Tuesday, April 9, 2013

April 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.

This subscription is available in the US only and ships from Gilroy, Ca.  

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.

April PopSugar Box


Shashi New Nugget Bracelet.


Contents of box with approximate retail price:

Must Have Food
Alter Eco Dark Quinoa Chocolate Bar. Value = $3.99

Must Have Beauty
Kai Perfume Oil. Value = $48.00 - This smells pretty good, I found it tp be floral with a slight spice.

Must Have Fashion
The Green Garmento Four-In-One Reusable Dry-Cleaning Bag.  Value = $9.99

Must Have Fashion
Shashi New Nugget Bracelet. Value = $28.00

Must Have Beauty
Tatcha Petal Fresh Evening Aburatorigami Beauty Papers. Value = $15.00

The value of this months box is $104.98. It seems like the PopSugar boxes are great every other month. This one didn't do much for me. I mean I will eat the chocolate bar - I love dark chocolate and the perfume oil is nice and the bracelet is cute. I'm not a fan of the garment bag though. I don't have enough dry cleaning to necessitate bringing a bag, I already have a hamper, I don't need a giant duffel bag and I don't have any use for a garment bag. Also the material doesn't look very durable. The Tatcha papers are ok but I always forget to use them.

I still haven't received my special edition summer box and I haven't heard when shipping will begin. I just keep hoping it's a great box.

Verdict: PopSugar is really hit or miss. Buy with caution


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2 comments:

  1. I almost subscribed this month as a Birthday gift to myself, but I'm glad I forgot to. This was my least favorite I've seen so far! Looking forward to reading your review next month!

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    1. It really does seem like every other month the boxes are just ok. Hopefully the next box will make up for it.

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