POPSUGAR Must Have January 2017 Box Review plus February Spoiler!

Happy New Year! First round of boxes of 2017 have been rolling in so now I get to play catch-up again with my review. I’m happy to say that I’ve resubscribed to POPSUGAR for yet another year. I think this is going to be my fourth year of being a subscriber!

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 REFER5 to get $5 off your first month.

POPSUGAR Must Have January 2017 Box Review plus February Spoiler!

Love the blue and yellow color scheme of this box! I’m always impressed when they manage to get the colors coordinated in addition to curating around a theme.

POPSUGAR Must Have January 2017 Box Review plus February Spoiler!

The themes for this box were: new, fresh, detox, motivation, healthy, and revitalize. Perfect way to start the new year! Like so many others, I have an exercise resolution for this year and I was hoping for some new fitness goodies to get me excited.

POPSUGAR Must Have January 2017 Box Review plus February Spoiler!

Goldfaden MD Fresh A Peel Multi Acid Resurfacing Peel | $85.00
It’s been so long since we’ve seen a Goldfaden MD product from POPSUGAR! The last time I received a scrub that I absolutely loved, so I was hoping this would work well for my skin. This is a peel that only takes 1-3 minutes and leaves your skin feeling refreshed and exfoliated. The main ingredient in this peel is lactic acid, which happens to be one of those things that my skin reacts well to. For the record, I now have dry to combination skin with hormonal acne. Within the past year my skin type has changed from normal/combination to dry/combination and I’ve picked up this super annoying hormonal acne. Lactic acid and retinol are two things that have been working well for me!

POPSUGAR Must Have January 2017 Box Review plus February Spoiler!

Manduka eQua Mat Towel in Playa | $38.00
Yay, a yoga accessory! This is kind of an embarrassing confession, but I tend to sweat a lot when I work out. Gross, I know. Compared to a lot of other people, I’m just a sweatier person when I’m active. It’s usually not a huge deal or anything (not even close to being enough of a problem to be a medical issue), but I am always sure to bring a quick-drying towel to any workout. So a yoga mat towel is wonderful for me! One of the girls in my pilates class uses one and I’ve always wanted to get one as well. She’s able to just lean over and wipe her forehead with a corner and it provides a super non-slip surface to stand and work out on. Can’t wait to try this out!

POPSUGAR Must Have January 2017 Box Review plus February Spoiler!

Daily Concepts Your Hair Wrap Towel | $18.00
Love hair wraps. I didn’t open this one because I love my black one from Rachel Zoe Box of Style so much and don’t plan to replace it. I’m going to give this one to my mom, since she loved the concept of a hair wrap so much when she saw mine. I do like that this one comes with a reusable travel pouch! I might steal the pouch back from her after I give her the hair towel…

POPSUGAR Must Have January 2017 Box Review plus February Spoiler!

May Designs Desk Calendar & Notecard | $25.00
I knew to expect some sort of calendar/planner item in this box, and I’m glad that it’s a really cute desk calendar. Each month has a different pattern and it’s printed on really lovely thick paper. And since the calendar portion is quite small, you can cut the left side off afterwards and use the pretty pattern as a notecard.

POPSUGAR Must Have January 2017 Box Review plus February Spoiler!

It comes with a clear acrylic stand which can be reused for holding pictures or other paper goods in the future. I like how versatile this calendar is!

POPSUGAR Must Have January 2017 Box Review plus February Spoiler!

Sourcebooks Inc Instant Happy Notes | $8.99
These are the only items in this box that I have absolutely no use for. I think the idea is cute and these would have been awesome when I was in school or living with roommates, but I just can’t imagine what I would use them for now. Each sticky note has a positive saying or funny note on it, but they simply aren’t practical and seem too childish for a professional setting.

POPSUGAR Must Have January 2017 Box Review plus February Spoiler!

My coworkers would be so confused if they saw these around the office!

POPSUGAR Must Have January 2017 Box Review plus February Spoiler!

Dean & Deluca Peppermint Loose Leaf Tea | $10.75
Getting Dean & Deluca items are always a treat! Even though I have a large collection of tea already, I don’t have very much peppermint tea. It’s not my favorite, but I like the idea of having this lovely tin on hand for guests or for when I’m in the mood for something different. I also really like that the food item for this month’s box is something healthy and clean like tea! As much as I love getting cookies and chocolates and chips, this seems like an optimistic way to start the year!

POPSUGAR Must Have January 2017 Box Review plus February Spoiler!

Glade No 3 Coconut and Beach Woods Candle | $4.99
This is a sponsored item, so it’s included as an extra for the box. I was surprised to see Glade produce such a nice candle, since  I usually see their products as cheap and lower quality candles. I didn’t even know they had this line of soy candles! The coconut beach scent is lovely without being overwhelming. I would definitely be interested in purchasing more from this collection in the future!

POPSUGAR Must Have January 2017 Box Review plus February Spoiler!

Wow, a great box to start the year! The retail value comes to $190.73, which is amazing! That’s over 4 times the cost of the box. As usual when it comes to value, POPSUGAR can’t be beat. Almost everything in the box will be used or gifted. The only dud was the sticky notes, but since it’s such a low value item I’m not upset at all. Next month is historically a great month for POPSUGAR. I’ve loved all their February boxes in the past, so I am beyond excited.

And now without further ado, here’s a spoiler for the February Must Have box!

POPSUGAR Must Have January 2017 Box Review plus February Spoiler!

Each box will contain this TribeAlive Foldover Clutch – Atitlán Brocade, which retails for $98.00. How gorgeous, right?! The detail is stunning and I think the pattern is simply beautiful. I can already picture this with a ton of different outfits!

POPSUGAR Must Have January 2017 Box Review plus February Spoiler!

