Popsugar: February 2017 Must Have Box + April Spoiler!

So today I’m sorting through my stack of overdue box reviews and I’ve got one of my faves.  It’s time for my Popsugar Must Have Box.  We’ve got the February review plus a spoiler for this month’s box.

April 2017 Box Spoiler

I freakin love this.  I’ve been planning on doing some terrariums for the new house so this is perfect.  I think I’ll put it in my new studio.  I’ve heard some posts that people are receiving them broken.  My box just arrived so I’m crossing my fingers that mine is intact.

FEBRUARY MUST HAVE BOX


Tribe Alive
Foldover clutch – Atitlán Brocade
(Suggested Retail: $98)
Description: “This soft, reversible clutch from Tribe Alive gives you two looks in one.  Each bag is hadnwove which provides subtle variations to make each bag one of a kind.  The best part about Tribe Alive is that it partners with artisans around the world to employ impoverished women at fair-trade wages and give them access to safe jobs.”
Verdict: Love!
This is such a pretty clutch and it’d be just the thing I’d take on a vacation.  It coordinates perfectly with the Tribe Alive bag from my Rachel Zoe Spring box.  I now have an awesome matching set.


Battington Lashes
–  Monroe 3D silk Lashes
(Suggested Retail: $25.00)
Description: ”Battington’s silk lashes are flirty, playful, and guaranteed to wow anyone to make eye contact with when you wear them.  You can reuse them up to 25 times and they’re so lightweight you’ll feel like they’re floating on your lash line.  Take natural up a notch.”
Verdict:
Like!
Okay, I’m making my solemn vow to you all that once I am actually living in my new house with a vanity and space for makeup, I am going to attempt to use fake lashes.  I’ve gotten a few sets from boxes over the years, but always been too intimidated to try them out.  But I’ve promised you guys, and as a woman of my word, I’m going to do it.  Say a little prayer that I don’t accidentally glue them to my contact lens.


Kris Nations Jewelry – Love Script Necklace
(Suggested Retail: $48.00)
Description: ”’Who doesn’t need a little more love in their lives?  The gold-plated necklace from Kris Nation reminds us that we are all special.  There’s nothing sweeter than a dainty necklace spreading some love.”
Verdict: On the fence
Many moons ago, in a LE Neiman Marcus Popsugar box, I received a very similar necklace so I’m not sure that I’m going to keep this. It’s definitely sweet and nice for a Valentine’s day theme, but I may end up giving this one away as a gift.


Chuao Chocolatier – Cinnamon Cereal Smooch Chocolate Bar
(Suggested Retail: $6.00)
Description: Cereal for dessert is already a great idea, but thanks to California-based chocolatier Chuao, it’s now the real deal!  The Cinnamon Cereal Smooch Chocolate Bar gives you permission to sweeten up your favorite breakfast treat.”
Verdict: Hit!
Chocolate is sort of a no-brainer for February boxes and this was delicious.


Juara Skincare Candlenut Body Creme
(Suggested Retail: $35.00)
Description: “Get rid of your dry Winter skin while dreaming of a tropical vacation with this luxurious body crème from Juara.  The nourishing candlenut oil is mixed with vitamin E to retain elasticity, soothe your skin and give you back your gorgeous glow.”
Verdict: Gift
A body crème is nice inclusion, but I’ve tried this brand through Birchbox and it just didn’t wow me.  I’ll gift it to a friend who will enjoy it more.


SPECIAL EXTRA

Revlon Super Lustrous “Love is On” Lipstick
(Suggested Retail: $7.99)
Description: “Revlon’s Super Lustrous lipstick is a perfect shade of red that looks good on everyone. Feel confident and choose love this month with this beautiful color on your lips.”
Verdict: Love!
A red lipstick is a perfect fit for a Valentine day theme.  I didn’t swatch this because I’m saving it for my new makeup kit, but the color looks lovely.

OVERALL:

Verdict:
Like!
The foldover clutch really made this box for me – everything else was just a nice bonus.  Because of the great holiday promotion I snagged in November, I paid only $20.46 and the estimated retail on this box came out to $222.99.  Even though not everything was my personal taste, I thought the items fit the season and offered a lovely variety that most subscribers will enjoy.

I’ve got lots more box reviews coming up including some new sub boxes and old favorites.
If you want sneak previews of the box contents, be sure to follow me on Instagram!

THE BACKSTORY
Popsugar is a women’s lifestyle subscription that delivers a monthly box of fun, full-size products hand-selected by Popsugar editors.

In addition to Popsugar’s monthly must have boxes, they have some seasonal special edition boxes that contain uber luxe items.  The price tag on these boxes is higher, but the products you receive are high end.

Popsugar Mini Pricing:
(Features 2 Full Size Items)
Monthly – $18.95

Popsugar Must Have Pricing:
Monthly – $39.95
3 Months – $109.85
6 Months – $214.70
12 Months – $404.40

Coupon Codes:  REFER5 = $5 off site wide
POPSUGAR10 = $10 off a 3 month subscription to Must Have

Popsugar: February 2015 & LE Resort Spoiler!

Time to catch up on some of my February boxes and there’s no place better to start than with one of my favorite boxes, Popsugar.  I’ve also got a spoiler on the LE Popsugar box, so let’s get to the goods.
Box Open Box

BlushBlush Swatch
Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in True Love
(Suggested Retail: $26.00)
Category: Must Have Beauty
Description: “For a healthy-looking flush, Tarte’s 12-hour blush iwill be your one true love. Infused with Amazonian clay, this blush hydrates skin while giving your cheeks a fed-free, flawless tint.”
Verdict: Hit!
Tarte is a great brand and their blushes go on smoothly. I think it’s so perfect that we got the “True Love” shade in a Valentine’s day box. It’s a nod to the holiday in a practical way. This color is a touch bright for me, but with a delicate application it still looks great.

