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POPSUGAR Must Have Resort 2016 Special Edition Box on Sale!

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Thanks, Claudia for letting us know that the POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Resort box is available now for current subscribers!

The Box: POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Resort Box

The Cost: $100

The Products: Travel-inspired favorites!

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Are you going to grab a Resort box? Check out my review of the 2015 POPSUGAR Resort Box, and my review of the 2014 POPSUGAR Resort Box to see what has been in past boxes!

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. My Resort box arrived, and I have to say I’m a little underwhelmed. It’s ok, but I’m not over the moon about any of it. I am pretty excited to try (Spoiler alerts for those who don’t want to know what’s inside…read no further!! 😉 ) the Indie Lee scrub…but I’m very “Meh” about the rest. The hat is ok, but not a great look on me. The frame and little notebooks are cute enough, though not sure I’ll have too much use for them. The coco marshmallows…YUM! I was looking forward to trying the Make matte/dew compact, but not super excited by the funky scent to it, and the “evil eyes pom-pom bracelet” is just flat out odd! Never heard of “DuJour” magazine, but will probably sign up for the gift subscription…why not, it’s “free”! I got caught up in the “I need to get one” box frenzy after missing out on the Target/PSMH box, but I think next time I’ll think twice before I jump, and take my chances to wait and see if they release any spoilers.

  2. I posted a pink to the spoilers but it must have been deleted by someone. I dunno.

  3. What’s going on here?? No one has the box yet? How is that possible?

    • I have tracking (early for once). Supposed to arrive on the 23rd.

  4. Has anyone received shipping information yet?

    • someone in the forum posted that they got it. it’s “amazing” and that’s all they said.

    • I have it is due Friday for me, hopefully that means tomorrow!

  5. Yes, I’ve ordered it. But I’m really disappointed with them lately. And I’m a charter pop sugar subscriber! I’ve had several issues with recent boxes. My bracelet in the holiday box, my ciate compact in the today show box, my little tray was chipped in the January box!!! None of the items were actually replaced as of yet. Nothing was done on a timely basis. I’ve had to message and message. Really frustrating! Finally I received a broken pair of earrings… I was excited to get them then one was broken. I sent photo immediately, this was to replace my broken some other item.. Sigh
    This used to be my absolute favorite thing to receive each month! For years! I even buy it for my daughters too and quite often. I’ve never been this frustrated and in the past the customer service had always been outstanding. I understand growing pains but it’s getting to be too dissapounting lately. It it keeps happening I’ll cancel for good…

  6. I’ve got to wait for a spoiler although I’m dying to jump in.
    These boxes are so hit and miss for me.

    I have had good luck with their CS. I have had them send replacement items twice.

    • website says “sold out”.

      • w0w. I’m sure someone will trade/sell the whole box. They have so many orders. It’s bound to happen.

  7. I was one of the many folks who was having prolonged issues with customer service regarding replacement of my broken candles in the for her box, and I was quite vocal about my lack of response, action, etc. That said, it is always easy to air negative feedback, but remain silent when a company performs well. To that end, while it did take quite a long time, over the weekend I finally reached the correct customer service person who refunded my box. While I do not want to make excuses for them, I understand they were completely and totally overwhelmed through the holiday season and were having some growing pains. As this is my first issues with them, I hopeful they have ironed out all of the issues moving forwards so I can keep ordering the fun boxes!

  8. My box was sent to somebody else and I can’t get another one because they are sold out. Totally freakin stinks. I wanted the little hello beautiful tray and lotion.

  9. I know it’s a different box but I did get my muslin cloth 🙂 Email them until you get a resolution; people make mistakes so give them a chance to fix it!

  10. I didn’t get my muslin cloth either. Just rec’d my box last night & fighting a cold so am sort of in slow motion so haven’t emailed them yet. Wondering though did anyone actually receive theirs?

    • My box arrived yesterday and my balm did have my cloth.

    • yup I received it in mine. BTW – I have been emailing with popsugar about other things, and they have been getting back to me within 48 hours – it is worth reaching out

    • One of my boxes did not come w/ cloth and the other one did. This was not a battle I wanted to email about to PS (I’ll save it for something big), because I finally just got closure from the Today Show Box w/ damaged items. I say as long as you got the balm and the scoop w/ it just use a soft cloth or washcloth.

  11. I ordered mine after I looked at a review from last year. I REALLY jumped on it because I missed out on the Target box. I really enjoyed February’s box so I am hopeful I will be pleased!!!

  12. I went for it. I don’t know why, but I did. I haven’t purchased a Resort box before so I’ll see … I think I need to join the support group on the discussion thread that “stops” each other from indulging in too many boxes! I still have the entire Target Fitness box, minus the Luna bars, totally untouched. Sigh!

