Ahhh Sugar Sugar Beauty Subscription Box Review – August 2018
Ahhh Sugar Sugar is a bath and body product company that also offers a subscription box! Each month you can expect 3-4 small batch, handcrafted items, many of which brand new to the brand or exclusive to the box.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About Ahhh Sugar Sugar
The Subscription Box: Ahhh Sugar Sugar
The Cost: $34.99 + shipping (save with longer subscriptions!)
The Products: 3-4 handcrafted, small-batch bath and body products
Ships to: the US and Worldwide, price varies depending on location. Shipping to Louisiana is $8.32.
Good To Know: Ahhh Sugar Sugar is a small company, and in order to not get overwhelmed by subscription box orders along with their special pre-orders and other product offerings, they have a waiting list on Facebook. Be sure to become a member of their Facebook group to join the waiting list!
Ahhh Sugar Sugar “Box Of Sugar” August 2018 Review
This box comes with company information listed on the box (and I am digging the unicorn).
It also comes with an info sheet for the included products. Prices aren’t listed on the info sheet, so I use the Facebook price list when applicable.
Nana Poke Cupcake Sugar Slushie – Estimated Value $6.50
I never knew I needed the scents of ooey caramel and ripe bananas until I smelled this sugar slushie. This smells incredible. This is the first sugar slushie I’ve received from the monthly box and it has a typical sugar scrub texture, albeit on the dry side. This provided great exfoliation.
Frosted Lime Cookie Bath Bomb – Estimated Value $7
This bath bomb smelled like a mix of lime and powdered sugar and it definitely worked. This turned my bath a very pale lime green color.
Coconut Cream Pie Ice Cream Solid Bubble Scoop – Estimated Value $7
This smells just like coconut ice cream and I am in love. This rainbow bubble scoop has enough bubbling power for two or three baths, and I am excited for an additional two baths scented like coconut ice cream! The third of the scoop I used was enough for a mound of bubbles I happily sank into.
Unicorn Farts Foaming Hand Soap
This foaming hand soap is a product that isn’t normally offered for sale, and it smells fruity and sweet thanks to the notes of three different berries, cotton candy, creamy vanilla, and sweet spun sugar. It did foam up when dispersed, and I was happy with how sweet my hands smelled after using. I imagine this could get a lot of kids more excited about washing their hands when the soap is called “unicorn farts.”
Brownie Batter Soy Wax Tart
This wax tart smells like I could take a spoon and shovel fresh homemade brownie batter into my mouth. When melted, the brownie batter smell wasn’t as strong as when solid, but it was still fantastic. I do have a couple of issues with this, however. This wasn’t listed on the info sheet, so I am not sure if this is a bonus or not. Considering a full six-piece wax clamshell is sold for $3.95 (I would know, I bought two in the recent pre-order), it doesn’t sit well with me that we essentially got a wax sample when the value of the entire box feels very low and could have used the boost. The way this was packaged, combined with the fact that it wasn’t listed on the info sheet, makes it honestly feel like an afterthought.
Grandma’s Sugar Cookie
I have a lot of strong opinions about the inclusion of a homemade cookie in this bath and body box. This cookie lists the ingredients used and has a notice that this is “not vegan,” but nowhere does it say if this was processed in a nut-free facility or not. The sticker on the cookie says it was “made with love by Aunt TT’s Sweets,” but a google of that shop did not provide any results. Furthermore, this was listed on the info sheet as being one of the items in the box, and the ziplock bag it was packaged in states that this cookie is valued at fifty cents. This does look like a cookie I could pick up at a school bake sale, but this box was mailed on Friday and I did not receive it until Tuesday afternoon. No information was provided about when this cookie was made, but I imagine it was the previous Thursday at the latest. I chose not to eat this due to the amount of time this box took to get to me coupled with the lack of information about its origin.
The Verdict: I am disappointed in this month’s box. There is no way that the items included equal the value of what the box alone costs (not even factoring in shipping). In addition, the choice to include a cookie as an item listed on the info sheet and not the wax makes me raise my eyebrows. I believe I would feel a lot differently if the cookie was left out completely and a full-size wax clamshell was included instead, as that would have made the box feel more cohesive and put together. I will say that Ahhh Sugar Sugar does not make value promises for their boxes, and they state that they will include 3-4 bath products. They technically have met that burden with the hand soap, sugar slushie, bath bomb, and bubble scoop, but those are all low-valued products and as a result the cookie and the wax sample honestly cheapened the experience for me. The only thing keeping this box from being a complete bust is that all of the scents are really incredible, and I do appreciate that.
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: This box costs $34.99 + $8.32 shipping, which means that the four main items in this box cost approximately $10.83. I did not include the wax sample or the cookie in those values.
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