Olivebox October

October's box came with several purr-fect little surprises. Before I go into details about this month's goodies, I wanted to thank everyone who participated in my first giveaway ! I drew the name through random.org and contacted the winner. I wish I could send each one of you a token of my appreciation for all your love and support. I will be doing more giveaways soon but until then, I will work on those requests you have sent me.

Now, onto the box !

  • 4 kitty clips from Japanese Gift Market (value $11)
  • 1 letterpress card by Egg Press (value $4.50)
  • 4 cat newsprint gift wrap from Leah Goren x Knot & Bow (value $6)

The deets and review :

There are 4 wooden cat clips, slightly larger than your average clothespin, in addition to the chunky cat figurines. Easily attaches to paper as well as that empty pocket on your shirt to show off your feline side. 

Fun fact: Perhaps I haven't mentioned this but I was nicknamed Mimi growing up. It ran in the family with variations such as piso kely etc. Eventually it became Mia, which obviously was the inspiration behind my blog name. "You're the cat's meow" is typed on this letterpress greeting card, a sweet reminder that will put a smile on anyone's face. 

As for the gift wrap, there is a total of 4: 2 sheets of white cats stenciled on black, 2 black sheets cats stenciled on white. Caution, it still has that newspaper inky-feel and will definitely stain your fingers or your favorite white cotton shirt that you have on. Besides that, this purr-ty box is every cat lover's dream. *insert kitty smiley with heart eyes*

I love the cat theme, naturally, and cannot wait to wrap the coming holiday's presents in these wrappers. It will definitely be one of those "too pretty to be ripped or opened" scenarios. I know several people who probably loves cats more than I do and intend to share the love (I mean, why else are there 4 clips?)

It has gotten to my door just two days short of the 15th of the month. As claimed on their site, both boxes also had "2-3 items which are a mix of stationery, greeting cards, artwork, home dΓ©cor items, creative magazine or crafty finds." However, similar to the September Box, I was looking forward to more. Additionally, after some research, I found that this box ($25 + $10 for shipping to New York) exceeded the retail value ($21).

As a paper lover, I've loved both boxes although I don't think I will be continuing with Pink Olive. It was my first ever subscription to anything and still worth the experience. I'll be on the look out for my next goodiebox, anyone have any recommendations? Birchbox? Pop Sugar? From Thai with Love? Comment down below !

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