Oh my goodness. I ordered this what feels like ages ago, and have been super excited about it! I got it last week while at work, and I struggled to wait until I got home, but I’m glad I did, because I was so blown away by the contents. Before we get into it, lets get some background; Magic & Mayhem is a one time order from Illumicrate. Illumicrate is a subscription box company based out of the UK. Magic & Mayhem was said to be focused on Victoria Schwab’s works. It also coincided with the release of Vengeful, the sequel to her book Vicious. I literally started Vicious the day I received my box, but I was hopeful that there would also be some Darker Shades of Magic themed items in there as well. Spoiler alert: there were.
Do not click that read more tab unless you’re prepared to see exactly what was in the Magic & Mayhem box. There are spoilers ahead.
Of course, Vengeful is in there. Its a beautiful, exclusive cover, with Schwab’s autograph inside. There’s also a lovely note from her!
There are several fabric items; a scarf that features all four Londons (created by Fable & Black), a makeup pouch (by Stella Bookish Art), a gorgeous double sided tote bag (by Rowa Tree), and a lovely book sleeve that was designed by the folks at Illumicrate! I was so excited about literally all of these items, and I feel like I’ve gotten this many items in total from some subscription boxes! But this is just a fraction of what’s included, so let’s keep moving.
Next up are some home goods. We’ve got a neat little camp-style mug (from Temporary Places), a water bottle with As Tascen (lettered by Crini), and a incredible little candle (from Amelia’s Kitchen Candles). I love it all, but I think that the candle is my favorite; it’s beautifully scented and the layers (for each of the four Londons) are clear.
There was a pin and a keychain included, and they were both made by Fable & Black (just like the scarf). I have already added the keychain to my keys, and I proudly wear my Vicious pin as often as possible!
Last, but definitely not least, is art. There was so much for paper goods in this crate! There was a print of Lila and Kell (by Victoria Ying), a set of London postcards (by Moledro Craft Co), six tarot style cards (by Lorena Lammer), and four bookmarks (by Merwild). I think this was the most endless feeling piece of the box; most of these items are multiple pieces, and it felt like there was just so much to see. Honestly, there is! Though I don’t know where I’ll be putting all of this, I know there will be places for everything.
I am so blown away by the beauty of this box. The book is beautiful, literally everything in it is gorgeous, and I can’t get over how much I love it all. It was a bit of an expense; the crate was 60 GBP, which is about $80. I do feel like I got my money’s worth. I really adore everything in there. If you ordered one as well, how did you feel about the items in it?
All images and characters depicted are copyright of their respective owners.