Wednesday, September 26, 2012

My First Jewel Mint Haul

By now I'm sure a lot of you have heard of Jewel Mint, Style Mint, Beach Mint, Shoe Mint, so on and so forth Mint. Yeah there are a heck of a lot of them. Each of them partner up with a different celebrity. At the top of my head I know that Jewel Mint is with Kate Bosworth, Style Mint is with the Olsen Twins, Shoe Mint is with Rachel Bilson, and Home Mint is with Justin Timerberlake.


So from my understanding it is a monthly subscription with an option of skipping. However, rather than sending you a product under your style profile, they send you a bunch of recommendations and put it into your "Show Room". Each month they charge you $29 and that would give you a credit to redeem for a piece of jewelry. If you need to skip, you do so by the 5th of the month. The value of the jewelry pieces range from $30 to $100+, so it's definitely a good deal if you look at it that way. For Canadian subscribers, for every product that you purchase you need to add $9.99 shipping, which isn't too bad. I believe all the other Mint websites work in a similar fashion just with a different subscription price.


I have never purchased a lot of jewelry for myself. Most of them are usually gifts from family and friends. Maybe because of the pieces that I really want are usually out of my budget. Quality over quantity right? Also, I've learned from an early age to control impulsive purchases so that rarely happens and I learned to become a "frugalista". Anyways I heard about this program last year but just never got around to subscribing because I was still student on a tight budget or unemployed. But now that I'm earning my own money, I still want to try make the biggest bang for my buck. When I saw the pair of earrings that I wanted go up for sale, I knew I had to get it!




So I bought both these for $9.00 each instead of $29. With $9.99 shipping fee per piece and currency conversion my total came to $38. The delivery was actually surprisingly fast for cross-border delivery. I placed my order on the 20th, and I got my order today! 

Mystic Falls Return Earrings (suggested retail $99.99)
Don’t miss the chance to get your hands this revamped all-time favorite. We added a cool silver plated finish and large pink, opaque crystal to the original epic design. Clear and pink colored stones dangle for a dazzling effect and will have everyone falling in love with your look.
  • I'm sorry for the terribly lighting, but the earrings are more silver than it appears. Click HERE, for a better picture of the earrings. I first encountered these earrings while watching a youtube video and I was like "Wow! These earrings are beautiful" but didn't want to subscribe to JewelMint at the time. But since it went on sale, I didn't mind paying the shipping because I really wanted it! 

Floral Fantasy Ring 
Drape crystals over your finger when you slip on this pretty petal dazzler. Inspired by antique earrings, this blooming ring makes a statement at 3”. The piece’s warm 10K gold oxidized finish and sweet peach stones make this burst of florals an absolute fantasy. A ring like this demands attention, so wear it solo for maximum effect.
  • I am in love with this ring! It has a small chain link between the two rings so it still allows you bend your fingers a little bit. This ring is currently sold out on Jewel Mint, however they usually re-release an updated version if the piece is really popular like the Mystic Falls Return earrings. 


Anyways, I don't think I am going to stick with the subscription just because that's about $40 a month. But I am more than willing to pick up some pieces when they're on sale. Even the sales section has some really nice selections! Have you ever purchased from Jewel Mint? What are your favorite pieces?

If you're interested in checking out the program, this is my referral link: http://jmnt.me/SRTDaS

6 comments :

  1. That ring is gorgeous! I got the mystic falls returns earring too - couldn't pass them up at that price! Love how long they are.

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  2. I am dying over that ring! It is stunning. So nice to hear a Canadian non-sponsored review on one of the "mints"!

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  3. great choices!! i especially like the ring! :)

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  4. I love that ring. Especially with your nails all beautifully done, it gives awesome style to your hand :)

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  5. such pretty pieces! especially love the earrings, great choices!!

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