Rocksbox Monthly Jewelry Subscription

Rocksbox is this great jewelry service that will send you three pieces of jewelry based on a style survey you complete. Each box is curated specifically towards you and what you like to wear. You wear them, return them when you’re done and they’ll send you three more pieces out. You also have your own personal wishlist that you can add items to, so they know exactly what you’d like to try out. I’ve kept boxes they’ve sent me for four weeks and some four days. I’ve received some amazing Kendra Scott pieces in my Rocksbox at discount prices. So if you like what you receive they will sell it to you at a discounted price. They also give you a $10 credit each month to go towards the jewelry you want to keep in addition to the discount. So keep it or wear it and return it.

I think the best thing is that it gives you a chance to change up your jewelry without committing to buying it. Sometimes I buy jewelry thinking it’s a great piece and wear it a few times and then I’m bored and it never really sees daylight again. So this way I can wear my Rocksbox jewelry a week or whatever and then send it back for a whole different set of options.

Rocksbox has been kind enough to extend a free month to all my readers! Just use code “cocoforbeautyxoxo” to get a free month of jewelry.

Here are a few pictures of boxes I’ve received and also how I styled a few of the pieces.


imageThis Lauren Hope necklace was such a beautiful color! I didn’t keep it but it was fun to “borrow” it for a couple of weeks.

imageimageThis CC Skye necklace I kept and I wear it almost daily. CC Skye is this amazing edgy jewelry designer. I have a pair of her earrings on my wishlist right now.

They try to taper each box so the pieces work together. In this picture I was sent the earrings, necklace and cuff in one box and it all worked beautifully together. This Lauren Hope cuff I ended up keeping.

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Target Beauty Box is Back – $7 Shipped

The Target Beauty Box is back – $7 includes shipping. It is valued at over $35. Boxes are very limited and sell out extremely fast. Here is a full list and description of the products that are included. There are two full size products and the rest are samples or deluxe sized samples. These boxes sell out super fast and are limited in number, so don’t wait.


Covergirl Super Sizer Mascara by Lashblast – plumps lashes 400% fuller with a unique load and comb brush – full size, $5.99

imageClairol Hair Food Moisturizing Mask – deep cleansing mask removes dulling residues to reveal luster and shine. I have used this product before and it made my hair really soft. The reviews on this are excellent. This one item alone more than pays for the box – Full size, $11.99

imageFekkai Pre-Soleil Hair Mist – a pre-sun spray that helps protect your hair from sun damage while also boosting shine. I’ve used this before and it’s great for sun protection, very hydrating! This looks to be a deluxe size sample – full size is $19.99

imageTwo Olay face products in sample sizes – Moisturizing Toner and Day Lotion

imageCrest 3D Whitestrips 1hr Express – teeth whitening strips to remove stains – looks like you get one or two of these.

Anthropologie Extra 20% off Sale – My Picks

It’s Anthropologie Summer Sale Time! Today is the last day to use promo code “saleaway” for an added 20% off all markdowns. There is a dress that I have been stalking at Anthropologie for a few weeks now but the $169 price tag gave me pause. It was one of those times where I added it to ‘my cart’ several times, saw the total and still didn’t buy. Even when it went on sale once, I still didn’t pull the trigger. My waiting paid off! Anthropologie is having their big summer mark down prices. It brought my coveted dress down from $169 to $39!!! And they keep torturing me by adding more dresses. Every time I went back writing this blog to insert links and images, there would be more cute dresses. So now I have a few more bookmarked to replace the one I had been waiting….lol…so it goes.

So here is my coveted dress – The Inkdrop Midi – lots of sizes left and such a steal!

imageI grabbed this cute ombré top from $68 down to $14! I like it for fall to pair with a denim jacket or black cardi.

imageThis is the ultimate little party dress and for such a deal! Originally $648 – ouch!

imageQuintana Maxi Dress down from $179 to $80.

anthmaxiEmbroidered Canaria Maxi Dress down from $298 to $119. I love this one. It’s like such a perfect brunch dress.

anthmaxiYnez Maxi Dress – has a cute little tulip hem. Originally $168 to $80

anthmaxiEmbroidered Bluebell Dress – Originally $178 down to $80

imageRacerback Silk Dress – Originally $328 down to $159

imageHappy Shopping! Hope you get something you’ve been coveting!

Target Beauty Box is Back – Two Versions, each $5

The Target Beauty Box is back and it has a Back To College theme. Each are $5 and that includes shipping. The value is just over $20. These beauty boxes are different than what Target has released in the past, because they are geared to a younger girl. My 35 year old self is a little disappointed. I have ordered both, however, because I think that my soon-to-be 7th grader would enjoy a lot of the products. I’m only really interested in the John Frieda treatment and maybe the NYX lip gloss. The value is also less than usual. You normally get a near $40 value and this comes in at half that. I think it’s still worth the purchase, but hopefully we’ll get a higher end box next time.

Back To College Honor Roll Box (click here to go to the box)


The deets on this Target Beauty Box:

1. Bathery Delicate Pouf

Gentle netting creates a rich lather for cleansing even the most sensitive skin. (colors may vary)

2. John Frieda Luxurious Volume 7-Day Treatment

Semi-permanent treatment transforms fine hair, leaving it full even after multiple washes.

