POPSUGAR Must Have Box September 2016 Review & Coupon

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POPSUGAR Must Have Box is a monthly women’s subscription 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!


The Popsugar Must Have Editors come up with inspirations every month which guide the box curation.

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The theme inspirations for this month – Glamorous, Eye-Catching, Indulgent, Bold, Timeless, Sartorial!


The card also gives brief summaries of each items and why they were selected!

Everything in the September box!


Jack & Lucy Bicoastal Wide Brim Hat ($58) So excited to see another hat – my summer hat from a few years ago is my favorite POPSUGAR Must Have Box item ever – will this one take its place?

It’s definitely a bold choice but you can adjust the look by tilting the hat – a little more country, wear it forward! A little more urban style, tilt it back – although you may want to use some bobby pins to help it stay on! The hat itself features a little swirl on the front.

FYI – If Jack & Lucy sounds familiar, yes it was the brand that produced the gloves for January 2015 box. It’s just private label PSMH.


The hat is 100% wool with an adjustable brim to fit your head perfectly. I found the hat to be quite large – surprisingly so, because I have a big head!


NCLA Mani-ER Tool Kit ($16). Almost everyone can use an emergency mani kit! popsugar-must-have-box-september-2016-6I’m going to be honest and say I’m not sure what all the tools are for – cleaning under your nails? Scooping back your cuticles?

I wish a little more information was included but the set sure is cute!


Smith & Cult Lip Lacquer in The Warning ($22) This is a beautiful semi-sheer red with a hint of shimmer. As always, the Smith & Cult packaging is totally gorgeous.


It’s also vegan, gluten-free, and tastes sweet!


Also a bold choice, but I think it will work for a lot of women – what did you think of the gloss?


Briogeo Don’t Despair Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask ($36). This is a pretty frequent box item and it works great for my fine hair. Not everyone loves it but I like it! It uses argan and avocado oils to reduce frizz, which I sometimes have even with my fine hair! It’s full size so it’s going to last me forever and a day.


I always use this product as an in-shower mask (almost like a conditioner) and leave it on a few minutes before rinsing out. You can also work it into your locks, cover up with a shower cap, and apply heat for extra-strength hydration.


Flint Lint Roller ($10). Well, it’s a lint roller. A pretty, sophisticated lint roller, but a lint roller. If you use one you’ll probably like this one! If you don’t, you’ll probably do like me and pass it on to a friend.


The lint roller uses 30-sheet refills that are made from high-quality Japanese paper – it really is the nicest lint roller I’ve ever seen. It would have been great to get some extra refills to make this product last a little bit longer!

I do love the idea of 1UP-ping every day boring products with the very best version possible!



The Gluten Free Bites Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites ($5). I love that this is a filling snack made with mostly organic ingredients with a protein blend for some extra nutrition.


The bites have a chocolate date center and are studded with toasted coconut. I wasn’t wild about the taste, but my kids were happy to accept them as lunch box donations! I do admit – I prefer the more decadent versions of my tasty goods! These are very dense and you really don’t need more than one!

With a $147 value this box had plenty going for it – but risked being a miss if you hate the hat.  And while I’m fine with the value of the wool hat for a private label brand (it *is* a wool hat), I’m not so sure about the increased use of private label items, most especially in the fall limited edition box. Overall I liked this box – it had a few great new finds, a fabulous red for the lips, and a fun hat! If you can’t bring yourself to work it into your style, perhaps it’s a good Halloween item?

What did you think of September’s POPSUGAR Must Have Box?

Visit POPSUGAR Must Have Box to subscribe or find out more about this box. You can use the coupon code MUSTHAVE5 to save $5 off your first box.

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  • Lynn Michalek

    I did not order this box,nor do I want it or a subscription. Do not know where you got my info. Would call if you had been kind enough to provide a phone number. Do not send anymore and I will not be paying for anything. Will follow up on this if I am billed. Am angry.

    • Brandy

      Hi Lynn – I run Hello Subscription, which is a blog about subscription boxes. You can contact POPSUGAR customer service directly: https://musthave.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new


      Please note that Hello Subscription is a blog about subscription boxes. We do not run any subscriptions and unfortunately cannot cancel your subscription, provide tracking updates, resolve billing disputes, etc. You can find contact information for the subscription you are inquiring about in the subscription box directory by searching for the name of the subscription and following the “subscribe” link to their site. They should have contact information there. We wish we could be more help but we do not have any control over individual subscriptions with other companies.

  • Zillah

    I loved this entire box! I really wish I could have purchased this one.