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

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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.

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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

Top Ten Tuesday celebrates Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if you are like me then you are still trying to think of a gift for someone dear to you. Gifts don’t just have to be to mothers – they can be for daughter-in-laws, grandmothers, a dear friend or aunt, or even yourself. Here are 10 plus that I’d love to see wrapped up for me. Starting at 12:00 and going clockwise are….
1. SEPHORA SUMMERTIME FAVORITES – I don’t have this but it’s loaded with items I love or want to love. For $45 you’ll find a cosmetic bag filled with this amazing collection
- 0.049 oz Stila Cosmetics Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow in Kitten
- 0.08 oz Nars Travel Size Laguna Bronzing Powder
- 0.095 oz Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee in Pink Escape
- 0.27 oz Deborah Lippman Nail Lacquer in Mermaid’s Dream
- 0.018 oz Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in 12L
- 0.08 oz Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stained Gloss in New Wave with Lip Brush
- 0.23 oz Buxom Divine Goddess Luminizer in Venus
- 0.5 oz Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
- 0.09 oz Marc Jacobs Mini Lash Lifter Mascara in Blacquer
2. A GIRL’S GOTTA SPA ENERGIZING CITRUS BODY LOTION AND BODY WASH – I’d love these because as much as I splurge on cosmetics, I don’t splurge on body products. A Girl’s Gotta Spa! bath and body products are free of trendy ingredients, bogus miracle solutions and product hype. They’re cruelty-free (in fact, we’re Leaping Bunny certified.) They’re also free of sulfates, formaldehyde, petrochemicals, synthetic colors and fragrances. What our natural body wash and natural lotion do have, is something purely honest and simple, something effective and unpretentious. They are made in small batches to give you the highest quality product possible. It is an elucidation to your dry skin care woes and satiates your senses. I am partial to citrus fragrances in products so I just know these would make me (and you) happy.
3. PACK A HAT by Capelli Straworld – a great summer treat for anyone who loves to be outside. This is a hat that folds into a purse so you can carry it anywhere. I’ll be reviewing it soon but until then you should check these out since they’ll make walking, gardening, spending time near the water and just about everything you do outside much prettier.

4. STELLA & DOT JEWELRY AND ACCESSORIES – this is my Mother’s Day present to myself. I bought a 30″ dainty ball chain with the initials of my two grandchildren. It’s not a statement piece (Stella & Dot carries some beauties) but it’s a piece that shows my love. I’ve linked to my wonderful representative, Darcy Sieber, in case you don’t have one. After ordering this I had it in 4 days!!

Stella & Dot

Stella & Dot

5. and 6. SUBSCRIPTION BOXES – I’m a huge fan of subscription boxes and think there’s one for everyone and every budget. For $21 a month you can order GLOSSYBOX and get someone full size and deluxe samples of skincare and cosmetics; for $7 a month you can order COLOR ME MONTHLY which delivers a surprise nail polish shade; for $36 a month you can order one of three WANTABLE boxes (cosmetics, accessories or intimates) and for $49.95 you can order FAB FIT FUN which has a little bit of everything. A subscription box gift is perfect for those far away from you or for a last minute “oops I forgot”. You pick the number of months so you can keep it in your budget.
7. LISA HOFFMAN SCENTED JEWELRY – there are a lot of items you can order from Lisa Hoffman that make very unusual gifts. My blog partner Lisa adores this line so when I asked her to pick a favorite fragrance for me to share today this is what she chose. This particular one is the Kerala Ashok Garden Bracelet that you fill with the scented beads but there are others that she’s crazy about too.
8. LUSH MUM’S GIFT SET – While Lush has beautiful gifts for all occasions there is something special about this Mum’s Gift Set. The Mum Gift Set has seven different floral-scented products, including two bath bombs, three bubble bars, a body lotion and a face moisturizer. It’s everything your mom needs to smell amazing after a bit of pampering. And I bet she’ll share too.
9. CLARISONIC ARIA INDULGENCE GIFT SET – I chose this since more mom’s know about the Clarisonic than the Foreo Luna plus it’s a great set that not only contains the new Aria but also 1.7 oz Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, 0.5 oz Josie Maran Argan Oil Light, and 0.23 oz Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm. You’ll get a lot for the $199 that this normally costs by itself.
10. MONT BLEU – I could have done a post just on buying Mont Bleu products for Mother’s Day but I chose just 3 of the hundreds of beautiful items. I have the heart key chain and smile every time I pick up my keys. I can distinguish between the two cars with ease plus it’s a heart!! The business card case shown is perfect if you have a working mom and the hairbrush is just to die for! You can find every price item at Mont Bleu and you absolutely won’t be disappointed. The shipping is reasonable and quick.
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Out of all of these I think my own elderly mother would most enjoy the Lisa Hoffman bracelet since she’d have something different than the other ladies in her senior citizen apartment building. For me I’d love more Mont Bleu and A Girl’s Gotta Spa products.
Join the other bloggers to see what they chose. It’s always fun to see the differences. — Marcia

