Popsugar: July 2015 & September Spoiler!

It’s Popsugar time again and when I went to review my August box, I realized I had forgotten about July! So let’s get to my July review and if you’re itching for a spoiler, jump down for a sneak peek into the September box.
BoxOpen Box

Case
Henri Bendel Signature Stripe Canvas Dopp Kit
(Suggested Retail: $28.00)
Description: “We’ve found the perfect pouch to store all your travel and on-the-go necessities! This Small Stripe Canvas Dopp Kit is weather-resistant and expandable, simplifying travel so you can focus on the adventures head instead of the stress of packing.”
Verdict: Like
I really like the stripes on this and I thought it was a cute little travel case. I just wish it was a touch bigger since I’m not really sure how many of my travel items or makeup will actually fit inside. This also came with a 20% off coupon, but I’m on a tight budget and Henri Bendel is a bit much for me (even with a discount).

Setting Spray
Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50
(Suggested Retail: $28.00)
Description: ”Stay refreshed even in the heat of July with this rosemary-infused Defense Refresh Setting Mist. This three-in-one mist delivers SPF 50 protection, sets your morning makeup and controls oil and shine, giving your skin a flawless matte finish..”
Verdict:
Like
I know, I know I’m just as shocked as you are that I actually like a Supergoop product. But this one is SPF 50 and not an item I already had in my arsenal. As a vampire, I can always use an extra layer of SPF protection during the day and including it in a makeup setting spray is a great idea. I’d love to try this same type of product from other brands for comparison.

Card
Sorial Card Case
(Suggested Retail: $28.00)
Description: ”On your next trip or night on the town, ditch your bulky wallet for this lightweight Card Case instead! Although compact, there’s till plenty of space to hold your ID, credit cards and some cash”
Verdict: Hit!
I have a giant wallet full of reward cards and credit cards so I always downsize for special events and evenings out.  This case is perfect for paring down to the basics for an evening out. This also came with a coupon card, but nothing really appealed to me on the Sorial website.

Toothbrush
PopDental Portable Toothbrush
(Suggested Retail: $19.99)
Description: “With its sleek design and compact size, PopDental’s Portable Toothbrush is about to make your daily ritual a lot more stylish. The toothbrush delivers 22,000 brush strokes per minute, leaving your teeth clean and smile-ready.”
Verdict: Like
Nothing says fun and fashion like dental care! Although, a lovely smile can make any outfit better. I have a super fancy rechargeable toothbrush I use every day, but this is a great option to have just for travel. Not exciting, but definitely useful.

Wipes
Yes to Blueberries Cleansing Facial Wipes
(Suggested Retail: $5.99)
Description: “Sometimes travel can take its toll on our skin, but with Yes To wipes, you’ll get clean skin wherever you go. Formulated with blueberry and apple extracts, these wipes gently cleanse, remove makeup and moisturize all at once.”
Verdict: Like
In general I find facial wipes drying, but the Yes to brand is a lot better on this front than most. Wipes are great for travel or when you’re so tired you can’t bother with your full cleanser routine. Another practical addition.

Bar
The Good Bean Fruit & No-Nut Bar, Chocolate Berry!
(Suggested Retail: $1.99)
Description: “Packed with protein-rich chickpeas instead of nuts, this bar is lower in fat and calories. It’s entirely vegan, non-GMO, and gluten free. Enjoy the tangy mix of blueberries and cherries with dark chocolate chunks and roasted chickpeas!”
Verdict: Hit!
I was concerned at the “roasted chickpea” and “chocolate” combo but I was pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed this bar and would gladly take it to work for breakfast or as a snack. It’s gluten free and vegan so if you fall under one of those dietary requirements, you may want to check this one out.

SPECIAL EXTRA!
Cards
Hallmark Signature Greeting Cards
(Suggested Retail: $14.97)
Description: “There’s nothing better than receiving handwritten cards in the mail – especially when they’re this beautiful! Hallmark Signature’s unique greeting cards are perfect of any special occasion to show your love in style.”
Verdict: Love!
These are fancy pants greetings cards very reminiscent of the Papyrus brand. If you watch Project Runway, then you’ll note that these are the same cards they just used in their “unconventional materials” challenge. We received a nice little variety pack. The cards are high quality and I know I’ll use them.

OVERALL:
July 2015 Popsugar
Verdict:
Hit!

I paid $42.75 for this box and received an estimated retail value of $126.94 (excluding the coupon values). This box had a really nice cohesive travel theme that I appreciated it. It wasn’t the most exciting, but it was full of practical items and I will use everything so I’m chalking this box up as a hit.

What did you think of the July Popsugar box? Too practical, or practically perfect?

POPSUGAR NEWS!
Popsugar has released a spoiler for their September box!
Sept 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.

2 thoughts on “Popsugar: July 2015 & September Spoiler!

  1. I’m ordering the POPSUGAR September box for sure just because of the TooFaced product, ha! Those Hallmark cards are lovely!! Also, I love the comment “I’m a Vampire” because I completely 100% agree with the need for sunscreen!

    • It’s really nice that Popsugar is giving spoilers for the larger items. I think it really gives people a good idea for the value. I’ve never tried a TooFaced brow product so I’m excited.

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