According to my siblings, I’m hard to shop for. If you ask me, my sisters are suuuper picky and even harder to shop for! Our conversations around birthdays or Christmases are always filled with sneaky ways to try to figure out what to gift each other. Being a fan of surprise mail, they gifted me a 3 month subscription to POPSUGAR’s Must Have box
, which is filled with beauty, fitness, home, and fashion must haves for the month.
Opening this package was like Christmas morning all over again! I had no idea what to expect and Skyped my siblings as soon as the unboxing started. Having never gotten one of these boxes before, I’ll be sharing a review of each one that comes in. Here’s what was in January’s box:
First thing’s first: let’s talk packaging, shall we? Despite this box travelling up the west coast of California to Seattle, all the contents were so tactfully and beautifully arranged as soon as I opened it. Crazy, as some of my other mail looks like the contents were whirled in a tornado before arriving at my doorstep. haha! I’m a sucker for packaging, so this was a nice surprise. The fact that there were zero
packaging peanuts was also a plus!
Now onto must have goods
Pipsnacks white truffle pipcorn
// This is exactly what it sounds like: mini popcorn! It’s an all-natural, whole grain, gluten-free popcorn that I cannot wait to break open this weekend during the Superbowl game. It’s taken every ounce of my carb-loading loving self to show some sort of willpower to save this.
The juice generation book // When I was back home with the family for the holidays, I learned that everyone had jumped on the juicing bandwagon without me! My sister was blending these amazing spinach, kale, and apple smoothies that the family could not get enough of. I haven’t quite gotten around to starting my research on a blender for juicing yet, but after thumbing through this book, a blender has now been added to my list of kitchen appliances to acquire in 2014!
Jack + Lucy tech gloves // Not even going to lie how attached to the hip I’ve become to my phone over the years. Isn’t everyone? Living in Seattle with a milder-than-Toronto winter is great because it means I don’t have to wear super thick gloves/mittens this season. These knitted gloves are the perfect thickness for Seattle’s temperamental winter days, not to mention the perfect shade of grey!
Rifle Paper Co. desk calendar // Rifle Paper Co. put together a collection of 12 illustrations of international cities for this cute 2014 desk calendar. Perfect timing for me, as my fox-illustration calendar cards just expired!
Revlon by Marchesa nail files // The perfect travel-sized nail files with dainty lace print? Yes please! I’ve been breaking nails like no other lately (I’m going to blame this on the fact that I’ve gone bowling way more as of late and always end up cracking my thumb nail), so these are super handy!
Malin + Goetz detox face mask // I’ve been researching face masks since November 2013 as part of a mission to take better care of my skin and to establish some sort of beauty routine. Can’t tell you how awesome it was to find this Malin + Goetz mask in the box, as this regularly retails for $40 and was on the top of my list of products to try. As someone with sensitive skin, all the reviews I’ve read about this face mask have been nothing shy of positive and I can’t wait to try it for myself.
After this first box, I can’t wait for the next two! Thanks to the fam for such an awesome Christmas gift that just keeps on giving! ♥