Lauren is interrupting Jill’s blog to wish Jill a Happy Birthday! You’re the best friend and co-blogger a gal could ask for. I hope this month is full of boxes you love and this year is full of amazing adventures. xoxo 

Now, back to Jill:

This month’s POPSUGAR was the perfect transition to fall. Cozy socks and black accessories were the name of the September game, and it was a welcomed change from all the summery boxes for the past few months.


Price: $39.95/month

Box Type: Lifestyle & beauty, full-sized products

Why you’ll love it: Always on-trend, always fun and interesting, always worth 4-5 times the price of the box! There’s so much to love about POPSUGAR!

How to sign up: Click here!  Use this link and code MUSTHAVE5 to save $5 off your first box!

Check out what was in this POPSUGAR box:

Lipstick Queen Black Lace Rabbit Cream Blush ($25): I’m starting out with my least favorite product just to get it out of the way. Lipstick Queen is seemingly everywhere these days. Between blogs, YouTube, and social media, their presence has been ramping up in a big way. They claim their products work with your skin’s individual pH to transform to a custom hue that is universally flattering. They’re monopolizing the color-changing makeup game at the moment, but is that necessarily a good thing? It seems very gimmicky to me. This is the first product I’ve tried that wasn’t a color-changing lipstick, and I’m grateful for that. How many color-changing lipsticks does a girl need? The answer is zero, because I’m capable of getting a lipstick in a color I am not surprised by. My expectations were pretty low for this one, because as a pale girl, I don’t want to be surprised by my cheek color. There’s a fine line between “flush” and “Barbie” when you’re as fair as I am. Shocking no one, it’s difficult to control the amount of pigment coming from a cream blush that turns from black to pink when it blends into your skin. Do people really pay money for for this? PASS.

Figs & Rouge Hydra Prime Light Reflective Brightening Primer & Illuminator ($45): In stark contrast to the last item, this primer is my favorite product this month. This oil-free mineral primer has vitamin b5 and sodium salicylate which brightens and smooths your skin under your makeup. It has a really pretty shimmer that gives your skin a natural glow under your foundation. I was in the market for a new primer, so this came at the perfect time for me. I am always looking for a little extra moisture and glow, and this was up to the task. Most importantly, my makeup stayed put all day, it didn’t mess with my sensitive skin, and my face felt nice and hydrated all day long without feeling oily.

Hudson + Bleecker Bonjour Smartphone Wallet in Dusty Rose ($48): My parents were visiting when I opened my POPSUGAR box this month and immediately my mom called dibs on this one. It’s the perfect wallet. The faux snakeskin is soft like suede and her iPhone 6+ phone fit perfectly inside it with plenty of compartments for credit cards and cash. Very roomy, yet somehow it doesn’t feel bulky at all. This could double as a cute wristlet for a night out!

Richer Poorer Wool Striped Nora Sock in Charcoal & Black ($22): One of the things I love about getting subscription boxes (and POPSUGAR in particular) is that I get a lot of things that I would never buy myself. Case in point, $22 socks. These are so ridiculously soft and cozy, they are going to be the perfect socks to wear with boots. They are nearly knee-high, so they will peek out from the tops and look super cute!

Buji Baja Coco Flower Pin by Hat Attack ($17): I’ve learned to withhold judgment about items I’m on the fence about when I see spoilers for boxes because more often than not I end up loving the products that I had doubts about. This pin is a good example of that. This pin is so pretty and adorable in person. The petals flutter like silk in a way that pictures will just not do it justice. I am torn between putting it on a purse or a jacket, but I know it’ll look great on either. Or both. I CAN’T DECIDE.

Pipsnacks Kettle Pipcorn ($4.99): I cannot for the life of me type “pipcorn”. My fingers are like, “that is not a word, Jill. We won’t type it.” It took me 4 tries to stop typing “popcorn”. I’ve decided to never type it again. Awkward name notwithstanding, this was a fun little extra in the box this month. I am a fan of anything in miniature, so tiny popcorn kernels are entirely up my alley.

Final Rating: A

The only thing standing between this box and an A+ is the magical black blush that makes me look like a rash is developing on my cheeks. I loved everything else in it this month, and the $107+ value of the products is not too shabby. I am so excited that we are firmly in the autumn months, and I am SO looking forward to what’s coming up in the October box!



I bought this box, all opinions are my own.
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A foodie, travel junkie, and reality TV aficionado who derives an unnerving amount of joy from dressing her giant dog in ridiculous costumes.

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