So, this is what you will first receive if you get your hands on one of these subscription boxes, and the first thing I thought? Thank god I didn't have to sign for it! Liana packages all of her items neatly into perfectly sealed packages that actually FIT THROUGH THE LETTERBOX! Which was very lucky for me, seeing as I was in the shower singing my heart out to Disney tunes at the time.
This months subscription box is call Runicorn Starbows, which is the cutest name for a box that I could think of! Before you all start running off and naming your children the same, remember! Liana came up with it first!
So let's get inside!
Well, if you are anything like me, wonderful packaging and tissue paper and bags make you giddy. If so, you will adore this box. All of the bags and tissue paper are reusable, and the only thing that you have to remove is this cute little sticker which removes VERY easily. Need some tissue paper for that birthday present you wrapped? Turn to your subscription box and thank the Marcel club for that!
Side note before we look through the other photos - As my usual set up has decided to become cluttered (No of course I didn't make it that way... It must have been those darn magic elves again) I will be using an adorable prop to help me to show you these items!
The first item I pulled out of the box was handmade rainbow badge (With the addition of matching packaging which makes my heart flutter). I will be completely honest with you. When I pulled this out of the box, I was convinced that this was bought instead of made. I was trying with all of my might to find a manufacturing mark, but I couldn't. This is so meticulously made that it melts my brain, and I cannot wait to wear this!
The second item is this crocheted coaster, and of course it is completely unique which I take complete pleasure in. I am of course the most clumsy girl in the entire world and I would destroy this by spilling coffee in a matter of seconds of using it, however it has found a lovely new purpose. It now has my fancy candles (The ones that are too pretty to light - I can't be the only one) sat on top, and the colours match perfectly. It gives my sides a more homely look and I love it.
Well, I believe my first reaction was as follows -
"OH my god its so god damn cute! Awww look at it! Wait...oh my god it's a ring"
And you can quote me on that. Now yet again, I fell completely in love with this little devil, who I of course put straight on, and continuously shoved it into anyone's face that would listen. They didn't have to even listen, just being in the general area was enough for me. This is an adjustable ring, so no worries for anyone with it not fitting - and let's be honest. You would make it if it didn't. Trust me, it's worth it.
Like, despite my freaky looking thumb, how adorable is this? It's the best conversation starter with my boyfriends mother noticing in 0.2 seconds flat and making a happy squealing noise with clapping hands...she takes after me all too well.
Now, if you know me at all, you know that stationary is another strange weakness of mine. It's like an addiction. Back to school time is my favourite, as even though i'm not in school, I find myself buying a new pencil case and filling it up with thousands of pens from a Biro, to smelly gel pens to felt tips. So when I opened this cute little bag to find stationary I almost cried.
The little pad has Liana's trademark rainbow unicorn on it, with "I need to -" written at the top. As a girl with a memory like a fish, this is like a god send to me. It also came with a rainbow rubber and tape, because what's better than cute stationary? Cute MATCHING stationary... I told you it was an addiction.
Each month Liana pairs up with Jessica Meek Design to create a wonderful little creation to add to your ever growing stationary, to add a little colour and cuteness it most definantly needs.
The next item is a little keyring with lots of beads and stars. Now, as an avid collector of key rings - so much so that I cant fit my keys in my bag, this is a wonderful addition. I love Pandora beads, and this one had a gorgeous purple one attached which gave me an image of matching my bracelet with my keyring. However, as much as this image impressed me, my mother noticed this wonderful item and claimed it as her own within minutes.
I must add, that this photo does not do the colours justice, but my silly camera decided that it was indeed night time, and decided to dull the colours. Modern day problems.
Not to mention, that once again it came in the most wonderful packaging again. Everything should be packaged this cutely, then again. If it did, I would freak out with every purchase.
The next few items were -
An adorable postcard with her famous unicorn with the saying - Always be yourself, unless you can be a unicorn. Then always be a unicorn. I love this postcard, it's so simple but super fun. Although I have a feeling that I will never send it as it's so cute. No one deserves this cuteness!
A colouring page, which you could do yourself or even give to a younger sibling to complete. If you colour it in, and send a photo to Liana's Facebook page, then you could win yourself a wonderful discount on her store! I won't lie, that at 21 years old, I broke out the crayola as soon as I had taken the photos.
Some cute stickers, that I can see myself attaching to everything and annoying my boyfriend relentlessly with.
Some seeds! Not just any seeds! But rainbow rose seeds! Which is so adorable, and match the theme of the box completely! I of course can only keep a cactus alive, but I plan to give these to my mother who is the more nurturing and can give these roses an actual chance at survival!
This is it - My new jewellery piece that I refuse to take off from the second I get it. Welcome - the unicorn heart necklace. As modelled by stitch here, it looks rather large, but in fact it is the perfect size. This is small, vintage looking with a pop of glitter, and it makes my knees shake. Once again this photo does it no justice as when the light hits it, it sparkles and makes you throw your head back, stand a little taller, and scream to the world "I'M GONNA TAKE A BAJILLION SELFIES WITH THIS BAD BOY!"
As proven by this "I'm trying to look all moody and seductive" selfie that I took, literally minutes after I had unwrapped this; and yes. I know that my head looks freakishly big in this picture. I didn't say it was a good selfie, but ... that bling though!
The last two things are a colourful friendship bracelet - modelled by my lifeless, limp hand above, and a knitting patter for a unicorn (not pictured, as it's super difficult to photograph paper "Artsy"). This bracelet is going straight on my best friends wrist when she is down, to show my freakish attachment to her, and I will be purchasing another myself.
My experience with friendship bracelets has not been kind to me in the past, as they usually disintegrate within minutes of me wearing them, as I tend not to take off bracelets for anything, but these are super durable! I ran my hand under water, and the colour didn't run or fade, and I rolled my wrist around like a frantic chicken to see if there would be any wear and tear and nothing! This is totally "Clumsy Jacqui Approved".
And finally, the obligatory #selfie with my wonderful prop for my final words. Working with Liana has been an absolute pleasure, and as a person she is so kind and lovely. Not only have the products been outstanding, but the company has been a delight.
Liana Marcel subscription boxes are fun for all ages, and worth much more than they are due to the detail, effort and love that has gone into every single item. If you are after a surprise every month, with something that is unique, fun and lovable, then look no further!
To top it all off, if you would like to order anything from Liana, then just visit her site - lianamarcel.co.uk and type in the discount code THEBROUGHBLOG for 20% her entire shop! That's not just subscriptions boxes but all of her resin crafts and more! So take a look, and support a well deserved crafty business that will add a little sparkle to your life.