POPSUGAR Must Have Spring 2020 Review

Spring is wrapping up and summer is quickly approaching, which means it’s about time I shared my POPSUGAR Must Have Spring 2020 review! If you’ve been a PBTT reader for any length of time, then you’ll know I’ve been a POPSUGAR subscriber for many, many years! I still have mixed feelings about their switch from monthly to seasonal boxes, but no matter what, I love seeing these boxes show up in my mailbox!

If you’re interested in subscribing too, you can get $20 off your first box! What a great deal!

Popsugar Must Have Spring 2020 Review
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POPSUGAR Must Have Spring 2020 Review

My Lab, Parker, loves checking out my boxes each season and looking to see if any of the items are for him! Unfortunately for him, none of the items this season are for pups! I did try to put the blue-light glasses on him and he was NOT having it! LOL

Popsugar Spring 2020 Beauty

Omorovicza – Magic Moisture Mist – Retail Value $95

I’m always so intrigued by the beauty items that POPSUGAR includes each season. They’re typically from high-ends brands I’ve never tried before.

This moisture mist certainly fits that bill! I had to enlist one of my friends to help me figure out what exactly a ‘moisture mist’ is for. She’s a beauty guru and let me know a few different ways this spray can be used. After trying a few different things, I decided that I like it best when sprayed right after my morning moisturizer and before I apply my foundation.

If you’re wary about face sprays, this one really is great! The mist is SO FINE, way better than some of the other options out there. If you’ve ever used a ‘chunky’ face spray, then you know how important and refreshing a nice mist can be!

Glow Recipe – Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Sleeping Mask – Retail Value $42

I LOVE a good eye mask! Especially one that is clearly marked with its intended daypart. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been bitten by eye creams that are for daytime use and are not labeled as such.

If you’ve never experienced the horrible sleep (or complete lack thereof) that comes with using a daytime eye cream at night, you are extremely lucky. If you have experienced all that loveliness, then give this eye cream a try! It’s rich, a pretty green color, and doesn’t disrupt your beauty sleep with caffeine.

POPSUGAR Spring 2020 Dishware

Canvas Home – Shell Bisque Cereal Bowls – Retail Value $66

If you know anything about me, then you probably know that I LOVE color! Light colors, dark colors, bright colors — all colors are for me!

Here’s a peak inside my dish cabinet. As you can see these new cereal bowls (pictured bottom right) fit right in!

Have you ever seen a happier kitchen cabinet? I sure haven’t!

POPSUGAR Spring 2020 Lifestyle

Bluma Project – Luna Necklace in Sand – Retail Value $75

This season, we were able to choose what color necklace we wanted. Between blue and beige-blush, I clearly went with the more neutral option!

I don’t wear a ton of statement jewelry these days but figured that the more neutral option would be best. I’m definitely more likely to wear it if it’s easy to match with my clothes.

Unfortunately, we’ve been on quarantine since my box arrived, so I haven’t had a chance to take this necklace for a spin yet. I’m excited to pair it with a few things as soon as quarantine lifts though. I think it’ll look great with a black blouse and high-waisted jeans!

The Book Club – Anti Blue Light Lenses – Retail Value $30

I’ve been intrigued by blue-light glasses for some time now, so I was very excited to see these included in my box this season. POPSUGAR let us choose between four styles, and I went with a clear, cateye shape. I have a pair of prescription cateye glasses, which I adore, so I figured cateye would be fun for these too.

I wear prescription glasses almost everyday and always at work, so I knew when I tried these out, I’d have to wear my contacts. I have pretty dry eyes, so I typically only wear contacts on days when I’m in the water or doing a big activity.

After trying blue-light glasses, I don’t think I’m a big fan. It’s not the glasses’ fault though. The glasses are super cute and very nice, they just aren’t for me.

I found that my eyes get too dry while wearing my contacts to comfortably wear them for a full workday. Also, it’s quite distracting that the second you put the glasses on, your entire field of vision has a yellow tint. I understand that’s how the technology works, but I just can’t get behind that. I work with a lot of color in my life and am not comfortable wearing glasses that distort my perception of that color. Like I said though, that’s all on me and not the glasses. The glasses are adorable and functional if you have the right eyes!

