It was bound to happen. I’ve enjoyed all my PopSugar Must Have boxes but the January one is just not me. It’s other people for sure but not Marcia. The theme of the box is Happy New Year (I know, I’m late!) and it’s meant to give you a fresh start with resolutions. But these aren’t my resolutions. I made resolutions like not buying the same shades over and over (failed by the way) and keeping my lips in better shape (doing good on this one) but not feeling the burn.
Every month so far there’s been something for exercise and January was no different. What took up the majority of the box is a pilates ball “Merrithew Stability Ball”. It’s to work your core area and there’s a card in the main box with 6 tips for using the ball. As they say “it’s an essential piece of equipment for any home gym” but my home gym is non-existent. Last month I sent my friend the CD for yoga but this is too big to mail so I’ll ask my family if they want it. I seriously won’t use it. $36.99
The second resolution they want to help you resolve is keeping on time so they’ve included a very nice watch called The Remix Timebomb. Mine is a bright blue, the silicone straps make it easy to keep clean. But I don’t wear a watch anymore and if I did, it would be one of my good ones. I appreciate this in the box even though it’s not my style. $44.95
Then there’s food galore in the box. Popbar Hot Chocolate on a Stick in both Milk and Dark Chocolate. Now I’d love to just eat this as a chocolate bar but I’m not a hot beverage person. Plus I’d rather eat my calories than drink them. $2.99 each on Amazon.com
To go along with your hot chocolate there’s a jar of Kraft Jet Puffed Mallow Bits. These look like what are in kids cereal and will probably find their way into my mouth some insomnia night! Better yet I should bake chocolate chip cookies and put these in there too. Now that would make these worthwhile. (probably under $3 at a grocery store)
There are 3 different Think Thin Bars. My box has a snack one called Divine in Dark Chocolate Coconut which looks pretty darn good; there’s a protein bar in Creamy Peanut Butter with 0g sugar, 20 g protein and gluten free plus the third one is Think Thin Crunch in “caramel chocolate dipped mixed nuts”. Hey maybe this box isn’t quite worthless after all. Bars are between $1.69 and $1.99.
There’s always some kind of coupon and this one is from Casetagram. It’s $15 off a purchase. You can make customized phone and tablet cases from Casetagram for $35-$40 for phones. I’ve yet to use a coupon but I’d sort of love to see my grandson on my iPhone case.
The boxes cost $35 plus tax (mine was $37.10) and usually come toward the end of each month. The value of January’s box is approximately $102 but that’s if you use it all. If you read the comments on the PopSugar Must Have site you’ll realize that this box was filled with Must Haves for some but not for everyone. That’s the chance you take. If this box or any of the others I’ve reviewed make you interested in PopSugar Must Have I’d love it if you used my referral code http://popsu.gr/yqR. You can use the code REFERFRIENDS to get $5 off your first order. So far I haven’t gotten a free box but I’m not giving up. — Marcia