September ‘19 Fairyloot Unboxing : Review

Hey everyone, and welcome back to the blog! Well it’s been a hot minute, but I’m back with an unboxing for Fairyloot. If you aren’t aware, Fairyloot is a fantasy book subscription box, where you receive 5-6 bookish items, and a brand new/upcoming special edition hardback YA book. Fairyloot offer single box purchases (one-time deals), three-month prepay, and six-month prepay.

I couldn’t resist picking up the September box, because I deeply suspect the book is one of my most anticipated reads! The theme is ‘Witches be Crazy’, and they have sold this as being quite fandom neutral, so I’m curious to see how they manage it. So, it’s time to dive in!

So first is this spoiler card, with all the item details on the reverse. I love the art – it’s cute and goes against that witchy stereotype that they have black cats, hooked noses, and warts!

The first item I came across was this set of metal eco-friendly straws – perfect for the witch on the go! These are really cute with the patterns, and have little sayings of “witch” and “magic” on the ends. These also come with a straw cleaner, which is very handy to get rid of those nasty germs! These come in a little sealable Fairyloot bag, so you can transport them easily with little damage done. This item was designed by team Fairyloot, and I think it’s great that they’re introducing eco-friendly products in their boxes – a cardboard box which can be recycled guys!

The next item is a deck of witch themed cards, because every witch needs cards! These have the standard ace, diamond, club, and spade design with the Jack, Queen and King represented by characters from fandoms such as the TV show Charmed, the Netflix adaptation of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas, and the book of the month, which I’m not revealing to you yet! These are really handy for if you’re travelling, or on holiday, or having game nights with friends. I think it’s a really nice addition, and they’re not flimsy either. These cards were designed by @obsidiayan and @crookedyew.

The next item I came across was this cauldron bath bomb, which is melon scented, giving it a spooky green potion vibe! This bath bomb is cruelty free and vegan friendly, making it suitable for all! This is adorable and I can’t wait to use it – I hope the cauldron itself can be displayed in the bathroom after use. I really like this, and I just hope that it will be friendly to my skin. I use bath bombs a lot, and I find that baths are really good for my mental health – it’s a place of safety and peace for me. This item was designed by Little Heart Gifts.

The next item is these adorable fluffy stripey socks – I love them! They are perfect for this time of year, especially as we head into the winter months. I get bad circulation in my feet, so these are sure to keep me warm. I believe the pattern is based on The Wicked Witch of the East from the L. Frank Baum Oz books, and it’s film adaptation, The Wizard of Oz. I can’t wait to wear them! This item was designed by team Fairyloot themselves!

The next item I’ve found is this huge canvas tote bag – and you know I love a tote bag! This pattern is everything – it’s cute and spooky, perfect for carrying my books to and from the library. It’s very sturdy, made of strong material, widens out, and I imagine I will be using this often. This item was designed exclusively for Fairyloot by @bandofweirdos.

Hidden beneath the softer items is an enamel pin, which is a parody of the Starbucks cup, and those sayings you find all over social media! It’s a really cute pin, and is going to look adorable on my flag. This item was designed by @thatslovelydearshop.

Also hidden with the pin, is this sticky notepad, inspired by quirky fan favourite Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. This is small enough to slip in my handbag or the tote, and will make all your notes magical! This item was designed by team Fairyloot and is very cute.

The collectible tarot cards in this month’s box are inspired by the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi. These cards are The High Priestess and Ace of Cups, but sadly, I don’t know the characters! I haven’t read the books, and they’re not a series that has really taken my fancy before. These were designed by @lowena.art.

And I was right with the book of the month – Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin, which is the first book in the Serpent and Dove series! This follows witch Louise as she flees to Cesarine, fearing that she will be burnt. Her path soon crosses with witch hunter, Reid, in an unexpected way – marriage! The war between witches and the church is dangerous, but Lou can’t ignore her feelings, no matter what she is… I’m so excited for this! This is a Fairyloot hardback exclusive, with a reversible dust jacket, and shimmery golden sprayed edges. Fairyloot’s edition also comes signed by the author, which is a nice touch. With the book was the Fairyloot bookmark with the spoiler card design, artwork from the book with a letter from the author on the reverse, and the usual Fairyscoop newsletter.

Once again, I paid £26 for this box and my opinion hasn’t changed – to me, Fairyloot is worth the money! I’m torn between a few items for my favourite, but I think I’m going to have to give it to the tote bag – this was something that I would have picked up anyway, simply because of the design! A close second was the deck of cards – they’re so nerdy and practical for every day life! Everything curated in the box was lovely and well thought out, although I will admit, I did expect a mug or a candle!

You can find Fairyloot on their website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

What do you think to Fairyloot? Have you tried any subscription boxes? I’d love to know your thoughts and experiences!

– ReadWriteZoe.

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