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POPSUGAR Must Have Summer 2016 Special Edition Box Spoiler #2!

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We have a new spoiler for the POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Summer box! Each box will include:

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This Hat Attack Twisted Stripe Tote (Value $95)

And in case you missed the first spoiler:

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Each box will include The Chesterman circle towel by Tofino Towel Co – Valued at $74.99!

What do you think of the latest spoiler? There are less than 400 boxes left, so I recommend grabbing one soon if you are interested. These look like fab spoiler items to me!

Here are the box details:

The Box: POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Summer Box

The Cost: $100

The Products: As the weather heats up, prepare yourself with stylish essentials made to keep you cool in every way. Spending time outdoors never looked so good.

Are you going to grab a Summer box? Check out my review of the 2015 POPSUGAR Summer Box, and my review of the 2014 POPSUGAR Summer Box to see what has been in past boxes!

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.

77 Comments

  1. Mine just came today and I love everything in it.

  2. I’d love to swap my Adidas heart rate monitor/fitness tracker for some of the items from this box! If anyone is interested email me at sparkgee AT hotmail .com 🙂

  3. Has anyone gotten their box yet? Mine passed through MS on Saturday, so I figured everyone west of there should have it already.

    • My tracking tells me I will have mine this Saturday

    • Ugh, I’m in Colorado and I pre-ordered but my box still hasn’t left yet. I have been constantly stalking my tracking number but it still says “shipping label created” I’m getting nervous because we are moving out of state in a few days. :/

    • Mine has already passed through PA so I figured people would be getting them by now too.

      Maybe they stagger shipment by location cohort so that everyone gets it at roughly the same time? It’s saying mine won’t get here until 6/29 but it’s already in NJ (and I’m in NY) if it hops around NY for a week I’m going to be irritated.

  4. If anyone wants to sell/swap their entire box please let me know! Waited too long to order and it’s too late 🙁

    My email is rossitzakostova at gmail.com

    Thanks!

  5. According to FedEx label the box is 7.9 lbs 🙂

    • I can’t wait to get mine!

    • Can’t wait!!!

    • I seen that on my tracking too,the June box was only 2.5 pds…..so this box really makes me curious and excited to see what is in it….I can not wait to get mine it says I will have mine next Friday a week from tomorrow

  6. Ughhh I don’t want a pug OR a box full of sand! Rude. I will be wearing that towel all day though. Human burrito. I’ll stick my cat in it with me and we can be a purrito!

  7. Waited until today to buy. Sold out! Bummed.

    • I was debating also and now it’s too late……. not meant to be I guess.

  8. What is with all the TJ Maxx references?! The few times I’ve been there I have found nothing of quality and you have to dig through the junk. I love getting a box delivered to my door with high-end goodies that I normally wouldn’t buy. The surprise is the fun part!!! And $100 is a great deal, think how often you spend $100 at Target and have nothing to show for it later. I buy all the special edition boxes, but you have to think of it as a lottery, you win some you lose some.

    • Right?! Maybe some stores are better than others, but if it’s a brand or quality worth buying, I’ve only ever seen damaged or irregular items when I’ve wandered in…

    • You are completely right, Julia! A lifestyle box will never make sense financially if you wait to see what’s in it and then compute the totals of what some knockoffs might have cost you in a discount department store if you lucked out and visited at the right time to find something very similar. I used to live in the NYC Metro area but live way out in the sticks now. Quality shopping venues are hours away. The Pop Sugar boxes are treats that help me stay on-trend. I am always happy — and usually delighted! Can’t wait for the round beach towel and the tote. And some other stuff! 😉 As The Weeknd would say – EARNED IT!

    • I was wondering the same thing. I have rarely found anything as nice as these items in TJ Maxx, and certainly not all in one trip, curated around a central theme. I realize the concept of “value” is utterly subjective and based on any number of factors, but this a recurring argument surrounding the PSLE boxes and it always mystifies me.

    • Totally agree. It’s taking out the fun in receiving the box. They need to consider the curation, the total luxe of receiving a “gift” in the mail. If all you want is the rock bottom price on everything, then maybe this isn’t for you. Let’s start thinking about the experience and delight of unboxing. Have a little fun in life.

