Thursday, January 2, 2014

POPSUGAR Must Have Box: December 13

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.


Emmylou said...

At least, that bracelet is lovely:) These boxes are a hit-or-miss, I guess.

SizzleandZoom said...

Excellent review. Thinking of try it.

Amy Fashion Blog said...

You got an awesome box

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