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My name is Christen, I'm 30 years old and a stay-at-home mom to my three beautiful girls, Lauren, Hailey, and Farrah. My husband David and I live on scenic Long Island and we love it. Our party of 5 keeps pretty busy, but I try to set aside as much time as I can to blog (which isn't as often as I'd like these days).


Monday, February 11, 2013

UNBOXED: POPSUGAR Must Have - February 2013

After days of anxiously waiting out the recent blizzard, storm Nemo, my February POPSUGAR Must Have box finally arrived a few days late yesterday afternoon. I wouldn't have received it then either, because after the mailman delivered a few bills to my mailbox, he drove on to my next door neighbor's house without leaving my POPSUGAR box at the front door like he usually does. I knew it was on the truck and should have been delivered so I pouted and complained to myself a little bit and eventually retreated to the computer to read reviews. But my husband saw how disappointed I was and tracked down the mail truck to retrieve the undelivered package. Apparently the mailman was given strict orders not to deliver packages due to the delays from the snow storm. Eh, then why did USPS put the packages in his mail truck? Either way, I thought it was incredibly sexy that my husband went out of his way to make me happy. He's a keeper Ladies. 

This month, most of the items were individually wrapped in tissue paper.

Must Have Fashion - Brokedown Spa Wrap 
I received the color White. Although, the Brokedown website shows the wrap as a true white, the one I received appears to be more of a cream color and doesn't have ribbon trim. I'm inclined to believe that the version subscribers received is a POPSUGAR exclusive and I wonder if the lack of ribbon changes the value. The wrap is O/S (one size) and doesn't fit me well. But I've recently started going to the gym again since giving birth to my daughter last year, and this is an item I would love to use after losing some weight. It's very practical, feels luxurious, and decreases the amount of towels in the laundry basket. 

A coupon for 30% off any purchase on Brokedown was included in the box.

Must Have Fashion - Hanky Pankys Original Rise Thong

I received the color Capri. The thong is O/S. The material is soft and stretchy but I don't wear thongs. They're not comfortable and I question how sanitary it is to wear one all day. I'll use it exclusively in the bedroom though to spice things up because I wouldn't be wearing it for too long. ;-)

A coupon for 15% off any purchase on Hanky Panky as well as a free exclusive Zoya nail polish in Hanky Panky Purple with any purchase was included in the box. 

Must Have Food - Mariebelle New York's Tresor Box 

I received Dark Chocolate Pearls. I've always preferred dark chocolate over milk or white, but I was hoping to try a different flavor (like Orange Peels). I gobbled up the little pearls like there was no tomorrow, so no real complaints here. I should have saved a few to sprinkle over a bowl of strawberry ice cream. That would have been divine!

Must Have Beauty - Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain 

I received the color Romantic. I wanted a more neutral pink, like Honey, but I really like the red hue of the one I got and I will wear it on Valentine's Day when I go out to dinner with my husband. It's a nice color and probably won't wear off easily as I eat.

Must Have Entertainment - Safe Haven Book

I'm so glad a book was included in the box. I've seen a few movies based on books by Nicholas Sparks and I liked them all. Romance isn't my favorite genre, but it's perfect for reading while I'm taking a bubble bath or when it's pouring rain outside. I plan on reading the book by the end of this month and seeing the movie adaptation with a few girlfriends. I was interested in seeing it anyway. 

A bookmark voucher for a free song download of The Journey by FM Radio which is featured on the soundtrack for Safe Haven was included in the box.

Must Have Home - Connoisseurs Quick Jewelry Cleaner

Jewelry cleaner is something I would never buy for myself, but I have always needed it. Every time I wash my hands or slather on some lotion, an undesirable residue is left on my wedding ring. This is perfect for cleaning the few expensive pieces of jewelry I own.

Special Extra - Conversation Hearts

I figured chocolate was a given to be included in February's box, but the inclusion of conversation hearts is almost like a personal Valentine from POPSUGAR.

I love the contents of February's POPSUGAR Must Have...How do you feel about this month's box? 

POPSUGAR Must Have is a monthly subscription service that sends a curated box of must have items in beauty, fashion, home, fitness, and food. Each box contains full-size products and premium items worth over $100. It costs $35.00 a month and shipping is free. Click HERE to sign up today to receive next month's POPSUGAR Must Have box. Enter the promo code REFERFRIENDS at checkout for $5.00 off your first delivery!


  1. I'm so excited for this months box!


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  3. I love the Revlon Kissable Balm Lip Stains! How did you end up liking it?


    1. I like it - I won't wear the color often though. But now I really want to buy another one in the color Honey!