September PopSugar Must Have Review


Popsugar Must Have is a monthly subscription box full of “fun, must-have picks across fashion, beauty, home decor, fitness, and more.” This box contained seven “must have” items.

Tilo Scarf in Raisin – This scarf was just ok for me. I debated about keeping it but in the end I gifted it to someone else.

Nicole Miller Earbuds – These look nice but I really have no use for earbuds at the moment. I will probably save them to use at some later date.

Urban Remedy Almond Brownie – This brownie wasn’t the greatest. It was just ok.

Oribe Superfine Hairspray – I was actually pretty happy to see this in the box because I needed new hairspray.

Gold Foil Arrow Pencils – I have very little use for pencils. I mostly use pens but it’s nice they included a sharpener with it.

Rifle Paper Co Notecards – I hate hate hate these notecards. I gave them away. I just didn’t like the prints at all.

Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Sea Salt & Almond Minis – I really liked these chocolates and they were my favorite item in the box.

Verdict – I really hated this box. I think I will take a break from PopSugar for a few months.


September Fare Trade Review


Fare Trade is a subscription box that sends different foods and recipes each month as determined by the feature chef. There are also one or two demo videos by the featured chef on how to do the recipe. There were seven items in the box and the chef this month is Jeff Mahin.

Grist & Toll Flour – The recipe for this item is for pizza dough. It seems very involved and time consuming to me so I have not done it yet although from the video it looks delicious.

Empire White Truffle Mayonnaise – The recipe for this is for a really delicious complicated sandwich so I decided to use it instead in White Truffle Deviled Eggs. I have never used truffle anything and I probably won’t again. It hasn’t a very pungent smell and I didn’t care for the flavor at all.

Jacobsen Oregon Flake Salt – I haven’t used this yet but can’t really go wrong with salt.

Mustard & Co Dijon Mustard – I added this to a recipe for chicken and I didn’t like it at all. But then I generally hate mustard so maybe it’s just me.

Olivelle Blood Orange Olive Oil & Olivelle Sundried Tomato Balsamic Vinegar – I have not tried either of these yet but they seem like good quality items.

The sample sweet this month was two caramels which I really liked. The favorite part of the box for me is usually the sweets. I would’ve canceled this subscription if I hadn’t have prepaid for six months. The ingredients and recipes are just way over my head.