Review: Sparkle Box Subscription
This review has been a while coming. Things have become a bit crazy so I haven’t had as much time to work on my blog. I sort of have to keep a few things under wraps (for now), which is why I am sounding a bit vague at the moment – but that should hopefully explain the lack of posts on my blog.
Today I am reviewing a jewellery subscription box called Sparkle Box. I discovered this subscription box while I was browsing some fashion/beauty blogs. I had actually temporarily stopped my Helene Jewelry Arm Candy Subscription because of a lot of spendings in the past couple of months. I found that Sparkle Box was $19 a month, and you received 2-3 pieces of jewellery. I found this rather affordable, and international customers pay an extra $7 for shipping.
I got my April box very quickly. I think it arrived less than nine days after I signed up, which was rather impressive. When I signed up, I made sure I filled in the comments box with a detailed description of my personal style and what jewellery I like to wear. I can’t remember exactly what I wrote, but I wrote about my six ear piercings right through to how small my fingers are and the fact that I prefer small rings. This subscription doesn’t have the same jewellery for everyone every month, which is nice. It’s tailored for you, based on your preferences, and you can be as descriptive as you like.
The owner, Shannon, really took my comments into account when picking jewellery for my box. I chose the style Avant Garde for this box. I have been buying a lot of girly jewellery lately and I’m missing the punk edge I used to have when I was younger (we all get nostalgic sometimes, hey?).
There are other options for box styles including Boho Beauty, On Trend and Quirky/Handmade, so there is something for everyone. If you can’t decide, there is also a Surprise Me box, not to mention, if you’re buying for your daughter or niece, there is a special box just for younger girls!
The box had its own branding, which I found quite nice, and had spotted wrapping paper inside. Each piece of jewellery was in its own organza bag. I got a necklace and two earrings.
Unchained Melody Necklace: I really like this necklace. When I first saw it I was quite excited to have a necklace that was quite simple but still made a statement. I knew then that Shannon had really paid attention to my notes. I have been on the lookout for a lovely necklace to wear under the collar of shirts, and this works perfectly.
Point Black Earrings: I didn’t think these were anything too special, but they are subtler than your average punk-rock wannabe pair of earrings, which is nice. They overlap my second ear piercing so I can only wear two pairs of earrings in the one ear, but that’s not a problem.
A New Leaf Earrings: I really like the design of these earrings but I found the quality a bit lacking. The earring posts were a bit crooked. Regardless, I did like the colour.
Overall I am really happy with my Sparkle Box. I look forward to what I get next and I hope I am just as happy as I am with this box, if not more. The box is affordable and pretty good value for money. It also ships overseas pretty fast! The jewellery isn’t top quality, but it’s better than a lot of cheap imported pieces, and it comes at a good price as well.
I was later informed that the shipping would go up to $15 for international customers. This was rather disappointing, as of course, it almost doubles the price of the box on its own. I was charged the same amount to my credit card for this month, though – so I will have to wait and see what happens. I know that I won’t be subscribed to this box for much longer, given the shipping costs.
The website also has a few pieces of jewellery that you can buy individually. The prices are very affordable. I would recommend Sparkle Box to any residents of the United States, if you’re into jewellery but are looking for an affordable option and maybe want a little surprise instead of buying for yourself. If you’re an international customer, the shipping isn’t too friendly, but it’s to be expected.
I have a coupon code for Sparkle Box, so if you want to subscribe and get 10% off your first box, use the code GEORGIESPARKLE10. :D If you end up subscribing be sure to let me know what you think.
That necklace is absolutely gorgeous. Perfect for collared shirt, and it’s so classy and elegant!
Thank you for reviewing this subscription box. SparkleBox does have some great stuff :D I’m off to check out more!
It looks really cool, and the pieces are different. It is a shame about the shipping costs. :( I wish that wasn’t such a big problem with everything. If you can find some subscription boxes in Asian countries, the shipping is ofter cheap or free. But sometimes it’s hard to find ones you can trust. Or, can we just have particle transfers already. xD
Haha. Another one I have found for jewellery is Jewel Spring, which is based in Korea and is just $30 USD a month. You get 3-4 pieces of jewellery, and shipping is always free. I have never bought the box though.
It is sometimes hard to find a reputable company for these things. I saw one called Treasure Pack, from China, at only $15.99, but you could tell the pieces were plastic or cheaply made, so the quality didn’t look good at all. I like to keep updated with websites that review subscription boxes, because you get a good idea of what to expect. It really is a shame that everything is more expensive for us. Makes me just want to buy things in-store. :P
Omg those jewelries look nice! I would love to try out that necklace <3 Anyway, how are you georgie?
Hey Gail! I hope you have been well, I am always keeping up with you on Instagram and I visit your blog occasionally. I noticed you moved away from Tumblr again?
I’m very well thank you, lots of changes have occurred since we were last in touch… some difficult things to get through, and some less difficult. Lots of love! ♥ ♥
Oooh, I feel so tempted by Sparkle Box! It seems like a good price (especially since I’m not international), and with a wider range of jewelry pieces than Helene. I had considered getting a box from Helene but since I’m not one for wrist accessories I decided against it. I think I’ll get a box from Sparkle Box and see how that goes :D
If you get one, do let me know what you think! Make sure you also write that you don’t really like wristwear and I am sure they will cater to your needs. I’m glad it will be very affordable for you compared to me. :D
D-damn… I actually didn’t think to mention my aversion to wristwear D: I only thought to include that my ears aren’t pierced, since the whole time I was in China I didn’t have earrings in so I’m pretty sure they’re closed up now. Noooo! /type
Well, at the very least I can probably wear them when I get all dressed up… Which is rare but still :D
I really like the earrings! How sturdy are they? I’m wanting more earrings. I only have two pairs of studs and one long dangling earring. It sucks, all the ones that I have ever bought from a couple of stores at my mall are called Claire’s and Icing and they suck. Every time I buy some, they would break easily. So, I don’t have much earrings. I think I will I take you up on that offer. :).
I really like the leaf earrings. They’re so cute! I wouldn’t mind having one of those.
The earrings are pretty sturdy and not flimsy, but I wouldn’t say they are totally unbreakable. I would recommend subscribing to the box since you live in the US. You can say you are just after earrings, I am sure they will cater for you. Otherwise email me (as you do) and let me know what you like… I can see what I can find for you in the jewellery stores here and send them through as a Christmas-in-July gift or something. :)
I have seen different subscriptions but never one for jewlery. I particulary liked that they personalized the set for you. I don’t wear a jewlery a lot but that is because I don’t have a lot of pieces.
We haven’t spoken in awhile, I hope all is well. It sounds like you have some exciting news. ;) I recently got a new domain for my website and I realized after the fact that it must have been inspired by you. :)
Hi Cami! Yeah, it is really nice that they personalise the box. I think that is better than getting the same thing that every subscriber gets. There are many subscription boxes and jewellery ones are the only ones I am really interested in, so I have really been looking for them.
I hope all is well with you too! A few things have changed since we last spoke and I notice you have been super busy doing awesome things in your career too, but it’s really nice to see and what you’re doing is amazing. :D I love your new website, hellocami is a very cute name. I hope to see more blog posts from you soon. :)