCORN makes a tasty addition to this months My Little Friends Box!

My Verdict

I love the theme this month – the My Little Friends Box is bag on trend with Girl Power back in style, and strong woman all over the TV what better way to celebrate what amazing things woman can achieve when they work together than reminding them that its their friends that will be there to help them every step of the way!  Although the treats in this months box don’t really relate to the theme like they normally do with My Little Box, they will help you look amazing while you are out with the girls this Summer and with the fun fish-eye lens for your smartphone you’ll be able to capture all those memories in wide-angle so you’ll never miss anyone out of a group selfie ever again!  Although not really related to ‘friends’ as such the line up of beauty treats was fab for the time of year with humidity proof hairspray that helps hydrate and strengthen your hair while keeping your style in place all day, a super cute flamingo print lip balm with added SPF15 and a luxe face cream that keeps your skin feeling fabulous no matter how much sun it sees, My Little Box have covered all your beauty basics and added a vibrant little nail care kit in to keep your mani in mint condition too!  I love the bright box design and the bag of yummy pop corn was a delicious touch too.  With a good balance of beauty and lifestyle items this is one of the best product line-ups I have seen My Little Box put together and with everything fitting into your daily beauty routine really well, it’s a really usable box and offers amazing value for money too!  As with all My Little Box Edits the products are fun and quirky and this has got to be my favourite box since their My Little Wish Box back in January this year!  Overall I really love this box, it’s just so much fun and as always it is a real pleasure to open my monthly My Little Box!

My Beauty Favourite

Although this is a pricey and somewhat hard to find little treat – My August Beauty Favourite has to be the Kadlays Hydramuse Comforting Cream!  I just loved the fragrance and the ultra-nourishing, skin-loving ingredients just melted into my sun-exposed skin, soothing, refreshing and reducing the uncomfortable tight feeling leaving my skin feeling fabulous!

For more information about My Little Box visit my ‘Which Subscription Box’ Review and to subscribe to this Box – visit their website!

 

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