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POPSUGAR Must Have Box November 2016 Review + Coupon

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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 – this box is still available! If you sign up now – it will be your first box! (It will likely sell out quickly, though, so I recommend subscribing asap if you are interested!)

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This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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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)

Check out all of my POPSUGAR Must Have reviews and the Women’s Subscription Box Directory!

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Each box comes with a fold out card detailing the items included.

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They also let you know the themes that inspired the box.

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Time to dig into the items!

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Kendra Scott Elaina Rose Gold Bracelet in White Pearl – Retail Value $50

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It’s the classic Kendra Scott stone I’ve come to love thanks to POPSUGAR, and the stone has a lovely iridescent quality that catches the light, too!

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I’m a little obsessed with this sliding closure design – I can actually put this bracelet on without any help!

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And this bracelet came with a coupon for 20% off your next Kendra Scott purchase. (Expires 12.15.16)

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Even the charms at the end of the closure piece are beautiful:

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Pehr Chambray Runner in Wine – Value $44

The Pehr bin in the January POPSUGAR Must Have box is one of my favorite subscription box items ever, so I was thrilled to see the Pehr brand back in the box!

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This table runner measures 90″L x 14″W, and it is perfection! I think the burgundy wine and cream colors are perfect for fall through the winter, and the frayed edges add a lovely texture.

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Pehr included a 25% off coupon, too!

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Stowaway Cosmetics Dawn To Dusk Palette – Value $25

This palette includes a mini brush with a blending brush on one side, and an angled brush on the other (great for using these shades as eyeliner as well.)

The entire Stowaway Cosmetics line is designed to be mini and perfect for travel or stowing in your purse!

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The light shade on the top left is matte, and can work as a highlighter, or base cover. All other shades have some amount of shimmer/sparkle. (The dark blue and brown shades read as matte, with a little sparkle, and the other shades are high shimmer, high pigment, metallics.)

And Stowaway included a coupon for 25% off any order of $50 or more. (Expires 2.18.17)

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Here are all the shades swatched:

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This palette is paraben and cruelty-free, and it’s made to be the size of a credit card so it takes up as little space as possible in your purse/makeup bag, etc.

Here it is in my hand to give you a better sense of scale:

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So tiny and cute!

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AJ Goods Nest Wire Bowl – Value $35

YES to another home item in this box! And another fabulous one, too!

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I’m obsessed with the simple and elegant design of this bowl! It’s a handmade metal wire bowl, and it measures 4″ h x 11″ d.

I think this bowl should work with almost any kind of decor, and it’s great for displaying fruit, ornaments, or anything else!

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Such a great centerpiece bowl!

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Meri Meri Star Party Picks – Value $8

This set includes 24 party picks (2 different sizes).

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I think these are so cute and fun! We decided they were worthy of a mini celebration!

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These appetizers were super easy to make – just add walnuts and rosemary to the tops of cheese squares. (And the party pick holds the cranberry in place!)

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If you love a super simple recipe cocktail like I do, I recommend this cranberry drink! Mix sweetened cranberry juice with champagne, then top with cranberries and a lime.

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And we discovered an added bonus of these party pick star shapes:

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The edge of the star keeps the party pick on the edge of your glass, so they are perfect for cocktail garnishes!

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Oogie’s Toffee Butter Popcorn – Value $3

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This popcorn is all-natural, gluten free, and my husband’s favorite new snack (he’s a toffee lover).

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And POPSUGAR’s streak of sending the best snacks and sweets continues!

 

Verdict: This box has a value of about $165! Amazing! This is one of my favorite POPSUGAR boxes of all time, and I think it is a perfectly curated box for November, too.

Home items are always a treat in subscription boxes, so it’s amazing to get two high-value home items in this box! Plus there are plenty of items that feel both practical and special (the ultimate subscription box item goal), and all the products match my style, too.

What do you think of the November POPSUGAR Must Have Box? What is your favorite item?

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.

133 Comments

  1. A+ review Liz and A+ box Popsugar! As a 2+ year subscriber I can say this is, in my opinion, one of the best boxes they’ve ever curated. Soooo excited! And so glad I sent one to my gf as well! Yay!

