Popsugar: April 2017 Must Have + June & Summer LE Spoilers!

So as usual I’m playing catch up with my boxes.  Today I’ve got a ton of Popsugar spoilers along with my April box review. Let’s jump right in.

SUMMER LE SPOILERS

Summer Limited Edition Box!
Description: “Wishing everyday was a beach day? This box will set you up for an endless Summer of looking chic with must haves for the beach, heat-proof goodies, and more that will continue to make you daydream about your favorite outings at the shore.”
Quantities are limited, so don’t delay! Boxes will be shipped by May 26 via FedEx SmartPost.
Cost: $100.00
The spoilers so far look like a fabulous summer box.  Right now, it looks like there are still some available for sale so if you like what you see, you may want to nab one.

JUNE MUST HAVE SPOILERS

I’m super psyched because that Dr. Blankenship’s sea salt spray is my favorite sea salt spray and one of my favorite hair products period.  The pouch looks adorable and I’m always up for a new book.  I’m excited to see what the last few items are.

APRIL MUST HAVE BOX

MakersKit Crystal Sand Art Terrarium Kit

(Suggested Retail: $32)
Description: “This all-in-one terrarium kit comes with a glass vase, preserved mosses, sand, and an amethyst crystal. Not only are crystals one of the biggest trends, but this is the season’s easiest DIY-project-turned-ultrachic-decoration as well.”
Verdict: LOVE!
I love home items and I had planned on making some terrariums for my new house, so this was perfect.  I also love that this wasn’t an item you typically expect to see in a sub box.  One of my favorite items I’ve ever gotten in any box.


The Cottage Greenhouse Carrot & Neroli Rich & Repair Body Wash

(Suggested Retail: $22)
Description: Rejuvenate with this vitamin-rich body wash that nourishes and restores your skin. Full of naturally hydrating ingredients like coconut oil, cocoa butter, and honey, it’s guaranteed to make you glow from head to toe.”
Verdict:
Love!
One of my favorite things to get in sub boxes are items that are luxury or nicer versions of everyday things like bodywash, shampoo and hand soap.  This body wash looks super luxe and I can’t wait to try it out.


MORNING CULTURE Dipped Bamboo Cutting Board

(Suggested Retail: $22.00)
Description: ”’Function meets form with this gorgeous and eco-friendly kitchen addition. Dipped in food-grade paint, this pretty bamboo cutting board doubles as a space-saving serving tray.”
Verdict: Hit!
I’m always up for new home items and this will be a perfect little appetizer tray.  I have a clear glass bowl that should fit in the round cut-out, so I can do a perfect little tray of pita and humus or veggies and dip.


Tonic Australia® Lavender Sachets

(Suggested Retail: $15.00)
Description: Wake up to a sweet scent of Spring, or in this case, the refreshing aroma of idyllic lavender fields. Place these pretty floral satchels filled with dried lavender under your pillow or in your closet for a daily dose of exceptional calm.”
Verdict: Love!
More house stuff!  As someone who just bought a house, this is perfect.  It will inspire me to organize my dresser drawers.


CocolabTM CocoflossTM

(Suggested Retail: $8.00)
Description: “Make flossing fun with this coconut-oil-infused dental floss that will keep your mouth clean and fresh. The soft microfiber filaments are designed to scrub your teeth and a hint of tropical fruit will turn your pearly whites into a lifelong treasure.”
Verdict: Hit!
I know it’s just dental floss, but as someone who has lots of fun gum issues (thanks genetics) I need to floss somewhat compulsively so I’m happy to try some fancier products.


Nourish Snacks Holy Habanero

(Suggested Retail: $1.99)
Description: “Gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan, these fire-roasted habanero-seasoned corn kernels are unbelievably delicious and savory. Can there be too much of a good thing? With these little kernels of deliciousness, we think not.”
Verdict: Not for me
I’m not so into peppery snacks so this one was amiss for me.


SPECIAL EXTRA

ProNamel® Strong & Bright Enamel, Extra Fresh Toothpaste
Description: “The secret to whiter, brighter teeth starts with strong enamel. This new toothpaste is fortified with minerals to help strengthen enamel and polish teeth. Plus, it freshens breath and fights cavities for a healthy mouth.”
Verdict: Hit!
Who doesn’t need extra toothpaste?  This might not be super fancy, but it will save me a couple bucks at the pharmarcy.

OVERALL:

Verdict:
Favorite box of the year
With the exception of the $1.99 snack, I loved everything in this box.  It was definitely home décor heavy and had a practical vibe, but it was perfect for me.  I adore practical luxe items and the unexpected terrarium kit was a wonderful addition.  I can’t wait to find a place for all these goodies in my new house.

I still had boxes left on the awesome deal I nabbed last year, so I only paid $20.46 while the estimated retail value (excluding the toothpaste) was $100.99.  For what I paid, I would have been satisfied with just the terrarium kit.   I think the quality and value of this box was well beyond the full $39.95 price tag.

I’ve got lots more box reviews coming up including a few new ones.

If you want sneak previews of the box contents, be sure to follow me on Instagram!

How do you feel about home items in your sub boxes.
Yay or Nay?

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 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

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Popsugar: October Must Have Box + Mystery Boxes & December & Winter LE Box Spoilers!

