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POPSUGAR Must Have Mini Box Review – December 2016


POPSUGAR Must Have Mini is a less expensive subscription box from POPSUGAR Must Have! The subscription 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.

This box was sent to us for review purposes.  (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)


The Subscription Box: POPSUGAR Must Have Mini Box

The Cost: $15.95

The Products: Introducing a smaller version of our box of curated, full-sized products including the best in fashion, beauty, and home for only $15.95. 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.


Now, onto the items!


Smith & Cult Nail Polish in 1972 – Value $18

This rose gold color is sold out online and only available through the Must Have Mini box!


I love the Smith & Cult brand! Their nail polish formulas are great, and the bottle design is so gorgeous I always want to leave these bottles out on display!

One tip for applying nail polish – the decorative cap is removable:


Here it is on:


This metallic rose gold shade is gorgeous and I think it’s perfect for the holiday season, too!


Yellow Owl Workshop Festive Rubber Stamp Kit – Value $19.50


This set includes 2 ink pads (pink and black) and ten rubber and wood stamps.


How cute are these designs?


I think this is such a fun and unique inclusion in the box!


And these will be great for personalizing cards, wrapping paper, gift tags, and more:



Verdict: This box has a retail value of $37.50. I think that’s a great value for this box, especially since they’ve lowered the price to $15.95. This is one of my favorite boxes from Must Have Mini, too. The nail polish is stunning, and the stamp kit is a such a nice and useful surprise in a subscription box!

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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!

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Comments (30)

  1. lmao stamps!!! no.

  2. Wish I had thought to look for spoilers before purchasing this box. (and there was a reason the spoiler was the nail polish, not the stamps) I bought a couple of these for some friends, thinking it would be a fun christmas surprise, especially since the previous boxes looked to have some great stuff. But none of them are going to use those lame stamps and I know one of the girls who also won’t use the nail polish. So my fault for a poor gift choice. Lesson learned.

  3. If anyone doesn’t want their nail polish – let me know!

  4. Liz, would you say this nail polish is the same as Champagne Socialite from Trust Fund Beauty that was in another box not far back (I’m thinking Ipsy but not sure)? Champagne Socialite was described as a “rose gold foil” and is just a little flashy for me. Wasn’t sure if you got that color or not – it didn’t look the same in the spoiler but is looking the exact same now.

      • Yes! Super helpful – thanks! Champagne Socialite is a little more blinged-out than I’d wanted, so this sounds perfect!

  5. While I really like the nail polish color, I’m not over the moon about the stamps. I may find a use for them but if not, I’ll gift them to my friend that’s an educator.

  6. Wow, I love that polish!

  7. Glad I passed. I find the stamps childish looking and would never use them or the nail polish. Glad those that purchased are enjoying the spoilers though!

  8. I bought this box for the polish, but the stamps are cuter than the average stamp, really. I have two daughters under 11, and stamps are used a lot in our house. So, I think they’ll have lots of fun with them!

  9. Not worth the price of the box by a long shot, but I do like the two items!

  10. I love the polish…not very excited over the stamps….luckily the polish costs more than the box so it’s still a win! I am hoping this is not going to be the trend going forward since they lower the brice of the box…this box stamps…last box a garland of stars. I need more than just 1 good item in the box to continue with the mini.

    • I caved and bought a box because of the polish. I couldn’t find it anywhere. Even on amazon for a ridiculous mark-up.

      Since it’s already lower than the price through Smith & Cult, I wrote the stamps off as a freebie. Mr nice or coworkers children will probably like playing with them.

      Even though i know the polish would be more money, it did totally break my bargain hunter heart to pay $16 for the set when I got the regular box for less than $20 during BTBF.

  11. I am so glad I bought this box! I think these stamps will be a great way to customize and decorate the stationary Popsugar has included in previous boxes and mystery boxes – I received a set with plain blue hearts on white paper doesn’t do much for me, but adding some of the cool stamps, and the black and pink colors, should make it jusssst right for me! I could also use them on the ombre sticky notes from a different mystery box from Popsugar!

    I got this box for the polish spoiler, but now I’m even more pumped about the stamps, ha!

  12. Worth it for the nail polish but I have no real use for the stamps. My mom might like them.

  13. Love the mini box this month! The polish is worth the box and stamps are a bonus for me. Both will be used, although I will probably end up worse for ware after the using the stamps ( I am messy).

  14. I subbed quick after the sneak about the polish because I “needed” that color. The stamps are a bonus – will be perfect in my budding artist 6 year old’s stocking.

    • I was thinking the exact sane thing for my mr picasso son 🙂 he is quite the little five year old artist!

  15. I have been on the lookout for this nail polish for weeks so this box at this price is a win for me no matter the 2nd item. But I actually really like the stamps. I think they will be fun for my almost 3 year old to make cards for his grandparents. I’m actually considering buying a 2nd box since that polish will make such a nice gift.

  16. December will be my first mini and I’m really happy with it. I love both items! Where did you find the blank cards/tags?
    I’ve loved every mini so far so I don’t know why I waited to sub.

    • We got the blank cards at Michaels. Hope that helps! 🙂 Glad you like the box!

  17. I’ve been tempted by the mini box, but this one doesn’t do it. The polish is pretty, but stamps? They feel very Target dollar bin to me.

    • I thought Target Dollar Bin too. Those are the kinds of items that caused me to stop the Mini sub before.

  18. Not worth the price IMO. Glad I passed on this one.

  19. I love that nail polish and I do not even paint my nails, just one pedi a month. I like the rubber stamp the more I look at it, I think I can use mine in my day designer, depending on how much ink and will it transfer to the other side of the page. The mini now looks like a horrible deal after all the deals. I average $21 a box for 12 months. Now some box needs to give out some S&C eye shadow. that palette is awesome!

  20. I almost jumped on this with the nail polish spoiler because it’s such a beautiful color, but I’m glad I didn’t. While the stamps are cute – they are just not something I’d use (or would even know what to do with). There’s always one item in these boxes that I love but then the other one usually ends up a dud.

  21. I was contemplating this one for a while but the last box wasn’t for me and this one would be a miss for me. I like that the rubber stamps are something new to a sub box, but I’d never use them personally.

  22. I really like this box! Love the stamp set! Wish I would have purchased

    • The December Mini box is still available according to their website. Hope that helps! 🙂

      • Yay!! this is the first mini box in a while that I’ve wanted. Going to jump back in.

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