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Box of Style by The Zoe Report is a seasonal subscription box curated by The Zoe Report Editor-in-Chief, Rachel Zoe and her team of editors. This subscription box ships out 4 times a year and contains an assortment of at least 5 full-sized fashion, beauty and lifestyle products that can be styled together or worn on their own.

This seasons box is valued at $515.00!

Here’s a look at the Spring 2019 box.

The Stylish Staple: Chan Luu Silk Scarf, Exclusive, Retail Value $125

The Stackable Statements: Michelle Campbell Gold Talon Bracelet Set, Retail Value $215

The Feel-Good Fashion: Tribe Alive Leather Clutch, Exclusive, Retail Value $78

The Gold Standard: Edible Beauty Gold Rush Eye Balm, Retail Value $61

The Skin Smoother: Skin Gym Rose Quartz Heart Gua Sha, Retail Value $32

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This is by far one of my favorite boxes they have come out with. Each item is something I have already put to use while the Gold Rush Eye Balm & Skin Smoother have become part of my weekly beauty routine.

The Box of Style retails for $99.99 per season and past boxes have included brands such as Mara Hoffman, Too Faced, Toyshop and La Mer.

Click HERE to check out this seasons box and use promo code PEARLS25 for $25 off.

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As a beauty lover, I am constantly trying out new skin care products. Face masks are something I try to incorporate into my nightly routine twice a week – sometimes more. While I do have some favorites that are constant staples in my rotation, these are my current favorites!

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  1. Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask $58 – I have sensitive skin, so I only use this once a week but it’s an incredible product. Instead of using it as a traditional face mask, I use it more as a exfoliating treatment. I apply to skin and rub gently for about 60-90 seconds. It helps even the appearance of skin tone, smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles. While the price point is a little on the higher side, a little goes a long way and this will last you.
  2. Garnier Moisture Bomb Sheet Mask $3 – This is one of my favorite drugstore face masks! At only $3 each, it’s priced great, but best of all – this leaves your skin so smooth and moisturized! It’s also water based which I love.
  3. Glow Recipe Watermelon Sleeping Mask $22 – The scent alone will make you want to purchase this – it smells soon yummy. I’m a big fan of Korean Beauty and this product is a must in my opinion. It can be used two ways: a wash off mask + a sleeping mask. I use it only as a sleeping mask and it’s light weight and super hydrating.
  4. Derma-E Charcoal Mask $20 – This is one of my favorite Charcoal Masks. I have sensitive skin so I like to only leave on for only 2-3 minutes and then I wash off. My face instantly feels cleaner and glows.
  5. When Travelmate Sheet Mask $7 – Travelmate is a bio-cellulose mask with sheet made from coconuts. As soon as you open the package you will see that there is serious serum overload which I love! My skin is instantly hydrated and rejuvenated. If you are a Costco member, they offer a fantastic variety pack for only like $20 which is awesome.
  6. Boscia Luminizing Black Mask $34 – This peel off mask is my go to. It is filled with powerful antioxidants like Activated Charcoal and Vitamin C. After removing my skin feels tight, pore minimized and leaves my face fresh and clean.

Snorkeling in Iceland? Yup, you heard that right!

My second trip to Iceland was a quick 24 hour layover so I wanted to have a set plan of what to do with my time there. I already did the main touristy things on my first trip there like Black Sand Beach, exploring downtown Reykavik and the Golden Circle so I wanted to try so something new. This trip was also different in the sense that I was actually not traveling with my son, which is rare, so it allowed me to have more options on what we could do since there are certain things that are not toddler/kid friendly… like Snorkeling Silfra!

Silfra is one of the top dive sites in the world and situated in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir, only about 30 miles from Reykjavik. Silfra is a freshwater fissure about 200 feet deep, where you can almost see end to end as the water is so clear. It’s also one of the only places where you can dive or float between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, which are gradually drifting farther apart.

I booked my tour with Adventure Vikings online through the site GetLocal. When we landed in Iceland we drove straight to Thingvellir to meet our guides. We were exhausted! Iceland is only a 6 hour flight from NJ – add in barely sleeping on the plane and that 5 hour time change and we were sleep deprived but nothing that touching that cold ice water, 35°F year round to be exact, couldn’t help.

While you can free dive in a wet suit, we decided to go with the dry suit. Click HERE to read about the difference between the two. The dry suit allows you to float on the surface but best of all, it keeps you dry & warm.

Snorkeling in Iceland turned out to be one of the most incredible experiences I have had while traveling. You quickly forget how cold it is outside when you stick your face in the water and the visibility seems endless with bright hues of blue and green surrounding you. Even though I was one of the first in our group to enter the water, somehow I was the last to reach the end. I was just in awe of the experience that I lost track of time and floated most of the way taking everything in. The water of Silfra is not only the clearest but the purest and that is why you are encouraged to take a sip while snorkeling. I did and it was so refreshing!