POPSUGAR Spring 2020 Crystals

Smudge Wellness – Glow Spell – Retail Value $49.50

Here’s another item that’s pretty but just not for me. I’m not a believer in crystals, tarot cards, etc., so I’m just not quite sure what to do with these.

I work with a girl who is all about crystals though, so I may check with her and see if she’s interested in these ones!

POPSUGAR Spring 2020 Special Extras

Yogi – Blackberry Apple Cider Digestive Awakening Tea – Special Extra

I love a good cup of tea! Especially caffeine-free tea before bed. There’s just something so soothing about it.

I was a little skeptical of the ‘apple cider vinegar’ aspect, but as long as you don’t sniff the tea bag too hard before steeping, you might never notice that it has apple cider vinegar in it. All in all, a very tasty before-bed tea option.

Clorox Scentiva – Disinfecting Wipes – Special Extra

Like I mentioned earlier, I received this box right after the mandatory quarantine started her in Florida. I don’t think POPSUGAR could’ve planned a better extra than Clorox wipes! How convenient that these showed up at my door right as all the stores were selling out of cleaning supplies!

I already have an open container of wipes, so I’m saving these to begin using as soon as my current container is empty. I’m most looking forward to the grapefruit one — citrus is one of my all-time favorite scents!

POPSUGAR Must Have Spring 2020 Review

Well there you have it, my full POPSUGAR Must Have Spring 2020 review! This box has a total retail value of $357.50, which is remarkable! My favorite items this season (and Parker’s favorites too) are the eye cream and the cereal bowls!

What about you? Do you subscribe to POPSUGAR Must Have? If so, what are your favorite items this season? If you don’t already subscribe, grab $20 off your first box!

Looking for more reviews? Check our my FabFitFun Spring 2020 Review as well! It’s been a good subscription box season, and I can’t wait to see what our summer boxes hold.

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FabFitFun Spring 2020 Review

FabFitFun Spring 2020 Review - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Spring is here and so is this season’s FabFitFun box! Follow along below as Parker (my pup) helps me review the FabFitFun Spring 2020 box!

FabFitFun Spring 2020 Review - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

FabFitFun Spring 2020 Review

Parker’s first impression, “This sweater really is one size fits all!”

My first impression, “What a colorful box of goodies!”

It’s been almost two years since I received my last FFF box, so I’m pumped to dive into this one!

Ribbed Cardigan from FFF Spring 2020

Donni – Ribbed Sweater Coat – Retail Value $99

After seeing quite a few ads for this seasons’ box, I decided to subscribe because there were a few items that really caught my eye! One of those items is this cardigan. I LOVE cardigans and wear them all the time, so of course, I had to have this one.

This sweater is marked as one size fits all, which I don’t think is entirely true. While the sweater does technically fit, it doesn’t fit well enough to wear out on the town. It’s quite baggy on me, so I’ll only be wearing it inside my apartment. With that being said, I’ve been living in this cardigan since I received it, especially as I’ve been working from home for the last two weeks.

Calpak Packing Cubes from FFF Spring 2020

Calpak – Packing Cubes in Tutti Fruity – Retail Value $40

These packing cubes are another reason I decided to subscribe this season. I just couldn’t resist the adorable citrus pattern! It’s just too cute!

I have a trip planned for this May, and you better believe I’ll be packing these cuties in my suitcase! This set comes with three cubes sizes, which I think will help a lot with my suitcase organization but will probably not help with my tendency to overpack!

Reusable Straws from FFF Spring 2020

Chic & Tonic – Silicone Straws – Retail Value $15

The third and final item that convinced me to get this season’s box. How cheery and cute are these silicone straws?! If I were to describe these in one word, it would be “happy!”

