November 2014 PopSugar Must Have Box & Special Edition Neiman Marcus Box

I have two PopSugar boxes to share a look at with you this month, including my regular subscription box as well as a special Neiman Marcus edition.  If you’re unfamiliar, PopSugar Must Have is a monthly subscription service where you receive a selection of full size and premium beauty, fashion, home, and fitness items for $39.95 per month (this includes shipping and is available in the US only).  They also release special edition boxes from time to time, which usually cost $100 a pop.  The Neiman Marcus edition is their most luxurious offering at $250.


The November box theme is inspired by “gratitude, gourmet treats, indulging, hosting, giving, and gathering.”  Yep, that pretty much sums it up!  Once again, the theme this month is particularly well suited to the season.  As usual, there is a nice variety of items in this box ranging from beauty to leisure.


What’s in the November box?

✻  The Secret Recipes by Dominique Ansel – This is the fanciest baking cookbook I’ve ever seen!  Apparently Dominique Ansel is the creator of the Cronut, which is a cross between a croissant and a donut.  I’m excited to peruse the beautiful photographs and fancy recipes! Suggested Retail: $35

Tiny Prints Thoughtful Heart Stationery – PopSugar founder Lisa Sugar teamed up with Tiny Prints, a custom stationery company, to create this pretty print.  I love using cards like these for thank you’s or to pop in the box with prizes I send off to my giveaway winners. Suggested Retail: $15

K. Hall Simpatico Ambergis Shea Butter Cream – My husband really loves the K. Hall soap that was in last month’s box so I was excited to see another product from their line this month.  This lotion is rich and moisturizing thanks to the shea butter formula.  It has a fresh slightly musky scent that is perfect year round. Suggested $22

Wine Glass Writers – This is such a cool concept and a perfect little hostess gift to throw in with some wine!  Guests can write their names on their glasses and then the ink comes off with soap and water. I’m going to try these at our Thanksgiving gathering this year.  Suggested Retail: $9.95

G.H. Cretors Chicago Mix Popped Corn – I have had this popcorn before and have to show such restraint not to keep buying it, because it is so good.  It’s the perfect combination of salty and sweet with a nice fresh crunch.  Double yum! Suggested Retail: $3.69

Sorial Saffiano Wallet on a Chain – I love this pretty little bag!  It’s the perfect size to just pop in a few cards, some cash, your phone, and a lipgloss.  The royal blue color is gorgeous and the saffiano leather gives it durability and a polish look.  Love it! Suggested Retail: $49

Check out my coordinating video to hear about my favorites from last month’s selections and see my reactions as I open this month’s box:

As I mention in the video, PopSugar actually sent me a box for consideration this month.  Since I am already a paying subscriber I have an extra box to give away.  Yay!  The November PopSugar Must Have Box Giveaway will run until Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 6 PM CT.  The giveaway is open internationally.  All entrants under the age of 18 must have parental permission to enter.  One person will win the November PopSugar Must Have Box just like the one I shared in this post.  You can enter by following the directions in the Rafflecopter widget posted below (check out this blog post for more information on entering Rafflecopter giveaways).   I’ll announce the winner on THIS blog post and contact them directly through email, as always.  Good luck!


Congrats to the winners of the November PopSugar Must Have Box Giveaway!

The Poll Results for *Do you like subscription box posts/videos?* out of 2558 entries:

Yes (2469) 97%
No (89) 3%

a Rafflecopter giveaway


I decided to splurge and ordered the special edition Neiman Marcus box that was offered this month.  I have so enjoyed all of the special edition boxes I’ve ordered in the past and couldn’t resist the chance to see what would be included in this extra fancy edition.  It certainly did not disappoint!  The selection of items ranges from beauty and leisure to food and home, just like in the regular subscription box, but there is definitely a luxurious element to all of these items.  They are things I normally wouldn’t pay full price for so it’s fun to give them a try!


What’s in the Neiman Marcus box?

Missoni Home by Apothia Candle – I had no idea Missoni made candles!  They partnered with Apothia to create a beautiful scent reminiscent of “Italian breezes and night-blooming jasmine.” Suggested Retail: $88

Mariebelle Aztec Hot Chocolate Tin – I was so excited to see this deluxe mix in the box as major hot chocolate enthusiast (read: fiend).  The chocolate shavings make for such a rich and indulgent cup!  Don and I tested this out last night heated up with some almond milk and it was so good.  Yum! Suggested Retail: $26

Swing Design Mia Glass Storage Box – This simple yet stunning box is the perfect place to stow away valuables on your nightstand or dresser.  I think it would make a lovely gift, as well! Suggested Retail: $40

Monica Rich Kosann Cream Enamel Frame – Another simple yet stunning home accent, this silver plated frame with an enamel border would make a beautiful statement in any home. Suggested Retail: $100

Clare V. Foldover Clutch – A lovely clutch with a bold statement with the royal blue color like this is a great way to add instant glamour to any outfit.  This colorblock clutch is made from abeautiful soft leather with golden hardware and is quite roomy. Suggested Retail: $220

✻ Chantecaille Brilliant Gloss & Supreme Cils Mascara – I’ve wanted to try Chantecaille beauty products for years but never even allowed myself near a counter because of the steep prices.  I am super excited to finally be able to try out some of their products!  The lip gloss in Love is my favorite pale pink shade with a hint of shimmer.  I’m also very happy they sent a water-resistant mascara since it my formula of choice. Suggested Retail: $33 + $52

