Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Last Minute Holiday Treats

A few simple treats for the holidays.

Strawberry Santas!
Whip cream, strawberries, kiwi seeds and some powder sugar for snow is all you need to make these cute little Santa!
You can also add some hats to sugar cookies!
Peppermint Oreo Lollipops!
Peppermint (or cool mint) Oreo cookies, package vanilla CandiQuik coating & lollipop sticks is need to make this cute treat!
See step by step on these pops here!
Holiday Tree Brownie!
Grab a box of brownie mix, a tube of green frosting, some candies for lights and a peppermint stick for these little trees!
Rice Krispie Treat Christmas Lights!
Rice Krispie Treats, food coloring, tootsie rolls or chocolates and string up your lights with
a little help from some Twizzlers!
See more on these lights here! 

Happy Holidays! 
Thanks for stopping by. 
Feel free to leave a comment, I like em! 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

End of the year holiday giveaway, win a $100 gift card!

This giveaway will run from December 13th till December 24th at midnight. The winners will be emailed by me with a code to use online or you can stop by to pick up the certificate and pick out your prizes. Your info will not be shared or used for any reason other than to contact you & to mail the product to you if you win. The winner's first name with last name initial will be announced on the giveaway blog post and other social medias. 

On top of having our $100 gift certificate giveaway we have a $25 gift certificate going on in-store! If you are local or in town you can stop by the shop at 455 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, Ca 90802 and pick up a ticket. This is a second giveaway so be sure to enter below for your chance to win the $100 gift certificate! 

The winners will be picked at random and all entries will be checked before contacting, any false or incomplete entries will disqualify the winner and another will be picked at random until a winner with all entries complete is found. If you have any questions or need help with an entry please feel free to send me a message on my facebook page before submitting an incomplete entry.
Good Luck!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

A Thankful Giveaway for Thanksgiving.


http://www.lebijoulb.com/?category=Featured

Here is your chance to win one (your pick) of our new hand etched sterling silver bangles!


This giveaway will run from November 10th till November 25th at midnight. The winners will be emailed by me to get your shipping information and prize pick, if you are local you can stop by the shop at 455 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, Ca 90802 and pick up your prize. Your info will not be shared or used for any reason other than to contact you & to mail the product to you if you win. The winner's first name with last name initial will be announced on the giveaway blog post and other social medias. 

Value of prize is $99 and like bracelets can be purchased in store or online here.

The winners will be picked at random and all entries will be checked before contacting, any false or incomplete entries will disqualify the winner and another will be picked at random until a winner with all entries complete is found. If you have any questions or need help with an entry please feel free to send me a message on my facebook page before submitting an incomplete entry.
Good Luck!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Labor Day Kimono Giveaway for the Mavens from Le Bijou!

http://www.lebijoulb.com/blog/2015/9/2/labor-day-kimono-giveaway-for-the-mavens

I am having a giving for Labor Day at my shop, Le Bijou Boutique. I thought I share it with all of my readers as well!​ You can stop in (we're in the East Village of Long Beach, Ca) to find out more or enter now! 


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Blue roses on nude- Mani of the day.

I did quick and easy mani yesterday with my favorite moyou london plate... I am sure you have seen me rock these roses before. I was originally going to do a pastel pink but I love nude tones so I went with the lovely Florence by Julep!

Used for this look-
Florence by Julep
Pro Plate Collection 04 with stamp by MoYou
Top Coat by Seche Vite 
Peek‑A‑Blue by Sonia Kashuk 
Diamond and sterling silver midi ring by Le Bijou Boutique
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Monday, June 1, 2015

Role Model- Bouqs Review

It's been a while but it is time for another Bouqs review! These review is on Role Model from their Volcano collection. 
Description-
 "Our Pink and Purple Lisianthus Bouq is pretty and sweet. You’ll love these delicate, amazing blooms. Our flowers ship direct from eco-friendly, sustainable farms on a Volcano to your recipient's door. With Free Delivery!"
 Review-
I ordered the deluxe (as always) because you get double the flowers for only $10 more.  You can check out my other Bouqs reviews to see their packaging here, for the deluxe the flowers were split and wrapped in two bundles as you can see from the picture just above. This was perfect for me since I was bringing half to my shop and giving half to a friend who has an office in the same building. I really like that the flowers are so freshly cut that there are still many buds. The flowers are so beautiful and full already I can't wait to see what they look like next week when they are all open. 

