Sunday, May 19, 2013

May PopSugar Must Have Box



Hello all!

Sorry I have been MIA for a couple weeks.  Life, It happens.  Anywho, I got back from my vacation on Friday morning (VEGAS!) and found that I had 3 boxes waiting to be opened! It was like Christmas for me.  I decided to put the Pop Sugar Must Have box up first, because I was definitely most excited for it over the others.  If you are not familiar with Pop Sugar, they do a monthly must haves box that includes things from various categories like beauty, fashion, home, fitness, food and more.  It is more expensive than other boxes at $35 a month, but your box is guaranteed to be worth $100 or more every month.  This is one of the most fun boxes I get and I look forward to getting it so much!

Enough rambling, this months box was all about party season and what you need to throw a great party.  And how cute, they threw in this little reusable bag!



Must Have Beauty: The Original Beautyblender and Blendercleanser

Meet the professional makeup secret that will change your beauty routine: the Original Beautyblender! Ever since the POPSUGAR Beauty team and countless professional makeup artists introduced us to the Beautyblender, we've been in love with this tool.  Beautyblenders unique shape and texture apply makeup with ease, fitting the contours of your face for a flawless finish.

We included the Blendercleanser to accompany your Beautyblender.  This cleanser is lightly lavender-scented and soy based.  Apply a dime-size amount to the clean sponge (umm...i'm not sure if this is a typo or what.  But the cleaner is meant to clean your dirty sponge, not your clean sponge.  I'm pretty sure you use the cleanser to clean your dirty sponge.) , work into a lather, and then rinse.  Voila, you're ready to Beautyblend again!

Product worth $23.95
beautyblender.net/
 
I bought a pack of 2 Beautyblenders a couple months ago and I have fallen in love with them.  They are unlike any sponge out there. I have blogged about them in a few of my posts (definitely in a favorites blog) and how the "dupes" just do not compare.  They are not the same density and just don't have that soft bouncy feel to them like this one.  I was VERY excited to get another one (as they do not last forever) and to try out the cleanser.  I have just been cleaning mine with shampoo or a mild dish soap (recommended by YouTuber's).  If you have a chance to get your hands on one of these just to be able to feel it, definitely do it. 



Must Have Entertainment: Questions I Ask When I Want To Talk About Myself Deck.

We adored Mindy Kaling's New York Times bestselling debut book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, so when we read that she was transforming it into conversation cards, we knew we had to send them out in our Must Have box!  Mindy, creator and start of The Mindy Project, is one of our favorite comedic voices, and now it will be like she's right there at your next girls' night in. 

Spark up conversation about topics ranging from "revenge fantasies while running" to why "guys need to do almost nothing to be great" - learn something about your friends and have a blast while doing it.
Worth $14.95
crownpublishing.com
I think these will definitely be quite fun to break out when my girlfriends come over.  They are super cute and floral and will be a great way to share stories and have some laughs.  Can't wait to use these.



Must Have Beauty: Pacifica Natural Color Quench Lip Tint

Keep your pucker picture-perfect with this Pacifica Natural Color Quench Lip Tint. As the weather heats up, we're all about low-maintenance beauty, like this smooth, easy lip tint.  This 100 percent vegan sheer lip color will keep your lips moisturized and glowing.

Your box contains one of the two universally flattering sheer shades we picked out.  As an added bonus, they smell delicious too!


Worth $7.00
Pacificaperfume.com
 I received the Sugared Fig color and wow does it smell good.  I have been wearing this on my lips all day and it feels and smells great.  It is quite sheer, so it gives just a slight hint of color to my lips.  I will definitely be throwing this in my bag.  

It also states that this product is cruelty and paraban-free.  Portion of proceeds support clean water and it is made in the US. 




Must Have Food: The Modern Margarita

Nothing says Summer quite like a fruity cocktail (or mocktail).  We first fell for the variety and cute design of this modern margarita mixer set from The Modern Cocktail - and that was before we even got to taste the refreshing, fun flavors like watermelon, blood orange, and mango.  It's the perfect party pack for girls' night with your friends. 

To top it all off and add that finishing touch to your cocktails, enjoy the rimming crystals in each variety pack to garnish your beverage.  Cheers!

Worth $8.29
Themoderncocktail.com
This box's theme seems to be girls night! This will be very fun to use for a girls night. We can each try a different flavor and then try everyone else's! I love that it comes it 5 different flavors and the rimming crystals.  I wonder if they are sugar or salt....



Must Have Fashion: Kooringal Giselle Mid Brim Hat

Sun protection is more important than ever these days, and we want to help you look chic while doing it.

Grab some shade with Spring and Summer with this versatile hat.  It's crushable and durable, so you can easily pack it in any bag whether you're planning a quick weekend getaway, a long luxurious vacation, or just an afternoon out in the sun with loved ones.  We chose colors to go with any outfit, too.
Worth $27.99
hatsunlimited.com
 This hat looks much cuter in person.  It look like your typical floppy hat, except this one has wires in it so you can shape it however you like.  I don't typically wear a lot of hats, but I may try to find a way to style this one. 



Must Have Fashion: Charm & Chain

Enjoy $30 off any purchase from one of our go-to jewelry websites, Charm & Chain.  Check out the site to find its expertly curated selection from over 50 different jewelry designers.  From the luxurious to the everyday, you're sure to find a piece to fall in love with.  The offer is good through Dec. 31, 2013 - See more details on the enclosed card.
Worth $30.00
Charmandchain.com
 I was pretty excited about this as I am always on the hunt for really cute jewelry.  After I went on the site though, I was slightly disappointed.  Most of their selection is $100 or more and honestly, I don't like to spend that much on jewelry that I may not wear all the time or fall out of love with in a couple years.  I am not sure if I will end up using this or not.  



Special Extra: Way Better Snacks

Enjoy a little something extra from Way Better Snacks.  We can't get enough, and we don't have to feel guilty about it!  The chips are "sprouted," white unlocks all the "good" that is inherent in grains, seeds, and beans and brings them to life nutritionally.  They're also made with simple, clean ingredients like flaxseed and quinoa.  Plus, they're delicious!


Worth $.99
Gowaybetter.com
These look pretty yummy.  I really like sweet potatoes and look forward to trying these out.  I am not sure where you can buy these though, probably not at my local grocery store.  *UPDATE* I am wrong, these are at my local grocery store.*

Total Box Worth - $113.17

This has been my favorite box so far. I pretty much love everything that came in it, especially the Beautyblender and Blendercleanser.  I am so glad that I signed up for this subscription service, it is such a fun box to receive every month.  I really love that they include multiple categories and my husband can enjoy some of the items as well. 

Have you signed up for the Pop Sugar Must Have box? If so, what was your favorite item in this months box?

XOXO
Kristen  


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