January POPSUGAR Must Have Box Review

Hello, lovelies! Today I am reviewing the POPSUGAR Must Have Box for January. As you guys may know when the new year rolls around a lot of companies roll out products geared towards setting goals and achieving balance in our chaotic lives. It is always marketed as self-improvement or a guide to creating a brand new you. This concept has always irked me because you are who you are no matter how hard you to try to fight it. Just because the new year rolls around it doesn't mean you automatically turn into a whole new person who instantly resets their life, and because people fall for that notion I believe it sets us up for failure. Plus, we end up spending money on things, programs, and gym memberships that we either do not need or will never follow through with. If you haven't figured it out yet, I basically am not a fan of anything that may fall along those lines. So, keep that pronouncement in mind while you are reading my review.

MAY DESIGNS Desk Calendar & Notecard: Unfortunately I was not too keen on receiving another calendar to commemorate the new year because I received quite a few as gifts during the holiday season already. This is most definitely not the makers of the calendar fault by any means but at the end of the day, I have yet to figure out what I am going to do with 5 calendars. I have no available space for them, but putting all of my frustrations aside the actual calendar that I received from May Designs is very pretty and would be a lovely addition to your workspace or home office. It features hand painted designs which are always a nice touch in my opinion. An extra feature of this particular calendar is that when the month is over you can turn the card over and cut down the dotted line and it can then be used as a personalized notecard. 


MANDUKA eQua Mat Towel in Playa: I have to keep it real. Everybody in my personal life knows I am not an athletic girl and most definitely do not participate in fitness activities. So, I could not review this particular item and it would interfere with me actively pursuing a sedentary lifestyle. Lol. Kidding, but not really kidding. All jokes aside, though, I do not do yoga so this product was not of any use to me, but it is marketed as a nonslip, absorbent, and quick drying towel that you can use on top of your yoga mat. 


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DAILY CONCEPTS Your Hair Wrap Towel: This was the star of the box for me. Not only is it a must have item that EVERY woman should own it also was something I was already in the market for, so this came right on time for me. It is a hybrid of a microfiber towel and drying cap. It is big enough and long enough to dry any length of hair, and it also works for all hair types and textures. It gently dries your hair while eliminating frizz, and it cut my hair drying time by half which is huge for anyone who loves to rock a wash and go like I do. It comes with a handy button closure so you can still run around the house and do other things while your hair is drying, and it is also perfect if you wash your hair at night. You can just wrap it around your head, secure it, and lay down to a peaceful night's rest without having to worry about your hair being a tangled, frizzy mess in the morning. 


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GLADE Coconut and Beach Woods Candle: This multilayered soy candle is the perfect balance of sweet and woodsy. I have always been attracted to woodsy notes in fragrances so this was perfect for me and appealed to my olfactory senses. My only complaint is that it did not come in a bigger size.

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GOLDFADEN MD Fresh A Peel Multi Acid Resurfacing Peel: I'm not sure how helpful my review of this product will be if you are looking for information about long term results because I have only had a short amount of time to test this product out, but so far I have had some minimal results. This peel does remove dead skin cells and it is part of a natural skin care line, which is always a plus. It is easy to use and it only adds an additional 3-5 minutes to your skin care routine. I would have to give a more in-depth review of this product at a later date after using it a bit longer.

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DEAN & DELUCA Peppermint Loose Leaf Tea: This was another product that was not right for me because I can't stand the taste of any kind of tea. So this rendered this product pretty much useless, but I hear peppermint tea is a good digestive aid so it may be of use to someone who needs help in that area and loves tea.


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SOURCEBOOKS INC Instant Happy Notes: Usually I would say something like this is a waste of paper, especially in this day of emoticons, GIF, memes, and hashtags, but something about it appealed to me. The notes had a quirky kind of charm, and they did make my jaded heart grudgingly smile when I perused through them. This pad features a collection of sticky notes that are full of fun illustrations and inspirational quotes. If you need a daily dose of happiness or little pick me up this would be perfect for you.

