Faecrate Unboxing: Capturing the Devil

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Hello Lovely Readers!

Today I am sharing an unboxing for Faecrate’s Capturing the Devil Special Edition box. I have a lot of feelings about this one so strap in because it is going to be a very bumpy ride!

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I would like to start off this unboxing by saying that this is my last box from this company. There have been many things that have led me to not wanting to give them my money. One of those reasons is their boxes consistently being late. This one was 3 weeks late and they also never gave updates on why until many people started complaining. Since that also has to do with customer service, it brings me to my next point. It took them 3-4 tries to send my sister the right items after they screwed up back in May on a different box. Those 3-4 times took about 3 months. It shouldn’t ever take that long in my opinion.

My other reasoning for not purchasing from them again is that a majority of their items just feel and seem cheaply made. If I am spending a good amount of money for a box then I want quality. And last but not least, their professionalism is not the greatest. One of the owners has used their child to try and garner sympathy on their instagram and talked badly about their customers who just wanted an update as to why boxes were so late. If a company doesn’t care enough to keep me in the loop and acts unprofessional even on their own profile, that’s a no for me.

So yeah, they have had too many strikes against them and I am not here for it. I will also say that a design in this box was used in a different box last year, the only difference is the quote. A Faecrate owner claimed to “design” it on the spoiler card when she found all the graphics on the website Creative Market. Faecrate also claims at the top of the spoiler card, “All items included in this crate are Faecrate exlusives”. It’s right to an extent but when all you do is slap on a quote from an already made template found on the internet, well that just doesn’t sit well with me. That is pretty misleading if you ask me.

But alas, I have learned my lesson. Anyways, let’s just get into this unboxing!

P.S. I ordered this box in April, I believe, not knowing all of their issues.

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Included In This Box:

  • Thomas Cresswell Plushie
  • Dracul Family Crest Collectors Coin
  • Constellation Orchid Pin
  • Audrey Rosehips Tea
  • Dragon Cane Hair Sticks
  • “Stand Out” Wall Hanging
  • Fleece Throw Blanket
  • Character Card Set
  • Daciana’s Gift Bath Salts
  • “If Lost” Socks
  • Silken Booksleeve
  • Audrey’s Steamer Luggage Cover
  • Signed Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco
  • Set of 4 Exclusive Dust Jackets
  • Preorder Items
  • Deleted Scene & Author Letter Booklet

My favorite item is the dust jackets. They are gorgeous and I can’t wait to frame them to hang them on my wall. I will say that is one thing they have going for them. They have a great artist to collaborate with.

My least favorite item is pretty much everything but if I had to pick it would be a toss up between the luggage cover and the chopsticks. Although the cover is an interesting idea I just don’t see it being practical. It could easily rip on a plane ride and it would have to be taken off just to open the luggage. The chopsticks are just plastic with a sticker on top. They are super long and I’m not sure how comfortable they would be because of that.

Overall, I will use a few items like the tea, blanket, and dust jackets. The artwork on the booksleeve is nice but it is very thin and flimsy. I’m not sure how it would keep a book safe. I also don’t get the plushies.

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The photo on the left is the art print included in Alchemy and Ink’s 2018 box called “Gloriously Gothic”. She never claimed to be the designer for it. The photo on the right is the tapestry from the Faecrate box. The color of red is a bit different and the quote is changed but that is it. Misleading to claim it is exlusive and designed by one of the owners.

 

 

 

 

Owlcrate Unboxing: Fear The Night

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Hello Fellow Bookworms!

Today I have an unboxing for Owlcrate’s September theme: Fear The Night. I thought this box was very well thought out and loved getting two books in one box! Now, will I read the second? I don’t know, haha. I am a huge chicken but The Haunting of Hill House has always intrigued me. My curiosity will be the death of me one day, I tell ya!

