My July POPSUGAR Must Have box got here a couple days ago and I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the contents ever since I first opened it. I’ve been flying around more this Summer, so it was great to see travel as a big theme for this month. It seems that I’ve been on a lucky streak with subscription boxes lately. All the boxes I’ve gotten in the past few weeks have been right up my alley! My wallet is feeling a bit sore though…
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.
Henri Bendel Signature Stripe Canvas Dopp Kit | $28.00
This was announced as the first spoiler for the box, and it got me really excited to receive my box. It’s so nice to receive a Henri Bendel item! This dopp kit is very well made with heavy canvas on the outside and a water-resistant coating on the inside. It’s on the smaller side for a dopp kit (I’d probably need 2 to bring everything I need), but it’s good for ultra light packers and weekend trips. It’s also small enough to fit into a tote or shoulder bag for daily use.
It opens all the way and is lined with an easy to clean waterproof material. I’m rather clumsy with my cosmetics and toiletries, so I’m forever cleaning up loose powder and small spills in my current bags. This will make it so much faster and easier! I wish all dopp bags just automatically came with a waterproof interior.
Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50 | $28.00
This was the second spoiler that was released, and I could not wait to try it. I’ve never used a setting spray with such high SPF, and I’ve liked all the Supergoop! products that I have used in the past. Despite some less than favorable reviews on Sephora, I found this spray to be easy to use and effective. You have to shake really well before each application, and it does take a few spritzes to cover your whole face. The rosemary scent isn’t overpowering and goes away quickly. Personally, I would still apply a good base of sunscreen before makeup and use this spray as a setting mist and also for touch ups throughout the day. But that’s just me since I’m crazy about sun protection.
Yes To Blueberries Cleansing Facial Wipes | $5.99
I’ve tried these wipes in the past and they work just fine, but aren’t my favorite. They take my makeup off pretty well and don’t sting my eyes, though for heavy eye makeup you’re better off with actual eye makeup remover. The wipes claim to be moisturizing so there’s no need to rinse your face off afterwards, but my face always feels sort of tacky/greasy so I rinse off anyways. Even though these aren’t my first choice for facial wipes, it certainly doesn’t hurt to have a fresh pack on hand, and I’ll definitely put them to use.
The Good Bean Fruit & No-Nut Bar in Chocolate Berry | $1.99
Lately POPSUGAR has been sending bars instead of snacks like chips and candy. While I know I’m supposed to be happy about eating healthier and having less snacks around the house, I do miss the old snacks! This company makes good chips, and I wish they had sent a bag of those instead…but the good thing is that this bar is delicious. The dark chocolate and berry combination is great and I like that chickpeas in place of traditional nuts.
Sorial Card Case | $28.00
We received a Sorial crossbody bag back in November, and this card case is made of the same material. It’s a vegan saffiano leather that is pretty sturdy and great at resisting stains. I’ve used my crossbody a lot and it looks perfectly new! I have been trying to transition from my bulky wallet to using a card case for day-to-day errands, so I’m pleased to get this. It’s well made and holds 4 credit cards comfortably.
Pop Dental Portable Toothbrush | $19.99
I’ve never received a toothbrush in a box like this before, but I’m really glad I did. This is simply perfect for travel and cleans my teeth very well. The slim case keeps the brush clean and sanitary and allows the brush to stand upright on the counter. It needs one battery to operate (included) and you can easily purchase replacement brush heads. I have a feeling this is going to be a new staple for my traveling needs!
Hallmark Signature Greeting Cards (3) | $14.99
When I first heard that we were getting Hallmark cards, I’ll admit I wasn’t thrilled. I love to buy letterpress cards from Paper Source and handmade ones from Papyrus and pretty much never even bother looking at Hallmark cards. Imagine my surprise when I received these and they’re beautiful! As it turns out, Hallmark’s newest collection, Signature, is a more luxe collection featuring handcrafted cards with specialty papers and embellishments.
I will definitely be checking these out next time I’m at the store! Sorry for the bad photo: the card on the left is a wedding card with handmade paper fans, and the right is a 3D pineapple raised from the paper. Lovely! I must be the perfect demographic for POPSUGAR since I am desperately in need of wedding cards, so that one will go to use right away.
My total box value for July comes out to $126.96 but more importantly, I’ll use every item that I received! Despite most of the items being very practical, it still felt really fun and interesting to me. The cards were a delightful surprise! I also think the inspiration spoilers of traveling and 4th of July were illustrated very well in the curation. I can definitely see the red, white, and blue and stripes from the 4th of July spoiler reflected in the items.
This box is still for sale if you’re interested (don’t forget to use MUSTHAVE5 to get $5 off) and stay tuned for August spoilers!