February Popsugar MUSTHAVE Review

Popsugar February 2015PopSugar Must Have

Monthly delivery for $39.95/month

Includes “must have” items across all catagories, targeted for women, chosen by PopSugar editors.Popsugar February 2015b

This month’s box included an ACME Bamboo Cutting Board and Cheese Knife, US Apothecary Rose Water Bubble Bath, Tarte Cosmetics 12-hour Blush in True Love, Chuao Rocky Road Chocolate Bar, Sally Beauty Finger Paints Nailpolish in Pink Imagination, Figs and Rouge Lip Balm in Pomegranate, and Bauble Bar Mini Arrow Necklace in Gold. As it turns out…everything in this box is awesome. The cutting board is my least favorite item, due to the heart shape and the ACME engraving, but I bet I will still put it to use as a blog prop and for entertaining. Many people commented that they don’t like the rose scented bubble bath, but I’m secretly an elderly woman and love it- so much so that I drove to my parents’ house this weekend so I could use their whirlpool tub. People also commented that they didn’t love the necklace, due to the rhinestones or the metal they received, but I really like it- I think the design is dainty, which I prefer, and I’ve started to wear more gold, so that was a win for me. The Tarte blush is a super high value item, and Tarte is a really great brand, so I’m interested to see what the blush looks like with my already pink skin! I always like getting nail polish and lip balm, so these two items are a hit. And the chocolate…delish! Overall, I think it’s pretty clear that I love the February box, and am not at all dissatisfied with the curation or value.

As it relates to costs and expenditures, though…I bought the Popsugar box in December, and used several of the items as gifts. Then in January I had a 50% off code, so felt okay buying it again. I failed to cancel my subscription before February, though, and won’t give anything away, so this is $40 I’m just spending on myself. The items are absolutely a great value, but I probably only would have bought the candy bar of my own volition. So, in the end, I decided to unsubscribe for March because I was having a hard time justifying that expenditure…we’ll see if the spoilers can sway that decision πŸ™‚

  • I don’t think there’s a single thing in this box I wouldn’t love! The cutting board might not be realistic for everyday life, but it would be a great party display.

    • Erin

      I know!! I loved everything in the box and was completely justifying the subscription…until I realized that I never would have purchased any of those things for myself πŸ™‚ I’m trying to find the happy balance between ‘treat yo self’ and being excessive…and its not fun!

  • Katie

    Sometimes I wish I could indulge in these US birch boxes, but I guess I get enough free samples of things here that it’s not such an issue. I just have to buy my own chocolate bars!

    I’m also giggling about you secretly being an elderly woman. πŸ˜›

    • Erin

      I definitely started with birchbox because I didn’t have enough samples- isn’t that ridiculous?? But now I keep going because I keep finding new products to love!