Get some lucky charms with our SOUFEEL Jewelry Giveaway!

SOUFEEL charm braceletIt’s time to jump onto the charm bracelet bandwagon! Enter today to win $70 to spend on your own charm bracelet from SOUFEEL. What kind of bracelet will you create??

SOUFEEL charms are 925 sterling silver and can fit Pandora and Chamilia bracelets and they have much more affordable price tag.   am extremely impressed with the huge variety of types of charms. I could go crazy making different theme bracelets for myself.

The creativity options are tremendous. How about making a traveling bracelet, complete with a ‘Wanderlust’ charm and a darling red suitcase charm? Take a look at the options here: http://www.soufeel.com/red-travel-suitcase-charm-925-sterling-silver.html

I decided to make a ‘spirit animal’ bracelet. I chose five charms and a black leather cord bracelet. Everything arrived in a gorgeous little box with a blue bow.

SOUFEEL packaging

SOUFEEL Leather Bracelet and cleaning cloth

SOUFEEL Leather Bracelet and cleaning cloth

My package also contained a pretty box with a black velvet pillow to store my bracelet, as well as a handy cleaning cloth.

When choosing my charms, I went through the new arrival items  here – http://www.soufeel.com/new-arrivals – and chose these charms:

peacock

The peacock, which symbolizes self-expression and confidence.

horse

The horse, which symbolizes personal drive and passion.

Dolphin

The dolphin, which symbolizes harmony and balance.

Jungle Owl

The owl, which symbolizes wisdom and intuition.

February

And a round February charm with purple stones, which isn’t an animal but it’s pretty and purple and I was born in February. So I took a little creative license!!

SOUFEEL animal charms

SOUFEEL bracelet

I love the way my ‘spirit animal’ bracelet turned out!  You’ve got to take a look at this website, but be prepared to get lost for hours as you find one awesome theme after another for some fabulous personalized jewelry for yourself or a loved one.  www.soufeel.com

SOUFEEL has some great current offers. When you spend $59, $79 or $99, you will get a pair of free earrings, a free charm and a free sterling silver bracelet!  They offer free shipping worldwide with orders over $50 and a 365-day return and exchange guarantee.

Also, SOUFEEL has a special coupon code just for BIZ readers for 5% off any order:  5Lisa

 

SOUFEEL bracelet

SOUFEEL is pairing up with us to give away $70 worth of jewelry from their site. The winner gets to select whatever charms or jewelry she wants!  This giveaway is open to the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The required entry is leaving a comment indicating what your three favorite items are from the www.soufeel.com website.   The giveaway ends on 7/6/15 at 11:59 pm, so hurry and enter now.  Wishing you good luck so you can win some lucky charms!!  – Lisa

*items reviewed and giveaway courtesy of SOUFEEL Jewelry
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When in doubt, accessorize. June 2015 Wantable Accessories Collection

Wantable June 2015 Accessories Collection

Wantable June 2015 Accessories Collection

*June’s collection was sent for review, we include affiliate links for Wantable so we can build credits for future collections*

One of my mottos has always been ‘when in doubt…accessorize!’  For June, my Wantable Accessories Collection brought me accessories that suit a gamut of situations.  There’s a necklace that classes things up, a bracelet that brings good vibes, some sunglasses that ensure anonymity, and a ring that instantly makes me feel younger.

Wantable Issy Necklace

Wantable Issy Necklace

The Issy Necklace (retail value $18) is a gorgeous silver multi-strand necklace with beautiful fleur-de-lis detailing. The strands don’t get all tangled together, and any time I am not quite sure if my outfit is dressy enough, this necklace adds just the right amount of class.

Wantable Dani Bracelet G

Wantable Dani Bracelet G

Wow, this is one gorgeous bracelet!  The Dani Bracelet G (retail value $36) is a stunning gold brass cuff with a large crystal that definitely gets some good vibes flowing.  My daughters and I were instantly fighting over who got to wear this beauty first.  It’s a fabulous, unusual piece.

Wantable Dani Bracelet G

Wantable Jennifer Sunglasses

pretty details...but only on the inside of the frame!

pretty details…but only on the inside of the frame!

Which makes the Jennifer Sunglasses (retail value $7.90) really stand out for being so…NOT unique.  If I want to blend into the crowd, these the are the perfect sunglasses.  There is nothing about them that draws attention.  However, the inside of the frames have pretty detailing so I feel special wearing them even though they give me the anonymity I want.