  9. I guess I sat on the fence too long. No longer available. Money in my pocket. Not sure whether disappointed. If I am, I’ll go to TJMaxx 🙂

    • grrr same. Not sure if I’m glad or disappointed.

  10. I’m so excited! That tote is gorgeous. The first spoiler was nice, but not something I’ll use.

  11. I love the idea of those items but they don’t work for me in reality. I live in an island so the theme is hardly the issue… For the beach I use the Tommy Bahama Beach Chair sold at Costco and has straps to carry like a backpack, and zipered bins in which I fit all my belongings. The towel I use or drying, not seating so I like the turkish because of the weight. All the strengh must be reserved for the weight at of the cooler when its full!

    I always love summer boxes since living in an island I use them all year long… Sadly this one doesn’t work for me.

  12. Just picked one up for myself. Most expensive box I’ve ever purchased for myself 🙂 Happy Summer! 8D

  13. I am so happy with both spoilers. Cannot wait for the box.

  14. I got this as an end of the year gift to myself… A reward for the stress Regents preparation… And I am SOOOO HAPPY!!! The towel is gorgeous and the bag is soooo cute!! I love the little Pug in the Promo!!!! Wouldn’t mind him ( or her) either lol..!!!

  15. Have never ordered this one before but loved last year’s and since now I have seen two of the major things that will be in that box I caved. I tried to justify it since I didn’t buy a box of style for the first time ever. I even did a price break down on tjmaxx and so far for lesser quality items the tjmaxx prices would be over half the cost of the box without the extra things we haven’t seen yet. That sold it for me. That towel is just beautiful and the tote looks really handy too. I also didn’t want to regret not buying it and it selling it out too. I would bet money tho that there will be jewelry of some kind in this box since we have seen it in every summer box they have done.

  16. I love the tote and the towel! I wish the tote were navy though — after all blue is Lisa Sugar’s favorite color. These are things I really do not need or would buy for myself, but in an $100 box with more to come I am satisfied with what I see.

  17. Liz…… You are trouble to me…lmao!! Resisted with spoiler #1 since I ordered the rounds with the Fabfitfun……(of course your post led me to do add ons again, lol) for some reason I caved on this. It will be my first special edition order and hopefully I will enjoy the rest of what’s to come…( going to resist looking at any full spoilers ).

  18. The bag reminds me of those fun bags we used to carry around in the 80s! I like it and am looking forward for kind of a beachy bag like this, even though I don’t go to the beach much. The round towel is awesomeness! I am pretty excited for that. I have been getting the summer PopSugars for a few years now because I have been happy with what we got. I really love that Baggu bag from last year – it is so awesome and the shimmery oil from last year, I am still using now. I can’t wait to see the rest!

  19. If these items are the good quality they appear to be, I will consider my $100 well spent. I went on the Tofino Towel site and this print is definitely the one I would have chosen. I need a new beach bag and love the real leather accents on this one. I personally would not go out and spend $95 on a beach bag or $75 on a towel. But to get both for $100, plus all the other (hopefully great) items that will come in the box makes this feel like a bargain to me. Granted, I am lucky enough to live on the coast, so summer box items such as these are probably way more useful to me than for those who live inland.

  20. Furry baby come to mama! If the pug is included, I’ll pay double. If it’s a rescue pug, triple. She’s so cute, my pug pack would love her. Who cares about the bag?!

    • I seriously think I only bought this because of the picture with the cute pug.

  21. This is a big disappointment to me. A beach bag is a great inclusion but that bag has super thin straps which means that it will probably be very uncomfortable on the shoulders if there is a lot of stuff in it. Plus, it isn’t from a well known brand, such as last year’s Baggu bag, so I am guessing the price is inflated.

    I didn’t order a summer LE box last year because the 2014 one was lackluster IMO. Then I was SO sad about missing last year’s box because of the Baggu bag and the body oil, both of which it’s clear people have bought for full price before and together were worth way more than the cost of the box. These items? I agree with other people that you can get very similar items for much cheaper. I’m hoping the other items are much better or this might be the very first popsugar box I put up for swap!