 

*some items were PR samples

Go for the red! Valentine’s Day gift ideas from Mont Bleu

One of my favorite etailer sites for beauty items with that ‘bling factor’ is Mont Bleu. They sent some amazing options that are deliciously perfect for Valentine’s Day. These red-themed items are all adorned with Swarovski crystals and each comes with a certificate of authenticity. Even better, right now Mont Bleu is having a sale but hurry up – it ends February 16th. Until then, just enter the code VALENTINE for 25% off.

Mont Bleu Glass Nail File

Mont Bleu Swarovski Glass Nail File

Mont Bleu Glass Nail File

Mont Bleu Glass Nail File – Waterfall Color – Rose

This Glass Nail File (WC-M10, $12.98) is hand decorated with Swarovski Elements in a waterfall pattern. Glass nail files are awesome because they are easy on the nails, hygienic, and they never wear out. This beautiful file will last forever – in fact it comes with a lifetime guarantee.

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Mont Bleu Breeze Hair Brush

Mont Bleu Hair Brush

Mont Bleu Breeze Hair Brush

Mont Bleu Hair Brush

close up of the Mont Bleu Hair Brush

The Breeze Hair Brush ($50.61) is absolutely stunning. It’s a wooden boar bristle brush that is studded with Swarovski crystals. The red and white combination couldn’t be better for Valentine’s Day (it also comes in blue, which I think is equally gorgeous). The brush is extremely gentle and it’s perfect for winter because it won’t cause the dreaded static hair.

Mont Bleu Compact Mirror

Mont Bleu Compact Mirror with Certificate of Authenticity

Mont Bleu Compact Mirror

Mont Bleu Corals V Compact Mirror

Mont Bleu Compact Mirror

Mont Bleu Corals V Compact Mirror

The Corals V Compact Mirror ($128.48) is certainly spendy, but it is fabulous. I really can’t adequately describe how flipping gorgeous this mirrored compact is – the pictures don’t even begin to do it justice. The Swarovski crystals are applied by hand, and it comes in a beautiful black leatherette gift box. The compact is made of metal and it has just enough heft to feel substantial without being unwieldy. It opens easily to reveal two mirrors, a standard one and magnifying one. This will make you swoon!

You need to take a few moments to peruse the Mont Bleu website. They ship super fast and the beautiful selections seem endless. Find what you want for Valentine’s Day and tell your significant other…or buy it for yourself!  - Lisa

*pr samples

Top Ten Tuesday – 2013 Stocking Stuffers

TOP TEN TUESDAY is here with stocking stuffer ideas. This was extremely fun for me since I’ve never filled a stocking nor had one filled for me. Poor Marcia. But that has never stopped me from thinking about items as stocking stuffers. I just love the idea of it and love to hear what others would be getting. Here are some items that I used this year that I’d put in stockings if given the chance.
1. PIXI BEAUTY ICY EYE PALETTE is a fabulous palette for only $12 that I’m in love with. It would be great for any woman on your list and your own stocking too. Buff Blizzard is just the right size for any stocking.
2. PIXI BEAUTY ICY LIP LUSTER is a set of 4 glosses in a decorative box for $16. You could give 1, 2 or all 4 of these to someone on your list. The lighter shades in this are sparkly and fun and would be great for young teens while the darker shades could go to your older teen.
3. BEAUTY BLENDER SPONGE is my go to. I’ve used these for years and consider it to be a holy grail item. If you have a makeup lover in your life that wouldn’t splurge on something when there’s a very inexpensive alternative, then this would be absolutely perfect. Plus it now comes in black or white!
4. MONT BLEU MIRRORS are simply stunning. Every woman wants something sparkly for a gift and these mirrors are the perfect item to put a smile on someone’s face. There are so many styles to pick from that every woman you know could get a different one.
5. EYES COLLAGEN EYE PADS (these used to be called Eyedews) are my favorite treat for party time. These help diminish the puffiness and lines that all that partying (or life) does to me. There are now 3 varieties which we’ll be reviewing very soon. You want them and so does your mother, sister, niece and best friend!
6. FURLESSE LIP-STICKS are another favorite especially for party time. You’ll be amazed at how relaxed those pesky lines will look. Furlesse also makes Crows, Rows and Elevens for your eyes. You’ll be doing someone a big favor with these in their stocking.
7. BEAUTY SPOON is a fun and unusual gift that won’t get you in trouble with your mother-in-law. These are available at Walmart in the beauty section so you could buy this as a last minute gift. The Beauty Spoon helps get out every last bit of the creams, lotions and potions from a jar.
8. SHAVE TECH RECHARGEABLE TRAVEL SHAVER absolutely wowed my husband and I know it would wow my sons. It’s a slim, portable electric razor that you charge with your USB port. It has the sleek lines of today’s technology and fits in a pocket. The men in your life will thank you for this.
9. UNCOMMON GOODS iPHONE CASES are just plain fun. The ones shown in the collage are on sale for only $9.99. There are so many styles that it would be easy to find the perfect one for anyone on your list that has an iPhone 4/4s/5. Follow my link and enter the giveaway for one (through 12/13/13).
10. LILLY BRUSH is a practical yet nice looking stocking stuffer. It does a great job on clothing that pills up and also for removing pet fur. I bet you have a long list that this would be appropriate for.

