EDIT 1/15/2015: New promo code out for today and tomorrow only! Get 50% off with promo code SAVE50. Brings your January box price down to only $19.95! Use it while you can, it might expire if they hit a certain number. I totally caved and got a second box *hangs head in shame*
I can’t believe we are already halfway through January. Doesn’t it feel like Christmas was just last week? I didn’t realize how quickly time was traveling until I found my pink POPSUGAR Must Have box in the mail and I was like umm…what month is this for? And once I realized I got all sad about how quickly January is flying by. I need a pause button, stat.
I received my box in a very timely fashion and got my tracking email ahead of time, so I think POPSUGAR is starting to recover from the disastrous website makeover. A few select people still had issues with shipping/tracking this month, but it’s overall a huge improvement compared to October/November.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream | $30.00
I so desperately needed this! The Winter weather has taken a serious toll on my skin and I have to moisturize fanatically just to keep up. I love that this is fragrance-free and is designed for both face and body. Anything that makes my beauty routine faster is a win in my book. This cream absorbs quickly and doesn’t feel sticky or greasy; I highly recommend it! I’ve tried First Aid Beauty products before and they have always been fantastic for sensitive skin.
Nature Valley Protein Peanut Butter ‘N Dark Chocolate Granola | $3.68
I wish the flavor didn’t have peanut butter! I love Nature Valley granola and I love the dark chocolate flavor, but I really dislike the taste of peanut butter. I’m definitely in the minority here so I can’t fault POPSUGAR in any way (it’s also listed as an extra). Good thing my boyfriend is happy to take this bag off my hands. I think he sees the POPSUGAR box as his monthly snack fix.
Manduka eQua Hand Towel | $16.00
Love this! It feels so high quality and luxurious and will be a great addition to my gym bag. I’m one of those sweaty people at the gym (sorry, TMI?) so I always always always need to bring a good absorbent towel and this totally fits the bill. I used it as a hand towel earlier today and it was just perfect. It’s also going to be perfect for barre classes to prevent my feet from sliding during certain exercises.
Jack + Lucy Pom Pom Knit Hat | $32.00
We received Jack + Lucy touchscreen gloves in a previous POPSUGAR box and I really liked them, so I was happy to see another item from the brand. This hat is surprisingly soft and warm (I know it doesn’t look that soft in the picture, but trust me it’s soft) and looks cute as a slouchy beanie. For those who don’t like the pom pom at the top, it’s very easy to remove without damaging the hat itself.
ToGoSpa Eyes Gel Pads | $12.50
These sound really interesting and the girls over at MakeUpTalk who have tried it seem to like it a lot, so I can’t wait to give it a go. I’m a little hesitant to use it now since the instructions recommend chilling the pads in the fridge beforehand…but it’s so cold! Who wants to put ice cold gel masks under their eyes right now? I’ll hold onto this for when it gets warm again. Don’t judge.
KeepCup Brew 12 Ounce Travel Cup | $26.00
I’ve been wanting a cute glass coffee cup for a while now and this fits the bill perfectly. It’s short enough to fit right under our Keurig for super easy coffee on the go. I like it so much I might get a second one in a less girly color for my boyfriend. I love how customizable you can get on their website! You can pick the lid color, plug color, and band color and do fun mix-and-match color schemes.
Skin Jewel Tattoos | $18.00
This felt a little random to me since I associate tattoo accessories to be more a Summer thing. It reminds me of music festivals and beaches and warm weather. Is that just me? It feels kind of strange in a January box, but that’s just my opinion. Like who would even see these on me if I wore them now? I’ve been wearing long sleeved sweaters almost every day! I am excited to try them once it warms up enough for dresses and shorts again! Sidenote: these tattoos are sponsored by Empire (the TV show).
When I first saw the spoilers for this box I wasn’t all that impressed, but once I had it in person I really liked it. There are a lot of practical items that I am already getting lots of use out of and most of it felt very appropriate for January. The total value for the box comes out to $138.18 which is great! I pretty much never worry about value when it comes to POPSUGAR Must Have since it’s always over $100. I can’t wait for my February box, even though I still can’t accept how fast time is moving. Hoping for something cute and Valentine’s Day themed!
Get 50% off with promo code SAVE50. Brings your January box price down to only $19.95! Use it while you can, it might expire if they hit a certain number.