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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  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!

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