February 2014 Popsugar Must Have Box Review + $10 Coupon Code + Giveaway!

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I got my February POPSUGAR Must Have Box and it made me super happy because 1) I have a cold and it’s Popsugar and 2) I thought it was a great box! I really liked it! It was a huge improvement on past months for me. Fortunately I picked up an extra box to send one of y’all! Enter at the bottom!

February 2014 Popsugar Must Have Box

February 2014 Popsugar Must Have Box

The SubscriptionPOPSUGAR Must Have Box
The Description: Seasonally themed must-haves selected by the POPSUGAR editors. Beauty, Home, Treats, Accessories, Jewelry, and Personal Care. Occasional luxury boxes for women, men, and home.
The Price: $39.95 per month, less than $36 per box on a 1 year subscription.
The Coupon: Save $10 on your first box! Use code BOX10. Expires 2/25 (while supplies last)

February 2014 POPSUGAR Must Have Box

Sugarwish Cinnamon Hearts

Sugarwish Cinnamon Hearts

Sugarwish Cinnamon Hearts ($7.50) I weighed this bag o’ candy and it was nearly 5 ounces, so it’s a hefty 1/4 pound! Although massively overpriced ($25 for 1 pound of candy – though it does prevent you from going nuts and buying a 5 pound bag for the bulk pricing), I think this gift service is kinda neat – buy a sugarwish (tax & shipping totally included) and your recipient gets to pick her sugarwish (the candy). The licorice pieces identified in the spoilers are actually a coupon for 20% off. I don’t think I’d buy these just to get some candy, but they would be a nice gift – and totally a step up from conversation hearts! I was surprised that my daughter enjoyed these!

Dial Body Wash

Dial Body Wash

Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash ($2-3) Ok, look, this doesn’t belong in POPSUGAR Must Have Box. I am the first to remind you that I do occasional sponsored posts on my blog for stuff that I like, think is awesome, and am willing to take more time on (and yes, I make a little cash for doing it). I wouldn’t do that for this. That’s right, you couldn’t pay me to review this. Perhaps because I’m so fortunate to have a deluge of product in my house, this is not something I need or want. If you liked it in your box – GREAT! I am putting ours in the donate bin for someone who will use and appreciate it.  I was totally willing to eat my words but after reading the ingredients – the second one is a sulfate – I didn’t think it was anything to crow about! (I actually searched this when writing the spoilers and did not find anyone else lauding the ingredients and I expected it to have something hinky). I sure hope Dial paid its way with all the shipping required for such a heavy product! Birchbox rocks the special extras – Popsugar, let’s stick with luxury mmmkay?

I am forgetting that this product was in this box and I do sincerely hope its ride was prepaid!

k. hall Designs Peony Candle Tin

k. hall Designs Peony Candle Tin

k. hall Designs Peony Candle Tin ($11) I absolutely love this scent and I love it when POPSUGAR adds a candle to the box! I think it’s so much fun to have a well-scented home.

NCLA Nail Polish - Rodeo Drive Royalty

NCLA Nail Polish – Rodeo Drive Royalty

NCLA Nail Polish ($16) See this polish – Rodeo Drive Royalty – in my Poshly Polished review. Because this is a craptastic photo! This is really a gorgeous color and a perfect pick.

Nourish Organic Argan Face Serum

Nourish Organic Argan Face Serum

Nourish Organic Argan Face Serum ($24) I was somewhat devastated to find that this has orange oil in it – I just cannot use it on my face, it burns! I am going to have the most moisturized neck in the world! It’s quite moisturizing and I think it’s great – but would be better without the orange!

 

Model Co Lip Pops Duo Lip Gloss and Lipstick (

Model Co Lip Pops Duo Lip Gloss and Lipstick

Model Co Lip Pops Duo Lip Gloss and Lipstick ($12.50) I hate this doesn’t come in a box and I can’t find it online except here, but I love it! I love the color of the lipstick! I would hate the gloss by itself, but together, perfection!

