It’s pretty hip! Hipstik Opaque Tights and a promo code just for BIZ readers!!

Cooler weather means I get to break out my tights and my leggings, which is fun…but that strangling feeling around my waist is definitely NOT fun. I can’t stand not being able to breathe. I don’t mean to be a brat, but you know, breathing is sort of essential for living. Clothing should be comfortable! Hipstik has this whole issue completely figured out with their fantastic low-rise tights and pantyhose.

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Hipstik Opaque Tights

Hipstiks started when the founder, Laura McGuire, grabbed a pair of scissors in frustration and cut a pair of pantyhose down the front so she could have a little comfort as she wore them. This little act of genius was the impetus for her creation – Hipstiks, tights and pantyhose that are low-rise, with a no-slip silicone grip so they don’t sag and bag either.

Hipstik Opaque Tights

Hipstik Opaque Tights

Hipstik Opaque Tights

Hipstik Opaque Tights

The waist is super pretty with lace edging. The silicone strip holds everything in place, but it is crazy comfy!! And the leggings themselves are like butter on…they feel sooo good. Spandex and microfiber?? Man, it’s like climbing into the world’s softest pajamas. I feel positively decadent wearing these babies. I love the size guide as well – it’s much more intuitive, going by body shape as opposed to simply body weight.

Hipstiks come in black, navy, and brown low-rise tights, and light nude, medium nude, and black pantyhose. I am really and truly impressed with my brown low-rise tights and plan to buy the black and navy tights too. I haven’t tried the pantyhose but if they are anything like the tights they are fantastic. I am interested to find out how durable they are and if they hold up against snagging and runs.

Hipstik Opaque Tights

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September is sizzling with the September 2017 Your Bijoux Box!

September 2017 Your Bijoux Box

September is settling in and Your Bijoux Box sent a super sizzling box to transition into the cooler days and nights of fall. This month Your Bijoux Box sent me a gorgeous pave’ crystal necklace, huggie earrings, a sparkling cocktail ring, and a surprise fourth item, some super fun hair bands.

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September 2017 Your Bijoux Box

The September Collection from Your Bijoux Box is a coordinated set of three jewelry/accessory pieces that complement almost any outfit, dressed up or dressed down. Each monthly box has three items for women (this month there were three items plus one extra item). The boxes are curated by stylists so although these are customized, everyone gets the same jewelry each month, although September has different style options for some pieces and different metal options for the earrings. A monthly subscription is $36 and there are options for a three-month ($103) or six month ($206) subscription. They ship to the US and Canada.

Infinity Necklace by CC SKYE

Infinity Necklace by CC SKYE

Infinity Necklace by CC SKYE

September was all about the pave’ – pave’ crystals!! I am really excited about the feature item, the Infinity Necklace by CC SKYE. This is the first time CC SKYE has had items in Your Bijoux Box, and I hope to find lots more from this lovely, elegant brand. The Infinity Necklace is 18k gold dipped with pave’ crystals with a 17 inch chain and has a retail value of $150. I always worry that this style will look crooked, but no issues here – it always looks straight, and ladies it is SO BEAUTIFUL in person!! The pics don’t begin to do it justice. I think this is prettiest piece of jewelry yet from Your Bijoux Box. A mega home run.

Starry Disc Ring by Karen Kane

Starry Disc Ring by Karen Kane

Continuing with the pave’ trend is the Starry Disc Ring by Karen Kane, a frequent flyer in the Your Bijoux Box collections. This is the first time we’ve gotten a ring, and I’m happy to see one. This sparkling cocktail ring is pretty hip – I wish you could really see how sparkly it is. It’s a great complement to the Infinity Necklace. Mine came in gold, some boxes have the silver style.

ZigZag Huggie Earrings by House of Harlowe 1960

ZigZag Huggie Earrings by House of Harlowe 1960

The ZigZag Huggie Earrings by House of Harlow 1960 strike a more conservative note. These lovely red and gold geometric patterned huggie earrings are fabulous with fall denim. The pattern is just edgy enough to make these earrings interesting and fun, and I love the red – perfect for autumn!

Jeweled Deluxe Hair Bands by Lucky Feather

Jeweled Deluxe Hair Bands by Lucky Feather

As an extra bonus, there are four Jeweled Deluxe Hair Bands by Lucky Feather. Two have super cute rhinestone charms on them. Wear these on your wrist as bracelets, and use them as hair ties whenever the mood strikes!

