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 $19.00 a month, Handmade Beauty Box.
About Pop Shop America
The Subscription Box: Pop Shop America Handmade Beauty Box
The Cost: $19.00 per month + shipping
The Products: 3 different handmade body care items from different makers and featured artists each month.
Ships to: Worldwide (shipping costs vary depending on country)
Pop Shop America Handmade Beauty Box June 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 $28.00.
Sam Wish Organic Lavender & Melaleuca Deodorant – Retail Value $6.00
I am so thankful I went onto Sam Wish's site to read more about this deodorant. It smells GREAT—like straight up lavender essential oils!—but when I first used it I noticed that the beautiful fragrance faded pretty soon after applying it. On the site, they explain that when switching from chemical-ridden antiperspirants to more natural deodorant, your body may undergo a "detoxing period" in which natural body odors are a bit more prevalent. It's a transition, but it soon fades, apparently! I'm excited to keep using this and see how my body's reaction to it changes.
I've never given natural deodorants a chance, so I'm thankful for Pop Shop America for sending it my way. The packaging is also just adorable.
Handcrafted Lavender & Peppermint Soap – Estimated Value $5.00
There was no info about where this handcrafted soap came from, so its value is estimated based off of similar products online. I am obsessed. I've combined lavender and peppermint essential oils in my diffuser, so I am so excited to be able to have it in soap form! The lavender scent gets a refreshing boost from the prominent peppermint, and the soap itself has a nice light lather to it. And, the best part of natural soaps: no grimy, chemical residue on the skin after a shower.
Sam Wish Floral Tea Bath Soak – Retail Value $10.00
Is this not the most beautiful bath product you've ever seen? I sure haven't used anything remotely as lovely before—or as relaxing. Its an Epsom salt-based bath soak with organic lavender flowers, chamomile, rose petals, and frankincense, ho wood, spruce, and blue tansy essential oils. I swear, I could have fallen asleep in the tub. It smells so incredible, and I was surprised at how affordable it is on Sam Wish's site! The bottle was filled to the top (enough so that when I opened it for a first smell the salt spilled all over my dresser, ha!) But other than that, I was excited about this product.
Sam Wish Organic Lavender & Grapefruit Lip Balm – Retail Value $5.00
This was pretty standard lip balm. Nothing too wow-worthy about it, but the grapefruit was a great accent to the lavender essential oils in its ingredients. You can really taste and smell the elevated citrus notes. It's a little sticky, and I like my lip products a bit more smooth and glossy, but I guess different textures should be expected when using high-quality natural ingredients.
Verdict: I deeply love the aim of Pop Shop America's Handmade Beauty Box. It opened me up to natural products I likely never would have found myself, as I regrettably do most of my body care shopping in supermarket aisles! (I know, I know—not great.) The deodorant and natural soap were my favorite products. I'm not a huge bath person, but I know the floral bath soak will make me want to indulge more and treat myself to tub time!
When it comes to value, these items added it up to $26.00, which is a little under $5.00 more than the $21.47 cost of the box ($19.00 a month plus $2.47 shipping), which was a bit of a letdown. Ultimately, larger-sized products or an additional handmade product would have made this box truly worth its price. If you value essential oils and natural products, however, this could be a great route to discovering new gems.
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 Handmade Beauty Box. Each box ships within two days of purchase!
Coupon - Use code MYSUBADDICTION to save 10% off!
Value Breakdown: At $21.47 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Deodorant: $4.95
- Soap: $4.13
- Bath Soak: $8.26
- Lip Balm: $4.13
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What was your favorite item in this month's Pop Shop America box?