POPSUGAR Must Have Box Review – March 2014

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POPSUGAR Must Have Box Review - March 2014 First Look

After seeing the spoilers yesterday, I couldn’t wait for my March 2014 POPSUGAR Must Have box to arrive!

POPSUGAR Must Have Box Review - March 2014 Items

The Subscription Box: POPSUGAR Must Have

The Cost: 39.95 a month

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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POPSUGAR Must Have Box Review - March 2014 Letter

Each box comes with a letter from Lisa Sugar, POPSUGAR Founder & Editor in Chief. The theme for the March box is Spring and new beginnings.

POPSUGAR Must Have Box Review - March 2014 Info

The letter folds out to detail each product included with suggested retail price.

POPSUGAR Must Have Box Review - March 2014 Scarf

Brokedown Blue Ikat Scarf – Value $72

This scarf is even more beautiful in person than in the spoiler pictures! (It’s also super soft and lightweight – perfect for Spring). And I didn’t realize this until I read the letter – it was designed exclusively for POPSUGAR Must Have subscribers!

POPSUGAR Must Have Box Review - March 2014 Jurlique

Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum – 15 ml Value $27

I love the Jurlique brand for natural and organic products with amazing floral scents, so I was thrilled about this serum being in the box! I tried it immediately on the back of my hand and it absorbs very quickly and smells like roses! It gets excellent reviews on Sephora, so I can’t wait to try this for a few weeks and hopefully see results myself! (I love when subscription boxes send out skincare product sizes that allow you to actually try the product for a decent amount of time!)

(Jurlique also included a 15% off coupon code for POPSUGAR Must Have subscribers).

POPSUGAR Must Have Box Review - March 2014 Necklace

Dogeared Lucky Horseshoe Make A Wish Necklace – Value $30

I love delicate gold jewelry, so this necklace is something I would buy myself if I saw it in a store! It’s on a string instead of a chain, and the idea behind the necklace is that you make a wish before you put it on, and when the necklace “wears off” your wish is ready to come true! (I’ll probably miss the necklace when that happens – but it’s a cute idea, and I’m already wearing it!)

(Dogeared also included a 20% off unique coupon code for POPSUGAR Must Have subscribers).

POPSUGAR Must Have Box Review - March 2014 Ring Holder

Bauble Bar Elephant Ring Tree – Value $12

This little elephant ring holder is adorable. (I threw some of my rings on it for the picture to show scale).

(Bauble Bar also included a 20% off $30+ unique coupon code for POPSUGAR Must Have subscribers).

POPSUGAR Must Have Box Review - March 2014 Snap Crisps

Nature’s Bakery All Natural Strawberry Fig Bar – Value $1.50

Snapea Crisps – Value $2

My husband loves these Fig Bars (we’re received them before in subscription boxes), and I love these Snapea Crisps a little too much – they are addicting!

POPSUGAR Must Have Box Review - March 2014 Ball

Active Forever Mini Exercise Ball – Value $9.95

This ball came with a straw to blow it up, but fortunately I still had my pump from the last time POPSUGAR sent us an exercise ball!

Verdict: This is my favorite POPSUGAR Must Have box of 2014 so far! I think all the brands and products they included are high-quality, and I’ll use absolutely everything in this box! And the value of this box was great too – about $145!

What did you think of the March 2014 POPSUGAR Must Have box? And what do you want to see in the April box? (I’m hoping for a book and movie ticket combo!)

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!

Posted in POPSUGAR Must Have Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| 45 comments


  1. Well, I’m starting to get excited about the resort box. March is such a long month! I did so enjoy the march box, right down to the fig bars which I will try to find.

  2. Great review. This box looks amazing but I have had such a bad experience with Popsugar customer service that I will never give them my money again. The Social Bliss and Fancy boxes are much better. Popsugar won’t even resolve my problems — I asked to be transferred to a manager and they’re just ignoring me. Don’t give them your money!

  3. This was my first PopSugar box, and I like it pretty well! It took forever to get it, but I liked most everything in it! Love the scarf and the elephant ring holder and the necklace! Everything in it is a definite keep!

  4. Hi Liz, just FYI you still have the PopSugar promo code ASK50 listed on the coupons page and it has expired. Thanks for all you do!

    • Thanks for letting me know – fixed it!

  5. I just tried to use the march10 promo code, and it states it’s invalid

    • Has anyone else not gotten their box yet? Mine shipped Monday and I still don’t have it. Does anyone in CT have theirs? I’m at the point where I don’t even want it anymore after the box has been out for so long. I didnt realize it would take so long to ship. It’s my first one and I’m really disappointed. I hope the box is worth the wait when I finally get it next Tuesday according to the tracking.

