Pop Sugar Must Have June 2015 Subscription Box Review

First off, I would like to apologize for being completely MIA last week and the first half of this week. Lately, I’ve been having a lot of those days where I’m really motivated to do a lot of things, but get too stressed out about everything going on in my life currently, that I just shut down. I’m in the process of trying to make a lot of changes in my life, so please bear with me if I disappear from here for a while. I promise I’ll be back at some point, so if for the next month or so, my posts aren’t as evenly laid out, please understand!2015-06-17 14.26.02

Moving right along…you came here to see what I got in my Pop Sugar Must Have box! This month was all about soft skin, papaya, outdoor fun, coconut, being sun-kissed, and yoga.2015-06-17 14.25.49

Quay Australia Mandate Sunglasses- $452015-06-17 14.26.16 2015-06-17 14.26.28

Not that I need another pair of sunglasses…but I do like these. I really like the matte black frames and that they slightly resemble Ray Ban Wayfarers. I think these were a good choice for sunglasses because they probably work on a lot of different faces.

Judy Blume’s In the Unlikely Event- $27.952015-06-17 14.28.53

As sad as it is, I don’t really read. I’m not much of a book person, but this could be something to entertain myself with during stormy hot days during the summer, or a book to bring to the pool with me. Hopefully, whenever I do start reading it, it pulls me in quick, because if I don’t get hooked after the first two chapters, I have a really hard time wanting to keep reading.

Pacifica Enlighten Eye Brightening Shadow Palette- $142015-06-17 14.28.41 2015-06-17 14.28.07

I have a few Pacifica products already and I really like them all, so I’m sure I’ll like this one too. I like the neutral colors and that they are infused with coconut.

Yogitoes Peacock hBand- $42015-06-17 14.26.58 2015-06-17 14.26.48

If you do yoga, and you received this box, you probably loved this. I, however, don’t really do anything where I would use this…so I think it may just be something that sits on my dresser for a while. But maybe this is the push to get me into yoga…I guess we will find out!

Spongelle Boxed Flowers-Fleur en Boite- $162015-06-17 14.29.05

I wasn’t exactly sure what this was at first, but once I figured out that it’s like a sponge filled with soap that exfoliates and cleans and can be used multiple times, and smells so delicious, I was sold! I think this is perfect for summer when you are constantly shaving, because it remind you to exfoliate. Hands down, this was my favorite item in the box…and it came with a 30% off coupon code for their website. I’ll also say, I’d never heard of this brand before, but I was in Anthropologie the other day, and they sell things from this brand.

SNAP Infusion Supercandy- $42015-06-17 14.29.17

As you can see, I already ate a bag of these and they were delicious. They are infused with healthy vitamins and minerals, so you don’t even feel that guilty when you have a sweet tooth and you reach for these. I really like the packaging too, not that that makes much of a difference.

Sweet & Spark $30 Gift Card2015-06-17 14.27.13

I haven’t completely checked this site out yet, but I’m excited too. They find vintage jewelry and sell it through their site, and there is no minimum purchase or expiration date to use this gift card. I will say that I’ll be bummed if everything is expensive, because then it seems as if this special extra is a waste.

Overall Thoughts of the June Box:

I wasn’t in love with this box like I have been in previous months, but I don’t dislike it either. The only thing I’ll really get use out of is the Spongelle buffer, the candy, the eyeshadow, and maybe the gift card. Either way, I’m excited for July’s box!

Value of the Box: $140.95

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Bows and Arrows,

Lynda

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May Favorites

It’s that time again!  The time where I post what my favorite things were this month.  Here we go!

  1. Guacamole

Image taken from http://www.appforhealth.com/2014/01/easy-guacamole-recipe/ which also has a great recipe for making simple guacamole.

Image taken from http://www.appforhealth.com/2014/01/easy-guacamole-recipe/ which also has a great recipe for making simple guacamole.

This month, I think half of my food intake was guacamole.  Not really, but I was eating it everyday for about 2 weeks.  It’s good for you, easy to make, and so delicious!

  1. Estee Lauder Modern Muse Perfume

    My collection of perfume, including my new favorite, Modern Muse

    My collection of perfume, including my new favorite, Modern Muse

I think this is the first time one of those free little perfume vial samples actually got me to purchase the full sized version.  I got a sample from the people at Belk and used it a few different days and got compliments each day by someone telling me whatever it was I was wearing smelled really good.  So I went for it, and got the full size when I ran out of my tiny glass vial of it.

  1. Air plants

    One of my hanging air plants

    One of my hanging air plants

With the weather quickly turning into Summer, I decided to redecorate my bathroom, and two of these guys were added above my bathtub.  I love that they are plants that don’t need soil to survive, they are really easy to take care of, and you can do a lot more with them aesthetically in comparison to a potted plant.

  1. Ninja Blender

    Image taken from this blogger, who has a great review about this blender!

    Image taken from this blogger, who has a great review about this blender!

I finally have a blender that crushes ice!  This is so exciting for me because now I can make blended drinks all the time!  I used to not be able to make myself smoothies, because my old blender wouldn’t crush frozen fruit at all.  Being that I used to be a barista, I’d like to think I’m quite skilled at making delicious beverages, and now with this awesome blender, the possibilities are endless!

  1. Zesty Ranch Veggie Straws

    Image taken from Amazon

    Image taken from Amazon

These have been my snack option for this month.  They are better for you than regular chips, they taste delicious, and you don’t have to eat too many to satisfy your snack time craving.

  1. Pacifica Color Quench Lip Tint

    My half used Pacifica lip tint

    My half used Pacifica lip tint

I received this a while ago in a Pop Sugar Must Have box…I don’t remember which month, but I only used it a few times when I first got it.  Now, however, since I’ve rediscovered it, I use it all the time.  It’s in the pocket of my bag and it’s my current go to lip product because it’s a balm with tint to it, but nothing too over the top.  If you’re interested, you can find it at Target.

  1. Jonathan Adler Sticker Book

    Jonatha Adler sticker book, purchased from Papyrus

    Jonatha Adler sticker book, purchased from Papyrus

I love stickers, but I find that I buy ones that I think are cute, yet have no use for, however, these ones are useful because they include label stickers, to/from stickers, ‘this belongs to’ stickers, as well as simple designs that can be used for a variety of things.  But really, stickers!!!!

  1. Semikolin Tabs

    Semikolin Tabs for all my organizing needs.  So.  Many.  Colors.

    Semikolin Tabs for all my organizing needs. So. Many. Colors.  And my sad unpainted thumb nail.

These are awesome because they come in a little book.  A book of tabs.  Colorful tabs.  Yay.  You don’t even know how excited the OCD organizer inside me was when she discovered these.  Ashley does.  She was with me and saw me turn into a kid in a candy store when I found these.

Well, that’s all of my favorites for the month of May.  Check back for my June favorites in T minus 30 days!  In the meantime, did you have any awesome favorites this May that you want to share?!  I’m always interested in discovering new things!

Bows and Arrows,

Lynda