Popsugar: August 2015

It’s Popsugar time again and since I only got my September box last night, I’m technically not too late with this review. Popsugar is one of my favorite boxes, so let’s jump right in.
Box
Open Box Open Box 2

Scarf
American Colors Mediterranean Plaid Scarf
(Suggested Retail: $79.00)
Description: “Transition into fall effortlessly with this ultrasoft, double-sided plaid scarf. Made from 100 percent cotton gauze, it will be your go-to accessory as the weather cools down.”
Verdict: Love!
My picture doesn’t show it, but this scarf has a gingham print on the other side and I just adore the combination. I love gingham and pretty plaids so this is right up my alley. The scarf is a good size and super soft. This item alone is worth more than the cost of the whole box!

Eye Cream
Royal Apothic Tea Balm Firming Eye Treatment
(Suggested Retail: $36.00)
Description: ”For the royal treatment, try this firming eye cream to rejuvenate your skin. The next-generation peptides smooth fine lines, while the super extracts banish dark circles for an overnight refresher.”
Verdict:
Love!
I love eye creams, and they tend to be one of the pricier skincare items, so I’m psyched when sub boxes include them. I’ve heard good things about the Royal Apothic brand so I’m excited to try out one of their products.

Lunch!
Happy Jackson Yay Lunch! Lunch Box
(Suggested Retail: $10.00)
Description: ”If you’re in a lunch rut, this bright lunch box will inspire you to pack food ahead of time! The cheerful design will make lunchtime wherever you are more fun.”
Verdict: Love!
How adorbs is this? Seriously. As someone who brings breakfast, lunch and snacks to work, I’d be perfectly content if I got a lunchbox related item every month. This guy is so cute and makes it easy to corral things like my small container of hummus and little baggies of crackers and cheese. This is a British brand, so compounding the cuteness, is the fun of trying out a brand from another country.

Mug
Pastel Best Day Ever Mug
(Suggested Retail: $12.00)
Description: “When you enjoy your morning coffee or tea with a mug like this, it’s easy to have the best day ever! This dishwasher and microwave-safe mug will inspire you to make every day amazing. Never have a case of the Mondays again.”
Verdict: Hit!
Never have another case of the Mondays? Does a genie come out of this mug when I rub it to grant my wishes? Despite the false advertising, the shape and print on this mug are lovely and the saying is sweet. I’m leaving this one out in my kitchen for display. Hopefully it will be a good luck charm and give me endless “best day” evers. The site listed on the card, doesn’t take you to any products. Nordstrom previously sold a version of this (with gold lettering) so I linked to them.

Pancake
Southern Culture Shortstacks Pancake & Waffle Mix
(Suggested Retail: $7.99)
Description: “Imagine breakfast reinvented. After tasting Southern Culture’s birthday cake pancake and waffle mix, we could not resist sharing this all-natural sweet treat perfect for breakfast or dessert!”
Verdict: Hit!
I love baking and cooking, so I’m always up for fun mixes.  This is a “birthday cake” flavored pancake and waffle mix. How awesome does this sound? I picture a great Autumn brunch with these pancakes, some bacon and cinnamon apples.

Napkins
Meri Meri Toot Sweet Pink Stripe Napkins
(Suggested Retail: $7.99)
Description: “No party is complete without these adorable napkins. Great for birthdays, baby shower, or picnics, the pink stripe and red scalloped edges will brighten up any occasion.”
Verdict: Hit!
I love hosting little parties and get togethers so these will definitely get used. I’m thinking they’ll be perfect for a fun girls night.

Not Pictured: MyYogaWorks 3 Month Trial (Suggested Retail: $45.00)
Description: “Even though summer is winding down, you can still feel motivated to stay in shape with MyYogaWorks’s three month online trial. With over 700 online classes, it’s easy to personalize your practice.”
Verdict: On the Fence
I didn’t take a picture of this because I figured it was just a coupon. Cue my surprise when I read the little card and see that it is actually considered part of the box. If this was an “extra” I’d have no problem with it, but they are including it as part of the box and I’m not a fan of something intangible, that you need to register for being considered part of the sub box. I’d list this as a “hit” if it were a “special extra”. As part of the box, I’m just not a fan.

SPECIAL EXTRA!
Folgers
Folgers Iced Café Caramel Macchiato Flavored Coffee Drink Concentrate
Description: “We’re ending our summer with all the iced coffee we can get our hands on – including this special extra from Folgers. Its iced coffee made easy.”
Verdict: Like
I enjoy iced coffee and I’ll take this little guy to work to try out.

OVERALL:
Popsugar August 2015
Verdict:
Love!

I paid $42.75 for this box and received an estimated retail value of $150.94 (excluding the value of the Yogaworks card and the iced coffee freebie). I will use and enjoy everything in this box. I felt the curation on this was very tight and all the items had a back to school, heading toward Fall, feel that was spot on. I can’t wait to see what shows up for September.

What did you think of the August Popsugar box? Did you love it as much as I did?

POPSUGAR NEWS!
Popsugar has released their “inspiration” for the October box as a spoiler:
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What do you think will be inside?

SUBSCRIPTION THERAPY NEWS!
Giveaway!
You’ve got until Friday to enter the fabulous giveaway from Terra Bella Box for a natural lip trio. Enter here!

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.

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