Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Popsugar Must Have - December 2013


The Box: POPSUGAR Must Have

The Cost: $39.95/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

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 We like to think of this December box as the wish list you never knew you needed. To make this time of year even more wonderful than it already is, you'll find portable Champagne flutes, a revolutionary mascara, and rich caramel corn - and that's just the beginning. Unwrap for plenty more surprised to keep the celebration going until 2014. Happy holidays from us to you!



Must Have Fashion: Lulu Frost for Popsugar Bracelet - $110

It's a fact of life: a girl can never have too many jewels. Be the first to Rick this gorgeous Lulu Frost bracelet made exclusively for Popsugar. Beloved by celebrities like Olivia Palermo, the brand is known for mixing vintage and modern elements to create timeless baubles,and this gem is no exception. The gold chain and silver charm will keep you sparkling all season long.

I wasn't a fan of this bracelet. In fact I thought it looked cheaply made and the fact that it was branded with the Popsugar label on the back, made me like it even less. It definitely isn't worth the price point in my opinion. Since this was the high value item in this box, I was disappointed I paid full price!


Must Have Home: MIXT Studio Holiday Gifting Set - $9

Time to get wrapping! Dress up all those presentation this MIXT Studio paper set that feels like newsprint but is so much prettier. All three holiday designs were made from recycled materials and come with tags and twine to decorate. Think of it as a gift wrapping that's just as memorable as what's inside it.

I'd never buy wrapping paper this expensive for such a little amount, but it definitely went to use during the holiday season. Even my relatives commented on how pretty my wrapped gifts were!



Must Have Beauty: ModelCo Fibre Lashextend Black Mascara - $22

Prepare to toss out all your mascara, because this is the one you'll want to keep forever. ModelCo's game-changing formula promises clump-free, voluminous lashes instantly because of its glossy texture and added lash fibers. That means you get the flash lash effect without all the heaviness. In other words: get ready for a whole lot of compliments. Plus we love the handy mirror right there, so you can apply anywhere.

I'm currently using the Tarte Mascara from Glossybox, which I love, but this will go to use eventually. While this mascara doesn't excite me, I do love the mirror on the back! It also included a coupon for $10 off and a Shine Ultra Lip Gloss in Striptease as a gift w/purchase.


Must Have Home: Govino Go Anywhere Flutes - $12.95

What if we told you Champagne time was all the time? Thanks to these genius Govino flutes, you can sip on some bubbly no matter where you are. The glasses look like crystal, but they're made from a shatter-proof material that's 100% reusable. Plus, they get major points for their elegant shape that's easy to hold. We can hear those bottles popping already.

This was probably my favorite item in the box. I actually don't have any champagne flutes, so these will come in handy.


Must Have Food: CC Made Caramel Corn - $4

What's crunchy, sweet, and completely addictive? CC Made Caramel Corn, that's what. Baked by hand using organic yellow popcorn mixed with buttery caramel and roasted nuts, it's everything you ever wanted from a party snack - or any snack, for that matter. You'll think twice about giving it up as a hostess gift, but either way, you won't go wrong.

I was very annoyed that this box was so food heavy and that this was considered a regular item rather than an extra. I also didn't think it tasted all that great. Maybe all those years of making my own with my parents spoiled me!


Must Have Beauty: NCLA Peppermint Lane Nail Wraps - $16

Keep your nails in tip-top shape while you party-hop your way through next year. With NCLA's red-and-white nail wraps, you can mix and match striped or polka-dot designs for a fun, festive look. The best part is they're self-adhesive, making it super easy to keep the holiday spirit right at your fingertips.

Sorry for the poor picture! These were fun, but not necessarily something I would have bought for myself. I used the polka dots on my toes for Christmas and they lasted a surprisingly long time. 


Special Extra: Ghiradelli Squares Chocolate in Holiday Limited Edition and Caramel - $8 ($5 and $3 respectively)

This time around, enjoy not one but two sets of velvety treats from Ghirardelli chocolates. The first bag is filled with creamy Milk & Caramel squares, and the other comes with exciting flavors like Pumpkin Spice Caramel, Peppermint Bark, and Eggnog. Your taste buds will be pleasantly surprised.

While I love Ghiradelli Chocolates, these are so easily accessible that I wish they would have included something else or even a fancy chocolate that most people haven't heard of. I actually would have even preferred if they included two of the Milk & Caramel bags instead of the limited holiday edition as I'm not a fan of the Pumpkin Spice or Eggnog flavors. I'm actually surprised they even included these in case of allergies! At least these were the "extras".

Overall this box had a value of $181.95, but personally in my opinion I think the value is much less. This was probably my least favorite Popsugar box thus far!

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