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POPSUGAR Must Have Box April 2015 Review + Coupon

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POPSUGAR Must Have Box April 2015 Review + Coupon Box

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 early for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

POPSUGAR Must Have Box April 2015 Review + Coupon Items

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!

POPSUGAR Must Have Box April 2015 Review + Coupon Info

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

POPSUGAR Must Have Box April 2015 Review + Coupon Candle

Produce Candles Rhubarb Spring Candle – Value $20

(The card lists the Rhubarb scent, so I’m assuming there is no variation and all subscribers will receive the same candle).

Thees candles are made with natural soy wax, and I think the packaging is so fun. (And I love that I can reuse the jar when the candle is gone).

POPSUGAR Must Have Box April 2015 Review + Coupon Candle Open

I wasn’t sure if I’d like the scent when I saw the spoiler, but it turns out I’m a rhubarb fan!

POPSUGAR Must Have Box April 2015 Review + Coupon Serum

One Love Organics Gardenia + Tea Antioxidant Body Serum – Value $39

This may end up being my favorite item in the box. I love the One Love Organics brand, and lately I’ve been hearing about the benefits of body brushes, so this seems like the perfect companion product. The scent is subtle and reminds me of summer, and the formula is pretty lightweight and absorbs quickly leaving a bit of sheen.

POPSUGAR Must Have Box April 2015 Review + Coupon Umbrella

Dabney Lee Umbrella – Value $20

This umbrella is really well-made, and I wouldn’t have been surprised if the value listed was twice as much. It has a nice weight to it, and the colors are so fun for Spring.

It comes with a removable outer case:

POPSUGAR Must Have Box April 2015 Review + Coupon Case

And it has an auto open/close button:

POPSUGAR Must Have Box April 2015 Review + Coupon Base

POPSUGAR Must Have Box April 2015 Review + Coupon Basil

Garden in a Bag Organic Basil – Value $10

I’m excited about this since I could put organic basil on everything, but I must admit, the instructions seem pretty in-depth for a non-gardener like myself. (There are 9 steps! I was hoping that the instructions would just be: open bag, add water, you’re done).

POPSUGAR Must Have Box April 2015 Review + Coupon Bag

Flip + Tumble Reusable Bag Value $12

This reusable folds out into a shoulder tote bag:

POPSUGAR Must Have Box April 2015 Review + Coupon Tote

I like the colors, and I also really like that the ball you roll the bag back into is made out of stretchy material – no proper folding needed to get it back into that shape!

POPSUGAR Must Have Box April 2015 Review + Coupon Mott 50

Mott 50 $25 Gift Card Code – Special Extra

From the info card:

With fashion and function in mind, Mott 50 created a light-weight clothing line with a 50 ultraviolet protection factor to combat harmful UVA and UVB rays. Use this $25 gift card toward your next purchase for clothes and accessories that do more than just cover.

More details: This card is good though 5/30/15, and works toward women’s apparel and accessories only. (Excludes kids items). Cannot be used toward shipping. It is a unique coupon code.

This brand is new to me, and I might try out their infinity scarf.

POPSUGAR Must Have Box April 2015 Review + Coupon Coupons

This box also came with a 20% off coupon for Flip & Tumble and a 35% off coupon for Produce Candles.

Verdict: I’m really happy with this box because I know I will use every single thing in it – the basil is the only slightly intimidating item but I’m going to give it a try! I love the body serum, and candles, totes and umbrellas are great items I’m always happy to have more of. The only item that seems missing this month is a delicious snack (POPSUGAR is so good at discovering the best snacks and sweets), but that’s not a big deal to me. This box has a value of about $101 (not counting the gift card code), and I think that’s good for this box since all the retail prices seem so reasonable to me.

What do you think of the April 2015 POPSUGAR Must Have box? Check out my unboxing video below:

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.


  1. If you missed out or are looking for duplicates, I have a March and an April box, both for sale at cost ($44 + $12 shipping). Email me if interested: [email protected]

  2. I love it! I have yet to be disappointed in PSMH. I love the variety. And if an item isn’t for me, then I have nice items for gifting. It’s like having a personal shopper – with far better taste than I have! Most items this month will end up as gifts, but I appreciate the curation. The practical bag will go to my mother, the cute umbrella to my sister-in-law or niece, the nicely scented (rhubarb!) candle and basil plant I’ll use as a hostess gifts. The only item I’ll use myself is the body serum which I just love! Even though most items will go to others, I think this is a very good box. I think I say this every month – keep up the good work with the variety!

