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POPSUGAR Must Have Mini Subscription Box Review – May 2016

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POPSUGAR Must Have Mini is a new subscription box from POPSUGAR Must Have! The box includes 2 full-size items, (beauty, fashion or home), and these items will be different than those featured in the regular POPSUGAR Must Have box.


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The Box: POPSUGAR Must Have Mini Box

The Cost: $18.95

The Products: Introducing a smaller version of our box of curated, full-sized products including the best in fashion, beauty, and home for only $18.95. In the Must Have MINI Box you will receive 2 full-size items worth over $30. Please note that the products in the Must Have MINI Box will be different from the products offered in the Must Have Box.

Check out all of our POPSUGAR Must Have Mini reviews!

(And Check out our POPSUGAR Must Have reviews of the regular sized box.)


Like the regular POPSUGAR Must Have Box, this box includes an info card detailing the items included.


Zingo Water Infuser Bottle – Value $9.99

This water bottle is BPA-free and dishwasher safe! I like the frosted glass look of the bottle and the design is great too:


I’m a little particular about bottles – I like that the cap fully covers the part where you put your mouth!


H2O+ Oasis Hydrating Treatment – Value $36


This is a refreshing gel that adds extra moisture whenever you need it. I like that the scent fades quickly, and the formula absorbs easily, too.

I noticed the packaging looks different than the version on the h2O site, and it looks like this is an updated version of the product. And the ingredients are different, too:


I’m happy to see that the new version is paraben-free!


Verdict: This box has a value of $46. That’s an improvement over the previous month, and I like the refreshing theme of the box this month, too.

This box still doesn’t have the same level of excitement for me that regular POPSUGAR box has, but I like everything they’ve included so far, so no complaints!

What do you think of the May POPSUGAR Must Have Mini 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!

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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I subbed in April when the first mini was announced, but I was told I’d have to wait until July to get mine. Luckily I missed out on the April box (which I didn’t like) but was sent this one! I haven’t tried the bottle yet, but it’s a cool concept. I love the moisturizer, though. And it’s got a great value. I hope next month is as good.

  2. Just because it’s BPA-free does NOT mean it’s toxin-free! Don’t confuse the two!

  3. The bottle is great! Try a cucumber slice and fresh ginger! The skin care product is also nice for sensitive skin. It is a little tacky when it dries.

  4. I had almost cancelled after the first box, but this one was terrific! I LOVE these two items and it’s a great value! I’m going to stick with it a while I think and see what happens

  5. I’m probably the only one but I like the mini box more than the regular box. So far I’ve loved both mini boxes and will use all items from them. Rarely is there a regular box with more than 1 or 2 items in it that I love. So even though the mini doesn’t have as much free value, the items I tend to love in the regular box just don’t amount to what it costs me.

  6. I think the boxes will get better as time goes on. If the first box was out of this world amazing it would be hard to live up to that every month.

  7. I’ve gotten both mini boxes and I am reasonably happy with them, but I agree that the excitement level is lower than the larger PSMH box. I think that this could be easily remedied with a snack item.

  8. Cancelled sub and posted entire box up for swap. Value just wasn’t there for me. :(. Though I love the Farmacy Lip Bloom from last months box!

  9. I decided to take the plunge… The last one didn’t call my name, but this one did! Granted I will get the June… so I am hoping June is along the lines of this one or better!

    • I can almost assure you that the June box will be fabulous, because I cancelled my sub after being disappointed with the first two boxes. Enjoy! 😀

  10. I agree that the mini box is not exciting compared to the regular size. When I signed up I was not due to receive my first box until July. After the first box was released I received notification that I would be receiving the May box. Guess there were a lot who cancelled their subscription. I will probably cancel mine also.

  11. Did anyone else’s water bottle come dirty? In one of the 2 boxes I ordered My cap was smeared with dirt that was rubbed into it, and along the white band where the bottle is held together.

  12. This was a big improvement from last month but I am not confident that I will stick with this subscription long term.

  13. I think I would actually like the water bottle (especially since its dishwasher safe!!!) – but I’ll just see if I can swap for it. I was subbed to the mini, but forgot to update my credit card info so I’m not getting this box – I could probably update it now and still get it, but I don’t need another face cream, have too many I need to get through first.

  14. I’m already using both items from the box! Love the bottle and loving the mosturizer ? I would like to keep this sub, but the next few months will tell for me ?

    • Maribel, let me know if you want more of the moisturizer! It won’t work on my skin so I’d love to swap! 🙂

      • I do love it! What are you looking for? Try me at bruinkitty at 🙂

  15. I’m very tempted to subscribe to the PS mini, but I’ve been waiting for a discounted 3/6/12 month option. What are the chances of that happening?

    • Agreed! I am hoping for the same! 🙂

  16. very nice box! The last one didn’t excite me but I’d be happy to have both these items.

  17. I liked both items in this month’s box! I’m interested to see what the future of this box holds

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