Thursday, August 25, 2016

August PopSugar Must Have

The PopSugar Must Have Box is a monthly subscription box that is geared toward many aspects of your lifestyle.  It includes, food, beauty, fashion, tech, and all kinds of other treasures. The price of the box is $39.95 a month w/shipping included.  They also have 3, 6 and 12 month subscriptions and each one saves you a little bit of money.

Price: $35.78-$39.95 a month depending on plan with no option to skip. 

Use Code REFER5 to get $5 off your first box. 

This subscription is available in the US only and ships from Gilroy, Ca.  

The good: 

Products: Full size products as promised and a nice variety of beauty, home etc.  

Booklet: The include an info booklet in each box about the products including the value. 

Pricing structure: They have monthly, 3, 6 and yearly subscriptions.  Each one (except monthly) saves you a little bit of money.  

Referrals: The offer a generous referral program.  Refer 3 people get a month free. For each additional referral you get $10 off your next box. 

The not so good:

The price: $40 is a little high for a monthly box but you do get some really cool stuff with a value of way more than $40

Skip a month: There is no option to skip, only cancel.

Baggu bag and Cookie Pop

August PopSugar Must Have

Contents of box with approximate retail price:

Cargo Cosmetics "The Big-Easy" Powder Blush. Value = $26.00

Cookie Pop Popcorn in Cookies & Cream.  Value = $3.99

Unplugged Dusti Screen Cleaner.  Value = $5.99

Baggu Duck Bag. Value = $26.00

Triple C PowerGloss in Silver. Value = $30.00

Christian Lacroix Paris Paseo Sticky Note Folio. Value = $13.00

The value of this box is $104.98. I'm pretty excited I received the striped Baggu bag because it matches my other Baggu bag. The other stuff is ok and the popcorn is delicious! I like the color of the blush but I still don't wear blush so I'll trade this. I've used sticky screen cleaners before and they are ok but I didn't like having them stuck on my phone case. I already have a couple of portable chargers but this one is really sleek and nice. I wish the stick note folio were a notebook. I think I would get more use out of that. 

Verdict: This months PopSugar was pretty ok. 

Everyone Loves A Treasure

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

August GlossyBox

GlossyBox is a monthly subscription box for beauty items. Each month GlossyBox will send a box of 5 beauty products in a pink reusable box. I mention the box because it's very sturdy with minimal branding on it and can be reused for a multitude of things. I've reused them for packing gifts, storing jewelry and beauty items.

Price: $21 a month with discounts for 6 and 12 month subscriptions. 

When I signed up I used a promo code which brought it down to about $15 a month. 

The Good:

Brands: Well known luxury brands including OPI, Crabtree & Evelyn, Sebastian, Too Faced, etc. 

Sizes: deluxe sample size and usually 1 or 2 full size items. 

The Box: I love the box the items come in!

Information: They provide information on each product with price. 

Free Stuff: You can earn GlossyDots for reviewing items in the box and referrals. One you get enough GlossyDots you can redeem them for a free box. 

The Not So Good:

Price: The price is a little high but they do send higher end products. 

Skip: There is no option to skip.

August GlossyBox

Contents of the GlossyBox:

FULL SIZE Wella Professionals Oil Reflections Smoothing Oil. Value = $20.00

FULL SIZE De Bruyére After Sun Lotion. Value = $12.00

.04 oz. Too Faced Mascara cleansing oil/dissolver. Value = $3.09

3 pack Invisibobble. Value = $8.00

FULL SIZE Trifle Cosmetics lip color in guilty pug. Value = $19.00

.1 oz. Borghese Face + Body Mud. Value = $5.29

The total value of the GlossyBox is $67.38. I will use all of the items in this box which makes it an awesome box for me. 

Verdict: This box was a great box for me. 

Everyone Loves A Treasure

Monday, August 22, 2016

August Bespoke Post - Chop

Bespoke Post advertises their subscription service as a monthly box of awesome.  The way is works is like this.  You subscribe by giving them your email address.  This doesn't obligate you to anything but it will give you the ability to look at the available boxes. If you like the box you can purchase it, if you don't then do nothing.  The price of the box is $45.00 w/shipping included. Once you purchase a box you will get an email every month for that months box. If you decide you don't like that box just skip but make sure and do so by the 5th of the month.  If you don't skip you get a credit towards a future box.

Price: $45 a month/with skip option.

This box ships to the US, Canada and Hawaii. Canadian shipping is an extra $10-$20 and Hawaii is $10.

The good:

Know what your getting: $45 is a lot to spend on a surprise so Bespoke let's you know what the expect and you decide if you want it or not

Don't like the box you received: Bespoke lets you return your box for a refund or credit.  How awesome is that.

Skip a month: don't want any of the boxes, trying to save money - just skip the month

The not so good:

I really can't think of anything

August Bespoke Post Box

Contents of the Bespoke Post box w/approximate retail value: 

Lawson Walnut Ulu Knife. Value = $27.30

Lawson Walnut Chinese Vegetable Cleaver. Value = $52.50

The total value of my Bespoke Post box is $79.80. I have been wanting a Ulu knife for years! I was going to buy on in Alaska but we were on a cruise ship and it's kind of a pain to bring knives on cruise ships. When I saw this I immediately opted in for this box. I used the cleaver this weekend to cut up some chicken and it was awesome. I can't wait to use the Ulu to chop of some veggies. 

Verdict: I loved this knife set!

Follow on Bloglovin