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POPSUGAR Must Have August 2013 Review

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POPSUGAR Must Have August 2013 Review

POPSUGAR Must Have may be the box I look forward to the most each month – if only because I have no idea what types of items will be in the box! The August 2013 POPSUGAR Must Have box is their anniversary box. (Feel free to check out my August 2012 POPSUGAR Must Have review to see what this subscription looked like a year ago!)

POPSUGAR Must Have August 2013 Review

The Box: POPSUGAR Must Have

The Cost: $35 a month

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

The Products: “Must Have” items for women selected by POPSUGAR editors. (Fitness, Home, Beauty, Food, and more)

Check out all of my POPSUGAR Must Have reviews and the Women’s Subscription Box Directory!

POPSUGAR Must Have August 2013 Review

Gorjana Open Circle Necklace – Value $60

This necklace is the anniversary gift for the box. I absolutely love it, in fact I’m already wearing it as I write this review! I expected it to be a little longer of a chain, but this length works for me!

POPSUGAR Must Have August 2013 Review

Lunares Apple Bowl – Value $45

When I saw this apple bowl in the spoiler picture, I wasn’t too interested in it. I ended up being pleasantly surprised when I opened the box. This bowl is a beautiful candy-apple red, and it’s very well made with high quality materials. It’s my new jewelry catch-all tray!

POPSUGAR Must Have August 2013 Review

Lulah Body Wash in Tamarind Ginger – Value $11.25

Weekly To-Dos Book from May Designs – Value $15

I’ve never been a weekly planner person, but maybe that’s just because I never had a weekly planner book! I’m going to give this weekly to-do book a try!

POPSUGAR Must Have August 2013 Review

(A look inside)

POPSUGAR Must Have August 2013 Review

Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel – 50 ml Value $7

Dermalogica Pre Cleanse – 30 ml Value $7.40

I didn’t know you should pre-cleanse before you cleanse your face! I’m always happy with the results of my clarisonic plus pretty much any cleanser, but I’ll definitely try this out!

POPSUGAR Must Have August 2013 Review

Bentgo Bento Box – Value $19.99

Nature Box Granny Smith Apples – Value $4

This bento box is great – it’s BPA-free and dishwasher safe! Also I can never have enough Nature Box snacks so these were a nice addition to the box!

POPSUGAR Must Have August 2013 Review

I had to take another picture of this Bento box – the design is perfect!

Verdict: I paid $35 for this box and received about $170 worth of product – amazing! I would have paid $35 just for the necklace, so I’m very happy with the value of the August POPSUGAR Must Have box. What was your favorite product this month?

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 just got mine but i got some repeats from what i got from other boxes. tbh i feel like Popsugar is running out of ideas and is gifting some so-so stuff, i would check out either quarterly or the fancy boxes, like the kelly rowland or jlh one.. i just subscribed to the kelly rowland one and i will let you know how it goes

  2. I freaked when I got my email and tracked my package only to find the box had been delivered the day before. I thought it had been stolen from my porch. Turns out my husband thought it was the box he had been expecting and put it away without even opening it. So ridiculous, but I was so angry with him. Lol. I absolutely love the contents of this month’s box after a disappointing July. I’ve used a number of the items already! The necklace has been worn, the lunch box has been used and the apple dish is on my dining table. Hey, didn’t the notebook come with a discount code for May designs? I can’t find my little card and I actually want to order some note cards. Would anyone be able to post that code here for me? I’d be so grateful. Thanks!

  3. I am in LOVE with this month’s box!!! Every item I opened made me more and more happy! The Bento box is so perfect for work, I’ve just never bought one because I didn’t want to pay $20 for a lunchbox, so now that I have one in my favorite color (blue!!!) I could not be more excited! The necklace is beautiful and you can definetly dress it up or down, which is perfect. The weekly planner is just perfect!! I checked out their website and was so excited to see all the fun products they offer and how you can customize everything so beautifully… the NatureBox snacks were also a great suprise because I’ve been wanting to subscribe to them for a while and they sent out a half off coupon in the box as well so I will be getting my first naturebox next month too! Such a great box!!!! 🙂

    — Mary

  4. In spite of the painfully slow shipping (FedExSmartPost UGH!), I really love this box – lots of nice surprises & goodies I’d most likely never come across. This box is the reason I subscribe to Popsugar. Home run this month!

  5. I’ve been on the look out for a good bento box! I’ve been looking at that one, let me know how it works out for ya!

  6. I will be posting my review tonight – i got the purple lunch box and the vanilla body wash! I really liked the necklace the best, and I really enjoyed reading your review!

  7. My necklace wasn’t in the pouch! The rest of the box was amazing…I received the lemon body wash, it smells really good. I absolutely love the Bentgo Bento container. Wasn’t sure what to do with the apple dish, but using it for jewelry is a great idea!

  8. I loved the Popsugar box! I feel like I’ve waited forever but it was well worth it! The apple dish is right up my alley but the bath gel is my favorite item! Thanks for recommending the box!

  9. I’m not sure what the deal is with their shipping/tracking. Two months now I’ve received my box and an hour later got a tracking email. It is a nice surprise!

  10. Oooh! I resubscribed and I’m so happy to see everything in this box! I’m still debating whether to get the Fall box. I’ve never purchased the seasonal ones and $100 is a big chunk of change.

  11. Mine showed up and still says processing so I was super excited. I’m really happy about the bento box as I’ve wanted one, but just never bought one. I like the necklace, but wish it was silver.

  12. I loved the bowl and I had heard about the planner company so I was excited to receive one of their items. The body wash was a hit with me too! Like the necklace as well. I was meh about the bento box when I first saw it but now I know I’ll put it to good use.

  13. I’m so excited for this box! I can’t wait until I receive it! 🙂

  14. I only subscribe to birchbox right now, and I know that I get a few different items each month then my mother who also subscribes. Does this work the same way?

  15. I just got mine today also without a tracking number. When I saw spoilers I wasent that excited about the box but now that I have it I really like everything in it! The necklace is really pretty and the apple bowl will be a great gift for my daughters teacher!

  16. Love the variety of fun stuff in this box!!

  17. I ordered this box, but I haven’t received a shipping notice yet even though it seems most people have by now. Just says processing when I check online.

    I love everything in this box, but I’m especially excited about the apple bowl and snacks. I love apples and it reminds me that Fall is coming. My favorite time of the year. 🙂

    • Your’s might just show up – I didn’t get any shipping notification on my box this month!

      • Good to know!

  18. Every month I read about the amazing items in each box and wish POP sugar will offer international shipping…

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