POPSUGAR Must Have Review: July 2017

POPSUGAR Must Have Review: July 2017 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Hello!

It’s POPSUGAR Must Have review time!  I’ve been stalking the mailbox for days, and my box has finally arrived!

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The July box has a fun, summer theme just like the June box. You could take this entire box down to the beach with you!

Box contents:

  • Ocean Tribe by Turkish T – Kilim Towel
  • BAN.DŌ – Sip Sip Tumbler
  • SUPERGOOP! – Super Power Sunscreen Mousse SPF 50
  • Tarte Cosmetics – Lights, Camera, Splashes Waterproof Mascara
  • Sister of Los Angeles – California Fireplace Matches
  • Snyder’s of Hanover – Wholey Cheese! Smoked Gouda

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Ocean Tribe by Turkish T – Kilim Towel – Retail Value $49

This towel is adorable! The fabric is super soft and the design is great.  That fringe really makes it though!

POPSUGAR suggests you use the towel for picnics or at a concert.  It’s big enough for me to do those things but probably not big enough for me to do them with friends!

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BAN.DŌ – Sip Sip Tumbler – Retail Value $14

I’ve admired BAN.DŌ products from afar for a while now and am happy to finally own one! I use tumblers every signle day, so I’m pumped to add another one to my collection.  In fact, I’m drinking from this new one while I write this post!

Something about this design reminds me of Slurpees.  Anyone else? I don’t know if it’s the color or the font. It just screams Slurpee to me!

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I love the road trip suggestion they give for this tumbler. That’s so fun! 🙂

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SUPERGOOP! – Super Power Sunscreen Mousse SPF 50 – Retail Value $19

I’m a rather fair-skinned girl, so sunscreen is a must for me in the summertime. SPF 50 happens to be my SPF of choice so this is a win from all angles!

Every August, I go on a beach trip with my family, and this little guy will be coming with me this year!

I’ve never seen a mousse sunscreen before, so I’m very intrigued. I think the application process is going to be very fun. I’ll keep you posted!

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Tarte Cosmetics – Lights, Camera, Splashes Waterproof Mascara – Retail Value $23

Yippee for another Tarte product! I think this is the third Tarte item I’ve received since subscribing to POPSUGAR over two years ago.  🙂

This mascara comes in both a waterproof and a regular version. I used the regular version years ago and loved it! So far, I’m loving the waterproof version too!

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Sister of Los Angeles – California Fireplace Matches – Retail Value $10

POPSUGAR thinks that these matches would be great for a bonfire and s’mores, and I have to agree. I’m a HUGE fan of s’mores!

I don’t light too many fires though, so it’ll probably be a good while before I strike up one of these. I will definitely use them at some point but probably just for lighting candles! 🙂

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Snyder’s of Hanover – Wholey Cheese! Smoked Gouda – Retail Value $3.69

As you know, I’m all about the POPSUGAR snacks! I espcially love it when the package size is large! This month’s snack didn’t disappoint either.

These little guys are like fancier Cheez-its.  YUM!

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The retail value of the July box is $118.69.  That’s pretty low for POPSUGAR but is still great since the purchse price of this box is only $40.

I will use every single item from this month’s box.  I can’t remember the last time I said that!

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have?!

What do you think of the July box?

<3 Natalie

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POPSUGAR Must Have Review: June 2017

POPSUGAR Must Have Review: June 2017 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Hello, hello!

Subscription box delivery day is one of my favorite days of the month! Between this box and my other two, I have three very exciting days that are guaranteed each month!

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The June box is all about the beach.  The theme words for the month are “beach read, swim, waves, breeze, mermaids, and palm trees.”

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Box Contents:

  • Billabong – Aloha Forever Trucker Hat
  • Captain Blankenship – Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Aloha Collection – Mid-Size Ocean Coco Palms Pouch
  • NCLA – So Rich — Mermaid Tears
  • Belgian Boys – Mini Cookie Stash
  • Meri Meri – Blue and White Party Straws
  • Starbucks Frappuccino – Coffee Drink

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Billabong – Aloha Forever Trucker Hat – Retail Value $17.95

If you know anything about me at all, I’m sure you’ve figured out that this hat is not exactly my style.  I got a monogrammed baseball cap for Christmas last year, which I love.  This trucker hat has a little bit of a different vibe to it!

