I’ve always found subscription boxes to be quite alluring. I love the idea of getting a surprise gift in the mail–albeit one you’ve given yourself–on a random Wednesday. How fun, right? But…there are SO many options! How do you pick the right box? What if you get junk, or just stuff you can’t use or don’t want? How do you know if it’s “worth it”?! Now I know. When POPSUGAR offered to send me their September Must Have box, I pretty much leapt at the chance to check it out.  And let me assure you, guys, the Must Have Box is totally worth it. Don’t believe me? Check out my unboxing and review…and grab a coupon for $5 off your first box below!


POPSUGAR’s Must Have box is an expertly-curated monthly subscription box for the modern babe. The box goes for $39.99 a month, and includes a variety of cool lifestyle/beauty/style must haves, plus a cute note that outlines each of the items in the box and explains why they were chosen. I’ve looked into POPSUGAR’s boxes before, and I’ve found that what really sets them apart from the competition is that they offer full-sized products, the “estimated price” included on their information card is accurate/not inflated to drive up the perceived value of the box, and their picks are actually USEFUL. Also, since the box centers around fun, monthly lifestyle themes instead of one specific niche like “beauty” or “hair”, there’s also a really nice variety of items to unwrap, too. You won’t be getting month after month of lipstick/candles/volumizing shampoos/tote bags. Each month is unique and interesting. Here’s what September subscribers got!

September’s box contained six items…

1. Jack & Lucy wide brim hat (Suggested price: $58)

I’m a hat girl, so I was super excited to get this piece from Jack & Lucy! This wide-brimmed, adjustable wool hat is perfect for fall. Simple and sophisticated–I’m wearing it tonight!

2. Briogeo ‘Don’t Despair, Repair!’ deep conditioning mask (Suggested price: $36)

I love a good hair product, and this deep conditioning mask by Briogeo looks bomb. Not only is it a whopping 8oz of product, but it’s 6-free–no sulfates, parabens, silicones, phthalates, DEA, or artificial colors. A definite must for hot, healthy hair.

3. NCLA ‘Mani Emergency’ kit (Suggested price: $16)

SO. USEFUL. Popped this cute kit into my purse immediately.

4. Flint retractable lint roller (Suggested price: $10)

Again, how useful is this?! As a dog owner and yoga-pants-wearer, a lint roller is a major necessity. This one, however, is both stylish and miniature. Love!

5. GFB Bites gluten-free chocolate coconut snacks (Suggested price: $5)

Gluten-free snacks can be a little iffy, but these GFB bites are delicious! I’m obsessed with their highly-snackable size, and the dark chocolate and coconut are the perfect pairing.

6. Smith & Cult ‘The Warning’ lipgloss (Suggested price: $22)

I typically don’t gravitate towards red lipstick or gloss, so this sassy red gloss with flecks of gold glitter from Smith & Cult was a really fun surprise. Hello, fall lip!


…That brings the total value of the box to almost $150! Not only is this box a great deal,  it’s also a really diverse mix of goodies–all of which I will actually use. Highly recommend! If you want to get your hands on the next POPSUGAR Must Have box, I have a coupon for you! You can use code SHOP5 for $5 off your first box, HERE.

Have you tried a subscription box before?!



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