My Little Road Trip Box Review

When I started to become obsessed with makeup, and the beauty industry in general, I also became addicted to subscription boxes. Rewind 2/3 years or so, and I was subscribed to over 9 different boxes, all being delivered around the same time of the month, drowning me in various products. Obviously, this was a *bit* extreme, so I whittled my way through the different boxes, in order to chose a few I would continue to purchase. I made my mind up on two boxes, Birchbox, and my personal favourite – My Little Box – both of which I’m still subscribed to today, and love dearly.

My Little Road Trip Box Review July 2015 emilyloula blogIf you aren’t aware of My Little Box, they are a French based monthly subscription service that send out the most adorable boxes. Each month there is a different theme, and they’re always full of great beauty and lifestyle items – a lot of which are created in house by their designers. If you fancy checking out any of my previous My Little Box reviews you can here

For the majority of the time, subscribers of My Little Box get the same items, but often there is a few bits that slightly differ between the boxes. In My Little Road Trip Box, I received;

> Nail Lacquer | Essie
> Summer Sorbet After Sun Body Gelee | My Little Beauty
> Micellar Cleansing Water | Garnier
> Gold Metallic Temporary Tattoo’s
> My Little Travel Organiser
> My Little Super Postcard
> Biro & Stylus Pen | Bic
> My Little World magazine & Quote Print

My Little Road Trip Box Review July 2015 Contents emilyloula blog

Nail Lacquer in ‘Toggle To The Top’ | Essie

RRP £7.99, available here
This full sized nail varnish was the first thing that caught my attention in this month’s My Little Road Trip box, although I have to admit, I’m not particularly impressed. Last month’s box (review here), included another nail varnish, so I feel like they could have added something a bit different this month. Also this shade is from Essie’s 2013 Christmas collection – so definitely not summery at all, and finally – I’m not sure what this has to do with a road trip at all? Maybe I’m missing something here, but I really think they could’ve chosen something else that fitted with the Road Trip theme better. Don’t get me wrong, Essie are a great brand and this shade is lovely – my little sister has already snatched it up, but I just feel it’s not very fitting this month…

Gold Metalic Temporary Tattoo’s

RRP £3.50, here
These temporary tattoo’s have been all the rage recently – especially in beauty subscription boxes! I’ve seen them in my Latest in Beauty Summer Edit & June’s Birchbox, and each time I’ve mentioned they’re just not something that I would use. My little sisters are always happy to see them though, and they get whipped away in a flash, so it does show that they are definitely popular – maybe I’m just getting old and boring?

My Little Road Trip Box Review July 2015 emilyloula blog BeautySummer Sorbet After Sun Body Gelee | My Little Beauty

RRP £9, here
This gorgeous smelling after sun is my favourite beauty item within the My Little Road Trip Box, and one that I’m definitely looking forward to using. It’s described as a sorbet, which I think is perfect as it’s really cooling and refreshing – great for those days where you’ve been out in the sun and need a little pick me up. I think the packaging of this is adorable and it smells absolutely delicious – reminding me of a summery fruity ice lolly!

Micellar Cleansing Water | Garnier

RRP £1.99, here
I’m a massive fan of Micellar water’s so I was happy to see this little travel sized version of Garnier’s in the My Little Road Trip box. Micellar water is perfect for removing your makeup before cleansing, giving your skin a freshen up, or removing stubborn eye makeup. It feels just like water on the skin, which is great for people with sensitive skin or people who are particular with their skincare because of textures/scents. All of the micellar waters I’ve tried are fairly similar, I’m currently using L’Oreal’s version which is my personal favourite, but I am a fan of Garnier’s too. This will be perfect for travelling as it’s a miniature size of 125ml so I’ll be stashing this away with the rest of my travel mini’s – great for a road trip!

My Little Road Trip Box Review July 2015 emilyloula blog Lifestyle

My Little Super Postcard & Bic Biro and Stylus Pen

RRP £4.90
The first lifestyle item inside the My Little Road Trip box is this adorable My Little Super Postcard. This is a little notebook, concealed to look like a postcard, containing about 10 pages so you can jot down all your memories or little notes to your loved ones. Simply write inside, then seal the ‘envelope’, address it, stamp it, and send it on it’s merry way. Whilst I think this is a really cute addition to the box, and something I’ve never come across before, I’m not sure how practical it is. I’d love to say I would get use out of this, but I know that I won’t and it will sit in a drawer gathering dust. If I was to go on holiday or travelling and wanted to get in touch with my family or friends, it would be via a phone or skype call, an email or a text message. So the reality of me actually filling this in, buying a stamp and waiting a week or so before it arrived at it’s destination is quite unlikely. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s a lovely, unique idea, but one I won’t personally get use out of – I’d love to hear your thoughts on this! In addition to this ‘postcard’ was a pen from BIC, which unlike the usual biro, included a stylus attached to the other end. I used to do a lot of note writing on my iPad when I was studying, and these stylus’ are perfect for that, I wish I had this stylus pen combo back then!

