This is my first subscription box!
So I did a thing! Where I signed up for a monthly subscription box! I am cheap so I hunted the internet for the cheaper, yet also reliable, options and my search lead me to Fangirl Monthly.
I have been informed by the company website that everything I received is worth $40+ USD, so that’s $55 AUD for me! And I ended up just purchasing the monthly plan, so with my trusty 10% discount and additional $3 off because this was my first box I ended up paying $42 AUD for it. That $42 AUD also includes shipping price I also had to pay, as the boxes were only $18 USD but worldwide shipping costed me $15 USD. (Also don’t be like me. I didn’t use PayPal when I bought this so it didn’t convert currencies for me and since I’m dumb I didn’t realise that after I selected my country as Australia, that I would still need to convert the currencies myself since I was still being shown USD.) So yay for buying things cheaper than if you bought separately!
This month’s theme was ‘battle’ and the anime/manga being drawn inspiration from were Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball Z. I like Sailor Moon, and I figured why not try out getting one box? I do like earrings after all, and postcards!
I like jewellery – earrings are my favourite, and I also like rings. Necklaces are a sometimes thing for me. And I got excited when Fangirl Monthly didn’t seem to do bracelets because now this company is right up my jewellery alley.
The box it arrived in was very nice, and everything was well wrapped and also in a cute little exclusive bag to keep it all safe! Bonus points too the eco-friendliness the company has and the cute monthly cards it sends subscribers.
Now I bought this completely knowing that I wouldn’t like everything in it. And that’s fine, I can always use things as gifts (or maybe prizes… OOH MAYBE I COULD SAVE THEM FOR IF I EVER DO A GIVEAWAY?!) because it just might not be my taste. I am quite weird after all about what I like. (Seriously. It can be really tough if you don’t know what I like. People close to me have to dedicate notebooks to documenting all the peculiarities I have too about it all.)
And so I present to you what I received!
The earrings are pretty cute, I’ll definitely be keeping those. And the postcard is pretty too. The Pikachu socks are cute too, but I know that I’ll probably never wear them. The necklace is eh for me but that’s just me. And this photo is definitely the only time I’ll ever wear the ring because my ring taste is more minimalistic. Everything actually looks a lot better quality than I expected though! So that’s awesome!
I do want to say too how fast I got my package. The company policy stated that between the 5-10th of each month the order would be processed and then that the package would take between 2-3 weeks to arrive (estimating closer to the end of the month then for when subscribers will receive their box). But I got it super soon! Mine was processed on the 5th and arrived on the 15th November! I was super impressed! Everything was handled very easily too.
I have cancelled my monthly subscription though (with the FAQs page telling me exactly what dates I needed to do so by to not be charged) and as companies do they asked me to fill out a quick little ‘tick which reason is why you have chosen to cancel your subscription.’ I just clicked on the ‘bought as a gift’ option – since I was more just interested in trying to see how this goes.
So was it worth it?
Probably. For someone who isn’t me. I will be wearing those earrings though…