Leo love: it’s birthday week!

The quarter-century countdown is on. In just a few days, I’ll hit the big 2-5 milestone. In preparation for Saturday night’s party, I spent the weekend DIY-ing my heart out with one of my besties. I can’t wait to share the fruits of our labour with you – I have a feeling you’ll want to cop a few of our glittery projects for yourself – but in the meantime, here are the adorable napkins + paper straws we found at Indigo. The napkins were on sale for $2/pack of 24! How amazing is that?

One thing I’ve always noticed is how closely aligned to my astrological sign I am. No matter how old I am, I’m a Leo through and through – limelight-loving, straightforward, impatient, over-achiever. Also – gold-obsessed. Leos love the colours of the sun and all things bright & beautiful. I’m a sucker for anything astrology-related, especially when it’s ridiculously pretty, which is why I’m so excited that my next birthday month giveaway is Our Blessings bracelets.


Created by the lovely Lilla Balint from The Black Box Boutique in Yorkville, Our Blessings Gemstone Collection is a trendy collection of bracelets designed as a fun & unique way to harness the healing and spiritual energies drawn from the gemstones they’re made with. Certain gemstones are known to have meaning to certain astrological signs, something the Our Blessings Gemstone Collection specifies. An arm party that helps the stars align? Count me in. Each bracelet also includes a single turquoise charm, a “Happy Magnet” meant to attract friendship, luck and happiness, and release negativity, guilt and shame. Did I mention they’re made in Canada?

Our Blessings

I’ve been wearing a Tiger Soul bracelet, a style featuring Amber. Amber is known to be a symbol of courage and to bring good luck, successIt and a sunny disposition to those who wear it. Amber also helps to calm anxiety and tension. Isn’t it gorgeous?

To celebrate my birthday, I’m excited to be partnering with Our Blessings to give away three bracelets – a $144 value! – designed just for Leos. Even if your star sign isn’t the Lion, these bracelets will make a gorgeous addition to your arm party. Up for grabs are (top – bottom):

  • 50/50 (Tourmaline – Watermelon) | Creates balance between male and female energies within yourself, removes imbalances and guilt caused by conflicts and confusions, heals old emotional pains, bringing emotional understanding and attracting love
  • One Love (Garnet) | A stone of inspiration, bestowing vitality and charisma, assists in owning ones gifts and abilities and sharing them with others, a highly protective stone used to increase confidence and security. The stone of passionate devotion
  • Solid as a Rock (Jasper) | Known as the warriors stone – knows of loyalty, inner strength and standing up for what you believe in. A power stone for those who stand for justice and fair play, especially useful for those whose job it is to rectify unjust situations

Our Blessings Giveaway

To win, use the Rafflecopter below to LIKE The Black Box Boutique + Leopard is a Neutral on Facebook. Get extra entries by leaving a blog post comment with your astrological sign + if you think you fit with it, following @stephaniefusco + @theblackboxbout on Twitter and tweeting about the contest. Contest will close on midnight on July 25, just in time for me to award the prize on my birthday!
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Good luck!