Emma & Chloe Easter Promo: First Box for $1 + April 2017 Spoilers!

Favorite box discovery of the year so far is Emma & Chloe for me, and I’m happy to share that they’re having a great sale for Easter! For a limited time, use code EASTERBOX to get your first Emma & Chloe box for $1 when you sign up for minimum 3-month subscription. 

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. 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.

— Spoilers Below! —

Emma & Chloe Easter Promo: First Box for $1 + April 2017 Spoilers!

The featured designer for April is Coralie de Seynes. Subscribers will be receiving a twisted bracelet, valued at $63.00. What do you think?

A little extra information about the designer: After graduating from ESMOD Paris, Coralie spent three years at Hermes with Jean-Paul Gaultier and decided in January 2009 to create her own brand. Since its creation, “Coralie de Seynes Paris” has found its place in prestigious department and concept stores including Franck & Fils and Merci. She’s worked with Bonpoint and won the Jewelry Style Competition in 2011, and today she sells her products in several outlets around the world. Coralie’s work is characterized by bohemian, urban and chic designs using brass chains, leather, and enamel. All her jewelry is made in France and in 2013, the brand expanded to launch its first line of designer bags!

I love what I see and I can’t wait to receive my bracelet!

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Rachel Zoe Box of Style Spring 2017 Review plus 35% Off Sale!

It’s time for another Box of Style! I skipped the last two shipments but decided to resubscribe this year and I think it was a great decision. This is definitely my favorite box of the year thus far! I actually like it so much that I’ve immediately bought a second one after I opened the box.

The Rachel Zoe Box of Style is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: a box filled with fashion, beauty, and lifestyle items curated by Rachel Zoe! It’s a quarterly subscription, so it ships in March (Spring), July (Summer), September (Fall), and December (Winter). Every box promises $300+ value for only $100, or you can sign up for a whole year for $350. One thing I really like about this subscription is that it contains a “hero item” for each box that you know about beforehand. It’s the highest value item in the box and it’s generally announced well in advance, giving you plenty of time to decide if you want to purchase the box or not. I think it’s a smart way to ensure your customers are satisfied, because the hero item is always worth more than the cost of the box itself. It’s much easier to justify spending $100 when you know you’ll be getting at least one high value item that you actually want.

And one last thing before I actually get to the review: I wanted to pass along some sale information: you can get this box for only $64.99 right now! Seriously. The Rachel Zoe Box of Style is currently available on Gilt City for $89.99, and if you use coupon code TAKE30 you can take an additional $25.00 off. It’s a crazy good deal! And since the voucher doesn’t expire until May 10th, you can even buy extra vouchers to use for the Summer box!

Rachel Zoe Box of Style Spring 2017 Review plus 35% Off Sale!

This month the box was really full! The sides were bulging and it was a pretty heavy box, which is always a good sign in my opinion.

Rachel Zoe Box of Style Spring 2017 Review plus 35% Off Sale!

All the items are individually wrapped in tissue paper. It’s a small thing but I really appreciate that attention to detail. It’s so much fun to unwrap everything! Feels like Christmas morning.

Rachel Zoe Box of Style Spring 2017 Review plus 35% Off Sale!

Their little booklet is always full of great styling tips and interesting tidbits about the products. For this box, they featured all women-founded brands! I absolutely love that!

Rachel Zoe Box of Style Spring 2017 Review plus 35% Off Sale!

Tribe Alive Custom Carryall | $238.00
This was the “hero” item for this box. I knew I had to have it as soon as I saw the spoiler pictures! It’s such a perfect bag for warm weather. This bag is not for sale through the official website because it’s an exclusive for Rachel Zoe, but it looks just like a mini version of their Maya bag.  I’ve been seeing a lot of the Tribe Alive brand recently, and so far I love their products. It feels very high quality and the fabric material is so beautiful. The brand also stands for a great cause: they provide jobs to women artisans at fair-trade wages in a safe environment.

 

Rachel Zoe Box of Style Spring 2017 Review plus 35% Off Sale!

The bag comes with a long shoulder/crossbody strap made of genuine leather. All the hardware is sturdy and will definitely hold up over time. The leather feels very stiff right now, but I’m sure it will soften over time as I use it.

Rachel Zoe Box of Style Spring 2017 Review plus 35% Off Sale!

The fabric is hand woven and custom for Tribe Alive in small batches. I love that this bag is not only fashionable and well crafted, but also helps sustain tradespeople and their families in other countries.

Rachel Zoe Box of Style Spring 2017 Review plus 35% Off Sale!

