POPSUGAR Must Have Summer 2019 Box Spoilers + Customization Time!

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We have the first spoilers for the Summer POPSUGAR Must Have box! And both are selection items! If you are already a subscriber, you can log in to your account to select which options you want. And if you are a new subscriber, you’ll be able to pick your items after you subscribe!

New subscribers can use coupon code MSA20 to save $20 off of the Summer POPSUGAR Must Have box, too! (Regularly $75 a box.)

Here’s the first spoiler:

Tofino Towel – You pick the pattern

Tofino The Mathea Towel – Retail Value $64.99


No matter which limited-edition towel you choose, you’re about to take your beach visit to a whole new level. Both of these designs are made with 100 percent cotton terry velour. The plush top is so soft, you’ll never want to get off of it. The Mathea towel was made in collaboration with teenage surf phenom Mathea Olin. She plans to make a run at earning a spot on the Canadian surf team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Maverick towel was designed for the free spirit at heart. It was inspired by the local Tofino landscapes, which include big waves, tall mountains, and adventurous terrains. So, which towel best matches your personality?

Here I am holding it up to give you a better look at the full pattern:

This towel is 100% cotton, 37.4 inches by 66.9 inches, wash separately, cold water, hang dry.

Tofino The Maverick Towel – Retail Value $64.99

These towels are so plush and soft! I also love that the fringe is twisted so that you get the accent without having to worry about it fraying.

And here is the second spoiler:

Seafolly Bronte Sunglasses – You pick the color

Seafolly Bronte Sunglasses in Blush

(You get to pick between this blush color or a slate blue color.)


The name of these sunglasses is derived from one of Australia’s most beautiful beaches, and it’s clear to see why — they’re so stylish. The classic round shape with a keyhole nose bridge is flattering on all face shapes, so they look cute on everyone. They’re incredibly well-made, so you’ll be wearing these shades for years to come.

Here they are on:

Seafolly Bronte Sunglasses in Blue Stone

What do you think of the first spoilers? Which items are you picking? 

And there are Add-Ons available, too! If you aren’t familiar, you can log in to your account and select any/all of these to add to your box at a discount:

  • Hudson Bleecker Destination Wallet, Blue Lagoon $35 (30% off $50)
  • Tarte Brazilliance ™ PLUS+ self tanner $26 (33% off $39)
  • R+Co Rockaway Salt Spray $17 (33% off $26)
  • Wander Beauty Fast Lane Instant Facial $32 (33% off $48)
  • Dogeared Accomplish Magnificent Things Starburst Necklace $34 (40% off $58)
  • Dogeared Collect Beautiful Moments Trio of Rings Necklace $49 (50% off $98)

Here are both of the necklaces on:

And here’s the wallet in hand to give you a better sense of scale:

Let me know if you have any questions about the Add-On items or the spoilers!

New subscribers can use coupon code MSA20 to save $20 off of the Summer POPSUGAR Must Have box, too! (Regularly $75 a box.)

Check out all of my POPSUGAR Must Have reviews and POPSUGAR Must Have Box spoilers to see what you can expect from this women’s lifestyle subscription box!

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Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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  1. I am excited so far. I actually do not have a beach towel, I don’t go to the beach, but it will be a nice giant towel (I love huge towels), always happy to get another. The sunglasses are different, but look unique. If they don’t look good on me I will gift them to someone. That is what I love about sub boxes, I get things I do not want to pay full price for, try/discover new things/brands, and the items I do not like or need make excellent presents.
    I chose the blush sunglasses and the Maverick towel. The dotted towel is cute, but the Maverick one looks a bit Southwestern, and this Arizona girl likes that, 😊.

  2. I HATE the sunglasses they look like they are for only people with a tiny head and face I hope that wasn’t a big ticket item and plus I wear glasses. I do like the towel. Please let there be something really good in the box.

    • I agree. Ugly sunglasses and those frames don’t look good on many people.

      • You ladies are right. Those glasses are too odd looking to be good on many people.

    • Those sunglasses will not be flattering on anyone!

      • They JUST did sunglasses 3 boxes ago- the Liz Claiborne aviators. Then FFF did them with the Quay aviators and the Quay cateyes, and now here we are again. Stahp!

    • I agree, those sunglasses are hideous! Not flattering at all

    • I like the sunglasses. I already have a blush pair like these and think they look super cute on me. But I do have a tiny head. I’m always upset when there are hats that aren’t adjustable in size. Sigh,

      • Marilyn I have a tiny head and face too. I’m 5’2 and barely 80lbs and these sunglasses would look ridiculous on me. Not sure these flatter anyone.