Bubblebath
US Apothecary Rose Water Bubble Bath
(Suggested Retail: $30.00)
Category: Must Have Beauty
Description: “After a long day, terat yourself with a relaxing bubble bath and come out smelling like roses. US Apothecary crafted a natural rose bath solution with soothing botanicals that will wash away any stress of the day.”
Verdict:
Hit!
I enjoy baths although I don’t often have the time for them. This beautifully packaged bubble bath may change that. I love rose scented things so this is right up my alley. This is another great nod to Valentine’s day without being cliché. This is also a new brand for me so I’m excited to try them out.

A mysterious bag…
Bag
Reveals:

Cutting Board
ACME Party Box Company
Bamboo Heart Cutting Board & Cheese Knife
(Suggested Retail: $32.00)
Category: Must Have Home
Description: “”We love cheese so much we wanted to cut it on a heart shaped board. Perfect for picnics of a special thank you to your hosts, this bamboo board is as functional as it is beautiful. Enjoy the paired cheese knife for easy meals on the go!”
Verdict: Love!
This is a Popsugar exclusive and I adore it. I’ve pinned many an ACME fancy pants picnic kit that is way out of my budget, so I was so psyched to get this cutting board set. It’s adorable and super practical. The knife is high quality and the set will become an adorable cheese server for my next party. Again, another nod to Valentine’s day without being too cutesy. Well done, Popsugar.

NecklaceNecklace Close
BaubleBar
Mini Arrow Pendant Necklace
(Suggested Retail: $32.00)
Category: Must Have Fashion
Description: “We’ve been struck with Cupid’s arrow and fallen madly in love with this mini arrow pendant necklace from BaubleBar. This bestseller’s slim, modern design and pave detailing give you an extra reason to sparkle.”
Verdict: Hit!
I’ve recently become addicted to Baublebar necklaces so this was another welcome addition. Subscribers could get gold or silver and I actually preferred silver so yet another win for me. This is a delicate chain that will be great for everyday wear or layered with other pieces. I couldn’t find the exact one on BaubleBar so I don’t think it’s for sale anymore, but they have a ton of great stuff so I recommend dropping by there to browse for pretties while you’re trapped inside during yet.another.winter.storm.

Balm
Figs & Rouge 100% Natural Balm in Pomegranate
(Retail: $8.00)
Category: Must Have Beauty
Description: “Figs & Rouge soothing balm will keep your lips kissable for hours on end. This lovely tin adds instant handbag glam so you can be prepared in any moisture emergency!”
Verdict: Hit!
Is anyone else slightly weirded out by the phrase “moisture emergency”? Just me? In any case, I love lip balms and cute packaging and fruity flavors so this is a win for me. Damn it, Popsugar you’re really hitting it out of the park this month.

Chocolate
Chuao Chocolatier Ravishing Rocky Road Bar
(Suggested Retail: $6.00)
Category: Must Have Food
Description: “Prepare to be enchanged by Chuao’s Ravishing Rocky Road bar made with salted, carmaleized almonds and fluffy marshmallows. This handcrafted, all-natural chocolate bar is simply irresistible.!
Verdict: Hit!
Is it possible to have Valentine’s day without chocolate? That would be like a sky without stars or Sia without that little dancer girl. Chocolate, almonds and marshmallows—it’s like all my favorite treats in one cute little package. This was a very tasty hit.

SPECIAL EXTRA
Polish Mark Polish
Polish Swatch

Sally Beauty FingerPaints Nail Color in Pink Imagination (Suggested Retail: $35.50)
Description: “With just one coat, FingerPaints’ innovative formula gives you intense color, durable shine, and a long-lasting finish!”
Verdict: Damn it Popsugar, I can’t quit you..
Polish too? Oh Popsugar, you know the way to my heart. The one thing that was weird was that my polish came with something sort of stuck on it as you can see in my first pic. The bottle wasn’t broken or used, so something just must have gotten stuck to it when it was being packaged up. At first I was a little disappointed I didn’t snag a red shade, but then I looked at the color closely and it has a beautiful shimmer. The formula was lovely and did go on well with just one coat. If you’re shopping for drugstore polish brands I’d definitely give this brand a shot.

OVERALL:
Full Box 2
Verdict:
Crazy in Love..

Oh Popsugar you stole my heart. This was a perfect Valentine’s day box. The theme was evident but  in an innovative and sophisticated way. This was so thoughtfully curated and is a great example of what a subscription box should be. I paid $42.95 for this box and received a retail value of approximately $139.50.  Not only is the value there, but I love and will use all of the items. This was a really awesome box and I hope Popsugar keeps up their meticulous curation for March.

Did you get the February Popsugar? If so, were you as crazy about it as I was?

POPSUGAR NEWS!

Popsugar’s $100 LE Resort box is sold out, but if you nabbed one here’s a spoiler for one of the items:
Spoiler

THE BACKSTORY

Popsugar is a women’s lifestyle subscription that delivers a monthly box of fun, full-size products hand-selected by Popsugar editors.

In addition to Popsugar’s monthly must have boxes, they have some seasonal special edition boxes that contain uber luxe items.  The price tag on these boxes is higher, but the products you receive are high end.

Popsugar Pricing:
Monthly – $39.95
3 Months – $109.85
6 Months – $214.70
12 Months – $404.40

Coupon Codes:  REFER5 = $5 off site wide
POPSUGAR10 = $10 off a 3 month subscription

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