This was my very first Pop Sugar Must Have box and I treated myself just for my birthday. I will say that the price, $39.95 a month plus tax, has scared me away from trying this monthly subscription in the past. Pop Sugar’s site doesn’t say exactly how many items you receive for the price, but they curate a box featuring must have beauty, fashion, home, fitness and food items. The last several boxes have had 6 or 7 items. This month, subscribers received 6 items. There were no variations on this month’s box, though I’ve seen past boxes with color, size and finish variations.
Sooooo….to the box This month, it should be mentioned that there was a bit…okay a LOT of a delay in getting boxes out to people. Since this is my first box, I really don’t know how often this happens, but I peaked at their Facebook page and let’s just say it wasn’t pretty. That being said, my box did show up and sometimes a little patience will get you far. My box, personally took 16 days to get to me.
And, as you can see, the box is full to the top with goodies!
I received a little brochure that tells me all about each item and why they included it and how much each item retails for.
Up first was the Blueavocado Eco Shopper. The card included says that this folds neatly into a Wallet-sized pouch.
Non of my wallets are this large, but this is cute none-the-less.
The print once the whole thing is open is really cute. This eco shopper seems very well made and it makes me wish I remembered to bring shopping bags along with me more often. Because this one does fold p easily and nicely, I’m more likely to grab it. I’ll probably leave this in my car. This was a Must Have Home product and retails for $25
The item that everyone was SO excited about is the Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette. This particular palette was recently reformulated and 3 of the shades were replaced. So, while this wasn’t a “new” product, it kinda was. I was as excited as the next to receive this BUT my palette arrived with a cracked mirror. This was a Must Have Beauty item and retails for $36
Next, we received this Graphic Image Pocket Notebook. This is a “plurple” color and says “RUN THE WORLD” on the cover. This ended up being quite a bit smaller than I thought from other photos. This product was made just for Pop Sugar so you can’t get this on either site. This has a suggested retail value of $20. Now, I am confused about one thing. No where in the Pop Sugar information or on the Graphic Image site can I find what this particular notebook is made out of. Everything from this company is made out of leather but this one doesn’t seem like genuine leather to me. I plan to ask Pop Sugar about it, just out of curiosity. It’s a nice notebook regardless.
Another Must have Home item is this Caldrea Rosewater Driftwood Hand Soap. This is a fairly large bottle at 10.8oz and smells AMAZING. My only complaint (saying if I had to have one) would be that the glass versions of these soaps are beyond adorable. This soap retails for $10.50
We also received these Tea Towels by Fresh Pastry Stand on Etsy. I admit that I thought it was a little odd that Pop Sugar Must Have teamed up with an Etsy shop. This shop seems to have some nice things, but they don’t have that many sales under their belts nor do they have a whole lot of followers, etc. That isn’t to say this isn’t a quality item. I just don’t know that I have a ton of use for Tea Towels. I read an article on different uses for tea towels so I’ll be trying some things. These retail for $18
Last was a special mix from NatureBox made just for Pop Sugar. This mix sounds odd, but I’m actually really excited to give it a try! We also got a special code to try NatureBox for HALF OFF! That means it will be only $10 and I think I’ll give them a go! $10 for 5 bags (like this one) of snacks, delivered, is a really good deal and I’ve tried their products before and thought they were pretty tasty! This has a value of $5 (Must have Food)
Overall, this was Pop Sugar Must Have box had some really great items. My only complaint is that there were a lot of home items. Out of 6 items, 3 of them were Must Have Home and while they called the eco shopper a Must Have Fashion, I think it was much more of a home (you know, grocery shopping is a bit of a chore)/travel item. I would have loved to just see some sparkle or pastel spring accessory in this box. The overall value was fab at a whopping $114.50. If you’re thinking this might be a great subscription for you, be sure and check it out HERE.