Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Fancy Box: Women's Mystery Box Review #2

After receiving my awesome Fancy Mystery Box a little while ago, I couldn't resist trying my luck again.  Fancy offers small, medium, and large mystery boxes for both men and women, and they cost $10, $20, and $40, respectively, plus shipping.  This time, I opted for another small women's box.  Fancy boxes ship via FedEx, and my last box didn't take too long to arrive.  However, this time, there was some kind of glitch in the shipping addresses, and my box ended up being sent to California--and I live on the East Coast!  I emailed Fancy, and they cleared it up and made sure the box would be delivered to me, but by the time it went to CA and back, the total shipping time was about two weeks.  The box finally arrived today, though, and I was happy to have it.  Here's what I got:

Carve Your Own Wooden Postcard:  This looks like it would make a cute little gift.  You carve a message into it with a key or similar object, and then send it in the mail just like a regular postcard.  This is a nice idea, and I'll probably use it to send a little message to my bf.  I am afraid I'll make a mistake when I'm carving my message though.  Maybe I'll write it in pencil first?

Harold Import Co. Individual Pie Plate:  I had been worried that I might get a duplicate item in this box, and it turns out that I did.  However, this is perfect!  When I got this pie plate in my first Fancy box, I thought that it would be nice as part of a set, and now I have a pair of them.  They will be great for making mini desserts.

Kalki'd Concrete Water Absorbent Coaster:  This is an interesting idea for a coaster.  It's supposed to be water absorbent in case of spills, and it's heavy enough that it won't stick to your glass.  It's made out of ash mixed with concrete, and it has a unique cracked pattern.  I like the look of it, but it doesn't really match with my decor, and I already have a lot of coasters.  However, my bf recently mentioned that he could use a coaster for his desk at work.  I think this will be perfect for him.  It's only a single coaster, so I won't have to break up a set.  The design is also rather "masculine," I think, which he will appreciate.  

The Motley Gin Tonic Bath Salts:  I had seen this in reviews of the early Fancy Mystery Boxes, and I had hoped I wouldn't get it.  I don't have much use for bath salts since I am definitely a shower person and never take baths.  I will have to come up with another use for this, though.  Perhaps a foot soak?  The scent is very strong in the jar, but it will most likely be milder when dissolved in water.

China Glaze Nail Polish in Platinum Silver:  I already have a silver polish by China Glaze, but this shade is a bit lighter.  I'm not too excited by this, but I'm always happy to have more nail polish, and I do like the brand.

While this box didn't have any single item that I loved, like my last mystery box, I did like this one overall.  It was more of a random assortment of items, but that's what I would expect from a mystery box.  I will be either be able to use or give away everything in this box, so I think it works out pretty well.  And for $10 (well, $17.95 with shipping), it was a pretty good deal for me.  I admit that the extra shipping time did take away some of my enjoyment, but at least I liked the box when I did arrive.  I'm contemplating getting another men's box now!  What do you think?

If you are interested in signing up for Fancy, click here.  In addition to monthly boxes, Fancy also has an online shop with many unique and creative items.  I think it's worth a look!

Did you get a mystery box from Fancy?  What did you get in yours?  Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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