My Little Dream Box with Giveaway


Apr 15 MLB ContentsMy favourite monthly box arrived recently; My Little Box.  This month the theme is Dreaming and the artwork on the box is so pretty I am already using the empty box for keepsakes as we tidy the house.

I love the artwork of the My Little boxes along with the style of the My Little Beauty products, from the Geek Box, to the Superhero Box (ok, that’s not a huge leap) to the Dream Box, each one inspires my imagination and leaves me with a smile.

While the box itself is beautiful enough, the contents is also wonderful and all so pretty!

Apr 15 MLB Hand Cream

My Little Beauty – Repairing Mask for Dry Ends

Probably the least exciting product from my point of view.  I have very short hair, practically a pixie-cut, so my ends are not sufficiently far from my roots to ever get dry.  I’ll be happy to offer this one up as a giveaway for anyone (UK) who fancies dropping me a line.

Apr 15 MLB PerfumeSabé Masson – Le Soft Perfume in Copacabana

For many years I didn’t wear perfumes.  My skin is quite sensitive and the alcohol in most perfume sprays makes my skin itch.  Solid perfumes would seem to be the perfect answer to this problem.  A couple of colleagues, on agreeing to sniff me, declared this perfume to be pleasant but it just doesn’t quite tick my boxes.

Apr 15 MLB LipsLou Lesage – Loved By in Baume Rouge Velour

This lovely lip balm is just the right intensity for me to apply without worrying about needing a mirror.  The colour adapts easily to my lips and the texture is smooth and moisturising.  This little pot has taken up residence in my bag.

Apr 15 MLB StampLifestyle extra – Stamp and pad

A cute little scrolling stamp with 12 settings including stars; clouds and a number of English and French phrases.  This would be wonderful for letter writing; card making and (my favourite) organisational procrastination.  With gems such as “Today I”; “To Do”; “Idée géniale” and Oui and Non tick boxes I could spend hours planning what I should have been getting on with!

Apr 15 MLB NecklaceDelphine Pariente – Bonne Etoile pendant

The final item is this charming little pendant on a very long cord.  It’s pretty enough and feels a little like a lucky penny when I wear it.

This is a lovely selection in a box which has led me to have high expectations.  Everything in the April box is really good, even though some of it just isn’t for me.

Apr 15 MLB MagazineI’d love to tell you all about the magazine.  It seems to be a large fold-out sheet of paper, which makes it a little awkward to read at my desk.  I took this home with the intention of reading it in the lounge, maybe getting a couple of shots of the interior but it has vanished in the above mentioned house tidy.  I know things are meant to be found rather than lost when a house gets tidied – welcome to my world!

Speaking of which, if you would like me to pop the hair mask in the post to you, leave a comment telling me what your current dream is.

Keep dreaming,


Accessorize Haul

A few weeks ago, before my birthday, I found myself with a little time on my hands at a London terminus.  Frankly, I see these occasions as shopping opportunities, when I get to visit shops not represented in my little suburb.  I lost no time on this occasion by Necklace, Ring and Earringsgetting sucked directly into Accessorize.  I had it in the back of my mind that, hauling round a slightly unwieldy Kipling tote bag stuffed with everything I thought I’d need for a weekend away (which apparently included two novels) I decided I desperately needed a new rucksack (I didn’t, but how could it hurt?).  On that visit I came out with a ring, necklace and set of earrings, all sterling silver (my ears won’t tolerate anything less) because, after all, it was nearly my birthday…

Of course, this still left me with the issue of the overstuffed tote and, after a fruitless wander around St Pancras looking for a luggage shop, I gravitated back to Accessorize to try to convince myself to like their limited range of rucksacks.  I quickly gave up (I’m not going to buy a rucksack I don’t like to supplement a Kipling I don’t like*; then I’ll just end up with more bags I’m not keen on!) and started looking at the adjacent handbags.  I honestly can’t remember which one I was keen on to begin with because then I saw this:Handbag

It is just so nearly perfect it’s hard to believe, although you wouldn’t expect real leather at the price I paid.  It conveniently relieved my tote bag of my novel (which I swiftly replaced in W H Smiths) and the contents of my purse.  Not the purse itself because:


At the grand old age of 37 (or so) I’ve decided to stop focussing on what I don’t like and what will stand me out from the crowd.  Instead I’m thinking more of what I do like, meaning more and more of my life contains purple; butterflies; purple butterflies; flowers and, yes, the occasional flash of pink without feeling I need to beat myself up for being stereotypically girly.

And it was nearly my birthday…

Just to finish us off, a couple of little special somethings, one I’ve had and one I want: Gingerbread LatteSwarovski








Merry Christmas,

*  I love Kipling bags; really I do!  They are amazing – stylish, versatile and so much bigger on the inside than they look!  It just so happened that one of my Kipling purchases (severely discounted at a factory outlet shop) was ill-judged.