I’ll be giving this hat to someone who will get a lot more use out of it than I will.

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Captain Blankenship – Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray – Retail Value $24

I told you last week that it wouldn’t be summer if I didn’t receive a sea salt spray in a subscription box! It must be summer because I’ve received two in the last week!

I gave the last sea salt spray to my sister-in-law.  I’m not sure yet who’ll receive this one!

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid – Retail Value $26

I read a little bit (sometimes A LOT) each day, so I’m always looking for a new book! This one looks like a great beach read (go figure!) I’m going to the beach in August, so I think I’ll save it to read then!

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Aloha Collection – Mid-Size Ocean Coco Palms Pouch – Retail Value $36

I’m a bag lady from way back.  I have so many bags and pouches it’s a little ridiculous! I love them though!

The one thing missing from my extensive bag collection is a wet bag. The tag says “stow damp items / keep dry things dry.”  Maybe I’ll pack my new book in this bag when I take it to the beach in August!

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NCLA – So Rich — Mermaid Tears – Retail Value $18

This cuticle oil smells incredible! It has a subtle honeysuckle scent that’s just delightful!

I don’t have problems with my cuticles but adding this oil to my hand/nail routine couldn’t hurt.

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Belgian Boys – Mini Cookie Stash – Retail Value $0.99

You know how much I love POPSUGAR’s snacks each month! These cookies did not disappoint! I just wish the bag had been a little bigger! 🙂

Starbucks Frappuccino – Coffee Drink – Retail Value $2.19

I love Starbucks iced coffee! I buy it buy the jug from the dairy section at my grocery store each week. Since I love the regular iced coffee (and Starbucks in general), I was very excited that this Frappuccino drink was included in my box this month!

I feel old when I say this, but I found the Frappuccino to be way too sweet! I used to drink Frappuccinos (from the actual Starbucks store) all the time and loved them.  I think the liquid, grocery versions are so much sweeter than the real thing. I tried diluting this sweet treat with more iced coffee and milk but couldn’t get the sweetness down! In the future, I’ll stick to the regular iced coffee!

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Meri Meri – Blue and White Party Straws – Retail Value $5.95

Out of all the items in this month’s box, these paper straws are my FAVORITE!!! If you follow me on Instagram (which you totally should! @pinkbowstwinkletoes) then you’ve probably seen glimpses of my extensive paper straw collection!

Paper straws are so fun and are perfect for photo props! These cuties will definitely be making an appearance on the PBTT Instagram account soon!

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The total retail value of the June box is $131.08. That’s not too shabby!

It’s safe to say that this wasn’t my best month as a POPSUGAR Must Have subscriber. That’s okay though. I can’t love everything they send out! I am eagerly awaiting next month’s box though!

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have?!

What do you think of your June box?

<3 Natalie


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POPSUGAR Must Have Review: May 2017

Hello, everyone!

It’s POPSUGAR Must Have time! One of my favorite times of the month!

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Box Contents:

  • Lipstick Queen – Mornin’ Sunshine
  • Samantha Faye – Samantha Faye Inspiration Cuff
  • Tocca – Voyage Montauk 3 oz Candle
  • Swing Design – Essex Silver Plate Frame
  • Southern Culture Artisan Foods, Inc – Strawberry Cream Muffin Mix
  • Nicely Noted – Exclusive Must Have Card Collection

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Lipstick Queen – Mornin’ Sunshine – Retail Value $25

I LOVE lip products, so I was super excited when I pulled this out of my box!  I’d seen this yellow lipstick in an Ulta email (I think) a few weeks ago, so I knew that it was color changing as soon as I opened the package.

The yellow is supposed to change to a custom coral shade when you apply it.  When I apply it, it turns a bright pink shade.  It’s not coral in the slightest, but I still really like it!  I’ve already worn it a few times and know I’ll continue wearing it throughout the summer months.

Samantha Faye – Samantha Faye Inspiration Cuff – Retail Value $60

This bracelet is a POPSUGAR exclusive, which is always fun!  I like having products that are made especially for me (and thousands of other subscribers!)

“Be good Do good Feel good” is inscribed on the front of the cuff.  I think it’s going to go really well with so many outfits!  It’s simple + neutral and will blend with almost anything!

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Tocca – Voyage Montauk 3 oz Candle – Retail Value $20

I LOVE candles!  In my college apartment, I used to burn one at least five hours out of the day.

