Your Bijoux Box – January 2014 review

I originally got addicted to subscription boxes through beauty boxes, but I think I love accessories and jewelry boxes even more. As much as makeup can really improve the way your face looks, jewelry can do the same for the outfit. Your Bijoux Box is $35 per month and offers 2-3 pieces per box. If you use the code SPARKLES with your order, you can also get a free bonus piece. I ended up with 4 pieces and I love all of them.

Here’s the first look at my box:


I love how beautifully wrapped it is and also the color of the tissue paper! There’s also a little card explaining each of the pieces:


My favorite piece is the Tortoise Fitzgerald Collar. The chain is really sturdy and it feels well made. The color is also really cute. I’ve worn this a few times already since receiving my box.1-IMG_2459


There’s also similar earrings:


I haven’t worn the earrings yet, even though I suppose I could wear them with the necklace. Both pieces are really fun and totally my style.

I saw the Snow Flower necklace spoiler on Instagram, but oh my gosh it’s so darling in person:


I have a bunch of similar necklaces, but nothing in this color. This also feels really sturdy and well made which is really important to me. I hate having jewelry that I fall in love with that breaks after a few wears. I think these pieces will last me awhile.

My bonus piece was this gold long necklace:


I do have something pretty similar to this already, but I still really like it. This is a great every day necklace that matches everything in my closet.

This was my first Bijoux Box and overall, I’m extremely impressed. If I compare this box versus Wantable, my other accessories box for the month, this one wins hands down. The quality seems a lot sturdier and I love that Your Bijoux Box seems to have more WOW pieces.

If you want to sign up for Your Bijoux Box, visit: make sure to use the code SPARKLES for a free bonus piece!




Jewelmint – New Year, New You Mystery Box review

JewelMint has always been one of those ‘great in theory, but poor in execution’ companies for me. They are one of the original subscription box companies, but sadly none of the items that I have received from them have ever filled me with that much excitement where I would recommend them to my friends.

When I received the email about the New Year, New You mystery box a few weeks ago, I knew I’d probably be disappointed but the promise of one lucky lady receiving a Louis Vuitton purse was enough for me to jump and buy the box.


I immediately started stalking my email for my tracking info once I placed the order. After I saw that my package only weighed 0.3 pounds, I knew I wasn’t the winner (boo!) but I also wondered if anything was actually in my box. Doesn’t the box and packing materials alone weigh 0.3 pounds?

I didn’t know what to expect from this mystery box but I was hoping for some kind of statement necklace or giant ring. As soon as I saw this small box, my hopes of any kind of statement piece were crushed:


(Ok, it’s kind of sad but this box is my favorite part of everything I received!)

My mystery box contained 3 bracelets. Two of the same style – one snakeskin and one black and then another bracelet that’s working with the gold & silver combo.



The first two bracelets with the studs scream “Courtney” but the 3rd one is not me at all and in fact, I thought it was a little cheap looking.

I’m really, truly in love with the studded bracelets. I love that the three studs slide, so you can wear them all moved to the center or try to space them out. My only bone to pick is that they don’t look good together at all:

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In fact, I think they look downright silly together. I understand the ‘arm candy’ craze so I get why they sent me a few bracelets, but if the bracelets don’t look right together then why would they send me the exact same ones? It’s a bit of a mystery to me. I guess it also didn’t help that I received this box the same day that I got my Wantables Accessories box. I loved everything in that box, so then when I opened this I was all “meh”

I wish that I could return this box, but their mystery boxes are strictly “no returns” so I’m stuck with it. I’ll figure out a way to make the first two bracelets work.

When you buy a mystery box, you’re immediately signed up for their subscription service which is $29.95 a month. It’s very easy to cancel though – one email to their customer service team and BOOM, you’re unsubscribed.  They don’t even try to talk you out of it. (Can you tell that I already unsubscribed?) I might give JewelMint a few more tries in the future since I know a few people out there have had good experiences, but for now I don’t consider myself a happy customer.

Have you ever tried any mystery boxes or tried your luck with JewelMint? If so, how did you like it? Are there any other companies out there that you want to like but find yourself NOT liking it?