Wantable Becky Ring S

Wantable Becky Ring S

The last item in my June Accessories Collection is the Becky Ring S (retail value $11).  This is a fun, funky midi ring that combines silver and turquoise.  I instantly feel younger when I wear it, so any age-related doubts I have go right out the window.

Wantable June 2015 Accessories Collection

The overall retail value of the June Accessories Collection this month?  $81, and I have accessories that fit every possible situation.  I just love this subscription box and I know you will too.

On a side note, Wantable has a new service called the Style Edit.  It’s similar to the popular Fitness Edit.   You pay a $20 styling fee for 5 hand-picked products to try on at home. If you decide to keep all 5 items, you get a very nice 25% discount!  (The Fitness Edit is slightly different, where you get a 20% discount for keeping 3 items and a 30% discount if you keep all 5.)  Wantable is focused on quality products with established brands as wells as amazing customer service, so you might want to give this a try!  – Lisa

*June’s collection was sent for review, we include affiliate links for Wantable so we can build credits for future collections*

Win a beautiful jewelry set from Native Crochet Goddess!

I am very excited to tell you about a fantastic giveaway sponsored by the Native Crochet Goddess! Native Crochet Goddess is a company created by my friend, the talented and gorgeous Shawah Raindancer. Shawah makes beautiful jewelry, crochet fashion items, and divinely inspired products.

Shawah Raindancer, the Native Crochet Goddess

Shawah Raindancer, the Native Crochet Goddess

I feel very blessed to know Shawah. Not only is she artistically gifted, she also happens to be one of the most talented psychic mediums I have ever met. She has an Etsy shop where she sells all sorts of creations, from barefoot sandals to purses to dream catchers.

gorgeous beading!

gorgeous beading!

I am a frequent customer of hers and I am always returning for more! I am just thrilled that we are able to give away a wonderful jewelry set to one of our readers.  This playful and stylish jewelry set is perfect to polish off your summer style.

Native Crochet Goddess necklace earrings and bracelet setNative Crochet Goddess necklace and earring set

The beaded 19 inch necklace contains dozens of 3mm glass seed beads in several juicy colors. The bracelet is an easy wear triple wrap in matching beads. It can easily accommodate a 7 to 7.5 inch wrist (the most popular size). The matching earrings are accented with adorable elephants in yellow and green. The length on these earrings is 1.75, just right to dangle your way to fun. These hooks are also tarnish resistant and have a bronzey hue to compliment the wire in the necklace.

Native Crochet Goddess earrings and braceletThe elephant symbolizes strength, a strong connection to ancient wisdom, confidence, intelligence, and compassion. What a fun way to connect with this inspiring animal!

Our Native Crochet Goddess giveaway is US only and ends June 8th at 11:59 PM EST. Towards the end of our giveaways the comments sometimes close early. If that happens to you just email me your comment at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it Native Crochet Goddess comment. Then you can click “I commented” on the Rafflecopter and keep on going.

Enter now and be sure to check out Native Crochet Goddess on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nativecrochetgoddess, Etsy at www.etsy.com/shop/NativeCrochetGoddess, and Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/Nativecrochet.  Treat yourself to a reading while you are at it…she is unbelievably intuitive!!  – Lisa

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Wantable 2015 May Accessories Collection

*May’s collection was sent for review, we include affiliate links for Wantable so we can build credits for future collections*

My Wantable 2015 May Accessories Collection

My Wantable 2015 May Accessories Collection

Lots of great goodies this month!

Lots of great goodies this month!

I loved my Wantable Intimates Collection for May, so I didn’t think the Accessories Collection could possibly be as good. Sometimes it’s great to be wrong! My May Accessories has four items including a scarf, a headband, a ring, and a necklace. I am very happy with the mix for sure. Speaking of mix, this is definitely a month for mixing it up in unexpected ways – mix and match, boho and glam, hard and soft, natural and glamorous, metals and colors.

Alexis Scarf

Alexis Scarf

1.  Alexis Scarf (retail value $22):  Infinity scarves are fabulous because they work so many ways, and I don’t have to worry about loose ends. The Alexis Scarf is very pretty with an ombre/print mix in beige, brown, and yellow. I like wearing this as a shoulder wrap.

Haumea Headband

Haumea Headband

2.  Haumea Headband (retail value $17):  Isn’t this gorgeous? And it is as comfortable as it is pretty. This Violet Love headband is made of a very soft, stretchy material – almost like comfy sweatpants – so I can’t even tell it’s on, but it still does an awesome job of keeping my heavy hair off my face.

