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POPSUGAR Must Have Box Spring 2020 Review + Coupon

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)

Check out all of my POPSUGAR Must Have reviews and the Women’s Subscription Box Directory!

Each box comes with a booklet detailing and introducing all the items in the box.

Now, on to the items!

Canvas Home Shell Bisque Bowls, Set of 4 – Retail Value $66

This is an exclusive rainbow set to POPSUGAR and that the size for the bowls is 6″D x 2.25″H.

How gorgeous are these spring pastels? I love the colorful glazes contrasting with the sand-colored bases. And these are handmade porcelain and dishwasher and microwave safe! Since we’ve been eating all meals and snacks at home recently, these bowls have been used daily – they are the perfect size for a snack, bowl of cereal, smoothie bowl, etc.

Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Sleeping Mask – Retail Value $42

I’m always happy to see Glow Recipe in a subscription box, and this eye sleeping mask is new to me! The formula is designed to help brighten, depuff and treat the appearance of dark circles. I need help with dark circles, so I’m cautiously hoping to see results after a few weeks. It’s ingredient-conscious, and it has encapsulated ingredients like retinol, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide that time release throughout the night. I found the formula to be rich but not greasy, and very gentle on my skin. Even if I don’t see reduction in the appearance of my dark circles, I really like this as an eye cream – I love how hydrated it makes my skin feel.

Omorovicza Magic Moisture Mist – Retail Value $95

Two high-end ingredient-conscious skincare items in one box! And his mist is heavenly! The spray is super fine – you can apply it throughout the day over makeup. Also, unlike most facial mists, this is actually a moisturizer. It’s part oil, part water, and you shake it before applying, so the hydration lasts.

The Book Club Anti Blue Light Lenses – Al The Chemist in Sand – Retail Value $40

(subscribers have the choice between 4 styles)

Since I’ve been working from home now, I’m spending even more time than usual in front of a screen. (Although my husband Eric and I are getting into jigsaw puzzles for a nice break!) With even more time spent staring at screens than before, these glasses have been really helpful. I also know I shouldn’t be looking at a screen 2-3 hours before I go to sleep, but I’m really bad at actually following that rule. These lenses cut down blue-light absorption by 30%, so they are helpful to wear throughout the day if you are trying to minimize eye strain, or you could wear them just the few hours before you go to sleep to reduce blue light potentially supressing melatonin production.

Bluma Project Luna Necklace in Sand – Retail Value $75

(All subscribers can pick between this color or Lagoon)

This is a three-tiered necklace with a mix of tassels and brass beads. You can adjust the length to 20 inches at the longest, or choker length at the shortest. While I normally stick to delicate gold jewelry, I appreciate getting a slight push out of my fashion comfort zone every once in a while! It’s giving me vacation vibes, and I want to pair it with a black maxi dress and some warm weather!

Smudge Wellness Glow Spell – Retail Value $49.50

This set of crystals curated for Must Have subscribers is designed to help “reset, recharge, and reconnect in a meaningful way.” I am definitely a newbie when it comes to the world of crystals, but I can get behind the idea of creating and reinforcing the intentions you want to set in your life. The instructions included ask you to create a list of the toxic things you want less of in your life, a list of what you would like to replace these things with, and a list of what actions you can take to manifest those changes.

(Also, that zipper case is pretty slick!)


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 Blackberry Apple Cider Digestive Awakening Tea – Retail Value $4.99

This caffeine free tea is made from Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Powder, Organic Raspberry Leaf, Organic Ginger Root, Organic Licorice Root, Organic Blackberry Flavor, and Organic Blackberry. It’s designed to help support healthy digestion. I love tea, but I’ve bever been really able to get past the smell of Apple Cider Vinegar to enjoy the benefits, so I wasn’t sure if I would like this.

When you first open the pouch, the Apple Cider Vinegar scent is STRONG. But once I brewed a cup, the flavor was very subtle. I didn’t use any sweetener either and really enjoyed the tea! I plan on buying more of this tea in the future, I like that it helps settle my stomach (or at the very least, doesn’t aggravate it.)

Clorox Scentiva Disinfecting Wipes

What a difference a couple of weeks makes, right? I feel like these wipes are now worth their weight in gold! While I was searching for Clorox wipes online (all out of stock), I saw these Scentiva ones (also out of stock), and I was curious about the scents, so this was a perfect way to try all of them out. I am happy to report that the scents are not overpowering, and a nice alternative to the standard lemon and orange scents from Clorox that I’m used to! I liked them all, but I’d say the Tahitian Grapefruit Splash is my favorite. I look forward to a time in the future when I can easily buy these!

Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $367.50 not counting the special extras! I think that’s an incredible value for a $75 box! I think this box is a good mix of home items, beauty, and fashion. Plus, there are many items that I’m already using daily. I really appreciate the quality that POPSUGAR maintains with their curation, too. So many great brands!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, if you sign up today, your first box will be the spring 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? 

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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!

Posted in POPSUGAR Must Have Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: POPSUGAR Must Have Box | 99 comments

Comments (99)

  1. I just received my box and it’s half empty. I’m so disappointed!! It was sealed and taped, and didn’t appear to be tampered with at all… I didn’t get the moisture mist, bowls, crystals… the mist and bowls were the items I ordered for. I emailed them but I’m worried because I don’t know how their customer service is. UGH!

    • Not great customer service and I don’t think right now they will do anything anyway with the warehouse working at a bare minimum. If they still have the items in stock you might get them eventually.

  2. Mine has said shipping label created since April 4th. Its kinda irritating that my box is sitting at their warehouse for over 3 weeks now. I get that things are running a little slower, but they could have told customers that it was going to take 6 weeks to get their orders.

  3. Finally received my box, immediately snipped the tassels off of the necklace, lol. I’ve learned through many years of subs that jewelry tassels don’t stay pretty for very long.

    If you snip the tassels off two gold beads will lay together and there will be a small gap where the tassels were. So then I took a thread that I’d snipped off, wrapped it between the two beads where the tassels was, and voila! It’s as if the tassels never existed. 😉

    • Still waiting for mine. Ordered on the 3rd.

      • I ordered 1 on the 4th and split the 2 box deal with someone else last week. I have not received the shipping notice for either of my boxes, but the person I split with has gotten the shipping notice. I honestly can’t figure out their shipping system with that one. Thankfully, I don’t have to gift anything from the box for at least a month. I hope you receive your box soon and live it.

      • I received my replacement box today (1 of the 2 boxes I ordered hadn’t managed to make it to me) and nothing is missing or broken. It took weeks to get a reply to my messages, but Popsugar made it right. Looking forward to enjoying all the bowls. Having 2 sets makes it easier for when I eventually have guests again.
        If you have not received a response from them, trying the social media sites listing your order number in a DM might help. I hope they have replaced your missing items.

    • That’s exactly what I planned on doing! Although I first imagined cutting the entire middle string off close to the place all 3 meet at the top area of the necklace (so 2 strands of just hanging beads would remain). As I thought more about it, removing the tassels then making sure it flowed nicely is a better plan. I hope mine will turn out well!

  4. Does anyone want to do a split with me (I will order the 2 boxes and have one sent to you if you pay for half of it)? If so, please let me know. With tax it would be $39.75 for each of us.

    • Thanks Reeb!

      Glad we could share in this deal. For anyone else who may be curious, they made it very simple. I was able to select the color of the necklace for each order. The Gold glasses was the only option left. At checkout, I was able to assign 2 separate ship to addresses. Super easy, and was able to use my regular email that I’ve used with them before (no need to create yet another email address for a deal.. lol).

      Hope that helps others!
      Jen

    • hi! im interested! whats your email?

      • Hi! Thanks for your reply. I already split a box set with someone else, but it looks like several people are interested in sharing. Good luck and stay safe!

      • Thank you for your reply and you too!!

      • Hi Liz,
        Did you find someone to split the box with? If not I’ll split it with you.

      • Hi! I didn’t, are you still interested?

      • Is anyone still looking for to split the box ?

      • I already found someone to split with. I hope you can find someone. Take care!

      • I’m looking for someone to split with!

      • I already found someone to split the box with. Sorry about that! I hope you can find someone to split with.

  5. Just ordered; cannot resist a good deal!
    I was wondering if they’d let me send one directly to someone else as a gift; and the answer is, yes, and they make it easy. I was able redirect one, which is great. No struggling with the PO or lines or… anything!

    Cheers!

  6. Does anyone know if the cream color part on the bottom of the bowls is a grainy texture or the smooth porcelain?

    • The beige portion is slightly rough/sandy textured (not smooth).

