After the Winter “special edition” box epic fail, I swore I’d not do another damn Pop Sugar “Special” box but I fell for it. I figured that it couldn’t be any worse than the one for winter… and at least there I was right. It is better, but I’m still underwhelmed. However, I should use most of these items, unlike the Winter box which I used only two of the items. I am also thanking the stars that none of that ___Mint shit is in this box. SO over Style/Jewelry etc. Mint crap. Pop Sugar’s monthly boxes have also been decidedly meh as well lately. I’m not sure what’s going on. It seems like there was a mass exit because they are offering a 50% off discount on the next box, use code GET50 to take advantage of that!
The Must Have Summer Box included the following products for a grand total of $301.95.
House of Harlow 1960 Sunglasses in Tilda, silver $125
Sachin + Babi Baroque Print Foulard Sarong $50
Truffle Classic Clarity Pouch $38
S’well stainless steel bottle in Pink $35
Henri Bendel Lilac Scented Candle $30
Vitabath Fresh Citrus Twist Exfoliating Sugar Scrub $18
Starbucks VIA Refreshers Packets in Very Berry Hibiscus $5.95
Favorite of all of the items? The Lilac candle. Our local Bath & Body Works used to carry Henri Bendel and I LOVED it. I’m still kicking myself for not buying this one perfume of his that was on discount when they were getting rid of the collection that I thought was OK when I first tried it but LOVED once it mellowed on the skin. Something like Vanilla Rum or something? Anyway, I’ve always enjoyed his scents and I’m really excited to try the candle and I love lilac. So this is a huge win for me, I will be lighting that sucker ASAP.
Least favorite of all of the items? The sunglasses. I typically use prescription sunglasses anyway (well when mine aren’t broken that is) but even when I don’t I just haven’t ever got into the aviator thing. Beyond that, when I first tried on these sunglasses to see how they’d look, all I could focus on was the center piece, which to me looked like a penis. I know, most aren’t going to see it but once I saw it I couldn’t UNSEE it and now I keep seeing a penis on my forehead so I doubt I’ll ever wear these. I saw other styles that people got out there and I’m jealous.
Overall though I’m OK with this box. I’ll use the truffle thing this summer when reading my kindle outside instead of my ghetto ziplock bag that I typically use. I’m definitely going to use the water bottle to fill up for work this summer so I have cold water to drink after a photo session in the hot sun. We’ll see if it really DOES keep things cold for 24 hours (although boo to the no dishwasher!). Sugar scrubs can always be used or gifted and I’ve already got a box of the VIA’s so I’ll definitely use them – even if they give me the jitters. The sarong may not get used but I’ll toss it in with my suits with the INTENTION to use it this summer. Ha. I don’t think I’d go for another box (unless it’s a pumpkin themed one, which means I may fall into an autumn themed trap!) but I don’t hate this one like I did the winter box.