Fashionistas rejoice! The Wantable July Accessories Box

My Wantable July Accesorries Box has made me very happy with four summer accessories that totally perk up my warm weather jewelry and hair collection. The selection Wantable sent the BIZ this month is pretty terrific.

My loves, likes, and dislikes

My loves, likes, and dislikes

July Accessories Box

July Accessories Box

For July, all four pieces definitely fit my preferences – I love sunglasses, hair accessories, drop earrings, and statement necklaces. Trends this month include Aztec influences, gold, and turquoise.

The Aubree Sunglasses

The Aubree Sunglasses

The Aubree Sunglasses (retail value $18) have a cool, funky print – pixellated chevron. You can’t go wrong with the wayfarer shape. These are absolute perfection for the beach.

The Valerie Headband

The Valarie Headband

The Valerie Headband up close

The Valarie Headband up close

The Valarie Headband (retail value $14) is one of the few classic pieces I have gotten from Wantable. The black band features a gold and rhinestone jeweled accent that shows up beautifully and works with dressy and casual outfits. It’s a headband that looks great with long, loose locks or with a braid or ponytail.

The Carlisle Earrings

The Carlisle Earrings

The Carlisle Earrings (retail value $16) are delightful gold tone drop earrings with faceted turquoise colored stones. Talk about boho heaven! These stunning earrings work great with a loose summer dress and a casual, messy bun.

The Carlisle Earrings and the Amber Necklace

The Carlisle Earrings and the Amber Necklace

wearing the Amber Necklace

wearing the Amber Necklace

My favorite item in my Wantable Accessory Boxes tends to always be the necklace and this month is no exception. The Amber Necklace (retail value $42) is dazzling…photos really don’t do it justice. Distressed gold tone tabs are accented with light and dark green jewels. It’s a fashionista’s dream necklace.

The total value for this month’s box is $90…truly a great value for a $36 box. Wantable continues to impress the heck out of me. What accessories did you get in your Wantable subscription box this month?   – Lisa

*box received for review; affiliate link to help us earn credit off our future boxes.

It is ‘me time’ with Daily Concepts Dual Body Scrubber

It’s not always possible to find ‘me time’. Daily Concepts makes it as easy as possible with their line of bath accessories that help turn your bathroom into a sanctuary. Not only are their products luxurious, they are also unique because of their expiration dates. Yup, bath accessories with label indicators that tell you when it’s time for a replacement…one less thing to have to worry about!
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Another unique feature is all of the bath accessories have a built-in antimicrobial. Bathrooms are hotspots for mold and bacteria, and all of Daily Concepts products have a natural cotton-based layer with nylon exfoliating loops that have a built-in antimicrobial that helps eliminate bacteria, mold, and mildew.

Daily Concepts

Daily Concepts sent us the The Dual Body Scrubber ($12), a texturized scrubbing cloth that is a body exfoliator . It has that pretty cool built-in antimicrobial and expiration tag.

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easy to hang in the shower…

handy dandy

…especially with the handy dandy suction cup

It’s two-sided – one side has more texture for more exfoliation, and the other side has soft texture for more gentle scrubbing.

side one

side one – gentle exfoliation

side two

side two – for more vigorous scrubbing

Here is everything that is great about this bath accessory:

  • Includes worry-free replacement indicator that fades when it’s time for replacement
  • Ideal texture of natural cotton base layer with nylon exfoliating loops
  • Environmentally friendly, soy based foam material (inside the scrubber) to create a rich lather.
  • Tested clinically, allergy and by dermatologist
  • Cruelty free and NOT tested on animals
  • Made in North America
  • Functional packaging includes suction cup mount

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Another huge plus:  it gets your skin in perfect condition for that summer time faux tan! Make it easy to get some ‘me time’ and try a Dual Body Scrubber for your shower.  - Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Darling, you look beautiful! Wantable June Accessories review

As we tumble head first into summer, my Wantable June Accessories Subscription Box assures me that I look beautiful. The great news is the goodies in this box definitely help me get there in style!