    • Hat Attack is a very popular brand. I’ve seen their products sold in intermix and I see people wearing their fedoras in the Hamptons quite often. I have seen their bags sold in smaller boutiques as well. They use leather finishings so I think the price is appropriate.

    • Hat attack is a high quality brand. I love their beach hats!

      • Thanks for letting me know! I had no idea! I feel better now about getting the box and also about potentially gifting that bag since it’s a good brand.

  22. …ugh… they got me again… At least they are shipping on the 16th so we won’t have to wait as long…

    • Oh good I was trying to find out when it was shipping on their site and no luck ! I ordered it in May and the suspense has been killing me! I don’t care for their monthly must have boxes , but I have to say I have loved the “limited edition ” boxes! The resort one was a hit , my mom and daughter were around when it arrived however so Mom swooped up the cool hat and daughter grabbed the beautiful frame… I will not be opening this box around anyone . Going to bring it in the bathroom and lock the door ? Love the spoilers and can’t wait to see what else we will get !

  23. Not really excited about this bag, hopefully people will want to swap!

    • I’ll be first in line!

    • I’m second!

  24. Aw man. I’ve been wanting a straw bag like this, but I promised myself I’d wait for complete spoilers before ordering this one. My $100 is safe…for now.

    • Smart approach. I caved but at least waited until spoiler #1 hopefully my willpower is getting stronger and next time I can wait for more spoilers 🙂

  25. LOVE both spoilers ordered my box already. If I like the items I order it if not I pass .. PSMH always has great LE BOXES in my opinion!!!

  26. I would love both of these things but my problem ALWAYS with PSMH is I can take $100 and go nuts in TJ Maxx and make my own summer fun box, and probably get more items! I think that’s why I always have a hard time buying into them. I mean, TJ Maxx has super cute beach totes right now from $15-$29 and a towel there runs about $10.

    I just don’t see the value, to me both of these items are highly marked up. It’d be one thing if I had heard of Hat Attack or Tofino Towel Company as brands and I knew the value was there but – I don’t see it.

    • To be fair, you can make that case for just about every sub box, but there is still something very exciting about having this show up at my door. I think the spoilers look great. I’m in!! Nice work PS.

      • I disagree – especially in the line of beauty sub boxes where I find consistently the value is high in the most popular subs. Also, a box like Fab Fit Fun I find does a really great job of packing their box with a mix of this that and the other thing where as this sub has already taken up 1/3 of the value with two items (and last year’s box had 6 items).

        I honestly think these items are bait (because honestly who wouldn’t love a bag and a nice beach towel) and there will be some kind of bulky or tasseled jewelry piece, some kind of food item, sun tan lotion or sunscreen and some kind of nicknack.

        While I often times wish I WAS interested in PSMH I just can never justify spending the money on it. Monthly or otherwise.

    • exactly the same process. Both tote & towel are beautiful, but I can’t justify $100 when I can literally walk 5 minutes to TJ Maxx and get them for $10 each. I just assume (slash hope) that PSMH items are very high quality, but like you said, I never heard of these brands.

      tempting tempting but most likely no.

  27. I imagine we’ll all get the white striped one since (1) it’s pictured and (2) it’s more summer-y, but I kinda like the dark navy striped one a little better.

    Oh well. They’re both pretty cute. 🙂

  28. Got me with the bag. Really cute, and I can see myself using it all year, not just going to the beach but also going to meetings, etc. Love the towel, but I couldnt see that I would use it that often – but with this, I’m in.

    • Ditto that for me!

  29. Okay, that tote is super cute! Shifting uncomfortably on the fence…

  30. Now if they would just start shipping these boxes already!

    So far both spoilers look pretty good to me. I definitely don’t need another bag, but I always find a use for them. And the towel will of course get used at some point this summer too.

  31. I had resisted when the towel was spoiled, but it is so much harder with this bag. I am trying so hard to not spend this summer since I’m moving. Looks like a great box so far!

