Brown Sugar Box Subscription Review + Coupon – July 2019
Each Brown Sugar Box includes a graphic tee and 4-5 additional full-size products ranging from drinkware, accessories, bags, jewelry, makeup, housewares, and stationery. All items are from Black-owned businesses.
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About Brown Sugar Box
The Subscription Box: Brown Sugar Box
The Cost: $39.95 per month + $4.95 shipping
The Products: 1 graphic tee plus 4-5 additional full-size lifestyle products
Ships to: The US for $4.95 and International for $12.95
Good to Know: Boxes are shipped around the 15th of each month. When purchasing a subscription, you have the opportunity to select your T-shirt size and fit preference.
Brown Sugar Box “The Summer Fun Edition” July 2019 Review
Each Brown Sugar Box includes a mini-magazine that highlights the theme of the box, lists the products included and offers interesting and inspiring articles. This month’s box has everything to get you ready for some summer fun in the sun!
This article describes the theme of the box and lists all the items included to help get you ready for summer fun. The next article highlights five Black films to check out this summer. Being a Chicago native, I must check out Beats!
It’s 100 degrees in Atlanta and the last thing I want to do is jump in a pool of lukewarm water that smells like bleach. But, if pools are your thing, this article gives great tips for protecting your hair, skin, and nails from chlorine damage. The next article features three countries to visit. Morocco is on my list!
This article lists six beach essentials. It almost makes me wish I was a beach babe! The next article should be turned into a PSA – sunscreen is a year-round thing!
This spread provides five outdoorsy dates if you’re into this kind of thing. The next spread features Brown Sugar Beauties rocking items from last month’s box and introduces a new Brown Sugar Box for Kids.
This page has a summer playlist with a mix of old and new jams. Each magazine also provides answers to the most frequently asked questions for this subscription. Finally, the back cover of the magazine invites you to join the Izzy and Liv in their members-only lounge on Facebook.
“Sunset Goddess” Tee – Listed Value $28
The Black girl illustration of this shirt is definitely giving us summer vibes. This tee is also a diversion from the usual quote tee. I like it!
“Loving the Skin I’m In” Beach Roundie – Listed Value $25
This beach roundie comes in four designs and can be used as a beach blanket or a beach towel. I received the blue and white roundie and it’s cute. In one of the early Brown Sugar Boxes, a beach roundie was included and I still use it today for picnics in the park.
Multicolored Crystal Foot Jewelry – Listed Value $18
I always found foot jewelry to be cute on other people. This one is colorful, intricate, and very cute. I’m just not sure how this would work for me as I’m rarely barefoot in public or on the beach. I will, however, look super cute running around the house in this foot jewelry!
Translucent Retro Sunglasses – Listed Value $15
These sunglasses are on trend with clear frames and an edgy shape. I love a good pair of sunglasses especially those that aren’t too dark. I like these!
Swimsuit/Beach Cover Up – Listed Value $22
This versatile swimsuit cover-up is giving me a 4th of July vibe but it’s cute. The cover-up also fits nicely considering that it’s one-size-fits-all.
Bonus Item: Without Contrast Haute Gloss Lip Gloss in “With the Band” – Retail Value $15
This lip gloss was included in the box but not listed in the mini-magazine. I love bonus items! The color of this gloss is pretty but it’s too thick and too sparkly for my taste. I’d pare it down by adding just a little bit on top of lip balm. Note: I’m wearing the lip gloss in the picture above of me with the sunglasses.
The Verdict: I’ve been a Brown Sugar Box subscriber from the very beginning, so I’ve seen every box. It’s no secret that it’s one of my favorites and a brand with a mission that I love to support.
This month’s theme and curation were nicely but together – it’s just not for me! I get sunburn easily, I don’t like sand, amusement parks are a nightmare, and I spend my summers running from one air-conditioned building to another. It’s a good thing that most of the items are versatile. I will use the roundie as a blanket for a fall picnic. The cover-up doubles as a lightweight wrap. The T-shirt pairs well with my black moto jacket and I can never have too many pairs of sunglasses.
None of the items missed the mark this month. Not even the impractical foot jewelry which was a unique and fun addition to this month’s box. I think I like the roundie and the T-shirt the best.
To Wrap Up:
Can I get this box if I sign up today?: No, this box is no longer available.
Value Breakdown: The estimated retail value of this box is $124 which is a higher value than the last few boxes. At $44.90 ($39.95 + $4.95 shipping) a box, you are paying approximately $7.48 for each of the 6 items in this month’s box. This is a pretty good value!
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What do you think of this month’s Brown Sugar Box?