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Guest post: @eimski on PopSugar Must Have Box

The better monthly surprise

In the middle of my BirchBox experience, Popsugar.com started to promote their Must Have box which launched in July. It was pricier than the BirchBox at $35 per month, but promised each box would contain products with a minimum retail value of $150.* I decided to give it a try – I could do one month and cancel if it sucked.


The first month my pink box arrived, I was very excited. Upon opening, I was surprised to find a beach tote, a full-sized Body Drench body scrub, moisturizer, two full-sized Ilia lipsticks, two Kind bars (delicious by the way) and two RGB nail polishes.

The RGB nail polishes alone retail for $16 each and the Ilia lipsticks are $24 each. The nail polish was super long-wearing and even with a cheap top coat, lasted eight impressive days with no chipping.

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Guest Post: @eimski on Birchbox

This is the first of four guest posts my friend @eimski will be contributing to Just One Chick. The ideas for these posts came up when she visited me in Brooklyn to celebrate our October birthdays.

The Monthly Surprise in my Box

My MAIL box, people, jeez.

For a long time I have been intrigued by the monthly ‘sample’ boxes my friends had been subscribing to. BirchBox promised to introduce me to new beauty and lifestyle products for a reasonable price and without the pain of being left with unused products if I hated it. $10 a month seemed like a good investment and my friends had raved about it, so I made my way to the website and signed up and eagerly waited for my monthly supply of beauty goodies.

Via Birchbox

Via Birchbox

The first month arrived and I was underwhelmed. The best part of the box was being introduced to Twistbands. Those suckers really do work and don’t leave a ridge in your hair. Otherwise, however, I could not have cared less about the box.

Still, I decided to persevere.

Month two arrived with a small sample of Kate Spade’s ‘Twirl’ fragrance and a razor. I was incensed. Continue reading