Yipppeee my Pop Sugar Must Have box for February is here! As I said in my last Pop Sugar Must Have post, this is definitely one of my favorite subscription boxes. It costs more than most of the others (about $40/month), but you receive all full-sized items in a range of “Must Have” categories from beauty to fashion to home to food, fitness and more. I noticed that there were a good amount of people who weren’t too happy with February’s box but I loved it and I definitely think it was way better than January’s box (which I reviewed here).
MY FEBRUARY 2014 POP SUGAR MUST HAVE BOX CONTAINED:
– Gorjana Brooks Jewelry Roll in Berry (reg. $45; gorjana-griffin.com)
– Nourish Organic Pure Hydrating Argan Face Serum (reg. $23.99 for 0.7 oz.; nourishorganic.com)
– NCLA Nail Lacquer in Rodeo Drive Royalty (reg. $16 for 0.5 oz.; shopncla.com)
– Sugarwish Single Cinnamon Hearts Candy Bag (pricing options for four to sixteen 4-8-oz. bags; sugarwish.com)
– ModelCo. Lip Pops Duo Lip Gloss and Lipstick (reg. $14.95, on sale for $5; modelcocosmetics.com)
– K. Hall Designs Peony Candle Tin (reg. $11 for 2-oz. tin; khalldesigns.com)
– Dial Vitamin Boost Lotion-Infused Moisturizing Body Wash (reg. ~$6 for 16 oz.; dialsoap.com) ** This was a special Pop Sugar Must Have extra product and I don’t think it’s available for purchase in stores yet because it’s brand-new. **
Gorjana Brooks Jewelry Roll in Berry (reg. $45; gorjana-griffin.com) is a roll-up jewelry holder/organizer that has three zippered pockets to keep all of your items nicely organized.
This super luxe-looking pouch is extremely practical and can really hold anything you want in it. I probably won’t be using it to transport jewelry, but the slim design fits into my handbags perfectly and the zipper compartments hold everything from my phone to my credit cards to various beauty products, so I’m definitely going to be getting a lot of use out of this.
I was super happy about this item in the box because I have been having the worst dry-skin issues this winter. Nourish Organic Pure Hydrating Argan Face Serum (reg. $23.99 for 0.7 oz.; nourishorganic.com) is described as a “highly concentrated face treatment” designed to “deeply hydrate and reveal smoother, softer and more supple skin with improved tone.”
I have used this for the past two days since receiving my Pop Sugar Must Have box and I already see amazing, noticeable results. My skin looks and feels way more hydrated and smoother. It honestly looks all-around better after using this serum.
This serum is formulated with Moroccan Argan oil and restorative omega fatty acids to “intensely” hydrate and replenish the skin. It also contains Apricot kernel oil that moisturizes and softens skin while helping to retain clarity, and Rosehip oil that smoothes skin texture and helps even out skin tone. Nourish Organic products are Certified Organic and formulated with wonderful, good-for-you ingredients. I always find that the better the ingredients in a beauty product, the better it actually works (and the better it is for your skin!).
I paint my nails pretty much every single day, so I never mind receiving a new nail polish in a subscription box. I actually rarely wear red polish, however, so this is the one color I won’t get as much use out of it. Either way, I do like the NCLA “5-Free” nail lacquer formula so I will try this one out.
NCLA Nail Lacquer in Rodeo Drive Royalty (reg. $16 for 0.5 oz.; shopncla.com) is described as a “lavish, dark cran-apple color” with a creme finish. NCLA nail polish is a “5-Free” nail lacquer, meaning that they are not only “100% free of DBP, toulene and formaldehyde, but also of camphor and animal testing.”
I didn’t expect Pop Sugar to go without putting some kind of Valentine’s Day-themed treats in the February box. These prettily-packaged candies are from the Sugarwish company, which is a whole website dedicated to sending out gift boxes filled with your recipient’s favorite candy.
Pop Sugar included Cinnamon Hearts wrapped up in the cute Sugarwish packaging as part of the February 2014 Must Have box, plus a coupon code for money off of another Sugarwish for your friend or for yourself. Sugarwish gives different pricing options for four to sixteen different four or eight-ounce bags of candy.
I loved the Cinnamon Hearts and I thought they were the perfect sweet candy with just a littttle hint of spice. I usually don’t like the spicy red candies, but these were yummy. I was kind of hoping that Sugarwish made their own candies but, instead, they feature popular name-brand candies and chocolates. I loves me any type of candy, so I’m not disappointed.
The next item was this lipgloss/lipstick duo from ModelCo. I love the color of both the gloss and lipstick and I found that the gloss really enhanced my lips and made them look fuller and prettier. ModelCo. Lip Pops Duo Lip Gloss and Lipstick (reg. $14.95, on sale for $5; modelcocosmetics.com) is described as a “convenient two-in-one Lip Duo containing Lipstick Lip Couture and high shine gloss.”
The lipstick is made with a hydrating formula and the non-sticky gloss provides high shine for the perfect combination. I found that the color of the lipstick was intense, in a good way, and the lipgloss felt so smooth on my lips.
I am always happy to receive a new candle in a subscription box because I use them so much and I rarely go out and buy one for myself. The K. Hall Designs Peony Candle Tin (reg. $11 for 2-oz. tin; khalldesigns.com) is such a pretty scent, I love it. It is described as a “true-to-name floral” scent that is “delicate and heady with peaceful watery notes.” Peaceful, indeed. This candle is hand-poured with a natural vegetable wax blend and it should burn for 20 hours or more. I’m definitely going to reuse the cute little tin when my candle is used up.
The last item in the Pop Sugar Must Have February 2014 box was this new body wash from Dial, the Vitamin Boost Lotion-Infused Moisturizing Body Wash (reg. ~$6 for 16 oz.; dialsoap.com). This item was a “Special Extra” and not exactly what anyone expected to see in a Pop Sugar box. I don’t think I ever received any “drugstore”-brand products in this box before, so I’m sure Pop Sugar got a bunch of them as a promotion since the body wash is brand new.
I think this product is so new that it’s not even available for purchase yet in stores or online. I did a quick overview of the ingredients on the back and it does contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, which I’m not too happy about putting on my skin. I did try it out, however, and I liked the scent (it smelled really fresh) and my skin actually is pretty moisturized and hydrated still, even after about 8 hours since I used it. I never mind receiving new body washes since I use them every single day, but, again, not really a fan of putting chemicals like sulfates in my hair or on my body, so I’m kind of on the fence about this one.
Pop Sugar Must Have is a monthly beauty, fashion, lifestyle, food, fitness, etc. subscription service that costs about $40 per month. This month, my order came to $45 I guess to accommodate extra shipping charges? Either way, I definitely think that the cost is worth it as you receive nearly $100+ worth of full-sized items in each box. To get a discount on your first box click here to subscribe with my referral code, or head over to musthave.popsugar.com for more information!