The interior of the bag has a zippered pocket on one side and two open pockets on the other side.

Rachel Zoe Box of Style Spring 2017 Review plus 35% Off Sale!

Seriously, how cute is this bag?! I’m obsessed. And I’ve already gotten compliments on it! One of my coworkers bought the box just for this bag because she loved it so much!

Rachel Zoe Box of Style Spring 2017 Review plus 35% Off Sale!

Adornmonde Ivo Earrings | $62.00
Rachel Zoe let subscribers choose between gold and silver for these earrings, which I thought was really great. I’m loving the trend of semi-customized boxes! While I usually stick with gold jewelry, I ended up choosing silver because I thought these looked so pretty in silver. And I have no regrets–very simple yet striking.

Rachel Zoe Box of Style Spring 2017 Review plus 35% Off Sale!

My favorite part about these earrings is the versatility. It’s really 2 pairs of earrings in one, since you can remove the hoops and just wear the bar. The quality is also very good for costume jewelry. I’m hoping to get gold in my second box so I’ll have both options!

Rachel Zoe Box of Style Spring 2017 Review plus 35% Off Sale!

Symbology Scarf | $50.00
This is an exclusive collaboration for the box. I’ve never known how to wear square silk scarves and make them look good, but thanks to the styling tips in the little booklet I’m going to try tying this to my handbag! Such a great suggestion!

Rachel Zoe Box of Style Spring 2017 Review plus 35% Off Sale!

Here’s a closer shot of the pattern. The gold on red is a stunning combination.

Rachel Zoe Box of Style Spring 2017 Review plus 35% Off Sale!

BKR Glass & Silicone Water Bottle | $35.00
Wow, what a pretty water bottle! I love the ballet pink color and the soft silicone sleeve protects the glass bottle very well. The bottle is dishwasher safe (win!), BPA-free, and phthalate-free. While I have plenty of water bottles, this is definitely my favorite one to look at. It’s just so cute and I’m obsessed with the color.

Rachel Zoe Box of Style Spring 2017 Review plus 35% Off Sale!

Beautifully simple design! While I know my S’well bottle will keep drinks hot and cold for longer, I think this is a wonderful option to bring to the gym or to my pilates class. The handle at the top of the cap makes it easy to grab on the go (my main complaint with my S’well is the lack of a handle!) and the mouth is the perfect size for putting in ice cubes. So glad I’ll be getting a second box so I can have two of these beauties!

Rachel Zoe Box of Style Spring 2017 Review plus 35% Off Sale!

Tatcha Polished Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder | $65.00
When I saw this I literally screamed. Honestly. That’s how excited I was! I was seriously just about to buy 3 of these from Barney’s for full price because they are doing a gift with purchase promotion right now. I use this stuff religiously! And here’s why I am SO excited: this is the Gentle version, which is for dry skin. In the past when subscription services have sent out Tatcha powder it’s always been the Classic. The fact that this box sent the Gentle one that I use is amazing!

Rachel Zoe Box of Style Spring 2017 Review plus 35% Off Sale!

If you’ve never used Tatcha rice powder before I highly recommend it! They sell travel sized ones that you can try if you don’t want to commit to the full sized one. You begin with wet hands and a wet face. Then you pour about half a teaspoon into your hands, add a little bit of water, and rub your hands together to create a creamy foam. Massage it onto your face for 10-20 seconds and then rinse dry. My skin feels amazing after using this, and it’s gentle enough for daily use. I go through it quickly so I’m ecstatic about having this full sized one and a second one on the way!

Rachel Zoe Box of Style Spring 2017 Review plus 35% Off Sale!

Butter London Nail Polish in Piece of Cake | $18.00
Gorgeous color! It matches the water bottle pretty well. Many of you know that my favorite nail polish color is soft pink, so this is exactly what I would have picked for myself. It’s the perfect color for spring!

Rachel Zoe Box of Style Spring 2017 Review plus 35% Off Sale!

Stella Artois Chalice | $13.00
This is a sponsored item, meaning it doesn’t actually count towards the retail value of the box. And from what I understand this only went out to subscribers who were 21 years old or older. While initially I was skeptical about why I would want a beer chalice, I definitely see the appeal now. It’s really quite pretty! And the cause is fantastic. Every limited edition chalice helps provide 5 years of clean water for 1 person in the developing world.

Rachel Zoe Box of Style Spring 2017 Review plus 35% Off Sale!

