Wednesday, December 19, 2012

December Conscious Box 2012 Unboxing

I am really enjoying Conscious Box and I plan to keep subscribing for as long as I can. Conscious Box is $19.95 a month and there is also a vegan option.
Here is a video showing what was in this month's box.Please rate, comment, and subscribe.

December Birchbox 2012 Unboxing

I got my Birchbox last Tuesday, filmed this video the next day (at the beau's place), and I planned on uploading this video on Friday. Didn't quite work out that way though. My schedule has been a little crazy with jewelry orders, outings, and I had to vend at an event last Tuesday. So today was the first day that I really had time to post. So, finally, here's my December Birchbox.


 Benefit It's Potent Eye Cream (0.1 oz) Full size retails for $32

Kerastase Nutritive Nectar Thermique (2 samples) Full size retails for $42

ModelCo Shine Ultra Lip gloss (full size in Strip Tease) Retails for $16

Juicy Couture fragrance (sample vial) retails for $70-$90

Emily's Chocolates Chocolate Covered Fortune Cookies $5.99 for box of 6

Check a few of my other boxes
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August Birchbox 2012
Glamour Birchbox July
Birchbox June
Gossip Girl May 2012 
April 2012 
March 2012 
February 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

November 2012 Naturebox Unboxing

Last month I was contacted by Naturebox (a monthly subscription box that offers full size healthy snacks for $19.95/mo) and they asked if I'd be interested in reviewing their box. Of course I said yes! I am a big snacker and I try to keep most of my pretty healthy. Plus, I'm always looking for new snacks to try so I was really excited to get the opportunity to try Naturebox. I got the box about a week later and couldn't wait to open it!

Check the video to see exactly what I got!

from l to r:

 Roasted Garlic Pumpkin Seeds
Country Ranch Peas
Carrot Chips
Chipotle Maple Almonds
Cinnamon Spiced Granola

Since the video I have had the chance to sample all of the snacks and I thought they were really good. My favorites were the almonds, granola and the pumpkin seeds.  Overall I think this is a great box to try, especially if you love healthy snacks or if you want to start switching out some that junk food. And as I said in the video, you could easily spend $20 on this amount of product at the store so I believe Naturebox is well worth $19.95.
Naturebox is offering a 25% discount on your first month's subscription with the promo code CARROT. This discount applies to the month to month subscription only. If you buy the 6 month option you'll get one month free. And the 12 month option gets you 3 free months.
Let me know if you give it a try.

Here some information about Naturebox:

NatureBox is a subscription service that offers the ability to discover and enjoy 
healthy snacks on a monthly basis. We currently ship to the 48 continental states as 
well as FPO/APO addresses. We also ship to P.O. Boxes.

 Our products are made from wholesome ingredients and are Nutritionist-approved. 
We abide by our strict quality standards: No High Fructose Corn Syrup, No Partially 
Hydrogenated Oils, No Trans Fats, No Artificial Sweeteners, No Artificial Flavors, No 
Artificial Colors.

For every NatureBox sent out, together we’re helping to feed the hungry. NatureBox 
donates one meal for every box to feed the over 14 million children in America who 
go hungry every year. We believe in doing good and eating well.

We are working on new NatureBoxes which will address various dietary needs and
personal preferences such as Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan and Low-Sugar. If you are 
interested in a not-yet-launched line of NatureBoxes, send us an email to to be added to our mailing list when we introduce new or 
customized NatureBoxes.

 NatureBoxes will soon be available in various sizes depending on you or your family’s 

We catalog all of our NatureBoxes and each month we display the nutrition label and 
ingredient list of every NatureBox product on our site:

 NatureBoxes make great gifts for your friends and family for holidays, special 
occasions, or anytime. College students, summer campers, teachers, coaches, new 
parents, and deployed service members all love to receive healthy snacks any time of 
the year. 

