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Brown Sugar Box Subscription Review + Coupon – September 2020

Naomi Pandolfi
ByNaomi PandolfiSep 30, 2020 | 6 comments

Box for Brown Sugar Box September 2020

Brown Sugar Box by Izzy & Liv
4.7 overall rating
3 Ratings | 3 Reviews

Brown Sugar Box is a monthly Woman of Color lifestyle subscription, containing exclusively curated tees, accessories, and lifestyle products. Everything is designed by and made for Women of Color.

Each Brown Sugar Box includes a graphic tee and 4-5 exclusive full-size products ranging from drinkware, accessories, bags, jewelry, makeup, housewares, and stationery from the Izzy & Liv brand.

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Full Contents for Brown Sugar Box September 2020

About Brown Sugar Box

The Subscription Box: Brown Sugar Box

The Cost: $39.95 per month + $5.95 shipping

ACTIVE DEAL: Save 20% off your first box!

The Products: 1 graphic tee plus 4-5 additional full-size lifestyle products

Ships to: The US for $5.95 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. These preferences can be updated at any time in your account.

Brown Sugar Box September 2020 "Fashion Forward" 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 is the Fashion Forward Edition. Fashion is a huge part of self-love; that perfect outfit or bold accessory can help you feel more confident and beautiful.

Izzy & Liv "Fierce, Fine, & Fabulous" Long Sleeve T-Shirt - Listed Value $28

I'm so excited to have received a long-sleeved shirt this month. I LOVE this soft, comfy Izzy & Liv "Fierce, Fine, & Fabulous" Long Sleeve T-Shirt. The material is light and breathable while still keeping you warm. This royal purple shirt has a v-neck collar and the design is printed in metallic silver. I found this shirt to be incredibly comfortable to wear, a loose relaxed fit without looking frumpy. I cannot wait to rock this shirt with my black leggings and my Ugg boots; I'll meet you on that Starbucks line and we can grab a fall latte.

Izzy & Liv "Hair-N-Hustle" Satin-Lined Hat - Listed Value $24

This has to be my absolute favorite product in this month's Brown Sugar Box! This Izzy & Liv "Hair-N-Hustle" Satin-Lined Hat is amazing. From the bright blue color to the bold statement stitched on it and the added perk of the satin lining to protect your hair on that quick makeup-free errand run, this product has won me over. A lot of times when I wear a hat with my locs, they simply cannot be contained and the hat bunches up on the sides, making me look like a little mushroom head and I absolutely HATE it. As I'm sure you can see from my mugshot-style photo, this hat does not do that. Made from 100% cotton, satin-lined, and adjustable, this hat is basically perfect. Subscribers could have received one of five inspirational sayings in eight different colors: Loved, Minding My Business, Unapologetic, Unbothered, or Beautiful. I received "Unapologetic" in my box, which I think fits me perfectly.

Izzy & Liv "It's a Wrap'" Leather Belt - Listed Value $15

I have the perfect outfit planned out for this Izzy & Liv "It's a Wrap" Leather Belt. The second I get my winter clothes out of storage, I'm going to use this bad boy to accent a sweaterdress. I think this belt will work perfectly to break up the outfit and make me look less like some kind of furry Sesame Street knock-off. Made of vegan leather, the belt feels soft and flexible and not stiff like some vegan leather products can be. Subscribers could have received one of four colors: Burgundy, Black, Dark Brown, or Tan. I received Tan.

Izzy & Liv "Down to My Socks" 3-Pack Set - Listed Value $20

I'm a sucker for a pair of cozy socks and I love socks with bold, playful, colorful patterns. This Izzy & Liv "Down to My Socks" 3-Pack Set is just that. They're soft, thick, and cozy, with amazing prints and colorful patterns. These are going to be perfect for a crisp fall morning walk or sitting out on the porch with your morning coffee when that first nip of winter is in the air. I think these socks will also work well inside my winter boots for an additional layer of warmth as it gets colder. Made from 70% cotton, 25% polyester, and 5% spandex, these fierce and fun socks are one size fits all. Subscribers could have received one of three packs: Cultured Queens, Glow On Girl, or Tribal Queen. I received Tribal Queen... I think.

