Unboxing The Zoe Report Box of Style

The Zoe Report Box of StyleWho doesn’t want a stylist? I know when something looks great but I’m not always the best at actually finding the items and picking them out. Probably the most famous stylist with a terrific eye for the latest and greatest is Rachel Zoe. Since it’s not likely that I will ever actually be styled by Rachel, The Zoe Report Box of Style is a fabulous alternative.                                                                        sample

Rachel Zoe

Rachel Zoe

Here’s how you know this box of fashion and beauty is incredible – every single box has sold out since Box of Style launched in March 2015. The Zoe Report Editor-in-Chief, Rachel Zoe, and her team of editors curate 5 full-sized products that are worth over $400. I am not kidding, this box is one ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ after another. Here’s the general info first, then I’ll give you the scoop on the current box.

You can get each individual box for $100, or subscribe for the year for $350.  The yearly price is worth the investment because you are guaranteed the box, and the spring box alone has over $400 worth of product in it. Each box has a ‘hero’ piece that is worth over $100. Women who will love this box are those who love fashion and style but just don’t have time to shop for the latest items. If you are into upscale style at a great price, or if you want to venture outside your typical comfort zone but don’t want to invest in a personal stylist, this is the perfect way to meet all those wants and spoil yourself without breaking the bank.

Also, get $10 off with the code  INFOSP10 !!

Opening The Zoe Report Box of Style - everything is individually wrapped!

Opening The Zoe Report Box of Style – everything is individually wrapped!

The Zoe Report Box of Style Spring 2017

The Zoe Report Box of Style Spring 2017

What is special about the Spring 2017 Edition?  Every single brand was founded by a woman! Total girl power. The products are valued at over $400 and they are absolutely obsession grade. There are two exclusive collaborations that you can only find in Box of Style, collaborations that have given jobs and skills to hundreds of women in India. The box is all about EMPOWERMENT – everything is made by women to empower other women to live a life of style! I love that this collection has everything needed to take you from work to the weekend. It’s a fantastic collection and I am just beyond thrilled with it. Ok, so now let’s get into the gorgeous details, shall we??

There are three fashion items – the Tribe Alive Custom Carryall ($238), the Adornemonde Iva Earrings ($62), and the Symbology Scarf ($50).

Tribe Alive Custom Carryall

Tribe Alive Custom Carryall

Tribe Alive Custom Carryall

Tribe Alive Custom Carryall

Tribe Alive Custom Carryall

Tribe Alive Custom Carryall

Wearing The Zoe Report Box of Style Spring 2017 items

Wearing The Zoe Report Box of Style Spring 2017 items

The Tribe Alive Custom Carryall is the ‘hero’ piece, a chic purse that is the perfect size – not so large that it overwhelms a small frame, but big enough for a last-minute shopping trip to Whole Foods. It’s super versatile too. I find that it is dressy enough for work, yet it also works as my bag for my yoga essentials. I love the juxtaposition of the colorful print with the tan strap and handles. This bag was made by women in India who could have otherwise ended up in the sex trade. Instead, the women are given skills and safe employment by Tribe Alive founder Carly Burson.

Symbology Scarf

Symbology Scarf

Symbology Scarf and Tribe Alive Carryall

Symbology Scarf and Tribe Alive Carryall

Symbology Scarf

Symbology Scarf

A great compliment to the Tribe Alive Custom Carryall is the Symbology Scarf. This is a gorgeous peacock-inspired print in gold and berry that can be worn around the neck, wrist, or tied to the strap of your purse. I love it paired with the Tribe Alive Custom Carryall.  The Symbology company was founded by Marissa Heyl after an inspirational trip to India.

Adornmonde Ivo Earrings

Adornmonde Ivo Earrings

Adornmonde Ivo Earrings

Adornmonde Ivo Earrings

Adornmonde Ivo Earrings

Adornmonde Ivo Earrings

The third fashion item is the adorable multi-tasking Adornmonde Ivo Convertible Earrings. Some boxes have the gold version, some have the silver version. Happily, mine had silver which is my preference. These earrings are a great twist on the classic hoop. You can also wear just the bar for a completely different look. Rachel suggests getting edgy and wearing the bar on one ear and the hoop on the other. Adornmonde is a chic jewelry line with LE pieces owned by Niki Allworth.

There are two beauty items in the Spring 2017 Box of Style:  Tatcha Polished Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder ($65) and Butter London Piece of Cake Nail Polish ($18).

Tatcha Polished Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder

Tatcha Polished Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder

Tatcha Polished Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder

Tatcha Polished Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder

I’m a big fan of the Tatcha Polished Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder.  Mixed with warm water or your cleanser, this is a wonderful exfoliant that removes dead skin and unclogs pores. It leaves skin soft and glowing. Since it’s a powder, you never have to worry about it expiring either. Victoria Tsai created this line which is inspired by the beauty rituals of Geisha’s.

