Win Diamond Earrings!
Gem Source Inc. • Lexington KY

It’s not often that my job and my love of clothing and accessories overlap, but today they do. One of the clients I’m consulting for is running a giveaway … for a pair of diamond earrings!
I figured my blog readers might be interested in this so I’m posting it.

Win Diamond Earrings Gemsource Contest Oct 2013-500x500

Win Diamond Earrings!

GO STRAIGHT TO THE CONTEST:
https://www.facebook.com/GemSourceInc?sk=app_152045414852131

If you have questions, more contest details can be found here: http://www.gemsourceinc.com/blog/October2013-diamond-earring-giveaway/

Contest ends October 22, 2013

Full disclosure, I’d say this probably counts as an ad according to the FTC. Even though I’m posting this because I think my readers might like to win. I won’t get compensated for it based on pageviews etc. My contract doesn’t even include anything about this blog. And I didn’t ask before posting it here BUT they are a client of mine. 

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Kohl’s clearance jewelry haul
& some DIY jewelry remixing

You know how Kohl’s sends you those $10 off coupons sometimes? Well I’m sometimes a sucker for clearance costume jewelry.
Three necklaces and two pairs of earrings for about $16!!
But wait, there’s more!

Kohls clearance jewelry haul Sept 2013

The Dana Buchman earrings I turned into three sets of earrings. They were a bit over the top as it was with three gems and each with one gem is more wearable as daily wear.

DIY jewelry remixing from Kohl's clearance jewelry

The Lauren Conrad necklace lost the tennis charm and turned into a necklace and bracelet set using the spare charms from the Chaps earrings.

Chain from Lauren Conrad necklace and charms from Chaps earrings - DIY jewelry remixing from Kohl's clearance jewelry

What I made out of them looks similar the Gojana Chloe small necklace which sells for $55

(But I like mine better.)

Kohl's remixed necklace from Lauren Conrad necklace & Chaps earrings

Chaps clearance hoop earrings at Kohls

Lauren Conrad necklace chain meets Chaps earring charm - made into a bracelet

I left the gold and silver 3-tier necklaces as they were.

So what is that… 3 necklaces, 4 sets of earrings and 1 bracelet for $16?
Or $2 each piece! Now that is what I call budget shopping!

And yes, I have worn each of these several times already at the time of this post.
🙂

JewelMint July 4th Sale –
+ StyleMint + ShoeMint + IntiMint

Jewelmint and all of the “Mint” family sites are running a 50% off sale items deal right now.

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Also, if you buy two items you get free shipping. On sale + 50% off + free shipping (assuming you order at least two things) so it’s an amazing deal.

They’re probably hoping you can’t resist picking up something for full price as well. I think all of the “Mint” companies are a little on the high side since I can get similar quality costume jewelry at a locally owned store near me for about $15 apiece full price. But I stay subscribed, click “skip month” each month when I get the notice and watch for specials and have been able to pick up some really nice pieces when they’ve either gone on sale or they run a promo.

I’ve been somewhat interested in buying something from ShoeMint and StyleMint but kept putting it off.

What I ended up ordering from JewelMint, StyleMint  & ShoeMint today:

Jewelmint stylemint shoemint promo deal order July 2013JewelMint’s Trove Hoop earrings are normally a $29.99 down to $10 on sale. They look like a good wardrobe staple and I don’t often see good two tone jewelry. Customer live chat said they aren’t a heavy earring so here’s to hoping that that’s correct.

I’ve had my eye on the ShoeMint Hejsa neon pink sandal for awhile but again didn’t think they were worth the $80. At $31.99 PLUS 50% off they are just $15.99 – yeah no brainer. Neon and neutral!! Yay!

Same went for the Stylemint Broderick T in Lilac Rose (another hot pink) normally $29.99 and only $11.50 on sale. This one I debated for a little longer because of fit and because it looks like it could be sheer. A shirt that isn’t worn still isn’t worth $11.50 but I thought it was worth the risk. Their return policy looks like it involves a restocking fee so you hit a point where something is not worth returning. I guess if it doesn’t fit I’ll throw it in a giveaway (I plan on doing another giveaway soon so keep an eye out here and don’t forget to subscribe via bloglovin’ or other rss reader.)

There were no sale items from IntiMint available in my size so I just skipped that one.

All in total I spent $37.48 including free shipping for a pair of shoes, shirt and earrings.

I’ll be doing reviews when I get them in here. I was having a hard time coming up with reviews of the StyleMint shirts in particular so hopefully I can help people out on that front by sharing some video on that when I get it in.

Oh one last thought. I hadn’t realized that Jewelmint had started doing something similar to Birchbox where your purchases build points towards a jewelmint credit aka freebie. Granted at my snails pace that might be awhile. 🙂

Jewelmint credit screenshot July 2013

Have you bought anything you loved from the Mint stores lately?
JewelMint + StyleMint + ShoeMint + IntiMint