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POPSUGAR Must Have Limited Edition Summer 2017 Box Review

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanMay 31, 2017 | 118 comments

POPSUGAR Must Have
3.9 overall rating
530 Ratings | 71 Reviews

Every year, POPSUGAR releases a POPSUGAR Must Have Limited Edition Summer Box – full of items that would be perfect to enjoy the summer!

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

FYI – if you are interested in purchasing this box, it is still available! 

The Box: POPSUGAR Must Have Limited Edition Summer Box

The Cost: $100

The Products: “Wishing every day was a beach day? This box will set you up for an endless Summer of looking chic with must haves for the beach, heat-proof goodies, and more that will continue to make you daydream about your favorite outings at the shore.” (Over $300 worth of luxe beach accessories.)

Check out my review of the Summer 2016 Limited Edition POPSUGAR Box and my review of the Summer 2015 Limited Edition POPSUGAR Box to see what you can expect from this box!

Mar Y Sol Collins Tote – Value $129

(If you aren’t a pom person, don’t worry – the poms are removable!)

The bag is handmade with Sisal/sea grass and leather trim. And it has one interior pocket:

It measures 13″W x 11 ½”H x 7″D. The material is firm enough for this to also work as a storage basket in your home.

Here it is in hand to give you a better sense of scale:

And I’ll be using it as for storage at home, too:

Hamptons Lane Serious Shimmer Spray – Value $32

(Subscribers will receive either the Bronze or Pearl spray. POPSUGAR sent me one of each for reviews purposes)

These both have a light, beachy scent that I love. Looking at the shimmer in the bottle, I was expecting this to be a super shimmery spray, but it’s one of those shimmers I only noticed when I stepped into the sun.

It takes a few minutes to dry, but that is probably a good thing if you are looking for a product to help you cool off!

There wasn’t a big difference to me in the color from these sprays, but the bronze one is a bit more tinted.

Polaroid PLD 6003 Sunglasses – Retail Value $65

First, this case! This is a hard-shell sunglass case with a smooth matte finish. Unlike some cases that come with sunglasses, this is a heavy duty case that I would gladly pay for to keep my sunglasses safe!

Inside, you’ll also get a cloth to help keep the lenses clean!

These sunglasses are made with lightweight blue frame and mirror lenses.

Mirrored lenses are my favorite when it comes to sunglasses, and I love the signature Lisa Sugar blue color, too! (Most of my sunglasses are gold or black, so this is a nice addition to my collection!)

The Polaroid lenses are specially designed to make sure you still see correct colors while blocking glare.

And you get some subtle Polaroid branding, too:

Here they are on:

Hello from Austin!

Sunnylife Reversible Coasters – Value $18

This set includes 16 reversible coasters. They are made from a gloss-coated cardboard, so they are reusable.

My husband Eric saw me open this box and as soon as he saw me pull this item out of the box, he said: “you must be SO excited!” (I love all things Lobster thanks to Pheobe/Friends.)

Even if you aren’t a lobster fan, I think these have a great nautical vibe!

Hint Sunscreen Spray in Grapefruit – Value $24

(Scents may vary)

I knew Hint made flavored water, but I didn’t know they did sunscreen! This one smells AMAZING!

I’m SO impressed with this sunscreen. The nozzle spray uses only compressed air, eliminating the need for propellant chemicals. The mist is super fine, too. It sprays on clear, so you don’t have to rub it in. The formula is also free of oxybenzone and parabens! (And it’s water resistant!)

And maybe the best part is the scent. This grapefruit scent smells exactly like a grapefruit. I love it, and I’m already planning on buying the Pineapple and Pear versions!

Big Picture Farm Farmstead Milk Caramels in Chai – Value $10

These caramels are made with al natural and organic ingredients. (And I love that POPSUGAR picked a treat that is easy to ship in the summer heat!)

The chai flavor at first didn’t seem summery to me, but Eric was more than happy to taste test these, and LOVED them! They are soft caramels that melt in your mouth. And no surprise, this whole box is now empty!

Jane Iredale Lip Fixation in Craving – Value $32

This lip duo has lip stain on one side, lip gloss on the other:

The lip stain is my go-to lip color. I love it! The formula isn’t too drying either. Here it is swatched:

The gloss wasn’t sticky for me at first, but it got a little stickier after some wear, so I recommend just using a lip balm if you want to avoid any stickiness.

Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $310. I think that’s great for a $100 box, and in line with the value I’ve come to expect from POPSUGAR Limited Edition boxes. This is one of my favorite Limited Edition boxes, too.