Butter London Piece of Cake Nail Polish

Butter London Piece of Cake Nail Polish

Butter London Piece of Cake Nail Polish

Butter London Piece of Cake Nail Polish

Butter London Piece of Cake Nail Polish

Butter London Piece of Cake Nail Polish

How perfect is the Butter London Piece of Cake Nail Polish? Pretty pink perfect. This is a fantastic soft, neutral pink that makes for a classy and chic manicure. I could wear this shade every day for a year. I don’t think I ever knew that Butter London was founded by two fierce females, Sasha Muir and Nonie Creme.

An essential for beauty is lots and lots of clean water and The Zoe Report Box of Style has you covered with the last two items:  the BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle ($35) and the Stella Artois Chalice ($13).

 BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle

BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle

 BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle

BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle

 BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle

BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle

 BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle

BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle

I love the feminine look of the BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle and the silicone outer covering just feels awesome in your hands. The BKR line was created by Tal Winter and Kate Cutler as a response to cheap and definitely not chic plastic water bottles. Hydration is a necessity, so why not do it in style?

Stella Artois Chalice

Stella Artois Chalice

Stella Artois Chalice

Stella Artois Chalice

Stella Artois Chalice

Stella Artois Chalice

Stella Artois Chalice

Stella Artois Chalice

Stella Artois Chalice

Stella Artois Chalice

The final item, which is actually the ‘bonus’ item in the Spring 2017 Box of Style, is the Stella Artois Chalice. It’s a gorgeous chalice, and every LE chalice that is sold provides an incredible 5 years of clean water for one person in the developing world. Once you pour yourself a drink, be sure to leave your mark at BuyALadyaDrink.com.

I can’t rave enough about The Zoe Report Box of Style. It is a fantastic collection of obsession-worthy items and this collection in particular is amazing because it’s all about girl power. Click HERE to get yourself this stylish box before it sells out!  And don’t forget, get $10 off with the code  INFOSP10. – Lisa

 BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle

BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle

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Looking for a little luxury for the holidays? Look at these incredible beauty products

TOP TEN TUESDAY is all about Luxury today. We’ve all done our affordable wishlists, stocking stuffers, and helped you pick out some new items. So now it’s time to make a real wish for luxury. You never quite know when those wishes will come true!!

1450057833__11337282TOM FORD LIPS AND BOYS 10 LIPSTICK SET ($350). Tom Ford lipsticks are my all time favorite brand. They do keep raising the price on these but I can’t seem to resist them. The Lips and Boys lipsticks luckily are less money at $35 each but they are a lot smaller. I don’t really care. I never use up a lipstick and if I can wear one that makes me feel this good, I will splurge on it. For a limited time Tom Ford came out with this 10 Lipstick Set that contains Ian, Beau, Julian, Addison, Leonardo, Demsey, David, Egon, Daniel and Theo. You’ll get a touch of everything with this luxurious set.

1450057884__10998098CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN SILKY SATIN LIP COLOR ($90) is the lipstick that dreams are made of. It was certainly a revelation to the cosmetic world when Christian Louboutin chose to charge $90 for a lipstick. I wouldn’t wear it as a necklace even though it comes with a black satin ribbon for that purpose but I sure wouldn’t mind pulling this lipstick out at a soiree.
1450057940__9515423CHARLOTTE TILBURY THE UPTOWN GIRL SET ($230) will bring you a touch of so many products that Charlotte Tilbury gets raves for. There are several sets and all are gorgeous. I chose The Uptown Girl since it has colors I know I can comfortably wear. Inside this lovely set are The Uptown Girl eyeshadow palette, eyeliner in Audrey, Full Flat Lashes Mascara, Cheek to Chic Blush in Love Glow, Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Pink Venus, K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Bitch Perfect, Lip Lustre Lip Gloss in Sweet Stiletto all nestled in a Charlotte Tilbury Cosmetic Bag.
1450058003_kevyn-aucoin-the-legacy-paletteKEVYN AUCOIN THE LEGACY SET ($165) reminds me of how much I loved Kevyn Aucoin’s amazing talent and products. This new palette includes the Celestial Powder in Candlelight, The Sculpting Powder in Medium, The Essential Eye Shadows in Ice Gold, Champagne, Wheat, Camel, Coco, Dark Chocolate, Beige, Peach, Light Grey, Pewter, Espresso, and Black. Kevyn Aucoin was before his time when he came out with the Candlelight Powder which was the first luminizing powder I ever bought.
1450058060_wayne-goss-the-anniversary-setWAYNE GOSS THE ANNIVERSARY SET ($225) is the brush set that I really want. Anyone in my family reading this please take note!! The Anniversary Set includes an updated release of the popular Brush 01 (limited edition) and introduces the new Brush 05 which will become a permanent addition to The Collection. Sigh!
1450058153_charlotte-tilbury-complete-brush-kitCHARLOTTE TILBURY THE COMPLETE BRUSH KIT ($320) is something that would also make my heart go pitter patter. I love brushes and in spite of owning more than anyone could use, I still covet them. This set contains a CT makeup bag, lip brush,  eyeliner brush,eyeshadow smudger brush, eye blender brush, foundation brush, powder & sculpt brush, blush brush and bronzer brush. There’s nothing like luxury brushes.

