POPSUGAR Must Have Box November 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)
Each box comes with a fold out card detailing the items included, and what themes inspired the box.
The themes this month are sweet, gather, grateful, family, and host.
Now, on to the items!
Unqualified by Anna Faris – Retail Value $28
Book Summary from Amazon:
Anna Faris has advice for you. And it’s great advice, because she’s been through it all, and she wants to tell you what she’s learned.
After surviving an awkward childhood (when she bribed the fastest boy in the third grade with ice cream), navigating dating and marriage in Hollywood, and building a podcast around romantic advice, Anna has plenty of lessons to share: Advocate for yourself. Know that there are wonderful people out there and that a great relationship is possible. And, finally, don’t date magicians.
Her comic memoir, Unqualified, shares Anna’s candid, sympathetic, and entertaining stories of love lost and won. Part memoir—including stories about being “the short girl” in elementary school, finding and keeping female friends, and dealing with the pressures of the entertainment industry and parenthood—part humorous, unflinching advice from her hit podcast, Anna Faris Is Unqualified, the book will reveal Anna’s unique take on how to master the bizarre, chaotic, and ultimately rewarding world of love.
Hilarious, honest, and useful, Unqualified is the book Anna’s fans have been waiting for.
I’m a few chapters into this book, and so far I’ve found her writing to be very conversational and easy to read. She discusses an unfortunate college breakup at the very beginning, which made me think, OK, I’m hoping this trend of not holding back on embarrassing material continues.
And of course, I’m curious to see how much she gets into the break up with Chris Pratt. (He wrote the forward of this book and mentions how much things had changed from when he first agreed to write it and when he actually wrote it.)
YES! I am ALWAYS thrilled to see tarte in a subscription box!
This palette includes two shimmery highlighters and a matte bronzer/contour shade.
How gorgeous is this little palette? I like the gold metal detail inside, too:
The formulas are heavily pigmented and go on so silky. Plus – this palette smells like chocolate! Here are all the shades swatched:
This set includes 16 placement pages (this is one time use paper), and a set of “chalk” pencils to write with:
(FYI – you will need a pencil sharpener for these.)
You could decorate them however you like, and we decided to use them as a different way to do name cards! (I think it would be so fun to have kids help with Thanksgiving dinner by decorating these, too!)
And you could also save one to display a Thanksgiving menu!
(And this box also includes a coupon for 15% off at Hester & Cook.)
Jen Atkin X Chloe + Isabel Split Headband – Value $22
This rose gold headband arrives in such fancy packaging – definitely worthy of gifting if it isn’t for you!
I’m not normally a headband wearer, but I like the simplicity of this one – and the rose gold metal makes it extra classy!
Knot & Bow Holiday Mint Newsprint Gift Wrap – Value $6
This set includes 3 sheets of wrapping paper.
The sheets measure 22¾” x 30″ each, and they were designed exclusively for POPSUGAR! (They’re made with recycled paper, too.)
I love how this print is festive without being overly holiday – it will work all year round!
Fatty Sundays Chocolate Covered Pretzels in Peppermint – Value $3.49
And POPSUGAR continues their streak of sending treats my husband Eric absolutely loves. (I’d be all over these myself if I wasn’t avoiding gluten.)
I also appreciate that these are packaged up nicely – I think they’d make a nice stocking stuffer, too. (Can you tell I’m in holiday mode?)
Chocolate covered pretzels dipped in candy cane pieces? I am pure envy right now!
This box also included a coupon for 20% off from Fatty Sundays:
And a bonus coupon for $25 off of BloomThat:
(FYI with this coupon + shipping, the lowest price we found for a bouquet was $23.99)
Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $107.49. That’s good, but feels light coming after the amazing October box! I think I would have been more wowed if there had been one high-value hero item. That said, the tarte palette is such a win! Everything else is super useful, and this ties into Thanksgiving/holidays/hosting in ways I wasn’t expecting – very smart to include items that will be useful long after the holidays!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? As of today, 11/3, yes! When you click “Subscribe Now” on the POPSUGAR site, the box your subscription will start with will be highlighted.
Coupon – Use coupon code MUSTHAVE5 to save $5
Value Breakdown: At $39.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Unqualified: $10.41
- Tarte palette: $8.55
- Placemat Set: $9.29
- Headband: $8.18
- Gift Wrap: $2.23
- Fatty Sundays: $1.30
What do you think of the November POPSUGAR Must Have Box? What’s your favorite item in the box?