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Brown Sugar Box Subscription Review + Coupon – January 2021

Naomi Pandolfi
ByNaomi PandolfiFeb 19, 2021 | 8 comments

Box for Brown Sugar Box January 2021

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.

FYI, COVID-19 Update: Learn more about Izzy & Liv shipping and customer service updates right here.

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Full Contents for Brown Sugar Box January 2021

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 U.S. 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 January 2021 "The Fitness Edition" 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 Fitness Edition."


Izzy & Liv "Unstoppable Brown Sugar Babe" Tank - Listed Value $22.00

There is no better way to get motivated than this colorful Izzy & Liv "Unstoppable Brown Sugar Babe" Tank. A perfect comfortable fit, this tank gives me serious 80s vibes with the bright color and neon yellow and pink lettering. I love the text, boldly stating, "Can't Stop, Won't Stop." This is how I wish I felt during all my workouts. Instead, I'm more like, "I'm Dying, Need a Snack." Made out of 100% cotton, this tank is lightweight, breathable, and perfect for an at-home workout or yoga in the park.


Izzy & Liv "Relax, Relate, Hydrate " Glass Water Bottle - Listed Value $15.00

I absolutely love reusable cups and water bottles. This Izzy & Liv "Relax, Relate, Hydrate" Glass Water Bottle is perfect for stepping up my hydration game. My absolute favorite part of this trendy bottle is the the wristlet on top of the wooden bamboo cap. It's ideal for going on a walk or heading out to yoga in the park. You just hang it around your wrist, and you basically have hand-free hydration. The glass is thick and durable. The design is eye-catching and the bamboo cap gives it a whole vibe. Subscribers could have received one of four patterns: Magical Maven, Fearless Queen, Tribal Love, or Brown Sugar Babe. I received Magical Maven, and I have to say, I absolutely love it.


Izzy & Liv "It's Gettin' Hot In Here" Gym Towel - Listed Value $15.00

Your girl is out here being a classy lady, but whenever I'm working out, I sweat like a 300-pound linebacker. It's downright nasty. I couldn't be happier to receive this Izzy & Liv "It's Gettin' Hot in Here" Gym Towel. It's 15-inches by 25-inches and made of microfiber, so it's super absorbent to soak up all the glisten excreting from your forehead. I absolutely love the tribal pattern and the bright purple color. This towel definitely will bring personality to your workout. Subscribers could have received one of four prints: Caution Queen, Fearless Culture Queen, Tribal Love (Lavender), or Tribal Love (White). I received Tribal Love (Lavender).


Izzy & Liv "Drop The Beat" Wireless V5.0 Earbuds - Listed Value $30.00

Yes, yes, and yes! This is what I like to see. I LOVE the inclusion of any gadgets or tech devices in lifestyle boxes. Tech makes up so much of our lifestyle in the modern world, so it only makes sense that it would be included, and Izzy & Liv "Drop the Beat" Wireless V5.0 Earbuds. Not only do they come in cute, vibrant designs, but also the earbud is very comfortable in your ear and the sound quality, while not AirPods, is very, very good. The earbuds connected effortlessly with both my iPhone and my laptop. I've really been enjoying this product and will definitely be keeping these earbuds on my nightstand for when I want to watch something on my laptop or listen to music at night without awakening anyone else in the house. These earbuds have three hours of listening time and a built-in charging bin. They are Android and iOS compatible. Subscribers could have received one or four designs: Blurred Lines, Brown Sugar Babe, Magical, or Fearless. I received Brown Sugar Babe.


Izzy & Liv "Stretch It Out" Crop Yoga Leggings - Listed Value $30.00

These Izzy & Liv "Stretch It Out" Crop Yoga Leggings are a comfy polyester and spandex combo with a nifty pocket on either side. If you're like me, you're always on the hunt for comfortable clothing WITH pockets. These leggings are perfect for lounging around the house or yoga. They don't have the super tight compression that high-impact exercise leggings have, so it is incredibly comfy to lounge around in them. They're super stretchy and there's no tight elastic band digging into your stomach, making you feel "muffin-like." Subscribers could have received one of six prints: Blurred Lines, Brown Sugar Fit, Magical, Tribal Love (Pink), Tribal Love (White), or Tribal Love (Mint). I received Tribal Love (Pink), and I'm super excited that they match my "Unstoppable Brown Sugar Babe" tank.


Izzy & Liv "Fitness Is Not a Game" Exercise Playing Cards - Listed Value $15.00

Dual-purpose, these Izzy & Liv "Fitness Is Not a Game" Exercise Playing Cards double as a way to get your booty working or to play a round of poker, spades, bidwhist, and gin. Each deck includes 52 cards and what do you know, two jokers. So, you can crush your fitness goals in the morning and have a boozy girls' game night in the evening. Each card has an exercise depicted visually, as well as detailed with text, so you can build a workout for yourself or learn new exercises if you don't happen to know all 52.


The Verdict: I am super pumped about this month's Brown Sugar Box. I'm that gal who's always out here "workin' on my fitness". Everything in this box is useful and goes perfectly with the fitness theme. I love the wireless earbuds! I think that's an amazing tech product to include in the box. The "Unstoppable Brown Sugar Babe" Tank is super comfy and I find the design motivational. It also matches the "Stretch It Out" Crop Yoga Leggings, also included in the box, that take "comfortable" and level it up. I'm also excited that a reusable glass water bottle and gym towel were included in this month's box. I love the design and durability of the water bottle and the style of the towel. The "Fitness Is Not a Game" Exercise Playing Cards go perfectly with everything else in the box. Not only can you dress to workout, have your music, your hydration, and dab off your sweaty glisten, but you can also learn new exercises and plan your own workout, then bust out into a game of gin with this unique deck of cards. With a retail value of $142, this month's Brown Sugar Box definitely gives subscribers their money's worth, as well as a ton of motivation to move more and get healthier, even if we have to do it at home right now.

To Wrap Up:

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

ACTIVE DEAL: 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 $142.00. Here's how that breaks down per item:

  • Tank - $6.19
  • Water Bottle - $8.44
  • Towel - $4.22
  • Ear Buds - $8.44
  • Leggings - $8.44
  • Playing Cards - $4.22

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 2021!

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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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This was a very fun box. I liked that even if you’re not into fitness, you can still use the items.

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It looks like you received the incorrect tights. Reach out to customer service for a replacement. I loved this month’s box!

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The tights aren’t incorrect, subscribers received 1 of 6 different prints.

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Izzy and Liv sent an email to subscribers letting you know if you received leggings with the ponytail and snowflake, this was an error. Izzy and Liv asked you to send an email to let them know and the leggings would be replaced. Izzy and Liv also asked you to remove the sticker/label on the leggings if you decided to gift or donate.

My replacement leggings arrived same day as my February box in a separate package.

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Why are the leggings incorrect? They look just like the ones in the info booklet 🤔

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The colors are similar but it looks like yours have trophies, girls with high pony tails and breeds of dogs. The booklet shows the outline of Africa, elephants, giraffes, canoes. The leggings are suppose to be the same print as the handkerchief.

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That is such an awesome box!!

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Naomi Pandolfi

Omg it was Nana! I have been using and loving everything!

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