Whew, the last POPSUGAR Must Have box of 2015! Looking back at all the boxes, I can say with confidence that it’s been a great year and I plan to continue subscribing. I’ve been a subscriber for over two years now and PSMH is still one of my favorite subscriptions. I look forward to my pink box every month!
As always, use coupon code MUSTHAVE5 to save $5 off your first box.
Luv AJ The Rose Gold Ombre Bracelet | $65.00
This is a custom piece for POPSUGAR Must Have, and features yellow gold, silver, and rose gold plating. I think this is one of the few times that I’m really not feeling a POPSUGAR jewelry item. I think the three different plating colors look strange together and the overall piece looks kind of tacky. I will say that the quality is nice and has a good weight to it, but it’s not for me.
It looks very chunky on my wrist and I don’t think I’ll ever actually wear it, unfortunately.
On the bright side, it comes in a nice little pouch for gifting. It would be a nice stocking stuffer for someone who likes that kind of jewelry, but just isn’t for me or any of my friends.
Stowaway Cosmetics Creme Lipstick Trio | $30.00
Love the concept of these products. They’re designed for “the girl on the go”, and are smaller sizes than your regular lipsticks. They fit in clutches and you will probably actually be able to use the whole tube! I can’t be the only one with a million unfinished tubes of lipstick lying around.
The colors are: Raspberry, Muted Plum, and Cranberry. I think they are perfect for the holidays and go well with my skin tone. They glide on beautifully and are creamy and highly pigmented. I wore one to a holiday party and it lasted throughout the night.
Nima Oberoi Lunares Geo Stopper | $24.00
Always happy to see a unique item in a subscription box, like this wine stopper! I don’t think I’ve ever gotten one from a box before, and it’s a great idea for this time of year. We always have so many open bottles after a holiday dinner. This silver stopper will not tarnish, and is so beautiful yet neutral enough to complement most homes.
It also comes in its own box for gifting.
Swing Design Nova Blue Mist Jewelry Box | $36.00
This is another unexpected item, since we usually get smaller trinket dishes or whatnot in subscription boxes, not full sized leatherette jewelry boxes. It’s surprisingly well made and feels pretty sturdy.
The interior is suede and is perfect for keeping your jewelry scratch-free. I wish there were some compartments for organization, but overall it’s a good basic jewelry box.
Comes in an individual box for gifting! Loving that most of the items from this box can be gifted easily.
My Cup of Cake Classic Belgian Chocolate | $5.99
Yay for indulgent food items again! If you’ve never made cake in a cup before, I highly recommend it! This mix is tasty and easy, and ready in only three minutes. Their website describes it as a cross between a hot molten lava cake and a chocolate souffle, which I think is accurate. It’s light but decadent and chocolatey.
Meri Meri Silver Stars on White Glitter Tape | $4.00
I’m a total stationery fanatic, so tape and paper goods and things like that are perfect for me. I used this entire roll of tape right away to wrap some presents (I assure you, they were gorgeous!), and I’m kicking myself for not getting a nice picture before I gave them away.
Tiny Prints Gift Tag Stickers + 20 Promo Card | $20.00
This is listed as a “special extra”, and has no minimum purchase required. It expires 1/15/2016 so use it fast!
It also came with little gift tag stickers, which will definitely get used up.
Overall I think it was a good box. It’s not my favorite and it doesn’t measure up to last year’s, but the curation made sense and most of the items are really easy to gift. The value comes to $184.99 including the TinyPrints code, but the biggest ticket item (the bracelet) is one that I really don’t like and won’t even gift. It’s a mixed bag for me, but since I really like the lipstick, tape, and cake, the value is still there. Hoping for a box that is more “me” in the new year!