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PopSugar Must Have Box
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October 2014 PopSugar Must Have Box
My October 2014 PopSugar Must Have Box has finally made it’s appearance. I think it’s fair to say that PopSugar has had a mess on their hands with billing / shipping this month. As I am sure you will recall, they shut down their website last month for about a week (which is a LONG time) while they did some upgrades and they have been having issues ever since. If you’ve been on their Facebook you’ll know you aren’t the only one who is annoyed. In addition to boxes being delayed this month and I know people have been having issues with being charged for a box when they should have gotten it free from referrals. I have my fingers crossed they they will be back on track in November and we’ll see a holiday box from them soon! ETA: The Neiman Marcus PopSugar Must Have box is available NOW!
If you aren’t familiar with them, PopSugar Must Have Box is an exciting monthly box full of fun, must-have picks across fashion, beauty, home decor, fitness, and more, which is delivered to your door on a monthly basis. Boxes include full-size products and premium items including tried-and-true classics, celebrity favorites, and brands consumers have yet to discover worth over $100!
PopSugar ships via FedEx Smart Post and, once shipped, my box took the normal week to arrive. They typically ship during the beginning of the month (back when they first started though they shipped later on in the month) and promise to ship by the 15th of the month, however, this month was later than that. I received an e-mail on the 15th saying that my box would be delayed and that I would receive a shipping notification within a week. That shipping notification has yet to arrive, however, I did receive my box. If you want to know how to track your box, I’ll explain it at the end of this post.
Second First Look
We got spoilers on this box weeks ago, so I knew exactly what was coming. If I am not mistaken there was only one item that has variations this month. But, as usual, it’s still fun to get the box in your hands and actually see everything. And I will say, I did forget about all the issues as I was opening the box up.
The Information Card
The October 2014 PopSugar Must Have Box was inspired by Tricks & Treats, Cat Eyes, Moonlight, Getting Cozy and Pumpkin Spice. Here is what was included:
~Happy Socks Animal Socks ($12): These are super fun and will be perfect for the freezing weather we are soon to be having. Who am I kidding? It’s freezing here now!
Happy Socks Animal Socks
~butter LONDON WINK Eye Pencil Crayon (Earl Grey) ($18): Meh. I am just not an eyeliner fan. I do love butter LONDON nail polishes though. I’ll pass this along to a friend to enjoy.
butter LONDON WINK Eye Pencil
~Isaac Jacobs International Acrylic Frame ($36): Now this is cool. It’s a magnetic picture frame. There are two separate blocks of glass that you can pull apart, stick a picture in between and then display. I don’t get a ton of picture frames in subscription boxes (I think I have maybe gotten one or two in all the years I have been getting boxes), so this is awesome. It’s going in my office with a picture of my boys.
Isaac Jacobs International Acrylic Frame
~Mine Design Chalkboard Candle ($24): Honestly PopSugar could send me a candle every month and I would be happy. It smells good and you can write whatever you want on it since the container is made from chalkboard. Super cool!
Mine Design Chalkboard Candle
~Dean & DeLuca Pumpkin Spice Maltballs ($5.50): These are better than I expected. The pumpkin flavor is subtle and the chocolate is amazing. I would get more of these!
Dean & DeLuca Pumpkin Spice Malt Balls
~Nailed Kit Halloween Decals ($8): Nailed Kit actually has a monthly subscription box which I have received in the past. Their decals are always fun and are easy to use. I am really happy these arrived before Halloween. I hope that people who don’t receive them by Halloween get a special gift or a non-holiday set of decals from PopSugar!
Nailed Kit Halloween Decals
~K. Hall Designs Shea Butter / Olive Oil Bar Soap ($10): This smells good and will be happily used by B! The soap was actually a sponsored item by Progresso. The box also included information on a giveaway for a wardrobe makeover and 1-year subscription to PopSugar that Progresso is currently hosting.
K. Hall Designs Shoreline Shea Butter / Olive Oil Bar Soap
~The Blue Jean Bar Blue Jean Box $40 Gift Code: I forgot to take a picture of this, but it’s a $40 code for a Blue Jean Jar box. It’s a clothing subscription box and I have been wanting to give them a try, so I might take advantage of this one.
All totaled I came up with a value of $113.50 for the October 2014 PopSugar Must Have Box. It certainly wasn’t my favorite box from them, but it wasn’t my least favorite either. With the exception of the eyeliner, I will use every single item in the box. I really liked the variety of items they included this month. It reminded me of some of their older boxes that didn’t have that one larger item we’ve been seeing lately.
What do you think of the October 2014 PopSugar Must Have Box? Has yours arrived? If you still haven’t subscribed and are interested, click here and use the coupon code “REFER5” to save $5 off your first box or “OCT14SELECT” to save $10 off a 3-month subscription!
And if you want to win one, just enter below because I am giving away an October box! You’ll have to save those nail decals for next year, but I’ll throw in something else from my stash to make it up to you!
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How to Track Your Box: Due to their website issues, tracking numbers (along with all box history, sometimes payment information, etc.) aren’t appearing in our accounts. Well, at least it’s not in mine. You used to be able to ship by reference on FedEx.com using your subscription number as the reference number, however, that isn’t working this month. But, you can still find out if your box has shipped. You can do one of two things. Go to FedEx and sign up for their “Delivery Manager“. It’s totally free and can all be done online in minutes. You will be asked some questions to verify your address / identity and then you will be able to see ALL deliveries coming to you that were shipped using FedEx, including PopSugar if it has shipped. This is how I knew my box was coming today. You can also do something similar on USPS, by signing up for an account, but I don’t know if your box will appear in there until it’s turned over to the Post Office by FedEx.