POPSUGAR Must Have February 2017 Box Review

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! I’m so glad POPSUGAR mailed these boxes out early so I was able to treat myself to an early Valentine’s Day present. In the past all the February boxes have been amazing, and I definitely had high expectations. I was beyond excited to see this pink box on my doorstep!

POPSUGAR Must Have is a subscription service that sends a variety of items for women that are curated by the POPSUGAR editors. Items typically include food, beauty, home, among other miscellaneous things. Each month is $39.99/month, but you can use the code REFER5 to get $5 off your first month.

POPSUGAR Must Have February 2017 Box Review

What a fun box! I was thrilled to see some familiar brands that I really adore, and there’s plenty of new stuff as well.

POPSUGAR Must Have February 2017 Box Review

TribeAlive Foldover Clutch – Atitlán Brocade | $98.00
This was the spoiler that was released ahead of time, so I knew to expect this clutch. But the pictures really don’t do it any justice. The material is a thick woven texture and feels very high quality. The patterns are simply gorgeous. Even though I was a little worried about the cream color getting dirty, now that I have it in hand I feel like it would be pretty easy to spot clean.

POPSUGAR Must Have February 2017 Box Review

The way the patterns are cut makes this clutch beautiful from every side, no matter which way it’s folded.

POPSUGAR Must Have February 2017 Box Review

POPSUGAR Must Have February 2017 Box Review

POPSUGAR Must Have February 2017 Box Review

POPSUGAR Must Have February 2017 Box Review

I got a little carried away with the pictures of this clutch. Just wanted to showcase how pretty it is! The interior is lined with plain canvas.

POPSUGAR Must Have February 2017 Box Review

This is to show the size of the clutch. It’s big enough to fit all your essentials: keys, phone, credit cards, with plenty of room left over for makeup and other knick knacks.

POPSUGAR Must Have February 2017 Box Review

Juara Candlenut Body Creme | $35.00
I’ve had good luck with Juara products before and this is no exception. I swear, this is some of the most moisturizing body cream I’ve ever used! It absorbs really well and leaves my skin so smooth. There’s no greasy feeling afterwards, not even a little bit! The scent is subtle and smells very fresh and bright. The size of this tub is very generous so I’m sure it will last me for a long time. A little goes a long way! Really happy with this find and will be repurchasing when I eventually run out!

POPSUGAR Must Have February 2017 Box Review

Battington Lashes Monroe 3D Silk Lashes | $26.00
I couldn’t be more excited to get high quality false lashes! I have a ton of special events to go to this spring (hello, wedding season) and I love wearing false lashes when I get dolled up. My natural lashes are short and stick-straight, so falsies are a really good way to get a big dramatic look without caking on mascara. I was ready to buy a couple pairs from Sephora but now I have these to play with, and I am super pumped!

POPSUGAR Must Have February 2017 Box Review

Silk lashes are even lighter than the synthetic ones I usually buy, and tend to look more natural as well. I am really looking forward to using these because they are the “3D” lashes, which means they have several layers for a more fluffy look. One thing I do want to note about these: the glue that is included is very hard to work with. I personally swear by Duo Lash Adhesive, and recommend anyone else who is interested in trying false lashes to use it! Using the right glue makes lash application a million times easier!

POPSUGAR Must Have February 2017 Box Review

Kris Nations Jewelry Love Script Necklace | $48.00
We’ve gotten Kris Nations jewelry from POPSUGAR in the past, and the packaging is just so adorable I can never have enough. The quality of their jewelry is good for the price tag, and I find it is always amazing for layering. This love necklace is dainty and perfect for a minimal look on its own, but looks even better layered with other gold necklaces.

POPSUGAR Must Have February 2017 Box Review

The necklace and chain are 18k gold plated. So far I’ve never had an issue with the gold rubbing off, and I’ve had Kris Nations earrings for well over a year now (from the September 2015 PSMH box). It has held up really well over time!

