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POPSUGAR Must Have Box September 2015 Review + Coupon

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POPSUGAR Must Have Box September 2015 Review + Coupon Box

POPSUGAR Must Have is a monthly lifestyle subscription box for women. Each month they send a mix of items from categories like beauty, fashion, food, fitness, home, etc.

FYI – the September box is sold out, but October boxes are still available if you sign up for a monthly subscription.

POPSUGAR Must Have Box September 2015 Review + Coupon Inside

This box was sent to us early for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

POPSUGAR Must Have Box September 2015 Review + Coupon Items

The Subscription Box: POPSUGAR Must Have

The Cost: 39.95 a month

COUPON: Use coupon 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!

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Each box comes with a fold out card detailing the items included.

POPSUGAR Must Have Box September 2015 Review + Coupon Packaging

Hudson + Bleecker Labyrinth Onyx Travel Trio – Value $45

I couldn’t find this exact item on the Hudson + Bleecker site, so I’m not sure if that means it is an exclusive for POPSUGAR subscribers.

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The clear zipper pouch is TSA friendly, and inside are two drawstring bags for intimates and shoes:

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I love the pattern of this fabric (100% Polyester, hand wash, hang to dry). And the shoe and intimates tags are helpful too:

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One of the themes this month was travel, and I think this is a perfect and useful set. (I will try throwing them in washing machine, though!)

POPSUGAR Must Have Box September 2015 Review + Coupon X O

Kris Nations XO Stud Earrings – Value $35

These studs are made in the USA with recycled brass and plated with 14K gold. They are very tiny studs – perfect for me and my love of delicate gold jewelry!

Here they are with a nickel to give a better sense of scale:

POPSUGAR Must Have Box September 2015 Review + Coupon Scale

Also, now I can’t stop singing this song in my head!

POPSUGAR Must Have Box September 2015 Review + Coupon Brow Envy

Too Faced Cosmetics Brow Envy Brow Shaping and Defining Kit – Value $39

This was the spoiler item POPSUGAR released for the September box, and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it! (I still love the Too Faced palette they sent in 2014!)

POPSUGAR Must Have Box September 2015 Review + Coupon Brow Case

POPSUGAR Must Have Box September 2015 Review + Coupon Palette

One thing that you may notice in this photo is that the tweezers and brushes are missing. Here is what the complete set should look like:

Too Faced Palette

 

I’m guessing these missing pieces are a fluke (and since POPSUGAR sent me this box – no complaints here). I also have eyebrow brush tools, so I’m still able to use everything.

POPSUGAR Must Have Box September 2015 Review + Coupon Colors

I really love this kit. The brunette shade is a perfect match for me, and the setting wax is so easy to use – I prefer it over brow gel. I’ve been loving my Bodyography eyebrow trio from Boxycharm, but I think this is my new favorite. Having the highlighter in the kit is great too – sometimes I forget the step of applying highlighter under the brows!

Here are swatches of the brow colors and highlighter:

POPSUGAR Must Have Box September 2015 Review + Coupon Swatch

The kit also comes with eyebrow stencils:

POPSUGAR Must Have Box September 2015 Review + Coupon Brow Stencil

And a step-by-step tutorial:

POPSUGAR Must Have Box September 2015 Review + Coupon Brow Info
POPSUGAR Must Have Box September 2015 Review + Coupon Briogeo

Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray – Value $20

Briogeo is a great ingredient conscious hair care line (only second to Alterna in my mind!). This leave-in conditioner is free of silicones, artificial colors, phthalates, mineral oils, synthetic fragrances and parabens. It’s designed to be sprayed on damp hair, but I wanted to test it out immediately, so I gave it a dry hair test. I love the scent and I found the formula to be very lightweight. (I did shake it well before spraying per the directions). It also made my hair softer immediately.

I may be swapping/buying more of this spray when I run out!

(Also, one minor weird thing to mention – I can’t figure out why this spray has two caps! There is another one inside after you take off the main cap.)

POPSUGAR Must Have Box September 2015 Review + Coupon NCLA

NCLA So Rich Vitamin-E Enriched Cuticle Oil – Value $18

I don’t know if you can tell in the picture with my hand holding the eyebrow palette, but I needed cuticle oil!  This one works well, and it has a fruity scent. Not the most exciting item, but a useful one, and the bottle looks good too!

POPSUGAR Must Have Box September 2015 Review + Coupon Cherries

Nourish Snacks Almonds to Cherries – Value $2

These are gluten-free and Non-GMO. I thought it was a good mix, and even though the cherries are described as tart on the package, they are sweetened a little, so it is a still satisfied my sweet tooth!