  3. This was my first PSMH box and I am kind of disappointed in some of the items, though it wasn’t a total flop. I love the bag, and like the candle and umbrella. I suppose I can try the Basil bag out, but I do NOT have a green thumb so we’ll see how well that goes.

    I’m disappointed that the high value item (serum) is what I am the LEAST interested in, as well as the Mott50 card, I’d love to swap them but I’m on the waitlist for the swap site. xD

  4. Selling my entire April popsugar box please email me if you are interested.
    [email protected]

  5. Has anyone contacted PS regarding the disabled coupon code for the candles yet? That was a big bummer…

    • Did you ever get a response? I just bought items from the box on ebay and the seller included the coupon code. Since I loved the candle I figured I’d give it a try even though it was listed as expired and it worked! I purchased three candles today for $39, and because I chose the tomato candle I qualified for free shipping to boot! (Apparently some candles qualify the whole order for free shipping.)

  6. Does anyone know if you can stack the Mott 50 gift cards?

    • I tried using the 10% off from signing up for the email newsletter and the gift card and it would only allow me to use one code or the other, not both.

      • Oh that is a bummer. I was thinking the only way I would use the card is if I could stack it with a % off code. Really don’t like “gift” cards that require you to spend more than a minimal amount of your own $. If I like the product after trying a new brand I will buy more, but I’m not going out on a limb!

  7. I am a long time subscriber and I feel like they have a new curator or at least re-imagined the way they do the boxes. In a good way! This April box feels the most Curated of them all, I mean even the candle is a “produce” scent so everything is all to do with Spring, and as fas as not getting a snack I forgot about that! But, I think the Basil is the “food” item and it is the one herb I always seem to want fresh so hooray! I always love beauty items and candles, and love jewelry so am excited for next month(May spoiler lariat necklace) My only complaint is the reusable bag, since I already have a few I don’t need it. But I may end up using it for lunches when my current lunch bag wears out. Overall a nice box.

  8. I resubscribed to PopSugar but thought my subscription started in May. I don’t want this box. If anyone is interested in purchasing my April PS box please let me know.

  9. I love this box again pop sugar shows creative thinking and the umbrella is sooo cute and useful. I can’t wait to see how the basil grows and the best thing is that we have a actual gift certificate to use on items of our choice.
    I have the serous to trade if anyone us interested let me know by email.

    • Serum

  10. Loved this Pop Sugar Box. So much better than last month’s!

  11. This candle smells so good! I really would like some cookies in may box. I missed a snack in this box… good I also subscribe to Orange Glad!

  12. I will use almost everything in this box and thing PS is doing a bang-up job as of late on their curation (with a few exceptions like that neon bag last month). The items in this month’s bag are on-theme for April, well-made, and even a little surprising. Something (or someone) has changed at PSMH, and I say Well Done!

  13. While this box isn’t overly exciting, I’m happy to have a new umbrella and look forward to trying the body serum. I adore the candle – scent is great…I would love a candle in every other box! The basil is a cute idea…I’m going to plant it this weekend. Now onto the bag…ugh that bag. I like the idea of the bag, but my bag is beyond wrinkly and the instructions say it can’t be ironed. Overall, I’d give the box 3 stars.

    • I used my steamer and it got the wrinkles out.

      • Great idea! I don’t have a steamer, but may need to get one now. 🙂

        • I was able to get all of the wrinkles out by putting the bag in the dryer with a wet washcloth for 7 mins on high heat. Hope that helps 🙂

          • Thank you!!! Going to try this now 🙂

  14. This would have been a perfect box for me if they had just included an actual snack. I know, its childish, but I could have really used a cookie 🙂

  15. I think this box is decent but not great. The candle smells good (is that what rhubarb smells like ? who knew?). The umbrella is fine and seems good quality. The basil is a neat idea but it does seem like a lot of steps and takes 6+ weeks to grow. I havent tried the body spray yet but would prefer a regular lotion vs a spray. i just dont like that sprays seem to get all over the bathroom. i felt like there should just be a few more items in the box for some reason. but overall it was decent. i hope may is better

  16. I was surprised at how much I liked this! LOVE the body spray (just had arm surgery and this makes things easier haha), umbrella is darling and different, yumm basil, the bag will go in my travel stuff since the size is perfect, and I really like the cute candle.