Final Thoughts
Overall, this was my least favorite POPSUGAR Must Have Box that I have received. Most of my disappointment was centered around receiving a box full of products that did not fit my lifestyle or interests. At the end of the day that is not POPSUGAR's fault because I am sure there is a huge market for people who would enjoy this month's theme, but if this was my first time receiving a box it would be a huge letdown. Luckily, I have collaborated with them several times and every other box catered to my particular interests (fashion, beauty, home), so on the strength of that, I would still recommend the subscription.
So if you are interested in POPSUGAR"s Must Have Box Subscription service click here and receive 5% off your first box by using code: SHOP5


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Comments

  1. great reveiw :

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  2. you got some really lovely things. That calendar looks really pretty...it is a shame you already have five calendars. That sometimes happen to me to, I get too many of them and then I can't figure out what to do with them.

    That yoga mat towel seems like a nice product but if you don't plan to use it, why not give it to somebody. Perhaps it can also be used as a regular towel? That hair wrap towel is something you have used...and it seems like a fantastic product. I can see why it is a star of the box for you. I wouldn't mind one of those myself.

    Those happy inspirational notes made me smile too. Maybe I will make some of my own. I have some old posts it that I don't use..you just inspired me for a DIY!

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    1. I will gift the items that I do not use. That is typically what I tend to do anyway unless I can't find someone to gift it too. If not it will be donated.

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  3. The calendar looks lovely, I like all the items you got here. This was a very fun review :) http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2017/02/electric-colour.html

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    1. Thank you!The calendar is pretty.I wish I liked the products more.

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  4. Ahh these are beautiful things, I want them all too :)

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    1. They are beautiful items but not really useful for me.

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  5. I love peppermint tea and this peel resurfacing looks intresting!

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    1. The peel resurfacing works better for me than tea, but for $85 I would hope for more than minimal results.

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  6. So many goodies... Great review...
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    1. I wish I could totally agree with your statement but I did find some things I did enjoy.

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  8. Wow, even though some items were not for you, it looks like it was a decentbox. I've not done this subscription and typically try foodies boxes. I love tea, drink at least 4 cups a day minimum, haha. Thanks for your honest review.

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    1. When reviewing products it is tricky for me to balance being extremely honest without totally being offensive to the brand, but I try my best to be honest and respectful.

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  9. I love the inclusion of 'Happy Notes'! I have a tear-off 'happy quote' calendar that can be really nice to start each day seeing :) So happy to hear you liked the Happy book included in this box.

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    1. I was surprised that I did like them because it is not something I usually drawn to.

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  10. Looks like such a great product.

    Gemma x
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  11. Love the wrap towel!

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

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    1. Me too. I love this product and have used it so much since receiving it.

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  12. i love happy notes!
    great post!
    xoxo
    Patinka
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  13. Thanks for sharing this. It's so cool. Love the happy notes.

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  14. This looks great!! Thanks for sharing!
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  15. Great post!
    Have a nice week-end!
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  16. This hair towel sounds great, must be so much better for the hair ;)
    Nati xx
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    1. It really is so much better and gentle to my strands.

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  17. I should subscribe too i am so jealous!
    Dora xx
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    1. Overall it is a great subscription service so I would recommend it.

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  18. Great post Toya :)
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  19. These products look so amazing! You made a good review about them. :) Btw, I'm following you now on Google+ and on Bloglovin! :) Hope to hear from you soon!

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  20. Great box. Perhaps you can put that yoga mat to another use. The head wrap sounds like something I'd like too. Enjoy your goodies girl!


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    1. Hmmm...I would have to think long and hard about what I could use it for, but that towel is perfection.

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  21. Awesome goodies. Quite an informative review

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  22. Great post dear!

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    1. You should try their service. They offer a lot of good products overall.

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  24. It's a shame that this is not your favourite box, LaToya and I agree that this isn't the most interesting that I have seen either.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Ikr! It was not interesting at all to me, and I have read some other blogger's reviews and I see a lot of them agree with me about this one particular box.

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