Unboxing & Review of My Underneath The Rowan Trees Box – May ’18…

I’m working really hard to get caught up with my reviews. After I get caught up with my subscription box reviews I have book reviews and other general posts that I have been working on for a while. I have to thank my depression for slowing me down here. *sigh*

 

This box is the most recent one and has an absolutely fabulous theme. Dragons! How cool is that??? I was so super happy when I realised the theme. I love dragons.

 

As always, the box was beautifully presented. Underneath the Rowan Trees have a knack for doing that.

 

 

OK, the first item out of the box is a deep red coloured fine liner pen that writes with red ink.

 

 

Next comes a silver metallic pen which comes in really handy with the next item in the box!

 

 

That is a small notebook that is super pretty. It has black pages inside which are just perfect for the silver ink pen.

 

 

Next comes two awesome rolls of washi tape. One light green with dark green scales on and one red with sparkly gold bits on. They look so good together!

 

 

After that comes an awesome packet of phases of the moon stickers. These have to be my favourite ever stickers from a subscription box!

 

 

Next comes a gold paper clip with a gorgeous little round pendant with shiny red and gold scales on it.

 

 

Then there is a set of crystals shaped sticky notes. I have a thing for sticky notes at the moment so this made me really happy.

 

 

Next was a stunning A5 red dragon picture. I need to get a frame for this and get it on my wall as soon as I possibly can!

 

 

Then came the ubiquitous print out of the calendar month which I do not need so it goes straight in the recycling.

 

 

The final thing was an absolutely stunning colour in picture of a dragon. Once I have coloured this, I will be framing it and I know exactly who it shall be gifted to.

 

 

As always, a fabulous five out of five star box!

 

Be kind to each other.x

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The Unboxing & Review of My Underneath The Rowan Trees Subscription Box – March ’18…

Here I am again with another one of my very favourite stationery boxes, Underneath The Rowan Trees always do superb boxes every time as they deal with one of my favourite items – washi tape! 🙂

So we begin this box with the usual beautiful packaging.

The first item was a gorgeous hand made gift tag made up of a larger tag and a smaller one tied together. The tags are a gorgeous natural looking colour and have really pretty leaves stamped on to both tags.

Next up – yay for the washi tape! This one was was very plant inspired with gorgeous big green leaves on it. The leaves reminded me of the leaves that my mum’s pride and joy had on which was a big Swiss cheese plant.

Then came another washi tape and this one is a gorgeous shiny gold colour.

Next came a leaf pin which was again very much shaped like the leaves on my mum’s plant so this shall be very special to me.

Then came a pen (always useful to an avid letter writer!) The pen is a twist up one in a pretty shade of green with crystals at the bottom of the pen.

Next we had a sturdy wooden 15 centimetre ruler which will certainly help me when I’m trying to keep lines straight.

Then came a small box that contained various really pretty leaf stickers. Stickers are like washi tape! *drools*

Next came a really cute dark green stained wooden leaf pendant on a little clip. As much as I love this, I know the perfect person to gift it to.

Next came a gorgeous little blank sheet note book, that opened from bottom to top. It will be really useful for keeping in my bag so I can jot down things I want to tell certain people in my next letter to them. My foggy brain makes me forget.

Then came a stunning A5 card with a big print of a leaf on it. Again I immediately know who will be get getting this card.

Then came the pointless calendar print out for the month? I have a wall calendar and diary so this goes straight into the recycling bin.

Finally, I got a really pretty A5 sheet of paper that is covered with a gorgeous leaf print. I will most definitely be saving this for a special project.

A five out of five star box!

Be kind to each other.x

Unboxing and Review of My Kawaii Box – Feb ’18

I have to confess to being a massive stationery and sticker addict. I am an avid penpaller and in all reality probably have enough stationery to last me three lifetimes. However, when I see something cute, my will crumbles and I have to buy.

Falling in love with stationery with characters like Hello Kitty, My Melody and Cinnamoroll lead to me discovering the world of Kawaii. Characters like Guadetama the Lazy Egg – I love him! Mamegoma the seal is adorable too!

So, browsing the internet one night, I stumbled across the Kawaii Box monthly subscription box. Oh my word, cuteness! A box stuffed with Kawaii treasures that you would find hard to find in countries such as Scotland (aye, that’s where I bide).

I should stress at this point that the box was paid for by myself. Should you wish to take up the subscription, you can click this link for all the information that you could need. https://www.kawaiibox.com/subscribe/

So, this box arrived and my postman who already thinks I’m a crazy cripple (try explaining agoraphobia and a wheelchair to a Polish student who doesn’t have two words of English to rub together.) He has a really annoying habit of consistently ringing the door bell. I’m really upset by this as we have a sign to for postmen explaining that a disabled woman likes here and please could you give her time as she needs at least five minutes to get to the front door. But no. They have to send me a guy who isn’t able to read my note ( not his fault, it’s his bosses for giving him that route after my complaint about that from the last postman) and make sure that I’m on the verge of tears by constantly ringing the bell. My tears soon dried when I saw my fabulous Kawaii box!

