How appropriate that this month’s Popsugar Must Have box is all about summer when we’re in the thick of a heat wave on the east coast. I was impressed by the range of products this time around, there’s a little bit of everything in there – accessories, food, a hair product, makeup, a household item, even a pool toy!

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Popsugar Must Have is $39.99/month and comes packed with a wide variety of fun items. As you’ll see, this is more of a lifestyle box, not a makeup/hair/jewelry box. Lauren and I like to review our Popsugar boxes together because it’s one of our favorite boxes and we usually have different opinions on everything. Let’s get to it! 

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Sachajuan Hair in the Sun – $32.00

Jill: This cream is not only a styling cream but also has a UV-filter formula that protects your hair from the sun. I don’t have color-treated hair, but I have tried other Sachajuan products in the past and have enjoyed them. I’m going to toss this in my suitcase when I head to the beach next week and give it a shot.

Lauren: I don’t really go to the beach or really that many pools. I am an indoor girl. Though I do have a pool date for the beginning of August so I may bring this and see if I remember to use it!

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Michael Stars Porcelain Skinny Scarf in White – $30.00

Jill: I am not the sort of girl who wears a scarf in the middle of summer, but as a head wrap this is pretty cute. It’s very lightweight and is the perfect length to wrap around your head twice (or more than twice if you have a normal sized head, unlike me).

Lauren: As a label whore, I was excited to own something by Michael Stars! For years I have read InStyle magazine and read about all the celebrities that swear by their Michael Stars T-shirts. I don’t have a shirt yet but I think this scarf is pretty cute. I have a hard time wearing scarves on my head because my head is so flat on the back, it just slips right off! But I could potentially bobby pin it in there and hope for no wind!

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European Wax Center Oh My Brow! Brow Highlighter in Pearl – $19.00

Jill: This is a really handy highlighter. It’s the perfect shade for me, gives a nice amount of shimmer without looking like I’m heading to a Britney Spears concert, and is good for both under your brows, on your cheekbones, and anywhere else you might need a little glow. It comes with a smudging tool on the end, which is super helpful.

Lauren: I like receiving little highlighters like this. I am sort of ignoring the fact that it’s meant for brow bones as I will likely use it on my inner eyes, tip of my nose, top of cupid bow on the lips, etc. Having a little stick like this is easier to control for those smaller places you want just a touch of light.

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Pintrill Pineapple Pin – $12

Jill: I was not at all excited for this when I saw the spoilers for this month, but in person it’s actually…. cute. It’s very tiny, not garish like I thought. I can see it being cute on a denim jacket or on a tote bag.

Lauren: I really like the idea of this and I was excited to get it but I still don’t know where I will put it. I think I might just stick it on my cube wall because then I can look at it!

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House of Pom Emoji Cocktail Napkins – $25

Jill: I thought these were a little hokey, but I have a feeling I will find a use for them. They are cotton cocktail napkins that could double as light coasters, and each has a different popular emoji embroidered in the center.

Lauren: These are super cute. I may be having some girls over next month so I will break these out and wait for everyone to compliment me.

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SunnyLife Inflatable Swan Drink Holder – $18

Jill: This is the one item that I have very little use for. Maryland isn’t a place that has a ton of space for pools, and our private community pool would probably look down on us for bringing a boozy flotation device in. At least I’m assuming this is for booze. I’m not going to float a glass of juice in a pool unless it’s got some vodka in it.

Lauren: Unlike Maryland, Texas has lots of pools and pretty much everyone has a friend that has a pool. I am glad to have a friend with a pool and she is totally excited about me bringing this. I will be the hit of the party, which is what I enjoy. But she also has big doughnut floats and other fun things so we will have a fun day. I’ll bring a lot of sunblock.

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Joe Chips Classic Sea Salt Retro Potato Chips – $1.49

Jill: Yay, a snack!

Lauren: This is probably the only thing POPSUGAR has ever sent that I will enjoy. I am not an adventurous eater and I just love regular flavored things. I’m not fancy. I kind of forgot I had this, so I will be eating it tonight. Thanks, POPSUGAR.

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Bonus! Trove Gift Card – $20

Jill: I thought this was a cool bonus until I saw that the cheapest thing on this site is around $65, so it’s kind of a wash for me. Anyone want my gift card?

Lauren: Agree with Jill. The jewelry on the Trove site is totally cool, and a lot of it is my style but everything is hella expensive. It’s not worth it for me.


Final Rating: B

The total retail value of this box was $137.49 (or $157.49 if you count the gift card I’m not going to use), which is awesome. Popsugar always has great value for the price tag, so it’s not too surprising. I think the floating swan is a bit niche and doesn’t have broad appeal (though again, I live in a place where few people have pools), and I’m not a huge fan of the cocktail napkins. Other than that it’s a pretty solid box!

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xo,

Jill & Lauren

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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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