Gorjana & Griffin “Brooks” Jewelry Roll

Gorjana & Griffin “Brooks” Jewelry Roll

Gorjana & Griffin “Brooks” Jewelry Roll ($45) It’s not orange, I swear! But it is kind of a coral pink color.  I’m not sure of the utility as a jewelry roll in the traditional sense, but I love the three separate pockets. I will absolutely use this for travel or organizing a bag! I may actually use it to organize my nail tools for travel!  I was thrilled to get this item, and happy with the $25 gift code. I didn’t use my last one – maybe I’ll use this one? The shipping on G&G is pretty hefty but I love their pieces.

Inside of Jewelry Roll

Inside of Jewelry Roll

There’s no other box like it, that’s for sure! By my count, this box had a retail value of around $120 – 3 times (or more depending on your subscription) of the purchase price. I think there is always enough value in my PSMH to justify my continued subscription, even if I don’t love everything. I am, however, anxiously awaiting the Spring Style special edition! I can’t wait!

Visit POPSUGAR Must Have Box to subscribe or find out more about this box! You can save $10 on your first box with coupon  BOX10. Expires 2/25 (while supplies last). Check out all my POPSUGAR Must Have Box Reviews! Don’t forget to take a look at other Lifestyle & Combo Subscription Boxes.

Oh yeah, I have a box to give away! Ends 2/24 at 3am Eastern. Giveaway not associated with PSMH, it’s from moi!

Comments

  1. bclaire says

    Yeah, Dial, I know, everyone’s been complaining about it, and I agree with you completely. I’m meh on the cinnamon hearts but loved everything else, though the nail color is a little dark for my tastes. I was shocked at the Gorjana shipping costs! Honestly, for items that barely weigh anything, it seems a little exorbitant. But I do love the jewelry roll and will totally use it for travel, as my necklaces always get so tangled! I too am always happy to get candles!

    • Brandy says

      To be fair to G&G it comes in a really nice gift box and maybe with a polishing cloth or something like that?? I can’t recall.

      I liked the cinnamon hearts! They were cute! I just probably wouldn’t pay for that service, even though I think it’s cute too.

      Actually right now I would pay for anything with sugar. I have to through my stash. I tried eating a banana. It did not cure my sugar jones.

      • Alexa Blue says

        Omg, I feel for you! I’m INSANELY addicted to sugar! Ppl think I’m so healthy because I’ve been a vegetarian for so long… Nope, I’ve just had plenty of time to learn other ways to be unhealthy! LOL

  2. Iris says

    I’m kind of on the fence about this box, haha IDK. I’m not a huge fan of nail polish or candles so those weren’t the best for me but I know a lot of people love both! (so I can totally trade them away) The Dial body wash was a surprise for sure (but not the kind you want haha) and I’ll just leave it at that. I guess I was really hoping for a piece of jewelry instead of a jewelry roll, but close enough. :p

  3. thecraftyangel says

    Thanks for the great review! I just got my box and was online pricing things–and found your blog ;) So you saved me time doing the math! LOL.

    This is one of my FAVORITE subscriptions and I’m almost always thrilled with everything. I will say that although the body was is not luxe, my son (who loves to watch me open this box) LOVED IT. He has anaphylactic allergies and eczema, and there was nothing in this he couldn’t have on his skin–plus it’s moisturizing. I’m all too happy to give it to him (I have luxe body washes everywhere for myself haha). And it makes him happy so it makes me happy :) But I understand why you were not happy with it–nursing homes and shelters usually want items like this, and possibly if there’s a place to donate items to our deployed troops.

    Did you see the original price for the lipgloss/stick duo? Crazy! But overall a fantastic deal for this box. I’m gonna use that travel candle next week as I will be in a hotel (and sometimes you just need that bit of air freshener!!) I do wish they had a different brand of polish but I’m always happy w/ nail polishes. A romance book would have been awesome too.

    Thanks again for the review!!

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