Popsugar: February 2015 & LE Resort Spoiler!

Time to catch up on some of my February boxes and there’s no place better to start than with one of my favorite boxes, Popsugar.  I’ve also got a spoiler on the LE Popsugar box, so let’s get to the goods.
Box Open Box

BlushBlush Swatch
Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in True Love
(Suggested Retail: $26.00)
Category: Must Have Beauty
Description: “For a healthy-looking flush, Tarte’s 12-hour blush iwill be your one true love. Infused with Amazonian clay, this blush hydrates skin while giving your cheeks a fed-free, flawless tint.”
Verdict: Hit!
Tarte is a great brand and their blushes go on smoothly. I think it’s so perfect that we got the “True Love” shade in a Valentine’s day box. It’s a nod to the holiday in a practical way. This color is a touch bright for me, but with a delicate application it still looks great.

Bubblebath
US Apothecary Rose Water Bubble Bath
(Suggested Retail: $30.00)
Category: Must Have Beauty
Description: “After a long day, terat yourself with a relaxing bubble bath and come out smelling like roses. US Apothecary crafted a natural rose bath solution with soothing botanicals that will wash away any stress of the day.”
Verdict:
Hit!
I enjoy baths although I don’t often have the time for them. This beautifully packaged bubble bath may change that. I love rose scented things so this is right up my alley. This is another great nod to Valentine’s day without being cliché. This is also a new brand for me so I’m excited to try them out.

A mysterious bag…
Bag
Reveals:

Cutting Board
ACME Party Box Company
Bamboo Heart Cutting Board & Cheese Knife
(Suggested Retail: $32.00)
Category: Must Have Home
Description: “”We love cheese so much we wanted to cut it on a heart shaped board. Perfect for picnics of a special thank you to your hosts, this bamboo board is as functional as it is beautiful. Enjoy the paired cheese knife for easy meals on the go!”
Verdict: Love!
This is a Popsugar exclusive and I adore it. I’ve pinned many an ACME fancy pants picnic kit that is way out of my budget, so I was so psyched to get this cutting board set. It’s adorable and super practical. The knife is high quality and the set will become an adorable cheese server for my next party. Again, another nod to Valentine’s day without being too cutesy. Well done, Popsugar.

NecklaceNecklace Close
BaubleBar
Mini Arrow Pendant Necklace
(Suggested Retail: $32.00)
Category: Must Have Fashion
Description: “We’ve been struck with Cupid’s arrow and fallen madly in love with this mini arrow pendant necklace from BaubleBar. This bestseller’s slim, modern design and pave detailing give you an extra reason to sparkle.”
Verdict: Hit!
I’ve recently become addicted to Baublebar necklaces so this was another welcome addition. Subscribers could get gold or silver and I actually preferred silver so yet another win for me. This is a delicate chain that will be great for everyday wear or layered with other pieces. I couldn’t find the exact one on BaubleBar so I don’t think it’s for sale anymore, but they have a ton of great stuff so I recommend dropping by there to browse for pretties while you’re trapped inside during yet.another.winter.storm.

Balm
Figs & Rouge 100% Natural Balm in Pomegranate
(Retail: $8.00)
Category: Must Have Beauty
Description: “Figs & Rouge soothing balm will keep your lips kissable for hours on end. This lovely tin adds instant handbag glam so you can be prepared in any moisture emergency!”
Verdict: Hit!
Is anyone else slightly weirded out by the phrase “moisture emergency”? Just me? In any case, I love lip balms and cute packaging and fruity flavors so this is a win for me. Damn it, Popsugar you’re really hitting it out of the park this month.

Chocolate
Chuao Chocolatier Ravishing Rocky Road Bar
(Suggested Retail: $6.00)
Category: Must Have Food
Description: “Prepare to be enchanged by Chuao’s Ravishing Rocky Road bar made with salted, carmaleized almonds and fluffy marshmallows. This handcrafted, all-natural chocolate bar is simply irresistible.!
Verdict: Hit!
Is it possible to have Valentine’s day without chocolate? That would be like a sky without stars or Sia without that little dancer girl. Chocolate, almonds and marshmallows—it’s like all my favorite treats in one cute little package. This was a very tasty hit.

SPECIAL EXTRA
Polish Mark Polish
Polish Swatch

Sally Beauty FingerPaints Nail Color in Pink Imagination (Suggested Retail: $35.50)
Description: “With just one coat, FingerPaints’ innovative formula gives you intense color, durable shine, and a long-lasting finish!”
Verdict: Damn it Popsugar, I can’t quit you..
Polish too? Oh Popsugar, you know the way to my heart. The one thing that was weird was that my polish came with something sort of stuck on it as you can see in my first pic. The bottle wasn’t broken or used, so something just must have gotten stuck to it when it was being packaged up. At first I was a little disappointed I didn’t snag a red shade, but then I looked at the color closely and it has a beautiful shimmer. The formula was lovely and did go on well with just one coat. If you’re shopping for drugstore polish brands I’d definitely give this brand a shot.

OVERALL:
Full Box 2
Verdict:
Crazy in Love..

Oh Popsugar you stole my heart. This was a perfect Valentine’s day box. The theme was evident but  in an innovative and sophisticated way. This was so thoughtfully curated and is a great example of what a subscription box should be. I paid $42.95 for this box and received a retail value of approximately $139.50.  Not only is the value there, but I love and will use all of the items. This was a really awesome box and I hope Popsugar keeps up their meticulous curation for March.

Did you get the February Popsugar? If so, were you as crazy about it as I was?

POPSUGAR NEWS!

Popsugar’s $100 LE Resort box is sold out, but if you nabbed one here’s a spoiler for one of the items:
Spoiler

THE BACKSTORY

Popsugar is a women’s lifestyle subscription that delivers a monthly box of fun, full-size products hand-selected by Popsugar editors.

In addition to Popsugar’s monthly must have boxes, they have some seasonal special edition boxes that contain uber luxe items.  The price tag on these boxes is higher, but the products you receive are high end.

Popsugar Pricing:
Monthly – $39.95
3 Months – $109.85
6 Months – $214.70
12 Months – $404.40

Coupon Codes:  REFER5 = $5 off site wide
POPSUGAR10 = $10 off a 3 month subscription

Once upon a time, long, long ago, Lisa attended Syracuse University where she studied singing in a giant castle surrounded by ice and snow. After she earned her music degree, she headed to the island of Manhattan, down to the West Village, to a place called the New School. There, she earned another degree in the great art of writing stories for children. She currently works on that same island trying to help real people, while making up stories about imaginary ones. Her first book, “The Ice Maiden’s Tale,” a fairy tale adventure, was released on May 30, 2017 and is up for sale on Amazon. In the meantime, she keeps herself occupied by obsessing over subscription boxes and home renovations.

3 thoughts on “Popsugar: February 2015 & LE Resort Spoiler!

  1. My favorite items in this box are the bubble bath and the necklace. I love the simplicity of that necklace and it adds just the right amount of charm to every day wear. And the bubble bath! Ah, I love a nice bubble bath! Plus the packaging is so pretty and would look so cute sitting on the bathroom counter.
    Thanks for sharing this awesome box with us!

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