POPSUGAR Must Have Box July 2015 Review & Coupon Code!

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POPSUGAR Must Have Box is my FAVORITE subscription box and I am so excited each month when it arrives in the mail! I missed out on the June box because I forgot to update my payment information in time and my subscription was closed. I ended up purchasing the complete box from someone in a subscription swap group (thanks, Divya!), which was a huge relief! I hate missing out on my POPSUGAR Must Have Box!

About the POPSUGAR Must Have Box:
POPSUGAR Editor-in-Chief Lisa Sugar curates a monthly subscription box full of fabulous surprises. The best in fashion, beauty, home, fitness, food and more are delivered straight to your door! The box includes five to six full-size products with a value of over $100 and costs $39.95/month.

Outside of Box:

POPSUGAR Must Have Box ships via FedEx Smart Post. I placed my order for the July box on July 6th and received my tracking number on July 16th. It arrived on July 25th.

First Look:

Second First Look:

As usual, I had already read about the full spoilers, but I still get excited when I see this first peek inside the box!

Information Card:

As you may recall, the inspiration for the July 2015 POPSUGAR Must Have Box was: Beach Days, Easy Travel, Summer Heat, Fourth of July and Stripes. Here's what came inside the box! I'll start from the beginning of the information card to make it easier to follow along.

Henri Bendel Signature Stripe Canvas Dopp Kit (Retail: $28): This is a great little bag to use for traveling or even for using on the go inside your everyday bag to carry makeup and other essentials. As you can tell, it opens up really wide at the top and has a little bit of structure to it. The white and brown canvas on the outside seems durable. The royal blue label, wristlet strap and matching water-resistant blue liner on the inside are a nice touch. They also included a generic coupon code for 20% off your purchase on their website.

Supergoop Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50 (Retail: $28): I was really excited when I saw this spoiler before the box came out! I just started using a setting spray for my makeup and was happy to get another one to try. I live in Florida, so I was glad to find that this one had SPF in it. Besides setting your makeup and providing sun protection, it also controls oil and shine! I haven't tried it out yet, but I'm sure that I will love it. this is the 3.4 oz bottle.

Sorial Card Case (Retail: $28): I didn't see this item in the spoilers that I read about, so it was a pleasant surprise! At first, I wasn't too sure about the red color because it seems so bold to me, but it will just be going inside your purse so it doesn't really matter. This will hold your ID and a credit card and will fit inside the smallest of clutches! Does anyone remember the blue Sorial clutch that we received in the November 2014 POPSUGAR Must Have Box? This will fit perfectly inside of it! It also came with a generic coupon code for $25 off your purchase on their website.

PopDental Portable Toothbrush (Retail: $19.99): I wasn't too thrilled to receive a toothbrush inside of a subscription box. But I guess I can toss it inside of my travel toiletry case so that it's always packed and ready and I'll be sure to never forget mine!

Yes To Blueberries Cleansing Facial Wipes (Retail: $5.99): I feel like I have a crazy stash of face wipes from all of my subscription boxes! These are always great for late at night when you are too tired to wash your makeup off. Or you can toss them in your gym bag to freshen up after a workout.

The Good Bean Fruit & No-Nut Bar in Chocolate Berry (Retail: $1.99): It's always fun to get a new snack to try in a subscription box! I haven't tried it yet, but you can't go wrong with having chocolate in it.

Special Extra: Hallmark Signature Greeting Cards (Retail: $14.97+): This is a set of three greeting cards and there were several variations sent to subscribers. I love the pineapple print! And the colorful one is actually a wall hanging that can be detached from the card and used as a decoration! How cute is that? I have a stash of greeting cards and note cards and I'm happy to add these to my collection!

All together, I came up with a total value of $126.94 (NOT including the Sorial coupon code) for the July 2015 POPSUGAR Must Have Box. This was a decent box for me. Not my favorite, but not a disappointment by any means. My favorite items are the Supergoop setting spray, Hallmark greeting cards, Henri Bendel dopp kit and the Sorial card case. The toothbrush and face wipes are practical, but will probably just sit in my travel bag for awhile.

What do you think about the July 2015 POPSUGAR Must Have Box? Comment below with your favorite item! If you haven't subscribed yet and would like to get the August box, you can click here and use the coupon code "MUSTHAVE5" to save $5 off your first box!
Visit http://musthave.popsugar.com for more info!

~MamaBreak contributing blogger, Samantha

FabFitFun VIP Summer 2015 Box Review & Coupon Code!

