The PopSugar October box contains just treats, no tricks

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Now here’s a box of goodness all from my subscription to PopSugar Must Have! Last month I gave you the lowdown on my return to PopSugar after about a year away from it. I missed the box and decided to try it for a 3 month period at which time I’ll reevaluate whether to continue. So far PopSugar Must have is batting about 75% as I loved last month’s box and I like this month’s box (though not quite as much).

PopSugar Must Have is a lifestyle box and not a beauty box. There’s a little bit of everything to make your life more complete. “What Inspired us for October? — Autumn, Restless Nights, Cozy, Irresistible, Breast Cancer Awareness”

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling (PopSugar October 2015)

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling (PopSugar October 2015)

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling (PopSugar October 2015)

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling (PopSugar October 2015)

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling was the teaser for the October 2015 box. While I’ve never (gasp) watched Mindy Kaling on TV I certainly know a lot about her because I’m an avid magazine reader. The book looks fun and interesting, I’d never have picked it up on my own so I guess this will broaden my horizons a bit. The book retails for $25 but on Amazon it sells for $15 for hardcover and $12.99 for an ebook.

Savvy Sleeps Luxury Satin Pillowcase (PopSugar October 2015)

Savvy Sleeps Luxury Satin Pillowcase (PopSugar October 2015)

Savvy Sleepers, Luxury Satin Pillowcase is the first item I saw when opening the box since it was lying on top. A satin pillowcase is definitely a luxury item since they are pretty expensive. It’s also indirectly a beauty item as it helps prevent sleep wrinkles and protects your hair from breakage and ruining your style. I’m a restless sleeper and wake up with my hair all over the place but once a month I go for color and a blowout so this will get used on good hair days like that. This one is 100% satin and not a satin feel-alike. What’s unique about this pillowcase is that it has a secret pocket in it that you could use for aromatherapy or a stick a love note in for your sweetie. At $36 for just one it’s a nice treat all right.

Richer Poorer Hope Slipper Socks (PopSugar October 2015)

Richer Poorer Hope Slipper Socks (PopSugar October 2015)

Richer Poorer Hope Slipper Socks

Richer Poorer Hope Slipper Socks

To go along with your perfect night’s sleep, here are a pair of Richer Poorer slipper socks designed by PopSugar to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. ($15)

  • Soft Fluffy Microfiber Material.
  • Non-Slip Silicon Grips on bottom of footbed.
  • Designed in support for the charity Right Action For Women.
  • Perfect for wearing when lounging around at home.


Easy Tiger, Brown Paper Liquor Bag Set (PopSugar October 2015)

Easy Tiger, Brown Paper Liquor Bag Set (PopSugar October 2015)

Easy Tiger comes from and they have some great items. Included in the October Box is a set of 4 paper bags that will fit a wine or liquor bottle with ease. With Thanksgiving and the winter holidays coming up these will come in very handy. This set of 4 bags is worth $8 since each bag is sold separately for $2 each. They even have one available for your beer buddies.

The Honest Company Sea Salt + Sugar Body Scrub

The Honest Company Sea Salt + Sugar Body Scrub

The Honest Company Sea Salt + Sugar Body Scrub

The Honest Company Sea Salt + Sugar Body Scrub

The Honest Company Sea Salt + Sugar Body Scrub ($16.95) is the first of two beauty products. I’ve bought cute diapers from The Honest Company but nothing else. This contains whole grain sugars and sea salts to exfoliate and shea butter and almond oils to hydrate. It sounds pretty great but the problem for me is that this is Lavender Vanilla and I really don’t like anything with lavender. I’m sad about that and I’m tempted to try it anyway but it will make a great gift for a friend. Unfortunately it’s the only fragrance that’s available.

  • Whole grain sugars and mineral rich Pacific sea salt provide gentle, yet deep exfoliation
  • Vanilla and lavender essential oils provide heavenly relaxation and a delightful indulgence for body and mind
  • Ultra hydrating shea butter and sweet almond oil deeply condition for silky softness
  • Leaves skin beautifully polished, hydrated, and glowing
  • All Natural • Mineral and Sugar Exfoliants • Hypoallergenic • Enriching
It's a 10 Miracle Leave-in Protect

It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-in Protect

It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product is one of the first leave in conditioners I ever used. I remember when my hairdresser recommended it. I used it for a long time but didn’t replace it after I started trying so many brands of haircare. This particular size is 2 oz which will be great for travel especially. It will be interesting to see if it works as well as I remember it did. According to PopSugar this retails for $11.96 but you can find it for $8 for this size or about $14 for the 4 oz size.