The scent is incredible!  I love how fresh + clean cucumbers are!  I haven’t lit it yet, but I can smell it unlit from across the room! Yum!!

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Swing Design – Essex Silver Plate Frame – Retail Value $13

I love how classic + chic this frame is.  The silver plating is very shiny and will compliment any decorating style.  I’m partial to shabby chic and this will go so very well!

Now, I just have to decide what photo to put in it! 🙂

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Southern Culture Artisan Foods, Inc – Strawberry Cream Muffin Mix – Retail Value $7.99

Muffins! YUM!

As soon as I saw this in my box, I’d knew they’d be perfect to make on Mother’s Day morning! My mom loved the idea as well!

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To top off the muffins and make them a tad sweeter, I added some homemade strawberry sauce that my mom and I made after picking strawberries a few months ago!

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Nicely Noted – Exclusive Must Have Card Collection – Retail Value $17.50

If you follow me on Instagram (which you should be! @pinkbowstwinkletoes), then you know how obsessed I am with pretty cards, stationery, and notebooks!  These cards are right up my alley!

These are all so cute that I’m having trouble picking a favorite!  I absolutely love the mix + match envelopes! I have a friend (maybe two) with summer birthdays, so I’ll get to use the “Summer Birthday Vibes” card very soon!

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The total retail value for this month’s box is $143.49.  That’s not too shabby!

I think my favorite items this month are the lipstick and the candle! I love everything though! There isn’t a single item from the May box that I won’t use.  That’s fantastic!

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have?!

What do you think of the May box?

<3 Natalie

 

POPSUGAR Must Have Review: April 2017

Hi everyone!

It’s always an exciting day when my POPSUGAR Must Have box arrives!

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The theme words for April are rest, natural, healing, clean, grow, and spiritual.  A soothing month for sure!

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Box Contents:

  • Makerskit – Crystal Sand Art Terrarium Kit
  • Morning Culture – Dipped Bamboo Cutting Board
  • Tonic Australia – Lavender Sachets
  • The Cottage Greenhouse – Carrot & Neroli Rich & Repair Body Wash
  • Cocolab – Cocofloss
  • Nourish Snacks – Holy Habanero
  • Pronamel – Strong & Bright Enamel, Extra Fresh Toothpaste

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Makerskit – Crystal Sand Art Terrarium Kit – Retail Value $32

This was one of the items that POPSUGAR sneak peeked in an email earlier this month.  I’ve been wanting a crystal for a long time now, so I was super excited to see this kit in my box!

Unfortunately, my kit came broken, so I’m unable to make my little terrarium.  POPSUGAR has fantastic customer service and my replacement terrarium is already in the mail!

Luckily, I was able to dig the undamaged amethyst crystal out of the box!

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Morning Culture – Dipped Bamboo Cutting Board – Retail Value $22

I love the mug I received a few months ago from Morning Culture, so I was pleased to see another item from them in my box this month.

I haven’t taken the plastic off my cutting board yet, because I think it would be fantastic housewarming gift! The lavender paint is so pretty and would go very well in a shabby chic kitchen!

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Tonic Australia – Lavender Sachets – Retail Value $15

How adorable are these little sachets?!  I LOVE the the floral pattern and fabric ribbon they’re packaged with!

I’ve added both sachets to my pajama drawer and love how my jammies are smelling! 🙂

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The Cottage Greenhouse – Carrot & Neroli Rich & Repair Body Wash – Retail Value $22

Continuing with the soothing theme, POPSUGAR included a body wash this month.

The Cottage Greenhouse gets an A++ on packaging from me!  The fonts, the tags, the jute?! It all works together beautifully! Also, this body wash smells INCREDIBLE!  It’s light and earthy with a touch of sweetness to it. I LOVE it! <3

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Cocolab – Cocofloss – Retail Value $8

I’m terrible about flossing my teeth, so hopefully this fancy floss encourages me to do it a little more!

In my defesnse, I have a permanent retainer that makes flossing my bottom teeth quite difficult.  Every time I go to the dentist, the hygienist grumbles about my retainer! I always get a little kick out of it! 🙂

Pronamel – Strong & Bright Enamel, Extra Fresh Toothpaste – Retail Value $5.99

I may not floss often, but I do brush my teeth twice a day! 🙂

The minty flavor of this toothpaste isn’t quite as minty as I would like, but I love that it whitens and strengthens. I’ll definitely be using the entire tube!

