Tuesday, October 15, 2013

PopSugar Must Have Box October 2013 Review + Code

My October PopSugar Must Have box arrived on Friday and while I already knew what was inside, I couldn't wait to see all the items in person. Here is a look of all the goodies inside:
 First look...
... and all the goodies.
This month's theme is around Breast Cancer awareness and Halloween. PopSugar is donating $1 for every box purchased in addition to teaming up with some of the brands represented in this month's box.

Must Have Food:

The Can't Cook Book: Recipes for the Absolutely Terrified by Jessica Seinfeld ($16.79)
I like when I receive books and various themed, as well. I love to cook and the recipes in this book are accompanied by gorgeous photos.

Must Have Beauty and Special Extra:

NYX Cosmetics Liquid Liner ($6) and Smokey Shadow Palette ($7)
While I'm not a liner-type-of-girl, I'll try this out for a new look. The brush seems quite think for an exact application. The smokey palette looks very appropriate for the approaching holidays. I still can't decide if I'll keep it or gift it. i believe I got a sparkly palette in one of my Ipsy boxes, so I'll probably gift one of these.

Special Extra:
$20 Stitch Fix Card
I have heard of Stitch Fix - the new personal styling online service where you receive hand-selected goodies and you get to keep what you like. I personally don't quite see the benefit of paying $20 flat styling fee each time you get to try clothes... I may gift this one.

Must Have Fashion:

Gorjana Charity Bali Bead Bracelet ($45)
While PopSugar has been sending quite a few Gorjana items in its boxes, I can;t complain as I really like the brand's style and the fact that it can be mixed with other pieces. This bracelet is very delicate and feminine, I like it more than I thought I would.

Jane Tran Bobby Pins ($12)
These have a little sparkle to them and I got 2 each of light gray, green and black. Still deciding whether to use them or gift them.

The Wet Brush ($8.98)
I have not heard of that brush before but reviewers say it's amazing. While my hair doesn't tangle a lot, my girl's hair tends to, so I'll definitely try this brush on her.

Must Have Beauty:

Julep for PopSugar Duo, Nail Polish in Coco ($11.20) and Polymer Top Coat ($14.40)
I have not tried the topcoat and am glad I'll have the chance. It's said to dry shiny and smudge-free in just five minutes. I also like the Coco color - very fall-ish.

Must Have Food:

The Crispery Halloween Crispycake ($3.95)
This crispy-cake is huge. I've never been a fan of this type of treat but I tried it and so did my daughter. It's OK, but nothing extra special for either of us... as I said, it's just not my type of treat.

My verdict: The total value of this box comes to $125.32 and that is excluding the $20 Stitch Fix gift card. As always, PopSugar exceeded the price of the box in multiples. While this may not be my favorite box, I do like a few of the goodies - the cookbook, the Gorjana bracelet and the nail polish duo - a lot and I'll happily use them. If you'd like to see my other PopSugar Must Have Box reviews, you can do so here.

Coupon code: PopSugar is increasing the monthly Must Have box price as of 11/4. Use code SQUAD5 to save $5 on a 1-month subscription or SQUAD10 to save $10 on a 3-month subscription.

How do you like October's Must Have box? Are you going to extend your sub?

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