Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Popsugar Must Have November 2013 Review

November Popsugar Must Have 2013.

Alas, I peeked at the spoilers for this month and knew what I was getting.  That doesn't make it any less exciting to actually have the box sitting on my doorstep, though!

First Look, Popsugar November 2013

This month's theme was getting ready for the holiday season.

Absolute! Nail Polish Remover Pads in Spring Fresh

These came with 32 pads and are acetone-free.  They are sold in lemon, peach, lavender, and spring fresh scents.  I think that these are really cute!  It would make a great stocking stuffer along with some nail polish.  At $2.99 each from their website, it's quite affordable.

Maison de Monaco Preserves

These preserves are made with strawberry and blackcurrant cream and look delicious! I think I will take one of the suggestions on the jar and serve them on a cheese plate this coming holiday season.  My father asks every year if I will, as my gift to him, cook a big fancy dinner for him and some other family.  I think this would be great on a pre-dessert cheese course after this year's dinner!

If you order online, you can get sets of 6 for $36, making one jar worth $6.  However, this looks to be the only flavor that comes in 8.3 oz, every other flavor is 7.75 oz.  Other flavors include apricot&hibiscus, peach&lavender, and blackberry&violet.  They sound delicious!

The Soap & Paper Factory Roland Pine Shea Butter Soap

This smells like Christmas morning!  It smells like soap and pine and warm fuzzy feelings.  I can't decide if I want to give it as part of a gift, put it in one of my clothing drawers, or use it.  Tough decision!  This has coconut-derived ingredients, olive oil, and shea butter.  Sounds like a good soap to me.

$8 on their website, along with many other scents and products, including some beautiful soy candles.

Speaking of soy candles...

Illume Candle in Naughty
As soon as I opened up this month's box, I could smell this amazing candle.  It is warm and herbally/woody and maybe has a hint of citrus. I'm a fan of soy candles because they burn cleaner and longer than beeswax, so I'm definitely keeping this for myself!  It's a fantastic scent for this time of year.  I get so tired of smelling cinnamon-y scents in everyone's houses.  This would be a perfect foil to that!  It's warm and spicy enough for the holidays, but different enough that people will notice.

This sells for $15.75 on Illume's website.

Barefruit Sea Salt Caramel Apple Chips

These were not my favorite, but they were edible.  The caramel and sea salt part of this was nice, I just never seem to like dried apples or apple chips as much as I want to like dried apples or apple chips.  Oh well. 

These are worth about $2.26 per pack.  The barefruit site sells boxes of 10, 48g bags for $22.64. 

Lands' End Single Canvas Wine Tote in Red.

Lands' End Single Canvas Wine Tote

This is cute!  I feel like whenever I go to a holiday party and bring wine, I'm always bringing a million other things, too.  That is what makes this tote so nice! I can put it over my arm and have my hands free for food and gifts.  The red is festive, and I know that anything from Lands' End will be sturdy.

Lands' End Single Canvas Wine Tote

Modeling with Newport Vineyards' Moscato.  Delicious.

This sells for $14.50 on the Lands End website.

Michael Stars Folk Art Wrap

The final item in this month's box is a huge wrap from Michael Stars.  Seriously, this thing is gigantic!  I'm all wrapped up in it now, and it is super warm.  You could wear it as a big cozy scarf on a casual day, or as a nice warm wrap for a more formal setting.  Great job, PSMH!  This is a winner.

Michael Stars Folk Art Wrap as a scarf.

This sells for $42 on the Michael Stars website.

All together!
PSMH November 2013

There was also a $30 gift code to Canvas Pop.  I might use it for a gift for Christmas.

All together, this month had a value of $91.50 and I paid $31.67 for it (3-month subscription at $95).  This is not bad, especially considering that I like and will actually use everything that was sent!

Unfortunately, Popsugar just raised their prices.  I hope that means they will also raise the value of their boxes, but even if they don't this is still a great value.  PSMH is one of my favorite boxes because of the diversity of items that they send.  I know that everything will be good quality and will be a full product.  No foil packets, here!  Now, PS is $39.95 per month, but you save some money by purchasing a 3,6, or 12-month subscription.

If you are interested in trying out Popsugar, you can use my signup link here.  I will get a free box for every so many people who join using my link.  If you use code REFER5 you can save $5 on your first box.

*Until 11 am PST on November 15, if you use code HOLIDAYGIFT and send someone a gift subscription, you both will get a Baublebar necklace in your December box.

No special consideration or compensation was received for this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own. All items mentioned within were paid for by me.  This post contains a referral link.  See above for details.

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