POPSUGAR Must Have Review: January 2018

Hello, hello!

It’s time for the first POPSUGAR Must Have Review of 2018! Are you excited?! I know I am!

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Box contents:

  • Hat Attack – Lightweight Ribbed Hat with Faux Fur Pom
  • Nuun  Hydration – Nuun Vitamins – Strawberry Melon
  • RXBAR – Chocolate Sea Salt RXBAR
  • BAN.DO – Best Year Ever Wall Calendar
  • KeepCup – KeepCup Original Clear Edition – 16 oz.
  • Farmacy Beauty – HONEY DROP Lightweight Moisturizer with Echinacea GreenEnvy Honey

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Hat Attack – Lightweight Ribbed Hat with Faux Fur Pom – Retail Value $44

We’ve had a few really cold days in Florida recently, so I’ve loved wearing this hat in the mornings for my walk from the parking garage to my office.

Also, that pom pom is fantastic!

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Nuun  Hydration – Nuun Vitamins – Strawberry Melon – Retail Value $7

I am not 100% sure what this is for and what it’s supposed to do for me. I need to do a little more research on it before trying this out!

RXBAR – Chocolate Sea Salt RXBAR – Retail Value $1.99

I’ve seen a lot of these bars on Instagram over the last few months, so I was pumped to see one pop up in my box. I took it to work with me the next day for a midday snack.

The flavor was great! However, the entire time I was eating it I was worried about it getting stuck in my teeth. The bar was dark brown and gummy, so you can just imagine how gross and embarrassing that would be to have stuck in your teeth!

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BAN.DO – Best Year Ever Wall Calendar – Retail Value $20

Y’all know how much I love planners. It turns out I love calendars too! I haven’t used a wall calendar in years, so I’m excited to add this cutie to my wall decor!

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Each month has a different piece of artwork on top. Out of all the months, February is my favorite! <3

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KeepCup – KeepCup Original Clear Edition – 16 oz. – Retail Value $19

For the last few days, I’ve been thinking about taking some hot tea with me on my commute to work. This to-go cup will be perfect for that!

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I like how sleek and simple this cup is. The light blue lid accent adds a great pop of color to it!

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Farmacy Beauty – HONEY DROP Lightweight Moisturizer with Echinacea GreenEnvy Honey – Retail Value $45

I have sensitive skin so trying new moisturizers is always a little scary for me! I’ve tried Farmacy products before, so I had it on good authority that this moisturizer probably wouldn’t agree with me. Unfortunately, I was right and it makes me a little itchy.

I love Farmacy though! Their packaging is incredible! They really pay attention to details. The lid on this container has a magnet in it, so that little metal spatula stays right where it’s supposed to!

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The total retail value of this month’s box is $136.99. That’s relatively low in the grand scheme of POPSUGAR box values but it’s still great for a $40 box!

My favorite items this month would have to be the BAN.DO calendar and the KeepCup. I’m also pretty excited about the pom pom hat!

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have?!

What do you think of the January box?

<3 Natalie

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POPSUGAR Must Have Review: September 2016

Hello everyone!

My September POPSUGAR Must Have box has arrived!  This month’s items are fantastic, and I can’t wait to share them with you!

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To receive a fun box of goodies each month like I do, click here.

Every month, POPSUGAR chooses a few words to describe the feeling and theme of the box.  September’s theme words are glamorous, eye-catching, indulgent, bold, timeless, and sartorial.

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Box Contents:

  • Jack & Lucy – Bicoastal Wide Brim Hat
  • NCLA – MANI-ER Tool Kit
  • Briogeo – Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask
  • Flint – Lint Roller
  • Smith & Cult – Lip Lacquer in The Warning
  • The Gluten Free Bites – Dark Chocolate Coconut Bliss

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Jack & Lucy – Bicoastal Wide Brim Hat – Retail Value $58

POPSUGAR sneak peeked this hat in an email earlier this month!  I wasn’t quite sure what to think when I saw the sneak peek.

I don’t typically wear hats, so I’m not sure how much use I’ll get out of this product.  My mom said it looked cute on me though.  Perhaps I’ll have to experiment with it in the fall!

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Here’s a photo from a different angle.  As you may be able to see, there’s a little indention in the hat.  The little indent adds some interest and intrigue!  There’s also a pretty, black ribbon separating the brim from the top of the hat!  Too cute!!

