Spooky Box: Alien Invasion

I’ve recently received my second Spooky Box! This time the theme is “alien invasion”! :D

Having an alien inspired box couldn’t come at a more perfect time. Space is so in right now with all the hype around The Martian (good movie btw!), the new Star Wars movie, and the exciting discovery of water on Mars. Not to mention the talk about remaking The X Files.

For the record: I believe in aliens 100%, considering the immense size of the universe it would be against all odds and probability that we are alone. Of course there is life on other planets! The only question is where and what kind?

I do not however believe in little green men coming to earth and abducting people in their sleep. :P

Anyway, the box:

Alien Invasion

Imaginary Karin - Spooky Box: Alien Invasion

The card was appropriately green this time, and the charity of the month is the Solar Electric Light Fund (S.E.L.F.).

Also, I got more sequins. The previous box was filled with pearls and star, and this one had silvery paper strips + star and moon sequins. I tossed the strips but saved the sequins. :)

Imaginary Karin - Spooky Box: Alien Invasion

Close encounters wall hanging
Yes, I know it needs ironing, but I like the print! I’ll definitely find some place to hang this.

Imaginary Karin - Spooky Box: Alien Invasion

Spaceship soap
I haven’t used it yet so I don’t know how the “soap qualities” are, but it smells nice and the shape is fun.

Imaginary Karin - Spooky Box: Alien Invasion

Imaginary Karin - Spooky Box: Alien Invasion

Moon and star earrings
Cute, but unfortunately I think they’re from the same company who made the shipwreck earrings in the previous box because the material looks really cheap. And I still hate studs. Will probably not use.

Imaginary Karin - Spooky Box: Alien Invasion

Astronaut charm necklace
Very cute little astronaut + planet charm! The chain it came with was a bit too short for me though, so I’ve put it on a different chain I already had. I like it a lot and have worn it several times already! ^_^

Imaginary Karin - Spooky Box: Alien Invasion

Imaginary Karin - Spooky Box: Alien Invasion

Dual galaxy pendant necklace
Very pretty with one galaxy on each side. Once again the chain is of an awkward length though, so I think this also needs a different one that better suits me. But I still like the pendant. :)

Imaginary Karin - Spooky Box: Alien Invasion

Alien coaster set
Aww, these are so cute! And I actually need coasters so this was perfect! One of my favourites from this box.

Imaginary Karin - Spooky Box: Alien Invasion

Lollipop
I got a similar lollipop in my previous box, but of a different flavour. This time it’s “sherbet orange”.

I hope I’ll get one in every box, that would be super neat! Then I could have a whole collection of lollipops :D

spooky box alien invasion

Alien abduction mug
The print is nothing special imo, but at least it’s black. I’ve brought it to work to use as my office mug. Which I realize is kinda pointless because I don’t drink coffee or tea so don’t really need one. But still, the office could use some less boring mugs.

Imaginary Karin - Spooky Box: Alien Invasion

Vinyl bumper sticker
A reflex bumper sticker even! It would go well on my black car, but I don’t know if I dare… The car is brand new (to me, not new from the factory) and I don’t know how difficult it is to remove bumper stickers? I don’t want to ruin the paint or anything. :/
Nice sticker though, if I don’t put it on the car I’ll put it on something else.

Conclusion

This was my second Spooky Box, and I still like the concept a lot. As before, I love some of the items and feel kinda meh about some, but that’s to be expected I guess. The items are really random so of course every single thing won’t be to everyone’s liking. It’s just personal taste. The randomness is one of the most appealing things about it for me.

I do feel I got a good number of items and good value for my money. Overall I find the box a success and have renewed my subscription for another couple of months, so there will be more Spooky Boxes in the future. :)

Comments

  1. 23 October 2015

    I really love the items, they are all so different and fit the concept well. I am glad that you liked the majority of them enough to renew the subscription and look forward to more posts/review in the future. :D

  2. 23 October 2015

    This box is so awesome and I find a lot of the items so cute ;) Glad you enjoyed it the second time around!

  3. 24 October 2015

    The alien theme does seem like good timing! I loved The Martian and am so excited for Star Wars :)

    The coaster set and soap are cute! I also really like the galaxy pendant; the design on each side is so pretty. The lollipop looks tasty too. I’m a big fan of orange sherbet flavors!

    Before I started drinking tea, I would use a mug for water. People thought I drank coffee because of it, but nope, it’s just filled with plain water.

    I’m glad that you’re still liking this subscription box! I still that’s very cool that it chooses a different charity each time :)

  4. 25 October 2015

    The contents of the box are so cool! :)

  5. 26 October 2015

    I love the idea behind this box! I quite like the galaxy pendant and the coasters, so fun!

  6. 26 October 2015

    Curse those stud earrings! :( I like the pendants, I find that most necklaces I come across have really awkward length chains too. I prefer longer chains, and I usually end up swapping chains for my own ones.

    That’s good that you’ll have a collection of lollipops, I would have eaten mine as soon as I got it. :P

    I am a bit iffy about sticking stickers on any surface… I have a MacBook Pro and I don’t understand how some people can just cover their laptop in bumper stickers. Opinions on tacky stickers aside, I don’t know how easy they would be to remove and I just feel like it might be permanently damaging! Same for the car haha. Maybe stick your sticker on a window instead (not just the car window but maybe a window at home). Chances are it might be easier to clean than car paint, at least without any damage.

  7. 31 October 2015

    The galaxy pendants look so beautiful! I also love the mug. That’s a lot of merch for one box. :D Subscriptions boxes really are a hit or miss, but I like that the give me a chance to try things that I wouldn’t have otherwise.

  8. 3 November 2015

    Glad you’re continuing to enjoy the Spooky Boxes. (And I’ll continue to be slightly jealous…) :(