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Thursday, March 26, 2015

POPSUGAR Must Have March 2015 Box Reveal


Last week I received my first POPSUGAR Must Have Box, and it seriously felt like my birthday came very early!  I'm so excited to share its contents with ya today, lovelies!


For anyone unfamiliar with POPSUGAR Must Have, it is a monthly surprise subscription box.  It runs $39.99/month, however I spotted a discount code to receive $5 off my first box, paying $34.99 for the one featured in this post.  The suggested retail value of the items within this box comes to $121.68 + a deluxe sampler box from Benefit cosmetics.  In other words, I definitely got more than my money's worth!  Take a look!...




You all know my obsession with the Wet Brush so when I saw that cheery yellow cuteness, right away I was thrilled!  Seeing the mystery package all wrapped up in giant bubble wrap, and a hint of BRIGHT hot pink underneath got me giddy to dig right in!







This was the product leaked in the March box's spoiler so I was already anticipating this goody!  I had high hopes for it as it had oodles of 5-star reviews on both Ulta & Sephora's sites.  I tried it last night and it did not disappoint.  It made my face feel amazing!  For best results they recommend using it once to twice weekly.  At the retail price of $48, I will be using once a week and savoring the wonders of this spa in a tube!







I'll admit I've never used a diffuser before.  I typically have glowing candles, scentsy wax warming, and a Bath & Body Works Wallflower plugged in most hours of the day.  I've never thrown a diffuser into the scent mix though.  I doubted you'd smell anything unless standing a few feet away.  I was definitely critical before tossing those reeds in the bottle.  That quickly changed!  I knew I was a diffuser convert when my husband returned home and the first words out of his mouth were asking what smelled so good!  He picked up on it from an entirely different room!  This lemon + cucumber combo is springtime perfection and I couldn't be happier about having this in my living room!  I also received a 20% coupon from Green Market Purveying Co..  We'll see if I can resist putting that one to use! ;)

If you're a reed and oil kinda girl, please share your fave in the comments below!  I'd love to know where you get your home sweet smelling home fix! 




Samudra | POPSUGAR Exclusive Pink Pina Zip Pouch


First off I'll say that I would never pay the suggested retail price of $40 for this pouch.  If I saw it in Target's dollar spot for $3, it'd find its way into my cart.  If it were much more than that I'd probably keep walking.  That being said, I do LOVE this pouch!  I'm a fan of all things pink (and this bright hot pink is so fun), add my favorite fruit and I'm instantly smiling!  I couldn't resist tossing some things inside to see how much I could fit into this baby.  It easily held a book, bottle of sunblock, a bag of snacks, a lit'l brush, and hair ribbon.  It's likely to be my go-to poolside bag, and find its way into my suitcase many o' trips to come!







As an avid list maker, I totally appreciated this pad.  It definitely doesn't include everything I pack, but it does have some blank spaces to add more items.  I'll likely use this for weekend getaways.  Now if we're prepping for one of our longer vacations, this wouldn't cut it for me.  I need much more detailed (we're talking multiple pages) lists for a week or two of soaking up Disney magic!  Perhaps I should take the tip underneath that header, "bring half of what you think you need".  Personally, I tend to be a "more is more" kinda packer!  :)  In any case, these 60 sheets of hand-drawn cuteness will be doodled on and checked off in prep for our next weekend trip, wherever that may be to!







As previously mentioned, this is an item that immediately got me excited!  I love our (tear avoiding, extreme tangle taming) wet brushes! Having a small "squirt" size brush to toss in my bag for touch ups on the go will be super handy for this mom of 2 girls!  L-O-V-E!






I'm a big fan of anything spicy so this flavor was the perfect fit for my taste buds!  The bag contained two servings at 130 calories each.  Honestly I opened, snacked, and packed it away probably four or five times!  It didn't take many flavor packed half popped kernels for a lit'l snack fix.  I think I'd actually purchase these, but they aren't sold in a single grocery store in my city.  I enjoyed them while they lasted though!  If I find them in an aisle nearer to me, I'd love to try aged white cheddar. Yum! 






I was over the moon when I saw the Roller Lash mascara as I've heard such great things about it!  I've used it a few times and am loving it so far!  Hooray for a sample to test out before purchasing! 

I've yet to try the POREfessional.  It's not a product I'd typically purchase, but that's one of the reasons these surprise boxes are fun!  Sometimes you come across gems you never knew you needed in life!  We'll see if that's the case with this.  With 400+ reviews it scores a 4.5 star average rating, from people who actually paid retail price for it.  So it's worth checking out (for free ;)).


The Verdict



Overall, I was very pleased with this box.  One of the best things about it was having the opportunity to try some products that I normally wouldn't splurge on, or just wouldn't have considered using (like the diffuser)!  It feels like the week after Christmas here, using fun new finds,  while anticipating enjoying others in the months to come! 

April POPSUGAR Must Have boxes are already sold out, but if you're interested in getting in on the fun, you can order the May box HERE.  Use coupon code REFER5 to save $5 off your first box too! :)


Subscription boxes are so much fun!  What's your favorite?  I'm loving POPSUGAR!  It's a bit on the pricey side, but the value is fabulous!  Glad I splurged to try it this month! 


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7 comments:

  1. Fun! Who doesn't love mail. And I'd choke a little on that forty dollar bag but toss it in a box combo like that and it is golden! Super cute. Love the pineapples. Perfection that Jason got the diffuser smell right away. I've had the wet brush on my to get list for forever, and have yet to manage it. I want a tiny one to go with the big one!

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  2. I am a HUGE fan of the wet brush! I have no idea how I survived without it. I use it with my hair wet por dry and for Elin's hair. I have never seen that beautiful yellow color before! That might exclusive to popsugar. :) I'm going to be on the lookout for that color.

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  3. I love fun mail and this box looks like a treasure chest of goodies. I've never heard of a wet brush, but with a daughter on the way I should probably invest in one now. I love Benefit's They're Real mascara so I'm excited to hear that you liked the Roller Lash mascara.

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  4. This box looks amazing. I may need to ask for a subscription for my birthday! :)

    We don't have any diffusers out right now thanks to little toddler hands, but I love the WoodWick ones. I've used Lavender, Applewood, and some sort of Christmassy scent as well.

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  5. As soon as I saw the Wet brush, I knew that was a good box for you! lol Glad that you shared all of your stuff. I'm not really into beauty products (mostly because I can't afford everything I would want! lol), but these monthly boxes are pretty cool. I'm interested in the Bliss Micro Magic. My face tends to have some flaky spots (I know, gross), so this might do the trick. Thanks for sharing. I'm living vicariously through you!

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  6. Looks like you got some great stuff! I have still not signed up for a monthly box from anyone! I love the idea and need to do it asap =) Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up with me! Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. Your girlies are THE sweetest! <3
    And I have been MEANING to get a wet brush! Seriously!!! xx

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