POPSUGAR Must Have February 2017 Box Review

Chuao Chocolatier Cinnamon Cereal Smooch | $6.00
Another brand repeat, but one that I will never complain about. Chuao is my favorite chocolate brand! I’ve ordered from their website many times in the past and love every flavor that they offer. It’s all so so so delicious and the textures are always interesting. The honeycomb and firecracker flavors are my two favorites. I’ll never turn down a full size bar of a new flavor that I’ve never tried before, so thank you POPSUGAR! No Valentine’s Day box would be complete without chocolate 🙂

POPSUGAR Must Have February 2017 Box Review

Revlon Super Lustrous Love is on Lipstick | $7.99
This is a special extra for this box, meaning it’s sponsored and isn’t supposed to count towards the value of the box. I always like finding new drugstore products that work for me, so normally I would try this out. But since I have SO much lipstick sitting around, I’ll be adding it to my donate pile. My local women’s shelter is always in search of new cosmetics donations because many of the women aren’t able to afford makeup. Not only is makeup useful for job interviews, but they are also a nice luxury to enjoy. As a fellow makeup addict, I completely get it!

POPSUGAR Must Have February 2017 Box Review

Whew, what a box! As usual, the value is astonishing. This box contains $222.99 worth of stuff for only $39.99. Incredible, right? I’m never disappointed with the value that POPSUGAR manages to pack into one box. No other box out there compares!

The curation felt really perfect for me. The clutch is so cute and will go with a ton of outfits. The lotion was an amazing discovery and I already have plans to buy more when I run out. I was just about to go buy false lashes, and now I get to try really cool 3D silk ones! The necklace is a cute little extra that I can easily gift. Plus, this box included my favorite chocolate brand! And on top of it all, I have a lipstick to give away. Seriously, it doesn’t get more perfect. I’m very excited to see what March will bring, but it seems so far away now! I guess that’s the only down side to getting your box early in the month!

Harrison Blake Apparel Subscription February 2017 Box Review plus Promo Code!

First February box for review! After reviewing the November Harrison Blake box, they graciously sent me another box and also some promo codes to share with everyone. My husband was really excited to get another box just for him (I openly admit to stealing lots of the Bespoke Post boxes we buy “for him”) and has already been wearing the tie to work!

The Harrison Blake Monthly Subscription is a $25.00 per month subscription (shipping included) that focuses on men’s fashion accessories. Each box is curated around a particular look and color scheme, and includes 1 necktie and 4 additional accessories. Since all the items are meant coordinate together for a cohesive outfit, it’s an easy cheat for the guy who wants to be stylish without having to think too hard about his outfit. All the items are exclusive, so if you like a particular item you would have to subscribe to receive it.

Right now they have a promo code for new subscribers. Use code SEASON or NEWYEAR to get $15 off your first month! That brings the cost down to only $10, which is pretty incredible. It’s a great budget-friendly Valentine’s Day gift!

Harrison Blake Apparel Subscription February 2017 Box Review plus Promo Code!

Each month comes with a little card detailing the contents and retail values. I’ve found some of the values to be pretty inflated, but since all the items are exclusive to this box I’ll be using their prices.

Harrison Blake Apparel Subscription February 2017 Box Review plus Promo Code!

Harrison Blake Block Pattern Necktie | $25.00
Gorgeous pattern! I love how classic the colors are, but the thick texture makes it more interesting compared to your typical silk tie. It seems like a great fit for winter! My husband has already worn it to work and it goes well with almost any outfit.

Harrison Blake Apparel Subscription February 2017 Box Review plus Promo Code!

The backs of the ties always comes with two loops (is there a technical term for these?) for the tie to go through, but the Harrison Blake one is very easy to remove. It’s sewn on with just one stitch on each side of the tag, which leads me to believe it’s intended to be removed.

Harrison Blake Apparel Subscription February 2017 Box Review plus Promo Code!

It’s really a beautiful tie! I think just the tie makes this box worth the money, since I would have been fine paying the full retail price of this tie ($25), which happens to be the full cost of the box.