  13. I had the 2015 box and I enjoyed. I think I will pass but a good spoiler could sway me. I want to try to limit my sub purchases until my OuiPlease sub is finished.

  14. Thank you Claudia!

  15. I’m not buying anything else until I get my darn candlesticks. Or at least an answer to my queries. For Pete’s sake, I send an email with a concern, I get an email saying they’ll get back to me, immediately followed by a “survey” email about the “help” I received, then nothing else from them. They haven’t answered me since the first email saying they were sending replacements.
    Hey, Popsugar! It’s getting old! A little customer service would be sweet! Sigh…

    • I was having this same issue until I kept commenting about their poor customer service on their FB posts… Shortly after I got my new candlesticks and a gorgeous pair of earrings as a bonus! Worth a try 🙂

      • Score! That’s awesome of them! I have also found blasting on social media is effective 🙂

        • Yes for sure very effective!!!

      • Just posted something on Facebook! I hope it works. Thanks for the tip. 🙂 Those candle holders are useless without those glamour candles!

  16. Rats! After the 2015 holiday box for her, I swore I wasn’t going to buy any more LE boxes without seeing spoilers first. But I wish I had gotten the last 2 resort boxes. Now I have this year’s in my cart and I don’t know what to do!

  17. Ahhh waiting impatiently for a spoiler before taking the plunge!! Sigh!!

    • likewise for sure!!

  18. Did not even think twice. Well, I did think twice about possibly ordering a second box to use for gifts. But I managed to scrounge a modicum of restraint. Hoping for an awesome box that makes me kick myself for only getting one!

  19. There were hits and misses of both for the last two for me … But I did it. I just hit purchase and whatever. Crossing my fingers!!

  20. Darnitall. I caved and ordered one. I wasn’t over the moon about the holiday box (that bracelet made my wrist hurt, it was too small), but the resort boxes have always been nice. I spend a hundred dollars anymore on a few bags of food. I’ll cut back these next few weeks and get a surprise box of fun instead. I’m sure it’ll be at least double the value. My big pet peeve with PS is they tend to have things made just for the box, with insane suggested retail values.

    • I COMPLETELY agree! I don’t understand why a “popsugar exclusive” is supposed to be a good thing. To me, it’s just something that we are certain Popsugar got for super cheap and is inflating the price on. Usually the items feel cheap too. I’d MUCH rather have something with a concrete value, like a Naked palette, etc. (even though I already have all of them ;))

  21. No questions asked, I dove in credit card first & ordered. Canceled my monthly subscription, have only been getting LE boxes for the past year. Anyone know when this box is due to ship? Told you I pay no attention…

    • March 15!

      • great, thanks so much for paying attention for me!

  22. getting an email was so much easier and I agree it was a perk for being a pop sugar groupie! I loved the Stephanie Johnson case and use it all the time!!! Snd no I hated the drunk elephant too. I can’t wait to see what us inside. The February box was out of sight!!!!

  23. I’m on the fence about this. I don’t want to miss a LE, and yet neither of the two past boxes appeal to me at all. And as I’m sitting here trying to decide, I finally get my February box … and the muslin cloth for the cleansing balm is missing. 🙁

    • My muslin was missing, too!

    • My cloth was missing also. I have emailed CS but no reply as of yet. Also, I was getting a bad link when I tried to reset my password…..I was unable to log in and I KNOW what my password was. My card was hacked last month and now I am a little concerned about updating my card info with popsugar. I have been a subscriber for over 2 years and never had troubles before.

    • My cloth was missing too. I emailed PS & they finally got back to me—they are working on securing additional inventory & will be in touch. I won’t hold my breath, but I sure would like to get the missing cloth.

      • not trying to rub this in anyone’s face – but i DID get the muslin cloth. So it was not a glitch with all the boxes. Unfortunate an entire wave seems to be missing them though.

  24. Just an FYI – I still have a complete Popsugar Target box up for swap or sell if anyone is interested. I decided to just use my new Apple Watch for fitness. I’m overloaded with beauty atm so looking to swap for higher end items or sell the box whole or items separately.

    • Are you interested in the white Cambridge purse from Rachel Zoe? Why is your swap id if so?

    • Hi Michelle, I would be interested in purchasing the towel, ear buds, makeup wipes, and lip balm from you! Would you mind emailing me at majorshailey[at]gmail[dot]com? I allocated out the $75 cost of box among the items I want to come up with price of $26 for these items? Thank you so much in advance!!

    • I’m interested in the Jawbone if you’re still selling it. (golfchick005 @

  25. I’m trying really hard to wait for a spoiler. I don’t even travel, but as soon as I read the words “Popsugar LE” my fingers just start clicking until I see the words “thank you for your purchase!”.

