Geek At Heart October 2017

Geek At Heart is a monthly subscription box that will send out 5-7 items based around a fandom theme.  They will send out a mix of home, beauty, and lifestyle products to make you feel the special connections to fandoms that are part of geek life.  They say they will focus on 2-3 fandoms per month that link to the theme that they pick.  You can go month to month for $24.95 or lock in for three months at a time for $23.65 per month.  Shipping to Canada was just over $20.00 for the three month period.  I am always wary when I order a geek or fandom box as the themes can vary into things I just don’t care about and then the box is wasted for me.  I decided to give this one a go as I am not receiving any geek boxes right now and I was feeling the lack.

I was a little concerned as I could see the corner of something poking out of the box when it arrived  Turns out it was just a piece of a shipping label and nothing that was part of the box.  The inside did have some type of powder all over it and smelled quite strong.

There is an info card that lists the theme for the month, “The Witching Hour”, with a list of all the items included.  On the back is a preview of the next month’s theme.

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Hocus Pocus Sleep Mask

This might be my favourite sleep mask I have ever received.  It is awesome and purple and sparkly and the sentiment is perfect.  Sometimes things just arrive when you need them!

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Green Apple Cauldron Bath Bomb

Well, I guess I found the source of the mystery powder that was everywhere.  This is very cute and while you can’t really see it that well there is a spider embedded on the top.  I’m thinking you just drop the whole thing in your tub and then once it dissolves take out the cauldron, which is plastic.  There are no other instructions anywhere so I’ll wing it.

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Harry Potter Temporary Tattoos

But I’m a good witch!!!  This is a great Death Eater tattoo.  It obviously needs to be worn in the right company or people will not know what it is and think that you are just hardcore.  It is about three inches long and a little over an inch wide so it will be noticeable.

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Witches Bew Scented Incense Cones by Cherry Pit Crafts-$1.99

This little bag of five cones is the other part of the scent that hit me when I opened the box. This is a blend of patchouli, cinnamon, and cedarwood.  Patchouli is one of the scents that can be crazy strong but in this blend it’s okay.  Incense is hard for me to burn with the girls around but maybe after they go to bed I can burn one.

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Black Flame Candle Nail Polish by Spectrum Cosmetic-$12.95

This is a black polish with gold flakes in it that is part of the Halloween 2015 collection of this brand.  It is a great Halloween colour and I’ll probably wear it beyond that but I’m concerned that it’s from such an old collection.  The bottle I received is not gummy or old looking so maybe they just keep the old colours around and make them fresh.

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Bellatrix Lestrange Coaster by Simple Tweaks-$6.64

This coaster is made of natural stone with a cork backing so that it doesn’t scratch.  It has the Wanted Poster from the Daily Prophet.  It is very heavy and I like it.  I don’t have a coffee table so this will have to live on a bookcase until I need it.

This is my last box from them as I only had a three-month subscription. I am happy to have tried them out and have enjoyed the items that I received.  They covered the theme pretty well and the items are well crafted.  You can see that they take care to source quality items and the ones they make have the same level of care.  This month didn’t have the same problem as my first month with the T-shirt so that is good.  You can sign up for this box either on their website or find them on CrateJoy.

Geek At Heart Septemer 2017

Geek At Heart is a monthly subscription box that will send out 5-7 items based around a fandom theme.  They will send out a mix of home, beauty, and lifestyle products to make you feel the special connections to fandoms that are part of geek life.  They say they will focus on 2-3 fandoms per month that link to the theme that they pick.  You can go month to month for $24.95 or lock in for three months at a time for $23.65 per month.  Shipping to Canada was just over $20.00 for the three month period.  I am always wary when I order a geek or fandom box as the themes can vary into things I just don’t care about and then the box is wasted for me.  I decided to give this one a go as I am not receiving any geek boxes right now and I was feeling the lack.

I love the purple box that this arrives in.  I do hate those damn squiggles though.  I know they are a recyclable way to keep things safe but they get everywhere when you try to do anything.

They have a card that has a list of the items included, and the theme, Literary Sanctuary, on one side and on the other is the theme for next month, The Witching Hour.

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Lemony Snicket Sugar Scrub by The Geeky Apothecary-$5.17

In a shocking twist, this scrub smells like lemons!  Who would have guessed?  It smells very nice though and they have an assortment of other geek-themed scrubs if Lemony is not up your alley.

