Review: Helene Jewelry Subscription Box (September 2015)
I renewed my Helene Jewelry subscription for another three months. As the owner Elena was working on adjusting to a new system, my box did not ship until the 26th of September. But the new system also seems to suggest that I get tracking information all the way up to Australia! Previously, I wasn’t able to track my package at all, so I was pretty happy with that. :D
My box arrived today, so I would have to say that the delivery was pretty quick. We had a public holiday yesterday so I imagine it would have arrived then if it wasn’t a holiday.
The box was the flatter version, and the label/address was printed on it this time rather than handwritten. While I loved Elena’s handwriting in hot pink every month, I can understand this printed label must save her a lot of time.
Opening the box, I was thrilled to see two bracelets, one of which was in a hot pink organza bag. Resisting the urge to look at the bracelets first, I took out the nail polish, which was another from the Sally Girl variety – the shade was called Splurge. It wasn’t too exciting since I have a similar neutral dark-beige sort of colour, but I always love these small bottles. As Nancy mentioned once, you don’t feel like it’s a huge commitment with these cute little bottles.
There was also a Jolly Rancher (which I devoured as soon as I finished going through the box because I needed some sugar), but no hair tie that I had been used to in past boxes. That’s OK though, I have been using my hair ties quite regularly and don’t really need any more at this stage!
I tried on the beaded bracelet with the flower first. I’d seen this on the Instagram account for Helene Jewelry a while back. They looked awesome stacked together but putting it on, it looked great on its own. I wasn’t that interested in it when I saw the photos, but I like this as a casual piece. The cord style gives it that casual feel although the beads have some weight to them and look quite classy. Considering the pink stone bracelet I got back in February, also a corded bracelet, I think I prefer this one with the rose. The mix of colours are nice and subtle and I like that the rose bead is a light colour.
I was so, so, so happy when I saw the bangle in the pink bag. Elena had posted some photos of a similar (or, I suppose it was the same) bangle on Instagram, and it hasn’t been included in the store yet but I knew it screamed my style when I saw it. There was a sale on Zulily for Helene Jewelry and I even told Tara that it was a piece I would love. I was thrilled to have it in my box.
It was very small. Elena custom makes her bracelets and she’s aware of how tiny my wrists are. I had to pull on the metal a bit – thank goodness it was quite malleable – but it fit ever so snugly on my wrist. This made me really happy. I love the style, but in my travels, I have found that a lot of bangles/cuffs in this slim style are still huge for me. I spent a while looking at some rather lovely bangles in Lovisa, but gave up because even after trying to tighten them on my arm, they sat loosely or weren’t even a round shape anymore. -_-
So I’m very happy with this bracelet/bangle. Here is the description as taken from the old Zulily listing:
Exuding simple elegance, this open cuff sports two sublimely spherical pieces of rose quartz for a touch of earthy beauty.
I am going to enjoy wearing this in a small bangle stack, or even on its own. I usually hate pink, but this light shade is nice enough for me to like. I suppose it’s more of a peach colour – which I am totally okay with. I’m also currently obsessed with rose gold, what with my new rose gold iPhone. And I have really taken a liking to gold jewellery pieces. :D
This is my favourite box yet, I think – so I’m excited to see what I will be getting next month.
Hurray on renewing your subscription! How do you like the Sally Girl polishes? I have a few that kind of dried out from not being used for so long ;-;. I like the contents of the package. You get a nice “confetti” surprise with bracelets and a couple of other goodies in it. Both bracelets look really cute! I think they go best when it’s worn at the same time because the gold is complimented by the bangle’s pieces. What makes this subscription more special is the fact that the jewelry are hand made. Would you make your own jewelry? ;)
How cute! I love how beautiful they package all of the products. It just feels more like a personal, thoughtful, gift. I would have eaten the Jolly Rancher first thing, too! :P I have an insatiable sweet tooth! I think my favorite from the box (besides the jolly rancher lol) is the beaded rose bracelet.
Woot! Elena must be a mind reader! I think it’s pretty amazing that you were wanting that bracelet from the Zulily sale and now you ended up getting it. That’s a real nice coincidence! ^^ The bracelet fits you nicely! I like that better than the rose one, myself, but pairing the two up, it looks nice.
I really like the beaded bracelet! I like beaded bracelets like that to begin with, and I think it’s a cute idea to use different colors. The rose is a nice and bright touch to it.
That’s awesome that Elena is aware of your wrist size, and I like the color and simplicity of the bangle. I’m glad it fits you! I have similar issues with most bracelets being too big for my wrists. It’s hard to have both small wrists and small feet!