As the name Lady Sky suggests, I love to travel and explore, discovering delights both here in the Shire and far beyond. Stepping aboard a plane, train or ship with the prospect of adventure is one of my true pleasures.
Of course I love road trips too. So on receipt of this month’s offering from My Little Box, I was delighted to discover its theme was travel related. The My Little Road Trip Box is packed full of travel essentials and a couple of travel indulgences, as ever tried together with a pretty ribbon.
I tore open the packaging to reveal the moto; To Travel is to Live. That sums me up perfectly. (I always carefully peel these stickers off the cardboard and post them around my work space; this one will have pride of place)
On opening the box the first thing my excited eyes scanned was this month’s inspirational quote card. Beautifully illustrated by artist Kanako, these cards make lovely keepsakes.
The My Little World magazine was quickly secreted into my bag, ready to read on my next trip.
The first surprise item was a box with the words Never Stop Exploring (I don’t intend too) inside a handy travel organiser. Decorated with more Kanako illustrations this sturdy plastic pouch has a zip compartment as well as slots for your passport, tickets, cards, traveller’s cheques, currency and a pen to fill out all those immigration cards. Available at mylittlecorner.com for £10.50 The pen, a Bic two-in-one Cristal Stylus, has a traditional biro writing end with a rubber stylus point at the other. Ideal for when your hands are covered in sand or greasy with sun lotion and you need to use your phone or tablet to post those all-important travel envy shots online. (RRP £1.40)
There was also an update on the traditional postcard. Postcard 2.0 by Bic is a cute mini note book that you can fill with musings, memories and pictures. When full, fold it over, address it, add a stamp and post it off to whomever you choose. A retro way of sharing any adventures. (mylittlecorner £3.50)
As ever there was a drawstring bag containing further treats, cosmetic, skincare and beauty items. Summer Sorbet from their in house line, my little beauty is hydrating after sun body gellee. Easily absorbed with a lovely light fragrance the sorbet like texture has an immeadiate cooling effect on the skin. This has gone straight into my bag and I already think it will be a new favourite. (mylittlecorner £9 for 100ml)
The Garnier Micellar cleansing water is a product I already use and adore. It’s fantastic at removing all traces of the day, a cotton pad and a feather light touch are all you need to completely cleanse your face (including stubborn waterproof mascaras) The 125ml size will easily do me for a fortnight trip away (possibly even longer) (RRP £4.99 for 400ml)
A set of golden temporary tattoos from DCER (RRP £3.50) will add lustre to any beach ensemble and leave you shimmering in the summer sunlight.
An essie nail polish in Shearling Darling completes the box. The rich colour and no-chip formula, ideal when off adventuring. (Scrambling about a ruin, forest, beach or desert is no excuse to let standards slip!) £7.99 for 13.5ml with a rainbow of colours to choose from.
This month’s box has a value of over £37 and every item a hit with me. If you want to receive your own little box, you can, for under £15 a month (including postage and packaging) Stickers, illustrated quote cards, a magazine, items from fashion and design houses, quirky gifts, practical items, indulgences as well as cosmetics, skincare and beauty treats, what more could a Lady want?
- Lady Sky