Monday, October 14, 2013

POPSUGAR Must Have - September 2013

POPSUGAR Must Have is a lifestyles subscription box and probably one of my favorites! This is my review of the September box and my second box from Popsugar. August was amazing, so I had high expectations for this month as well!

The Box: POPSUGAR Must Have

The Cost: $35 a month

The Products: “Must have” lifestyle items for women selected by Popsugar editors. Categories may include home, beauty, fitness and food.   

Coupon: Use code REFER5 to save $5 off your first box!

Popsugar: This September box is all about doing it yourself, whether that means starting a new project, making something for you or a friend, beautifying your home, or tackling an endurance workout. Style is on our minds as our team takes on yet another Fashion Week, but we're also focusing on our homes as we look ahead to the chillier months. We can't wait to see what you create! We hope you enjoy the September box.

First Look!

Must Have Home: Barr-Co Original Scent Reed Diffuser - $45

Popsugar: Fresh, clean, and beautifully designed, this Barr-Co. diffuser will make a gorgeous addition to your home. The scent is a blend of milk, oatmeal, and vetiver. September is when we start to think about nesting again, so keep your spot smelling lovely without compromising your aesthetic.

This was my favorite item in the box. Normally I don't care for the scents in diffusers, but I love the scent of this one! It's also an Anthropologie brand, so what's not to love?!

Must Have Fashion: P.S. - You're Invited by Erica Domesek - $26

Popsugar: One of the hottest trends right now is DIY, and this is just the book to take your pretty projects to the next level. Erica Domesk is the DIY expert behind the popular website P.S. I Made This, and this time she's sharing more than 40 beautiful and easy-to-make DIY projects for many occasions. Let your creative juices flow with this inspiration from this book. Check back on POPSUGAR Fashion for another DIY project with Erica!

When I first saw spoilers for this box, I was super excited for this book because I only have like a gazillion and one DIY projects pinned on Pinterest. However, once I had this in my hands and thumbed through, I was a little disappointed! A lot of the projects were not my thing at all. There were a couple that caught my eye though, including the Moroccan mirror pictured above. Even after checking out Erica's blog P.S. I Made This...I found that I prefer other DIY bloggers, such as 52 Weeks Project and House of Earnest. I may make a couple projects and then put this book up for trade.

Must Have Home: Rifle Paper Co. Coaster Set - $16

Popsugar: Add a touch of floral to your living room with this set of floral coasters. We just love this colorful, delicate, and girlie design that will keep your table protected time and time again.  Bring them out for your next girl's night in - perhaps while trying out a group DIY project together - or give them as a hostess gift for a friend throwing a soiree.

Yay another Anthopolgie brand! I could receive Antropologie in every box and I'd be happy! I love these floral coasters. I would have preferred if they weren't paper, but hey maybe I can turn that into a DIY project! ;) 

Must Have Beauty: Kitsch Headbands - $11.99

Popsugar: These Kitsch headbands will be kind to your hair and look cute, too. Try out a fun new hairstyle, or use them to keep your locks out of your face during your next workout class.  Tie them around a few more times if you're looking to create the perfect ponytail or braid. We also love to use them to keep our hair in place while we wash our face at night.

At first I thought oh no, not more hair ties, but it turns out I didn't have any headbands like these yet, only hair ties! I'm not sure how much I'll wear the orange band, but the neutral shades will definitely get used!

Must Have Fashion: Shoptiques Gift Card - $25

Popsugar: We wanted to share this special online shop with you. Shoptiques is a marketplace where you can shop amazing boutiques from all around the world in one place. Browse through local and emerging designers in Paris, LA, NYC and more. This Shoptiques gift card gives you $25 off the entire site.

I've been trying to use this card, but I've been having trouble finding something I love within my price-range. I absolutely LOVE this clutch, but I'm not willing to drop $100 on it. I was hoping since this was a gift card rather than a promo code that I could trade for more Shoptiques cards, but no such luck!

Must Have Food: That's It. Bar in Apples + Pears - $1.67

Popsugar: Check out the ingredient list on these fruit bars. That's right - the only ingredients are fruit and fruit! We are sharing one of our favorite flavors with you, but they're all worth checking out.

I loved this bar actually. It reminded me of those fruit strips you can buy at Trader Joe's.

Must Have Fitness: Sharkies Sports Chews in Fruit Splash - $1.48

Popsugar: For a quick energy boost before or during workouts, we've been snacking on Sharkies. Unlike some other electrolyte chews, they are made from organic ingredients.

I thought these were okay. I don't normally like eating or drinking any "fitness" performance boosters. I prefer to do things the old fashioned way. Water, fruit, nuts and chocolate milk. I'm starting to think I'm all alone in that category though!

Overall this box had a value of $102.14 and that's not even including the $25 Shoptiques Card! Another great month from Popsugar!

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