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Here’s a close up of the texture, shown with the tie bar that came in the box as well.

Harrison Blake Apparel Subscription February 2017 Box Review plus Promo Code!

Harrison Blake Navy Blue Tie Bar | $15.00
This is a pretty basic tie bar, which is a staple to have. Oddly my husband didn’t actually have a navy one, so I’m glad he has one now! Navy is such a versatile color, it’s a great pick for a box like this. I have tons of navy in my closet so it’s nice to get something that will complement my outfit as well! The tie bar looks lovely paired with the tie (pictured above).

Harrison Blake Apparel Subscription February 2017 Box Review plus Promo Code!

Harrison Blake Cotton Pocket Square | $20.00
This is the only item that I feel is a bit out of place in the box, mostly because it’s so thin and feels more suited for summer to me. The white linen paired with the navy triangles (which reminds me of sailboats!) would look great in warmer weather. For winter I was expecting a darker color or something with more texture/weight.

Harrison Blake Apparel Subscription February 2017 Box Review plus Promo Code!

My husband and I are attending an outdoor wedding in May and he’s going to be wearing a navy suit, and I think this will be perfect. He has a very small collection of pocket squares and this knocks one item off his shopping list!

Harrison Blake Apparel Subscription February 2017 Box Review plus Promo Code!

Harrison Blake Winter Beanie | $25.00
This is one of the items that I felt was very overinflated. It’s a basic beanie, the kind you can get at Target for around $5-$8 or so. It’s a useful item to include, but I just think the value is totally off. My husband is constantly losing gloves and hats (not that we even need that many here in Houston!), so I’ve learned to stop buying him the really nice stuff. This will work well for the one week a year it gets below freezing here, haha!

Harrison Blake Apparel Subscription February 2017 Box Review plus Promo Code!

Soapstone Whiskey Rocks | $8.00
Loved that they included this cute and practical little extra! You put these rocks in the freezer and use them in lieu of ice cubes to chill your whiskey without diluting it. We rarely actually use whiskey rocks in this household but for some reason I love having them.

Harrison Blake Apparel Subscription February 2017 Box Review plus Promo Code!

They’re nice to have around when we have guests who drink whiskey–they’re always pleasantly surprised!

Harrison Blake Apparel Subscription February 2017 Box Review plus Promo Code!

 

For me this was a really wonderful box! The colors are more neutral compared the November box and I enjoyed the little extra items like the whiskey rocks and the tie bar. The value comes out to $93.00, which again, I find overinflated. But you can’t deny that this is clearly worth more than $25! With the coupon SEASON or NEWYEAR, you could get this box for only $10, which is pretty much a complete steal. My husband was really happy with everything and he’s already getting good use out of the items.

My verdict is the same as last time: I think this would be a really fun subscription service for someone who wears a lot of suits at work but also enjoys dressing up outside of work. My husband has to look nice at his job, but the instant he’s done it’s T-shirt and jeans all the way. If we got this subscription every month, I doubt he would be able to use everything. For him, this specific box was great because it’s classic and conservative enough for his strict work dress code. But some of their boxes are more casual or colorful and he would not be able to wear the tie or pocket square. Nonetheless, if you’re even the slightest bit curious I would strongly recommend trying the subscription with the $15 off promotion! It’s really such an amazing deal!

Serendipity by Little Lace Box January 2017 Box Review

It feels like it’s been forever since I got a Serendipity box! They skipped the November box  because of some sourcing problems, so this has been the first one since September. I also subscribed to the regular Little Lace Box back in October, and my first box should have been in December. But due to some mixups with my order it turns out my first box will be in February. As frustrated as I was about the problem, I really can’t wait to see what they’ll include in the February box! I feel like February is always a great month for boxes!

