PopSugar Must Have: April 2016


The PopSugar Must Have box is a monthly subscription ($40/month or less if you make a 3, 6, or year long commitment)  that sends subscribers full-size versions of the season's must-have beauty, fashion, home, and fitness products.


Canvas Home: Salt & Pepper Shakers - $12

I have to admit, I have never felt the need for salt and pepper shakers and after receiving these, I still feel the same way. I don’t really put extra salt or pepper on my food (although I put ketchup on everything whoops) so these are probably going to sit around in my kitchen unused. Plus, I really don’t love the design of these - eek - this one’s a dud for me. 


Chrissy Teigen: Cravings, Recipes For All the Food You Want to Eat - $29.99

I love how honest Chrissy Teigen always is so ever since the spoiler came out that her recipe book would be in this month’s PopSugar, I’ve been very excited to try it out! This pick is definitely the star of this month’s box IMHO.


Noon Design Shop: "Lemons" Flour Sack Tea Towel - $18

True story: I have never owned an official tea towel in my life. Normally, I'm using old cut up sheets for rags and literally any towel I find for my kitchen. To be perfectly honest, I'm not even sure exactly what I should be using a tea towel for? Enough on my towel illiteracy - this tea towel has a little bit of a sticky/squishy feel which will work nicely to pick up messes in the kitchen so I'm excited to put it to use at my new apartment! 


Farmacy: Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm - $48

I’m not sure exactly what to call this - a balm, an oil, a gel type thing? - but regardless, it is awesome! I was a little skeptical at first since it looks like a gel in the pot but it turns into a a very smooth oil on the skin that completely absorbs by morning. I was pleasantly surprised by this and have been using it in place of my typical night cream!

Royal Apothem: Field Poppy Conservatories Hand Creme - $24

I was super excited about this product because I love lotions that are marketed as hand cremes since they tend to go onto the skin a lot more smoothly. First off - this product is huge as far as hand cremes go - as big as a tube of toothpaste! The huge con for me, however, is that it smells like Axe which brings me back to middle school hallway days - not a fun memory to revisit. 


Bloom That $20 Gift Card

When I first received this, I thought “hey, this is perfect because Mother’s Day is just around the corner!” but as I browsed the Bloom That website, it was a little disappointing. There wasn’t a ton to chose from and with the flowers + the shipping added up, it became too overpriced for me (even with the $20 gift card!). I ended up looking for a more local vendor to send flowers to my mother - at a much better value. 

Next By Nature: Dark Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans - $3.99

Unfortunately, this item was missing from my box!! This is the first time that anything has been missing from my PopSugar box and I was a little disappointed! On the bright side, however, I contacted PopSugar’s customer service right away and they responded quickly by apologizing and saying they would send over the product - no questions asked - so A+ for customer service so far! 


This is the first time I’ve received a PopSugar box that I wasn’t absolutely thrilled with. Between the axe lotion, the missing espresso beans and the so-so shakers, it was kind of a dud box for me. For me, its only saving grace was the Chrissy Teigen book! What did you think of your PopSugar box? 

Thanks for reading ♥