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After I saw the full spoilers for the Summer 2015 FabFitFun VIP Box, I knew that I HAD to have it!

About the FabFitFun VIP Box:
FabFitFun VIP is a quarterly subscription service that sends you the latest in beauty, wellness, fitness and fashion items each season, hand-picked by the FabFitFun team. Each box is guaranteed to contain $200+ in retail value and costs $49.99.

Outside of Box:

FabFitFun VIP boxes ship via FedEx Smart Post. They were scheduled to ship the week of June 22nd, with annual subscribers being sent out first and then quarterly subscribers being sent out after that. However, I received my box a little bit later because I wasn't subscribed yet. I placed my order on June 27th and my box shipped on June 30th. I received it on July 8th.

First Look:

Second First Look:

I had already seen the full spoilers, but I was still excited to see this full box!

Information Card:

Here's what came in the box! I'll start from the beginning on the information card to make it easier to follow along.

Wren 14Kt Gold and Black Sapphire Necklace (Retail: $100): This came in 6 possible variations. Subscribers either received the horseshoe, heart, or moon charm and they came in both a gold and rose gold finish. Each charm has a tiny sapphire set into it. I received the horseshoe charm in the gold finish. I like the length of the necklace and the size of the charm. It's a simple enough necklace to wear everyday. Personally, I would have preferred to receive the heart or the moon and the horseshoe was my least favorite of the charms. I'm hoping to swap this item for one of the other charms.

The Everyday Wireless Speaker by FabFitFun (Retail: $29.99): This came in either hot pink or turquoise and I received the turquoise one. This is one of my favorite items in the box! I'm so excited to be able to play music from my iPhone while I'm outside with the kids or by the pool!

Inkling Scents Sultry Roll-On Oil Perfume (Retail: $25): I generally cringe when I find out there will be perfume in a subscription box. I am very picky about scents and most of the time, I hate whatever is sent. I was SO excited and pleasantly surprised when I smelled this perfume and LOVED it! It is definitely "sultry" as described. I would probably wear it for a date night or a night out rather than for an everyday perfume. It's described as "a blend of creamy sandalwood, white amber, lotus flower, orchid, Bulgarian rose, and silky vanilla". This was a 1/3 of an ounce bottle. The information card also includes a discount code for their website!

Gorge "I'll Make You Look Amazing" Daily Spray (Retail: $24.95): This leave-in conditioner spray can be used on either damp or dry hair at the end of the day to refresh your look. It has a nice scent and I loved how my hair looked after using it! I sprayed it in damp hair and blow dried it after. I will probably buy more of this when I finish using it all.

Tarte LipSurgence Lip Gloss (Retail: $19): This came in several variations and I received "Fearless", which is described as a "shimmering pink coral". I am in LOVE with this lip gloss! I will definitely be buying more when I finish it. It's perfect for layering over other lip products, or even using alone as shown in my picture below.

FabFitFun x CosmoBody Jump Rope (Retail: $14): I received a jump rope in another subscription box last year, so I will probably trade this. I do love that it's pink though!

Scratch Nail Wraps (Retail: $12): I'm just not a fan of nail wraps. I haven't ever tried any, but that's because I just don't have any interest. I almost never even use nail polish. And I don't like this pattern, even if I were to use nail wraps. Going to try to trade these.

Headspace 3-Month Subscription (Retail: $38.85): The information card says that Headspace is an app that takes you through a series of life-changing, guided meditations. It sounds interesting and I might check it out. The gift card is pretty cute!

Hello Konjac Cleansing Sponge (Retail: $12): I've never used one of these before. I've actually never even heard of them until now! I love skincare products so I'm excited to try it out. It says that it gently exfoliates and thoroughly cleanses pores and is an all-natural way to restore the skin and balance your face's pH level. Can't wait to try it!

Sponsored: Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Soothe Spray Moisturizer (Retail: $7.99): I've never used a spray on aloe before, so I'm not sure how I will like it. I do live in Florida, but am religious about using sunscreen for myself and my kids, so hopefully I won't ever have to try this out! I'll stash it in the bathroom in case we ever do have a sunburn emergency.

All together, I came up with a total value of $283.78 for this box. There were a few items that I won't use (jump rope, nail wraps, aloe spray), one item that I'm hoping to trade for a different version (necklace), one item that I'm sure I will like once I try it (face sponge), and enough items that I absolutely LOVE (speaker, perfume, daily spray, lip gloss) to make it worthwhile!

