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Brown Sugar Box by Izzy & Liv Subscription Review – August 2017

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Brown Sugar Box August 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box by Izzy and Liv

Brown Sugar Box is a monthly women of color lifestyle subscription that promises a total retail value of $85+. “As a Brown Sugar Box Subscriber, you’ll get a box filled with the BEST of Izzy & Liv including best sellers, new releases, and limited edition (subscriber-only) products.”

Brown Sugar Box August 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box by Izzy and Liv

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Brown Sugar Box August 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box by Izzy and Liv

The Subscription Box: Brown Sugar Box

The Cost: $39.95 a month + $4.95 for shipping

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use code GIVEMESUGAR to save $5 off your first box

The Products: “Your box will include 5-6 products every month. You will always get at least one Izzy & Liv tee, tank or sweatshirt along with other fabulous items — and as often as we can, we will include items from other black-owned businesses we love!”

Ships to: The United States for $4.95 and International for $12.95.

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Brown Sugar Box August 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box by Izzy and Liv

Brown Sugar Box August 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box by Izzy and Liv

Brown Sugar Box August 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box by Izzy and Liv

Brown Sugar Box August 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box by Izzy and Liv

Brown Sugar Box August 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box by Izzy and Liv

Included in the box is a mini magazine with various articles for my reading enjoyment. This is a welcome departure from the two-sided info card.

Brown Sugar Box August 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box by Izzy and Liv

Brown Sugar Box August 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box by Izzy and Liv

“The Kind of Beauty I Want” V-Neck T-Shirt – Listed Value $28.00

It’s a fun surprise to receive a variety of shirts each month and be encouraged by the message inscribed on the garment. This blue t-shirt has the saying, “The Kind Of Beauty I Want Most Is The Hard-To-Get Kind That Comes From Within. Strength Courage & Dignity.” This will go well with a pair of jeans.

Brown Sugar Box August 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box by Izzy and Liv

Brown Sugar Box August 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box by Izzy and Liv

Faux Leather Journal – Value $19.00

I have accumulated a lot of journals from subscription boxes. Some have made great gifts and others I have kept. I will add this to my stash of journals. This black faux leather lined journal has “Musings of a Magical Black Girl” inscribed on the front of the journal.

Brown Sugar Box August 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box by Izzy and Liv

The back of the journal has a pocket to keep notes or receipts.

Brown Sugar Box August 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box by Izzy and Liv

Brown Sugar Box August 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box by Izzy and Liv

Lunch Tote – Listed Value $19.00

This neoprene lunch tote is colorful and eye-catching. It’s roomy and will fit my lunch nicely. The only drawback is the awful smell coming from the bag. I need to figure out a way to get rid of the smell. Any ideas?

Brown Sugar Box August 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box by Izzy and Liv

Posh Candle Co. Time To Relax Candle, 4 oz. – Value $9.00

I love candles and was happy to receive this travel size in this month’s box. I enjoy my candles to be moderately scented and have the scent linger throughout a room. However, this soy candle did not deliver. I barely smelled the lavender scent, but maybe after prolonged burning, the aroma will increase.

Brown Sugar Box August 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box by Izzy and Liv

Brown Sugar Box August 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box by Izzy and Liv

Believe in Yourself Sticky Notes – Value $6.95

These fifty inspirational sticky notes have multiple sayings that will encourage and uplift you or a friend. I like to post inspirational sayings throughout my apartment to remind me I am special and fearless.

Brown Sugar Box August 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box by Izzy and Liv

Pink Tumbler – Listed Value $9.00

This pink tumbler has “JET Beauty of the Week” inscribed on the front and back. It’s sturdy, lightweight, and insulated.

Brown Sugar Box August 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box by Izzy and Liv

Magnet – Listed Value $4.00

A typical square magnet with “Shine Bright Like A Diamond” on the front. This will be added to my magnet collection on my refrigerator.

Brown Sugar Box August 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box by Izzy and Liv

Brown Sugar Box August 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box by Izzy and Liv

Mirror – Listed Value $6.00

This circle mirror says, “Out Here Being Cute” on the front and the back is the actual mirror. This mirror is large and the right size to have on hand. I would like to have seen a case accompanying the mirror, so when I throw in my cosmetic bag it won’t smudge.

Verdict: The Brown Sugar Box has a boxed value of $100.95 – an incredible deal for a $45.00 box. This month’s box was heavy on sayings inscribed on the products and it seems to be popping up in a lot of subscription boxes. It’s getting to be old and not everyone wants a product inscribed with some cute inspirational saying. How about some art work or various shapes and patterns instead? The products in this box will get used and I have a new lunch tote and t-shirt I can’t wait to wear. Overall a nice box, hopefully, next month won’t be heavy on the verbiage on the products.

What do you think of this month’s Brown Sugar Box?

Written by Nich Baviera

Nich Baviera

Nichelle has been obsessed with subscription boxes since 2012, when she received an email to subscribe to PopSugar Must Have Box. Since then, she has subscribed to Glossybox, Allure Beauty Box and GoodeBox which is now called GoodeBeing Box. She currently subscribes to: Birchbox, FabFitFun, Essence Beauty Box, PopSugar Must Have Mini Box, and Play! by Sephora. She is an avid admirer of PopSugar, so much so that she had an office tour of their San Francisco headquarters in April of 2015.

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5 Comments

  1. Overall I loved this box. It beat the July Box hands down. I enjoyed all the wordy items. The majority of the items on their website consists of pictures and words.

  2. OMG how cute is that lunch tote!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. I too am over all the words on items that seems to have been popping up strong recently. I mean, we get it, we’re all cute and sassy and smart.
    Plain stuff would be ok and welcome at this point. Although it seems the word avalanche has only just begun.

  4. To get rid of the stink, get a bunch of unscented dryer sheets. Crumple a few and put them inside. Take the rest and Munich the outside. Put in a well ventilated, airy place, and check it in about a week.

    • Thanks!!!

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