Harlee Ring

Harlee Ring

3.  Harlee Ring (retail value $17):  I almost missed this ring in the package and I am so glad I didn’t! I love the big crystal stone, and the ring is adjustable so it fits any finger. It’s a unique, funky ring that will get all kinds of play time from me.

Logan Necklace

Logan Necklace

4.  Logan Necklace (retail value $24):  Oh my. This necklace is truly stunning. The detail is fantastic, and the bottom strands don’t tangle. I desperately needed a gold necklace and the Logan Necklace is absolutely perfect. I love all the pieces, but I do think this one is the real stunner of the group.

The total retail value of my Wantable May Accessories Collection is $80 and there isn’t one item I want to send back. I think May is a great month to start subscribing if you haven’t done so yet.  – Lisa

(Here is a $5 Coupon you can use, too!)

*May’s collection was sent for review, we include affiliate links for Wantable so we can build credits for future collections*

What is inside Lisa’s vintage purse?

I am all about purses, but not really the latest…although I definitely appreciate a Chanel or a Prada when I see one! My style is more boho or vintage, and when I find a gorgeous vintage purse I just about turn inside out. I love my stunning vintage purse that was actually a gift to me from my most beloved friend, who obviously understands my preferences because it is perfect for me.

It may not have a label, but I love it!

It may not have a label, but I love it!

Vintage purse handle

Vintage purse beadingVintage purse 2

Now, I am a realist and I know I am a major procrastinator (just ask my poor, ever-patient blogging partner Marcia), so I just keep this purse filled with the perfect products at all times. That way, when I am running late for a fancy evening or event – and I am ALWAYS running late – I can just grab this and go, knowing that I have everything I need.

Vintage purse inside

My favorite dressy purse contains a few beautiful and essential items that I was sent last year from Mont Bleu, an online site that features Swarovski jewelry and crystal nail files. This particular makeup mirror is still available – you can find it right HERE.

Vintage purse compact

I always have a nail file with me and I love this crystal file from Mont Bleu.

Vintage purse crystal nail file

My Senna Blush & Bronze Duo in Beached Peach is always perfect for touch ups…have you ever noticed that nothing perks up your look quicker than a bit of blush??  I also love my little Crown Brush C109 Mini Bronzer Brush. Exactly what is needed for a purse.

Senna and Crown

Senna and Crown

Luck favors the prepared with the Minimergency Kit. It’s from the ‘Good Luck Series’ and the little four-leaf clover never fails to make me feel lucky. This little kit holds 16 different items that are truly essentials and it’s only 3.5″ x 2″ x 2″ so it fits into the palm of your hand. I am astounded at what fits into this mini life saver: hairspray; dental floss, band aids, and Blistex; Advil; a mini sewing kit that also includes a set of earring backs and clear elastics; and double-sided tape, breath mint drops; an emery board; a tampon; and clear nail polish. Just think of how many times you wished you had one of those items and couldn’t find one anywhere. Also included are three foil packs: nail polish remover, stain remover, and a deodorant towelette.

Vintage purse Mini Emergency Kit

I use a wonderful little box that came with some Nudestix items to house my lippies. I always have a lip balm and this one is Savannah Bee Beautiful Sugar Lip Balm. My lipstick is the gorgeous Julie Hewett Oona Noir, and I love it with my Alison Raffaele Lip Gloss in Luscious, a shimmery gold, over top. I also carry my Face Stockholm Lip Brush that is the perfect size.Vintage purse lippies

Vintage purse lippies and brush

The last items I throw into my purse before heading out the door include my phone, a Samsung Galaxy. I know people love their iPhones, but I am an Android girl all the way.

Vintage purse phoneFinally, oh how I adore my retro GARRETT LEIGHT Wilson Mirrored sunglasses that I bought from ShopBop. They have mirrored, gradient lenses and actually came with a hard case and cleaning cloth too. They are the most expensive sunglasses I have ever owned, but worth every single penny. They are still available on ShopBop in blue and in purple.

