POPSUGAR Must Have is a monthly lifestyle subscription box for women. Each month they send a mix of items from categories like beauty, fashion, food, fitness,
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
The Cost: 39.95 a month
The Products: “Must Have” items for women selected by POPSUGAR editors. (Fitness, Home, Beauty, Food, and more)
Check out all of my POPSUGAR Must Have reviews and the Women’s Subscription Box Directory!
Each box comes with a fold out card detailing the items included, and what themes inspired the box.
Now, onto the items!
Manduka eQua Mat Towel in Playa - Retail Value $38
This yoga towel has a soft, suede-like feel and it's very non-slip.
You can put it over your yoga mat for a sanitary and non-slip surface that is easy to wash. (Machine wash cold.)
I've been trying to up my workout game lately, and this is a useful addition to my accessories. I've been doing Tracey Anderson videos, and she does a lot of mat work, so this is great. (If you have any YouTube workout instructors you recommend for yoga, let me know!)
Daily Concepts Your Hair Wrap Towel - Retail Value $18
I love these hair wrap towels! I first tried one thanks to the Summer Box of Style, and they are great!
To use it, you put it on your head, then wrap up the bottom part to hook onto the button at the top like this:
It's a soft and absorbent fabric (100% Polyester) that is designed to help your hair dry faster.
I also like these towels for keeping hair masks/treatments in place. I've slept with this towel on with mixed results, too. (Depending on how much you toss and turn, it may or may not stay on overnight!)
Goldfaden MD Fresh A Peel Multi Acid Resurfacing Peel - Retail Value $85
This was the spoiler item for the January box, and I was thrilled about it because I love the GOLDFADEN brand.
This peel is made with natural ingredients, including Lactic acid and Multi-Fruit Enzymes, designed to "provide exfoliation while reducing the appearance of fine lines, pores, and skin imperfections."
My favorite part of this peel is that you only have to wear it for 1-3 minutes - I love quick and easy beauty products - I'm much more likely to use them regularly!
This left my skin incredibly smooth, and it has a slight cooling effect which was refreshing. (One thing to note - I recommend patch testing this if you have sensitive skin. I have borderline sensitive skin, and I had no issues, but I always want to throw that out there!)
May Designs Desk Calendar & Notecard - Retail Value $25
Since POPSUGAR sent a planner in last year's January box, I had a feeling we wouldn't get a planner again, and this is a nice alternative!
I love the ALL the prints in this calendar! Here are all the months:
And this calendar came with a coupon for 25% off your own custom design:
And on the flip side of every card is a note so you can cut the cards in half and reuse them:
I like that this is small and simple enough to add to my desk without feeling like I'm adding clutter, too:
Now, for more office/desk items!
Sourcebooks Inc Instant Happy Notes - Retail Value $8.99
This is a collection of sticky notes with positive words of encouragement to share with coworkers/friends or yourself!
This is the one item in the box that isn't a good fit for me, (maybe because I don't work in a traditional office), but I'm guessing these notes will be fun for most subscribers.
Dean & Deluca Peppermint Loose Leaf Tea - Value $10.75
I get excited about anything from Dean & Deluca, plus I drink about 8 cups of tea a day, so I was thrilled to see this tea tin in the box! Peppermint tea is my go-to evening tea drink when I want to avoid caffeine, and this is now part of my night-time routine.
And it is made from just 100% peppermint leaves!
And this tea came with a coupon for 15% off any purchase from Dean and Deluca! (Expires February 28th 2017.)
Glade No 3 Coconut and Beach Woods Candle - Retail Value - $4.99
This item is the Special Extra bonus of the month. When I first saw this I was surprised that Glade was in this box! (Even my husband, Eric, saw the box and said, "Glade?")
This scent is beachy, with coconut as the most fragrant scent. And it's a soy candle!
To be honest, if you removed the sticker (that doesn't say Glade on it), and told me this was a $20 name-brand soy candle, I would believe you. I'm pleasantly surprised by this item!
It casts a faint scent when not lit, and the simple glass vessel design should work with any decor. (And we're dealing with COLD weather today, so the beachy scent is nice and aspirational!)
Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $191! I think that's amazing for a $39.95 box, and I think POPSUGAR did a great job for January. You have the calendar for starting off the year, a useful fitness item for any New Year's resolutions, and the other items are useful, too. Plus that peel alone is worth more than double the cost of the box and is seriously amazing!
What do you think of the January POPSUGAR Must Have Box?
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