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This is what the box looked like when it arrived:
I immediately smelled something sweet, so I suspected a bath product was included! (Spoiler: I was right.) Here is everything in the box:
Retail Value of Items
The box includes:
- Quay Australia Mandate Sunglasses (PopSugar says: $45; Actual Retail Value: 39.95)
- Judy Blume’s In the Unlikely Event (PopSugar says $27.95: Actual Retail Price: $10.99 for Kindle edition)
- Pacifica Enlighten Eye Brightening Shadow Palette (PopSugar says: $14 Actual Retail Price: $14)
- Yogitoes Peacock hBand (PopSugar says: $4; Actual Retail Price: $4)
- Spongelle Boxed Flowers-Fleur en Boite PopSugar says: $16; Actual Retail Price: $16)
- Snap Infusion Supercandy (PopSugar says: $4; Actual Retail Price: $3.98)
Total Retail Value of Box: $110.95 (or $89.92)
Quay Australia Mandate Sunglasses
These sunglasses are not flattering on me. That said, they appear to be of much higher quality than the pair in the QVC Special Edition Box. I’m sure they will look cute on someone! I just wish they would have sent something funkier like these or these. Those versions may not have looked good on me either, but everyone already has a pair of basic black sunglasses.
Judy Blume’s In the Unlikely Event
Despite being a child of the 80s, I do not feel nostalgic when I think of Judy Blume. It’s also rare for me to carry around an actual book, as I now have everything on my Kindle. (It took years for me to give in, as I loved the feel of an actual book. Now that I have, I can’t go back.) I am going to try to read this one though. Based on the description, however, it might not make the best beach read. (I once made the mistake of reading Little Bee while laying on a beach in the Cayman Islands. Despite the fantastic location, I was depressed for several days thinking about the beach scene.)
Pacifica Enligten Eye Brightening Shadow Palette
The palette obviously comes with four colors, but I didn’t care for the two in the middle. This, of course, is a common complaint about shadow palettes (although I’ve found Stila’s generally contain wearable shades). The eye shadow itself seems to be of decent quality. It went on well and stayed long enough. It didn’t last through my workout, but eye shadow never does.
Yogitoes Peacock hBand
I practice yoga regularly. I’m not usually a headband type of girl, but the studio I go to features warm yoga. It may be good to have this to keep my sweaty hair out of my face. I’m also surprised this is only $4. The quality feels better than that.
Spongelle Boxed flower-Fleur en Bolte
This past month I tried Birchbox for the first time. I hated it. I cancelled my subscription immediately upon opening my box. I think it’s because PopSugar has spoiled me and led me to believe that all subscription boxes will have full size beauty products. I also find that, while I may not love the beauty products that come in my MustHave boxes right away, they grow on me with each use. Eventually, they become part of my routine. This is why full-size products (or large samples) are so important to me.
This is another product that I didn’t love right out of the box. While I am still not a fan of the papaya smell, I love the product itself. It takes such little effort to buff your skin with this and I love the way it feels! When I run out, I’ll probably buy another scent from Spongelle’s website.
Snap Infusion Supercandy
I recently had dental work done, so will not be trying out these gummies for awhile. Perhaps I’ll give them to my husband and report back.
Bonus item: $30 Gift Card to Sweet & Spark
I had never heard of Sweet & Spark before, but I love their site! I don’t think they have much (if anything) for $30, but the gift card doesn’t expire. I’m going to save this for when I find something on their site I really love (this shouldn’t be hard!)
I love opening my PopSugar MustHave boxes! It’s so fun to discovery what’s in there (particularly when I don’t cheat and read the spoilers). After three PopSugar boxes this month, however, receiving only one in July will be a bit disappointing. Oh well, I have Rachel Zoe’s Box of Style coming to fill that gap.