Popsugar Must Have August 2015 Review + Coupon!

Popsugar Must Have Box!

Subscription: Popsugar Must Have

Cost: $39.95/monthly + Free Shipping (additional taxes apply to CA)

What's in the box: You'll receive lifestyle items that are curated by Popsugar Editor in Chief, Lisa Sugar and her team, ranging from makeup, jewelry, fitness, food, home and more!

Coupon: Use coupon code MUSTHAVE5 to get $5 off your first box!

This month's theme is "Organization, Morning Routines, Celebrations, Caffeine and Back to School".

First look at unboxing

Second look at unboxing

Fold out Info card that details all the items and prices.

And here are the items!

Popsugar Must Have Box!

Items in detail:

American Color by Alex Lehr Scarf
Value $79

Personally, I'm kind of over getting scarves in my sub boxes. I swapped most of mine away since I don't really wear them.

The material is soft and it is quite fluffy and comfy for a scarf, but I'm not sure I would have paid $79 for it. And the colors and pattern on this one just didn't do it for me, so unfortunately it'll be gifted or swapped.

It came packaged in a plastic bag. Good to know for swapping.

Happy Jackson - "Yay Lunch" Lunch Box
Retail Value $10

Hmmm, I don't know what to say about this. It's both odd and unexpected to receive a lunchbox, even my husband commented "why are you receiving a lunchbox, are you going back to school?" If I was still in college, then yes, it might have increased the excitement within me. But no, sorry, this just didn't do it for me. Another gift or swap item, sigh.

Another look at the lunchbox disassembled.

Fringe Studio - Best Day Ever Mug
Value $10 (Popsugar stated the value as $12 but I found it cheaper on Nordstrom and used that price instead)

Finally an item I'm in love with. I drink quite a bit of tea and the simple design on this mug will go perfectly in my mug collection. I can't wait to use it!

I also appreciate that it's both microwave and dishwasher safe, a definite keeper!

The mug was packaged in a box so it was secure and arrived in one piece.

Royal Apothic - Tea Balm Firming Eye Treatment
Value $36

I knew I was getting this eye cream since it was revealed earlier, and my initial reaction was just meh. I don't have a lot of eye concerns so it's not really my thing, but prevention is always better than correction so I will be using this.

Southern Culture - "Birthday Cake" Pancake & Waffe Mix
10 oz., Value $7.99

I'm not really a pancake/waffle person (I know, crazy right) but I will certainly try this and I'm sure my husband will appreciate it more than I do.

This product was featured in Shark Tank, Oprah magazine, and QVC to name a few. So that just made me more interested in trying this out =)

The ingredients look good, I'll try using it this weekend!

Meri Meri - Toot Sweet Pink Stripe Large Napkin</i>
20 Large Paper Napkins, Value $5.95

Paper napkins, really. And the print looks more like a kids birthday party, not digging it at all. And I surely can't gift it, that would be odd. So I'll either swap this or use it when I'm in need of napkins and there's none other but this.

My Yoga Works - 3 month subscription
3-month subscription, Value $45

My Yoga Works gives you unlimited access to 700+ online classes for $15/month. They have videos either by duration (5, 10, 15... all the way to 90 minutes) or by level (beginner, intermediate, advance, or for teachers). These videos can be watched at anytime and anywhere so it'll be great for people like me who may not have the time to go to the gym or can only exercise late at night when all the gyms are closed. I may even use this while I'm traveling, how cool is that! I will certainly make use of this and might just continue subscribing.

Bonus item:

Folgers Iced Cafe in "Caramel Macchiato"
Value $5

Since I'm not a coffee drinker, this will be handed off to my husband. I appreciate the bonus item, but a Folger's coffee is somewhat disappointing, at least for me.

If you're not familiar with this product, the way to use it is as follows:

1. Add ice

2. Pour milk

3. Squeeze in Folgers Iced Cafe

4. Stir & enjoy

My Thoughts: Okay, so although I love getting my Popsugar boxes every month, I have to admit this box is my least favorite to date. The only item I truly liked is the mug, and maybe the eye cream (depending on the results). Everything else seemed a bit off especially for a $40 subscription box. Although the value is quite high for this box, it's mostly due to the high priced scarf and the 3-month yoga trial. I'll still continue subscribing because hey, everyone makes mistakes and I think this box was one of them, so I'll let them slide this time. Let's hope next month they make up for it!

Not a subscriber? You can subscribe here to start your subscription with the September box and don't forget to use coupon code MUSTHAVE5 to get $5 off your first box!

My Items

Product Price
American Colors Scarf $79
Happy Jackson Lunch Box $10
Fringe Studio Mug $10
Royal Apothic Eye Cream $36
Southern Culture Pancake Mix $7.99
Meri Meri Paper Napkins $5.95
My Yoga Works $45
Folgers Iced Cafe $5
Subscription Cost $39.95