Spring is definitely in the air here in Houston! We have notoriously hot and humid summers so when the weather is nice we definitely take full advantage of it. I’ve been trying to pack all my outdoor activities into these next few weeks before it gets super hot again! Lucky for me the March POPSUGAR Must Have box seems to be perfect for outdoor activities and I have already used everything from the box at least twice!
POPSUGAR Must Have is a subscription service that sends a variety of items for women that are curated by the POPSUGAR editors. Items typically include food, beauty, home, among other miscellaneous things. Each month is $39.99/month, but you can use the code REFER5 to get $5 off your first month.
Sunny Life Eco Lunch Box in Watermelon | $18.00
First up, this super adorable watermelon lunch box! I have been trying to find more excuses to use it because I love it so much. It’s perfect for bringing snacks and sandwiches to work. I have also brought it to a few outdoor picnics with friends and everyone comments on how cute it is. It’s dishwasher safe (always a must for me!) but unfortunately not microwave safe.
Look at how pretty the colors are! If there’s one thing I would change about this lunch box it’s making it completely leak proof. Due to the way the lid closes, it would definitely leak if you were putting any liquid in the box and had it on its side. For a watermelon patterned box it would have been nice to be able to put watermelon inside!
Kate Spade New York Photo Album | $20.00
Wow, a Kate Spade item! I so rarely see Kate Spade stuff in boxes, and I love that POPSUGAR was able to include one. I am such a big fan of Kate Spade everything, so this is a slam dunk for me. I know some people think photo albums are outdated, but I still love them! There’s something really nice about being able to hold a tangible album, manually flip through the photos, and feel the paper between your fingers. I used to love going through old family photos with my parents. It’s actually still one of our Christmas traditions! We pull out all our old albums and laugh at all the silly baby pictures, bad haircuts, and questionable fashion choices.
The inside pages are your standard 4″ x 6″ photo sleeves.
The linen wrap on the cover is beautiful! The polka dot print is classic Kate Spade and the cream/black color combination is sure to work with almost any interior decor. I can’t wait to fill this album with pictures from our vacations! The album holds 80 4″ x 6″ pictures.
Stephanie Johnson Camera Crossbody Bag | $45.00
This was sort of a “hate it or love it” item in the box. I saw lots of negative reviews, but I actually think it’s pretty useful. I’ll admit that it’s not fashion forward or anything, but it’s a great waterproof bag that I can bring to the beach, to an amusement park, or to a sporting event. Lots of the stadiums around here ask that you bring see-through purses to sporting events for security reasons, and this fits the bill perfectly. And for a plastic bag, it’s well made!
It fits a ton of stuff (shown with photo album and highlighter inside) and has pockets for additional items. Here in Houston we love our water parks, and I will definitely bring this purse next time! I think this is super useful for someone looking for a cheap waterproof bag that you don’t need to worry about. I won’t bat an eye if I get this scuffed up, dirty, or wet. I can’t say the same for all my other purses (case in point: that time I cried at a Six Flags because a little kid sprayed sunscreen all over my new Kate Spade crossbody)!
Thrive Cosmetics Brilliant Eye Brightener in Stella | $24.00
Okay, I was seriously just looking at an ad for this highlighter on Facebook! They seem to do a lot of sponsored posts and one of my friends had shared it. She swears by this stuff so I was really happy to get one in my POPSUGAR box to try for myself. So far I have only tried this twice and it goes on super smooth and is easy to blend. The champagne color is subtle and natural. Only time will tell if this is a holy grail item for me, but I have to say so far it’s looking really promising! Really happy with this discovery!
Smashmallows in Cinnamon Churro | $4.00
Marshmallows!!! Best snack we’ve gotten from POPSUGAR in a while! This brand has the cutest packaging ever, don’t you think? I love the illustration style. They also have a ton of different flavors that sound absolutely delicious: strawberries and cream, mint chocolate chip, lemon chia, and lots more! The box included a promo code MUSTHAVE for 20% off your order. I took advantage of that coupon and got one bag of each flavor. Can’t wait to receive them!
These are so amazing! I’m sad to say I polished off half the bag in one sitting. The marshmallows are soft and pillowy and dusted with plenty of cinnamon sugar. It tastes just like a churro! If the other flavors taste as good as this, I am going to be one happy camper!
Velvet Eyewear $25 Card
The last item is a “gift card” to Velvet Eyewear. I personally don’t count this as a gift card because you can’t stack it with another code and there’s nothing on the website for less than $45. To me this is just a coupon.
I thought this was a great box! I know lots of people hated it, but I really enjoyed all the items (sans gift card). They were practical and useful to me! The value comes out to $111.00, which is standard for POPSUGAR. I would definitely love to see more practical items in future boxes as well! Don’t get me wrong, I love makeup and fashion as much as the next girl, but home items and kitchen goods are always my favorites in subscription boxes. Can’t wait to see what April brings! I’m anticipating using all my goodies from this box in the warm weather!