Cozy Fall Essentials

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by POPSUGAR Beauty and contains affiliate links.  All opinions expressed are my own.  Thank you for supporting the brands that support YUMMommy.
My POPSUGAR October Must Have Box finally arrived.  I had been patiently awaiting its arrival and felt like a kid on Christmas morning when I got a notice from my rent office that it was in.   June was my first time partnering with POPSUGAR and then we partnered again for their September box.  Each box has gotten better and better in terms of its offerings.  The October box had a bit of weight to it and I knew in my gut that I wasn’t going to be disappointed this time around either.  Come on let me show y’all the goodies that made this month’s box selection.

What I Got

This month’s box came with two “Special Extras.”  Lisa Sugar’s new book Power Your Happy: Work Hard, Place Nice & Build Your Dream Life was one of them.  If you didn’t guess from her last name, Lisa is the founder of the POPSUGAR brand.  Without her this post wouldn’t be happening.  Thank you LISA!

Power Your Happy is filled with advice and tips from both Lisa’s professional and personal life experiences.  With a current 4.6 out 5 stars rating on Amazon, I have placed this book on my Nonfiction November TBR and can’t wait to haul it in a video on my BookTube channel.  The book nerd in me celebrated when I saw that I got a book in this month’s box.  I’m ready to be inspired and learn some tips on how to take YUMMommy to the next level.

Fun fact about me, I like to collect mugs.  I’m glad to have this Rise & Shine one to add to my collection now.  It’s cute and the design has a clean, minimalist feel to it.  This diner style mug has some weight to it which I love as well.

Dairy-free, non-GMO, gluten-free hot chocolate anyone?  Why I don’t mind if I do!  One of the things I really appreciate about the POPSUGAR Must Have Box is that they always try to include at least one or two products that fall into the green/honest/healthy living category.  And with only two ingredients- cocoa and sugar- this rich dark chocolate is definitely a Fall must!

The weather here in the Queen City has been a bit chilly.  So a few nights ago Moo and I treated ourselves to some of the Dark Drinking Chocolate topped off with some marshmallows.  We give two thumbs up.  We would have given it three but the way the human body is set up, we can’t physically.

Retailing for only $12 this travel-sized makeup remover towel lasts up to 1,000 washes.  Do you know much makeup you can with this?!  Think about it.  If you wear makeup everyday, then you can ditch buying liquid makeup remover, cotton facial pads or makeup remover wipes over and over and just get one of these instead.
You’re not going to find another makeup remover that will only cost you $12/year.  And if you only remove your makeup once a day, you can get at least two years worth of usage out of your Makeup Eraser.  It also doubles as an exfoliator!  Two products for the price of one. Winning!  Beauty lovers add this to your Christmas and birthday wish lists ASAP!

Growing up in large family and motherhood has taught me the art of efficient and quick showering.  With that said, I’m grateful POPSUGAR included this luxurious shower oil and bubble bath the October box.  It was a subtle reminder from the universe that I’m overdue for a little self-care.

The holidays are right around the corner, I’m going to take a day or two before it gets really hectic around here and enjoy a nice long uninterrupted bubble bath.  I’m talking candles, a good book, spa music- the works pretty much.   My body and skin will thank me for it.  Oh did I mention that this shower oil and bubble bath are sulfate, paraben and phthalate- free?!

While we’re talking about makeup, Autumn is the perfect smokey eye season.  Nothing sets off a great smokey eye better than a great eyeliner.  Whether you choose to add a wings for a smokey cat eye or keep it simple by outlining your water lines only, this Revlon ColorStay™ Liquid Pen goes on like butter.

It also lasts for up to 16 hours of wear.  This is a great for those of us who have busy schedules and can’t always be running to the bathroom to touch up our makeup every few hours.  This was the other special extra in this month’s box.

I can’t speak for other parts of the country but April isn’t the only month that brings lots of rain showers in the Carolinas.  As we get into the thick of fall, the rain is going to start back up again.  Thankfully, I will be prepared with for any surprise showers with this Henri Bendel umbrella that is just the right size to carry around in my purse.  Featuring the classic Henri Bendel print, this compact umbrella comes with a sleeve/jacket that you can pack your umbrella back in so that you don’t have to worry about any water droplets getting all over your other valuables in your purse or diaper bag.

I’m already getting excited about November’s box because I know that it’s going to be even better.  All of the products in the October Must Have Box totaled out to $152.98.  A POPSUGAR Must Have Box subscription is only $39.95/month.  The Henri Bendel umbrella alone has paid for this box.

If you plan on trying out a subscription for November or December, be sure to use code SHOP5 to receive $5 off your FIRST box!

What are your favorite Fall essentials?


  1. Drea

    November 1, 2016 at 1:27 am

    You got some awesome goodies! I'm a mug collector too, so you know I was swooning over that. The cup of cocoa is adorable, too! I need to grab up one of those makeup erasers too. Thank you for sharing your goodies with us!

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    November 3, 2016 at 11:20 pm

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  3. YUMMommy

    November 24, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Don't you just love collecting mugs?! They're pretty and serve a useful purpose. Definitely look into grabbing a Makeup Eraser because they're awesome!

  4. Kristin Houser

    December 5, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    What a great post! I love how you staged all of the products too! You have a fabulous eye. I am going to need to try PopSugar now! I had no idea that they offered such great bargains on high-end products. I love collecting mugs too! Those are so adorable. I will be using your code to try out Popsugar myself. I'm in need of some new makeup! Thanks for sharing , I love it!

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