POPSUGAR Must Have is a lifestyle subscription box for women. Each season, members get beauty, fashion, food, fitness, and home items from top and up-and-coming brands that POPSUGAR editors have tried, tested, and loved.
This season, POPSUGAR changed their packaging to be more eco-friendly. (No more cardboard exterior box with another box inside.)
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
And as you can see with the "PS, 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!
Vooray Burner Gym Duffel in Snow Hex Camo – Suggested Retail Value $49.99
This bag features a large zippered inside pocket, 3 open mesh pockets, a lined pocket on the outside perfect for your phone, and a mesh pocket on the outside for a water bottle:
The top handles are magnetic so they connect + make it easier to carry. And there’s a ventilated shoe pocket:
Personally, I love it as a weekender bag. I can fit 2 outfits, plus all my beauty + sleep essentials:
(FYI – items pictured here are to help show scale – they are what I pack for overnight trips)
And there’s an adjustable strap for wearing it on your shoulder or as a crossbody bag.
T3 Smooth Paddle Brush – Retail Value $35
POPSUGAR included a T3 curling iron in the Neiman Marcus box last year (it's an amazing hair tool), so getting a matching brush in the Spring box is great for me! (Their line is all white with rose gold accents - super chic.)
This paddle brush has a broad cushioned base designed for giving your hair a smooth finish during blowouts.
The bristles are also heat-resistant, so no worries about getting this brush too close to your hair dryer.
This handle is non-slip and a little squishy so it's comfortable to hold, too.
It also works on both wet and dry hair.
Anna New York Vola Lucite Clock - Retail Value $85
I love pretty much any decor item made with lucite, so this item was a lovely surprise for me when I opened the box!
The super minimalist design is fab, too. I think it should work with just about any decor.
(It measures about 3.5 inches across.) And engraved on the bottom are the words, "Your time is now."
Here it is on my shelf to give you a better sense of scale:
Notice any other past POPSUGAR items? 🙂
OSEA Ocean Cleanser - Retail Value $48
I really love the OSEA brand! (I’ll never get tired of seeing it in subscription boxes - especially in full size!) All their products are made with only natural and organic ingredients and everything smells amazing. Plus, how pretty is this frosted bottle? I love packaging that looks beautiful on display in my bathroom!
This cleanser is non-foaming, gentle, and doesn't dry out skin! It's great at removing makeup and really left my skin feeling super clean. (If you haven't tried this cleanser yet, you are in for a treat!)
Manduka 4-Inch Headband - Retail Value $4
This headband is 4% Organic Cotton, 6% Lycra - it's super stretchy and comfortable. (And I sometimes have issues with headbands being too tight, but no problems here!)
It also stays put thanks to the width, and no weird indents in your hair either. It's perfect for workouts and getting all your hair out of your face for skincare routines. Here it is on:
Colors may vary, black and white are pictured in the booklet. I'm modeling the black headband here. I'm also wearing the silver version of the necklace that's up next!)
Kris Nations Opalescent Moon Necklace in Silver or Gold – Retail Value $68
All subscribers could pick the gold or silver version for this box. (This is a perk POPSUGAR added last year, and I think it has been a huge win for subscribers. Metal color with jewelry always seems to be so polarizing!)
The charm is 18K gold vermeil or sterling silver and the chain is Gold-filled or sterling silver.
This necklace has an adjustable length of 16 - 18 inches.
I'm all about delicate jewelry, and this piece is another win for me. (And while I normally go for all gold jewelry, I really like this danity necklace in silver, too.)
Missio Hair Styling Cream - Retail Value $26
This brand is completely new to me (love when that happens in a subscription box) and I'm really impressed with the formula. First, it's formulated without sulfates, parabens, and phthalates. And it's safe to use on all hair types + color treated hair.
And the cream is light enough that it didn't weigh my hair down at all. It helped with frizz and definitely made my hair feel a little softer, too. (This works as a blow dry cream or as a leave in curl defining cream.)
And the scent is fab! It's fresh citrus with added notes of Indian Sandalwood and Vanilla. (It's not a strong scent, so you won't smell it all day like you would with an Ouai product.)
Truwomen Daydreaming About Donuts Protein Bar - Retail Value $2.79
OK, so I haven't had a real glazed donut in years, but I have tried tons of gluten-free and dairy-free protein bars, so I can definitely evaluate this bar based on other bars in the category. (But keep that in mind!)
First, I was delighted to see that this bar is actually glazed! You eat with your eyes first, right? (I feel like there are a lot of protein bars that forget this part.)
And I really liked the flavor! (Again, haven't had a real donut in a long time, but compared to other protein bars this was a sweet treat!) I was originally planning on eating just one bite when I first sampled this since I had just eaten, but I kept going back for more and ended up eating the whole thing in minutes! (I also liked how this wasn't a crunchy bar - no crumbs everywhere issues!)
Also good to mention: it's 200 calories, plant-based, soy-free too, and they have lots of other flavors that sound equally delicious. This is an excellent new food discovery for me, and I'm already planning on buying more of this flavor and give cookie dough a try!
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!)
Yogi Green Tea Passion Fruit Matcha Tea - Retail Value $3.99
I drink Yogi tea a lot (I think the $3.99 price point is great for organic tea), so this special extra was pretty much made for me.
Each bag has approximately 20 mg of caffeine.
The blend is a mix of green tea leaf, lemongrass, matcha green tea, ginger root, and licorice. It has a subtle + smooth fruity flavor - perfect if you don't like a strong brew.
Pronamel Intensive Enamel Repair - Retail Value $5.49
This toothpaste is designed to help repair acid-weakened enamel. The Extra Fresh formula was minty but not very sweet, (I prefer a sweet mint), but I still liked this enough to plan on using the entire tube. Plus good enamel trumps taste-preferences!
Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $318 not counting the special extras! I think that's a great value for a $75 box, and I personally adore the curation of this box, too. (That works out to less than $10 an item.) I love the focus on wellness/self-care, and the color scheme, too. So many items in this box feel practical AND special = the subscription box sweet spot for me!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Probably not, but there's a chance. The Spring Box is sold out, but there is a waitlist, so if you subscribe and a box is available, your subscription will start with Spring. If not, your first box will be the Summer box.
DEAL - If you haven’t signed up yet, use coupon code MSA20 to save $20 off of your first box!
What do you think of the Spring POPSUGAR Must Have Box? What's your favorite item in the box?