Popsugar: December 2016 Must Have Box + February 2017 Spoilers!

I’m powering through my backlog of boxes with my December 2016 Popsugar Review.  But first I’ve got an awesome spoiler from the February Must Have Box.

FEBRUARY 2017 SPOILER!
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Love this clutch!  The print goes with everything and the product supports a worthy cause.
What more could you want?
Except, maybe to see ALL of the February items?  Well head over to my Instagram for a sneak peek at the full box!

Now onto the main event:
DECEMBER MUST HAVE BOX
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Odeme Catchall
& Ring Dish
(Suggested Retail: $67)
Description: “This matching porcelain dish set is the perfect pairing for your vanity, providing a chic vessel for your jewelry and accessories.  For Winter entertaining, you can also try storing drink accessories in the dishes and displaying them on your bar cart.”
Verdict: Love!
I adore home décor items in boxes and this set is incredibly versatile.  I can’t decide if I’m going to use them on my vanity or  in my bathroom, but the simple design will work with a ton of different décor.  A great start!

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Baublebar Snowfall Pendant

(Suggested Retail: $28.00)
Description: ”You can’t beat a good statement necklace, especially a versatile one that can be worn over a sweater or used to elevate a party blouse.  This Popsugar-exclusive bauble checks all the boxes; your only dilemma will be deciding whether to layer it or let the necklace stand alone.”
Verdict:
Like
I really love that this is a Popsugar exclusive necklace but the design isn’t wowing me.  I do think it would be a nice piece to wear to work and to layer with other necklaces, so I’m sure it will get some use.  I just wish it was a bit more compelling.

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Winky Lux Lip Pill in Bunny

(Suggested Retail: $14.00)
Description: ”’Tis the season for cranberry lip shades, and this festive, pill-shaped lipstick is the ideal hue!  The nondrying matte formula and cruelty-free ingredients make this beauty staple extra special, and its golden tube is merry enough to display on your vanity!”
Verdict: Hit!
Absolutely adorable packaging!  I didn’t swatch this because I’m saving my brand new makeup for when I set up my vanity in my new house.  The color looks lovely and it felt just right for the holidays.  I also love that it’s a matte formula.

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Sisters’ Gourmet Baker’s Dozen Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

(Suggested Retail: $6.99)
Description: ”The mason jar packaging of this cookie mix makes for a handy hostess gift or a quick solution to your last minute entertaining woes.  Fresh-baked goodies are just minutes away – just add eggs and butter, then mix and bake!”
Verdict: On the Fence
I love getting baking mixes in boxes, but the Mason jar packaging made the mix really obnoxious to get out of the jar.  The cookies came out decently, but they weren’t anything too special or surprising.  For $6.99 you could find some better mixes.

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Mane Message Date Night Bobby Pins
(Suggested Retail: $10
Description: “Versatile enough to pull bangs out of your face or to jazz up a topknot, these glittery hair pins can be worn individually or all together.  They’re festive enough for New  Year’s Eve parties and beyond!”
Verdict: Love!
I love getting fun hair accessories, because I have long hair and am always looking for a way to keep it out of my face.  These are pretty and easy to incorporate into a lot of hair styles.  The colors in this set should match just about everything in my closet.

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Dessange Professional Hair Luxury Color Restore Color Protecting Top Coat Serum
(Suggested Retail: $11.99)
Description: “Give your hair the boost it needs with this serum’s special formula for a smooth shiny look regardless of whether your hair is color treated or not.  Who doesn’t want long-lasting shine that will keep you radiant all day long?”
Verdict: Miss
I don’t color my hair and while it says that you can use it regardless, it seems like it is designed for folks *with* colored hair.  In a world full of hair products I don’t see the point in using ones where the main focus is not something I need.  In any case, I’ll be passing this along to a friend.

OVERALL:
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Verdict:
Hit!
Even though not everything was a hit, I thought this box was well curated and seasonably appropriate.  I snagged one of the great promotions that Popsugar had during the holidays, so I was able to prepay 6 months at a huge discount.  This box only cost me $20.46 and had an estimated retail value of $137.98.  Even if I removed the items I wasn’t enthused about, it’s still an awesome haul for a low price tag.

I’ve got lots more Popsugar boxes coming up and if you want sneak previews of the box contents, be sure to follow me on Instagram!

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 Mini Pricing:
(Features 2 Full Size Items)
Monthly – $18.95

Popsugar Must Have 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 to Must Have

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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