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Nourish Snacks – Holy Habanero – Retail Value $1.99

As you all know, I love the snack that POPSUGAR includes each month.  They’re usually funky things that I would never buy myself but would love to try!

I’m not into spicy foods, so I was worried about how spicy these corn bites were going to be.  Surprisingly, I don’t find them to be all that spicy.  I added a handful to a southwest salad I had for lunch a few days ago, and they were a pretty great addition.

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The total retail value for the April box is $106.98. That’s pretty low for POPSUGAR but is still a great value!

The lavender sachets, carrot body wash, and amethyst crystal are my favorite items this month!

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have?!

What do you think of the April box?

<3 Natalie

POPSUGAR Must Have Review: March 2017

Hello everyone!

My POPSUGAR Must Have box has arrived, and I can’t wait to share all my new goodies with you!

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To receive a fun box of surprises each month like I do, click here!

Box Contents:

  • Kate Spade New York – New York Photo Album
  • Stephanie Johnson – Camera Crossbody Bag
  • Sunnylife, LLC – Eco Lunch Box Watermelon
  • Thrive Causemetics – Brilliant Eye Brightener in Stella
  • Smashmallow – Cinnamon Churro
  • Velvet Eyewear – $25 Gift Card

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Kate Spade New York – New York Photo Album – Retail Value $20

This is the first item I saw peeking out of my box and is, by far, my favorite!  I absolutely LOVE Kate Spade!

I’m sure this beauty will be making an appearance on Instagram in the near future!  Follow me (@pinkbowstwinkletoes) and never miss a post! 🙂

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My mission for the next week or so is to gather and print lots of photos to fill my new album!

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Stephanie Johnson – Camera Crossbody Bag – Retail Value $45

I love bags, but I’m not so sure that this one is for me!  I carry A LOT of nonsense in my purse and don’t like the idea of others being able to see all that!

A lot of stadiums are requiring people to bring clear, see-through bags to sporting events now.  I’m wondering if this bag will make the cut even though it’s red?  I don’t go to that many sporting events, but I will take this bag to my next one if it meets the regulations!

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Sunnylife, LLC – Eco Lunch Box Watermelon – Retail Value $18

How adorable is this little watermelon?!  I received an eco lunchbox from POPSUGAR a while ago and absolutely loved it!

These boxes are perfect for keeping your chips and sandwich from getting crushed when throwing your lunch in a tote bag!

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Thrive Causemetics – Brilliant Eye Brightener in Stella – Retail Value $24

How gorgeous is this turquoise packaging?!  I love it!

I also love the champagne-y color of this highlighter.  It looks beautiful on my skin tone!  I added some in the corners of my eyes this morning, and they brightened right up!

The packaging says you can use this highlighter as an eyeliner and eye shadow as well.  I’ll be trying it out as a shadow tomorrow morning.  Champagne is one of my go-to colors, so I know it’ll look fantastic!

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Smashmallow – Cinnamon Churro – Retail Value $4

Gourmet marshmallows?! Yes, please!!

The marshmallows smell amazing and taste pretty good too.  I’ve eaten four (one serving size for those who care) by themselves and found them to be quite delightful!   If I can find some hot chocolate in my pantry, I’m going to add them to that next!

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Velvet Eyewear – $25 Gift Card

I don’t like like it when gift cards are included in my boxes.  Very rarely do the websites have products that you can buy with the gift cards alone.  Velvet Eyewear has a few pairs of sunglasses for $45-$65 but the majority were $150 and above.

I already have two pairs of nice sunglasses, so I won’t be spending this card.

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The total retail value for this month’s box is $111 not including the gift card.  That value isn’t too high, but it’s still great for a $40 box!

My favorite items this month are the Kate Spade photo album and the Sunnylife lunch box!

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have?!

What do you think of the March box?

<3 Natalie

 

POPSUGAR Must Have Review: February 2017

Hello everyone!