Wantable June accessories

My preferences

My preferences

This month, I received three pieces that fit my preferences – one hair accessory, one pair of silver earrings, and one necklace. The inspiration for June was centered around favorite summer activities like festivals, barbecues, and lazy days. I am more of a boho babe than a rebellious rocker and my selections certainly reflect my style.

Bri Headband and Miranda Earrings

Bri Headband and Miranda Earrings

Bri Headband

Bri Headband

The Bri Headband (retail value $11) is a twistable diamond wire band covered in a fun, funky print fabric. I love this. Headbands can be too tight giving me a headache, or too loose for my long hair. But this is perfect. I can twist it into any shape, and it holds my hair back with ease. I love the print for summer too – beautiful colors that work at the beach or at the bar.

The Miranda Earrings (retail value $18) are thick, geometric silver earrings with a snap-shut backing.

Miranda Earrings

Miranda Earrings

Miranda Earrings

Miranda Earrings

I love these because my hair doesn’t get stuck in them – earrings with an open enclosure typically are problematic for me. These have a beautiful shape and add class to any outfit. They are a bit heavy for my ear lobes, but I use Lobe Wonder patches and the weight is no issue at all.

My third piece is the Margaery Statement Necklace (retail value $38). I have one word for this:  GORGEOUS.

Margaery Necklace

Margaery Necklace

Margaery Necklace

Margaery Necklace

Margaery  Necklace

Margaery Necklace

The Margaery Necklace is three connected strands of multi-tone chains with rhinestones and various beads. It is a truly beautiful necklace that is extremely wearable. It dresses up simple outfits, and is a perfect complement to a summery dress.

Wearing all my June Wantable goodies!

Wearing all my June Wantable goodies!

Sometimes the accessory boxes have four, five, or even six items, but I am really digging the three quality items that arrived this month. Wantable continues to be one of the very best subscription boxes available – this month’s value is $67 for a $38 box. If you haven’t subscribed yet, I have one question for you:  what in the world are you waiting for???  - Lisa

*box received for review; affiliate link to help us earn credit off our future boxes.

The best beach chair for makeup lovers: the beachTuff Lazee Move

beachTuff 2Beach lovers rejoice!  beachTuff™ makes the most amazing beach chair in the history of beach gear. The Lazee Move ($309.99) is the perfect chair for those serious about their beach going – and it is especially perfect for keeping valuables (like lipstick – a beachside must for me!) safe from the elements.

When beachTuff™ sent this chair to review, I was extremely skeptical. It looked way more complicated than anything I was interested in messing with. In fact, I was reluctant to even try it because I just knew I would feel clumsy and end up having to call in reinforcements to help me figure it out. Much to my surprise, it was extremely easy to use and I had no problems at all.

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The Lazee Move™ is three products in one. It is a chair, a cart, and a table.Just check out all of the features:

  • A beach chair so comfy, you’ll want to stay in it even after the sun goes down
  • Outdura and breathable mesh fabric
  • Contour padded, adjustable height pillow
  • Foam padded seat edge and padded foot bar
  • Dual cup holders and small storage compartments in extra wide arm rests
  • Soft foam handle grip
  • Weather and salt water resistant 1 1/8” aircraft-grade aluminum frame
  • One-of-a-kind, multi-position, spring loaded recline mechanism; reclines to lay flat
  • Hang hooks for easy carting of your beach bags/towels
  • Easily slides and locks into base to transform into cart mode
  • No assembly required; folds compactly for storage
The Lazee Move

The Lazee Move

Here is what it looks like to start – just tip the chair back and it rolls easily anywhere, through grass, sand, dirt, whatever. Check out all that extra storage space in front. You can load up other beach chairs, coolers, wake boards, toys, towels, umbrellas – it can take it because this is one sturdy unit. My beach gear is actually secured inside the chair itself in this photo, as the chair folds up tightly and holds everything in place. Oh, and the bottom portion also holds items for you.

