My First RocksBox! | Seersucker Sass

Friday, June 12, 2015

My First RocksBox!

Like most things in my life, my RocksBox experience was eventful, to say the least.  I had a code to get my first month free, so after months of deliberation, I pulled the trigger and signed up!  However, my expected date to receive my package rolled around, and it wasn't here.  And I couldn't get anyone at Rocksbox to help me or respond to my emails for days.  I almost just cancelled my free box then and there and called it a day.


One week late, my box arrived.  At that point, the excitement had worn off.  When I opened it, I was even more disappointed, because I wasn't excited about anything in the box... Bummer.  But I told myself that since I had ordered it, and it was here, I needed to give it a try.  I'm honestly really glad that I did, though, because I never buy myself jewelry, and it was an opportunity to "play dress up" for a few days!

Here are the pieces that I received:


SLATE Crystal Spike Earrings

I put these on my wishlist, because I've been trying to try things that aren't necessarily "my style."  I really liked them at first, but the more I wear them, the wore I realize that my hair gets all tangled in them.  They're cute, but there's a really good chance that I will send them back.



Moon & Lola Vizela Ring

I hated this at first.  But then I forced myself to wear it, and I've started to fall in love with it!  It's subtle yet sparkly, and just a fun, easy piece that I've thrown in with my every day rings.



Jill Michael Ball & Chain Necklace

This is one of those pieces that I felt like should go with everything, but really didn't go with anything in my closet.  It's super cute, I just don't see myself wearing it very much.



My box came with a little quote this month, and I'm super obsessed with it!  I'm not sure if this is a monthly thing, but I plan on getting a little frame and either switching these quotes out whenever I get a new box or maybe even sprinkling them through my gallery wall.  (Also, there are some random sunflowers outside of my apartment complex and I thought they fit the sunshine theme!  I also just wanted to take a photo with them because they're gorgeous, and it makes me so happy to seem them growing out of such an ugly pile of dirt and rocks.)



If you've never RocksBox-ed before, here are my tips for maximizing your experience:
  • Be patient.  My box arrived a week later than it was supposed to!
  • If you need customer service, use the little chat option on the website.  I sent multiple emails without much luck, but when I used the chat option on the website, my situation was immediately solved!  (They immediately shipped me out a new box, and I received a credit that doesn't expire.)
  • Think when making your wishlist!  I was super pumped when I went through and created my wishlist, but I went back through it after getting my first box and did a little editing because I got a little click happy!
  • Use my code for your first month free!  "DANABFF143" is all you need to know :)  I'm not on their blogger program, so I can only give three people a free month each month... Act fast!
By the way, I want to let y'all know that I received my second box, and they nailed it.  After not being too psyched about the goodies in this box (that have definitely grown on me!), I promised myself I would try it for three boxes.  My second box made me want to stick with the program, and I can't wait to tell y'all about it in a couple of weeks!

Now I want to hear from y'all - Have you RocksBox-ed before?  What do you vote that I keep and send back?

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments or shoot me an email!

Happy Friday, y'all!

XX,

SS


This is not a sponsored post, and all opinions are my own.  I received my first month of RocksBox for free by using a code from one of my blogging friends!  If you use my code to sign up, I receive a credit to purchase jewelry.  If you sign up, you also receive a code like I did, and can share it with your friends, as well :) 

43 comments:

  1. I'm so happy you decided to try Rocksbox. I'm sorry to hear about the mishap. I still definitely recommend going back to edit your wishlist to guarantee you'll love your next box!
    xo
    Syd
    http://www.sincerelysyd9.blogspot.com

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    1. My second box has been AMAZING! Hope you're having an amazing weekend! Xo

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  2. I hate that it took so long for your box to arrive but I'm glad that you like your items! I think that subscription services like that are awesome to help you branch out and shop out of your comfort zone! Great review!

    I hope you have an excellent weekend!!
    xo. A Peachy Sonder

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    1. My second box is AMAZING! I can't wait to show y'all what I got :) And I agree - it has been so helpful with getting me out of my jewelry comfort zone! I think I'm going to clean out some of my costume jewelry that I never wear to make room for these goodies :) Xo

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  3. I have seen SO many bloggers review Rocksbox, and it seems like most of the reviews have just been 100% super duper positive! So even though your experience ended up being good in the end, I appreciate your honesty with this post!! I have personally decided not to try Rocksbox right now (mainly due to having addresses in two parts of the country during different parts of the year- it makes any type of subscription service hard for me!), but I do enjoy seeing what other bloggers get in theirs. :-)

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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    1. I think it's super important to be honest about experiences! I'm glad that my experience turned out to be positive, and I'm also really glad that I can give people their first month for free, because I think the first month can be kind of hit or miss :) Hope that you're having a safe flight as we speak! Love ya sweet girl! Xo

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  4. I definitely want to sign up for the free month of Rocksbox in the near future just to see how I like it.
    I really like the ring as well.
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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    1. Do it!! My second box has been AMAZING! Xo

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  5. There are so many box subscription services out there now. I'll definitely have to look into Rocksbox. Love the earrings and the necklace!