  7. Just received an email with an offer to get two boxes for the price of 1 with promo code SPRINGGIFT… I’ve been holding out but this is tempting!

    • That’s an awesome deal! I especially like that it is a one time buy and that you don’t have to sign up for a subscription and be worried about being charged full price for the following month. This was my worry with the first $30 off coupon. Do you know if you can customize each box differently?

    • If you don’t want two boxes, let me know if you want to split it. I will pay for my half.

  8. Hi, I just ordered a box was not given any information if I’m getting this box, which I hope I am. How will I know if it’s the spring box? Also I wasn’t given a choice about the necklace shade is it because they ran out I’m hoping for the one in picture thank you.

    • Hi Colleen, you have to go back into your account subscriptions to make the choices. I think this box is still not sold out so you should be getting this one!

      • Thank you 🙂

    • I ordered this box also and wasn’t given a choice so I’m assuming they will include whatever is left. Also I ordered this on the 3rd and have not heard anything about shipping.

      • After subscribing, they send you an email through which you can access your account and the site and that’s when you make your choices for the glasses and the necklace. I just ordered mine a couple days ago and I was able to choose for each item so you definitely should have been able to choose back on April 3rd for sure.

      • Hi Janet, I also ordered on 03/30, I was sent a shipping confirmation 4 days ago but it has never been scanned 🙁

  9. Hi –

    I see this box is still featured with “Review + Coupon”, but none of the codes seem to work (SPRING30 or MSA20).

    Is there another coupon available, or is this one sold out?

    • Hi Jen!

      MSA20 is still active. This will save you $20 when you sign up for a quarterly subscription, it can’t be applied to an annual subscription. Hope that helps!

  10. So when do we have to cancel by before we we’re to get charged for the next box? I just don’t know what will happen with our jobs with this virus so it be nice to know before I purchase this box.

    Thanx for any advice

  11. I contacted popsugar and they confirmed that they are experiencing shipping delays and it might take two weeks or longer for the box to ship.
    I ordered the box a couple days ago for a friend and canceled the next day without any issues to ensure I will not be billed for the summer box.

  12. Is the necklace still available in blue?

  13. Its saying that MSA20 is not a valid code. Anyone else having issues?

    • Try Spring30. It is $30 off if it’s still working.

      • Thanks! I was able to get it with that code.

      • Oz I love you!

        Just signed up for this box – it’s simply too divine to let slip through my fingers. And with your coupon, I’m getting it for about half the cost of the facial mist. WHAT?!?!?!?! I feel like I scored big time.

        I figured, I need bowls (mine are literally decades old and chipped), I love Glow and the facial mist brand, the necklace looks adorbs on Liz and I got it in blue, and I even dig crystals! I’m SOOOOOOO excited.

        Thank you! You made my day!

      • I’m glad the code is still working. I must admit that I need to give credit to someone else, Judy, who posted the code. I am looking forward to receiving the box and I hope you love it. Stay safe everyone!

      • Well, thank you Judy, wherever you are! 🙂

  14. The bowls in this box are very nice. I am really enjoying those!

  15. Does anyone have any experience with the blue light glasses?
    It’s the only item I think I’d use from the box, so I’m thinking of ordering a pair direct from the manufacturer – presuming they are in a position to safely fulfill orders.

    • I bought mine through my bespoke post sub (spectrum box) last month and they are a life saver! I didn’t realize how affected I was staring at my 2 monitors at work all day. My vision has vastly improved (I thought old age was catching up to me) and my light headaches after lunch are gone.

      • Thanks! I’ll look up what brand they sent.

    • Yeah! I actually have a pair from the brand they sent, got them on clearance for about $10. The lenses are a bit blue tinted which takes a little getting used to but I do find my eyes are less tired with them. The only thing is being good and remembering to put them on.

  16. @Liz, do you know when this box might ship if I would order it today? I would like to gift it to a friend but her birthday is coming up soon. If I remember correctly Popsugar is located in Cali and might be shut down?

    • POPSUGAR confirmed that both of their warehouses are still open and they are still shipping orders. I’ll follow up to see how soon you should expect it to ship if you place an order today.

      • Liz they have confirmed that they are having shipping delays. So while the warehouse might be open they are delayed.

  17. I signed up again with the deal and a forgotten credit (nice surprise). Does anyone know they charge for the Summer box? Just want to make sure that I know when this auto-renews.