What do you think about the FabFitFun VIP Summer 2015 box? Comment below with your favorite item! If you haven't subscribed yet, you can click here and use the coupon code "FFF10" to save $10 off your first box, making it only $39.99! Hurry, because one each season's box is sold out, it's gone forever!
Visit vip.fabfitfun.com for more info!

~MamaBreak contributing blogger, Samantha

Amazon #PrimeDay Deals

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This will be a running list of all #PrimeDay deals I find. Good luck!

These deals are NOT ones you will find on the scrolling bar this morning. Those have been difficult to obtain, and not awesome prices! These are the HIDDEN deals we are finding!

Lots of Amazon warehouse deals today! Adding tons below. Price listed is what the price will be IN YOUR CART. These will each sell out quick. The 15% off discount can be used an unlimited number of times. 

Amazon #PrimeDay Electronics FULL list with times

Here we go!!!! First list of full spoilers. This list is for electronics. If you are looking for something specific, you now know what time to look! 

Home Entertainment
  • Samsung UN50HU8550 50" 4K 3D 120Hz LED Smart HDTV Starts 7:20am
  • LG 55UB8200 55" 4K LED Smart HDTV Starts 10:50am
  • LG 49UB8200 49" 4K LED Smart HDTV Starts 2:50pm
  • LG 32LF595B 32" 720p LED Smart HDTV Starts 9:10am
  • Vizio M49-C1 49" 4K 120Hz LED Smart HDTV Starts 8:50am
  • Vizio 38" Soundbar w/ Sub + Rear Speakers (Refurb) Starts 12:50pm
  • Vizio S2121w-D0 2.1 Sound Stand w/ Built-In Sub Starts 9:50am
  • Optoma HD37 Full 3D 1080p DLP Projector Starts 12:50pm
  • LG PV150G LED Minibeam Projector Starts 6:50am

Computer Monitors

  • BenQ XL2420Z 24" 144Hz Gaming Monitor Starts 10:40am
  • Philips 272S4LPJCB 27" 2560x1440 Monitor Starts 9:40am
  • Acer G277HL Abid 27" 1080p Monitor Starts 8:40am
  • Acer G246HL 24" LED Monitor Starts 7:40am

Computer Peripherals

  • Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX Starts 7:40am
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 & PC Wired Controller Starts 7:40am
  • TRENDnet Wireless AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Router Starts 6:40am
  • Linksys AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router Starts 6:40am
  • Linksys Advanced DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem for Comcast Starts 6:40am
  • Corsair Vengeance M95 Laser Gaming Mouse Starts 9:40am
  • Trendnet TEG-S5g 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch Starts 11:40am
  • Canon imageCLASS MF8580Cdw WiFi Color Laser MFC Printer Starts 2:40pm
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 Software Starts 8:40am
  • Norton Security Software (5-Devices) Starts 6:40am
Hard Drives and Solid State Drives
  • Crucial MX100 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD) Starts Noon
  • Corsair Neutron XT 240GB Solid State Drive (SSD) Starts 12:40am
  • Crucial MX100 512GB Solid State Drive (SSD) Starts Noon
  • Transcend 256GB Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Starts 7:40am
  • Seagate Personal Cloud 3TB NAS Hard Drive Starts 6:40am
  • Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Starts 6:40am
  • Sony Class 10 SDHC Flash Cards Starts 7:40am
  • Sony Class 10 MicroSDHC Flash Cards Starts 12:40am
Smartphones & Tablets
  • HTC One M9 Unlocked Smartphone Starts Midnight
  • Huawei SnapTo 5" Unlocked Android 4G LTE Smartphone Starts Midnight
  • Dell Venue 8 16GB Android Tablet Starts 10:40am
  • Google Nexus 6 32GB Unlocked Smartphone w/ Lollipop Starts Midnight
  • HP Stream 7 32GB Tablet + Office 365 Personal Starts 6:40am
  • Otterbox Defender Apple iPad Cases Starts 6:40am

