POPSUGAR Must Have Box May 2017 Review + Coupon
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, and home.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
FYI – as of today (5/4) if you sign up this will be your first box. (But there are fewer than 500 May boxes left, so I recommend signing up ASAP if you want this box!)
UPDATE – this box may be sold out now.
The Subscription Box: POPSUGAR Must Have
The Cost: 39.95 a month
COUPON: Use coupon code MUSTHAVE5 to save $5 off your first box.
The Products: “Must Have” items for women selected by POPSUGAR editors. (Fitness, Home, Beauty, Food, and more)
Each box comes with a fold out card detailing the items included, and what themes inspired the box.
The themes this month are: be good & feel good, family, memories, home, and gratitude.
And this month, POPSUGAR introduced their Must Have It texting program!
Now, onto the items!
Lipstick Queen Mornin’ Sunshine – Value $25
First, I’m excited to see that POPSUGAR is including a newly released beauty product in the box! This lipstick is one of Lipstick Queen’s latest offerings, and I couldn’t wait to try it!
If you aren’t familiar with Lipstick Queen, they make really unique color changing makeup. This lipstick feels like a moisturizing lip balm, and while it looks yellow in the tube, it changes color on your lips to give you a coral shade.
One thing I’ve learned from MSA readers is that Lipstick Queen lipsticks are great for turning lippies that aren’t a good color for you into a perfect shade. (I’ve been doing this with the Hello Sailor Lipstick to give lip colors a cooler hue and it’s awesome!) Just layer it over your lipstick/lipstain etc to alter the color!
Here it is swatched:
As you can see in the swatch, the color is sheer and it has a little shine.
This lipstick also came with a coupon for 15% off your next lipstickqueen.com purchase. (Expires 6/30/17)
Samantha Faye Inspirational Cuff – Retail Value $60
This cuff design is exclusive just for POPSUGAR Must Have subscribers! The words engraved are, “Be good. Do good. Feel good.”
Even though I prefer gold jewelry, I was excited to see this in the box because I know how many MSA readers love silver jewelry! A victory for the silver-lovers! And more good news – this bracelet is easy to adjust to get the size you want.
Here it is in on:
And of course, I love that this bracelet comes in a velvet jewelry bag – it would be a really thoughtful gift if you don’t want to keep it for yourself.
Tocca Montauk Candle – 3 oz Value $20
A luxury candle in a fabulous ocean scent? POPSUGAR, you really get me this month!
This candle has a burn time of approximately 30 hours, and it is officially my favorite Tocca scent! It’s described as a blend of salt air and cucumber, and it smells fresh and summery. (I also love that the scent is light – this isn’t a candle fragrance that will overpower a room.)
And the jar is made of frosted glass, so it would be great to reuse as a tealight holder, q-tip holder, etc. once you are finished with the candle.
Swing Design Essex Frame – Value $13
Another home item! I’m actually surprised this frame is only $13! I expected the retail price to be higher – it’s just such a classy looking frame. I love the simple silver metal frame with the white mat. It should go with just about any decor.
It holds a 4X6 photo and can stand, or go on the wall.
This would be a great gift for Mother’s Day, too. (I think my mom may be getting another picture of Buckles soon!)
Southern Culture Strawberry Muffin Mix – Value $8
This mix is made with simple and natural ingredients: organic flour, pure cane sugar, freeze dried strawberries, baking powder, and salt.
And you’ll need whole milk and 2 eggs to make the muffins.
They turned out well, but the strawberry flavor/pieces were barely there. I recommend adding additional strawberries (fresh or frozen should work) if you want more strawberry flavor!
Nicely Noted Card Collection – Value $17.50
They send out super cute and useful cards each month (birthdays, thank yous, congrats, etc.), and they work with many different designers, so you always get a variety of cards.
Each month you get 3 cards plus a set of 3 stamps. So, minus the stamps, this is like getting a subscription box inside a subscription box!
I love this Spring-y thank you card! The bright pink envelope is a nice pop of color to contrast with the minimal color on the card, too.
This is perfect for summer birthdays! (And now I want to go on vacation…)
And lastly, we have a card that could work for just about any occasion!
Nicely Noted also included a coupon code to save 50% off your first month of a subscription. (Regularly $20 a month.) The coupon expires 6/30/17.
And speaking of coupons, we have one more offer in this box:
Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $143. That’s a great value for the cost, and I think this is such a great May box! It’s perfect as a Mother’s Day gift! The entire box would be an amazing present, but even the individual items are all so giftable! (I purchased 6-month subscriptions for my mom, aunt, and cousins as their holiday gift this year, and I’m thrilled that they get to end their subscription on such a high note of a box!)
I think POPSUGAR did a fab job this month! Everything feels special, there are two home items, a thoughtful jewelry piece, a new beauty product release, a food item you can share, and the note cards are lovely, too!
What do you think of the May POPSUGAR Must Have Box?