Serendipity by Little Lace Box is a bi-monthly subscription by the same people who run the original Little Lace Box. Serendipity is only $12.99/shipment ($9.99/shipment if you get a whole year), and sends out a collection of 5-7 items that “celebrate life, celebrate style, and celebrate you”. The shipments for the two boxes alternate, so if you subscribe to both Little Lace Box and Serendipity, you’ll receive a LLB in August and a Serendipity box in September. There’s no overlap at all. And while Little Lace Box has a theme for each shipment, Serendipity does not. Sign ups for Serendipity are often sold out and open briefly when new spots become available, so if you’re interested I would check the website every now and then to keep tabs! Usually spots open up when the shipments go out. 

Serendipity almost never goes on sale, but Little Lace Box does offer promotions fairly frequently. Right now they are having a promotion for their April box! Get $15 off from a single month with code SISTERS15, get $30 off from a 6 month subscription with SISTERS30, and $60 off from a 12 month subscription with SISTERS60.

Serendipity by Little Lace Box January 2017 Box Review

I’ve noticed that they changed the layout of the pamphlet. It reads more like a mini magazine now, which I like. It’s also printed in color and features pictures of the products!

Serendipity by Little Lace Box January 2017 Box Review

Modgy Expandable Vase | $8.95
I admit that when I first saw this I was super confused. I wasn’t quite sure what this plastic collapsable vase could be used for, since it seems really odd to have around the house. It’s pretty flimsy and would be difficult to reuse because it would be hard to clean. But after I showed it to my husband he reminded me of the time we were traveling and I couldn’t resist getting a bouquet from the farmer’s market. When we brought the bouquet back to the hotel, we asked the staff if they could lend us a vase to use but they didn’t have any. We ended up using our ice bucket, which wasn’t very pretty. A disposable vase that is easy to pack would have been perfect! Thanks to my husband’s sensible brain, we will be bringing this with us on our next vacation!

Serendipity by Little Lace Box January 2017 Box Review

It comes out of the packaging completely flat like this, and you just fill it with water and the weight of the water expands the bottom part enough for it to stand on its own.

Serendipity by Little Lace Box January 2017 Box Review

It looks like this when it’s filled with water. Not super sturdy and certainly could not handle a large bouquet, but would be perfect for a dozen tulips or something like that.

Serendipity by Little Lace Box January 2017 Box Review

Doxen & Hue Face Wash | $6.00
At 6 ounces, this is a generously sized face wash. I’m a big fan of grapefruit scented cleansers and hope this will be gentle enough to use every day. I’ve only tried it once so far and it seems fine, feels a little too harsh for me but still better than the typical drugstore brands. There was a bit of controversy about this product, since LLB sent out two variations. The one I received does not have any exfoliating microbeads in it, but the other scent does contain microbeads. Microbeads are very very very bad for the environment and recently federal laws have been passed to prohibit them in the future. The manufacturing of cleansers with microbeads will be banned starting on July 1, 2017 and the sale of cleansers with microbeads will be banned starting July 1, 2018. So while I’m glad I got the version with microbeads, I’m disappointed that half the subscribers got the other one. If you received one with microbeads please reach out to LLB customer service and see if you can get the grapefruit version in exchange!

Serendipity by Little Lace Box January 2017 Box Review

Xtenex Accufit Laces | $9.99
I think I’m in the minority, but I really like tying shoelaces. I know that sounds weird, but I really do! I don’t consider it a hassle, so these laces (while really cool) don’t serve any purpose for me. These shoelaces are designed to hold your shoes in place without the need to keep untying and retying. The laces have a lot of stretch and give so you’re able to slip your foot into your shoes. Even though I won’t use these, I know someone who will! My grandmother loves to take walks after dinner but over the years her arthritis has gotten pretty bad. We recently had to replace all her kitchen tools with OXO gadgets, which are designed for people with arthritis in mind. I’m going to send her these laces along with a new pair of comfortable walking shoes and see how she likes it!

Serendipity by Little Lace Box January 2017 Box Review

Beekman 1802 Jasmine and Heirloom Rose Hand Wash | $20.00
Beekman 1802 is my jam! All their products are great and it’s such a treat to get one in a subscription box. This soap smells amazing! The rose scent isn’t overwhelming and my hands feel very soft after using this soap. Definitely my favorite item in the box and just this one product is worth more than the cost of the box itself!

