PopSugar Must Have: March 2016


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March's PopSugar box was centered around a vibrant and refreshing theme - perfect for spring! While PopSugar is one of my all-time favorite subscription boxes, this month's box wasn't quite as on point for me as some past boxes have been. Nonetheless, it still provided some fantastic products that I'm excited to be using this season and of course, still provided way more value than the price I paid. 

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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. I love that the PopSugar box includes this little card with descriptions of all the products. Having these descriptionsmakes me even more excited to try all of the products because there are suggestions on how to use each one of them. Plus, being the nerd that I am, I love to go back through my past subscription cards to see all the goodies I've gotten over the years.

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Nanette Nanette Lepore: Classic Rose Gold Watch - Retail $55

When I got the spoiler email that this watch was going to be in my PopSugar box I was so excited. My boyfriend can attest to the fact that I did a mini-happy dance in my apartment while squealing and staring at the gorgeous watch. I am a huge watch lover and have been on the hunt for the perfect rose gold watch for months! I can be very picky when it comes to accessories that have too much bling so I was incredibly happy with the simple design of this watch. 

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Pixi by Petra: Book of Beauty, Minimal Makeup - Retail $24

I love palettes. Mostly because I'm way too indecisive. I find it incredibly hard to buy single color blushes, bronzers, or eye shadows of any kind. This palette has a nice collection of light, natural colors that would really be able to complement any skin tone. I think it'd be perfect for anyone who is just starting out with makeup because you can experiment without having to worry that your makeup will look too heavy. My favorite part of this palette so far has been the highlights. It can be easy to over-sparkle when it comes to highlights but the highlights in this Pixi by Petra palette are light yet provide the perfect bit of sparkle. 

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Miss Ivy Pearl:  Five Tassel Necklace - Retail $38

This necklace is a perfect example of why I love subscription boxes! I don't explore too much when I go shopping on my own and as a result, subscription boxes have really helped me explore and find new products. If I saw a tassle necklace in a store, I can guarantee that there is no way I would buy it simply because I donโ€™t see myself as a tassle kind of girl - however, I have genuinely loved this tassle necklace! It's not too flashy and brings an easy pop of color to an outfit. I'm sold :) 

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Govino: Go-Anywhere Carafe and Water Glass Set - Retail $14.95

I feel like maybe I'm not classy enough for this product yet? This carafe and glass set from Govino looks like it's made of glass but is made entirely of plastic. The info card suggests that it's perfect for using on picnics or for bedside tables. I'm still un-classily using old water bottles and plastic cups for my bedside table. I'll be putting this one on a shelf until I'm classy enough to appreciate it :P

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Hello: Extra Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste - Retail $4.49

This product actually came at the perfect time since I had just run out of toothpaste! So far I've enjoyed using this toothpaste - especially since my teeth could do with some extra whitening! I probably won't be switching to this toothpaste anytime soon but it's nice to have a little variety even in boring hygiene products! 

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Goodie Girl Cookies: Toffee Chaos - Retail $4.99

I always love getting sweet treats in my subscription boxes! Toffee isn't my favorite flavor but these cookies aren't as overwhelmingly sweet as I usually find toffee to be. Plus, these cookies are low fat, low sugar, and low calorie which is always helpful when you've binge eaten way too many girl scout cookies to count! 

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LOLA: Gift Card - Retail $10

It seems like tampons are so expensive nowadays so I'm very happy with this gift card to Lola, a subscription box that sends subscribers a monthly box of tampons. This $10 gift card gets you one box free, which includes 18 tampons. The process of ordering a box was incredibly simple, however, it is a subscription service, so in order to get the free box, you do have to sign up for the subscription. Although you can cancel at any time, it's a little bit of a hassle to have to take that extra step of both signing up for a subscription just to cancel it in order to receive your free box. 

Half of the products in this month's box were in the "just okay" category for me. While I still love the box as a whole, this specific month was one I probably could have done without. The perfect rose gold watch, however, pretty much made up for the other less than amazing products! What did you think of this month's PopSugar box? Got any other subscription box ideas you think I should try?

Thanks for reading! โ™ฅ

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