The June POPSUGAR Must Have box came almost a week ago and I’ve been using the items, but was just so lazy about finishing my review. Lately it feels like I get nothing done and spend most of my time daydreaming about the beach and going on vacation…
POPSUGAR Must Have is $39.99/month and features a mix of lifestyle items, beauty products, accessories, and snacks. Generally there’s one food/snack item every month, 1 beauty item, and 1 lifestyle/home item. The rest seems to vary month to month. It’s hands down my favorite subscription and this is my 2nd year as a subscriber. I can’t recommend it enough! For those who are interested, use MUSTHAVE5 to get $5 off your first box.
Quay Australia Mandate Sunglasses | $45.00
We were shown this item as a spoiler, but I love them so much more in person! The frame is a chic matte texture and the shape works well for my face. Usually sunglasses fall too low for me and don’t properly sit on the bridge of my nose, but this one is narrow enough for a good fit. I also like that the brand is very on-trend. So many celebrities have been sporting Quay this Summer!
Spongelle Boxed Flowers Fleur en Boite in Papaya Yuzu | $16.00
I could smell this as soon as I opened the POPSUGAR box, and it’s completely divine! I’m obsessed with the scent! This buffer sponge is a really cool idea: it’s infused with extracts that moisturize your skin as you buff and can be reused at least 14 times. Since it already comes with a hanging ribbon, I’ve just kept it on a hook in my bathroom and it’s serving as a nice little air freshener. I think this would be so ideal for travel since you can skip bringing body wash (one less liquid to worry about when it comes to TSA!).
Pacifica Enlighten Eye-Brightening Shadow Palette | $14.00
Such beautiful packaging! I really don’t need more eyeshadow since I go through it pretty slowly, but I was looking forward to trying this one since it’s infused with coconut water. I’ve been obsessed lately with Josie Maran’s coconut water cosmetics, so it’s fun to get a more cost-effective option. I’m pleased with how creamy and easy to blend it is, and when I used a primer it lasted all day.
Pretty colors! The first two are perfect every day shades for me, and the gold and purple will be fun for more bold occasions. All the colors are shimmery, but I think in the Summer you can get away with that.
Yogitoes Peacock hBand | $4.00
I seem to be getting a ton of new headbands lately! Usually I prefer thinner styles, but I tried this one the other day during a workout session and I was very impressed by how well it held up. It stayed put without budging and kept sweat out of my eyes (sorry if that was kinda gross…) and dried really quickly. I can see why Yogitoes is such a beloved brand amongst yogis! This headband is also designed to be used as an eye mask during Savasana and can also double as a wristband to absorb sweat.
SNAP Infusion Super Candy | $4.00
I’ve never said no to a gummy candy in my life, so these were gone almost instantly. I have no idea if it really boosted my energy or anything, but they were delicious. And when it comes to candy, that’s all I’m truly interested in 🙂
In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume | $16.77 (Amazon price)
I don’t know if I’m in the minority but I love getting books in my subscriptions. I love to read but seem to be really bad at actually buying books, so it’s nice to have one land on my doorstep. I used to enjoy Judy Blume’s books when I was younger so I think it’s great to receive her latest novel for adults. It seems like a good beachside read and the reviews have been mostly positive, so I’m looking forward to reading it. I do also love that it’s a sturdy hardcover instead of a paperback.
Sweet & Spark $30 Gift Card | $30.00
I don’t count the value of gift cards unless they can pay for something on the website in entirety, which this one can’t. There’s plenty of cute jewelry items on the Sweet & Spark website, but I think the cheapest piece I found was $48. Good thing this doesn’t count as a real item in the box, since it’s marked as a “Special Extra” on the card.
Overall it was a good month for me. I think this box definitely screams “Summer” and I really like all the items that I got (excluding the gift card). The value is $99.77 if I use the Amazon book price, or $110.95 if I use the book’s retail price on the cover. As always, I’m pleased with the value even though it’s slightly lower than POPSUGAR standards.
And for those who are curious about next month, the July inspiration is out:
I’m really interested to see what 4th of July will be about, since this box won’t get to us until the holiday is over. Maybe they mean something like BBQ sauce or something red, white, and blue? I’m also dying to know what the easy travel one might be. I’ve got serious wanderlust right now!
Interested in getting July? Use MUSTHAVE5 to get $5 off your first box. I’ll keep y’all posted if any better codes come out.