I received the debut Little Bit Lavish box yesterday, which was themed ‘Mermaid Wishes’. I’ve really been looking forward to receiving it and couldn’t wait to see inside it.
Each month Little Bit Lavish handpick 5-7 products so you can treat yourself to some quality pampering time, which we all deserve. There will be beauty, skin care, something edible and something lifestyle. So it really is a box that’s a little bit lavish!
One of the fab things about Little Bit Lavish is that most of the products they select and curate in their boxes will be organic or natural and ALL will be cruelty free. which I think is fantastic!
Well, I don’t know about you but I’m eager to delve in to Mermaid Wishes!
My box was sadly a little bit worse for wear as the top had been rather squished. Everything inside was in perfect condition though, and Little Bit Lavish are already looking at different sturdier boxes.
The box comes in a standard brown cardboard box, stamped with the Little Bit Lavish logo. Don’t let the plain brown box deceive you because inside is a wealth of goodies to explore. It’s packaged beautifully in a lovely turquoise tissue paper and fastened with a pretty little logo sticker.
When you peel back the tissue paper you are greeted with such prettiness. I mean, look at it – it’s just gorgeous!
The lilac squiggles and turquoise tissue paper coordinate perfectly and it just looks visually beautiful. I actually didn’t want to mess it up! There is also a gorgeous printed card that has the theme name on one side with a lovely image and on the reverse are details of all the enclosed products, including their retail price.
Can I also just mention the smell that escaped from the box when I opened it. It was just gorgeous. Fresh and light and definitely reminded me of the sea.
The first thing that caught my eye was sitting on the top of the box, neatly wrapped in a cellophane bag & tied with a matching lilac bow.
An adorable Mermaid Bath Fizzy by Gifts by Little Miss in a bright turquoise blue and sprinkled with glitter. So pretty and smells amazing. Plus of course, you couldn’t get a more perfect box to be called Mermaid Wishes! Retail Price £2.25
Then we have this Seascape Sea Salt Body Scrub. It contains No parabens, no silicones, no SLS, no petroleum, no artificial colours, no artificial fragrances. This product is award-winning and I can see why.
Contains pure sea salt to nourish the skin, unclog pores and help remove dead skin cells. Also includes 100% natural essential oils of Jersey Eucalyptus to stimulate the mind, lime oil to energise the body, Jersey Lavender to refresh the senses and beeswax to nourish the skin – Seascape Official Website
It has a really lovely, fresh smell and is very thick so you really don’t need to apply much at all because it really does go a long way. Apply it to damp skin, then rub in circular motions and then just rinse off. You don’t even need to use a mitt to use this scrub.
It’s gentle on the skin because the scrub is so fine. You can exfoliate without worrying about it being too harsh. It left my skin feeling incredibly soft and smelling really lovely. Best of all, it didn’t irritate my skin at all. There was no redness, just really, soft smooth skin! Retail Price £16.00
This lovely little natural soap is by The Cornish Seaweed Bath Co . The soap is made in the traditional cold pressed way and contains seaweed extract along with a few natural and essential oils. There is also no palm oil in this for anyone that can’t use soaps made with palm oil.
Saponified Oils of: Olive Oil containing Fucus Serratus Seaweed extract, Virgin Coconut Oil, Castor Oil.
Essential Oils: Bergamot, Lemon grass, Lime.
It has a really light citrus scent; you can definitely smell the essential oils they have used in it. Plus, because this soap is 25g it’s the perfect size to pop into a travel bag. Retail Price £2.50
Courtesy of Accessories by Flavia is this stunning, delicate Teardrop Paua Shell Pendant Necklace. This beautiful necklace has a really fine sterling silver chain, and the pendant measures 18mm x 13mm with a chain length of 16 inches. Of course most people know Paua Shell as Abalone. It looks so pretty when the light hits it and it reflects all the colours of the rainbow. Truly beautiful piece. Retail Price £21.00
Paua Shell Pendant description and meaning
The pastel rainbow colours of the Abalone or Paua shell enhance feelings of peace, beauty, compassion and love. A Paua shell will soothe the nerves and encourage a calm demeanour. Abalone Shell is an excellent companion when needing guidance in relationships. It enhances the four C’s–communication, cooperation, commitment and compromise and through this process, its true beauty shines through. The Abalone shell is a perfect gift for those who have survived traumatic experiences, to let them know that while they may have been tossed and turned themselves, in the end, their true beauty shines for all to see. – Accessories by Flavia
This Organic Surge 2-Minute Moisture Hair Mask contains coconut oil, black pepper essential oil and sweet orange. Between them, these are naturally nourishing, high in antioxidants, naturally, eliminate toxins and stimulate circulation around the hair follicles. This mask works by treating your hair from the inside out. It specifically targets weak or damaged areas in your hair and will leave it feeling soft, silky and shining with vitality. This product is also Vegan-friendly.
How To Use
After washing, work a generous scoop through your hair, combing through lengths. Allow just two minutes to work, then rinse away and dry as usual.
This mask has a really, creamy rich texture and you can really smell the coconut oil. It smells really good and is very hydrating for your hair and will help nourish dull, dry and frizzy hair. Perfect to use between salon visits. Price £8.95
Last but not least are the edible treats in the shape of these Guylian Belgian Chocolate Seahorses. There are three flavours, one of each of Original Praline, Milk Truffle and Dark Praline. A delicious marbled truffle chocolate in the shape of Seahorses, perfect for a Mermaid to satisfy her sweet cravings.
My Overall Thoughts on Little Bit Lavish Mermaid Wishes
I think this first box from Little Bit Lavish is really great. I love the theme and everything goes together beautifully. The packaging is really pretty. I don’t know if this colour scheme was themed for this box, or if these are the colours they will always use but either way, it’s gorgeous and I personally love their colour choices.
I love that some of the brands used are independent brands because you get to discover little gems that you may not have otherwise come across. Yes, getting well-known brands is nice and all that BUT there are many, many smaller brands out there with amazing products we’ve yet to discover. Another great thing about this box is that most if not all of the products will be natural, organic and cruelty-free.
Little Bit Lavish certainly provided luxurious products in their Mermaid Wishes box to enable you to ‘lavish’ some quality pampering ‘me time’ on yourself; plus it all smells amazing too!
Definitely a great launch box in my opinion and really good value too!
This box has a total retail value of over £50.00.
WHERE CAN I BUY IT?
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