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

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

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Box Contents:

  • Tribe Alive – Foldover Clutch – Atitlán Brocade
  • Battington Lashes – Monroe 3D Silk Lashes
  • Kris Nations Jewelry – Love Script Necklace
  • Chuao Chocolatier – Cinnamon Cereal Smooch Chocolate Bar
  • Juara Skincare – Candlenut Body Creme
  • Revlon – Super Lustrous Love Is On Lipstick

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Tribe Alive – Foldover Clutch – Atitlán Brocade – Retail Value $98

This clutch is absolutely gorgeous!  I love the black + cream color palette.  So cute.  So classy.

I don’t carry clutches often (I’m afraid of setting my purse down and accidentally walking away), so I will be using this bag to hold my planner(s) and accessories when I travel.  This clutch is super roomy, so I know I’ll be able to fit all my supplies inside!

Here are photos of both sides of the clutch.  Each side features a different design.  How fun is that?!  I’m not sure which is my absolute favorite, but I’m leaning toward the one on the right!

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Battington Lashes – Monroe 3D Silk Lashes – Retail Value $28

I was pretty surprised to see these lashes in my box this month.  I’ve subscribed to many different beauty boxes over the years and have never received eyelashes before.

I tried to put on fake eyelashes once in high school for a spirit day and things didn’t go so well.  I haven’t tried since then.  I have luscious lashes (mostly kidding 😉 ), so even if I were capable of putting these on, I probably wouldn’t bother.

I have a few friends that wear fake lashes, so I’m going to see if any of them would like to give these a try!

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Kris Nations Jewelry – Love Script Necklace – Retail Value $48

I received some earring from this brand two February’s ago in my POPSUGAR box, and absolutely loved them!

The packaging (real glass and cork) is divine, and the jewelry styles are adorable too!  I’ve already used the jar + cork in an Instagram post, and am wearing this necklace today (Happy Valentine’s Day!!)

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Chuao Chocolatier – Cinnamon Cereal Smooch Chocolate Bar – Retail Value $6

This is another brand I’ve received before in a POPSUGAR box.  The last bar I got was rocky road flavored.  Yum!

I love all the fun flavors that Chuao includes in their chocolate bars.  Cinnamon Toast Crunch is one of my favorite cereals, so I was elated when I saw it was included in this bar!  Unfortunately, I’m not getting much cinnamon flavor.  The chocolate is still delicious though!

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Juara Skincare – Candlenut Body Creme – Retail Value $35

I’ve been really into trying out different body + hand cremes recently, so I was pumped when I pulled this jar out of my box!  The creme is thick and smells really yummy.  It has a soft, sweet, and nutty vibe to it.  I love it!

I like to put creme on my hands and arms every night before bed.  I’ve been using this creme for the last few days and absolutely love it!

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Revlon – Super Lustrous Love Is On Lipstick – Retail Value $7.99

Y’all know how much I love lip products, so you can probably guess how excited I was to find this in my box.

I don’t typically wear red lipstick, but this one is gorgeous.  I’ll definitely be wearing this the next time I hit the town!

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The total retail value for the February POPSUGAR Must Have box is $222.99!  That is just crazy!  I’m not sure I’ve ever received a box with that high of a value before!

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have?

What do you think of the February box?

<3 Natalie

POPSUGAR Must Have Review: January 2017

Hello everyone!

My POPSUGAR Must Have box has arrived, and it’s time for my monthly review!

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

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Box Contents:

  • Goldfaden MD – Fresh A Peel Multi Acid Resurfacing Peel
  • May Designs – Desk Calendar & Notecard Set
  • Daily Concepts – Your Hair Wrap Towel
  • Manduka – eQua Mat Towel in Playa
  • Sourcebooks, Inc. – Instant Happy Notes
  • Dean & Deluca – Peppermint Loose Leaf Tea
  • Glade – N°3 Free – Coconut and Beach Woods Candle

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Goldfaden MD – Fresh A Peel Multi Acid Resurfacing Peel – Retail Value $85

I received a small face peel sample in my PLAY! by Sephora box a few months back and really liked it.  Because of that, I was pretty pleased to see this product in my box this month.

Unlike the peel from Sephora, I can’t feel the dead skin balling up on my skin when I use this peel.  I know that sounds gross, but when I can feel the balls of skin, I know that the peel is working!

Although I can’t feel my skin peeling, I’m still holding out hope that I will enjoy this product.  Maybe I’ll feel/see some results after a few more uses.

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May Designs – Desk Calendar & Notecard Set – Retail Value $25

Those of you that follow me on Instagram (@pinkbowstwinkletoes) know how much I love May Designs!  So you can probably guess how excited I was to see this calendar in my box!

