POPSUGAR Must Have Box Fall 2018 Review + Coupon
POPSUGAR Must Have is a lifestyle subscription box for women. Each season 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).
As always, the pacakging is great. (This would be a wonderful subscription to gift, too.) And as you can see with the “But wait, there’s more!” cardboard piece, beneath the cardboard, you’ll find the special extra sponsored goodies! (These items are not counted toward the value of the box.)
The Subscription Box: POPSUGAR Must Have
The Cost: $75 a box
If you haven’t signed up yet, use coupon code MSA20 to save $20 off of 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 booklet detailing the items included, and a letter from Lisa Sugar:
And POPSUGAR also included a card with coupons for the brands featured in the box:
Now, on to the items!
Soia & Kyo Larisa Scarf – Retail Value $75
This is one of my favorite POPSUGAR spoiler items ever! This scarf is so soft, feels so luxe, and I actually thought the retail price would be well over $100 when I first saw it. Plus, while I have a large scarf collection thanks to subscription boxes, I have nothing like this – it is so unique!
The flip side of the scarf has more blush pink tones. Here is a closer look at the material and subtle fringe on the ends:
(70% Viscose, 30% Polyester)
The scarf measures 24″ x 72″. I’ll hold it up to give you a better sense of scale:
And here is the reverse side:
Here it is on:
With the geometric print and the way this scarf drapes, it’s so easy to wear.
It’s long and warm enough to also function as a shawl.
A cape, or even a more “blazer-y” look:
Jules Smith Jane Cuff – Retail Value $90
(Subscribers will be able to pick the metal color: gold, rose gold or silver!)
This geometric cuff features 14k gold plating, and it’s adjustable.
Here it is on:
It’s kind of both bold and minimalist – I’m digging it!
And POPSUGAR sent us all variations so you could see the metal options:
First, how awesome is this packaging? I love faux Agate lid! (And I’m always happy to see tarte in a subscription box!)
And the mask itself is beautiful, too. The gold side is for brightening and hydration – it’s great for sensitive areas like cheeks or under eyes. And the white clay side is designed to help tighten pores and detox your skin. (The white clay will dry over 10-20 minutes, the gold mask will not.)
I loved how my skin felt after I removed these masks – soft and smooth – and on the areas where I used the white clay mask, I could see a difference in my pores.
Lipstick Queen Method in the Madness in Manic Mauve – Retail Value $25
I love the Lipstick Queen brand (they have lots of innovative formulas like color changing lipstick), and this marbled lipstick is gorgeous.
Here is a closer look at the marbling:
This is pretty much my go-to lipstick shade, so I’m thrilled with the color. The formula is creamy and moisturizing, too.
Here it is swatched:
(And I’m wearing it in a lower photo, too.)
Umbra Pendant Accessories Organizer – Retail Value $11.99
This rose gold metal accessories holder is pretty enough to display, but it also works as a regular hanger, too.
It’s easy to hang jewelry, sunglasses, etc, on it.
You could also use it by your door to keep all your going out essentials.
Or just as a way to keep track of all your POPSUGAR scarves in your closet!
Casery Phone Pocket Stick-On Card Holder – Retail Value $15
This stick on metallic card case has a 3M backing, just peel and apply to the back of your phone:
It should work for most smartphones, and when you want to remove it, there won’t be any sticky residue.
Tribe Alive Leather Marbled Valet Tray – Retail Value $58
This tray is stunning! It’s made with genuine leather and the paint is a hand marbling application.
FYI – it arrives flat like this:
You’ll need to bend in the corners to snap it in place. (The snaps unsnapped a few times before the leather adjusted to the new shape.)
I just love how this matches the scarf colors!
(Also, Tribe Alive is a wonderful brand that works to employ at-risk women across the world with living wages. Learn more about their causes here.)
HUM Killer Nails – Retail Value $10
This is a Biotin supplement designed to help support stronger nails and hair. (And the formula is vegetarian/vegan.)
This bottle includes 30 capsules (a 30 day supply), and I’ve used HUM products before and liked them, so I’m hopeful to see results in a month of using this. (I cut my hair last year and regretted it soon after – I’m trying to get to healthier, longer lengths as soon as possible!)
Now, time for the Special Extras in the box! (If you aren’t familiar, these are extra items that don’t count toward the value of the box. AKA bonus freebies!)
Liz Clairborne JCPenney Sloane Rose Gold Sunglasses – Retail Value $32
Are these the best/highest value Special Extra we’ve ever received from POPSUGAR? I think so!
I love the aviator style of sunglasses, so these were a welcome addition to the box for me. Plus the Rose Gold + Pink accents match the rest of the box color scheme so well.
Here they are on:
(I’m also wearing the lipstick in this picture, too!)
Bliss Makeup Melt Oil-Free Makeup Remover Wipes – Retail Value $7
Bliss recently relaunched, and I’ve been wanting to try their new products, so this was another Special Extra that was perfect for me. (In addition to new packaging and lower prices, all Bliss products are now “PETA-certified, cruelty-free and blissfully-free from parabens, phthalates, SLS, SLES and other bad stuff you don’t want on your skin or body.”)
The makeup wipes worked well too – they passed the “remove all my mascara” test!
For the final Special Extra, we have a laundry pack from Clorox:
CLOROX Zero Splash Bleach Packs – 12 count
These are super easy to use – just use one bleach pack per load – and put it directly into the machine drum. No pouring bleach! (I realize I may be the only one excited about this – but I seriously hate pouring bleach!)
And included with the bleach packs is a little Lavender sachet from K. Hall Designs to make your laundry smell fresh after it’s done!
Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $325 not counting the special extras! (With the special extras, you are way over $360!) I think the value is great, and I am SO impressed with this curation! I love that everything has a subtle color coordination, I think all the items are modern and unique, and this entire box is a perfect fit for my style. Plus the brands are fabulous, too. This is one of my all-time favorite POPSUGAR boxes, and I’m already excited to see how they follow this with the winter box!
(And I truly believe that once you feel that scarf in your hands you’ll think it’s worth the cost of the box alone – it is amazing!)
To Wrap Up:
DEAL – If you haven’t signed up yet, use coupon code MSA15 to save $15 off of your first box!
What do you think of the Fall POPSUGAR Must Have Box? What’s your favorite item in the box?
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