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POPSUGAR Must Have Winter 2019 Box FULL SPOILERS!

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanNov 11, 2019 | 123 comments

POPSUGAR Must Have
3.9 overall rating
530 Ratings | 71 Reviews

We have full spoilers for the Winter POPSUGAR Must Have box thanks to Redditor randomlybev! (Thanks, Lorraine, for the heads up!)

As of publication of this post, this box is still available. New subscribers can use coupon code MSA20 to save $20 off of the Winter POPSUGAR Must Have box, too! (Regularly $75 a box.)

Here are the full spoilers:

Apotheke Reed Diffuser in White Vetiver – Retail Value $48

Rifle Paper Co Boxed Set of Merci Cards – Retail Value $18

MS Skincare KAPHA Energizing Body Oil – Retail Value $68

Hudson + Bleecker – Preto Nomad Round Travel Case

Kevyn Aucoin Beauty – The Neo-Blush in Rose Cliff – Retail Value $38

Nima Oberoi Lunares Blanco Nero Tray – Retail Value $69

We call this the “anything dish” because it’s so versatile. Use it for serving hot and cold foods, as decor on your coffee table, or to put pencils at your desk. This piece is handmade by artisans, using the ancient technique of sand casting. We love that it’s made of recyclable materials.

FYI this dish IS food safe!

 

And One Tai Jewelry item – subscribers will pick one of the following three items:

Rainbow Small Huggies

Rainbow Arc Necklace

Silver Medallion Pendant Necklace With Rainbow CZ Accents

We love all the Tai Jewelry designs so much, we decided to let you choose which piece you’d like to own. Subscribers get to pick from dainty hoop earrings, a gold rainbow necklace, or a silver medallion necklace. There’s something for every taste. Whatever you selected, it will be the cherry on top of your outfit.

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What do you think of the spoilers? 

New subscribers can use coupon code MSA20 to save $20 off of the Winter 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!

POPSUGAR Must Have is a quartely lifestyle subscription box curated by the editors at POPSUGAR. Each box features their "must have" products for beauty, fashion, home, food, fitness and more. Every box has a value of $250 +!
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!

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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123 comments

Meghan

This box looks great! I’m not sure what everyone is complaining about. I figure even if I don’t like one or two items in a box, it’s still usually a win on value. Plus you get to try new things. People who are that picky maybe aren’t cut out for subscription boxes.

Ashley

I know I’m in the minority here, but as someone who subscribes to almost all of these types of boxes, I was THRILLED with everything in it for once. This was the only time I kept and used everything for myself. I usually gift most pieces so this winter box was PERFECT for me! Thank you, PSMH! I can’t even imagine how difficult it is to curate boxes and please everyone and even with previous boxes where I gifted other items, I still see so much value in what you curate for us.

McKenzie

I know a lot of people are disappointed with this box but I just received mine the other day and I LOVE everything in it. The diffuser is amazing, I have an old house that isn’t well insulated and usually reed diffusers don’t work very well but this one does. The blush is also really great. I have pretty fair skin so I use the lighter side as blush and the darker pink tones as eyeshadow and it’s really pretty. The body oil isn’t greasy at all either, it absorbs super fast and it smells like something from a luxury spa. The travel makeup case is also super cute and feels like good quality. I got the rainbow hoop earrings and I really like them to my surprise. They are very dainty and you can’t really tell that it’s rainbow unless you look more closely. The dish is also pretty cute and feels like good quality, I think it actually looks better in person than in the photos. Overall I think it’s a great box and I’m not disappointed so if anyone is on the fence about getting it, I would recommend!

Emily e Hawes

I had to cancel after getting my box. Was very displeased with the content. 68$ for the oil and i think it said 38$ for the travel make up case thing, really PSMH ?

Karolyn

The winter box was the 2nd box I bought, the fall box was the 1st, before that I’d never even knew about them. I liked the fall box, except for the lipstick, color is horrible on me. I liked everything in this box except for the necklace. I love the smell of the oil, it’s spicy, I read a lot of people hate it. If it were floral, I don’t think I’d like it, it’s hard to please everyone. I have a question for long time subscribers, what is it you’d like to see in the boxes? I’m curious as to what you’ve got in the past that was better. I think I went into this with the mindset that I wouldn’t like everything, but it’s fun to get things I would never think of buying. The dish in this box is something I would never buy, but I think it’s beautiful. Popsugar must read these comments, let them know what you’d like to have in the next box. For me, I’d like to see better jewelry. I think this time the jewelry was childish, and cheap. I also don’t want things that I could buy at tjmaxx for less than half the suggested price, the blush. I like reading the comments to see what people liked and didn’t like, popsugar must read them too.

Lp

I subscribed after seeing the fall box because I loved the look of the purse and I thought all of the other items were really good value as well. The winter box for me isn’t really practical because I don’t travel much, am allergic to certain scents (also I don’t even like candles so a reed diffuser really isn’t for me). The only items I really like actually are the necklace and the body oil. I’m going to see if I can regift the rest.

