Friday, February 22, 2013

February PopSugar Must Have Box

The PopSugar Must Have Box is a monthly subscription box that is geared toward many aspects of your lifestyle.  It includes, food, beauty, fashion, tech, and all kinds of other treasures.  The price of the box is $35 a month w/shipping included.  They also have 3, 6 and 12 month subscriptions and each one saves you a little bit of money.  The products in the last 2 boxes have been just fantastic!  PopSugar advertises that you will receive full size and premium items worth over $100 (based on the manufacturer MSRP at the time acquired by Sugar).  This box contains a variety of products.  The booklet they has a sections with product information on each item which is super cool. 

I want to say thanks to Catherine H., Jannet Y., Barbara H., Merina G., and Ashley S. for using my referral link.  I received this months box free because of them.  You guys are awesome!

This subscription is available in the US only.  

The good: 

Products: Full size products as promised and a nice variety of beauty, home etc.  

Pricing structure: They have monthly, 3, 6 and yearly subscriptions.  Each one (except monthly) saves you a little bit of money.  

Referrals: The offer a generous referral program.  Refer 2 people get a month free.  5 people 3 months free and 10 people is 6 months free.  I've was super lucky and 10 people used my referral link so I got 6 months free.    

The not so good:

The price: $35 is a little high for a monthly box but you do get some really cool stuff with a value of way more than $35

Skip a month: There is no option to skip, only cancel. 

My treasures all wrapped up in pink. 

What a great box of goodies to go through!


This is the towel from Brokedown and this is what it looks like on.  Notice anything?  It's kind of hard to see in the picture but the one I received didn't have a pretty bow or lace trim. 

Contents of box with retail price:

Must Have Fashion
Brokedown Spa Wrap in white. Value = $84.00 - This is incredibly soft, I would've preferred pink and I'm disappointed that it doesn't have the pretty satin bow but this is still cool. I'm not a big fan of one size fits most /all stuff because usually it doesn't. 

Must Have Fashion
Hanky Panky rolled low rise thong in green. Value = $20.00 - really a green thong? AND it's low rise (which I hate) AND a one size fits most item.  I have no words. 

Must Have Food
Mariebelle New York's Tresor Box with cacao nibs. Value = $10.00?? - I couldn't find a price on these but the are really tasty and seem like a premium chocolate cacao item

Must Have Beauty
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Value = $8.99

Must Have Entertainment
Safe Haven Book and song download. Value = $7.99

Must Have Home
Connoisseurs Quick Jewelry Cleanser. Value = $7.92

Special Extra
Conversation Hearts Value = $1.00

The value of this months box is $139.90 give or take.  Great value, especially since I got this free because of my awesome readers!  I just really can't believe they sent a thong in this months box though.  Not everyone wears thongs and not everyone is one size fits most.  I like the spa wrap and I will probably use it every now and then but it's not comfortable enough for me to lounge in.  Also the picture on the website and flyer shows a bow but mine didn't come with a pretty bow.  Minor detail I guess but I think it makes a big difference.  I did think it it was cool that this was an item that was sent to subscribers before it was available for sale.  I keep hearing good things about the Revlon lip stuff.  Years ago they made a similar product that I used to use.  I just saw the preview for Safe Haven the other day and thought that looks like a good chick flick then low and behold I get the book.  I used to have some jewelry cleaner but I couldn't find it so I resorted to toothpaste for a quick job.  I'll have to give this a try on my silver items. 

Verdict: PopSugar is a great box if you want more than just beauty products.  Although I'm a little disappointed in the one size items.     

**I am not any type of sponsor paid or unpaid for PopSugar.  I purchase these subscriptions myself. 


  1. The Revlon lip stain is AMAZING and a must-have, the chocolate and book sound really nice. Jewelry cleaner, meh. IMO the wrap is way overpriced and my jaw dropped when I saw the one-size-fits-all thong. SERIOUSLY?

    1. Yeah the thong was a BAD BAD decision. I tried the wrap on last night and I really want to love it but it's SUPER short. I agree way overpriced and nothing I would be ordinarily but I can see where they think it would be a nice thing to include. I think they should stick with truly one-size fits all stuff like scarves.