Wednesday, May 22, 2013

May 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.

Sorry about this awful picture. It looked better on my phone and I couldn't retake it because I already open the stuff. 
 This is a little bag, can be used for lunch, car, etc.

Contents of box with approximate retail price:

Must Have Food
The Modern Margarita cocktail set. Value = $7.59

Must Have Beauty
The Original Beautyblender and Blendercleanser set. Value = $23.95

Must Have Fashion
Kooringal Giselle Mid Brim Hat. Value = $27.99

Must Have Entertainment
Questions I Ask When I Want Too Talk About Myself Deck by Mindy Kaling. Value = $14.95

Must Have Beauty
Pacifica Natural Color Quench Lip Tint. Value = $7.00

Must Have Fashion
Charm & Chain gift card $30.00 - The cheapest item I found on their site was a bangle for $33.00

Special Extra
Way Better Snacks Sweet Potato tortilla chips. Value = $1.19 - very good, sweet potato is the new thing it seems which is ok by me cause I love sweet potatoes.

PopSugar branded lunch bag. Value = $3.00??

The value of this months box is $85.67 give or take on the PopSugar bag.  Now they say you will get over a $100 value in the box and if you count the gift card that would be true. I don't count gift cards that require any out of pocket expense (except maybe shipping). I think this box missed the mark on the promised $100 value but the products included are decent. At first I thought the hat was just ok but when I started playing with it I noticed it has bendy parts on the brim and you can adjust it how ever you like. I think I will probably use this hat more than I originally thought. I hear really great things about the beauty blender product but I don't wear foundation often and I got a really nice makeup sponge in my SeaonsBox that I use. I don't normally use mixes for my margarita's but I have to see this is pretty darn convenient and I love that it comes with rimming crystals. I never read Mindy Kaling's other book and I only watched part of her show once but I hear she's very funny. I don't want to open this quite yet because I might gift it but I'm curious about the questions inside.

Verdict: PopSugar offers a great value but this one didn't have the promised $100 value in my opinion.

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  1. I like the idea of it, but it seems a bit pricey. $35 is a lot to commit to each month.

    1. It is a little pricey but if you like the stuff in the box it's a great deal!