A Little Touch Of Magick Box Review + Coupon – July 2018
A Little Touch of Magick is a new subscription box containing a short story and various accessory items to help bring the story to life. (Accessories can include small home décor items, bath/body items, jewelry, etc.)
This is the only box I’ve seen for a (long) while that managed to keep the tissue paper neatly in place during shipping. (Actually, they are really good at filling the box and packing everything neatly together to take advantage of all the available space.)
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About A Little Touch of Magick
The Subscription Box: A Little Touch of Magick
The Cost: $45.99/month + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.
COUPON: Use code MSA5OFF to save $5 off your first box!
The Products: A new short story each month and accessories, home décor, bath and body items, jewelry, tea, etc. to help bring the story to life.
Ships to: US for $7 and Canada for $17
A Little Touch of Magick July 2018 Review
I am still fairly new to reviewing this subscription and was excited to see what they had in store:
The box came with this information card listing the items and retail values. Since the items were unbranded, I used these values when writing the review.
Original Short Fiction
This was the first thing I saw when I opened the box. I think you are supposed to read it before diving into the box contents (it doesn’t take long, though the lengths do vary by up to a couple of pages each month) but because I am taking unboxing photographs, I usually wait until later in the evening.
And tucked into the end of the story booklet was a preview for next month.
Unicorn Tapestry Tote Bag – Listed Value $45
Although this is the second time we’ve received a tote from this subscription, it’s once again a very high-quality, zippered tote. It’s also large enough that you could use it as a reusable shopping bag (don’t know that I’d put food items in it as I’m not sure how washable it is, but toiletries or other dry goods would be fine). This has a working zipper but I didn’t show the inside because it’s just a plain black lining for which I didn’t seem to be able to take a good photo of. I would totally carry it around with the unicorn showing (but I wear cat shirts every weekend…) but if you weren’t into that, just hang it over your shoulder with the unicorn facing inwards – as you can see, the back also looks very nice.
Handmade Unicorn Horn Earrings on Stainless Steel Wires – Listed Value $21
I love that they tell you what the ear wires are made of. Stainless steel should work for most people. If it doesn’t work for you, just paint the hooks with clear nail polish (you’ll have to reapply every now and then) and that should keep the metal from touching your ears. These are relatively delicate and not heavy, which is my preference for most jewelry. For what it’s worth, I just did a search on Etsy and for handmade earrings with about this level of complexity and these types of materials, I was getting from $19-22 items on my first search page. So I’d say the value from the information card was reasonable. Everything is always packaged nicely and I just want to let you know how pathetic I am that I know exactly where you can buy these paper bags.
Selenite Carved Spiral Unicorn Horn – Listed Value $28
This is hefty and you can see some size context in the picture with my hand (I have small hands for an adult, for reference). I think it might be hard to read in the photo, but the card talks about some ways to use the horn. I am a scientist by training and don’t believe in crystal healing or anything of that nature, but I do absolutely love putting interesting things on my bookshelves around the house as well as in the office so this will find a home in one of those places. (For what it’s worth, a strand of 10mm selenite beads costs almost as much as this horn, while containing less actual mineral volume, so I think this is a good value.)
FYI, since selenite is incorporated in several of the items this month, this card about its properties was also tucked into the story booklet.
Unicorn Compact Mirror and Keychain – Listed Value $18
As you can see, this subscription takes packaging seriously, but this arrived in perfect condition. I actually like the idea of adding a mirror to a keychain because though I carry a different pocket mirror in my purse, I can’t usually find it when I want it, but I can usually find my keys. (I have to check my face after taking my Invisalign out to make sure I didn’t wipe lip gloss all over my cheeks.)
Handmade Selenite and Peacock Green or Blue Crystal Bead Crown Necklace – Listed Value $35
As you can see, I received the blue version of the necklace, but I would’ve been OK with either color. Although *I* could make this, easily, I know that many people don’t have the tools/skills/time/knowledge of suppliers. Plus, it is nice getting handmade items. So far there has been a necklace in every box I have reviewed, tending more towards silvertone, so keep that in mind if you are thinking of subscribing. I like that the pendant is fairly small as I am typically not one for wearing big pendants.
“You are a Unicorn” Note Card – Listed Value $4
I have received note cards or prints in every box so far, but I do feel that they are tasteful, and they are all a little different, so it doesn’t feel repetitive. This one is blank inside, which is my preference since I don’t like the hokey poetry found on a lot of greeting cards.
Warm Vanilla Sugar Cube Sugar Scrubs – Listed Value $8
There is usually at least one bath and body item in this subscription and this month it is something we haven’t received before. These little cubes incorporate sugar granules for gentle exfoliation. I am a fan. Scrubs are my favorite bath/body item (used daily) and I am constantly running out. These won’t last long at all. Also, they smell pretty good. I am usually pretty happy with low-oil scrubs (that you don’t have to re-mix before use) and since these are solid, these already have an advantage in that area.
Single Serve Tea Forte and Beghin Say la Perruche Sugar Cubes – Listed Value $6
Tea figures prominently in the story this month and was a fun inclusion. I did not realize this until I got to work and opened the tea, but these packets contain loose tea, so you’ll need an infuser. (Not a problem for me, I have a stash of disposable tea bags as well as multiple infusers in my office.) I think you could actually get two uses out of each packet because they say “single serve” but contain more tea than I would typically use at once. The little packets contain white and brown sugar cubes. I am not a “sugar in your tea” sort of person, but for certain tart/bitter teas, and for Crio Bru, these will come in handy. (I am actually fighting not to eat one as I write this review. Need to tuck them into a drawer or something.)
The mojito marmalade tea, to me, tastes almost exclusively of spearmint (though it allegedly has honeybush, rooibos, and green rooibos, as well as orange peel). The noir tea is a chocolate rose black tea and it is really quite interesting and I think I am a fan. Actually, a whole lot of items from this product line look interesting to me, so I may have to go shopping and buy all five kinds right now.
Verdict: I calculated a total value of about $165 for the July 2018 A Little Touch of Magick. Granted, I did have to use all values from the information card, but that is more than triple the cost of the subscription plus shipping on a month-to-month basis, and that includes several unique handcrafted items. Even if you think one or two values from the card are a little high, you are still getting (easily) $100+ in merchandise.
I also think there is something to be said for curation here. Opening this box isn’t just about the items (which were all lovely), but there is also an element of experience here, helped along by the story. Although this is a relatively new subscription, I can tell that a great deal of thought has been put into it, from sourcing the items on down to the careful packaging.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive August’s. From A Little Touch of Magick:
We will begin shipping on the 14th of each month and we will continue to ship that month’s box until the last day of the month or until we run out.
Coupon – Use code MSA5OFF to save $5 off your first box!
Value Breakdown: At $52.99 for this subscription (including shipping), you’re paying approximately the following per item:
- Tote $$14.45
- Earrings $6.74
- Carved horn $8.99
- Mirror $5.78
- Necklace $11.24
- Card $1.28
- Scrubs $2.57
- Tea and sugar $1.93
- Bonus items: short story
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