POPSUGAR Must Have Box July 2016 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.
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.
Sachajuan Hair in the Sun – Value $32
I’ve sampled Sachajuan thanks to the Net-A-Porter box, and the Nina Garcia Subscription Box, so I already knew I loved the brand, but this product was new to me. It protects your hair from UV rays and won’t wash out in the pool or ocean. It also doubles as a styling cream.
I love it as a styling cream since the formula is so light – it didn’t weigh down my hair or make it look greasy. Plus the scent is fantastic. (And the fact that it is protecting my hair from UV rays is a nice bonus!)
House of Pom Emoji Cocktail Napkins – Value $25
These cocktail napkins are made exclusively for POPSUGAR and they are 100% cotton. I think they are really cute and fun! (Confession – I consider myself an avid emoji user, and I didn’t even recognize the cocktail or flower emoji. I guess I need to branch out from my typical SPOILER ? emoji!)
The sunglasses emoji is perfect for summer, too. Here it is “in action:”
Michael Stars Porcelain Skinny Scarf in White – Value $30
When I saw the spoiler for this scarf, I was a little concerned that it seemed similar to the sarong/scarf in the June POPSUGAR Must Have box. But this scarf is a completely different style in terms of how you’d wear it. It’s super skinny (it measures 6 inches across), and I personally like it best as a headband!
And it is the perfect length for wrapping around twice. Here’s the easiest way I’ve found to tie on a headscarf/headband:
When you bring the two sides of the scarf up to the top of your head, cross them, then wrap them down the opposite way and tie at the base of your neck.
Pintrill Pineapple Pin – Value $12
Enamel pins seem to be very on-trend this summer, so I was expecting to see one in a subscription box soon! I haven’t bought any yet, but I definitely would have grabbed this one if it was still in stock!
This pin is gold plated brass with a black rubber pin back. It’s super tiny, too!
I have to admit while I think the enamel pin trend is really cute, I haven’t exactly figured out the best way to wear a pin yet. But here it is on my denim jacket as one idea:
I think it could also look cute on a backpack or purse. Any other suggestions?
Sunnylife Inflatable Swan Drink Holder – Value $18
This is another fun item and it feels very Summer 2016 to me. (Plus I like the Sunnylife brand and I was hoping to see more of it in subscription boxes this summer.)
The downside to me for this item is that we don’t have a pool, but I decided it could make a pretty useful/adorable picnic accessory to ensure your glasses don’t topple over!
Plus if you are having a picnic in a crowded place, just tell your friends to look for the swan!
European Wax Center Oh My Brow! Brow Highlighter in Pearl – Value $19
This also came with a card for a free brow wax. From what I can tell, they also offer that free on their site, so I won’t be counting it to the value of the box.
Here is a closer look at the highlighter pencil:
It has a highlighter and smudger, and the color/shimmer is a subtle and wearable look for me. Here it is swatched:
POPSUGAR also recommends trying it out on the inner corners of your eyes, your cheekbones and above your cupid’s bow.
Joe Chips Classic Sea Salt Retro Chips – Value $1.50
POPSUGAR is probably the best box I can think of when it comes to consistently sending delicious snacks. These chips were another hit with me and my husband Eric. They are crunchy, salty, and everything else a potato chip should be!
Lastly, this box also included a “Special Extra” $20 gift card to Trove Jewelry:
(The code doesn’t apply to shipping and all products on the site cost more than $20, so I’m not going to count it toward the value of the box.)
Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $137. With the swan, enamel pin, and emoji napkins, I think this is one of the most trendy boxes POPSUGAR has done, so it’s a little riskier and I can see how it might not be for everyone, but so far I’m having fun with it! Plus I really appreciate that POPSUGAR sent out a summer hair product that wasn’t a wave spray!
What do you think of the July POPSUGAR Must Have Box?