POPSUGAR Must Have Box Review – February 2014
My February 2014 POPSUGAR Must Have box arrived a day early! After seeing the spoilers I couldn’t wait to get this box in my hands and see what I thought about the products.
The Subscription Box: POPSUGAR Must Have
The Cost: 39.95 a month
COUPON: Use code BOX10 to save $10 off your first box!
The Products: “Must Have” items for women selected by POPSUGAR editors. (Fitness, Home, Beauty, Food, and more)
Make sure to add POPSUGAR Must Have to your subscription box list or wishlist!
Each box comes with a letter from Lisa Sugar, and a fold out card detailing each item included in the box.
Gorjana Brooks Jewelry Roll – Value $45
I never pack jewelry when we travel, but I think I’ll use this for packing other items like hair clips, q-tips, and my other travel essentials I sometimes forget!
(This jewelry roll also came with a Gorjana and Griffin $25 coupon code).
Inside there are three zippered pouches. (FYI – I was able to get my iPhone in one of the zippered pouches, so this could double as a clutch!
K Hall Peony Candle Tin – Value $11
This candle has a very strong floral scent. I can’t decide yet if it’s for me!
(Also, I know small tin candles are referred to as travel candles – but does anyone travel with candles?)
Nourish Organic Argan Face Serum – Value $24
This is definitely one of my favorite items in the box this month. I love the Nourish Organic brand, and the subtle apricot scent of this serum is wonderful. It’s essentially a blend of oils, so it worked great on my cuticles and hands. (I still have to try it on my face once I’m not wearing makeup!)
Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash – Value $3
When I first saw the spoilers for this box this was the item that seemed so out of place for me. After getting the box I still feel the same way – maybe in part because it’s pretty much the biggest item in the box?
It’s not one of the featured items this month, (it’s a special extra), but I thought it took away from the luxe feel this box usually has. (There are other drugstore brands that I would have loved to see in this box like Burt’s Bees, but for me personally the Dial brand doesn’t seem like a match for POPSUGAR).
(From some google searching, it looks like this body wash is a new product Dial is trying to promote a lot through bloggers and other events. I’m sure agreeing to put items like this in their boxes lets POPSUGAR afford to get higher end brand items they may have to pay for, so I’m going to assume it’s for the best).
NCLA Nail Polish in Rodeo Drive Royalty – Value $16
ModelCo Lip Pops Duo Lip Gloss and Lipstick – Value $25 est.
I’m estimating on the value of this ModelCo Lip Gloss/ Lipstick since I could only find it online if you buy it in a set. I was surprised that it didn’t come in a box or with a plastic seal – I was looking for ingredients and can’t find them anywhere.
Sugarwish Mini Red Cinnamon Hearts – Value $7.50
The packaging on these cinnamon hearts is fantastic, and I would have been surprised to not to see some candy in a February box, so I thought this box was a nice addition. It also includes a coupon to save 20% off a Sugarwish order.
Unfortunately these candies didn’t come with their ingredients listed, so because of food allergies I couldn’t sample them. (I may be the only one who looks for ingredients on every product, but I was pretty surprised to see a food product included in this box without ingredient information).
Verdict: I paid $40 for this box and received about $130 worth of products. This box isn’t my favorite from POPSUGAR, but the value is definitely great this month, and I think I just need to get over my Dial body wash issues! (Oh and now I can swap the items that aren’t for me! I love looking at the POPSUGAR Must Have swap section!)
What do you think of the February 2014 POPSUGAR Must Have Box? And how do you think it stacks up against the February box from last year?