June 23, 2014

POPSUGAR June Must Have Box: Beach Bag Essentials

As a POPSUGAR Fitness Select member, I've been lucky enough to get to try out their Must Have boxes for free and let me tell you I couldn't have been more excited when this month's box arrived at my house.  It's a summery, beachy theme and I simply ADORE all of the items.  Like for real.  Love them.
EEK!  What's inside?
The boxes are always really nicely packaged
This month's box included seven items: Emily Griffin's newest book, The One & Only; a Turkish-T beach towel; One Potato Two Potato kettle potato chips; Native Union gift card; You Smell lemon wet wipes; SACHAJUAN body lotion in a citrus scent; and Lollies hair ties.  Seriously, this stuff is fabulous and being that I live at the beach, it suits my summer lifestyle perfectly.  So let's talk about each, shall we?  

1. The One & Only: I normally read really high quality literature, generally of the non-fiction variety, but during the summer I always let myself read some lighter books, oftentimes of the chic lit genre.  I started this book about a week ago and so far, am really enjoying it.  It's the perfect type of book for the beach or to read before bed.

2. Beach towel: I love how thin and light this is.  It doesn't take up a lot of room in my beach bag and the color is super cute!  I may look into getting a few more of these, just because it's so easy!

3. Potato chips: Now, I don't really buy chips…mostly because I usually think of one bag as a single serving no matter what size it is.  And I also usually go for barbecue flavor too so these chips were perfect (they were Hawaiian BBQ flavor)!  I enjoyed them one afternoon for a snack after work.  
I love chips!
 4. The Native Union gift card is the only item I haven't used.  They have some neat looking gadgets and digital products on their site, but I haven't pulled the trigger on anything yet.

5. Lemon wet wipes: Another item that's awesome for the beach!  I stashed a few of these in my beach bag and when I hit up the grocery store after the beach, I was glad to feel like I had "cleaned up" a little bit.  And maybe I didn't smell?  Or at least hopefully more like a lemon than sweaty, beachy Christine!

6. Body Lotion: I'm really picky about my lotion.  I usually go with a really light scent or unscented lotion, usually because I don't want it to compete with my perfume and I also feel like lots of lotions almost have a candy-esque smell.  This is magnificent; the scent is light and mature if that makes any sense.  I've left it on my nightstand as a reminder to moisturize my tired runner feet before bed.
Two of my new favorites on my nightstand
7. Hair ties: I'm constantly losing mine and these are cute enough that I'd use them to pull my hair back at work into a neat ponytail…and it even looks polished with a pretty hair tie!

It has been great to have a chance to try all of these fabulous products and they've definitely been great additions to my summer repertoire.  Interested in your own box?  Use code JUNESELECT10 to get $10 off a three month subscription if you sign up by the end of the month.

Disclaimer: POPSUGAR provided me with a complimentary POPSUGAR Must Have box.  The opinions I have shared about the box are my own and POPSUGAR did not tell me what to say or how to say it.

What are your beach bag essentials?


  1. Sunscreen, a good magazine and my headphones are also essentials to my beach bag! Looks like some awesome stuff!

  2. Sounds like an amazing box of goodies!!! I LOVE Emily Griffin too! Gonna have to check out that book! My beach bag always has sunscreen, a beach towel, a snack, and water in it! And being a mom I usually have a few sand toys in there for my boys!

  3. Oooh, this stuff looks great! I'm always so hesitant to sign up for subscription services like this but this one looks like fun!

    A book, sunscreen, water, sunglasses and a hat or visor are always in my beach bag! Oh, and chapstick with SPF, my lips burn so easily for some reason!

  4. What a great box to get! My sister and I both adore Emily Giffin books. We've read them all so far. I think Lacey is currently reading "The One and Only" and I'll probably get it when she is done! ~M

  5. What a great group of products! Definitely makes me more interested to look into the subscription option. My beach bag always has sunscreen, chapstick, towel, water bottle, and sunglasses.

  6. How fun - what a great surprise! My beach essentials are definitely a billion hair ties and my Kindle.

  7. I LOVED this box and the lotion smells amazing.