September 2014 POPSUGAR Must Have Box Review

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Confession…I intended to only try one month of the POPSUGAR Must Have Box, but I forgot (at least that’s what I’m telling myself) to cancel it. But honestly, I’m really glad I didn’t. I really love getting this box, and even though I consider it a bit expensive for a monthly box, I’m really considering continuing my subscription. I’m always so impressed by the quality and value of the boxes I receive, and this month was no different. I think the variety of items is what I love the most.

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According to the info card, September’s box was inspired by autumn leaves, long walks, new tunes, back to school, fashion week, and football. Some of my favorite things about fall!


POPSUGAR Must Have is women’s subscription service that is curated by the editors at POPSUGAR.  Typically you can expect to receive a wide variety of items including beauty products, home goods, food items, and other miscellaneous items. Each month is $39.99/month. Currently if you subscribe, you’ll receive the October box. However, they are in the midst of a planned site outage for the next week, as it appears they are upgrading it and potentially preparing to release new box varieties! I’m excited to see what they’ll come up with next, so don’t forget to come back next week to check out their new site.


And, here’s a breakdown of the items I received:


Tilo Scarf – (Value $125.00) – This was the spoiler item for the September box. And seriously? The value of this scarf alone makes the entire box worth it. It’s pretty high-end too, is hand-dyed, and is just beautiful. I can see it being worn a lot during these fall months. It’s something that I probably would have never bought for myself, but am really happy to have.


Nike $20 gift card– (Value $20) – This was one of the special extras that were included in the box, but honestly it is one of my favorite items from the box! I’ll get this out of the way first by saying that I am totally biased when it comes to Nike. They’re headquartered in my home town, and I have family that work there. So, I’ve always loved Nike. Having said that, I’ll totally use this gift card. I like that it is actually a true gift card (no minimum purchase), and includes free shipping. It is intended to promote their Nike Pro Bra line (hence the measuring tape), but I think I’ll use it to design a pair of Nike ID shoes. I’ve wanted to do that for a while. What do you guys think of these?

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Nicole Miller Stereo Earbuds – (Value $20) – These are fun, and I like that they come with three different ear-cap sizes so you can find your perfect fit. I also like that they’re blue, that’s my favorite color.


Oribe Superfine Purse Size Hair Spray – (Value $21.50) – This is apparently a celebrity favorite. It is medium hold, and isn’t supposed to flake or dull hair styles. At $21.50 for a purse sized version, it had better be amazing! I’m not sure I’d ever buy it, but I’ll definitely use it.


Ghiradelli Milk Chocolate Sea Salt & Almond Minis – (Value $5.95) – You had me at sea salt and almonds. I don’t think you can ever go wrong receiving chocolate. I have actually had these before. I live in San Francisco, and Ghiradelli is a local brand. These minis are perfect for a sweet treat, and come in a handful of other great varieties. Though I loved this version, I’m really excited to pick up a bag of Milk & Caramel, as well as the Milk Chocolate Toffee Crisp versions.


Rifle Paper Co. Garance Dore Assorted Girls Set  – (Value $18.00) – Don’t get me wrong, I love most everything from Rifle Paper Co. But, I just don’t love these particular cards. They’re just not my style. I’ll probably gift them.

Letter C Design Gold Foil Arrow Pencils – (Value $5.00) –  These pencils are definitely cute, and I could see how they would be great for someone in school. But I just don’t have a use for a bunch of #2 pencils. Combined with the card set above, these would make for a cute gift set.


Urban Remedy Almond Brownie – (Value $6.00) – This is a 100% organic, raw brownie. I like that there are no processed ingrediants in this snack. Urban Remedy is mostly known for their juices and juice cleanse programs. This came with a $10 off of a $50 purchase coupon, which I may actually use.

So, that was the September POPSUGAR Must Have Box! I am again really impressed by the value of this box, and the variety of items was really fun! Overall, September’s box was a hit for me.  I calculate the value of  this box at $231.45 (including the value of the two gift cards) which is a really tremendous value!

What did you guys think of the September POPSUGAR Must Have Box? What was your favorite item?


