Hi there! Happy Monday!! Annnnd Happy PopSugar time!! This is one of my favorite posts of the month to share with all of you!!
Before we get started: Don’t forget to check out my column Leah’s Friday Five on the Pearls and Pastries Shop Blog! This past Friday was all about my favorite fall boots and where I shop for them!!
Today I am reviewing the PopSugar Must Have Box for August 2014!! The box contains full size items in all different categories:food, beauty, fashion, home, and sometimes an extra goodie too! The PopSugar box usually arrives between the 10th-15th of every month for me…it ships from California via FedEx Smart Post, which means it goes out FedEx but arrives to my P.O Box. I am really enjoing this months box so far, so let’s jump into it!
August 2014 Must Have Box:
I want to mention that I did think that the packaging was not done very well this month : / And I have heard from others that there boxes also were not packed very securely. I thought for sure one item that is made of glass would be broken, and the most delicate thing in the box had slipped out of it’s packaging and was loose : ( I have only ever had 2 boxes with a damaged item in the 20 months that I have had the subscription, and PopSugar is always great about replacing things, but I hope the packaging is back to normal next month!
My 3 year old LOVES to bake in the kitchen with me, and sometimes it is so nice to have the mix pre-made so that I save some clean up and time!! My daughter still gets the joy of mixing and working in the kitchen, so it’s a win-win! We haven’t tried this one yet, but I love the packaging and with sprinkles and chocolate what’s not to love?!
I have been swooning over the Lush lipsticks for months now, so I was super excited to find this lip gloss in my box! The color was created especially for PopSugar subscribers for the 2 year anniversary of the Must Have Box. It is a nice hint of color, and it is a bit sticky but I actually like that to a point because it stays on the lips longer. I love that this lip gloss is naturally nourishing with strawberry, coconut, and avocado oils.
We already have one of these bento style boxes, but it gets tons of use, and with my daughter starting pre-school (ah!!) soon we are happy to have another. This is dishwasher safe, and I love the seperate little compartments.
I have burned this several times already and I am really impressed!! I usually gravitate towards 3 wick candles exclusively because I want a candle that will have a throw that will really fill the room, but this is a powerful little thing! It smells SO good, it’s hard to find a beachy scented candle that doesn’t overwhelm you with suncreen or coconut, and this candle is able to with the nice sea salt scent.
I haven’t tried this yet, but I always love getting fancy bath products in my box : ) This smells nice and I am excited to try it out.
This are easily my favorite item in the box which is really saying something since I rarely wear dangly earrings (2 little kiddos and another on the way…so maybe in 3-4 years I can wear them more!) but these are stunning! I think they’ll look great with so many things and can’t wait to wear them for a date night with Stephan : )
I originally tried a thinkThin bar because of Pop Sugar back in February of 2013, and they are a great option for a high protein bar. I haven’t tried this one yet, but I love tossing these in my bags for those “I-need-energy/food-now!” moments! Having a healthier option stops me from making a bad decision (ahhhhm candy bars!).
Overall I am really excited about this months box! I am so excited for fall this year, so I am hoping that next month has some fun things as well that are more fall geared. I was disapointed by the packaging, but the items made up for it! And as always, this box is WELL worth the $39 price point! This box totals $126 not counting the special extra.
Do you subscribe to PopSugar? What other subscription boxes do you enjoy? I love hearing what other people subscribe to and what they are loving!!
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I hope you have a wonderful start to your week!! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog : ) XOXO