Review: Helene Jewelry Subscription Box (December 2014)

I received my December shipment of my Helene Jewels Arm Party Club subscription earlier this week, which is pretty early for December. I suppose that’s because it’s Christmas soon and the postal service will be super busy around the world. I haven’t sent my Christmas cards yet, so I am already feeling intense guilt that everyone will get their cards late! 😞

Helene December-6

Anyway, I was pleased to receive my box and was excited to see what I would get. I ended up getting the Grass Green Victoria bangle. The green is powder-coated brass. It is very solid and the green finish is flawless. There are six small cameos placed evenly around the bangle.

The familiar small brown box
The familiar small brown box
Information card for Grass Green Victoria Bangle
Information card for Grass Green Victoria Bangle

At first I wasn’t too sure about the colour, because I don’t wear green much. But I grew to like the piece, it’s got a bit of a quirky, steampunk edge. The green was very well painted and it looks very bold. I love how it looks with the cameos. One of the insides of the cameos had actually fallen off inside the box but I was able to press it back in its frame without it falling out again.

The cameos add a Victorian touch to a bold bangle. It is a classic piece, and I love the simplicity, but I like how it has a unique look as well. It fits very nicely on my arm without digging in. I prefer to let wide bangles like this one sit on my arm at the tightest point, rather than let them loose.

What’s in the box
What’s in the box
Flat lay of what is inside
Flat lay of what is inside

The box also came with a few extra goodies, including a Fruit Punch Jolly Rancher, gold glitter nail polish, and a leopard print hair tie. The polish will go nicely with the leopard print tie, and it also coordinates with the bangle.

I actually don’t like animal prints that much but the hair tie is subtle and I can see myself wearing it on some occasion in the future.

Gold glitter polish and leopard print hair tie
Gold glitter polish and leopard print hair tie
Close view of the cameos
Close view of the cameos

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I think I would prefer the bracelet if it was black or purple, but you know me… 😛 The cameos are a very cool touch.

To be quite honest, I’m not that fond of this bracelet. If I were to have received this myself, I might offer it to someone else. I do love the green color, but not the bracelet itself. If the cameos were to be placed on something different or on another color…maybe. I do think that this company is creative, but I just don’t much care for this piece.

Yeah, I guess this bracelet was not as nice as the previous two that I got. But it’s still quite interesting and different. I can imagine you’re thinking of the cameos being on a brass coloured chain and being more girly and feminine than bold… that might be more your style! 🙂

It is very different. I think the big contrast between the green and modern look with the classic cameos make it seem very odd. Odd is not exactly a bad thing, sometimes you either like these things or you don’t. If no one tried different styles and creations we would have some pretty boring accessories. 😆

I fail. I haven’t sent your card/gifts yet either. It’s okay, they can just be like, later cards and stuff. 😏

It’s a lovely bracelet; I think the color choice is different and interesting, and the addition of the cameos gives it a really steampunk, almost Victorian feel. However, it’s definitely not something I’d be interested in. The other bracelets you’ve received in the past were far nicer, if you ask me. 😶