Popsugar Must Have Box June 2013

I know this is SUUUPER late, but my boxes weren’t the same last month and I didn’t get as many and I sort of forgot about them and just kept forgetting/pushing aside the pictures and research for the blogging of the goodies. Fortunately  I was smart enough to take pictures of my Popsugar Box when I did, and as usual I love this box!

These monthly subscription boxes are full of hand-selected items in beauty, fashion, home, fitness, and food. The cost is $35/month, and is well worth the money because the boxes are usually worth well over $100 in products. They always include a little booklet explaining all the items inside.

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Now onto the review of the products included in the June box! :]

1 • Gorjana & Griffin Zuma Scarf
This. scarf. Oh. Em. Gee. The colors! The stripes! The beachiness! The summerness! I absolutely love it! It’s light and perfect for summer with amazing navy and white stripes alongside a beautiful, bright hot pinkish/coral color. It’s SUCH an amazing scarf and is worth almost double what I paid for the entire box! {Of course the picture on their website looks much better}


2 • Juice Beauty Stem Cell Repair Moisturizer
1.7 fl oz, $65.00
ANOTHER great product that is worth well over the cost of the box! This moisturizer is proven to reduce fine lines and fight signs of aging. It comes in an amazing bottle/tub, that lets you “squeeze” the perfect amount out every time, so no product goes to waste and there is no messy caps or cleanups. Perfect! This is an amazing product from a great brand that I have come to love through all my subscription box services! {You can check out the product here on the Juice Beauty website}

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As a little added bonus, they decided to include little samples of Juice Beauty CC Cream. I have tried this before and love the product. The “Warm Glow” is perfect for me, and although I think it smells like a strange version of Fruity Pebbles, the scent seems to go away quickly!


3 • Hard Candy Fitness DVD – Addicted To Sweat 4
Ok, so this is NOT my favorite item in the box. At first, I thought it was okay because it was a workout DVD and I REALLY REALLY need to keep up with my gym time/ workouts… however, this involves using a chair. I don’t want to use a chair when I work out. I probably wouldn’t have the right one and then I would get even more confused than a workout tape would already make me! PLUS there are supposed to be Madonna’s workouts, and that doesn’t appeal to me because she annoys the hell out of me anyway. Sooooo I guess not every item is a big hit. {Check out the workout DVD website here}



4 • Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns, by Lauren Weisberger
Hardcover, $25.99
I LOVE to read!!! And I love adding books to my library collection!!! I never actually read the first book, but I did see the movie, so I hope to like this book too! I read a lot of good things about it in all the summer reading articles in the magazines lately, so I was pumped to see it in my box! And a hardcover copy! I never get to buy those because they’re always too expensive… Thanks Popsugar!! ;] {Buy it on Amazon for waaaay cheaper, like $11 bucks!}



5 • Project 7 Quench The Thirsty Wintergreen Mints
I don’t know how much these costs, but I DO think I spotted them at Target the other day. I think this is a great brand and product. They are simply mints, however, each product that is sold helps support an entire year of clean drinking water for someone in need. I’m so happy to know that the product I got was also helping out someone else who truly needs it much more than me. Wonderful & delicious! {Check out the amazing brand Project 7 now!}


6 • Popcorn, Indiana Fit Popcorn Sea Salt
Sooooo I accidently ate this delicious popcorn before I had a chance to take a picture of it. Woooops. As you can tell, it was nice and yummy! This was the description from the booklet of info of the products.


All in all, this June box was great! I got OVER $160 worth of summer products for under $40 of my own bucks……… now that’s a good deal!!

Here’s everything, minus the popcorn of course that I ate much too quickly:


Since it’s already July, I get to look forward to another wonderful surprise box soon!!!


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Just bein’ ‘murican down in Louisiana last summer takin selfies in red, white & blue!


