Wednesday, May 29, 2013

May PopSugar Must Have Review

After the epic fail that was April's PopSugar Must Have box, I was very pleased with what they had to offer for May.  This one was the best I've gotten yet, but I've only gotten three total.  I have kept an eye on what the other months have included, though, and I can't say I've been blown away by this subscription.

But aside from that, May's box was definitely better than April's and December's (the only other one I've purchased).  I liked this box the best because it had products for the "must haves" that I like the best: beauty and food.

When I first opened the box and saw this I thought, "oh no, not another Green Garmento!"  But it's a cute little reusable bag, which I actually will use quite a bit.  It's the perfect size for when I only need to grab a few things from the store, as opposed to carrying in my giant canvas bags for two items.

Here's the list of everything that was in May's box:

  • Kooringal Giselle Mid Brim Hat ($27.99) - I didn't think I would like this at all because I usually hate how I look in hats, but to my surprise I like it quite a bit!  I think it looks really cute and is obviously great for the summer.  The color I received is a gray, even though it looks blue in the photo above.
  • The Modern Margarita ($12.99) - These mixers sound delicious.  The flavors are Watermelon, Authentico, Blood Orange, Mango, and Strawberry.  I can't wait to try them all (I haven't opened them yet), but mango and blood orange definitely sound the best!
  • Questions I Ask When I Want to Talk About Myself ($14.95) - This is a deck of fifty cards with witty anecdotes and questions from Mindy Kaling.  I don't really know a ton about her, but I've heard her style of comedy is similar to Tina Fey's and I love Tina Fey.  I've read a few of these and I can't say I'll ever use them as conversation starters, but they're fun to read.
  • The Original Beautyblender and Blendercleanser ($29.90) - These two are my favorite items this month; they came at the perfect time for me.  I had just thrown out my old sponge and was about to buy a new one, so I'm glad that I didn't.  I've used the Beautyblender before and it's a good sponge, but it's still just a makeup sponge so I would never purchase it at retail price.  I've also used Blendercleanser before and I like it for my makeup brushes, too.  The bottle is a really nice size.
  • Pacifica Natural Color Quench Lip Tint ($7.00) - The shade I got was "Sugared Fig."  This balm is just okay to me.  It barely gives any color and it feels a bit strange on my lips--a slight waxy feel, which I'm not used to with natural products.  I do like that Pacifica is a cruelty-free company.
  • Charm & Chain Gift Card ($30) - The box contained a $30 gift card to Charm & Chain but their jewelry is pricey and not worth the expense to me.  I can find similar pieces for much cheaper prices, and I don't generally spend a lot on my jewelry.
  • Way Better Snacks ($1.19)- These chips were a "special extra," and I'm so glad they were included because they were delicious.  My flavor was Sweeet Potato Tortilla Chips (yes, misspelled on purpose), which is what I think everyone received (correct me if I'm wrong).  I'm going to look for this brand the next time I go grocery shopping, I like that they're certified by the Non-GMO Project.

Bottom Line: There was definitely a better distribution of value in this box as opposed to April's, which made my happy.  The ARV of this box adds up to $124.02, and considering I got this box for free (thank you to the two people who signed up with my referral link!), I'd say that's a pretty good deal.

*Disclaimer: I received this box for free due to earned referral credits, but this is not a sponsored post.


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  2. I liked this box more than aprils for sure! What kind of chips did you get? Sweet potato? Did you like them? I got a spicy one. I didn't sign up for next months box, and Im scared I'll regret it now!!

    1. I got the Sweet Potato and they were so good! I wish I had been able to try the spicy ones, though, because I love spicy foods. I'm not getting next month's box, either, so maybe we'll regret it together? Lol!


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