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.