I was excited for two different reasons.  The first reason was because May Designs is one of my favorite stationery brands!  The second reason is that my mom has had her eye on this calendar for a while now!  I knew the second I saw what it was that I would be gifting it to her!

She was so excited to receive the calendar and already has it set up on her desk!

A fun feature of this calendar is that each month card turns into a note card when the month is over!  Simply cut along a line printed on the back, and there you go!  Functional and cute! That’s a win-win in my book! 🙂

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Daily Concepts – Your Hair Wrap Towel – Retail Value $18

I’ve seen tons of hair wraps like this over the years but have never tried one out.  I wrap my hair in a towel for about a minute maybe two after my shower while I put my pajamas on.

Since I only wrap my hair for short periods, this isn’t the ideal product for me.  It’s fun to experiment with though!  Maybe now that I have one of these, I’ll wrap my hair for longer periods of time.  We will see!

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Manduka – eQua Mat Towel in Playa – Retail Value $38

Although I wish I did, I do not currently do yoga.  I have in the past and plan to again in the future though!

In the meantime, I think I’ll just be using this as a regular towel.  It’s very soft and appears to be quite absorbent!

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Sourcebooks, Inc. – Instant Happy Notes – Retail Value $8.99

This is another product that I gave to my mom this month.  Man, she is making out like a bandit isn’t she?! 🙂

My mom loves leaving little notes for people, so these happy, sticky notes are just perfect for her!

Here are some examples of the notes inside.

Super cute, huh?! 🙂

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Dean & Deluca – Peppermint Loose Leaf Tea – Retail Value $10.75

I love drinking tea, so I was very excited that I saw loose-leaf tea was the snack item included in this month’s box!

This tea is very pepperminty and the perfect afternoon pick-me-up.  I’ve already enjoyed several cups and will enjoy many more in the future!

When I opened the tin, I was pleased to see how much tea was packed inside.  I think I’ll be making cups from this tin for months and months to come!

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Glade – N°3 Free – Coconut and Beach Woods Candle – Retail Value $4.99

My last few years of college I became quite the candle fanatic.  I loved having one lit in my apartment!

Although I do love coconut, I’m not a huge fan of coconut scented items.  That’s okay though.  I have quite a few candle-loving friends that I sure would be willing to take this off my hands!

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The total retail value for this moth’s box is $190.73.  That’s the highest it’s been in a long time!

While this month wasn’t my absolute favorite, there were still some amazing items in this box!

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have?!

What do you think of the January box?

<3 Natalie

POPSUGAR Must Have Review: December 2016

Hello everyone!

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POPSUGAR Must Have delivery day is one of my favorite days of the month!

To receive a fun surprise each month like I do, click here.

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Box Contents:

  • Odeme – Catchall + Ring Dish
  • BaubleBar – Snowfall Pendant
  • Mane Message – Date Night Bobby Pins
  • Winky Lux – Lip Pill in Bunny
  • Sisters’ Gourmet – Baker’s Dozen Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
  • Dessange Professional Hair Luxury – Color Restore Color Protecting Top Coat Serum

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Odeme – Catchall + Ring Dish – Retail Value $67

Those of you that follow me on Instagram (if you don’t follow me, you totally should @pinkbowstwinkletoes) have probably figured our how much I love trinket dishes!  I like to use them in the majority of my photos.  So as you can imagine, this little set is just perfect for me!

I love the size, shape, and detailing of both of these dishes! When taking flatlay images, you’ll only be able to see the white rims, which I’m very pleased by.  Many of my dishes have gold accents, so these are a great change of pace for me!

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BaubleBar – Snowfall Pendant – Retail Value $28

I’m not so sure about this necklace.  It’s not exactly my style.  I wear more gold these days than silver, but I’m more unsure about the pendant itself.  It sort of reminds me of an old fashioned microphone.  Is anyone else getting that vibe, or is it just me?! 🙂

I’m going to see if any of my friends would like this necklace!  I’m sure one of them will!

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Mane Message – Date Night Bobby Pins – Retail Value $10

I pull my hair back with a plain bobby pin quite often, so I’m excited to mix it up with one of these.

