Subscription Box: POPSUGAR Must Have Box Special Edition Resort
Cost: $100 + free shipping (SOLD OUT)
Special edition boxes are only available a few times throughout the year and are usually a very limited quantity.
The theme for this box is a Springtime getaway.
MAKE Beauty – Custom Finish Effects – Matte Dew
Retail: $27 Available At: makebeauty.com
This compact is designed to give skin a perfect finish. The peach side has a mattifying gel to control shine and reduce the appearance of pores and lines. The pink side moisturizes and leaves skin with a dewy finish. The package states that it can even be used over makeup. It also has a very pleasant scent. I think this a good spring product that will keep your skin glowing.
Kara’s Cupcakes – Artisan Handmade Toasted Coconut Marshmallows
Retail: $12 Available At: karascupcakes.com
Seeing as how I love both coconuts and marshmallows, these treats look absolutely delicious. Good thing they give you a bunch so I have enough to share. These marshmallows are handmade in San Francisco and use organic local ingredients.
Rifle Paper Co. – Passport Pocket Notebook Set
Retail: $10 Available At: riflepaperco.com
This a set of 2 pocket sized notebooks. Each notebook is 4.25″ x 5.5″ and contains 64 blank pages inside. I really like the design and gold detail on the covers. These are the perfect size to throw in your purse. If I was going to use these for journaling I think I would have preferred the inside pages to be lined, however with them blank I could use the pages to scrapbook.
DuJour Magazine – Gift Subscription
Retail: $31.96 Available At: dujour.com
This is a year subscription for the fashion and luxury DuJour Magazine. The magazine is delivered four times a year. I had not heard of this magazine before, but it looks worth checking out.
Tai – Evil Eyes Pom-Pom Bracelet
Retail: $95 Available At: taijewelry.com
This bracelet is made up of tiny charms, hematite beads, and different colored pom-poms. The bracelet can be adjusted to fit your specific wrist size. The pom-poms do seem a bit out of place to me, but I think if I pair this bracelet with a few others it will work. I really like the little charms, they are so tiny and cute. My main complaint with this bracelet is the cost, being the most expensive item in the box, I do not think it is worth it.
Mela Artisans – Congo In Indigo Photo Frame
Retail: $50 Available At: melaartisan.com
This is a handcrafted mosaic 4″ x 6″ photo frame. The frame is made from recycled wood and natural bone. The color pattern is inspired by the colors of a flowing river. I love how the blues are so vibrant. This fame will look beautiful in my house, it is my favorite item out of this box.
Goorin Bros. – Fatima Hat
Retail: $46 Available At: goorin.com
This is a lightweight fedora hat with leather band and charm. The hat itself is not very stiff and should be able to be folded slightly for packing. The Goorin Bros castle charm on the leather strap is really cute. I think this will be a great beach sun hat.
Indie Lee – Coconut Citrus Body Scrub
Retail: $38 Available At: indielee.com
This is an 8 oz. jar of coconut citrus body scrub. It is made from coconut, lemongrass, lemon balm, jojoba and vanilla. It has a very refreshing lemon citrus smell. On their website it says you can use this scrub on your body and on your lips. With summer right around the corner this scrub will come in handy.
Verdict: The total retail value of this special edition box comes to $278 + $31.96 gift subscription. Overall I think this is a decent box with high end items. Looking at the suggested retail price of all the items you are getting a good value, however I do not feel that all the items included will suit everyone’s needs. It seems with the special edition boxes I am always left wanting more. Although this is a decent box, the price tag of $100 makes it one I would not recommend to a friend.