      • Marilyn I have a tiny face and head too. I’m 5’2 and barely 80lbs and there is no way these sunglasses would look good on me. If you like them that’s all that matters but not everyone with a tiny head/face will be willing to wear them.

    • I thought the exact same thing! Literally “my face would look like a balloon in those sunglasses.” I have to try on 50 pairs to find one I think looks decent at the store, so I never get why they’re featured in boxes. Maybe I’m just ultra picky. Or have a giant head lol

    • They are ugly and we just got a pair of sunglasses!!

  3. Thank you for the heads up , I do not want or need any of these items. So I canceled.

  4. Well, my money is safe. The RV of these spoiler items is ridiculous. And enough with the sunglasses already! Especially the huge ones. So many people can’t wear them. I only wear bifocal reading sunglasses these days, (they’re fantastic, btw, for those who need reading glasses). My last PSMH box was October. I’m hoping for another good Fall box. Please.

  5. these sunglasses look exactly like the Clyde & Bonnie sunglasses that were in a box last year—Box of Style Summer, I think. I have a round face and did not like the shape when I got them—I did not think they would be flattering and I’m more of a Wayfarers kind of girl. But I loved the pretty translucent blush color so I gave them a try. Now they’re my go-to sunglasses and I’ve gotten so many compliments on them. Sometimes you have to go beyond your comfort zone and give something new a try. Isn’t that what subscription boxes are all about?

    • Omg yes! A friend gifted me those exact same glasses & they look really good on me and are excellent quality. And I’ve ALWAYS loved round glasses (no tiny head here but heart shaped face), they look good on me. I skipped the Spring box. Received last Fall & Winters boxes. Loved the Fall box. Wish I’d cancelled the Winter box. I literally used nothing from it. Blanket still in its original wrapper. Candle still in its box. Too too strong of a tobacco smell. Not for me. Calendar was cute but apparently too much of a strain for my older eyes to even see the dates, lol. Rollerball perfume wasnt my style either. Well, you get it. But Im really liking these shades 👍

      • If you still have the Uncommon James throw, I am ISO this exact blanket! Please message me! 🙏

  6. Not appealing to me at all, so after 4 years I cancelled. I truly miss the monthly boxes. I think I am just burnt out from boxes in general though. Lots of my boxes were put on the chopping block this past year. I do like the polka dotted towel, but the quality of the towels I’ve seen in these boxes doesn’t make it worth a $75 gamble for that & sunglasses that I know I’ll never wear or swap.

    • I live on Vancouver Island where these towels are made, and I can attest to the quality. They are definitely a well made towel, and they are super popular around here.

      • Thanks, Carly! I appreciate you sharing your knowledge. I’m not familiar with the brand, but this makes me more excited 😊

      • They look beautiful…!

      • Glad to hear they didn’t just name the towel after an area they have nothing to do with. The towels look really nice…but I’m not sure about those glasses.

      • I’m glad to hear that. I cancelled FFF because of item quality and I was super impressed by the quality of the items in the spring PSMH. I still can’t get over the lining on the pockets of the gym bag. Amazing!

    • Tofino towels are REALLY nice! I would never spend that kind of $$ on a towel but they are super popular.on the swap site if you don’t want one!

    • Normally I would agree, however, I have one of their towels and they are VERY high quality and resemble works of art. The sunglasses kind of blow – but the towel is actually a great score. Hope this helps! 😁

  7. Love the towel but not a fan of the sunglasses. Looks like they sit a bit awkwardly (and perhaps uncomfortably) on the face.

  8. My annual sub just ran out, I’m not sure if going to resub. The polka dot towel is nice, but I’ll need to build a new closet to put it in. At first, I was excited about the sunglasses but then when I saw how they look on the model, I’m thinking no. If they look goofy on a gorgeous model, they’re certainly not going to look good on me. They look kind of heavy too.

  9. *yawn*

    I keep begging for Popsugar to take my money, but they keep rolling out with stuff I don’t want. At least the spring box had unique items, but how many towels and pairs of sunglasses can one person have? The towels are actually kind of cute, but I totally hate the sunglasses.

  10. actually, I love everything, greate box. And I love sunnies – so stylish

  11. Liz models the glasses better than their models 🙂
    I wish the wallet was included

    • I guess I always assumed that Liz was a model. She does so well with the things she models on this website. If she isn’t a model she could easily be one if she chose to.

  12. No, not more sunglasses! Like others, I wear prescription sunglasses so I can’t wear these. I really wish they would do a garden party themed box.

    • Agreed. I wish they would give people with prescription lens a different option like they frequently do for people without pierced ears.

      • Totally agree! Why is it that all the boxes (all the different brands) have the same stuff? Tote, sunglasses, scarf, necklace or bracelet, water bottle, kimono and a beauty product be it eyeshadow, face cream or hair conditioner. Is there nothing else????