  2. I want it but I don’t know if I can buy it now, knowing that I could have had it for less with the $15 coupon 🙁 mostly I want the bracelet, but with a RV of $50 it might just be more worthwhile to buy the box instead of trying to swap for it?

    • I do not wear gold, so there will be at least one bracelet up for swaps.

  3. i will be swapping the bracelet and the pallet.

  4. The Runner matches the GlobeIN bread basket….lovely on my buffet! looking forward to use durring Thanks giving and Christmas time! I like the rest too, best box in a really long time, well done PS!!!

    • Oooo! I’m so glad you pointed that out! They will look perfect together 🙂 Thanks!!

    • Ahh yes! This is going to look great together. Only disappointed I just bought a new runner last week!

  5. Usually I like what PopSugar has to offer and love reading the reviews for them but I would have not been a happy camper with this months box if I was a subscriber aside from that beautiful bracelet. The rest was meh to me.

  6. Great box! Glad I bought! Table runner is likely too large for my table, but I’ll eventually get a larger dining table to entertain once I have a house of my own.

    • It is a lovely runner, and I am so looking forward to getting mine. With these wonderful home items, you will be totally ready for when you have your own home.

    • I have a 60″ round table, and two cats. If the runner hangs off the table they’re likely to destroy it. I’m either going to gift the table runner or wear it as a scarf. It’s cute, and I can never have enough scarves.

  7. I agree with the posters above, when will we ever breakup for good PS? So much like the bad boyfriend you just can’t let go!
    I broke down and just ordered this box. I LOVE Pehr items! I wish I had jumped on the offer when it was $25 off (or something like that). PS keeps stucking me back in!

    • I know me too. It’s like as soon as i cancel, then the good stuff comes! I’ll sign back up and get the month that i see a good spoiler but then gaurantee, these next few months won’t be so good…… you said it perfectly about PS being like the bad bf you just can’t break up with for good lol.

      • It definitely seems like that, doesn’t it? I had a six month sub and liked maybe one third of the boxes. Now I’m out and they come out with a really great one for November. Ah well, I’m still gonna wait it out and hope for a Black Friday deal.

  8. I’m so happy I resumed! Yay Popsugar! I will use everything in this box. Love it.

  9. I am so very happy with this box. Koodos to PSMH!! I will use everything’s in this box.. can’t wait to get! All of this and I jumped on the $15 discount! Woohoo! I am very happy with my deduction!

    Now if I could just get a peak at the mini box!

    • Oops.. decision.. not deduction ☺️

    • Technically you’re happy with the deduction, too. LOL gotta love coupons

      • I am trying to figure out the 15$ discount code that some are referring to using for this box?

    • Linda,
      Can you please share with me how you received a $15 discount? I am wanting to order my first?

      Thank you,
      Kelli

  10. Would anyone be interested in swapping several (possibly all) contents of this box for Oct LLB? Debating whether to get this box or swap for it.

    • Anya, I just ordered this but likely will be putting up a few items for swap – and am very interested in the small baking dish from LLB.

    • Anya, I’ll be glad to swap boxes with you!

      • Melissa and Alesia, thank you for your replies. I ended up jumping the gun as I was worried this box would sell out and then when others received their box, they wouldn’t want to put it on swap! Silly perhaps, but a concern nonetheless! I may still end up putting some items up from Oct LLB to trade for items from Aug LLB or other items I’m looking for. Feel free to send an email to berriesandbears at gmail dot com if you’d like to discuss.

  11. Nice box but I thought this box was just ok.

  12. Yay! There are still November boxes available. Just resubbed. I love everything in this box.

  13. Yes, love every item in this box! I was so disappointed with last months box and PS has redeemed themselves with this spoiler reveal! Can’t wait to receive ❤️

  14. OMG, I think this is my favorite box since I signed up last winter. There’s usually only one or two items that I really like in the box but I love everything in this one! I have not been a fan of the jewelry in Popsugar boxes, but I absolutely love this bracelet!

    I love the runner too and while it won’t work on my table (it’s a small round table) I’m hoping I can do something with it in another room. I may be able to fold it a couple times and throw it over the back of my sofa (like a fake throw) for an added pop of color.

    I can’t wait for this box!!!

    • Maybe if it is soft enough it would make a good scarf?

