COCOTIQUE Limited Edition Mega Beauty Box Review – Spring 2015
“We’ve put together an epic Mega Beauty Box for Spring 2015. You’ll find our subscriber favorites from every beauty category to address your beauty needs from head to toe and even a yoga DVD! Enjoy some of the best highlights from COCOTIQUE with this amazing collection. Treat yourself or someone you love to a deluxe gift of beauty!”
COCOTIQUE is a beauty subscription geared towards women of color (WOC) and diverse ethnicities. They select 5-8 beauty and lifestyle products each month, in hopes to meet the unique needs and desires for WOC.
Let’s quickly address the elephant in the blog post and hopefully everyone reading receives it well. As stated above, this subscription service is catered for WOC. This doesn’t mean that anyone cannot enjoy this service or others like it. My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
If you so happen to receive things you can not use, follow the same routine you would with any other subscription: Bless a Friend, Donate, or Swap. Speaking of… Click here to see the latest in Subscription Box Swap News!
The Cost: $35 + $5 shipping fee
The Products: Subscriber favorites from previous boxes
FYI – this box is still available
Each Limited Edition box comes with card detailing the items included.
Specific Beauty Night Treatment Complex Step #3 2.0oz – Value: $23.99
I’ve been using this every night since I got the box, I like it. I’m very heavy handed with skincare items and I enjoy the packaging here. I hate dipping my fingers into pots of cream. It always gets under my nails and it seems wasteful. The licorice scent doesn’t carry very long and the consistency is the same as any typical night cream. I haven’t had any breakouts, so I’ll continue to use it.
Bodyography Emery Board – Value: $5.00?
(I couldn’t find this online, I’m using the price from the emery board online at Julep.com) The softest side is 180 grit, so I would believe that the other is 80 grit? I can’t use this on my natural nails. It’s way too rough.
Nubian Heritage Hand Cream in Mango Butter 4.0oz – Value: $8.99
I’ve received samples from this brand in CurlKit. This does not disappoint. It smells like the tastiest Now&Later candy I never had. I’m enjoying this brand and hope to see more from them in COCOTIQUE monthly subscriptions. They have collections of bath and body products in so many scents! I feel like they should have a subscription service of their own.
Okay Black Jamaican Castor Oil 2.0oz – Value: $5.00
With three different curl types in one house, we go through oils fast. I’ve never tried this brand before, so I’m excited to give it a go.
Bodyography Pure Pigments Eyeshadow in Naartjie 0.14oz – Value: $17.00
This shade is so pretty I don’t have anything like it.
Bodyography Nail Lacquer in Milan 0.44oz – Value: $8.50
How pretty!! I’m not sure how to describe this shade of red, it has a subtle pink undertone. I can’t wait to try it soon.
Nicka K New York Jumbo Eyeliner Pen in Black 0.08oz – Value: $5.99
I’m not really a fan of this liner. It’s not nearly as heavily pigmented as I prefer for black liners. And the applicator is huge. I should have taken another photo. Bear with me folks.
Ofra Cosmetics Lipgloss in Mocha 0.282oz – Value: $12.95
Why does everything smell so good?!!! This one smells exactly like Swiss Miss. There isn’t much color payoff, but it has lasting power. I’ll pair this with a similar colored matte.
Pretty Toes Fade-N-Cover Concealer in Medium Mocha 0.2oz – Value: $17.99
This whole concept is brand new to me. It never even occurred to me that something like this was even in existence. So, I tried it! It’s not horrible. I wore it on one foot with ballerina flats and asked my Hubby if he could see anything different about my feet. He said, and I quote, “That foot looks fat” (pointing to the foot without any concealer). So there you have it, this concealer will make you feet appear thinner. LOL. Click this link to view their showcased before and after photos. Sorry to disappoint anyone that was looking forward to seeing my feet. Next time I’ll be better prepared!
I love getting perfume samples in subscription boxes!! Apparently, this perfume had a legal name change? Unfortunately, I didn’t care for this scent swatched under either title, so I’ll either add it to the swap pile or ask a friend if they’d like to have it.
Milani Powder Blush in #01 Romantic Rose 0.60oz – Value: $7.99
My very first Milani anything, and I get this gorgeous product. The texture is so buttery and the color payoff is very nice as well. It’s so pretty. I had to take a close up.
Nicka K New York Quad Eyeshadow in NY081 Plumas 0.282oz – Value: $4.99
Gorgeous shimmer shades, excellent pigmentation. This is a win for me. These are my first beauty products from the Nicka K brand. So right now, it’s hit or miss with their beauty line.
Power Yoga with Jeanette Jenkins 2010 Fitness DVD 84 MINUTES – Value: $19.00
I played this video too! I was taken back by the film date, but there’s nothing lacking in the quality or the content. I love Yoga and I really need to practice more often. I was so stiff. Next time I should probably go for a walk to warm up my muscles.
Cocotique advertised an estimated value of $155. I found that this box is just as they claimed with a grand total of $158.39. Adding the emery board separately and adjusting the perfume size, I’m counting 11 full sized and 2 deluxe sized products. I would highly suggest picking up this limited edition box if you are not subscribed to Cocotique’s monthly subscription box. The value is well above the asking price and practically everything is full sized. This is the second Mega Beauty Box they’ve ever offered. The 3rd box is most likely to launch around the company’s anniversary in the Fall.