  13. Oh my gosh I love the towel so much! Not a huge fan of the sunglasses but won’t know till I try them on so not going to bash them! They r such a pretty color! I so wish they offered plus size in the hi ha they offered maybe that’s what I should do start a plus size subscription box! Teehee

  14. Not interested in a towel and I have prescriptions so I have no need to the sunglasses, After 5+ years I have canceled my PS subscription

  15. The towel is cute, but I have a ton from sub boxes. The sunglasses don’t seem flattering on the lovely faces modeling them. I can’t imagine how they’ll look on my round moon face. Idk. I’ve had Popsugar for years, but I might have to skip this one!

  16. Yup think I’m canceling for the first time in a long time….the towel is nice but those sunglasses will look awful on me I have a round face and they will not work ….😢😢

  17. Liz, while you look nice, the sunglasses do not. Im so tired of sunglasses and beach towels. How about an outdoor misting fan or a comfy pair of flip flops.

    • The sunglasses look like a gag gift lol just missing the fake mustache and eyebrows!

      • Ha! You are totally right about that!

  18. Well I do really like the towel and unlike others I have like one beach towel for my family of 4. And while I am open to many different sunglasses styles, this one I think is just a bit too funky. I wish instead of different colors that they offered different shapes. Also, these sunnies are at Nordstrom Rack for $29.97

  19. I wonder if their Instagram pic gives us some more clues- the girl is pictured with a book, the towel, sunglasses, and glass water bottle in a net type bag. Any thoughts?

    • Was thinking the same thing 😉

  20. Liz, could that be a typo in the RV of the sunglasses? They are listed everywhere at $89.95…

    • Sorry that was the suggested retail info I was provided. I removed it.

  21. In my opinion, those sunglasses are hideous.

    • Same here! Terrible.

    • Agree!

    • Yep.

  22. Thanks for the great preview Liz & the MSA coupon. There sure does not seem to be much love for this box. I have only ever subscribed to skincare & makeup boxes so I am not overwhelmed with towels & sunglasses from other boxes. I am looking forward to giving this a try.

    • Hope you love it! 🙂

  23. Love the towel, but you can’t put it in the dryer?? Sunnies won’t look good on me, guess my $ is safe lol.

    • I throw clothes that say no dryer or dry clean only on the delicate cycle in my dryer and washer, I haven’t had any issues so far.

      • Exactly. Or I simply use the “Air Dry” option. I dry Minky blankets on the Air Dry cycle so I’m pretty certain this beach towel would survive as well. Lol

  24. Just canceled. Not fond of either color of the towels and dont like the sunglasses

  25. Just canceled. Sorry but I hate those sunglasses. Such a terrible thing to have take up so much box value.

    • I agree. Those will not be flattering on anyone

  26. Liz, what is the slate blue color like? It’s hard to tell – one pic looks navy and the other looks teal! Thanks

    • It’s like a grey/slate blue. Hope that helps!

  27. Lol! Those sunglasses are goofy looking. Like when you try to put on the glasses from your kids Mr. Potato Head 🙂

    • Lol or gag glasses minus the mustache and eyebrows!

  28. I cancelled. I like the items but have received so many similar ones in the past couple years. I already have sunglasses that have never been worn!

  29. While I love that choices/customization are being offered, I feel like the box has at least one high valued item a season that isn’t really for plus size ladies AND there are TONS of us that want our $ taken. The sunglasses are what I’m talking about this time, and the robe comes to mind from a previous box (yea I know that they offered a plus size in that but I’m pretty sure it didn’t really fit any one above a size 14 – n that is the AVERAGE size of US ladies these days). Maybe I’m wrong, but I feel like those would look like kids sunglasses on my face (Liz – you are fairly petite! No shade – pun intended)

    Soooo I wish I had the ability to start a luxe lifestyle box that was solely geared for plus size ladies. Now watch that become a thing lol.

    • The robe fit me at a size 22. I’m not sure why the glasses aren’t going to fit plus size women? My head isn’t fat.

      • This made me laugh 😂😂😂

      • I’m average weight and my head is fat! Lol…

    • The five is one of the best things I’ve ever gotten in a box. It fit me perfectly and I wear size 18W.

