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Pop Shop America Earring of the Month Box Review + Coupon – April 2018

Katie Martina
ByKatie MartinaMay 5, 2018 | 8 comments

Pop Shop America is a Houston, Texas shop and website that sells indie clothing and handmade jewelry. They offer seven different monthly subscription options: 

  • Monthly Pop Box, which combines a sampling of all of their subscription box goodies in one.
  • Monthly DIY Kit, which provides supplies and inspiration for various creative projects.
  • Handmade Beauty Box, which features 3 different handmade body care items from different makers and featured artists each month.
  • Monthly Print Box, which thoughtfully curates 2 high-quality art prints and a complimentary goodie each month.
  • Monthly T-Shirt Box, which sends a monthly surprise of graphic t-shirts, all designed by artists and indie design companies in the U.S.
  • Earring of the Month Box, which includes two pairs of handmade earrings, ranging anywhere from dangly earrings to bold studs.
  • Handmade Jewelry Box, which sends 2-3 new pieces of handmade jewelry each month.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

This is a review of the $24.00 a month, Earring of the Month Box.

About Pop Shop America

The Subscription Box: Pop Shop America Earring of the Month Box

The Cost: $24.00 per month + shipping

The Products: 2-3 pairs of handmade earrings plus a complimentary goodie each month

Ships to: Worldwide (shipping costs vary depending on country)

Pop Shop America Monthly Print Box April 2018 Review

Each box comes with a card listing the box’s contents and the total retail value with a handwritten greeting on the back. This month's total value is estimated to be $60.00.

A quick note before I dive into the products: I didn't expect to receive the Earring of the Month Box, as last month I received the Monthly Print Box. My ears aren't pierced but I still rock clip-on earrings almost daily, and can certainly appreciate a good accessory, but I ultimately couldn't try these earrings on. (I held 'em up to my ears for a full viewing effect!)

Blue and Grey Tassel Dangly Earrings – Retail Value $28.00

swooned over these the moment I pulled them out of the box. I've been lusting for a pair of tassel earrings for a while, but have had trouble finding good clip-on pairs on Etsy. All of my Etsy browsings has made it clear that $28.00 is a pretty standard price point for this type of style, so their value is right on.

Held up to my ears for effect. 😊 They're a wonderful length and a fantastic color. They're truly the kind of earrings that complete and elevate an outfit! They're also ridiculously lightweight, so there are no worries of earlobe-soreness while wearing these blue beauties.

Laser-Cut Pineapple Stud Earrings – Estimated Value $5.00

Onto the second pair of earrings! These weren't as thrilling as the beautiful tassels, unfortunately, as I've seen my fill of laser-cut wooden earrings all over Etsy. Their production value is super low, so I wouldn't estimate these having a retail value of more than $5.00. They're certainly cute, however!

I think the value of these earrings could have been upped if they came with better backings. The silver stud backings they have aren't super comfortable, and often can pinch easily (from what I remember of my earring-wearing days!) I liked this pineapple design more than the next, which was...

Laser-Cut Mountain Stud Earrings – Estimated Value $5.00

A duo of wooden mountains! This design is a little ho-hum—certainly not as whimsical as a pair of pineapples, in my opinion. They're the same size as the previous pair, however, and have the same metal backing, as well.

Look at these tiny beebs! These studs would be a perfect gift for the outdoor enthusiasts in your life. I just happen to like my earrings to be more colorful, with a bit more flash and panache!

Rainbow Bead Tassel Bracelet – Buy a set of 10 for $4.80

This last accessory was such a delightful surprise! It's very delicate, so if you're a clumsy jewelry-wearer like I am, tread lightly! I love the delicate look, though, and its colors are so joyous and bright.

I also love that its dangly design is right in step with the tassel earrings I received this month!

Verdict: Even though I wasn't expecting the Earring of the Month box, I was very much pleased with it! While I can't wear the earrings myself, I know they'll make perfect gifts for other accessory-lovers in my life. (Especially those blue tassel ones, hooooo boy!) Pop Shop America does a great job in curating unique, colorful items that vibe well together, and I found this box to be of much better value than the Monthly Print Box I received last month.

To Wrap Up

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You can buy a number of the items I received on their own, but you'll receive a random assortment of Pop Shop America goodies when you order the Earring of the Month Box. Each box ships within two days of purchase!

Coupon - Use code MYSUBADDICTION to save 10% off!

Value Breakdown: This box cost me $24.00 + $2.47 shipping to PA, which means that each of the 4 items in the box has an average cost of $6.61, which is a good deal when factoring the high cost of even the tassel earrings themselves!

Check out all of our Pop Shop America reviews and the Women’s Subscription Box Directory for more jewelry and accessory boxes!

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What was your favorite item in this month's Pop Shop America box?

Katie Martina
Katie Martina
Catch Katie perpetually stressing about finding the time to see every movie on her growing to-watch list. Some of her favorite pastimes include car-belting to ABBA, continuing her search for the perfect skincare routine, and just makin' sure everyone's having a good time. Home decor lured her into the world of subscription boxes, but a recent foray into knitting has her giddy to find new crafts to explore!

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Tassels are made for… well nothing. They need to go away.

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Michelle Bross

Those tassles are terrible

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I’ve never seen a tassel anything that I’ve liked. They’re on my IHL( irrational hate list) These are particularly awful.

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Thank you! Every time I see a review praising tassels I groan, it’s just not a trend I can get excited about. I’m glad I’m not the only one.

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Is anyone else bothered by the fact that the mountain earrings aren’t mirror images of each other and so when they’re when worn they won’t match facial symmetry?

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Yes. This also looks wrong in earrings that feature a crescent moon, or animals (one kitten looks forward and the other looks back). They need to be enantiomorphs, dang it! LOL

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Why have someone who can’t wear earrings review an earring subscription?

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The review made it clear that she didn’t expect to receive earrings but once she did she might as well review them.
You have a lot more info now than if she had just gifted them and not reviewed them.

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