Review: Helene Jewelry Subscription Box (July 2015)

Exploring the contents of the box
Exploring the contents of the box

I tend to receive my Helene Jewelry boxes pretty late as I am an international customer – I received my box on the 7th August but it had been shipped on the 17th July. I was still excited when this box arrived though, because as usual, I couldn’t wait to open it.

The box was a flat shape this time instead of its small sort of gift box. I wondered if there was maybe a bangle in there, or a small set of bracelets.

I opened the box and it was filled with the familiar hot pink zigzag confetti. I spotted an extra piece in the box with a small note saying ‘Happy Birthday’ – I remembered I had told Elena it was my birthday in late May, so I guess this extra gift didn’t make my June box last month.

The box as it arrived
The box as it arrived
Upon opening the box
Upon opening the box
The organza bags and other contents
The organza bags and other contents

The bracelet was in a hot pink organza bag. It looked quite interesting before I opened it up. When I took it out it was a bit of a tangle, though. The bracelet is gold in colour, and has three large chains on it which have circular loops and a couple of interesting rectangular twists.

The extra gift was a simple gold necklace with a wide heart. The chain had several small loops on it for added interest. It looks like it will fit like a choker.

Extra birthday gift
Extra birthday gift

The other little goodies in the box were a bottle of coral red nail polish, a deep pink hair tie with gold anchors on it, and a Jolly Rancher candy. I appreciated the gold and red theme in this box!

The bracelet and the necklace
The bracelet and the necklace

I like the colour of the bracelet. Although the bracelet is quite simple, the detail in the chains makes it interesting. I found it difficult to attach it using the lobster clasp though, because part of the bracelet twisted the other way when I tried to attach it around my wrist. I couldn’t quite put it on correctly.

Another shot of the bracelet and the necklace
Another shot of the bracelet and the necklace
The bracelet outstretched
The bracelet outstretched
The bracelet on my wrist
The bracelet on my wrist

I am not sure if the gold necklace will get much wear, but I like the colour and tone of both the pieces I received. I also really like the style of the bracelet but it’s a shame that it gets tangled and twisted pretty easily. It’s a bit hard to wear jumpers or long sleeves over it because it is quite bulky. I tried to wear it on my ankle as an anklet just for fun, and it just fits, haha.

Although it’s not terrible, this bracelet is probably one of the least favourite pieces I have received. I spend a lot of time playing with it and untangling it before I put it on.

Overall I liked the box and the extra gift was very thoughtful. I am keen to see what I will receive next time, though.

The hair tie on my wrist
The hair tie on my wrist
Another shot of the box
Another shot of the box
Nail polish and Jolly Rancher
Nail polish and Jolly Rancher

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Gold Jewelry! I liked the extra gift necklace a lot!

Please do post a picture with that nail polish on instagram! I wanna see how that shade will look!

Good idea, B! I will tag you when I post the photo, I’m not sure when I will paint my nails next but I’ll give it a go. 🙂

Hmmm, not seeing the appeal of bracelets in that style. I’ve seen it around more often lately and I can’t wrap my head around it. It looks like such a mess and pain to keep it right side up and from not getting tangled beyond belief.

How sweet of Elena to include a birthday gift! That’s so nice :3 I love the print on the hair tie too.

Lots of coral in your life lately, eh, Georgie? 😉

I haven’t seen too many bracelets in this style but I would agree on it being a pain to keep the right way round. 😞 It’s sort of why I am preferring simple bangles at the moment.

Haha, I love coral! 🙂

Even though they missed your birthday bonus on the last box, I’m glad to see that they try to have it in this box 🙂. I like how these jewelry comes inside cute little pouches. These new school hair ties are pretty cool and frustration free. The color scheme is pretty awesome, and Sally Girl nail polishes are cutesy! I like the size because you don’t have to commit to it. The only thing that’s a hassle is that I have to reapply the paint every 2 days @___@. Hope you’ll enjoy rocking these jewelry out!

I completely agree with you about the size of the nail polish bottle! I have considered throwing out all my current polishes so that I can buy smaller ones and get through them quicker instead of having them sit there for years…! I try to use a base coat and top coat to get my manicures to last longer, but sometimes I wish nail polish was more hardcore and lasted at least a good week or two. 😛

I think it was very sweet of Elena to throw in an extra something for your birthday! Very nice!

Even though the bracelet wasn’t what you liked, it still looks nice on you! Sucks that it gets tangled, though. The necklace is also nice and matches well with the bracelet, so that’s a good thing! 🙂

I tried on the necklace and it looked a lot cooler than I thought. I forgot to put a photo in. I think the fact that it’s really short makes it look pretty cool. As for the bracelet, despite it getting easily tangled, I’m sure I will still wear it.