Serendipity by Little Lace Box January 2017 Box Review

Plus how pretty is the packaging?

Serendipity by Little Lace Box January 2017 Box Review

I have mixed feelings on this month’s box. From my perspective, it was actually an amazing box because the soap is a total win, the vase is surprisingly cool, the face wash smells really good and is generously sized, and my grandmother will (hopefully) enjoy the laces. But due to the microbead issue, I feel sort of torn. I’m very disappointed that LLB chose to send out a product that will be banned in a few months. About half of their subscribers received a face wash that they should not be using! I’m also annoyed that I never even got an email addressing the issue. I really think a quick apology with an offer for a replacement would have gone over well for those who were affected.

On the other hand, the overall value is unbeatable. For just $12.99 (or $9.99 if you get a whole year!) this box contains $44.94 of value.  I don’t know of any other lifestyle box out there that has such a good value for the low price point. I still highly recommend this box to everyone!

 

Peaches and Petals January 2017 Review

I always look forward to getting my Peaches and Petals box, since it’s one of the few boxes that I never know what to expect. They send out some really interesting and unique items that you don’t see very often in subscription boxes! I think if you’re a subscription addict you’ve seen your fair share of candles, eyeliner, lotion. (And don’t get me wrong, I love all three of those things.) But after a while it’s really nice to get a box that sends out something different! In the past I’ve received from Peaches and Petals: mermaid socks, a portable bluetooth speaker, ceramic party spoons, and just last month I got a wax warmer. All totally new to me for subscription boxes!

Peaches and Petals is a monthly subscription service that sends out vintage-modern items and beauty goods. For $19.99 a month (includes shipping), you’ll receive a mix of jewelry, fashion accessories, lifestyle goods, and beauty samples. Usually each month has a theme for the box, but oddly enough this month my box didn’t come with a card listing the theme and contents. If I had to guess, the theme is probably something related to color. All the items are colorful and I can’t really pick out any other theme.

Peaches and Petals January 2017 Review

So Fresh So Clean Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes | $7.49
It’s always good to get a practical item like this. I can never have enough wipes–they’re a godsend for traveling! I plan to bring this pack with me on a weekend trip that I have coming up. I always bring more than I need because inevitably my friends start to use my wipes. They’re just too convenient! It has good reviews on Amazon too, which is great.

Peaches and Petals January 2017 Review

Kenneth Jones Socks | $3.33
Another practical item! Fuzzy socks are a staple in this household when it gets cold in Houston. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does you bet we take advantage of it with our boots, sweaters, and fuzzy socks! These are on the thinner side and don’t feature the rubber grips at the bottom, but will work well if you have carpet or rugs. Oddly enough this is another travel must-have for me. On long international flights I always slip off my shoes and put on fuzzy socks to sleep. It’s such a habit now that I just keep a pair of clean fuzzy socks in my carry-on suitcase!

Peaches and Petals January 2017 Review

My socks had this minor black smudge on them. Not a huge deal but it’s worth mentioning. It didn’t wash out when I hand washed with gentle detergent, so I’m guessing it’s going to be there permanently.

Peaches and Petals January 2017 Review

Hamilton Beach Screw Top Sports Bottle | $24.94
Now that I’m writing this review, the theme could be travel as well. This is yet another travel must-have for me! I always bring a water bottle with me to the airport. I fill it up as soon as I get through security and it keeps me well hydrated on the flight. The flight attendants are always happy to provide me with refills and ice if I ask for it too. Once I get to my destination, I like to fill the water bottle every morning at the hotel with cold clean water. It’s especially helpful in places where tap water is not safe for drinking, since I can fill it up with bottled water at my hotel and don’t have to risk drinking unsafe water when I’m out exploring the city.

Peaches and Petals January 2017 Review

The bottle itself feels very similar to a S’well bottle (my favorite!). Since I already have several S’well bottles in various sizes, I’ll be gifting this to a friend.

