POPSUGAR Must Have Box December 2015 Review + Coupon
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 – December boxes are still available if you sign up for a monthly subscription.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
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)
Each box comes with a fold out card detailing the items included.
LUV AJ The Rose Gold Ombre Bracelet – Value $65
This bracelet is a POPSUGAR Must Have designed item! It’s a mixed metal design with gold, rose gold, and silver plating:
I usually stick to one metal in jewelry (gold) but I think I like this piece! And I guess in a way it covers everyone’s metal preferences?
Here it is on:
And the clasp:
Swing Design Nova Blue Mist Jewelry Box – Value $36
This is another POPSUGAR exclusive item! It’s made with stitched leatherette and a suede interior:
It measures 7 by 5 inches, with a 2.5 inch height. Here it is with the bracelet in it to give a better sense of scale:
I’m very impressed with the detail of this piece:
I love this piece – and I think it’s a great addition for the December box, since it is great for gifting too! It came in a separate box as well:
Stowaway Creme Lipstick Trio – Value $30
Yay – I’ve seen a lot of press for this brand, and I really wanted to try it out! The concept is essentially makeup in sizes you can carry and use up before they expire. (Kind of like the new Birchbox LOC line).
Here are the mini lipsticks:
Good to know: all Stowaway products are paraben, phthalate, gluten and cruelty-free.
The colors: Raspberry, Muted Plum, and Cranberry.
Here they are swatched:
I LOVE the pigment in these shades! And the lipstick glides on so smoothly too! I think my favorite is the Muted Plum shade. (And I love that POPSUGAR included a beauty item in multiple shades this month – hopefully all subscribers can find at least one color that works for them).
Nima Oberoi Lunares Geo Stopper – Value $24
Another exclusive item! And another item that is packaged ready to gift! Here it is unwrapped:
And this is designed to not tarnish!
Meri Meri Sliver Stars on White Glitter Tape – Value $4
At first, I assumed this was washi tape, but this is way more special:
It has glitter stars, and a backing you remove to reveal the sticky side. And for 3 yards, this should cover quite a few gifts. (I’ll be using it sparingly, though!)
My Cup of Cake Classic Belgian Chocolate – Value $6
This mix gives you a souffle in a mug in under 3 minutes! You mix it with 1/3 cup water, a tablespoon vegetable oil, then put it in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, and you get a mini mug cake!
I couldn’t sample this since it includes wheat, but my husband Eric was happy to try it out! He gave it an A – it had a great moist cake texture. He said the only thing that would have made it better would have been a whipped cream topping!
Tiny Prints Gift Tag Stickers – Special Extra Item
These are a super useful special extra! This box included 24 gift tag stickers from Tiny Prints designed by Lisa Sugar. And subscribers also get a Tiny Prints $20 off coupon:
(Offer expires 1/15/2016). No minimum purchase required. Code does not apply to shipping, taxes or personalized postage stamps.
This box also included coupons for 25% off My Cup of Cake and an offer to get 3 more lipsticks free with a purchase of your first Stowaway Kit.
Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $165 (not counting the value of the Tiny Prints $20 coupon). I think that’s a great value, and I really like that all the items in this box feel special, and many of them would make perfect gifts on their own. I think my favorite item in the box is the jewelry box – it is gorgeous!
What do you think of the December 2015 POPSUGAR Must Have box? What is your favorite item?