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Sunday, October 28, 2012

POPSUGAR Must Have Beauty Box - October 2012

Halloween is just around the corner and we here on the Northeast Coast are waiting for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.  With the pantry full and all supplies acquired, I decided to catch up on some postings and  decided to share the contents of my POPSUGAR Must Have October Box.  POPSUGAR'S Must Have Box costs $35 plus tax (free shipping) and it includes a variety of must have products from the worlds of beauty, fashion, fitness, food, and home.



My October Box contained the following items:

Home - Red Flower Petal Topped Candle - Gardenia www.redflower.com; $38 - This sweet-smelling candle boasts 50 hours of burn time.  It is a lovely addition to my home as I just love candles.  The value of this candle more than covers the cost of this month's box.


Entertainment - The Casual Vacancy - This new book from J.K. Rowling of Harry Potter fame, retails for $35 or $21 at Barnes & Noble - This "quick to rise to the top of the bestsellers list" is tailored more for the adult reader. Said to be packed with dark comedy, this thought-provoking novel quickly made its way to my nightstand.


Fitness - Crescent Moon Socks - www.crescentmoonyoga.com; $9.99 - Perfect for yoga, pilates, or just walking around the house, these grippy socks kept me on my yoga mat during my last Bikram Yoga class.


Beauty - OPI Pink of Hearts Nail Polish Duo - www.opi.com; $11.45 on amazon.com - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  This set contains two full-sized polishes in "You Glitter Be Good to Me" and "I Think in Pink."  Each can be worn separately or together.  OPI has donated $25,000 to the Susan Komen foundation.  I just love these shades.


Food - Dylan's Candy Bar Gummy Bears; 4 oz. - www.beckysblissfulbakery.com; $10.49 - Who doesn't love gummy bears?  This package, with its Halloween-themed label, brought out the kid in me.  In no time, I was squishing these babies and pulling them apart. Nom, nom.


Special Extras:

Food - Pirate's Booty; 1 oz. package - $22.99 for 24 packages on amazon.com; www.piratebrands.com; - One of my favorite snacks, Pirate's Booty is baked, all natural, and gluten- and trans fat-free!  They are baked rice/corn puffs that are flavored with real cheddar.  A great snack! 


Beauty - Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner - www.kitschhairties.com; 3 oz. each; $1.99 each - Great for travel, this Total Care combo from Unilever meets hair and scalp needs.  This is the perfect size to assess whether or not the formula agrees with my hair type.  I find that the smaller sample sizes make it difficult to evaluate results.


Overall rating: Booyah!!!  This is my third shipment from POPSUGAR Must Have Bag and I am loving their shipments.  Each one is remarkable!

If you're interested in trying POPSUGAR, please click here.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

POPSUGAR Must Have Box - September 2012


I know I'm way late in posting this.  I recently changed jobs so I have been acclimating to my new schedule and position.  Wanted to share the contents of my POPSUGAR Must Have September Box.  POPSUGAR'S Must Have Box costs $35 plus tax (free shipping) and it includes a variety of must have products from the worlds of beauty, fashion, fitness, food, and home.



My September Box contained the following items:

Fashion - Brokedown Scarf www.brokedownclothing.com (link is not working at the moment so I cannot check retail value) - This really cool scarf is very soft and is a wonderful shade of taupe so it goes with tons of outfits.  Whether at work or just hanging out with family and friends, I always seem to get compliments on it.


Entertainment - The Perks of Being a Wallflower Book & Movie Tickets www.perks-of-being-a-wallflower.com; $7 for book and $20 for Movie Tickets - This very quick read was very enjoyable.  Not only was it neat to read an actual "book" (turning pages is quite nostalgic), but I also received two movie tickets so I can see the movie with my BFF.  It's a great coming-of-age story that I believe all audiences can enjoy.


Home - Rifle Paper Co.'s Lined Notepad - www.riflepaperco.com; $9 - I love the look of this notepad as it took me back to my school days with its resemblance to 3-ring binder loose leaf paper.  Great to jot down ideas, task/shopping lists, or, in my case, holiday shopping lists, this pad is quite handy.  The paper is sturdy and is a welcome addition to my handbag.


Beauty - Benefit Cabana Glama - www.benefitcosmetics.com; $36 - This handy set contains Hoola Bronzing Powder, Some Kind-a Gorgeous Powder in Medium, Posietint Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain (Poppy-pink), Eyeshadow Palette in Peach Fizz, Bronze Buzz and Cocoa Pizzazz, a Double-ended sponge applicator, Mini Cheek Brush and a Tips and Tricks Guide, all in a mirrored boxed set.  Perfect for travel, I have put this baby to use on weekend trips.  The shades are perfect for a nice, natural, neutral look.


Food - Becky's Blissful Bakery Caramels; 4 oz. - www.beckysblissfulbakery.com; $10.49 - I just love these original sea salt caramels.  They are so soft that they melt-in-your mouth.  Quite an upgrade to hard caramels that always make me feel like I might lose a filling having one.  These are gluten-free and also do not contain any artificial ingredients!  Perfect for a quick gift of indulgence!


Food - Pop-Up Pantry Dinner and Cookie - www.popuppantry.com - The sugar cookie was delish! so I can imagine how great the dinners must be.  I haven't yet placed an order as I love to cook but I will definitely try this service out and use my free dinner code, which incidentally serves two people.


Special Extras:

Beauty - Yes to Cucumbers Hypoallergenic Towelettes; package of 10 - www.yestocarrots.com; $2.99 - These towelettes are made from organic cucumber and aloe vera, so they are totally refreshing and easy on your skin.  I like them for a quick makeup removal but feel that I still need to rinse my face as the wipes leave a bit of a residue.



Beauty - Kitsch Hair Ties - www.kitschhairties.com; package of 4; $9.99 for package of 5 online - These hair ties are great because they are pain-free.  They don't pull my hair (which is curly) nor does it leave any imprints when I decide to let my hair down.  These are awesome!


Beauty - Tracie Martyn Skin Care Line; $25 gift certificate - www.traciemartyn.com; This N.Y. salon on Fifth Avenue, offers great skin care treats.  Can't wait to see what they have to offer.


Food - Food Should Taste Good Sweet Potato Chips - www.foodshouldtastegood.com; 1.5 oz. bag; $18.50 for a 24-pack - I just love satisfying my snack cravings with something that's good for me.  Real, simple ingredients make these a healthy snack option and a new staple in my home.  


Fashion - Must Have Pouch - Popsugar sent this really cute zippered purse which can be used for a whole variety of uses.  The material doesn't stretch nor can it be damaged by water.  Haven't tried it out yet but I can't wait to put this baby to use.


Overall rating: Booyah!!!  This is my second shipment from POPSUGAR Must Have Bag and I must say I am loving what I received. I am looking forward to future shipments.  This is, by far, the best subscription service I receive.

If you're interested in trying POPSUGAR, please click here.