We are always looking for nutritionists, healthy living professionals, and healthy 
snacking enthusiasts to share tips, tricks, and ideas for making healthier choices. If 
you would be interested in featuring your articles or thoughts on our blog, please 
contact We look forward to the opportunity to partner with 
you to share the healthy snacking message

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Upcoming Event: Raw Artists Holiday Rawk

Hi everyone! I'll be one of several featured artists at the Raw Natural Born Artists Holiday Rawk on Dec. 11, 2012. There will be fashion, art, jewelry, and more that you can purchase for this holiday season. There will also be live music from local bands and artists.  Tickets are only $10 and I need to personally sell five. So please follow this LINK  to purchase tickets and please select Jasmin Mitchell as your artist to support. And when you purchase tickets you will not need to register. Just click the register button and it will take you to the payment screen.
I hope to see you there. As and incentive, I'm offering a 25% off coupon to those who purchase tickets. This can be used in my Etsy shop or at the event. Just let me know you got the ticket and show me your confirmation (via email). And if you're not in the Chicagoland area, please share this event with someone who is in the area.

What: Holiday Rawk
When: December 11, 2012
Where: Double Door 1572 N. Milwaukee, Chicago IL
Time: 7pm-12 midnite
Cost: $10
Attire: Cocktail suggested
21+ only

Friday, November 23, 2012

Jazjewelz Black Friday - Cyber Monday Sale

Hi all! Here is my sale for Black Friday-Cyber Monday. Use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY20 to get 20% off of everything in my etsy shop Happy Shopping!

November Conscious Box 2012

I got this month's Conscious Box and it was filled to the brim with goodness. Here is a video showing everything in the box. Check it out and please subscribe to my YouTube channel.

Check out my other Conscious boxes:
Conscious Box Unboxing 1
Conscious Box Unboxing 2
Conscious Box Unboxing 3

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

November Birchbox 2012

Hi all! I got my November Birchbox and made a little video showing what I got. Check it and please subscribe to my YouTube channel.

MCMC Phoenix sample vial
I really like this fragrance. The full size retails for $45-$95

Kiehls Creme de Corp travel size
A nice rich moisturizing cream. Full size retails for $18

Masquelogy Revitalizing Eye gel -1 mask
Full size retails for $24 for 3 mask

Masquelogy  Masque Cleanse 0.03 fl.oz sample
 full size retails for $32

Masquelogy 7D moisture 0.003 fl.oz. sample
full retails for $68

Stila all over luminizer 0.05 fl.oz
Full size retails for $20

 Sign up for Birchbox HERE

Check a few of my other boxes
October 2012
September 2012
August Birchbox 2012
Glamour Birchbox July
Birchbox June
Gossip Girl May 2012 
April 2012 
March 2012 
February 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

NYC IndividualEyes & Kiss Ever Pro Lashes via Influenster

Hi all! I made a quick video showing me apply the NYC IndividualEyes eyeshadow palette and the Kiss Ever pro lashes that I received in the Influenster Beauty Bloggers VoxBox 2012. Check it out and please rate, comment and subscribe. Oh, and although I love beauty and makeup, I am by no means an expert. I just do my average, everyday makeup here.Also, I must mention that these product were sent to me, free of charge via Influenster.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Conscious Box via Pure Citizen (unboxing #3)

Here is the video of me opening my third (1 of 3) Conscious Box, which I  got as part of an offer on a site called Pure Citizen. Check out this post HERE to see what was in my first box and to learn more about these companies. And I will link the other videos/posts so that you can see all three. Feel free to rate (video), subscribe comment (here or on the video).


                              Unboxing #1
                              Unboxing #2
                               A few things got mixed around as I took pics so you might see items here
                               that that are not in the vid. What I've already sampled is:
                               Wild Rose Aromatherapy Balancing mosturizing - I enjoyed this
                               essential oil blend
                               RW Garcia Dippers - these are basically tortilla chips that are made to
                               dip.  I liked them a lot. I don't think I would use them for dipping since they're
                               so flavorful.
                              Clandestino Banana Bar - I tasted and of course I did not like it. Like
                              I said in the video, I like my bananas straight up. Not mixed with anything
                              Geodeo deodorant - I've use this before and like it.

Conscious Box via Pure Citizen (unboxing #2)

Here is the video of me opening my second (1 of 3) Conscious Box, which I  got as part of an offer on a site called Pure Citizen. Check out this post HERE to see what was in my first box and to learn more about these companies. And I will link the other videos/posts so that you can see them all. Feel free to rate (video), subscribe comment (here or on the video).


                                  Unboxing #1
                                  Unboxing #3

                               A few things got mixed around as I took pics so you might see items here
                               that that are not in the vid.
                               I've only sampled the kale chips so far and they were pretty good.
                               And as I mentioned in the video, I've tried the Eco-dent dental products
                               before. And I do like them.
                               I've given the pet products away.

