Getting my bling on with the November Collection of Your Bijoux Box

img_3327It’s definitely the start of party season in my neck of the woods!  In the past weeks I have had two bat mitzvahs, one family party, one friends party, and a wedding.  Coming up in the next month?  Another wedding and so many holiday parties I can’t even count them.  So when Your Bijoux Box sent my November box of bling it was a happy day!  Gotta love some new beautiful baubles for making parties extra festive.

Your Bijoux Box NovemberThe November Collection from Your Bijoux Box is called the Black Box.  It’s a coordinated set of four pieces that complement almost any outfit, dressy or dressed down.  Each monthly box has three jewelry items for women (although this month there were four items!).  The boxes are curated by stylists, so although these are customized everyone gets the same jewelry each month.  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.

Here’s what is in November’s box of bling:

Exotic Leather BangleExotic Leather BangleHouse of Harlow 1960The Exotic Leather Bangle is by the House of Harlow 1960, Nicole Richie’s company.  I love the rocker chick vibe combined with the timelessness of the gold – it’s a perfect mix.  This is a substantial, beautiful piece that you need in your collection!

Noir Jacket EarringsNoir Jacket EarringsNoir Jacket EarringsThe Noir Jacket Earrings are very pretty multi-taskers.  The black stone is beautiful by itself, but the earring really shines when paired with the sparkling jacket.

Noir CollarNoir CollarI am totally in love with the Noir Collar.  This black and gold statement piece is adjustable so you can wear it as a choker or significantly longer.  It holds its own with an ornate dress, and it is adorable with a white button down, jeans, and black boots.

Cocktail Hair PinCocktail Hair PinThe finishing touch is this gorgeous Cocktail Hair Pin.  It gives instant glamour to a pony tail or bun, and I love it for just holding back on my hair on one side when I wear it loose and long.

I love every piece in this months Your Bijoux Box!!  Right now you can get the Bijoux Box Limited Edition Holiday Luxe Box featuring House of Harlow and Deepa Gurnani for just $125 (value $400+).bijou-luxe-holiday-box

And if you want a single box without the automatically renewing feature, they offer gift options. This is a great gift for you and a great gift to give for the holidays.  After all, ‘she wanted all to sparkle, and dance in a glorious jubilee’!  – Lisa

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GoodBeing the natural beauty and wellness subscription

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Are you looking for a natural beauty and wellness source? Are you interested in subscription boxes but most send items that you don’t care for? If you can say yes to either of these then GOOD*BEING is a box you want to know more about.good-being-box

GOOD*BEING at one time was called Goodebox which we’ve reviewed previously. The subscription is similar but now it’s more curated to meet your needs. I was sent a sample box to show you the type of products you could receive. Since I didn’t register I received a typical box rather than one chosen specifically for me.

GoodBeing subscription

GoodBeing subscription

The price of their subscription is dependent on how many months you sign up to receive it. A single box to try them out is $21 but you can lower that price by signing up for more months. Shipping is free for the sub so no hidden costs.

GoodBeing Subscription

GoodBeing Subscription

On the GoodBeing website it says that you’ll receive 4-5 trial size products but I received 2 full and 3 deluxe trial sizes. I’m pretty sure that’s typical according to my past experience. Each box contains information cards that explain the products fully. Every product is a name brand so you are dealing with brands you’ve heard about and would consider buying.

DR. HAUSCHKA ROSE NURTURING BODY OIL was the first product I noticed in the package. This is a 1 oz version and it’s huge. I’m surprised to find out that the full size is 2.5 oz ($29) since this certainly looks like a full sized product.

Dr. Hauschka Rose Nurturing Body Oil

Dr. Hauschka Rose Nurturing Body Oil

Dr. Hauschka Rose Nurturing Body Oil is a vegan product created to promote a sense of balance and well being. It contains extracts of damask roses and rose essential oil. It also contains jojoba oil. Apply this on moist skin after bathing and your skin will soak in the oil and keep you moisturized all day.

Dr. Hauschka Rose Nurturing Body Oil

Dr. Hauschka Rose Nurturing Body Oil

ANNMARIE ROSEMARY PEPPERMINT BODY WASH is another vegan product in the box. This is a sample size of 1 fl oz (full size is $34.95 for 200 ml). This plastic bottle is a great size for travel or to test out to see how much you like it.

Annmarie Rosemary Peppermint Body Wash

Annmarie Rosemary Peppermint Body Wash

The body wash is described as invigorating with an aloe-vera base herb-infuse liquid. This is pH balanced and contains rosemary and essential oil of peppermint. It’s a very refreshing smell as well as an effective body wash.

