POPSUGAR Must Have Review: January 2016

Hi everyone!

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

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

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

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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

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Pehr Designs – Pebble Speck Bin – Retail Value $40

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

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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

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

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have?!

What do you think of the January Box?

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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

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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