POPSUGAR Must Have Box Review + Coupon Code – April 2013

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April PopSugar Must Have Box

My April PopSugar Must Have box arrived a day early (I was shocked) and I couldn’t wait to open it. There has been A LOT of talk about this box and I was interested in checking it out for myself.

April PopSugatr Must Have Box
The Box

PopSugar’s box looked a little different this month.  I’d compare it to a previous month, but it’s not really that noticeable.  The April box weighed only 1.2lbs, which had everyone guessing what was inside.  I was really hoping for a light-weight scarf, but it wasn’t to be.

April PopSugar Must Have Box
First Look

I expected the box to be totally empty based on what everyone has been saying about it, so I was surprised to see that it was on the fuller side.

April PopSugar Must Have Box
The Information Booklet

The April PopSugar Must Have box was all about embracing Spring.  They included things to get into the eco-spirit, get your arm party started, a classic scent and a surprising snack.  Here’s what it all was:

~Tatcha Evening Aburatorigami Fresh Evening Beauty Papers ($15):  I gotta tell you, I don’t know the difference between the blotting papers they sent back in August?  These are suppose to take away the shine without messing up your make-up or taking away your skin’s natural moisture.  I am pretty excited to test these out!  They are going right in my bag.

April PopSugar Must Have Box
Tatcha Evening Aburatorigami Blotting Papers

~KAI Fragrance Oil ($48): Okay, I have been racking my brain trying to figure out why I know about it this and it turns out, January’s Wantable.co box included a sample.  And I like it then and I like it now.  I actually plan on throwing this in my bag too (luckily I JUST cleaned it out this morning so it could use some restocking).  It’s not a scent I would pick out for myself, but it’s for sure a nice change of pace.

April PopSugar Must Have Box
KAI Fragrance Oil

~Alter Ego Dark Quinoa Chocolate Bar ($3.99): I may be the only one who actually was happy to see this in the box!  I received it a Goodies Co. box a few months ago and really enjoyed it.  It’s kind of Nestle crunch like.  Kind of.

April PopSugar Must Have Box
Alter Ego Dark Quinoa Chocolate Bar

~Blue PopSugar Branded Green Garmento 4-in-1 Bag ($9.99): This was on the Shark Tank (one of my favorite shows), but no one invested!  Green Garmento is devoted to getting rid of single use plastic garment and grocery bags, which I totally support.  I am super guilty of contributing to the problem at the dry cleaners and I wonder if my dry cleaners would be down with using this?  It also converts into a duffle bag and a hanging hamper.  I’m totally taking this on my next vacation to store dirty clothes in.  Oh and I don’t know why I got a blue bag and everyone else seems to have gotten black, but I am fine with it.

April PopSugar Must Have Box
Blue PopSugar Branded Green Garmento 4-in-1 Bag

~ShopShashi New Nugget Bracelet ($28): I am totally inviting this guy to my arm party ;).  I really like it and was very excited that I got the turquoise.  Cobalt and gray were the other color options.

April PopSugar Must Have Box
ShopShashi New Nugget Bracelet

According to my calculations, the total value of the April PopSugar Must Have Box is $104.98.  While I wasn’t as disappointed in this box as many other people were, I did feel like it was missing something.  I can’t out put in my finger on what, but maybe a nice candle or even a pedicure set to get those feet Spring ready would have turned this box around for a lot of people?

Did you get the April PopSugar Box?  What’d you think?  If you want to subscribe or learn more, click here.  Also, you can still order the Special Edition Summer Fun Must Have box which ships in May.  And if you happened to not hate this box, you’re in luck because I am giving one away!  AND I am going to throw in my favorite Target Lemon Flower candle to make it even a little more fun!  So get entering!
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Jennifer is the author and founder of Subscription Box Ramblings. She first discovered subscription boxes in 2012 and has been addicted since. Current favorites include CAUSEBOX, Boxycharm and Beachly!

This Post Has 102 Comments

  1. Ashley

    This was my first PopSugar box, I was so looking forward to it. I’m kinda disappointed, I was expecting more :/

  2. Valentina

    I’m intrigued by the garmento bag

  3. jacque

    love the garmento bag!

  4. Erin

    Definitely the candle, nothing says Spring like lemon!

  5. Alyssa

    I’d love to be able to try the fragrance they put in the April box. That target candle you are including sounds amazing too I love lemony scents.

  6. Alena

    Great use for the bag- vacation!! That’s perfect! 🙂 did you get the summer box spoiler in your email?

  7. Lily S.

    That quinoa chocolate bar looks awesome (apparently I’m all about the food). But I also saw that garment bag on Shark Tank and loved the concept! Did you order the summer edition? I just caved when I saw the sneak peak, but I’m going to be really bummed if it’s as disappointing as the winter one.