OSEA OCEAN CLEANSER (vegan) is a facial cleanser in a deluxe sample size 1 oz glass bottle. A full size of 6 oz is $44 making this a $7.25 value. This is recommended for normal, dry and combo skin. It’s a moisturizing cleanser so it doesn’t leave your skin dried out.

OSEA Ocean Cleanser

OSEA Ocean Cleanser

This is a vegan pH-balanced  cleanser that’s rich in minerals, algae, vitamins,  and mineral salts. It’s helpful for reducing the effects of photo-aging and it helps increase collagen production.

DAILY CONCEPTS YOUR DUAL TEXTURE SCRUBBER is the product I’m most excited about from the box. I’ve used this before and loved it. What’s unusual about this full size scrubber ($12) is that it has a tag that says “Replace me when writing fades”. People tend to use some products past their life but bacteria can build up. Even though we want it to be a forever item this is safer.

DAILY CONCEPTS Your Dual Texture Body Scrubber

DAILY CONCEPTS Your Dual Texture Body Scrubber

This vegan product is a great shower tool. It comes with a plastic holder that sticks to the bath wall and a cord to attach it. One side is a soft washcloth feeling that is great for washing your face and body with gentle exfoliation.

DAILY CONCEPTS Your Dual Texture Body Scrubber soft texture

DAILY CONCEPTS Your Dual Texture Body Scrubber soft texture

The opposite side is a great body exfoliator. When used with a body cleanser (like Annmarie Rosemary Peppermint) it creates rich lather. I really need this side for my very dry feet to keep the flakies at bay.

DAILY CONCEPTS Your Dual Texture Body Scrubber exfoliating side

DAILY CONCEPTS Your Dual Texture Body Scrubber exfoliating side

PURE ANADA EYESHADOW (full size $8) is one of 45 shades available from Pure Anada. It’s a very finely milled mineral eyeshadow.

PURE ANADA eyeshadow

PURE ANADA eyeshadow

The shade I have, Champagne, is a soft shimmer that has just a touch of gold to it. It looks great on my browbone or all over as a shadow base. I recommend using an eyeshadow primer before applying so that it adheres to your eye and doesn’t fade away. This is also vegan.

All in all I think this is a great box with a good value. A single box would be $21 and the value of this particular box is around $45. To receive 5 vegan items is unusual in a subscription. Check out the brands they work with so you can know before you buy!  —  Marcia

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Giveaway alert! Win some luxe knickers with The Enclosed Valentine’s Lingerie Giveaway

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There are subscription boxes for just about everything these days like vintage fashion from Redbird Vintage Box and fabulous everyday fashion from Stitchfix. Today we are featuring a very sexy subscription box from The Enclosed, along with an awesome giveaway for some luxe knickers valued at $55.

The Enclosed offers beautiful ‘unmentionables’ delivered right to your door. A lingerie monthly subscription box is an excellent suggestion you can subtly – or not so subtly – hint to your significant other for your anniversary or for your birthday. Of course it also makes for a great holiday gift, so why not plant that seed now? Or better yet, order this for yourself just because.

Going VERY brief with the Fondant Flower Cupcake G-String

Going VERY brief with the Fondant Flower Cupcake G-String

Based on your preferences (or his!) and your size, The Enclosed chooses a bikini, boyshort, tanga, thong, g-string or “clandestine” knickers to be delivered monthly. This is special lingerie that will make you feel totally pampered as The Enclosed searches the world for the latest designs and truly gorgeous fabric and lace. Every month a luxurious pair of panties arrive – a great surprise for you both!

Subscriptions are offered for one, three, six, or twelve months, and fit is always 100% guaranteed. Every month there are different brands, including Lou Paris, Clo Intimo, KissKill, Maison Close, Lost In Wonderland, Jenna Leigh, Eberjey, Mimi Holiday, Samantha Chang, Maison Lejaby, Mary Green, Millesia and lots more.

For those who love thongs, the Lace Cookies Thong is beautiful

For those who love thongs, the Lace Cookies Thong is beautiful

The ‘Just a Taste’ one month subscription is $55, A Season of Luxe 3 month subscription is $150, Six Months of Surprises is $275, and A Year of Decadence is $500. Be aware that shipping is extra – for the US, $5 per month, Canada is $15 per month, and delivery to all other countries costs $20 per month.

