POPSUGAR Must Have June 2014 Review

It’s been crazy hot out here in Houston, so I can’t believe summer hasn’t officially started yet (June 21st, y’all!). I’m beyond ready for a beach getaway, and luckily it seems like the folks over at POPSUGAR agree with me! My June box got here and it’s screaming beach and summer at me.

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 JUNESELECT10 to get $10 off a 3-month subscription or REFER5 to get $5 off your first month. It’s hands down my favorite subscription thus far, and consistently has a great cost to value ratio. Almost every month the value of the box is more than $100.

POPSUGAR Must Have June 2014 ReviewThis is the first month with their new packaging and information cards, and I think it’s wonderful. I’m a bit of a design nerd, so any time a company changes any sort of packaging or branding, I get a little excited 🙂

POPSUGAR Must Have June 2014 ReviewI think it’s great that you can now easily find out what the inspiration for the box was. I definitely agree with all the phrases they used, and seeing it all together helps the box feel more curated.

POPSUGAR Must Have June 2014 ReviewThis is also much smaller than their previous information pamphlet, so I’m happy to see a more green alternative! And it’s helpful to have all the items in a sort of “mood board” format.

POPSUGAR Must Have June 2014 ReviewOne Potato Two Potato Hawaiian BBQ Kettle Chips | $0.98
Delicious! I was kind of sad about the small bag (2 oz.), since we got the huge bag of Skinny Sticks from last month. Oh well, it’s probably better that I didn’t get a big bag of potato chips with swimsuit season around the corner…

POPSUGAR Must Have June 2014 ReviewThe One & Only by Emily Griffin | $28.00
Not exactly my cup of tea, but I’ll read pretty much anything at least once. Seems like it could be a fun light read for the beach. And I’m very happy to see that it’s a hardcover!

POPSUGAR Must Have June 2014 ReviewSachajuan Shiny Citrus Body Lotion | $24.00
Citrus scents are always fantastic for summer, and this one is so light with a hint of jasmine. It absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave a greasy feeling, and the scent isn’t very strong (which is a plus in my book). The last thing I need is more lotion, but since I like this one so much I really have no complaints!

POPSUGAR Must Have June 2014 ReviewYou Smell Lemon Wet Wipes | $5.00
Paying $5 for 12 wet wipes is pretty pricey, so I probably won’t be buying more when I run out. But with that being said, I do like these wet wipes. The lemon smell is wonderfully fresh, and the no-alcohol-plus-aloe formula doesn’t dry my hands out. The company also makes paper soap, which looks intriguing. My only issue is that DMDMH (formaldehyde) is the first ingredient listed.

POPSUGAR Must Have June 2014 ReviewCan we just take a moment to appreciate the beautiful packaging?? I’ve never seen such beautiful wet wipes. I almost didn’t want to throw away the wrapper when I tested one.

POPSUGAR Must Have June 2014 ReviewTurkish-T Beach Towel | $32.00
The star of the June box! I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this when I saw the spoilers come out, since I’ve been obsessed with turkish towels since getting one in the resort box. It felt very thin and I was a little disappointed when I first pulled it out of the box, but then I used it after a shower and was blown away! It’s so absorbent! And it dried ridiculously quickly because of how thin it is. I’ll definitely be buying more. Oh, and for those who want a softer towel, mine softened up a bit after I ran it through the wash once.

POPSUGAR Must Have June 2014 ReviewI think the color scheme of yellow and turquoise in this POPSUGAR box is really gorgeous. I feel like this is one of their best boxes in terms of curation and theme!

POPSUGAR Must Have June 2014 ReviewLollies Basics Hair Ties | $8.00
I was very excited about these since I keep my hair up almost every day in the Summer, but I was let down by their performance. The elastic just isn’t very stretchy and I found it hard to wrap around more than once. They do look cute on my wrists, but they don’t work all that well as hair ties.

POPSUGAR Must Have June 2014 ReviewNative Union $15 Gift Card
Since this “gift card” can’t be stacked or applied towards shipping, I don’t really consider it a gift card and I don’t count it towards the value of the box. Some of their products do look interesting, and I know the Monocle speaker got good reviews from fellow bloggers, but I don’t think I would use it very often. I wish it were an actual gift card, so I could pass it along to another subscriber to be stacked!

POPSUGAR Must Have June 2014 ReviewThis box has a value of $97.98, which is actually on the lower end for POPSUGAR. Nonetheless, it’s one of my favorite boxes so far and I love the curation they did. It definitely feels like summer and I’ll use almost everything. Can’t wait until my next box!


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