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    1. Yes! It's amazing! My first box wasn't my favorite, but I really love my second box. If nothing else, try the first month for free and see how you feel about it! Xo

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  6. Thanks for introducing me to Rocksbox. I may have to try it!

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  7. I really love the ring in your box! I've always been curious about Rocksbox but I'm not a big jewelry wearer so I always pass it up. Thanks for sharing your experience!

    Meghan,
    Southern Belle Secrets

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    1. Aww, thank you! It is really growing on me! I'm not much a jewelry person either, but this has given me the opportunity to try new things :) Xo

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  8. RocksBox is my favorite! I love what you got! That necklace is so perfect for layering!

    xoxo
    Lauren Ashley
    www.thefashionistasdiary.com

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    1. Aww, thank you! I have a feeling you are really going to love my second box!! It's amazing! Hope you're having the best weekend, sweet girl! Xo

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  9. Never heard of RocksBox, but it looks like something to check out!

    Happy Friday!
    Alexis
    alexis-reliford.com

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    1. Yes! Definitely worth checking out :) Xo

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  10. The Moon and Lola Vizela ring is kinda cute :) I vote you send back the earrings if your hair keeps getting tangled up as that can be so annoying! I've never tried this box before, it's an interesting idea, but I am so fussy and picky with my jewellery already that I don't know if it's for me. Thanks for sharing though :) x

    ♥.•*¨ Amanda Says ¨*•.♥

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    1. If I purchase anything from the box, the ring will be it! If you do decide to try it, you can always get your first month free :) I don't buy much jewelry, so I'm excited to learn a little more about what I like, what I don't like, and being able to send something back that doesn't work. Happy weekend, love! Xo

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  11. The ring and earrings are beautiful. The quote was beautifully written too

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    1. Aww, thank you! Isn't it a sweet quote? Xo

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  12. I've been contemplating trying rocksbox but definitely want to wait until I'm done nannying infants (the end of this month woot). The babies are always tugging and pulling at my jewelry, I'm so afraid they would ruin it!

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    1. Doooo it! I have a feeling that you would love it :) I feel your pain. I used to work at a preschool, and I never wore jewelry because of it! Xo

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  13. i wish they had subscription services like this where i live!

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    1. Aww! Hopefully one day they will expand :) Xo

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  14. I love it! You got such cute stuff!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  15. So glad your experience is turning into a more positive one! I'm a huge jewelry fanatic, so I just might have to try it out for a month!

    Kristin
    thedixiedaisy.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww, thank you love! And yes - it doesn't hurt to give it a try when you can get your first month for free :) Xo

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  16. Sad you didn't like anything in your first Rocksbox -- I ended up liking 2 of my 3 this time around so I'm hoping you'll love the next round!

    x Sarah
    http://www.bohochiccafe.com

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    1. I'm obsessed with my second box, so it all worked out perfectly :) Xo

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  17. I like all of the tips at the end! I have been thinking about signing up for it for some time now!

    XOXO
    Marie H.
    Progression By Design

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  18. So, so beautiful!!!
    Xo, Claudia
    www.chroniclesofclaudia.com

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  19. I love surprise boxes but it's annoying when customer service can't help you if your box is delayed. I'm glad you're happier with the latest box!

    Pop over to my blog :)

    Sarah
    https://everydayconcepts.wordpress.com

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  20. Oh these earrings you got with the box are so pretty!!
    Nati xx
    www.simplyartdicted.com

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  21. I'm receiving my first box sometime soon. I hope they nail it! I've heard mostly good reviews on the service so I hope I have a similar experience. I like the rings they sent you!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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  22. Glad to hear the second box was better. I also use the chat option, it's better (faster) than calling customer service. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. I've heard great things about Rockbox, but have yet to try it...maybe I'll do that next month! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. SUCH a bummer you had so many difficulties!! Do you think you'll continue using it or let it go now??

    cominguprosestheblog.com

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  25. I've been wanting to try this out for a while...I may just have to do it now!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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