This set comes with four straws, a brush for cleaning, and a carrying case. I’ve been using these straws nonstop over the last few weeks and don’t see that changing anytime soon — mainly because of how cute they look in my sparkling water!

Weight Sleep Mask from FFF Spring 2020

Gravity – Weighted Sleep Mask – Retail Value $39.99

After subscribing, I saw that this weighted sleep mask was one of my customization options and couldn’t resist selecting it. I have trouble sleeping sometimes, so I love trying new things that may help!

Weighted blankets are all the rage these days, so before taking the plunge and purchasing one, I figured I’d get my feet wet with the sleep mask first.

I sleep on my stomach or on my side most of the time, which is not ideal when it comes to using this mask. The mask will work much better for back sleepers. For me, I’ll have to take it with me the next time I go on a trip. It may work well as I lean my head back and try to sleep on an airplane.

Four Beauty Products from FFF Spring 2020

Here come the beauty products!

AG Hair – Fast Food Leave-On Conditioner – Retail Value $24

I use leave-in conditioner every night after I shower, so I was very pleased to see this product in my box. I’ve been using it every single night for the last few weeks and have been liking it quite a bit.

I probably won’t repurchase because my usual leave-in is a little cheaper, but I will definitely finish this entire tube.

Pürlisse – Watermelon Energizing 2 Minute Polishing Peel – Retail Value $35

This is another item that just screams “happiness” to me! The watermelon packaging is bright and cheerful and actually makes me think of summertime. It smells like watermelon candy too, which is another fun touch!

Unfortunately, the peel does not agree with my skin. I used it twice, and both times, I had a lot of breakouts to deal with. That’s not fun, but what will be fun is gifting this to one of my (less skin sensitive) friends!

This Works – Deep Sleep Body Cocoon – Retail Value $40

Like I mentioned above, I absolutely love trying “sleepytime” items. I use quite a few of the Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy sleep items already, so this cream is right up my alley!

I’ve been using it on my arms and legs a few nights a week and have been loving how calming the scent is. It’s the perfect blend of lavender and vetivert. The consistency is great too!

Jabonería Marianella – Imperial Jade Body Oil – Retail Value $68

Last but not least, we have a body oil! I’m going to be honest with you and tell you that I have not tried this product yet. Parker (my pup) has a thing for licking my legs when I apply lotions and such, and I haven’t worked up the energy to fend him off as I apply this one.

Now, you may be wondering why I’m able to apply the body cocoon above and not the oil. Well, the body cocoon I apply while I’m in bed and under the covers (a place where his tongue can’t reach). The oil I would need to apply in the bathroom, and I just know that he would be ALL over me! That’s being said. I will do my best to try this product soon!

FabFitFun Spring 2020 Review - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

All in all, I would say the FabFitFun Spring 2020 box was pretty great! I paid around $40 for this box, which has a total retail value of $361. That’s not too shabby at all!

Do you subscribe to FabFitFun? If so, what do you think of your Spring 2020 box?

If you’re not already a subscriber and want next season’s box, I can get you $10 off! What a deal!

FabFitFun Spring 2020 Review - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

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POPSUGAR Must Have Summer 2019 Review

A new season is here, so you know what that means — it’s time for my POPSUGAR Must Have summer 2019 review! As usual, POPSUGAR did not disappoint with a box full of summery goodness! From sunscreen and beach hats to beauty products and candy, let’s dive in!

POPSUGAR Must Have Summer 2019

Box contents:

  • Seafolly – Bronte Sunglasses in Blush
  • Tofino – The Mathea Towel
  • Julep – Creme-to-Powder Eyeshadow Stick in Champagne Shimmer
  • Brooklyn Hat Co. – Palm Fiber Safari Hat
  • Tarte – Rainforest of the Sea Mermaid Skin Hyaluronic H2O Serum
  • Hint – Sunscreen and Sunstick
  • Candy Club – Lemonade Straws
  • Nair – Leg Mask

Seafolly – Bronte Sunglasses in Blush – Retail Value $99

Summer isn’t complete without a fun, new pair of sunnies! Subscribers were given the option of blush or blue for these sunglasses. I went with blush and am very happy with my choice!

