POPSUGAR Must Have Box October 2014 Review & Coupon
My October 2014 POPSUGAR Must Have box finally arrived today! (It was actually scheduled to arrive Monday, so I lucked out). I’m hoping by now most subscribers have received their box. A lot of readers have had their box appear without ever getting a tracking email. I did get a tracking email for this box, so I’m not exactly sure why some did and some didn’t. (Fingers crossed that all their website issues are resolved for November).
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The Subscription Box: POPSUGAR Must Have
The Cost: 39.95 a month
COUPON: Use coupon code GWP10 to save $10 off your first box and get a free Kendra Scott Necklace (Value $50)
The Products: “Must Have” items for women selected by POPSUGAR editors. (Fitness, Home, Beauty, Food, and more)
Each box comes with a card detailing each of the items included.
Mine Chalkboard Soy Message Ceramic Candle – Value $24
I think this is my favorite item in the box. I got the scent marked Pomegranate, but it also seems to have some floral undertones. This is one of those items I love and want to keep, but I also think it would make a great gift. (Definitely an awesome teacher gift!) I suspect these candles will be popular swap items!
Happy Socks Value $12
I’m always good with getting a new pair of socks in subscription boxes. They may not be super exciting, but they are practical, and this print is fun too.
Isaac Jacobs Acrylic Magnet Photo Frame Value $36
This frame is held together by the magnets on the corners. Here it is opened:
I think the design of this frame is really slick, and since it’s just a plain acrylic frame it should go with almost any decor. I’m not a big picture frame person, so I may use this on my desk instead to keep a to-do list.
Eyeliners are one of those subscription box items that just don’t excite me anymore since I’ve accumulated so many. I was happy to see that this isn’t a basic black eyeliner though. And I think the Earl Grey name is a little misleading – to me that sounds like a muted grey, but this is more like a sparkly graphite. It goes on super smooth, and has a good amount of shimmer. I don’t have anything like it in my collection, so it turned out to be a win for me!
Dean & Deluca Pumpkin Spice Maltballs Value $5.50
Nailed Kit nail art Value $8
I fall into the category of people who love all things Pumpkin Spice, but as I suspected these Malt balls have pretty much every ingredient I’m allergic/intolerant to in them. My husband was more than happy to help with the review and try them and he gives them a thumps up!
The Nailed Kit nail art set is the one item that is very timely, and I really hope everyone gets this box before Halloween.
k. hall designs Shea Butter / Olive Oil Soap – Value $10
This soap is the most luxe item in the box to me – it reminds me of a lot of the Bylgari shampoo/conditioner/soap signature scents. It’s listed on the card as a Special Extra and “Sponsored by Progresso.”
I think this is the first time we’ve seen a product sponsored by another company, but this is much better than getting a can of soup in the box, so I’m 100% OK with POPSUGAR doing these kind of sponsored items in all future boxes!
The box came with coupons for Deal & Deluca, Marchesa Voyage collection, and $40 off your first BJB Express box. (BJB Express is a subscription service similar to Stitch Fix, with more of a denim focus).
There is also a Progresso Wardrobe Makeover contest info card.
Verdict: I think this is the first POPSUGAR Must Have box where there is no high-value item. Instead the value is a little more evenly distributed across the items. I’m not sure how I feel about it. On one hand, I can appreciate that if you don’t like the high-value item, the box value might be pretty low for you, so spreading out value more evenly means it’s more likely you’ll get a good value box. On the other hand, there is someone special and exciting about getting an item that alone is worth more than the cost of the box.
I’ll actually use every single item (maybe gifting one or two), so the value is there for me this month. I do hope they get back to a high value item in the November box though! What did you think of the October POPSUGAR Must Have box?