‘Tis the time for golden tans, beach parties, and all sorts of #sunsetselfies by the water as this summer’s heat is relentless! Escaping to the beach at every available opportunity, I’ve learned that the right accessories can transform your cover up from day to night in seconds, making it a cinch to move from the sun lounger at sunset to the cabana for dinner with friends in a space of five minutes.

Last week, I got my box of Trinquets, a curated accessories #BoxOfHappiness that I’m subscribed to, delivered to my doorstep. Having forecasted our summer dilemma in advance, they have come up with a shining, shimmering, splendid bohemian-themed box, perfect for the beach bum/ hippie/ water rat such as myself.




Give your cover ups some sophistication with this white beaded choker with gold hardware detail, complimenting any skin tone but looking especially nice on tanned ladies, accentuating your newly bronzed skin. Switch from day to night flawlessly with just this one statement piece!




I’ve been such a fan of H&M, and they have come out with the cutest beach outfits this summer! Pair a playful gold bangle and delicate chandelier earrings with their fabulous green and white floor-length caftan, gold slippers or sandals, and black kohl eyeliner for an Arabian princess look at dusk.




Socializing over drinks at the beach? All you really need is one statement piece, like these adjustable cocktail rings in gold and black with a summery flower design. They are pretty durable, so you don’t have to worry about getting them wet.

Another item that’s also quite beach-friendly is their sheet of temporary gold tattoos, nine designs one can wrap around your arm, wrist, ankle, or cut out into smaller pieces and wear as smaller designs on your hand, neck or foot.




Each subscription box is Php 950/ each or sign up for a three-box subscription for Php 850/ each. For the guys who plan on giving these as gifts to their significant others – this is more than very reasonably priced.

Intrigued? Here’s how the subscription works:

  1. Head on over to trinquets.com and sign up for a subscription. Each box is carefully curated with a special theme and sent out every other month.
  2. Impatiently wait for your box to arrive at your doorstep.
  3. Celebrate the box’s arrival by throwing an accessories party with friends complete with a sweets buffet. Take pictures of all your goodies (edible and not) for your other friends on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and tag @Trinquets so they can see how much fun you’re having.
  4. Get exclusive (elusive) subscriber tips on how to use your shiny new trinquets through their newsletters.
    Earn points for special reward items by inviting your friends and joining in (future) social media contests.

It’s all pretty straightforward. Deadline for the June box of Trinquets is on May 31, 2015, so go sign up now, as they only have a limited number of boxes to send out!