My Little Wish Box | January

January’s My Little Wish Box came as a lovely welcome surprise in the middle of a dreary few weeks. With its pastel colours and dreamy vibes, I couldn’t wait to have a peep inside. 
One of my favourite things about the My Little Boxes is the quote prints. They are so uplifting and sweet, sucker for a cute bit of art right here! So onto the goodies…
The lifestyle items this month were bob on for the new year. I diary or year planner to help keep everything in check and make a good start to the year. I I love the copper embossing on the front and coloured inserts throughout the book, high five MLB. There was also a sweet little mint bracelet with faux gold detail, love that it is adjustable so perfect for all wrist sizes. They also added a sweet little extra of quote bracelets and friendship cards to share out with friends. 
The beauty elements were equally amazing. First up a Melted Liquified Lipstick from Too Faced Cosmetics, this is travel size however still perfect for me. I have been eyeing these up for a while so am looking forward to giving it a try. Have you tried them yet?
Next up was a 3 in 1 Cleansing Water from REN, another brand I lOVE, such gentle skincare which always delivers. I have been enjoying using cleansing waters over the last few months to remove makeup before fully cleansing, so lets hope this lives up to some of my current faves. 
Lastly was a little gem from the My Little Beauty range, I have to say on the whole I have enjoyed most of the products in their range so far. So to get a lipbalm was a big delight. I think I have the driest pout in England despite drinking water and more water. Without fail I apply lipbalm several times a day and every night before bed. There are very few out there which moisturise aswell as protect the lips, when you need a little something more effective. In stick form I doubt this will be overly moisturising, however for a quick slick in the wintery weather it would be perfect. Lets see how we get on with it. 
I have loved this edition, would you have been pleased to receive this box? 


The Resolution Review | 2015.

I can’t quite believe that 2016 has struck, the last year was seriously the fastest of my life. I was stunned at the end of each month. 
I’m not generally a fan of all the typical ‘New Year New Me’ ‘Let’s Get Fit’  Let’s Stop Smoking’ resolutions, I try to keep some balance and be realistic about what a new year can bring. However after a tough year I did set some personal goals to aim towards in 2015 to give me something to focus on and feel better about the time to come; both personal and work wise. I thought I would take a quick look back and see how far I got.
1. Travelling – obvious yes I know but this was something I was keen to get back in my life, that didn’t quite happen in terms of big trips however, weekend trips to Paris and London coupled with a winter sun week in Lanzarote to start December off. We also ended the year in Log Cabins with the whole family which was a lovely surprise. So no major holidays, but looking back on my 2015 Highlights it’s amazing how exciting little adventures add up to a fulfilled year. New Zealand to visit one of my oldest best friends didn’t happen however the savings and plans are in place, so maybe 2016 could be the year if it fits in for us both.  
2. Looking after Myself and Special Few – I was really concious of the fact that I NEEDED to take time to rest and keeping myself healthy this year. For the most part this was fairly successful. I am becoming more comfortable to turn things down and stop when it’s needed. Saying no sometimes though is still really difficult but I don’t think I can ever change that fully. For our trip in December, where the wifi wasn’t the best I totally had a detox from everything, life, online distractions, work. Totally bliss and 100% worth taking a few days out. 2015, allowed me to spend a little more time with family and friends during weekends and evenings, it’s so important and really puts me in a good mood when I can spoil, listen and be the with people who mean the most. More of this please! 
3. Not letting the small things take over – yay for this, I tried my hardest to not let trivial things be a distraction. A problem is not a problem till it has happened. Sometimes it is hard but I am definitely learning not to worry about things or situations that may never happen until and if they do. This is a top tip, don’t let the weight on your shoulders sit there until it needs to be. 
4. Flair and Creativity – I shared that not only had I enrolled in further study to fulfil my floral design dreams alongside this blog but the exciting news to launch my business Millefiori & Modello. A floral design, gift ware and style business both online and to local customers. This definitely did happen, we are now live on all social media platforms with our new website/blog launching later this year. It really was a great start to the business with the pleasure of creating for several weddings and Christmas events throughout the year. With the new launch and expansion to gift ware (tags, cards and papers etc) and event signs it should be even more exciting in the next few months. A huge thankyou to everyone who has supported @milleanddello so far. 
It’s great looking back on what your previous intentions and goals were. To see where you were at that time in your life, how far you have come and what you like to achieve looking forward however big or small. I am really pleased to see that I have done and succeeded in more areas than I thought when I sat down to write this post. I did have many adventures and made progress where I wanted to….there are still things sitting up there which I think I will always be working towards, but here’s to more steps forward. 
Are you a fan of resolutions and little targets? 

