Much.Most.Darling.: July 2016 PopSugar Must Have Subscription Box Unboxing and Review!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

July 2016 PopSugar Must Have Subscription Box Unboxing and Review!

Last month I had the opportunity to review POPSUGAR's June 2016 Must Have Subscription Box (check it out here!), and it was honestly one of the most fun subscription boxes I've experienced. I loved that POPSUGAR's Must Have Box is composed of full sized items, so I'm not just being sent trial sized products and goods that I wouldn't even get to fully experience before being able to form an accurate feeling of whether I like them or not. This month, POPSUGAR contacted me again to see if I'd be up for reviewing their July 2016 Must Have Box (affiliate links), so you know I said yes.

If you want to learn more about the POPSUGAR Must Have or Mini Box, make sure to check out my unboxing and review from last month, and stay tuned to find out what's inside for July! If you decide that you want to sign up for POPSUGAR's subscription box, use the special discount code "SHOP5" (which will never expire!) to get $5 off your first Must Have Box!

What's inside the July 2016 POPSUGAR Must Have Box:

Must Have Fashion:

1. Michael Stars Porcelain Skinny Scarf in White $21 at Michael Stars or $30 at Zappos
This is a super cute, gauze-like scarf that is perfect as a fun accessory for summer. If you're not much of a necklace wearer, consider this skinny scarf your new best friend - it is easy to throw on and the black and white means it will go with literally almost anything in your closet. I wore mine over a coral tank dress the other day and got a ton of compliments on how effortlessly chic it looked, so this puppy is definitely staying with me. I've seen a few others who got the Must Have Box use it as a headband or turban, and I'm excited to try that next!

2. Pintrill Pineapple Pin $12 at Nordstrom or $12 at Karmaloop or $12 at Pintrill
Pineapples are everywhere right now (have you seen the new SnapChat filter?!), so this pin from Pintrill is right on trend. Pins aren't just for lapels anymore - the delicate yellow and gold looks so pretty when I used it with the Michael Stars Skinny Scarf to pin it together, and it also looked summer perfect when I pinned it to the pocket of my white Vneck tee.

Must Have Beauty

3. European Wax Center® Oh My Brow!™ Brow Highlighter in Pearl $19
This is easily the item I was most excited for when I saw a sneak peek into POPSUGAR's July 2016 Must Have Box! I am finally stepping up my brow game and love that this Brow Highlighter is a jack-of-all-trades for my cosmetics bag. Not only does it lift brows (and help disguise those little regrowth hairs), but I use it on the inner corners to widen and brighten my eyes, in my cupid's bow on my lips to make them look a little fuller, and I've even used it right on my cheekbones to add a little highlight and glow.

4. Sachajuan Hair in the Sun $32 at Barneys or $24.15 + $3 shipping at Walmart
Summer means spending lots of time outdoors, and while we're usually pretty conscious of applying sunscreen to our skin, we forget about our poor locks! This wonderfully smelling formula will help keep your freshly (or not so freshly) colored hair vibrant and protected, even on the longest of beach and pool days. This Sachajuan Hair in the Sun product won't wash out in the pool or beach, and will keep your strands safe from UV rays until you wash it out!

Must Have Food

5. Joe Chips Classic Sea Salt Retro Potato Chips $1.49
These are basically my new addiction, so these might just edge out the brow highlighter as my favorite item. These kettle cooked chips are the perfect amount of crunch and are deliciously salty. I'm not the only fan in our household, as both H and my Husband decided that I needed to share as soon as they tried the Joe Chips, and they disappeared way too quickly! 

Must Have Home

6. Sunnylife® Inflatable Swan Drink Holder $18 at ShopBop, $18 at Nordstrom, or $18 at Amazon (in pink), or $19.99 at Bed Bath and Beyond
This Sunnylife Swan Inflatable gave me a huge chuckle when I was doing my unboxing. How hilariously awesome would this be to use this summer?! Since we don't all have backyard pools with cabana boys on call, this is a delightfully fun way to serve up drinks this summer - both in water and on land for summer party tablescapes! 

7. House of Pom Emoji Cocktail Napkins $48 at Neiman Marcus
Another item that gave me a good belly laugh when I opened POPSUGAR's July Must Have Box, these House of Pom Emoji Cocktail Napkins are a great way to pay homage to our love of texting and technology. How fun would it be to grab a drink from your inflatable swan, and pick up one of these napkins? So so trendy and the perfect backdrop for all your summer party Instagram photos!

Bonus: Trove Gift Card $20 (items start at $68)

Total Paid: $39.95
Total Value: $137.49 ($157.49 if you include the $20 Trove Gift Card)

And there you have it! Everything that was in the July 2016 POPSUGAR Must Have Subscription Box! My total value was pretty awesome this month, at almost $100 more than the subscription box would have cost on its own (even better if you use the special Must Have Subscription Box discount code!), so I would definitely say it was worth it this month.

I love that this month's Must Have box gave me a good giggle with several of the items, as well as gave me a few awesome new beauty products to try out. This is one of the few subscription boxes I've tried that hasn't disappointed, and I'm really excited to see what's in August's Must Have Box when it's released next month! Want to order your own monthly Must Have Box so you can get your own "Happiness Delivered"? Head over to POPSUGAR's website and get a specially curated box of surprise goodies from the editor's favorite monthly items in fashion, beauty, home, fitness, food, and more shipped directly to your door! And don't forget to use the special discount code "SHOP5" (which will never expire!) to get $5 off your first Must Have Box!

Want to see my live reactions to the unboxing? Check out my Youtube unboxing below:

Another big thank you to POPSUGAR for sending me this July 2016 Must Have Box to try out and share! What is your favorite item from this month's Must Have Box?


  1. I guess I didn't realize you received full size stuff and not trial size. Very worth while.

    1. Isn't that awesome?! It's one of my favorite parts of the box!

  2. I would love to order this sort of item but I am a nomad with no fixed address! Bummer LOL

    1. Oh dang! Ha, once you get settled you'll have to try it!

  3. Tough call but being a child of he '80's-- that pineapple pin is pretty awesome!

    1. Right? I remember wearing my jean jackets to school with pins all over them!

  4. I absolutely love the pineapple pin. what a great monthly box.

  5. July was a fun month for the Must Have Box! Loved the pin and the napkins

    1. Those napkins definitely gave me a good laugh!

  6. I'm loving the adorable emoji napkins, so cute!


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