POPSUGAR Must Have Promo Code: $15 Off for June 2014!

Wow, a $15 promo code for POPSUGAR Must Have! Use code XL25K3Z to save $15 off your first POPSUGAR Must Have box; it’s pretty rare to see a $15 code, since it has been almost all $10 ones for the past few months. I would use it now while you can! I don’t know when the code expires, so if you’re on the fence I would definitely take the plunge now 🙂 Hey, for $24.95, it’s going to be absolutely worth it.

But since they have been releasing these codes each month since February now, I would recommend doing the month-to-month plan since it’s affordable and there’s no commitment. POPSUGAR is definitely my favorite box: they have fantastic customer service and the value of the boxes can’t be beat!



POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Summer Box Available Now

The latest Special Edition from POPSUGAR Must Have is out: the Summer box. Like all the other Special Edition boxes, this one is $100. Normally I would be all over this, but given the problems with the last Special Edition box, I feel more reserved. I think I’ll wait for a spoiler to be released before I take the plunge. How about you? Anyone thinking about buying it? I’m sure it will be full of wonderful goodies, since I’ve loved all the Special Editions with the exception of the recent Resort one, and the value is always very good. If the spoiler is up my alley, I’ll snag one for sure!

POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Summer Box Available Now

Julep Gift with Purchase Promo Code Plus New Free Box Offer

Wow, Julep is on a roll with promo codes this week. First up is a gift with purchase code for a free 8-piece gift valued at $152. Make sure you have at least $40 worth of purchases in your cart, add one of the Oh Goody! gifts to your cart, and apply the code OHGOODY at checkout. The Oh Goody! set should have the promotion applied to it and turn into $0 for your final checkout.

Oh Good! set includes:
– Eyes All Aglow: Five richly pigmented mini eye gliders with a gel-like texture and a vibrant, shimmery finish.
– Gianna (Bombshell): Jagged gold glitter top coat
– Avery (Classic with a Twist): Hot pink crème
– Julep Lip Gloss in Graceful: Sheer pale pink
– Freedom Polymer Top Coat: A super shiny top coat that dries in five minutes.
– Sweep Eyeshadow Palette: Five classic neutrals formulated with anti-aging ingredients including Power Cell Complex™.
– Eyeshadow Brush: Extremely soft, fine bristles meet a versatile dome shape.
– And your choice of beauty bag in pink, grey or olive green

Julep Gift with Purchase Promo Code Plus New Free Box OfferAnd then in celebration of the new customizable Maven box, Julep is offering a new welcome gift offer for a free box. The gift includes Kajal Eye Glider, Julep Lip Gloss in Graceful, and three nail colors: Kayla (Bombshell), Mariska (Classic with a Twist), and Raegan (Bombshell), an $80 value. Use the code HELLOYOU to get this box free, just pay $2.99 for shipping! This gift is only for people who select the new $24.99/month customizable box option. For those who want to prepay for 3 months and get the $19.99/month deal, there’s still the FREEBOX code to get a regular free Maven box.

Julep Gift with Purchase Promo Code Plus New Free Box OfferHappy shopping, ladies! The Oh Goody! bag is too perfect to pass up, so I’ll be picking out some new colors for myself as well. Any suggestions on favorite colors?

POPSUGAR Must Have May 2014 Review

After a shaky two months of slow shipping and delays, POPSUGAR finally has its shipping back on track. My May box got here a couple days ago, way ahead of schedule. Too bad the contents aren’t as amazing as the March and April boxes, in my opinion. But overall it’s still a solid POPSUGAR Must Have box for this month.

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 MAY10 to get $10 off your first box! It’s hands down my favorite subscription thus far. (And for $30 it’s an awesome deal.)

POPSUGAR Must Have May 2014 Review

POPSUGAR Must Have May 2014 ReviewHi I’m Skinny Multi-Grain Sticks in Sweet Onion | $2.99
Yum! First of all, it’s a huge bag, so I’m really glad I actually love these. They taste a bit like Funyuns, but are (obviously) a healthier alternative. And the company is having a promotion for free shipping during the month of May, so it’s a great time to stock up or try their other flavors. Use promo code MFS0514 at checkout! I’m dying to try the Veggie Tortilla and BBQ flavors.