Popsugar has been racking up the LE boxes lately, so I’ve got some new box offers and a bunch of spoilers to share along with my October Box review.
MYSTERY BOXES!
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The Cozy Home Mystery Box

Box Description: “Packed with home decor, cool gadgets, tasty snacks, and more, this box makes the perfect gift for your favorite hostess or homebody ($150+ value). Boxes will feature products from recent and past Must Have and Mystery boxes; boxes may contain the same items and duplicate boxes will not be refunded.”
*Orders will ship within 7 to 10 business days via FedEx SmartPost.
Cost: 24.95

The Fashion and Beauty Mystery Box
Box Description: “Full of cult classics, chic accessories, and more, this box makes the perfect gift for the fashionista ($250+ value). Boxes will feature products from recent and past Must Have and Mystery boxes; boxes may contain the same items and duplicate boxes will not be refunded.”
*Orders will ship within 7 to 10 business days via FedEx SmartPost.
Cost: 29.95
These would be a great option for folks that aren’t regular subscribers or if you’re looking to grab some Christmas/Holiday gifts.

LIMITED EDITION WINTER WOMEN’S SPOILERS!
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Box Description:  This holiday season calls for entertainment, celebration, and coziness. Prep yourself as either the gift giver or recipient of these wondrous Winter surprises, certain to bring a smile to anyone’s face.”
Order by Dec. 16 to guarantee delivery by Dec. 24.
Cost: $100
These spoilers actually look amazing.  This definitely seems like a good box, if it’s in your budget.

DECEMBER SPOILER!
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I am loving this spoiler.  This set is really versatile and can from corralling office items, jewelry or makeup.

Now onto the main event:
OCTOBER  MUST HAVE BOX
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Henri Bendel Packable Umbrella

(Suggested Retail: $58)
Description: “Because this umbrella is small enough to stow in your purse, you won’t have to play the rainy day guessing game before leaving the house.  Featuring the classic Henri Bendel print we know and love, it might just be the perfect Autumn accessory.”
Verdict: Like
This is a bit boring, but it’s a fancy umbrella that I’d never purchase at full price.  I got a really cute tote bag from a friend for my birthday that matches the trim on this umbrella so I’m going to put them together and have a great commuter bag combo. I couldn’t find this exact one on the Henri Bendel site so I linked to a similar version at the same price point.

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Lalicious Brown Sugar Vanilla Shower Oil and Bubble Bath

(Suggested Retail: $28.00)
Description: ”Nothing says ‘Fall’ like the sweet, comfy scent of brown sugar, and this nourishing bath product will put you in just the right mood.  Whether you use it as a shower oil or a bubble bath, the probiotic formula will leave your skin silky smooth.”
Verdict:
Love!
I go through bath products very quickly so I always love getting fancy new ones to try. The packaging on this one is glamorous, so I could see myself refilling it with other bodywash later on.

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My Cup of Cocoa

(Suggested Retail: $5.99)
Description: ”There’s no better way to curl up with a book than with a steaming cup of cocoa.  This rich, decadent hot chocolate tastes lovely with any type of milk (or milk substitute) so you can truly make it your own Yum!”
Verdict: Hit!
Cocoa is perfect as we head into the cold weather.  I’m going to save this for a Christmas Treat.

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Morning Culture Rise & Shine Diner Mug

(Suggested Retail: $16.00)
Description: ”It’s easy to be a morning person with this classic diner mug, which encourages you to conquer the world every morning. We predict some extra-adorable Instagram snaps featuring this cheerful pick!”
Verdict: Love!
If this mug could turn me into a morning person, I’d marry it and have little teacup babies.  Like most people I own quite a few mugs I am a sucker for diner style cermaics and cute typography.  This one won me over right away.

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Makeup Eraser – The Makeup Eraser Mini!
(Suggested Retail: $12.00)
Description: “This travel-sized towel should be renamed ‘The Miracle’ because it’s truly magical; after wetting it with warm water, it will gently remove even the toughest of waterproof formulas!  It’s good for 1,000 washes, so go ahead and start experimenting with your beauty looks now!”
Verdict: Like
A practical little item.  I wouldn’t buy this myself, but I’m happy to try it out.

SPECIAL EXTRAS!
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Power Your Happy – by Lisa Sugar
(Suggested Retail: $16.73)
Description: “Enjoy this inspirational, upbeat memoir from Popsugar’s founder, Lisa Sugar. Sprinkled with career and personal advice, encouraging stories, and tons of fun, this is one book you won’t want to put down.”
Verdict: Not my Jam
I’m glad that this is just an “extra” because it seems a touch self-serving otherwise.  I’m not a fan of Self-Help books, so I passed this along to a coworker.

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Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen

(Suggested Retail: $8.99)
Description: “The intense formula of this eyeliner glides on smoothly and lasts up to 16 hours, so you can rest easy knowing that your makeup will keep up with your busy lifestyle.”
Verdict: Hit!
I’m always on the hunt for a liquid eyeliner with staying power.  Unfortunately, this one doesn’t stay anywhere near 16 hours on me, but it didn’t bother my eyes the way so many liquid liners do.  It is easy to apply and may work better for someone without hooded, oily lids.

 Also included was an assortment of coupons:
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OVERALL:
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Verdict:
Hit!
I thought this was another practical box from Popsugar.  I’m a fan of everyday luxuries in sub boxes.  We always need things like body wash and umbrellas, and it’s so lovely to have a fancy version that we’d never splurge on otherwise.  Even though the book was a miss for me, I still liked that the “extras” were actual items rather than things like gift cards that require an additional purchase. I paid $42.75 and the retail value (excluding extras) was $119.99.  Considering that I’ll use all but one item, I think I got a great value.

Do you regularly read self-help books?
Tell me why or why not?

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