Original Fancy Box: November 2013

Box Open
For more on Fancy subscriptions and a coupon code, jump down below.  Now let’s move right on to the main event:  the November Original Fancy Box review:

Cuff
Goddess Gold Cuff (Fancy Retail: $???)
Verdict:  Hit!
So when I first looked at this bracelet, my first instinct was that there was no way I was going to wear it, but once I put it on the shape was surprisingly flattering.  Because it’s spring based (and not a bangle) it actually fit nice and snug to my freakishly small wrist.  Its Wonder Woman appeal won me over and now it’s a fun addition to my jewelry collection.

Magazine
Suitcase Magazine: Issue 4 (Fancy Retail: $15.00)
Verdict:  Complete Miss
Okay I guess I’m a glutton for punishment because I stupidly added Media back into my box selections after seeing so many cool books popping up on Fancy.  And yet again, another  %!&*@!@&, stupid overpriced magazine.  I will admit that this one is an improvement over the last mag which had nothing but pictures of people whose wardrobe resembled the Muppets, but without the whimsy or  fun.  I’ve deselected “Media” and this time it’s staying deselected.

Coasters
Slate Coaster Set  (Fancy Retail:$15.00; Amazon Retail: $10.69)
Verdict:  Gift!
I like these and if I didn’t have a bunch of coasters I’d keep them for myself.  The cool thing about slate is you can use chalk to write notes on it, so that’s another fun bonus.  These will make a great gift paired with a bottle of nice booze or some other booze related paraphernalia.

Cards
I Drew This For You Business Cards(Fancy Retail:$???)
Verdict:  Miss
Okay, I know it you’re thinking that I have no sense of whimsy, but I swear to you I absolutely do.  I just cannot think of a scenario where I need a bunch of blank business cards to write on.  Maybe if I was big on the singles scene and wanted to write my number instead of just calling someone’s cell?  Or maybe so you can be non-confrontation and write “not in your lifetime pal” on a card and discreetly slip it to the poor guy instead of shooting him down in front of all his friends?  No idea.  I can use the business card holder, so I guess that’s a plus.

Speaker
Monocle Speaker by Native Union  (Fancy Retail: $60.00)
Verdict:  Hit!/Gift
Someone, somewhere is campaigning really hard for this little guy.  He seems to be uber popular with the subscription boxes and it seems that he’s popped up in multiple subscriptions across different services.  It’s a speaker that can play music, answer calls and be “daisy chained” to other monocles to form an “impromptu surround sound”.  Now I really want to find an occasion for impromptu surround sound, like going into my office bathroom and scaring the crap out of people (pun intended) with daisy chained monocles suddenly blaring out Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball when they flushI don’t have a gadget like this, so I could probably use it myself, but I know someone who’s been looking for a little speaker so I’m going to wrap this up and give it to him for Christmas.

Fancy Cards

Overall
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Because my friends love me (and my blog) so much, as a Birthday present I got a gift card to Fancy which I put toward subscriptions.  With a coupon code I was charged $43.05 and that was taken off my gift card.  Fancy didn’t have a price listed for the bracelet or the business cards, but even without those items and counting the cheaper Amazon pricing on the coasters, the value was still over $85.00.

I’m satisfied with this box since the big ticket item is a great gift and I’m pleasantly surprised by how much I like the bracelet.   The coasters will make be another nice present and I’m sure I can find something to do with the silly business cards.   On principle I will read the magazine, but I’m pretty certain it’s not going to give me $15 worth of entertainment.

So are fancy pants, expensive European magazines interesting to you or are you fine with the $4.00 Glamour or Lucky mags?

THE BACKSTORY
Now is a fabulous time to try out Fancy!  For the holidays they have 20% off everything on their site.  Just use the code HOLIDAY at Checkout!

Fancy Box is a monthly subscription service that curates items that are popular on the Fancy website.  There are a few different subscription options.  They all cost $39 plus shipping (an additional $7.95).
#1 –Fancy box (Original)
This box features a collection of some of the most fancy’d items, curated by the fancy community. Each box includes $80.00+ of products in the categories of your choice.
The categories you can choose from include: Men’s, Women’s, Kid’s, Home, Gadgets & Media.  It also lets you customize your Tshirt size and your cell phone type.

#2 Fancy Food Box
Each Fancy Food Box includes five or more food products – anything from cookies and chocolates to teas and sauces – along with a selection of tasty recipes and pairing suggestions.

#3 Celebrity Curated Fancy Box
There are seven celebrity curated boxes to choose from.  Each box includes $80.00+ of products.  Most boxes are geared toward men or women though they do include unisex items.

They include:

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Once upon a time, long, long ago, Lisa attended Syracuse University where she studied singing in a giant castle surrounded by ice and snow. After she earned her music degree, she headed to the island of Manhattan, down to the West Village, to a place called the New School. There, she earned another degree in the great art of writing stories for children. She currently works on that same island, in the dungeon of an old building, making up stories while she sorts through endless stacks of papers, just dreaming of working somewhere with windows. She is currently working on several novels and hopes to write her way to that aforementioned windowed place. Her first book, “The Ice Maiden’s Tale,” a fairy tale adventure was released on May 30, 2017 and is up for sale on Amazon. In the meantime, she keeps herself occupied by obsessing over subscription boxes and home renovations.

4 thoughts on “Original Fancy Box: November 2013

    • Thank you so much for the nomination!

      Fancy is a really interesting subscription since it seems to vary so much from month to month. You really have no idea what might show up in your box.

  1. This subscription really seems cool. I’m so used to beauty box subscriptions. I didn’t know something like this is out there! Great post! Hope you can check out my blog and follow as well! Thanks! Xoxo! beautybloggergoddess.wordpress.com

    • Thanks for reading. I’ll be sure to check out your blog.

      I’ve been interested int he beauty subscriptions, but I know I’d get overwhelmed with products so I find these lifestyle ones a nice alternative. Popsugar also has a nice variety to their boxes.

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