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Astrid + Miyu December Secret Box!

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Friday, 20 December 2013

Astrid + Miyu December Secret Box!

You may recall the last time I wrote about Astrid + Miyu was back in September - that was when I received my first Secret Box from this gorgeously girly jewellery brand.  If you don't, then I suggest you refresh your memory here.

This week I received the December Secret Box and it was just like receiving a present for myself ... since the Secret Box comes every three months, you tend to forget a bit about it and then get all giggly and surprised when you find it waiting for you on your bed!

In case you don't know what I'm going on about - or haven't read / remembered my September post about it - let me tell you a bit about what a Secret Box is:

how does it work?

all the details can be found here but if you're not in the mood to click the link let me summarise it here:
  • you subscribe by clicking here and compiling a short survey sent via email so that the contents of your box are picked to your likings
  • every 3 months, you pay £39 + FREE UK & EU delivery
  • every 3 months, you receive Astrid & Miyu jewellery and treats worth double the value!

what did I get?



I A-DORE these! I remember including these in my little list of favourite items and I finally own them! I've had the box for a couple of days now and they haven't left my ears! They are small and subtle, yet edgy with their skull shape.  They're also girly and dainty since they're rose gold and encrusted with little diamante.  Let me say this again, I A-DORE these!



This couldn't have arrived at a more perfect timing.  Since I'm finally discovering the merits of cobalt / royal blue (see here), this statement necklace is perfect for easing me into this new colour palette which has so far eluded me.  What's even better, is that this is practically free since the cost of the Secret Box itself is £39 and the skull earrings already cost that much!

In addition to these gorgeous pieces, I also found a sample size cardamom flavoured chocolate from Ubuntu Chocolate who aim to help preserve the lifestyles of indigenous communities that work with cocoa ... all while producing some rather delish chocolate products.  Another treat was a 2-in-1 eyeliner + eyeshadow by Jelly Pong Pong in a luscious brown colour which is just fantastic for the kind of smokey yet natural looking eye make-up I like. I seriously suggest you take a look at Jelly Pong Pong's website as they have some gorgeous make-up, none of which is tested on animals ... oh, and they do ship to Malta! 

Right, so I had ended my September post on the Astrid + Miyu Secret Box by expressing my excitement and anticipation for this month's Box ... and it's safe to say that it did not disappoint! I'll end this post pretty much like the last one ... waiting impatiently for the March Box to land on my doorstep! Tick tock, tick tock!


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