POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Resort 2016 Box Review
Each spring, POPSUGAR releases a $100 POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Resort Box filled with travel inspired favorites. (This box has since sold out).
This box comes wrapped ready to gift!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Box: POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Resort Box (SOLD OUT)
The Cost: $100
The Products: Travel-inspired favorites!
Each box comes with a fold out card detailing the items included:
Goorin Bros. Fatima Hat – Value $46
This hat is a well-made, versatile hat, but like almost all one-size-fits-all fitted hats, it is too small for my head.
Fortunately, but husband Eric LOVES Jurassic Park, so as soon as he saw this he put it on and did his best Dr. Alan Grant:
(I’m pretty sure that’s not what POPSUGAR was going for in selecting this hat, but he’s happy!)
Tai Evil-Eyes Pom-Pom Bracelet – Value $98
Here is a closer look at the bracelet:
I love the detail of the beads and the gold charms, but the pom poms hit my wrist a little weird:
Here is the other side of the bracelet.
For this piece, it definitely isn’t something I would pay retail price for (which is often the case with jewelry items in subscription boxes), but I like it – now I’m just trying to figure out if it would be a fashion crime to cut off the pom poms!
Indie Lee Coconut Citrus Body Scrub – Value $38
Yay! I love Indie Lee products! They use natural ingredients and all their products smell amazing. This coconut citrus scrub just smells like citrus to me (no detectable coconut), but that still works! Here is a closer look at the scrub itself:
The scrub is pretty fine, and it has a good amount of oil too, so it will leave your skin moisturized.
These helped with the coconut I felt was missing from the scrub! They were so delicious! The toasted coconut texture on the outside of the marshmallows is perfect and my husband and I had no problem devouring the bag!
MAKE Beauty Custom Finish Effects Matte Dew – Value $27
I love the graphic packaging of MAKE products! Here is the Finish Effects open:
At first glance it looks like these formulas would provide pigment, but they don’t. Here is my attempt at swatching to prove that:
Really this is more of a finishing/highlighting product. The beige shade has a mattifying effect with an almost powdery finish, and the pink shade adds some shimmer and gives you a dewy look. I think this makes sense for a vacation makeup item, especially when you are going for barely-there makeup on the beach. I like it!
Rifle Paper Co. Passport Pocket Notebook Set – Value $10
Here are the two notebooks:
As always – Rifle Paper Co. items are gorgeous and make life prettier! These notebooks are unlined, and as of right now look great on my desk!
Mela Artisans Congo in Indigo Photo Frame – Value $50
On the info card the frame is described as being reminiscent of “the beaches of Santorini, Greece.” I see the reference and also am not surprised to see the signature POPSUGAR cobalt blue represented in this box! I think it is a beautiful, beachy piece. (The tiles are just on the front of the frame.) Here is the side:
DUJOUR Magazine Subscription – Retail Value listed $31.96
This box also came with a bonus card to get a subscription to Dujour magazine. (If you are interested, I think you can get a free subscription here as well.)
Verdict: This box has a value of about $278 (not counting the magazine subscription)! I think that’s pretty good for a $100 box. This isn’t a slam-dunk hit for me since the hat doesn’t fit and I’m thinking I need to edit the bracelet to make it more my style, but I’ll use everything besides the hat, so that’s a pretty good success rate. My favorite Special Editon boxes are when I would have been OK with paying retail price for everything and that isn’t the case here, but this one still is good for me.
What do you think of the POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Resort Box?