  8. Mackenzie

    I think I’d most like to try the chocolate. I get the feeling that something’s missing too, though. The candle definitely makes up for that!

  9. Jen K

    I am not excited about this box at all. I like the chocolate and the bracelet.

  10. Katy

    I love the bracelet, and I would like to try the quinoa chocolate bar. I think my sister would like the blotting papers.

  11. Margo

    I agree a candle would have been nice.

  12. Jessica Plunkett

    I would definitely most like to try the garment bag! I saw them on Shark Tank too and use way to many bags at my dry cleaners.

  13. melanie

    i have yet to smell the lemon flower candle! i think that is a perfect addition to the box because i felt like it was missing something as well.

  14. Brittany

    Love this giveaway 🙂 the bracelet is my favorite item! thanks!!

  15. Sophia

    I hate this bag thing – no wonder why the sharks didn’t invest! Also love the turquoise bracelet so much more than my grey. And there is no difference between these blotting sheets and the last ones.. except theyre black so you can’t really see how much oil it’s absorbing. insert eye roll here.

  16. LMG

    i am so glad i dropped my subscription in time; I would have been disappointed. no use for blotting papers, trying to avoid chocolate, can’t stand most perfumes, made a bracelet like that myself, and no space for the garment bag (and don’t dry clean). on the other hand…if someone gave me the box for free or i won it i would love to sniff and try out…and then possibly hand off to my friends. 🙂

    i don’t get April/spring at all from this mix…

  17. Lisa

    I totally want to try that chocolate bar!

  18. Melissa

    I would definitely most like to try the Target candle! I can never find any of the great stuff you find at Target at mine 🙁

  19. Noelle B.

    I’d like to try the beauty papers.

    Also, since you mentioned it a few days ago and since one of my favorite companies, Mistobox, is going to be on it soon, I started watching old episodes of Shark Tank this weekend and now I’m *addicted.* My boyfriend is even more hooked than I am. Haha thanks!

  20. Sabre Pacheco

    Really liking that bracelet;)

  21. Riann

    I think it would have to be the Kai because I am always looking for a great scent that won’t give me a headache!

  22. Rachel


  23. Megan

    Green Garmento bag!

  24. Sara

    I gotta win this!!!

  25. soon p

    The bracelet.

  26. RMH

    I would want to try the Kai fragrance oil. I heard it lasts longer than regular perfumes.

  27. Sam L

    I’m with you on the chocolate! Would love the Alter Ego Dark Quinoa Chocolate Bar!

  28. Suzanne

    I received my box a day early too! It is my first box & I must say I was a little disappointed. I am allergic to most perfume so the most expensive thing was a no go for me. I will give it to a friend & maybe she will love it. The chocolate bar was great! I love the look of the bracelet but the beads are so close together that the bead part does not bend well. I hope May’s box will be better!!

  29. Lauren

    I have tossed around the idea of ordering Popsugar…. but I just never feel it’s really worth the money when I look at the reviews. Now I see its “valued” at $104 but I’m just not sold. But winning one for free might change my mind. Now do I order Stella & Dot from you to be able to click that entry? How does that work? 🙂

  30. Lauren

    Never mind I figured it out! I will be ordering tomorrow! (When my husband isn’t here to see me whip out my credit card for another online purchase). I really want that pouf elephant bag. Sooo cute!!!

  31. Heather

    I love the way the Kai oil smells! I must be the only person that does not like dark chocolate, I feel like I get it in everyother sub box I get 🙁

  32. Love It!

    I love the PopSugar boxes! They are such a great pick-me-up

  33. Carly

    I totally want the dry cleaning bag!

  34. Brandy Fisk

    I really like the bracelet!

  35. Kellie

    I LOVE your bag! For some reason the blue makes it awesome! I would love carrying that one into the dry cleaners! 🙂 Thanks for all the giveaways!

  36. Olga

    The bracelet is cute!

  37. Kim

    This was my first Popsugar Must Have box and I was so excited to see that it arrived today! I was a bit disappointed after I opened it. However, I am actually really happy with it after looking at all of the products a bit more. I think the blotting papers and the Kai perfume oil are my favorite products. Also, the chocolate is delicious! I don’t think I will use the garment bag but that’s okay.

  38. Susan

    I got the turquoise bracelet and the black bag. BTW, I really like the perfume. I have 3 girls and my oldest (L – age 9) is just as excited as I am when the boxes show up. She’s just waiting for me to say I don’t want something so she can confiscate it. LOL. She really wants that bracelet.

