Sparkle Box is first of the three subscription boxes I ordered to arrive. I ordered this on June 19 and they shipped it on June 27, but told me they shipped it on the 29th. I had to email them to find out whether they shipped the box or not. They don’t have shipping notification or tracking yet, but it is something they will have in the future. Anyway, this came to me on July 7, which arrived faster than I thought for a USPS First-Class shipment, and way faster than my MIA Wantable box >:(
Shipping aside, I applied a 10% discount, so I got this $19.00 box for $17.10. When I signed up for this, I told them to surprise me with the style, and I wrote them this message:
First off I’m an arm candy person :D I love bracelets! I only do silver-tone bracelets if it involves metal. Other colours I like are navy blue, white, grey, and black. I don’t mind greens, either. But please, no pink, orange, or red. I am not fond of those at all! I would like to be able to mix and match and stack up with my silver watch and silver chain bracelets. I am not good with clasps, but that will not be a deal-breaker for me.
Sparkle Box and Its Contents
This box, with the nicely tied ribbons (seriously, how do you tie these things prettily?!), came in a purple poly mailer. The ribbon was a nice touch because I enjoyed undoing it to get my box opened, haha! Made me feel like I was opening up some fancy gift. :D
When I took the top off, this is what I saw. Having my name on the card made it feel more personal.
The card had a short message from Shannon, and it also provided the description of the my bracelets. The second item says “vintage butterfly necklace”, but it’s not a necklace. Shannon made a necklace into a bracelet, which I really appreciate!
Further unboxing showed me that the bracelets were all in their own individual organza bags.
And these are the actual bracelets. The vintage butterfly bracelet comes with a lobster clasp, the turquoise tassel bracelet has a toggle clasp, and the shell game bracelet is stretchy, so no clasp needed.
I put the butterfly and the tassel bracelets on my left wrist with my O.S.T. watch. I do like the simpleness of these two bracelets, but I think it’s too simple. Plus, when I compare them to my real silver bracelets below, I can immediately see the difference between the generic chain bracelets compared to a better quality chain. Also, I didn’t enjoy the clasps, haha! However, I do like how they do go well with my watch, thanks to the silver tone :)
I put the shell game bracelet on my right wrist where I also had on a sterling silver bracelet that my mum gifted me (the thicker one) and my Lloyd sterling silver bracelet. Even though I put down I am not fond of pink, orange, and red, I actually really adore the shell game bracelet. It’s not something I would choose myself at a store, so I’m glad I received it in this box! It gave me a chance to try on a fun, new style, and I also like the colourful combination of the shells! It is a bit heavier than what I’m used to, but when I want to make a statement, this will be a good one to wear!
I’m glad I tried Sparkle Box, and I absolutely adore the shell game bracelet. But the other two just didn’t do it for me. The quality is pretty much what you pay for. That’s why when I was choosing what boxes to try out, I signed up for three different subscription boxes based on prices — a budget box (Sparkle Box), a middle-ground box (Helene Jewelry), and an upscale box (Wantable). Sparkle Box is good for those on a budget. $19.00 for two to three pieces of jewelleries AND free US shipping is quite reasonable!