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Cost: Monthly Boxes: $39.95/month. Limited Edition: $100
Ships To: United States
This box was a separate, one-time, purchase from the monthly PopSugar Must Have boxes and went on sale back in February. It was $100 and promised to ship by 3/31.
The PopSugar Resort box shipped via FedEx Smart Post and it appears it’s shipping in three waves, based on where you live in the US. People on the East Coast and Hawaii had their boxes shipped on 3/31 (which is when the box was originally scheduled to ship) and the rest of us got an e-mail about a delay with a supplier and were told that the box would ship on 4/7 instead. My box did ship on Monday the 7th and arrived on Saturday, the 12th, which was a SmartPost record! However, some people’s boxes still have not shipped ;(. I think another e-mail went out late last week about how PopSugar was still waiting on some product from one of their vendors. Hopefully those boxes get shipped soon because it’s not even resort season anymore!
The PopSugar Must Have Special Edition Resort Box came in a very nice and study box inside the plain brown shipping box. I always save these for gift boxes because they are so nice.
My lighting wasn’t the best, but the sticker says “Enjoy” on it. I don’t have any resort vacations planned in the near future (I wish I did though), but just seeing this box made me wish I did.
I totally forgot that everything in the Limited Edition boxes come wrapped which was awesome! Unwrapping everything and trying to guess which package was which thing was fun!
The PopSugar Must Have Resort box was meant to include items to make you feel as though you were on a magical getaway. The items are meant to be enjoyed on a jet-setting trip or at home if you are staying local. Here is what was inside:
~Sisco Berluti Bracelet Stack (~$100): I love this stack! I have a thing for gorgeous stacked bracelets and this certainly fits the bill. I was browsing around their site and found a few more stacks that I “need”. I love the colors on these and really like the gold for a resort stack.
~Cuyana Turkish Towel ($55): I love this towel, however, I don’t know exactly what I am going to use it for? I may just end up saving it for our next beach vacation or cruise because it will work nicely as both a cover-up / wrap and a blanket for the sand. And a towel I too I guess ;).
~Epicuren Discovery Tropical Lave ($24): Not a chance I am saving this until I go on vacation. I used it yesterday and it was amazing. A special treat for sure. It smells great and is like a slice of vacation in my shower.
~Clutch from R. B. of McD ($~140): This is a PopSugar exclusive, so I don’t have an actual price on it. The all leather version of this is $280, but this one is canvas and leather, so I cut the price in half. I think I’ll use this as a wallet in a beach bag and then as a small clutch when I don’t want to tote a giant bag around. The variations on this one were navy / tan or all navy and I SO wanted the navy / tan, so I was super excited when I opened the box! I have no idea what’s in the giveaway box so whoever wins will get to discover that on their own!
~Clark’s Botanicals Cellular Lifting Moisture Mist ($13.50): I obviously haven’t used this long enough to see if it is effective on my skin (it’s suppose to minimize wrinkles, hydrate, heal sensitive areas and firm the skin), but I spray it on my skin and it felt great! I am saving the rest for hot summer days when I am outside and it’s 100% humidity and my face feels all icky!
~Smashbox Cosmetics’s The Santigolden Age: Double-Ended Limitless Eyeliner ($24): I will probably end up trading this or gifting it since blue and yellow eyeliner are just not for me. I’d rather get it to someone who would love it much more than I would.
~Salty Road Salt Water Taffy (salty caramel apple) ($6.50): Salt water taffy does remind me of summer and the beach! And I have had this before and it’s yummy. This was a good food choice since chocolate and hot beaches don’t mix well and you can’t exactly send ice-cream in a box!
All totaled I came up with a value of $363 for the PopSugar Special Edition Must Have Resort Box. This is an estimate value since two of the items (the bracelet stack and the clutch) are PopSugar exclusives and aren’t for sale anywhere. I wouldn’t have paid full price for everything, but I totally happy with the $100 I did spend! Totally happy. I actually probably would have paid full price for that stack. That’s how gorgeous I think it is. I wish that PopSugar would have shipped this out on time though because I think it did dampen the excitement of it for some people (and I think of resort season as January / February as opposed to April)! Since I didn’t “need” the stuff for an upcoming vacation I didn’t mind too much (and seriously you know I will always order the boxes), but I know some people were counting on it to arrive on a certain date as promised because of planned trips!
Did you order the PopSugar Resort Box? What did you think? What was your favorite item? If you didn’t order, well, it’s too late because it’s sold out, however, I am giving away a box here! The giveaway ends on 4.17.14 at 12am EST, so make sure to head over to that post ASAP and get yourself entered! And of course you can still order the regular PopSugar monthly subscription by heading to their site and entering the code “REFER5” to save $5 off your first box.