Yey! First box of the year has arrived! And it is technically not a box. Let’s unbag 😉my-little-box-jan-2017-my-little-fresh-start-box-france-2745I LOVE those mini draw strings bags that I get monthly. This month’s one is just big and better 😀 It will certainly be put into good use for organising my format is very different from last year’s. The dates and days are not marked. The format is made for weekly entries and the diary features some ‘to do lists’ and ‘do not forget box’. hm… I prefer last year’s 😛

There are 5 tip/inspiration  cards. The most interesting one is the ‘ikigai’生き甲斐 (reason for being) card.  I love these type of old Japanese concepts (another one that I love is ichigo ichie)my-little-box-jan-2017-my-little-fresh-start-box-france-2775The snood is too cute. It’s polyester, super light weight. 2 colour AOP screen print. Paris is snowing today, so clearly I’ll have to wait a bit before putting this to good use. 180cm circumference by 90 in width.

Beauty products this months are:

  • My Little Beauty Boost Yourself revitalizing body cream 100ml
  • Merci Handy Holy Mint Toothpaste 50ml
  • Benefit Porefessional 7.5ml
  • Qiriness Wrap Radiant Eye Contour Mask x 1

my-little-box-jan-2017-my-little-fresh-start-box-france-2753I have deadly dry skin, but don’t use any body lotion LOL So this My Little Beauty Boost Yourself will land up in my stash along my 10 other body lotions. There is VERY little fragrance going on with this one. Can hardly smell it. Very faint floral smell? Now, the interesting thing about this lotion is that it is made in Belgium! If I remember correctly, this is the first My Little Beauty product that’s not made in France.


Toothpaste is the perfect travel size! Less than 100ml, carry-on luggage safe. Will take this with me for my Feb trip.


Porefessional is all over Youtube as being the holy grail. I guess I can finally test it out. I don’t believe in primers in general. To me if a foundation needs a primer to work, that foundation suck, period 😛


This eye mask is made in Korea! I have never heard of this brand before. Qiriness? How do you pronounce that LOL Anyway, this thing is loaded with glycerine, dose of caffeine and mica. Well, at least I know that this mask will make the eye area super smooth.


That’s it! This concludes this month’s unboxing! I like this box 😀 How about you? Anything different in your box?my-little-box-jan-2017-my-little-fresh-start-box-france-2748

For the UK version, please hop over to my sweet friend, Rachael’s helplesswhilstdrying. She makes magical looking photos with all sort of makeup and skincare goodies. Rachael is wickedly witty and hard working. Plus, she’s a soon bride to be… Read more on her blog 😉


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Salut, I am Joyce. 40 something living in Paris. Appreciate little things and share giggles. Prudent, no nonsense reviews. #ExploreLaughRepeat


  1. The snood is cute! And omg how BIG is that lens on your camera?!
    And tsk tsk… I’ll never understand how anyone doesn’t use body lotion! Especially when you have dry skin! Get to it! Make it a daily routine.

    • ???? Forgive me for I have ‘sined’. I am too lazy and don’t want to wait for the body lotion to dry?

      • UR BOTH CRAZY …..
        how long does it take for lotion to dry ,….
        stand in front of a fan ….. ….LOL

          • OOOH okay so do you know any hot MEN over there .
            i am dating and looking for an INTERNATIONAL TYPE lol
            just send them my details ….
            xo stashy will let you in to what I like …..
            x LOLOLOL

          • ur laughing but ……
            ….. i like my men that way …
            Canadian men . not so much
            I married one – then divorced him ….
            I like culture and style and a certain …..
            wink xo we make funnies on podcast xo You watch xxx Lol

      • I hear this complaint all the time from people who don’t use body lotion and it’s not a problem for me. I guess I’m the only one who walks around naked while I get ready? 😆

    • which little twin star do you wanna be ? Lol xxx
      Yes HK embedded ….
      u know it !
      I just wrote you guys back
      and ps ……

      • I like the girl twin of course haha 😀 You mentioned that on one of your podcast I think. I saw the email. We wait for Stashy.

  2. come on
    do they send this to Canada >
    do u know little twin stars ….
    i still love them xo
    can’t wait to record ur sweet self …
    MUAH xo

    • Wahaha yes, I like Little Twin Stars too!! It must be memories from when you were in HK. I can’t wait either haha ???? xox muah

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