Subscription Box Deals: PopSugar, New Beauty TestTube

Yay! I love holidays because it means LOTS of subscription box deals and goodies to go around!

PopSugar MustHave is offering $10 off a subscription, which would make it $29.95! I learned with PSMH codes that if you’re a current subscriber, make sure to CANCEL your current subscription before buying a new one with the code. I read online where a girl was a current subscriber, used a code and ended up with two boxes. Their customer service said too bad, so sad. What does a girl need two boxes for? Anyway… the code is BOX10 and it’s valid through 2/25. I just got my February box in the mail and will be posting the review soon!

New Beauty TestTube is offering 30% off for new subscriptions! There’s no promo code to enter, just click this direct link and it will offer you the price of $20.95. I’ve never received a TestTube but I may give it a shot with this awesome promo code.

-Sadly, there’s no Glossybox discount code, but if you just have to have the box anyway, use the code HEARTS to get a free lipstick. I haven’t been overly enthused by the spoilers yet this month, but I’ve loved the past two GB’s that I’ve received. (offer expires 2/16)

Birchbox teamed up with US Weekly this month and I’m hoping my box rocks. If you sign up by using the code USWEEKLY100, you get 100 bonus points to use in their shop, which is essentially $10. You’ll also receive 12 issues of US Weekly which is a $10 value also.

This is non-subscription box deal related, but Bath and Body Works has a sale on their mason jar candles for $7 (regularly $12.50) Their spring candles smell divine and they burn so well! My favorites are the Raspberry Peach Macaroon and the Watermelon Lemonade. They also have a few codes, so pick whichever one makes your deal the best.

-CUPID25 ($1 shipping for purchases over $25)
-RMN20FEB (20% off)
-S141770 (Save $10 off a $30 purchase)
-F131769 (Save 20% off a $25 purchase) expires 2/23
-ALOHA20 (Save 20% off any online purchase) expires 5/4

-Another non-subscription box deal, but way too good of a deal to pass up. Get a free Smashbox eyeliner/mascara duo ($21 value) with any $10 purchase to You have to pay shipping, but if you have a Shoprunner account, you’ll get free shipping. No code required, but click this link to get the deal. All you have to do is add $10 worth of merchandise to your cart and the mascara will be added to your cart automatically. (I think my favorite thing that’s on sale on their website right now is loose pigments and nail polish by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics.)


Whew! Now I feel like I need to go on a shopping spree with all these awesome deals circulating. Which one will you be picking up today?

**there are referral links in this post



PopSugar Must Have – Promo code

I just found this awesome PopSugar Must Have (referral link) promo code last night that I wanted to share:Image

This promo would make each box $27 (plus tax) instead of $39.95! It only says “for a limited time” so I’m not quite sure how long this will last.

I’ve received two PopSugar Must Have boxes so far and loved both of them, but December’s box wasn’t so well loved by the universe. I think this is their way of trying to make it right.

Are you going to give them a try?

Edit 1/3/13: I bought my 3-box subscription today with the 3FOR2 code and it still worked! If you’re still wanting to try this and the 3FOR2 code doesn’t work for you, a new code was posted today of NEWYEAR and it takes off $30 for a 3-month subscription. It should come out to the same price as the 3FOR2 code.


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 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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