The box itself is rather small, which is not at all what I was expecting, but that didn’t bother me one little bit.

Upon lifting the lid, I found the most adorable tissue paper and a card with little Kawaii Easter eggs on it and the words “Kawaii Easter” on it. The other side of the card had a list of items that the box contained. I took a picture so you could see the layout of the card but deliberately didn’t look so my surprise wouldn’t be spoilt by peeping.

Upon peeling back the tissue paper I saw the most gorgeous array of cuteness! Oh my gosh, I’m in love!

Sadly, I was able to only identify the first item out of the box as I’ve seen them before. It was a “make your own jelly sweets kit”. The sad part? ALL of the instructions are in Japanese and I can’t read a word of them. Plus they will contain gelatine which I won’t eat. Item one is a miss.

Onto item two. A really super cute little sheep style pencil eraser. I write a lot in pencil at home in an effort to cut down my plastic usage so I’ll definitely use that. I love it!

Next comes a really gorgeous packet of thin but quite tall envelopes with pictures of animals heads on them. I love them. Be aware though, if you have never used Japanese envelopes before that they don’t have adhesive on the sealing flap. You can use and adhesive seal but I prefer to use some tape for that job. Oh deco tape! 😍😍😍 I love it so

Next item is an amazing one sheet of stickers of a cute creature who appears to be a whale. They are from San-X and named Jinbei-San. I love them so much!

For our next item we find a Guadetama the Lazy Egg little plushie. It’s about 4cms high and so stinkin’ cute it is adorabale! It’s an Easter version of the plushie. I love it!

Next thing to pick up was a totally adorable little rucksack. Like a purse style size. It had the legend Just Eat It and a little bit of cartoon sushi pictured.

Ok, next is a super cute kitty pen. As a crazy cat person, that was great for me. The cat is wide eyed neko and it is a ball point.

Our next item is a Hello Kitty folding ruler. It is 30 cms long when unfolded and has half a cute scalloped edge and some shapes to use as stencils.

The last item is a “cute earplugs kit”. Really? It’s in a small, circular tub with a green sticky face on there. The ear plugs are plain black and very squishy indeed. I cannot see them being used.

So, there you have it. A totally adorable and very Kawaii box of treats that I love all apart from the gummy candy & the ear plugs. Worth every penny. You do get the opportunity to enter for a chance at a reward if you introduce a friend too!

An eight out of ten performance for my first Kawaii Box. I will definitely get another one to see what is in there.

Be kind to each other.x

Unboxing and Reviewing of my Under The Rowan Trees Subscription Box – Feb ’18…

This box arrived the same day as My Boxcitement box, but as I explained in the post about that box, I had some issues with my children and they have to come first.

However, here I am now, to talk about the beautifully named Under The Rowan Trees Subscription Box. The box was a nice slim white box that had a really pretty personalised company stamp on it. Rowan trees mean a great deal to me, so finding this subscription box was a stroke of luck in my eyes!

I must stress here that the box was not free. It was purchased by my partner as a birthday gift.

Should you want to know more about subscription boxes and everything else this fabulous little company do, you can find it here… https://undertherowantrees.org/

As I said, the top of the box is decorated with a very pretty little stamp. I loved it.

The box’s contents were prettily wrapped in purple tissue paper with a sticker bearing the company logo.

Upon first peeling back the tissue paper, I found a stunning iridescent sequinned pencil case. There were black sequins, and depending on which way you tilt the case, the sequins appear either blue or green. I’ve done my best to capture it in the photo.

Then we find a diary page for the month of March. It has a very pretty under the sea type of picture along the bottom of it.

Next come two gorgeous A5 sized pieces of deco paper that could be used for many things. The first one is almost see through and has an under the sea theme to it. The second piece has mermaid scales on it. We also get a sheet of six round stickers that are mermaid scales coloured in blue, pink and purple with black outlines.

I then find a gorgeous clear mermaid sticker that I haven’t decided what to do with yet. She will be going somewhere very special I know that.

Then comes a gorgeous iridescent pen that is twist on/twist off and has falling glitter at the end of the barrel.

There is a gorgeous purple (favourite colour folks!) mermaid stamped onto a buff brown piece of card. Now you could use her as a gift tag but uh-uh, no way! She is going to become my new book mark. Sorry trusty old Tesco’s receipt. You are going to be replaced. It’s not you, it is me. Defiantly! 😉

Next comes an iridescent pink/green/blue dolphin shaped paper clip. Too cute! There is also a gold coloured bulldog style clip that has pink material on it with a gold mermaid on. Then we find a white mermaid shaped charm and I’m not quite sure where she is going yet.

The final two items of the box are two gorgeous rolls of washi tape. One has slanting lines going all the way around in changing colours of gold, pink, green and blue. The other roll is all colour and no gaps. It melts in between the same four colours and it looks absolutely stunning!

I love, love, loved this box! I have always had a soft spot for mermaids and this box found its way into my heart. Thank you so much to all the staff at Under the Rowan Tree!

A ten out of ten subscription box!