COCOTIQUE Beauty Box Review – September 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.” This month Cocotique celebrates their 2nd Anniversary! The theme is “All About the Lusciousness” and they teamed up with Hype Hair to include a free digital subscription for Hype Hair Magazine.
The Subscription 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
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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. No golden ticket yet, but I got a few coupons. Close enough!
Each box comes with a card detailing the items included. Amazing – we’ve got coupon codes for nearly everything!
SheaMoisture Superfruit Complex Bubble Bath & Body Wash 15ml – Value: $2.00
I absolutely love the SheaMoisture brand. They make a ton of hair, body and beauty products and I’ve never tried any from the Superfruit Complex collection. And I’m a sucker for oils so I’m already happy with this month’s box.
NuNaat Garlic Shampoo 15ml – Value: $2.00
NuNaat Garlic Conditioner 15m – Value: $2.00
This is news to me. Garlic in your hair? I don’t know about this one. LOL, I’ll be brave, though.
Ok, I’m seeing a trend of foods for hair and body so far. I’ve never heard of this either. I popped one open and it smell delicious! Maybe I can put this in my hair after I use the garlic products. I’m so smart.
Swatches at the end. I’m a little disappointed with this eye liner for two reasons. From the packaging and name, I thought the color was in the sky blue/baby blue color family. Secondly, the pencil broke as soon as I started swatching. I expected it to glide across my skin like butter. On a positive note, this did not budge a bit when I tried to wash it off! It will last all day and all night.
I’m ready for Fall now. This color is perfect!! Swatches at the end. The color in the bottle is very deceiving, but what I like the most is how moisturizing this gloss is, and how pigmented it is after application. It really feels like you’ve only put on a hydrating lip balm. I love it!
Cover FX Custom Cover Drops in N100 2ml – Value: $6.00
I swatched this as well. I’ve always wanted to try these drops and could never get around the hefty price tag. This sample will go a long way. It says you use a single drop at a time to customize your foundation.
Badger Balm Cuticle Care 0.75oz FULL SIZE – Value: $5.99
I wish you could smell this. A few of the ingredients listed are lemongrass, rosemary, and mandarin and it smells amazing. I’m really glad to have this with the change in season. I can never pamper myself (and kiddos) enough. It goes on so silky and melts into your skin without leaving it greasy. Did I mention it smells really, really good?
These capsules are so small, about the size of a pea. I must have a big head or something because I go through skincare products so fast. These feel so itty bitty I’m really thinking about gifting them to a friend or swapping out. Anyway, they’re suppose to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and protect the face from sun damage.
On the EA Polish website, you pick out a ring of your choice after picking a polish. But, I was disappointed that there were only 6 polishes available right now. I like the vibrant color I received, but I must say, I wasn’t a fan of the formula compared to Cult and Julep. It’s very thin and absolutely needs two coats to wear it on its own. So I would say this would be great to pair under a few of the see-through nail wraps I have. I love the gold wave ring and hoped to see it online as well, but couldn’t find it. For size reference, it fit both index and middle fingers.
Verdict: This is the best Cocotique box I’ve received! I’m very happy with almost every item this month. I do wish that there was one deluxe/full sized hair product instead of the “not for resale” freebies. I’m very impressed with the variety of brands that are brand new to me; and happy to see another product from Cover Fx and Milani. Aside from the digital magazine subscription and coupon codes, this month’s box has an estimated retail value of $54.00! Happy Anniversary indeed!
What was your favorite item from Cocotique this month? I’m torn between the lip gloss from Black Radiance and the cuticle tin from Badger Balm.
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