      • I was wondering that, too! I live in a tiny guesthouse with a very small kitchen table but that runner is too pretty to swap. I need to find an alternate use.

  15. I haven’t bought a box since March, because I wasn’t into any of them until now! This is the PopSugar I L O V E ! ? I’m so happy I picked up his box, can’t wait to receive it!

  16. Trigger pulled without hesitation after seeing the home items! The bracelet and shadow are just pretty little bonuses.

  17. !!!That is the perfect onion basket!!!

    • Great idea!

      • People keep more than one onion on hand? ??

        • Ha! Yes, I keep about two or three. The keep really well in this climate.

        • Yes I keep a ton of onions and garlic on hand at all times because everything I cook includes both. (Yep, I keep a lot of mouthwash and breath mints on hand too LOL)

  18. Well, I’m a happy little Vegemite. I actually have a use for everything except the (beautiful) eye-shadows. I used to use shadow every day, but the years have not been kind to my upper eyelids. My verdict is “NOICE” .
    Caveat: Australians will understand what I just said.

    • I’m not an Aussie, but I understand you perfectly. When reading this, the Perth-loving, didge playing babe in me just did a little jig. Off to eat a Tim-tam! 🙂

      • Yarp! Or an Iced Vovo!

  19. Glad others like/love it but glad I cancelled this month. Just not feeling it, not a fan of gold jewelry or another pallette.

  20. Omg I was just looking at a wire bowl and table runner today to redecorate my living room. SO glad I waited to purchase them! These are perfect and the table runner matches exactly to my decor! THIS is my first box from them other than the mystery boxes. I’m so glad I jumped on this after the bracelet spoiler! I’m in love

  21. Wow, what a fabulous box. I just ordered a second one & will use it for Christmas gifts. Well done PS. You are excused for my Mystery Box mess.

  22. Oh man. I am so SO glad I broke down and re-subbed!!!

    I only wish that Oogie’s popcorn was full size, based on my previous experience with the brand. 😀

  23. This is such an amazing box! Thank you Liz for this amazing review. **Smooches**

  24. This is awesome! So worth re-subbing this month!

  25. Love this! I just gifted this for myself, hoping theres a deal later on in the month so I can resub 🙂

  26. This is such a great box! Why on earth did they release the Stowaway as the first spoiler?

    • I agree! If they released literally any other spoiler as the first, I would have jumped on this with the $15 promotion without hesitation. It was the Stowaway that I was completely disinterested in.

      • Maybe not the Oogies popcorn.

        Uh… Maybe the Oogies popcorn…

      • Does anyone have the $15 promo code?

        • It was a 24 hour only code. Sorry! 🙁

  27. Do they normally ship by a certain time each month? This is my first box (in a loooooong time) and I wasn’t sure when they went out. I know some have already gotten their box, so I was just curious!

    • I believe they have started shipping (and some subscribers have already received their boxes), but some have not shipped yet (I haven’t received a shipping email yet for my paid subscription). I think all boxes should be shipping out soon if they haven’t shipped yet, though. Hope that helps! 🙂

      • It does, thank you!!

    • I got my shipping notification, but it is still in pending status.

    • Mine is shipped and due to arrive Thursday (the same day as my duplicate mystery box replacement). 🙂 I got the shipment notification really early… Like 1Nov maybe.

  28. Ooh love it! Fabulous review. I was also going to wait for a deal later this month, but this hooked me – so excited 🙂

  29. This box is seriously perfect!!!!

  30. Holy Cow Home Run!

  31. Popsugar you have redeemed yourself. I still wanted a pehr bin though.

  32. Amazing review of an awesome box!!! So excited!!

  33. Damn Liz…did you have to make me love this box? I had cancelled after Oct and now I had to resubscribe to get Nov…UGH….PS will we ever really break up?

  34. Dangit. After the atrocious mystery box I received last month, I swore to never give them my money again. However, I Love this box…. So I re-subbed for the first time since canceling in January….I have such a sub box problem. 🙂 Thanks for the review! It’s always better to see the items in action!

  35. Wow! Awesome box! Can’t wait to get mine! Hopefully the mini is just as great!

    I’m seriously contemplating getting another box bc I love it so much

  36. Fantastic box! My home decor is shabby chic so the table runner and bowl are spot on for me! This will be the first box in awhile that i won’t be gifting something. Except the popcorn, my daughter loves the stuff.