  32. Noooo! Must… resist… buying yet another box for yet another super cute tote I don’t really need! ? You might just win me over on this box, Popsugar. Well-played.

  33. I like the tote, if there wasn’t leather on it I might grab this one (vegan here). I picked up round blankets from FFF add-ons so I can’t quite justify this one, but it looks like it will be a nice box!

  34. I was tempted with the towel but the tote sold me. Ordered super fast after getting the popsugar email… at least I cancelled the monthly box after April?

  35. I bought this box without any spoilers – I thought the towel was lovely and worth it, but this bag! I love it! I’m so excited!!!

  36. Yay! So excited I ordered this box! Loving the spoilers! I was getting FFF with 2 towels added on-but cancelled sense this towel and bag is much cuter to me and I didn’t have the extra money for both boxes LOL. Not regretting cancelling FFF though because I’m loving these items!!

  37. I saw this spoiler and I was like ooh I want that! And then I remembered that I had ordered this box so yay! LOL! And yes, I obviously get too many boxes if I can’t remember which ones I’m getting! I’m pretty sure it’s your fault MSA! 🙂

    • Haha! Love this! 🙂

      And I love this spoiler, too! Can’t wait to get this box!!

  38. Well, that did it. That tote is stupid adorable. DRATS. Take my money, Popsugar. JUST TAKE IT.

  39. I wasn’t thinking about getting this box b/c I’m still on the fence on the towel….wish we could pick a different print. But I LOVE the tote!

  40. I am way happier with this summer’s LE than last year. I hope the rest of the box is just as good (and tassel free).

    • The towel has tassels on it. So, the box is not tassel free, but at least the tassels are on the towel and not a piece of jewelry (Yet!!!). Can you say TASSEL!!!!

  41. I love the round towel, I hate the tote bag. Thank god I didn’t get sucked in by the towel and order the box.

  42. I am trying not to spend any extra money but this box really looks great! I think its much cuter items than the fab fit fun towel and bag.

  43. These are both just my style and things I was thinking of buying this summer anyway! I’m thrilled!! I’m not super into FFF’s slogan items, those will be regifted but these items are all mine!

  44. So excited… I am so happy I bought this box!!!

  45. Maybe I will love these more in person? Hate to badmouth them as these are hopefully high quality items not just high priced items. I waiting for the excitement factor-the beauty item, accessory or snack!

  46. ackkkk that towel is super pretty! Want.

  47. I know I’m in the minority here but I have never been interested in this box or the FFF. I find the items to be thinhs i would walk past in a store. I guess that’s good for my wallet though 😀

    • Same! I’ve been keeping my eye out for PSMH and FFF, just because so many people seem to love hem, but honestly I don’t think the products are worth the price. You could shop a decent sale/use coupons and get them for much less. If I’m paying $40 for a box, I expect more (like PSMH May’s box, water and granola bar? Seriously? Yoga mat and drugstore mascara? Meh)
      FFF seems to be curated much better, and have more value, especially since it’s $50 quarterly. Spring 2016’s box looked nice, but I probably would not have used everything. I’ll keep an eye out for the next one and see if I’ll try it out.

      I’m liking the two products in this PSMH summer edition box, but not enough for me to spend $100. I’ll keep looking.

      • That’s my hang up, if I spend $100 or $50 on a box I want to be using the items often. I already have a house full of things that are waiting for the perfect occasion or taking up storage waiting on the right season. I’ll shell out some dough on quality items but these just don’t fit the bill for me. There are items that you can justify a hefty price tag on but a beach towel isn’t one of them for me. Is it cute? Sure, I think it’s adorable but it’s a towel. I’m glad others love these boxes though because I love reading their reactions 🙂

  48. So basically they stole FFF’s spoilers.

    • I don’t think this towel or bag are comparable to FFF’s at all. Totally different styles and appeals to different tastes.

      Personally, I’m not into slogans on my stuff, especially when they are trendy slogans that will date the item. But I have friends who love to be of the moment and don’t care that they’ll want to replace those next summer with 2017 style.

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