Golden Tote Clothing Review

I’m excited to share something new with you today! For those of you who have been hesitant to try Stitch Fix, this might be a fun alternative, it’s called Golden Tote.

What is a Golden Tote? Golden Tote is a fun way to shop! It’s the ultimate “Surprise Grab Bag” filled with clothing and accessories for women.

Golden Tote Clothing Review

Golden Tote works with carefully selected fashion brands. They curate an eclectic assortment of treasures and package them all up in a custom tote bag for one amazing price.

Think of them as your personal shoppers, stylists, and designers that are scoring you some major fashion finds for an incredible price.

Here’s how it works:

The first Monday of each month they launch TWO sales. One priced at $49, the other at $149. You can log in to your account pick one item (the $49 tote) or two items (the $149 tote).

But, it doesn’t end there – after filling out a customized style profile about your likes, dislikes, shape, and size – they HAND PICK 1-2 or 3-5 more items to go in your tote that matches your preferences.

Golden Tote Clothing Review

Doesn’t that sound awesome? I’ll be honest I was a little skeptical at first. Would I like it? But I was pleasantly surprised! I loved everything they sent me.

I picked the $149 tote and picked these two items from their boutique. I didn’t get a picture of me wearing them but these are the items. I thought the long dress would be great for vacation.

golden tote

Now for the fun part, I got these five shirts as a surprise!

This striped top-love it!

striped top

This has a bohemian feel and I wouldn’t have picked this out if I were shopping, but I really like it.

boho top

This is a casual lace shirt and they also sent me the black tank underneath it. I like both of these items!

black lace

They also sent me this tank top. I will be wearing this a lot this summer!

Golden Tote Clothing Review

The back of the tank top looks like this, I love the detail.

tank top, back

Overall, I loved the entire Golden Tote Bag. The items are unique and not anything I’ve seen anyone else wearing.

So what do you think? Do you want to give Golden Tote a try? Go here to log in and check out their FAQ page for more information.

Beauty For the Heart~~Who is Jesus? He is enduringly strong. He is entirely sincere. He is eternally steadfast. He is immortally gracious. He is impartially merciful. He is the greatest phenomenon that has ever crossed the horizons of the globe. He is God’s Son. He is the sinner’s Savior. -Anne Graham Lotz

Have a blessed day!

**I was given a golden tote to write a review on my blog. All opinions are my own.

***There are affiliate links in this post. This does not mean you pay a dime more when you purchase a product through my link. It just means I made it easier for you to find something, so I make a few cents when you purchase it. I so appreciate your support of Walking in Grace & Beauty.  Thank you! 

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Blogging Concentrated For Advanced Bloggers

Blogging Concentrated For Advanced Bloggers

Several of you asked if I would share about the blogging conference I attended in Cincinnati last weekend. It was actually more of a one day workshop.

At most of the blogging conferences I’ve attended, we’ve networked with brands, taken lots of pictures and of course learned a little about blogging.

I love those conferences but they’re usually for a broader range of bloggers. If that makes sense!

Blogging Concentrated is not that kind of conference. It’s for bloggers who have traffic to their websites, have been blogging for a while, are making a little money but are ready to take the next steps.

Blogging Concentrated is geared to advanced level bloggers who know there are things they could be doing better, faster, cheaper, and smarter.

Here are some of the topics that will be covered:

  • Anatomy of a Perfect Post
  • Ebook Strategy: Pricing, Empire building, and where
  • The Vital Connection Between Brands and your Audience
  • Advanced Keyword Research
  • How to build a revenue stream, then grow it through measurement
  • Google +, Google Authorship, Rich Snippets and Publisher Rules
  • How to use a Blogging Network / Matrix
  • How to hire a VA: The Strategy Behind Paying for it
  • Master Facebook Open Graph to get more visibility
  • What can you learn about your site from Pinterest
  • YouTube Social Marketing Structure to drive traffic
  • Which 20% of our efforts are creating 80% of our revenue
  • Using Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools to increase revenue
  • Strategy Behind: Categories, Tags, Pages, Posts, Descriptions and Permalink Structure

Here are a couple of pictures that were taken. This is our group in Cincinnati.

Blogging Concentrated For Advanced Bloggers

This is my sister and I talking with Dan Morris. He is one of the leaders of Blogging Concentrated.

Blogging Concentrated For Advanced Bloggers

This is the spring 2014 schedule. They limit the group to about 35 people and they are filling up quickly! It’s small and hands on.

Blogging Concentrated Schedule

If you’re an advanced blogger, I would highly recommend this one day blogging workshop. I learned some valuable tools that I can implement to my blog/business.

Have you ever heard of Blogging Concentrated?

Have a blessed day!

***I have referral links in this post. Thank you for using it!! :-)

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Beauty Box 5 Review-December 2013

Beauty Box 5  is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box. It’s one of the cheapest beauty subscription boxes – only $8.25 a month with an annual subscription. ($12 for a monthly subscription and $10 for a 3 month subscription.)

Beauty Box 5 Review-December 2013

Each month you receive 4-5 full size and sample size beauty products. Beauty Box 5 ships to the US and Canada.

So here’s my review of the December 2013 Beauty Box 5.

Each box comes with a card detailing the products, and most brands include exclusive coupon codes for Beauty Box 5 subscribers.

Beauty Box 5 Review-December 2013

Here are the products I received this month.

