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AU Sugar Sugar Subscription Box Review – July 2020

AU 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 are new to the brand or exclusive to the box. 

FYI: The brand recently changed its name from Ahhh Sugar Sugar to AU Sugar Sugar. Moving forward, they’ll be focusing on hiring those who are on the autism spectrum and have updated their name to reflect this initiative.

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

About AU Sugar Sugar

The Subscription Box: AU 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: AU Sugar Sugar recently removed their waitlist – anyone can subscribe to this box now!

Au Sugar Sugar “Oh Baby!” July 2020 Review

This box comes with information on the box lid that gives you more details about the brand. 

It also comes with an info sheet detailing the products included this month.

This month’s theme is “Oh Baby!,” inspired by the newborn son of AU Sugar Sugar founder Haley Szymouski.

 

Milk Drunk Bath Frosting – Listed Value $14

Okay, this smells just like baby powder with hints of coconut milk, which are literally the only two scent notes. I can’t say that baby powder is a scent I usually reach for in body products, but I kinda love it here in this soap. For those who are new to reading my AU Sugar Sugar reviews, bath frostings are a whipped soap with scattered sugar granules to gently exfoliate and cleanse your skin without leaving it stripped of moisture. They’re my favorite soap and I have been using them consistently in one scent or another for over a year.

The Hendrix Soy Candle – Listed Value $14

I am all about the candles- I can’t walk by a Bath & Body Works without picking one up, even though I have a literal mountain of candles at home. This one has a lovely earthy scent thanks to the notes of oakmoss and amber, and it has enough throw to fill my bedroom when I have it lit.

 

Go The F To Sleep Dusting Powder – Listed Value $16

Dusting powders aren’t a product in my arsenal that I currently use, but I was willing to give it a shot. While I really enjoyed the scent (it has notes of lavender, chamomile, and vanilla musk), it wasn’t packaged securely so some of the powder kinda got everywhere. I had to use some elbow grease to get the lid as secure as possible, and even then it isn’t a perfect fit. That technical aspect aside, I did enjoy the way it felt on my skin when I was fresh out of a bath and getting ready for bed, so in the end, all was not lost.

 

Softer Than A Baby’s Bottom Face Mask – Listed Value $16.50

I have a bad habit of using implicit bias when trying face masks from indie brands rather than well-known skincare brands- I find myself judging them more harshly than I do most commercial brands. That is something I am working on, and that aside, this mask blew me out of the water. It is a clay-based mask that has a creamy texture, and the only fragrance is the lavender essential oil that is very last on the ingredients list. I wore this for the listed 15 minutes, and when I washed it away my skin had absolutely zero redness or irritation, and my skin felt much softer and more smooth. I would easily pay double the listed price for a mask with this same formula from Sephora or Ulta, so I really applaud AU Sugar Sugar on this one.

The Verdict: The baby theme this month was pretty unique (baby powder-scented soap?) but I actually really enjoyed it. That mask is a definitive favorite, but all of these products are winners for me. I’ve had baby on the brain all month since my boss actually gave birth at the beginning of July, so this box was especially on point for me. By the listed values, this box adds up to $60.50, which is about $15 more than the cost of the box plus shipping. If you sign up hoping for an amazing deal, you probably won’t be happy, but if you’re looking for well-curated bath and body products in unique scents, with creative packaging, and a great mission, I think this is worth checking out.

To Wrap Up:

Can you get this box if you still sign up today? No, but sign up today for the August box!

Value Breakdown: This box costs $34.99 + $8.32 shipping ($43.31), which means each of the 4 items I received has an average cost of $10.83.

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Written by Jessica Hapak

Jessica Hapak

I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.

Posted in AU Sugar Sugar Reviews, Beauty Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: au sugar sugar monthly box of sugar | 14 comments

Comments (14)

  1. I’m in the first trimester of my first pregnancy and I wouldn’t even enjoy this. Along with what somebody else mentioned, what about if this was sent to somebody that had experienced a pregnancy loss? Seems to be very short-sighted and in poor taste to me.

  2. Weird.

    The powder sounds nice though. Too bad it was messy 🙁

  3. Yikes. Imo, it’s not appropriate to subject paying customers to your personal birth announcement. Either, you send them out free or you don’t. I understand this is a “theme” however it blurs a line and appears that you’re making people pay for your announcements. This is not a cheap subscription either.
    Apart from that, if I had recently suffered a pregnancy loss, which is very very common, I wouldn’t want to have paid for birth and baby themed (smells 😥) products randomly showing up in a subscription box.
    Although the products seem lovely, imo, this theme is self-centered and in extremely poor taste.
    FWIW, I’m not saying it’s unforgivable. Parents celebrating the birth of their child can be forgiven for overlooking some things not pertaining to them. However, a business should have someone to catch these mistakes. Just my opinion.

  4. I don’t really like the birth announcement thing, I may be in the minority, but there are many proud grandparents out there, who are just as thrilled, but honestly “most” people are not too interested unless it is family are a close association. May be that’s just me but I find people are proud and love their wee ones but not everyone in the world is going to love or be interested. Just seems kind of narcissistic.
    With me being a bit of a jerk today I won’t spoil a good thing
    I don’t honestly see the value here unless you just want a surprise you could buy one or two items you will love from their site for half the price and get to pick it out to boot.

    • Well said! I don’t think you’re being a jerk about it at all. This theme is self absorbed and unprofessional. I don’t know how to say it without it sounding mean, so here it goes…Nobody cares about the birth of your baby, unless they are close family and friends. Also, nobody is interested in walking around smelling like a baby for the next several months just because that’s what you have to look forward to.🤦 You hit the nail on the head Shari, she may not have meant it to, but it comes off very narcissistic. I do want to try this brand, as I’ve heard great things. This just tells me I need to go to their site and pick what I want, rather than taking my chances with their subscription box that doesn’t really provide a ton of savings anyways.

  5. Cringy. And a lot of information to make public.

  6. While this theme isn’t necessarily my cup of tea, I appreciate the originality of the idea. Love that this box hires those on the autism spectrum, too!

  7. The box is $40 plus. I’m not too into the baby box announcement. I can see how maybe its a cute idea.. But I’d rather have a beach theme, tropical paradise with pina colada smells over baby powder. I’m not really a baby person though. I think a birth of a child should stay within the realm of parents and grandparents only.. Not force it on a paying business community. Same thing with marriage.

    Should of added an extra card with a blue lollipop 🍭 and left it at that.

  8. I think it’s a terrible idea for a subscription box owner to put a birth announcement in a monthly box! If it were just a cute pic of a squishy face, cute! But including the baby’s first, middle and last name AND the parents first and last names?!? Then seeing it here, on this site, just seems shocking to me as well. People share entirely too much with strangers these days!

    • I agree this is setting the child up for future identity theft. So many things I asked for our mother’s maiden name as a security question.

      • If you were affected by the data breaches of Experian or Equifax it’s important to know that data is out there and shouldn’t be used to secure accounts.

        I wouldn’t publicly share this kind of information about my children.

  9. This seems like an interesting mix of products. Thank for Jessica for the thoughtful review! I wonder if Adam Mansbach trademarked the phrase “go the F to sleep” after he published his book. In addition, I always cringe when the length of a newborn is publicized, as if it’s some kind of accomplishment. Stating the exact weight is bad enough – a child is not a salami. What’s wrong with just saying “healthy and doing well”?

    • Thanks for reading, Dea! Your comment “a child is not a salami” gave me a chuckle.

      • Lmao Jessica, same 😂

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