Got my May POPSUGAR Must Have box, and I’m happy to report that I’m already using most of the items 🙂 It’s always still such a great moment when I see this pink box on my doorstep; it’s definitely my favorite subscription box. I think they have got a fantastic formula down: 1 food item, 1 beauty item, 1 lifestyle/home item, 2-3 others.
Sister of Los Angeles Surf Sand Love Beach Towel | $40.00
I was so excited to receive a beach towel in my box! What could be more useful as Summer quickly approaches? I’ve already used it at the pool and plan to bring it with me on my next beach trip. The thing about towels is you really can’t have too many. I always bring extras thinking I won’t need them…and then I end up using them. And this one is really cute and cheerful!
Middle Kingdom Mini Plum Vase in Coral Red | $20.00
While I’m sad that there were no actual fresh flowers in my box (I wanted a bouqs.com gift card sooo badly!), I actually really like this bud vase. I don’t have any small vases and have been meaning to buy one forever, but it’s just something I’ve been putting off. I also appreciate that it’s boxed and ready for gifting, since this would be a really lovely hostess gift.
The vase itself is well made and bright. It’s the perfect size for flowers that you pick yourself or petite bouquets. I never see vases in subscription boxes, so I gotta give props to POPSUGAR for thinking outside the box and bringing something new to the table!
Kitsch Tri’d and True Y-Shaped Necklace | $32.00
This was the initial spoiler reveal and I’ve been itching to get my hands on it since the beginning! I’m excited to see a silver jewelry item for once, since they tend to lean heavily towards gold. It’s another item that is ready for gifting, and the packaging is actually super cute.
It’s such a dainty piece of jewelry, which is definitely my style. The Y-shape is more unique and interesting than a traditional pendant, so it’s sort of a minimal statement piece (for me). I think it would look really cute layered as well, and intend to rock this all Summer! Probably my favorite item from this month.
Sage and Row Bare Shave Cream | $17.00
Such a pricey shave cream! I usually stick to drugstore stuff so this is a very luxurious product for me. The smell is lovely and not strong, and the cream has a very silky smooth texture. It’s supposed to be aloe-based compared to regular creams which are water-based, and will provide more moisture as a result.
Batiste Dry Shampoo | $4.00
More dry shampoo! I have so much of this stuff, but like I’ve said numerous times, I won’t say no to more that works with my hair. Batiste is a great affordable one and it smells amazing too! I’m actually fine with receiving the mini version compared to the full sized, since it’s more useful to me if I can travel with it. I’ve started keeping some travel sized ones at the office too, is that really embarrassing?
Hammond’s Candies McCraw’s Flat Taffy | $1.00
While I like taffy, this felt really random to me. I know each month they include some sort of food item, but it’s usually a more generous size and seems more tied in with the box.
Overall I enjoyed this month. A lot of the items are practical, which I definitely appreciate. I’m already getting lots of use out of the towel and shave cream. The total value for this box is $114.00. Already excited for June to get here!
Good news, the gift with purchase promo code still works! Use WELCOME to get a free Sorial Wallet on a Chain ($49.00 value) from the November 2014 box. Apply the code at checkout, and it should deduct $.40 from your subscription order to signify the promotion has been added to your box.
Each June box will contain a Quay Australia Mandate Sunglasses (a $45.00 value). I’m looking forward to getting these and keeping them in my car. Hoping for some great Summer accessories in the next box!