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POPSUGAR Must Have Box July 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.

FLASH SALE! Now through 7/23, use coupon code JULYFUN to save $10 off the July 2017 POPSUGAR Must Have Box and get a FREE Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye Brightener!

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

COUPON: Use code MSA20 to get $20 off your first box!

FLASH SALE! Now through 7/23, use coupon code JULYFUN to save $10 off the July 2017 POPSUGAR Must Have Box and get a FREE Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye Brightener!

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.

The themes this month are: fireflies, bonfire, camp, sand, and fireworks.

Now, on to the items!

Ocean Tribe by Turkish-T Kilim Towel – Value $49

This is one of my favorite POPSUGAR items of all time! I love Turkish towels, and this one is different than any of the others in my collection. The pattern is gorgeous, and the fabric is a little thicker than your standard Turkish towel, too! It’s a perfect beach/pool towel!

It’s 100% Turkish Cotton and measures 35 x 63 inches. The reverse side is lovely, too:

This could also work as a throw blanket for indoors or outdoors.

Here it is with me holding it up to give you a better sense of scale:


Bando Sip Sip Tumbler – Value $14

I love Bando! (I buy their agendas and phone cases all the time!) They are such a fun and cute brand, and this tumbler matches their aesthetic perfectly.

It’s a double-walled acrylic tumbler with a silicone straw.

It holds 20 ounces and is handwash recommended. (I’ve put other Bando tumblers in the dishwasher on the top rack and had no issues, though.)

Supergoop Super Power Sunscreen Mousse SPF 50 – Value $19

Another brand I love! (And I’m always happy to see quality sunscreen in subscription boxes.) This mousse formula is new to me, and it is amazing. (For reference, you need about a golf ball sized amount of mousse for each arm.)

It’s super easy to blend into your skin, and it is SO lightweight! And the formula is free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, and oxybenzone.

Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes Waterproof Mascara – Value $23

!!! This is the waterproof version of my holy grail mascara! It adds volume, length, and you can apply multiple layers without any clumping issues. I normally buy the non-waterproof version, so it’s great to have this for the summer.

And it is REALLY waterproof! It’s even a little makeup remover proof! You will need a really good makeup remover to get this off, but the good news is you will not have to worry about any smudging, flakes, etc.

One thing I’ve noticed with both the regular and waterproof formulas is that the first one or two applications take a little more time/coats to get the results I want. After that, the wand seems to be perfectly coated, and the formula goes on perfectly in a few coats. (So if you aren’t in love with it after the first try, don’t give up!)

Sisters of Los Angeles California Fireplace Matches – Value $10

I love the colors and design of this box!

And these oversized matches (10 inches long) are perfect for lighting grills, bonfires, etc.

Snyder’s of Hanover Wholey Cheese Smoked Gouda – Value $3.50

These cheese crackers are gluten free and made with real cheese.

My taste testers agreed they were super airy, crisp, and just generally delicious!

Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $118. And I think it’s my perfect summer box. There are so many brands I love in the July box, and a lot of products I would pay full price for, so the value here is even higher for me!

What do you think of the July POPSUGAR Must Have Box? Does this box feel perfect for summer for you too?

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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 (200)

  1. Lovely Turkish peshtemal towels I really like the photos hope to see more posts like this thanks to the author

  2. I don’t know why people get so riled up over one of the most inexpensive items in the box. I have lots of candles from subscription boxes so now here on some matches to light them. Are they the most exicting thing ever, no, but useful! I love the towel, and immediately went on eBay and purchased another one. Turkish T stuff just gets softer as you wash it. One of my favorite items ever was a Turkish T throw I received a few years ago in a LE box.

    • typos! hate them! oh well 🙂

    • We actually liked the matches. I always give my hubby the food items that come in my boxes to make him less likely to tell me no about getting them LOL. This month I gave him the matches, too. I figured they’d be good to light our fire pit when it cools down. He really liked them. 🙂

  3. My name is Jenifer and I was a box addict.
    I was in the habit of thinking: Oh! I can gift this or that…then finally realized I was gifting so much of each box it was not worth it! What about ME..who PAYS for each box??
    And now items are so “generalized” you can just wait for the idea to come out in the review and just buy it for yourself.
    I live in a small town and trying new things most people simply see in the stores was great. Was. Too many salt sprays, too many things like those matches and sippy cups.
    This review for me was the death knell for Popsugar Envy.

    • Agree. I’m at the point where if there is something interesting in a box review, I’d rather just buy that one item.

      Also, I used to give things I didn’t want from boxes to people if I thought they’d want them… but never as “gifts” for an occasion. I never got that…it seems to impersonal and thoughtless to me. “Oh, this bag sucks and I don’t want it so I’ll wrap it up and give it to my kid’s teacher so she can throw it in a landfill instead of me. But I really enjoy the challenge of finding a personal gift for someone when I’m buying one.

    • I started popsugar with the bf deal and fabfitfun in spring. I can see how the second year would be far less exciting than the first.

  4. I want a second towel. People want an arm and a leg to swap for one. Add in shipping and I may as well just buy another box!

    • Yep, that’s why I ended up subbing to this box, no one wanted to give up their items on swap. Wish I could get a second box as a one time purchase without having to do a separate subscription since they’re full price.

  5. I have a cup that I got from Walmart that’s super cute and BPA free. I like this new one and would use it but they didn’t indicate if it is BPA free. I emailed the company to ask. I hope I get a reply.

    • I was also concerned about this. On the Nordstrom website there is a sold out tumbler from this brand and the listing shows it as BPA free. I also found a couple of other sites listing the tumblers as BPA free. I think they are BPA free based on my search, but please share the info if the company gets back to you.

      • I also forgot to mention that this very same tumbler is listed on Nordstrom site as BPA free.

      • My husband just checked the bottom. They are BPA free. Time for new glasses

      • Thank you so much! They still haven’t replied and I can not tell you how much I appreciate you’re investigation skills! ☺️

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