POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Fall 2015 Box Review

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POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Fall 2015 Box Review Box

The POPSUGAR Must Have Fall 2015 Special Edition box went on sale this past month, and I believe sold out within a few days. (Every season or so POPSUGAR releases a one-time-purchase $100 limited edition box in addition to their monthly subscription).

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POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Fall 2015 Box Review Open

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POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Fall 2015 Box Review Enjoy

The packaging on these Special Edition boxes is great. And most items came in their own boxes:

POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Fall 2015 Box Review Items

The Box: POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Fall 2015 Box

The Cost: $100

The Products: Fall inspired products selected by POPSUGAR editors

Good to know: Box will ship by September 10th.

POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Fall 2015 Box Review Display

POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Fall 2015 Box Review Info

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

POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Fall 2015 Box Review Necklace

Deepa Gurnani Necklace – $90 Value

When I first saw the spoilers for this box, I didn’t catch the bag the necklace came in – and it is beautiful!

Here is just the necklace:

POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Fall 2015 Box Review Necklace Chain

I think this necklace is stunning. It’s made with crystals with a fabric backing, and a gun metal grey chain.

POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Fall 2015 Box Review Necklace Detail

I have a wedding coming up this weekend, and I still haven’t picked out which dress I’ll be wearing, but I know I will be rocking this necklace!

POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Fall 2015 Box Review Palette

Becca Cosmetics Ombre Rouge Eye Palette – $40 Value

This palette is free of parabens, sulfates, fragrances, and phthalates! I also love that all the shades have a matte finish. All these shades are super wearable colors for me, and the matte formula keeps it perfect for everyday makeup. Here are the shades swatched:

POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Fall 2015 Box Review Swatch

POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Fall 2015 Box Review Nail Polish

Smith & Cult Nail Polish in No Poem – $18 Value

I have another Smith & Cult nail polish thanks to Birchbox and I like the formula a lot. I think I like the bottle design even more, though! This is the type of packaging I keep out on display:

POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Fall 2015 Box Review Bottle Design


The grey creme shade is beautiful too!

POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Fall 2015 Box Review Coasters

Canvas Home Dauville Coasters in Platinum – $46 Value

These are handmade coasters – and they match Canvas Home bowl POPSUGAR sent in the December 2015 box!

POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Fall 2015 Box Review Coasters Stacked


Our home decor look is pretty modern, so these are a perfect fit!

POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Fall 2015 Box Review Tray

Swing Design Valet Tray – $54 Value

I absolutely love this tray! The white lacquer sides with the painted blue lining works perfect with our decor, and it is currently on display on our coffee table next to the coasters!

Here it is with the coaster to give a better sense of scale:

POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Fall 2015 Box Review Tray Scale

I love that even the bottom of the tray is lined in blue felt:

POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Fall 2015 Box Review Tray Felt

One thing you can never accuse POPSUGAR of – skimping on the blue colored products!

POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Fall 2015 Box Review Tatcha Box

Tatcha Classic Rice Enzyme Powder – $65 Value

This is one of my favorite skincare products of all time – I use it everyday, and I have paid the full retail price for it, so I can basically look at the rest of this box like I got everything else for $35!

POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Fall 2015 Box Review Tatcha


I love the packaging of all Tatcha products. This classic rice powder is a super gentle exfoliating cleanser – you put a little bit of the powder in your palm then mix it with water to make a paste. Since it is all powder this container lasts me a while!

Verdict: This is my favorite Special Edition box ever. The beauty, fashion and home items are all perfect fits for me. One critique of this box I read in some of the comments is that it doesn’t feel like “fall.” I would agree with that sentiment – this box doesn’t feel very seasonal to me. But it feels glam, and stylish so I love it!

What did you think of the Special Edition Fall 2015 POPSUGAR Must Have Box?

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 Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: popsugar must have | 72 comments


  1. I wish I had gotten this box! That necklace is so pretty! Did anyone actually get a gold necklace? I see some listed on the swap site with a photo of it in gold, but no one seems to have the gold one? I would love to swap for a gold Aria necklace (already swapped for a gunmetal one)
    for a Christmas present for my daughter if anyone has one!

