OwlCrate November 2017 Unboxing: Castles, Courts & Kingdoms

Hello beautiful people!

As you may know from some of my Wrap-Up posts, I started a subscription with OwlCrate this year. Seeing as I will probably partake in book box subscriptions for more months that I should, I figured I would make a post about the things I find! Enough people do these, but it still feels like a fun idea.

This will be a VERY IRREGULAR post, not a MONTHLY post; I know I can’t afford to buy them every month but I will make an unboxing post whenever I do receive one.

The theme for November 2017 was Castles, Courts & Kingdoms. There was a number of SUPER exciting things, in addition to a book that I’m extremely excited to read!


People do these “foot and book” posts ALL the time on Instagram…so I attempted. Fun times, my friends.

One thing I have to say is that I absolutely adore how OwlCrate always has a guide on the inside of the box regarding “how to” unbox. It’s super helpful for first timers and it’s a fun thing to take a picture of and add to your unboxing shenanigans. Any who, this is how it looks when you receive it and how it looks when it’s opened.

Also…how did I JUST find out that you can make circular photos on WordPress?


Look at my fanciness! Okay, I attempted; it’s really hard to fit EVERYTHING in ONE photo and STILL make it look nice. The items that come in the box are:

The lip balm smells SUPER good and feels really soft on your lips, and it doesn’t taste bad if you accidentally lick your lips…yup…I try to check ALL the possibilities. The beanie is SUPER comfy and warm, which is great for Canada’s freakin’ cold winters. I thought the notebook was REALLY adorable, yet I haven’t read the series the quote on the book was taken from…so I feel the need to read it now. The artwork and design of the brooch is stunning; honestly, Juniper and Ivy designs outdid themselves. NOW I just need to read that series…I believe it’s a magnet, which I prefer over a pin.

I haven’t tried the soap yet, but I plan to once the soap my roommate and I have runs out. It does smell REALLY good though. The note from the author is cute, but one thing I probably won’t keep is the fake tattoos; it’s not really my thing, especially since I plan to get REAL tattoos soon.

I plan to read The Glass Spare in the New Year so I didn’t want to get TOO into it, but I did read the first two chapters to get a feel for it. So far, it’s a REALLY good book. The themes are pretty adult I find, even though it’s YA. I also feel as though it’s going to be a page turner; DeStefano writes with the PERFECT amount of detail…not too much but not too little. Our heroine also seems like an AWESOME independent strong female lead…which really, what’s not to love about that.  It took EVERY bit of me not to continue reading it, but I have books from authors and publishers that NEED to be done…so it has to wait…ugh.


Near the bottom of this fantastic OwlCrate Box is the theme for December 2017…Seize the Day! Some hints that have been given regarding what the box will contain are items relating to Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, The Perks of Being a WallflowerEverything, EverythingThe Serpent King, and more!

Woot! First unboxing post complete! Please let me know if you guys liked this layout, if you wanted more, if it was too much, not detailed enough, or anything else that’s on your mind! I really appreciate the feedback you all provide and honestly use it to make this blog better!

Did any of you receive this box? What are your thoughts?

Happy Reading!

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21 thoughts on “OwlCrate November 2017 Unboxing: Castles, Courts & Kingdoms

      1. Thank you! I’ve become fairly familiar with apps to help edit and filter. I really want to get a camera next year so I can take some better photos. My phone takes excellent photos, but it’s never the same…


    1. I loved this box! I’m torn between the October and November as my favs…but I’ve only received 3 so that’s not much competition ha-ha! I bought the December one so that’s exciting!! I think I will do spells…go a few months without them, then go a few months buying the 3 month pack. I want to travel in 2018 and I’m in a wedding so I need to SAVE! Thank you for the compliment!! ❤

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      1. That sounds like a good idea. It keeps it exciting. It’s always exciting but it’s more exciting when you space it out. I can’t wait for the December box, especially the Perks of Being a Wallflower item!!

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  1. This is just fantastic!!!! I’m weeping as my Fairyloot November box is lost somewhere and I can’t get it!!!! Owlcrate was too expensive with the shipping costs.

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    1. That’s so sad!! I hope you receive it soon! I want to try FairyLoot soon me thinks. I didn’t find it TOO bad but it’s something I won’t do all the time. They all cost me lots…joys of Canada 😂


  2. I loved this box so much, when I opened mine I think I literally gasped when I saw that Harry Potter hat. Your pictures make everything look so beautiful! I haven’t started the book but this post makes me look forward to it!!

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    1. Me too! I love HP so I was super stoked! And thank you! I’ve been working on photos for a while now and still have lots to learn so I’m always happy to hear people like my photos! Let me know what you think when you read it!

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