Saturday, April 12, 2014

PopSugar Must Have Box April 2014

My much anticipated PopSugar Must Have box arrived yesterday! April was the first month that had spoilers for the entire box ahead of their ship date, so even though I already knew what was coming in the box this month, that just made me even more excited! 

PopSugar Must Have is a Lifestyle subscription box that includes products from beauty, to home goods, to snacks and more! Each box costs $40 per month. This month I only paid $20 thanks to a coupon code!

From the Insert:
Spring is finally here, which means it's time to think about getting outside, cleaning house and going green. Embracing eco-friendly habits can be chic and fun, and we're here to show you how. Plus, make not only your home, but also your makeup routine a little more awesome with some help from a gorgeous palette. You'll find all the essentials to keep you healthy and beautiful for April and beyond. Now you're ready to run the world.
 1. Caldrea: Rosewater Driftwood Hand Soap ($10.50)
 I have heard awesome things about the Caldrea line, and I'm excited to finally try it out! Caldrea products are free of any harmful chemicals, and it's always nice to have more natural and/or safe products in my home! The scent, "Rosewater Driftwood" wasn't something I would ever pick up on my own, just because I'm not a huge fan of florals. Rose is particularly unappealing for me. However, the mixture of the light floral and spicy cedar really makes for an absolutely lovely scent. I'm kind of obsessed and can't wait to use up the rest of my bathroom soap so I can put this one out!

 2. Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette ($36)
 This palette was the first spoiler that was released, and it alone was enough for me to get super excited about this box. I am a huge fan of Too Faced in general, and already own some of these smaller palettes. Their pigmentation is excellent and they're always easy to wear.
 I'm not going to lie and say that I am in desperate need of neutral shadows (I have almost every neutral palette there is!) but I think that this collection of shades is beautifully curated, perfectly wearable, and easy to use. I didn't do swatches and such because I'm most likely going to do a more in-depth review on this palette separately. Even so, I have to say I'm going to get a lot of use out of it, and I love the new metal packaging of the Too Faced palettes. That, as well as the addition of a mirror (hiding behind the how-to booklet) makes this palette super travel-friendly!

3. NatureBox PopSugar Must Have Mix ($5)
Most of you already know how I feel about Nature Box, but if you're not a regular reader, I'll quickly tell you: their snacks suck. There's no nice way to say it. There have been a few snacks here and there that I've enjoyed, but the majority have been kind of sad, bland, and not at all appetizing. This snack was unfortunately no exception. I can't say that it tastes awful, though. The almonds and the little dried corn and soybeans make for a nice savory snack, but I cannot get over the addition of cranberries in this mix. They taste so out of place. A salty cranberry is not what I call appetizing. I do think I've been spoiled by Graze and Nibblr boxes, but this snack was disliked by everyone in my house. Not a winner, unfortunately!

4. Fresh Pastry Stand: Totally Awesome Tea Towel Set ($18)
 So I'm not fancy, and I'm not tea drinker, so I don't own any tea towels. Regardless, I gotta say that these tea towels are super cute!  
I wasn't quite sure what a tea towel was used for, however google enlightened me that they were originally used to line tea trays and catch spills. Since I can't imagine many people still using tea trays, I'm thinking these can have lots of other uses in the kitchen. I for one, plan on using these under my coffee station, which tends to get pretty messy when we're all half asleep, stirring our morning coffee!
Since I'm new to the world of tea towels, I had no idea they were so huge! I had my roommate hold up one of them so you could get a better idea of how massive these things are!
The company "Fresh Pastry Stand" is an etsy store. I think it's pretty cool that PopSugar featured a smaller company like this in their box. They must have had to print a LOT of tea towels! I checked out their store and found lots of other adorable sets of tea towels that would make great gifts! They also have vintage inspired candles, and of course, pastry stands! Check them out Here!

5. Graphic Image: Pocket Notes ($20)
 I apologize in advance for the fact that I couldn't get a good shot of the writing on this beautiful notebook. I'm not able to get natural light in my dark, 3rd floor apartment, so I am chained to the flash on my camera! This notebook has the phrase, "Run the World" printed in shiny silver lettering across the front, and is probably the cutest and most awesome notebook I've ever owned! I think the color of blue is absolutely lovely, and it's the perfect size to toss in any purse!

 The sides of the notebook pages are also a shiny silver color! This notebook feels incredibly luxurious. I love when subscription boxes include things that I wouldn't normally buy because of their price. I only wish there were more of these notebooks in the box because they would make amazing gifts. I can see these being awesome for a bridal party!

6. BlueAvocado: Eco Shopper ($25)
 This is a cute, compact, reusable shopping bag. When it's folded up, it's about the size of a tablet.

Unzip it to reveal a super cute rose print designed by Lauren Conrad. I think this print is perfect for spring!
PopSugar also says that these Eco bags are made from upcycled plastic bottles. How neat!

The bag unfolds to be a pretty large size, and has sturdy handles. This could easily fit into most purses, or in a glove compartment for last minute shopping trips! Since summer weather is on the horizon, I think this is a great bag to take with me to flea markets and yard sales!

The April PopSugar Must Have box cost me $20 (normally $40) and the retail value is $114.50!
Not only was this month an absolutely outstanding value, it was by far my favorite PopSugar box ever! 
I think that even if you're not into everything in the box this month, the items included would make amazing gifts, even at the $40 price.

If you're interested in signing up for the PopSugar Must Have box, you can use the code REFER5 to save $5 off your first box. Please also consider using my referral link HERE!

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  1. This is an amazing box! I was very tempted by the Too Faced palette alone, but I had to stop and pull myself away!

    1. You are a stronger person than I am! Once I saw the 50% off coupon code and the Too Faced palette spoiler, I gave in! I honestly need more neutral palettes like a hole in the head, but the value is what gets me every time!! I definitely think that PopSugar is stepping up their game, as the March box was really great for me, too. I'm wondering if they'll be able to top this one in May!

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