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15 April 2014

{Out of the Box}: April 2014 Popsugar Must Have Review

Out of the Box is a feature I do to showcase and give a brief review of products in the subscription boxes that I receive.

Today's look is at my April 2014 Popsugar Must Have box.  Popsugar Must Have boxes feature home, beauty, health and food products.  They normally cost $39.95 per month ($109.85/ 3 months; $214.70 / 6 months; $429.40 / year).  If you are interested, please use my referral code (and help me earn free boxes).  Popsugar often releases discount codes (April's was 50% a box), so check around.  Or, ask me.  I'll find it for you!

As a whole, I'm slightly underwhelmed with this month's box.  Don't get me wrong, there are some great products, but I just feel kind of "meh" about it.  Let's take a look at my box and the products inside:
1.  Caldrea Rosewater Driftwood Hand Soap (suggested retail $10.50)

I really like the smell of this soap.  It kind of reminds me of potpourri, but also something else that I just can't put my finger on.  Either way, I like it.

2.  NatureBox Popsugar Must Have Mix (suggested retail $5)

This mix was apparently made special for Popsugar.  It has almonds, cranberries, soybeans and corn.  Every time Popsugar puts something like this in the box, I think "Ew.  I'll never eat this."  and then I do, and it's pretty good.  So, I tried the mix and like it.  I don't like that it's pretty high in calories/fat, but everything in moderation.

3.  Too Faced Natural Eyes eye shadow (suggested retail $36)

It's my favorite thing in the box.  I like the color palette.  It's very pretty and easy to use, and comes in a pretty tin (with directions!)  The only thing I don't like is that it didn't come with a brush.  Luckily, I have an eyeshadow brush, but if I didn't, I'd still be waiting to try it out! 

4.  Graphic Image Pocket Notes (suggested retail $20)

I like the color of this little notebook, and it is the perfect size for a purse or pocket.  I love pretty notebooks, but never use them!

5.  BlueAvocado (Eco) Shopper (suggested retail $25)
This is a very close second place favorite to the Too Faced Natural Eyes eye shadow.  It's too pretty to use as a grocery bag!  I may use it either as a school bag or as my carry-on when we go to California!  I love that it zips up to purse size.

6.  Fresh Pastry Stand Totally Awesome Tea Towel Set (suggested retail $18)

This is probably my least favorite thing in the box, and the item that made me go "meh".  Don't get me wrong, I love that Popsugar is getting stuff off Etsy.  But, I don't like the graphics, nor do I really need/want tea towels.  Maybe if the graphic was different, I'd be a little happier with it.  Oh well.

So, if we total it all up, I spent $39.95 but got a box worth $114.50---even with items that I wasn't too thrilled about, I still came out ahead! 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Amanda! Sorry you were not so hot on the towels. I do have a lot of other designs in my shop ;) As you stated, it is super cool PS partnered with a small Etsy brand. Very grateful for the opportunity and hope you can find a good use for those towels. XO


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