Saturday, September 24, 2016

Popsugar Must Have Box



I’ve tried a couple subscription boxes and liked the opportunity to try out minis before purchasing full size products. I also loved experiencing products I might have never thought of purchasing. Even though I could always find use for the products and I honestly discovered some great products through subs, I started gifting more than I kept. That was my clue to take a break from subscribing. 

And then last week, POPSUGAR sent me this must have box to try for free. I thought why the heck not? Trying new things is always fun anyhow. What stuck out to me right away when I opened the pretty pink box was that the products were full size! Tucked neatly in the box was a trifold card that detailed the contents of the box, all six.



Jack and Lucy Wide Brim Hat

The first was the Jack and Lucy wide brim hat. If you subscribe to this box then you must be familiar with this POPSUGAR must have exclusive brand. We all know nothing says chic quite like a pair of fabulous sunnies paired with a wide brim hat both of which I am a huge fan. As the season changes and we move from straw hats to felt, this piece will surely come in handy for those off duty model looks we plan on creating. I plan on showing mine a lot of love. If you’re like me and already own a few black fedoras, no worries. One more in your arsenal won’t hurt but help you switch things up while staying fierce. 
While this hat is a one size fits all, it’s equipped with an adjustable string for a perfect and snug fit on every size head. This hat is my favorite piece in the box and is valued at 58$.


Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites

At 100 calories per serving, these gluten free bites are packed with simple ingredients like organic brown rice syrup, toasted coconut, organic dates, sunflower seeds and flaxseed. I’m a huge fan of anything coconut so I thought, hmm this yummy threat probably won’t last until tomorrow. Wrong! They lasted for zero secs after I took the pictures. Long live chocolate and coconut. You were made for each other and for me!


Smith & Cult Lip Lacquer

Imagine a wide brim hat, a pair of killer sunnies and bold red lips! Classic, chic, fierce! The gold micro shimmer adds a cheeky touch to an otherwise elegant beauty bag staple. I’ve worn it a few times over my liquid lipstick and find it very moisturizing and lasting as well. The 5ml tube is a bit thicker than than the regular lip lacquer tube and I really like that. Liquid lipsticks tend to be drying so this is a welcome addition to my beauty bag. I’ve also worn it by itself and loved it. The best part is that it’s paraben and gluten free. This product retails for 22$. And of course I had to swatch 3 times cos once wasn't enough, LOL. Kudos to my beauty blogger friends that probably do this with their eyes closed!

NCLA Mani-er Tool Kit

This kit was so unexpected for me but come to think of it, we have enough to worry about in the cold seasons. From what coat compliments our looks best to what boots to pair them with, accessories as well not freezing our brains off in the cold during outfit shoots. We shouldn’t have to worry about our nails too. That's one little but essential detail that this handy kit takes care of. It has everything you need for a chic manicure in a purse ready pack. Adorable!

Briogeo Don’t despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask

Your hair puts up with a lot especially in the cold months so this is a great product to keep handy. Treat your hair to a spa day with this restorative mask. It promises to reduce breakage and restore natural vibrancy on even the most over processed locks. This should be instant gratification as it’s supposed to work in minutes. The consistency is just right and it has a fresh scent to it.  The packaging says it has no sulphate, no silicon and no parabens. This product retails for 36$.

Flint Lint Roller
As we inch closer to the darks wearing season, this will probably be one of my most used items from this box. We all know how much lint stands out up against dark clothing. I love the pretty gold color of this retractable/refillable portable roller and just like my selfie stick, I plan to plant it in my bag permanently. I never want to take the risk of walking around with the unsightly mess aka lint. It’s also extra sticky so lint doesn’t stand a chance. This retails for 9.99$

Much as I wish I had the limited edition which IMO is a great curation, this #MustHaveBox is a win for me all in all. I love everything and am actually using them. Sorry daughters, not this time. Have you received your box? I’m certain you have. Not yet? Why did you look, LOL. When I subscribed in the past, I always held out on looking at spoilers, I love surprises, :). And are you loving it or hating it? Loving it? Enjoy! Hating it? Gifting is always an option. There’s always that, thankfully. And the joys of opening for the recipient is always priceless.

