So far 2018 has been off to a good start– work is good, I’ve been managing to work towards many of my 2018 goals and so far no complaints. Well, except maybe that January flew by and Valentine’s Day is already right around the corner. This week, I wanted to share a peek inside one of my favorite subscription boxes from the past month. Keep reading to see what’s included in the January 2018 POPSUGAR Must Have Box, plus get a $5 off coupon>>
The POPSUGAR Must Have Box is a lifestyle subscription box curated by the editors of POPSUGAR. Each box includes a mix of beauty, fashion, fitness, food, and even home items. Every month contains new items (full-sized!) from these categories, typically within a certain theme. January’s theme is based on rejuvenation, renewal and self-care. The total retail value of the January box is $137. Here’s a peek at what’s inside:
At the start of the year, I love breaking out a new planner and putting up a calendar at my desk. The BAN.DO BEST YEAR EVER WALL CALENDAR ($20 retail) is perfect to keep important 2018 dates in mind with it’s fun and colorful pages. Each page has a cute illustration and the calendar also comes with stickers to mark off and decorate special days.
Unfortunately it hasn’t been cold enough here in SoCal to wear cute beanies such as the included HAT ATTACK POM BEANIE HAT ($44 retail)… I wish! The hat is comfortable to wear and is super cute with the pom detail and pretty soft gray shade.
I’m very excited to see the FARMACY BEAUTY HONEY DROP LIGHTWEIGHT MOISTURIZER ($45 retail) in this month’s box. I’ve been wanting to try Farmacy products and this one sounds amazing since it’s packed with good-for-skin ingredients such as honey, hyalauronic acid and antioxidants. Upon first unboxing, it feels incredibly moisturizing and leaves skin feeling soft.
Everyday I bring my coffee in a reusable cup so the included KEEPCUP ($19 retail) is definitely something I will be getting use of. The cup is made from BPA and BPS-free plastic so if dropped, it won’t break and will keep drinks warm (or cold!).
The box contained a tube of NUUN HYDRATION VITAMINS- Strawberry Melon ($7 retail), which are vitamin and electrolyte tablets that dissolve into water. The flavor wasn’t too bad but you could definitely still taste the vitamins and I wasn’t able to drink the entire glass. If you hate taking pill vitamins this may be a good option for you but I was not a fan.
One of the best parts of the Must Have boxes are the snacks and this months is the RxBAR ($2 retail), a chocolate sea salt protein bar with simple ingredients such as egg whites, dates, and almonds. I don’t typically eat protein bars so I was a little disappointed to receive this bar. It didn’t taste bad, quite the opposite for a protein bar actually, but it was very chewy and would get stuck in my teeth.
I always look forward to receiving these boxes and seeing what’s inside. For me, the January box wasn’t my favorite box– I’m not a protein bar fan, I prefer to just swallow my vitamins and be done with it and I have several tumblers already. However, I’m a fan of Ban.Do and love their calendars and planners, I’ve been really curious about Farmacy beauty products so this gives me the chance to finally try the line out, and although I live in SoCal where I don’t have many opportunities to wear beanies, this cute pom hat will be perfect when camping!
Ready to get your own box? Each box is $39.95 and you can use code SHOP5 for $5 off when you purchase your very own POPSUGAR Must Have Box. Happy unboxing!