I have a weakness for special edition boxes. I have stopped my monthly subscriptions to most of the boxes I love while pregnant to save money for baby needs and 3 months off of work this summer for maternity leave, but this was a special treat to myself with my tax refund :)
It seems to be more of a travel themed box which we will not be doing this summer because of the baby, but plan to pick back up on as soon as we are back in a routine and get our finances figured out etc. My parents live in FL so if nothing else we will be venturing down there within the next year.
Enough babbling…onto the goods!
Jane Iredale My Steppes Makeup Kit ($58.00) – this kit contains the PureGloss Lip Gloss in the shades Iced Mocha and Crabapple. The PurePressed blush is in the shade Whisper and the So-Bronze Bronzing Powder is the shade So-Bronze 3. I bought the box after this spoiler. I have a ton of lip glosses and blushes and bronzers but I HAD to have this one too. I like the bronzer isn’t too dark and the blush is a light peachy pink that works great for my skin tone in the summer.
Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum ($80) – this serum is supposed to even skin tone, fight cellular damage, stimulate collagen synthesis and optimize skins physiological activities of defense and cell regeneration. Sounds impressive. I found it interested it says it has a reservoir effect and will stay active for 72 hours and cannot be washed or rubbed off. It also says you can add a few drops to your hair for extra shine and manageability. The reviews on this product are really good! I am looking forward to trying it soon!
Stephanie Johnson Train Case ($60) – I don’t have anything like this. When I travel I just throw stuff into ziplocks or small makeup bags etc. So now I feel like I can upgrade to this and look a little more grown-up! It’s a plastic-like exterior and interior which should keep it clean and nice looking!
Lele Sadoughi Half Moon Pendant ($110) – this is a silver plated necklace with “reconstituted stone of howlite and marble.” I honestly thought it was turquoise? I think it is very summery and I like you can adjust the chain length. I hope I am able to get some use out of it.
Sloane Stationary Passport Holder ($48.00) – I’ve never traveled outside the country except to Mexico many years ago, so I have never needed a passport holder. I hope to someday, but am undecided if I should hold onto this or sell/swap it.
Jacobsen Salt Co. Cocktail Salt ($14.00) – $14 seems a bit much for pure sea salt. I get why PopSugar threw this in the mix though. I’m kinda glad there are no sweets, as I have gestational diabetes and it would be torture to look at and not be able to eat! We also don’t drink at home often except for red wine and I’m on a very long hiatus from that right now as well. Someone mentioned you can cook with it though, so that’s probably what this will end up being used for in our home.
The overall value of this box is amazing, although I think prices tend to be inflated. For me personally, it was worth the $100 I paid. I’ll definitely use everything except for maybe the passport holder. Popsugar’s monthly boxes have looked so good lately too. I’ve been really tempted to jump back in….we shall see!