Popsugar: June 2016 & Fall Limited Edition Spoiler!

Since Popsugar just released a spoiler for their Fall Limited Edition box, I figured I’d tag it on to a Must Have review.  The Fall Limited Edition is currently on sale and priced at $100.  It ships September9th.

Fall Limited Edition Spoiler
Caeden Linea N°1 On-Ear Headphone Faceted Ceramic & Rose Gold
Popsugar is claiming this as a $149.99 value, but it’s priced at $85.05 on Amazon.  Still, I love them so I decided to take the risk and order the box.   Even at the $85.05 pricetag, it’s still a great value in a $100 box.  Let’s just hope the rest of the items aren’t all perfume and caffeine water.  Be sure to check back if you want the full review and spoilers.

June Must Have Box
Open Box Open Box 2

Cover Up
Hat Attack Neutral Diamonds-Printed Sarong
(Suggested Retail: $58)
Description: “Lightweight and easy to pack in your weekend bag, this multifunctional sarong is the perfect beach accessory.  Switch up how you tie it and you’ll never get bored with your cover-up!”
Verdict: Gift
This is pretty, and I like the idea of a coverup, but it’s a little bland for my taste.  For summer I want vibrant, cheerful colors, so I’ll be gifting this to someone I think will enjoy it.

Bottle Opener
Sisters of Los Angeles “Cheers” Gold Bottle Opener

(Suggested Retail: $12.00)
Description: ”This golden bar accessory is the ideal companion for your favorite brew, perfect for displaying on a bar cart or cracking open a cold drink at a backyard bash. Cheers!”
This is a pretty and sleek little bottle opener.  Over the years, I’ve tried to make myself a little bar set with cool looking tools so this will be nice to add to it.  This would also be a cute hostess gift when paired with some bottled drinks.  I couldn’t find this exact opener on their site, but I linked to a similar version.

Quiz Game
Wild and Wolf Ridley’s Games Room “Who Am I?” Quiz

(Suggested Retail: $12.95)
Description: ”Team up with friends to guess the celebrity in this exciting, easy-to-play game that you can bring anywhere.  It’s great for parties, too, because it’ll break the ice between even the shyest strangers! ”
Verdict: Okay
I ended up bringing this game to a friend’s house for hanging out and it was okay, but not super interesting.  Just some basic trivia  It’s a shame too because Wild and Wolf offers ther games that seem like more fun (like the “sing it back” game).

NCLANCLA Born on the 4th Swatch
NCLA Born on the 4th Nail Lacquer

(Suggested Retail: $16.00)
Description: “This patriotic (and cruelty-free!) red, white, and blue polish was exclusively developed with Popsugar, and we love how it can stand alone or be worn over another polish.”
Verdict: Hit!
By now you know how I feel about polish.  NCLA is a great (and pricey) brand and who doesn’t want red, white and blue glitter polish for the July 4th Holiday?  This set was exclusive to Popsugar, which makes it even more special.  If you missed out don’t worry NCLA has a ton of amazing polishes (including a mermaid inspired set), that are worth splurging over.

Compact Compact 2
KNOCK KNOCK Are you Ready (For Your Cloose-Up?) Compact
(Suggested Retail: $10.00)
Description: “Don’t worry about sand messing up this cheeky compact mirror – it’s durable ineough to throw into your beach bag for on-the-go touch-ups.”
Verdict: Gift
This compact just isn’t my aesthetic.  I know it’s durable because it’s plastic, but I have plenty of other durable compacts that are a little more stylish.  I do think this would suit a teen girl and be a great thing for her to throw in her bookbag or gym bag.

Deodorant Wipes
Pacifica Underarm Deodorant Wipes
(Suggested Retail: $9.00)
Description: “Staying fresh on the go has never been easier than with these travel-ready underarm wipes, which neutralize odors for hours – all with an aluminum-free, vegan formula.”
Verdict: Hit!
I love when boxes include interesting or luxury versions of every-day toiletry products.  I’ve never tried deodorant wipes before and they seem like they’d be perfect to keep in my gym bag or at work for freshening up.

Pressels Sriracha
(Suggested retail value: $1.29)
Description: “Because they’ve got less fat and sodium than other popular chip options, you can enjoy the scrumptious hint of spice in these addictive snacks without feeling guilty.”
One of my boyfriend’s favorite snacks are pretzels so I passed these along to him.  As Chief Snack Officer (CSO) he declared they were “good”.  If you knew how picky he was you’d know that was quite a compliment.

June Popsugar Must Have
Just Okay
This is the last box using my prepaid discount, so my total for this was $24.91, and the estimated retail came out to $119.24  At that price it’s a great deal, but overall the box was just a touch ho-hum for my taste. The sarong and trivia game were a  bit bland, and the compact was definitely geared toward a younger subscriber.  I did  like some items, but they were the less expensive of the bunch.  Not a terrible box by any stretch, but not all that interesting.  I’m hoping to see some more fashion-forward items in the fall boxes.

Be sure to come back for more Popsugar reviews including the Fall Limited Edition box.
What did you think of the headphone spoiler for the LE Box?
Are you tempted to grab a box for yourself?
What items would you want to see Popsugar include in a $100 box?

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: June 2015 & August spoiler!