August 2014 POPSUGAR Must Have Box Review


I’ve been tempted to try the POPSUGAR Must Have Box for a while now. I caved this month, and after stalking my FedEx tracking number I can finally say that I have my first box in my hands! And, oh my gosh, I love everything in it!

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POPSUGAR Must Have is women’s subscription service that is curated by the editors at POPSUGAR.  Typically you can expect to receive a wide variety of items including beauty products, home goods, food items, and other miscellaneous items. Each month is $39.99/month. Often, they are running a discount code, and currently you can use the code MustHaveYT to get $10 off your first month! Currently if you subscribe, you’ll receive the September box (the August box is sold out).

Here’s the first look:


And, here’s a breakdown of the items I received:

Kendra Scott Elisa Necklace in Black Cat’s Eye – (Value $50) – I’ve been eyeing Kendra Scott jewelry for a long time, so I was super excited to see this included in the box this month. POPSUGAR sent out either this necklace, or a pair of earrings. Originally I was hoping to receive the earrings, but now that I have the necklace in person, I love it, and am so happy to add it to my jewelry collection! It’s the perfect size, is well made, and will go with everything. As a bonus with this item everyone also received a 20% off coupon code for our next purchase at I’m definitely going to have to use this.


Paddywax Ocean Tide + Sea Salt Mini Jar Candle – (Value $8) – This candle is hand-poured, and smells of sea salt and the ocean. I’m typically pretty picky about my candle scents, but this one I actually like. I’ll burn it as soon as we go through the other ones we are currently burning. And, for $8, I can definitely see myself buying more if I fall in love with it.


Goodbyn Purple Meal and Dipper Set – (Value $8) – This is a dishwasher safe and versatile, on the go food container. It’s a good size for properly portioning a small meal, or snacks. I could see this working great for packing snacks for kids, or for a small lunch to take to the office with you. I’m not sure if I’ll use it though. This may be the only thing in the box that ends up getting swapped.


The Mason Jar Cookie Companie – (Value $12) – This bag of cookie mix is really big! I didn’t actually expect it to be as big as it is, but it does yield 24 cookies, so I guess that makes sense. It contains all the dry ingredients you would need, all you do is add butter and an egg to complete your cookies. I can’t wait to make these!

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Lollia At Last Perfumed Shower Gel – (Value $22) – Look how pretty the design is on this bottle! This shower gel is infused with shea butter and jojoba oil. I’m not typically one to spend a lot on shower gel, and I probably won’t buy it again once this runs out, but I sure will use it all up while I have it!  I expected a really strong scent, and was pleasantly surprised that this isn’t overwhelming.

Bite Beauty Lush Fruit Lip – (Value $22) – I’ve never used Bite products before, but have heard good things, so I’m excited to try this out! The color is a little intimidating looking in the tube, but I hear that it goes on pretty shear, and you can build it up. I also thought that it was pretty cool that this is a shade exclusive to the POPSUGAR Must Have Box, as it is in celebration of the box’s second birthday.


thinkThin Brownie Crunch High Protein Bar – (Value $1.99) – This is the special extra included in the box. This isn’t my favorite protein bar, but I’m not complaining. It has 20 grams of protein and zero grams of sugar.


Turkish-T Beach Towel – (Value $32) – This is the entire reason I caved and subscribed to POPSUGAR. I had been stalking this towel since I saw it included in the June box, and was thrilled to see that MySubscriptionAddiction was offering a code to receive this item free if you subscribed for the August box.


I really, loved this box, and I think POPSUGAR really hit this one out of the park. I calculate the value of  this box at $157.99 (including the turkish towel I received for free) which is a really great value! Here’s the hard part though…originally I had planned on only subscribing for this month, because I really can’t justify an ongoing subscription at this price. But, I fell in love with it this month, and know that I will be super disappointed if I cancel and then realize that the September box is just as amazing. Oh, what should I do! We’ll see…

If you’re interested in the September POPSUGAR Must Have Box it is available for order now, and you can use the promo code MustHaveYT for $10 off.