In November, I received my first POPSUGAR Must Have Box. I loved it. I got to try out some really fun products that I wouldn't have been exposed to otherwise. So I was really excited about receiving my second box in December. Unfortunately, this time I wasn't as impressed. Here is what I received.
First, there was the food. There were two bags of Ghiradelli Squares chocolate, which I do like, but they weren't anything new or exciting. I prefer savory popcorn, so I gave the CC Made Caramel Corn to my husband. He said it was pretty good.
The next two items were beauty related. The NCLA Peppermint Lane Nail Wraps were a little loud for my taste. I will either end up using them for an accent nail or giving them to a friend. However, I do really like the Modelco Fibre Lashxtend Black Mascara. It applied smoothly without leaving clumps, and added some volume. The bottle also has a built in mirror along one of the sides, which I thought was a nice touch.
I liked the Minxt Holiday Gifting Set in theory.
The paper design was cute, and made out of recycled newsprint, so kind of eco friendly. However, when I used it to wrap gifts, it tore very easily. Maybe I am just a rough wrapper, but I found this to be pretty disappointing.
I couldn't find a use for these Govino Go Anywhere Flutes. They are shatterproof and have an ergonomic design so they are comfortable to hold, but I was happy with the champagne flutes I already owned. I ended up gifting them to my sister-in-law, who has a curious two year old and playful bulldog (read: glass is a bad idea), and loves to entertain.
The one piece I really did love in the box was this bracelet by Lulu Frost. I adore the contrast of the gold chain with the sparkly silver charm. It reminded me of a snowflake and retails for $110.
For me, this was not a good month for the POPSUGAR box. Although the value of the products (about $180) was great for the $40 price tag, I need to know there are going to be more things I can use in the future. I am going to give it another shot in January and see how I feel. If you are interested in trying out out for yourself, here is my referral link. Also use code REFER5 to receive $5 off of your first box.
*This is not a sponsored post. The opinions here are my own. However, if you buy a subscription through my referral link, I may receive credit towards future boxes.