Yippee, my April POPSUGAR Must Have box landed on my doorstep this morning full of Spring goodies! I already spoiled the contents for myself since I have no self control, so the only surprise was how much I loved each item in person!
Potting Shed Creations Garden-In-A-Bag (Basil) | $10.00
Really love getting an herb to plant in lieu of a snack this month. I think Basil was such a perfect choice! It’s versatile and incredibly easy to grow. I live in an apartment building with limited natural lighting (and have less than zero gardening talent) and even I’ve been able to successfully grow basil!
Produce Candles Rhubarb Spring Candle | $20.00
Oh my god this stuff smells amazing. I could smell it before I even opened the box, and just keeping it on my desk unlit is filling the room with the scent of sweet rhubarb. I’m definitely buying more of these right away! The jar is very generously sized and this will last quite a while, though I will probably be burning it all the time. Rhubarb is just too perfect for Spring!
One Love Organics Gardenia + Tea Antioxidant Body Serum | $39.00
We’ve never received a body serum before, so I’m excited to see that POPSUGAR is branching out! The packaging is beautiful and the scent is lovely. If you’re a fan of gardenias, this would be perfect for you! Bonus points for not being overwhelming at all. The serum absorbed quickly for me and I didn’t even need to use any moisturizer or lotion afterwards.
Flip & Tumble 24-7 Shopping Bag | $12.00
Always happy to get another reusable shopping bag, especially ones that fold up compactly. I love that this one doesn’t require folding, it’s more of just stuffing it into a ball shape again. Much faster and easier than my Baggu ones! (I don’t even try folding my Baggu bags to fit into the pouches anymore, they’re just in a loose pile in my car…)
Dabney Lee Dottie Umbrella | $20.00
Yay finally we got an umbrella in a POPSUGAR box! It rains so often down here this is definitely going to come in handy. The umbrella feels very well made and the pattern is so cute and versatile. It has an auto open and close button which I really love and overall the umbrella is compact and lightweight.
Mott 50 Gift Card | $25.00
I’m torn on whether or not this card counts toward the value of the box, since the website doesn’t actually carry any item under $25. And you can’t apply the “gift card” towards shipping costs…so I guess I don’t actually consider it to be a true gift card. The concept of Mott 50 is intriguing to me though: sun-protective clothing and accessories that are at least 50 UPF (ultraviolet protection factor).
Overall value for this box is really low for POPSUGAR Must Have standards: only $101 (not including the $25 gift card). However, despite the low retail value, this is a fantastic box for me. I truly love each item included and really appreciate some of the more interesting items like the body serum and herb-in-a-bag. It also definitely delivers on the theme of Spring and freshness!
Can’t wait to get the May box next month! It feels so far away. As always, you can use MUSTHAVE5 to get $5.00 off. Keeping my eyes peeled for better promo codes (but don’t count on it).