I have to say, it’s pretty nice limiting myself to one subscription box review per month. There’s more space in my bedroom, I have more time to write different types of posts about other subjects outside what I’ve received in my mailbox- and I’ve been saving a bit of money, too. The only box I will be receiving this June is my POPSUGAR ‘Must Have’ Box– which has been, by far, my favorite service. Although it’s a little pricier than some of the other subscription boxes/bags I’ve tried over the years- the value of the items inside always surpasses what I actually spend- and that’s not including the coupons/codes/discounts that are typically tucked away inside each box, too.
One of the things I love most about POPSUGAR’s ‘Must Have’ Box is that each item selected and included always goes hand-in-hand with their monthly theme/inspirations perfectly. This month’s collection, geared more towards Summertime- was inspired by SUNSHINE, CHEERS, JOY, TOGETHERNESS, OUTDOORS and FESTIVITIES. Although the size of the box was much smaller than other recent ones I’ve received- it was packed to the brim with stuff.
Let’s take a look at what I got!
I’m actually doing the unthinkable this coming weekend and heading out to buy my first two-piece bikini in what feels like ages. With my workout regimen going as well as it has been, and the results being noticeable to more than just myself- I figured it was time to take the plunge and find something I feel comfortable parading around the beach in.
Of course, I’m always looking for a decent cover-up, too- so I was pretty excited to receive this cotton sarong from Hat Attack to tie around myself when I’m not in the ocean or am just browsing the boardwalk during my next visit to Old Orchard Beach. I love how soft the material is, and the pattern is really beautiful, too!
Guys, I am seriously in love with Sisters of Los Angeles. Their glassware is adorable, their apparel is simple and cute- and even things like this gold plated bottle opener with “CHEERS” printed on it is just so chic. I typically give things like this away to friends who I know would get more use out of it than me- but I just like this so much and I can’t bring myself to part with it. It’s found a home in my kitchen and I don’t intend on moving it any time soon.
My family and I are pretty big on games- especially at gatherings/functions and particularly with trivia. Any game where we can assess our superiority over one another and then mercilessly mock each other are typically hits. I was really excited to receive this “Who Am I?” quiz game (one of my favorites to play!) designed by Ridley’s in this month’s ‘Must Have’ box. I think my family’s next big get together is going to be around the Fourth of July- so I plan on bringing this along with me so we can all continue our mean competitive streak.
Speaking of the Fourth of July- how pretty is this sparkly red, white and blue nail polish from ncLA? Although these types of polishes- loaded with glitter but fairly translucent- don’t show up really well by themselves, they usually look stunning over other nail polish colors when they’re used as a top coat. I have a beautiful navy blue base color I plan on pairing this with in a couple of weeks when it comes time for me to freshen up my mani/pedi combo and I’m really excited to see how it looks!
Kudos to POPSUGAR for including a couple of smaller, purse-friendly items in this month’s ‘Must Have’ box. This bright, durable compact mirror (one side is regular, and the other is magnified) from Knock Knock has already found a home in my bag for when I need to touch up on-the-go- which is already infinitely easier than my go-to method of creepily staring at my reflection in storefront windows to make sure my lipstick still looks on point.
The second on-the-go, purse-friendly item in this month’s assortment of products are these deodorant wipes from Pacifica– a brand I’m familiar with and trust. Packaged similar to makeup removal wipes, these cloths are cool, refreshing, and actually work at keeping my underarms soft and dry which is a Godsend in the unpredictable, but often humid New England Summertime weather. Like the compact from Knock Knock- these wipes have been stored away in my bag for convenience.
POPSUGAR always sends the best food/snacks. Whoever is in charge of that deserves a raise- because I’ve rarely been disappointed with anything edible I’ve received from the company. Although I haven’t tried this sriracha-flavored pretzel chips from PRESSELS yet- all of the reviews I’ve seen have described them as satisfying and tasty- so I’m looking forward to bringing them with me to work later on this week to try out in-between taking calls and checking e-mails.
Although there were no coupons/discount codes in June’s ‘Must Have’ Box- overall I was pretty impressed with everything I received. The value of the products was great, and everything is going to get used to some capacity- so nothing will go to waste.
I’m looking forward to seeing what’s in store for July!