Cocotique October 2016 Subscription Box Review + Coupon

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For October, Cocotique is celebrating Halloween by offering subscribers a chance to win tickets for Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween. What kind of craziness will Madea, Bam, and the rest of the crew get into? 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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DEAL: Get 10% off your entire subscription. Use coupon code BOX10.



As the cooler Fall weather ushers in, I wanted to make sure you had an assortment of products that will delight and pamper you. We’ve curated hair, body and facial products to keep you moisturized and glowing from head to toe. Not to mention a fabulous lip gloss and fragrance that are perfect for this time of year. As a special surprise we’re also giving you a chance to win tickets to go see Tyler Perry’s new movie Boo! A Madea Halloween!

Good Luck!

(Check out the back of the card for details on how to win.)

My special message for you this month is a reminder to be kind to others.  You never know what someone is going through and how much a small act of kindness can make their day. And don’t forget t share the love and leave reviews on our website and social media. Enjoy your box beauties – savor every moment as you try each product!


Dana Hill

Founder & CEO


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


The full October box revealed!


Black Radiance Deep Rouge Perfect Tone Lip Gloss ($2.99): This is currently on sale at for $1.49! A berry flavored lip gloss that uses botanical extracts to moisturize lips. It also provides antioxidant protection. The formula is a little sticky and not as sheer as described.


This is the color on my bare lips. It is a pretty berry shade and will be nice when I want color, but don’t want to wear lipstick.


Catherine Malandrino Romance de Provence Fragrance ($28.00/0.2oz.): A soft fragrance featuring pear and black currant. There are also middle notes of jasmine, rose and violet blossoms. This finishes with a base of vanilla, patchouli and tonka bean. While a nice blend, it was not for me and will be passed on. Using price per ounce, Cocotique’s price is way too high. You can buy a full 1.0 oz. bottle on for $65. Break that down and Cocotique should have valued this closer to $13.



Herbal Transdermal Deep Pore Mineral Toner ($15.00/8oz.): I received a 2 oz. bottle, approximately valued at $3.75. I thought this did a nice job toning my skin. It contains tea tree and wintergreen oils, both antiseptics known to help calm and treat irritated skin, as well as the antioxidant Vitamin C. However, I could not get past the scent of the wintergreen in the formula. It didn’t last long, but it was enough to bother me – I am sensitive to the scent.


There were also coupons for Herbal Transdermal for you and a friend.


Nubian Heritage Raw Shea Butter Body Wash ($12.99/13oz.):  There is so much moisturizing goodness in this bottle – shea butter, Vitamin E, soy milk, and coconut oil! I am holding on to this until the weather gets cooler and drier because my skin will need the nourishment of this wash. This was a 3 oz. sample, approximately valued at $3.00.


Rich Radiance Cocoa Butter Treatment Mask ($9.99/5 count): This mask is valued at $2.00. It is very moisturizing. I preferred to use this before bed instead of using a night cream.


These sample packets are each valued at $1.25. Each one smells amazing, and that’s saying a lot because I don’t normally like coconut or vanilla scented body care. They did a good job of cleansing me without stripping my skin. There was enough in each packet for 1-2 showers depending on whether you use a poof or washcloth. (I always feel that washcloths hold body wash better.)

SheaGIRL Coconut Sugar and Vanilla Orchid Body Wash ($9.99/8oz.)

SheaGIRL Calendula and Lily Body Wash ($9.99/8oz.)


Shea Moisture Mongongo & Hemp Seed High Porosity Moisture-Seal Shampoo ($10.99/13oz.): This made my hair feel really soft after washing, and the fragrance was pleasant and a little fruity.

Shea Moisture Mongongo & Hemp Seed High Porosity Moisture-Seal Masque ($12.99/13oz.): This had great slip and worked through my tangles easily. I noticed a difference in my hair after using this; it was smoother and shinier. The masque will be a great addition to my winter hair routine.


**BONUS** My DNA Curl Defining Custard ($9.99/8oz.): I received this back in my March Cocotique box – click here for review. I hold with my comments. “This definitely feels like you’re sticking your fingers in custard or pudding.  The alcohol-free formula is enhanced with Monoi de Tahiti and honey to lock in moisture to form beautiful, naturally enhanced coils, twists and curls that are not dry or flattened. It was too heavy for my fine hair, so will be gifted.

Subscribers received one of 6 items as a bonus in their box.  Other subscribers may have received Alikay Naturals Essential 17 Oil, Alikay Naturals Lemongrass Leave-In Conditioner, Straight From Eden Natural Oil-Infused Repairing Oil, Straight From Eden Natural Oil-Infused Leave-In Conditioner, or Nubian Heritage Honey & Black Seed Hand Cream.  Honestly, I wish I had gotten the hand cream because, for me, it was the most useful item of the bonus products.

Using the sale and lower prices that I found, this box has a value of nearly $38. That’s nearly double the cost of a single box. I think that Cocotique did nice job of curating products suitable for fall. As a fan of bath products, I was thrilled to receive so many body washes!

What did you think of Cocotique‘s Halloween box?  Leave a comment below to let me know your thoughts.

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