The Siberian American: January 2016 PopSugar Must Have Box Review

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

January 2016 PopSugar Must Have Box Review

This is the first time in a long time where I’m bummed about most of the contents of my PopSugar box. I ended up loving just one of the items and thought the rest of the items in the January box were just OK.

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Blue Sky Day Designer Weekly Planner ($16):
If this planner was in the November or December 2015 box, I would have been ecstatic. It’s in my favorite color, and I love that it has a “to-do” section for every day with boxes to check when I am finished. My problem is that I already have two planners (a blog planner and a life planner), and I can barely keep up with writing in those. I might have to switch to this one though because of the color and to-do section.

Not Soap, Radio Bath and Shower Gel Gift Set ($22): I
t’s hard for me to get excited about a shower gel set because it’s something people constantly give as gifts. I do like the names and smells of this set though.

Liquid Freud (coconut milk mango + vanilla)
When life gives you one too many lemons (lemon + sugar)
To sleep full of sweet dreams (lavender + clementine)
Bathing with sharks (beach + sky blue water)
Awash in a field of four-leaf clover (green & white tea + clover)

Patchology FlashMasque Trio ($20): 
This trio features a hydrating masque, exfoliating masque, and an illuminating masque. My problem with it is that I never get around to using facial masks. I have about a million from Birchbox, Ipsy, and gifts, so I don’t really need anymore.

Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up by Marie Kondo ($18.99 retail): 
Honestly, I don’t see myself reading a 200-page book about organizing. I think it’s hilarious PopSugar included this book since I don’t think the author would approve of getting subscription boxes.

Pehr Designs Pebble Speck Bin ($40): 
This is by far my favorite item in the box. It covers the cost of the whole box, is really adorable, and is something I wouldn’t have purchased for myself. It’s also large and sturdy, which is a big win in my book.

Project 7 Summer Snow Sugar Free Gum ($2):
This is a total Christopher item, so I am going to give it to him.

Special Extra: ChapStick Total Hydration 100% Natural Soothing Vanilla ($2.99): 
I believe you can never have too much chapstick, so I liked this extra.

What do you think of the items? Am I being too harsh on this box?


  1. Hahaha I loved your comment about the book and the author's thoughts on things like this.

  2. I totally want to get that book! Laughing at your comments about it. I'm sure the author would not be happy about being included in the box. It's suppose to be a great book.

  3. That's so funny they included that book! You're right, she'd totally be anti-subscription box!

  4. That's funny that they decided to include a planner for 2016 in the January box because most people are like you and already have a planner picked out before the year starts. I'm in total agreement with you, you can never have too many chapsticks!

  5. I seriously love anything planner related so that would have made the box worth it to me right there!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  6. I read another review on this box and they said that the bin was their absolute favorite item too. You are so right about that book! The author wouldn't go near a subscription box!

  7. hahaha i totally agree that the author would not approve of subscription boxes. also, that is SO weird they put a planner in the january box. why not december?! that makes no sense.

  8. "I think it’s hilarious PopSugar included this book since I don’t think the author would approve of getting subscription boxes." You are so right on that!! The planner sounds good, but you're right...would have been nice to get before now.

  9. Loving the names of the shower gels, so fun! And how cute is that bin <3

    Green Fashionista


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