  2. Anyone have one of these they are will they sell? I would LOVE to have this!!! I jumped on the bandwagon WAY too late.. =/

  3. What a great box!!

  4. I think the last few LE boxes for fall and holiday for her, have been absolutely amazing. I got the last 2 holiday LE boxes and one fall LE (I forget but I think it was 2 years back but maybe last years)… I wanted this one soooo badly but had just gotten laid off so really couldn’t see spending the money and having it possibly be a bust..lout of course, as always, when I don’t get a box- it’s amazing! I would use the holder as a jewelry display like earrings and rings…. I’m not sure about the necklace, I’ll take your word for it until I have the chance to see it in person (if that ever happens!).

  5. I’m sad I missed out on this one. Everything looks so nicely curated. The regular Popsugar boxes never entice me but the special editions are awesome!

  6. Hello! If anyone wants to swap any items, I’m totally up for it! Well, maybe not the tatcha since its the best thing since sliced bread! I’m willing to swap or sell, don’t really care which!
    rosorockward @ gmail .com

    Thanks! 🙂

    • Any interest in the Cambrige Satchel from the Rachel Zoe box?

  7. Does anyone know if the nail polish is a new fall shade or from a past season? I can’t find it on the Smith & Cult website. I did find it on a list on Rachel Zoe’s website for the best Fall nail polishes so I think it might be a new shade. Or maybe made just for the PopSugar box? Just curious. And I have to add, this is one of my favorite boxes from PopSugar so far!

  8. I received both RZ and this box today, ran home at lunch time so only got to really open RZ. RZ is not quite my style I’m thinking but I did get a chance to look at the necklace in PS LE and WOW. I am amazed that I like it so much! It hangs more like a decorative collar and the carrying bag is beautiful. I can’t wait to explore the rest of the box!

  9. Anyone selling the tray, coasters, polish and the tatcha please let me know.. If i add email address the comment is not being posted so click on my link to that takes you to my profile and let me know in a swap request if you are selling these.. Thanks so much 🙂

    • Hi I selling the coasters and the nail polish for $65. The coasters are extremely heavy so I am not sure how much shipping will be. Email me if interested. [email protected]

  10. Anyone wants to sell/swap the coasters, tray, polish and tatcha.. Please let me know.. My email is [email protected]

  11. I missed out on the summer box and was super bummed when I saw the spoilers…so as soon as I saw the fall LE box I ordered it immediately, thinking it was going to have “fall” items. To my surprise there was nothing “fall” about it, except for maybe the eyeshadow and nail polish. However, everything in the box was amazing. I am in the process of redecorating my home and the colors of the tray and the coasters go PERFECTLY with what I’m doing….the necklace is gorgeous, the eyeshadow palette is PERFECT…all the shades I wear….The nail polish bottle is beautiful on it’s own (I love the shade of gray too) and last but not least, the powder was so beautifully packaged I haven’t taken it out yet! The box everything came in is a keeper too…perfect to store things and I love how everything was wrapped. Definitely felt special! A+++

  12. I laughed when I got this because that very morning before I picked it up was the first time I used the Tatcha from the MSA box. I was thinking I liked it, so now I sure have plenty :).

  13. I received this and Rachel Zoes box on Saturday! I love them both. As someone who lives in Florida, I was SUPER happy to not have a scarf, gloves or more wintery item included. I’ll take lux any time. Love that you pointed out the coasters match that bowl. I didn’t even realize that.

  14. I’m generally really pleased with this box and agree that it has a luxe feel. I still haven’t opened the MSA box Tatcha from last fall as I’m still using the Indie Lee cleanser from last fall’s PS box, but I’m happy to have another jar. I really like the necklace, but do wish the beads were glass instead of resin- it would give it a more expensive feel and look–but I guess that would have made the piece too pricey to include. I always feel a little bummed when boxes include pieces that are lower-end versions of a company’s usual products. I’d rather they include a less elaborate necklace with far less beading, etc, that used the real crystal that’s on their other designs.
    The eyeshadow is from a fabulous brand and lovely, but as someone who only wears it once a week or so, I can only use so much shadow! so might sell or try to trade that…otherwise I’ll be keeping everything!

    • If you’re interested in selling it please email me at [email protected] I’d be interested.

      • I am selling my entire box, new and unopened for cost plus shipping, if you are interested. Please email me at avonjen1000 at aol dot com!