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Hermione Granger Bookmark by Bibliophile Prints-$2.91

How awesome is this??!!  Since I have at least 72 books on the go at once and dog-earring a page is a major sin I am always looking for more pieces of paper or some type of thing to stick in there.  Harry Potter is one of my favourite nerd themes.

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T(ea)BR Button and Sticker by Fictional Flavors-$1.94

I am going to be honest and say that I do not understand the name of this at all.  Once we are past that though I think these are super cute and while I don’t wear buttons really I will find a use for that sticker.

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Beauty And The Beast Notebook

I can’t put a value on this one as there is no info on where it came from.  The pages inside are blank and well attached to the spine.  Notebooks make me happy so this one will join my collection of pretties.

A Series Of Unfortunate Events Book Tote

This is another one that I can’t value but that I love!  It has quite possibly one of my favourite book quotes on it.  This will probably become my library bag.

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Harry Potter Restricted Section Candle

This is a 100% soy candle that is scented with hazelnut coffee and old library.  It is oddly sweet and I’m hoping that burning it produces a less icky smell.  I like the idea of this candle but my first impression is not that great because of the smell.

For my second box from them, I am still very impressed.  They covered the theme pretty well and the items are well crafted.  You can see that they take care to source quality items and the ones they make have the same level of care.  This month didn’t have the same proble as last month with the T-shirt so that is good.  You can sign up for this box either on their website or find them on CrateJoy.

 

 

Geek At Heart August 2017

Geek At Heart is a monthly subscription box that will send out 5-7 items based around a fandom theme.  They will send out a mix of home, beauty, and lifestyle products to make you feel the special connections to fandoms that are part of geek life.  They say they will focus on 2-3 fandoms per month that link to the theme that they pick.  You can go month to month for $24.95 or lock in for three months at a time for $23.65 per month.  Shipping to Canada was just over $20.00 for the three month period.  I am always wary when I order a geek or fandom box as the themes can vary into things I just don’t care about and then the box is wasted for me.  I decided to give this one a go as I am not receiving any geek boxes right now and I was feeling the lack.

The box this one arrives in is a wonderful purple colour.  There is a quote on one side and the brand on the lid.  Inside I found things well packed and safe on their journey from the US up to here.

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They do have an info card included and it mentions the theme, Sword & Sorcery, plus a list of the items that are included.  This month is a mix of Game of Thrones, Chronicles of Narnia, A Court Of Thorns And Roses, and Lord Of The Rings.  All of these are book series that I’ve enjoyed, though I tend to avoid the movie and TV productions of them.

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Lord Of The Rings Mug

This is a very pretty mug and it had extra bubble wrap around it to make sure it arrived in one piece.  It has a vinyl image applied to it and that will make it hand wash only.  I am always happy to get a new mug and this one will join the racks once I can get it soaped up.

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Lord Of The Rings Leaves Of Lorien Lemon Tea

This is a small bag of tea but should still give at least five cups worth.  It is a blend of green tea, lemon, lemongrass, lemon balm, and marigold flowers.  I have so much tea right now but at least this means I don’t have to buy any for a while.

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Chronicles Of Narnia Tea Strainer

Just to complete the things you’d need to make a cuppa, here is a strainer for that loose tea they shipped.  It has a couple of charms on the handle, one is a tiny book and the other is a glass bubble with part of a page from the book in it.  I do not have a strainer like this and am excited to give it a try.

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A Court Of Mist And Fury Galaxy Ring

This is one of the items that I don’t care much for.  Even if I was a huge fan of this book, this is one of those ring types that you just can’t wear in a regular situation.  Besides being huge it doesn’t tighten up enough to stay on my finger.  The girls will get it to play with and be happy.

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Chronicles Of Narnia Vanilla Mint Lip Balm

It is very very faint but there is the castle on the label of this balm.  The mint part tingles on the lips and blends well with the vanilla.  It feels smooth on my lips and I will add this to my collection and use it in turn.

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A COurt Of Mist And Fury Postcard Print

This is a great statement and I think this is one that will be framed and hung.  It is printed on thick paper and for shipping, it is wrapped in a protective plastic.  I am very happy with this print.

For my first box from them, I am impressed.  The covered the theme pretty well and the items are well crafted.  You can see that they take care to source quality items and the ones they make have the same level of care.  The only complaint that I have is that the info card is the same one they use for the people who got the shirt option, which doesn’t actually seem to be an option anymore, so it looks like I was missing an item even though I was aware that I didn’t choose that plan.  You can sign up for this box either on their website or find them on CrateJoy.