Yippeeeee my Pop Sugar Must Have box has arrived! The inspirations for November’s box were friends and family, gratitude, gifting and festivities … so basically a very Thanksgiving-y theme. There were a lot of great items this month, including an absolutely wonderful eyeshadow quad from Tarte (one of my favorites). Read on for more descriptions … !
Deepa Gurnani Katie Crystal Headband ($56; deepagurnani.com): This was one of my favorite items this month — a beautiful crystal headband that makes a lovely addition to any outfit. This headband was handcrafted in India and it has an elegant scalloped design with crystal detailing. I can’t wait to use this … especially on some not-so-great hair days, because I know it’s going to be an easy solution to make my hair look a lot prettier on those kind of days.
West Emory Bingo Set ($20; westemory.com): This chic bingo set from the West Emory design studio gives a modern update to the classic game. This is actually a pretty cool thing to have, but whenever I do use it there’s going to have to be some kind of money stake involved …!
Capri Blue Mercury Jewel Box in Rain ($18.95; capribluecandles.com): This handblown mercury jewel box doubles as a candle and a jewelry holder. Once the candle burns out you can reuse the recycled glass box to hold jewelry and other keepsakes. This candle is super pretty and I love the smell — I have been burning it for the last few hours already and my room smells extra lovely.
Terrapin Ridge Farms Pecan Honey Mustard ($7.30; terrapinridge.com): A rich sauce that combines the flavors of pecans with the sweet tang of honey mustard. I haven’t tried this one out just yet, but I know it will be getting a lot of use in my household. I’m thinking of testing it out with some good ol’ homemade fried chicken fingers.
Tarte Cosmetics Beauty & the Box Eye Shadow ($22; tartecosmetics.com): This was my absolute favorite product this month and definitely one of my favorite Pop Sugar Must Have products ever. I have really been loving Tarte eyeshadows lately and this new quad right here really adds to that shadow love. I received the “Apple of My Eye” quad which includes lovely neutral colors — two shimmer shadows and two matte shades. I tried it today and loved it — it was very blendable and very pigmented, but I really didn’t expect anything less.
I’m going to take photos of a few looks from this palette and post them to my Instagram. By the way, follow me on Instagram for extra photo goodies!
Gramr Gratitude Co. Exclusive Thanksgiving Postcard Pack ($10; gramr.us): A set of postcards you can use to send your gratitude and thank yous out to loved ones. Each press-printed postcard has a different holiday/Thanksgiving-inspired image and plenty of room on the back to write a personal, handwritten note to friends and family.
The last item in this month’s box was a special extra — a $20 giftcard to Inkdot, a service that turns your digital photos into prints, coasters, iPhone cases and more. A cool and easy personalized holiday gift idea.
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I thought this was a pretty good month for Pop Sugar Must Have. I didn’t love every item, but I really, really, really loved the Tarte eyeshadow and the jeweled headband, so that made up for the items that I wasn’t that crazy about. I also really love this candle and I can’t wait to use it as a jewelry holder — it’s way too pretty to not use it for something after it’s all burned out.
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