Boxcitement – January 2019: Kicking the year off with a Carnival

Boxcitement – January 2019: Kicking the year off with a Carnival

January 2019 has definitely felt like the longest month in living memory, so when the latest Boxcitement box arrived last week it really brightened my day. I had wondered what the theme might be this month, and was dreading a ‘New Year New You’ kind of affair. However Deb and the team chose something completely different and it really worked to lift my spirits: Carnival Queen!

What’s in the box?

  • A pair of ‘Circus’ socks
  • A cotton hair wrap
  • A set of thank you notelets
  • A mini bottle of holographic glitter flakes
  • A glass nail file
  • A beautiful Circus print
  • A lovely masquerade necklace
  • Some fab HAPPY! bunting

Bunting that can’t fail to make you happy

The happy Bunting was definitely my favourite addition this month. I love the bright, yet still somehow neutral, colours and the bunting itself is really good quality. It’s a great reminder to celebrate all the reasons to be happy and not focus on things that might bring you down.

Exclusive necklace for the VIPs

Another hit was the necklace. I really loved the necklace and how this was presented – in a lovely mini golden envelope, it felt like opening an exclusive invite to a party. I’ve not had a chance to wear it yet, but I definitely will. I was really struck by how useful the contents of the box were this month too; I’ve made use of the hair wrap and the socks already and they were great additions.

That’s a wrap!

I was also bowled over by how fancy the print was in this months box. I was desperate to find a place for it in our house but sadly we just don’t have the space. Fortunately I was able to pass it on to a friend whose daughter is a big fan of the Greatest Showman. She was beside herself when she received it. That’s one of the reasons I like the Boxcitement boxes, if you can’t find a place for one of the items, they make wonderful gifts.

A hole in one, literally

The only real downside I discovered was the quality of the socks. Whilst they felt lovely,soft and comfortable when I wore them, I discovered I had a hole very early on. It looks like this might have been caused when I removed the tag and it might have caught the material. Admittedly it’s not a huge issue it does mean I can’t really get much use out of them. This is the only time I have found the quality of a product to be below my expectations. I was also not necessarily bowled over by the pot of glitter; It was very pretty and I can imagine some people getting a lot of use out of it, but it’s not really for me.

Our score: 9.6/ 10

Although I've scored this a little lower than previous months, I still love this box. The reason I've marked it down slightly is simply down to the fact that I got a hole in the socks the first time I wore them, and that I don't really have a use for the glitter. It's just that those little things; when you're making a subscription box for so many people you will get some hit and miss items. This month these were a bit of a miss for me, but I still think they the box is great. I love receiving mine every month, and I would recommend to others.

  • Quality of products9
  • Originality10
  • Packaging and delivery10
  • Value for money10
  • Selection of products9

How would you rate Boxcitement ?

Rating: 3.9/5. From 16 votes.
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