POPSUGAR Must Have Box January 2018 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 renewed, fresh, nourishing, self-care, snug, and rejuvenated.
Now, on to the items!
Hat Attack Lightweight Ribbed Hat with Faux Fur Pom – Retail Value $44
This beanie is super soft and slouchy! The grey knit has some variation so you get flecks of white yarn as well.
And a matching faux fur pom!
It’s 100% Acrylic, with a 100% faux fur pom. Here it is on:
I think the ladies at Somewhere Lately always look SO stylish in their faux fur pom beanies, and I’ve been meaning to buy one thanks to their feed, so this is a perfect box addition for me!
Farmacy Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer – Retail Value $45
If you aren’t familiar with Farmacy, it’s an amazing ingredient-conscious skincare brand with fab packaging:
The wooden lid is magnetized to hold the metal spatula in place, too!
The formula is light, creamy, and absorbs almost instantly. It was gentle on my skin and perfect hydration before applying makeup – I’m a fan!
And, I love that the moisturizer has no added perfume/fragrance!
Ban.do Best Year Ever Wall Calendar – Retail Value $20
It’s a 12-month calendar that measures 8 in. x 23 in and it has…STICKERS!
Based on the comments for the spoilers of this box, I know not everyone is feeling this calendar, but I love it! (I love pretty much all things Bando.)
I think the designs are fun and bright and they will be great to keep as wall art even after the end of the year.
And here is a picture to give you a better sense of scale:
Keep Cup Original Clear Edition 16 oz – Retail Value $19
POPSUGAR actually sent a Keep Cup in the January 2015 box, too! This is one of those products where I’m always happy to have a spare, though. (And unlike the 2015 box version, this one is 16 ounces and instead of glass, it is made from a BPA and BPS-free plastic called Tritan. No worries about accidentally dropping and breaking it!)
This is the large, 16 ounce reusable Keep Cup. It’s BPA-free and dishwasher safe.
The white band is removable/adjustable, so you can position it to where it works best for you.
And the lid has a snap-on plug to keep your drink covered!
Here it is in hand to give you a better sense of scale:
I’m always drinking tea, so I will be using this daily!
Nuun Hydration Vitamins in Strawberry Melon – Retail Value $7
Here’s a quick explanation of how these tablets work:
Each tube contains 12 effervescent tablets. Simply drop a tablet into 16oz of water to make a tasty drink. Each tablet delivers vitamins A, B folate, B6, C, E, and D for health and wellness; and magnesium, calcium, sodium, potassium, and chloride for optimal hydration.
Each tablet has only 10 calories, and they are vegan and gluten-free, too.
I liked the Strawberry Melon flavor, and I’ve been meaning to buy electrolyte-infused water, so this was perfect timing. (And the tablets are easy to break in half for fitting in any size water bottle!)
Chocolate Sea Salt RX BAR – Retail Value $1.99
I discovered RX Bars thanks to subscription boxes a while ago, and I’m a fan! They taste great, and they keep the ingredients super simple. I’m impressed with the protein and sugar counts, too:
I’ve sampled a lot of their flavors, and I think Chocolate Sea Salt is one of the best.
As you can see, this bar has some crunch to it thanks to cashews and almonds! (And it is gluten and dairy free!)
And RX Bar included a coupon code for 15% off your next purchase:
And lastly, there’s a coupon for $25 off your first two boxes from Hello Fresh:
Make sure to check out our Hello Fresh reviews to learn more about this meal kit subscription service.
Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $137. I think that’s a great value, especially since it includes several items I would have paid the full retail price for. I like the mix of items, everything feels practical, and the calendar and beanie and fun, too! (And while we’ve seen Keep Cup from POPSUGAR before, at least it is a different version of a very useful item.)
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, right now it looks like the February box will be your first box when you sign up. 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:
- Beanie: $12.83
- Farmacy: $13.12
- Calendar: $5.83
- Keep Cup: $5.54
- RX Bar: $.58
- Nuun: $2.04
What do you think of the January POPSUGAR Must Have Box? What’s your favorite item in the box?
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