    • Me too!

  26. waiting to see a spoiler or 2. The 2014 and 2015 boxes really don’t do a lot for me, so I’m not overly excited. If I miss it, I miss it.

  27. Just saw the mail. I am going to pass on this and hope I can swap for anything that is a “must” have, which hasn’t been much for me lately!

  28. my issues from December are FINALLY resolved (last week) but I had to be a major advocate for myself and continually follow up. I am skipping the resort box because of it. I will probably cave on the Summer Leigh as I used literally EVERYTHING from that box.

    • darn typo. *LE*

  29. My first Popsugar LE… I’m so excited!!!

  30. I passed as I don’t feel tempted by previous resort boxes. You could see a bunch of people trying to sell their boxes last year. If only they could do another target fitness:(

  31. Does this one usually sell out quickly like the target box did?

  32. I went for it. I loved the 14 and 15 Resort boxes.

  33. Didn’t even hesitate. Overall, I was happy with last year’s box. And now that I’m finally getting into swapping, it feels like less of a risk. Now let’s hope for a big, juicy spoiler!

  34. Well, this is an easy “no” for me. I looked at the older boxes. There was nothing of the ’14 box I liked, and I was able to easily swap for the items from the ’15 box I wanted. I do look forward to swap from this box, though. And popsugar has been so great lately, that I think it’ll be a super box.

  35. I took the plunge and got one for a friend! Yay! I am so excited!

  36. I love that they’re doing a presale! I know a lot of Facebook messages have been advocating for this type of thing for special edition boxes, so it feels like they’re actually listening!

    • I agree. I love it that they are giving us first dibs

  37. Ugh, I’m jealous. I got last year’s but I realllly need to save money right now so I’m passing. Looking forward to the spoilers and review though!

  38. I ordered! PSMH Resort is the only LE box I get by them these days (unless I can someday get my hands on one of those Target collabs!!!) – I swore I wouldn’t sub to anything else, but I can’t skip this one. Rachel Zoe & the Resort box being charged at the same time is rough though! The addiction is real…

  39. I loved last year’s resort box and was so jealous of the box from the year before. I ordered right away!

  40. Didn’t even hesitate…When is National Mail Carrier Appreciation Day? I might have to bake my mailman a cake…or perhaps give him a gift card to a massage to help work out the kinks that my subscription addiction is giving him…Maybe we should all start pitching in for gift baskets or something…? Thanks for the heads up Liz!

    • Lol!! I’ve been feeling bad for my poor mail-lady lately and wondering if she secretly hates me for all the boxes she can’t squeeze into the mailbox.

      • I have my mailmans direct cell phone number and we’re friends on Facebook. LOL ?

    • I came home to an entire mail tote on my porch this week. Lol. I need to participate in National Mail Carrier day for sure!

      • That happened to me once too – I had one of those plastic bins by my front door with a little message to please leave the bin outside the following day….the struggle is real…

    • I aleays give him a nice bottle of wine for Christmas…makes him so happy!

  41. Oooooooh… if only there was a spoiler!!! I really disliked last year’s Resort box (although I had yet to discover the glory that is that Drunk Elephant serum.) The one before it, I liked but did not love.

    I think I’m going to have to wait and see. If I miss out, I’ll try to swap for anything I like.

    …and the FOMO starts to kick in. Must. Stay. Strong!

    • I agree! I love that drunk elephant serum!!!

  42. Got one cave on every special edition box anymore:)

  43. The resort box has always been amazing so I hope they keep with their track record ?

  44. i’m very upset with them – I’ve been a member since 6/13 and didn’t get an email – even AFTER I resigned up to get emails like they said and have gotten every other email they’ve sent

    • I didn’t get an email either. I also get all the other emails from them. I don’t know what is going on or why some of the current subscribers aren’t getting this email. 🙁

  45. Same here – ordered in a heartbeat. For me this past christmas luxury for her was the best luxury box ever so I am hoping this one follows suit.

  46. Ordered!!! Thanks for sharing!

  47. I saw the email and decided to just order it. I’m happy they let subscribers preorder. Hope It’s a good box?

  48. I’m just glad to see that subscribers get to have first shot! Yeah!!!
    I tried to get the Target box, and it sold out in less than 15 minutes!

  49. Not getting sucked in this time. I’m still dealing with unresolved issues from 2 other boxes. I wish their customer service could get it together… This was my favorite sub company for a long time!

  50. Who am I kidding, I already ordered as soon as I got

    • Me too!
      I didn’t even give it a second thought… Just a couple clicks and boom it was done!

      • Ditto 🙂 One more reason to look forward to spring!

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