Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Popsugar Must Have - November 2013

Popsugar Must Have is a lifestyles subscription box and probably one of my favorites! This is my review of the November box.


The Box: POPSUGAR Must Have

The Cost: Popsugar has announced that the price will be increasing on Nov. 4th to $39.95/month instead of $35/month. You can save now by purchasing or upgrading to a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription at current pricing.

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 or SQUAT10 for $10 off a three month subscription or more

Information Card

With the holidays kicking into high gear very soon, we wanted to make your life easier with practical but swoon-worthy pieces. From a cozy wrap to a new way to remove nail polish, you'll find everything to get you through November and beyond. Of course, the season wouldn't be complete without a touch of caramel apple or pinecone scent, so look out for that as well as a few items to brighten your Thanksgiving whether you're a hostess or a guest. We hope you enjoy this month's goodies as much as we do. Let the festivities begin!

This month also included an advertisement for shopstyle.

CanvasPop Gift Card - $30

Must Have Home: Don't let all those great pictures just sit in your phone or some online album. Turn them into art! With this $30 CanvasPop gift card, make a quality canvas print to give as a gift or hang in your home. You'll know just how to answer whenever someone asks, "Where did you get that?"

Unfortunately the Canvaspop code wasn't a unique code and they have a similar offer on their website, so this card essentially has no value, especially since you have to spend at least $30 to use the code. If I use it, it will most likely be as a gift for my mother.

Maison De Monaco Strawberry & Blackcurrant Cream Preserves - $6

Must Have Food: Get your traditional French fix with this mouthwatering Maison de Monaco preserve. Hand-cooked in San Francisco in small batches and made from 70% fruit, the strawberry and blackcurrant jam will become your go-to spread all year long. Its light texture makes it ideal for drizzling over waffles, toast, cheeses, or even ice cream. The options are endless!

This was delicious! I normally eat my mom's homemade jam, but this was surprisingly just as good! I won't tell her that though. ;) My dad loves jam more than I do, so of course I saved some for him. He loved it too.

Barefruit Crunchy Sea Salt Caramel Apple Chips - $1.06

Special Extra: Three words: caramel chips. Throw in some sea salt and you've got these unbelievable Barefruit snacks baked with 100 percent real fruit. We say eat them alone when you're on the go or sprinkle them over hot oatmeal for some guilt-free goodness.

These were good, but they weren't oh my god amazing either. I actually liked the apple chips from August's box better!

Illume Candle in Nice - $15.75

Must Have Home: It doesn't matter if you've been good or bad this year - we still think you should get a treat in your stocking. Enjoy a Naughty or Nice Illume candle this time around, and fill the house with a spicy-wooded scent or a sweet vanilla fragrance. Either way, Santa would definitely approve. 

I love candles, so I was happy to get one in my box! I'm hoping to trade for the naughty candle as well, so I'll have a set. :)

The Soap & Paper Factory Roland Pine Shea Butter Soap - $8

Must Have Beauty: In the middle of the craziness of the holiday season, take a minute to spoil yourself silly. We're enchanted by The Soap & Paper Factory's shea butter soap that nourishes while giving off a delicate, captivating pine scent. You'll feel as if you stepped straight into a forest, in the best way possible. 

I know a lot of people were disappointed in this item because they found the scent masculine, but I actually like it. In my opinion the scent is delicate when used, just as described. The pine scent is perfect for the upcoming holidays!

Land's End Single Canvas Wine Tote - $14.50 (On sale for $12)

Must Have Home: No doubt you'll be showing up to plenty of homes this season with wine in hand. Up your party-going game with a Land's End canvas carrier that's all kinds of sturdy and practical. We especially love the two-toned touch, which is a playful take on its classic beach tote. From here on out, those paper bags don't stand a chance. 

I haven't decided if I want to part with this as a gift, but I may use it as a festive way to decorate a flower vase.

Absolute! Nail Polish Remover Pads in Lemon - $1.29

Must Have Beauty: Say "so long" to cotton balls, because these scented Absolute! Nail Polish Remover Pads are a game changer. With a few hassle-free swipes of the oil-based remover, you'll be switching from reds to metallics in now time. And thanks to the convenient size, you can carry them with you just about everywhere. 

 I wish I would have received a different scent, but otherwise these work well. My only issue is that they may work a little TOO well as my nail polish seems to go from solid to watery koolaid running down my hands in a split second, so make sure you use them over a cleanable surface, like a bathtub. The biggest test will be to see how they work on removing glitter polishes, which I plan to try next.

Micheal Stars Wrap - $42

Must Have Fashion: Meet your favorite wardrobe essential. With its ubersoft feel and bold print, this Micheal Stars wrap is all about effortless style. Wear it as a scarf  to punch up an everyday look or as a comfy shawl when you're travelling to visit friends and family - in any case you'll be reaching for it time and time again.

I love this wrap way more in person than I thought I would from the spoilers. I wouldn't say that this scarf is the softest I own, but I love how big it is.  Bundled up, it makes the perfect scarf for Wisconsin winters and unwrapped, it makes the perfect lap blanket for those chilly situations in a theater or airplane. The print is fun as well. :)

Overall this box had a value of $86.10 without including the gift code. I will use everything in this box and I can't wait to see what Popsugar has in store for December!

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