I can’t wait to read the other lists to see what I’ll be missing out on this holiday or what I should be shopping for now actually. Join me! — Marcia

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*some items received for review

Need a graduation gift? Try Mont Bleu or Prada

Ok, so these aren’t great gift ideas for a boy who is graduating – if you have one of those, get him a gift card.  If you are shopping for a girl graduate, here are some excellent ideas for gifts Mont Bleu and Prada sent to the BIZ that she will love.

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Swarovski crystal hair pins

The Swarovski Hairpins from Mont Bleu are beautiful and so inexpensive –   only $15.57!  (This is a Czech store that ships internationally, just choose your preferred currency when you visit the website.)

Wearing my Swarovsky Hair Pins

Wearing my Swarovski Hair Pins

The crystals in these hair pins are Swarovski, the Austrian manufacturer of crystals.  The crystals come in quite a few different colors, each one prettier than the next.

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another look

another look

The hair pins are just tight enough to hold hair in place without being uncomfortable. I love them. Another plus – they come in a perfect black gift box.

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Shamballa  Light Gold Pearl Bracelet

Another great choice from Mont Bleu are the Shamballa Bracelets ($24.66).  As someone who works on both a high school and a college campus, I can tell you these are all the rage and your girl graduate will be thrilled. Every single bracelet is totally unique. They are made with waxed cord that is tied using macramé techniques. The braids hold stones, pearls, or beads and you can choose from several different sizes.

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Shamballa Rose Peach Pearl Bracelet

Different color possibilities include pastels, neon, grey, black, and white. They really are gorgeous, and again, so affordable!

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Prada Candy Gift Set

Or you could go in a completely different direction and thrill your girl graduate with a little bit of Prada. Specifically, the Prada Candy Gift Set ($114). Look at how chic and fun the packaging is!

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inside

This set just came out in April, and it includes Candy Eau de Parfum (2.7oz.), Candy Lotion (2.5oz.) and a roll-on Eau de Parfum (.34oz.).

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Candy Eau de Parfum

The fragrance is beautiful. It’s a young scent, but not too young, like bubblegum young. This smells of musk and caramel, which adds up to delicious. It’s fresh and fun, and young women love this.

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roll-on Eau de Parfum

There’s a roll perfume perfect for a purse or backpack.

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Candy Lotion

And the lotion smells fantastic, it’s a slightly lighter scent than the perfume. It moisturizes beautifully and of course the packaging is total cuteness.

Since you are in for all those graduation ceremonies and open houses this month, you might as well get in some fun shopping too  - and maybe grab something for yourself while you are at it. This year, save the gift cards for the boys and give the girls something fun! – Lisa

*pr samples

When it’s time to give a gift, it’s time to look at Mont Bleu

Mont Bleu key ring

Mont Bleu key ring

Mont Bleu is one amazing company. Every time Beauty Info Zone receives a package from the company we are more and more in awe of the beauty of the products they create. We’ve been fortunate enough to review glass files, pens, tweezers, mirrors and earrings. The list of products that Mont Bleu manufactures goes on and on. It’s easy to get lost in their website and it’s easier to want to buy everything they make. They are known for hand setting products with SWAROVSKI® ELEMENTS crystals. They are the producers of their own products, they aren’t resellers. They take pride in absolutely everything they create and when you actually see and hold them you’ll be fascinated with the precision work and the gorgeous colors of the crystals.

Beauty Info Zone believes these make the best gifts ever. We’re coming up on Mother’s Day, graduation and bridal showers and we can’t think of better gifts to give. We have some products to share with you to show even more of the beauty of the line.