Overall, Role Model is a winner with me. I was crushing on this one the full month of May and glad I went with it.
Check out their Concierge Service. 
Set up flower deliveries at set, regular intervals, 
calendars & reminders to ensure
you never miss an important date 
and or
be the most thoughtful you can be
with random, surprise deliveries.
They only bill when they ship & you can cancel anytime.
 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Letters A to Z: Hand Cast in the USA with Eco-Mindful Silver Kickstarter and Affinity Review


I was recently introduced to Sara Pocius and her lovely jewelry line last week and even had the chance to meet her over the weekend. As soon as I saw her designs online I was immediately in love and couldn't wait to see them in person.
The jewelry comes in a 100% recycled kraft paper box with her seahorse design stamped on top, the packaging is the perfect amount of simple to not take away from the treasure inside while still being very pretty itself.
The tiny seahorse charm is pictured along with the silver cat necklace on a sterling silver ball chain. The jewelry is very high quality and has a lovely antiqued finish to showcase the dimensions of her designs. 
Meet Sara and hear her story on her upcoming initial collection.


Affinity Initials are a custom alphabet designed by Sara Pocius and manufactured in the USA using eco-mindful silver. Each charm will be hand polished and given a unique antiqued finish. This collection fills a niche in the already crowded alphabet jewelry — designed as swirling ribbons of silver, hand cast in small batches and featuring original letterforms.

I also have a special offer for you from Sara, she is more than happy to include a free 16" chain ($20 value) for anyone who pledges for a single Nature ($20) or Initial charm ($39). All you have to do is send her a message separately and let her know Elaine sent you!

The campaign ends the morning of May 21st and she is currently 75% to her primary goal — but the stretch goals up to $9,000 will allow her to produce the entire alphabet at once.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sarapocius/letters-a-to-z-hand-cast-in-the-usa-with-eco-mindf


Visit her on facebook and check out her website.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Here's to Mom, Mother's Day Giveaway from Le Bijou Boutique!

I am having a giveaway for all the lovely mothers out there. You can head to my boutique's facebook, website or simply enter here if you'd like.

This giveaway will run from April 22 till May 7th at midnight, just in time to give or get the for Mother's Day! The winners will be emailed by me to get your shipping information and prize pick, if you are local you can stop by the shop at 455 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, Ca 90802 and pick up your prize. Your info will not be shared or used for any reason other than to contact you & to mail the product to you if you win. The winner's first name with last name initial will be announced on the giveaway blog post and other social medias. 

The stones on the necklace may be different from pictured. Value of prize is $99 and like necklaces can be purchased in store.

The winners will be picked at random and all entries will be checked before contacting, any false or incomplete entries will disqualify the winner and another will be picked at random until a winner with all entries complete is found. If you have any questions or need help with an entry please feel free to send me a message on my facebook page before submitting an incomplete entry.
Good Luck!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Review- Sharing Box by Graze

The Sharing Box by Graze.com
5 bags (20 portions) of your favorite snacks, perfect for sharing. 

You get to pick your favorites that you like to get in you sharing box, they request that you pick at least 10.  Then you star a snack, and they'll do our best to send it to you in every box. If this isn't possible, we'll only ever send you something else from your list.  

