Happy Tuesday! I’m in the middle of a four-day weekend (lucky me!) and hopefully heading out for some Thai food and a movie later tonight! Today I wanted to post a quick peek at my latest Rocksbox.
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After a few really good boxes, this one was a disappointment. I really loved the bangle, which is so pretty solo but could also be stacked. However, the necklace wasn’t really my style, and the earrings were just “meh”–I really prefer bolder styles! I can see why they sent the necklace, since I loved another statement necklace I received and bought a pair of earrings with a similar shape. I’m hoping the next box will be a lot better, though. (Margaret Elizabeth Teardrop Bangle, $88 or $70 for insiders; Loren Hope Carina necklace, $165 or $132 for insiders; Sophie Harper Pave Ball Studs, $40 or $32 for insiders.)
Never heard of Rocksbox? Here’s how it works: you start by completing a “style profile” via their site; your stylist then puts together a set of gems for you that arrives in about a week. You can keep the pieces as long as you like and if you love anything from your box you can purchase it at a discounted rate (you also get $10 in “Shine Spend” each month to put towards a purchase). Not in love? Reuse the shipping bag and the return label inside to send back your set; a new one is put together and shipped out within a few days.
The monthly charge is $19 and you can refresh your set an unlimited number of times monthly; there is no option to skip a month, but you can cancel at any time. If you’re a new subscriber, you can get your first month FREE by using my promo code MARTHABFF9 at sign-up!
(Disclosure: I received a sample of this product for honest review as a member of the Influenster community.)
Neutrogena Naturals and The Nature Conservancy launched a large campaign this spring to encourage consumers to reduce water usage in the U.S. The numbers on water waste are pretty shocking: the EPA estimates that the average American household uses 400+ gallons of water daily and wastes over 10,000 gallons of water per year. Obviously there are lots of things you can do to reduce your wastefulness–shorter showers, ensuring your pipes don’t leak, etc.–but for the #WipeForWater challenge Neutrogena asked consumers to replace their regular cleansers with cleansing towelettes, saving an average of five gallons of water per day.
That’s a lot of water, especially added up over the course of multiple days. However, I’ve always been a little leery of replacing a cleanser with a makeup wipe–I feel like they just don’t clean as effectively–so when I received these wipes in the mail with an invitation to go waterless for three days, I was hesitant. Neutrogena claims these wipes leave skin looking “purified, fresh and healthy-looking”, but would they really work on my temperamental skin?
Happy Friday! I’m so excited for May to arrive, aren’t you? All this warm spring weather means I can finally break out some of my lighter pieces (you know, instead of boots and scarves–which totally have their place in my heart, but after several long months of winter…)
I snagged a massive deal on this denim shirt when I found it on a 90% off clearance rack for six bucks. At one time I didn’t understand the appeal of a denim shirt, but it’s surprisingly versatile. I like the way it makes these white trousers more casual for a date night, especially when paired with a summery bag.
Since these pants are so long and so wide-legged, I’m wearing wedge sandals to give me some height. Flats just wouldn’t be proportionate to the silhouette and heels would run the risk of snagging the hems.
The finishing touch is this Perry Street necklace, borrowed from Rocksbox, with which I am absolutely in love. The bright colors and luxe details help upgrade a basic outfit to something more special. (Want to try Rocksbox for yourself? Use my promo code “marthabff9” at sign-up to try a month free!)
(Shirt, trousers: JC Penney; bag: Forever 21; wedges: Payless; necklace: Rocksbox)