POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Today Box Review
The POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition TODAY Box is designed to be a Holiday Survival Kit, and it is curated by Lisa Sugar, and Hoda and Kathie Lee!
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Cost: $75
The Products:POPSUGAR and NBC’s TODAY have joined forces to bring you the essentials to survive this holiday season. Total retail value $150+.
FYI – this box is still available for sale. Orders placed by the 18th will arrive by the 24th.
This box comes with a fold out card detailing the items included:
Found Goods Market Homestead Candle Special Holiday Edition – Value $23.50
POPSUGAR knows how to pick out holiday scented candles! (This is right up there with the Nest Birchwood Pine candle from the 2013 Neiman Marcus box for me!) I also love the brass mixed metal vessel design. Here it is without the label:
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray (Travel Size) – Value $22
Oribe is one of those super luxe brands I absolutely love getting in subscription boxes. $22 for a 2.2 oz dry shampoo is a lot, so I like getting it at a discount instead! This spray smells amazing, and of course it works well too!
This packaging is gorgeous! So luxe – I love it! (Also I think it is fun that we have two items from The City stars in boxes this month!)
And even more importantly, the makeup is great too! The formula goes on so smoothly, and it is infused with oil-controlling bamboo extract. I’m happy with the pigment: it isn’t too much, so you don’t have to worry about a overdone clown look, and I found the colors to work well with my skin tone:
Barr-Co Fir and Grapefruit Bubble Elixir – Value $32
This is such a unique scent! I love the fir and grapefruit combo. You use 2-3 tablespoons per bath, so this should last a while too. I think a bath time relaxing product is a very appropriate addition to a holiday survival kit box!
More info on the formula: Made without parabens, sulfates or petrochemicals. This product is vegan
Govino Go Anywhere Wine Glasses – Value $22.95
I didn’t realize Govino products are now dishwasher safe!
And BPA-Free too! Not to be too dramatic, but when I saw Dishwasher safe on the packaging my first thought was, “this changes everything!”
I love the simple design of these glasses. And they have an indent for your thumb too:
Jacobsen Salt Co. Salty Caramels (4) – Value $3.50
My husband said these were very good (no surprise there), but just a head’s up that they are not soft caramels!
Knot + Bow Gift Tags – Value $4
We received these in blue in the December 2015 POPSUGAR Must Have Box, and they are a great basic to have for packages, so I’m happy to see them again.
ToGoSpa Rejuvenating Green Tea Eyes – Value $12.50
(Scents may vary)
These are another item we’ve seen in POPSUGAR before (from the January 2015 box). I would have preferred a new product instead, but I get that this box is in part for TODAY show viewers who are new to POPSUGAR, and these also tie in with the Holiday Survival Kit theme.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $152.50. That’s a little more than double the $75 cost, so I’m good with the value. I think they did a good job with items that fit the Holiday Survival theme, and a lot of the products I liked a lot more once I had them in my hands. My favorites are the candle, blush/bronzer duo, wine glasses, and bubble bath. (You know, just all the priciest items! 😉 )
What do you think of the POPSUGAR Today show box?