Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Unboxing: POPSUGAR Must Have November 2014

Popsugar I don't know how to feel about you! I mean I'm glad they got their act together this month and the box shipped on time. Mine came in last week but scheduling conflicts so this is why I didn't get it up sooner. This is the end of my three month subscription and for now I've cancelled it but I honestly don't know if I will do another three month like I was previously planning. I think I will wait until the spoiler comes out to decide.

Popsugar costs about $40 a month and is a lifestyle box so there's a mix of beauty, fashion, food, and home items! There is great value in the box normally well over $100 and it is sent monthly with a theme curated to the season. This month was a disaster with their new updates and this box just showed up at my door one day with no warning or shipping email sent.

Dominique Ansel: The Secret Recipes | Retail: $35
This was the spoiler they officially leaked and it's a really handsome book. Can't decide if I will keep or gift it. I do want to try some more cooking so I think I need to really study this book and figure out if there are recipes I can actually follow successfully! I do love that is a hard cover and there is a ton of gorgeous food porn inside.
SORIAL Saffiano Wallet on a Chain | Retail: $49
I'll admit I peeked at the spoilers so I was intrigued by this cross body. It's very small though, not comically small I like that it's longer than I expected, but this holds a phone and a few cards, that's it. I'll still use it though it's the perfect size and color for a night out and will compliment many outfits. I did discover that the front zipper pouch does hold my phone though I might be able to get away with a few more items inside!
K. Hall Simpatico Ambergris Shea Butter Cream | Retail: $22
I'm disappointed that this is the beauty aspect of the box and even more dismayed that it is a hand cream! I mean it smells nice and does it's job but I would have been more excited with something else. I have so many hand creams and I spend the majority of my day on a computer so I'm really particular about the formula. I haven't tried it yet but I have a feeling this will be more on the greasy side and difficult to use.
G.H. Cretors Chicago Mix Popcorn | Retail: $3.69
It's a little sad that this bag of popcorn was the most exciting thing for me. It's a mix of cheddar and caramel corn and was so delicious. I would definitely buy more bags of this stuff as a treat! I love that it's a huge full sized bag that was generously filled.
Tiny Prints Thoughtful Heart Stationary | Retail: $15
I'm not pleased with this one. We JUST got stationary in the September box so I think it's too soon! The print is cute though and it comes with a $25 code with no minimum purchase which is a nice added bonus.
Wine Glass Writer | Retail: $10
This is the other item I was really excited over in this box. These are fun colors that write on all glass and ceramic that becomes smudge proof after three minutes but it's easily washable with soap and water. These will be a great hit at holiday parties for sure!

Overall it was a solid box but not one I'm overly excited about. Everything will get used or find a good home but it just didn't wow me. Like I mentioned before I'm on the fence about whether or not to resubscribe since it is a pretty pricey box so we will wait and see! I thought it was interesting that a lot of items in the this box (wine glass markers, stationary, and wallet chain) were POPSUGAR exclusives.

One more note my hand cream came in a crushed box, see the pictures below where I'm peeking in at it as well as after I pulled it out and realized it look like this. Not too pleased but at least the product wasn't damaged.

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