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POPSUGAR Must Have Box August 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).

The Subscription Box: POPSUGAR Must Have

The Cost: 39.95 a month

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

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.

And this box is the special 5th-anniversary POPSUGAR box!

The themes this month are: celebrate, gratitude, loyalty, smile, and friendship.

Now, on to the items!


Cheers Lacquered Tray by Fringe Studio – Value $28

I love the pastel “confetti” dots, the gold paint accents, and the whole festive vibe!

This wooden lacquered tray measures 12″L x 8.63″W x 1.5″H.

I think it would be great on a coffee table, nightstand, or to use in times of celebration:

This will be perfect on my white desk to help bring some organization and a little joy to my workspace. (And then I’ll probably dump everything off of it and use it at New Years for champagne!)

Fringe Studio Free Spirit Journal – Value $16

This journal is in on-trend rose gold with embossed white lettering:

The inside lining is polka dot:

And the journal is all lined pages:

On the bottom of each page, it says, “Follow Your True North.”

This journal measures 5.5″W x 8″L and has 160 pages.

And this item is sponsored by JEEP:

And you can enter the JEEP giveaway to win one of 1500 POPSUGAR Must Have boxes or the grand prize of a new JEEP Compass!

JEEP + POPSUGAR also included tips for making the most of your morning.

Goodie Girl Cookies in Chocolate Chunk – Value $2.95

Goodie Girl cookies were featured in a POPSUGAR box before, and they were a hit with everyone who tried them in our house!

The cookies are gluten and peanut free, too.

They are a crunchy cookie – similar to a Chips Ahoy! (But better tasting!)

Meri Meri Gold Glitter Candles – Value $7.50

I love the Meri Meri brand, and these are the cutest candles I’ve ever seen! Such an upgrade from the typical grocery store birthday candles I’ve bought in the past!

They have little flecks of gold glitter throughout:

Such classy candles!

Happy Birthday, POPSUGAR!

We had to go with the classic POPSUGAR blue for icing, right? 🙂

And speaking of blue…

DOGEARED Friendship Bracelet – Value $34

This delicate bracelet is made with silk threads and a 7mm sterling silver heart.

It has a pull closure and adjusts up to 9 inches.

I love the two shades of blue – it’s a lovely delicate bracelet to wear or gift.


First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Bouncy Mask – Value $38

This is a “bouncy” gel type mask. You apply a thin layer, then let it sit for 10 minutes. It has a subtle cucumber scent, and a bit of a tingly, cooling feeling when it is on. (I have borderline sensitive skin, so I was a little worried at first about the tingly feeling, but I had no irritation when I removed the mask.)

The amazing thing for me is how my skin felt after I took the mask off. The cooling sensation continued! (You know that amazing tingly feeling from Burt’s Bees lip balm? It’s kind of like that for your entire face!)

My skin looked more hydrated and plumped post-mask, too, and I like that it didn’t add any dewy/greasy finish. My skin was matte and primed for my nighttime serum and moisturizer.

Shoptiques Gift Card – Value $25

I think this is the best “Special Extra” POPSUGAR has ever included!

It’s ready to gift on its own, but you’ll probably want to keep it to shop!

This isn’t like a “coupon gift card,” it’s a real gift card! First, create a Shoptiques account. Then, enter your code at, and you’ll see this message:

Score! Your gift card has been redeemed! Your total will automatically be adjusted at checkout! Happy shopping

If you aren’t familiar with Shoptiques, they offer the inventory of thousands of chic boutiques from across the world all in one place online. (And prices start well under $25, so you can use this gift card without having to bust out your credit card!)

I’m still browsing their site and deciding what I want to use this gift card for, but right now I’m leaning toward this concrete candle. (Let us know what you’re going to buy!)

Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $151! That’s a great value for POPSUGAR, and I am digging the festive vibes of this box! I think they did a great job with their 5-year anniversary box. Everything feels special, there are plenty items to gift and share if you don’t want to keep them for yourself, and those candles are one of the items I would never have thought to buy for myself, but now I’m happy to have them on hand for the next birthday! (And you can’t go wrong with a Shoptiques gift card in a box!)

What do you think of the August POPSUGAR Must Have Box? What’s your favorite item in the 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 (116)

  1. I am IN LOVE with this box, but unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get one. If anyone wants to sell theirs, I would be happy to buy it off you. If not the whole box I would be happy to buy individual items as well! I am most interested in the journal, face mask, and tray.

  2. I just used my Shoptiques Gift Card and WOW let me tell you, their Customer Service is outstanding! This is the first time I’ve ever bought anything from them and I’m so glad I found out they exist. Got an awesome deal and then used my GC from this box and only paid $6 out of pocket. Ladies if you haven’t checked them out you really should. Their sales are fabulous from what I’ve seen so far and the CS lady I spoke to was the nicest and informative rep I’ve spoken to in a long time

  3. I got my box today and I love everything!

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