      • Wow, that stinks. I’m in central CT and I got mine on March 10th.

        • I’m in Florida and received mine today

    • Hi Liz
      I just tried the 10% off and it will not work. I really want to try this box since you stated this was one of your favs. Could you please help me out? Thanks Karen

      • The only coupon code I could get to work was refer5 for $5 off. IKAT10, MARCH10 both failed for me, but I had to try to get this box.
        POPSUGAR has you to thank for my 3 month subscription Liz; thanks for the enthusiasm and complete reviews!

  6. I feel that I may have insulted hitchhiking hobos. They could have gotten me my box faster. The estimated delivery date has now been pushed back from Thursday to Saturday. How does it take nearly 2 weeks to get a box from NY to IN.

  7. Got mine today. You were not lying about that scarf. It’s gorgeous & so very soft. I can’t wait to wear it everywhere.
    Not sure what I will do with the exercise ball but the rest of the box is a definite win!!

    • I agree with you….I am embarrassed to say I let out a little air and gave the ball to my little female lab who has showed no interest in it…..probably because it’s too big for her mouth….I hate to say it but I might just toss it….I think I lost the straw to blow it up. I’m already trying to plan how I can wear the scarf in the summer. You really do have to put it on and see it in person to see how wonderful it is.

      • Overall I liked the box. The link for what to do with the ball is https://musthave.popsugar.com/blog
        It would have been nice if there was a fitness DVD included for it but oh well, it’s still fun to have.
        I seem to be the only one who wasn’t in love with the scarf, I guess I will have to learn how to swap now!

  8. I just got my box today and love it! I’m only a little disappointed in the necklace because it doesn’t fit my fat neck :P.

  9. Hey Liz, a question for you (only slightly related) – I think I made out the Rachel Zoe knot ring in your photo of the elephant ring holder. I’ve been wearing mine relatively often and I love it, but the gold has started to peel/rub off a bit to reveal what’s probably a coppery alloy underneath…I was just wondering if you wear yours often and if so whether or not you’ve experienced the same thing!

    Loved your post, as always – I travel a ton for business so even though my boxes usually arrive pretty quickly, I’m almost never home to open them right away. I love to live vicariously through your posts and then get excited all over again to open mine for real! 🙂

  10. I am convinced that Pop Sugar ships via hitchhiking hobos. The last update to my tracking was it leaving WV on Saturday morning at 6:39, and no updates since. If anyone sees a sad hobo looking for a ride between WV and the Chicago area, please give him a ride!!!

    • Haha, Maggie, you are cracking me up!! I think my hobo is hanging out in the Denver CO area at the moment!

      • I broke down and ordered the resort box as well. I hope that they find a different hobo tribe to ship that one through, because this is kind of crazy how long it is taking to get here.

  11. i actually made it this time without reading the review first and it was so exciting to be surprised! i love the necklace, elephant, and scarf…and i can’t wait to try these snacks. this is only my second box but i’m glad i signed up!

    • You have much more will power than I do. Whenever there is a spoiler posted, I try to resist, but I know that there is no way I will resist long enough to get mine first.

  12. LOVE this! It arrived today and I couldn’t of been happier. This box is also my fave of 2014. The scarf is lovely. Vibrant color of blue and oh-so soft. Can’t wait to pair it with a Tee and jeans! My next fave item has to be the elephant ring holder. This is too cute and already made it’s home on my dresser. The serum has a lovely smell and is smooth on the skin. I believe I am going to take the charm off and place it on another bracelet. It is too cute to consider I may lose it. I only have tried the snap peas and they are quite tasty. Crunchy, salty, yummy. I have yet to try the fig bars- I am taking them to work for a snack tonight. The only item that throws me is the mini stability ball. It is TINY. Like smaller than a volleyball tiny. What do I do with it? Any exercise tips? I may go to youtube to check. Overall great box. I am sure you will enjoy also!

  13. I love everything in this box. Even if I only liked the scarf it would still be worth it. The little elephant ring holder is so cute and definitely something I need and will use. The exercise ball is a nice thought, maybe it will get me motivated to exercise! If you go to You Tube and search mini exercise ball you’ll get a lot of videos, so there’s more variety than what’s on the website. Overall, this is a great box, better than last month. It seems like that’s how PSMH works – every now and then there’s a box that’s not so great, but most of the time I think they’re good or great!

  14. Just signed up. This will be my first subscription box ever! Love that little elephant. Will need to go to Baublebar and buy one for my daughter. She collects elephants.

