Popsugar Must Have Box February 2014 Review

IMG_4771Popsugar Must Have is my all time favorite subscription box. For $39.95/month you get amazing hand selected items in beauty, fashion, home, fitness, & food! I’m literally obsessed with this box and so sad to say this is my last for a while since boxes are out of my budget at this time without my full time job! This was the hardest box to “unsubscribe” from [insert tear]. 😦

IMG_4773Every month they wrap it up all nice so it feels like you’re opening an awesome gift just for you! They always include a fold out on all the products featured and a note from Lisa Sugar. Let’s see what I got this month!!

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Gorjana Brooks Jewelry Roll
Retail: $45
This will be purrrrfect for my trip to Louisiana in April. At first I wasn’t sure about it, but it’s actually pretty nice and I know it’ll be a great way to remind myself to pack cute matching jewelry! My pictures are clearly horrendous but I received it in the color “Berry” so it’s a little darker than it appears in the pics.

Nourish Organic Pure Hydrating Argan Face Serum
Retail: $23.99
First off… look how tiny the little bottle of serum is compared to the huge box it comes in!!!! If I bought this in the store thinking I was getting a product more the  size of the box I would be highly disappointed… Anyway, this stuff smells and sounds pretty nourishing for the skin, I was so glad to get the tip to use on my cuticles from Liz over at My Subscription Addiction! Since my cuticles are soooo bad from me constantly chewing on them, this could be the start to new fresh cuticles!!

K Hall Designs Peony Travel Candle
Retail: $11.00
This smells SO GOOD!!! I love candles, this is perfection : )

Modelco Lip Pops Duo Lip Gloss & Lipstick
Retail: $20.00 {estimated}
At first I didn’t even see this came in the box until I saw it on the information card, then I didn’t even realize it was duel ended. The colors aren’t bad but I usually don’t wear anything on my lips… gotta start somewhere! I got the price from comparing to their other lip products and packages on their website.

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Sugarwish Mini Red Cinnamon Hearts
Retail: $6.25
This was the absolute cutest packed candy I’ve ever seen!!! Made me feel special just opening the little adorable box. I also love cinnamon candy so that part didn’t hurt either 😉

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NCLA Rodeo Drive Royalty Nail Polish
Retail: $16.00
LOOOVE this red! I tested it on one nail and in one coat it already looked great! Love the creamy finish and the classic, beautiful red. Found my new  go-to!

Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash
Retail: $4.00
Ok, first off, this item just looks SO out of place in this box. Yes, yes, I know, but after my initial shock, I realized that this soap actually smells suuuuuper good & we’re running a bit low on my current favorite soap: Ponche bodywash from Lush. I am actually happy to get this, it will go to great use, therefore making it an excellent valued item for me! : )


Overall, a great box, but I don’t really think I’ve ever been really unhappy with my Popsugar boxes!!

all love & smiles,


Glossybox March 2013 Review



I LOVE when I see my Glossybox waiting for me on my doorstep!!!! It’s one of my favorite boxes I get, PLUS this month it actually came early! I usually don’t receive the boxes until at least a week into the following month, so getting this one still in the month of March was such a nice surprise!! NOT TO MENTION THE AMAZING VALUE OF THE PRODUCTS INSIDE!!!!


This month was titled “Spring Fling”, I absolutely love everything in it!!! The products were worth well over $90, and the box itself only costs $21/month. Which is completely fantastic and makes me smile! (It’s the little things in life…. 😉

Let’s get to goodies inside this month’s box!


I love the card that Glossybox always includes with their boxes. It gives a great description of each product, the price of the full sized product on their website, and also a nice little letter on why they chose the theme/products included in this month’s box. Let’s get started!

Item #1 • Elite Models 
Intensity Eye Pencil, full size, $14.00 
I received this pencil in #02 Secret Grey, and although the tip of the pencil looked to me like it would be a very dark grey/almost blackish color pencil, when I tested it, it was superrrr shimmery, full of sparkles. I use eyeliner almost everyday, it’s one my staple beauty items, so I know this will get some great use! It’s also super smooth and easy to use. {Check it out here}

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Item #2 • Koh Gen Do Cosmetics 
Oriental Plants Emollient Cream, 0.28 oz, Full size: 1.06 oz, $123.00 
This is suuuuch an expensive cream! The full size is a little over an ounce and costs over $100! That’s crazy to me! But this is also why I love getting boxes like Glossybox. This is a cream that I would neverrr normally buy for myself, so it’s awesome that I can try a little bit of the luxury for such a small price. Getting introduced to these kinds of products is so fun and makes me feel fancy! It doesn’t really have a scent, and it definitely is an amazing cream. It made my skin sooo super soft and silky, but not greasy of course. Love it! {Check it out here}


Item #3 • Modelco 
Cheek + Lip Tint, full size, $24.00 
Alright so this product ALONE pays for the entire box (actually, so did the sample sized cream, but anyway), so I knew it had to be pretty awesome. And it is! It’s not a super dark tint, it’s very easy to blend and isn’t actually as obnoxiously bright pink as the box and bottle are (colors that I love by the way!). It’s perfect for me. {Check it out here}

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Item #4 • Prestiche 
Essential Oil Bar Soap, full size, $17.99 
Another item I would never normally have it wasn’t for these boxes! Me and the bf usually just use Old Spice or Axe body gel, so getting a fun, fancy, girly soap makes me so happy! I got the Rosechella scent, and it smells super fabulous!! ALSO INCLUDED: a $40 gift card for Prestiche! This means I can buy 2 more bars of soap… at no extra cost to me!!! How awesome! {Check it out here}

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Item #5 • Sebastian Professional 
Shaper Fierce Ultra Firm Finishing Hairspray, 1.5 oz, Full size: 10.06 oz, $18.99 
Ok so I have this thing where I’m always nervous to try new hairsprays because I hate when I wake up the next morning and my hair is a hot sticky gross mess because of bad hairspray. I used to use Big Sexy Hair before I realized that it was the reason my hair was all nasty and ratty and sticky and gross. The only time I really use hairspray is if I like the way I actually styled my hair (which is not too often!! haha), so I’m scared that I might ruin my style with a bad product. I did read great things about this spray though, so I am willing to give it a try! {Check it out here}


This box was fantastic! Definitely well worth the money, and the products will all be put to great use by me! :]


all love & smiles :]

mary elyse