3. Olay White Strawberry Body Wash

Hydrating body wash refreshes your skin with a cooling white strawberry and mint scent.

4. NYX Butter Gloss Strawberry Parfait

Buttery soft and silky smooth gloss tastes sweet and makes lips shine without being sticky.

5. Goody Ouchless Elastics

Hair ties made without metal for reduced snags and pulls. (colors may vary)

6. CoverGirl Outlast All-Day Primer

Preps skin for smooth application & extends the wear of foundation.

7. Burt’s Bees White Tea Facial Wipes

Hypoallergenic facial towelettes made with natural soothing ingredients like white tea & aloe vera to cleanse & remove makeup.

It is valued at just over $20.

Back To College Head of the Class (click here to go to the box)


The deets on this Target Beauty Box:

1. Goody Ouchless Elastics

Hair ties made without metal for reduced snags and pulls. (colors may vary)

2. Bathery Pumice Stone

Dual-textured pumice stone that smoothes and refines rough skin. (colors may vary)

3. Hollywood Fashion Tape

Easy-to-use, clear double-stick apparel and body tape helps clothes stay put.

4. CoverGirl Colorlicious Lip Gloss

Lustrous, vibrant shine and rich color without the stickiness. (colors may vary)

5. wet n wild Max Volume Plus Mascara

Macadamia nut, jojoba and olive oils strengthen lashes while offering 10 times the volume.

6. Herbal Essences Wild Naturals Illuminating Dry Oil Spray

Refreshing hair oil that hydrates & seals each strand for a radiant, glossy look.

7. Yes To Cucumbers 10–Count Wipes

Hypoallergenic facial towelettes made with natural, soothing ingredients like cucumbers & aloe vera to cleanse, remove makeup and nourish your skin.

MacKenzie Childs Barn Sale – July 16-19, 2015

The dates for the 2015 MacKenzie Childs Barn Sale have been announced! Thursday, July 16, 2015 through Sunday, July 19, 2015 from 8am till 6pm.

pic1Living in upstate NY it was hard not to fall in love with MacKenzie Childs, you either saw it in exclusive shops or you saw knockoffs of people trying to replicate it. Either way, I fell in love with the courtly check pattern. It reminded me of Alice in Wonderland with the black, white and red.

For years I had heard about the infamous Barn Sale held in Aurora every year, which was only an hour drive from where I lived. I missed several years of being able to attend because of the horror stories I heard of hours and hours of long lines just to get in. People come Wednesday and camp out overnight just to be the first to enter at 8am Thursday. And then you would be faced with hours and hours of lines to pay.


pic2Finally in 2013 I decided I was going to go and was ready for the long lines. I picked a Friday around noon to go and it also happened to be the hottest day of the year, which I guess worked in my favor because there was NO LINE. I walked right in. And was shocked to see how organized everything was. They have everything under tents organized by outdoors, enamelware, ceramics, holiday, glassware, furniture, etc. I was amazed how everything flowed so easily. I expected Black Friday “like” craziness and it was nothing like that. They have probably 25 registers and it works like a well oiled machine.

pic9pic8I went again in 2014, again on a Friday, but it was not the hottest day of the year and everyone was there. I waited in line to enter about 2 hours. But I understand the line. You can only have so many people shopping otherwise you can’t shop, you can’t move, you can’t see anything, and it’s a hazard. I brought water with me. But they also have someone going down the line with a cart to sell water and other drinks. They also brought out chairs for some of the older people that couldn’t stand for so long. There are port-a-potties set up outside in case you need them. It’s nice to go with friends but you’ll certainly meet people in line. People come from all over the country for this sale and it’s definitely worth it for the deep, deep discounts.

pix1Last year, I scored a lot of the same things as in 2013, half price courtly check bowls and plates. And more frames at 50-60% off. And….my most coveted item, the Piccadilly Beverage Hostess. It retails for $375 and the barn sale had it for $140!

picIn general you can expect to save 50% or more. Every day they also offer a particular category (ie outdoor, holiday) at an even deeper discount.

Please keep in mind that all Barn Sale purchases are final sale. I would also recommend a tour of the Farm House while you’re there, which stays open during the Barn Sale weekend. Formal tours are not given but you are welcome to walk around and tour the house on your own, which is done entirely in MacKenzie Childs. The master bedroom is truly incredible where several artists spent weeks painting the walls in courtly check.

pic7pic8The kitchen reminds me of something you would have in Barbie’s Dream House.

pic5pic6Is the MacKenzie Childs Barn Sale worth the hours of waiting in line? Yes! People come from all over the country to attend and save a lot of money. Now that I’ve moved to Texas in the last few months, I see myself as being one of those “out of staters” shopping the sale. So if you’re only a few hours drive from there and you haven’t gone because of the long lines don’t waste another year and go! I know a lot of people who lived in upstate NY all their life and LOVE Mackenzie Childs and haven’t gone because of horror stories they heard. It’s not that bad. You’ll survive and you’ll save a ton of money on your favorite pattern! So relax, slap on a pair of courtly check glasses and have fun!