PopSugar Must Have: May 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. 


Happy Spritz: Breathe Deeply

I’m absolutely in love with this spray! I’ve literally been spraying it every day all the time. It’s just such a perfect little spray for making me feel more refreshed and relaxed at the same time. I do think it's a little bit overpriced and I'm not sure that I’m going to re-purchase something like this, but I will definitely be looking into these types of products and I'm really excited to scour Pinterest to see if there are DIY options for a spray like this.   


Gaiam: Foldable Yoga Mat

I was so excited about this soon as I saw this in the PopSugar! I am always looking for more yoga mats to try because while I'm not the best at yoga, I think it's something that I definitely need in my life and something that I like doing on occasion. I've always kind of struggled with finding a yoga mat that's best for me because I am a weirdo and my hands sweat like crazy! The only mat I've found so far that works is towel mat from Lululemon which I think is meant for hot yoga but actually works for normal yoga for me because my hands are so crazily sweaty. While this mat is still a little too slick for me and might end up as a gift to my mom, I do love the fact that it’s foldable and can easily fit into a bag! 


Blame Project: Capri Bracelets

I've been pleasantly surprised by how much I like these thin little bracelets! I’m not typically a tassel person but in small quantities I've started to enjoy them thanks to PopSugar. It's not something I would have purchased for myself but they’ve grown on me and love that they are easy to wear on a daily basis.


Spongelle: Spongology Body Buffer

I have really been enjoying using this sponge! It's a lot of fun to have a sponge that doesn't require any extra body wash to use. The smell of sponge is little bit too lotion-y for my taste but still feel like I've gotten a decent number of uses out of it so I'm happy!

Kocostar: Foot Therapy

I always love getting spa treatments in my subscription boxes because they are things that I would never ever buy on my own! Unfortunately, I wasn’t too impressed with this one. In theory, I love the idea of giving myself a pampering sesh but these were so hard to keep on for the hour and a half that the directions indicated. I was slipping all over the place while walking and one of the wraps even broke at the tip of my foot which basically made it so that I couldn't go anywhere!

Revlon: Volume + Length Magnified Mascara

If you've read my past reviews you’ll know that I typically don’t like receiving mascara in my subscription boxes because my eyelashes are not the best but it comes to holding a curl! (Still on the hunt for the ideal mascara for stubbornly straight eyelashes if you’ve got any tips!) I was impressed with this mascara because it really didn't do much clumping and definitely separated my eyelashes well, however, it didn't hold a curl well so it’ll still end up going in my re-gift pile. Overall though, I do appreciate the fact that it was a full-size mascara which is definitely great value added to the box


Hint Kick: Lemon & Cayenne

JimmyBar: Peanut Butter Clutter Clean Snack Bar

I wasn’t a huge fan of either of the food items this month. The caffeinated water and the bar were both in flavors that I don't love so I gifted them to my boyfriend since it would be wasted on me anyway!


Half Hitch Goods: $10 Gift Card

I always feel the same way about gift cards that I get in subscription boxes. I feel like I need to use them but then whenever I go on the website to use them, I can never find anything I truly want. This one is probably going to see a similar fate as nothing on the website caught my eye. I think I'll save my money despite having the $10 gift card. 

Happy Spritz: 25% off Coupon

I don't typically use the add-on coupons of the products that come with the PopSugar box, however, given my obsession with the Happy Spritz product, I thought I would add this on if not just to remind myself that I have it :) 


Although I didn't love everything in this month I still love receiving subscription boxes like this because I don't try a lot of new products or brands in my own every day life so receiving these products in a box every month kind of forces me to branch out and I enjoy that! Although there are always things that I like and I don't like, I think it's worth it to be able to try new products and new brands to expand my horizons instead of being stuck in the same routine. It's a fun experience for me!  What did you think of your PopSugar? I'd love to hear your thoughts! Thanks for reading :)