Flakes of kale chips were all over the box

Conscious Box via Pure Citizen (unboxing #1)

A couple weeks ago I posted about a deal which was 3 Conscious Boxes for $29.95 via Pure Citizen. I purchased that deal and got my 3 Conscious Boxes about a week later. I was really pleased with my boxes and made videos of me opening all three. I decided to split the videos up because there were quite a few items in each box.  And I didn't want to have my videos go over ten minutes. So here is the video of what was in the first box. And I will link the other videos/posts so that you can see them all. Feel free to rate (video), subscribe comment (here or youtube).



                              Unboxing #2
                              Unboxing #3
                               A few things got mixed around as I took pics so you might see items here
                               that that are not in the vid. What I've already sampled is:

                               Barlean's Fish Oil -tastes pretty good but a little fishy in the end

                               Avalon Organics Shower Gel and Lotion- the shower gel cleansed
                               well (not much lather) and the lotion was lightly moisturizing. The lavender
                               smell was mild.
                               Joy's Teaspoon Lemon Zest tea- I really .liked this blend.  The tea
                              was loose leaf in a filter bag and tasted very fresh.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Influenster Beauty Bloggers VoxBox 2012

Hi all! Here is what I received in my Influenster Beauty Bloggers VoxBox 2012
Influenster is free to join and there is no charge to receive a voxbox (if you are chosen). To learn more about influenster check out their website at

Note: Items received were complimentary
Here is what I got:

NYC New York Color Individualeyes Cutom Compact retail price $4.99

Kiss Ever Pro Lashes Started Kit retail price $5.99

Bath & Body Works (White Barn) Mini Candle retail price $3.50

Eboost packet retail price $28/20ct box, $39/30ct box

Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin retail price $7.29

Not Your Mother's Smooth Moves Frizz Control Hair Cream retail price $6.00/4 oz bottle

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

New In My Etsy Shop!

I have a few new pieces in my shop ( Check out the video and comment, rate, or subscribe if you like. And let me know what your think.
Click on the photos to find out more info on the pieces. All links are in description box of the video too.

Clear Crystal Quartz and Brass Ring 

Brass and Pyrite Earrings

Peruvian Opal and Brass Earrings

Wide Hammered Brass Hoops

Wide Hammered Silver Hoops (aluminum)

Aqua Blue Tagua Necklace

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Goop Birchbox October 2012

Hi all! I got my Birchbox yesterday and here is what I got.

Essie nail lacquer in Carry On (full size) retails for $8 - Yay for full size.
Joanna Vargas Daily Serum (5ml tube) the full size retails for $86 - We'll see how this works
Marie Veronique Organics body oil (0.5oz sample) full size retails for $35 -Nice body oil.
Sprout skincare Truly All Natural Cocoa Lip Balm (Full Size) comes in a flight of 4 which retails for $18
Luna Bar in Lemon Zest (full size) a box retail for $18.75

Sign up for Birchbox HERE

Check a few of my other boxes
September 2012
August Birchbox 2012
Glamour Birchbox July
Birchbox June
Gossip Girl May 2012 
April 2012 
March 2012 
February 2012

A Quick Youtube Hello From Me!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Cool Deal: 3 Conscious Boxes for $29.95 via Pure Citizen

Hi all! I wanted to share a very cool deal which comes via Pure Citizen (a site that offers deals from companies that do good). The deal is  for 3 Conscious Boxes at only half the price-$29.95. And if you haven't heard of Conscious Box, it's a monthly subscription service that offers 10-12 products that are vegan, fair trade, certified organic, cruelty free, and more. Although Conscious Box is a monthly subscription, this deal is not for that service but for 3 boxes that will arrive all at once-no subscription necessary. All for $29.95!  And please note that the monthly subscription sells for $19.95/month ($12 + $7.95 shipping). So this is a deal that I cannot pass up. And when I get my boxes, I'll definitely share what I got with you.

This deal ends on 10/21. You must buy your voucher and use it before midnite 10/21.

Check out the deal HERE
Learn more about Pure Citizen HERE
Learn more about Conscious box HERE

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Throwback Thursday! Natural Hair (Repost)

Hi all! This is a repost and not much has changed since I first posted.

