I keep saying to myself, “this’ll be my last Fairy Loot box, I promise”, but the themes have continued to be really strong every month, and the items inside always such good quality. I just can’t stop (send help!).
For those who aren’t familiar with the subscription box, Fairy Loot release a new box every month for bookworms, with a different literary theme. What I’ve always liked about them is that you can buy a one-off box with no rolling subscription – it is a real pet peeve of mine when an auto-renewal starts on a product without you signing up for it (I’m having flashbacks to My Geek Box now – I’m not impressed).
June’s theme was ‘elementalists’, which I was particularly excited about. It is always interesting to see how the different themes are interpreted, and how the different items reflect it.
Let the unboxing begin…
Witchwood Remedies sure know how to create a scent with a kick! Though it wasn’t to my tastes, the label design is so nice that I’ll be gifting this to a friend for Christmas. I did have a slight niggle with this one – I was a bit concerned about having flammable decoration around the wick, so I’d recommend clearing it out before lighting the candle (safety first, kids!).
The ‘Clairvoyance’ soap was one of my favourite items. I love how it is wrapped, and it smells incredible too!
I felt slightly underwhelmed by the ‘Air Bender’ lip balm – it must be difficult to jazz up something so small, but at least it has a function, and I’ll be able to actually use it.
I finally got a cushion cover, which (sad, I know) has been my Fairy Loot dream since my friend received one in her first box last year. I just need to source an actual cushion now to go inside…
This is also the first time that the book really interested me. I’ll definitely be making time to read it over the summer, if I ever get The Rachel Papers finished!
Of the three I’ve had so far, June wasn’t a favourite in the end, but I still felt it was good value for money.
I’m going to try to behave and not order another Fairy Loot for a while, but August’s theme has already been announced: Otherworlds. It is for fans of A Court of Mist and Fury, Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones and Peter Pan – in other words, it was pretty much designed specifically for my tastes, and it would be disrespectful if I were to not order one… right?