Cocotique August 2016 Subscription Box Review

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For August, Cocotique has been taken over by Creme of Nature.  The box features products from their Coconut Milk and Acai Berry & Keratin hair collections.  Cocotique is a deluxe beauty box subscription service for women of color and diverse ethnicities.  Each month Cocotique will ship to your door a specially curated deluxe box filled with 5-8 sample size and full size beauty and lifestyle products for just $20 including free shipping.  After trying out your samples, you can then purchase the full size products in the Cocotique Shop.  Cocotique offers an exciting and fun experience for women of color who love beauty and are in search of an affordable way to try new beauty and lifestyle brands.

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The takeover was so large that it didn’t fit inside the Cocotique box.

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First look in, and I see lots of full-sized products.

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COCOLOVE DELUXE

August is all about Creme of Nature and their deliciously scented Coconut Milk and Acai Berry & Keratin hair collection for relaxed and natural hair.  Pamper your hair with these all-star products that work together to strengthen, detangle, moisturize, and add shine to your hair.  We’ve also included one our favorite eye shadows as a special treat.  I hope you enjoy your love-filled box this month.  Remember to spread the love and positivity every day.  You never know how one kind word can turn someone’s day around.  Be a blessing to others and always let your inner light shine!

xo,

Dana Hill

Founder & CEO

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The information card has a brief description of each item as well as costs for full size products.

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Everything in the Creme of Nature Takeover!

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Coconut Milk Detangling and Conditioning Shampoo ($4.99 at SallyBeauty.com):  A luxurious, creamy & hydrating formula created to replenish moisture, while gently cleansing hair.  This natural oil-infused formula is made with conditioning oils from Coconut, Avocado, and Olive.  The Cocotique information card states that this is sulfate-free, but it is not; sodium laureth sulfate is the 2nd ingredient listed.  The shampoo left my hair feeling clean, and very moisturized.  If not for the slight tangling, I might have skipped the conditioner.

Coconut Milk Detangling and Conditioning Conditioner ($4.99 at SallyBeauty.com):   Ideal for all hair types, this treatment can be used after every shampoo as a quick conditioner or every week as a reconstructor.  This conditioner had great slip and worked through my tangles with minimal effort.  When my hair dried, it was very soft.

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Coconut Milk Detangling and Conditioning Leave-In Conditioner ($4.49 at SallyBeauty.com):  This Creme of Nature® two-phase leave-in quickly softens, detangles, and conditions while protecting against damage.  Shake before using to activate.  I used this on dry hair.  The shampoo and conditioner did such a great job on my hair that this wasn’t really needed.  On my dry hair, I found that this conditioner added a bit of shine but did not do anything to control my frizzy flyaways.

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Acai Berry & Keratin Strengthening Hair Masque ($1.79):  Revitalize your hair with Creme of Nature® Strengthening Hair Masque with Acai Berry & Keratin.  This nourishing formula, infused with Certified Natural Acai Berries plus Keratin, helps aid in repair to strengthen and smooth dry or damaged hair.  I’m going to hold onto this for one of those days when my hair is desperately in need of some extra TLC.

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Jessie’s Girl Mineralized Baked Eyeshadow – Esmerelda ($3.99):  I received this exact shadow in the March Cocotique box  (click here for review) and wish that I had gotten one of the other shades.  This is currently on a “last chance” sale for $2.00-3.99, significantly lower than Cocotique’s listed price of $10.99.

This Creme of Nature takeover box comes in around $20, which is the cost of a single box.  From a value standpoint, this is the 2nd month in a row where the box has been a takeover and underwhelming.  I really hope that Cocotique goes back to a curated variety box for September – the team was pulling together some pretty cool assortments.  While I like the takeover boxes, I like them better when they’re peppered throughout the subscription term.  What did you think of the takeover?  Leave a comment below to let me know your thoughts.

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  • Cassandra

    I would have been really disappointed if I got this box – I feel like sub boxes should have a higher value than what you pay. Breaking even is better than paying more than the value of what’s inside, of course, but still not great.

    Glad you pointed out the shampoo contains SLS. I don’t use Creme of Nature shampoos for this reason and when I saw the info card I thought maybe they started making a sulfate-free product but apparently not. Not a great box!

    • Summer

      Thanks for the comment Cassandra! Like you, I was excited about the possibility of a sulfate-free shampoo. Maybe they’ll produce one soon.