Do you like sub boxes? Visit POPSUGAR to subscribe. Use code SHOP5 to get 5$ off your first must have box. Enjoy!

This is a #sponsored post but all opinions if any are mine.

Howdy darlings? 
Did you watch the Emmy red carpets? I thought Giuliana’s Rancic's Geoges Chakra gown was spectacular. Christine Bell in Zuhair Murad was beyond stunning. I loved Sarah Hyland's Monique Lhuillier high low floral top, so up my alley. Can you tell I am so drawn to the floral gowns and light colors like dusty pinks and whites. The liquid gold and silver gowns were big hits too for sure. And Terrence Howard whom I’ve always had a crush on (minus his voice LOL) looked pretty clean.

Thank you for stopping by. Keep thinking the purple thoughts, xx.
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92 comments:

  1. Beautiful presentation, I really love the contents of the box :-)

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  2. The box sure had pretty goodies...i love the pink mani set..

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  3. I just love the teacup! Every item is gorgeous! What an absolutely attractive post!

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  4. Idu, this is one of the better boxes... some very useful items and all full size items... what is not to love, such high quality xox

    I hope you and the family are doing well, I am still enjoying decent weather right now, hoping the cold weather stays away for a very long time... lol... I don't like winter at all... xox

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  5. Lovely. Have a beautiful weekend :)

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  6. Hi sweetie...I've heard so many good things about this box. I haven't tried it yet, but it's on my list. The products you showcased here today aren't only for looks but they also have great value. Thanks for this great review.

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  7. I don't have any subscriptions but I always enjoy discovering what bloggers receive through theirs. The hat looks great!

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  8. I haven't tried signing for a subscription yet, but I imagine that element of surprise might be lovely. You know when the box arrives and you wonder what is in it. It must be fun opening it and trying out all the products. I've seen a lot of bloggers swatching and showing their box subscription products and generally I would say these beauty boxes seem to be a good value for their money. However, what I like about this Popsugar box is that it is mixed. How fun! Not only make up but also something yummy (those coconut healthy cakes look delicious!!!!) and something chic (that amazing hat).

    I'm happy to hear that this box has been a win-win. It seems you're ready to return to subscriptions:)...from the products I really liked that bright red lipgloss. I can see you rocking that! Flint lit roler will also probably come in handy....and that hair repair mask also seems nice. Lovely products!

    I didn't see the Emmy awards and I haven't seen those red carpets looks yet. I usually like the gowns that Giuliana Rancic wears. I remember I once (ages ago) I saw some an episode about her wedding - maybe on some kind of reality show, I don't remember....( I think the wedding was in some small Italian village because she is Italian) and it was really sweet, exactly what weddings looked like when I lived in Italy, people stopping the bride to congratulate her in the streets. When my husband and I were getting married, there was a big group of Italian tourists in front of the church, so I got a lot of Italian congratulations too ha ha ha ha. When my husband was a best man at his friend's wedding in Medugorje, the whole party was late to the wedding saloon because all the Italians tourists in the church wanted to congratulate and kiss them. For me the most exausting part of my wedding was having to kiss 500 guests, but fortunately some of them only shook hands and said they don't want to spoil my make up. Still, I guess I still like those old wedding traditions.

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  9. Love the hat, I'll be waiting to see one of your fabulous outfits with it :D
    xx
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  10. What a splendid surprise! My favorite are the coconut bites...love coconuts too! My next favorite is the lint brush. I didn't catch the Emmys, but hope to watch it in DVR. Hope you have a superb weekend!

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  11. Oooh what an awesome box! Checking this out now! =)


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  12. Love the contents of the box, and i heard good comments of this box, so i have to buy her!

