PopSugar Must Have: September 2017


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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, and home products. Iโ€™ve subscribed to a lot of boxes in my time and the PopSugar Must Have box is my all-time favorite by a mile! If youโ€™re looking for a box that gives you a ton of value and awesome products, this is the box for you! 

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Hudson + Bleecker: Bonjour Smartphone Wallet in Dusty Rose | Retail $47

I was so excited to see this little wallet in my PopSugar box this month! Although I am not the biggest fan of the snakeskin pattern, I do love the millennial pink color and always love receiving unique items like this in my PopSugar boxes. One of the areas where PopSugar excels is including items that I donโ€™t often see appear in other subscription boxes. Itโ€™s extremely common to receive things like notebooks and candles in subscription boxes and while I love those kinds of products, PopSugar does a great job of selecting products that I wouldnโ€™t expect to receive in a subscription box, this wallet being one of them!

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Figs & Rouge: Hydra Prime Light Reflective Brightening Primer & Illuminator | Retail $45

One of my favorite things about PopSugar boxes? Everything is full-size! Everyone needs primer, no matter their skin tone or skin type so I love that PopSugar decided to throw in a full-size primer for this month! (Especially since Iโ€™m running a little low on primer right now HA). Although this primer is a little too shimmery for my taste (I tend to prefer all things matte), Iโ€™ll definitely still get tons of use out of it on the days that I decide to go for a more dewy look.

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Lipstick Queen: Black Lace Rabbit Cream Blush | Retail $25

My first reaction to this blush: โ€œWOAHโ€. This blush from Lipstick Queen is black in the packaging but works with your skinโ€™s PH to create a blush shade that is meant to work with your skin tone! While I love the idea of this product, Iโ€™m a little mixed when it comes to products that claim to create personalized shades. PopSugar previously included a lipstick from this same brand that also claimed to do the same thing and while the idea is cool, I didnโ€™t think the lipstick shade went well with my skin tone at all. This blush turns out to be a pretty purple-y pink on my skin but my main problem with the product is that I have some discoloration spots on my skin and it seems like the blush darkens the discoloration even more ๐Ÿ˜” Iโ€™ll definitely continue to play around with this blush to see if I can figure out a way to prevent this, but until I can figure this one out, itโ€™s not one of my favorite blushes.

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Buji Baja by Hat Attack: Coco Flower Pin | Retail $17

According to PopSugar this flower pin can be attached to coats, blouses, purses, or even bracelets! Honestly, the whole flower pin trend probably isnโ€™t something Iโ€™ll be sporting in full force, but I threw this little pin on my backpack and have been loving the way it adds a bit of flair to my relatively boring bag ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Richer Poorer: Wool Striped Nora Sock | Retail $22

These wool socks are knee high and perfect for wearing underneath fall boots. Iโ€™m not one of those people who gets super excited about receiving socks, but I recognize that theyโ€™re a necessity of life so I will never say no to another pair! I like that theyโ€™re a nice neutral black/gray striped color so that they can match just about any pair of boots I decide to throw on. 

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Pipsnacks: Kettle Pipcorn | Retail $4.99

This kettle popcorn from Pipsnacks is non-GMO, gluten-free, and (the best part) itโ€™s miniature! Hence the name โ€œpipcornโ€! I donโ€™t have any dietary restrictions and donโ€™t pay too much attention to the healthy-ness of the snacks I buy, but that doesnโ€™t mean I donโ€™t appreciate a snack that tastes good and is good for you. Warning: Keep away from hungry pets if you donโ€™t want to come back to a chubby cat and an empty popcorn bag ๐Ÿ˜ƒ 

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I was actually really surprised that this monthโ€™s box wasnโ€™t more fall themed (although I assume thatโ€™ll be coming in the near future!). In my experience with subscription boxes, they always take full advantage of seasonal changes and love to feature anything pumpkin-y and candle-related in fall months. My favorite product of this month was definitely the Pipcorn! I never realized that I wanted my popcorn to be smaller, but now that Iโ€™ve tried this itty bitty popcorn, Iโ€™m not sure how Iโ€™ll go back to eating full-size popcorn! Although this definitely wasnโ€™t one of my favorite PopSugar boxes, nothing in the box was a complete flop for me and I will still get use out of all of them! What did you think of your September subscription boxes? Iโ€™d love to hear your thoughts!

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