Loving these Blueberry Lime Compote Boy Shorts

Loving these Blueberry Lime Compote Boy Shorts

The Elegance Cake Bikini looks feminine and comfy, too

The Elegance Cake Bikini looks feminine and comfy, too

Enter now to win a one time gift from The Enclosed, a $55 value!  You can save your pretty knickers to use as Valentine’s lingerie, or you can wear them to work just because you want to feel sexy and confident.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  This giveaway ends November 21, 2016 at 11:59 EST. One winner will win a “Just a Taste” one month subscription from The Enclosed. As always, you must subscribe to Beauty Info Zone’s emails and comment. After those two requirements you can continue on. If the Rafflecopter gets cranky and the comments close before the giveaway is over, send us an email with your comment to beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label your message KNICKERS.  Best of luck for some beautiful lingerie!  – Lisa
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My nails are cheering me up with Color Me Monthly Revelry

Color Me Monthly REVELRY

Color Me Monthly REVELRY

I needed a little bit of cheer in my life and that meant a cheery nail polish. I turned to Color Me Monthly Revelry which I had purchased during the last Color Me Monthly sale. Revelry is their June 2016 polish. As I’m writing this I can’t get into the website but I still wanted to share this beauty.  Their Facebook page is live and active so I have hope that I’ll soon be purchasing from them again.

Color Me Monthly Revelry side view

Color Me Monthly Revelry side view

This very pretty red has a beautiful pink undertone as well as infinitesimally small shimmer within. You might be the only one that notices the shimmer but it’s enough to bring a smile to your face.

Color Me Monthly in Revelry

Color Me Monthly in Revelry

Color Me Monthly is a one a month nail subscription box that’s $7 and includes shipping. Eventually the polishes make their way to The Vault where you can buy them for $9 (including shipping).

Along with your polish you get a card with their signature haiku

freedom to indulge

fireworks and family

our independence

Revelry

CMM Revelry (June 2016)

CMM Revelry (June 2016)

Near Black Friday Color Me Monthly usually has a sale but I couldn’t wait to share what’s been making me smile these days.  —  Marcia

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Boxycharm October 2016

Boxycharm October 2016

Boxycharm October 2016

I’ve written about Boxycharm’s subscription many times and have determined that this is the one sub service that I can easily recommend to readers and friends. For $21 per month you receive full size products that are almost always cosmetics. This month’s box has a value of $119 so even if I don’t use 100% of it myself, I’m still ahead of the game.

The theme this month is Boxy Bazaar but in my eyes it’s Fall Bazaar since everything in this box reminds of fall shades. Three out of five of the items this month will remain home with me while two are going to be rehomed.
BRIGEO BLOW DRY PERFECTION HEAT PROTECTANT

BRIGEO BLOW DRY PERFECTION HEAT PROTECTANT

The only non-cosmetic item is BRIGEO BLOW DRY PERFECTION HEAT PROTECTANT ($24, 4 OZ). This will be sent to a close friend who absolutely adores Brigeo products and will be thrilled to receive this. It’s a weightless blow-dry finishing and heat protectant cream. Brigeo is a well loved brand in part because they contain no sulfates, silicones or parabens. I consider it very fragranced although I doubt others would. But I pick and choose my battles when it comes to fragranced products and this one isn’t winning my nose over. It sounds great though since it smooths hair, tames frizz, and enhances shine.

IBY Beauty Three's Company Trio Eye Shadow palette

IBY Beauty Three’s Company Trio Eye Shadow palette

My favorite product is from a brand that is new to me: IBY BEAUTY.  I’m always overjoyed when Boxycharm has eyeshadows in their boxes. Some of my most used palettes have come from Boxycharm. This full size palette, $19) is their Three’s Company Trio Eye Shadow palette and contains perfect fall shades: a shimmery highlighter, a metallic burnished copper, and a basic brown matte shade. It will be easy to do an eye look with these three plus they are a nice addition to my (not so) small eyeshadow collection. I haven’t used this yet because of a health problem but once I’m back to makeup, this goes on.

LUXIE BEAUTY EYE BLENDER BRUSHES

LUXIE BEAUTY EYE BLENDER BRUSHES

LUXIE BEAUTY EYE BLENDER BRUSHES

LUXIE BEAUTY EYE BLENDER BRUSHES

To help apply the eyeshadows is a trio of full size LUXIE BEAUTY EYE BLENDER BRUSHES. I’ve received a pretty pink brush from Luxie previously and have always liked them because they are super soft and cruelty free. This time they’ve collaborated with Boxycharm to bring us this collection of blending brushes ($36). With three brushes each can do their own job of blending and buffing. The 229 is going to help me the most since it’s sturdy and reminds me a little of MAC 217.