Izzy & Liv "Too Cute to Lounge Around" Stretch Leggings - Listed Value $25

Okay, so I saw these leggings and I was like "nah." They looked too bright and too small, and I thought, There's no way my back end is gonna fit in these... I was wrong. These are the most comfortable, softest, stretchiest leggings ever; it LITERALLY feels like wearing pajamas. The pattern is definitely shockingly bright for a teen goth wannabe like myself, who wears nothing but black leggings. But we all need a little burst of color ever now and then, so I'm happy to have these. I think I might pair them with a black or purple sweatshirt as the weather gets cooler. They are 95% cotton and 5% spandex, with a comfortable elastic waist. They come in four stretch sizes: XS/S, M/L, XL/2XL, and 3XL. I received M/L and the fit is spot on. Subscribers could have received one of nine patterns: Culture Confidence Soul (Multi-Color), Paisley Beauty, Culture Confidence Soul (Black), Culture Confidence Soul (Maroon), Culture Confidence Soul (Pink), Tribal Circles, Pretty & Primed, Tribal Goddess, or Circles of Beauty. I received Pretty & Primed.

The Verdict: This month's Brown Sugar Box was, in my opinion, incredible. The Fashion Forward theme, combined with embracing fall, made for an excellent and practically fabulous box. My absolute favorite piece has to be the Hair-N-Hustle Satin-Lined Hat. I've been dreaming of headware that fits over my protective style and also protects hair and keeps my edges from frizzing. I love the bright, bold color and the bold statement, "Unapologetic." As ethnic women and women, I think we all apologize far too often. Let's make it a trend to just not. I also loved the Too Cute to Lounge Around Stretch Leggings. They are so soft, so stretchy, and comfortable, with a magical pattern to boot. The Down to My Socks 3-Pack Set was another amazing addition to this box. Everybody needs some great long socks for the cooler months and this trio came with some fun, fierce patterns. I was thrilled that we received a long sleeve shirt this month, the Fierce, Fine, & Fabulous Long Sleeve T-Shirt is just what it says: fierce, fine, and fabulous. Finally, the It's a Wrap Leather Belt is a perfect accessory for spicing up your fall wardrobe. This month's box came out to retail value of $112. I loved the fall theme and the fabulous practical items in this month's Brown Sugar Box. This box is definitely shouting, "Hey, it's fall!"

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but sign up today to receive next month's box.

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Value Breakdown: This box cost $45.90 ($39.95 + $5.95 shipping) and has a total listed value of $112.00. Here's how that breaks down per item:

  • Long Sleeve T-Shirt - $11.48
  • Hat - $9.84
  • Belt - $6.14
  • Socks - $8.20
  • Leggings - $10.24

Alternatively, you're paying about $9.18 for each of the 5 items.

Check out all of our Brown Sugar Box reviews and more Black-owned subscription boxes, along with the best women’s subscription boxes of 2020!

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Naomi Pandolfi
Naomi Pandolfi

Naomi Pandolfi is a skincare obsessed subscription box junkie who is always on the hunt for the best curl defining cream. She is a producer and contributing writer at several online publications, including MSA, The Knockturnal, and Hey Beauti Magazine. Naomi is also the Head of Development at Starfury Productions and is dedicated to helping Black, minority, and underrepresented creators develop and sell projects.

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I’ve never seen them have so many textiles in one box. Sorry I missed out on a long sleeved v-neck. I may have to order it from their site.

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Amy in KC

Everything looks so comfy and cozy! Great review. I really love that belt! I wear lots of swing dresses that would look great with it!

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Great review! I’m really impressed with the contents of this box, this was a good month. Nice to see exclusive items that aren’t branded too.

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Thanks for the great review Naomi. I don’t get this box but my sister does and she often gifts things from it. My birthday was last month and she put together a package that had lots of things including the purple hat that said beautiful, the three pack of socks, the belt as well as the shirt. She knows purple is my favorite color. Even a pair of the socks were purple. I love it!

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Love your review! My favorite sub right now. Great curation this month. I was worried about the belt but it’s a winner!

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Hi Naomi. A couple of things to consider for future reviews:
– Would love to have seen a picture of the lining of the hat
– Would be very helpful to have the length of the belt (might not fit some of us bigger girls).
Thanks for the review.

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