It's been forever since I made any posts about my natural hair. In fact, I haven't posted anything since I told you all that I went natural. And that was over 2 years ago.  I have only shared some of the hair products that I like and the natural hair events that attended. Why haven't I shared anything in all this time? Well, I'm not a big fan of taking photos. And when I do take them, they always look awkward to me. So that pretty much keeps me from posting pictures of myself and progress of my hair. I do, however, have a few photos that I don't hate. So I will post them below with the approximate date.
Also, I don't have a rock solid regimen. I cleanse every 7-10 days (or as needed) and deep condition each time. Sometimes I pre-condition, henna, and try other treatments.  My go to styles are braidouts, twistouts, and I am still perfecting the wash and go.  My fave brands at the moment are Pura Body Naturals, Oyin Handmade, and Shea moisture. Though I am always trying new products and have plenty new brands on my to-try list.
On to the photos.

May 2009-When I decided I was going natural

January 2010

June 2010

September 2010-I twisted my hair for my cousin's wedding.

March 2011

May 2011

October 2011(photoshopped)

December 2011 - Wish I had a powder puff handy when I took this one.
Othewise is like it. It was for Essence Magazine.
Braidout on moist hair. I can't remember which products I used.

March 7th 2012 Braidout on damp hair

March 15th 2012 Braidout on moist, but not wet, hair

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Natural Hair Wishlist: Camille Rose

My natural hair wishlist just keep getting longer and longer because there are so many new/up and coming product lines launching. And I've been eyeing this Camille Rose Naturals line for a few months now. The website says that the products are "handcrafted using raw natural ingredients" which is something I'm always interested in. You can read their story here.  I've seen and read some pretty good review for their line. And though all of the items look really good, I'm most interested in the deep conditioners, leave-ins, and butters. Here are the one I plan to try once I come off of my extensive no buy:

Algae Deep Conditioning Mask

Curl Love Moisture Milk

Almond Jai Twisting Butter

Aloe Whipped Butter Gel

Ajani Growth & Shine Balm

photo sources:

Friday, September 28, 2012

Influenster Naturals VoxBox 2012

I received my Influenster Naturals Voxbox 2012 a few days ago and there were a couple of really cool items in it.  If you've never heard of Influenster, here is a description (via their website) of what it's all about:

   "Community of trendsetters invited to share their lifestyles and show their influence to qualify for personalized product shipments, special rewards and exclusive deals from the brands they love. Members love testing the latest products, giving insightful feedback, and spreading the word on their favorite finds"

 The VoxBox is filled with products from various brands.  And members of Influenster (called Influensters), are encouraged to share their thoughts about the products on and social networks (twitter, FB, Blogs, Youtube, etc.,). And the more your share, the higher your chances are to receive other VoxBoxes. The boxes are generally themed, so the Naturals VoxBox  was all about natural products.
Please note that there is no charge to be Influenster and VoxBoxes are sent, free of charge, to specially selected members.
Here is what I got  and I apologize for the bad phone pics but I've got no real camera now :(

from left to right
A dish mat used to air dry dishes. Holds up to 4 times its weight in water.

I did like this deodorant. It held up to its claims for me.
 I made the switch from conventional deodorants/antiperspirants to natural some time ago. It took a while  to adjust but I've been wearing natural (store-bought and homemade) deodorant since, with no issues. Not sure how this product would perform on those who do use conventional deodorants. 

Love it! It's for babies but anyone can use it. 

It does seem to really moisturize but I find it slightly thick and waxy. I don't really like to feel my lip balm. I put it on and then end up taking it off.  It does have some pretty good ingredients but also has mineral oil and petrolatum which are pretty controversial these days. 

Didn't love it or hate it. but it won't be replacing stevia as my no calorie, all natural sweetener. 

This is one of those effervescent vitamin powders that you just add to a cup water. I've had this product before - I was not feeling the taste then and I don't care for it now. Maybe the other flavors taste better than orange. I did notice a slight energy boost though. 

 So convenient to have a couple in your purse when you cant wash your hands. I like them and their earthy smell. 

Oh, I noticed that some people got Desert Essence Coconut Shine and Refine Hair Lotion in their boxes. I would have loved to try that. 

Geodeo Natural Deodorant