  39. Jahleesa

    thought the bracelet was cool- I can add it to my stack

  40. Michelle

    I love the bracelet. Love the colors. Thanks for another fun give away. 🙂

  41. Jenny

    I don’t get this anymore and this month isn’t making me want to join back up. I’m sure a month will come where I’m really wishing I was getting it. I just don’t enjoy the expensive items in the boxes as much as I should.

  42. Katy

    Love the bracelet!

  43. Noellyn

    I’d love to try the Kai perfume!

  44. Joann

    Ohhhh, love the bracelet!

  45. stephanie

    I would love the bag. How nice would that be on vacation!

  46. Pilar Buford

    I would love the chocolate bar. Yum-o

  47. Alexia561

    To be honest, I’m most excited to try the Lemon candle from Target! 😉

  48. Melody

    The alter ego chocolate bar! I’m a total foodie.

  49. Alicia

    I don’t think this box is as bad as everyone was saying! A candle like the lemon flower one would’ve been a great touch though.

    I totally LOVE that bracelet but that’s not really something to try, so probably the perfume oil. I love perfume!

    How does ordering from S&D for the entries work?

  50. Jessica K

    Would LOVE to try that candle! And love the bracelet!

  51. Ricki

    I am most interested to try the KAI perfume oil. I bought one of the Dark Quinoa bars at the grocery store last week as it was on clearance, and it was delish!

  52. kimberlee

    i guess i am going to gave to check out this shark tank everyone talks about. I adore that bracelet and have been wanting to try the perfume oil too.

  53. Michelle R

    Just got mine today, too, and I’m pretty happy with it!

  54. emily

    Do you mean you got the blue garment bag, and everyone else got the *black* one? I got a black one and the blue looks very bright and cheerful! I remember them from Shark Tank as well, too. 🙂

  55. maddy

    I’m interested in the Kai fragrance.

  56. Nicole

    the perfume

  57. Judy Louie

    I like the blue that your bag came in. I got the black like a lot of other people. Your bracelet color is pretty, too! I would love to win a box to give to my daughter. She loves arm parties so the bracelet would be right up her alley & I know she’d like the perfume, too.

  58. Gyps

    Honestly, I’d like to try the candle 🙂

    The bracelet is cute but it’s a little bit of a pain to get the strings the same size after putting it on. I really like the Kai perfume and think it would make a great gift. It’s a very clean feminine summery scent.

    They Call Me Gypsy Queen

  59. Kayla

    I’m most excited about the bracelet! I love some arm candy!! 🙂
    Ps that video of WB eating the lemon- adorable!

  60. Jen

    I’d love to try the blotting papers and the candle sounds wonderful too!

  61. Mindi

    I would love to try the fragrance!

  62. Leah

    I love a good blotting paper!

  63. Val

    I definitely want the Quinoa bar. I also love blotting papers. Seems like a decent box, but I agree – nothing was “wow”.

  64. Deanna

    I love the bracelet!!!

  65. Ashley

    I would love to try the beauty papers!

  66. Sofia

    I would love the bag. I am such a crazy bag lady lol.

  67. Aimee

    Seeing I’m getting a box I want it all! But if I’d won it, it would be for my mom and she loves new perfumes. But just like me she would want everything!

  68. Inna M

    Fragrance oil

  69. Breanne

    I want to try the chocolate bar.

  70. Debi B

    I would love the Lemon Candle, you always find the neatest things.
    Also I love the bracelet and would like to try the perfume.
    I am so happy that your blog is doing great and growing everyday!
    ( I thing I am going to order some Tupperware from you soon. I just saw the scrubber and attachments )

  71. Jan T.

    The perfume oil

  72. Kristin Lockwood

    I want the Dark Chocolate Bar and I would love to try the lemon candle from Target too!!!

  73. Rachelle

    I love your reviews!
    I would love to try the blotting papers, my skin gets so oily. :/

  74. Kelly G.

    I would love to try to fragrance oil!

    1. Crystal

      @Kelly G.:

      If you would really like to try the fragrance oil, if you want to email me your info I would be happy to send you mine. It wasn’t so much my style and I’d be happy to send it your way.

  75. Natasha

    I love the chocolate and bracelet – but the perfume oil stinks and the garment bag is useless to me. Eco friendly to me means not dry cleaning! Dry cleaning chemicals are the problem with that whole process.

    It was missing coupons. Which was fine since I mostly don’t use them. My first box was the September box and i’ve just been waiting for another good one since. I think i’ve hit the wall on waiting though. For $35 a month I can go buy something I actually want as a treat.

  76. Shannon

    I didn’t feel blown away this month, but the more I think about it, the more I will actually use everything. So in reality it was a good month! My favorite item is the bracelet (jealous you got blue! – I got grey).

  77. Janine

    I would like to try the lemon candle. Popsugar has had way more exciting boxes in the past, this one seemed like it was missing things.