Your Bijoux Box is always a great value but this month is especially impressive thanks to the Infinity Necklace. It is such a blast to have a box of surprise treats on your doorstep once a month, and September is a huge hit in my book! – Lisa

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Artisan Chic! Your Bijoux Box August 2017 review #YourBijouxBoxStyle

Your Bijoux Box August 2017

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August brings another Your Bijoux Box, this one full of artisan chic pieces that are a perfect way to wind down these beautiful summer months. This month Your Bijoux Box sent me a gorgeous bracelet, a reversible necklace, bright modern earrings, and a surprise fourth item, a lightweight scarf that will transition right into fall. 

The August Collection from Your Bijoux Box is a coordinated set of three jewelry/accessory pieces that complement almost any outfit, dressed up or dressed down. Each monthly box has three items for women (this month there were three items plus one extra item). The boxes are curated by stylists so although these are customized, everyone gets the same jewelry each month, although August has different style options for some pieces and different metal options for the earrings. A monthly subscription is $36 and there are options for a three-month ($103) or six month ($206) subscription. They ship to the US and Canada.

Deepa Gurnani Bracelet

Deepa Gurnani Bracelet

Deepa Gurnani Bracelet

Deepa Gurnani Bracelet: This is a stunning artisan bracelet that is handmade in India. Everyone gets a slightly different style because they are all made by hand. Isn’t it beautiful? I love the detail. The bracelet is hand-embroidered with resin crystals and has a suede backing. This has a lovely, laid back vibe.

Triangular Necklace by House of Harlow

Triangular Necklace by House of Harlow

Triangular Necklace by House of Harlow

Triangular Necklace by House of Harlow

Triangular Necklace by House of Harlow: Love this deco-inspired necklace that does double duty – it’s reversible, with one side black leather and the other metal geometric designs. Styles vary, so other boxes have different treats, but I am thrilled with the one I received.

Huaca Pyramids Hoops by House of Harlow

I love how over the months the different pieces really complement one another – I love wearing this particular necklace with the House of Pyramids hoops from last month’s box.

Paloma Earrings

Paloma Earrings: I think the Paloma Earrings are my favorite items in this month’s box. Mine came in silver, although some boxes have the gold option. They are truly gorgeous. Modern, sleek, just beautiful and they show up so well with my long dark hair!

Life of Fashion Scarf

The bonus item this month is the Life of Fashion Scarf, a lightweight scarf that has a lovely mix of colors – taupe, grey, and chocolate. It’s wonderful for slightly chilly summer evenings and is a perfect scarf for transitioning into fall.

The August 2017 Your Bijoux Box is an excellent assortment of artisan chic pieces that are great additions to my accessories collection. Your Bijoux Box is a really fun subscription box and they have some great anniversary specials this month, so it’s a perfect time to sign up if you haven’t already!   – Lisa

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It’s getting hot with the July 2017 Your Bijoux Box!

July 2017 Your Bijoux Box

The hot, hazy days of July are here and so is a hot hot hot Your Bijoux Box! I love finding a box of surprises on my porch, especially when that box is full of accessories.  Woohoo! This month Your Bijoux Box sent me a statement necklace, a beachy necklace, earrings that go with everything, and a surprise fourth item, a body wash sponge that is perfect for travel.                   sample, affiliate links

July 2017 Your Bijoux Box

July 2017 Your Bijoux Box

The July Collection from Your Bijoux Box is a coordinated set of three jewelry/accessory pieces that complement almost any outfit, dressed up or dressed down. Each monthly box has three items for women (this month there were three items plus one extra item). The boxes are curated by stylists so although these are customized, everyone gets the same jewelry each month, although July had two color options for the earrings. A monthly subscription is $36 and there are options for a three-month ($103) or six month ($206) subscription. They ship to the US and Canada.

Catalina Turquoise Necklace

Catalina Turquoise Necklace

Catalina Turquoise Necklace:  I do love turquoise in the summer. It looks so stunning with tanned skin and breezy white clothes! The Catalina Turquoise Necklace is a gorgeous two strand necklace with art deco-style turquoise jewels. This is a beautiful piece that goes with everything from a string bikini to a maxi dress. It’s a fabulous summer statement necklace.

Summer Inspiration Necklace

Summer Inspiration Necklace

Summer Inspiration Necklace

Summer Inspiration Necklace:  The second necklace in this month’s box of hotness is a delicate 14K gold dipped starfish with tiny crystals. It’s a wonderful everyday necklace by Lucky Feather and I love the inspirational message: “Wear this necklace and let your worries drift away towards the sea.  Ocean waters are both calm and rough, seek the peace that you desire.”  I haven’t taken this off since it arrived.