the chair comes right off the rolling base, which also has storage

the chair comes right off the rolling base, which also has storage and can be used as a table

all my stuff inside...you could also use this as a cooler

all my stuff inside…you could also use this as a cooler

I have a bunch of things in here and there is still tons of room. It makes for a wonderful cooler, too. Here is the chair off the rolling base:

Chair in upright position

Chair in upright position

and it reclines all the way down

and it reclines all the way down

It is an adjustable chair that goes from upright all the way to flat. It is SO comfortable!! The chair is made from breathable mesh fabric and it has a comfy contoured pillow. The frame is aircraft-grade aluminum frame. What really sold me are the storage compartments in the armrests.

my thermos, phone, and some lip gloss!

my thermos, phone, and some lip gloss!

the compartment protects my iPod and makeup from the sun and sand

the compartment protects my iPod and makeup from the sun and sand

When I go to the beach, I want all of my comforts within reach. But taking my phone and my lip gloss and my compact is always a bit dangerous – the sand and water can ruin those things in a heartbeat. This chair holds all of my precious cargo and keeps it totally safe!!   It really is a dream chair.

When it’s time to go, having all this stuff is not the hassle that typically ruins the end of a great day at the beach. I put my things in the base and then put my beach bag and towel right on the chair, and just fold it up!

then I put everything in my beach bag...

I put everything in my beach bag…

...and just fold the chair up and go on my way!

…and just fold the chair up and go on my way!

The chair easily snaps back into the base and I am rocking and rolling off the beach and to my car,

I truly cannot recommend this beach chair highly enough. I am beyond impressed. If you are serious about your beach outings…or even serious about your relaxation time in your back yard…you need this chair!! You can find this model (or the chair by itself, only $139.99), along with other accessories, at http://www.beachtuff.com . Get your summer started and check out this amazing beach chair!  - Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Great Father’s Day gift idea: The Dosh Wallet

Ok, ok, I know…a wallet for Father’s Day?  How totally unoriginal. Unimaginative. Uninteresting. Well when you see the Dosh Concord 3 Wallet ($74.95), I think you will change your mind.

Dosh Wallet

Dosh Concord 3 Wallet

This really is the coolest wallet I have ever seen. When Dosh sent it to us, I thought what you probably thought…yawn. But this is a super retro-cool, slim, streamlined wallet that is made from some fabulous space age material that is just plain COOL. (Yup…I just worked three ‘cool’s into the last three sentences!)

The wallet is made from TPU, an extremely tough, water-resistant polymer that feels soft and silky. My husband is a contractor, and he doesn’t just wear wallets out…he obliterates them. This, however, is one that will last for years and years – even in the construction business.

inside the Dosh Wallet

inside the Dosh Concord 3 Wallet

for all those credit cards!

for all those credit cards!

money clip

stainless steel money clip

This is a perfect wallet for the ‘wallet minimalist’. It is slim and sleek. It has 3 card slots and a stainless steel money clip. And it is perfect for the environmentalist because it’s made from 100% recyclable material. It also comes in five different colors, so there is variety. Seriously, this is a fantastic Father’s Day gift idea! Check out this fabulous Australian store (they ship worldwide) and I know you can find a fun gift for dad that he will really appreciate.  - Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

www.thewalletshoppe.com

Dimensions: 110 x 68 x 15mm

Materials: TPU, PP, Stainless Steel

3 graduation gift ideas from Mont Bleu

Looking for a great graduation gift? Look no further!

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There are many stunning options from one of our favorite online retails stores, Mont Bleu. They have beautiful nail files, Swarovski-encrusted brushes, and jewelry, plus a whole lot more. They ship unbelievably quick, plus they have great prices and their pieces come with certificates of authenticity.

Mont Bleu sent some fantastic gift options for the girl graduate.  Take a look.