POPSUGAR Must Have Box September 2015 Review + Coupon Codes

This box also included 20% off coupon codes for Too Faced and Kris Nations. (Both expire 10/31). The Too Faced coupon looks to be a unique coupon code, and the Kris Nations code is a general use code.

POPSUGAR Must Have Box September 2015 Review + Coupon Share Surprises

This box also came with a card to share POPSUGAR with your friends:

POPSUGAR Must Have Box September 2015 Review + Coupon Cards

Each card has a unique $10 off coupon code.

Verdict: This box has a value of about $160. I’m very happy with that value, and I feel like this box matches my style and beauty preferences so well – it’s one of my favorites!

What do you think of the September 2015 POPSUGAR Must Have box? What’s your favorite item?

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.

183 Comments

  1. I will but this box at cost us shipping if anyone wants to sell it

    • I’d gladly take you up on this offer. Nothing in this box suits me at all so when I physically get it, I’ll repost a reply here (if you’re still interested). Alternatively, I’d put it up on swap.

      • Whats a swap and how do you do it

    • Happy to sell martacm@mac.com
      Cost +postage
      Will send paypal invoice

    • Please let me know if you still want this box. I have it new and unopened that I can ship out immediately! Please email me at avonjen1000 at aol dot com. Let me know!

  2. This is my first box and signed up just for the brow kit. Wow. Only will use the brow kit and cuticle oil.

    No pierced ears, don’t travel, and that conditioner leaves my hair greasy.

    • I’ll trade you …I don’t want my brow kit ….maybe for the earrings or travel bag ….

      • Do u still want to trade??

  3. So, I love what I see so far…But seriously, are these the ONLY items in the bag? For that price I would say the amount of items is very low and if you aren’t a huge fan of a couple of them that could be disappointing. I am on the fence about subscribing to this one.

    • Popsugar usually only has 5-6 items. Very rarely 7. This is a normal looking Popsugar box.

    • Considering that the brow envy kit IS the cost of the box (retails for $39 on Sephora, I don’t think it’s bad at all!)

  4. Popsugar has made me almost cancel a few times… But then I keep telling myself, “next month will be better!” Well, here I am, loving this box… But I’m having a problem. Have any of you been charged for the box yet?? I received an email to update my payment info, as my card expired and I got a new one. I updated it right when the email came to my phone…. Got a “successfully updated” email… But still haven’t seen the charge for September. If I get over looked and don’t receive my box I’m going to be pissed. I’ve been a subscriber for a few years now, and as I said, I updated the info as soon as they asked me to!

    • Happened to me before. I emailed support and was charged a couple of days later.

    • My vard was stolen and forgot to update all my sub billing info for my 21(!!!) boxes. The email said to make sure and update within 5 days or they would not be able to guarantee me a box. Updated and took 4 days for payment to be withdrawn. The same day it withdrew, I got the notification e-mail saying that my package had shipped. Don’t fret yet!

  5. This box looks great ! I can’t wait to get it. Back when the unofficial spoiler came out for Chris nation I had originally wanted a braclet, but now I am hoping for those earrings. I will use everything in the box. I think this is one of the best boxes I have seen. But I like beauty stuff the best. Hope it ships soon !

  6. Does anyone know how to redeem your free popsugar box if you’ve had two referrals? I emailed them but haven’t heard back and I know this needs to happen within days since they’re changing their referral policy.

    • I didn’t have to do anything, they just automatically did it when my 6 month subscription was up.

  7. I love it!!!! just sad I don’t usually get my box til mid month and I leave in a few days for vacation and I could have really used the packing bags! Love the earrings so much. the brow kit may get swapped but only because I have light blonde hair and my brows are naturally darker, and thicker, so I don’t need to highlight them any more. Question: after seeing the items in the special edition(which I didn’t get but thought was awesome) and the items in this, does anyone else feel they have a new curator? If so, they are doing a great job!

  8. I’m hoping there is a variation in the earings..when they asked if my ears were pierced in the questionaire I said no. Why would they send earings in a box when a good percentage of people do t have theirs pierced. My ears are pierced but I still said no because I never wear them. Lol fingers crossed!

    • I received an xoxo necklace (also no pierced ears). It’s cute.

    • I received an XOXO bracelet. Don’t know if I will ever wear it. I am not an XOXO kind of girl. 🙂

  9. I don’t have anything to swap but if someone wants to sell the Too Faced Brow Envy email me etfricilone (at) comcast (dot) net.