1450058321__9413718CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN ROUGE COLLECTION NAIL LACQUER is available in a dozen colors and I’m sure they are wonderful and luxurious but they are $50 each. If someone wants to buy me one, I’m game! I promise to wear it often too.

1450058449__11271685LA MER THE TREATMENT ESSENTIALS ($415) is a limited edition set that contains Creme de La Mer Moisturizing Cream, Regenerating Serum, Eye Concentrate, and the Treatment Lotion. When I first started using Creme de La Mer it blew my budget and now I realize it’s not the most expensive brand out there. So consider this as the “save”.

1450058747_giftsets_superdeluxe__35755.1430427073.380.380ERA AGELESS LUXURY SET – I might as well go for the top of the line. I reviewed the ERA AGELESS EYE SERUM and loved it enough that I’m craving the line even though it’s out of my current budget. But since this is a wishlist then this $2165.99 set (on sale from $2549.95) would make me quite happy. It contains the Firm & Lift Serum, Age Defying Moisture Cream, Elastin and Beta Carotene Mask, Triple Thermal Mask and the Powerful Deep Wrinkle Filler. ERA Ageless has other less expensive sets too that would make me just as happy.

What’s on your Luxury Wishlist? Do any of these items pop out at you and say “I WANT THIS”?  — Marcia

Read to see what other items can blow your budget.


Beauty shopping at Meijer with mPerks

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If you are lucky enough to live in a state with Meijer stores then you might already know about their mPerk program. I shop there and for so long I ignored the mPerk program mainly because I didn’t understand it. I’m so sorry that I didn’t know because I was throwing out money all the time by not being a member. Once Meijer explained what it was, I’ve been using it all the time.

Let’s learn about mPerks. It’s so easy to join. You can either do it on your computer or tablet or through the Meijer mobile app. I signed up on my computer using my 10 digit phone number and my email address. Now I get emails and texts to alert me to ways I can save. As I’m typing this I notice an email that this weekend I could get 5% off groceries and 10% off general merchandise (like beauty!!) and apparel. I take advantage of this all the time plus I look at the Beauty Perks offers and “clip” their coupons. It’s all digital so I don’t have to carry around coupons that I’ll lose and/or rip. When I’m at the Meijer checkout, I enter my phone number and the savings are automatically added to my bill. I love easy!!!! Even my husband now knows about mPerks and uses my phone number to enter there.

Meijer sent a few things that you can find in their beauty aisles and save on through May 16th plus I picked up a few too.

Here are a few of my favorite coupons that I virtually clicked to get my savings:

$2 off any 1 Essie polish. I love this shade, Petal Pusher, described as “refreshing cool rain slate with subtle red and blue undertones”. But if that’s not available, I can be persuaded to find another gorgeous Essie.

Essie Petal Pusher nail polish

Essie Petal Pusher nail polish

$1 off any brand of Oral Care like Listerine, Colgate Optic White or Crest 3-D Whitestrips. The best thing with this particular coupon is that it’s a store coupon so I can use any manufacturer’s coupons in addition to this one. In addition there’s a 50 cent one for Listerine that I can use in conjunction with the $1 one.

Oral health care found at Meijer

Oral health care found at Meijer

$4.00 off 2 Maybelline NY eyeshadows and mascaras. My pick is the new Lash Sensation mascara since I’ve been wanting to try it. Plus it was already on special in the store so this just added to my savings.

Maybelline Lash Sensation, L'Oreal Blur blush, Physicians Formula Serum Booster eyeliner

Maybelline Lash Sensation, L’Oreal Blur blush, Physicians Formula Serum Booster eyeliner

$1 off any Neutrogena Facial Product

Neutrogena Naturals Wipes

Neutrogena Naturals Wipes

$1 off any Goody brush like this adorable one

Goody brush and ties

Goody brush and ties

There are 4 different clipless coupons for Olay products

Neutrogena and Olay

Neutrogena and Olay

To top it off, Meijer is always adding on new coupons. Right now I’m signed up for $5 off $25 in Beauty which is the icing on this cake.

If you aren’t a Meijer mPerk customer and you live in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky or Illinois, then you need to become a savvy shopper so that you too can save on Beauty Perks. — Marcia

*products were sent to facilitate this review