Beauty Box 5 Review-December 2013

  • NYX Love in Rio Eye Shadow Palette - Full size! Value $6. This is a pretty palette with just a touch of shimmer. I will definitely use the brown color.
  • Body Drench Daily Moisturizing Lotion - 2 oz Value $1. I’ll be popping this in my purse. My hands need moisturizing!
  • Clean & Clear Morning Burst Hydrating Gel Moisturizer -  .5 oz Value $1. I’m sure this is good but I’ll probably give it to my daughter to use. I need anti-aging moisturizers. :-)
  • OFRA Cosmetics Lipgloss Plumper in Sultry - Full size! Value $12.95. This is a little dark for me.
  • Every Beauty Flexible Foot Smoother - Full Size! Value 4.99. This I can use and I can’t wait to try it.

Overall, this was another good box! I will use most of the products. The value was $25.90. Not bad for the monthly price.

Beauty For the Heart~~This is going to be a busy week! Christmas is here and I still have a lot to get done. Gifts to buy and wrap. Food to prepare and parties to attend.

Although I’m busy. I want to prepare my heart for the true celebration~~Jesus’ birth. Take some time today to read Luke 2:1-20. Let’s not forget what’s most important!

Have a blessed day! 

**I receive a free monthly subscription for my honest opinions.

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Joseph Nogucci Giveaway!

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Accessorizing is an important part of creating an overall look. It’s fun to add accessories to your outfits!

One of the most popular jewelry trends is adding bracelets. That’s why I was excited to share this Joseph Nogucci bracelet with you.

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Joseph Nogucci bracelets are hand crafted blown glass for brilliant shine and beauty. The charms are as unique and special as the person wearing them.

These bracelets would make a great Christmas gift! For the next 72 hours, ALL IRIS bracelets, beads and charms are 50% off with coupon code FORMOM.

How awesome is that?

Here’s something else you might like! I’m going to give this gorgeous bracelet away. One of you can win this just in time for Christmas!

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All you need to do is use the Rafflecoopter to enter! But hurry this giveaway ends quick!

If you would like, you can follow Joseph NoGucci on facebook, instagram, and twitter.

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Beauty For the Heart~~The giving of gifts is not something man invented. God started the giving spree when he gave a gift beyond words, the unspeakable gift of His Son. - Robert Flatt

Have a blessed day!

**I received this item courtesy of Joseph Nogucci to facilitate this post.

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Beauty Box 5 Review-November 2013

Beauty Box 5 is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box. It’s one of the cheapest beauty subscription boxes – only $8.25 a month with an annual subscription. ($12 for a monthly subscription and $10 for a 3 month subscription.)

Beauty Box 5 Review-November 2013

Each month you receive 4-5 full size and sample size beauty products. Beauty Box 5 ships to the US and Canada.

I’ve been asked to give my honest opinion about the box I receive each month. I’ve only had one other monthly subscription, and that’s Birchbox and they seem to be very similar.

So here’s my review of the November 2013 Beauty Box 5.

Each box should come with a card detailing the items included for that month. For some reason this month, I didn’t have a card in my box. That was a little disappointing but I’m sure it was just a mistake and that happens sometimes.

Bellapierre Glitter Pot in Storm – Full Size, Value $14.99 and Body Drench Moisturizing Lip Balm – Full Size, Value $2.99

Beauty Box 5 Review-November 2013

Both of these are full size. I don’t use glittery eye shadow so I’ll have to give this one away but this time of the year, I can always use lip balm.

Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant - Full Size, Value $8.49 AND a coupon for another free Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant – Value $8.49

Beauty Box 5 Review-November 2013

Wow! This is nice to get in a box. I’m excited to try this plus I get another one free!

Aveeno Positively Nourishing Calming Body Wash - 2 oz Value $1 and Montagne Jeunesse Glacial Clay Spa Mask – Value $2

Beauty Box 5 Review-November 2013

I love Aveeno products and I’ve already used this body wash. It’s smells wonderful! I love any kind of facial products so I’ll be trying the clay mask soon.

Overall, this was a really good box! The value was $37.96. Not bad for the monthly price.

Have you tried any monthly beauty subscriptions? Which ones have you tried?

Beauty For the Heart~~The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration but its donation. -Corrie Ten Boom

Have a blessed day!

**I receive a free monthly subscription for my honest opinions.

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Traveling In Style With Vera Bradley #VBwishlist

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Vera Bradley for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

It’s holiday time and that means many of us are heading home for the holidays. Why not travel in style with Vera Bradley?

Vera Bradley has stylish quilted cotton luggage, handbags and accessories, the company combines smart product designs with distinctive and colorful fabrics and trims.

The winter collection has some beautiful colors this year~~Canterberry Magenta

Traveling In Style With Vera Bradley #VBwishlist

and Venetian Paisley.

Traveling In Style With Vera Bradley #VBwishlist

Having these Vera Bradley pieces makes packing for those holiday travels fun!

The Hanging Organizer is perfect for all your moisturizers, eye creams, and lotions.

Traveling In Style With Vera Bradley #VBwishlist

The Home & Away Cosmetic Bag is perfect for your makeup with all the side compartments it helps keep it all organized.

Traveling In Style With Vera Bradley #VBwishlist

The Frame Travel Bag is a take on a classic vintage piece with lots of room and is a perfect piece for a weekend get away.

Traveling In Style With Vera Bradley #VBwishlist

Do you have a family member or friend that loves to travel? These pieces would make a great Christmas gift!

For all the latest patterns and style follow Vera Bradley on  PinterestFacebook, and Instagram. I pinned some of my favorite pieces on a Colorful Holiday pinterest board here.

Now, for the best part, you can win a few Vera Bradley winter color pieces! You can keep them for yourself or give them as gift.

It’s easy peasy, just use the rafflecopter below to enter!

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Good Luck!

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Beauty For the Heart~~This morning we woke up to our first snow fall of the season. When you look outside, you see white everywhere!

The first snow always reminds me of Isaiah 1:18, “Come now, let’s settle this,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow.” Such a sweet reminder!

Have a blessed day!

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