Huaca Pyramids Hoops by House of Harlow

Huaca Pyramids Hoops by House of Harlow

Huaca Pyramids Hoops by House of Harlow

Huaca Pyramids Hoops by House of Harlow:  These hoops are classic and funky at the same time – and that isn’t easy to do. The tiny spikes make me feel just a little rebellious, but the size of the hoops make them also feel deceptively conservative. I love it! The Huaca Pyramid Hoops come in either silver or gold, mine came in silver. They are staples that I will reach for over and over.

Beach Grass Spongette

The bonus item this month is the Beach Grass Spongette, a sponge full of cleanser. Put it under water and squeeze for lots of soap. What a genius idea for travel. Nothing to spill, nothing to worry about at the airport. Just squeeze out any excess water after your shower or bath and the sponge is good to go for next time. It’s really perfect for any last-minute summer trips.

The July 2017 Your Bijoux Box  is totally hot and perfect for summer. Your Bijoux Box continues to be one of my most favorite subscription boxes and a great surprise to find on my porch!   – Lisa

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Hello Summer! It’s the June 2017 Your Bijoux Box #YourBijouxBoxStyle

Your Bijoux Box June 2017

Your Bijoux Box June 2017

Finally, it’s officially summer!! June brings the longest day of the year to the US, as well as the June Your Bijoux Box, and this month did not disappoint. I was happy to find my box contained a statement necklace, a delicate necklace, a watch, and sunglasses that Jackie O herself would adore. Once again, Your Bijoux Box far surpasses the $36 price tag and is a fantastic way to give myself a little treat.  (Get $20 off in June, plus free luxe hair bands and 2x reward points with the code June20)!                                                 sample, affiliate links

Your Bijoux Box June 2017

Your Bijoux Box June 2017

The June Collection from Your Bijoux Box is a coordinated set of three jewelry/accessory pieces that complement almost any outfit, dressed up or dressed down. Each monthly box has three items for women (this month there were three items plus one extra item). The boxes are curated by stylists so although these are customized, everyone gets the same jewelry each month, although June had two color options for one of the necklaces available. A monthly subscription is $36 and there are options for a three-month ($103) or six month ($206) subscription. They ship to the US and Canada.

Your Bijoux Box June 2017

Your Bijoux Box June 2017

Wrap it with a Bow Necklace

Wrap it with a Bow Necklace

Wrap it with a Bow Necklace

Wrap it with a Bow Necklace

Wrap it with a Bow Necklace:  this is a glass pearl necklace with pave bows and it is a Your Bijoux Box exclusive. You can’t help but feel elegant with this double strand of gorgeousness, and it’s right on trend – pearls from head to toe are everywhere this season. I love this with a sundress, but try it with a boat neck white t-shirt, distressed boyfriend jeans, and flats!

Karen Kane Necklace

Karen Kane Necklace

Karen Kane Necklace

Karen Kane Necklace

Karen Kane Necklace:  This comes in red or blue in anticipation of those Independence Day picnics and barbecues. I got the red, and I love it…although in photos the blue looks gorgeous too  I think it’s a win-win situation here. Usually Karen Kane jewelry is more angular, but this is pretty and feminine and retro.  Its perfect with gingham or nautical themed shirts.

Evette Summer Watch

Evette Summer Watch

Evette Summer Watch band

Evette Summer Watch band

Evette Summer Watch:  I love this white on white watch. How gorgeous for soft summer outfits. It is the perfect foil for literally anything you wear – it goes with everything. This is a Your Bijoux Box exclusive and I think it’s worth the price of the box alone. It’s the first watch I’ve gotten from Your Bijoux Box so it was a surprise, and a rather happy one at that.

Rosebud Classic Sunnies

Rosebud Classic Sunnies

Rosebud Classic Sunnies

Rosebud Classic Sunnies

BONUS Rosebud Classic Sunnies:  Here’s the bonus item – oversized sunglasses with a stylish rosebud detail on the stems. There are five different frame shades out there…mine have the classic tortoiseshell frame. I am about to go on a week-long beach vacation and these are already in my bag!

The June 2017 Your Bijoux Box  is a great assortment of classically elegant pieces. If you haven’t signed up for Your Bijoux Box yet, give yourself a treat for the summer and do it now. Click HERE for $20 OFF + Free Luxe Hair Bands + 2x Reward Points! !!  – Lisa

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What you need for a perfect Memorial Day Weekend Getaway with IT Cosmetics!

Essentials for Memorial DayMemorial Day weekend is wonderful for many reasons – we have that extra day to remember our loved ones who aren’t physically with us anymore. We have a little more time to spend with the people we love who are still here, and we have some precious time to relax and rest. If you are lucky, you get to spend that time at the pool or the beach.

Aaahhhh....rest and relaxation!!

Aaahhhh….rest and relaxation!!

