Hello and happy Wednesday. I’m sorry there’s no flashy thumbnail picture of my November OwlCrate, but I must’ve deleted it and couldn’t find the items to take another one given that I’ve already used some. We’ll do sort of a “blind” unboxing, and I’ll still tell you what I thought about each item and share the links to the shops with you. Let’s get started, shall we?
Expecto Patronum Beanie
This is an OwlCrate product, which I think is super cool. I love Harry Potter-related merchandise, and of course I love this beanie, even though I’m not a fan of hair accessories. I’m waiting for a cold winter day to rock this, though.
Game of Thrones Lip Balm
This blackberry mint lip balm is from GeekFireLabs, and I absolutely love their products (I still have and use the glazed donut lip balm from the Run Away With the Circus crate). This particular lip balm, called “Winter is Here,” is the definition of something fresh and soothing. I love how it feels on my lips and I’m crazy about the scent. Also, you know Game of Thrones is my baby, and I love GoT merch because I feel like I was late to the party and I need to catch up with the cool kids.
Elven Bread Soap
So, elves are from The Hobbit/ Lord of the Rings…right? I honestly have no idea about the inspiration for this soap, but it’s great. It is from FizzyFairyApothecary, and if you don’t know about her and her shop, where have you been living? This soap was fresh but soft at the same time. I felt like it was perfect to use at night after a day of hiking a desert in Arizona.
A Court of Mist and Fury Notebook
Did I get the title of that book right? Again, a reference to a series I haven’t read (and, to be honest, don’t plan to read). This notebook was designed by Stella Bookish Art , and even though I haven’t read the book it came from, I really love the quote, and the cover print. It is a lined, spiral notebook, which I really appreciate because I get so much more use out of spiral notebooks, and I’m currently using it to write down post ideas, so I reach for it on a daily basis.
Grisha Army Brooch
I love big pins and brooches, and I have a place for them on the tote bag I take to Portuguese classes. Although I don’t know the books this brooch was inspired from, I really like the way it was designed. It is made of plastic, but it looks and sort of feels like wood, which is pretty cool. Then the back part, you know, the part you’re supposed to pin to clothes or fabric, is a magnet. I think that’s genius because then you don’t risk ruining a piece of clothing, poking holes through it. The magnet is super strong and the brooch stays perfectly in place. This one is from Juniper and Ivy Designs.
The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano
This looks like an interesting book, definitely along the lines of what I’m currently into, with the kingdoms, and magic and all the good stuff that fantasy YA brings us. I am definitely looking forward to reading and reviewing this book.
That was the unboxing for the November OwlCrate. Out of the items I described and reviewed, which one sounded the most interesting to you and why? Let me know in the comments!
Love, Miss Camila