Y’all know that I am a sucker for a monthly subscription box – it’s all about the element of surprise! In case you missed it, here are a few of the other subscription boxes I’ve tried in the past:
My family knows that I hate picking out my birthday and Christmas gifts. Sure, I may hint a bunch about what I want, but I hate knowing for certain what I am and am not getting. It kind of works the same for me with these boxes, I know the types of things I will receive, but not the exact items. The fun is unveiling the mystery 🙂 Today I’m sharing the loot in my POPSUGAR Must Have box.
This box is a subscription box for women featuring items that are current “must haves” in the field of health, beauty, home decor, and more. The cost of each box is $39.95/month with free shipping. This was definitely the priciest subscription box I’ve tried so far, but the items were so worth it!
January’s box was all about “a fresh start” with the new year.
1.) Pipcorn Truffle Mini Popcorn ($6) – this stuff was addictive!! The idea of the mini kernels is that when they pop, because the corn is so small, the shells (that usually get stuck in your teeth -arghh!) are virtually obliterated because of how tiny they are. It’s actually true, I didn’t have any issues with shells in my teeth! I did see a few here and there, but they were so small that they didn’t cause any problems. The corn is non-GMO and it is popped in olive oil. Final verdict: popcorn crack.
2.) Malin + Goetz Detox Face Mask ($40) – I couldn’t have received this at a better time. My skin has been all over the place recently. It’s been dried out because of the bitter cold, but I still get pimples on my forehead from sweat and make-up. This mask (made with natural ingredients like almond extract – smells delicious!) is supposed to help oxygenate your pores. When I put it on, it kind of felt like there were tiny pop rocks on my skin. There are no scrubs or exfoliants in the mask, it literally just foams up and pops a little on your skin from the air bubbles it creates – it felt pretty cool! You’re supposed to use it 1-2 times per week in place of cleanser. After one use, my skin felt so much softer. Maybe I just want it to work so I think it did? I don’t know, but imma keep using it.
3.) Rifle Paper Co. 2014 Flip Around the World Desk Calendar ($16) – love it! I really have a thing for stationary and the pictures of all the different cities in this were gorgeous. I work in a laboratory and my desk area is attached to my work bench, so this really took a drab work space up a notch.
4.) Jack + Lucy Tech Gloves (~$20) – these were just okay. I like the neutral color of the gray with black, but I already have a bunch of gloves. I didn’t specifically have a pair of tech gloves, so that aspect of this was cool, however the tech tips only worked sometimes. They were fine on my iPhone, but would work about 50% of the time on my Kindle touch screen.
5.) The Juice Generation Book ($20) – #OBSESSED. I’ve been juicing for almost 2 years now and I learned so much from this book! Did you know there is an ideal way to drink a juice to get the most nutrients out of it? I didn’t. In fact I was doing it wrong, oops! This book has juice recipes, smoothie recipes, and so much more. Love, love, love. I plan on reading it from cover to cover.
6.) Revlon by Marchesa Box o’ Files ($4) – these were convenient, but not exactly a “must have” in my book. This is definitely handy in that the files are small enough to fit into a pocket or small clutch for a nail emergency, but I probably wouldn’t have bought these on my own.
Overall – this has been my favorite subscription box to date! I got over $100 worth of products for less than $40, wahoo! It was great to get full-sized products instead of sample-sized products like many other boxes. I loved the variety in pieces, too. You don’t just get all food or all workout supplements, you get something fashion, beauty, food, and home related all in one. I cannot wait for my February box to arrive!!! If you’re interested in trying this box out, use my referral link and use code “REFER5” to get $5 off of your first box 🙂
Do you subscribe to any monthly boxes?
Favorite subscription box? Least favorite?