While I have a lot of summer bags/beach bags, I love that this one doubles as chic storage for the home. It’s a great way to give a room a bit of a beachy vibe! The sunscreen was a great discovery for me, I love the mirrored sunglasses, the lip stain is the perfect color, I love all things lobster, Eric loved the caramels, and the cooling mist is a nice addition, too. So, this is pretty much the perfect summer box for me!

What do you think of the POPSUGAR Must Have Limited Edition Summer Box?

POPSUGAR Must Have is a quartely lifestyle subscription box curated by the editors at POPSUGAR. Each box features their "must have" products for beauty, fashion, home, food, fitness and more. Every box has a value of $250 +!
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!

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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118 comments

Crystal

Was anyone else’s sunglasses missing?!?

I know I’m late but I just got around to opening the Polaroid glasses case, it was intact and sealed in plastic

I did email PS so we’ll see what they say
That’s just weird

Kate

Did anyone else get a tote bag that is more of a kelly green instead of teal? I’m a little disappointed, I ordered the whole box for the tote because it matched my couch, and I was going to use for storage.

Jacki

No bonus for me but I’m so happy to receive my June 27 box!! Love the pineapple sunscreen! I had low expectations for the lippie, but it works for me. I intend to give the sunnies as a gift but I tried them on- might need another gift lol! The bag is very nice. I’m swapping the shimmer spray and coasters because I know someone needs them more than me.

Kim

I got my box for $50 in the Popsugar sale. It arrived yesterday and I love it. I also got a bonus manicure set tucked into the pocket of the bag!!! Anyone else get that???

MzBev

I just got my box and I didn’t get the manicure set. 🙁 The sunglasses don’t have the bright blue frames, as shown in this review.
They pretty much look black or maybe a dark navy, but with blue lenses.

Anyone else get a different color?

Chillybeans

Yes!! I did too! What a nice surprise, thank you Pop Sugar!!!

MzBev

Mine should be here tomorrow. FINALLY! (I bought it on June 27th!) I will be checking the pocket now, just in case! I’m glad I came back to read Liz’ review. I was worried about the sunglasses, with the extremely long shipping time. (Left CA on 7/14, arriving 7/25) Relieved to see its a nice hard case!
That was the biggest reason I bought this. They will match my car. 🙂
(Logical reason, right? ;-))

Jacki

What a nice surprise! I’m still waiting on my box to tour around the entire state of Texas before arriving… the price I pay for free shipping.

azdesertgrl

SUNGLASSES ALERT – DON’T OVERLOOK THE CLOTH BAG

I finally received my box today and discovered a white cloth bag included inside the plastic packaging the glasses came in.

The bag is tucked inside the cardboard base and is very easy to miss. In fact, I almost threw it away! Had it not been for the fact that I recycle and was pulling out the cardboard packaging, I would have tossed it in the trash with the plastic case.

deeraimondo

Has anyone who ordered the LE box via the MSA sale in late June received their box (or received tracking info/shipping status)? Mine is still “processing” and I’m starting to worry that by the time it actually ships summer will be over….

Dawn

I ordered mine on July 1st. It still states that it’s processing. I am new to Popsugar. Is it normal for their boxes to take so long to ship?

Lindsey

Mine is also still processing! I emailed them last week about it and they said it was going to be shipped out this week- midweek but still nothing!

Jacki

Mines’s still processing also. I’m giving them a couple more days to finish shipping July boxes before contacting them.

Jacki

Update: shipped!

MzBev

I almost made it! Just ordered the LE box! For $52 (and change) it’s worth those sunglasses, the tote, sunscreen, candies and even that lippie! I’m excited! I haven’t got a confirmation email yet tho but it showed in my order history so I hope everything is good!
Those sunglasses will match my SUV! Yes – that was one deciding factor. 🙂

Thanks MSA and PS!

Mari

Hi Liz!
First of all let me say that I read your reviews just about on a daily basis lol. I go off of your reviews often. Im curious to know, of course if you don’t mind, how much do you spend on all your subscription boxes a month or year (since some only ship every quarter etc…) ?

Deborah

You can find the beach tote on sams club web for. 27.00. And four colors to chose from

Cindy

I don’t know why I caved on this, but I did.

Julie

Soooo tempted for the glasses but where am i gonna keep that bag while I wait to swap it out!?!

annamarie

Liz, do you know if these sunglasses are polarized?
Thanks!

D. Warren

They. Had. Bags. Like. Those. At. Sams. Club. For. 29.00. And. You. Got. To. Pick. From. 4-5. Different. Colors. I. Did. Not. Buy. This. Box. After. Seeing. This. Tote. For. 29.00. They. Uped. The. Value. A. Lot. Not. Worth. It

AmyR

Nordstrom and Bloomingdales carry the Mar Y Sol brand. What you saw are probably cute and very similar to this one but probably are not the same quality. Personally I just love the color of this bag.