Peaches and Petals January 2017 Review

This kind of screw top is the best at keeping cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot. I haven’t tested this bottle, but I can tell you that my S’well can keep ice cubes frozen for well over 24 hours.

Peaches and Petals January 2017 Review

Papaya Love You To The Moon Sticky Notes | $14.49
When I first saw this I assumed it was a pack of postcards, but they’re actually sticky notes! Decorative sticky notes must be a trend now, since I just got some in my January POPSUGAR box too. Like I said with my POPSUGAR box, I tend to stick (haha, get it?) to blank sticky notes at the office. The most creative I’ve ever done is the ombre colored ones. One of my friends loves to scrapbook and this is 100% her aesthetic, so I will happily give this to her. I’m sure she’ll love it!

Peaches and Petals January 2017 Review

The packaging is adorable! The cover opens up and reveals a palette of 4 different sticky note designs and 4 different tab designs. The cover has a magnet embedded in it to keep it closed.

Peaches and Petals January 2017 Review

The individual sticky notes are very pretty! My favorite is the bottom middle one with the blossoms on both sides–if I could buy just that one design in a single pad I would!

Peaches and Petals January 2017 Review

Viva Beads Clay Bead Bracelet | $12.95
Peaches and Petals always includes jewelry in their box. It’s usually not my style, but sometimes it’s interesting stuff that I can gift. I have never received clay beaded jewelry before so I was happy to see something very different. If the color scheme were more subtle I think I would have actually worn it, but the bright orange and blue combination is definitely not for me. But you know what’s great about this color scheme? It’s the same colors as the Florida Gators and also for Auburn University! There’s a big fan base for both here in Houston so I know this bracelet will find a good home.

Peaches and Petals January 2017 Review

 

Overall I think it was a good box! The items were a great mix of cute and practical, and the retail value comes out to $63.20. That’s over triple the cost of the box! It’s a great start to 2017. Can’t wait to see what else is in store for us this year!

POPSUGAR Must Have January 2017 Box Review plus February Spoiler!

Happy New Year! First round of boxes of 2017 have been rolling in so now I get to play catch-up again with my review. I’m happy to say that I’ve resubscribed to POPSUGAR for yet another year. I think this is going to be my fourth year of being a subscriber!

POPSUGAR Must Have is a subscription service that sends a variety of items for women that are curated by the POPSUGAR editors. Items typically include food, beauty, home, among other miscellaneous things. Each month is $39.99/month, but you can use the code REFER5 to get $5 off your first month.

POPSUGAR Must Have January 2017 Box Review plus February Spoiler!

Love the blue and yellow color scheme of this box! I’m always impressed when they manage to get the colors coordinated in addition to curating around a theme.

POPSUGAR Must Have January 2017 Box Review plus February Spoiler!

The themes for this box were: new, fresh, detox, motivation, healthy, and revitalize. Perfect way to start the new year! Like so many others, I have an exercise resolution for this year and I was hoping for some new fitness goodies to get me excited.

POPSUGAR Must Have January 2017 Box Review plus February Spoiler!

Goldfaden MD Fresh A Peel Multi Acid Resurfacing Peel | $85.00
It’s been so long since we’ve seen a Goldfaden MD product from POPSUGAR! The last time I received a scrub that I absolutely loved, so I was hoping this would work well for my skin. This is a peel that only takes 1-3 minutes and leaves your skin feeling refreshed and exfoliated. The main ingredient in this peel is lactic acid, which happens to be one of those things that my skin reacts well to. For the record, I now have dry to combination skin with hormonal acne. Within the past year my skin type has changed from normal/combination to dry/combination and I’ve picked up this super annoying hormonal acne. Lactic acid and retinol are two things that have been working well for me!

POPSUGAR Must Have January 2017 Box Review plus February Spoiler!