  78. Kimberly H

    I am excited to try the bracelet. It looks so fun.

  79. Annette

    Love the bracelet!

  80. kirstyn

    The kai oil looks fabulous

  81. Christine H.

    I’d love to try the kai fragrance!

  82. Crystal


    pretty please? 😉

  83. Mary Q.

    Aww I can see how this box was disappointing for people, but I think they did a decent job. I do agree that something else could have been added… unfortunately it just doesn’t feel right if the box is half empty! I just sent out a mystery to someone and I hope that my selections pleased her. It’s a tough gig putting together a good box!

    Oh, and for the garment bag, I think even though it wasn’t popular on Shark Tank, it shouldn’t be discounted. Still a good idea and I’d be interested in hearing how it works for you. After all, it’s only useful if used, right?

    As for the item I’d most like to try, I’d have to go with the quinoa chocolate bar. Sounds so interesting and I love crispy bits in my chocolate. I enjoy quinoa in salads but have yet to try it dry!

  84. Mary Q.

    Yikes! I accidentally just entered under a different FB profile (I didn’t realize I was logged in as my FB page rather than my personal profile)… if you’re able to delete those please do! Sorry about that. I was sure I’d entered but then all the things were blank so I thought maybe it didn’t register? I did the 5 pt “Just Enter” and 5 pt “Blog Comment” before realizing what had happened.

  85. Sonya

    Found this blog, while trying to get a peek as to what is to come in my box. It’s my first Popsugar box and I am interested in trying everything in it.

  86. terri s

    well of course more is always better. I want the candle and everything else too! i’m so envious of all your target stuff/visits; the nearest target’s to me are all over an hour away. but life in the country and small town is what i’m used too so it’s all good 🙂

  87. mell

    I would love to get the garmento bag!

  88. Lauren S

    Definitely the candle!

  89. Farida

    The bag would come in handy with my babies!

  90. Cyndi

    I’d love to try the KAI Fragrance Oil! I wish I had signed up for the Pop Sugar box? I’ve been putting it on hold, bummer!

  91. Tiffany Munnerlyn

    Looking forward yo winning!!!! 🙂

  92. Kristina O.

    I haven’t received my box yet, but I am really excited about the Kai perfume oil. I have been in need of a good garment bag so I am a little excited for that too. I don’t hate the items but I was expecting bigger and better. Maybe next month.

  93. Julie P.

    I’m interested in the ShopShashi New Nugget Bracelet!

  94. kt

    Due to an order issue, I mistakenly ordered 2 boxes (luckily they are going to take one back!). They shipped out the same date (Wed. 4/3) The 1st box came on Monday 4/8 (the fastest a popsugar box has ever come to me!) and the 2nd came Thursday (4/11). I am not sure why these boxes ship so sloooow, but they do. Anyhow, if you don’t like the fragrance oil (which I don’t) then this box feels like a waste of money. I also prefer my Target brand blotting oil sheets, but I will still use these. Hopefully next month will be better!!

  95. Sheila

    I didn’t renew after my subscription ran out last month. Kind of glad now, I’m not seeing anything great in this box. Wouldn’t mind trying the chocolates, but I can live without them. Sadly this box looks like a huge disappointment.

  96. Kaitlin

    Would love to try the kai fragrance… haven’t tried any new perfumes in awhile and this may be a nice option. Thank you for the great giveaway!

  97. Nichelle

    I love your reviews on the PopSugar Must Have Boxes, I have been a subscriber since August 2012 and I love the boxes. I must admit this month’s box was not great but I loved the Kai fragrance oil, chocolate and the Garmento bag will come in handy; I love the surprise and the goodies they send. I am looking forward to the summer box plus when I sent an email about the April box this was the response from PopSugar: Hi Nichelle,

    Thank you for your email and we’re thrilled you enjoyed your April box! This month we focused on a few essentials to make the upcoming wedding, graduation, and party season a little more glamorous and we are glad you will get good use out of the items!

    POPSUGAR Support

    So, I am thinking there may be big things for May’s box!! Can’t wait to see.
    PS Thanks Jennifer for your reviews….

  98. Tessa

    I would love to try that perfume oil!

  99. Lexi

    I really want to try Kai!

  100. Crystal

    I enjoyed my box. Though it took me a little bit to realize how much I did like it. At first I was disappointed. When I realized that the garment bag was convertible to different ways I got super excited. I have limited space but was wanting another laundry hamper. I have this hanging on my door and It’s perfect! I also love the bracelet, I got the cobalt, and I’m thinking about buying a turquoise one now.

    I agree that it was missing something – I think the pedi thing is probably it. The perfume was okay, but we could all use a little pampering.

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