Wednesday, July 1, 2015

subscription box review: RocksBox!

As I said when I tried the Bulu Box, I've been looking for new subscription services. RocksBox approached me and I immediately wanted to try it. 


Each month for $19, they send you three pieces of jewelry for you to wear as much as you want. When you're done with them, you can send them back, or you can purchase them forever. Then they send you new pieces!



My pieces were $30-40 each, which is more than I'd normally spend, but I should probably start investing in some good pieces. I actually picked two of these and put them on my "wish list," so a lot of times you're picking what you want, but you get a surprise too!

First piece: Slate Beyond the Horizon Necklace, $44


I've been changing my style quite a bit over the past couple months into something a bit more edgy, and this totally fit that. I wore it on my birthday night with this black crop top from Forever21, asymmetrical skirt from ASOS, and booties from Target. [I think the necklace is more than the combined outfit, but whatever!]



I also wore the second piece: Sophie Harper Pave X Ring, $38


The way it looks and fits is perfect. I was in love. It has tiny diamonds, and I was ready to drop the dough for this piece.... until I woke up the next morning with a green X on my finger from where the ring was. Not a good look, especially for that price. 

Finally, my favorite and most expensive piece: Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace. 


[lol I should be better about white balancing my photos before uploading. I ain't got time for that right now.]


How gorgeous is it?!? Plus it's really great for stacking if that's your thing. I'm really trying to convince myself to just wear it a bunch of times and then send it back, but this might become a permanent staple in my jewelry mirror. 


Wanna try it?!? They're letting all my besties try it for free for a month! Just use the code elizabethanyxoxo and you'll be shining beautiful too! FREE. MONTH. Seriously. It's a pretty neat thing, right?!

When you get it, tag me in your pics or send them to me! I wanna see what you get because I'm nosey, duh. 

love,
elizabethany

Monday, June 22, 2015

review: bulu monthly subscription box

When I got a notification for a monthly subscription box on Living Social, I obviously had to jump on it. I've been looking for some new ones to add to my usual Ipsy and Birchbox, but most of them are more than I want to spend. 

Bulu Box is supposed to be all about living healthy. There are two options: the regular and the working out. I chose the working out, and this is what I got on month #1. 


The packaging is pretty boring, but I guess that's not what counts. Here are the goodies: 


-card describing everything
-a quick summer workout routine
-container of "Rescue Patilles" that are supposed to destress you. $7 value
-two trials of "burnblend" which is supposed to up my metabolism $2.50 value
-"movit" gummies that are supposed to energize. $1 value
-upset stomach powder $.75 value
-"KoPax" energy booster $1.25 value
TOTAL VALUE: $12.50

It's a $10/box subscription, so technically I got my money's worth, but I really don't know if any of these things are going to do as they claim. So far I've tried the pastilles and gummies and..... I didn't notice much.

When I'm doing these boxes I hope for more than just trials of things that a lot of times you can order directly from the companies. One full-sized item isn't cutting it for this one, but here's to hoping for the best next month!

love,
elizabethany

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

here's my new rainbow "confetti hair!"

Welp, you done did it again. Voted on a hairstyle/color for me to go for.. and I did it.

You wanted the purple/pink/little bit of blue mix from the options, and I wanted a little bit of bright/blonde still incorporated because... summer. The amazing Ruby Devine worked some serious magic that even she was impressed with.

TA DA!


The before and after makes me cringe... I didn't think my hair fade looked that bad before. Oy. 






She called it "confetti hair" which totally fits not only because I got it done on my birthday, but because different colors show through depending on where my hair is falling. You can see all the colors in this one, for sure. 


And then BOOM! It's hot pink!


Keeping those blonde streaks in there is where the real magic happened. It's obviously not easy to stop the colors from bleeding onto the blank canvas. 

It was definitely a long process... but I'm glad it was because my hair is still in good shape even after bleaching it. Look at this horrid color of strawberry blonde that it was for a bit: 


I'm pretty excited about it, and everyone has been loving it so far. It's shocking, it's weird, it's scary... but it feels pretty me. Now I need to find a new wardrobe so I have things that actually go with rainbow hair.....

Also, I need to give some attention to all the surprises I got on my birthday. As I get older, I don't get any less excited for my birthday, but I certainly expect less from others. People seem to care less about birthdays in general, and it's hard to get them to commit to parties or anything. When i had all of these things happen, I was genuinely shocked and so, so happy. I don't even know if happy is a word to describe it. 


I had a neighbor decorate my apartment and bring cupcakes to the studio, coworkers who covered my office in balloons and wrote all over my car, other neighbors who got me a cake and drank with me the night before, parents who sent me "fun flowers," and Toby Knapp who got me the necessary vodka. Even Kane called me live from the morning show. Blown away. 

And of course all the love online and on my phone and everything- I'm still catching up on responding to everyone. It's such a great excuse to catch up with some people and tell them I love/miss them. Thank you to everyone who made this birthday great- even though it's not over until the party on Saturday!

love,
elizabethany

PS Ruby is a total hairstylist celeb and Periscopes during transformations and puts up all of her magical pieces of art online, so you should at least follow her if you're not going to book an appointment! ;)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

poll: which colorful hairstyle should i go with next?

It's about that time again... time for a change. Not only do I want to switch up my hair, but I'm probably switching salons. 

I've been wanting to add more color/funk/blonde for a bit now, but didn't know what I wanted to do. Scratch that, I still don't know what I want to do.... but after finding the absolutely marvelous Ruby Devine, I've got some inspiration [and excitement to hopefully get her hands on my head]!

Obviously I need your help. I've gathered some of my favorites, now we just need to team up to narrow it down. I'm hoping to keep a red base of some sort and add a little bit of blonde/light to it all, but I'm open to your opinions too. If you really love one of these but think different colors would be best, you just let a girl know.

By now, I assume you know what I look like... so check out these styles, most of which Ruby has done herself, then weigh in on your faves!









I'm sure a lot of people are like "aren't most of these the same?" Well, no... but very similar. BUT STILL DIFFERENT, OKAY?!



Maybe we also discuss color...



You know how much I appreciate you helping me make such really hard decisions, right? You're always here for me. I owe ya.

love,
elizabethany

Thursday, June 4, 2015

etv: talking bodies with tove lo

I've been really excited about meeting Tove Lo for a while. She seems like a great bleeping time. Finally, I got the chance last week.

Because of her newest single "Talking Body," I decided to print out naked pics of different celebs and have her guess who they are. Surprisingly, it wasn't so easy. I put in a good surprise for her at the end, though.


She was definitely super chill, and I really wish I could just party with her! I wanna see if she's the chill or the crazy type while out... that answer wasn't getting answered. Sigh. 

love,
elizabethany

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