  15. Could not agree more with your review Liz, favorite box so far this year and reminiscent of the better boxes in the past PS has done! It showed up today and at first I thought the mini exercise ball was the main item and I was ready to cancel but then saw the scarf which clinched it. Have the other brokedown scarf they sent in one of the first boxes and they are great. The snapea crisps are also indeed addictive but guess it could be something much worse! Great box! :- )

  16. This is my first box and I cannot wait. That scarf (as if I need ANOTHER scarf) is sooo stinking gorg and I’m dying for that ring holder. I’ll keep it on the bathroom counter, without rings to remind my boyfriend that it really needs something pretty and sparkly on it’s snout. 🙂

    Does anyone know how long it typically takes for CA shipments? Mine is still saying processing…

  17. This is my first box from them. I haven’t gotten it yet but just couldn’t wait to see what was inside. I clicked on this link and then closed my eyes and scrolled down for 30 seconds till I was sure there was nothing for me left to see! Couldn’t do it. I want to be surprised! I cant wait till it gets here. I talked myself out of this box for months. If I like this one, I am signing up for 6 months! Woohoo! 🙂

  18. I always resist reading this until after I have opened mine, I live being surprised!
    My favorite is the elephant, he is so cute, and perfect for rings!!!!

  19. I like others have been disappointed in the boxes we’ve been getting for this new year, this month I am on the fence about continuing my subscription. I loved the scarf and the ring holder…everything else I could have done without. Not sure why we got the serum this month, we just had one last month. I used to get so excited when I came home and saw the box on my doorstep…now I’m meh… I suppose its losing its luster, sorta how birchbox got for me. Any boxes that you might suggest?

    • I can’t remember the name but Liz did a review on a box that is very tempting…..I believe the last review had a scarf and a really nice wallet. It was a really good box imo same price as popsugar I think. Maybe someone will see this and let you know.

      • It’s called Social Bliss. Price with shipping is $7 higher.

        • Thanks a lot. Too bad, who wants to pay for shipping!

  20. Those snapea crisps are amazing! just finished them! i also really love the elephant! it is so cute! This may be my favorite box yet!

  21. This review clinched it, just ordered the March box with the coupon code. I loved the scarf when they sent the spoiler but wanted to see what else was in the box. Can’t wait!

  22. The snap peas are so good and as a diabetic, it is nice to have a non-potato, fairly low-carb snack option included.

  23. I have not yet received my box, but couldn’t resist reading the review to see what I would be getting! I’m most excited about the scarf, excercise ball and elephant ring keeper – how adorable! I, too, still have my pump from the full-size ball but sadly had to deflate that one because it was taking up too much space in my apartment, so I’m glad that you mentioned using that!

  24. They didn’t send me the booklet this month for some reason. Would you be willing to post pictures of the rest of the pages so I can read th descriptions?

    LOVE this month’s box!

  25. I’m still waiting on mine in the mail… I’m so excited this is my first pop sugar box. Tracking it and it says it won’t get here till the 20th but it already left on the 5th. Their shipping to Alaska takes forever

  26. This is my favorite box ever. I love everything, well except the exercise ball lol. It’s hard to believe from the picture but the scarf is such a beautiful pop of color, totally was thinking what Liz said about nicer looking in person. I already wore the necklace and scarf today and was more than pleasantly surprised at first glance, and maybe not too close up, the “chain” doesn’t look like thread.
    This box makes up for last month and it’s so nice not to receive the same old stick eyeliner, nail polish, and other make up items I can’t use. And the elephant is adorable. This is the last box for my subscription from the three for two deal. In fact after I receive the resort box the only sub I will be keeping is bark box (and possibly might switch to hero dog box). I have to take a financial needed break. Boooooo hoooooo. If I start up again it would just be for popsugar. So glad going out with a bang receiving this awesome box.

  27. Best box all around…made my weekend!

  28. I love my box! Every bit of it!!! I was awed by Popsugar finally getting it together and coming up with a box that I think made most of their customers happy!! Good for them! The scarf is so lovely, my rings love their new bed, the necklace turned bracelet on my arm, the serum I will eventually get to and the snacks, Yumm!!!

    • Ooo – good idea turning the necklace into a bracelet. Glad you loved the box this month too Nancy! 🙂

  29. Cant wait for this box finally starts shipping toPuerto Rico. I love that scarf!

  30. I haven’t got my box yet but I’m already so glad I used the IKAT10 code and resubbed this month! I almost didn’t do it but changed my mind last minute. Such a great box!

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