PopSugar Must Have Monthly Subscription Box- August 2015

This month’s PopSugar box was full of grown-up back to school goodies.

A lightweight plaid scarf.


This preppy scarf is super soft, and will be a nice addition to a fall outfit.

Happy Jackson lunch box.


This is a cute lunch container, but I don’t know how practical it is.  It looks better suited for a child’s PBJ.  It’s on the small, and it’s not leak proof or microwave safe so I don’t know how much I’ll use it.

Mere Mere Toot Sweet! Napkins


Also cute, but not practical.  I guess I could throw them in my lunch box, but 20 decorative paper napkins are not very useful.

Folgers Iced Cafe Coffee flavor.


This is like Mio for milk.  I don’t really like my iced coffee that milky, so the milk base doesn’t appeal to me, but the idea is a good one.

Pastel “Best Day Ever” mug.


Shortstacks “Birthday Cake” Pancake and Waffle mix


Can’t wait to try this!

Royal Apothic Tea Balm Firming Eye treatment


I’m always looks for a great eye cream, so I love this!  It’s really not a balm, more of a lightweight lotion texture, but I’m looking forward to trying it.

All in all, not my favorite Must Have Box, but there are some pretty nice finds in here.  What I love about the PopSugar box is the variety of things that you receive.  I always feel that this box would be a great thing to build up your gift stockpile, as many of these things would make cute gifts even if I don’t love them.




July Subscription Boxes: Ipsy, Popsugar, & Target

I’ve only been doing Ipsy for a few months, but I’m usually not thrilled with the boxes.  I usually get stuff that I don’t really use or have already tried, or it’s been poor quality.  So I was thrilled this month to get a bag that had some pretty great finds.




The Bella Pierre lipstick is not a color I will probably wear, but everything else is great.  The lip balm is super moisturizing.  The Cook Way sea salt spray is pretty good.  A highlighter and eyeshadow is always useful.  And the bronzer!  I’m super fair, so I’m not usually a bronzer person, but this Tarte bronzer is soft and natural.  I would buy the full-size product when I run out.




This month also offered an opportunity for the seasonal Target Beauty Box.  It’s the best $5 you can spend.  You can try some great products that are affordable and easy to purchase if you like them.

20150720_223125This month’s box included an Herbal Essences dry oil spray, a full-sized mascara, hair ties, Yes to Cucumbers wipes, a pumice stone (always handy), a full-sized lip gloss, and fashion tape.  Just one of these products could cost $5, so it’s a great deal.  The only down-side is that the box is only available quarterly and you can’t subscribe.  You just have to be on top of it, and buy one as soon as they are posted.

My last box of the month is the well-curated Popsugar Must Have box.  Here’s a closer look at all of the full-sized products in the box for just $39.



The Good Bean bar


A Henri Bendel cosmetic case


Yes to Blueberries Cleansing Wipes


Sorial card holder


Portable electric toothbrush


Supergoop SPF Setting Mist



Hallmark Signature stationary