POPSUGAR Must Have Review: January 2016

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly POPSUGAR Must Have review!


My box took FOREVER to arrive this month!  I successfully avoided all of the spoilers though! 🙂


Each box comes with a little card with details on every product featured for the month.


Box Contents:

  • Pehr Designs – Pebble Speck Bin
  • Spark Joy by Marie Kondo
  • Patchology – FlashMasque Trio
  • Blue Sky – Day Designer Weekly Planner
  • Not Soap, Radio – Bath & Shower Gel Gift Set
  • Project 7, INC – Summer Snow Sugar Free Gum
  • Chapstick – Total Hydration 100% Natural Soothing Vanilla


Pehr Designs – Pebble Speck Bin – Retail Value $40

This bin is too cute!  The gray speckles match the decor in my living room perfectly!


As soon as I opened up the bin, I knew it would be perfect for storing blankets in my living room!

It’s not too big, so it’ll fit perfectly in the corner of the room!


Spark Joy by Marie Kondo – Retail Value $18.99

Anyone who’s ever been to my apartment knows how much of a mess I am!  I can’t think of someone who could use this book more than me!

The illustrations are super cute and rather helpful!


Patchology – FlashMasque Trio – Retail Value $20

I’m not a huge fan of face masks but my friend, Lindsey, is.  She happened to come over the day I received my box, so we tried these out together!

I tried the hydration mask and Lindsey tried the illumination one.

I’ve never used a sheet mask before so these were quite interesting!  We were told by several people that we looked like a character from The Silence of the Lambs.

I chose the hydration one because my skin has been a little dry because of the cold weather.  It was a little too hydrating and now I have a few tiny zits! 🙁

I think my skin would’ve had a better reaction if I’d have tried a different mask.  Oh well!


Blue Sky – Day Designer Weekly Planner – Retail Value $15.99

I was so excited when I saw this cute, little planner in my box!  As you know, I LOVE planners!


The gold accents and striped bookmark make the planner even cuter!


I really like the checklists that are included for each day.  Very functional!


There’s also a standard monthly view.

My friend pointed out how nice it was that the boxes are lined!  A great feature I didn’t even pick up on!

I’m not quite sure what I’m going to use this planner for, but I’m sure I’ll think of something!


Not Soap, Radio – Bath & Shower Gel Gift Set – Retail Value $22

These soaps are very quirky and fun! Each little bottle has a festive description on it!

I’ve been using “Luck” for the past few days and like it!  It smells really good!


Project 7, INC – Summer Snow Sugar Free Gum – Retail Value $1.99

I really love how this brand does their packaging!  I’m go to JoAnn’s a lot and they sell Project 7 right by the checkout, so I’m always admiring it.

They have some pretty funky flavors, so before receiving these, I hadn’t tried anything besides their peppermints.

I wouldn’t say the gum tastes like snow cones, but it does have a nice fruity flavor!  I’ll definitely finish the pack!


Chapstick – Total Hydration 100% Natural Soothing Vanilla – Retail Value $2.99

I’m a HUGE lip balm person!  Burt’s Bees is my brand of choice but Chapstick is still good!

I’ve used this one a few times and it’s very nice.  I like the vanilla.  It’s different than my usual mint flavor.

This is going in my lip balm stock and it’ll be put in rotation soon!


The total retail value for this box is $ 121.96!  That’s fantastic!

I’m very happy with the January POPSUGAR Must Have box!  I will use every item!

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Ipsy Review – January 2015

Hi guys!

It’s time for my monthly Ipsy review! IMG_7333It’s always a good day when I get one of these in the mail! IMG_7334 The January theme is “Fresh Start.”

I like the bag for January.  It’s plastic like all the others, but it’s a softer, nicer plastic.

My friend, Racheal, said that her bag smelled overwhelmingly of plastic.  I didn’t smell a thing even after giving my bag a thorough sniffing! IMG_7336I was surprised to see that this bag is a different color on the other side.

I prefer the blue side, but the two colors gives the bag an element of fun! IMG_7340Bag contents:

  • Nourish Organic – Renewing Eye Cream
  • (MALIN+GOETZ) – Mojito Lip Balm
  • Elizabeth Mott – All Over Shadow Brush
  • BelláPierre – Shimmer Powder
  • Pacifica – Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow

IMG_7345Nourish Organic – Renewing Eye Cream

This eye cream was a featured product in the December bag as well as the January one.  I don’t understand why Ipsy would give out the same product two months in a row.  That just seems odd to me.  Thank goodness I didn’t receive this eye cream in my bag both months!

I have a lot of eye creams on my bathroom counter right now, so I’ll be throwing this one into the mix.

One difference I noticed between the Nourish eye cream and the other ones I have is that the Nourish one is a lot lighter and thinner of a cream.  I’m not an expert on eye cream, so I have no idea if that makes it better or worse than the others. IMG_7346(MALIN+GOETZ) – Mojito Lip Balm

I’m a huge Burt’s Bees chapstick fan, so I’m not used to the gel formula of this lip balm. That being said, the (MALIN+GOETZ) seems very nice.

The balm has a very subtle scent, which I like.  I don’t like it when my lip products have a strong smell.  I find that to be overwhelming!

I was surprised to see this balm featured in another beauty box this month!  Apparently more companies than just Ipsy thinks this product is great! IMG_7349Elizabeth Mott – All Over Shadow Brush

I love to try out different makeup brushes, so I was excited to see this product in my January Glam Room!

I received a different eyeshadow brush in my September Ipsy bag, and I prefer that one.  It’s a duet brush that features both a shadow and a crease brush.

Even though I prefer the other brush, this one is still nice! The bright pink color is very fun! IMG_7352BelláPierre – Shimmer Powder – Excite

This loose shadow powder has intense pigmentation!  That would be a great feature if the powder wasn’t shockingly white!

I have no idea when I would ever wear this shadow!  It is super white and super duper shimmery! Yikes!

Also, the packaging is different than what I was shown in my Glam Room. IMG_7359Pacifica – Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow – Treasure

Unlike the BelláPierre Shimmer Powder, I like this eyeshadow.

I applied it all over my eyelid the other day, but I think next time I’ll just use it in the crease.

Ipsy offered two different shades of Pacifica eye shadow this month.  I would’ve preferred the other one, but this one is still good! IMG_7362I’m pretty happy with my January Ipsy bag!  How do you like yours?! Bow signature pink