Subscription: Popsugar Must Have
Cost: $39.95/month, free shipping.
Codes: Spring10, Spring20, Spring50 for $10/20/50 off 1/3/6 month subscriptions
What to Expect: “Enjoy a monthly delivery of full-sized surprises worth over $100, curated by POPSUGAR Founder & President Lisa Sugar.”
Amusingly, I copied the text from the last time I wrote a PSMH review, which was in December right after I got my first sub to this box! Now we’ve come full circle to the end of all four of your Subscriptionista bloggers’ 6 month subs, and as of Wednesday I believe myself and Subista are still holding out
I’ll cave in a few minutes.
Are you resubbing? Make sure you use their codes for a discount! Please note you will be getting a duplicate non-refundable May box if you already subbed after Black Friday.
May box inspiration: hydration, yoga, deep breaths, fitness, relaxation, health.
There is a promise of Fashion, Beauty, and Home, so let’s take a peep at what fits into these areas!
Gaiam Foldable Yoga Mat: $24.98.
How nice! A nap mat for my tiny kitty! My other Gaiam Pilates mat currently catches all the dust in the corner of the tv room. Kidding aside, this was a really nice inclusion and a great reminder to exercise!
Happy Spritz Breathe Deeply Spray: $25. “A crisp, minty + refreshing mix of pure peppermint + eucalyptus + 100% pure essential oils.”
This is great for keeping at work [next to your stabbing utensil] and liberally spraying before/after interactions with certain coworkers or supervisors, using in the car to prevent road rage, or just spraying on yourself as you
take a nap meditate on your Gaiam yoga mat.
Kocostar Foot Therapy: $10. “Formulated with 33 botanical essences – including dandelion, rosemary and thyme – this foot exfoliant softens calluses and hydrates skin that is often neglected by your daily moisturizing regimen.”
Side effects may include foot leprosy.
Spongelle Body Buffer in Milk and Honey: $20. “Designed to exfoliate, massage and help stimulate circulation.”
Smells nice! Can’t wait to get buffed in the buff! Plus this one smells WAY better than the one FFF sent last summer. Much more subtle.
Subtle and soft like my skin shall soon be!
Bluma Project Capri Bracelets [set of 2]: $44. “Delicate beaded stretch bracelets with a fun tassel.”
These sell for $25 each on the Bluma website, which is a pretty high price for seed bead bracelets. They’re nice, but I could string one up in less than twenty minutes, so I’m curious what the overhead costs of this outreach company are… Though for the pricing on the wrap bracelets [$80] they must be trying to compete with big jewelry because their twice wrap bracelets are comparable to Chan Luu pricing [$90]!
I made Mailbox Junkie a wrap bracelet, and I just want you all to know the retail value was obviously at least $120! Hers has little charms =)
Bella shows me how she REALLY feels about me staying up past her bedtime!
This was tasty and soft, and I really appreciated how low sugar it tasted. Usually I’m overwhelmed by how durn sweet snack bars are!
Subista had to send me a picture of the wrapped bar because I for some reason didn’t take one of the front before slamming this in my gob.
I liked this! The lemon cayenne was subtle. I didn’t notice too much of a change in my energy, though I wasn’t falling asleep at work this afternoon so I suppose it helped! I’m glad they sent the flavor I’d be less likely to pick.
Oh, and even with $3 shipping, a 12 pack of this stuff is still cheaper than buying on Amazon, plus they give you a $5 coupon when you visit their website.
Half Hitch Goods: $10 gift card.
This was an odd inclusion. Most items are not really in my price range, and they have a very limited product selection.
Ohh… my second black mascara this month. I really think I need to start just layering mascara like a crazy person.
CAN YOU SEE MY LASHES NOW!? What if bliiiiink reeeaaallllyyy sloooowwww!!??!
Verdict: So, around a $137 value [coupons excluded]. Pretty awesome for a $27-39.95 box! I thought the curation was great, but it’s weird that the value of the seed bead bracelets was so high, and actually the most expensive item in the box. The box fit well with their exercise and pamper-yourself theme, and I definitely don’t mind getting those sorts of items! Looking at all the items though, I liked the bracelets and anxiety spray the most.
What did you think? Are you [re]subscribing?? Let us know!
Disclosure: This box was purchased by me at a discount. There is a referral code so I can save up referrals and get a free box, maybe.