Unboxing February 2016 Yogi Surprise Jewelry Box

I saw the beautiful spoiler last month for Yogi Surprise, so I am pretty excited to get my box today!  What is Yogi Surprise?   

Yogi Surprise Lifestyle Box

  • 6-8 full-size yoga lifestyle items
  • Vegetarian and GMO-Free
  • $70+ retail value in every box
  • $44.95/month + free shipping

Yogi Surprise Jewelry Box

  • 2 handmade pieces + 1 organic treat
  • Handcrafted in Bali. Fair Trade
  • $65+ retail value in every box
  • $24.95/month + free shipping

The Jewelry box will contain two handcrafted yoga inspired jewelry pieces, that are fair trade, sustainably harvested materials, nickle-free, lead-free and cadmium free.  These are made in Bali, Indonesia and 10% of all proceeds will be given to education the Balinese families to make these beautiful pieces.   It also contains an organic chocolate treat.


This month’s theme is “Unconditional Love”    The most important truths are the ones we most often forget.  One of them being, you can’t be in love with all of life if you’ve excluded the portion of life that we call self.  As you enjoy this box and beyond, let it be your deepest intention to practice loving the life that’s right here. Letting go of anything that might be  in-between you and your ability to love yourself.   This is your moment, to deny yourself nothing and love yourself perfectly


Informational Card


Gold Amethyst and Lotus Flower Necklace   This is a 30 inch gold toned necklace with approximately 1 inch amethyst stone, with a gold cut out lotus charm.  I am not a fan of the bright gold chains ~ I would rather see an antique gold or dull brass or even copper.   Silver is my preferred color but I know that people like gold toned items.  I will have to find a way to “darken” this chain and charm, as I really dislike the bright shade as it makes it look cheap.  What also doesn’t help is that the amethyst stone has so many inclusions that is mainly white, with browns and some purples.  On top of that, there is a small part that wasn’t polished, so you can really see how rough this gem is.  I understand that these are handcrafted and not terribly expensive items, but this piece is really not a winner here.  I would have rather had an interesting ceramic charm pendent instead of this.   RV $45.00

Lotus In Buddhism, the lotus flower represents purity, spiritual awaking and faithfulness.    The flower symbolizes purity, because it is clean, despite living in murky pond waters.

AmethystBalancing the Crown Chakra, Third Eye and Crown Chakras and is the color of Spirituality

Cleanses, cleansing, purifies, restructures and renews. Fosters psychic abilities Amethyst is a natural stress reliever that encourages inner strength and brings wealth and a strong business sense to its wearer. It is a crystal of spiritual growth and protection. It brings clarity of the mind to their owner and helps you to become more in tune with your feelings so that you get to know yourself on a much deeper level. Amethyst crystals repel negative energy and attract positive energy, making them a wonderful protection stone for the home. They have one of the strongest powers to rid your home of any negative influence.  source

Amethyst promotes emotional centering.  Metaphysically amethyst encourages you to develop common sense and to become more emotionally centered and focused.  Amethyst is especially beneficial when worn over the throat or heart chakras and also can help with insomnia. If you place a piece of amethyst under your pillow at night it is said to help nightmares and assist in a more restful sleep. It is also said to help enhance prophetic dreams when placed under ones pillow at night or worn as a piece of jewelry while sleeping.  source


Amazonite and Howlite Goddess Bracelet    This was our spoiler for the month and YEAH!  I love this bracelet.  This is more like it.  The main part of the bracelet is made with white howlite beads that have grey striations running thru them.  The top of the bracelet has two round and one long oval amazonite beads in a lovely sea foam green, capped with silver tone beads.  This does look to be a tighter fit than normal and I am guessing it is 7 1/4 to 7 1/2 inch bracelet and the beads are quite bigger than most Yogi Surprise bracelets.  I really love this bracelet and it will go well with my other beaded ones. a RV $35.00

Howlite  ~ Primary Chakra:   All-Chakras, Crown-Chakra, Heart-Chakra, Root-Chakra, Sacral-Chakra, Solar-Plexus-Chakra, Third-Eye-Chakra, Throat-Chakra  Howlite is an attunement stone, which allows us to gain higher spiritual consciousness, by opening and preparing the mine to receive energy and wisdom. It helps to reduce anxiety, tension, stress, will calm and sooth emotions, while bringing mental awareness.  Howlite helps absorb anger and negative energies.  Read more at Healing Crystals

Amazonite Chakras: Heart and Throat. This crystal helps calm the brain and nervous system and it rids negative energy, while improving your confidence and communication.  It helps with creativity, analysis and problem solving.  Learn more at Crystal Well Being




Rawmino Mint Chocolate Hearts Oh mini chocolates! I like getting chocolates like this because … I have a guilty pleasure.  I will put a mini chocolate on a spoon and dip into my hot coffee, lift out and lick the melted chocolate off the spoon!  Yeah, weird, but I like it that way ~~ turns my coffee into a mocha treat!     2 oz  RV $6.00  

Description: A heart is the world’s most universal symbol of love, and as chocolate is love made edible, we decided combining the two was about as perfect a combination as there could be. These little bites of mint chocolate bliss are handcrafted, stone ground at low temperatures, and made with organic, fair trade cacao, low-glycemic coconut sugar, and a refreshing infusion of pure organic peppermint essential oil. This is pure, unadulterated Rawmio chocolate love.

Ingredients:  raw cacao nibs, raw cacao butter, coconut sugar, medicinal-grade peppermint essential oil.  *Certified Organic

A mixed month from Yogi Surprise.  I love the bracelet and I think it is a high quality item.  The chocolate hearts are really smooth and delicious as well.   However, the necklace just doesn’t do it for me.  The gold tone is one thing, but the stone was so heavily included and it was not polished all the way around ~  I fear this stone will crack and break, due to the inclusions.  Oh well.   Win some, lose some.   I paid $25.00 for this box and received a RV of  $86.00 and I feel this box is worth well over $25.00, even if I don’t feel it is worth $86.00!  That necklace is REALLY marked up, but as I always state,  part of the proceeds from this box will go back to the local artisans that made these items and help educate their community, so I don’t feel like I wasted any money.

Do you subscribe to Yogi Surprise?  Which box do you get and what was your favorite item this month?  Let me know in the comments below, I would love to read them 🙂

If you are interested in signing up to Yogi Surprise for either their Lifestyle or Jewelry box, I would love it if you used my referral link   They are currently running a 10% off special for the first month, no promo code needed.




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