Thursday, October 23, 2014

Enjoying Life's Little Luxuries: Sunset45 Little Luxuries Box #Review + #Giveaway


One of my favorite things about the fall season, is really getting into fashion, and playing up different looks with accessories. Truth be told, one piece of jewelry or one accessory can change or define an entire look. I love fashion, and try to keep up with current trends, but one area I tend to fall short on, is jewelry and accessories. I love looking through Pinterest to find style inspiration. I have a lot of great apparel pieces, and sometimes, I have no idea what types of jewelry or accessories I ought to be pairing them with. Part of my problem is that I tend to be fairly modest, so when it comes to mixing and matching, I sometimes need a helping hand.


I recently learned about Sunset45, a fantastic monthly subscription service for Fashionistas looking for unique, boutique style jewelry and accessories for a fraction of retail prices! Sunset45 offers affordable options for those who want to stay up to date on current fashion trends, through their wonderful Little Luxuries Box!

The Little Luxuries Box is available for $30.00/mo + $5.00 shipping, and there are two style options to choose from: Classic or Lavish. I was excited for the opportunity to partner with Sunset45 to review a Classic Little Luxuries Box, and couldn't wait to see the pre-selected accessories of the September Little Luxuries Box that would come with it.

I was so excited when the mail carrier dropped off this package, which contained my Sunset45 Little Luxuries Box!

When I opened the box, here's what I found! I was immediately drawn to the velvet drawstring bag lying right on top!

Because I love fashion so, so much (and I know you all appreciate this about me, because we feature some really cool fashion and beauty items here on Mommy's Block Party), I couldn't wait to dig into the Classic Little Luxuries Box. I knew it was going to be filled to the brim with goodies! I carefully laid everything inside of the box out on my dining table, so I could get a good look at it all.

My little luxuries were all boxed up- what a classy touch!

My Little Luxuries Classic Box included:
Three jewelry items
Three beauty items
A card explaining the theme of the box
A personal Thank you note from Dee at Sunset45, who coordinated the review and giveaway for Mommy's Block Party.

September's Theme was all about lines, and minimalism- a big trend we've seen on the runways this season from deisngers like Altuzara, Dior, Celine, Balenciaga, Krakoff, and Veneta. From colorblocking to textureblocking, it's been all about the lines, and why not- clean lines offer a minimalist approach to fashion and beauty, and offer a classic look.

Mommy's little helper was all too eager to open up the little boxes to see what might be inside!

Here's the gorgeous line-up of items that were included in the September Classic Little Luxuries Box: Two necklaces, pair of earrings, eyeliner, two nail art paints.

A closer look at the jewelry (Back to front, left to right): Oblitas Crystal Chain, Curved Pave' Bar Necklace, and Mellie Pave Earrings.

Oblitas Crystal Chain: SRP $65.00

This extra long chain (48") is beautifully dotted with illusion bezel set cubic zirconia to create a delicate statement pieces. This chain can be worn long, or doubled up for a layered look. This is an especially beautiful necklace for the fall season!


Curved Pave' Bar Necklace: SRP $40.00

A curved cubic zirconia pave bar serves as the main focal point of this statement piece, sitting on a delicate chain. This is truly a dainty necklace, and one that I love to wear, because it is understated, and simply gorgeous! The bar gives a different dimension to any neckline, and speaks for itself, offering its simple beauty. I definitely feel luxurious when I wear it!

Mellie Pave Earrings: SRP $48.00

The Mellie Pave Earrings are a beautiful glitzy marriage of gold and cubic zirconia. They are incredibly beautiful, and would make any gal feel like a million bucks when worn. These earrings are clean and modern, light and comfortable, and bring a sense of elevated beauty and confidence when paired with just about anything from a cocktail dress to a casual cardigan and jeans.

I love wearing the Curved Pave Bar Necklace and Mellie Pave Earrings together...

The earrings and necklace are beautiful when worn together, or apart.

I love the look of the beautiful curved pave bar peeking out through my scarf, here!

As if the jewelry selections in the Sunset45 Little Luxuries Box weren't enough, there were three beauty items, which were totally an added bonus!

The included beauty items were Absolute Nail Art Paints, and Absolute Gel Eyeliner.

Absolute Nail Art Paints: $2.49/each

Nail art is huge right now. I used to think that painted nails were sort of gross, and clean nails with a coat of clear polish was the way to a classy, classic look. I am pleased to announce that I have come to my senses, and have realized how truly fun nail art can be! I stink at painting my own nails, but I am trying to become more patient when doing it, and practice more often. The Absolute Nail Art Paints in black and white are classic colors, and they have super fine brush points to give you more control over your designs!

Absolute Eyeliner: $4.99

I tend to stay away from black eyeliner, because I have eye allergies, and don't want to put myself in a racoon eyes position. However, I have to say that every now and then, a special occasion may call for me to don black eyeliner. My hubby and I are taking a wee anniversary trip, which will include a nice dinner, and I may very well wear this wonderful eyeliner for that occasion. I like that this eyeliner glides on smoothly, and doesn't smear or smudge throughout the day, like many others tend to do.

photo c/o Laylon Beauty, photographed by Brad Lovell

How Does the Sunset45 Little Luxuries Subscription Box Work?

Every month's box follows a new runway trend and comes filled to the brim with outfit-making accessories and beauty products. The Little Luxuries Box is a great way to expand on your closet's repertoire without breaking the bank. And it's also a fun way for women to challenge and refine their personal style each month!

EXPERIENCE A UNIQUE STYLING SERVICE.

