I learned a new word this week called “ghosting.” It’s apparently a hot phrase in the world of online dating when someone goes from being super involved in texting and communicating to radio silence. The term cracked me up but is a good way to describe my blogging style this summer. I’m in all in… then I’m out for a hot week or two, such is life I suppose. Hopefully the end of summer will get us all back on a solid schedule.
This week I had the chance to check out the August PopSugar Must Have Box which is celebrating its 5th birthday this month. It’s been a few months since I’ve gotten a box. With the move and all the unknowns about the whereabouts of 30% of our mail, I’ve been a little gun-shy about ordering items that can be received via mail. But seriously…did I tell you the story of our rug being shipped to our old house… then being shipped back to California…then being shipped back to our new house? Only to arrive 2 weeks later it’s a hilarious story of a crazy lady trying to understand tracking codes…it’s best told another time.
This month’s Popsugar Must Have Box was one of the better boxes I’ve received (you can see others boxes here, here and here). It’s a special anniversary for PopSugar and everything in the box felt really special. There was almost a delicateness to the box that made me appreciate each and every item in the box for its small subtle features.
Plus there were cookies so any box that contains cookies after a long day at work is #1 on my list.
Goodie Girl Gluten Free Chocolate Chunk Cookies
These babies are fantastic and one of my favorite gluten-free cookies. They are a little harder than most C-Chip cookies but I’m a big fan of a little crispness in my cookies. I, of course, dug into them as soon as I opened the box. Gluten free and delicious… I’m sold.
Dogeared: Friendship Bracelet
This bracelet perfectly describes this entire months box it is delicate and yet is so incredibly beautiful. The theme of this month’s box is “gifts” and while I would love this bracelet to wear myself, I can see it’s beauty comes in giving it to someone special.
It’s made in the USA and is a perfect addition to any arm candy.
First Aid Beauty: 5 in 1 Bouncy Mask
The older I get the more I appreciate any item that promises easy pampering and 10 minutes for brighter, tighter and smoother skin! And it’s safe for sensitive skin. Thanks PopSugar for the gift that will continue giving, is it your birthday or mine?
Pastel: Cheers Lacquered Tray
This might be my favorite item from this box, the timing is perfect for the new house and all the entertaining we’ve been doing lately. I love the polka dot pattern and the size is perfect for deck entertaining. The gold tones also match a lot of our current decor. Plus it’s hard not to smile when you see it!
Meri Meri Gold Glitter Candles
It’s hard not to love candles with gold confetti sparkles on them. Again it’s the small touches that really made the items in this month’s box shine. These candles are perfect for celebrations that need a little extra special touch. I like the extra long length that makes them stand out on cakes and cupcakes. They are delicate touches but make a BIG impact.
I was shocked and excited to see a $25 gift card for Shoptiques.com in this month’s box! That’s a HUGE value for a site that offers so many unique items from small boutiques across the globe. If you aren’t familiar with the website thy have tons of cute and different items including clothing, home and accessories. I’m in full house mode and found myself wanting almost every item in the gifts for hosts/hostesses. Such cuteness, so many options I still haven’t quite narrowed down my selection.
Also this isn’t like a coupon gift card…..it’s a real gift card! Once you create your account and redeem your code the money is applied to your cart… it’s amazing!
Fringe Studio: Free Spirit Journal Presented by Jeep
This journal is beautiful and each page features the “follow your true north” at the bottom which is another subtle yet powerful addition to the item. Jeep is also letting people enter to win a new 2017 compass with their #breakthedawn contest encouraging people to jump-start their day and share the moments that make their morning magic on instagram.
As an avid morning workout person, the message resonated with me. Be sure to check out the contest and let them know what makes you #breakthedawn.
This box has a retail value of $152.00
Which is really good for a PopSugar Must Have Box, and the whole box had very special touches that could be found in each and every item in the box. Everything felt like it belonged and really added to the birthday theme. There were items that could be used as gifts for others or for yourself. Congratulations to PopSugar Must Have on 5 amazing years…and here’s to a million more!
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Thank you to PopSugar for providing me this complimentary box, all opinions are my own.
Question of the Day: Are you a fan of small special touches or more in your face items? What would you most like to try from this month’s Box?