Happy Friday Loves!
what can I say…. weekends make me crave Mexican….
Kipper got back in town last night and we are off this morning to get his wisdom teeth removed. He has known for awhile he needs to get this done but it kept getting put off and of course now he’s pain and can’t wait anymore. I have the fridge stocked and the sofa ready…. and my iPhone prepared to capture him leaving the office in hopes he says ridiculous things 🙂 Hopefully he’ll feel okay this weekend – I made sure Bloodline was all ready to stream for him on Netflix.
If you’ve been reading for a little while, you may have noticed that I love Popsugar.
It’s a great site to find articles and information regarding some of my favorite topics like fashion, food, fitness, and celebrity gossip.
My favorite aspect of their site is the fitness part + the POPSUGAR Fitness YouTube Channel. You’ve seen me link to several of their at home workouts in posts before; they post new workouts constantly and so many of them are my favorite. This 10 minute barre abs is one I do weekly, and one of my newer favorites is this 30 minute cardio workout.
Check out my Pinterest board for many more of my favorite workouts of theirs!
I was so excited when I had the opportunity to try out their monthly subscription box service, POPSUGAR Must Have. I love subscription boxes and it’s so fun to get a surprise delivered to your doorstep every couple of weeks! Each month, they cultivate a new box that fits with the current season and includes new and familiar brands with items pertaining to fashion, fitness, beauty, home, and more!
The September box had so many great items I couldn’t wait to dig through it.
How cute is the “Happiness Delivered” on the box?
The first thing I saw was the Jack + Lucy wide brim hat: the perfect fall accessory. This is one of those things I always love seeing on others but would probably never buy for myself, so this was such a nice surprise to have my hands on one!
I wanted to do a shameless selfie but with the move, I literally look like I haven’t bathed in days (I have though…. swear…. just lots of dry shampoo…. perfect timing for a fall hat to arrive on my doorstep!)
Another style or look that I admire on others but haven’t tried much myself is a red lip. I tend to be the queen of Aquaphor with a little gloss or a neutral lipstick. Whenever my friends have put their bold lip colors on me during a night out though I have loved it. The box included a Smith and Cult Lip Lacquer in a gorgeous shade of red that I am excited to try out!
The Gluten Free Bites were a perfect healthy way to get a slightly sweet snack. I don’t go nuts for a coconut flavor, but if that’s your jam you should definitely give these a try. Plus you can eat more of something when you know all of the ingredients are healthy and good for you 🙂 That’s how I feel at least. I have several friends that are gluten free, one with Celiac so it’s super serious that she doesn’t touch any gluten, and these would be perfect for her.
Next in the box is the Briogeo Deep Conditioning Hair Mask. I am self-admittedly not the greatest with beauty products and taking care of my hair/skin/nails/etc.
Like, I’m a liiiiiiitle excited about colder weather so I don’t have to shave so often…. tell me I’m not alone in this?
But over the last couple months I’ve really stepped up my skincare routine so it’s about time I do the same in the hair department!
I’ll report back with how the mask works – this one specializes in damaged hair, which is perfect for me since I highlight and get split ends frequently.
Speaking of not being a beauty junkie, I can’t take care of my nails to save my life.
Without the help of a trained professional, please do not look at my hands 🙂
This MANI-ER travel size nail kit is perfect for my sister (or most people who have their act together unlike me) who loves to have her nails done and they always look great. This will be so easy to slip into her purse for any mani-emergencies!
I think my favorite thing in the whole box is the Flint travel lint roller.
This thing is genius. It’s one of those products that make you wonder why no one thought of it before?
It’s refillable and it’s a small size and fits so easily into your purse. Most importantly, it has a cover for the the sticky part so you never get that lint filled roller that just sits around all nasty causing you to waste sheets. You just roll it up to use, then back down when done, and it’s all clean for its next use.
I am going to give this one to Kip for his business trips so I know he probably needs one more than me, but they are under $10 and refills are so inexpensive, so I am definitely ordering myself one. I already know this will be the PERFECT stocking stuffer for Christmas. Seriously – any adult would not only need something like this, they would love it too.
Subscription box services are a great way to try out full size samples of things you would otherwise never try, or WOULD try but you pay a fraction of the price. This box retails for almost $150 and it is only $39 per month!
What I love about the Must Have box versus other subscription services is it encompasses so many different categories of brands. I don’t want just food or fitness or beauty or something like that, but with this you get a little bit of everything!
with code SHOP5 you get $5 off your first box!
Cheers to the weekend!
* POP SUGAR Must Have was so kind to provide me the subscription box.
As always, all thoughts and opinions (and you know I always have ’em!) are my own *