Bookworm Candles & Crafts March Box

April 11, 2017 in Bookish Candles, Bookish Posts, Unboxings

Back in February. I purchased a couple of bookish candles from Bookworm Candles and Crafts for my sister-in-law’s birthday. As soon as they arrived, I must admit I was pretty jealous and wanted to keep them for myself! Obviously, I gave them to her, but as soon as the opportunity arose I placed an order for myself too!

I was really impressed by Danielle’s attention to detail in the candles I ordered, so when I saw her March box was to be an ACOTAR theme, “I Love You, Thorns And All” needless to say I couldn’t resist.

So, I thought I’d share the box with you. Fair warning though, I couldn’t figure out how to change the settings back on the camera after my husband had been photographing the Aurora Borealis, so these are taken with a phone.

The box came well wrapped and protected. Had this yellow tissue paper been the entire wrapping I’d have been very pleased.
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However, under the tissue paper was I found this!


Just look at that attention to detail!


It seemed such a shame to open this box, but open it I did and it was full of goodies ALL handmade by Danielle herself.

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First of all, I unwrapped this stunning Rhysand candle.

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It smells incredible and quite honestly I’m rationing it as I love it so much. With every candle Danielle adds a crocheted touch using wool specially selected to match the scent – once again, that attention to detail!

I wish I had a better photo of this rose lip balm.

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It is lightly topped with glitter and the balm itself is lovely.

Continuing with the rose scent, we received rose bath salts.

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I haven’t used them yet but I’m so excited to, I love bath salts!

This Rhysand quote mirror is a really cute addition to the box.


As is this charm bracelet (sorry again for the poor quality photo).

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Finally, possibly my favourite item – the Spring Court candle!

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It really does smell like spring flowers, and look at the finish of the candle!

I can’t emphasise enough how impressed I am with Danielle’s work. She goes the extra mile to ensure that all of her items are special.


Bookworm Candles and Crafts have recently launched their new website. If you pop over you’ll be able to get your hands on the April, May and June boxes – the themes sound fantastic! There are just a few April boxes left though – Hunger Games fans, you might want to check this one out!

I’m so pleased with my box, it was such a special experience – a true treat.

Illumicrate #6: Unboxing

March 23, 2017 in Bookish Posts, Illumicrate, Unboxings

Every three months I squeal with delight as my Illumicrate box lands on my doorstep.


I’ve been subscribed to Illumicrate from the first box and I love it. You can find unboxings of all of the other boxes here.

So let’s take a look inside the February 2017 box!

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If you are interested in getting your hands on the next Illumicrate (in May) subscriptions are open now! Also, Daphne has revealed that the May box will include a pre-release book and subscribers will be the first to get their hands on it. #excited

January Fairyloot Unboxing

February 2, 2017 in Bookish Posts, Fairyloot, Unboxings

I was SO pleased to get the January Fairyloot box. The theme for the month was ‘Mystery & Mischief ‘. I suspected that I might know the book included and, quite honestly, I couldn’t wait to read it. So armed with my Christmas money I got in there quick to get my hands on a box.

It arrived last week and actually was even better than I could’ve possibly imagined! As always, the actual unboxing is in a spoiler section below, so if you don’t want to see what was inside LOOK AWAY NOW!

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Fairyloot has, once again, made me very happy!

I believe there are still a few of the February box available! The theme is ‘Emperors & Fugitives’ and you can order it here.

What do you think of the January box?

Illumicrate #5: Unboxing

January 17, 2017 in Bookish Posts, Illumicrate, Unboxings

So I found this post lurking in my drafts folder! It’s rather late, but I thought you might like to see what came in the November Illumicrate! Over to past Rhoda…

I do love receiving my quarterly Illumicrate box, it’s always so well put together. The November box might actually be my favourite box they’ve ever done! Want to see what was inside? Keep reading!



Oh and before I dive it,  you can find all of my previous unboxings here if you are interested.

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I’m honestly not sure how the Illumicrate team are going to top this box. Mind you, I’ve said that before and Daphne’s achieved it time and again! I can’t wait to see what treats she has in store for us in February.

November Fairyloot Unboxing

December 16, 2016 in Bookish Posts, Fairyloot, Unboxings

Back in July I got my first Fairyloot box and loved it (see the unboxing here). So when I heard the theme for November was ‘Royals & Rogues’ I decided to sign up once more. That’s one of the things I love about Fairyloot; you can (if you are quick) just purchase one-off boxes rather than committing to a box each month. Make sure you are subscribed to their newsletter so you find out first what their theme is for the next month. They’ve had some fantastic sounding themes recently. In all honesty, there are going to be a few Fairyloot unboxings coming up – can you tell what I spent my birthday money on? ;D



As always, I’m going to put the actual content of the unboxing in a spoiler section below. I’m sure everyone has their boxes by now, since I’m ridiculously late in posting this (people are getting their December boxes right now), but I’d hate to be the cause of spoilers!

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So there we have it – quite a box! I’m delighted with it.

Do you subscribe to Fairyloot?

What are your thoughts on the November box?