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Brown Sugar Box Subscription Review + Coupon – December 2020

Naomi Pandolfi
ByNaomi PandolfiJan 6, 2021 | 7 comments

Box for Brown Sugar Box December 2020

Brown Sugar Box by Izzy & Liv
4.8 overall rating
4 Ratings | 4 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 December 2020

About Brown Sugar Box

The Subscription Box: Brown Sugar Box

The Cost: $39.95 per month + $5.95 shipping

COUPON: Use code FIRSTTIME20 to 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 December 2020 “Winter Chic” 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 Winter Chic Edition. I love cozy boots, oversized sweaters, and sleek leggings. This winter box highlights all of my favorite things about the cold months.

 

Izzy & Liv Drippin’ Sweatshirt – Listed Value $38.00

Baby, it’s cold outside, which means it’s sweater weather, and what’s more perfect on a chilly winter day than curling up in a chic oversized sweatshirt, sippin’ your coffee, and watching a gentle snowfall? This vibrant green Izzy & Liv Drippin’ Sweatshirt takes cozy to a whole new elevated level. It’s a super comfortable oversized sweatshirt that still manages to have a nice fit so you don’t look like you’re wearing a comforter out and about. The inside is lined with a warm fleece and the chunky text stands out, highlighting all the beautiful and delicious comparisons of black skin: Drippin’ Honey & Caramel & Brown Sugar & Cocoa & Gold. Tell me, what’s better than that? Made from 100% cotton, this perfect relaxed fit sweatshirt is machine wash cold and hang dry only.

 

Izzy & Liv “Affirm YoSelf ” Script Bracelet – Listed Value $15.00

This Izzy & Liv “Affirm YoSelf” Script Bracelet is silver-plated and has beautiful script lettering on a delicate chain. With the affirmation “Brown Skin Beauty,” this bracelet has a little bit of sassy and a whole lot of classy. I’ve never been one for giant, heavy statement jewelry. I prefer more toned down, lightweight pieces, making this bracelet a total win for me. It’s cute, simple, and dainty, with a lobster clasp fastening and an 8-inch long chain. The perfect accessory for my New Year’s Eve Zoom party. You say, “Naomi, no one’s going to see your wrist on Zoom.” Oh, yes, they will; I will show them all a close-up. I can already hear the compliments pouring in. Subscribers could have received either a gold-plated or silver-plated bracelet in five available wording options: Brown Sugar, Blessed, Brown Skin Beauty, Queen, or Unapologetic. I received the silver-plated “Brown Skin Beauty” option.

 

Izzy & Liv Toe to Toe Stretch Footies – Listed Value $15.00

I’m one of those peculiar people who avoid their naked foot coming into contact with the cold floor as much as humanly possible. I LOVE slippers and I’ve been really enjoying these Izzy & Liv Toe to Toe Stretch Footsies. They’re reminiscent of a ballet flat but a thousand times more comfy. These one size fits most, bold print footsies have a cozy sherpa lining and a convenient non-slip textured bottom. They’re perfect for those lounge around quarantine days when you want to keep your tootsies warm walking back and forth from the couch to the fridge. I know I can’t be the only one, wink-wink. Subscribers could have received one of ten prints: Culture Queen, Motherland Magic, Tribal Treasures, Beauty Queens, Circles of Beauty, Glow Girl, Afro Queen, Hello Gorgeous, Confident Words, or Melanin Goddess. I received Circles of Beauty. These footies are one size fits most and machine washable, tumble dry low.

 

Izzy & Liv “Operation Plan” Wall Calendar – Listed Value $5.00

This New Year, we’re all hoping to leave everything about 2020 in the dust. This Izzy & Liv “Operation Plan” Wall Calendar will set you up to make 2021 your breakthrough year. Beautifully illustrated with a practical design and space for notes, this calendar will help your schedule stay on point. Whether you have a fully booked month or just want to pencil in “me time” or make the time to learn something new, you can make every day count with this thoughtfully crafted melanin celebrating 12-month calendar. I particularly love the illustrations. They’re sleek and modern but ooze the essence of proud, confident, boss chocolate-skinned babes.

