If you have a pulse in the natural and curly world, you know about CurlBox. If you're a little more well-versed, you probably know about CurlKit too. But have you heard of these 3 subscription boxes for natural and curly girls?
Sneak Peek Box
Ever wish you could sample a plethora of high quality, small business and major brand products without committing to an entire jar or bottle of something you may not like? Enter: Sneak Peek Box. Sneak Peek Box is a monthly subscription box designed to meet the needs of the natural who is curious about high quality, natural and organic hair and skincare, but would like to get a feel for the products before actually committing. The Sneak Peek Box comes with 5-7 sample sized-products from an array of handpicked brands, and the Sneak Peek Notes booklet, which is by FAR the most helpful box insert I've ever come across. In the Sneak Peek Notes booklet, there is a page dedicated to each product that shares information, instructions on how to use, full ingredient lists, where to find the products online, brand social media information, and coupon codes for discounts. Essentially, everything you'd want to know about a product before taking that leap to purchase. Perfect for the product junkie trying to reel herself in, or that has no more room in in the stash for full-sized products.
Below is the August Sneek Peak Box. It includes samples from:
TreLuxe Untie The Knot Leave-In Conditioner
Pretty Kinky Naturals Aggressive Growth Elixir
Positively Natural Avocado Butter Blend
The Naked Bar Soap Co. Pit Cream Natural Deodorant
iii Sisters of Nature Natural Curling Gelo
Subcription boxes are $20 per month, but you can also purchase for 3 months at a time for a discounted rate of $50. For more information, visit www.sneakpeekbox.com.
Maybe you're the exact opposite, and you can't stand sample sizes. You've cancelled other subscription boxes for that exact reason. Or maybe, you can't deal with new products every month and would prefer something less frequently. Curl Collection is right up your alley. Every other month, subscribers receive a box of 4-5 full-sized products, from high quality brands like CURLS, WonderCurl, Koils By Nature, Coco Curls, and more. The genius of Curl Collection is that it affords you the ability to try an entire line of products in sync with each other, and gives you plenty of time between boxes to use them up. You can even participate in the Curl Collection Forum to swap products with other subscribers, or use exclusive discounts to purchase more of newly discovered faves from box brands.
The August Curl Collection Box features Koils By Nature (review of KBN products here) and includes:
Ultra Moisturizing CocoAloe Deep Conditioner
Moisturizing Shealoe Leave-In Conditioner
Herbal Soothing Curl Defining Gel
Nourishing Hair & Body Butter
1 Pair of Koils By Nature Button Earrings
Subcription boxes are $35 every other month, but you can also purchase a one-time box for $40. For more information, visit www.curlcollection.com.
Hot Coco Box by Cream and Coco
Unlike the first two, the Hot Coco Box is not a subscription box, you have to purchase it every month outright. The upside here is that you never, ever get stuck with a box you don't want. The Hot Coco Box is exclusive to natural hair, bath, and body brand Cream and Coco, which features handmade, delectable goodies that are often multi-use for both hair and skin. Boxes always include unique and exclusive products available only to Hot Coco Box customers, made with all-natural and organic ingredients. The August Hot Coco Box featured 10 hair and body products, and customers were over the moon with the summer selection. Just search the hashtag #hotcocobox on Instagram to see what I'm talking about. Currently, Cream and Coco is gearing up for the September Hot Coco Box, which will be themed around the Fall Equinox, with a twist. Not only will the products be centered around herbs that are affected by the moon, the September box will be full of items to take you from daytime savvy to nighttime sassy. The exact contents of the September Hot Coco Box have not been released yet, but I've heard that the products included will be a celebration of the seasons changing with:
5-7 items for hair and skin
Innovative blends of seasonal fruits and fragrances
Full-sized bar of soap with a new fall fragrance
Hot Coco Boxes range in price from $15 - $45, depending upon the products that will be included. The September Box is $22 and available for pre-order now at www.creamandcoco.com.
Will you be purchasing a subscription box anytime soon?
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Be sure to join us on September 4th from 12:30 - 1:30 EDT for the live panel on beauty boxes featuring CurlBox owner Myliek Teele, Briogeo owner Nancy Twine, and more! These ladies will be discussing the value of beauty boxes for both brands and subscribers. Click here for more info!