Happy Earth DAY everyone & Happy Friday! My April PSMH is finally here and totally worth the wait.
I’m crazy about the farmers Market-esque theme and the kitchen-y products this month. Lots of made up words there, but you will see what I mean. Many of you already know of and have even read my review on the very first PSMH ‘mini’ that debut earlier this month; if not you can check it out here. I felt a bit underwhelmed with the box, to say the least and thought it seemed somewhat out of place…after receiving this box I feel differently about it. ‘The mini’ seems to be some what of a ‘booster pack’ for this box. It’s like the extra items that make this collection perfect: an additional product from the brand Farmacy, which is wildly popular right now, and a candle in a style that is a perfect addition to the overall styling of this curation. I knew that there would be no repeats for those subscribing to both versions but it seems that they will be sticking to the same theme with both boxes each month, making them go very well together. Now, I could be wrong, only time will tell, but it’s certainly the case for its first month and I love that. When you consider the cost of the two boxes together plus the value of everything, which is more than double, I feel much better about the addition of the mini box. Ok, enough about the ‘mini’ I will leave that for you to ponder.
Introducing April’s Popsugar Must Have Box…
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:
floral . green . NATURAL . fresh . Renewal
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!
NEW Popsugar has also recently launched their newest monthly addition ‘the mini’. This version released its very first box this month, April. You can read my review for the first box and all about the subscription here!
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!
A closer look:
Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings; recipes for all the foods you want to eat: Sugg. Retail $29.99
Cooking is totally my bag & wanting to make new and unique items each night can be a pain to think up with a thousand other things on your mind and lots to do. This book is filled with things I will actually make and many that I already do. It’s easy stuff that tastes good; but mostly, for me, it’s a book full of ideas so I can save my brain the trouble. If you are interested in this fab cookbook my link above is to Amazon where I have found it for: $14.99 Woot! Prime Members get free 1 day shipping…even better. 😉
Above is a little sneak peak of what’s inside! Mmmm. mmm….
Farmacy Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm: Sugg. Retail $48.00
I adore the packaging of this product, from the box itself to the adorable jar with the wooden lid. It’s really too cool. It’s described as a lightweight balm for night time, to be applied just prior to bed and designed to replenish your skin overnight. It claims to firm, protect, balance and prevent wrinkles. The scent is a very light herbal fragrance. I’m going to level with you, I was afraid to use this stuff. It looks as though it will be quite thick at first, almost petroleum jelly-like, but it’s lighter than that and kind of springy, almost jello like and transforms in to an oil gel on your skin. The heaviness and the oil factor scare me. I don’t care how many people say that face oils can be good for breakout prone skin or won’t break you out and blah blah blah.. because on me, they do, every. single. time. Sometimes after the first use, sometimes the 3rd but it never fails, they always do. Because I’ve got a stellar skin care routine going on and skin that’s been perfect for a month, for the first time in 2 years; I’m afraid to chance it by applying this product all over my face. This balm has great reviews, plenty are 5 star. It seems the only ones that are not are from the people that broke out while using the product. I do use some very specialized oils on very targeted areas of my face, where I do not get break outs. I read where a specific product reviewer used this product just around the eye area and loves it, so that is how I decided I would use mine. I applied it under and around my eye area and then decided to dab a bit above my upper lip and expression line area, last I covered my neck and chest area… This stuff took forever to fully absorb, but it did and the areas I applied it to were supremely soft and smooth come morning. My neck looked much better than it does using the night time retinol product and it actually worked really great as an eye cream. I think it’s really good stuff. If not for my issues with easily clogged pores and breakouts I would definitely cover my face with this. I will definitely continue using it and I really dig the brand!
Canvas Home Tinware Salt & Pepper Shakers: Sugg. Retail $12.00
These little S & P shakers are adorable. I love tinware and despite having a decorative wooden ‘salt box’ with a matching spoon filled with numerous imported salts, and pepper grinders galore in my cooking area; I somehow did not own a simple table top shaker set. Now I do, and that makes me happy.
Noon Design Shop ‘Lemons’ Flour Sack Tea Towel: Sugg. Retail $18.00
I destroy and go through kitchen towels like mad. This is a bright, sunny, tea towel that will look nice while having it on hand in my kitchen. Nothing fancy but always handy & it’s hand made in the US.
Royal Apothic Field Poppy Conservatories Hand Creme: Sugg. Retail $24.00
If there is any product that I am totally maxed out on, it’s hand creme but this supersized version is housed in the most beautiful packaging it’s begging to be set out. This hand creme has a light floral/herbal and somewhat earthy scent that I love and it’s ultra rich and moisturizing on my dry hands. It also comes with it’s own little ‘key’ to make certain you can squeeze every last bit from the tube. It wins the spot on my nightstand.
Next By Nature Dark Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans: Sugg. Retail $3.99
Oh how I love thee. These are something I purchase on my own a bit too often. Espresso beans & dark chocolate, need I say more? They are the perfect little pick me up and so very hard not to eat too many. Perfect food item for me this month! 🙂
BloomThat is a stress free floral delivery market. I typed in my city and was given 8 different floral arrangements starting at $30.00 and up to $88.00, soonest available delivery 2 days from now. The options are quite pretty, nicer looking then that of other common floral services I have used. I’ll definitely use this gift card.
Well… What do we think!? I really liked this box, it’s very useful and paired with the mini it’s even better. I really liked the theme, the inspiration and the way everything came together.
Thinking of checking it out? Subscribing for yourself? Check it out here!
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