My Little Road Trip Box Review July 2015 emilyloula blog Travel Organiser

My Little Road Trip Box Review July 2015 emilyloula blog Travel Organiser

My Little Travel Organiser

RRP £10.50, here
The next lifestyle item in the road trip box is this adorable travel organiser, which has been designed by My Little Box’s in house designer, Kanako. I absolutely love the My Little Box illustrations – I think they’re so quirky and unique, and I’m really starting to build up a lovely little collection of items. The travel organiser is great because it has one big zip along the side which is super handy so you can stash all your travel documents away safely inside. When you open it up, there’s then a lot of little pouches made specifically for your personal items such as your passport or cards. My sister is jetting away next week, so she’s nabbed this from me for her trip, but I’m definitely having it back afterwards! I think it’s a lovely addition to the My Little Road Trip Box and one that I’m sure a lot of people will love and get use out of.

So that’s it for July’s My Little Road Trip Box, and again it’s another box that I can’t honestly make my mind up on. I’m a massive fan of road trips, and just getting away or going on adventures, so I really loved the theme this month, I just thought that some of the products could have reflected this theme a little better. I think the travel organiser is lovely, and I know I’ll get use out of the delicious smelling after sun and adorable mini Micellar water, I just feel a little let down by the Christmassy nail varnish and the little notepad/postcard. I don’t know if I’m just getting particularly fussy with the subscription boxes or not – so I’d love to hear your thoughts on this month’s box! Of course, I’m still going to keep my My Little Box subscription running, as I do absolutely love the boxes in general. If you fancy signing up to My Little Box you can do so here, and you can read all of my previous reviews of the boxes here

What did you think of the My Little Road Trip Box? What would have been your favourite item? Are you signed up to any subscription boxes? As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments, and thank you for reading! 

emily x

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  • I still haven’t subscribed to My Little Box. I’ve seen some lovely boxes in the past but I agree with you on this one. The theme is lovely, just some of the products don’t really reflect that

    Tamsyn-Elizabeth | Peaches and Bear

    • In general they’re really lovely boxes so I’m definitely going to keep my subscription going, I just felt this box didn’t live up to the theme, which I thought would be great! x

  • Annemarie K.

    What a lovely box! I see why you find the nailpolish quite odd, this is definitely not a colour I would wear in the summer months (but it would be perfect for Christmas). I think the lifestyle bits are so cute!

    Great and honest review! I’m gonna check out their page now – I’m not subscribed to any subscription boxes but that might change now.

    Have a great day!

    xx, Annemarie

    • It definitely is a lovely box, I’m just not sure how well it fits the theme! Yes exactly, I’m sure this polish will be great for Christmas! Thanks Annemarie – hope you have a wonderful day too xx

  • lolaandbehold

    I absolutely love the look of this box – I gave it up because I was spending too much money, but it’s the only subscription box I’ve found to be consistently good, every single month. Your photos are fab btw! x
    Laura at Lola and Behold

    • It’s such a cute box isn’t it! I really should give up my subscription boxes as I spend way too much money on them, but I can’t help it, I love them haha! Thank you lovely!! x

  • I think it is a great selection.
    I use gold tattoos when I do nail art haha.

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    • I’ve never thought of using the tattoo’s for nail art – what a good idea! Will definitely have to give that a try! x

  • I *adore* your background in these shots! And the ‘my little box’ seems to get more precious with each release. The notebook and the travel organiser are so cute!

    Fii | little miss fii

    • Aww thank you Fii – it’s a wallpaper sample! They’re such adorable boxes aren’t they! Thanks for reading xx

  • Bethan

    I love the look of this box so much, it’s nice to see one which isn’t solely beauty products and has more variety! x

    • I totally agree, it’s really nice to get some lifestyle bits as well as beauty products, especially when they’re as adorable as these! xx

  • I don’t think you’re getting fussy at all – a Christmas 2013 collection polish in a 2015 beauty box seems a bit lazy to me. However, there were lots of other items that look great and I do think My Little Box are great how they have the lifestyle side to their boxes. I agree with Fii, your background is perfect for this theme!
    Rebecca | The Two Twenty Somethings

    • Thanks Rebecca! I’m glad it’s not just me that thought the nail varnish was a bit odd with the theme, although I’m sure it will be perfect for Christmas! I love the lifestyle element of the box, I think that’s why I love My Little Box so much! xx

  • Thuy Pham

    so cute! such a great idea:)

    • It is such a cute box isn’t it! xx

  • i’m so jealous because this is the only beauty box i would subscribe to. but unfortunately they don’t deliver to italy 🙁 this month is about traveling and i’m double jealous . at least i can get a sneak peek from your posts(:

    Cate ? kate/idoscope

    • Ohh no that’s such a shame that they don’t deliver to Italy, hopefully they’ll branch out soon and you’ll be able to get your hands on some goodies from My Little Box! xx

      • yes, i really hope so, i check their delivery options quite often ahah(:

  • Rachael Broomfield

    Wow, what an amazing box! I think I’m actually going to get this one!

