Archives for November 2015

My Little Box

I really love the idea of subscription boxes. Who doesn’t? Pay £10-£15 and receive a carefully chosen collection of products where the value is (in theory) greater than the amount you pay. I’m not a beauty product sort of person, and I cancelled my Crafty Creatives box when they switched to one project a month for more money, so I’ve been looking for something else for a while. I kept seeing My Little Box advertised on Facebook and blogs, and thought it was worth trying, despite Charlottes review of their Frenchie box.


The box this month is actually a pretty little tin, covered in little drawings of kitchen items. The label on the box and title for the month was “My Little Sweet Box” but there isn’t much on the tin or inside that reflected this title.

Onto the contents…


Inside the tin (RRP £7.50) was a short (the ones that just tie around the waist) apron in similar doodles to the tin (RRP £11), jar labels (RRP £3), a hand cream from their own brand My Little Beauty, a sample sized bottle of bliss fabulous foaming face wash and a sample of a Yves Rocher fragrance (no retail prices provided on the beauty products).

While the contents seem to be good quality, they don’t really match the theme of “sweet” very well – it’s like the title was popped onto the tin at the last minute without actually looking at it! With the theme of “sweet”, you could have gone with so many sweet smelling products rather than the musky perfume, barely scented hand cream and face wash. I have to admit, I was a little disappointed when I opened up the box, but at least I’ll be able to use the tin and apron, so not a total loss.

If you’re interested in My Little Box, you can find reviews of all previous boxes over on Which Beauty Box UK. Maybe it’s just me, and I’m too old to appreciate this box – which boxes would you recommend?

Ice & Pies

Photo 13-11-2015, 20 50 07

Last Friday, after a few drinks after work, I headed out for a blogger event with Visit Bristol which was showing off some of the fun awesome things you can do in the city this year. We had dinner at Pieminister first, before heading to the skating ring at @t Bristol – two of my favourite things to do in the city!

Photo 13-11-2015, 19 10 34 (1)

Photo 13-11-2015, 19 15 55 (1)

Pieminister have four different pies available over the Christmas period – Deer Santa, Mistle Moo, Christingle and Three Kings. Me and Victoria went for the Three Kings pie – an open top pie with turkey, bacon, chestnut and parsnips topped with bread sauce and cranberries, which was served with Pieminister’s amazing mash, mushy peas, gravy, onions and cheese. It was so amazing, we had to take a selfie with our plates. (Piefie?) If you’ve never made it to either the St Nicks or Stokes Croft branches, put it on your to-do list immediately!

Photo 13-11-2015, 19 13 19

It also happened to be the Christmas light switch on at St Nicks Market so we snuggled in the Pieminister shop, listening to the live music (on top of the smoothie bar!) and cheered along with the crowds when the Bristol legend, Big Jeff, turned on the lights.

Photo 13-11-2015, 19 39 02

A short walk later and we were over at Millenium Square, where the rink had been set up. It’s a slightly different layout to last time I went – not sure whether the rink is bigger, but it’s plenty big enough for a few bloggers to shuffle around (and avoid the drunk bloke who was trying to throw himself into everyone and everything)

Photo 13-11-2015, 20 08 38

(What if they had special movie showings on this screen while you skated?)

Photo 13-11-2015, 20 09 08

Photo 13-11-2015, 20 09 10 (1)

(Sorry Sophie! This photo keeps making me laugh!)

Photo 13-11-2015, 20 16 07 (1)

Tara, me, Sophie and Dulcie taking a ton of selfies while trying not to fall over!

Photo 13-11-2015, 20 32 44

Who’s up for another trip to the ice skating rink soon? It’s open until 5th Jan, so there’s totally time for a few visits after work!

Copyright © 2007 - 2020 and Hayley Constantine Howells · Theme by 17th Avenue

Copyright © 2020 · Amelia on Genesis Framework · WordPress · Log in