OJ|TBBB_11-19-2014_05Lancer, The Method: Nourish – One item was unfortunately missing from my box.  This moisturizer claims to deliver the “Fountain of Youth” to your skin.  I contacted customer service through their online form and they told me they will send a replacement.  I am looking forward to trying this out!  Suggested Retail: $125

Check out my coordinating video for a closer look at each product and to see my reactions as I open this special edition box:

I picked up an additional Neiman Marcus box as a special gift for one of you!  The PopSugar Neiman Marcus Box Giveaway will run until Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 6 PM CT.  The giveaway is open internationally.  All entrants under the age of 18 must have parental permission to enter.  One person will win the the PopSugar Must Have Special Edition Neiman Marcus Box which includes all of the items I shared in this post (the moisturizer is in the giveaway box, I made sure of it).  You can enter by following the directions in the Rafflecopter widget posted below (check out this blog post for more information on entering Rafflecopter giveaways).   I’ll announce the  winner on THIS blog post and contact them directly through email, as always.  Good luck!


Congrats to the winners of the PopSugar Neiman Marcus Box Giveaway!

The Poll Results for *Would you splurge on a box of surprise products like this?* out of 2607 entries:

Yes (1635) 63%
No (972) 37%

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sometimes Rafflecopter experiences technical difficulties.  If you can’t enter for some reason, try again later and it will probably work.

I hope you enjoyed this look at my November and special edition Neiman Marcus box!  Click here to learn more about the PopSugar Must Have Box.  Use code REFER5 to save $5 off your first box!


* PopSugar kindly sent me the November Must Have box I shared in this post and video for consideration.  I am giving away the box I received as part of my paid subscription.  I purchased the Neiman Marcus boxes myself.  Post contains affiliate and referral links.  This is not a sponsored post.  All opinions are genuinely my own. *


30 thoughts on “November 2014 PopSugar Must Have Box & Special Edition Neiman Marcus Box”

  1. The two boxes r awsome! What a wonderful gift. Keeping my fingers crossed for some luck, thank you for being so thoughtful Jennifer,Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  2. Thank you jen. You have inspired me in many ways. I love your blogs about your home, and how you decorate it. I really hope one day I can be as organized as you. I am starting by making to do list…and find this does keep me on track. Don and you are so cute together…….and his recipes, delish. Are you planning on making vlogidays, May sound silly, but I enjoy seeing how you do things to stay on track for the holidays. : D

  3. I enjoy your bones reviews. I also enjoy your sense of humor and the fact that you are local Chicago, as am I. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. I really enjoy watching these unboxing videos! I probably wouldn’t splurge on a suprise box that cost this much, but I have just as much fun watching you open it!

  5. Thanks very much Jen! I don’t have any monthly box subscriptions, but I really do enjoy watching what you discover inside of them! It’s like watching someone open Christmas gifts but every month – I love it! Also, it’s really fun to discover new products and brands that I am unfamiliar with. Thanks for sharing and the chance to enter the comp!

    Mary X

  6. I loved seeing what was in each box. Thank you for all the time and effort you put into each video.
    Can you believe Thanksgiving is almost here ? I am looking forward to any holiday videos you post.
    I hope you and Don have a great weekend.

  7. So glad I read your blog, I ordered the Neiman Marcus box and because of your blog I noticed I also did not receive the Lancer, The Method: Nourish moisturizer and it’s the most expensive thing in the box!!!

  8. Thank you so much for sharing your boxes. I also look forward to all your videos, you supply me with good ideas that I use around our home. Happy Holidays to everyone!

  9. Hi Jen! First of all, I wanted to say “Thank you” for the sweet comments with your reply to my question on your blog post from Tuesday! It totally made my eyes sparkle with joy when I read it!

  10. Thank you fr th both lovely presentations ad for sharing the beautiul giveaway!
    I enterd and cross my fingers!
    The boxes are just fantastic!
    Have a great weekend!

  11. Fingers crossed I can be lucky enough to win one of these! You are so kind to share these boxes with your subscribers, I love watching ypur unboxing videos! Makes me wish I could afford to get this box monthly! Love you Jen! Thanks for being awesome 🙂

  12. You are very generous as always, in these giveaways but also in every videos you make… i always enjoy to share your way of life thank you very much Jen.

    Une caresse for Winnie
    Un bonjour for Don.
    Bien à vous
    Marie from France

  13. My goodness… such lovely things! Especially the Sorial purse.

    Thanks also for your changes video on My Housewife Life. I think it is good to work & evolve as you go especially to find what suits you. As viewers & subscribers we are so fortunate that you share your life with us so any videos are lovely & I’m grateful for each one. I honestly feel that watching your videos both new & old in 2014 has had a positive, lasting effect on my life through not only organizing, but sharing too. Thanks for all you do. x

  14. Thank you Jen for the chances to win! I live in Canada so I don’t have access to these. You are incredibly generous! Great job as always with your videos – I look forward to each one!

  15. Hay Jen, what lovely boxs and thanks for sharing, your such a inspiration to everyone with your videos, keep up the great work. blessings to you and your family, oh we have owls in coming LOVE THEM! 🙂 take care xxx

  16. I have been watching your videos for some time now. You are so amazing and inspirational! These giveaways you do are incredibly generous. Thank you for being so kind!

  17. Thank you Jen…..lovely u tube clip as usual….here in New Zealand we can’t even buy most of these beautiful items…perhaps just as well or I’d be broke

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