Emma & Chloe Jewelry Box May 2017 Review

Wow, this review is late–even by my procrastinating standards! I genuinely thought this box was the June shipment (since I received it earlier this month) so I was holding off on posting this review until mid-month. But imagine my horror when I saw a shipping notice in my email that said my June box was on the way! I went to look at my last review and lo and behold, it was for April. So….yeah. Sorry about that everyone!

Emma & Chloe Jewelry Box is a monthly jewelry club that represents independent, up-and-coming French jewelry designers. In addition to their monthly shipments, you can also purchase jewelry from their online boutique.

Every month they feature a designer and send a surprise piece of jewelry, though you can choose if you prefer gold or silver and whether or not you have pierced ears. If you do the month to month plan, it’s $35/month. If you prepay, the price goes down to $33/month for a 3 month subscription, $31/month for a 6 month subscription, and $29/month for a 12 month subscription. The unique piece of jewelry is always valued between $50 and $200, so you’re getting a significant discount no matter what option you choose.

Emma & Chloe Jewelry Box May 2017 Review

I always mention this in every review for Emma & Chloe: the packaging is lovely! This black box comes in a padded bubble mailer, so the box is always in pristine condition. And the box is really sturdy and super cute! The interior pattern is adorable and I love to reuse these boxes for storage or for wrapping gifts.

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Each month comes with a little mini magazine and also a postcard. I love the beautifully shot photos and thoughtful content. There’s always an interview with the featured designer plus lots of other little articles that are fun to read.

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If you’re a lover of France (and seriously, who isn’t?) you will really enjoy the articles! There’s always at least one article that makes me ready to jet off to Paris. Luckily this month it’s all about Parisian picnics and how you can create your own without having to fly across the pond. I love all the suggestions! This magazine is packed with styling tips, new trends, and even has a fun quiz at the end every month.

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4 Crosses Elsa Earrings | $69.00
The featured piece this month is a beautiful dainty set of earrings from 4 Crosses. Since my preference is gold, I received these in gold but it also came in silver. I love that Emma and Chloe was able to accommodate those who do not have pierced ears! Subscribers who do not have pierced ears were able to get this exact pair as clip ons! I love that, since most subscription companies will just send out an alternative piece like a necklace or bracelet.

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Every month comes with a certificate of authenticity and simple care instructions.

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A close up of the earrings! I am a big fan of dainty jewelry in general, and long earrings are my jam! They make my neck look really long and they’re statement pieces without being too heavy or large. The warm coral color of the bead is also perfect for my skin tone–coral is my favorite shade for lips and cheeks!

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Okay, now here’s the cool part: you can transform these earrings by folding the earring in half so the bead is at the bottom. The post goes through one of the gold links in the chain and suddenly you have earrings that are half the length and more full. I love it! So much fun and versatile.

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These earrings look so beautiful when they move! The little gold leaf shapes reflect light and create a lovely draped effect. I always get compliments on my Emma and Chloe pieces, and this was no exception. I wore it to a fancy dinner last week and several people commented on how delicate and pretty my earrings were!

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I’m very happy with the jewelry from this month! Although I haven’t had a month that I dislike yet. For the record, this is my 4th month. I think if you’re someone like me who adores dainty jewelry and loves all things French, this is perfect for you. The value is great, the quality of the pieces is awesome, the packaging is beautiful, and you get to discover new designers!

I look at my jewelry collection now and think the curation from Emma and Chloe is so on point. The pieces all look cohesive together and they send you a little of everything. So far I’ve received a ring, a necklace, a bracelet, and now earrings. It’s really smart that they alternate so much! I can’t wait to see what next month will bring, and hopefully I will be better at keeping track of what boxes are meant for which month in the future!

Flicker & Flame December 2015 Subscription Box Review plus $10 Off Coupon!

I received a Flicker & Flame candle subscription to review back in August, and I absolutely loved it. I remember really wanting to try one of their fall or winter scents, so I was thrilled when I was offered a December box to review again!

Flicker & Flame is a subscription service that sends out a limited edition, custom blended soy candle every month. For $25.00/month, you receive a 10 oz candle with a burn time of approximately 40 hours, shipping included. Added bonus: for every annual subscription, this company donates a solar lamp to a village in Africa through SolarAid!

If you’re interested in trying, use code SmellGreat to get $10 off your first box! For $15, it makes an amazingly great deal for yourself or as a gift.

Flicker & Flame December 2015 Subscription Box Review plus $10 Off Coupon!

They’ve changed their packaging since the last time I reviewed, and I’m digging the new gift packaging! If you’re looking for an impressive ready-to-gift idea, this is it! The outer box protects the black candle box to keep it pristine, and it comes all done up with ribbon. I imagine it would make for a perfect last minute gift that definitely doesn’t look last minute at all.

Flicker & Flame December 2015 Subscription Box Review plus $10 Off Coupon!

Look how pretty! No wrapping paper needed. You even get extra blank tags to use in case you don’t have any on hand.

Flicker & Flame December 2015 Subscription Box Review plus $10 Off Coupon!

The December scent is Holiday Cookies, which has a butterscotch base, vanilla and raisin, and a cinnamon top note. And here’s the “customized” part about this subscription: when you first sign up, you’ll be prompted to fill out a 30 second scent profile. It keeps track of your fragrance likes and dislikes, and your future candles are tailored to fit your preferences. For December, if your profile stated that you don’t like spicy or musky candles, the clove scent was dialed back. For people who prefer florals, orange blossom was added to make the scent lighter. There were some other tweaks as well, all in the name of getting the candle just right for each individual subscriber.

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A look at the actual candle. It fits the box perfectly and the modern black container would look great in any household.

Flicker & Flame December 2015 Subscription Box Review plus $10 Off Coupon!

There are vinyl decals on the candle, but if you dislike them or want to reuse your container for something else, you can peel it off easily. It doesn’t even leave glue residue! If you’re a crafter/hoarder like me who can’t bear to throw away a perfectly good vessel, this is relevant information…

Flicker & Flame December 2015 Subscription Box Review plus $10 Off Coupon!

Since the idea behind a subscription like this is to always have a scented candle that fits the season in your home, this candle is supposed to last a whole month. I have to say from experience that they definitely do. My last one actually lasted more than a month because it was so heavily perfumed (you only need to burn it for a short amount of time to fill the room!).

Flicker & Flame December 2015 Subscription Box Review plus $10 Off Coupon!

My verdict is pretty much the same as last time: if you enjoy having different seasonal scents in your home and love discovering new fragrances, this is perfect for you. I think with their new custom profiles, it’s less of a risk than before. Even if the theme of the month doesn’t appeal to you, the actual scent is tailored to your preferences.

And if you’re accustomed to buying hand made soy candles, you know that the price tag is standard. Just for frame of reference, my two favorite candle brands are Voluspa ($18 for 6.2 ounces), and Nest ($38 for 8 ounces). With Flicker & Flame you’re getting a 10 ounce for $25, shipped to your door. You’re also supporting a small business and buying hand made, which is always a bonus. AND if you use the $10 off code SmellGreat for your first month, you get the first candle for only $15.

If you’re looking for a candle holiday gift but don’t want to commit to a subscription, or if you missed out from a previous month, Flicker & Flame is selling a Seasonal Sampler Pack of 4 candles (one for each season) for $45. Each candle is 7 ounces and comes in a frosted glass container. Hostess gift, anyone? (hint hint to my guests…)