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

POPSUGAR Must Have Review: October 2017

Hello, hello!

It’s time for my monthly POPSUGAR Must Have review! If you follow me on Instagram, then you might’ve seen the unboxing I did in my Stories last week. I’ve started doing “first impression” style unboxings over the last few months, and y’all seem to really be enjoying them! If you want to get in on the unboxing fun, follow me on Instagram!

POPSUGAR Must Have Review: October 2017

The October box came with a HUGE product information card! That must mean there’s tons of good stuff in the box, right? 😉

“dreamy, slumber, sleep, de-stress, cozy, bedtime” are the theme words for the month. Once you see everything that came inside, I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say that they rocked the theme this month!

Box Contents:

  • Lollia Life – Dream Perfumed Shower Gel
  • Patchology – FlashPatch Restoring Night Eye Gels
  • Nature’s Bakery – Double Chocolate Brownie
  • Framebridge – $30 Gift Card
  • Perpetual Shade – Dream On Cotton Lux Sleep Mask
  • Jack + Lucy – Pillow and Blanket Set
  • Keurig – The Original Donut Shop Coffee K-Cup Pods
  • Aquaphor – Advanced Therapy Ointment Body Spray
  • Quaker – Overnight Oats

POPSUGAR Must Have Review: October 2017

Lollia Life – Dream Perfumed Shower Gel – Retail Value $22

I don’t think I’ve ever seen such pretty packaging! WOW! The navy and light gold foil are just incredible! I’m a sucker for packaging so you can bet this quickly became my favorite product from the October box.

Also, it smells fantastic!

POPSUGAR Must Have Review: October 2017

Patchology – FlashPatch Restoring Night Eye Gels – Retail Value $20

A relaxation-themed box just wouldn’t be complete without some sort of mask!  I’ve received eye gels in past boxes and think they’re a funny product. You just can’t wear them without looking goofy! 🙂

Even though they’re funny to wear, these are very nice! I’ve used one set so far and have no complaints! They stayed in place under my eyes without shifting, which is fantastic considering I was looking down and reading the entire time I wore them.

I’m going to save the other four pairs for when I’m feeling extra tired and want to give my eyes a little boost!

POPSUGAR Must Have Review: October 2017

SNACKS!

Nature’s Bakery – Double Chocolate Brownie – Retail Value – $1.49

Chocolate brownie? Yes, Please! I’m all about the chocolate snacks.

This bar didn’t taste bad, but I didn’t think it tasted like a brownie either. There was a different kind of sweetness to it that was unlike chocolate.  I just read the product information and it says it’s sweetened with dates. Perhaps that is the different flavor I’m tasting! 🙂

Quaker – Overnight Oats

I’ve been wanting to try overnight oats for the longest time! There are SO many recipes on my Pinterest board that have gone unused. Probably because I’m extra lazy!

I love how easy this Quaker cup was to prepare. All I had to do was add milk, stir, and then stick it in the fridge. When I woke up in the morning, my oats were ready to eat!

I thought the Toasted Coconut & Almond Crunch flavor was a little sweet but still good. I think I would’ve preferred the oats hot but ended up eating them cold, because I didn’t see the heating instructions until they were almost gone. Whoopsie!!

POPSUGAR Must Have Review: October 2017

Framebridge – $30 Gift Card

If you’ve been reading my reviews for any length of time, then you know how I feel about gift cards. I don’t like it when they are included in the “value” of the box because a lot of the time you have to spend your own money (along with the gift card) to buy something from the featured store.

I don’t have too many framing needs, so I don’t think I’ll be spending this.

POPSUGAR Must Have Review: October 2017

Perpetual Shade – Dream On Cotton Lux Sleep Mask – Retail Value $39

Sleep masks are one of those products that I’ve never tried but have always been intrigued by!

I love sleeping in pitch black rooms. I don’t want to be able to see my hand in front of my face. At all. You would think that would make me all about sleep masks, but I worry that sleeping in a mask will rip and break my hair when I toss and turn at night.

So far, I’ve slept with the mask one time. I put it on in the middle of the night when the moon starting peeking in my window. It didn’t seem to bother me at all, but I did wake up with it on my forehead. (I’m not sure if it migrated by itself due to my natural movements or if I moved it myself in my sleep)

The jury is still out on the sleep mask, but I will be keeping it next to my bed in case of a light/moon emergency!

POPSUGAR Must Have Review: October 2017

Jack + Lucy – Pillow and Blanket Set – Retail Value $49.99

This little pillow and blanket set is perfect for traveling. The pillow is nice and compact, and the blanket is about the size of a beach towel. The ideal size to cover you but not bother anyone around you!

I haven’t been on any super long trips before, but I’m planning on packing this away for any long trips that might come up!

POPSUGAR Must Have Review: October 2017

Keurig – The Original Donut Shop Coffee K-Cup Pods & Coupon

I don’t currently have a Keurig, so these K-Cups are useless to me right now. However, I believe I will be taking advantage of the (awesome!) 50% off coupon and picking one up soon!

POPSUGAR Must Have Review: October 2017

Aquaphor – Advanced Therapy Ointment Body Spray

I’ve never tried an ointment spray before, so I’m not quite sure what to expect from it. I’ve chosen to save this until it gets a little cooler outside and my skins starts to dry out.

I may be mistaken, but ointment seems a lot more moisture intensive than lotion, so that’s why I think it’ll be great for the winter months.

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

The total retail value of the October box (minus the gift card) is $132.48. That’s not bad at all!

As I mentioned earlier, my favorite item this month is the shower gel by Lollia! It’s so pretty and smells delicious!

Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have?!

What do you think of the October box?

<3 Natalie

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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