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STARLOOKS ULTRA MATTE LIP PAINT in PIQUANT

STARLOOKS ULTRA MATTE LIP PAINT in PIQUANT

 PIQUANT swatch

PIQUANT swatch

It’s not fall without a matte lip paint this year and that’s been fulfilled by STARLOOKS ULTRA MATTE LIP PAINT in PIQUANT ($19). There are 4 available shades with Piquant being the most mauve of the bunch. This will be rehomed in a future giveaway since I’m so picky about lip shades.  It looks beautiful though.

TEMPTU S/B BRONZE SHIMMER BRONZER

TEMPTU S/B BRONZE SHIMMER BRONZER

Last is a product I’d never have bought for myself but that I really appreciate having, TEMPTU S/B BRONZE SHIMMER BRONZER ($29.50). A tiny drop mixed into moisturizer or liquid foundation will give just enough glow and come in handy on my ghostliest days. For me it’s the perfect way to add bronze since I’m just not adept enough with a powder bronzer. This will last me for the rest of my life probably.

There were some variations and not everyone received the TEMPTU but the substitutions look fabulous (Cargo Swimmables Water Resistant Bronzer, Cargo Beach Blush, or OFRA Beverly Hills Highlighter. If they’d given me a choice I’d have picked the OFRA but I’m very happy with the Temptu.
What do you think of this month’s subscription? Do you think this would work for you? —  Marcia
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My first Your Bijoux Box – October jewelry fun!

Your Bijoux BoxIt’s been way too long since I’ve happily discovered a subscription box on my porch, and I forgot how much fun they are!  I recently received the Your Bijoux Box for review, and it is a pretty neat little box of sparkly stuff – this month the box had jewelry AND cosmetics.

One of the best parts of a subscription box is opening it up.  This box is on the smaller side, but I definitely did a little dance of joy when I saw all the pretty bags inside.

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Your Bijoux Box

Your Bijoux Box

Each monthly box has three jewelry items for women.  The boxes are curated by stylists, although these are customized – everyone gets the same jewelry each month.  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.

The October Your Bijoux Box has three jewelry items PLUS an eyeshadow palette – extra fun!  But first, the jewelry:

Ombre Tortoise Pendant

Ombre Tortoise Pendant

Ombre Tortoise Pendant

Ombre Tortoise Pendant

The Ombre Tortoise Pendant is right on trend.  I am seeing these long necklaces with square pendants everywhere.  This one has color crystals in beautiful fall amber, gold, and orange.  This is exactly what you need to pull together an outfit with a crew or boat neck sweater.

Tortoise Layered Bracelet

Tortoise Layered Bracelet

The Tortoise Layered Bracelet goes perfectly with the other items.  It’s a combination of chunky gold and tortoise-shell, and I love the easy adjustable fit.

Ella Amber Earrings

Ella Amber Earrings

The Ella Amber Earrings are sooo pretty.  The amber is sparkly enough to stand out with my dark hair, but these babies are still casual enough for every day.

Spice Me Up Eye Palette by City Color

Spice Me Up Eye Palette by City Color

Since this is my first Your Bijoux Box, I didn’t realize that every month there is a bonus item in addition to the 3 jewelry items.  The bonus in the October box is a Spice Me Up Eye Palette by City Color ($9).  The fall colors are beautiful!  All of these shades are metallics so they all have some sparkle.  The pigmentation is ok, but with a primer or some mixing medium they last a long time and the colors really pop.  It’s a fun palette to play around with.

 

Overall, everything matches – even the eyeshadow palette – but it isn’t too ‘matchy matchy’, you know what I mean?

Good news:  Your Bijoux Box has coupons!  Sparkles10 gives 10% off any order, so your best value for this one would be the 3, 6, or 12 month subscription.  Or, use the coupon WELCOME for an extra piece of jewelry!  Only 1 coupon per order.  They also host a monthly style contest. #YourBijouxBoxStyle a photo wearing or displaying the jewelry to win an overflowing box of sparkles! Share it on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or the Your Bijoux Box Blog.

And if you want a single box without the automatically renewing feature, they offer gift options. And don’t you think you deserve a little gift?  I do!!  – Lisa

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What’s in the September Boxycharm and what’s in our giveaway?

