The POPSUGAR Summer 2016 Limited Edition Box was a one-time box offered by POPSUGAR with stylish essentials made to keep you cool in every way and looking good outdoors!
If you’re unfamiliar with them, POPSUGAR Must Have Box is a monthly women’s subscription box. In the regular monthly box you’ll receive items from a mix of categories like beauty, home, accessories, jewelry, etc. It’s one of the most popular subscription boxes around!
Note that the delivery of this box has been delayed for some purchasers. I hope you get yours soon – they are supposedly compensating for the delay.
The information card was hiding under the top layer of tissue.
If “cool for the Summer” is your seasonal mantra, then our Summer box is your perfect fit – curated to include the trendiest accessories that’ll keep you refreshed, stylish, and prepared for the heat, this box will keep you cool in more ways than one. Prepare to turn heads as you post up poolside!
I was a little confused as to the meaning of the phrase “post up,” so I naturally consulted the Urban Dictionary: To chill or stand at a spot (like a club or a street corner etc). To claim a spot. The term came from drug dealers on street corners, like light posts and street posts, and there you have it POST UP!
The information card was a 4-part foldout.
It contained all the information on the items in the box!
A beautiful selection of items perfect for poolside. Alas, this box is no longer available.
Londontown Lakur Royal Wedding ($16) I love a good peachy coral polish for summer, and this one fits the bill! This polish is 5-free, vegan, and gluten-free. It was a wet formula but it dried really quickly. The polish directions (also supplied in 16 additional languages in the little booklet – it was so odd I couldn’t help but to include it) note that you should apply 1-2 coats of lakur after kur: nail hardener and to seal with their top coat or protective matte coat. It would have been cool to get the nail hardener or top coat (or both!) to make a complete set. Swatch below in bottle picture!
Corkcicle Canteen ($27.95) This 16 ounce insulated canteen will keep cold that way for 25 hours, and drinks hot for 12! It says there is no bottle sweat and I am looking forward to testing that out! It’s BPA and lead free and has a non-slip bottom. This is great news for klutzes like me.The threads are in the inside, the bottle top is like a cork you screw in.
Sugarfina Ice Cream Cones ($7.50) Imported from Germany, these little gummies are from Maria Sharapova’s high-style candy line Sugarfina. There are 3 flavors – raspberry, strawberry, and vanilla!
They’re tasty, extremely sugary, but most of all I love how they’re packed in like little sardines.
Herbivore Botanicals Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist ($32) I love a good face mist and coconut, so it was a real bummer to find that it did indeed smell like what it says right on the bottle – rose hibiscus. I’m not a rose fan.
I really appreciated how the back of the box listed the benefits of each active ingredient as well as complete instructions, although I have never been known to remove any face mist with a cloth. Do you think I can overcome my rose aversion to get all these great anti-aging benefits? Probably – I really do love face mists!
Hat Attack Twisted Stripe Tote ($95) A cute and handy raffia and leather tote with understated nautical stripes. This tote is unlined, lightweight, and about 17.5″ high and 20″ wide when laid flat – when it’s open it’s about 12″ hide which means it’s roomy on the inside!
This tote is the perfect vessel to organize items that you’ve lovingly placed inside all the various pouches you have acquired. It will not only put them to use – it will keep all your items sand free!
The Chesterman circle towel by Tofino Towel Co ($74.99) There’s a reason that these round towels are all the rage this season, and I suspect that Tofino’s towels play a large role in that – This 100% cotton towel is super thick, fluffy, and weighty (which means that it’s perfect for the beach because a slight wisp of wind won’t pick it up!). Apparently the round towel was borne out of the idea to not have to move your towel to achieve the right angle of sun. I just think everyone likes it because it looks good in photos (and of course, wraps snugly around your body).
I was so impressed by this towel and I love the design. Unfortunately it’s night and raining so I couldn’t get a shot of this ginormous towel. This is almost 1/4 of it and it’s about 60″ in diameter.
The cotton loops are so thick that they’ll dry you right off. This item is such a winner, it’s one of my favorite things this year.
This box was a great value, with about $253 in items, and it was well curated. It’s hard not to compare to previous years ($325-$355 in value) because this is still a good box, but for my POPSUGAR Summer Limited Edition box, it felt like it was missing a little something (and a bit less luxe than last year’s!). A fun jewelry item (even a neon statement necklace?!) would have really finished off this box perfectly. And while the curation was good – it was repetitive to other boxes in the POPSUGAR family (namely the POPSUGAR Mini recently had a water bottle, the CFDA box has a water bottle, and there was a face mist in last month’s POPSUGAR Must Have Box!). Certainly the value is there, but POPSUGAR missed a bit of an opportunity curate a completely amazing box. Standalone though – this box makes me 100% happy!