What do you think? Are you as excited for the February box as I am?

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POPSUGAR Must Have November 2016 Box Review

Wow, Thanksgiving is next week! It really snuck up on me this year (but then again, I’m pretty sure I say this every year). I’m actually super excited to host family dinner this year and have been going nuts on Pinterest looking at cute decor ideas and fun recipes. Hope everyone is just as excited as I am, if not more! Today I’ll be reviewing the November POPSUGAR box, which really fit in perfectly with my plans for Thanksgiving.

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 REFER5 to get $5 off your first month.

POPSUGAR Must Have November 2016 Box Review

Stowaway Cosmetics The Dawn to Dusk Palette | $25.00
This was the first spoiler item that POPSUGAR released, and I admit that when I first saw it I wasn’t that excited. I already own the Naked2 Basics palette which is really compact and the colors are gorgeous. It’s my go-to for when I travel and I hadn’t planned to replace it any time soon. So I assumed I would be gifting it.

POPSUGAR Must Have November 2016 Box Review

But look at these colors! I love that the top row has warm undertones and the bottom row has cool undertones. You can easily get a ton of different looks from these 8 colors. The lighter colors can also work as a highlighter, thus helping to cut down even further if you’re planning to travel.

POPSUGAR Must Have November 2016 Box Review

Seriously, this thing is so slim and compact! It’s about the size of a credit card and very thin. I was planning to gift it, but now that I have it in hand I’m thinking I’ll keep it! I ordered 2 boxes this month so I’ll still be able to gift one, but I wish I had more to use for stocking stuffers. This would really be a great staple item in any girl’s makeup collection!

POPSUGAR Must Have November 2016 Box Review

Pehr Chambray Table Runner in Wine | $44.00
Oh my gosh, love this so much! The Pehr brand has been featured in a previous POPSUGAR box and I loved the quality, so I know this will be held to the same standard. It definitely feels very well made. The colors are just perfect for the holidays! Wine and cream are such a timeless and classic combination, I think it would work for anyone! The size of this table runner is also very versatile: at 90″ x  14″ it would be great for a lot of different table shapes and lengths. It’s actually because of this table runner that I ordered a second box!

POPSUGAR Must Have November 2016 Box Review

Meri Meri Star Party Picks | $8.00
How adorable are these? And so incredibly festive without being too holiday specific. It can work for a variety of holidays, events, and parties. The box comes with 2 different sized stars in 2 different colors. I think they would be perfect for hors d’oeuvres or cupcake toppers! I really can’t wait to use these for my Thanksgiving family dinner that I am hosting! The timing was truly perfect. If I like how they turn out, I’ll definitely be ordering more. Meri Meri also sells fruit shaped party picks and they are so cute!

POPSUGAR Must Have November 2016 Box Review

Kendra Scott Elaina Rose Gold Bracelet in White Pearl | $50.00
Who doesn’t love Kendra Scott jewelry? They’re good quality (especially for its price point!), classic, and super trendy right now. I love the rose gold! The white and rose gold combination is so beautiful. The white pearl stone will work with any outfit!

POPSUGAR Must Have November 2016 Box Review

Simple and dainty, which is exactly my style. I love how it looks and I’ve already gotten compliments on it! So excited to gift my extra bracelet to my best friend.

POPSUGAR Must Have November 2016 Box Review

The adjustable sliding closure is my favorite. You can easily put it on with one hand and the little charms at the ends are cute! The dangling ends are a decent weight and not too long, so it’s not in the way at all.

POPSUGAR Must Have November 2016 Box Review

I almost forgot to take a picture of this last detail: the back of the stone! How beautiful and intricate, right? I almost like it more than the front of the stone itself!

POPSUGAR Must Have November 2016 Box Review

Oogie’s Toffee Butter Popcorn | $3.00
Yum! You really can’t go wrong with toffee butter popcorn. My only complaint is that the bag is small and not the full sized version. I would have loved a huge bag of this. But my waistline thanks POPSUGAR for the little bag, especially with all the decadent holiday food I’m going to be eating soon!

POPSUGAR Must Have November 2016 Box Review

AJ Goods Charcoal Nest Wire Bowl | $35.00
When I first pulled this out of the box I wasn’t sure what to think. I was excited about the idea of a decorative basket but was on the fence about the wire aesthetic. I was worried that it would be too industrial looking for my home.

POPSUGAR Must Have November 2016 Box Review

And then I just grabbed some citrus I had and threw it in…and I totally love it. It looks so chic yet casual, right? Like sort of effortlessly nice? I’m so glad I’ll have 2 of these since I got 2 boxes! They will be perfect for scented pinecones come Christmas time, and fruit for the rest of the year!

POPSUGAR Must Have November 2016 Box Review

What an amazing box! I was seriously blown away. I ordered a second box immediately and am so glad that I did. The value is $165.00, and I think all the items were very appropriate for November. This is hands down my favorite box of the year from POPSUGAR! The curation is so on point and the quality of each item is wonderful. I’m hoping this is a streak that they stay on for December as well! Can’t wait to see what’s in my box next month!

GlossyBox Code: 15% Off Monthly Subscription Forever!

Glossybox is one of those subscriptions that I’ve had my eye on forever, but I never actually subscribed to it. I love that they only send out luxury beauty samples, and I’ve heard great stuff about them from everyone, so I knew it was only a matter of time before I caved in and subscribed. Luckily, they made it easier for my wallet! Today I got an email from them with an amazing coupon: 15% off the monthly subscription service for life! The code is: Gutscheincodes, and it expires on 08/29.

Glossybox is usually $21/month, but with this promo code it’s only $17.85/month which is a total steal! I finally decided to sign up; it was just too good of a deal to pass up.

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Did anyone else take advantage of this great promo?