  37. It’s SO annoying that they would have a killer box with not one but TWO home items the month my sub ends!! And Pehr?! Really! I had to gift this one to myself, so I’m not resubbing just yet but I had to have this box.

  38. I also wanted to say I am thankful for these coupons that are included. I was planning to purchase ks items soon and this coupon is a very nice bonus. I will check the websites of the other brands that included coupons and am likey to buy (esp for holidays, gifts) since there is a discount!

  39. Love it! I love a nice table runner, and this is good for any age and most styles of decor. I love the bowl and can’t wait to put fruit in it – the airflow is good for bananas and apples so they don’t get too ripe too fast. The bracelet…it could go either way, but I have NO other rose gold jewelry, and my wedding band is rose gold, so it’ll be nice to match! I don’t know when I’ll use the picks but they’re cute and I’m sure I’ll find an occasion. Allergic to corn but I know my guy will love it. ? really this is so much better than I expected, especially after a meh first spoiler.

    • Yeah- the first spoiler was so disappointing and the rest was such a nice surprise after that!

  40. OMG!!! This is my first pa box and I think think the most excited I have EVER been for a box. Seriously, I am really floored by how great these items are. If every psmh box is like this i will never cancel it lol!! I must say though- the table runner wasnt awesome to me until i actually saw it in use in the table pic. Kind of same for the bowl. Once i saw those Christmas bulbs in it i was sold. Initially, thought i would gift those items and probably would have if not for he great review ideas. In the cheese recipe pic- are those grapes on top?? Recipe says cranberry but seems like cranberry to strong of a flavor for that combo. I agree with another comment– I am inspired to throw a party with these items and this review ??

    • Yay!!! I’m so happy to hear the review is helpful! 🙂 Those are cranberries with the cheese squares. The ratio of cheese to cranberry was enough to cut the tartness and it ended up being a hit. I think grapes would work well, too, though!

      • Thank you!! Maybe I will try with both ?

  41. I love everything in this box! Thanks PopSugar and Liz! ?

    • Yay! So glad you love it, too! 🙂

  42. Hurrah!!! A win! I think those sparkly picks are worthy of a party, also! 🙂

  43. I love this box.

  44. Holy cow i love everything, even the stuff I won’t use is still so great!

  45. I’m so stumped. This is a killer box and my 6-month deal just ended. I’ve been holding out for their next 6-month deal but I’m not sure if this box will still be around by then… but then I don’t want to send up with 2 of these boxes like last year. Ugh #thestruggle

    • Yep….same problem here

      • Thinking the exact same thing– that if I wait till Black Friday, this box will be gone because it’s pretty great. But I’ve been left with two of the same boxes a couple of times in this situation, which I hate.
        What did you decide??

  46. Yessssss!! This is the Popsugar I love.

  47. PopSugar and I just never seem to be on the same wavelength. I want to love it so much like everyone else, but it’s usually a miss for me. I think Pehr has a lot more beautiful items I would’ve preferred more. But I do like seeing a table runner in a box, that’s something new and different!

    • Sara if you are on the swap site I would love the bowl, toothpicks and possibly table runner!

      • Tell me how to do a swap, my friend ordered and she doesn’t want bowl, toothpicks or table runner, just the bracelet!

  48. Just re-subbed, I need that basket and the table runner. lol

    I will be putting the bracelet up for swap most likely.

    Love this box

    • What is the swaps? how much will you sell the bracelet for? My friend wants the bracelet but nothing else.

  49. Of course, my 6 month subscription ended last month, and they finally put in another jewelry item and a couple of home items. 🙁 Does anyone know if this is still for sale?

    • yes, I just signed up

    • Give it to yourself as a gift; that way, if there is a good Black Friday deal you can jump on it.
      That is what I did- well, I gave it to my 5 year old!

  50. Love it! Beautiful review – especially the food and drink showing off the cocktail picks. Do I recognize a Bespoke Post cheese slate? Do you have a cocktail recipe to share? This makes me want to throw a party…

    • Every day is a party at LiznEric’s!

      • Haha! I definitely open more wine and champagne bottles now that I’m reviewing boxes! 🙂

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