    • I think you have to cancel by the first week in June. They charged me in error for this one and tried to tell me that I was supposed to cancel by March 8th but luckily I had my email for proof.

      • What email did you have, and what cancellation date was in that email for the Spring box?

        On the PSMH website, in the FAQ’s, “what is your cancellation policy?”, it states that you can cancel only after receiving your first quarterly box, and the Summer box must be cancelled by April 15. (Spring box by February 1). I think that information was posted when they first switched to the quarterly boxes, not sure if it’s still accurate. But I just ordered the Spring box on sale, and hope that I have it in time to cancel the Summer box.

      • Thanks for the heads up! I was thinking about ordering this, but I don’t want to risk being charged for the summer box as well.

      • I agree! I wanted to use the $30 off because it’s such a great deal. However, it states that you have to cancel by April 15th or be charged full price for the summer box. I’m not going to risk being charged full price for the summer box. Bummer!

      • I cancelled right after my winter box was delivered due to the fact that I was moving right around the time the Spring box would be delivered. I saw they charged me on March 13th and they emailed me saying I needed to have cancelled by the 8th and that was why I had been charged.

        They actually ended up shipping it (a nightmare because I’m no longer living at that house) but sent me a return label after I forwarded them my cancellation email. But supposedly the 8th is the cut off, but they could still charge you if that’s what the website says for sure though. Better to be safe than sorry because they’ve had my box back for a week and still haven’t refunded it to my bank.

      • Thanks. Wow, you had already cancelled and they still charged you. What a hassle for you. The March 8 date is interesting because that’s not what their website says. It would be nice to have some accurate information.

  18. Who remembers the box with a roll of tissue?! I think it was from Target, long time ago! Now the wipes. hey…won’t the new Target box come tomorrow? Maybe another roll of tissue! Never underestimate the necessities.

  19. I had a $20 referral credit so with the $30 coupon I picked this box up for $25! I’m so excited! I chose the blue necklace and black glasses, can’t wait. I’m especially happy with the bowls and the Glow Recipe eye cream, and the tea! And Clorox wipes!

    • I would love to have this box for 25$, but new referral and 30$ off don’t stack. I don’t think the box worth 45$. The necklace and rocks aren’t that exciting…

      • did you try it and go all the way to end? was able to stack for Fall box

      • I did. The most it would do was 30$ off…said promo code wouldn’t stack with referral code.

  20. I still dislike this box. I don’t need any mismatched tableware, I won’t let retinol anywhere near my eyes wrinkles be damned, the necklace still looks incredibly cheap and like a handmade flea market find, the glasses are a total gimmick not to mention useless to anyone with prescription glasses, the crystals are just a joke. That leaves the mist. I have enough skincare for 2 years. Sorry, 3 wipes don’t excite me. Bring on the tea!

    • So just don’t get the box, then. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

      • my exact thought!

        Black glasses – stylish, looooove them!
        Tableware – super cute and pretty colors, great for Easter
        Mist – Omorovicza is one of my fav brand (which I would not buy full price) WIN
        Eye mask – I use it as a night eye cream and love (light and gentle)
        Tea, wipes – nice addition
        Crystals – I am learning about them, they look pretty in my bedroom 🙂

        Necklace – not my thing, oh well!

      • I think she already bought it.

      • Darlene, I think you are right. To be honest, I’d be feeling annoyed if I got this box, and for the exact same reasons that Emilia listed. I don’t subscribe to PopSugar any more because I was almost always disappointed by it. Thank you to Emilia for voicing the opinion of many others – even if it’s not positive.

  21. I only want those Clorox wipes from this box 🤣🤣

    • totally! wish there were more!

  22. Being in quarantine we’re really not going out and this box couldn’t have been better timed and I think I can use some of these in my teen daughter’s Easter basket! I’ve been wondering how we were going to handle that this year. She would probably love the whole box but I’m keeping the skin care, necklace, and crystals for me and giving her the rest. Yay! I was so bummed with the spoilers but the rest made up for it.

    • So your giving her the glasses, bowls & tea. & she’s a teen???

      I went shopping for mine about 4-5 weeks ago. Dropped $125 at Sephora and have it ready to go. I pre planned it. Wasn’t hard. I knew mail was slower then usual.

      • Lol right?! Sorry but no teenage girl wants that stuff.