We believe that luxury and exclusivity go hand in hand. Unlike other subscription box programs, we don't send out the same, generic box to everyone. There are 4-5 unique combinations with each month's trend so you'll always be surprised with your little luxuries.

GO CLASSIC OR GET LAVISH.

Choose between two distinct Boxes, the Classics and the Lavish Box. Whether your style is opulent or more conservative, we select the perfect pieces for you to indulge in every month.

LUXURY DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR.

Subscribe to The Little Luxuries Box program for just $30 a month plus $5 shipping, and get up to $100 worth of items in every box. Your Little Luxuries Box ships out within the first week of the month and arrives on your doorsteps around the 15th!

PLUS- WEAR TO WIN.

Snap a photo of how you styled your Little Luxuries Box and share it on Twitter or Instagram (#sunset45), or send an email to (cs@sunset45.com)! You'll be featured on our website and receive a chance to win exclusive weekly prizes.

The retail value of the September Little Luxuries Classic Box from Sunset45 was around $163.00. Remember- a one month subscription is $30/box + $5.00 s/h. $35.00 vs. $163.00- you do the math and then tell me that this box isn't an incredible value! Wowza! We've reviewed a lot of subscription boxes here at MBP, and I would definitely put Sunset45 up there on my top 5 favorites list, because of the beautiful items included, and the incredible value! This is one subscription box I would definitely recommend subscribing to if you love fashion and beauty!

Want One? Get One!

Head on over to Sunset45 to browse the box options- choose from the Classic or Lavish Boxes for $30.00/mo, or go with the the Editor's Pick Box for just $20.00/mo, and experience the best of box boxes! Stay connected with Sunset45 so you never miss out on updates, style tips and customer style photos! Connect with Sunset45 on Facebook,Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest



Want One? Win One!

One lucky MBP reader will win their very own Sunset45 Little Luxuries Box! Giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older. Just use the RC giveaway entry form below to enter for your chances to win!

Special thanks to Dee, and friends at Sunset45 for hooking me up with such a wonderful Little Luxuries Box, and for offering this awesome Fall Fashion giveaway for our readers! We can't wait to share more fashion from Sunset45 around the holidays!

Good luck, and stay stylish!



56 comments:

  1. The Classic Box is more "me." :)

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  2. The Classic Box is more my style

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  3. I love the fun designs of Jamberry nails

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  4. I would have to say I would want Lavish, I think it is more me. and as for nails I paint mine, I paint nail art on mine and I use Jamberries!

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  5. I love my earrings because honestly you can dress up or dress down with earrings

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  6. I would chose Lavish cause that is how I roll. LOL!

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  7. My favorite beauty items are good nail polish and funky hair color.

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  8. I would absolutely choose the Classic box; I like stuff I can wear year-round that matches with almost everything. I loved everything you got in your box!

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  9. I have only a few necklaces in rotation that tend to be simple - a diamond A on a silver chain, or a gold fish on a gold chain.

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  10. I think I would probably pick the classic.

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  11. I always have to have earrings in. I feel so weird without them.

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  12. I would love to try the classic box.

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  13. I need to have earrings! They are my go to accessory for every outfit!

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  14. I think I would try the classic box. I'm too picky about my clothing and accessories to try the other one.

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  15. I also have to have hair ties. My hair can get messy fast so these are always good to have.

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  16. Simple gold earrings are a must for me.

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  17. I would love to try the Classic! Thanks for the chance!

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  18. A beauty must have for me is mascara!

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  19. A must want for a designer is Caroline Cox, I love her Vintage line.

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  20. I also must have a watch. My arm just feels so bare without one.

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  21. I love earrings but they have to be clip on :)

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  22. I would want the classic box, please

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  23. I would love to try the classic.

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  24. I feel bare without my wedding ring!

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  25. My must have items are earrings, rings and a great bag.

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  26. I also must have a purse or some sort of handbag to keep all my things.

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  27. My must have's are earrings, rings, an awesome bag and a great pair of boots!

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  28. I have to have a cute pair of shoes.

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  29. I think I would choose the Lavish Box

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  30. I can't leave the house without wearing earrings

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  31. My wedding rings are a must, as well as a few other items.

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  32. I have to have hair ties, just in case.

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  33. As for beauty items, I require mascara, lip gloss and concealer.

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  34. My jewelry must haves are earrings, rings and normally a necklace if I can find one that matches. I love all jewelry. I wear a lot of bracelets too.

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  35. Mascara and lip gloss are my two favorite beauty must haves.

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  36. My watch is a must have for me

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  37. Another one of my musts is chapstick

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  38. Lately I've really gotten into scarves. I've found they can be an excellent accessory.

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  39. CONNIE SOWARDS commenting: I would choose the Lavish Box.
    conniesowards@aol.com

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  40. CONNIE SOWARDS commenting: Earrings are a must have accessory for me.

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  41. One jewelry item that is a must is a good wristwatch. I have to wear one every time I leave the house.

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  42. I would most love to try the classic box! I think it would be more my style.

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  43. I would pick the classic box because I would want pieces that I could wear year after year. I'm not the trendy type. On the other hand, my niece would love the lavish box.

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  44. I would like to try the classic box. (Precisely Mine)

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  45. My must haves include earrings, necklaces, rings and often bracelets.

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  46. I try not to leave the house without a watch, earrings and my wedding ring.

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  47. My must have would also be hand sanitizer-got to have it in my purse.

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  48. My must haves are a statement necklace, and a nice liquid eyeliner.

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  49. Another beauty item that is a must have for me is a good perfume... a signature scent.

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