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  13. Sounds and looks interesting, a different choice of products, I like it.

    xoxo

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  14. Lucky you...Woosh that's some gift box with girly essentials.
    Good review.
    Have an amazing weekend.

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  15. Really like the hat, the coconut bites look good!

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  16. The contents of this box sounds like a win, Idu! Yay for that:) I love that hat, and the lip lacquer would look so awesome on you!
    Hope you're having a great weekend so far:)

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  17. All is so cute.. Wonderful presentation
    My dear
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  18. love the items inside.. you are the star Idu.. great that you have them..

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  19. I love subscription boxes as they give me an opportunity to try products I would probably not buy myself. It love the lip lacquer you got.

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  20. Great post <3


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  21. Love how the content of the box doesn't just involve beauty products. That Gluten free dark chocolate looks good. Have a great day Ma'am

    xx
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  22. The hat is definitely my favorite piece, too, but everything else sounds really nice, as well. The portable lint roller sounds super useful.
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  23. A box full of goodies! Ha! Nice hat and I won't mind trying that coconut munchies. Yum! I don't do sub boxes, but never say never. Ha!

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  24. The items are amazing dear, great box!!!!

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  25. Those little bites look delicious! And the lint roller would be so useful, I need one.

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  26. The hat looks lovely! At the Emmy's I liked Priyanka's dress :) x

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  27. You got really amazing things,I love the hat and I'm sure it will be perfect for the upcoming fall! :)

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  28. It's nice how this box has a little bit of everything. I'm all for boxes with snacks LOL. You got a nice variety of items. I can totally see you rocking that hat and that has to be the chicest looking lint brush ever. Happy new week to you Idu!

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  29. This is so cool pretty! Thanks for the honest review .

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  30. really nice box!

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  31. That offers a wide variety of products. At the moment I´d be all over the Chocolate bites, I guess.

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  32. I'm not big on sub boxes either. But finding one that offers full size products is worth giving a try. Girl, I've had a crush on Terrence since THE BEST MAN. He is like the bad boy I never got to date in high school. Well, let's say college! I enjoyed reading your review, Idu! Please put in your will that the fine China set goes to me.

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  33. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Beautiful presentation! Loved the hat and the teacup. I haven't subscribed to any box system yet but this one is temping me!



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  35. This box is such a treat! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

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  36. Such a awesome box! Loving your goodies! Need to check out Popsugar! Thanks for sharing, Idu!
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  37. Seems a very cute box! Lovely products!
    xxx
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  38. I loved reading your review on this month's box, beautiful! That hat is surely chic and timeless staple, I can't wait to see you wear it! I've had those GF bites before and they are SO good! What intrigued me most is the lint remover, I need one like this so desperately! With a cat who's like glue to me, haha, it's a must! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have the best start to your week!

    XO,

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  39. I don't use subscriptions boxes much as beauty boxes are the main ones here, and I already have enough products to get through ;) I love the mix in this box though, that hat! The lip lacquer is lovely :) xx

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  40. This box looks great. Enjoy it a lot!
    xx

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  41. Idu, I know what you mean about subscription boxes! I never subscribed to any of them, because I know how particular I am. But this looks like a really good on! That is so awesome they sent you a hat! And not a weird one. That hat will work with nearly everything in your wardrobe. I have a Smith & Cult lippy & nail polish to review. Glad you love yours. Now I will have to try the one I have. LOL about the swatches! You did good! Briogeo is black owned! She's out of New York! I purchased a biotin mix shampoo & conditioner from them, but it didn't work for me. So I want to try another one and what they sent you above. Really good box! Have a great week.
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  42. Great box you have there!
    xoxo

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  43. I never tried popsugar box before. Your flatlay looks amazing. Love the hat and the sunnies..

