Rocksbox Review: April 2016

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It’s the 1st of May, and that means I’ve gotten a good feel for my recent Rocksbox set… I can’t just open the box, and give a review. What kind of person do you think I am? Now if you searched for “Rocksbox Reviews” then you know what you’re looking for. If you stumbled upon this via Google, my Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, you might be asking yourself…

What is a Rocksbox

Let me see if I can make this short and sweet…

Rocksbox is a jewelry service that presents its members with a subscription box every month for a flat rate. The pieces are all designer brands, and come in an array of styles. If  this is your first time hearing about this company or want even more details…

Check out my first Rocksbox review!

Let us continue…

Lauri Stickynote

Now I am going to tell you right now….I have not and will not wear this necklace and these earrings together.

I’m just not, and this is due to the fact that the necklace is BRIGHT gold and the earrings are a ANTIQUE brass. The second reason is …I am not a fan of huge earrings and a long/huge necklace at the same time. I need some kind of balance. If you like that type of thing…by all means…Be my guest. The ring I will wear with the necklace or by itself!

compare and contrast

 We all know that the things we want to get online do not always look the same in person. These pieces however are GORGEOUS! The pictures from the site do not do them justice whatsoever.

BONUS: I have a gift for a few of you, so keep reading! If you follow me on Instagram & Twitter… You already know what I’m talking about.

The Kendra Scott Rayne necklace took me by surprise. I don’t know why, but I did not expect the piece on this necklace to be as big as it is. I love it! I am such a flower child at heart, and this type of necklace is right up my alley.

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The color of this necklace is in Slate, but it also comes in 35 other color variations that can be seen here!

The retail price for this necklace is $80 USD

The Rocksbox Shine Insiders’ price is $64 USD

These Loren Hope Abba earrings in the color Deep Sea make my heart sing! I will admit that they caught me off guard at first. I was afraid that they might be heavy. You know you thought it too! They are actually very light weight, and the perfect size. I put them on  my wishlist because I wanted to try something out of my comfort zone. This teal color is one of my favorites, so I couldn’t pass them up.


The retail price for this pair of earrings is $78 USD

The Rocksbox Shine Insiders’ price is $66 USD

Minimalist jewelry is definitely trending right now. Sophie Harper is know for presenting very delicate pieces, and this dainty little ring is the perfect accessory. You can wear this ring for a dressy occasion or a casual girl’s day. I fell in love with this collection when I received my first Rocksbox, and I think this will definitely be my go-to brand for simple pieces.


The retail price for this little treasure is $33 USD

The Rocksbox Shine Insiders’ price is $66 USD

Fact: If it hasn’t crossed your mind already, let me enlighten you. All Rocksbox jewelry is sanitized before being sent out. I carefully examined all of these pieces, and they are pristine! I am a complete germaphobe, so I did my research.

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I am not endorsed by Rocksbox or any of its affiliates to give positive reviews of their products, customer service, etc. The reviews that are posted are my honest opinion of the products that were sent to me. I only recommend the products or services I use personally and that I believe will be of use to my readers.

Oils: Your New Best Friends

No matter what season it is, you want to be sure that your hair and skin glow! Nourishment is extremely important, and if you feel a little “rough around the edges” lately…this is what you’re looking for!

Let’s start with the basics shall we?

Carrier oils? What are those?

Carrier Oils

Carrier oils are pressed from the fat bearing portions (seeds, nuts,etc.) and do not evaporate. The scents of these oils are not as strong as that of essential oils.

Some examples of carrier oils are: Argan, Olive & Monoi

Argan Oil: This popular oil comes from the kernels of the Argan tree. This tree is found in Morocco. It can be used on the hair or skin. It is more frequently used on the hair as it is said to penetrate the hair shaft with amazing results: moisture, anti-frizz properties & shine.


Product: One ‘N Only Argan Oil 12-N-1 Daily Treatment can be purchased from Sally Beauty for $9.99 USD (In-Store & Online)

This product is AMAZING! I have used this personally on my hair when it was relaxed & now on my natural hair. Be sure not to use too much. A little goes a long way, especially with straight hair (Don’t want to weigh it down). When straightening hair, put this in your hair while it is wet.

Common confusion: Argan oil and Moroccan oil are NOT the same thing. They do indeed come from the same place, BUT….

  • Argan oil is from a kernel as previously stated (THAT IS ALL)
  • Moroccan oil is not just one thing. It is made from various ingredients, and Argan oil is one of those ingredients


You can pick up this 0.8 oz. Moroccan Oil Treatment at Nordstrom for $14.80 USD!

Keep in mind that Moroccan oil is generally more expensive than Argan oil, but both products are well worth the cost.

Olive oil: is the fat obtained from an olive! The olives are pressed and the oils are then drained.

This oil is jam-packed with anti-aging antioxidants and is amazing when it comes to moisture. I consider this to be a staple product!

You can use Olive oil in various ways:

  • Hair: As a hot oil treatment or as a leave in (Only use a bit!)
  • Skin: Olive oil is amazing for healing dry skin. If you have issues with dry skin (especially eczema) this diverse little oil will be your best friend. It is best used when skin is damp.
  • Nails: CRACKED CUTICLES BE GONE! At night, add a bit of olive oil to your finger tips and massage gently.


Product: You can find olive just about anywhere! Just make sure it is Extra Virgin Olive OilThe average price is around $3.00- $6.00 USD for a decent size bottle.

Monoi Oil: This oil is ONLY produced in Tahiti (not the product that contains it, but the oil itself). This oil has a bit of fragrance to it because it is made by soaking the petals of the Tahitian gardenia in coconut oil (soaked for about a month).


Product: ‘Monoi de Tahiti’ Body Glow II by NARS & this product can be purchased at Sephora for $59.00 USD.

Uses for Monoi Oil:

  • Can be used as a bath oil. This helps make skin nice and supple.
  • You can mix this oil with your lotion. It helps skin retain moisture & adds a nice scent.
  • My personal favorite is that you can add this oil to conditioner for added nourishment and shine.

BONUS: This oil is extremely lightweight!

Disclaimer: If you are allergic to Gardenias..please DO NOT USE this oil. Regular old coconut oil will do just fine!

Try these oils! Experiment, and see what works best for you!