Subscription Boxes

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This Owlcrate is a little different than the regular monthly boxes, this was a limited special edition box for The Wicked King by Holly Black.  I believe this was also curated with Holly, which is pretty cool.  It was a little more costly and came with a few more items.  It is also the first time they’ve continued in a series with an exclusive cover that you can’t get anywhere else.  I should warn you now, that although I like a lot of the items – I don’t like them all and I’m giving my honest opinion.  If you loved everything in the box then that is super awesome – it just wasn’t a complete hit for me.

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The High King Woodwick Candle – This is a really nice full sized item.  It is definitely more of a manly scent and it’s a little strong but not completely overpowering.  The smell is leather, oak, wood and moss.  I normally don’t light decorative candles but I really want to hear the woodwick crackle, so I’m def going to try it.

Acorn Necklace – This is very pretty.  It’s a little on the dainty side for me, but I might eventually wear it.  We’ll see.  It is lovely though.  I keep referring to it as the squirrel necklace in my head though – wtf even?

Faeire Fruit Tea – The flavors are fruit and elderflower.  Meh, I wish we could get some hot chocolate or something.  We aren’t all tea and coffee drinkers.  Just once Owlcrate!

Wicked King Scarf – I have to admit that I don’t really wear designed scarves.  I’m a little chubby person and it just takes off the little bit of neck that I have LOL It’s cute though – I’ll likely use it for IG pictures.

The Wicked King signed by Holly Black with an exclusive cover –  This one is so much nicer than the one they did for The Cruel Prince and I liked that one a lot.  I love this one though and I imagine they’ll do another one for the third book.  Very cool collector’s item.

Gem soap – I use body washes and not soap but I like the ingredients and it’s very pretty, so I’ll use it.

Zipper Pouch – I’m really getting over pouches from OC, not going to lie.  It’s a nice quality and a nice quote.  I really need to find a use of these things and then maybe I’ll appreciate them more.  Any ideas?

Tassel Bookmark – I hate to say this but I don’t think this is very nice.  It’s super basic and nothing I care about.  I wish they would’ve gotten a really cool one.

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Jude and Carden art print by @meliescribbles – Gorgeous! This is the kind of stuff I wanted! Really beautiful artwork and something unique.  Possibly my favorite artwork I’ve seen of these two.  I plan on framing this one.

Enamel Pin – OC is switching from the little monthly buttons to a much higher quality quality enamel pin.  I didn’t think they would be doing this till January but it’s cool one made it in this box.  It’s very pretty.  I just have to figure out a way to display them.

*There was also a little Wicked King quote print and enamel pin that was something you got for pre-ordering Wicked King, so it’s cool that it came in the box because it was only for US residents and I’m in Canada.

Overall, I didn’t LOVE the box but I’m still glad I got it.  I loved a few items in it and the signed book with the exclusive cover is worth the price alone, so no real complaints.  Now, I’m still debating if I want to read this closer to the release date of the third book or brave the cliffhanger – I’ve heard it’s an intense one.

Did you get The Wicked King OC box? What did you think? Favorite or least favorite item? Let me know!

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27 thoughts on “Subscription Boxes

  1. I didn’t love every item either. My candle was so overpowering I cant even open it without getting an instant headache, which is so sad. I’ve wanted to try an alchemy and ink candle for a while so I’m pretty disappointed with that. I agree the bookmark wasn’t great. I thought it was pretty ugly tbh. My favourite items were the necklace, scarf, tea, pouch and pins. I cant use body products because of allergies so, that’s kind of sad

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    1. The candle was quite powerful. It didn’t knock me out as bad as some of the other manly smelling type candles do but I am sure it would trigger my migraines if I lit it. I really want to try it though for the wood wick lol

      Yeah, it really wasn’t a perfect box. Had some nice items but I thought there would be a WOW item like a really cool mug – ah well.

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  2. I 100% agree about the zipper pouch. It’s pretty and I’ll definitely find use for it, but that’s the 3rd one out of the last like 4 boxes. Overall I did really like the box though! I really hope they’ll do one for the 3rd book.

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  3. I agree with the bookmark, they could have done a much better design. I don’t mind the pouches because I can always use them in crafting or traveling, but I wish they would send out some smaller or larger sizes!

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  4. Got this box and so glad about it too! I fell in love with The Cruel Prince last year and ended up collecting all three hardcover editions; now I’m on my way to having all three editions of The Wicked King as well. [But, no, I’m not obsessed. At alllll. Ahhum.]

    I think the cutest item, for me, is the necklace? But I have a thing with acorns and pinecones, so there’s that, haha. I’ve never had a candle with a woodwick so I’m looking forward to lighting that one eventually!

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