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Brown Sugar Box September 2021 Review + Coupon

Naomi Pandolfi
ByNaomi PandolfiOct 3, 2021 | 4 comments

Full Contents for Brown Sugar Box September 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 month's 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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This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

First Impressions


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 “Relaxation Edition.”

Now, on to the items!

Izzy & Liv "Self-Care" Tee - Listed Value $25


I love the bright teal color and eye-catching design of this graphic tee. What I really like about this shirt is that it is perfect for bumming around the house in sweatpants, but also I could pull on a pair of jeans and a cute jacket for a quick errand run. The text reads, "Self-Care Every Day," and the graphic is a white outline of an adorable babe with her hair in afro puffs, giant sunglasses, and bright yellow lips. The fabric is a soft, comfortable, lightweight cotton-polyester blend.

Izzy & Liv "Melanated Queen" Stationery Set - Listed Value $22


I always thought that stationery was pretty paper with a matching envelope but apparently a lot more falls into that category. This set includes a large lined notepad, a smaller to-do list notepad, a tall, slim notepad, and four small tab notepads. My favorite thing is that everything is contained in this beautifully designed hardcover book. The smaller tab notepads are perfect for bookmarking in a book or document, and I love how the little to-do list can keep me on track, while I have plenty of space for notes on the right-hand side. It even includes a golden pencil that sits in a convenient little loop attached to the large notepad. This is perfect for the fall. My schedule tends to get much more hectic after summer ends, and I need all the help I can get to stay organized.

Izzy & Liv "Poppin' Print" Pajama Pants - Listed Value $35


These satin pants feel absolutely wonderful. The material is so soft and cooling, and the design is bright and eye-catching. The wide-legged cut makes them super comfortable and perfect for lounging around. The waist has a convenient adjustable drawstring that makes it easy to customize the size. My main concern is that this particular garment is hand-wash only. I always start out with great intentions when I have a hand-wash-only item, but inevitably it always gets chucked in the washing machine at some point. Hopefully, these pants will stand up to a delicate cycle.

Izzy & Liv "Throw It In The Bag" Versatile & Compact Tote - Listed Value $15


This is one of the coolest things I've seen in a while. It starts off so small and compact but opens up into a small duffel. The material is water-repellant, making this perfect to keep in the center console of my car. Have wet shoes? No problem, stick 'em in the bag! Suddenly have extra things to carry? I've got a bag. It's incredibly convenient and a perfect way to always stay prepared. The best part is, this tote is super easy to roll back into its compact form. A lot of times, once I open one of these compact bags, I can never get it back into the itty-bitty, tiny form that made it so convenient to begin with.

Izzy & Liv " Crowned Queen" Satin Scarf - Listed Value $25


I can always use another headscarf, and satin is the best. It keeps my hair protected as I sleep. I also love how aesthetically pleasing this pattern is. The cream with the gold print gives it a very elegant look that makes this scarf so versatile. I can wear it to bed or while out and about. This garment is also hand-wash only, so we'll see how long I can make it last, lol.


I truly enjoyed this month's Brown Sugar Box. I love that three apparel items were included. The comfy satin pajama pants are definitely my absolute favorite. I also love the vibrant color and the playful graphic of the t-shirt, as well as the elegant design of the satin headscarf. I really enjoy how the stationery set is all contained and any notes are protected in a beautiful hardcover book. It puts my mind at ease knowing that any coffee spills or lunch-at-desk mishaps won't result in any important notes becoming unreadably smudged. Lastly, I found the compact tote incredibly useful and convenient. I'm thrilled with how easy it is to open and break down. Overall, I think this was a great Brown Sugar Box, curated with plenty of fall-specific products.

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Value – Was This Box Worth It?

The Cost: $39.95 + $5.95 shipping

Value Breakdown:

  • Tee $25
  • Stationery Set $22
  • Pajama Pants $35
  • Tote $15
  • Scarf $25

The total value of my box was $125, which is a great value for a $39.95 box.

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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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Amy in KC

Cute stuff! I’m not a woman of color but I always enjoy these reviews. Those PJ pants look so comfy. I may have to check out their shop …

As for hand-wash items, I hear ya! I usually will hand-wash them the first time to see if colors will bleed, and if not, from then on out they go in the delicate cycle. I’ve rarely had a problem.

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Naomi Pandolfi

Thanks Amy! Oh these PJ pants are sooo comfy! I will give that washing tip a try. If the colors don’t bleed I’ll be good to go.

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I agree September brown sugar box was amazing! I been getting this box for years and this one was hands done the best! They have really been stepping their game up lately! Every box has something that you can use and/or share!

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Naomi Pandolfi

I agree Jazzy, the curation and the products have been on point lately!

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