Darlene

I didn’t like anything except for the cards. I threw the entire box away except for the cards. No thanks.

Darlene

The oil smells like rancid 💩. The dish is straight up tacky. The jewelry is hideous and cheap. The only thing I like is the cards. I hate to say it but I threw the entire box away except for the cards.

Meghan

Sounds like maybe mystery subscription boxes aren’t for you? If you’re super picky, maybe just buy stuff retail.

amyr

There is not a thing wrong with the box.

Instead of throwing things away how about donating, swapping or selling them?

Shelters for battered woman or the homeless might be good options.

Donating them for a cause is a good option.

But to throw things away? 😢

Keep the chain so sustainability going. It is important for the future of our planet.

Julia

I’m not sure what the “hero” item was in this box. Also, I didn’t get the cards. Not a big deal really, but I think the value for this box was light. Usually I am excited about a few items in the box, but this was a miss for me.

Robin Slater

I’ve been a subscriber since August 2015. This, by far, is the most disappointing box I’ve ever received. The quality and value is not what it used to be. I took a look back at the box I received last year at this time. It was shocking to see the disparity in the boxes! I suggest you take a look at your past boxes so you, too, can see where the quality of this sub box was compared to this box. I no longer will sub to two boxes. I bought 2 NM holiday boxes, also. If this winter box is any indicator as to the value and quality of the NM box to come, cancel my subscription now!

Amy

I thought I was going to hate everything in the box, turns out I loved everything, the items were much better in person. Yay. I hope everyone liked their box too. Enjoy!

Darlene

R.I.P. Popsugar. Between this box and the Neiman Marcus box I have a feeling you are not even trying anymore probably because you are done with these boxes. It was a good try.

Karolyn

I just opened my box, after reading comments I was afraid to be disappointed, I’m not. I would not go out and buy these products, but for me part of the experience of the box is to try new things. This is only my second box so I don’t have repeat items. The jewelry is the only thing I really dont like, it’s cheap children’s jewelry. The cards are pretty, I would prefer there was no writing on them. The tray is beautiful. I’m happy overall with this box.

Meow

Now that I have this box in my hands I feel like it’s kind of light, maybe just because of the lack of sponsored items. I do think the travel case is pretty good quality and I’m excited to use it on my next trip. The rainbow 🌈 jewelry is not super in your face but I also feel like it’s not as high quality as I was expecting. I am planning to gift the reed diffuser and possibly the tray.

Lauren

Another oil and tray…..ugh. How about a picture frame or something of the like. A scarf, a hat, gloves??? It’s a winter box! The boxes don’t have a theme anymore since it went quarterly. Really liked the fall box but we are back to just blah. This box is giving me the winter blues 🙁

Erica

My box came today and no I am not impressed. I feel duped.

I would say the item of the best quality is the body oil. It does sink nicely into the skin from what I could tell on my hand. What it will feel like all over my body is to still be decided. I’m not too fond of body oils. And it’s all downhill from here.

The necklace is of poor quality and I agree it is plated. Which is completely ridiculous. They also didn’t get my one customization correct. I ordered the gold rainbow and they sent the silver medallion. I have already emailed CS. I will give this necklace away as a xmas gift. My ring from the same company in the fall box is already tarnished. I did like that ring otherwise.

The case is cute but isn’t of amazing quality. I’m not sure how I will put it to use. Maybe I should swap it.

I will swap the cards. Not my style.

The blush has a lot of different colors in it. I might give it a try. My current blush is almost gone.

I like that the tray is food safe but I’m not crazy about the black and white inside.

I will put the diffuser on my desk at work. Hopefully the scent isn’t too strong. I’m not sure I like it.

I guess you can’t win them all. I wish my FFF would ship.

derf47

Made the decision to get into more extensive (and expensive…) Subs, and PopSugar was the one I really wanted since it went quarterly and the last couple of boxes looked fabulous. However, this is a lot of money for a Senior on fixed income, and the selections simply aren’t nearly worth it, imo. Most of this can be similarly purchased for much less and at least in the case of the jewelry, better quality at TJMaxx and the like. I went with TTC for a year (worth it for the customization!). Sounds like the great ones, like PS Fall, sell out before the reveals are complete and it is simply too much to pay $75 for things such as the items in the Winter box, unfortunately. Like others, it is great for those who love these items and can use of gift them.

Emilia

OK, I have just received my box. I am not happy anymore. I dislike the smell of the oil. The diffuser is half full and I dislike the smell, as well. The necklace looks and feels incredibly cheap, it’s not even real silver, it’s SILVER-PLATED. The trays all look different and I don’t like the design of mine. I don’t care for the blush nor the makeup case. That leaves the greeting cards and the snack bar. When you remove the cardboard insert designed to keep the items nestled snuggly together, half of the box is empty. It cost me over CAD$100.

