PopSugar Must Have December ’13

I feel like subscription boxes are a sick disease. Once you get one, you want all of them and you want all of them every month. Curse the day I ever started one! I’ve tried quite a few of them, but instead of sticking with the same one every month, I usually like to mix it up and try a few of them.  I have a love/hate relationship with all of the different boxes because for the price point, I figure I can usually pick out better stuff for myself.

So without further ado, the December box.

This is the description card that comes with each box. It gives you information about every item, and also gives you the website in case you love the items so much you have to buy them. I usually just throw this to the side and hardly read it, so I can start ripping into the box.
My yorkie, Owen, was immediately on the scene to help me investigate the box. I’m guilty of peeping the spoilers so I knew what was coming. I was already prepared for my little furry friend to try and eat it.
The first item I took out of my box just so happened to be my absolute favorite item and the one item I completely forgot about. YAY! This BaubleBar necklace was for new subscribers that entered the promo code at checkout.
Let me be honest with you. I’d read the spoilers for this box on makeuptalk.com and was severely disappointed when I saw the pictures of the boxes that everyone received. I didn’t think it was worth the money and I knew I could have gone to Target and picked out something better with the money. However, after getting the BaubleBar necklace, my tune has changed and I’m happy with the box. BaubleBar is a great company that has awesome quality jewelry. I’m super happy about this and it’s my official Christmas present to myself!
The Lulu Frost bracelet is valued at $110. I’ve never spent that much on a bracelet before and I don’t think I would anytime soon. I still love the bracelet and can’t wait to rock it with my new necklace, but the $110 price tag seems high to me.
You can tell from my previous pictures with wrapped presents as props, that I’m a huge fan of wrapping paper and Christmas altogether. This will get used up right away.
I happen to be the worst nail painter alive. My left hand always looks amazing but the right hand looks like a hot mess. Nail wraps are God’s great invention to bad nail painters like me! They are super easy to apply and they last for just as long as a coat of nail polish would. I have a few sets of nail wraps around the house though, so I wasn’t too enthused, but I can’t deny that the red color will be great for the holidays.
I always buy my mom Ghiradelli chocolate for Christmas, so this will save me a trip to the store. I would have loved to try something different or unique though. This was the item that received the most complaints though since it’s widely available in stores. I can’t say I disagree. I love these subscription boxes to try out new companies or places I never heard of. (Maybe I’m just going light on them because I’m still freaking out about my new BaubleBar necklace?)
I have braces so caramel corn is out for me for at least another year. However, I’m in the process of making a food and wine basket for my mother in-law, so this gift goes perfect. The basket isn’t done yet, since I still have a lot more to buy, but this is how I’ll be gifting it. I also think it’s freaking awesome that my initials are CC and this says “CC made” My in-laws will think I made it and personalized the label, although they know I’m not that crafty.
I was originally pretty excited about these since I thought it would go with my food and wine gift, but they’re plastic and not aligning with the classy theme I’m aiming for. I’ll probably save them for when I’m too lazy to do dishes and need something quick.
Ipsy is my all-time favorite sub box that I NEVER cancel. So I have tons and tons of makeup–in fact, I recently got two mascaras from them. Even though this looks a lot nicer than the samples I’ve received, I’m still not that ecstatic on this.
The winners in my book: the necklace + bracelet. I’m the accessory queen and I can never get enough! Thank you PopSugar and BaubleBar for making my week awesome.
This box had a value of $180 and I paid $42. Did I get my money’s worth? Yes. Would I purchase half the stuff in here? Probably not. I’m calling it “money well spent” since I gained two gifts for family and a few keepers for myself.
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