The past couple of years I’ve asked for a POPSUGAR Must Have Box subscription for my birthday. It’s easily my most favorite subscription box ever, with a great mix of lifestyle, fashion, beauty and food related items- often from well-known brands that I either already love or am really excited to try something from.
Unfortunately, with the way the Canadian dollar has been lately, I haven’t been able to justify the price of the subscription box once converted from USD. However, back in December, POPSUGAR had a basically unheard of deal (I think it was $75 off on a 6 month subscription) and I couldn’t resist. Merry Christmas to me, haha. So… what’d I get in my POPSUGAR Must Have January 2016 box?
Being that this is January’s box, it makes sense that the theme was based around the new year and all the things that come with it: renewal, organization, detox and healthy habits. January’s POPSUGAR Must Have Box was not my most favorite box that I’ve ever got, however it was full of really practical stuff that I can definitely use in my day to day life.
I got one of these in a Birchbox last year (the green one) and actually really liked it, so I’m happy to receive this set of 5 body washes in my box this month. They’re infused with herbal extracts for different scents and they’re great for travelling. Value: $22
This was a “special extra” in this month’s box, and I’m pretty happy about it. While it’s not the most exciting or expensive item to receive, I don’t think I’ve ever actually used a ChapStick brand chapstick, and there’s a first time for everything, right? It also doesn’t hurt that it’s 100% natural AND vanilla- you know I love me some vanilla! Value: $2.99
Day Designer (the planner I had last year) and Blue Sky collaborated on this planner, and while it’s really pretty, I think most people have purchased their 2016 planners by the end of 2015, or at the very least by mid-January (when I received my box). I’ll be giving this to a friend! Value: $15.99
I LOVE face masks and always love trying ones by different brands, so I’m really excited to get these in my box. These are supposed to be fast-acting and help to hydrate, revitalize and illuminate your skin in five minutes (with no rinsing). Sounds good to me! I’ll be sure to report back on these. Value: $20
I’m always down for a good read, and being that it’s the new year, this book about sparking joy via tidying up and getting organized is definitely fitting. Looking forward to reading this! Value: $18.99
While proceeds of every seventh pack of this “gourmet gum” go to anti-bullying efforts, it’s sugar-free… meaning filled with other chemicals in place of the sugar. I do my best to avoid things with artificial sweeteners/aspartame (the sweetener in this appears to be acesulfame-k) and so I will be giving this away as well. Value: $1.99
Okay, somehow I managed to forget to take a picture of the thing I loved most in this box, haha. It’s a beige fabric storage bin with grey spots and it’s SO cute. It’s already been turned into my “products to review” bin. Look at me being all organized! Value: $40
Total value for this month’s box: $121.96. Not bad for a $40 subscription!
Overall, I really liked the POPSUGAR Must Have January 2016 Box. As I said, it’s not the most exciting box I’ve ever received, but it’s definitely full of things that I’ll get good use out of (or my friends who will be receiving some items will get use out of, haha).
What’s your favorite subscription box?