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. (It was voted one of the Best Subscription Boxes for Women by MSA readers, too!)
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
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:
Now, on to the items!
The Cambridge Satchel Company Push Lock Purse - Retail Value $115
Your choice of Putty, Dapple or Stone
I chose the Stone color - a light gray since I don't have anything similar in my closet. I love the convenience of the crossbody style - it's pretty much the only type of purse I wear. And to get a leather purse from The Cambridge Satchel Company is amazing - they make such great quality items that last for years. It has a push-lock design with an open interior. It fits my phone, slim wallet and other essentials perfectly.
Tai Jewelry Adjustable Ring with Labradorite and Dark Blue Opaque Stone - Retail Value $65
Your choice of Gold or Silver
This gold plated ring is adjustable and I've found it very comfortable to wear and stack with other rings. I normally keep my rings pretty minimal, but this blue stone accent is a nice pop of color! (And I love that POPSUGAR let all subscribers pick the jewelry metal of their choice!)
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick - Retail Value $34
Your choice of Pillow Talk or Walk of Shame
Charlotte Tilbury rarely makes appearances in subscription boxes, so this lipstick felt extra special to me. (The gold tube probably helped with that, too.) And this is one of the big reasons I love subscription boxes. I went with the Walk of Shame color - a shade I normally wouldn't have picked out myself. And it turns out I love it! I can't pull off most reds, but this one seems to be my red! The formula is amazing, too. Matte, without drying, and it glides on my lips and wears down evenly. (I'm wearing it in the last picture.)
One Love Organics Love+Charcoal Masque - Retail Value $49
This is one of my favorite natural skincare brands. Their formulas are ingredient-conscious, and everything smells so good! (This mask has an anise scent that I love.) This mask is designed to help draw out dirt, debris and impurities without stripping your skin of moisture. You leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then remove with a warm washcloth.
It left my skin feeling SO smooth and soft - with zero dryness. One thing to mention though, my skin was red for a bit after I removed it. It didn't feel irritated and did go away, but if you have sensitive skin, I definitely recommend spot testing this first.
SOMA Brew Bottle - Retail Value $40
This double-walled bottle lets you both brew tea or coffee with the stainless steel filter. (It holds 12 ounces, and keeps liquids hot with the double wall.) To use with the filter, pour hot water over ground coffee or loose tea. Or for cold brew, scoop in coffee grounds, pour in water and place in the fridge overnight.
The bottle is BPA-free, borosilicate glass, and my favorite part? All parts are dishwasher safe! If you want everything in your life to be dishwasher safe like I do, then you probably know how hard it is to find an insulated bottle that isn't hand wash only. This is a bit of game-changer for me. I'll be using this daily!
Vahdam Teas Turmeric Tea Sampler - Retail Value $9.99
These are such fancy teas! I'm a big tea drinker, and I feel like I'm always seeing an article about the health benefits of Turmeric, so this is great for me. My favorite so far is the Turmeric Spiced - a blend of Turmeric, Cinnamon, Ginger, Cardamom, Black Pepper, Lemongrass, and Bergamot Extracts. (POPSUGAR also mentioned that these support the keto diet.)
FYI - all teas are caffeine-free.
Maddy & Maize Pumpkin Spice & Vanilla Bean Latte Gourmet Popcorn - Retail Value $2.99
I love when POPSUGAR includes snacks in their boxes - we've discovered so many new favorite food items thanks to this box! This popcorn is vegan, gluten free, and non-GMO. (No artifical flavors or colors, either.) It's sweet and surprisingly filling for a snack-sized bag. And I'm team pumpkin spice all the way, so I'm thrilled with this flavor!
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!)
Vanity Fair Beauty Back Bra Offer + Mirror (Offer expires 9/30/19)
The bras in the Beauty Back Bra section range from $40-$42, so with this offer you can get a bra for just $10! (If you've tried Vanity Fair bras before and have any recommendations, please let me know!)
Neocell Collagen Protein Peptides
Flavors included: Mandarin Orange, Pomegranate Acai, and Unflavored
I use unflavored collagen in my coffee and tea every day, so this bonus is very useful. I tried all the flavors, and while the Mandarin Orange and Pomegranate Acai were drinkable with just water, I think they'd be much better as an addition to a smoothie.
Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $315 not counting the special extras! I think that's a great value for a $75 box! And I'm so impressed with the quality of every item in this box! Really good brands, and lots of pieces that I'll use for years. And I love that this box feels so appropriate for fall but also isn't the typical fall items you might expect.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, if you sign up today, your first box will be the winter box. POPSUGAR has been selling out of boxes earlier and earlier, so I recommend signing up soon if you want to make sure you get the winter 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 Fall POPSUGAR Must Have Box? What's your favorite item in the box?