Manduka eQua Mat Towel in Playa | $38.00
Yay, a yoga accessory! This is kind of an embarrassing confession, but I tend to sweat a lot when I work out. Gross, I know. Compared to a lot of other people, I’m just a sweatier person when I’m active. It’s usually not a huge deal or anything (not even close to being enough of a problem to be a medical issue), but I am always sure to bring a quick-drying towel to any workout. So a yoga mat towel is wonderful for me! One of the girls in my pilates class uses one and I’ve always wanted to get one as well. She’s able to just lean over and wipe her forehead with a corner and it provides a super non-slip surface to stand and work out on. Can’t wait to try this out!

POPSUGAR Must Have January 2017 Box Review plus February Spoiler!

Daily Concepts Your Hair Wrap Towel | $18.00
Love hair wraps. I didn’t open this one because I love my black one from Rachel Zoe Box of Style so much and don’t plan to replace it. I’m going to give this one to my mom, since she loved the concept of a hair wrap so much when she saw mine. I do like that this one comes with a reusable travel pouch! I might steal the pouch back from her after I give her the hair towel…

POPSUGAR Must Have January 2017 Box Review plus February Spoiler!

May Designs Desk Calendar & Notecard | $25.00
I knew to expect some sort of calendar/planner item in this box, and I’m glad that it’s a really cute desk calendar. Each month has a different pattern and it’s printed on really lovely thick paper. And since the calendar portion is quite small, you can cut the left side off afterwards and use the pretty pattern as a notecard.

POPSUGAR Must Have January 2017 Box Review plus February Spoiler!

It comes with a clear acrylic stand which can be reused for holding pictures or other paper goods in the future. I like how versatile this calendar is!

POPSUGAR Must Have January 2017 Box Review plus February Spoiler!

Sourcebooks Inc Instant Happy Notes | $8.99
These are the only items in this box that I have absolutely no use for. I think the idea is cute and these would have been awesome when I was in school or living with roommates, but I just can’t imagine what I would use them for now. Each sticky note has a positive saying or funny note on it, but they simply aren’t practical and seem too childish for a professional setting.

POPSUGAR Must Have January 2017 Box Review plus February Spoiler!

My coworkers would be so confused if they saw these around the office!

POPSUGAR Must Have January 2017 Box Review plus February Spoiler!

Dean & Deluca Peppermint Loose Leaf Tea | $10.75
Getting Dean & Deluca items are always a treat! Even though I have a large collection of tea already, I don’t have very much peppermint tea. It’s not my favorite, but I like the idea of having this lovely tin on hand for guests or for when I’m in the mood for something different. I also really like that the food item for this month’s box is something healthy and clean like tea! As much as I love getting cookies and chocolates and chips, this seems like an optimistic way to start the year!

POPSUGAR Must Have January 2017 Box Review plus February Spoiler!

Glade No 3 Coconut and Beach Woods Candle | $4.99
This is a sponsored item, so it’s included as an extra for the box. I was surprised to see Glade produce such a nice candle, since  I usually see their products as cheap and lower quality candles. I didn’t even know they had this line of soy candles! The coconut beach scent is lovely without being overwhelming. I would definitely be interested in purchasing more from this collection in the future!

POPSUGAR Must Have January 2017 Box Review plus February Spoiler!

Wow, a great box to start the year! The retail value comes to $190.73, which is amazing! That’s over 4 times the cost of the box. As usual when it comes to value, POPSUGAR can’t be beat. Almost everything in the box will be used or gifted. The only dud was the sticky notes, but since it’s such a low value item I’m not upset at all. Next month is historically a great month for POPSUGAR. I’ve loved all their February boxes in the past, so I am beyond excited.

And now without further ado, here’s a spoiler for the February Must Have box!

POPSUGAR Must Have January 2017 Box Review plus February Spoiler!

Each box will contain this TribeAlive Foldover Clutch – Atitlán Brocade, which retails for $98.00. How gorgeous, right?! The detail is stunning and I think the pattern is simply beautiful. I can already picture this with a ton of different outfits!

POPSUGAR Must Have January 2017 Box Review plus February Spoiler!

What do you think? Are you as excited for the February box as I am?