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NCLA – MANI-ER Tool Kit – Retail Value $16

I love little nail kits like this.  I have a similar one that’s purse-shaped that I’ve had for years!  It lives by my bed and also travels with me whenever I leave town!  Now that I have a second kit, maybe I’ll keep one in my suitcase permanently.

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Here are the tools included in the kit.  It came with a nice variety!

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Briogeo – Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask – Retail Value $36

This hair mask is what I’m most excited about in this box!  I received a sample of it in my PLAY! by Sephora box a few months ago, and have been in love with it ever since!  It’s been in my Sephora shopping cart for weeks now.  Thank goodness I didn’t buy it!

Don’t Despair, Repair! smells amazing and works really well for me!

After washing my hair, I apply a little bit of this and then go about my shower.  When I’m finished showering, I rinse out the mask and then comb my hair!  The results are fantastic!

Following the mask, my hair is very smooth and hydrated! I LOVE it! 🙂

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Flint – Lint Roller – Retail Value $9.99

I’m a linty mess, so this product is perfect for me!

I try to remember to lint roll myself, but I usually forget! Whoopsie!!

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What makes this lint roller so unique and desirable is that it is retractable!  Simply twist the bottom and the sticky lint roller appears!

One thing I hate about lint rollers, is that they stick to EVERYTHING! This roller is perfect because the annoying “stick to everything” factor has been eliminated!

I can definitely see myself packing this lint roller and taking it with me on my next trip!  Hopefully it will allow me to be somewhat less of a linty mess! 🙂

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Smith & Cult – Lip Lacquer in The Warning – Retail Value $22

I love when POPSUGAR includes lip products!  They’re one of my favorite beauty items to sample!

This lip lacquer looks very red in the container, but luckily isn’t nearly as red when applied to my lips!  It’s a beautiful, natural pinky red color.  It’s a tad bit sticky right after you apply it, but the stickiness goes away pretty quickly!

All in all, a great lip product!  I will be adding it to my lineup! 🙂

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The Gluten Free Bites – Dark Chocolate Coconut Bliss – Retail Value $4.99

As you know, I always look forward to POPSUGAR’s snack each month.  However, this month’s snack scared me quite a bit at first.

I’m not a gluten-free person.  I eat lots of gluten, and I enjoy it quite a bit!  So I was skeptical when I saw this gluten-free snack in my box.  Surprisingly (at least for me), these little chocolate, coconut balls are AMAZING!!  They are so good that I’ve already eaten half of the package.

One thing I don’t like is the price.  There are not enough little bites in this bag to justify spending $5 on it.  At least not in my opinion!  I’m happy to eat them if someone gives them to me though!! 🙂

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The total retail value of this month’s box is $146.98.  That’s not too shabby!

I love everything in this box!  I’m not sure what I’m going to do with the hat yet, but I still thinks it’s very cute!

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have?!

What do you think of the September box?

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A Few Things Friday – Bows!!

Happy Friday everyone!

I absolutely LOOOOOOOOVE bows!! (Thus the name of my blog!)

I don’t want to bore you with a bunch of random bow nonsense, so I’ll keep this short!

I didn’t really get into bows until my freshman year of college.  One day I decided to make one, and I haven’t stopped making them since!

I make the majority of my bows out a ribbon.  I probably have over 300 spools of ribbon! (WOW!!)  Whenever I see a pretty ribbon I just HAVE to buy it!! Ribbon is one of my weaknesses! (Along with Burt’s Bees chapstick!)

Whenever I see bows and bow quotes on Pinterest, I just have to pin them!

ImageI love this quote!  It holds true for a lot of my crafts!! Whenever there is an empty space, I try to fill it with a bow!

Bows just add so much to a project! Don’t you think?!

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Photo courtesy of shoplaurenjames.com

I found this bow hat on Pinterest the other day, and I think I’m going to have to buy it!  I don’t ever wear hats, but this one is cute enough for me to give the style a try! It comes in pink too, which is super exciting! Pink is my favorite color! (My blog name explained again!)

If you want one of these adorable hats, follow this link!

ImageI found this on Pinterest a while ago, and I think it’s hilarious!! I don’t quite believe what this picture says but it’s funny nonetheless!

I typically wear bows on the back of my head, which according to the picture means I’m not interested in men!

I guess I should start wearing bows on the top of my head to ensure I’m sending out the right message!  The only problem with that is, I don’t have very thick hair so I might look a little ridiculous! Oh well!!

Do you love bows too?! How do you wear your bows?! Do these definitions hold true for you?!

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