Category Archives: Popsugar Must Have Box

November 2016 Popsugar Must Have Box


Official Popsugar Must Have photo because I don’t like my photo. Maybe next month…

Must Have Fashion
Kendra Scott Elaina Rose Gold Bracelet in White Pearl: I love love love this bracelet!!! I also love the necklace Popsugar sent about a year ago (it got SO many compliments!) so the new Bellevue, WA store is a little bit dangerous for me. I’m glad Popsugar also includes (or included?) a Kendra Scott necklace in their bridesmaid box because that was the gift I picked for my bridesmaids (about six months ago).

Must Have Beauty
Stowaway Cosmetics Dawn to Dusk Palette: This palette was smaller than I expected but the packaging is nice. I hope it’s a great product because I gave it to a friend.

Must Have Home
AJ Goods Nest Wire Bowl: I love getting “home” items! This bowl is nice and is now being used as a fruit bowl. I’ll probably put it in the middle of my dining table in the near future.

Pehr Chambray Runner Wine: Another wonderful item for my home/dining table! I first learned about table runners while planning my wedding 7-8 months ago so it amuses me that I received one shortly after realizing they exist. I’m looking forward to putting it on my dining table in the future!

Meri Meri Star Party Picks: Cute! I think these will be more fun at a friend’s house than at my house because more people would see them. I’ll probably take them to a holiday or birthday dinner or something!

Must Have Food
Oogie’s Snacks Oogie’s Gourmet Toffee Butter Popcorn: I don’t frequently eat popcorn but my husband loves it so I was really happy to see that it’s gluten-free. Popsugar frequently picks food which isn’t gluten-free (or a good idea for me health-wise) so I end up giving a lot of it away…

Thinking about subscribing to this box? I hope you consider using my referral link! Make sure to also look for coupons and other deals. They had a great Cyber Monday deal so I ended up grabbing another six months at a discount. :)




August 2016 Popsugar Must Have Mini

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jOTBLOCK by three by three – I love that this is a Seattle company! I have heard of them but have never used/owned any of their products. I have a lot of (cute) notebooks and notepads but none with a little pen compartment.

EYES by ToGoSpa (Coconut) – I believe I have received this product in a box before but haven’t gotten around to using it yet. No idea why because it sounds like a wonderful experience!

Cool Cotton Body Lotion by CLEAN – I don’t love receiving lotions in boxes but this time I actually wanted some because my knees have been a bit dry (summer? barre?). I do like that box companies usually send really nice lotions (like this one!), though! Quite a few friends like taking the nice lotions off my hands. ;) Anyway… this lotion. This lotion is nice but has a stronger scent than I expected. Not a huge fan of the strong scent but I guess it’s not a big problem.

Wonder what they will send next month! If you’d like to subscribe (this box is $18.95 per month), here’s my referral link. :)

February 2016 Popsugar Must Have Box


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Must Have Beauty

Beautycounter Nourishing Cleansing Balm: I love this item! Nice packaging and I love that there’s a muslin cloth included.

Victoria’s Secret Coconut Milk Hydrating Body Lotion: It looks like a nice lotion and I’m glad it’s a big bottle. I’m not really a fan of most lotions, however, so I gave this one to a friend.

Must Have Fashion

Tilo Heart Print Scarf: Loooove this scarf! The little hearts are cute and perfect for February.

JewelryStorm Endless Arrow Ring: People have told me I have small hands/fingers and this ring only fits me as a midi ring, so I’m not sure it fits like a normal ring for many adults. I like it because it’s cute and it sparkles. :)

Must Have Home

Fringe Studio Hello Beautiful Square Tray: Super cute tray! I love it and am glad they chose it for this box.

Must Have Food

Foodstirs Heart Cookie Mix:  I love that Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy!) is involved in this project (co-founder!) and that the package was super cute. I had to give it away, however, because it wasn’t gluten-free.

Special Extra: Victoria’s Secret Sports Socks: I love these!

