July 15, 2013

BaubleBar SoHo + UPDATES on PopSugar MustHave Box: July2013

UPDATE 7/20/13: if you guys are interested in signing-up with BaubleBar, please use my personal referral link below:
Check out my other post, BaubleBar Pop-Up Shopto learn more about Baublebar & their Vault Points system!

So last Friday, since I was in the area I finally got to visit the BaubleBar PopUp Shop in Soho! Pop-up shop means they are only there for a few months. The BaubleBar Soho shop opened in early June and it will be closing on August 3rd  13th! So if you're in NYC for the Summer, add this to your must-visit list! They are located on 131 Greene St, NYC. Every week, they also have different events going on, check their blog, http://thepost.baublebar.com/  for updates! That night was cocktail hour and was featuring the new Godiva Spirits/Liqueurs so yay for some free cocktails while shopping for some accessories!

And also last week, they had POPSUGAR in the store! If you've never heard of POPSUGAR, go check out their website (POPSUGAR.com), to get your celebrity, fashion, beauty, fitness and more other news! They also feature a monthly subscription box called the POPSUGAR Must Have box, which was available to purchase at the store. So how can I say NO when I get to go home with the Must Have July Box (which is sold out online!) + a free tote!?! And so I ended up with a few Bauble pieces and the POPSUGAR Must Have July Box that night! Their Must Have Box are: 

  • hand-selected items in beauty, fashion, home, fitness and food
  • Full-size products and premium items
  • Only $35 a month (+tax), with free shipping

DISCLAIMER:I purchased this box with my own money and was not asked by POPSUGAR to feature them on my blog

*Use REFER5 to get $5 off your first box!

*And if you're interested to join, use my link (http://popsu.gr/janj) ( http://popsu.gr/jbsm) to let them know I referred you and in return I get my next month's box for free! Once you join, you will get your own link as well to share to your readers, friends and family!!! 

Now let's look at this month's box shall we?!?

POPSUGAR Must Have July Box

Must Have Beauty
NCLA As If! Polish ($16)

I have never heard of this brand at all but I love how this is a 5 Free Nail Lacquer (free of formaldehyde, DBP, Toluene, Camphor and Animal Testing). This also says to have a high shine, chip resistant and fast drying time. From just swatching it on my thumb nail with three layers of polish, I love how the pastel purple looks on my tanned skin! I am not sure if it is chip resistant since I just did this an hour ago but I will let you know after I do some nail art with this.

2 layers of NCLA As If! without a Base & Top coat; with Flash

UPDATE 8/4/13: Nail polish held up! It dried super fast with no top coat & I had no chipping for a week! Polish is a little streaky tho so I had to do three layers.

Must Have Beauty
Supergoop! SPF30 Anti-aging City Sunscreen Serum ($42)

One of the products that sold me to this box is this Supergoop! sunscreen. I have read tons of great reviews on this, and I just didn't have the guts to buy a full size since it's pretty pricey for a sunscreen. This product alone paid the box since this cost $42 on their website! 
I just started using it over the weekend and it feels great on my skin! I am picky with my sunscreen since I have sensitive skin, so far this feels non-greasy and I don't see any new breakouts on my face. So far, so good! 
According to the card included with the box, "This sunscreen serum also has amazing added anti-aging benefits. The vitamins E and B5 reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles." I am all about anti-aging products that is great with my sensitive skin, since I am not getting any younger here and this hot sun is not helping! I will update you guys more on this once I have used it long enough.

UPDATE 8/4/13: I love this serum! My skin absorbs it pretty fast, and it goes on clear so no white cast! No breakouts here either, and I have no problem applying my Physician's Formula Super BB Powder over it too.
Must Have Food
HannahMax Dark Chocolate Chip All Natural Crunchy Cookie Chips ($5.99)

It's so good, I will be savoring each bite!
O.M.G!  Yummy double chocolate chip cookies ". . .made with high quality European cocoa and Belgian semi-sweet chocolate morsels!" I would be finishing this in one seating if I eat from the bag, so just be careful and put some in a bowl/ plate instead. We all know, one chip is not enough!

UPDATE 8/4/13: This was gone in a week! I tried to stretch it out and eat just a little bit a day but it was just too good! 

Must Have Food
Mighty Leaf Iced Tea ($6.25)

"made from sun-swelled peaches and delicate ginger that infuse a refreshing blend of Indian black tea leaves."

This came in such a perfect time since we are in a heatwave here in NYC. I just add one pouch of this tea to a pitcher, add some ice cubes and I can drink this all day. This has a nice peach flavor to it, I really don't taste any of the ginger though. One pouch is the size of a credit card so you get to make a lot with one bag alone! I am already on my third liter with one and there's still a subtle taste to my water!

UPDATE 8/4/13: Love this tea! I don't taste any ginger at all but I love the sweetness of the peach. 

Must Have Home
Tovolo King Cube Ice Tray (Amazon.com: $8.50)

This is a 2x2 silicone ice cube tray.
"The larger cubes melt slower, so your drink will stay cold longer, whether it's a refreshing sip on a hot day or a well-made cocktail to close out the night."

This is also dishwasher safe and BPA-free. I don't have a dishwasher so that doesn't help me. Again another great must-have with this heat wave though! It does keep my pitcher of peach iced tea cold long enough until I make another batch.  

UPDATE 8/4/13: Still using this bad boy and have been really keeping my drinks cold. Of course with big ice trays like this, it takes a while for it to freeze.

Must Have Fashion
Baublebar Rose Double Curb Chain ($28)

"We are all about rose gold. It's classic but also right on trend for the season. This necklace can transition from your daytime garden party right into a night out on the town."

Another item in this box that made me decide to purchase it right there and then is this gorgeous necklace! Who does not love a rose gold jewelry that is pretty versatile to dress up and down and in between! Don't be scared to mix it up with other metals too.
In the picture below I have paired this necklace with a newly purchased Spring Potpourri Necklace  from the BaubleBar shop. I'd wear this on date night or at a wedding party or at a fancy dinner party, and put my hair in a nice side bun. For a daytime look, I'd just wear this over a t-shirt or over any collared shirt.

If you have not purchased from Baublebar.com before, every item comes in a nice velvet pouch which is a nice extra so I get to store my pieces nicely in my drawer and not all tangled up. Also you get what they call Vault Points, for every $1, you get 1 point, and for every 10 points, you get $1 off your future purchases! 

The box totals to: $106.74

As this being my very first POPSUGAR Must Have Box, I am very impressed! I love all of the stuff and these are stuff I would really use, eat and wear! Nothing will be wasted nor will last a year with me! Definitely another box subscription that I'd be staying with for a while.

By the way, next month they are celebrating their anniversary and they have posted on their blog here, that they will be including an 18k gold plated Gorjana & Griffin Open Circle Necklace, worth $65! I'm such an accessory fiend so this is pretty exciting! Can you just imagine what else they will be including in their Must Have August (anniversary) Box?!? This makes me look forward to August with a smile even if it will be the hottest and most humid month of the season.

If you are all interested to sign-up, sign-up soon! Again here's my referral link, http://popsu.gr/jbsm. And use REFER5 to get $5 off your first box!

UPDATE 8/4/13: I can't wait for August box to come already!!!


  1. Omg, this is awesome! I live around the area so I'll definitely check out the event! Do you know if there's a cover to get in? Or you just have to RSVP?

    Lynn | Makeup With Tea