Let me introduce you to the My Little Gypset Box. Yes, that’s right the Gypset Box. I’m guessing they mean Jet-set crossed with gypsy? Or maybe something was lost in translation. Wouldn’t My Little Boho Box have sounded better? But maybe no one’s described anything as boho since 2005.
This box makes me feel old and slightly grumpy. In preparation for this post I googled Gypset to what it’s actually supposed to mean. According to Urban Dictionary:
Gypset Style explores the unconventional, wanderlust lives of these high-low cultural nomads and the bohemian enclaves they inhabit, as well as their counterculture forbears, such as the Victorian explorers, the Lost Generation, the Beatniks, and the hippies.
So there you are then. I’ll bear it all in mind when I’m on the school-run later.
The best bits of this month’s box were the cosmetics. There’s a delightful Bergamot and Pear body milk from Korres, a lip and cheek stain by So Susan and a light bronzer by My Little Beauty. The hair ties are also really unexpectedly good. They’re made from really silky, stretchy jersey and work really well with my thick hair. True to the packet’s claims, I do actually have one my wrist now which I’ll probably use later.
I really like the lip stain – which is a bright berry red. I tried it on my cheeks but it was too much for me – a bit Aunt Sally from Worzel Gummidge. Definitely not the Gypset look, I feel. I like the effect on my lips though. The bronzer is quite nice too, although I couldn’t find a decent brush to apply it with. I seem to remember a small person stealing it a while ago to clean mud off a toy tractor. Or maybe it was when they were playing archaeologists. Anyway, I’ve got both on in this picture, although I’d had to scrub most of the stain off my cheeks…
Last out of the bag is this little Antik Batik drawstring bag…
I’m not loving it, I’m afraid. It reminds me too much of the little ethnic one with mirrors sewn on that I used to carry round in about 1993. Maybe it’ll be handy for a school costume one day? The magazine (more of a leaflet really) also gives you a tutorial for a hair braid – argh, also something I had in the early nineties! Clearly what all the Gypset are wearing though.
Aside from making me feel boring and stuffy, I did quite like the contents of this month’s box. Shame I didn’t like the bag though as this was clearly supposed to be the star item. This is my fourth box. I’ll give it another two months then think again.
If you’d like to subscribe to My Little Box, then it’s £14.95 a month including postage.