Snorkeling in Iceland is quite a unique experience… one I highly recommend.

With Christmas only a week away, I wanted to share some of my favorite things that I think would be perfect for the special lady in your life!

1. What’s better than beautiful flowers? …beautiful flowers that last 1+ years! MILA Maison Des Rose creates gorgeous arrangements of all sizes and colors (& price points!) and these bloooms not only smell incredible but they last so long. Why spend $100+ on roses that will last a week when you can get a bouquet that will stay beautiful for at least a year. This is the ultimate gift that keeps on giving.

2. If you have been following me for a while, then you know my love for IT Cosmetics. This new limited edition bush set includes your 5 essential full-size, ultra-plush brushes for your face and eyes—plus a bonus travel case that carries them in style!

3. I’m a sucker for gorgeous lippie sets. This limited-edition wardrobe of five mini ModernMatte Powder Lipsticks, from Shiseido, comes housed in a deluxe container for the holidays. This creamy, non-drying formula transforms into a weightless powder that wraps lips in velvety, matte pigment. Perfect set for the beauty lover in your life.

4. Thoughtfully is one of my favorite sites to pick up gifts on! This gift set includes 7 deliciously sweet champagne toppers to add a fun twist to everyone’s favorite bubbly beverage. Sunday brunch, Saturday night, Wednesday afternoon? Any time is a great time to pop champagne!

5. I have featured a Peter Thomas Roth set on the last 3 years of gift guides – that’s because they make some of the best skincare products. Multi-mask on the go with the Insta-Mask Kit, featuring three travel sizes of your favorite Peter Thomas Roth masks!

6. For this festive season, Amo Ferragamo sparkles with a ‘shiny black&gold’ dress code inspired by the most glamorous outfit of the year, made of luxurious studs. Inside, the iconic floral oriental fragrance eau de parfum.

7. I love a classic but fun beauty set and Too Faced makes some of the best! While you can’t go wrong by gifting any of there products, this Tutti Frutti Christmas Fruit Cake Kit is a winner for me. The perfect Tutti Frutti Christmas collection of deluxe Juicy Fruits Lip Glaze, Fresh Squeezed Highlighting Drops, and Pineapple Paradise Strobing Bronzer Highlighting Duo all in an exclusive fruit cake makeup bag!

8. I’m a sucker for subscription boxes. What I love about Box of Style is that it truly is the one subscription box that WOWs every time. Coveted seasonal finds by Rachel Zoe, this is the the ultimate luxury fashion and beauty subscription delivered four times per year. A one time purchase or a year subscription – either will be a hit this holiday season. Click HERE to get more information on the subscription and use promo code: PEARLS15 for $15 off!

What do you get the guy in your life that has it all?

Here are a few items that are sure to be a hit this holiday season!

 

1. Do you have a Fisherman in your life? Lucky Tackle Box is the premier monthly subscription box in fishing. For one low monthly fee, Lucky Tackle Box will ship a box jam-packed full of the best new lures and baits every month! You can do a month subscription or pre-purchase a 3, 6 or 12 month package.

2. A pair of classic shades will always be a perfect gift in my opinion. The Ray-Ban Wayfarer is simply the most recognizable style in sunglasses. Always classic, always in style.

3. Some people might think socks are an odd gift, but I think they are actually a really great gift, especially when you can let the person you are gifting them to, show off their personality. This pre-assorted, 4-piece gift set, from FunSocks   makes the perfect present for the guy in your life that constantly lives in dress socks but wants to make his look a little more bold…. and bright!

4. Thoughtfully is one of my favorite sites for gift buying for every special occasion and holiday. This Branded & Grilled BBQ set is perfect for the BBQ King in your life. This gift set includes a stainless steel basting mug, silicone brush with wood handle, two delicious sauces, and a customizable branding iron to add the finishing touch to their perfectly charred creations.

5. Give the gift of scent this year dressed in a limited edition bottle. For this festive season, Uomo Salvatore Ferragamo seduces with a ‘shiny black&gold’ dress code inspired by the most magnetic outfit of the year, made of luxurious studs. Inside, the iconic oriental woody fragrance.

6. Do you have a GOT lover in the family? Diageo has officially unveiled the Game of Thrones Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection. The collection is a set of eight whiskies intended to “honor the great houses and the Night’s Watch” with single malts from Cardhu, Clynelish, Dalwhinnie, Lagavulin, Oban, Royal Lochnagar, The Singleton, and Talisker. This would be a great gift for not only a Game of Thrones fan, but a Whisky lover.