August Popugar Must Have: Unboxing & Impressions

Popsugar Must Have Box Review

complimentary box was provided for review by Popsugar; all opinions my own as usual!

If you’re a subscription box aficionado, you may already know Popsugar Must Have Box. Unfamiliar? it simply is a monthly subscription box with products curated by Popsugar editors. At $39.95 per month (shipping included), you receive full-size items ranging from beauty to fitness to kitchen categories. Consider it a box-full of girly surprises. Some you never thought of buying until you open your box and utter “oh yeah I need this!”. For the month of August, the inspirations were summer night outs, beach days, sweet smells, and sexy skin. 

Minor leakage. Part of the box was wet because the shower gel caps were not tightly sealed. Trivial but I had to mention it for transparency. Also I received two shower gels, probably an honest mistake for all you know.

In no random order, here are the items I received for review and feature purposes.

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The Mason Jar Cookie Company Cookie Mix (retail price $12). This is a pre-measured baking mix so you only need to add butter and egg to bake the perfect cookie. HubZilla is a sucker for cookies so I am saving this for him.

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Lollia At Last Perfumed Shower Gel (retail price $22). I love Lollia even back then. It’s the delicate upscale sister of edgy Tokyo Milk and uber trendy Love and Toast, all created by marketing genius Margot Elena. Like lipstick, you can never have too many shower gels in your bathroom so an addition of one (or two in this case) won’t hurt, haha! I like the delicate feel of this shower gel, the scent is a tad strong but overall tolerable. I intentionally skipped applying body butter after bathing just to test if it will dry out my skin. Thankfully, it didn’t so it’s a keeper baby!

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Goodbyn Meal and Dipper Set (retail price $8). Whether it’s for you or your kiddos, this meal set is a good alternative to Tupperware. I pack lunch to work so this comes in handy. I like that it’s dishwasher-safe and compact so I’ll give it two thumbs up.

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Popsugar Must Have Box Review

Paddywax Ocean Tide + Sea Salt Mini Jar Candle (retail price $10). If you like sea breeze fragrance then this handmade soy wax candle is right up your alley. I’m the type who lights up a candle in the kitchen for that cozy ambience, what about you?

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thinkThin Brownie Crunch High Protein Bar. 230 calories, 20g protein, 0g sugar, not bad for a quick snack post-workout or mid-day break. It tastes good so a repurchase is definitely happening.

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Kendra Scott Elisa Necklace in Black Cat’s Eye (retail price $50). Simple yet classy, that’s my kind of accessory. The chain is 14k gold over brass with adjustable lobster claw closure. This happens to be my #1 favorite from August box.

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Popsugar Must Have Box Review

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Bite Beauty Lush Fruit Lip (retail $22). Exclusively made for Popsugar in celebration of Must-Have’s second birthday, this pink lip gloss has strawberry, coconut and avocado oils to help nourish the lips. It’s pretty much established on le blog that I’m an avid fan of Bite Beauty lipsticks (check out my rave reviews here, here, and here) so when I say that this lip gloss isn’t all that jazz, take it with a grain of salt, after all you may be into lipgloss more than I do. For the most part, it has something to do with the smell which comes off as borderline old. But then again, it’s just me and my sensitive nose. 

Bottom line, August Box is fine and dandy but I’ve seen better products featured in prior months. If you like surprises and variety, PopSugar Must-Have is worth checking out. Save $10 on a 3 month-subscription with coupon code AUG14SELECT, from today to 9/10/14 (I don’t earn commission from this).

Finally let me end this post with a pic of moi wearing Kendra Scott necklace and Bite Beauty lip gloss.

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  1. September 1, 2014 / 2:36 pm

    Bite Beauty Lush Fruit Lip looks pretty!

  2. September 1, 2014 / 2:38 pm

    I am dying to try Bite Beauty, but I plan to start with a lipstick rather than the gloss. Nevertheless, the gloss looks like it has decent color payoff. In general, PopSugar boxes are a bit odd to me because they contain random stuff rather than a particular category, but I imagine some women might like the variety

    • September 2, 2014 / 5:33 am

      yes, I highly recommend that you try the lipstick first, it's one of the best I own!

  3. September 1, 2014 / 2:47 pm

    I really like the necklace – and I think the gloss looks sweet on you!

  4. September 1, 2014 / 3:10 pm

    I love Bite Beauty – great box!!!

  5. September 1, 2014 / 5:48 pm

    That gloss <3

  6. September 1, 2014 / 5:52 pm

    I didn't know Lollia and Tokyo Milk were related. Cool!

  7. September 2, 2014 / 12:08 am

    Ooh that lip gloss is gorj! I would also love the cookie mix, yum!

  8. September 2, 2014 / 4:27 am

    I just tried the shower gel and it smells amazing !

  9. September 2, 2014 / 4:56 am

    Too bad you don't like that gloss, it looks fantastic on you!

  10. September 2, 2014 / 6:25 am

    From all the reviews, you're the first person to actually wear the necklace! I like it, but it's smaller than I thought it would be. I have a Bite lipgloss that looks similar, and it's pretty good, as lipglosses go. I prefer a nice lipstick, though.

    • September 2, 2014 / 6:48 am

      the accent is small but the length can be adjusted. me too, I prefer lipstick more than a gloss

  11. September 2, 2014 / 10:26 am

    I'm a little underwhelmed with Popsugar's boxes. They used to be so wonderful! I do think the candle and cookie mix is cool though.

  12. September 2, 2014 / 4:22 pm

    The necklace is really pretty, and the candle sounds great as well!

  13. September 3, 2014 / 4:22 am

    What a fun box! This one has some great goodies!

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