  15. I’m starting to wonder if I should cancel my monthly subs and do LE boxes instead… I’ve never bought any LE boxes.

  16. I didn’t love the summer box (great stuff, but nothing I am using, it’s all just sitting around!). So I skipped this one. Wish it was the other way around. Looks like a great box!

  17. Oh man first the summer LE box and now this fabulous fall LE box. I think I am going to start saving now for the Neiman Marcus box. Cant wait for mine to get here! I am so excited to try the Tacha powder after hearing you ladies rave over it! Especially knowing Liz has paid full price for it!

  18. I must be from another planet because this is without a doubt the worst le box I’ve ever seen. Thank God I didn’t order. (exception being the rice powder, I am already stocked up on this tho) Also I hate the necklace.

    • Glad to see I’m not the only one who thinks the necklace is just awful! Love the Tatcha though!

    • Agreed. I sold it before I even received it based on the spoilers.

    • The box is a bust for me too. Partly because I don’t have a modern decor style (our home style is hand-me-downs still). I’m glad to have some better quality swap bait though.

    • Anyone of you willing to sell it for cost plus shipping?

      • Will sell entire unopened box for cost plus shipping. Please let me know on here or email at avonjen1000 at aol dot com

  19. Liz, you totally cracked me up with your reference to PopSugar boxes and the color blue. It’s soooooo true! Thanks for the great review. xx

  20. Ugh, now I’m super bummed I missed out on this one! I want it all, Love the necklace especially!!

    • I’d be interested in selling or trading my necklace… PM me on the swap site ([email protected]).

    • Will sell mine completely unopened for cost plus shipping. Let me know on here or email at avonjen1000at aol dot com

  21. I was SO happy with this box. I had skipped the summer LE box and wasn’t crazy about last year’s fall, but something told me to pull the trigger on this one and I couldn’t be happier. The lack of stereotypically “fall” items didn’t bother me at all. I live in the desert where it’s still above 100 every day. I’ve been rationing the Tatcha powder from Liz’s MSA box, now I’m excited I can use it a little more regularly.

  22. Not sad I missed this. It’s a good box, don’t get me wrong, but not spectacular. Only the tray would have been an awesome item. The rest are just ‘fine’. Dodged a bullet in this case and kept some $$ in my pocket.

  23. I love the bag the necklace came in too. Mine is different though. It’s navy with a cream pattern. I kind of want to collect just the different bags!

  24. Agreed, this box was awesome! I’m hoping to swap for more coasters and necklaces to use as gifts.

    • I’ll gladly swap my necklace but I’ve never done this before so I’m not entirely sure how it works

  25. I am hoping to swap for the tray or the coasters… Someone please swap with me! 🙂

  26. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my box! One question though…does anyone know why the tops of the nail polish was dented on one side? I was mad at first, but I see that Liz’s polish is dented as well.

    • It’s the design of the bottle 🙂

    • I think that’s just the design of the bottle. Maybe it helps grip the top when painting your nails?

    • I find that the dents help with the control of applying the nail polish. I thought it would be to bulky at first, but it’s actually makes for an easy application.

    • The dent actually made it easier for me to pull the silver cap off. It leaves a much smaller cap attached the actual brush which made painting my nails so much easier.

  27. I love everything in this box, especially the valet tray and the Tatcha product. I never thought I would have a full size Tatcha so this is great!

  28. Hi Liz, awesome review as always! The necklace is really beautiful and great when you want to wear something that makes a “statement.” As I sadly missed the box, I’m thinking about swapping for the necklace, but I had a quick question – is it comfortable? I know it has a fabric backing, but when you wear it, is it itchy or anything? Does it stay in place? I apologize for all the questions – I just wanted to get some clarity before I try to swap for it! Like you, I usually only wear delicate gold jewelry so this necklace is a bit out of my comfort zone. But I think it would look really good paired with the right outfit! Thanks so much! 🙂

    • It is comfortable! The fabric backing is a suede type material (may be actual suede), so it wasn’t irritating to me at all. I found it stayed in place perfectly too. Hope that helps!

      • Thank you so much for your help, Liz! I feel better about the necklace now! I think you’ve given me the green light to go for it! Hopefully, someone will swap theirs with me! Hope you had a great long weekend! 🙂

      • I believe it is actual suede, the discription refers to it as cow hide.