This style is quirky and so different from the classic aviators I usually wear. However, I love them! I wore them on the 4th of July this year and received a ton of compliments. I’ll definitely be taking these cuties on my annual summer beach trip coming up next month.

POPSUGAR Must Have Summer 2019 Review - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Tofino – The Mathea Towel – Retail Value $64.99

This is another item that POPSUGAR let subscribers choose the pattern of this month. I chose polka dots (my favorite) over the tribal print option.

The tassels on this beach towel are what sets it apart! How cute is that detail?! I’ll definitely be packing this towel for my annual beach trip as well!

POPSUGAR Must Have Summer 2019 Review - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Julep – Creme-to-Powder Eyeshadow Stick in Champagne Shimmer – Retail Value $18

If you’re a longtime reader, then you know that Julep was my first foray into subscription boxes. I subscribed for years and loved each product I received, including their eye shadow sticks. I received this eye shadow stick and a few others several years back and loved them then just like I do now.

Champagne shimmer shadows are my everyday go-to, so I’ve been getting tons of use out of this eye shadow stick over the last few weeks and will continue to do so until it’s all gone!

POPSUGAR Must Have Summer 2019 Review - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Brooklyn Hat Co. – Palm Fiber Safari Hat – Retail Value $55

I’m not usually a hat wearer but this hat has tempted me! I’ll be packing it for my annual beach vacation as well, so we’ll have to see how it like it after taking it for a spin on and around the beach!

If all else fails, it makes for very cute wall decor! Don’t you think?

POPSUGAR Must Have Summer 2019 Review - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Tarte – Rainforest of the Sea Mermaid Skin Hyaluronic H2O Serum – Retail Value $42

Another thing you’ll know if you’ve been reading for a while is that I love Tarte products! I use quite a few in my everyday beauty routine and have tried tons more over the years after receiving them in various subscription boxes.

I’ve been using this serum several times a week for the last few weeks and have not noticed a difference in my skin. My skin has not been breaking out (which is fantastic!), so I will continue to use the serum for a bit longer to see if I notice a difference.

POPSUGAR Must Have Summer 2019 Review - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Hint – Sunscreen and Sunstick – Retail Value $17.99 and $9.99

A summer subscription box isn’t complete without sunscreen! I’m not complaining though. This fair-skinned girl appreciates any and all sunscreen that she can get her hands on!

Hint’s pineapple scented sunscreen did not disappoint! It smells INCREDIBLE and works well too! Along with pineapple, their line also has a grapefruit scent, which intrigues me quite a bit. I hate eating grapefruit, but I love them smell!

Along with a lot of the other products above, I’ll be taking this sunscreen on my upcoming beach trip as well!

POPSUGAR Must Have Summer 2019 Review - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Candy Club – Lemonade Straws – Retail Value $8.50

Lemonade candy? YUM! I love sour straws, so I was extremely excited when I found these in my box. I finished the container a little bit before writing this post, which is a little sad, so I may just have to look into a candy subscription with Candy Club. How fun would that be?!

POPSUGAR Must Have Summer 2019 Review - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Nair – Leg Mask – Special Extra

It’s been years since I’ve used Nair instead of shaving my legs. I gave this product a try on my calves the other night and was pleasantly surprised by the outcome. After ten minutes, my calves were mostly hair free.

This leg mask works well, but I used almost the whole bottle just on my calves. I’m not sure how much larger the full-size version is, but I imagine I wouldn’t be able to get more than two or three full uses out of it.

For convenience sake, I think I’ll stick to shaving. After all, it only takes a few minutes to shave my legs as opposed to 10 minutes waiting for Nair to work.


POPSUGAR Must Have Summer 2019

This season’s box had a total retail value of over $315, which is over 3x what I paid for it! What a deal!

My favorite items are the sunglasses, beach towel, and the candy!

I can’t wait to see what next season’s box holds!


POPSUGAR Must Have Summer 2019 Review - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

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