Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Unboxing: December 2014 POPSUGAR Must Have

Here's the story with this: I actually cancelled my subscription right after I received the November box, but with a 50% off coupon on Cyber Monday I decided to go ahead and gift myself one month because even if I end up hating the majority of the items in the box like I have been, then I was only out about 20 bucks which isn't bad. Why did I cancel though? I had it for exactly four months and even though I tried to make the best out of each box, when it came down to it I really wasn't loving what was going on in there. I cancelled it because I purchased a FabFitFun subscription off RueLaLa and the two boxes seemed similar, however FFF seemed to have the better stuff that was more high value. Nevertheless, I am here with you for one more month to see how Popsugar does and I'm hoping for some fun holiday themed goodies.

Popsugar is a monthly subscription box that is a great lifestyle box. It covers items in fashion, food, beauty, home and more and typically are high valued boxes. They run for $39.99 a month, definitely pricey but there are always coupons available and you save money by bundling months together. Let's see what came in this months box!

Subtle Luxury Speckled Metallic Scarf | Retail: $62
Sparkle Pop Jewelry Sydney Pendant Necklace | Retail: $42
The two fashion pieces in the box. I LOVE this scarf! I'm a huge fan of white scarves in the winter so this is a fun take on that with a pretty festive pattern. This necklace is 18k gold plated!! At first I wasn't a huge fan, the gold is REALLY yellow, I'm more of a rose gold kind of girl, but it's grown on me. I think it will be perfect for a holiday party paired with a simple black dress.
Williams Sonoma Cupcake Mix in Vanilla | Retail: $15
Canvas Home Dauville Bowl in Platinum | Retail: $29
Cupcake mix! While I would have liked a food item I could have ripped right into, this cupcake mix is really fun and definitely something I will make! I'm thinking a shredded coconut topping with some marshmallow snowmen for decoration would be adorable. This bowl is gorgeous! It is the perfect size for putting jewelry in on a vanity and it looks great too. This got immediately claimed by my mom but I'm happy to give it to her because it is a piece that she loves so much more.
Smashbox Be Legendary Long Wear Lip Lacquer in Bordeaux| Retail: $24
Knot & Bow Gift Package Tags | Retail: $4
While I put myself on a ban from buying lippies, this stuff is just gorgeous and I'm happy to have received this in the box. This is a definite upgrade on the past makeup items, (hand cream...silver eyeliner........) so definite win for me! I also don't own any Smashbox items and I've only ever tried the primers. I love that these came from an Etsy seller and I love that they are old school gift tag shaped! I'm obsessed with these and I think it is the perfect item to round out a December box.

Popsugar blew me away this month and it's ALMOST enough for me to resubscribe! I love everything in this box and it was on point with December. My favorites have to be the lip lacquer and the scarf. They are pretty good about posting full box spoilers so I think I will continue to lurk blogs for these spoilers and utilize coupon codes to only pick up boxes I 100% love. Good job Popsugar for redeeming yourself because my three month stint was a complete fiasco!

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