Anngele Vose

This is a nit pick, but her name is spelled Phoebe, think faux ebe. Pho ebe, my youngest was named after her! Lol 😉

amyr

I live on the east coast and paid on May 22nd. The site says my box is still processing. Has anyone ever received their box when their order says processing only to have it show up without a tracking number?

Michelle

When people start receiving this box, will you let me know if the sunglasses have a distinct fit? Like if your face is wide or narrow and if you have for problems ? I’ve been wanting some uv protected glasses with frames in a bright color, but my face is very narrow and most sunglasses don’t fit me well 🙁

lyneva

I wonder when this box will go on sale?

Anna

I liked everything. I think the sunglasses are really flattering and the caramels dint last more than a day. I used a heavy duty hole punch and made a garland with the coasters and some string that looked like rope. I will use to dress up the patio when we do our annual clam bake!

Lisa

That is such an awesome idea!

Kim

I just received my box and love it.

I don’t have any beach bags and travel often so this is perfect. The bag is sturdier than I thought, the only downside is no shoulder strap and it had a strong smell when the plastic was removed. I think that will air out now that it’s unwrapped though.

The shimmer spray I received is bronze, it’s ​a very subtle shimmer and has a a great, light scent.

The sunnies are ok but they will still get lots of use. They are comfortable and light weight. I love the fact that they have both a bag and case. These will become my go to yard work/camping sunglasses since I have a tendency of ruining or losing my good ones.

The coasters aren’t something I’d buy but since I have them I have an excuse to have a BBQ..

I got the pear sunsreen which smells amazing! Just like fresh pears. The mist is nice and light and it has a twist lock so it won’t spray all over your bag. I’m with Liz, may have to buy the other scents.. love this!

The carmels are the perfect soft chewy texture with just a hint of chai taste. My husband thought they were delicious until I told him they were goat milk, then they had a funny after taste.. I think it’s in his head, he’s very anti goat milk.

As far as the lip stain goes it’s a very light, natural color.. just my style. After reading Liz’s review I let it dry about five minutes before applying the gloss. It’s been about an hour and no stickiness yet.

Overall this box was a total win for me and I will get use out of every product in it.

Liz, I love this site.. never had a subscription box before February. Came across this trying to research Play vs Birchbox now I’m totally hooked and now subscribe to several. Thank you for all you do.

Liz Cadman

Thanks so much, Kim! I’m so happy to hear you like the box (and MSA!) 🙂

Danielle

I hate this box. So sad I pre-ordered. I don’t like anything except the shimmer spray, and I don’t really need that.

Jennifer

I may be interested in swapping some of the Zoe Box of Style items for some of the items in this box. Please reply if you are interested. I have shipping on the Zoe but do not have it yet.

maurystrong

Hello, i am interested in swapping the Polaroid Sunglasses, coasters from the POPSUGAR Must Have Limited Edition Summer 2017. From Zoe box i like the hat and the kimono and am open to other items. Thanks

Zo

I managed to avoid spoilers until my box arrived. It arrived today and I’m so happy! I love how they packaged it with the smaller box inside the bag. I received the bronze cooling spray and the pear sunscreen – both were what I was hoping for and both are my favorite items in the box. I will use everything except the lip gloss.

I’m confused by some folks saying they hope they get the cooling spray. Each box has a cooling spray. Both the bronze and pearl variations are cooling.

PS LE boxes are my favorite things to get in the mail. I always feel like I’m being spoiled and for only $100.

Sarah

Does anyone know if they typically will offer coupons for their LE boxes? I wanna get the box… but 100$ is a bit much for this box for me. I like it, but I don’t know if I $100 like it.

Veronica

It’s half off right now is you use code MSASUMMER.

Kc

I love the shimmer spray, refreshing and great smell, something I would’ve never splurged on otherwise. The glasses are lightweight and will be nice for me to keep in the car to use while driving. Overall I’m happy with this box!

Erin617

My box just arrived! The beach bag is super cute, definitely holds all beach essentials. Love the sunglasses & case. The glasses are really flattering on & lightweight. Caramels are delicious & I’ve already had 2 (OK, 4) & I’m thinking about ordering the maple & vanilla ones. I got the sunscreen in pineapple & it smells great with fine mist. Coasters are cute, but I’ll probably swap or give as a hostess gift & lip stain is up for swap. Great color, but I’m overloaded on cosmetics right now.
Very happy with this box.

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