        • That’s even better! Thanks for the info, Monica! 🙂

  29. It looks DIVINE! Enjoy!

  30. I’m pleased with the box. I would have liked a Fall theme but the important thing is I like and will use almost all the items (last Fall I gave away the perfume and the lipstick). The coasters don’t really go with my decor but if I decide to not keep them they’ll make a nice gift. With only six items in the box I’m happy not having one of them be food – fancy snacks are nice but fancy jewelry/makeup/skincare/housewares are better!

  31. If someone wants to sell their box, please send me an email.

    • They are going for around $135 plus shipping on ebay.

    • I am selling my entire box, new and unopened for cost plus shipping, if you are interested. Please email me at avonjen1000 at aol dot com!

  32. I have to have that tray….please someone swap with me ?

  33. Great review of a box that was really well put together!

  34. Love this box! Just finished a mini remodel in my bathroom and the colors are teal blue, grey and silver. So the valet tray goes perfectly in my bathroom. And like Liz I think the nail polish bottle is too nice not to display so it is sitting on one of the coasters in my bathroom. Not sure yet what to do with the other coasters as they don’t fit the style of the rest of my house. But I’ll think of something.Love statement necklaces so I can’t wait to wear this. Am excited to try the cleansing powder. The eyeshadow colors are the only thing that say fall to me. And I agree this box feels really glam!!

  35. I agree Liz. The best LE box I’ve ever gotten. I adore everything in it. In fact I would’ve paid full price for every item–no problem.

    • I didn’t think about it that way but I agree with you, I think one of the reasons I love this box is also that I would be willing to pay full price for every item – and I’m so glad I didn’t have to! 🙂

  36. At first, I was underwhelmed by the box, but it’s growing on me. Love the Tatcha rice powder, will use it a lot. The tray reminds me of the ocean so it’ll be hung on the wall with some seashells on it like a shadow box. Coasters under the wine glasses on my dining room table?
    Not crazy for the necklace; I have a hard time getting it flat on my collar bone and the fabric is a little weird.
    Kind of eclectic, not really Fall but a pretty nice box.

  37. This is my favorite LE box so far. Everything is great. TATCHA is my favorite skin care (thanks to you) and so happy to see it in this box. The necklace is gorgeous and will make a statement. I just put on the beautiful nail polish which makes me want fall to be here already! All of my treasures sit in the beautiful valet tray! Love it!!!

    • Yay! So glad you like Tatcha too! 🙂

  38. I love everything in this box! I am on the swap site looking for everything, couldn’t afford the box but I certainly have a lot of stuff up to trade! That tray would go perfectly in my room!

  39. So this is what non- buyers remorse feels like. Sad. :(. Wish I had jumped on this one!

    • I am selling my entire box, new and unopened for cost plus shipping, if you are interested. Please email me at avonjen1000 at aol dot com!

  40. My box comes tomorrow! I can’t wait!! 😀

    Except I thought that the necklace would have more of a gold-ish tone, based on the pics sent in by a reader. I would have preferred the gold, but we’ll see how it works. Here’s hoping!!


    • If it helps, I normally prefer gold, but I love this necklace. I hope you love it too! 🙂

      • Sweet! (Still can’t wait! :D)

  41. This is my first Popsugar SE box and I love it. The tray and coasters are wonderful. The polish is a great fall color. The shadows are a wonderful neutral with a rosy hue, which is perfect for my green eyes.

  42. I love third whole box ….I have used everything in it . This is my second LE box from them and I haven’t been diappointed …. I will continue to purchase these boxes … Love popsugar

  43. This box although it didn’t scream fall was a big hit for me. I’ve been hoarding the Tatcha from your box Liz, so now that I have a back up I can break into it. I’ve been searching for a neutral palette that has pinker tones for my green eyes and this looked like it will fit the bill when I wore it today. The necklace is not me and is up for swap, but the home items are right up my alley and are also are on my coffee table with the three matching bowls I collected in Dec. Which now begs the question: Do I need a fourth since there are four coasters? Hmm…

  44. I want site how I felt about the items until I saw your description. Now I’m super excited! When I first joined MSA I was obsessed with finding the tatcha powder, swapped everything and anything to get a few and now here it is, practically in my doorstep. The ironic part is thanks to Beauty Fix I’ve discovered that my skin prefers the DHC oil to powders (interestingly, both Japanese products). So I guess I’ll have one item to swap from this box! The rest looks amazing! Thanks!

  45. Thanks for the awesome review! I love Tatcha products, too!

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