Subscription: Popsugar Limited Edition Women’s Box
Cost: $100, sold out
What to Expect: “Enjoy a monthly delivery of full-sized surprises worth over $100, curated by POPSUGAR Founder & President Lisa Sugar.”
This is my first Limited Edition box [or what we in the box biz call LE box]! I’m usually really not into the “luxe” items that are sent out in LE boxes, and I’d rather get my bang for my buck. HOWEVER, I was reeled in by the blanket spoiler, so I threw $100 at PS for the third time this year, and they were like “okay cool bro, now wait a month so we can send this to you.”
Popsugar Winter for Her
In a Zoe box review, Pnut mentioned her box writing didn’t look as shiny in the picture as it did in person. I knew what she meant! I was happy to be able to hit my box at the right angle to get it shiny.
Let’s dig in to the box!
This isn’t like $136 fancy for me. That would be like a giant blanket that I could make a cocoon inside of and live with ridiculous warmth and softness. However, it is a nice lap blanket but it’s one of those smaller blankets that doesn’t go around you.
I’ve put it in my office for now until I get a reading chair which will be a double wide chair with like 10 blankets and two kitties!
That’s right, McBoyfriend promised me [again] that we were getting a kitty when we move! Now if the housing market would just calm down…
Until then, here’s one kitty on the blanket! I love this photo of her.
I wasn’t expecting another palette from Popsugar! They sent one in the December box that I had barely used when this beast showed up.
Seriously, I’ve never owned a makeup palette this large. It doesn’t even fit in my makeup and jewelry mirror cabinet!
I really like this giant thing, and I’ve never owned any palettes before that weren’t a 2-4 sampler kit. These colors are lovely, and half of them are shimmers. I hadn’t realized until I was writing this review that the colors are supposed to be used in duos and quads. The brush isn’t great, but that’s okay because I own at least two eyeshadow brushes.
Err… I should do a brush sub sometime!
Whoa, this seemed spendy, but at $3.75/truffle it’s what I’d expect to see for fancy chocolates. The six pack comes with: Strawberry Romanoff, Mexican Vanilla, Pomegranate Crème, Coffee Costa d’Oro, Fleur de Sel Caramel, and Raspberry Crème.
Yum. I’ve eaten two and hidden the rest in my office on a shelf with my jewelry making supplies =) Sidenote: the papers were stupidly hard to get out, especially when I really wanted to eat a chocolate!
Tiny Satchel from The Cambridge Satchel Company: $95-115, but some colors are on sale for 40% off
This spoiler was cute at first, then when I got it I realized I would never use it.
First off, the buckles are stupidly hard to open and this isn’t a purse you can just leave flapping open because everything would fall out. Second, there are no pockets and my #1 purse rule is: POCKETS. So, this $100 purse is going on to a better home. Le sigh.
R+Co Tinsel Smoothing Oil: $24 for 2oz
No surprise here, I’m not going to be keeping this. I’m very skeptical of hair items that are not meant for curls, so I tend to just pawn them off on coworkers and co-bloggers with more manageable hair.
Also, I thought this was room or sheet spray at first, so I was bummed to see it wasn’t!
Simpatico Hobnail Snow Glass Reed Diffuser Gift Set: $48.99 for 8 oz
My diffuser from last winter’s FFF box is almost empty after a year of sitting out! Is that pretty standard?? It still smells too, and I try to flip the sticks once per week or so. I also got a DIY diffuser from Maker’s Kit a few months ago, and spent $25 on a Bath and Bodyworks plug in scent sale, so I’m good on diffusers for now.
I gifted this to my sister-in-law, and just noticed the price! Jeeeez. For a diffuser??
Verdict: So, around a $360 value for $100! This box was alright. The items that I am keeping are valued at more than what I paid for the box, and I’ve got no regrets. Also, this year the women’s out-shined the men’s and last year it was vice-versa, so I’m pleased!
Last year I did have FOMO for the men’s box.
What did you think? Did you splurge on any LE boxes for yourself this holiday season? Let us know!
Disclosure: This box was purchased by me. There is a referral code so I can save up referrals and get a free box.