Sunday, April 28, 2013

April PopSugar Must Have Review

April's PopSugar Must Have box was more like a "PopSugar Don't Wants" to me.  I signed up again because I had earned a free box from referring two people (thank you!), but I had to be an active member in order to claim it.  I paid for this box, but I'll receive May's for free.  I hope next month's is better, because this one was a total dud for me.

I received my first PopSugar Must have back in December, and that box was not great either (but it was better than April's).  I was excited to sign up because the previous months had been fantastic, but I think I just have bad timing.  I have looked at other peoples' reviews of the boxes in between, though, and I have to say I haven't been impressed.  PopSugar Must Have costs $35 a month, so it's more expensive than many of the other services out there, but it also will contain at least $100 worth of merchandise.

  • Alter Eco Dark Quinoa Organic Chocolate - I'm all for organic and fair trade, and if you like dark chocolate I bet you'd love this bar.  I, however, am not the biggest fan of dark chocolate so this was only so-so for me.  It has a great flavor, it's just not a flavor I particularly care for.  The quinoa was cool, though; it basically just tastes like little rice crunchies.
  • kai Perfume Oil - I hate this perfume because I don't like florals.  It's too strong and I don't care for it, but if florals are your thing you might like this.  The vial is so small though, which is why I feel like we got ripped off for this box (it doesn't matter to me that it retails for $48).
  • Shashi New Nugget Bracelet - My bracelet is cobalt, which is pretty, but my gripe with this one is that it doesn't lie smoothly.  You can see in the first photo that it's bent into a triangle.  I figured that it would smooth out when I put it on my wrist, but it doesn't, so you just end up with this weird, square-shaped type of thing.
  • Tatcha Aburatorigami Evening Blotting Papers - This is my favorite item in the box.  I've used these many times before, and I was glad that I didn't have to go buy another package of blotting papers.
  • The Green Garmento All-in-One Bag - I could see where this would be handy, but I have no use for it.  I suppose I might need it in the future if I travel or buy something that's actually nice enough to be dry cleaned.

A better picture of the kai perfume oil

The reason why I was so let down by this box was because even though the retail value did equal more than $100, it hardly seemed worth it.  The perfume oil is a tiny bottle (it'd be considered sample-sized for most other services) but supposedly has a retail value of $48.  I just felt like the items in April's box were really disappointing and I wasn't excited to receive any of them.  Based on the comments on the April reveal post on the Must Have blog, a lot of people feel the same way I do.

Bottom Line: I really hope that PopSugar Must Have steps it up for May, or else it will be my last box for a long time!  I think the idea is great, but their choice of items for the past few months has not been.

*Disclaimer: I purchased this box and was not asked to review it.  I received no compensation and the honest opinions here are entirely my own.

1 comment:

  1. I've never purchased any kind of monthly subscription type box. Might check this one out a little more...


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