GARRETT LEIGHT Wilson Mirrored sunglasses

GARRETT LEIGHT Wilson Mirrored sunglasses

That’s all that is in my purse! Thanks for reading, and be sure to check out the inspiring ‘What’s in my purse’ post from the other amazing ladies on the Beauty Spotlight Team.  – Lisa

Vintage purse goodies

*some items are press samples that have become staples; others gifts or purchased by me*

How men have been ‘putting a ring on it’ since 44000 BC – Vashi’s history of engagement rings

Vashi Engagement Ring

Vashi Engagement Ring

My kids are always begging my husband and me to tell stories of how we met, what happened when we got engaged, what the marriage ceremony was like. Moments like these are not only special in our own memories, they also frame the lives of loved ones and become part of a rich tapestry that is the family history shared through generations.

Vashi Engagement Ring

Vashi Engagement Ring

I remember taking months to pick out the perfect engagement ring. The ring is a gorgeous symbol of our commitment and every time I look at it, I remember my husband’s proposal. The engagement ring has a long history that is truly fascinating. It all began in prehistoric times in 44000 BC, when men would put braided cords made out of grass around their woman’s wrists or ankles to ‘bring the female’s spirit under his control’. Ancient Egyptians were ones who brought a little more romance into it, creating the symbolism of the ring with the circle signifying endless love and the empty center signifying the gateway to the future.

Vashi Engagement Ring

Vashi Engagement Ring

How do I know so much about this? I have recently collaborated with the international jewelry online retailer, Vashi. They created a terrific illustrated guide to the History of the Engagement Ring.  Check it out here: http://www.vashi.com/history-of-the-engagement-ring/. It really is a fascinating read.  Did you know that puzzle rings were created to discourage infidelity? The very first diamond engagement ring was given in 1477? Puritans used a thimble as their engagement rings? And who do you think was considered to be the ‘King of Bling’ in 2007?

Head over to the Vashi website for astoundingly beautiful engagement rings, wedding rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. You can choose from their wide selection or even design your own. And be sure to take a look at the super cool History of the Engagement Ring to find out just how many months’ salary a man should be spending on that ring.  – Lisa

Vashi Engagement Ring

Vashi Engagement Ring

Spicing it up with Wantable 2015 April Accessories Collection

photo from wikihow.com

photo from wikihow.com

*April’s collection was sent for review, we include affiliate links for Wantable so we can build credits for future collections*

It’s still spring but summer is right around the corner, and my Wantable.com April Accessories Collection is definitely getting me in the mood for longer days and shorter nights.  My April Accessories Collection has three long necklaces and a pair of sunglasses.  I think I wear a long necklace every single day, so the variety in this box suits me.  This month’s collection features natural elements like semi-precious stones.

Marcia recently posted about her fantastic April Cosmetics Collection (read it HERE) and we both love the change in the order details.  Now, not only are the items pictured and described, there is also a retail value and a ‘your price’ value.  Very handy, because you can return a specific item and be credited that much toward your next collection.  Well played, Wantable!  It certainly works for me this month since three of my items are winners, but one is not for me.

2015 Wantable April Accessories Bess Necklace

1.  Bess Silver Necklace (retail value $14):  This is a beautiful long silver necklace with two different sized filigree discs.  They look like spider webs to me.  This is a pretty, feminine necklace that goes with so much, from a basic tee to a floaty sundress.

2015 Wantable April Accessories Alicia Sunglasses

2.  Alicia Sunglasses (retail value $14):  I have several pairs of sunglasses but nothing quite like these.  The Alicia Sunglasses are hip and fun, with a brushed painted frame and silver detailing.  The lenses are oversized and I know these will be perfect for a trip to the beach.

2015 Wantable April Accessories Bri Necklace S

3.  Bri Necklace S (retail value $19):  My second long necklace is very different, rather ethereal.  It has three rows of black beads along with a sort of blue, sort of purple crystal stone.  It has a cool bohemian vibe.  Love this with a simple black tee and jeans.

2015 Wantable April Accessories Marie Necklace

4.  Marie Necklace (retail value $26):  So this is the item that just doesn’t speak to me.  It has gorgeous details – a long double silver chain, silver etching, round ivory stone.  But the pendant is too complicated, too large, and rather clunky on me.   I can’t get it to lay right, which is in part because it hits me exactly mid-chest.  This is a great piece for someone with a broader frame and smaller bosom.

The overall value of April’s collection is $73, so Wantable continues to be of the best values available in the subscription box world.  This month I love three of the four items…and it’s still great, because I can send back the one I am not loving for a credit back on my next box.

If you’d like to start treating yourself to a nice surprise each month, here is a $5 Coupon to get you started.  Start spicing up your accessories wardrobe for warmer weather!  – Lisa

*April’s collection was sent for review, we include affiliate links for Wantable so we can build credits for future collections*