Brown Sugar Box by Izzy & Liv Subscription Review – July 2017
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.”
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Brown Sugar Box
The Cost: $39.95 a month + $4.95 for shipping
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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Included in the box is a mini magazine with various articles that include, “4 Black Films We’re Watching This Summer”, “Summer Good Reads: 4 Books To Add To Your Reading List”, to “3 Reasons To Practice The Art Of Forgiveness”. This is a welcome departure from a two-sided info card.
A letter from the founder, Nicole W. Brown was also included, indicating her disappointment in the “beach read” that was intended to be in the July box and the box being delivered late. There were issues with the vendor not delivering as promised. As a token of appreciation subscribers were given a $5.00 off coupon to be applied to any Izzy & Liv purchase. I appreciate Nicole’s kind gesture and her heart felt apology.
“It Must Be The Melanin” Tank Top – Value $27.99
I received a blue racerback tank with “It Must Be The Melanin” written on the front in yellow. This is an appropriate shirt for the summer. Subscribers indicate their shirt size when ordering and I went with the men’s sizing in their shirts since they tend to run small and I need the extra room in the chest area. I’m mentioning this because my tank is slightly different from the one I linked above. My tank was roomy and had extra space under the arm area, so I may wear another thin tank underneath. I’m enjoying having an article of clothing in the box each month.
Beach Roundie – Listed Value $30.00
This 60-inch multi colored beach roundie with tassels has “kissed by the sun” written in the middle. This light weight roundie can be used as a throw, beach/picnic blanket, or as a decorative tapestry. This is my second roundie that I own. I received the Gypsy 05 roundie in the Spring FabFitFun box.
Drawstring Backpack – Listed Value $18.00
This exclusive tribal print drawstring backpack is exclusive to Izzy & Liv. The texture is a mix between canvas and cloth. I have an assortment of bags but no drawstring backpacks. The backpack is roomy and the right size for the beach or festival season. I look forward to using this on my next adventure.
Key Necklace – Listed Value $25.00
This small key necklace is 16-inches with gold plated zinc alloy. Brown Sugar Box reminds me through this symbolic key that I’m “beautiful”, “unique”, and “have something special to offer this world”, “confidence is key”. I appreciate the reminder! The necklace is delicate and small enough to layer with other gold plated necklaces I own.
Bonus items: Enclosed is a bookmark intended for the book that we didn’t receive and an “all shades heart sticker”.
Verdict: The Brown Sugar Box has a boxed value of $100.99, which is an incredible deal for a $45.00 box. This box is my new favorite, their boxes so far have been well curated! This box definitely screams summer from the tank top to the beach roundie to the drawstring backpack – all items needed to make my next beach trip enjoyable. The necklace is a nice reminder to believe in me and to exude confidence. This is definitely what I like and need in a lifestyle box. I especially admire how they find staple items in creative designs and a box targeted to my melanin is a welcome addition. This is not to say that this box is not universal because it is. However, I appreciate a box with me in mind. So, if you are looking for a lifestyle box that’s a bit different check out Brown Sugar Box!
What do you think of this month’s Brown Sugar Box?