Popsugar Must Have March 2016

Hurray!  March Must Have is here!  It’s no secret that I love PSMH, anticipating what the next box will bring, digging through my box upon arrival, trying everything, finding places in my home for others.  It is simply stated: a really fun box, with a little of everything. This particular box is no exception:

March Inspiration:

March 2016 Popsugar Must Have

feminine . ILLUMINATING . Refreshing . Vibrant

Popsugarmh March 2016

Included Foldout

If you are new to the game Popsugar Must Have is a Monthly Lifestyle Subscription Box service, delivered to your door monthly for $39.95 (free shipping) and is valued at over $100.00.  *They also curate several 1 time purchase, luxury, limited edition boxes that are fabulous!

Each Must Have box is filled with the best in fashion, beauty, home, fitness, food and more; curated by Popsugar Editor in Chief Lisa Sugar.  I personally adore this box and look forward to receiving it each month.  They may not hit it right on the mark, every time, for everyone but most of the time, for me; they do a really good job.  I really enjoy receiving such a wide variety of products in one sub box and I love the anticipation of such!  I generally like and use all of the products I receive yet in the event something does not suit me it is always something of quality that I can gift it to another.  PSMH works with many good, quality, relevant and on trend brands, many of them high end so it’s a great box for receiving tried and true products/brands as well as new products and up and comers!  2 words: Beauty Blender!! 🙂  Thinking of taking the plunge?  Check it out here!

The Box:

Popsugar Must Have March 2016

The Goods:

Govino Carafe & Water 'glass' set

Govino Go anywhere Carafe & Water Glass Set: Suggested Retail: $14.95

Ever receive something that you would have never purchased on your own yet after having it wonder how you ever lived without it?  That is this set for me.  The clever ‘Take me to your bedroom’ printed on the front of the box planted it’s little seed.  The carafe and glass have the appearance of a fine glass set yet are crafted from a shatterproof plastic instead.  Having purified water only on my main floor but spending lots of time upstairs and in our master suite;  This is the perfect little touch.  I like to fill the carafe with filtered water and keep it on a table in my room.  It’s useful and looks very pretty too.  I use it to fill my personal humidifier prior to bed and for drinking whenever.  Of course, it will work great for wine as well. 😉  The brand carries other forms of drink wear as well, including a set of 4 champagne flutes I also own thanks to PSMH.

Pixi by Petra the Book of Beauty natural makeup

Pixi by Petra Book of Beauty, Minimal Makeup: Suggested Retail: $24.00

This is one of the many brand new palettes from Pixi Beauty and now that I know how great the quality is, they all look quite enticing!  $24.00 ea. is a really great price too!  Because beauty products are more my forté I am going to give this a good, thorough review.  I love the beauty products that Popsugar includes in their boxes from the types to the brands; they generally choose good, quality products.  I’m of course, over the moon any time they include a palette.  While I LOVE Pixi Glow Tonic and the entire Skin Treats collection; I’ve never thought much of their actual cosmetics…I’ve only tried a few over the years, sampled in beauty subs.  This palette really surprised me with it’s quality and performance.  The palette comes complete with 8 easy to wear shades: 4 eye shadows (2 matte 2 shimmer), 2 highlighters & two blushes (one is more of a bronzer, in my opinion) Each shade is velvety, pigmented & easy to blend.  I really love the two highlighters.

Pixi Book of Beauty

The palette unboxed

Pixi by Petra Book of Beauty

Up close

Pixi Book of beauty Highlight blush swatch

The blush & Highlight Shades

Pixi by Petra book of beauty eyeshadow swatches

The eyeshadows

I really love the shades, pigment and texture of the items in this palette.  It’s a great every day face palette and I think I will get a lot of use out of it.  I’m looking forward to trying new things from Pixi!

Hello Extra Whitening Toothpaste

Hello Extra Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste:  Suggested Retail $4.49

This is a Good for you, good for the earth type of toothpaste formulated sans preservatives & peroxide.   It’s hard for me to get used to a product that lacks the super strong minty taste that tells your brain that your mouth and teeth are squeaky clean in a ‘I’ve just been disinfected kind of way’.  This being said; I swear that my teeth looked a bit whiter even after just a couple of days, brushing 3 times a day.  Also; getting past the ultra mild flavor I can actually hear my teeth squeaking half way through my brushing, if that makes sense.  In a world where big brands keep adding an extra adjective to their whitening pastes and an extra dollar at that; I’ll gladly chose a product that’s better for me all around at half the price because minty or not, my mouth truly feels clean after I brush.

Goodie Girl Cookies Toffee Chaos

Goodie Girl Cookies Toffee Chaos: Suggested Retail $4.99

No doubt these cookies were a colossal hit in my house as the entire bag was emptied by my son and husband the weekend that they were discovered, leaving me with a mere bite and a few crumbs; this being said, I’m thankful for this upon reading the nutritional info.  These kind of disguise themselves as being a better for you treat, and maybe they are in a couple of minor aspects but at a serving size of two very small little cookies they could get very dangerous. haha!  These puppies register in at 85 calories, 4.5 grams of fat (2.25 is saturated) & 6 grams of sugar..per one tiny cookie.  With a taste this good, a satisfying crispy crunch & packaging that tells you ‘Hey, keep on munching, straight from the bag’  I think I’ll pass.  But they are good, no doubt about that. 🙂