I had no idea that Stella Artois has been releasing these since 2015, but I’m so glad that I know now. This year the featured countries are Brazil, Cambodia, and Uganda. I received the Brazil version. I’ll see what my 2nd box contains (hoping it’s Cambodia or Uganda) and I plan to buy the last one so I can have all 3 versions. I would also love to continue collecting more over the years as well. We’re currently building our bar collection and think a growing set of these chalices would be lovely.

Rachel Zoe Box of Style Spring 2017 Review plus 35% Off Sale!

Overall, it was an amazing box. The total value comes to $468.00, which is incredible. And you know it’s a great box when you can’t even pick out a favorite item. I love the bag, the water bottle, and Tatcha, the earrings, and even the chalice. The nail polish and scarf weren’t super exciting, but I still like them and plan to use them. There’s literally nothing in this box that I did not like! I’m honestly quite surprised they even still have any boxes left, since I can’t be the only one who bought a 2nd one immediately. If you want this box I would order one right away while you still can!

And if you are interested (you definitely should be!): you can get this box for only $64.99 right now! The Rachel Zoe Box of Style is currently available on Gilt City for $89.99, and if you use coupon code TAKE30 you can take an additional $25.00 off. It’s a crazy good deal! And since the voucher doesn’t expire until May 10th, you can even buy extra vouchers to use for the Summer box!

 

Modcloth Annual Friends & Family Sale! Free Shipping and 25% Off Coupon!

Yay, it’s Modcloth’s Annual Friends and Family Sale again! I haven’t posted about a sale in such a long time, but in light of the recent FabFitFun box I thought this would be appropriate. Those Modcloth scarves from that box were amazing! And since the Fall box sold out already (boo, I wanted to get a 2nd one!), Modcloth is going to be your best bet to snag one of those oh-so-comfy scarves.

Modcloth Annual Friends & Family Sale Free Shipping and 25% Off Coupon Willamette for the Weekend Scarf

This Willamette for the Weekend Scarf is very similar to the one from the FabFitFun box, and I’ve already purchased several for Christmas presents! I actually like this color better than the one I got in my box, so it’s really a win/win.

This week only, you and your crew can snag a sweet sitewide deal on unique dresses, decor, and much more. Use code F13m64G for FREE domestic shipping, plus 25% off all orders of $100+. Shop now — this event won’t last long!

Beauty DNA November 2015 Box Review plus Sale at Gilt City!

Received my Beauty DNA shipment, and I never ceased to be amazed by the high value products I’ve been receiving!

Beauty DNA is a monthly subscription service that sends you one full sized beauty item based on your profile. When you first sign up, you fill out a pretty detailed profile on your preferences, and the experts at Beauty DNA will match you with a product that they think works best for you. For $25/month, you’ll receive an item from one of three categories: skincare, hair products, and body. Usually they alternate what category you receive between months, so you won’t end up getting a bunch of hair products consecutively.

Beauty DNA November 2015 Box Review plus Sale at Gilt City!

With Christmas around the corner, I’ve been thinking about which subscriptions I want to gift. BeautyDNA is definitely very high on the list, since I’ve had such a wonderful experience with them.

Beauty DNA November 2015 Box Review plus Sale at Gilt City!

I really love their personalized cards that go over why you received each item. If I dislike the item, it helps me pinpoint what to change in my profile. If I like the item, it helps me see what type of products to ask for and what ingredients to search for when shopping for more skincare.

Beauty DNA November 2015 Box Review plus Sale at Gilt City!

Epicuren Pro Collagen Plus Serum Amplifier | $94.00
This month I got a serum, which is always something I could use more of. I know this brand and it always gets rave reviews, so I am very pleased. Initially I was going to use it for myself, but since I have such a long holiday list this year I think I’m going to hold off for now and see if I will need it as a last minute gift. Better safe than sorry! The retail value definitely makes this a very giftable item.

Beauty DNA November 2015 Box Review plus Sale at Gilt City!

I was thinking about not posting this blog, since I haven’t actually tried this serum yet and it seemed kind of silly to post a review without having tried the actual product. But then I figured it would be pretty useful for people just to see what I received, and it’s not always imperative for me to review the functionality of the product.

Beauty DNA November 2015 Box Review plus Sale at Gilt City!

Another reason I wanted to post this blog up is because BeautyDNA is on Gilt City again and I wanted to share the deal with all of y’all since if you’re like me, you’re going to want to stock up on gifts for friends and family. I can’t recommend it enough, and I’ve received very pricey products that have been amazing matches for my skin. The 3Lab cream I received a few months ago is still my holy grail moisturizer and I use it every day!