Aly

I LOVE this box. The diffuser, body oil, and blush all feel very luxe to me. The travel case will be super handy and the tray is fantastic. The only thing I’m not too excited about is the jewelry, but I got the rainbow necklace because i have the perfect person to gift it to. 9/10!

Jessica

As a Popsugar subscriber since 2014, I am incredibly confused underwhelmed for several reasons. To echo several comments, it feels like the Popsugar Monthly boxes of yesteryear. Secondly, it seems incredibly overpriced, given that it feels like a $40 Popsugar monthly box. And lastly, am I the only one scratching their head trying to figure out how this is a WINTER box? Like, other than the body oil, where’s the cold weather items: the cozy slipped/socks, scarves, warm throws, hot chocolate or winter baking items?!? It just feels like in could be a January monthly box. Nothing seasonal and special about it, as is often the case with the boxes since they moved to quarterly/seasonal.

jenelle

fudge this subscription service….. cancelling . everything sucks

Coco

I ordered this box after seeing the full spoilers. I’ll use everything in it, and to me it looks much better than the Neiman Marcus box, which costs almost 4X as much. The quarterly boxes have been hit and miss for me, but the monthly ones were too. The monthly boxes had a lot more junk in them IMO. I like the Fall and Winter boxes best.

Michelle

I agree. My husband bought this for me as a birthday gift for $55 with the msa code. I will use each item and each is worth $8 to me. He doesn’t know this yet, but he’s also seriously considering getting me a fabfitfun box. I don’t usually care for FFF but this one is pretty good.

Kimberly Schroeppel

I am happy for people that are pleased with this box. I have faithfully been a PSMH subscriber since September of 2012. Unfortunately for me this month is one of my least favorite boxes ever. I’m pretty disappointed.

Darlene

I threw the entire box away except for the cards.

Summersan

If you don’t like the items, you should at least donate them. Tossing them in the garbage is so wasteful aNd careless. There are plenty of charities that will pick up from your house…

Rebecca

Can you send it my way?

Kate

Well that says a lot more about you than the quality of the box.

Analeesa

I am truly sorry if I offend anyone, but I HATE this box!!!! I did not get the cancellation or even a customization alert—until AFTER they mailed it. I am sorry but the TAI necklace they sent is SO UGLY that out of 4 women, no one wanted it. I have seen videos where people loved it, but it’s just cheap looking and made out of cheap material–no way is the price tag justified. The plastic H&B bag, again overpriced cheap material. I have not used a reed diffuser in 5+ years if I wanted one I could find one for $5 at TJ Maxx. The dish??? WHY WHY does EVERY BOX think we want another dish??? Sorry PSMHB, you just made me cancel and I had high hopes for the Winter box. VERY SAD

Nikki

I 100% agree. I’ve been a subscriber from its beginning and this box is absolutely horrible. I won’t use anything in it and i wouldn’t even gift this crap. Was so excited when it arrived and as i unboxed it i was like wtf is all this random stuff!

Karen

Agreed!!!

Renee

Same here. I am getting it because I missed the cancelation date, but will use nothing except the nut bar. I originally chose the jewelry item and figured if I got the box I would gift it.

Noreen

Thank you Kimberly … I feel the same. I have only been a subscriber for one year. I’m very disappointed. So far PS has been my all time favorite… not very happy with Winter. I am not picky at all.

Erica

Since I got this box I’m hoping I will be blown away by the quality once it’s in my hands.

Liz

Soooo, the last two boxes sold out before all the spoilers came out and I was way upset I missed out. This time I snagged one immediately and am SO very disappointed in it. Every one of these items is overpriced and I don’t feel this box is worth anything close to $75. I would have rather bought the BOS to get that necklace. Not happy…..

Stephanie

Eek. A variation of every single one of these items came in previous PSMH boxes. Winter LE 2016 included a diffuser, I have four or five trays from PS, September 2015 contained a far too similar Hudson + Bleecker travel case…and blush, jewelry, and body oil galore over the years. As a recovering sub box addict, I can assure y’all the FOMO is not real. You will see all these items again. Probably next year.

stfne

Eek. A variation of every single one of these items came in previous PSMH boxes. Winter LE 2016 included a diffuser, I have four or five trays from PS, September 2015 contained a far too similar Hudson + Bleecker travel case…and blush, jewelry, and body oil galore over the years. As a recovering sub box addict, I can assure y’all the FOMO is not real. You will see all these items again. Probably next year.

Jen

Am I the only one that thinks this would be okay for a Popsugar Monthly box but feel ripped off for a quarterly box? The quality & wow is not there!

Jen

Yes!!!!! Yes! and Yes! Popsugar has gone way downhill and now charges more for it!

nikki

Yes! I wish they still did the monthly boxes feel the quality and selection was better.

PJ

Agree! Nothing to get too excited about…

Elizabeth

Agreed – not necessarily a bad box, but there’s just no wow factor. I wanna be wowed with a $75 box.

pb

yes!

miss monthly so much, wish they would bring back – would 100% do annual sub

Nich

So true, Jen.

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