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2 Cookies (30 g)
Servings per Container: About 6
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 190
Calories from Fat 80
Total Fat 9 g 14%
   Saturated Fat 4.5 g 23%
   Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 195 mg 65%
Sodium 330 mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 20 g 7%
   Dietary Fiber 1 g 4%
   Sugars 12 g
Protein 7 g
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 6%
Iron 15%
Other Ingredients: Corn cereal (corn, cane sugar, salt), rice cereal (whole grain rice, sugar, salt), butter, flour (white rice flour, corn starch, tapioca flour, brown rice flour, powdered milk [whole milk, soy lecithin, vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3], potato starch, xanthan gum), brown sugar, cane sugar, semi-sweet chocolate chips (sugar, palm kernel oil, cocoa, buttermilk, cocoa milk fat, soy lecithin), marshmallow cream (corn syrup, dry egg whites, confectioners sugar (sugar, corn starch), eggs, baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, corn starch, monocalcium phosphate), baking soda, salt. Contains: eggs, milk, soy.
*Nutritional info obtained from vitacost.com
Nanette Lapore Rose Gold Watch
Nanette Lepore Classic Rose Gold Watch: Suggested Retail $55.00
This watch was the spoiler for March and I was excited to receive a new watch, something I’ve never received in a PSMH have box before now.  This is a really classic, timeless design adorned with the very trendy, rose gold metal with an elegant, neutral strap.  The watch was simple to set and figure out which is good because it came without any sort of info/literature.  It seems pretty well made for a watch of its price range and it really does look great on the wrist.  It can easily be casual or dressed up and should remain stylish for years to come.  One thing I do find odd about this watch is though Popsugar shows this watch available for purchase at Bloomingdales.com  I can not find any watches, designed by Nanette Lepore, available for purchase at Bloomingdales or otherwise.  After doing a bit more research it looks as though the Nanette Lepore watches & accessories may be a launch for spring of this year. 🙂
Nanette Lapore Watch Rose Gold
Up close
Miss Ivy Pearl 5 tassel necklace
Miss Ivy Pearl Five-Tassel Necklace: Suggested Retail $38.00
This is a new to me brand and a really fun style, at a glance but unfortunately it just doesn’t work for me.  The style of the necklace is longer, but not what I would classify as ‘a long necklace’  it does not have a clasp, but is meant to slip over your head.  My issue with it is that it lands right at the largest part of the bust…so, if you have a larger cup size these significant tassels look quite odd trying to rest in that area and the necklace protrudes and looks a bit strange.  If you are small busted or this aspect just simply doesn’t bother you, it could be a really cute piece.  I wish that it were longer in length with an adjustable clasp because I dig the beachy colors and boho vibe…it just doesn’t work for me.  I can’t find anything about this brand or necklace online so I assume it is an exclusive piece, designed for PSMH.
Mylola.com gift card
Pretty self explanatory little extra.  Lola is a subscription based feminine care provider specializing in 100% cotton products free of  anything questionable like synthetic fibers, chemicals & dyes, 100% natural and biodegradable.  Subscription is completely customizable and tailored to you with the option to skip when desired.

Great Box!  Excellent lifestyle assortment this month with a value of just under $142.00 plus the Lola gift card.

In the meantime, if you are thinking of signing up, below is the first spoiler for the April Box!

Cravings cookbook

Chrissy Teigan Cravings

Every April box will include this cookbook by Chrissy Teigen!

Thinking of checking it out?  Subscribing for yourself?  Check it out here!

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  1. ClassicMaggie

    I always love seeing what you get in these boxes, I so wish they’d ship to Canada! I’d sign up in a second. Seems like such a great mix of really nice products. 👍🏻

    Liked by 1 person

    1. kelifornia79

      It is a shame, it’s such an excellent box. I wonder if they have any plans to in the future… I totally get you though. Thanks to Instagram I find myself with box envy often. Other countries’ versions of Glossybox and Birchbox always seem much nicer to me. I often find a really great looking box and find it is only in the UK or France etc. I can’t complain though we have some really great boxes available to us in the US.

      Liked by 1 person

    2. kelifornia79

      PS. I’ve nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award, here’s the link:https://wordpress.com/post/kelifornia79.wordpress.com/7171 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. ClassicMaggie

        Thanks so much!

        Liked by 1 person

      2. kelifornia79



  2. itsjordanleigh

    Love the watch, looks so simple and classic. Perfect to throw on day to day!


    1. kelifornia79

      I agree! It looks very nice on. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Bella Bee

    Gosh I wish I had the money for this box! It always looks so nice!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. kelifornia79

      It’s definitely a cool box. I look forward to it the most. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    2. kelifornia79

      PS. I’ve nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award Here is the link: https://wordpress.com/post/kelifornia79.wordpress.com/7171 🙂


      1. Bella Bee

        Thank you so much!!! Can’t wait to check out your post!

        Liked by 1 person

      2. kelifornia79

        You’re Welcome!! 🙂


  4. itzjustrachel

    Wow! This is a great review with great photos! Very nice

    Liked by 1 person

    1. kelifornia79

      Thanks so much, really appreciate it! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  5. danniijane

    Great post. Very interesting to read x

    Liked by 1 person

    1. kelifornia79

      Thanks so much!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. everythingnothin

    Great post love and so detailed! You put so much effort into all your posts and it really shows! I am about to review mine hehe! Although not as detailed lol! I really loved this month’s box so much! They are killing it this year!!! So happy!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. kelifornia79

      Thank you!!! 🙂 ❤
      They really are!! I've been super pleased! It really is such a fun box. I'd be so bummed if they ever stopped doing it! I'll come check out your review. I love reading what others think of the same stuff!!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. everythingnothin

        You’re so welcome love!

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  7. mylifeasishan

    Loved reading this


    1. kelifornia79

      Thank you so much, love to hear those words!


  8. AlifyaLifestyle

    Awesome! Love it! 🙂



  9. nayardt

    Great post! Really detailed!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. kelifornia79

      Thank you. Appreciate it!


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