Camera and Video Gear

  • Samsung NX300 Mirrorless Camera w/ 20-50mm Lens Starts 6:50am
  • GoPro Hero4 Black 4K Action Camera Bundle Starts 8:10am
  • Samsung WB2200F 16MP 60X WiFi Digital Camera Starts 12:01am
  • Fuji X-A1 APS-C Mirrorless Camera w/ 2 Lenses Starts 12:01am
  • Nikon Coolpix P600 16MP 60X WiFi Digital Camera Starts 4:50am
  • Sony A3000 APS-C Mirrorless DSLR Camera w/ 18-55mm Lens Starts 4:50am
  • Lowepro SlingShot 202 AW Camera Bag Starts 8:50am
  • Kodak SP1 1080p Action Camera Starts 8:50am
  • Rokinon HD8M-C 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens for Canon DSLR Starts 9:50am
  • Rokinon 16mm T2.2 Cine Wide Angle Lens, Canon EF DSLR Starts 12:50pm
  • Rokinon 14mm T3.1 Cine Wide Angle Lens for Canon DSLR Starts 1:50pm
  • Rokinon 12mm F2.0 Ultra Wide Angle Lens for Fuji X Mount Starts 2:50pm
  • Rokinon 50mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF Cameras Starts 11:50am
  • Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 Zoom Lens for Canon DSLR Starts 1:50pm
  • Papago 2560x1080 Dash Cam w/ 3" LCD Starts 5:50am
  • Joby GP3 GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Tripod + Ball Head Starts 4:50am

Peripherals & Portable Electronics

  • Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro Headphones Starts 9:50am
  • Beyerdynamic DT-1350-80 Closed Supraaural Headphones Starts 9:50am
  • Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Studio Monitor Headphones Starts 12:50pm
  • Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Studio Monitor Headphones Starts 1:50pm
  • Escort Passport 8500X50 Black Radar Detector, Red Starts 9:50am
  • Escort Passport 8500X50 Black Radar Detector, Blue Starts 9:50am
  • HP Omen 15 Intel i7 Quad 15" 1080p 256GB SSD Laptop Starts 8:40am
  • Alienware Alpha ASM100-1580 Intel Core i3 Gaming Console Starts 10:40am
  • Acer Predator Intel Core i7-4790 Quad Gaming Desktop Starts 6:40am
  • Toshiba Satellite Intel Core i7 15" Laptop 256GB SSD Starts 6:40am
  • Dell Intel Celeron 11.6" Chromebook Starts 8:40am
  • Acer Intel Core i3 11.6" Chromebook Starts 9:40am
  • Acer Aspire Intel Celeron J1800 Desktop Starts 9:40am

Possible time stamps of beginning offers from Amazon

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This was a leak, which may be in the UK or may be for the US site. It has not been confirmed yet, but it looks like the deals will come as timed increments. There is also buzz that there may be an across the board savings for everything on the Amazon site. Big sellers on Amazon were asked to send over their sales a while back, so we can expect some third party sales as well.

KitSound Ovation Slim Soundbar Speaker
LG Urbane Smartwatch: Current price $340.93
Coleman Coastline Deluxe Tent
Riemann P20 Once a Day 10 Hours Protection SPF20 Sunscreen: Current Price $27.30
Braun Silk Epil 9 9-961 Wet & Dry Cordless Epilator : Current Price $129.99
Rotary Watches Men's Automatic Watch: Current Price $179.99

The Sopranos - HBO Complete Season 1-6: Current Price $148.32 (DVD); $183.33 (Blu-ray)
Fringe: The Complete Series: Current Price: $79.95 (DVD); $82.99 (Blu-ray)

Beyonce Heat Eau de Parfum for Women: Current price $16.51
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat
Macadamia Natural Healing Oil Hair Treatment: Current price $13.50

Logitech C920 HD Webcam: Current Price $69.99
My Passport Ultra Hard Drive Metal Edition 2 TB Premium Storage: Current Price $89.99
Raspberry Pi 2 8 GB Desktop Starter Kit

Deals that have been leaked thus far can be found here. 

And Best Buy joins the sale!

It seems EVERYONE wants to celebrate Amazon's birthday. As you probably know, Amazon announced "Prime Day" last week. It will be held tomorrow to celebrate Amazon's birthday. Of course, Walmart did not want to be left out and they announced they will have roll back prices tomorrow as well. Now, Best Buy has announced they too will have a sale, but on the 24th and 25th!

Best Buy Announces Sale

We will be right here tomorrow reporting all the best prices (and back on the 24th/ 25th), compare them to previous prices (to really discover if it is a good deal), and talking about this "July Black Friday." Thank goodness we don't have to get out of our pajamas for this one!

More Prime Day Leaks

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A new list is circulating the internet, most of the info being reported as "leaks" but most coming from Amazon themselves. Remember, these start TOMORROW!!!! So, let's take a look.