My Little Magic Box | December

Well My Little Box really pulled it out of the bag for their final lifestyle box of the year. Amazing from start to finish, I think it’s actually my favourite. The Little Magic Box captured the festivities in every way. 
The first thing I noticed was the comeback of the glossy magazine. I much prefer this format, so sleek and easier to read. From seeing everyone’s Instagram snaps the gifts varied this time, however they were all brilliant and mostly high end. 
For the beauty bits this week I received:
Nars Blusher in Orgasm – Despite the crazy name this is a highly coveted product in the beauty world and for good reason. It suits most skin tones, rosey toned with a fleck of shimmer which adds just the right amount of colour to your cheeks. 
My Little Beauty – Nail Polish Duo, a midnight navy and a gold glitter you definitely can’t go with that pairing. They painted on really smoothly and only need two thin layers for a really opaque nail and of course who doesn’t want glitter!
Rituals – Honey Touch Body Cream, wow I’ve not smelt a moisturiser this heavenly for a long time, with notes of rose and sweet honey this really is a delight. It is light to apply and soaked into the skin quickly. It is my first experience of rituals and I loved it, yay for subscription boxes. 

The lifestyle pieces were equally as magical.

Makeup Bag – This was the first goody to catch my eye. With soft denim and gold hardware this really is adorable, perfect for short trips or to store your everyday makeup in. 
Mittens – To go along with the blue winter theme these navy mittens with foldable tips are so cute. I love the gold thread running, it’s all in the details right. I love my hat and gloves so this was a great surprise. 
Kusmi Tea – Finally was a cute little tin of tea. I’m not the biggest on hot drinks usually however this flavour infused tea is something I will definitely try, will you win me over Kusmi? If not I know a little mister who will enjoy this for sure. 

What a bunch of goodies aye? My Little Box you really excelled yourself this month. I can’t wait to see what the new year will bring. 

What would you like to see in a lifestyle box of your dreams?


Age Defiance Moisturiser | Heaven Skincare

On our recent holiday to Lanzarote it was all a little last minute. Packing and go was the plan; trying not to forget anything, I threw this little pot of Age defiance* into my wash bag and thought nothing more about it. We landed to a freak December heat wave and boy was it hot. I definitely needed a good moisturiser to look after my little face.
I have used this moisturiser before and had forgotten how much I loved it. I have normal and generally unproblematic skin and this suits me perfectly. It is very lightweight and soaks into the skin instantly. It is a very neutral scent which is always a plus for me. 
It contains hyaluronic acids and anti-ageing properties to aid plumping of the skin. This isn’t the first thing I focus on in my skincare right now, but good hydration is and it definitely does that for me.   

On holiday I used this morning and night throughout and everyday since we’ve been back for the last few weeks. My skin is looking so clear and hydrated. I love that this is so lightweight as I don’t like the feeling of having product sitting on my skin. 

For people with skin issues such as eczema, I would probably suggest that you may need a heavier duty moisturiser. However for normal to combination skin I would definitely recommend giving the Age Defiance a try and you will now get yours in their new sleek packaging too. 
How do you like to look after your skin on holiday? 

**pr sample

My Little Dream Box | April

I have to admit this post is way late, however I just came across these photos which never made it to the blog. I thought it was still cute enough to share, as I have with all the other My Little Boxes over the past year. 
This pretty delight was the My Little Dream Box and dreamy it was. With a pastel theme and inspirational quotes throughout you are easily transported to somewhere lovely. 
If you are new to My Little Box it is a monthly lifestyle box with a whole mix of little goodies inside.  Usually a beauty item, with perhaps a fashion accessory or cute piece of stationery. Obviously you can’t now purchase this box however some of the bits inside are available . 
This hasn’t been my favourite box however I did love the rotation stamp and ink pad, so retro and cute. Plus it’s mint green, these little stampers are perfect for adding a sweet little touch to letters or notes. 
In the Box:

My Little Beauty: Nourisishing Hair Mask.
Sabe Masson: Solid perfume in Copacabana.
Lou Lesage: Loved – Lip and Cheek Tint.
Delphine Pariente: Charm Pendant necklace/bracelet. 
Slogan: Rotatable Stamper and Ink Pad. 
Don’t forget —– If you can dream it, you CAN do it !!!