Subscription Review: POPSUGAR Must Have Box - June 2014



POPSUGAR provided me with a complimentary POPSUGAR Must Have Box. The opinions I have shared about the box are my own and POPSUGAR did not tell me what to say or how to say it.

The amazing people at POPSUGAR were nice enough to send me their POPSUGAR Must Have Box for June! The Must Have Box is a monthly subscription box containing hand-selected items in beauty, fashion, home, fitness, and food. The monthly box offers full-size products and premium items for $39.95 (shipping included). 
I was really excited to get this box. This has been one of the few subscription boxes I have been wanting to try. I have been stalking the boxes every month and there are always items I wanted to try out of this box. This month wasn't an exception. There usually at least an item or two I could live without in every subscription box, but I honestly really liked everything in my June box! I was surprised...I'm pretty picky! 

Each box comes with a really nice booklet explaining the difference products that were hand-picked for the box. The June box was definitely a summer-themed boxed and I think they nailed it.


The June box had a HARDCOVER book, turkish towel, full size lotion, box of wipes, hair ties, and some barbeque chips. I just needed my sun block and tote bag and I would be ready for the pool!


The first thing I pulled out of the box was Sachajuan Shiny Citrus Body Lotion. This lotion retails for $24 and had a orange-citrus smell to it...I really liked it. 
Item description: After a long day under the sun, your skin needs hydration. Using Swedish oats, this lotion reduces the appearance of wrinkles and calms irritation - keeping your skin replenished all Summer long!

I was also really surprised by the book. I was expecting some sort of paperback, but they sent a really nice hardback copy of Emily Giffin's "The One and Only," retails $28. I was actually thinking of purchasing a book for the pool since it is so hard to read my iPhone and iPad in direct sunlight. I never got around to it because I didn't know which book I wanted to start with. I've never read any of Emily Giffin's books but I've heard good things. I'm all for starting with this one for a good summer read.
Item Description: Look no further - your fun Summer read is here. New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin returns with this highly anticipated novel of an unlikely romance and lifelong friends set against the backdrop of Texas football. You won't be able to put it down.

Also happy to get these You Smell Lemon Wet Wipes. For a retail value of $6, I got a pretty little box of 12 individual wipes. I like that they didn't have alcohol in them. They are definitely going in my gym bag and my pool tote.

Item Description: Finding time to freshen up just got easier. These naturally antibacterial wipes are not only durable, but also gentle. Throw these in your bag before your endless adventures ahead.


I know my husband will not approve of my occasional love for kettle cooked chips, but there are no complaints here! The One Potato Two Potato Hawaiian BBQ Chips retail for $2. I flipped over the bag and was happy to see that there was no high fructose corn syrup in these. I'm not the queen of diets but I have been slowly trying to make healthier food choices. Right now I'm focusing on cutting out high fructose corn syrup.

[I was getting hungry writing this review and I actually started to eat my chips....sadly my review isn't finished, but the chips are :( I want MORE. They have a little bit of a spicy bite on the end that I love!]
Item Description: Say aloha to savory Hawaaiian BBQ kettle chips. Cooked with all-natural ingredients and packed with flavor, these chips serve as an amazing party snack. We warn you: they're addictive!



I've seen a lot of bloggers rave about Turkish Towels. I have been wanted to give one a try to see what the fuss is about, so I was pretty happy to receive one in my box....especially one with pretty colors. The towel is by Turkish-T and retails for $32. The material is really lightweight, but it is supposed to be really absorbent. I haven't tested this yet. I'm going to take it to my rooftop pool this weekend and give it a go!

Item Description: This Turkish-T towel acts as a lightweight beach towel by day and as a glam wrap by night. It's loomed from the world's finest cotton, so trade in your overused beach towel for this chic alternative.


One of my favorite items were these Lollies Hair Ties. A 3-pack retails for $6.  I love the gold ring...it makes it such a cute bracelet. I love these just as much as Twist Bands...so much I already looked up the site. I'm planning on ordering the Sherbet 6-pack.

Item Description: Spruce up your ponytail instantly with Lollies. Made from swimwear fabric, they'll look cute on your wrist, and we love that these braided ties don't stretch over time like your average hair bands.


The last thing in my box was a $15 gift to Native Union. I went to their site and I like some of their products.....especially their "Switch" bluetooth speaker and their "JUMP cable."
Item Description: Native Union creates unique and simple designs for everyone in the digital age. With this $15 gift card, peruse the site full of geek gadgetry to find something that fulfills your techie dreams.

I have to admit, I did cheat....I was so excited to get my box I was already looking at other bloggers reviews. I am definitely going to order the JUMP cable. It acts like a cord for your iPhone AND provides 30% additional battery. I've looked at the battery cases for phones and some of them were $99+...I almost bought one because my phone is constantly dying on the way home. Then I realized I was a big idiot because my contract is up for renewal in the fall....so the whole case thing is pointless. I don't think Apple has plans on changing its connector anytime soon, so this one is right up my alley. I


Overall, I'm really impressed and happy with my June POPSUGAR Must Have Box. I received $100 worth of items for a box that retails $39.95...and I'm not including the Native Union gift card. I'm glad the awesome team at POPSUGAR sent me this box....this is a box I would have wanted to purchase on my own!

POPSUGAR was nice enough to provide a coupon for readers! If you would like to give the POPSUGAR Must Have Box a try, use the code "JUNESELECT10" to save $10 on a 3-month subscription. This coupon will expire on June 30, 2014.