PopSugar Must Have Ultimate Mystery Box ($49.95, no longer available)
PopSugar boxes are some of the only boxes Emmett can still fit in!
PopSugar Must Have is a monthly lifestyle box. While PopSugar always has at least one beauty product per month, they also have home goods, accessories, jewelry, snacks, and sometimes even books. PopSugar is one of the more expensive boxes, but its value is always over $100. All subscribers receive the same products in the monthly box. This was the Ultimate Mystery Box, which was a one-time purchase that was not part of the subscription. We received fifteen products from past PopSugar boxes.
Heres's what came in my PopSugar Must Have Ultimate Mystery Box:
- Hat Attack Sarong in Neutral Diamonds (worth $58)
- Michael Stars Beach Hat in Brown (worth $48)
- Odeme Catchall with Black Edge (worth $44)
- Odeme Ring Dish with Black Edge (worth $23)
- Sachajuan Hair in the Sun (full size, worth $32)
- Cargo Cosmetics Blush in Big Easy (full size, worth $26)
- Stowaway Cosmetics Dusk to Dawn Eye Palette (full size, worth $26)
- House of Pom Emoji Cocktail Napkins (worth $25)
- Power Your Happy by Lisa Sugar (worth $25)
- Sunnylife Inflatable Drink Holder Swan (worth $20)
- NCLA Mani E.R. (worth $16)
- NCLA Nail Polish in Born on the Fourth (full size, worth $16)
- Tonic Australia Lavender Sachets (two sachets, worth $13.40; 3-pack costs $20)
- Pintrill Pineapple Pin (worth $12)
- Unplugged Goods Dusti Screen Cleaners (worth $5.95)
My PopSugar Must Have Ultimate Mystery Box was worth $390.35. You really can't beat the value, especially considering there was a $10 off coupon if you bought this on Gilt City.
The Hat Attack Sarong is one of the few products in the box that I hadn't gotten before. It was originally featured in the June 2016 box. The fabric is quite thin. It works well as a basic beach cover-up. I'm glad I finally got this as it was something I've wanted since I saw it last year.
The Michael Stars Beach Hat was originally in the July 2014 box and was another one of the items in the box I didn't already have. I like that I got the brown instead of the neutral color. It's a cute beach hat! It's slightly tight on my head, but it fits and is great for a day at the beach.
This is my third set of Odeme dishes. The ring dish and tray originally came in the December 2016 box and I got a second set in another mystery box. They're made of porcelain and are quite heavy. They are a little on the plain side, but they're great to have on my vanity to hold makeup and jewelry.
The Sachajuan Hair in the Sun was originally in the July 2016 box. It protects hair from the sun and heat. It's meant mostly for people with dyed hair to keep their color from fading. I don't dye my hair, so this doesn't really do much for me. I'll give it to a friend who dyes her hair.
I love the Cargo Cosmetics Blush in Big Easy! This was in the August 2016 box. This is a very pale pink blush that is flattering on my skin tone. I wish it were slightly darker, though. I worry that it would not work so well for people with darker complexions as it is such a pale color.
I've gotten quite a few Stowaway Cosmetics Dawn to Dusk Palettes! This was in the November 2016 box. This eyeshadow has excellent pigment and pretty good staying power. The colors are a little on the boring side, but they're good, basic colors that would work for most people. The palette is small, so it's great for when you're on-the-go and need a palette for your purse.
The House of Pom Emoji Cocktail Napkins are just the cutest! This is my third set of them, but I'm happy to have more. They were originally in the July 2016 box. These are cloth napkins, so they are reusable. The designs are fun and they're perfect for a summer cocktail party. It's hard to choose a favorite design as they are all so adorable.
Lisa Sugar is the founder of PopSugar and she wrote a book, Power Your Happy. This was sent out as a free extra in the October 2016 box. I have to admit, I haven't read it and I don't plan to. It's really not my kind of book. Has anyone read it? What did you think?
The Sunnylife Inflatable Swan Drink Holder is very cute and perfect for the pool on a hot day. You can also use it to hold your drinks on a picnic. This came in the July 2016 box and is actually the fourth one I've gotten! Although I like it, I don't exactly need four of them, so I'll have to find a friend who wants to adopt the little guy.
I love NCLA's Mani E.R., so I was happy to get another! This was in the September 2016 box. It is supposed to be kept in your purse for when you need to touch up your nails when you're out and about, but I use it at home as my main manicure set. The tools are sturdy and work really well. It has all the basics you need. I highly recommend this little kit!
Generally speaking, I like NCLA nail polish. The formula is always great -- it goes on smoothly and holds up better than most nail polish. That said, the Born on the Fourth polish, which first came in the June 2016 box, just doesn't do it for me. Patriotic nail polish isn't really my thing. The glitter isn't full coverage, so this might work better as a topcoat for you. The nail I painted above has three coats on it.
The Tonic Australia Lavender Sachets came in the April 2017 box. There are two sachets in the set. I got one in the Mother's Day Mystery Box, but I'm happy to get another set. The scent is quite strong and it's perfect for a drawer or other tight space. The prints are pretty. If you like lavender, you'll love these sachets.
PopSugar seems to have a lot of these little pins! I'm up to four now. The Pintrill Pineapple pin was in the July 2016 box. They're very cute and perfect for summer. The pin is small, so it can go on just about anything that needs a fun touch.
The final item in the box was the Unplugged Goods Dusti Screen Cleaners. These came in the September 2016 box. You stick one of the stickers on the back of your phone and then take it off and use the soft side to clean your screen. If it becomes dirty or loses its stickiness, you can rinse it with water and it will become sticky again. I wish the colors were darker. I used the cloud and the cloud ended up looking grey after using it a couple of times. It worked well, but I'd rather not have something that looks dirty and gross stuck to the back of my phone.
I'm happy with the Ultimate Mystery Box! While I had gotten most of the items before, there were a few that were new to me. You can't beat the value. As for favorites, I liked the sarong, the hat, the manicure kit, the blush, and the emoji napkins. The only products I disliked in the box were the book and the nail polish.
Did anyone else get the Ultimate Mystery Box? What did you think?