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Just in case you are tired of all the subscription box reviews this month I’ve added a giveaway with products that I won’t/can’t use from them. Boxycharm is my favorite of the 4 I buy and I’m thrilled to share the contents of this with you.

Boxycharm products for September 2016

Boxycharm products for September 2016

Boxycharm doesn’t skimp. They send full size items almost all the time and this month there are 5 full size winners. A Boxycharm subscription costs $21 per month but it’s always worth a lot more. This month’s box has a value of $111. If only my stocks did this well! I’ll share in alphabetical order so as not to play favorites.

butterLONDON Trend Nail Lacquer in Yummy Mummy ($15). As a nail polish afficionado I’m always happy to see them in my boxes. Yummy Mummy is described as a cool beige shimmering nail lacquer. I’m not sure if I can carry this color off. The thing it has going for it is that it’s a cool beige. I noticed that butterLONDON has changed the name (Trend Nail Lacquer) and I couldn’t find it online at Ulta or Sephora. butterLONDON’s website carries all the shades though.

butterLONDON Yummy Mummy

butterLONDON Yummy Mummy

Hikari Cosmetics Eye Liner in Raven ($13) –  it’s a running joke with beauty blogs that they never want to see another black eyeliner again. After all how many can we have? The nice thing about this is that it’s a mechanical pencil so you can carry it around without a sharpener. Great for those office to dinner nights.

Hikari Cosmetics Raven Eye Liner

Hikari Cosmetics Raven Eye Liner

Project Beauty Hairgurt ($11) is a smoothing yogurt hair masque. It contains yogurt protein, prebiotics, quinoa, a botanical oil blend and bio-keratin. The fragrance is Strawberry Banana. It sounds and smells like a smoothie. It’s the kind of hair masque that I’ll save for a spa day since it’s to be used after shampoo. You apply it from roots to ends and wash it out 5 to 10 minutes later. I’m overdue for a masque treatment so this will come in handy. I just hope I don’t go eat something while it’s working its magic on my hair.

Project Beauty Hairgurt in Strawberry Banana

Project Beauty Hairgurt in Strawberry Banana

Pur Cosmetics Lip Lure in Graceful ($22) is already a favorite. Lip Lures are a liquid lipstick that aren’t matte nor are they glossy. They hit that middle ground perfectly by being moisturizing and rich in pigment. I love the applicator since the color comes out like a showerhead and then smoothes on gracefully. I totally forgot I owned Graceful or I’d have saved it for a giveaway but now I’ll have a purse one and a vanity one. Graceful is a dark nude.

Pur Cosmetics Lip Lure in Graceful

Pur Cosmetics Lip Lure in Graceful

Pur Cosmetics Lip Lure in Graceful

Pur Cosmetics Lip Lure in Graceful

Studio Makeup “On The Go” Palette ($49.95) – how can a full size palette of 9 neutral eyeshadows be anything but great for most of us! The nude trend isn’t going anywhere. Even if you are a bright eye makeup person there’s always a need for some neutrals. The shades in this palette are a mix of matte and shimmer shadows. The shimmer are of course my favorites but I will get use out of all these shades. It’s a sturdy black cardboard palette that’s heavily magnetized so it won’t open when you are on the go.

Studio Makeup On The Go Palette

Studio Makeup On The Go Palette

Studio Makeup On The Go Palette

Studio Makeup On The Go Palette

I hope you can see why BOXYCHARM is my favorite of all the subscriptions. It’s always a value and I’ve found some fabulous products from it. If I had to stop the flow of money, I’d still keep Boxycharm.  — Marcia

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This subscription giveaway is a combination of items from my Ipsy, Allure, Boxycharm, and Sephora Play bags/boxes. I’ll also be adding in some products from previous subscriptions for the winner. Contents are: 2 Sephora lip samples, Hikari Raven mechanical eye liner, Seraphina Guava Butter cheek and lip color, Supergoop Setting Mist, Pur-lisse Blue Lotus Moisturizer, Orly Breathable Nail Polish in Nourishing Nude, Estee Edit Skin Glowing Balm, Bulgari Omnia Paraiba mini, and Atelier Cologne Sud Magnolia. All products are deluxe sample sizes except for the Hikari eyeliner and the Orly polish. Other goodies will be included to surprise the winner.

The giveaway is open through 10/10/16 at 11:59 p.m. eastern to US subscribers. We often have a problem with comments closing before the giveaway ends, if that happens email me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it SUB BOX, make your comment in the email so you can continue on. I’ve been aghast at how many people don’t follow directions in our giveaways so if you click it, DO IT.

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