March 1, 2013 - Hair and Beauty, Style

Payday Pretty | Must Haves

TGIF, pretties!  If you’re new here, Payday Pretty is my regular Friday feature where I encourage women (myself included) to squeeze a little out of the weekly budget to do something pretty for yourself.  I also provide affordable inspiration to spend that allowance on.

You already know that I’m a fan of monthly box services like Birchbox.  They offer an affordable way to try out new products and add little luxuries to my life.  Not to mention I just love the element of surprise!  It’s like getting a birthday gift in my mailbox every month.

Today I want to introduce you to an exciting new monthly box that I recently discovered –  POPSUGAR Must Have.  It’s chock full of fun, full-sized hand-selected items from POPSUGAR’s editors worth over $100!  The selection includes must have fashion, food, beauty, entertainment and home products plus fun extras.

Here’s an example of last month’s loot.

1.  Brokedown Wrap/2.  Safe Haven Book/3.  Revlon Lip Stain Balm/4.  MarieBelle New York’s Tresor Box Chocolates/5.  Sweethearts Candy/6.  Hanky Panky Thong/7.  Connoisseur’s Jewelry Cleanser

The best part…this subscription service costs just $35 a month for over $100 in full-sized products!  They also offer discounts on 3 month, 6 month and yearly subscriptions.


  If you sign up between now and March 31st, you’ll receive $5 off your first POPSUGAR Must Have subscription with coupon code SAVE5PSMH(See Must Have Terms for details.)

That’s just $30 for your first box of full-sized products!  Totally Payday Pretty approved.

For more details and to sign up, go HERE.

It’s Your Turn:  If you could create your own Must Have box of your favorite products, what would you include?  Tell me in the comments!

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  • Hey friend! I love that you have undies as something women should buy for themselves! How often do we not buy simple things like that for ourselves?!?! Love it! Have a great weekend!

  • Full sized products? That’s a great beauty box since most beauty boxes provide sample sizes. My must have box would include chocolate, lipgloss, perfume, and more chocolate 🙂 Have a great weekend! Heather

  • What a great selection of products! I might have to try a subscription. It takes me back to college, getting surprise care packages from family and friends full of goodies {not necessarily undies, but definitely books, makeup, and chocolates!}. 😀 Happy weekend! KC

  • Can you imagine how fun it is for them to put together those darling boxes? What a great concept. I think I need to incorporate this idea into my girls’ Easter baskets this year… and how fun would that subscription be for a birthday gift? Thanks for sharing!!!

  • I don’t have a job anymore and I am SO not supposed to be shopping, but I keep seeing this box now and I really want to sign up! Your $5 off coupon is so tempting!

  • I am also a big fan of those monthly subscription boxes! So far my fave has been Glossybox but that PopSugar box is stirring up my inner product junkie! 🙂 My box would HAVE to include Maybelline Vivid Lipstick in Shocking Coral, a lightweight scarf, my white chunky Target watch, a bag of Cadbury Mini eggs and Fifty Shades of Grey. All three of them. (Hey, it’s MY box. lol)

  • How fun?! Maybe TMI but I love hanky pankys! I just think they are the best!

  • I LOVE Hanky Panky’s!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  • I love those panties! So pink and cute 🙂

    I think Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks was so different from his other books! I didn’t see the whole Katie-situation coming at all and it made my heart race at some points, it was really good though.

  • I signed up!! Thanks for the discount code!!

  • I might have to check this out
    I used to do the QVC test tube which was full size items for the most part, but they have discontinued that service

  • These look so fun! Im gonna have to try one sometime. That Revlon lip stain is my favorite! I have a couple of them.

  • This looks like a cool treat Alison…..they got some of the most interesting stuff like a book & chocolates, that’s pretty different from the standard boxes around!


  • I don’t subscribe to any of these services, but I’m thinking I need to start!!!