Since it’s throwback Thursday and I’ve got a bit of a backlog with my Popsugar box reviews I decided I’d catch up with a review of my June Box. The inspiration for June was “Sun-Kissed, Soft Skin, Papaya, Outdoor Fun, Coconut, Yoga Warrior”.  Am I the only one disturbed by the phrase “Yoga warrior”?  I keep seeing someone doing downward facing dog and getting hit by a spear.  Enough with my tangents and let’s see  what’s in the box.
Open Box Open Box 2

Quay Australia Mandate Sunglasses
(Suggested Retail: $45.00)
Description: “With sunny days, ahead, you’ll need a reliable yet stylish pair of frames, and we’ve found just the one! Quay Australia, a celebrity favorite, designed these matte black Mandate sunglasses with your active lifestyle in mind.”
Verdict: Gift
I couldn’t find these specific kind on the Quay website, so we’ll go with Popsugar’s suggested retail value. Thanks to my previous Fancy box subscriptions I already own several Quay sunglasses. These are nice, but they just aren’t that interesting especially after the TOMS I received in my Spring Rachel Zoe Box. Quay has a lot more unique designs available, but I do understand why Popsugar opted for something more classic. These are going to a friend I think will enjoy them.

Judy Blume
In the Unlikely Event
by Judy Blume
(Popsugar Suggested Retail: $27.95/Amazon Retail: $16.77)
Description: ”We’re adding Judy Blume’s newest adult novel, In the Unlikely Event, to the top of our Summer reading list. Blume takes us on the journey of a disaster-stricken town where an unlikely group copes together – reminding us all that life goes on.”
I like it when sub boxes include books, and this is one I probably wouldn’t have grabbed on my own. The Jersey girl in me appreciates that it’s set in the Garden State and I’ll be using it to fill a reading slot for my 2015 Popsugar Reading Challenge.

Pacifica Enlighten Eye Brightening Shadow Palette
(Suggested Retail: $14.00)
Description: ”Beauty junkies know all about the benefits of coconut oil, and this coconut-water-infused eye shadow takes makeup to new bounds. One-hundred-percent vegan and cruelty free, the innovative formula is creamy, is crease free, and brightens the eyes to perfection.”
Verdict: Like/Gift!
I love trying out new makeup, but sadly I am currently overrun with eyeshadow and I’d hate to open this lovely palette and not use it. I have a friend who I think will look awesome in these colors so I’m going to give it to her.

Yogitoes Peacock hBand
(Suggested Retail: $4.00)
Description: “Every yogi will love this peacock-patterned hBand, which acts both as aheadband and an eye mask during Savasana. Made from organic cotton and a touch of lycra for stretch, it’s where style meets function.”
Verdict: Hit!
I confess that I don’t practice yoga as often as I used to but I still really like this headband. It’s great for keeping your hair back during any type of exercise or just during housecleaning on the weekend. The color is lovely and at a $4.00 price tag I’d happily recommend this to anyone.

Spongellé Boxed Flowers-Fleru en Boite
(Retail: $16.00)
Description: “Massage, smooth, and rejuvenate the skin with this hypoallergenic papaya yuzu body wash infused buffer. It contains extracts of yuzu, edelweiss, and vetiver, so your skin will feel –and smell-simply divine.”
Verdict: Hit!
This little sponge with the super fancy name should make showering feel super fancy too since this is a “body wash infused buffer”. I’ve never tried a shower sponge that was infused with anything so this should be fun to try out.

(Retail: $4.00)
Description: “These gummies are packed with B vitamins that boost your energy, antioxidants that keep your immune system strong and electrolytes that help you stay hydrated.”
Verdict: You had me at “gummies”
Listen I’d eat these even if they didn’t have “B vitamins” or “antioxidants”. I don’t discriminate when it comes to gummies. Fish, bears, sour, sweet, vitamins—I’ll eat them all. These were tasty and if they really help me “stay hydrated” they are a wondrous miracle since I can never seem to drink enough water.

Sweet & Spark
Sweet & Spark $30 Giftcard

Description: “Sweet & Spark searches flea markets and antique store for one-of-akind vintage jewelry so you don’t have to! Use this gift card to find your own timeless piece like those feature don The Zoe Report and InStyle.”
Verdict: Miss
This site features vintage jewelry, so at first I was really excited, but everything is uber expensive and there’s stuff from the 1980s – is that really “vintage” or is it just old? Hipsters need to let go of the 1980s fashion – listen to the music, but leave the rest. Please. Sweet & Spark even has…(gasp) 1990s “vintage”. SOMEONE TELL ME WHEN THE 1990S BECAME VINTAGE! I guess I should have saved all those chokers from high school. Damn it. I’ll just be over there in the corner clutching my “vintage” flannel and Nirvana CDs. The upside is this gift card doesn’t have an expiration date, so maybe I’ll fall in love with something enough to justify the pricetag.

June 2015 Popsugar

Even though I ended up gifting a chunk of this box, I still thought it was nicely curated with interesting brands.   It felt cohesive and seasonally appropriate.  I paid $42.75 for this and with the lower Amazon retail for the Judy Blume hardcover (and excluding the gift card) I received $99.77 worth of product.  It’s a littler lower than the usual Popsugar value, but still a good buy.

What did you think of the June Popsugar Box? And do you consider the 1980s and 1990s to be vintage?

Popsugar has released a spoiler for their August box!
August Spoiler


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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