COCOTIQUE Beauty Box Review – July 2015
COCOTIQUE is a beauty subscription geared towards women of color and diverse ethnicities. “We find the best beauty and lifestyle products targeting your unique needs and desires and ship them to your door each month.”
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“Each month COCOTIQUE will ship to your door a specially curated deluxe box filled with 5-8 sample size and full size beauty and lifestyle products.”
I really enjoying Cocotique’s packaging. Unfortunately, my box lid was slightly damaged from the bulk.
When I went in for a close-up, I noticed there was something else underneath the product box!! No peeking, let’s get through the basics first.
THE BOX: Cocotique Box
THE COST: $20 a month (Discounts available on 3, 6 and 12 month subscriptions)
THE PRODUCTS: A variety of hair care, beauty, and lifestyle products
Good To Know – Make sure to read your inserts. Every month, one subscriber will receive the “Bonus COCOTIQUE Box” which includes a gift certificate for a special gift. (If you were lucky enough to receive one of these in the past, tell us all about it below!)
Each box comes with card detailing the items included.
This month was Cocotique’s first ever Takeover Box and they are so excited to bring us a box filled (to the breaking point) with FULL size Lottabody products! If you aren’t familiar with takeovers, it’s exactly how it sounds. One brand takes over the box for a month. It’s pretty cool if you already enjoy the featured brand and need to stock up, and can be not as exciting (down right devastating) for those that have already tried it, and just don’t like it.
The only issue at this point is marketing. I was totally surprised to discover this month was a takeover. I went back online to make sure I didn’t miss something. It’s just confusing. I’m ok with receiving ALL full-sized items instead of deluxe sized, but from the same brand with no warning? I don’t know, a heads-up would have been nice. A takeover is just one of those things that should always be advertised from the beginning. The disappointments and confusion that is likely to happen, could have easily been avoided with a simple sneak peek/hint or Facebook post.
Lottabody Styling Comb Set – Value: $4.99
Underneath the Cocotique box was this wide tooth comb and rat tail comb duo. These are always great to have. They aren’t the best quality but we’ll use them nonetheless. I couldn’t find this online for sale, so I believe this would be a bonus that Lottabody provided for their takeover.
Lottabody Style Me Texturizing Setting Lotion 12oz. – Value: $3.99
I’ve used the Foam Wrap Lotion from Lottabody, I’m assuming this works the same. I’m very happy to have more. I up’d the price from the listed $2.99. Online it cost much more, due to its weight to ship.
Lottabody Moisturize Me Curl & Style Milk 8oz. – Value: $4.49
This smells really nice and it has a super thick consistency. Think this will work great on second day hair.
Lottabody Love Me 5-n-1 Miracle Styling Creme 5.1 oz – Value: $4.79
This reminds me of the 7-n-1 leave in treatment by Creme of Nature. The bottles and consistency are exactly alike, but I like this scent is sooo MUCH better. It’s not as overbearing as Creme of Nature. I think I’ll fall in love with this one. I also up’d the value from the $3.99 listed price. I found this online at SallyBeauty for $4.79 and higher on other websites.
Lottabody Control Me Edge Gel 2.25 oz – Value: $3.99
I have yet to find the perfect edge control for my 4c hair. I’ll give it a shot because it smells really good!! But otherwise, this will be great for my kiddos looser curl patterns.
Coupons – Value: $5.50
I like that this box came with coupons for Lottabody. The brand is relatively inexpensive and these would cover the price of nearly half the value for 3 items. Both coupons expire April 2016. Nice!!!
We also received a nice little tri-fold brochure about Lottabody’s complete Styling Line, how to reach them via social media and how to enter their contest…which ended December 31, 2014!! Why Lottabody, Why?
Verdict: July’s Cocotique box promised a summer love inspired box full of deluxe sized products. Instead we received a full-sized takeover from Lottabody. I can’t complain much. The value is just over $27 including the coupons and I know that we will use everything included. Is this a wow-box, no. A satisfactory-box, Absolutely! Considering what we’ve discovered so far from Cocotique’s Mega Beauty box, I have hopes that the coming month’s will be a lot better than this. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for August. Fingers crossed for spoilers.
What did you think of Cocotique’s July box? Have you tried any products from Lottabody?