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COCOTIQUE Beauty Box Review + Coupon – October 2015

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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.”

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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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’s theme is Cuddle Season!  Cocotique says this month is all about getting our bodies ready for lots of cuddle time.

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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

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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.

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Lottabody Wrap Me Foaming Mousse Full Size 7oz – Value: $4.99

Honestly, I’m not excited to see this foaming mousse from Lottabody.  July’s box was a Lottabody Takeover and I received the setting lotion which is very similar to this.  Otherwise, it works great.  I’m just not sure if I should hold on to it or add it to the swap/donation box.  I hope by now Cocotique has cleared out their Lottabody stash for the rest of the year.

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Evologie Intensive Blemish Serum 0.33oz – Value: $23.00?

This deluxe sample did not come sealed.  I’m going to keep it.  I received a blemish cream a few months ago from Cocotique and it works very well.  I’ve never heard of this brand before either so I’m excited to give it a go.  It’s made without parabens, sulfates and fragrances and has great reviews online.

Heartland Exfoliating Loofah Soap in Blood Orange 5oz -Value: $8.00

Another new to me brand!  I love discovering new brands and I’ve never seen a loofah soap before.  This soap is made with sulfates, glycerin and of course loofah.  I received the blood orange scent.  Looking at their website I’m curious to what other soaps subscribers may have received.  They have a seemingly endless variety- Honey, Lemongrass, Coconut Lime, Peppermint, Raspberry, Vanilla, White Ginger…the list goes on and on!  I wouldn’t mind seeing this brand again.

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Suga On Top Body Glaze in Mango Mint 1oz – Value: $3.00

Swappers this oil came with a styrofoam seal.  I wouldn’t dare trade mine.  I love body oils!  It doesn’t take much to make me happy.  I don’t understand the fragrance name, I don’t smell mint or mango, it just smells sweet.  On their website they have a few other body glazes, I wonder if I may have gotten something else like Pink Suga or Warm Honey?  Anyway, the main ingredients are sweet almond oil, avocado oil and coconut oil.

Mielle Organics Mint Almond Oil 2oz – Value: $3.50

Cocotique’s insert card says that we should have received an avocado moisturizing hair milk from this brand.  I’m not complaining though!  LOL.  Another oil, yeahie! This one is for hair and it smells just like a peppermint patty.  This did not come sealed so I’m glad they added the bag for shipping.  The main ingredients are soybean, sweet almond and peppermint oils.

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OGX Kukui Oil Shampoo and Conditioner – Value: $4.00

OGX Coconut Water Shampoo and Conditioner – Value: $4.00

Kukui Oil is a hawaiian oil used for a variety of treatments to include massages, scalp treatment and to soothe sunburns. Coconut Water is great for rehydration and has anti-fungal properties.

I’m not a fan of foil packets when it comes to hair care.  I’m very heavy handed with hair products and little 7.4ml packets like this don’t do anything for me.  I’ve tried the OGX brand before and it isn’t our favorite.  These will go up for swaps.

Hask Keratin Deep Conditioner – Value: $2.00

Another item going directly to swaps, the ingredients that I could read include a ton of parabens.  This 10 minute hair treatment is said to repair dry and damaged hair.

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We also received another pamphlet from Lottabody.  I appreciate them providing information about this brand, but once again, on the reverse side is information about how to enter a Lottabody giveaway that ended almost a year ago.  I wish they would ask Lottabody for updated pamphlets if they are contracted to send them out.

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Verdict:  October’s Cocotique had an estimated retail value of $53.00!  I discovered four “new to me” brands which is amazing.  I also received products from three other brands that I knew, but only one of those I actually love.  For me, the oils made this box very good.  I also appreciate receiving a variety between skin, hair and body care products.  I’m a little concerned about everyone getting another full size product from Lottabody so soon after a Takeover from their brand.  I’m still hoping to receive more full size items from small business brands.

What are your thoughts on Cocotique this month?  Did you receive anything different?


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Written by Celicia Gantz

Celicia Gantz

Celicia was introduced to both The Honest Company and CurlKit in March 2013 and has been addicted to subscription boxes ever since. Always on the hunt for the undiscovered family staple, she loves trying new skincare, natural hair care, makeup, and finding delicious snacks with hidden veggies for her kids (and Hubby too). Favorite finds: Body Oil, Stuffed Animals, Books, non-GMO Tortilla Chips and Perfume Samples.

Posted in Cocotique Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, Women of Color Subscription Boxes| Tags: cocotique | 7 comments

Comments (7)

  1. I still haven’t received my box yet, but I think I will like everything included. Didn’t think it would take this long as it’s been saying exported since Saturday. I’ll give it another month or I may cancel and go with the Essence box.

    • Well I finally got my box and had nothing that you listed in your review. Very disappointed, I was looking forward to getting the loofa soap. I received a bunch of facial product that feels oily and probably break me out. This was my first box and probably going to be my last.

  2. I sub to Cocotique for October and received everything in the box except the blood orange loofah soap and the blemis serum!!:( However I do like the lottabody foam wrap and love the Almond Oil And Mango Body Glaze (Wish it was deluxe or full size) and the Samples!! But for the price of this sub I Canceled and now considering Onyx Or CurlKit!!

  3. I’m also a fan of evologie. They make a 3-step skin clearing system that is the bomb. I bought mine on birchbox. I want that loofah soap!

  4. Evologie is pretty effective stuff, actually. Kind of expensive, as I recall, but it works.

  5. Happy I didn’t get this month’s box but not because of the actual box. Personally, I think this is a good box but I would only use the oils and soap then gift/swap everything else. Can’t wait to see what’s in the next box!

  6. Interesting review! The loofah soap looks pretty intriguing…

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