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Jewelry Organization in a Small Space

So in my last post, I showed how my side table/dresser housed my everyday makeup on one side.  Today, I’m going to do a quick post on my lotions, fragrances, and jewelry on the other side of my table.

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On the left side of my table I have my Tarte “The Starlet Limited-Edition Makeup Vanity” from their 2011 Holiday collection.  I no longer have any makeup in this and have repurposed it as my jewelry box.  It’s a truly beautiful box.  It has a top compartment that flips open and two drawers.  It also has all mirrored sides and the the mirrors are of great quality as in there isn’t any odd warping or anything like that.  For a better look at this, I have found a great youtube review on this palette which you can see by clicking here.

ImageAs you can see, I keep my Lavanila “vanilla passion fruit” perfume and body butter; my bath & body works “Paris Amour” lotion, body spray, and hand sanitizer; and my Clinique “dramatically different moisturizing lotion” and “moisture surge intense”.

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Now on to the jewelry organization.  First off, I didn’t bring that much jewelry to college because a) I don’t wear that much to begin with and b) If anything was stolen, I wouldn’t be too heart broken.  Because of this I am able to keep most of my jewelry in one place (except for a few long necklaces that I keep on a 3m command hook to keep from tangling).

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Also, if you’re wondering what the zebra print in the mirror is, that is my bed! 🙂

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How do you store your jewelry?

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You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?

So I’ve been a member of Jewelmint for a while now and although I’m not an avid fan I decided to purchase their “Winter Mystery Box” which contained 4 Jewelmint pieces for $29.99.  I recently got it in the mail and decided to write a review and show what goodies I received.  For those of you who are not familiar with Jewelmint here’s how it works:

After first browsing to JewelMint, you’ll be asked to complete a quiz that establishes your ‘style profile’. Then you’ll be asked to enter your credit card information (you aren’t actually charged until your first purchase) and are shown a handful of pieces of jewelry. Purchase one, and you’ll be signed up for the program — once a month you’ll be charged $29.99, and you’ll receive a ‘Credit’ that can be used to buy one piece of jewelry on the site. The catch is that you’ll only be able to see a handful of pieces that are suggested based on your tastes — you can’t go browsing the entire catalog as you would on Amazon. If you don’t see anything you like one month, you can skip it and wait til the next month (you aren’t charged the $29.99 fee if you decide to skip a month).” http://techcrunch.com/2010/10/04/beachmint-teams-with-kate-bosworth-to-launch-first-vertical-jewelmint/

So before this purchase, I had only owned two pieces and skipped basically every month til this December.  I got an email from Jewelmint advertising their “Winter Mystery Box” and purchased it right away, hoping to gift most pieces as presents for others.  So without further adieu here are the four pieces I received:

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My favorite piece from my box. Really stunning up close.
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Very bohemian. (Not my style, but I do have a friend that will love this)
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Surprisingly cute and charming.
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The most disappointing piece. It’s cute but it feels cheap and childish.

Overall I am quite happy with the pieces I received.  I don’t know if I would buy it again as I feel as though Jewelmint’s quality has gone down, however; that being said, all these pieces make excellent Christmas gifts.

Have you ever tried Jewelmint, if so what are your favorite pieces?

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