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My December PopSugar Must Have box arrived today and even though I knew what was in it (and already posted about it), I still ran out to the mailbox to get my hands on it ;). By some FedEx Smart Post Christmas miracle, I got my box in, get this, less than a week. AMAZING.
Unlike most of the other subscription boxes, PopSugar’s boxes are always different sized.
This month’s box weighed 3.3lbs and included things to use “if you are hosting a party of your own this year”, “getting ready to hit the town” and also included “a sweet treat” and “something to help you warm up”.
And, as always, the the box included an information booklet, which shared details about each of the products included. And, as always, I won’t bore you with a million pictures ;).
And now, here’s what was inside!
Must Have Fashion:
~Pinch Minimergency Kit ($13): I think this is the item I am most excited about in this box. And I got a pink one! I LOVE these and actually bought one this year at Sephora for my Secret Santa exchange person! I have had one in my bag (a silver one) for a few years and you’d be surprised how many times I have needed something from it. It’s seriously so beat up too. You have no idea now excited I am to get a brand new fresh one. And if you hate it, this would be a perfect stocking stuffer. I *almost* put it on my Gift Guide for Her!
Must Have Food:
~Tea forte Petite Ribbon Box($15): Seriously, what is it with these boxes and tea? I mean really? As you know, I don’t personally like tea, but I am going to find someone who loves it and I am going to gift them a TON of tea one day ;). That all said, this is a super cute box and the tea pyramids are even cuter. Maybe L’s teacher likes tea? I need to find out ;).
Must Have Home:
~Bodum Bistro Double Wall Express Mugs (set of 2 – 10oz. size) ($30): These are cool and we have nothing like them, so I am pleased. And mine didn’t arrive broken like some people’s did, so I am even happier. I got some really cute Dylan’s Candy Bar Hot Chocolatefrom my Secret Santa, so these will totally get used. And B drinks giant cups of coffee at all hours of the day and night, so I know he will like these too.
Must Have Beauty:
~Jaboneria Marianella Soap($14): I like this better than the tea, but less than the Minimergency Kit. I know some people love bar soap, but I just don’t. I mean, maybe I should give it a try since, you know, I haven’t used it in like the last 10 years. According to the website, this is supposed to do tons of great things for your skin, so I am going to really use this. I am making it a New Year’s Resolution to use up ALL my products / samples before buying anything new. Crazy right? But I am going it!
Must Have Food:
~Bogdon Peppermint Pole Twists($3.99): I haven’t had one of these in years, so I am super excited these are in the box. I think B and L will be excited as well and when they are happy, I am even happier. I kinda guessed that’d we’d get a peppermint bark or something this month and this is fairly close. And, according to the information card, these are only 17 calories per stick. Who knew?
Must Have Fashion:
~Rent The Runway $30 Code ($30): It’s a little unclear still if this is for rentals only or if you can use it to buy things on their site (they have make-up / accessories), as well as, rentals. I am going to try to use it tonight and will report back. If you can buy something with it, cool. If not, stupid. ETA: I tried to use the code on make-up and it’s not valid. Totally lame. I am not counting this code in the overall value of the box because you have to spend money (and a lot of it) to use it.
Must Have Tech:
~GoSwpye Microfiber Cleaning Cloths($1.99): These don’t just get smudges off your iPhone / iPad, they get the germs and other nasty gunk that hang out there. I love this and might actually get more so I can keep one in my bag, one for the car, one by the charger, etc. I am not overly germ-o-phobic, but I like this idea a lot! Also, I want to say this is the first Must Have Tech item we have ever gotten? Perhaps a sign of fun things to come?
All totaled, I came up with a value of $77.98 (not counting the $30 RTR code) for the box, which is well over the $35/per month cost of the box. After receiving the box and actually seeing everything in person, I like it a lot better than when I had just heard the spoilers. Still, it’s not amazing like I think a lot of us were expecting, but not totally crappy either. I’d like it A LOT more if I liked tea I think AND could actually use the code at Rent The Runway! Know all I need to know is what is in that Luxury Box and I’ll be a happy girl!
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