Gilt City is currently offering 2 month and 4 month subscriptions to BeautyDNA for $29.00 and $59.00 respectively. That’s already a 42% savings, but if you’re a new member of Gilt City, you can get an even bigger discount.

Beauty DNA November 2015 Box Review plus Sale at Gilt City!

You can use the code WELCOME30 or WELCOME20 for either 30% or 20% off (last time I checked the 30 was still working but some people have reported isssues with it), or you can use my invitation link for $25.00 off your first purchase and get my eternal gratitute 🙂 Just click here! It will bring your 4 month subscription price down to $33, making each month only $8.50. Take a moment to let that sink in. Less than the cost of a Birchbox!!

Beauty DNA September 2015 Box Review plus Sale at Gilt City!

I’m completely obsessed with my newest subscription, Beauty DNA! Last month I received an awesome 3Lab face cream that has become my holy grail go-to moisturizer. It’s seriously my favorite skincare discovery in years, I’m not even exaggerating.

Beauty DNA is a monthly subscription service that sends you one full sized beauty item based on your profile. When you first sign up, you fill out a pretty detailed profile on your preferences, and the experts at Beauty DNA will match you with a product that they think works best for you. For $25/month, you’ll receive an item from one of three categories: skincare, hair products, and body. Usually they alternate what category you receive between months, so you won’t end up getting a bunch of hair products consecutively.

Beauty DNA September 2015 Box Review plus Sale at Gilt City!

Since I’ve had such a great experience, I’ve actually started gifting these subscriptions to my friends. I hope they have just as much luck as I have with their matches!

Beauty DNA September 2015 Box Review plus Sale at Gilt City!

First look!

Beauty DNA September 2015 Box Review plus Sale at Gilt City!

Each month you receive a personalized card explaining why the product was chosen for you. It incorporates elements from the questionnaire you fill out when you first subscribe. I’m consistently impressed by how specific they are and how many factors they consider.

Beauty DNA September 2015 Box Review plus Sale at Gilt City!

Epionce Intense Defense Serum Anti-Aging and Repair | $136.00
Wow, another amazing high value item! I really didn’t think they would be sending me another expensive product so soon after my $140 cream from last month, but they totally did! I’ve never heard of this brand before and they seem to be a relatively new company, but I see lots of great reviews for their products on Dermstore so I have high hopes.

Beauty DNA September 2015 Box Review plus Sale at Gilt City!

I’ve only used it for 2 days now and so far I really like how gentle and non-greasy the formula feels. The serum goes on really smooth and silky and absorbs quickly, with barely any fragrance. One thing that I really love about BeautyDNA is that all the items are full sized, which gives you a good idea of whether or not will work for you. I hate it when I get a tiny single application sample of skincare, because it really doesn’t tell me anything.

Beauty DNA September 2015 Box Review plus Sale at Gilt City!

Glytone Step-Up Cleanse Mild Gel Wash | $4.60
I think this is a sample size product, since the full size seems to be a really large bottle. Since this is an extra, I don’t mind that it’s small. It has AMAZING reviews on Amazon, full of people raving that this is the best face cleanser ever, so I really couldn’t wait to try it!

Beauty DNA September 2015 Box Review plus Sale at Gilt City!

Since I’ve also only tried this product 4 times (twice a day for two days), I can’t attest to how effective it will be long term. But so far I’ve been very happy with this cleanser. It cleans well but doesn’t feel harsh at all, and doesn’t have any irritating fragrance or tingly/burning sensation on my face. Afterwards my skin feels really smooth and fresh, like I exfoliated except without the harsh abrasion of actual exfoliation. I’m going to finish this sample and if it works out, I’m going to buy the full size for sure!

Beauty DNA September 2015 Box Review plus Sale at Gilt City!

My box has a value of $140.60, which is really incredible for a $25 box. But even more valuable is that I’m discovering new products that really work for me that I know I never would have found otherwise. Like I said earlier, that 3Lab cream from last month is my new holy grail moisturizer! I’m honestly completely blown away by BeautyDNA and wish I had subscribed sooner. This one is a keeper, for sure!

And guess what else? Gilt City is having a sale of 2 month and 4 month subscriptions to BeautyDNA for $29.00 and $58.00 respectively. That’s already a 42% savings, but if you’re a new member of Gilt City, you can get an even bigger discount.

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You can use the code WELCOME30 or WELCOME20 for either 30% or 20% off (last time I checked the 30 was still working but some people have reported isssues with it), or you can use my invitation link for $25.00 off your first purchase and get my eternal gratitute 🙂 Just click here! It will bring your 4 month subscription price down to $33, making each month only $8.25. Seriously. You’re welcome.