MARCIA’S GOODIES:

Ask anyone in my family what I love most (besides my grandson that is) and they’ll say hearts. I’m known for collecting heart items. Mont Bleu has a whole section called Gifts with Heart which I’m sure they created just for me. Beautiful glass nail files, cell phone charms and key chains are in this part making me drool. Well my drooling is over. Take a look at this fabulous key chain.

Mont Bleu Key Ring

Mont Bleu Key Ring

When I saw it on the Mont Bleu website I thought it was perfect. When I had it in my hand I knew it was perfection for a heart lover. I’m afraid to leave my car with valet since I can’t imagine anyone not drooling over this. It looks like you’ve spent a fortune on this but it’s under $16US.

Mont Bleu - two in one!

Mont Bleu – two in one!

Having the two parts is great for me since I have 3 keys just for my mom’s senior living so I have hers on one and mine on the other. If I need to I can take one with me to lessen my load. This is sturdy and looks heavy but it really isn’t. I’m in love with my hearts!

Mont Bleu has also created some of the most beautiful bag hangers I’ve ever seen. Who wants their purse on the dirty floor of a restaurant? You can instead use their bag hangers to keep your handbag clean and safe. You can position this where you want on the table so that someone can’t just come by and snatch up your purse. It folds up small and you store it in the purse, ready to take out when you need it. Genius.

Mont Bleu bag hanger

Mont Bleu bag hanger

Mont Bleu bag holder closed

Mont Bleu bag holder closed

how you attach the bag holder

how you attach the bag holder

There are 24 to choose from too, priced from $14.29 to $21 US. They are packaged in a box ready to wrap and give. But do yourself a favor and buy one for yourself too.

Mont Bleu bag hanger open

Mont Bleu bag hanger open

LISA’S GOODY:

What does everyone need these days? A business card holder. Actually, in my world everyone needs a business card holder with some BLING. Mont Bleu comes to the rescue with business card holders emblazoned with Swarovski Elements.

Business Card Holder

Business Card Holder

Mont Bleu says, “We brought a fresh look at the highly underestimated personal accessory, a business card holder. Sleek and functional design combined with high-quality hand-decorating work will add an unforgettable attitude to your image.  Get your own chic accessory right now, whether it’s a gift or you want to treat yourself.”

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inside, beautiful black velvet

The outside is so pretty with the black, pink, and white crystals in a floral pattern.  The inside is impressive too – it’s not just plain metal, it’s a comfy looking black velvet that looks luxurious and impressive when you open the card holder.

even better with cards!

even better with cards!

And check out how fantastic it looks with my cards inside! It holds probably 20 cards easily. I love how I was able to coordinate the outside of the card holder with the colors of my cards. Mont Bleu has eleven different choices from completely plain to total BLING (around $25US) so take a look – I know there is a perfect choice for you.

*samples were sent for review

 

Mont Bleu’s birthday gift for Lisa the Aquarius

Today is my birthday – happyFebruary to all of my fellow Aquarius friends!

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Mont Bleu Pen with Swarovski Crystals

Like Marcia, who had a January birthday, Mont Bleu was kind enough to send me a wonderful birthday package full of gorgeous gifts.  I adore them all and couldn’t wait to share. Mont Bleu has a fabulous array of products that are available online and the shipping is incredibly fast!  Check out my gifts and hopefully it will give you some ideas for gifting someone special in your life.

I love the Pen with Swarovski Crystals.  It’s even in one of my favorite colors, deep blue.

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the crystal is gorgeous

Just look at that beautiful crystal on the top of the pen! This slim pen writes beautifully and makes writing those thank you notes a pleasure.

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Mont Bleu Slant Tip Tweezers

Next are the Slant Tip Tweezers.  Aren’t they magnificent? The crystals are such a wonderful touch, these are tweezers you will want to keep out on your vanity.

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Mont Bleu Glass Nail File

Like Marcia, I was sent a glass nail file.  There are so many to choose from on the site, but I really think this one is particularly beautiful.

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LOVE!

Just look at that waterfall of blue and white crystals! My heart skips a beat when I see it, it’s so pretty.

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Aquarius!

I adore the extremely thoughtful Aquarius glass nail file. Glass nail files are perfect for my gel nails and I love the astrological personalization. This is a wonderful birthday gift for any cosmetics aficionado!

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my beautiful Crystal Swarovski earrings

The final item in my birthday gift was a pair of these spectacular Swarovsky earrings. Every time I wear them I get comments! They turn different colors, from blue to pink to green.  They end up matching every outfit I own!

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Having a very happy birthday with my earrings and Mont Bleu birthday package

I have been super impressed with this terrific online company that offers so many gorgeous items from crystal nail files to makeup mirrors to key rings to makeup and hair brushes. Take a look at Mont Bleu, I know you will find great gifts for friends, plus a plethora of items that you need to buy for yourself!  – Lisa