Popsugar: November 2016 Must Have Box + January 2017 Spoiler!

I have finally finished my first round of manuscript edits and sent them off to my publisher!  This means I’m free to catch up on box reviews.
Today I thought I’d talk about my favorite monthly sub: Popsugar, but before I get to the review, I’ve got a spoiler for January!

JANUARY 2017 SPOILER!
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I’m not really too excited about this one.  I think I’m a bit burned out with the skin-care products from sub boxes.  It still looks like an interesting product that I bet a lot of subscribers will enjoy.

Now onto the main event:
NOVEMBER MUST HAVE BOX
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Kendra Scott Elaina Rose Gold Bracelet in White Pearl

(Suggested Retail: $50)
Description: “This dainty bracelet has a sliding closure to help you find your perfect fit, and its elegant rose gold hue will flatter any complexion. Pair the beautiful, pearly bauble with a dress and heels for a cocktail party, or dress it down by stacking with your other favorite bracelets for a casual look.”
Verdict: Love!
This item already made the whole box for me.  I’ve been dying for more rose gold jewelry in boxes and this piece is somehow classic and unique at the same time.  The simple white stone makes it perfect for everything from date night to a job interview, while the unique sliding closure gives it a fun twist and allows it to easily accommodate different size wrists.  As someone with a tiny wrist, bracelets can be problematic, so I adore this.  Definitely a top contender for my top picks of 2016.

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Stowaway Cosmetics Dawn to Dusk Palette

(Suggested Retail: $26.00)
Description: Complete with all the shades to create a perfect daytime look that transitions into the evening, this cruelty-free palette is a wallet-sized secret weapon that’s anything but boring. Simply layer your creamy daytime colors with bold, buildable nighttime shades, and you’ll be ready to hit the town in a flash!”
Verdict:
Hit!
The shades on this compact look like a nice mix of day and evening and I can easily see being able to make a lot of different looks from them. I didn’t swatch this because I currently have a ton of open makeup so I’m saving this for when I clean out my kit and want something new.

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AJ Goods Nest Wire Bowl

(Suggested Retail: $35.00)
Description: Whether you use it as a key catch-all, as a fruit basket, or even for storing decorative ornaments, this gorgeously simple bowl will add effortless elegance to your home decor. Handmade in India, each bowl has a story before it even reaches your front door. What’s next for yours?”
Verdict: Like
While this wouldn’t be something I’d grab myself, I love home items in boxes and this is simple and pretty versatile.  I’m sure I can find a good home for it in my new house.

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Pehr Chambray Runner Wine

(Suggested Retail: $44.00)
Description: Embrace the rich colors of Winter with this wine-toned runner, which is perfect for holiday entertaining. Thanks to its simple, colorblock pattern and chambray-fringed texture, your tablescape Instagram snaps will look so elevated.”
Verdict: Love!
Again, I’m a sucker for home items and this is a really pretty table runner.  I love the organic vibe to it and at $44, I would never have purchased this myself, so it really feels like a present.

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Meri Meri Star Party Picks
(Suggested Retail: $8.00)
Description: “You’ll find yourself itching to host a dinner party thanks to these fun, decorative sticks, which add sparkle to any appetizer or dessert. They’ll definitely be the star of the party!”
Verdict: Love!
These will be perfect for when I finally get my new place renovated and ready for a housewarming party.

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Oogie’s Snacks Oogie’s Gourmet Toffee Butter Popcorn
(Suggested Retail: $2.99)
Description: “Indulge your craving for salty sweet toffee by snacking on this gourmet popcorn — you won’t want to put it down! This addictive snack is the reason for the phrase “treat yourself” and is perfect for those chilly Fall nights where you just want to bundle up and watch a movie.”
Verdict: Miss
I was so excited to see this because I love caramel popcorn but this had a weird sweetness and overly buttery taste.  (I know there is such a thing as too much butter –  I was as shocked as you are.)  Neither my boyfriend or I could finish it and I ended up tossing half the bag.

OVERALL:
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Verdict: Love!
Even though the popcorn was a bust, this was still one of my favorite boxes ever from Popsugar.  Just the Kendra Scott Bracelet was enough to warrant the $42.95 pricetag. With all the other items, the retail value added up to $165.99 which is a great return on my investment.  I loved that we got multiple home décor items – which for me personally, are what make Popsugar shine. There are lots of great boxes where you can get makeup or accessories, but it’s hard to find affordable boxes with other interesting, unique items. During Popsugar’s holiday promotion, I snagged a 6 month membership at a huge discount so be ready for lots more Popsugar boxes throughout 2017.

Do you like home décor items in your sub boxes?
Why or why not?

THE BACKSTORY
Popsugar is a women’s lifestyle subscription that delivers a monthly box of fun, full-size products hand-selected by Popsugar editors.

In addition to Popsugar’s monthly must have boxes, they have some seasonal special edition boxes that contain uber luxe items.  The price tag on these boxes is higher, but the products you receive are high end.

Popsugar Mini Pricing:
(Features 2 Full Size Items)
Monthly – $18.95

Popsugar Must Have Pricing:
Monthly – $39.95
3 Months – $109.85
6 Months – $214.70
12 Months – $404.40

Coupon Codes:  REFER5 = $5 off site wide
POPSUGAR10 = $10 off a 3 month subscription to Must Have

Once upon a time, long, long ago, Lisa attended Syracuse University where she studied singing in a giant castle surrounded by ice and snow. After she earned her music degree, she headed to the island of Manhattan, down to the West Village, to a place called the New School. There, she earned another degree in the great art of writing stories for children. She currently works on that same island trying to help real people, while making up stories about imaginary ones. Her first book, “The Ice Maiden’s Tale,” a fairy tale adventure, was released on May 30, 2017 and is up for sale on Amazon. In the meantime, she keeps herself occupied by obsessing over subscription boxes and home renovations.

2 thoughts on “Popsugar: November 2016 Must Have Box + January 2017 Spoiler!

    • They had a promotion going on where you can buy some of their items including the stowaway palette. Head over to their boutique: https://mhboutique.popsugar.com/
      Add items to your car that total over $100 and get 75% off+ Free Shipping!

      The discount should be automatically applied at checkout, but if it doesn’t work try coupon code TAKE75OFF.

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