    Nothing fancy, but all cute things I’m glad to have. I think we get spoiled sometimes and our expectations are high, but for $40, things will be hit and miss and overall we get to try some great stuff 🙂

  17. Probably my least favorite box so far. I dunno…I get the theme but live in the rain and have a ton of umbrellas which, btw, never get used (true Washingtonians don’t need umbrellas!!!) The basil is eh, and the bag, well I like it, but have a ton of bags. The candle scent in just too strong for my nose, and that leaves…the body serum. I might give it a try, but also may sell all or most of it, or gift it. Feel free to leave your email address if you’re interested in any or all of the box. It would be great if somebody loved it the way it deserves 😉

    • I’d be interested – most especially with the umbrella and the bag. I had just purchased one of those bags last week. My email is [email protected]. Ty!

      • If your interested in the entire box please let me know

    • I’m interested in the candle, bag, and serum. Price for all 3? I’m in SEA.

      • I have the serum and the salt to trade

  18. I tried to use the code produce candles and it tells me the code has been deactivated 🙁
    Has anyone used successfully?

    • I tried to use the coupon code as well and it said that it had been disabled. I’m really bummed about that 🙁

  19. My box arrived today and I love everything in it! I enjoyed getting some different items this month. Maybe I get to many beauty boxes. LOL 🙂 I was so happy to see an umbrella and a plant how fun and different! I agree with the other comments, I did miss a yummy treat. I think popsugar finds the best snacks.

  20. I Like everything in the box except the code for the 35% off candle coupon says it has been disabled and the bag was not in the box. Bummer even though it didnt look that exciting. Still felt cheated. 🙁 love the candle scent!

    • I’d contact PS about the missing item. I’ve only had to contact them once, but they sent the item ASAP. They were awesome to deal with. 🙂

  21. Nothing really exciting but I will use everything. But I miss the snack! 🙁

  22. I thought this box was super boring. I love the umbrella, and my mom will like the candle, and that’s about it. The bag I will never use, much like the pineapple bag from last month, and I’m allergic to basil, and I hate the smell of the spray. Anybody dislike the umbrella and candle and want to trade around? I will also send the pineapple bag, mascara, and what to pack list from last month.

    • I might be interested! Not thrilled with the candle scent, although it is big and heavy to ship, dang it!

  23. This is my first PSMH box and the shipping seems strange to me. The box went from Central California up to Sacramento, then down to City of Industry (past where I live), then to Chino and I assume back up to me on Monday. Seems if it had just come straight down to my part of SoCal I would have it by now. Has any one else noticed this?

    • Yes, PSMH is notorious for having weird shipping. My box usually starts off in NY, then ships to NJ, then back to NY (where it sits for a few days) and then back to me. The whole thing takes about a week, even though I only live 2 hours from the location the box is shipped from.

      • Thanks!

    • Yeah, it does that every month. I live in Santa Clara, 60 minutes North of Gilroy, and the box goes from Gilroy to Sacramento (3 hours East) and then back to San Jose every single month. I have no idea why UPS does that, it seems like such a waste.

  24. I wasn’t very excited about the candle until you said “Rhubarb.” 😀

  25. Looking forward to the box!

  26. I like everything in this box, but nothing excites me nearly as much as the spoiler for the May box. I’m sure I will use everything though, and I’m happy to have an excuse to buy a cute floppy hat from Mott 50 for the summer!

    I’m SO disappointed that there is not a snack–I look forward so my PSMH treats so much! If anyone from Popsugar is reading this, please bring back the delicious snacks!!

  27. if anyone would like to sell the box please email me! 🙂

    • What is your email?

  28. Speaking of plants, I just heard about a new gardening sub box that I would love to see reviewed if anybody’s interested! It’s called Plontz, it’s a quarterly subscription, and they customize based on tastes and skill level.

  29. Love this box. Wish I had ordered. Anyone wanna sell me theirs before the discount code expires on the gift card?

    • Are you still interested in purchasing?

  30. If anyone is looking swap/sell the umbrella from this box let me know!! 🙂

  31. Ok how cute would the Mott 50 infinity scarf look with the May PSMH necklace!!!

  32. To be honest, when I first saw the full April spoilers I wasn’t really too excited… But now that my box arrived I think I really will enjoy everything! The candle smells great, the umbrella is perfect cause it’s gonna be rainy all week where I live, my boyfriend enjoys growing things and he loves basil, the bag is super cute and handy to have, and the body serum seems really interesting! This is only my second month with Popsugar and I really do like the variety in each box. I get enough makeup from Ipsy and Glossybox so it’s definitely nice to get these fun everyday items that I would never seek to buy myself. Love it

    • Oh yeah, the only thing I won’t use is the gift card to Mott50… It’s just not my style and pretty expensive, even with the gift card! So, if anyone wants it feel free to reply!

