Wantable September Accessories Box

The latest Wantable Accessories Box is ready for fall: crisp weather, sweaters, and layering!  The new collection features classic pieces with an edge, lots of metallics and geometric shapes, and multi-toned pieces, all with a feminine flair.

Wantable September Accessories Box

Wantable September Accessories Box

My loves, likes, and dislikes

My loves, likes, and dislikes

I thought it was very interesting that the selections Wantable sent me this month include three pairs of earrings, even though earrings are in my ‘like’ section.    But you know, I have bracelets, watches, and rings all in the ‘dislike’ section, so I guess I have limited categories from which the stylists can pull.  I am going to do some major surgery on my preference list for next month.  Regardless, every piece in my September box is a winner and I am extremely happy with my selections.

Carly Headband

Carly Headband

Carly Headband up close

Carly Headband up close

The Carly Headband (retails for $14) is two beaded strands of alternating pearls and beads on an elastic band.  The band is very comfortable, and the silver beads and pearls show up nicely on my brown hair.  Often I find elastic headbands sort of collapse on me and slide off, but this one stays in place and doesn’t hurt my head.  Color me happy!

Gracie Earrings

Gracie Earrings

The Gracie Earrings (retails for $15) have a dangling trio of shimmery silver hoops.  These are so much prettier in person, photos just don’t do them justice.  They are very delicate but attention-grabbing at the same time.

Faye Earrings

Faye Earrings

Faye Earring up close

Faye Earring up close

The Faye Earrings (retails for $22) are small but thick silver hoops with sparkling rhinestones.  These are very expensive looking, the rhinestones are quite convincing!  This is a perfect pair of classic hoops that will go with anything – definite anchor earrings to strengthen a jewelry assortment.

Box for the June Stud Earrings

Box for the June Stud Earrings

June Stud Earrings

June Stud Earrings

June Stud Earring up close

June Stud Earring up close

June Stud Earrings (retails for $41) are truly beautiful studs from Cate & Chloe.  Even the box is to die for!  I am seeing versions of these knotted mesh studs everywhere, and this silver pair is elegant and intriguing.  They are a little heavy for my second piercing, but Lobe Wonder (a miracle product that takes the pressure off ear lobes so heavier earrings hang perfectly) takes care of that.  I love these paired with the Faye Earrings, or with the Gracie Earrings for contrast.

Wearing the Carly Headband, June Stud Earrings, and Gracie Earrings

Wearing the Carly Headband, June Stud Earrings, and Gracie Earrings

Even though I didn’t have a wide assortment of type of jewelry, the pieces I received are top-notch and in styles I love.  Plus, Wantable is still an amazing value – this $36 subscription box has a retail value of $92.  If you haven’t signed up yet, now is the time for Wantable to pump up your fall accessory wardrobe.  – Lisa

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

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Stunning eco-friendly laser cut jewelry by Joyo

Joyo 2My favorite quote of all time is from architect Frank Lloyd Wright.  He said, “Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities.”  Now those are words to live by!  His architecture inspires me because it is based on patterns found in nature.   I have found that same inspiration in the super chic and exquisitely designed laser cut jewelry from Joyo which was sent to us for review.

Joyo founder and creator Jenn Liddiard

Joyo founder and creator Jenn Liddiard

The creator behind Joyo is the gorgeous artist Jenn Liddiard.  Jenn makes every single piece of her jewelry collection by hand.  That means she creates the patterns, laser cuts the wood, then sands, oils, and assembles every single accessory.  You can feel the love in this jewelry – it is palpable.

The designs are based on geometrical and natural patterns, and she uses natural materials like wood.  Check out the Baroque Earrings ($45).

Baroque Earrings

Joyo Baroque Earrings

Joyo Baroque Earrings

Joyo Baroque Earrings

The Baroque Earrings have a pattern based on the ornate detail found in late 17th and 18th century architecture.  My pair has 14k gold filled ear wires; sterling silver is also an option.  There are two different wood type options as well, walnut and birch wood.

Joyo laser-cut Baroque Earrings

Joyo laser-cut Baroque Earrings

Joyo Baroque Earrings

Joyo Baroque Earrings

The length is 2.75″ with a 2″ drop and 1.5″ width.  The laser cut of these is fascinating, and the earrings are feather light.  They truly are works of art.

The stunning Baroque Earrings are just a small peek at the laser-cut jewelry Joyo offers.  There are many other earring designs, as well as laser cut, eco-friendly bracelets and necklaces that will become the focal point of any outfit.  Joyo Jewelry can be found in boutiques and is also available at the online store.  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Transitioning into fall with the Wantable August Accessories Box

For August,Wantable paired up with Rachel Weiland for picks that transition from the dog days of summer into the cooler autumn months. Trends include hard metallics, sparkling beads, and vintage flair. Wantable sent a great box that is all about layering pieces, pairing up different lengths to play with focal points and create unique looks.

Wantable August Accessories Box

Wantable August Accessories Box

My August Accessories Box has four – or five, really, since it’s two pairs of earrings – items with a total retail value of $93. That’s beyond awesome for a $36 subscription price, and I am extremely happy with every piece (although the sunglasses are on the large side for my face.)

My favorite items are the Cece Earrings (retails for $12). I am head over heels in love with this pair of posts.

Cece Earrings

Cece Earrings

Cece Earrings up close

Cece Earrings up close

I am astounded that these only have a $12 retail value because they have a very expensive look and feel. The hamsa symbol earrings have pale blue stones. If you aren’t familiar with the symbol, it’s an ancient symbol for magical protection. Since I like to always have all bases covered, I am totally down with that. The hamsa posts are paired with pretty peach stone posts – they look terrific together.

The Karleigh Scarf

The Karleigh Scarf

The Karleigh Scarf ($18 value) is a lightweight infinity scarf. It has a feather print and beautiful shades of black, tan, blue, and taupe. This is a great scarf that is light enough for summer but will also work until the snow flies.

Ettika Necklace

Ettika Triple Faceted Ring Bead Chain Necklace

The Ettika Necklace up close

The Ettika Necklace up close

The most expensive item in my August box is the Ettika Triple Faceted Ring Bead Chain Necklace (retail value $45). It has a short gold chain with three faceted beads. This is a classic yet unique necklace that is a great staple for any accessory wardrobe. It’s great on its own or layered with one or two longer necklaces.

The Bryn Sunglasses (retail value $18) are the final item in my August box.

Bryn Sunglasses

Bryn Sunglasses

The other side

The other side

These sunglasses have a really interesting black and brown pattern on the frames – you can see the that the pattern sort of morphs from spots into stripes. These are definitely ‘Jackie O’ style frames with major coverage. While they really are big for my face, these are the sunglasses I will reach for whenever I have a headache and have to go out in the sun.

wearing the shades and earrings

wearing the shades and earrings

I like the little gold fleur-de-lis on the stem along with the earrings. In fact, this a box of accessories that can all be worn at the same time.

the whole kit and caboodle!

the whole kit and caboodle!

I am definitely happy with my Wantable August Accessories Box, the best value I have received so far at $93. If you love accessories or need to build up your wardrobe, I have no doubt that this is the best subscription box out there.  – Lisa

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

So...WHY haven't you subscribed yet??

So…WHY haven’t you subscribed yet??

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