  10. While I appreciate the curation on this box, it’s really not my cup of tea. I knew eventually there would be one. 🙂

    Under normal circumstances I would keep a few items and swap the rest, but I agree that the swap board has become more of a sale board lately. I just don’t have the energy to deal with it.
    I have not received my shipping notice yet, but I will be happy to sell my whole box.

    Jessica.r.gandy at gmail.

    • I would be more than happy to but it from you.

  11. I bought this for the brow kit but I am super excited about the cuticle oil! I really needed some and was about to buy it. haha I’ll put about half the stuff up for swap. I like this box (my first one) but financially I may or may not keep it. We will see….

  12. Would be interested in the conditioner if anyone’s looking to sell for a reasonable price. Always looking for things to tame my kiddo’s curls (think Annie). Apacanovsky (at) gmail (dot) com

    • Just emailed you Anne.

  13. I would really appreciate a $10 code if someone is not using there’s. I really wanted to try psmh.

    • I’d be happy to send one to you. I can be reached at lam86(at)bc.edu.

    • If someone hasn’t already helped you I can email you the code when I get my box. Just send me your email address.

      • @Shannon or @Laurie, if either of you has a $10 code I would definitely take one! Thanks so much! nellin01 (at) hotmail (dot) com

        • Lindsay – I’ve already promised one code to someone, but assuming there are two codes in the box I’d be happy to send you the second one. I have a mind like a sieve, however, so please contact me at lam86(at)bc.edu to remind me. 🙂

  14. I will be selling the brow kit, if anyone is interested. $25 shipped.

    • I am also selling the brow kit! My email is Ilkake (at) gmail .com.

  15. Will swap these items or sell palette for $20 and earrings for $20. Includes shipping. Awenzel101@aol.com

    Or $35 for both.

  16. Wish I had gotten on the list for the August box now. Did anyone hate August and love September that would love to trade some items for the other? I like the scarf in particular but also the mug. Let me know. You can contact me on swap or at kylajaclyn AT yahoo DOT com

    • Kyla, I have an unopened scarf and other items from August. I’m interested in some of this box! Let’s chat after the holiday weekend! Melconnors04 at yahoo dot com.

    • Sent you a swap request! I have both the scarf unopened and the mug unused! (at least I hope it was you…lol)

    • I have an unopened mug from August I’d be willing to trade. C3adms@aol.com if you’re interested?

  17. Wow – what a great box! I’m really hoping for a bracelet and not earrings (allergies) but the rest is so great that I won’t be too disappointed. I have a Hudson and Bleeker travel set in the gold labyrinth print and LOVE it – thrilled to get more items. My brows are a mess so the eyebrow kit will be pretty helpful. I’ve also been wanting to try Nourish snacks. Not sure about a leave-in conditioner on my fine limp hair but it’s worth a try. I’m looking forward to the box – what a month with the LE, Rachel Zoe, and now this!

  18. If anybody has an extra coupon or is selling their earrings, please let me know! Thanks!

    • oh you can also look at my swap list too

    • I would be able to sell you my earrings and give you the code you can email me at sswanda@gmail.com. If I don’t hear from you I will assume somebody else helped you out. $15

  19. This box is a fail for me (and on my bday month.) no home items and gold jewelry. I would at least feel confident that I could swap the items, but the swap page has taken a bad/weird turn lately. It seems everyone is selling their items via Paypal on the swap site and people don’t actually want to swap anymore. I keep getting swap declines with follow up messages offering to sell me the items. That defeats the whole purpose of a swap site. If I wanted to buy the items I would just go to ebay. Anyway, I digress. I hope you all are happier with this box than I am.

    • Hey I just joined the swap site August. I thought it was just me. Yes, I wish swap was more swap. Then again just starting out so I don’t have much TO swap 🙂 that’s changing quickly (Thanks [?] Liz) LOL it’s ok I may need to get a second job. Holidays and birthdays are going to rock for my family and friends.

    • Liz, maybe you can look into this? I love the swap site. Had two successful swaps in the past couple of days. But I would agree that people list items they aren’t sure about swapping and have PayPal as an item now to swap… Why list an item for swap when you aren’t sure about it?!

    • Hi! I would be interested in swapping if you still have the box. I decided to cancel this subscription because I have swapped most everything from the past few boxes. And of course after I cancel, there are items that I think I will actually use…..I should learn my lesson! lol

    • Yeah, I have a hard time getting people to swap with me all the time. I generally just list my items and wait for people to request, because all of my requests are denied. I don’t have a lot listed right now, but I want that travel kit. If you’re swapping it, look me up! My user number is 11174.