      • Oh wow, I would love your Mott50 code if you don’t want it! 🙂 my e-mail is [email protected]

        • Randee, I sent you an email

    • Was your bag the same color? I’m wondering if they’re all the same or if they’re randomly chosen. I’m hoping for one of the brighter colors.

      • I haven’t received my box yet, but on the info card it doesn’t say that there are any variations, so I doubt that there are different colors.

  33. I so wish I had signed up for popsugar, I keep going back and forth – yet the value seems to be there. Especially with the Mott50 card for me! I’m a redhead, who happens to live in California & loves the sun…. it doesn’t love me, or maybe loves me too much!! So, clothing with SPF in it! what an amazing product. I might have to order some just because of reading about this box! and now makes me think I need to sign up in time for May!

  34. I have lupus so the card will get used by me for some sort of top & I may put the candle in our trailer?!?

  35. I am kicking myself for not getting an annual subscription with their Black Friday deal. I love this box. But my budget is tight right now so I’m trying to refrain from buying monthly boxes from them.

  36. Every single PS box I see I just absolutely love all of the items, including this box. I think this is perfect for spring. I wish that PS would start shipping to Canada.

  37. maybe it’s just me, but this box seems incredibly boring to me! I’ve loved every single PS box before this, and this is the first one I have felt zero excitement for. oh well, i’ll just give it to my mom haha

    • Yea give it to her for Mother’s Day, I’am sure she will love it. Because that is what I’am going to do with my box, this month looks too simple for me but I know my mom will love it since she loves gardening, and all natural stuff.

  38. so excited! I resubbed and waitlisted for this box.. today… and just got an email that it’s on it’s way! I will use everything!

  39. This box looked great!! I would have been happy if I got this one. I don’t really like gift cards being added unless you don’t have to spend more $ but everything else looks very usable and neutral.

  40. Polka dots?!?! If I saw that umbrella in a store I wouldn’t be able to stop myself from buying it! So psyched for this box!

  41. I’m pretty happy with this box. I do wish there were a sixth item, but it’s not a biggie. I checked the mott 50 site and there is nothing under $25 available. Also, they don’t sell my size. 😛 Oh well. But I’m loving the bad and the Basil! I have a black thumb, but the bf has a green one and loves using fresh herbs when he cooks. 🙂

  42. I think this will be the first ever PSMH box where I do not want to swap anything. I will be using all these items! And maybe trying to get duplicates!
    I don’t wear much makeup and don’t like gold jewelry so almost always there is an item in the box I don’t want. I’m so excited!

    • I totally agree. I’ve never had a box before where I knew I would use every single thing. I wish there was a snack, but other than that it’s the perfect box for me 🙂

  43. No snacks 🙁 lol I look forward to the treats in this box.

    • I totally agree! Swap out the gift card (because it covers nothing fully on the website) for their usual tasty snack and it is the perfect box : )

  44. Ooooh! Last month’s box was kinda meh, but this one looks awesome. Seriously loving the umbrella! (Hey, I needed one! haha)

  45. I do not subscribe to PopSugar but I love the candle and umbrella.

  46. Loving everything in this box! The only thing I won’t use is the $25 gift card to Mott 50. Hopefully someone will be willing to trade it for another one of the Flip + Tumble bags. I can always use an extra for grocery shopping.

  47. I’m so excited about this box! Can’t wait to get it. My box shipped last week and isn’t scheduled to be delivered until next week. Why does FedEx take soooo long to deliver to me?!

    • I am disappointed that the gift card can only be used for women’s apparel. I really wanted to use it towards the navy striped baby blanket to use as a beach blanket.

  48. I think this will be my favorite PS box in quite some time!! Very excited about it. The only thing I’m unsure of is the basil….but that’s only because I kill every plant I touch. Otherwise, I think it’s a cool thing to include in the box!

  49. I think it is safe to assume that Lisa Sugar’s favorite colors are hot pink and blue at this point. 🙂

  50. I’ve never had a Popsugar I didn’t like. I love the variety of this months box.

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