It has been more than a few months since my last PopSugar Must Have Review. In between then, and now, there have been a couple months when I stopped my subscription temporarily and re-started. I am very excited to share my first Must Have Box of 2016 as it is a gem!

You can find all my previous PopSugar Must Have Reviews  here. As a quick summary, PopSugar Must Have is a lifestyle subscription put together by the editors of Popsugar, and delivers monthly boxes filled with items from style, beauty, home, fitness, and food categories.

Over the years, I have discovered many new & new to me trendy, unique and sometimes luxurious brands and pieces through PopSugar Must Have  boxes. The monthly fee is $39.95, and historically I’ve received items worth over $100. (Sometimes even more; this months value is a whopping $121.96.)

COUPON CODE: Use the CODE: MUSTHAVE5 to save $5 off your first box here.


I must say that  PopSugar Must Have January 2016 Box, for me, is in the top 5 Must Have boxes list from the ones I’ve received. I’ll use each and every item either myself or as a fab gift. I love that every piece in PopSugar Must Have boxes always turn out to be useful or loved by someone, as the items they include also make amazing gifts. Many times something that may not fit into your lifestyle is the perfect gift item for a family member, or a friend.


Not Soap, Radio Bath & Shower Gel Gift Set ($22)

There were actually 5 scents included in this Not Soap, Radio Bath & Shower Gel gift set, however you know I love my bubble baths, and used one as a sort of a bath gel/bubble before I even took photos haha. Each of the bottles are infused with different herbal extracts designed to bring out various feelings. LOVE, love this set!!

Patchology FlashMasque Trio ($20)

I’ve seen Patchology FlashMasque Trio browsing on Nordstrom website recently and was intrigued. You may also know that I love trying out new skincare, and beauty products. It was exciting to see these appear in my January PopSugar Must Have box. I have yet to use my masks. They are said to revitalize, hydrate, and illuminate in just five minutes. I actually plan to have a mini girls spa day with my mom, or a best friend to use these together. <3

Special Extra – Chapstick Total Hydration 100% Natural Soothing Vanilla ($2.99)

This special extra item has argan oil, and natural butters to combat Winter lip dryness. My oldest daughter immediately claimed the Chapstick as her own.


Project 7, INC Summer Snow Sugar Free Gum ($1.99)

Need I say more? I mean gourmet gum?!! I know this may not be the most glam piece out of PopSugar but you must admit it is very original!! 🙂 Three things we loved about this gum; it’s sugar-free, tastes lovely, AND proceeds from every seventh pack purchased go toward anti- bullying efforts in the US. LOVE!


Pehr Designs Pebble Speck Bin ($40)

Another January item after my own heart. Not only is the Pehr Designs Pebble Speck Bin absolutely pretty in design, but it can also hold an insane amount of legos or scarves. (or anything that needs a new home in your house) The bin definitely goes with my home decor. I love it’s elegance, and practicality.


Blue Sky Day Designer Weekly Planner ($15.99)

Can this designer be any cuter? I love the blue color that looks more like a Tiffany Blue to me (my favorite blue 🙂 ), and as you’ll see below, there is enough space to dot down all your important appointments, meetings, and activities. I already have a big organizer that I love to use, otherwise I would not miss using this beauty. It’ll probably be a gorgeous gift for a good friend.

Spark Joy by Marie Kondo ($18.99)

I’ve had my eye on Spark Joy by Marie Kondo book for a while now. Marie Kondo is a New York Times bestselling author, and expert cleaning consultant. She teaches how to spark joy in our lives through tidying up. Illustrated manual shows the authors signature KonMari method to help us stay organized in the New Year. ( love the New Year renewal theme throughout this box)

One of my new year goals is definitely to get my closet much more organized. Over the year 2015, it has gotten a bit out of hand. I periodically give away pieces I don’t wear, and organize my clothing, however I definitely lack a solid system. I am looking forward to see what I can learn from this book.


Overall Impressions: For the $39.95 I paid, I got wonderful items at a value of over $121. I love and will use every single piece myself or as a gift. I am super happy with January 2016 PopSugar Must Have box.

Thinking of subscribing? You can sign up here. Don’t forget to use CODE: MUSTHAVE5 for $5 off your first box.

Have you received PopSugar Must Have January 2016 box? Which pieces were your favorites? Would love to hear!!!


feb 5 th giveaway

A group of bloggers and I have teamed up to bring you another designer giveaway. One lucky winner will receive an authentic Louis Vuitton Speedy 30, a pair of Fendi sunglasses, and a gold iPad mini. Open to international contestants and must be 18+. International winner will be responsible for shipping, handling, and custom fees.

Louis Vuitton + Fendi + Gold iPad Mini

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Have a wonderful Friday lovely ladies. Stay your amazing selves ladies, and enjoy those subscription boxes. 🙂 XOXO,


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  • Cheryl

    Love Popsugar, and I enjoyed this box. I often start and stop subscriptions in order to try new things, but I’ve consistently subbed to Popsugar for years! My favorite is the bath & shower set.

    • Theboxqueen

      Yes the bath & shower set is awesome! Since writing this review, I’ve used up a second bottle (the purple one) and loved that one as much as the yellow one. 🙂 It was an all around great box. XOXO, Elif

  • What a great box! You are certainly getting your money’s worth from it! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Theboxqueen

      Yes for sure, it was an amazing value. 🙂 Enjoy your Sunday lovely. XOXO, Elif

  • leputnam

    Oh my what an amazing box of goodies!!! Its like Heaven in a box! Love love love!

    • Theboxqueen

      Beautiful right? 🙂 Thanks for stopping by. XOXO, Elif

  • You received a great box of goodies! 🙂

    • Theboxqueen

      I agree, this was a fab month of PopSugar. 🙂 Thx for stopping by! XOXO, Elif

  • Sibel Gultekin

    I find planners and bins very handy. This is a very nice box.

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