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?
{Christine}

7 comments:

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

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  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!

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  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!

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  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

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  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.

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

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

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