POPSUGAR Must Have August 2017 Box Review

The August box from POPSUGAR is always a highly anticipated one because it’s their anniversary box. This year is their 5th year anniversary so I knew they would be curating a very special box. I was totally checking the tracking compulsively like a crazy person. And I’m happy to say that I was not disappointed. It’s a great box!

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. It’s consistently one of my favorite subscriptions ever! I have been subscribed for over 3 years now!

POPSUGAR Must Have August 2017 Box Review

First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Bouncy Mask | $38.00
If you haven’t used this brand before, I highly recommend trying their products! It’s especially great for those with sensitive skin, since a lot of their products are fragrance free. In the winter I swear by their Ultra Repair Cream. This “bouncy” mask is a new product and it’s really mild and hydrating. It only takes 10 minutes but adds a lot of moisture to your skin. My face felt super soft after I was done and I didn’t have any irritation or discomfort. It was very soothing when it was on (definitely doesn’t feel like the mud type of mask) and has a cooling effect. It’s so refreshing in the summer heat!


The container is smaller than I expected but a little goes a long way. The first time I used a thick layer, and the second time I did a very thin layer and the results were the same. It has a very light fragrance that I barely noticed when the mask was on, so if you’re sensitive to perfumed masks this could be a good one to try.


Meri Meri Gold Glitter Candles | $7.50
These are cute and practical–my favorite combination. They’re longer than your typical birthday candles (about 6 inches long) and look very elegant. I love that it comes with little candle holders to stick into the cake! My coworkers and I always buy a cake for my boss for her birthday at the end of August so I’ll have a chance to use these pretty candles! I would love to see more Meri Meri products from POPSUGAR!


Dogeared Friendship Bracelet | $34.00
Yay, more Dogeared jewelry! I am such a huge fan of Dogeared and their minimalistic dainty jewelry, so it’s always a good box when they feature the brand. While I love the bracelet, I think it would be an awesome stocking stuffer gift for my cousin-in-law when Christmas rolls around! (Don’t judge me y’all, planning early is how I sane when the holidays hit!) I know she will enjoy this bracelet and the message is perfect.


Goodie Girl Cookies in Chocolate Chunk | $2.95
I’ll never complain about getting chocolate chip cookies in a subscription box! These are gluten free and peanut free, and taste totally amazing. My only complaint is that the package is very small. I could have eaten a huge bag of these! Though it’s probably for the better that POPSUGAR sent a portion controlled size…


Cheers Lacquered Tray by Fringe Studio | $28.00
I love this tray so much! It’s so cute and festive and I adore the touch of gold. It’s approximately 12″ x 8.5″ and the sides go up 1.5″. It’s made of wood but the finish is waterproof. I really like how versatile a tray like this is. I’m currently using it to organize all my random clutter on my desk, but I think once it cools down around here I’ll use it as a cute tray to serve drinks. It would also be so pretty on our coffee table to store the ridiculous number of remotes we have and drink coasters.


I can’t get over how much I love this tray! Imagine how pretty it would be to serve champagne on this tray for a New Year’s Eve party!


Fringe Studio Free Spirit Journal | $16.00
This is a sponsored item from Jeep, but the journal itself doesn’t have any Jeep or POPSUGAR branding on it.


The journal cover is a metallic rose gold and the “free spirit” text is embossed in white. Attached to the spine of the journal is a ribbon that functions as a bookmark. The quality of the journal feels very good, I’m trying to decide what to use it for. Maybe a travel journal?


The interior is lined and has “Follow Your True North” on the bottom of each page.


Shoptiques.com $25 Gift Card | $25.00
And last but certainly not least, a gift card! It’s considered an extra but since it functions as an actual gift card (not a coupon, where you have to spend more money to get something) I’m counting it as the full $25 value. It’s so generous for them to include a $25 gift card in a box that only costs $40.


The box that the gift card comes in is so well designed that I’m torn about what to do with it. On one hand, I love Shoptiques and the brands they carry. On the other hand, since the box is so cute I think it would be an amazing gift!


Overall I thought this was an amazing box! I love the curation so much, and each item is a hit. I’m blown away that they were able to deliver a $151.45 value box that includes an actual $25 gift card! I wish I had purchased several of these August boxes. All the items would make wonderful gifts, if only I didn’t want to keep everything for myself! I am so excited to see what fall will bring for POPSUGAR, since fall is my favorite season and usually comes with my favorite box curations as well.


Peaches and Petals May 2016 Box Review plus Promo Codes

Usually my Peaches and Petals box arrives in a white plastic-wrapped container, so I was really surprised to discover a large cardboard box on my doorstep yesterday. It was much bigger than usual, and felt really heavy. As it turns out, the May box was so stuffed with goodies that they weren’t able to fit everything in the regular subscription box size! The theme for May is “Let’s Get Together”, focusing on parties and entertaining.

Peaches and Petals is a monthly subscription service that sends out vintage-modern items and beauty goods. For $19.99 a month (includes shipping), you’ll receive a mix of jewelry, fashion accessories, lifestyle goods, and beauty samples. Get 50% off your first box (bringing the price down to just $10!) with promo code PEACHMAY50. If that doesn’t work, you can try PEACHMAY25 and PEACHMAY10 for 25% off and 10% off, respectively. They have a new system with the promo codes, in which each code can only be used a set number of times. I checked just now and the 50% off code is still working, but use it while you can!

EDIT 05/11/2016: Just found out that the May promo codes are going to be disabled on the 16th. June codes are currently already working, and they are as follows: PEACH-JUNE50 for 50% off, PEACH-JUNE25 for 25% off, AND PEACH-JUNE10 for 10% off. Not valid for 3, 6, or 12 month subscriptions. Happy subscribing, y’all!

