Fantastic news! The editors over at the PopSugar Must Have Box have just announced that they’re bringing back one of their most popular special-edition boxes, the PopSugar Must Have Neiman Marcus Box! This box has been curated by Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing and POPSUGAR Editor in Chief Lisa Sugar.
This box is not for the spendthrift as it costs $250, and absolutely no details are available about what may be included. The box will ship in mid-November.
Last year’s PopSugar Must Have Neiman Marcus Box contained about $500 worth of luxury items. I passed on that box and I’ll likely pass on this year’s box. As much as I love subscription boxes, $250 is just not a price I’m comfortable spending on an assortment of surprise items.
Click here to check out the PopSugar Must Have Neiman Marcus Box!
Quarterly Co. is one of the subscription boxes that rarely ever goes on sale, but right now Gilt City has a collection of 3 different boxes that you can get for less!
Quarterly Co. is a little different from some of the other boxes out there in that they offer many different boxes – all shipped quarterly – and you base your subscription around the person from whom you’d like to receive a box. For instance, Nine Garcia, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and GQ Magazine all offer boxes.
Gilt City is currently offering 3 different boxes for less, including:
- Box curated by Pharrell (pictured above) – originally $58, now $35
- Unbox Therapy’s Lewis Hilsenteger box – originally $58, now $35
- Book Riot box – originally $58, now $35
Click here to check out the Quarterly Co. deal at Gilt City!
Bestowed Box is one of those subscription boxes that I only pick up here-and-there and this is one of the “there” months. Bestowed is a healthy living/nutrition box that sends out new snack, food and lifestyle products each month. I wasn’t thrilled with the box I received a couple of months ago, but the October box was pretty fantastic (and all items included are GMO free)!
Hooray Spinach Purée – Full size product! I guess you could say I’m a little like a child in that I prefer my vegetables be masked by other food. One of the main ways I do this is by adding vegetables to pasta sauce, and I’m going to add this spinach purée to tonight’s pasta dish. Each package of purée contains 4 full servings of vegetables, which is pretty great. According to the documentation sent in the box, this purée can also be used as an oil substitute in baked goods! I see some spinach brownies in my future!
Peeled Snacks Cinnamon Apple Clusters – Full size product! I’ve tried the dehydrated fruit from Peeled before, but I didn’t know they’d extended their product line to include other snacks. They’re still super healthy though at 75 calories per serving!
I gave Beauty Box 5 a hard time last month because I thought the box they sent out was pretty terrible, so I was really happy/relieved to see that the company turned things around this month and sent out one of their best boxes in a while!
Here’s what I received in my October Beauty Box 5:
Dual Ended Chap Stick – Full Sized Product! Apparently this is a new product from Chap Stick and I am SO excited about this one! I primarily use Chap Stick at night, but I love that this one includes both a day and night option, with the day option adding SPF 12! This could prove to be one of my favorite subscription box finds yet!
Nanacoco Nail Polish in My Prince – Full size product! While I admit that blue isn’t usually my color of choice, I actually really like this shade and it is perfect for fall!
This is always my favorite time of the month because every day I head down to the mailbox and there’s a new subscription box waiting for me! Yesterday afternoon it was the October Ipsy Bag, which is always a particularly good day because their bags tend to be so good. August was a rare off month for Ipsy, but last month’s bag was awesome and the October bag is good (though it doesn’t come close to September, which was one of their best ever)!
Here’s what I received in my October Ipsy Bag:
This month’s makeup bag is pretty basic, but I like the color and the quilting!
Figs and Rouge Hand Cream – I don’t think this is a full-size tube of hand cream but it’s a good size amount to throw into a purse. (I never use up hand cream so this amount would last me a year.) Figs and Rouge is a British brand and I appreciate Ipsy sending something new and unexpected my way!
The difference between the October Birchbox and the October Glossybox is like night and day. I detailed my disappointment with Birchbox yesterday, but I was honestly amazed to open up this month’s Glossybox to see
3 4 full-size products sitting right on top. And not just any full-size products – really good ones!
Here’s what I received in my October Glossybox:
Tarte Power Pigment in Flush ($24) – Full Size Product! And this one product alone covers the cost of the entire box this month! I love when that happens! Tarte Power Pigment was inspired by Tarte’s cheap stains. It goes on super smooth and the color is fairly subtle. It also moisturizes as it is made out of vitamins and shea butter. I am really excited about this inclusion! (Of course, this was one of the sneak peeks they sent out earlier this month!)
Proganix Volume Root Boost Finish + Body Builder ($11.99) – Full Size Product! If I’m being fully honest with you here, I’m not going to try nor use this product because if there is anything my naturally curly mane doesn’t need it’s more body! That said, this is a great addition to the box that will help add body and volume to hair.
I’m about to run out the door for a follow-up ultrasound – the story of my life at the moment – but wanted to quickly share what I received in my October Birchbox. Like the September Birchbox, this month’s box is pretty sub-par. I know it’s tough at this point because there are so many beauty subscription boxes out there and they’re all competing for the same products, but I’ve come to expect more from this box.
Sorry for the subpar photo quality today. I had to use the flash because it’s so dark, gloomy, and rainy outside that there is virtually no natural light in my house today. Either that, or the darkness of the photos reflects my true feelings about the products received. (Just kidding.)
Here’s what I received in my October Birchbox:
Clarisea Rapid Detox Charcoal Exfoliant – This is the one item in the box I’m actually pretty excited about, assuming it’s not too weird to get excited about an exfoliant! This one is made with sea salt and scorched bamboo and supposedly helps combat blackheads and oil.