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POPSUGAR Must Have Box October 2013

This is quite strange that I got my October box so early. My September box arrived just recently and it hasn’t even been quite a month yet. I’m happy though. I like that it’s already here. I must say I don’t think I’m getting my money’s worth for this month’s box, but I guess these things are always a hit and miss. I don’t like gift card-y things so I feel like the “value” is wasted on me. Also, the pink tissue that was holding the contents in the box was completely ripped on one side and the little pink card that explained the contents and the curatorial theme behind this month’s box is missing. Quite haphazardly packed, perhaps? Booo to you Popsugar!

Anyway, here are the contents of my box:

A total value of USD166.73 which I paid USD 35 for. On the surface you’d say not bad but most of this stuff has no value to me but I’m going to try to use what I can.

I love the crispy cake even though I think it might have contained gelatine (guilty)! The Wet Brush does actually just feel like a regular brush to me. Those bobby pins are waaaay overpriced even though Jane Tran does really cute ones on their site. I love NYX but these are not the colours for me – might put this in my Christmas Swop if my partner is a suitable candidate. I will try to use the nail polish though I’m hardly good at painting them. Maybe T can help me with it. HAHAHA… And that bracelet – seriously 45 bucks??!?! It won’t even go round my wrist… sigh.

Did you get a POPSUGAR box this month? Is it worth your while?


I produced an indie music festival in Singapore for 7years before I moved to the US to be with my indie game dev husband Tom who made Axiom Verge and Axiom Verge 2. We live in Los Angeles, California with our son Alastair (named for Alastair Reynolds) and our dog Goliath (named for his size).

5 thoughts on “POPSUGAR Must Have Box October 2013

  1. Hmm… looks a bit random. My Glossybox was a bit questionable this month as well. All the samples were minute and too similar. I don’t need primer and two serums in one box!

  2. I’m thinking about cancelling PopSugar. The price of the box is going up and I’m not a fan of the “books” 2 boxes in a row. The value is there but the picks are becoming questionable. Abbi’s post about Glossybox is distressing. I haven’t received mine yet. This will be my first. We’ll see.

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