  • K’NEX 2-in-1 Ferris Wheel Building Set (Amazon Exclusive): $35.99 (currently $51.81)
  • K’NEX Crossfire Chaos Roller Coaster Building Set (Amazon Exclusive): $23.99 (currently $30.12)
  • Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Optimus Prime Figure (Amazon Exclusive): $9.99 (currently $10.99)
  • 30% off select clothing, shoes, jewelry, watches & more
  • 60% off Amazon Elements Baby Wipes with code ELEMENTS60 . The lowest we have seen is at 50% off (at $5.50)
  • Up to 50% off any of the Harry Potter books (we have seen these go far lower than 50% off)
  • Fire TV Stick: $24-- which would be great, but the lowest it has been is $19 when the first introduced it (I bought it for $19 back at the end of October)
  • Kindle, $30 off (if the linked model, $49). 
  • Fire HD 7, $60 off (if the linked model, it would make it $79)-- if it is the edition linked here, it is STILL not the best price AMAZON has had on these. 
  • Fire HD 7 Kids Edition, (if linked model, total would be $120) $60 off (close to lowest price we have seen, which was $119)
  • 32-inch LED TV: $75--- We are assuming it is the linked model. Why? Because it was $79 on lightning deals over Black Friday weekend. I guess that is TECHNICALLY a better price with a $4 difference
  • 40-inch 1080p LED TV: $115-- linked model is probably what they will have. Why do we think this? Because it was $115 as well during the holidays. 
  • Brand-name 32-inch Smart HDTV: under $200. We assume it is the linked TV, since Amazon has featured that specific television for $197.19
  • 50-inch 4K TV bundle, under $1000
  • Bose headphones at the lowest price ever on Amazon
  • Chromebook laptop, only $199
  • Over 50% off two Nikon COOLPIX cameras
  • Highly rated binoculars, under $120
  • Two security camera-kits, $279.99
  • iRobot Roomba Pet Vacuum Cleaning Robot: under $300. We are assuming it is the 630 they are talking about? Why? Because this is often dropped to $299 on Amazon (we have seen it cheaper at Costco for $229). This IS a decent price, and if it is the 700 series, it is a PHENOMENAL price-- we we believe it is the common price drop we have seen. 
  • Husqvarna mower, under $300--- we are watching this model because they have often dropped below $300. 
  • 40 lightning deals on DVDs up to 75% off-- If you follow DVDs on Amazon, you know that they have had plenty for $2.99-$3.99, so this is not too much out of the ordinary
  • Save more than 70% on the Divergent Series Complete Box Set of books
  • Save up to 70% on select kitchen products from top brands like Cuisinart, KitchenAid, Foodsaver and Thermos
  • Save up to 50% on select tools for the DIY auto enthusiast
  • Connected Car and Scan Tool products starting at 60% off
  • Road-trip-ready automotive products starting at 50% off
  • Save more than 50% on Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain
  • Free luxury beauty sample box with $50 purchase of luxury beauty products, with promo code LUXSAMPLES
  • tBuy an Amazon.com Gift Card multipack, get $10 in Amazon.com promotional credit
  •  Amazon Echo $129.99 (the initial offer for the Amazon Echo was $99)
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$20 Gymboree Voucher for $10

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We love Gymboree, and this sale at Living Social is PERFECT for back to school! You can buy a $20 Gymboree voucher right now for only $10! Can be used in store OR online!

This just got BETTER!!!! Use code REUSE to get it for only $8.50! 


Check it out at here.

What to expect on Prime Day

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Well the day is fast approaching! Is everyone ready for Wednesday Prime Day?


Amazon announced last week that they will be holding a sale this Wednesday, for Prime members only,  that will BEAT Black Friday prices (You can get a free 30-day trial membership here).

Walmart had a new announcement this morning:
Walmart will be releasing it's OWN sales this Wednesday as well with over "2000 roll backs." The free shipping minimum will be dropped from $50 to $35, but you can free ship to store, and we are hoping for free in-store deals as well.

The real question is, what kind of prices will they offer? We have heard that we can expect "yard sale prices" on Amazon. Will they be lower than price drops that you can often find at random times on Amazon? We shall see.

We are left with the impression that there will be a scrolling bar, much like the one we find during the holiday season on Amazon (and similar to Gold Box offers now).

We will be bringing you all of the deals we find right here on MamaBreak. Don't have Prime yet? Sign up for a free 30-day trial.