POPSUGAR Must Have Box: October 2016.

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I wanted to take some time in-between watching and reviewing terrible horror movies on Netflix, finalizing the last details of my upcoming Halloween-themed giveaway, and putting the finishing touches on a couple of sponsored posts I have planned this week to share what I was fortunate enough to find in my recently received POPSUGAR “Must-Have” Box.

For those who may need a refresher, POPSUGAR’s “Must-Have” Box is a monthly subscription service ($39.95 per month) that sends you a little bit of everything- makeup, accessories, clothing, food, gadgets, home decor, books, etc. The value of the items included in each box almost always surpasses what is spent on the subscription, shipping & handling- and absolutely nothing included is poorly made or cheap in quality. I’m always completely blown away by what I receive.

The Fall boxes are my favorite, so I was really, really excited for October’s to arrive.

Let’s take a look.

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Each month, POPSUGAR chooses the items included in the “Must-Have” box based around a theme/inspiration. This month, the assortment was inspired by: REINVENTION, WARM, COZY, SNUGGLY, INSPIRATION, and HAPPY- all appropriate words to describe the month of October and the chilly weather that comes with it here in New England.

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This month’s box included a bonus item- a hardcover copy of “Power Your Happy“- the memoir penned by POPSUGAR’s founder, Lisa Sugar. I fully plan to sit down and read this book cover to cover, but a quick skim showed that this memoir is filled with fun stories and advice for career-oriented women like myself to inspire and motivate us to live our best lives and truly enjoy what we do.

I’m really excited to start it!

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I’m nearly out of my current pumpkin & coffee scented body wash, so this brown sugar & vanilla shower oil/bubble bath from LALICIOUS arrived just in time to save me a few dollars that would otherwise be spent replenishing my bath & body products. This stuff smells amazing- and I’m really looking forward to taking a long, hot soak with this product the first opportunity I get.

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I typically pair long, hot bubble-baths with a piping cup of tea- but I think I can swap that out for a cup of this dark chocolate cocoa from My Cup of Cocoa, instead. While I usually only drink hot chocolate the second the snow begins to fall around here- this stuff sounds pretty tasty- and I think I can make an exception to the rule and drink it a few weeks early.

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And what better way to enjoy my cocoa than by sipping it from this Rise & Shine diner mug from Morning Culture? I love the unique curved shape of this ceramic mug, and I’m sure it’s going to be making an appearance on my Instagram in the coming days when I take a coffee break from working on my “Horrors of Netflix” series (and given how bad those movies are- I may spike the coffee just a teeny, tiny bit. Just to help me get through it.)

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I currently use micellar water to remove my makeup and condition my skin after washing my face- but I’m not opposed to trying something new. This towel from Makeup Eraser is supposedly good for 1,000 washes (I fully intend on testing that claim) and gently removes even the toughest and most waterproof of cosmetics with just warm water. I haven’t tried it yet, but it’s travel-sized- which will come in handy the next time I take a day trip (so pretty soon, I imagine.)

I’ll be sure to report back on my social media about whether or not it worked.

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I’ve owned quite a few umbrellas in my life, but never anything quite as fancy as this (and never one priced at $58!) I’m completely smitten with the color scheme of this umbrella from Henri Bendel. It’s gorgeous- and given the recent pattern of unpredictable weather we’ve been seeing around here- I’m sure it’s going to come in handy sooner rather than later. I can’t wait to show this one off at work during the next rainy day.

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Although I’ve been using a lot of copper and dark chocolate colored eyeliners in recent weeks- it’s nice to have a fine-point classic black one again to mix things up when I feel I need something a bit more dramatic in my look. I’ve used these types of liners from Revlon before- so it’s nice to have something I’m familiar and comfortable with to keep in my bag when I need it.

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Finally, POPSUGAR included some additional discount cards/coupons in this month’s box (I’ve edited out the codes so that they can’t be used by anyone but me right now.) The first is a 20% off coupon from LALICIOUS- which I know I’ll be using shortly when I start my holiday shopping.

The second is a coupon from Revlon (and since I’m in need of a new lipstick- I know I’ll be using this, too!) and the last one is another 20% off card from Henri Bendel. I saw a couple of REALLY cute scarves and bags on the company’s official website- so it’ll be nice to get a bit of a discount should I decide to splurge on myself or others!

Overall, this “Must-Have” box might be one of my all-time favorites. The value of the items included was incredible- and I’m going to get so much use out of each and every item I received. I’m so thrilled with what was selected for this month’s assortment- and I’m really looking forward to seeing what POPSUGAR has planned for November!

xx

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