Special Extra: Victoria’s Secret Reward Card: I don’t normally shop at Victoria’s Secret but I’ll probably be able to find something for about $20. Maybe something fitness related! ;)

Can’t wait to see what’s inside the March box! If you’d like to subscribe, click here (my referral link). Save $5 with this coupon code: MUSTHAVE5


August 2015 Popsugar Must Have Box


Must Have Fashion

American Colors Mediterranean Plaid Scarf: Another scarf?!?! -_- It’s a pretty cute scarf but I didn’t really need/want another one (have received ~5 from Popsugar?), so I wasn’t too happy to see it in the box.

Must Have Beauty

Royal Apothic Tea Balm Firming Eye Treatment: I have quite a few eye creams right now (thanks to subscription boxes) so I’ll have to use the older ones first, but I’m looking forward to trying this treatment!

Must Have Home

Pastel Best Day Ever Mug: Super cute mug! Hope I don’t break it before the day I have an office again comes. ;)

Happy Jackson Yay Lunch! Lunch Box: Another cute item! I work remotely so I don’t really need a lunch box, but I can still use it when I want to work from a coffee shop and eat lunch at a park.

Meri Meri Toot Sweet Pink Stripe Napkins: Another cute item… that I don’t really need. I gave these to my cousin because she likes pink things and hosts way more dinner parties.

Must Have Food

Southern Culture Shortstacks Pancake & Waffle Mix: I like the package but will be giving this item away because my boyfriend can’t eat it (gluten) and I rarely eat pancakes and waffles (recently made my first gluten/flour-free banana pancakes, though… so simple & good!). I wish Popsugar would stop sending mixes like this or at least add a survey question about dietary restrictions, like they do with earrings.

Must Have Fitness

MyYogaWorks 3-Month Trial: I love that they included something in the fitness category but am sad it was this because I don’t like practicing yoga at home. This is a great for some people, though… ended up giving my code to somebody through a local Buy Nothing Facebook group.

Special Extra

Folgers Iced Café™ Caramel Macchiato Flavored Coffee Drink Concentrate: I like iced coffee drinks and coffee that doesn’t require me using a coffee machine, so I’m looking forward to using this sample.

Can’t wait to see the September 2015 box!

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February 2015 Popsugar Must Have Box

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Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush (True Love) – This looks like a great blush… but I don’t use blush, so it’s going to one of my friends. Hope whoever gets it loves it.

U.S. Apothecary Rose Water Bubble Bath – This is the kind of item I expect from Popsugar!! I usually just take showers, but I will try to take a bath soon so I can use this item!!

Figs & Rouge 100% Natural Balm – I don’t love having to use hands/fingers to apply lip balm, but this balm looks nice. I’m sure it’ll be enjoyed… someday… whenever I’m ready to start using a new balm. I have so many lip products right now…

Extra: Sally Beauty FingerPaints Nail Color in Expressionist Red – I love having red nails, but I can’t really paint my own nails red because they end up a mess. I’m planning to give this one away.

Must Have Home

ACME Party Box Company Bamboo Heart Cutting Board & Cheese Knife – I haven’t gotten a chance to use the cheese knife yet, but I’m happy to have one and loooooove the heart cutting board!! Super cute and useful.

Must Have Food

Chuao Chocolatier Ravishing Rocky Road Bar – This was a bit odd but delicious. I love chocolate!

Must Have Fashion

BaubleBar Mini Arrow Pendant Necklace – I like that it’s a delicate necklace and that the pendant is an arrow! I’m not a huge fan of BaubleBar because for some reason their items feel cheap(ish) and mass-produced, but I still like this piece… especially while my other small and delicate necklace is broken… need to get that one fixed…

Popsugar + Target Special Edition Box

I got one Popsugar Special Edition box last year and decided that would probably be the last one, but then they announced this fitness-themed box that fit in so well with my current focus/goals, so I purchased… and am so glad I did!!

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Must Have Fitness

Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Tracker – I had been using my iPhone 5S as my Fitbit tracker and had actually “purchased” a (different) tracker through an Indiegogo campaign (it’s scheduled to arrive in April), but I was still pretty excited to see the Flex in this box. One of my favorite things is the battery life. I frequently drain my phone battery 2-3 times a day, but it takes quite a few days to drain my Flex. I’ve actually never done it because I end up charging it a couple times a week. I love that I now feel better about leaving my phone on the table when walking around a building (because now my steps are being counted by my “bracelet”). Another thing I love about Fitbit is the social competition aspect… when I’m super busy or not feeling well I don’t really look at the friends tab, but most days I feel inspired to walk several hundred or thousand extra steps to catch up with a friend. The one thing I don’t love is the pink band… so I ordered a black one. Hope it arrives soon!

