POPSUGAR Must Have x Neiman Marcus Box 2018 Review
Every holiday season, POPSUGAR and Neiman Marcus do a collaboration box that’s designed to be perfect for gifting. This is the review of the sold-out 2018 POPSUGAR Must Have x Neiman Marcus Box!
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The box itself is beautiful. It has a magnetic flap closure, and it’s definitely a box you’ll want to keep for storage or regifting.
The Cost: $275
The Products: These indulgent items will allow you to get ready for upcoming celebrations in style — whether you’re headed to a party or family gathering, your glam factor will be elevated to a whole new level! We partnered with Neiman Marcus to choose the hottest products, from a convertible curling iron to a designer clutch. Consider these items to be your festivity necessities for a crazy good night.
This box comes with a booklet detailing each of the items included:
Now, on to the items!
Rebecca Minkoff Leo Clutch – Retail Value $95
When you bought this box, you could pick your choice of clutch color: black, champagne, or silver multi-glitter.
The silver multi-glitter was calling my name – it feels so festive!
It’s accented with zipper detail, and I’m happy to report zero glitter fall-out!
The clutch features a snap closure, with a lined interior, and 6 card slots. It measures. 7.5″H x 10.5″W x 0.5″D. Here it is in hand to give you a better sense of scale:
Tata Harper Illuminating Moisturizer – Retail Value $85
Full-size Tata Harper in a subscription box is super rare, so this was a lovely inclusion for me! (Plus, it is made with actual diamond dust!) If you aren’t familiar with the brand, it’s a luxe natural skincare line – I love their formulas, but not the pricetags!
This moisturizer is light – it absorbs almost immediately. The formula is a pearlescent pink – it gives you a dewy glow and a slight blur of pores, so it’s perfect pre-makeup, or to wear alone. And it’s formulated with Hyaluronic acid to help plump and hydrate skin.
You can use this day and night, but I prefer to use a heavier moisturizer at night – so I’ll be using this exclusively pre-makeup in the day.
Londontown Lakur in Rose Gold – Retail Value $16
This nail polish is a gorgeous rose-gold micro-shimmer. I love a metallic that almost feels like a nude with my skin tone, and this one is perfect. The formula is amazing, too. I’ve been wearing it for days with no chips!
And full coverage in only one coat!
Bang and Olufsen Beoplay P2 Speaker – Retail Value $169
This little speaker has a battery life of 10 hours and the sound is GREAT! (I always get my husband, Eric, to help me test out audio products – he has a much better ear for sound than I do, and he was impressed.)
It’s super easy to use, too. You can turn it on with the button on the back, or through their app.
Tap on the top of the speaker twice to pause/play. And shake it to skip to the next song.
Here it is in hand to give you a better sense of scale:
Atelier Cologne Clementine California Cologne Absolue – Retail Value $75
This scent has notes of Clementine, Mandarin, Juniper Berries, Star Anise, Sichuan Pepper, Basilica, Vetiver, Sandalwood, and Cypress.
I’m not much a perfume wearer, though some of the Atelier samples I’ve gotten in past subscription boxes have worked for me, so I was open to giving this one a shot. I like it, but I’m not sure if I love it. It’s fresh, and it wears down to a very subtle scent after an hour or so, but it’s probably the one item in the box I’m not crazy about.
Dannijo Lotus Necklace – Retail Value $120
This silvertone necklace is made with Swarovski crystals in a zigzag pattern. The pieces between the Vs move, so it doesn’t feel stiff on your neck – but it still lies perfectly in place.
It measures approximately 16 inches with a 3.5-inch extender. Here it is on the smallest setting:
I normally go for delicate gold jewelry, but in the holiday season, I love a sparkly silver necklace, and this is my new favorite piece!
T3 Micro Convertible Collection: Convertible Base & Cascading Waves Barrel – Retail Value $185
I’ve been eyeing the T3 line of hair care tools for a while now for a few reasons:
- The design. I can’t help it – I love the clean lines, and white + rose gold simplicity!
- The interchangeable nature means less clutter in my hair tools drawer. And only one cord!
- They seem to be popping up everywhere in magazines and gift guides!
So, if you aren’t familiar, here’s how it works: You buy the interchangeable base, then any of their other styling attachments for different styles of waves/curls/etc.
Here’s the base. Those five dots above the power button light up to show heat setting.
And the base comes with this very important accessory:
A heat-resistant glove!
This legit works and while some pros can use a wand curler without one, I can’t! I’ll show you how to use it in a min!
And then we have the cascading waves attachment.
This is wider at the end to give your hair a loose, cascading waves look.
To use, just insert it into the base:
Hit the power button (and keep clicking to change the heat setting), and you are good to go!
This heats up rapidly, and it is SO easy to use!
You just hold the hair on the barrel for a few seconds then release. Easy!
(And you also get a 15% off discount to use on other attachments.)
Beauty by Popsugar Twilight Eye Palette – Retail Value $42
If you aren’t familiar with POPSUGAR’s new beauty line – it’s ingredient-conscious! No parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, or gluten! (Check out the full list of ingredients they avoid here.)
The design of this palette is cute, but it does seem like a lot of non-pan space! That being said, I was impressed with the formulas. This set includes a mix of matte, shimmer, and satin shades. Warm neutrals perfect for an everyday look for me. And the colors were easy to blend, too.
Here they are swatched:
And lastly, we have a Neiman Marcus gift card!
POPSUGAR included a Neiman Marcus gift card in last year’s box, too, and I’m glad to see they’ve continued the tradition!
Verdict: This box has a value of $812! I think that’s a great value for a $275 box, and when you factor in the $25 gift card, it’s really like paying $250 for 8 items. ($31.25 an item). Aside from the perfume, everything in this box was an absolute hit for me – and many of these items I’ll use everyday!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box? No, this box is sold out. (But be on the lookout for a giveaway from us + POPSUGAR soon!)
What do you think of the POPSUGAR Must Have x Neiman Marcus Box?