I’m heading to the pool! I have a few must-have’s that are absolutely essential for my Memorial Day pool getaway…I wonder how they compare to your list?IT Cosmetics Beach BagIT Cosmetics

First, a great beach bag is essential. I was sent the ultimate beach bag from IT Cosmetics – it’s big, it has a waterproof and sand-proof bottom, and it has a zippered top.  It really is perfection.  They also sent a wonderful round towel.  Love it!!

J Crew Panama Hat

J Crew Panama Hat

Hopefully the sun is out, which means sun protection is in order. I always wear a hat, and I love my J Crew Panama Hat. I also always wear sunglasses, and the coolest sunglasses in existence are the Garrett Leight Wilson Sunglasses that I bought from Shopbop.

Garrett Leight Wilson Sunglasses and Samsung Galaxy

Garrett Leight Wilson Sunglasses and Samsung Galaxy

For real – they are the COOLEST. No exaggeration. I also always have my phone with me. I love my Samsung Galaxy, although I have the S6 and I think it’s time for an upgrade, don’t you? Come on, enable me!!

Shoshanna Bikini

Shoshanna Bikini

It can’t be called a pool party without the perfect bikini. I favor Shoshanna bikinis.  They are bra sized and I always love the sweet, feminine prints. You can find her swimwear at Shopbop at incredible prices.

Eliza Flat Halogen Sandals

Eliza Flat Halogen Sandals

Of course, the perfect sandals are necessary. I got these Eliza Flat Halogen Sandals through Trunk Club. Have you heard of Trunk Club yet??  It’s a personal shopping service that is run through Nordstrom. You get a personal shopper who works with you. He or she picks out TEN pieces that you actually get to preview and approve online before they are sent to you in a big old trunk. Then you get five days to try on everything and decide if you want to keep anything. My personal shopper is incredible. Her name is Paulina and I swear, she is psychic. She knows what I want even when I have no idea. The only drawback is I have spent so much money that if my hubby knew he would probably leave me. But my wardrobe is rocking. If you try this service, go with Paulina – use this link and it will give me a credit, for which I will be forever thankful!

BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle

BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle

Another Memorial Day pool party essential is a water bottle. I am still raving about my BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle that came with my Zoe Report Box of Style Spring 2017. The newest Box of Style is out now…I am hoping it arrives soon.

IT Cosmetics recently sent me some fantastic travel size products that are really terrific for taking to the pool and the beach. Pop these into your beach bag along with a little travel mirror and you will have everything you need for looking great and feeling wonderful.

IT Cosmetics...travel sized and beach party ready!

IT Cosmetics…travel sized and beach party ready!

Confidence in a Cream Travel Size ($16)  Skin gets dry thanks to sun, wind, and chlorine, so a little bit of moisture every so often is the perfect answer. I adore IT Confidence in a Cream because it moisturizes thirsty skin, giving it a nice glow; it tackles skin texture and leaves it feeling smooth; it evens out skin tone; and it reduces the look of pores. Plus the travel size jar is perfect for a beach bag or a purse.

Confidence in a Cream Travel Size

Confidence in a Cream Travel Size

CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ Travel Size ($15)  Spending the day outside, a full coverage foundation doesn’t sound right…but neither does going bare-faced. I love the travel size version of IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ which has more coverage than a BB cream, but is still lighter than a foundation. It doesn’t get any better than this anti-aging serum and broad-spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 50+ protection all in one fabulous package.

CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ Travel Size

CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ Travel Size

Bye Bye Under Eye Full-Coverage Waterproof Concealer Travel Size ($10) Ok, somehow my computer ate my photo of Bye Bye Under Eye Full-Coverage Concealer…but your skin won’t do the same, because this concealer lasts and lasts, even if you are swimming in a chlorine-filled pool. For those of you with decent skin, you probably just need a few little dots blended in under your eyes and maybe under your nose for fabulous coverage that looks natural and stays all day. This is my go-to concealer and has been for years and years.

IT Cosmetics travel size Bye Bye Undereye

IT Cosmetics travel size Bye Bye Undereye

Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil Mini ($12)  When my secretary when to Mexico for vacation, she asked me which brow pencil to get so she could comfortably lay by the pool knowing she had eyebrows safely in place. Without hesitation I recommended the Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil Mini, which I knew would work for her – and she is a strawberry redhead. It works for pretty much everyone and the spoolie and formula makes sure those brows are well-groomed and stay in place!