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  44. You have no idea how much I want to try this subscription but I believe it's US only! I wish they would consider at least Canada. :-(

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  45. These stuff look divine! I love receiving a box of heavenly goodness stuff. I'm pretty sure you enjoyed all of its content. :) Also, please check out my latest travel post: Tokyo Disneyland experience + a few tips. Hope to hear from you soon! ♥

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  46. Those choc balls look divine. I am not surprised they lasted a whole second :). Looks like a really good box with lots of things that you can actually use.

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  47. I have that similar hat and I am sure you will rock the look just fine babe! Also, those red liquid lipstick is so gorgeous!

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  48. wow, great beauty finds inside this box, let's see what's next....this is just the beginning I think
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  49. great post- so many awesome stuff in this box :-)

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  50. the products look great and those bites look so yummy, want to eat right now!!!
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  51. Great items! Have a nice day! :))

    xxBasia

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  52. nice post :)
    kisses,

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  53. I've never tried thees subscription boxes, but it seems that they are full of goodies :)

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  54. wonderful gift box
    I'd love to know your opinion on my NEW POST
    have an happy day
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  55. Daam pop sugar sounds like one healthy snack to go with tea
    I really like how you're full of surprises Idu
    waay to go

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  56. This box looks really full of great products!
    Lots of kisses

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  57. Sweetie, amazing products!!!!!
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  58. great box!

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  59. This box seems amazing! Great variety of products! xx

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  60. Never tried a subscription box before. This was was not a waste of money! Love the items.
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  61. That hat is very nice, would have loved that! I didn´t know they have a box like this. Thanks for the review.

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  62. great box!
    xx

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  63. Dear Idu, I have to admit I still never had a box and therefore it is amazing for me to content of your box! Wow, the content is well mixed and I like the colour of the lip laqueur! Thanks for sharing and have an amazing rest of the week!
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  64. I would look so cool in that hat errrrr I mean YOU are going to look adorable in that chic hat, dear :) I like the nail kit too. I actually would use that.

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  65. Essa caixa estar com tudo amei, obrigado pela visita.
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  66. I sure need to subscribe for some goodies right!
    Everything is worth the surprise
    Enjoy your evening
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  67. I have had a lot of sample boxes in the past actually, but none I really ever got on well with. I like the hat in this one of yours, very cute! Can't wait to see which of your lovely Louboutins you style it with!

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  68. I did not watch the Emmy's, but this sounds like an interesting box of goodies. The only subscription boxes that I have now are foodie box/deliveries. But, I have used a few beauty and lifestyle boxes in the past, I just usually ended up gifting many products as well. <3 Thanks for sharing, Idu. x
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  69. Great items Dear:)
    Have a nice day!
    kisses❤❤❤

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  70. What a beautiful surprise in a pretty little box?
    Just what a girl needs to have a smile on her face!
    You know i just admire your elegant touch on how you present your stuff??
    Amazing is the right word hun! Cause that`s exactly what you are :)
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  71. Thank you to show this new interesting product
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  72. You got pretty good stuff with the box, Idu. I loved Kristen Bell's, that floral grown was just divine.
    kisses, darling
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  73. I’ve heard about these Pop Sugar boxes and I think I need them in my life. Having a box of goodie delivered to my house monthly sounds like a dream come true. I love that Flint Lint Roller

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  74. Looks like such a cool delivery box!

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  75. Must be fun to receive this kind of box full of surprises. The bites look yummy and healthy. Nice unboxing post.

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  76. Aw this box looks absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing!
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  77. love opeening beauty boxes :)

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  78. Wow, this looks so beautiful and I'm seriously eyeing every goody in there.
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  79. Amazing selection!! Wow!
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  80. That box seems really worth subscribing! Everything looks great! :)

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  81. Amazing picks in this box.


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  82. Loos like a great box with a great selection of products. Gemma x
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  83. would love to try

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  84. Cute box with great products
    xx
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  85. Aww! I love this box! beautiful review pretty!


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