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Included In This Box:

  • Fingerless Gloves
  • Scare-amel Corn Coffee (@bonescoffeecompany)
  • Frankenstein Inspired Trinket Dish (@stellabookishart)
  • The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes Inspired Art Print (@annelambelet)
  • Exclusive Sneak Peek of The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh
  • Enamel Pin (@lapelsandspells)
  • The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones

My favorite item included in this box was probably the trinket dish. It looks vintage and I love it! My least favorite was most likely the gloves or coffee. I am not a huge coffee drinker and I don’t know when I will use the gloves but at least they are practical.

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Have you tried Owlcrate before? What do you think of this box? Let me know in the comments!

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Dreamy & Co: “The Queen Crowned” August Box

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Hello Lovely Readers!

I am back with another unboxing and this time it is for Dreamy & Co. The one thing I love about their boxes is that it is only around $26 (US) to purchase which includes shipping. It is still packed with great goodies and of course, an enamel pin is included. That is like half of the box price right there!

I have purchased two others from them and will be getting October’s since it is Illuminae themed and I love that series so much. I think this is the first unboxing I have put on my blog though.

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Anyways, let’s move into the goodies:

  • Double-sided wooden bookmark
  • Tote bag by @monolimeart
  • Enamel pin
  • Double-sided sturdy bookmark
  • Double-sided sturdy print with art done by @kelsk_create
  • Fridge magnet
  • Fennbirn candle by @flickthewick

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Have you tried Dreamy & Co before? What do you think of this box? Let me know in the comments!

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Owlcrate Unboxing: Storms & Seas

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Hello Lovely Readers!

Today I am sharing my unboxing for Owlcrate’s August theme: Storms & Seas. It was such a fun box and had items that were ones I would definitely use. Of course, the book was one I read as an arc and fell in love with! I did enjoy the slight cover change that Owlcrate did. Overall it was a fantastic box and one of my favorites done by this book box company.

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Contents of Box:

  • Tea Light Candle Lantern
  • Sea Witch Inspired Tea (@riddlesteashoppe)
  • Wooden Tassel Bookmark Inspired by Daughter of the Pirate King (@juniperandivydesigns)
  • Bath Salts Inspired by The Little Mermaid (@thesoaplibrarian)
  • Tin Pencil Case Inspired by The Scorpio Races (@stellabookishart)
  • Collectable Postcard (@lovelyillustration)
  • Enamel Pin (@laserbrainpatchco)
  • Signed House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

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Have you tried Owlcrate before? What do you think of this box? Let me know in the comments!

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FlickerWix Candle Box: Crowns & Fates

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Hello My Readers!

I have another unboxing for you today. This is the FlickerWix August Theme: Crowns & Fates. I really enjoyed this box and it was probably my favorite done by this company.

My favorite item was the artwork because it is done by my favorite artist. My least favorite was the coffee because although I do drink coffee, it’s not my favorite drink. Good thing my husband loves it!

The one sad thing about this one is that this shop is not going to be doing monthly boxes like this anymore. But! They will be curating special edition/quarterly boxes, so I’m not too upset. Anyways, let’s get into it!

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Contents:

  • Dark Gifts Sorting Candle (4 oz)
  • Katherine’s Wine Candle (2 oz)
  • The Legion Queen Candle (2 oz)
  • The Blue Queen Candle (2 oz)
  • Mists of Fennbirn Spray (2 oz)
  • Dark Crystals Crown
  • The Poisoner Queen Coffee (@burialgroundscoffee)
  • Dark Queens Woodmark
  • The Elemental Queen Shower Steamer (@thewitchsbath)
  • Quote Print (@fandomhoneybees)
  • Jules Malone & Camden (@morgana0anagrom)
  • Monthly Charm

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Have you bought anything from this company before? What was your favorite item in the box? Let me know in the comments!

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Shelflove Reads: July Unboxing

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Hello Fellow Readers!

Today I am sharing an unboxing! Unfortunately this was the last box for this specific box but they do have Shelflove Crate which is for Fantasy/Sci-fi books.