Love With Food April 2013 Review


I loved almost everything in my Love With Food box this month! With 8 new things to try this month, I really liked almost everything!! Also, a little side note, these pictures are pretty terrible but ONLY because when I got this box last night it was already almost dark out and I wanted to try some of the treats so so so bad that I had to snap a few pics before I tore through the box. hahaha I guess I really did LOVE this box! :]

Love With Food is a monthly food/snack subscription service that only costs $10/month, plus for every box you get, they donate a meal to a hungry child. I think it’s a pretty cheap price for that, plus all the deliciousness that I get inside! This month was curated by Andrew Zimmern, so I was OH SO EXCITED to see what he chose for this box. Although I was at first a little skeptical how much influence he actually had in the box, after some research on the products, I found he actually DOES “endorse” these products! Look for the short clip from his show on the very first product I reviewed from the box!


Now onto the goodies!!!!! :]

Item #1 • Air Popped Sorghum Grain from Mini Pops 
Full size: $2.98 
These little guys were super adorable! I love butter a LOT so the fact that they barely had much flavor wasn’t too fun for me, and they are really hard to eat, I guess you are just sopposed to pour them in your mouth out of the bag, but I’m not one to do that…. They were good though, and I’m sure if I tried a different flavor, I would love them even more! Also, watch the short clip below from Andrew on his show about popped sorghum! Check out the product here.


Items 2 & 3 • Original + Sea Salt Cocomel from JJ’s Sweets 
Full size: $7.99 
Oh Em Gee. I am not usually a caramel person, I never really eat it plain. I wanted to try these, especially the sea salt one, because of the interesting coconut milk that it’s made of. THEY WERE SOOOOO FANTASTIC! I loved both the regular and sea salt (probably the sea salt one a little more) and would definitely go out and buy these yummy candies!!! Check out their website here.


Item #4 • Organic Fennel Pollen from Pollen Ranch
Full size: $15.00 
I wish it was almost anyyyyy other herb/spice, but this smells like licorice so I don’t want it anywhere near my food. I’m really not that picky with much else food-wise, just no licorice or bleu cheese please. Check out their website here.


Item #5 • Lemony Lover Olives from Oloves 
Full size: $14.99/ 10 pack
Up until this point in my life, I never really preferred olives. I would pick them off my salads, scrap them off my pizza, and accidentally let them fall out of sandwiches. NOT ANYMORE. These were the most amazingly delicious snack I have ever consumed (for only 50 calories!!!!!!) They seem to be all sold out on Amazon, but they do have them for sale on Love With Food’s site here. These were just SO GOOD. The garlicky lemony goodness was almost too much to handle! So gooooood!!! It looks like they have 2 other flavors, Tasty Mediterranean and Hot Chilli Mama. I want to try them all!!! Check out their website here.


Item #6 • Salty Pepper Nuggets from Somersault Snacks 
Full size: $3.99 
I haven’t tried these little babies yet, but I’m sure they’d be great for a healthy snack! Sunflower seeds and toasted grains just doesn’t sound very appealing to me… or I guess it just didn’t when I had all these other delicious choices to try out! Check them out here.


Item #7 • Creamy Buffalo Ranch Dip from Buff Lo Dip 
Full size: $19.99/ (3) 15.0 oz jars 
I was SO EXCITED to pull this out of my box! I am obsessed with buffalo ANYTHING and I’m also a ranch lover, so this was perfection. I loved the thicker consistency so it stays put when I dip my veggies in. I know we only got a small sample, but if I had more of this deliciousness, I would spreading all over my chicken, mac n cheese, pizza, anything. It’s seriously delicious! You can check out/buy the dip on Love with Food here. I went onto Buff Lo Dip’s website, and it was awesome to see/read that it was just a guy, in his kitchen, looking to make something buffalo-ranchy and came up with the excellent recipe. What a great find! I am the queen of condiments over here and I am happy to discover a new love! I also love the packaging, it’s different and very eye catching. Check out their website here.


Item #8 • Smoky Chili & Lime Chickpeas from The Good Bean 
Full size: $18.98/ 6 bags 
I’m really not too fond of the chickpea, but with a flavor like Smoky Chili & Lime, I had to give these a try! They were actually pretty good! I couldn’t eat the whole bag in one sitting, but a couple munches here and there will be good for me. The flavor is delicious and it’s better than me eating a whole bag of chips! haha (This was also a nice big sized bag!!! Full size yay!) Check them out here.


I thought the April tasters box was fantastic! Super delicious and found a few of my new favorite brands/food!!!


all love & smiles :]

mary elyse