Southern Belle in Training

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June 26, 2016

Unboxing the PopSugar Must-Haves Box.

     Popping in for a weekend blog post to share with y'all about a fun package that I recently received in the mail thanks to Popsugar! Subscription box services have become all the rage in the last few years. The first one that I was ever familiar with was Birchbox, the popular beauty subscription service. Next came Ipsy, another makeup and beauty based subscription, and before you knew it there were monthly subscription services for everything and anything! While I haven't personally tried Rocksbox, many other fashion bloggers are affiliates for this popular jewelry rental service subscription. There are also wine clubs, pet lovers' subscription boxes, subscription boxes with treats for your pets... the list goes on! The first subscription that I personally tried was Shop Ditto, the designer sunglasses rental service (so far I'm loving it - use my code MISSALK for one month free btw!).

     Since I just recently have had such a good experience signing up for Shop Ditto, (and since I finally have a permanent address in North Carolina!), I thought that this would be a good time to try out another subscription box. So the timing ended up being perfect when Popsugar sent me one of their Must Have Boxes to review! This monthly subscription box comes in two different sizes: the original Must Have Subscription size (which I received and is pictured), or a mini version. The Must Have size contains over $100 worth of fun surprise items, which you can have each month delivered to you for $39.95 (the mini version is $18.95).


     A whole bunch of assorted goodies were inside of my box! The first thing that I dove into was the edible item, which was called Pressels. These tasty snacks are a fusion between pretzels and chips. I loved them, and my bag was devoured quite quickly! If I found these in my local grocery store I would definitely pick up another (hopefully larger) bag. 

     My box also contained a few beauty items! I received a fun red and blue glittery nail polish from a brand called ncla, which I know will be perfect for next week's Fourth of July festivities. The small square red thing pictured in the middle of the box is the most adorable little pocket sized mirror! I needed another small mirror for a purse that I've been using a lot this summer, so that came in very handy. The last beauty item was a package of deodorant wipes from Pacifica. I will be honest and say that I didn't have a chance to try these yet before I left for my trip home- but I am looking forward to trying them soon, and I've heard good things about the Pacifica brand! Deodorant wipes definitely sound like a needed product for humid and hot Charlotte summers. 

     The other few items were assorted goodies, and I liked everything else included! The item which you can see on the bottom of the box that is white with black designs is a lovely summer scarf. It has been a bit too hot in Charlotte lately for any type of scarf-wearing, but after being home in New England this weekend I am wishing that I had brought this along- it would have been perfect for the weather. The gold "CHEERS" bottle opener is absolutely darling, and I know will come in very handy in my new apartment for times when I'm entertaining! And lastly, the fun card game enclosed in the cute box. This game seemed so intriguing and it was one of the games that I actually kept on deck for my housewarming party- I was kind of sad that we didn't get a chance to play. 

     It was such a delight to receive the June Popsugar Must Have Box in my mailbox this past month! Have any of you ever tried this subscription box? Do you have any subscription services that you're loyal to?

     xoxo Miss ALK

      Popsugar provided gifted product in exchange for this post. All opinions are honest and my own. Thank-you for supporting the brands that support Southern Belle in Training!  



  1. This looks great!! I love ANYTHING by Pacifica...their products smell amazing.. :)


    Hannah from HMS Jewels

  2. What a fun box! I love the idea of subscription boxes, but have yet to sign up for one. Hope you have a great week girl!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink


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