Thursday, May 30, 2013

Popsugar Must Have May 2013 Box Review


Contents: The Popsugar Must Have May 2013 Box included 9 items (3 beauty, 2 edible, 1 entertainment, 2 fashion and 1 household product). 


PopSugar Must Have Box


1. Kooringal Giselle Mid Brim Hat in Graphite, full size



Full size cost: $27.99

I was happy to receive this hat because it is going to be perfect for walking our dog, Dumpling! Also, it will be great for traveling because it folds and reshapes easily. It has a 4 inch brim, has a SPF rating of 50+ and is made of 100% polyester.

2. The Modern Cocktail Modern Margarita Variety Pack, 5 bottles, 11.8 fl oz each, full size


Full size cost: $8.29


This package consists of 5 different flavors of margarita mixers and salt crystals to rim glasses. These bottles are pre-measured, single-servings and don't contain alcohol. I don't drink alcohol often, so I'll try these virgin margarita mixes with some crushed ice, sans Tequila. The 5 flavors are:
  • Blood Orange Margarita
  • Mango Margarita
  • Margarita Authentico
  • Strawberry Margarita
  • Watermelon Margarita
I am most excited to try the blood orange and mango flavors!

3. Questions I Ask When I Want to Talk about Myself by Mindy Kaling


Full size cost: $14.95

I love Mindy Kaling. She is the only celebrity I follow on Instagram because I like to pretend that we would be friends in 'real life' and I like to see what she thinks is photo-worthy. This would be a cute game to play with your girlfriends.

4. & 5. Original Beautyblender and Blendercleanser, 3 oz 


Full size cost: $23.95

I love my Beautyblender, so I am happy to have a backup of both the blender and the cleanser. The Beautyblender leaves me a flawless finish when I apply liquid foundations, BB creams or tinted moisturizers. It is easy to use and it doesn't leave my face 'streaky' with unevenly applied product.

6. Pacifica Natural Color Quench Lip Tint in Sugared Fig, 0.15 oz


Full size cost: $7.00

I was happy to receive this lip tint because I don't own anything from Pacifica and I love lip products. This lip product has a sheer tint and contains moisturizing avocado and coconut oils. I appreciate that this lip tint is 100% natural. Also, it is vegan and gluten-free. The only thing it's missing is SPF, which would make it a perfect product for me!

7. Charm & Chain gift card


$30 gift card, expires 12/31/13

I was so happy that PopSugar and Charm & Chain opted to give us gift cards instead of haphazardly including jewelry in our Must Have Boxes. Several different beauty and lifestyle subscription companies have included jewelry in boxes and because everyone has different taste in jewelry, it has been either a hit or a miss (mostly 'miss'). This gift card allows subscribers to select our favorite jewelry pieces and allows everyone to be happy with their choice. 


8. Way Better Snacks in Simply Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips, 1.25 oz


Full size cost: $81 for 36 bags, 5.5 oz each
Estimated sample cost: $0.51

These snacks are made with 'sprouted' whole grains, seeds and beans. Additionally, these snacks are vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO verified and kosher. I appreciate these snacks do not contain trans fat, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

9. Popsugar Reuseable Tote



Estimated sample cost: $1.00

This reusable tote is shaped like the lululemon reuseable shopping bags. This will be handy for grocery shopping and for running errands.


Summary:


PopSugar Must Have May 2013 Box
Total box value: $83-113


Verdict: 
Size: I was thrilled to receive 7 full size products, 1 deluxe sample and a $30 gift card!

Products: I received a great variety of products this month. All but 2 of the brands are new to me - the 'discovery' aspect
 is one of the many reasons why I love subscription boxes. I am most excited about the Kooringal hat. Also, I am happy to have a back-up Beautyblender and Beautycleanser. 

Value: 
Great - I used a 50% off promo code, so I paid $19.05 and received over $83 worth of products ($113 with the gift card). A monthly subscription is normally $35 per month.



Do you subscribe to Popsugar Must Have Box? What do you think of this month's box?

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