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Sugarbash Subscription Box Review – October 2017

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanOct 30, 2017 | 8 comments

4.1 overall rating
52 Ratings | 11 Reviews

Sugarbash is a bi-monthly subscription box curated by radio-host Shirley Strawberry. The box includes a mix of beauty and lifestyle items.

FYI - this version of the subscription has ended. (This is their last box.) Read more about the Sugarbash subscription changes.

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

The Subscription Box: SugarBash

The Cost: $39.99 every other month

The Products: Every other month you will receive a box of carefully selected full-size products. Each box is curated by radio-host Shirley Strawberry.

Ships to: US Only

Check out all of our SugarBash reviews!

Each box comes with a fold out card detailing the items included.

It starts with a letter from Shirley.

The theme this box is "In Support Of" - many of the items come from brands that give back.

Now, on to the items!

Brass and Unity Onyx Bracelet – Value $55

Twenty percent of all proceeds from each bracelet sold help provide service dogs for returning vets!

This bracelet is made with a real, previously-fired brass shell casing, and onyx beads. Here it is on:

The quality of this bracelet is excellent. I was surprised by how little give the elastic band has, though. My wrists are on the smaller side, and I was just able to get this bracelet on.

Sorme Brow Lift - Value $19

This is a creamy, matte pencil designed to be used beneath brows and at the corners of your eyes. (Swatched in lower photo.)

Sorme Smearproof Eyeliner in Black Jade - Value $13

Since this is an eyeliner pencil, you can control how intense you want the look with pressure.

There is a subtle green color to this eyeliner, but really it looks black to me once it is on. Here it is swatched above the brow highlighter:

Sorme Brow Comb/Brush - Value $9


Gingiber Owl Tea Towel – Value $18

Twenty percent of the proceeds from sales of this towel in this box go to the Red Cross relief fund for Hurricane Harvey victims.

This towel features a  screen printed design made with water-based, eco-friendly charcoal ink on 100% cotton. And it's so cute!

Starboard Alchemy Cleansing Grains – Value $22

(Subscribers will either receive these Cleansing Grains or a mask. All are $22.)

I'm on a bit of a mask overload at the moment, so I'm happy that I received the cleansing grains. If you aren't familiar with this type of product - it's a gentle exfoliator. Mix 1-2 teaspoons of the grains with water, form a paste, then use it as a cleanser. (And I love that this formula is just made with a few natural and organic ingredients.)

Moorea Seal Pen – Value $24

I love a fancy pen, and this one has a nice weight to it!

The rose gold color is very on-trend, too.

Most importantly, the ink glides smoothly on the page.

Mable Brush - Value $10

These brushes are made from sustainably-harvested bamboo, which is naturally antibacterial, water-resistant, and biodegradable.

And the toothbrush is painted with a plant-based paint on the stand-up base.

Verdict: This box has a value of about $170! I think that is fantastic for a $40 box! I'm going to miss this subscription! (And I appreciate the in support of theme this month, too.)

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Subscriptions are over, but this box is available as a one-time purchase for $50.

Value Breakdown: At $40 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Bracelet: $12.94
  • Brow Lift: $4.47
  • Eyeliner: $3.06
  • Eye Brow Brush: $2.12
  • Tea Towel: $4.24
  • Gold Pen: $5.65
  • Cleansing Grains: $5.18
  • Toothbrush: $2.34

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Liz Cadman
Liz Cadman
Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She's been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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So, just to clarify…this deal is for current subscribers only, there are no deals for prospective members? Which I guess doesn’t matter, because I don’t see an option to subscribe anyway:(

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I loved the charitable aspect of this box, and was exactly why I purchased the box. I was sad this subscription ended. They have excellent customer service.

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I love the bracelet. I actually swapped for another to give to my sister for her birthday. Her husband is a disabled vet and they have two service dogs they take to the VA so I know she will love the charity behind it. It is small but small wrists run in the family so no problem there. I have worn mine almost daily since I got it and have noticed that it gets a little easier to take off and put on as time goes on but I don’t feel like it is stretching out.

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This is the only Sugarbash box I’ve purchased, mainly for the bracelet. I just love it. I personally didn’t find it difficult to put on and I don’t consider my wrists small by any means. The pen I unscrewed and couldn’t figure out where the other end was (stuck in the cap), a real “duh” moment for me. The rest is just nice add ons that I appreciate and will use. Look forward to seeing where this box goes in the future.

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Had the same issue with the pen.

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Thanks got the Sea Garden mask and it is amazing!!

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I was about to sign up for this sub, when they cut off new customers. I’ll have to see what the new cost is. If they are giving current customers 25% off the new pricing, I’m sure it won’t be in my price range,

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I was quite surprised how hard the bracelet was to get on. I wore it and it did not leave marks so that is a relief. I don’t have super huge wrists either.
The pen is awesome too.

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