Kal-Elle Fandom Monthly “Fantastic Beasts” Review + Coupon


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Kal Elle November 2018 - Box Itself

Kal-Elle Fandom Monthly is a monthly subscription box that delivers “specially hand selected high-quality fandom inspired designs” from one fandom each month. 

Kal Elle November 2018 - Box Open

You can expect items like jewelry, accessories, small decor items, and other finds, often sourced on Etsy or designed by Kal-Elle.

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.)

Kal Elle November 2018 - All The Goodies

About Kal-Elle Fandom Monthly

The Subscription Box: Kal-Elle Fandom Monthly

The Cost: $19 per month + $3.75 US shipping

COUPON: Save 25% off your first box with code MSA25!

The Products: 4-7 pieces of jewelry or collectibles from one fandom

Ships to: USA ($3.75 shipping), Canada ($11 shipping) and the rest of the world ($14.25 shipping).

Good to know: Kal-Elle Fandom Monthly recently opened a shop page where you can purchase any extra past boxes, plus other handmade fandom goodies!

Kal-Elle Fandom Monthly “Fantastic Beasts” Review

Kal Elle November 2018 - Card Front

Kal Elle November 2018 - Card Back

I’m so excited by the theme this month – I always love magical goodies.

Kal Elle November 2018 - Magnet

Fantastic Beasts Magnet

Each month the box includes a magnet, and each month, I put it straight on our mini-fridge! I love the story that this magnet tells of Newt’s famous briefcase. It says, “Muggle Worthy,” which means it’s safe for non-magical folk to open, but that little eyeball lets us know there are plenty of secrets inside!

Kal Elle November 2018 - Art Print Wide

Kal Elle November 2018 - Art Print Close

4x 6 Newt Art Print

I love the beautiful style of the prints found in this box. The trademark watercolor style has incredibly rich colors, and the designs that emerged in Newt’s coat and outfit show so much depth. This would look awesome framed on the wall of a home office or library.

Kal Elle November 2018 - Necklace Wide

Kal Elle November 2018 - Necklace On

Fantastic Beasts Necklace

This pretty statement piece appears to me to be the Magical Congress of the USA’s symbol made into an elegant pendant. I like the antique look of the metal, and the longer chain is a nice style, sort of a nod to what might have been in fashion in the late ‘20s when the movies take place.

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Fantastic Beasts Earrings

Look at these deco’d out owls! I noticed that these are a popular design for Fantastic Beasts merch and so I’m thrilled these earrings were included in the box. They have a really solid weight to them, and honestly, I wouldn’t want them any heavier. I’m a little apprehensive of heavier earrings, so these are at my limit. These also have an old-fashioned look to them, which definitely match the 1920’s style I mentioned. I like the attention to detail here with ear wires that match the overall vibe.

Kal Elle November 2018 - Pin BagKal Elle November 2018 - Pin Front

Kal Elle November 2018 - Pin Back

Newt Scamander Suitcase Pin

A Kal-Elle exclusive, this piece is a small pin modeled after Newt’s infamous luggage – the piece that has an entirely different setting for non-magical folks! I have a lot of pins, but many of them are the enamel style that’s so popular right now. This one has a different look to it and it makes it really stand out. I think it’ll look nice with my whole pin menagerie!

Kal Elle November 2018 - Patch WideKal Elle November 2018 - Patch Close

Magical Congress Patch

This item was the other Kal-Elle exclusive for the month, and it’s so neat! It seems to be the source material for the necklace I mentioned earlier. I love the colors in this and how immersive it is for the world. Items like this make instant fandom friends – you wear it out in the world and always find people who “get it”! Like most patches nowadays, this appears to be iron-on, but for patches like this, I also like to put a few stitches around the borders, just keep them in place.

Kal Elle November 2018 - Tote Wide

Kal Elle November 2018 - Tote Close

Newt Scamander Tote Bag

Wonderful reader, I really should listen to the advice on this bag. I think about this quote all the time because I’m such a worrywort, haha! Tote bags are an item that I receive in boxes fairly commonly, and for that reason, I can get a bit tote-fatigued. Thankfully, this one felt fresh and more exciting than others I’ve received due to the beautiful blue hue, and colorful typography design. The material feels thick and high quality, and it’s a great size for transporting books and art supplies.

Kal Elle November 2018 - Balm CloseKal Elle November 2018 - Balm Open

Queenie’s Apple Strudel Lip Balm

There are many, many reasons I would love to be able to do magic for reals, but the opportunity to craft an entire apple strudel out of thin air – complete with apple roses on top – might be the most compelling one! I’m a lip balm freak, constantly stashing it in purses, drawers, and pockets, and I have strong opinions on the stuff. This is a beautifully unique flavor and it’s well-executed. Apple is the top scent, but there’s a strongly spicy note, too! It’s a super-warm cinnamon, almost like Red Hots, with a final thread of vanilla that reminds me of pastry. The texture is smooth, and it’s emollient without any trace of being greasy, waxy, or sticky. It doesn’t really taste like anything, but actually, that’s a good thing; there’s no weird aftertaste or odd flavor from any of the ingredients. This balm made this balm snob very happy.

Verdict: This was a really strong offering this month! I’m a huge Potter nerd, so it’s a great theme for me from the get-go, but I thought the items were really well-executed this month. The tote bag is probably one of the nicest ones I’ve received all year, the patch is one of those fandom-centric items I just adore, and I’m pretty sure I need 8 more tubes of that apple strudel lip balm. I could tell that so much thought went into these items and they were really well-done. I can’t wait to see what they have cooked up for the next box!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the February box. From Kal-Elle:

Boxes ship every month between the 23rd-27th.

Coupon – Save 25% off your first box with code MSA25!

Value Breakdown: This box cost me $19 + $3.75 shipping, which means that each of the 8 items in the box has an average cost of $2.84. The fact that this box is always so highly curated, and offers a wide variety of researched and well-designed items really add value to the box.

Check out our Kal-Elle Fandom Monthly reviews and the Geek + Nerd Subscription Box Directory for more geeky boxes!

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Written by Laine Wooliscroft

Laine Wooliscroft

Laine is a life-long movie nut who loves YA novels, wine, and her cat. Her subscription journey started in 2014 with Birchbox and ipsy, and now her favorite boxes contain bath bombs, food, and items relating to her most-beloved fandoms.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

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