Popsugar Must Have is the best, but I get SO EXCITED when Popsugar announces a special edition box. They are only released quarterly for $100 and they are crammed with high-end items that are too pricey for the regular $39.99 monthly box. This box is the Summer box, which I’ve been looking forward to since Spring.


Full spoilers were leaked well in advance for this one, and I was really amped about it. I had hoped it would come before I left for my honeymoon so I could use some of the items, but alas I had to exercise some patience and wait until I returned to tear into it. Boo.

This box was themed “Sail Away” and included items meant to be used all summer long. The gorgeous navy and gold pieces in this box really have a classy nautical feel and I think the curators really nailed it once again.


Kendra Scott – Ainsley Cuff Bracelet – $120: This cuff is gorgeous. It gleams in the light and has some heft to it, so I know it’s going to adorn my wrist all summer long. I’ve received some Kendra Scott pieces in past Popsugar boxes, and they’ve all been well-made and beautiful.


Baggu – Weekend Bag in Sailor Stripe – $74: When I saw the spoilers, I was expecting this to be a tote bag. It is not at all a tote bag. First of all, its like 3 feet wide. More importantly, it’s super durable and roomy, has a hefty zipper closure and an internal pocket, and has both hand straps and shoulder straps to make traveling with it super convenient. This would be a perfect carry-on bag, but will also be fantastic for a weekend away. It’s the bag I never knew I needed.


Omorovicza – Gold Shimmer Oil – $80: This oil just screams luxury. There is no situation when I would ever spend $80 on a bottle of body oil, but it’s one of those items that I am so glad I get to experience! First of all, this is a full-size bottle (something that they never skimp on for the special edition boxes), so I’ll probably get to use this all summer long. The scent is heavenly, and it leaves my skin feeling so soft with a hint of gold shimmer that really makes a nice subtle difference. It’s going to be so perfect for the beach or for a night out. The oil is a blend of jojoba, apricot kernal, and calendula, and the shimmer is colloidal gold which is known to soften, strengthen, and repair skin (and hair, apparently). Love it.


Sunnylife – Beach Paddles in Bronte – $26: I thought the addition of a paddle set was so silly until I saw them in person. First of all, whoever designed these is a genius because they are so adorable. Second, they’re actually great quality and the case has a handle that makes them portable for the beach or a backyard party (of which we happen to attend many times during the summer months). I have a feeling they will be used more than I think.


Savannah Bee Company – Honey for Cheese and Old Fashioned Honey Dipper – $7.50: I love a great cheese/charcuterie plate. I was recently in Italy where we ate pecorino drizzled with honey and it made me really sad that eating pecorino with honey isn’t something that most people do on a regular basis. Most of the honey you get stateside in grocery stores is cut with corn syrup, so you really have to splurge to get the good stuff. This happens to be the good stuff. I am going to drizzle the crap out of this on my pecorino. And I will likely use the honey dipper because that thing is so damn cute.


Fringe Studio – Vintage Love Anchors Glass Tray – $16: This little glass plate is so cute! I love having little accent dishes/bowls strategically placed around my house to catch all my girl detritus like jewelry and bobby pins (and Brian likes this too), but I’ll only put them out if they’re pretty. This dish is super pretty. The text is a shiny gold and the vintage style gives it some personality.

Final Rating: A+

The retail value of this special edition box is $323.50 and I paid $100. That is some serious value, considering I loved every single thing included in it. Popsugar often exceeds my expectations, and this box was just one of a long line of amazing special edition boxes. The next SE box is in the fall – I can’t wait to see what’s in store for me then!

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Jill paid for this box, all opinions are her own.


A foodie, travel junkie, and reality TV aficionado who derives an unnerving amount of joy from dressing her giant dog in ridiculous costumes.

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