Brow Powder Universal Brow Pencil Mini

Brow Powder Universal Brow Pencil Mini

Brow Powder Universal Brow Pencil Mini

Brow Powder Universal Brow Pencil Mini

Brow Powder Universal Brow Pencil Mini

Brow Powder Universal Brow Pencil Mini

IT’s Your Brush Love Mini ($12)  The perfect mini-solution for quick cleaning lip brushes, eyeshadow brushes, powder brushes…I even use it to touch up overzealous lipstick or eyeliner application. It works like a dream and the size is truly perfect.

IT's Your Brush Love Mini

IT’s Your Brush Love Mini

With the perfect towel, bikini, sunglasses, hat, sandals, and cosmetics tucked into a fabulous beach bag I am totally ready for my pool party this weekend. Oh wait, I forgot my phone…that’s ok, I need to upgrade anyway!!!  Come on ladies, tell me…what did I leave off my list that YOU consider to be an essential for a perfect day at the pool or beach?  – Lisa

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Your Bijoux Box May 2017 review! #YourBijouxBoxStyle

May 2017 Your Bijoux Box

April showers brought May flowers….and May brought a beautiful box from Your Bijoux Box!  This month’s sweet selection includes a statement necklace, a long necklace, stunning earrings, and a sassy retro wallet.  It’s well worth the $36 and certainly was a lovely spring surprise to find on my porch!     sample, affiliate links
May 2017 Your Bijoux BoxThe May Collection from Your Bijoux Box is a coordinated set of three jewelry pieces that complement almost any outfit, dressed up or dressed down. Each monthly box has three items for women (this month there were three jewelry items plus one extra item). The boxes are curated by stylists so although these are customized, everyone gets the same jewelry each month, although May was a little different – there were two styles of necklaces available and two styles of earrings, so each box was a little different. A monthly subscription is $36 and there are options for a three-month ($103) or six month ($206) subscription. They ship to the US and Canada.

Your Bijoux Box May 2017My box arrived pretty early in May, before Mother’s Day, so the pretty card inside was wonderful.  Actually, this would have made a great gift for my mom (although I was a selfish daughter and kept for myself…hopefully I’m not going to burn in hell for it.)

Anne Taintor Wallet

Anne Taintor Wallet

Anne Taintor Wallet

Anne Taintor Wallet

In honor of Mother’s Day, Your Bijoux Box included this awesome extra – the super sassy and fabulously retro Anne Taintor Wallet.  Love the pink, love the wrap around zipper, and seriously – stop me before I volunteer again, would you??

Peony Necklace

Peony Necklace

Peony Necklace

Peony Necklace

Peony Necklace

Peony Necklace

Speaking of retro, the Peony Necklace is a statement piece with a retro vibe all its own.  The opalescent petals with golden stones are feminine and unique, and it’s something that you can wear with a strappy sundress or with a white t-shirt, capris, and wedges for lunch with the girlfriends.

House of Harlow Tessellation Earrings

House of Harlow Tessellation Earrings

House of Harlow Tessellation Earrings

House of Harlow Tessellation Earrings

House of Harlow Tessellation Earrings

House of Harlow Tessellation Earrings

There are two possibilities for earrings, both from House of Harlow:  either the blue and green pyramid stud Meatora Earrings, or the Tessellation Earrings.  Lucky me, I got the Tessellation Earrings, which perfectly match my Tessellation Cuff from a previous box!!Your Bijoux Box Tessellation Cuff

I love the gorgeous geometric design, and my House of Harlow collection is growing.  All the pieces are so complimentary to one another – I’m quite impressed.  The Tessellation Earrings are gold with silvery crystals, so they are very versatile.

House of Harlow Frequency Necklace

House of Harlow Frequency Necklace

House of Harlow Frequency Necklace

House of Harlow Frequency Necklace

House of Harlow Frequency Necklace

House of Harlow Frequency Necklace

The final item is the House of Harlow Chain.  Your box will either have the Frequency Necklace in gold or the Torre Pyramids Necklace in either silver or gold.  My box had the Frequency Necklace, which is a great match with the Tessellation Earrings.  It’s an odd necklace, though – I find the length challenging for me.  It will work great on those with a longer – or shorter – torso.  For me, it seems to hit at just the wrong spot, and all the little triangle pyramids keep flipping over.  I actually sort of hiked the necklace up a bit to try to get a good photo of it on.  I think I probably would have liked the Torre Pyramids Necklace better, but that’s part of the beauty of subscription boxes…you just never know what you are going to get, and anything I don’t like someone else LOVES so it makes for an awesome gift.

The May 2017 Your Bijoux Box  is a great assortment of cool and sassy pieces.  If you haven’t signed up for Your Bijoux Box yet, why not do it now?  Click HERE for 50% off your first box on 3, 6, and 12 month subscriptions!!  – Lisa

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