      • When I get my box I will probably swap the travel kit, I don’t use paypal for swaps or pay for things on the swap site. Strictly do swaps.

      • I am new to this and would love to have more information about the swap site if anyone could help me?

        • The swap site is linked at the top. It takes a few weeks to get off the waitlist when you sign up. It took me a little while to get used to it. You start listing items that you have and if you put them up at a time when a lot of people are online, you will start getting a lot of requests to swap. When you first start out, you have to send your swap item first. Make sure that you check out the details of the items that you request from others, I messed up in one of my first swaps and gave up two full sized items for two sample sizes and I was so upset with myself. Have fun swapping!

    • I am an avid swapper. I will have some items from this box up for swap. I don’t understand the selling thing either.

  20. Ooh I love this! Nothing necessarily super exciting, but all items that I’ll use and be very happy about! Go POPSUGAR! 🙂

  21. Wow, you definitely got yours quickly!

    I’ll be selling my Too Faced palette. I’m just not big into makeup beyond mascara/lips, so this won’t get used. Feel free to email me at cabrasted(at)gmail(dot)com. I’ll throw in the $10 off cards, too, if you want them!

  22. Hey all,

    Keep watch on my swap page. I will be swapping everything but the earrings.

  23. If anyone wants to sell their box, I’ll gladly buy it, cost plus shipping!! Just shoot me an email, roxierogue AT yahoo DOT com
    Or if anyone wants to share their $10 OFF, that would be grand too 🙂

    • Melissa, you can gladly have my box if you haven’t had any other offers. I’m not interested in this month’s box at all. Is your email melissa@_____.com?

  24. Really glad I skipped this one. I am lucky enough to have near perfect brows naturally so brow products are the one makeup product I never use. I got that leave in conditoner in my Ipsy bag in May and I love it but not enough to want more when it’s gone. I never travel and I don’t care for the black and white pattern so that would never get used. I don’t particularly like tiny delicate jewelry as I much prefer big statement pieces. I have tons of cuticle cream,balm,oils etc so I just don’t need anymore. I don’t like cherries at all. Looking ahead to October to see if it will be better.

  25. I should have purchased the box!!! I love the items. Last time I received a Popsugar box that had earrings, I received the Kendra Scott necklace instead. It’s been awhile since a Popsugar box appealed to me.

  26. Hi Liz,
    Are you asking if the brow set was accidentally incomplete? I’m going to be bummed if incomplete as this was going to be a gift 🙁

    • I will verify, but at this point I’m assuming it was an accident, and not something any subscribers should expect! 🙂

  27. Great looking box!! I re-subbed to get the eyebrow palette and I think I’ll like everything else, too. I’m glad the nail item is something other than polish. That travel set is great! I like when PS sends things that you didn’t realize you needed but then when you see them you go DUH! of course I should have that.

  28. Now THAT is how you do a box!!! Wooo! Could not be more excited and I don’t even use brow products!

  29. Much better than last month for me. Only things are:
    1. 🙁 wish there was a way for people with non pierced ears to opt out of earrings. I know I’m in the minority but still a bit of a bummer for me
    2. Brow kit. It better be complete … Do people think it really it was an oversight for preview box? If people get it incomplete, will you complain?

    • I could be wrong, but last month there was a spoiler out from the jewelry company on Tumbler that said people without pierced ears would be getting a bracelet. So if that’s true and your profile is up to date you should be ok (that’s what I’m hoping anyway – I put down that my ears are not pierced since they are sensitive to most earrings and that worked when they sent out the Kendra Scott earrings last year).

    • There was an unofficial spoiler on Kris Nations Instagram back in July (since deleted). Here is what it said: “No necklaces in the box. Can I spoil it and says what in there? Studs for some and a chain bracelet for others. Have to wait and see the design in your boxes.” So if you indicated a preference for no earrings, you will possibly get a chain bracelet.

  30. I wonder if you can use the $10 coupon on a special edition box

    • Just checked the fine print on the card – you cannot.

      • BUMMER!!!!!

  31. Would also love the $10 coupon if anyone isn’t going to use – maybe some extra September boxes with become available: ):). Thanks!

    • I can send you one of mine when I get my box.

      • Thanks so much! – my email is brekahshops at gmail.com

  32. If anyone does not want their brow kit I would love to buy it from you! I do not have anything to swap so you could just pick a price! My email is agreer298@gmail.com thanks!

    • Im sending you an email.

  33. Yay! I looove everything! Love me the earrings and palette so much!! I dont need more travel items (-_-).. So even thiugh I likey.. They shall b swapped. But still awesome job PSMH!!!

