Saturday, October 06, 2018

Unboxing: Duality Box - Dangerously Alive

It's finally the time to unbox another Duality Box ♡ I received this box early last week, but uni had me all over the place, I couldn't find a proper time to take pictures. The moment I had some free time, I immediately took the chance to prepare a special post for this amazing box that is full of magic and happiness! ✨

"September box is all about being wanted and constantly living on the edge. Imagine making one small mistake and costing your life." — Duality Box, 2018.

Dangerously Alive is the theme for September box, and I got to say, this is one hell of a fabulous theme! I love anything dangerous and badass (as long as I am not the one in danger), and Duality Box proved that their version of dangerous-ness totally lived up to my expectation. In fact, I think they made it 200 times better than I expected. It seems that a theme colour was included too among the merchandise: purple! This colour has never looked this gorgeous 😍

From the previous boxes, the details of the merchandises are always on the back of the main artwork for the theme, so when this time, the back of it was blank, I got confused. I had to dig in to find this "Stolen" piece of paper and it just made the experience a lot more fun because it's as if we Dualities did actually steal these stuff! 

— Theme art designed by @parvaillust

So, let's move on to the "stolen" things:

1. Booksleeve of Everless

This is definitely the most anticipated item! All my life, I've always wanted something, a pouch maybe, to keep my books especially if I bring one during travelling times. It never occurred to me a book sleeve can actually exist, but it is a thing now. In fact, it surely is a must for any bookworms! I was ecstatic the moment Duality Box team announced about the book sleeve, they're really good in knowing what we book lovers need.

To be honest, I was not fond with the design of this book sleeve at first. I wanted something more vibrant and colourful. But then I found the matching cloth bookmark, and suddenly I feel like it's quite lovely? The design is supposed to be timeless and everlasting, the greatest way to describe the content of books, of course! 

I swear, the quality of it is too good! I'm not sure yet when I'll actually start using the book sleeve, but hopefully I'll get to use it soon. I will no longer worry if my books might end up getting ruined, thanks to this lovely book sleeve!

(the precious book sent down from Goddess Thina in the Cave of Death is at risk of being destroyed overtime without it being protected by the booksleeve)
— Exclusive by @bookshields

2. Sacred Notebook of Children of Blood and Bone

A notebook inspired by the Children of Blood and Bone! I've wanted to have Children of Blood and Bone since I knew about its existence because the plot intrigues me a lot, but I hadn't bought any book series lately and I'm not sure if I'll be dedicated enough to wait for the release of the sequel. Maybe next time.

But I'm so loving this version of Zélie (I'm guessing this is Zélie Adebola, right?); she looks like a fierce warrior! The details of her are amazing. And also the "Now we rise". Well, what else can I ask for a notebook?  

What makes me love it more is that the insides are blank and unlined. I don't like notebooks that are lined, grids are still alright and cute but I definitely always prefer blank pages. This notebook is definitely for me.

(it is told that no one is able to read the content unless it is from the children of blood and bone themselves)
— Exclusive by @tieqa_rika

3. Character Cards of Red Queen

Hello, if you still have not known my huge love and (almost)obsession for the Red Queen series, then you really should know by now!!! I almost screamed when I found these character cards in the box. Of course, they do look different from how I imagined Mare, Cal and Maven would be, but I love this version nonetheless!

I have yet to finish the series though (no, you are not allowed to question my love for this series anyway), so I'm hoping to dive into it back as soon as possible. I already miss Mare's fierceness and Maven just being Maven (he's a villain for sure, but he owns my heart). Cal, well, I'm not so much on his side but I guess I do miss his fiery character too. I WILL TREASURE THIS CHARACTER CARDS FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.

(three ancient souls of legends were trapped inside of magic cards. The nation is no longer protected by the legends and is exposed to dangers from the angry spirits)
— Exclusive by @aishiitrash

4. Sticker of A Darker Shade of Magic

I'm not quite sure what I'm supposed to do with this? I've never read A Darker Shade of Magic before so I don't really understand what the words means. Maybe a name? A spell? Readers of the book, help me out!

(forbidden item shall remain hidden for its cursed element, never it will harm the humanity lest the human themselves harm it)
— Exclusive by @sufina_

5. Power Stone Bracelet of Infinity War

Not a fan of Marvel's Infinity War (superheroes are just not my thing, sorry), but I absolutely love this bracelet! I have a gist of what happened in Infinity War, so I understand what it meant by the "warning". I love love love bead bracelets; matte black beads are so gorgeous! The one purple bead makes it simple and pretty, and I'm happy that I can basically wear it during any occasions. 

(power stone should not be held by the hands of the irresponsible for the ability it contains, might end half of all life in the universe with a single snap of fingers)
— Exclusive by @dualitybox

6. Ring of Murder

This time, Duality Box's exclusive collectible is a ring! My favourite kind of jewellery! There's nothing more left to say, I truly love it to bits! Though, I really wish it can actually emit deadly light to those who messes around with me. Life would be easier that way.

(emits deadly light to the targets. Wearer might face repercussions due to chemical effect)
— Collectible by @dualitybox

7. Divine Items of Mirage

"Survive and endure". I definitely will pin this on me 24/7 if possible. The simple words are powerful enough to become a motivation. These lovely pins are in fact produced by the same publishing company of this month's book, Mirage. Love them!

(as for the power they hold, these godly items must be hunted down again before the world is demolished)
— Exclusive by @flatiron_books

8. Mirage by Somaiya Daud

Book of the month: Mirage by Somaiya Daud! Here's a synopsis from Goodreads:

"In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores; she dreams of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day, she, too, will have adventure, and travel beyond her isolated moon. 

But when adventure comes for Amani, it is not what she expects: she is kidnapped by the regime and taken in secret to the royal palace, where she discovers that she is nearly identical to the cruel half-Vathek Princess Maram. The princess is so hated by her conquered people that she requires a body double, someone to appear in public as Maram, ready to die in her place. 

As Amani is forced into her new role, she can’t help but enjoy the palace’s beauty—and her time with the princess’ fiancé, Idris. But the glitter of the royal court belies a world of violence and fear. If Amani ever wishes to see her family again, she must play the princess to perfection...because one wrong move could lead to her death.

The combination of a poetry-loving character with royalty and the dangers circulating it sounds too wonderful to be true! AND I AM IN LOVE WITH THE BOOK COVER!!! I've heard many good things about this book, so I'm hoping that I too will end up loving everything of it ♡

Even the details on the signed bookplate looks beautiful too /heart eyes/


Oh well, basically, those are the things that I managed to steal from Duality Box. Dangerously Alive is indeed full of dangerous items, I'm so so so so so so  so so so so so so (I can do this forever) IN LOVE with the content!  Again, congratulations and thank you to my Queens of Duality Box for curating these boxes full of wonders, I owe you my gratitude 🌹

Sadly, this will be the last box I'm getting this year as I will not be purchasing their November box. The theme for November box is Train to Hogwarts, and I'm truly saddened that I will not get to own the glorious contents of Harry Potter merchs. I'm currently on a shopping-ban (especially book-ban), so I had vowed not to spend my money on anything unless I need it. (Of course I need the November box, but oh well, let's be mature about this)

If you're a Potterhead like I am, head to Duality Box's official website now to grab the November box! I assure you that there will be no regrets.

Till next time ♡ Love, Aishah Humaira'

Previous boxes:


PSD Colouring (base) - psd #168 by wildfireresources

Background/border - Alli-ce

Fonts -

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