POPSUGAR Must Have May 2014 ReviewCitrus Zinger Water Bottle | $16.99
People have been asking for an infuser bottle for a long time now, so it’s great to see one in the box! It’s always good to know when a company takes customer feedback into consideration. I personally love fruit infused water, so this was fantastic. Even though it’s designed for citrus, you can also use other fruit like strawberries or herbs like mint. I tried a basil and strawberry mixture last night and it was delicious. I highly recommend it!

POPSUGAR Must Have May 2014 ReviewKerry Cassill Eye Mask | $24.00
This is definitely my least favorite item from the whole box, even though I think it’s kind of cute. For one, I just don’t do sleep masks. I think I move around in my sleep way too much to use one, and I generally can’t even fall asleep with one on my face. But I’ve tried enough sleep masks to know that this one is pretty flimsy. Especially for that $24 price tag! The elastic is really thin on the back, and the sewing is shoddy in a few places. It feels like something you could pick up at Target for a couple of bucks.

POPSUGAR Must Have May 2014 ReviewTone It Up! One Day Fat Blast DVD | $14.99
Not something I would pick up for myself, but I actually like it. Karena and Katrina are great at providing instructions, it’s easy to do at home, and the workout really makes you sweat! Not as intense as some of the Jillian Michaels stuff (here’s looking at you, 30 Day Shred), but my thighs are definitely feeling a bit sore today (hint: there’s a lot of squats in this one). I think POPSUGAR picked a good month to send this fitness DVD since the promise of swimsuit season has me a bit more motivated than the rest of the year!

POPSUGAR Must Have May 2014 ReviewObsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer in Pool Boy | $10.00
My first time using OCC nail polish. In fact, I didn’t even know they made nail polish until I got this bottle. I only know them for their Lip Tar products (which are totally phenomenal, if you haven’t tried it yet), so this was a fun discovery. I like the formula of this polish a lot: it dried quickly and was easy to apply. I might grab some more colors during my next Sephora haul!

POPSUGAR Must Have May 2014 ReviewSmell Bent St. Tropez Dispenser | $45.00
I don’t really like it when the big ticket item is perfume, since scents are so personal. And even though I love jasmine, this perfume is not for me. It smells a lot of suntan lotion to me, which isn’t very appealing. It’s a shame since the bottle is pretty big (1.7 oz) and it’s the most expensive item in the box. Oh well, I’m sure I can pass it along to a friend who likes the smell.

POPSUGAR Must Have May 2014 Review

Not my favorite box, but still a solid one. I think the curation was really thoughtful with the fitness items and summer theme, and I thought the range of items was pretty good. The total value for the box is $113.97, though I have no idea who would ever pay $24 for that sleep mask. I’m going to use almost all the items, and the perfume will make a great gift for a friend. Can’t wait to get the June shipment, and I hope they will keep the promo codes rolling! It’s been nice to see a $10 off one each month. I wonder why they simply don’t lower the price? I feel like they would attract more customers that way. Either way, it seems very easy to get the box for only $29.99/month now, and it’s an awesome deal every time!

As always, all views in this post are the opinion of the author. I am not affiliated with POPSUGAR, though this post does contain referral links. You don’t have to use them, but I sure would appreciate it if you did 🙂

Julep Maven May 2014 Review Plus Promo Code(s)

Whew, I finally got back from my mini-vacation to Zion National Park. Seriously one of the most gorgeous places I’ve ever been to! My legs are so sore from the hiking and I’m totally dreading Monday…but it’s time to get back to the real world! And at least I have all the boxes that arrived while I was gone to cheer me up 🙂

Since I was part of the crowd-funding group for the Plie Wand, I got my box well over a week ago. I was pretty blown away by the fast shipping! I think I received my box on May 1st or 2nd, but didn’t have time to try the Plie Wand before I left for my trip. It arrived with my May selection, and also with a bonus nail polish.

Julep Maven May 2014 Review Plie WandI loved the extra polish color we got, named after Jane’s (the CEO) daughter, Yumi. It was also sweet of them to add a promo code for a free full sized Bare Face Cleansing Oil ($28.00 value). For Mavens who are interested, the code is OILPERK and it’s free with your next $25+ purchase until May 31st, 2014.