  34. Ahhh!!! I love everything in this box. I can’t wait to get it! I am especially excited about the travel set since I travel a lot for work!

  35. SOOOO Excited for this box! PS rarely disappoints!

  36. I love it!!!! I can’t wait to wear the earrings and always love trying new hair products.

  37. I love that travel bag set! Definitely going to try to swap for that.

  38. If anyone doesn’t want one of their $10 Popsugar coupons, I’d love one!

    • You can have mine when I receive my box

  39. Yay! Love it!

  40. Decent box but I personally liked last month better. Just goes to show you never know! I’ll probably put up the travel bag (I don’t go anywhere!) and the brow kit (not my cup of tea) to swap but the hair stuff looks nice, and if I got those earrings I’d be happy. I still have cuticle oil from other boxes, they last forever! The snack looks tasty. Onward to next month!

  41. Am I the only one who doesnt like this box? Figures. lol I just cancelled because I havent been billed yet so I cancelled right away! So thank you! I do like the brow kit but not enough for me to purchase. On to October!!!!
    No Nail stickers, PA-Leese!!! haha

    • I am totally with you ,I’m glad I didn’t get this box , hopefully October will be better

      • I remember that. The halloween nail kit thingy that arrived at the end of October. I hated that box.

    • I too am SO not a fan of this box…. I have WAY too many hair products and more nail products than one girl ever needs to have. I like the travel bags enough, I find the pattern kind of ugly though. I am really, really disappointed that there is no home item though, August was a smash hit for me after summer’s disappointment. Just my two cents though! I know that every box can’t be what I want all the time! I have already been charged so, I guess I will have a lot to swap! 🙂

      • You are not alone. This box sucks. Last September did too except for the scarf. But October and December were good!

      • Interested in the box if you want to sell it for cost.

  42. Do you know if the Kris Nations jewelry piece will have variations? I think I remember that old instagram post stating that some would recieve a bracelet?

    • The card specifically lists XO stud earrings with 14K gold, so I’m guessing no variation, but maybe they made different cards for subscribers who specified no earrings?

      • Ok, thanks! I actually really like the earrings. I think it’s overall a good box!

        • I hope you love the earrings! The little bottle and cork packaging is so cute too! 🙂

    • I remember seeing that too. I can’t wear the earrings, but I still like this box better than the last one.

      • She said this on Instagram: “Can I spoil it and says what in there? Studs for some and a chain bracelet for others. Have to wait and see the design in your boxes!” I’m really hoping for a bracelet! But I don’t think they have ever had a variation in boxes?

        • The August 2014 Popsugar box had Kendra Scott earrings or necklace. Popsugar honored my choice from the preference survey that is filled out when first signing up. I received the necklace!

  43. Ahhhh. I got an email from them saying that they had a problem with my credit card. I had just gotten a new card and must’ve mistyped the number. I already updated my profile and it’s still I’m getting the September box, but they still haven’t charged my card. Hope I get this box since it’s great!

    • *still saying

    • I hope everything works out. It’d be horrible to not receive a box you’re really looking forward to just because of a little human error. I’m sure PopSugar saved you a box, though!

  44. I love everything in this box! This might be my favorite one so far!

  45. Well, I’ll likely be trying to swap the brow kit. I hope the other items make the box worth the money. Nothing really wows me this month. I never use cuticle cream but I will try it out. That and the conditioner may be my only keepers. Oh, and the almonds.

    • Using cuticle oil (or creams) on both your fingers and toes will make a difference. I use some form of it everyday – it really helps during sandal season.

    • If you don’t find someone to buy this (looks like there are about 85 of them on the swap site!) I would be willing to buy it outright…I also subscribe to lots of other boxes, and would be willing to do a trade. 🙂

  46. I would have loved getting that box, and I want to subscribe to psmh. If you do not find a home for the $10 off, maybe you could do a giveaway? 🙂

    • I could send you one of mine when my box comes if you would like.

  47. Wow, you received yours early, I lovery everything and can’t wait to receive mine. Love your blog and reviews!

    • Thanks so much!! 🙂

  48. Absolutely love this box!!!!!! Perfection:)

  49. I absolutely love the Briogeo leave-in conditioner. I got it in a subscription box a few months ago and have bought the full-size version since. It leaves my hair really soft — I use it when I don’t use a masque on my hair. I have relatively long hair (a little past my waist) and this stuff keeps it all silky smooth.

  50. Wow they sent you the box fast! I actually like this box a lot more than the other ones I have gotten. Maybe summer is not my season for Popsugar?

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