This was my second purchase from their Contemporary/Historical Fiction box and was not disappointed! I loved everything that was included and sad to see them go. My favorite item was probably the pin the or the zipper pouch that was included. I have not read the book yet but will hopefully get to it before the end of the year.

Included in the Box:

  • Rewrite the Stars Mug
  • TFIOS Pillowcase by StellaBookishArt
  • Peter Pan Glow-In-The-Dark Enamel Pin by HeyAtlasCreative
  • Stardust Zipper Pouch by Drawnielle
  • Wooden Bookmark
  • Necklace
  • Girls of July by Alex Flinn

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Riddle’s Tea Shoppe: Elven Realms Box

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Hello Lovely Readers!

Today I am sharing an unboxing of Riddle’s Tea Shoppe: Elven Realms Box. This one is long overdue since I have had it since June? I think, ha. That’s how long it has been! This is my second box from them as I had bought their Game of Thrones one earlier this year. You can find the review for that one here.

Overall, I did enjoy this box. Honestly, I mostly purchased it for the pins because they are gorgeous! It was more money than I would have liked to spend on a tea box as it was $52 which did include shipping.

Included in This Box:

  • Set of Art Prints
  • Three Tins of Tea
  • Set of Enamel Pins

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Nerdy Post: Disney Princess Unboxing

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Hello Fellow Readers!

Today I have another unboxing which will be one of two this week! I am behind on them and it’s not even like I have had many show up in the last two months. I always forget to add them into my planner. Oops.

I absolutely loved everything that was included in this one. I mean, why wouldn’t I? It is all Disney Princess. My favorite item was most likely the enamel pin but the pillowcase was a close second! This box was literally packed with goodies!

List of Items Included:

  • Enamel Pin (Merida)
  • Pillowcase (Rapunzel)
  • Shirt (Princesses from Ralph Breaks the Internet)
  •  Foil Print (Anna & Elsa)
  • Postcard (Anna)
  • Mini Print (Moana)
  • Double-sided Bookmark (Tiana/Kida)
  • 2 oz. Candle (Tinkerbell)
  • Postcard Pack (Different Disney Princesses)
  • Sticker (Jasmine)
  • Mini Print (Pocahontas)
  • Print (Belle)

They always have great themes and if you haven’t checked them out, you definitely should!

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June Owlcrate Unboxing

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Hello, Lovely Readers!

Today I am sharing the June Owlcrate: Libraries of Wonder. I have only purchased one other monthly box from them but I have bought one special edition box from them as well. I will say that they always have wonderfull crafted and great quality items which I will keep coming back for!

 

This box contained:

  • Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson (signed/exclusive cover)
  • Beauty and the Beast inspired coffee (Book Beau)
  • Strange the Dreamer inspired tote bag (Stella Bookish Art)
  • Narnia inspired bookends (Hey Atlas Creative)
  • Libraries of Wonder coaster set (KDP Letters)
  • Skeleten Key gel pen
  • “Child of the Library” enamel pin (Brio and Brandish)
  • Author letter and sticker

I really enjoyed this box! The only thing that isn’t for me is the tote bag because it’s not a fandom that I like but the design on it is gorgeous. My favorite item is the enamel pin because the colors are amazing and I love the quote.

Have you tried Owlcrate before? What do you think of this box? Let me know in the comments!

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The Bookish Box: May Unboxing

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Hello, Bookworms!

I am back with another unboxing! I know the ones I have been doing are from a month or two ago but I am playing catch up. Hopefully you all don’t mind too much, ha.

Today I am sharing The Bookish Box from May. This was my first monthly crate from them but I have purchased other boxes from them. Overall, I have liked some or all of the items included.

In this particular one, There were a few things I didn’t care for because I just wouldn’t use them such as the wallet, keychain, and ring. When it comes to jewelery I have to be careful because it will turn me green!

My favorite item was the shirt which is the main reason I purchased this box. I love Prythian and this shirt is just so gorgeous!

I did get the option with no book and so that is why there is no photo of it.

There you have it! If you like what you see then definitely check them out!