Review-
I love it! I've been get a graze box twice a month for a few years now so I do have my favorite. It is nice that I finally can get a bulk of those favorites to have on hand when I have a craving. I get it delivered right to my work so I can have on hand so a light snack or even a full lunch. 
 The box opens completely after you left the top, there is no glue used so you can easily break it down and pop it in your bin.
 Jelly Doughnut
raspberry - fruit strings, blanched almonds, raspberry infused cranberries and vanilla cookie drops
 Herby Bread Basket
garlic crostini, mini basil breadsticks and oregano rice crackers
 Super Berries 
*second fave graze snack
green raisins, cranberries, goji berries and blueberries
Walnut and Vanilla Truffle
walnuts, fudge pieces, raisins and vanilla pumpkin seeds
 
Summer Berry Flapjack 
*all time favorite graze snack
rustic rolled oat flapjack with berry-infused cranberries
The flapjacks come with 6 and individually packed.
The rest are like any other resealable packs of snacks.

Join the craze & join graze with my code. Your 1st & 5th box of tasty, wholesome snacks are free! https://www.graze.com


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Polish Review- Smoky by Dior Diorific Vernis

Coat on these bright hues to bring the glamour of Versailles to your nail looks. The styles of Dior and Raf Simons come together this holiday to create a collection that mirrors the eye-catching contrast of classic Dior Gold and the stunning pops of color in Raf Simons’ catwalk looks. The designs of Raf Simons’ Couture offer a modern sense of luxury to the House of Dior with a palette of pure, bold colors. In Dior’s holiday collection, these high shine, nail lacquers offer the perfect sense of balance when paired with the Diorific Gold Leaf Effect Top Coat—a shade that symbolizes the opulence, festivity, audacious femininity, and the spirit of Versailles, and that has inspired Christian Dior and his creations since 1947. Or, wear these bold polishes alone for an eye-catching mani. 
Review-
I was very excited to try this, I have wanted to splurge on a fancy polish for a while and just didn't have the heart to spend so much on one bottle... until I fell in with the bottle. I have gold accents on my vanity so it was not just polish I was buying with this one, I was also getting a little decoration. I ordered it from Sephora. It came in a cute little golden box, that I still have not had the heart to throw out. I loved it as soon as I took it out of that little golden box but that lovely sadly did not last. It is lovely on, great color, good formula, light polish scent but it chipped with a day. I have worn it a few times now and within 24 hours chip, chip, chip! Since I did get it it half for decor I'm not too upset but the polish was a sure let down.

Have your tried it? How was for you?

Rings in pictures designed by me, see more at LeBijouLB.com

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Le Bijou has a treat for you, Valentine's Day Giveaway!

The countdown to Valentine's Day begins and I have a gift for you to give to your sweetie or to keep for yourself! Enter now to get this lovely Sterling Silver Rhodium Plated Heart Bracelet from Le Bijou Boutique! You can enter on facebook under the "giveaway" tab or head to our blog for the giveaway information and rules at here.

Good luck!
http://www.lebijoulb.com/blog/2015/2/1/le-bijou-has-a-treat-for-you-valentines-day-giveaway

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Boutique update!

Update to an update 1.7.15-
I am very excited to announce that Le Bijou Boutique will be opening January the 13th, and the grand opening date will be announced later in the month!

  I will also have a special gift for our first few customers while supplies last so be sure to stop by!

 -Update
I am currently sitting in my office with pink, purple and blue dye in my hair and I thought while I wait to wash my hair I'll make a quick update on my soon to be shop... since after today I will be able to nail down an opening date! 

As of today all is set, I am meeting with the boss lady about a few of her pieces that will be staying at the shop with me and if she wants to do a "closing" of her shop before I open mine... although it will mostly be the same shop we all have grown to love here in Long Beach. I was so excited and nervous about today that I only got 4 hours of sleep because after today there is no more guess work just prep work.

If you would like to learn more about me and the shop, updates and or see some of my jewelry designs you can head to the boutique's site at 

And if you see anything you like use my code "LanieLovesYa" to save 15% off!

I will post the opening date soon and share a little bit of the fun and not so fun stuff of opening a shop once my schedule opens up some if you are interest, feel free to ask any question if you have any... I have pretty much hit every bump in the road so I am very knowledgeable now.