    • Odd things for a teen Easter basket but okay…. Lol

  23. Jealous of everyone who scored those Clorox wipes. Would have been worth it just to have that extra disinfectant here in New York right about now! 😂

  24. I caved and signed up again after seeing the review. I can do without the necklace but for $45 it is a great box. Thanks for the fantastic review!

    • $45? How?

      • Use code SPRING30 …. this is thanks to a wonderful lady who shared with that info last night… 😎👍🏻

  25. It was an ok box for me. Nothing really wowed me.

    I have a thing about texture and although the bowls are very pretty, I don’t like that the bottom half of them is unglazed.

    Also, I thought that the rose quartz was to be a tower crystal, but instead it is a sphere.

    That necklace is…ugh. Totally not my style. But as someone who makes jewelry, I plan to trim off the tassels (WHEN will those things ever end???), and try to see if I can replace them with something (charms, etc). Either that or I will just take apart the whole necklace and use the parts individually.

    But I do appreciate the wipes!! And the moisture mist. And I’m looking forward to trying the eye cream.

    • My rose quartz crystal was a tower crystal…I guess it was random. Not sure though. There was a tower one in the spoiler.

    • My rose quartz came in a polished, sizeable, round sphere, with an included square glass stand with a polished indentation to display it. I thought that was a very nice touch. My crystal set is very beautiful. I subscribed to a great Wicca-based jewelry subscription and have amassed quite a nice array of beautiful crystals. I don’t currently subscribe, though, so the set is appreciated.

  26. When swaps are back up and running I definitely want to try for that necklace! I adore it 🙂
    This box is incredibly tempting all around… I love bisque pottery, the mist looks really cool… love the necklace. But I have blue light glasses already and never wear them!
    Anyway. Thanks for a great review! MSA is such a lovely corner of normal online right now. Virtual and vicarious retail therapy!

    • We should split a box with the code it would be very cheap. I don’t want the necklace. We could work out the details. If anyone is interested let me know

    • Happy to work out a swap for the necklace offline if your up for it. Lmk!

    • You can always find the subscription box group from facebook to buy or swap. I have a cream one if you are interested

  27. Just a heads up for anyone thinking of ordering this box: the glasses featured in the review are sold out, but the other three options are still available (I chose The Snatcher in Black Tie). The two necklace colors are still available, too.

    • Hi, I just ordered but was not asked to select any options – when did that pop up for you?

      • If you are signed in to your account, go to the site’s main page, and there should be a banner at the top of the page with a button that says “Customize Now.” I believe if you go to your account profile, there should be a way to customize your box there as well.

      • Mel ~ I just ordered… I logged out, then went back in and was able to customize… Hope this helps 🙂

      • I got it! Thanks so much Gals!!

  28. I am happy with this box, but between Causebox and popsugar, they are sending out 3 products that contain lavender, which triggers my asthma. I wish they would mix it up a little bit. One lavender, two something else. Now I have to give away 3 items

  29. I like or love everything in my box except the crystals. I find the spell part to be too “religious” and the actual crystals are not as pretty as the ones pictured in the booklet. Aside from that, I am very happy with my box. 🙂
    Thank you, MSA, for the great reviews, spoilers, and coupons.

  30. Great review. Are the lenses yellow to see through? They seem to cast yellow in the pics.

    • They have a very slight yellow tint. Hope that helps!

  31. FYI – SPRING30 is a code for $30 off this box

    was thinking of getting w/code but during this crisis it has put into perspective what I need vs. what will not be used

    yet those 3 wipes are sure tempting me the most!

    hope everyone stays safe + healthy

    xx

    • The wipes are amazing. Smell so good. The bowls were also fantastic.

    • Thanks for the code! 🙂 When I first saw this box, I was turned off but now that I see it, I will use everything in it!

    • Thanks for the coupon code! At $45, the price was right for me to take the plunge. I really need some bowls this size, and have been wanting to give blue light glasses a try because I get eye fatigue from working in front of a computer all day. And the two skincare items are extremely useful to me. But that’s just my calculations for myself, and I totally understand if you or anyone else has different priorities.

      • Charlotte, I just purchased too – great price – did you have the ability to choose anything?

    • Thanks for the code! With a $10 credit for a prior referral I was able to get the box for $37.10. I didn’t think it was worth $75, but definitely worth what I paid. I am looking forward to trying the mist. Stay safe everyone!

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