Peaches and Petals May 2016 Box Review plus Promo Codes

Loved going through this huge box! I was extremely impressed with all the items they were able to include for this month.

Peaches and Petals May 2016 Box Review plus Promo Codes

Party Tasting Spoon Set | $14.00
Estimating on the value here, since I couldn’t find this exact set anywhere. I love how well this fits the theme, and think it’s a really unique offering from a subscription box. I’ve never received tasting spoons before! I really like the clean white aesthetic and I’m glad there aren’t any patterns on it. Can’t wait to use these for a fancy girls brunch! I’m considering buying a second box so I can have a set of 10 spoons. It’s rare for me to host an event with only 5 people, so 10 would be much more useful in the long run.

Peaches and Petals May 2016 Box Review plus Promo Codes

Even if you don’t want to use these as tasting spoons, they make great little containers for dips and sauces. I love having little bowls like this in the kitchen–they’re so versatile!

Peaches and Petals May 2016 Box Review plus Promo Codes

Each spoon holds about 1/4 cup. I like that there aren’t any ridges and cleaning them is really easy. Some spoons I’ve seen have a crease between the bottom and the walls, which makes it tougher to wash since sauce can get stuck in the crevice. One thing I do wish is for these to be dishwasher safe. After a big dinner party I prefer to just throw everything in the dishwasher and not have to worry about sorting which items have to be washed by hand.

Peaches and Petals May 2016 Box Review plus Promo Codes

Tchibo Melamine Cutting Board | $2.00
Really cute for summer! I prefer to use heavy wood/bamboo cutting boards for cooking, but melamine is a great option for outdoor use and for on-the-go. The board is roughly 9″ x 6″, so it’s a small enough size to pack for picnics and barbecues. You can also use it as a serving tray. Added bonus: this is dishwasher safe!

Peaches and Petals May 2016 Box Review plus Promo Codes

IMproper Greetings Cocktail Napkins | $7.99
I have always loved IMproper Greetings’ products! In the past I’ve purchased their greeting cards and they were such a huge hit with all my friends. These napkins are perfect for a boozy dinner party. I think it would be really fun to get a few more packs (20 napkins/pack) and mix them up for a bit of variety at the party.

Peaches and Petals May 2016 Box Review plus Promo Codes

K&Company Chalkboard Pennant Kit | $12.99 (On sale for $6.49)
These are so on trend right now! I’m always seeing cute chalkboard banners on Pinterest and would love to use these at my next party. Each piece is patterned on one side and a chalkboard on the reverse side. I really like that the chalkboard is sturdy and easy to re-use by wiping away the chalk with a wet towel.

Peaches and Petals May 2016 Box Review plus Promo Codes

K&Company Chalkboard Party Arrow Kit | $6.99
As much as I love these, I’ll be gifting them to a friend of mine who is planning her wedding. She has been pinning a ton of chalkboard signs on her Pinterest and would definitely appreciate this little kit. It comes with 12 arrows, 2 of each design. All of the arrows are blank on the other side. The kit also comes with 12 useful pre-printed text (bathroom, this way, entrance, bar, exit, etc) rub-ons that you can transfer onto the arrows.

Peaches and Petals May 2016 Box Review plus Promo Codes

K&Company Paper Medallions Kit | $4.99
Another Pinterest-popular idea! I’ve seen a lot of pictures of paper medallions but never made any by myself. I’m glad to have an easy kit to introduce me to it, and hopefully I’ll be able to make more on my own. It looks simple enough (though those are famous last words, right?). This kit makes 1 large medallion, 2 mediums, and 3 smalls.

Peaches and Petals May 2016 Box Review plus Promo Codes

Charades In-A-Box Rock & Roll Edition | $4.72
I actually laughed when I saw this, because I would be so terrible at rock and roll charades! I definitely don’t know enough artists/bands/songs to play this game at all. On the bright side, my boyfriend and his friends would absolutely slay this edition! I’ll keep this in our pile of games in case his friends decide to play. I would be interested in watching them; it would probably be hilarious! The game also comes with a scorecard, pencil, and timer.

Peaches and Petals May 2016 Box Review plus Promo Codes

Liquid Therapy Paper Party Straws | $6.99
This is the “box surprise” that is the variable item in each month’s box. I saw some subscribers received a bottle stopper, but I’m happy with my paper straws. Again, these look like they’re straight out of Pinterest! Chevron patterned paper straws are huge right now, and I love the little cards attached to them. These straws would be excellent for an alcohol-heavy party, especially paired with the cocktail napkins!

Peaches and Petals May 2016 Box Review plus Promo Codes

I really loved the box this month! I was actually a little blown away by how impressed I was with this box. The value is the highest we’ve seen so far at $60.67. That’s triple the cost, which is amazing. I thought the curation was incredibly appropriate and well thought out. Every item made sense and really helped the theme. I remember trying to guess what items we would receive in this box when the theme spoiler came out last month, and I’m happy to report that 2 out of my 3 wishes came true! I wanted “a cute set of dipping bowls” (which the spoons could easily work as), and “pretty napkins”. Definitely very happy that I got both, plus a lot of awesome extras I didn’t even think about.

May is now my favorite Peaches and Petals box that I have received thus far. And the best part? They’re actually still selling May boxes right now! You can totally snag this box if you want it! And you can get it as your first box for only $10 with promo code PEACHMAY50. That’s a total steal.

Next month’s theme will be: Under the Boardwalk.

Peaches and Petals May 2016 Box Review plus Promo Codes

Any guesses on what we’ll be seeing? I would love a towel or a breezy cover-up. Maybe sunscreen? I could always use more sunscreen!