It’s another busy month for me, so I fail at blogging epically. Whoops! I’ve been what seems like around the world this month with a wedding, lots of portrait sessions and a trip to Canada and back. Whew! October isn’t done yet and I hear we’re ending it with a snowstorm. Cue the whining from all! 😉
I have been mad stalking my shipment of this month’s Pop Sugar Must Have Box after the delightful surprise last month. I was kind of worried because I heard some complainers saying this one stunk compared to last months but I was very happy with mine when I opened it (I avoided spoilers because I’m weird like that). I actually may have wooped a little and done a jig. While I realize that the Pop Sugar Must Have Box is a bit more than most boxes at $40 or so a month (use REFER5 for $5 off!) I feel OK with it since I LIKE everything in it for two months in a row. Lately with Birchbox, I’ve been lucky to like even one thing in it. I keep meaning to pull the plug but I wanted to find something to fill its place. I’ve also signed up for Ipsy and so far I love it more than Birchbox so I may finally be kicking that habit. I may have added a few other boxes in my quest like the Julibox (COCKTAILS!!), Glossybox and Julep Maven. I’ll be adding those to the reviews now that I have time to actually breathe with my job (well, when I get them). I also plan to start throwing in more book reviews! 🙂 Yes, this blog is a mixed bag, just like me. Ha!
Back to the Must Have box… while it doesn’t have the high value that last month’s had, it’s still awesome and I loved it a lot.
The October box included the following products for a total value of $121.44 (listed in order of excitement)
J.K. Rowling – The Casual Vacancy Hardback Book $35
OPI Pink of Hearts 2012 $14.95
Red Flower Japanese Peony Petal Topped Candle $38
Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy 3 oz Shampoo & Conditioner $3
Dylan’s Candy Bar Gummy Bears $4
Pirates Booty Aged White Cheddar $1.50
Crescent Moon ExerSocks $24.99
I’m a huge reader and although I’ve not read Harry Potter (yes I know), I am excited somewhat to read this new book by JK Rowling. Since it’s free, I’m definitely giving it a whirl. I’m OPI-obsessed so the Pink of Hearts is fantastic and straight up my alley, and since I didn’t have to donate to the Komen fund (I support cancer charities, just not Komen) I’m happy to be given it. The candle smells AMAZING but I definitely wouldn’t buy it at near $40 for that small of a candle! The shampoo & conditioner is perfect for me since I have long and thick hair – it’s NEVER fun to get the tiny samples b/c I need more than that to wash my hair! The gummy bears look divine shall be munching on those during trick or treat!) and the Pirates Booty does too. The socks are… socks. I’ll wear them but probably not buy them again. Unless they totally wow me breathless. I’ll come back and update with reviews of each items as I use them 🙂