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POPSUGAR Must Have Subscription Box Review – May 2013

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POPSUGAR Must Have Subscription Box Review - May 2013

May’s POPSUGAR Must Have Box is amazing – exactly what I would hope for with summer approaching!

POPSUGAR Must Have Subscription Box Review - May 2013

The Box: Pop Sugar Must Have

The Cost: $35 a month

COUPON: Use coupon code MUSTHAVE5 to save $5 off your first month!

The Products: Must-have items from fashion, beauty, home decor, fitness, and more.

POPSUGAR Must Have Subscription Box Review - May 2013

Pop Sugar branded lunch bag – Value $2

This bag has a plastic coating on the outside – it’s a nice little bonus item!

POPSUGAR Must Have Subscription Box Review - May 2013

Way Better Snacks Simply So Sweet Chili Tortilla Chips – Value $2

The Modern Cocktail Modern Margaritas Set – Value $10

I love that this Margarita set even comes with the rimming salt – I just wish they didn’t use artificial colors. Oh well!

POPSUGAR Must Have Subscription Box Review - May 2013


Charm & Chain $30 Unique Gift Code – Value $30

Pacifica Natural Colo Quench Lip Tint in Sugared Fig – Value $7

I already fell in love with this lip tint thanks to the Mother’s Day Total Beauty Collection – and I’m happy to have a spare!

POPSUGAR Must Have Subscription Box Review - May 2013

Mindy Kaling’s Questions I Ask When I Want to Talk About Myself – Value $15

I have Mindy’s book on my summer reading list, and I can’t wait to read these cards as well! I absolutely love the floral prints too!

POPSUGAR Must Have Subscription Box Review - May 2013

Kooriginal Giselle Mid Brim Hat – Value $25?

What a perfect item for a May subscription box – I love this floppy hat!

POPSUGAR Must Have Subscription Box Review - May 2013

Beauty Blender + Cleanser Duo – Value $24

I use my beauty blender everyday (thanks for getting me hooked Birchbox!) so having an extra and a full size cleanser is amazing. I highly recommend beauty blender if you haven’t tried it yet!

Verdict: May’s POPSUGAR Must Have box is definitely one of my all time favorites. I love the product selection and the value – definitely worth the $35 I paid for it! (I might even like this box more than the Summer Fun Limited Edition box!) What did you think of the May box?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I absolutely ADORE charm & chain.. any unused gift cards would be greatly appreciated 😉

  2. Ugh, I kinda hated this month’s Popsugar..well, at least Mom got a new hat out of it =P

    Popsugar Must Have can be really hit or miss for me, but I’ve had some good boxes from them too, so we’ll see what June has in store!

  3. If anyone doesn’t want their gift card I will gladly take it!

    • I’m not using mine. Send me your adress and I’ll mail it to ya. 🙂

  4. Is popsugar really worth the subscription price or is glossybox a tad better?

    • popsugar is very hit or miss! i dislike more boxes than i like. Glossybox is completely different than popsugar. Glossybox gives around 5 deluxe sample size beauty items whereas popsugar will give you full size items that are in different categories. boxes tend to have 1 must have of beauty, home, food, accessory . I love glossybox though! Glossybox is the 1 box that i’ve never been dissapointed in, I also really like samplel society! it’s right on par with glossybox imo, and it’s 5 bucks cheaper.

  5. LOVED IT! LOVED IT! LOVED IT! The perfect mix of fun, cute and different!

    I was also really delighted that there were actually some cute things at Charm & Chain that you could get with that gift card! I was expecting everything to be outrageously expensive, but they have a decent selection within the $50-or-less range!

  6. Thanks for the post!
    I will definitely have to look into PopSugar… looks awesome!



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