Julep Maven May 2014 Review Plie WandA detailed pamphlet that explains how to use the Plie Wand. It had a lot of helpful tips about how to clean it and how it bends to rest against your hand for steady application.

Julep Maven May 2014 Review Plie WandJulep Plie Wand | $25.00
The actual Plie Wand itself! It’s currently on backorder for anyone interested, but they expect to ship in early June if you order now. I didn’t have crazy high expectations for this wand, but I’m very pleasantly surprised. It actually made a big difference!

Julep Maven May 2014 Review Plie WandIt came with an overcap and a spare brush, and the overcap is designed to fit over any existing Julep nail polish brush. I’m so glad they took this into consideration, because in their first proposal of the wand, people would have to purchase new special caps for all their nail polish colors. A lot of people (myself included) were frustrated by this, because we would have to purchase literally dozens of caps just to use the new wand! They ended up designing this overcap and I couldn’t be happier with the result.

Julep Maven May 2014 Review Plie WandIf you pull off the square cap (the ones with the swatch me stickers on the top), you can fit the new magnetic overcap on top of the round brush and attach it to the Plie Wand. The overcap is magnetic and snaps right onto the wand, so it’s pretty straightforward.

Julep Maven May 2014 Review Plie WandAnother look at the overcap.

Julep Maven May 2014 Review Plie WandThe end result looks like this! You can see how the brush really extends the surface grip you have by a lot. I never really had trouble painting my nails using my non-dominant hand, but this just made it even easier. The wand bends to fit the crook of your hand better, especially for painting with your non-dominant hand. It was also great for pedicures, and I really felt like I had way more control over the brush. I was honestly surprised by the difference it made! My only complaint is that since the wand is weighted, there’s no way you could keep the bottle upright with the wand-brush inside. So between strokes, you would need to rest it on the table or something, which can dry out the brush if you paint slowly. (Did all of that rambling make sense?)

Julep Maven May 2014 Review Plie WandYumi (pink, silver, and holographic glitter) | $14.00
This is the free nail polish I received in my box, as a bonus for funding the Plie Wand. I’m not sure if everyone got this in their May box, but I really appreciated it! It’s a great color that is totally up my alley, and has pretty good glitter content. I only needed 2 coats for complete coverage. I also love that it’s named after Jane’s daughter–so cute!

Julep Maven May 2014 Review Plie WandPaulette (golden lilac tulle shimmer) | $14.00
Jeanne (jet-set blue crème) | $14.00

So I went with the Boho Glam option for May, and I couldn’t be happier with my choice. I love Paulette so much, it’s got the perfect tint of gold. I didn’t know it when I ordered it, but Paulette is some sort of new formula that Julep is trying out, called “Color Treat Oxygen Technology”, which includes strengthening Hexanal and antioxidant green coffee extract that will help keep nails healthy. And it’s supposed to dry faster than normal formula, last longer, and allows 30% more oxygen to permeate the nail bed. Sounds pretty good to me! I’ll keep wearing it for a few weeks and see if my nails have any change. I also really like Jeanne, but I honestly got the Boho Glam box for Paulette 🙂

Julep Maven May 2014 Review Plie WandOverall, this May box has a value of $67.00, and I paid $19.99 for it. It’s probably my favorite box to date, since Paulette is now my new favorite color, and the Plie Wand is totally awesome. Plus, I even got a free nail polish that I wasn’t expecting! Way to go, Julep! Now I’m eagerly anticipating the reveal for June.

For anyone interested in signing up for Julep Maven (I highly recommend it!) you can use code FREEBOX to get your first month free. You get free shipping and a discount on their full priced nail polish plus other items! And now when you sign up, the boxes are fully customizable, which means you can pick what colors you receive (instead of the old system, where you have to choose a style profile).

For existing Mavens, you can use the code OILPERK to get a free full sized Bare Face Cleansing Oil ($28.00 value) with your $25+ purchase until May 31st, 2014. Just add the face oil to your cart before applying the code, and it should turn the value into $0.00. Happy shopping, ladies!