Gaiam Icy Marrakesh Yoga Mat 3MM – I like the design and am happy to have a second yoga mat! The one bummer is that it’s the same brand and color as my first yoga mat, so it won’t stop me from buying another mat in the near future. I’m thinking I’ll probably get a way thicker mat or a way more portable mat (so I can check out more yoga studios through Fitmob).

Brita Blue Sport Bottle – I love water bottles and LOVE that this one has a filter! I’ll be sad when it stops working in the near future because it’s been quite useful in recent months. The only downside is that I don’t get to use it frequently because I usually drink well water at home (boyfriend’s a fan of visiting an artesian well) and also frequently buy bottled water at Starbucks because I don’t want to use their wifi without buying something.

Must Have Beauty

Laneige Advanced Hydration Trial Kit – I like the hydration idea! I haven’t gotten around to trying this yet, but I’ll try to get around to it in the near future. My skin probably needs something like this…

Burt’s Bees White Tea 10ct wipes – I love wipes!! About a month ago I got a Fitmob class “passport” and added some mid-day Pilates classes and right-after-work Pure Barre classes to my life, so I’ve been going through my collection (thanks, subscription boxes!) of wipes quickly. I didn’t use as many when I was just going to my gym (they have showers), but I still kept a pack in my purse so I could freshen up a bit before evening events. I kind-of wish they would have sent a bigger pack, but I think 10 will be enough for me to figure out if I like these or not. If I like them, I will probably buy more!

Must Have Fashion

C9 by Champion Headband – I like the idea of using a headband to keep some of my hair back during a workout/class, but I wore it to a couple of yoga classes and felt more frustrated than helped by it. I’ll try again, but so far I’m not a fan.

Must Have Food

Simply Balanced Organic Dark Chocolate Trail Mix – I was excited to see this snack in the box because it contained chocolate and nuts, but I didn’t like something about the taste or texture. I don’t know what it was exactly, but I’m not likely to pick up more.


Target C9 Champion Gift Card ($20) – A Target gift card!! YAY!!! WIN! I ended up buying a few random items and a pair of Champion capri leggings that I now love. I’m tempted to buy more but am going to try to wait a few months because I just changed up my fitness routine and want to see how my body responds.

January 2015 Popsugar Must Have Box

Official Popsugar photo!

Official photo from the Popsugar Must Have box!

Must Have Fashion

JACK + LUCY Pom Pom Hat – It’s kind-of cute but I don’t normally wear hats, so I’ve owned this hat for ~3 months and haven’t worn it yet. I considered giving it away but that also hasn’t happened yet. I just searched for it on Google and noticed that some people sold theirs on Poshmark, so I’m thinking about doing something like that instead!

Skin Jewel Tattoos EMPIRE – These shiny tattoos are super popular right now. I don’t know when I’ll actually wear/use these because I don’t go to events like music festivals, but I’ll probably find a good day to play with them. I’m glad they came in a Popsugar box because the “value” is usually $100+ and I spend about $35, so I like to think about it like… I’m buying a few things I want and everything else is extra.

Must Have Beauty

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream – I like that this is a moisturizing cream and it looks like a great product, but I’m not super excited because I already have a lot of other lotions and creams.

ToGoSpa EYES – Now this is new and sounds like a good thing to try when I need to relax after a long day or week!!

Must Have Home

Keep Cup Brew 12-Ounce Reusable Coffee Cup – I love love love this cup! It’s cute AND perfect for a girl who spends a lot of time at coffee shops! One Caffe Ladro barista recently said it was the cutest reusable cup she’s seen so far. :)

Must Have Fitness

Manduka eQua Hand Towel – I love it when they include fitness items like this!! The yoga studio I go to tends to heat their room to 85-90, so bringing a hand towel is usually great idea.

Must Have Food

Nature Valley Peanut Butter ‘n Dark Chocolate Protein Granola – I wasn’t super excited about this because I don’t love peanut butter, but I ended up really enjoying this granola with almond milk.