    Rachael at

    • It’s such a cute box isn’t it! Hope you love it if you order it xx

  • I think this is such a cute little box, the little travel organiser is lovely!

    Emma emhasrednails

    • It is such an adorable box isn’t it! The travel organiser is definitely my favourite item, so cute!! x

  • Emma Kelly

    I loved the box this month but I got an orange essie shade which is more summer! I won’t be using the tattoos or pad either though! Still the best box out there imo xx
    Glossy Boutique

    • Ohh that’s good that you got more of a summery colour then!! Totally agree, as much as I won’t use those products, it definitely is the best subscription box out there! xx

  • I love it! this all seems so useful for a travel blogger like me.

    The Fashion Matters- Fashion & Travel Magazine

    • It’s such an adorable box, some bits are so perfect for travelling! xx

  • Chloe Barnes

    Looks so nice <3 love that little organiser!! really want to subscribe to this box! 🙂
    Chloe xx

    • It’s such a lovely box, definitely my favourite subscription service! The organiser is adorable and so handy!! x

  • everything is so freaking adorable! and those tattoos are gorgeous! ah love it x

    Much Love | |
    | Instagram

    • Sooo adorable isn’t it!! My Little Box always make the cutest boxes! xx

  • That box look so amazing! I’d totally love to give it a try.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

    • My Little Box is definitely my favourite subscription service, they always have the best boxes! xx

  • Soph Cullen

    what a brilliant idea for a subscription box!
    Soph xx

    • It’s soo cute isn’t it! Such a fab idea!! x

  • This box looks so good, I might have to start subscribing! The organiser pouch is literally so cute I love it. It’s a shame about the nail polish, particularly as its a Christmas shade but I really like the idea of the Aftersun sorbet, I bet it smells fab.

    Tia |

    • My Little Box are definitely my favourite subscription service, their boxes are always so adorable!! The after sun sorbet smells delicious!! xx

  • I like the outlook of the box & what’s in the box too. I think it’s worth it with all the cute stuffs that comes with it 🙂 Sadly they don’t ship to Australia sob sob. Thank for sharing, Emily xx

    Hana | Bold-Expression

    • That’s such a shame that they don’t ship to Australia, hopefully they will branch out soon! It’s definitely such a cute box! Thanks for reading Hana xx

  • The essie polish isn’t really theme appropriate I must agree (neither is the colour) but the rest of the box is quite cute. xx

    Alexandra | Glam O’Clock

    • I completely agree, the rest of the box is really cute, as always from My Little Box, the nail varnish was just a bit of a let down! xx

  • Lee

    I loved this post! I have the Essie nail polish and Garnier Micellar Water, they both really good.

    Lee |

    • Thanks Lee! I love the micellar water, but I haven’t tried out the polish just yet! xx

  • Maisie Pearson

    This must be the cutest little beauty box ever! Even the box is gorgeous 🙂 x
    Maisie |

    • It’s so adorable isn’t it! I love the design of the box, I definitely need to keep it to store something in!! xx

  • I just subscribed to My Little Box this month so this was my first box and I really liked it. I was looking around for a beauty subscription but I LOOOOVED the lifestyle aspect of it as well– so unique! This was perfect theme-wise too as I’m off to Canada next week, which involves a lot of travelling.

    My Essie nail polish is a light blue so definitely a lot more summery. I saw someone with a bright orange as well. Yours is the only one that is really quite wintery. I think I have that colour though and I really do like it in the colder months, usually layered over a similar, non-glittery burgundy.

    The little postcard thing is cute but not super practical. I’ve had a few in the past and it can be nice to do something special for a friend, I think. Personally, I will probably use mine the next time I go somewhere to send to my Grandma, because she likes getting postcards and such from me, and since I live away from home I don’t talk to her as much as I’d like. 🙂

    Aisling | aisybee.

    • So glad you loved your box too! That’s good that you got more of a summery shade – I wish I had! Looking forward to wearing it around Christmas time, and will definitely take your advice on layering it over a burgundy shade! That’s such a lovely idea to send it to your grandma, I’m sure she’ll love it! I never thought about sending one to mine, so maybe I will! Thanks for the idea!! xx

  • I have heard so many good things about this box and the contents always seem so nice 🙂

    Pams Stuff and Things

    • It’s definitely my favourite subscription box, the contents are always so cute! Thanks for reading Pam xx

  • I adore these boxes, and they always seem to send such a great mix of products that people will really use!

    Megan || Oh Hey! blog

    • They’re so cute aren’t they! I love the mix of beauty and lifestyle items, it’s really unlike any other box I’ve come across before! xx

  • It’s a really cute box isn’t it! I’m looking forward to getting some use out of the Essie shade when winter/Christmas rolls around! xx

  • Love the parisian illustrations in this box! Your photos look gorgeous with the maps in the background

    Angi |

    • The illustrations are so cute aren’t they! Thank you very much Angi xx