This pack came with two glitter pins and one solid one.  They’re all so pretty, and I’m having trouble deciding which one is my favorite!  I haven’t decided what I’m going to wear for Christmas yet, but I’m going to try to incorporate one of these pins!

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Winky Lux – Lip Pill in Bunny – Retail Value $14

I loved this lipstick right off the bat just because of how adorable the floral box is! Isn’t it the cutest?!  Also the name “Bunny” is pretty adorable too!

After trying it on, I loved it even more. The cranberry color is very pretty!  I like it much more than the red lip stain I received in my PLAY! Box this month.  I’ll definitely be packing this pretty lip pill in my purse for the winter months.

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Sisters’ Gourmet – Baker’s Dozen Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix – Retail Value $6.99

POPSUGAR featured a cookie mix kit last winter.  I invited all my friends over, and we had a blast baking them together!  My friends and I are all living in different places now, so unfortunately, we won’t be able to do that again this year.  🙁

POPSUGAR recommends this as a hostess gift, which I think is a fantastic idea.  I also think it’d be great as a housewarming gift.  One of my friends is moving in January, so perhaps I’ll send it to her!

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Dessange Professional Hair Luxury – Color Restore Color Protecting Top Coat Serum – Retail Value $11.99

I’m always intrigued by the hair conditioners and treatments included in my boxes.  I actually discovered my favorite leave-in conditioner and hair mask in subscription boxes.

I have thinner hair, so some products are too much for me.  After using this product, I noticed that my hair was a little greasier than usual at the end of the day.

This serum isn’t bad, but I still don’t think it will become one of my favorites.  I’m going to see if one of my friends is interested in trying it out.

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The total retail value for the December box is $137.98.  That’s not too shabby!  I’m very excited about the trinket dishes, bobby pins, and the lipstick!

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have?!

What do you think of the December box?

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POPSUGAR Must Have Review: November 2016

Hello everyone!

My POPSUGAR Must Have box has arrived, and I’m super excited about it!

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To receive a fun box of surprise goodies each month, click here!

I try my best to avoid all the spoilers for POPSUGAR each month! I really want my box to be a complete surprise, so I don’t follow POPSUGAR Must Have on social media.  I also don’t look at subscription boxes on Instagram until after mine has arrived.  Unfortunately, I did accidentally stumble upon a spoiler for this box about a week before it arrived! 🙁

I LOVED the spoiler that I saw, so I was rather impatient after that for my box to finally arrive!  Although I did end up enjoying the spoiler, I’m still going to try my best to avoid all the spoilers for the December box!

I want to apologize really quickly for the lighting in all these photos.  I took all the photos at the same time, but the sun seems to have been working against me! 🙁

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Box Contents:

  • Kendra Scott – Elaina Rose Gold Bracelet in White Pearl
  • Pehr – Chambray Runner Wine
  • Stowaway Cosmetics – Dawn to Dusk Palette
  • AJ Goods – Nest Wire Basket
  • Meri Meri – Star Party Picks
  • Oogie’s Snacks – Oogie’s Gourmet Toffee Butter Popcorn

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Kendra Scott – Elaina Rose Gold Bracelet in White Pearl – Retail Value $50

I love Love LOVE Kendra Scott jewelry!  I have quite the collection and wear something KS almost every day! This will be my fourth toggle style bracelet of hers.  Yes, I really do have a large collection.  My friends think I’m a tad crazy! 🙂

This was the spoiler I accidentally stumbled upon!  As you can imagine, I was super duper excited when I saw it on Instagram and even more excited when I got my box and had it in my hands!

I’ve been waiting for POPSUGAR to feature another Kendra Scott product for years!  I’m so happy that it finally happened!!

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Pehr – Chambray Runner Wine – Retail Value $44

I love the design of this table runner!  The colors and pattern are simple and quite attractive.

I think it would be perfect for a Thanksgiving tablescape!

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I love that there is wine colored fringe on the ends of the runner!  That adds a nice, little touch to it!

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Stowaway Cosmetics – Dawn to Dusk Palette – Retail Value $25

Eye shadow palettes are always fun in subscription boxes!  I use the Pixi palette from the March box several times a week!

This Stowaway palette has some fantastic, versatile shadows in it that I know I’ll get a lot of use out of. The four shadows on the left are my favorites! I’m not sure I’ll get use out of the navy shadow, but I know I will use all the others!