  30. Is it too late to cancel? I love the items, I just do not need them.

    • I’m wondering this, too. The PopSugar Must Have FAQ says that we have to cancel by April 15 for the Summer Box. Yet several people here have reported that they’ve cancelled. I’d love to know if a cancellation submitted today will go into effect for this Summer Box. Or maybe all of the people who’ve reported cancelling did so before 4/15? (If the towel did not require special care, I’d be less inclined to cancel, but it does, so…)

  31. Ughhh so frustrating that they don’t provide an alternative to those of us who have to wear prescription sunglasses.. I can’t do contacts so the sunnies are pretty much useless to me 🙁

  32. If I want to cancel my subscription, what is the final date to opt out? I wonder if I can wait for a couple more spoilers. Definitely won’t be wearing the cute glasses as I use prescription sunglasses.

  33. Darn… I was hoping for a great summer box from PS, but… that style of glases, the cut of the bridge, not only do they tend to uncomfortably sit on the nose and sometimes cheek (ruining foundation or slipping from any kind of lotion/spf/skincare, nut they are absolutely not complimentary to noses. As seen in the pics, it seems to make the nose look almost comically enlarged and who wants that? The Quays were much more appealing and didn’t shed a spotlight or increase focal point on the nose.
    With the value already so eaten up by the glasses and towel heroes, I doubt the rest could make up for it.

  34. There are so many people that can’t wear non-prescription sunglasses. If they are providing choices, why can’t they offer something different for those of us that can’t use them???

    • I agree with you Beth. As nice as these are, I will have to gift to my sister or a friend who wears contacts.

    • Was just about to comment the same thing; I appreciated FFF in their Spring box because there were two non-sunglasses items in a customization option with sunglasses.

  35. I wear prescription lenses so the sunglasses will go up for swap. I do like the spotted towel.

  36. What a GREAT start to this box!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE the “polka-dotish” towel…… the glasses have a very cool retro vibe….. nice!! 🙂

    • yay! glad you love the spoilers, too! I think they are classic summer staples, but still feel fresh and new! 🙂

    • I agree! This will be my first Popsugar box. When do we find out what else is in the box?

  37. Liz, do you know if PopSugar would offer an alternative for those of us who have to wear prescription sunglasses? $100 is a high cost item for the box, but it’s useless for any of us visually impaired folks who can’t wear contacts…

    • agree

    • I agree…seems like they could give people who wear glasses a better choice. My first box.

    • No there’s no alternative.

  38. Towels and blankets seem to appear a lot in subscription boxes… No one needs that many towels and blankets.

  39. No FOMO for me. Nice items but nothing unique or “must-have” in my opinion. If the sunglasses were a more exciting brand and a more flattering shape I might be tempted since the color options are cool.

    • Same! Love the fun colors of the sunnies… a welcome change from the basic black and tortoise that are so common. But there is little chance that this style will look okay on my giant head.

      • I have a giant head and big face! I have Ilesteva Leonard sunnies, and Leonard II (the larger version) and both actually work well on my big ole face! These look almost the same size and shape as the Leonard II sunnies. I have a very high bridge to my nose and most sunglasses have too narrow a nose space for me, but this style fits well.

  40. I LOVE the spotted towel and those blue sunglasses are so pretty. The sunnies are a different style than I’m used to, but I can’t wait to try them. If they’re not for me, they’ll make a nice gift for someone.

    • Hope, I agree! I’m not sure the sunglasses will look great on me but I’m excited to try them, and I think it was a good choice from a curation standpoint. The spotted towel was my pick. Always love anything polka-dot-ish! 😆

  41. The towel is OK, the sunnies look like they will be resting on my cheeks, leaving lines on my face and ruining foundation. I wish they had nose pads, like Liz Claiborne ones (I love them). The style doesn’t appeal to me, as well.
    Need more spoilers.

  42. Really happy I unsubscribed…not loving the quality of these items (despite the RV they provided…)

  43. Bit the bullet this time, don’t want it to sell out before I get the chance to purchase!

  44. I am liking this box so far…..

  45. Liz, I picked blush. In some photos it seems to look a little lighter and matte metallic on the front. In the photo of you wearing them, it almost seems to skew brown-ish. How would you describe the color in person? Thanks!

    • They are a lighter rose-gold/blush shade. I think the flash on the camera for the picture when I’m wearing them made the frames appear darker than they are. I just added more pictures from POPSUGAR with their model wearing the glasses – hope that helps better show the color!

      • Thank you, Liz! That helps!!

  46. I like everything. Not enough to resubscribe but if I was new to PS I would be very happy.

  47. Liz do you know when this ships?

    • I’ll reach out and ask!

    • Just got an update – it ships end of May. Hope that helps! 🙂

      • Yippee thanks Liz!

  48. I have never been tempted by this sub before but those blue sunglasses are calling my name

  49. Wow – I am so glad I didn’t choose sunglasses from the spring FabFitFun boxes! Still, starting to see a lot of overlap in content and I may have to make a choice between one or the other soon.

  50. What a massive disappointment. These are all so unattractive!

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