The February Popsugar box is a shining example of why both Lauren and I love Popsugar Must Have so much. Of course there is an occasional “meh” box (like last month) but they are usually so good that Popsugar boxes are among the monthly boxes we look forward to most. This month’s box was SO GREAT. Plus it’s a Valentine’s Day themed – I loved everything!
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Ok, enough context – here’s the amazing February box:
Foldover Cluch by Tribe Alive ($98)
Jill: I love this clutch!! It’s handwoven and feels like it has a really solid construction, plus the fabric is awesome. Best yet, Tribe Alive partners with artisans around the world to employ impoverished women at fair-trade wages and gives them access to safe jobs. I love supporting great companies! As if it couldn’t get any better, it’s reversible. I KNOW.
Lauren: I loved this also! I don’t think I’m going to use it for a clutch (at least, not immediately) but I know I’m going to immediately throw my makeup brushes in this for my gym bag. My gym bag is really ridiculous. It’s not a typical gym bag. It’s more like a makeup artist’s traveling kit. Haha. But I get ready in the locker room before work every day so I Need My Things. I’m a little high maintenance. I need a lot of brushes. Or at least… I need a lot of brush options. This bag will be great because it won’t be too small and smash any of them down. And I can fold it over to make it more compact in my bag.
Love Script Necklace by Kris Nations Jewelry ($48)
Jill: I think this necklace is adorable. I love delicate gold jewelry, and this is cute without being TOO cutesy. We’ve gotten Kris Nations jewelry in past Popsugar boxes and I have really liked each piece.
Lauren: First, I have to give Jill credit for that picture. It’s gorgeous. That’s going on the Insta. Second, I totally love layering delicate gold jewelry and this is definitely going into my rotation right away. It’s so pretty! And “Love” is obviously perfect for February but also all the time. Love is All You Need! (Thanks for the song, John Lennon.)
Candlenut Body Cream by Juara Skincare ($35)
Jill: I looooooooove a good body cream. I was not aware that candlenut was a thing, but it smells lovely and feels amazing on your skin.
Lauren: I love a good body cream, too! This smelled really good but Matt pointed out it also kind of smelled like tanning lotion. I don’t think that’s a bad thing but he’s kind of right. It is super rich and moisturizing though, and that’s what’s important!
Monroe 3D Silk Lashes by Battington Lashes ($28)
Jill: I am simultaneously afraid of and excited for these lashes. Until recently I had lash extensions and I miss them terribly. They just became too much upkeep and too expensive, so my lashes are normal again. I want to learn how to put them on properly – Lauren and I got cheap practice lashes to perfect the technique before potentially ruining these.
Lauren: I am determined to learn how to use false eye lashes. I’ve practiced with the aforementioned cheap ones but had some issues with them. I’m still determined to figure it out because I have a fancy wedding coming up (shoutout to Jeanie!) and I’ll be wearing a long dress and I want my makeup to be bomb. So I am going to keep trying! These lashes are so pretty! They are fluttery and pretty and not those stereotypical full-on drag queen lashes. I mean, there’s a time and place for drag queen lashes, but I don’t have much need for them in my life right now.
Cinnamon Cereal Smooch Chocolate Bar by Chuao Chocolatier ($6)
Jill: My husband has been on my case about photographing this box so that we can eat this chocolate bare ever since the box arrived this month. Are you happy now, Brian? We can eat it now.
Lauren: I am staring at this candy bar right now and I think my own husband will be sad if I eat this without him BUT I SO WANT TO. But that would be selfish, so I will wait so we can enjoy it together. That said, so many times, I get food in boxes that doesn’t interest me at all, but I am so excited about this. I loved the last time we received candy from them in a previous Popsugar Must Have box. I just looked up when that was, and it was in the 2015 February box! So, I hope they keep up the trend of giving us these candy bars in future February boxes. Or any other box, really.
BONUS ITEM: Revlon Super Lustrous Love is on Lipstick ($7.99)
Jill: I accidentally threw this away with the box because it was buried under the crinkly packaging paper. I definitely don’t have it…. Ooops.
Lauren: I did not throw this away because I knew this was going to be in the box but there was so much crinkle paper in the box this month, I can definitely see how Jill mistakenly threw it away. This is such a pretty blue-red. I put it on right before Matt made us a delicious pasta dish, which is normally a terrible time to put on red lipstick but this stuff actually didn’t end up all over my face! This isn’t a long-wear lipstick by any means, but it wore off in a pretty even way. So that’s good to know.
This isn’t the best picture because I just took this random Snapchat picture of me with my cute husband in the background cooking. So I’m not wearing foundation or concealer at all, so no judgments… I am only wearing mascara I was testing and the lipstick. However… you can kind of get an idea of what it looks like! I didn’t even use any liner and it went on OK but I would recommend a red liner with it going forward. I think it’s smart to use a red lip liner when wearing any red lipstick, not just this one- just a good rule of thumb for precision and also to prevent lipstick from moving around all over your face.
Final Rating: A+
We loved this box!! The total retail value was $223 (!!!!!!!!!) but the box only cost $39.99. Popsugar always has great value for the price tag, but this one was crazy. Plus everything in it is something I really love. What better way to feel about all about Valentine’s Day? What did y’all do for Valentine’s Day? Tell us in the comments!
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Jill & Lauren
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