POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition For Her Box Review
Each holiday season, POPSUGAR releases $100 Special Edition boxes for Her and Him. This is a review of the POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Holiday For Her Box.
This box comes wrapped ready to gift! (FYI – This box is much smaller than previous Special Edition boxes).
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Cost: $100 each
The Products: A selection of products for him picked by POPSUGAR Must Have Editors
FYI – This box is still available for purchase. Orders placed by the 18th will be delivered by the 24th.
Each box comes with a fold out card detailing the items included:
White + Warren Luxe Knotted Headband – Value $88
(This specific design is a POPSUGAR Must Have exclusive)
This is exactly the type of item I would expect from this box. It’s luxe and special (and 100% cashmere!):
This headband comes with tags and is ready to be gifted as well. It is super soft, and I like the grey marled knit coloring too.
I also appreciate that there seems to be a grey/silver theme in this box.
Elizabeth Cole Adelia Cuff – Value $167.50
This cuff is made antique plated gold with Swarovski crystals. And this design was made exclusively for POPSUGAR. Here is a close up:
It is a high-quality, beautiful piece! And good news if you are planning on gifting it – there is no mention of POPSUGAR anywhere on the packaging.
Here it is on:
I would say my wrists are on the small side, and this just fits without adjusting it. I personally like the fit since I prefer bracelets that don’t move around too much. As you can see – this is staying put:
I think you should be able to adjust it a little to fit larger wrists, but I don’t think this piece is one-size-fits-all.
Nima Oberoi Lunares Orb Candlestick Holders – Value $69
(I’m including packaging pictures in case you are thinking of getting this box and dividing it up into gifts).
These are understated and gorgeous. And I think they would work with most decor styles? They are also designed to never tarnish. (And these are another POPSUGAR exclusive item!)
And they go with these candles:
Et Al Designs Dot Candles – Value $24
These were also designed for POPSUGAR! Here is a closer look at the sparkle detail:
(These are made with beeswax)
And here they with the candle holders:
I fall into the category of subscription addicts who can never have enough candles in subscription boxes, but I know that not everyone feels the same way, so I like that POPSUGAR found a new take on candles for this box. And these would make a wonderful gift too.
Estee Lauder Modern Muse Le Rouge Eau de Parfum – 2.9 ml Value $6
If you’ve ever read my Birchbox reviews, you may know that I don’t like getting perfume vial samples in boxes. So, this perfume sample in the Special Edition box is really throwing me off! It’s boxed, so it looks a little better than the typical perfume vial sample (and it is a little bigger), but it still isn’t an item I could gift, and that’s what I was hoping for from each item in this box.
I don’t think POPSUGAR even assigned a value to this item in their calculations, so it is kind of like a bonus item. I really shouldn’t complain too much, but I can’t help thinking, “This should have been a delicious food item instead!”
Butter LONDON Lip Service – Value $29
I love this set! It’s perfect for gifting or keeping for yourself! Here are all the shades:
And here they are swatched:
The formula adds color, shine, and it has a delicious cupcake-like flavor! The colors are highly pigmented on the swatches, but I found you can add just a little bit of the gloss if you want a less intense color and spread it out. (Also, this formula is a tad sticky – but not too sticky to be annoying).
Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight Body Lotion in Plain – Value $39
I have wanted to try this product for so long! (I’m a little obsessed with Gwyneth Paltrow, and I know this lotion is a hit with her and Tracy Anderson). It “conceals imperfections like bruises and cellulite, thanks to light-reflecting particles that give skin an ultra-flattering glow.” This is the plain version (AKA clear), so I’m guessing it doesn’t have the full effect you might get from a tinted version, but I still liked it a lot. The scent is great, and it is made with all natural ingredients and is vegan and gluten-free!
I think I will be buying the tinted version for the summer season!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $422! I think that’s great for a $100 box, and to me, 5 out of the 7 items are very giftable too. I love both the beauty items. I would say the Prtty Peaushun isn’t as giftable as the lip glosses only because if your giftee doesn’t know about the brand, it might just look like a strange foil pack of lotion! The bracelet and headband are both high-quality luxe fashion items, and the candlestick set is a great home item to keep or gift.
I think if POPSUGAR had included a snack instead of the perfume I would give this box an A+, but really if I just remove the perfume from the box, the value is still great.
What do you think of the POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Holiday For Her Box? Are you planning on gifting some of the items or keeping them all for yourself?
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