It’s been a while hasn’t it?? Crap. I suck at blogging. I think I feel bad because this blog doesn’t have a “focus” or a “niche” really and it’s just me spitting out random shit at people. Since I couldn’t figure out my focus, I just abandoned it. I’m going to try to get back into the swing of things and embrace my non-niche-ness. I’m getting back on the wagon with a post about one of my favorite things, beauty boxes! I’m starting off with the Pop Sugar Must Have Resort Special Edition. I have a love/hate relationship with the Special Edition boxes from Pop Sugar. I really liked last Summer’s box so I was hoping for the best with this one. I’m still kind of meh on it. Their monthly boxes are also hit or miss but April’s box was out of the park awesome (I loved it so much I didn’t pause for a picture before diving in).
The Must Have Summer Box included the following products for a grand total of ~ $476.50.
Sisco Berluti Bracelet Stack, Pop Sugar Exclusive ~$176
RB of McD Clutch, Tan and Navy ~$150
Cuyana Turkish Towel, blue and white $55
Epicuren Tropical Lave ~ $37
Clark’s Botanicals Cellular Moisture Mist $28
Smashbox Santigolden Age Double-Ended Limitless Eye Liner, yellow/blue $24
Salty Road Salt Water Taffy, Salty Caramel Apple $6.50
I had to guess on some values due to the sites being down or the item being an exclusive (clutch, bracelet). It’s one of the higher valued boxes I think Pop Sugar has ever released but it doesn’t make my joy level rise really. The towel was the teaser item that they used to bait people with when advertising the box and I’m OK with it. I’m not really sure how one would really use it though – it doesn’t seem very towel like, it’s too big to be a scarf and too thin to be a blanket. It’s a odd item for sure. Maybe I’m just not fancy enough for it? The bracelet stack I like and I’m so glad it’s not Bauble Bar or Style Mint. THANK GOD! The clutch came in two colors and I think both are OK, the leather is like butter and is amazingly soft. I’m not sure I’ll really use it though but I’ll have a think on it before I decide what to do with it. The tropical lave smells AMAZING. I love everything Epicuren I’ve received so far and I’m sure this will be enjoyable. I love all bath products! The cellular mist is OK but the tingling is WEIRD. We shall see if it makes me break out in hives or not. The eye liner is what I absolutely HATE from this box. I’m too old for bright blue or yellow eyeliner. I want to try the taffy but I am supposed to avoid all soy (I have endometriosis) so I’m really bummed. Maybe I’ll just try a small piece. Sigh.