SinglesSwag is a fun, stylish monthly surprise designed exclusively for single women. Each month, receive full-sized products hand-selected for fabulous single women. These include organic bath and beauty products, trending fashion accessories, delicious artisan-crafted foods, best-selling books, and exciting surprises just for you. Choose between the regular (5-7 products) and petite (3-4 products) sized boxes. Month-to-month subscriptions start at $39.99 and $24.99, respectively, but rates are reduced for 3 and 6-month subscriptions (longer term = more savings). This is a review of the regular SinglesSwag box.
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Everything in my June SinglesSwag box! So many pretty things… where do I begin?!?
The information card contains a brief description of each item and its value. This month’s quote is, “put yourself at the top of your to-do list every single day.” Just a little reminder that you need to make yourself a priority each and every day.
Mollie Jacob | Velvet Ambition Lip Gloss – Sheer Pearl ($22): According to the information card, this is a long-wearing lip gloss with an ultra-matte, smear-resistant finish. Um, not so much so IRL. Sheer pearl is a pale, almost translucent shade with a shimmer finish. It doesn’t have a very tacky feel and did last a while. It is not matte nor smear-resistant. Maybe SinglesSwag picked the wrong gloss from the collection?!? Here’s the actual description from the Mollie Jacob site:
Meet your new go-to lip treatment with Velvet Ambition Lip Gloss. It goes on smooth and makes your lips look and feel soft for that kissable quality we all want. Choose the shade that’s right for you, or pick up a few for when you’re in the mood for something a bit different. Easy to apply and easy to remove, this all natural lip gloss is sure to be your newest popular pal.
The picture on the left shows 2 coats of gloss. On the right, you can see how the shimmer finish picks up the light for a high shine factor.
Mindy Kaling | Why Not Me? ($16): This is now available for $12.50 at Amazon.com. This is one of those books that I’ve been meaning to read but haven’t gotten to yet (Bossypants has been on my bedside table for at least a year… I’m a little behind, I know.). I really like Mindy Kaling and think she’s hilarious. She has an ability to take center stage when she’s in a scene, whether it’s on Parks & Recs or The Mindy Project. So, I can’t wait to dive into her various adventures with this book. Plus, I too have a special place in my heart for Stephen Colbert. LOL!
From the author of the beloved New York Times bestselling book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and the creator and star of The Mindy Project comes a collection of essays that are as hilarious and insightful as they are deeply personal.
In Why Not Me?, Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it’s falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever, or most important, believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you’re constantly reminded that no one looks like you.
In “How to Look Spectacular: A Starlet’s Confessions,” Kaling gives her tongue-in-cheek secrets for surefire on-camera beauty, (“Your natural hair color may be appropriate for your skin tone, but this isn’t the land of appropriate–this is Hollywood, baby. Out here, a dark-skinned woman’s traditional hair color is honey blonde.”) “Player” tells the story of Kaling being seduced and dumped by a female friend in L.A. (“I had been replaced by a younger model. And now they had matching bangs.”) In “Unlikely Leading Lady,” she muses on America’s fixation with the weight of actresses, (“Most women we see onscreen are either so thin that they’re walking clavicles or so huge that their only scenes involve them breaking furniture.”) And in “Soup Snakes,” Kaling spills some secrets on her relationship with her ex-boyfriend and close friend, B.J. Novak (“I will freely admit: my relationship with B.J. Novak is weird as hell.”)
Mindy turns the anxieties, the glamour, and the celebrations of her second coming-of-age into a laugh-out-loud funny collection of essays that anyone who’s ever been at a turning point in their life or career can relate to. And those who’ve never been at a turning point can skip to the parts where she talks about meeting Bradley Cooper.
Beauty Papier | Daisy Toner ($35): This is priced at £25 or roughly $34 (depending on conversion rates). Although this is named Daisy Toner, it doesn’t actually contain daisies. It is infused with Chrysanthemum flower extract and Chamomile water to cleanse and treat skin. Chamomile petals are suspended in the solution. This natural formula is both alcohol and paraben free. It has a light floral scent and will be a pretty addition to your vanity.
The Decorated Cookie Co. | Unicorn Cookie ($5): I could only find this cookie as part of the Magical Day Cookie Bouquet. It can be bought wholesale, but individual prices were not listed. I liked the fun unicorn print on this frosted shortbread cookie. It certainly did a magical job of ending my hunger.
Jules Smith | Luxe Layering Necklace ($74): I am not gifted in the art of layering jewelry. It always looks forced and haphazard when I try, so I am grateful for pieces like this that have taken all of the work out of it for me. This goldtone necklace features 4 fine chainlink strands – a plain chain, one with a hammered pendant, another with a simple bar, and the last with a turquoise bead bar. I wasn’t able to find this on the Jules Smith site, so I linked to the other layering necklaces to compare design and pricing.
I apologize for not measuring the length on this, but it is a longer necklace. Maybe 24″ length on the longest layer? I love the pop of color from the turquoise and how the pendant reflects the light. This simple design will get a lot of wear; I hate to admit that I have a few necklaces with elements from each of the strands already.
Cocoàge Cosmetics | Addicted 24k Hand and Body Crème ($30): First of all, let me say that I find it a little much to pay $30 for a tube of cream that size. Also, the texture of this is more of a lotion than a body cream. It felt watery when applied but absorbed quickly and left my skin feeling very soft and moisturized. It is formulated with pure cocoa extract and smells like cocoa butter. Not my favorite scent, but great if you like to smell like chocolate or the beach.
The Beauty Crop | Fabulous Flocking Lashes ($20): I seriously LOVE the design of this tube!!! There’s no wasting product or trying to scrape your wand around the sides to get every last bit out. So pros to this formula – a) it’s waterproof and b) it contains shea butter, argan oil, and jojoba to condition lashes. Other than that, I didn’t see much lengthening and minimal volumizing. This did a good job of separating my lashes and I’ll probably use it as a base for my other mascaras.
The brush on wand is pretty basic and designed for volume. Again, a squeeze tube for mascara… GENIUS!
The June SinglesSwag box has a listed value of $202! Again, I have to commend the curators for definitely giving me my money’s worth in product. I am totally going to wear the Jules Smith necklace a ton this season, and may finally get to read Why Not Me? during my vacation sometime this summer.
Whether you’re single or attached, I think you can enjoy this box. Plus, what a great monthly box if you’re searching for something to replace your monthly POPSUGAR Must Have Box!
What about you? Did you have a favorite in this month’s box? Let me know with a comment below.