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

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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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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

I’m getting ready for Mother’s Day with Helen Ficalora jewelry

Mother's Day with Helen Ficolora

Mother’s Day with Helen Ficalora

Mother’s Day may not be until May 10th this year but that’s closer than you think. As a daughter, mother, and grandmother I don’t want to be caught last minute shopping because that means I’m buying something just to buy. Thinking ahead is the key, especially if you want to order online.

Helen Ficolora packaging

Helen Ficalora packaging

Helen Ficalora is a jewelry site with products that you and your mom will love. I am fortunate because they sent the perfect necklace as an example of their products. The packaging is wonderful and set to give as a gift. The red box with the perfectly tied ribbon and the inner boxes are beautiful and sturdy. (My crooked jewelry box is a long ago Mother’s Day gift from my sons.) You know just from the packaging that there’s quality inside.

MOM necklace from Helen Ficolara

MOM necklace from Helen Ficalora

Helen Ficolora MOM

Helen Ficalora MOM

My necklace is a Sterling Silver Mom Disk Charm on a Sterling Silver 18″ Fine Chain. It fits nicely in the crook of my neck. Stamped disk charms are available in 14k yellow gold, white gold, pink gold or sterling silver. The prices range from $55 for the sterling silver MOM to $185 for white gold or pink gold. There are a lot of options too so that all budgets and taste can be accommodated. They carry chains in 4 different lengths and the same four metals so you can really personalize what you buy.

some MOM options

some MOM options

helen ficolora 2Helen Ficalora is the jeweler that started the craze for alphabet charms and she has created so many special designs. You can choose add ons like the photo above or keep it simple like my necklace.

letter charms

letter charms

Just looking at one of their stores (NYC, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Dallas, Palm Beach, and Bridgehampton) has me drooling to go in and see the choices.

Helen Ficolora store in Bridgehampton

Helen Ficalora store in Bridgehampton

Palm Beach Helen Ficolora store

Palm Beach Helen Ficalora store

No matter what you are looking for – necklaces, rings, earrings, etc. – you’ll find a great selection at Helen Ficalora. Even though I have a lot of jewelry that I wear, something with MOM on it will melt my heart and surely your mother’s too.

What kinds of jewelry do you like best? — Marcia

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Want, want, want…Wantable March Accessories Collection

 

Wantable 2015 Accessories Collection

WOW, the Wantable Accessories Collection for March is definitely bold and beautiful! The focus is on cheeky colors and accessories that can be layered and paired with other pieces. My collection is definitely a winner with a glamorous ring, metal bracelet, sparkly headband and statement necklace.

Desiree Ring in Silver

Desiree Ring in Silver

Desiree Ring in Silver (retail value $16): Is this fun or what?? I love it. I have absolutely nothing else like this double finger ring with bold rhinestones. It’s playful and goes with everything.

Joyce Bracelet in Silver

Joyce Bracelet in Silver

Joyce Bracelet in Silver (retail value $17):  This is a stunning silver metal bracelet with a toggle closure and a metal tassel. Gorgeous on its own and perfect for layering with other bracelets or a watch.

Delaney Headband in Silver

Delaney Headband in Silver

Delany Headband in Silver (retail value $18) I adore this headband. It looks expensive and it is fantastic with darker hair. The headband has sparkly rhinestones and a stretchy band so it’s comfortable on. It is beautiful with loose, flowing hair or with a ponytail.

Abigail Necklace in Gold

Abigail Necklace in Gold

Abigail Necklace in Gold (retail value $24)  This is the only gold piece in my collection, with a long adjustable chain which is a pretty cool feature. The pairing of gold with shiny navy drop beads is more beautiful than the photo shows. The only problem I find with it is the beaded part can twist around if I am walking quickly, but it doesn’t tangle so the twisting is easily fixed.

Wantable March 2015 Accessories Collection

Wantable March 2015 Accessories Collection

I think that Wantable is a great way to expand any accessories wardrobe at just $36 a month. My March collection has a retail value of $75 and I have already worn everything except the ring which will be fun when I actually go out some night!

Wantable is very customizable. It’s great how you can be specific about your preferences, yet every collection is still a wonderful surprise. I am looking forward to seeing what is in store for next month!  – Lisa

* Sent for editorial consideration, opinions all mine.  The Wantable links are affiliate links.  Click here for a $5 Coupon!

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

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3 graduation gift ideas from Mont Bleu

Looking for a great graduation gift? Look no further!

graduate

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.

Mont Bleu

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

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