Belgian Boys De Stroopwafel

Belgian Boys De Stroopwafel

It wouldn’t be a PopSugar Must Have Box without something good to eat. Last month I discovered the delicious Nourish Snacks and this month they send Belgian Boys De Stroopwafel caramel filled crispy cookies. I’m amazed actually that I got a picture of this because my grandson was enamored with these. He had these in his hand for hours – and he won! I did get a bite but that’s about all he shared with me of these amazing cookies. I hope I can find them locally; if I do I’ll hide them. (value $1.59).popsugar oct cardRight Action for Women was established by Christina Applegate after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She wanted to encourage young women to understand how important it is to have breast cancer screening and to provide assistance to those in need.

A monthly subscription to PopSugar Must Have is $39.95. This month’s box is worth $125 (or $110 with the lower prices). In addition to the products there’s a $40 gift card to to purchase something BUT there isn’t anything they carry that’s in that price range so I’m not counting it as part of the value. My money was well spent since I’ve made my little guy happy, I’ve got things I’ll enjoy and I have a few gifts to give. Not bad. I can’t wait to see what November brings. I know for sure there’s an eyeshadow palette.

What’s your favorite item the October PopSugar Must Have box? Any treats you see? — Marcia

*I pay for my own box but I have used an affiliate link to PopSugar to hopefully pay for a future box in case you decide to subscribe. Thanks!


  1. Love all the treats you received. Those socks look super comfy.

  2. The Belgian Boys De Stroopwafel caramel filled crispy cookies sound YUMMY! I’m seeing these box subscriptions popping up everywhere. I will have to start subscribing to some.

  3. The liquor bags are really cute!

  4. Looks like a great box. I absolutely have loved all the PopSugar snacks!

  5. I probably would not subscribe to a lifestyle box but it’s nice to see what comes in them.

  6. Natalie Brown says

    This was a box full of treats! My favorites are the socks and the body scrub. Nice!

  7. I would liveeeeee for this box! Especially the book and socks!

  8. Truth be told, lifestyle boxes don’t do it for me which is why I don’t subscribe to one. I prefer straight beauty boxes. So the body scrub appeals to me most.

  9. Christy Peeples DuBois says

    The value of the box far exceeds the cost of the subscription but I’m not sure this would be a box for me. I do like this subscription but think my money would be better spent on one of the monthly beauty boxes. Thanks for a great review.

  10. I have read so many articles on the topic of the blogger lovers but this piece of writing is genuinely a pleasant paragraph, keep it up.

  11. What a great box! I have Mindy Kaling’s book on my wish list. The first one was so funny, I actually laughed out loud in public, like a crazy person.

  12. This looks like a fabulous box! I especially want the socks.

  13. This really looks like such a great box! The Honest Company Body Scrub and the socks look fantastic!

  14. I could totally use slipper socks on my hardwood floors!

  15. I have gotten a few boxes as promotion and I have never been sad by what I got hehe. You also got great items, love the socks and I think books are fun to get.

  16. This is such a pampering box! Seeing the Stroopwaffle cookies is making me crave waffles AND cookies right now.

  17. The conditioner, scrub and pillowcase sound lovely.

  18. I’m really loving the look of that pillowcase! And of course, the cookies!

  19. Great items in the box! want everything.

  20. You got some great items! I love it’s a 10, and that honest scrub sounds so nice! I’m also ALL about fuzzy socks! lol

  21. Interesting selection this month. It’s a 10 is one of my fave hair care brands 🙂

  22. I like this selection! The socks look great! I have a thing with socks

  23. What a great box!

  24. I haven’t seen a bad popsugar must have box yet,.

  25. Great items! I love how they manage to find such neat and interesting bits

  26. Mindy Kaling is a smart comedienne. I am eyeing that book!

  27. It’s a 10 is one of my favorite hair products and I love those socks… so cozy.

  28. Nice box! I would have been the most excited about the Honest scrub. I have been wanting to try that brand!

  29. aaaaaaah!!! I want that book!! looks like a fun box!!

  30. Why Not Me? is on my reading list! I would have been stoked to get it 🙂

  31. What a fun box. 😀 I want that book.

  32. Looks like they put a bit of everything in this box.

  33. This is a great month for PSMH! I definitely want to read that book!

  34. I love It’s a 10 leave in – it’s so nice on my curls. I used to have a satin pillowcase, but it kept sliding off the bed! Maybe I need to try a real silk one instead! lol. Looks like a nice box!