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AJ Goods – Nest Wire Basket – Retail Value $35

This bowl would go really well with the table runner above.  Throw some fruit in there and you’ve got a pretty center piece!

This bowl would also be excellent for holding some of my extensive washi tape collection! 🙂

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Meri Meri – Star Party Picks – Retail Value $8

These party picks would have been PERFECT for my friend’s bachelorette party last week!  If only my box had arrived sooner! Oh well!

I think I’ll save these for a birthday party or perhaps New Year’s Eve!

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Oogie’s Snacks – Oogie’s Gourmet Toffee Butter Popcorn – Retail Value $2.99

Just like usual, this month’s snack is delicious!

How fun would it be to pick out the snack for each month’s POPSUGAR box?! I would have a ton of fun doing that job! 🙂

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The total retail value of this month’s box is $164.99.  That’s fantastic!

Honestly, if all this box had it in was the bracelet, it still would’ve totally been worth it to me! That being said, I am still really excited about all the other products! After I get done writing this post, I’m going to eat some more of that yummy popcorn!

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have?!

What do you think of the November box?

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POPSUGAR Must Have Review: October 2016

Hello everyone!

It’s POPSUGAR Must Have review time!  Are you excited to see what I got?!

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

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Box Contents:

  • Henri Bendel – Packable Umbrella
  • Lalicious – Brown Sugar Vanilla Shower Oil and Bubble Bath
  • My Cup of Cocoa – Dark Drinking Chocolate
  • Morning Culture – Rise & Shine Diner Mug
  • Makeup Eraser – The Makeup Eraser Mini!
  • Power Your Happy by Lisa Sugar
  • Revlon – ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen

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Henri Bendel – Packable Umbrella – Retail Value $58

I was so excited when I saw POPSUGAR’s sneak peek of this item earlier in the month! I received an umbrella from POPSUGAR last year and absolutely love it!  It’s my go-to umbrella on rainy days!  I’m sure I’ll be getting a lot of use out of this umbrella too!

I love the chocolate brown and white stripes with the raspberry accents.  So pretty!

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Lalicious – Brown Sugar Vanilla Shower Oil and Bubble Bath – Retail Value $28

I always enjoy receiving body wash in my subscription boxes.  I’ve gotten so many in the past that it’ll be a while before I have to go out and buy any myself!

My only complaint about this product is the scent.  I know vanilla is a standard scent that the majority of people enjoy, however, I am not one of them.  I’ll most likely end up giving this product to a friend who will enjoy it more than me.

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My Cup of Cocoa – Dark Drinking Chocolate – Retail Value $4.99

As you know, I always look forward to the edible item that POPSUGAR includes every month.  This drinking chocolate did not disappoint!

The chocolate powder mixes with milk to create a deliciously creamy treat! 🙂

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Morning Culture – Rise & Shine Diner Mug – Retail Value $16

These days I’m a huge fan of mugs and trinket dishes to hold all of my pens and planner supplies!

I’m sure I’ll drink something (perhaps the drinking chocolate?) out of this mug at some point, but right now, it’s sitting on my dresser holding several pairs of scissors!

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Makeup Eraser – The Makeup Eraser Mini! – Retail Value $12

A good friend of mine has a Makeup Eraser and absolutely loves it!  After her rave reviews, I was very excited to give this little guy a try.

I’ve used it a few times now, and it’s been working really well.  The cloth is very soft and more gentle on my skin than the typical makeup remover wipe!

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Power Your Happy by Lisa Sugar – Retail Value $25

Motivational books aren’t typically my style, but I’m enjoying this one so far!

I’m going to keep Power Your Happy by my bedside and read a little bit each night.  I’m sure I’ll be finished with it in no time!

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Revlon – ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen – Retail Value $8.99

If you’ve read my last couple of subscription box review posts, you know by now that eyeliner and I aren’t the best of friends.  This is another product that I’ll be giving away to a better home!

One neat thing I’ll mention about the eyeliner is that its felt tip is designed in a way that provides you with three different line thicknesses.  You can see a little sample of the thicknesses on the packaging above. If I was an eyeliner user, I think I’d find that feature pretty handy!

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The total retail value for the October box is $152.98.  That’s not too shabby!

I’m very pleased with five of the seven items included this month! And I’m sure my friends will be very pleased by the two items that I’ve chosen to give away!

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have?!

What do you think of the October box?

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