 

Izzy & Liv “Layered Up” Infinity Scarf – Listed Value $22.00

Izzy & Liv’s “Layered Up” Infinity Scarf is a chic, stylish, lightweight layering option. It’s perfect for blocking out the chill at the top of your coat without causing you to sweat like an overcooked ham when it overlaps with your other layers like some heavier scarves do. I am loving this scarf. It’s the perfect accent piece to make even the most fashion inept individual look like a London runway fashionista. I chuck this on over a black sweater or under a leather jacket with some comfy leggings and cozy boots, and I look like I have it all together. Made from 100% viscose, this trendy scarf is machine wash cold and air dry only. Subscribers could have received one of seven styles: Royal Feather, Goddess Hues, Chocolate Beauty (Red), Abstract Muted Afros, So Beautiful, So Beautiful (Black), or Chic Tribe. I received the Abstract Muted Afros.

 

Izzy & Liv “Weekend Vibes” Ring Clutch – Listed Value $30.00

This Izzy & Liv “Weekend Vibes” Ring Clutch is the perfect style for running quick errands. Sized with enough space for your phone, chapstick, wallet, and a mask, you can grab this bag and go. With a satin lining and magnetic closure, the clutch sports two sturdy ring handles and gold-colored hardware, and unfolds into a tote. Subscribers could have received one of six prints: Black/Gold Tribal, Beige Tribal, Hello Gorgeous, Abstract Muted Afros, Royal Feather, or Culture Confidence. I received Hello Gorgeous.

The Verdict: This month’s Brown Sugar Box embodied the essence of comfy and cozy. With the adorable Drippin’ Sweatshirt and the super warm and comfortable Toe to Toe Stretch Footsies, I’m all decked out for a day lounging around the house. Or I could grab the Layered Up Infinity Scarf, Affirm YoSelf Script Bracelet, and the Weekend Vibes Ring Clutch and head out to run some quick errands in style. And to hail in the new year, I have the perfect calendar to hang in my workspace to keep me focused and on point for everything better that’s to come in 2021. I absolutely loved the Affirm YoSelf Script Bracelet. The affirmation “Brown Skin Beauty” on its delicate chain in the glistening silver-plating is the perfect accent piece for me. I’m absolutely loving the sweatshirt and footsies combo, which has become my go-to home attire. With a retail value of $125, this month’s Brown Sugar Box definitely gives subscribers their money’s worth, as well as a joyful little mood-booster during the oddity of this year’s holiday season.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but sign up today to receive the January 2021 box. 

COUPON: Use code FIRSTTIME20 to save 20% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: This box cost $45.90 ($39.95 + $5.95 shipping) and has a total listed value of $125. Here’s how that breaks down per item:

  • Sweatshirt – $12.15
  • Bracelet – $4.79
  • Footies – $4.79
  • Calendar – $1.60
  • Scarf – $7.03
  • Clutch – $9.59

Alternatively, you’re paying about $6.65 for each of the 6 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.

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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7 comments

Joan

This was a fantastic box for me. I gave the slippers to my sister as I have so many pairs already. Since I only work from home now, I wear the sweatshirt once a week. Very cozy. Calendar is on the wall. I got the same purse print as you. Definitely a conversation starter. I did let it air out a day or two to get rid of that new doll baby smell 😂 And like you, I’m very happy the infinity scarf is a lightweight one. My bracelet is Blessed which suits me.

Thanks for a great review.

Jackie

I think this sub consistently has such great, useful, and unique items.

Amy in KC

“sweat like an overcooked ham” — Naomi, you’re so funny! Great review as always.

Naomi

Thanks Amy, much 💕 Happy New Year!

Tammy

Such a wonderful review! The bracelet would be perfect for my sister’s birthday.

Leslie

I want the scarf, slippers and bag. Really nice box, great curation around a theme and quality. Thanks for the thorough review.

Beka

Great review, I love that scarf!

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