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Mont Bleu Red Crystal Stud Earrings

Mont Bleu

Mont Bleu Red Crystal Stud Earrings

The Red Crystal Stud Earrings ($10.38) are gorgeous – and would you look at that price?  These earrings are so bright and shiny they really stand out. They have a covering of hypoallergenic metal rhodium so they won’t cause an allergic reaction, and the red studs are genuine Swarovski crystals.

Mont Bleu Shamballa

Mont Bleu Shamballa Bracelet with Siam Red Beads

Mont Bleu Shamballa

Mont Bleu Shamballa Bracelet with Siam Red Beads

The Shamballa Bracelet with Siam Red Beads ($35.04) is a fabulous option that is right on trend. I work at a high school, and the girls just go bananas for these bracelets. The Siam Red crystal beads are embedded in a waxed cord that is woven in a macramé design. The bracelet adjusts so it will fit any size wrist and it comes in a beautiful leatherette box with a certificate of authenticity.

Mont Bleu Ring

Mont Bleu Pink Swarovski Ring

Mont Bleu ring

Mont Bleu Pink Swarovski Ring

Mont Bleu ring

Mont Bleu Pink Swarovski Ring

While their inventory changes often and I don’t see this ring on their website right now, I want to tell you about the Ring with Pink Swarovski Crystals. The ring is made with brass that is covered with rhodium, so again there is no worry about allergic reactions.  Not only is the ring stunning, it’s also super practical because it adjusts to any finger. No worries about getting the wrong size!

Here is a comparable ring, the Two Crystals Swarovski Ring, it has rounded stones and this one is only $11.68! Plus it comes in a variety of colors.

Mont Bleu ring

Mont Bleu has so many other gifts that are perfect for the graduate it is incredible. I urge you to check out their website for your graduation gift shopping.  After all those years of schooling, your graduate deserves something really special!  - Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

I have flipped for my Flipbelt

FlipBelt Fitness Belt

I am really excited to tell you about my latest exercise gear discovery! I love to walk – we have a beautiful trail that goes through the back of our property. Back in the day it was train tracks, but now it’s a gorgeous biking and walking trail that attracts people from all over. It goes on for miles and is a fantastic way to get exercise and enjoy nature at the same time.

Walking is an extremely easy and convenient exercise, but if I am going to be out hiking six miles I need some ‘stuff’ – like a house key, my phone, my iPod, my ID, a couple bucks, some bandaids. I don’t want all that stuff flopping around in pockets, so I am always on the lookout for a stylish solution to carrying my things. I was ecstatic when I was sent the FlipBelt to try, a tubular waistband that looks great and holds all of my items securely while I exercise.

FlipBelt Best Phone Holder

Flipbelt

Flipbelt

The FlipBelt carries everything so I can keep my hands free. It is made from a moisture-wicking spandex-lycra blend that is machine washable and dryable. It’s not waterproof, so if you are going canoeing be sure to put your valuable inside plastic bags before putting them into the FlipBelt. I’ve also found that smaller items like lip balm are best put into a small plastic bag so they don’t go ‘traveling’ through the belt, making them difficult to access.

phone/wallet holder

phone/wallet holder

I have a pretty big phone...

I have a pretty big phone…

...and it fits in perfectly

…and it fits in perfectly

key holder

key holder

I had concerns that the FlipBelt would ride up on me, but I am so impressed – it slides on, sits snugly at the hips, and doesn’t ride up on me at all. It also doesn’t bounce around as I walk, which was my big complaint about previous ‘walking belts’ I have tried.

Using the FlipBelt is so simple. I just put items inside the pockets – which are incredibly stretching and forgiving – then ‘flip’ the belt over to keep everything safe and secure. I am astonished at how much stuff I can safely carry without looking bulky and odd. My phone, a Samsung Galaxy 3, is a big phone…and it fits with no problem at all.

Overall I am beyond impressed with the FlipBelt. If you are a walker or runner, this is truly a must-have. And if for some reason you aren’t happy, they have a 100% customer satisfaction policy. This is exercise gear you just can’t live without.  - Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration