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. I’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 you’re looking for a box that gives you a ton of value and awesome products, this is the box for you! 


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 don’t often see appear in other subscription boxes. It’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 wouldn’t expect to receive in a subscription box, this wallet being one of them!


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 I’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), I’ll definitely still get tons of use out of it on the days that I decide to go for a more dewy look.


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

My first reaction to this blush: “WOAH”. This blush from Lipstick Queen is black in the packaging but works with your skin’s PH to create a blush shade that is meant to work with your skin tone! While I love the idea of this product, I’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 didn’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 😔 I’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, it’s not one of my favorite blushes.


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 isn’t something I’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 😃


Richer Poorer: Wool Striped Nora Sock | Retail $22

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


Pipsnacks: Kettle Pipcorn | Retail $4.99

This kettle popcorn from Pipsnacks is non-GMO, gluten-free, and (the best part) it’s miniature! Hence the name “pipcorn”! I don’t have any dietary restrictions and don’t pay too much attention to the healthy-ness of the snacks I buy, but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate a snack that tastes good and is good for you. Warning: Keep away from hungry pets if you don’t want to come back to a chubby cat and an empty popcorn bag 😃 


I was actually really surprised that this month’s box wasn’t more fall themed (although I assume that’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 I’ve tried this itty bitty popcorn, I’m not sure how I’ll go back to eating full-size popcorn! Although this definitely wasn’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? I’d love to hear your thoughts!