It’s May. So it’s been a couple of weeks since I received my April Cocotique box and now it’s time for the review. In the box I received the following items:
- Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Curl Enhancing Ultra-Moisturizing Co-Wash
- Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Curl Enhancing Defining Butter Crème
- Be-Natural Botanical Smoothing and Defrizzing Crème
- Naked Beaute Body Butter
- Ginger + Liz Nail Lacquer in Queen Bee
- Makari Serum
- Essenza Luxury Hand Soap in Mango Agave
Of all the products, my favorite is the Naked Beaute Body Butter. If you have dry skin, this is the moisturizer for you. It is so hydrating and doesn’t leave a greasy feel. On top of that it last all day and is not heavily scented. It contains shea, mango and cocoa butters, essential oils and fruit extracts. This is perfect for the summer months. You will have a slight sheen that gives you that radiant skin that we all crave for.
My next favorite is the Ginger + Liz nail lacquer in Queen Bee. It literally added sparkle to my life. I usually don’t go for glitter nail polish, but this one was different. It’s office appropriate and can also be worn on a glamorous night out without looking like you’re doing too much. Another great thing about it is that it can be worn as a lacquer or as an accent polish.
This brings me to my third favorite on the list the Be-Natural Botanical Smoothing and Defrizzing Crème. This is a product I will definitely be purchasing the full-size of. Honestly, it’s key for me because it really helps to smooth out my blow dry before wearing my protective style. It’s not heavy and is fortified with Argan oil and Vitamin E. It’s especially formulated as a heat protectant so even if you are not wearing a protective style but want a smooth blowout before you flatiron, this will definitely keep frizz at bay.
I don’t know about you, but I always have hand soap in my bathroom. It’s always slightly scented, however hand soaps tend to be a little drying. Enter Essenza Luxury Hand Soap. It’s formulated with Aloe Vera making it less drying and mild even when used frequently. I should also mention that for those of us who hate heavily scented hand soaps this is right up your alley. It’s pleasantly scented with fruit extracts so it’s pretty much natural.
The last two items I wasn’t really crazy about. The Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Curl Enhancing Ultra-Moisturizing Co-Wash and the Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Curl Enhancing Defining Butter Crème were products that are not really for my hair type. I’m currently transitioning and these two products are made for hair types that are completely natural and want to enhance your curls. I have used other products from the Madam C. J. Walker Beauty Culture line (see my review here) so I think I will just hold on to these until I am completely done with transitioning. The final product is the Makari Serum. I’ve heard of Makari products, but haven’t really used them. To be quite honest, the sample was kind of small and I have a ton of serums that I have to get through before using this one. I would bring this with me if I were to travel. It’s just enough product for a short trip and there would be no size restriction issues when boarding a plane so I guess that’s a win.
This was my first time receiving a Cocotique box and all in all, this is a great way to sample products before you commit to buying the full size. At $20 it’s a really good deal. Most of the samples will last for some time and you do get a few full size products. What I especially like about the box is that it focuses around #browngirlbeauty. Special shoutout to Christene Carr for sending me this box and I definitely will become a subscriber.
Well there you have it. Have you ever tried Cocotique? Are there any other beauty subscription boxes that you currently subscribe to? Sound off in the comments below and let me know your favorites. Until next time always remember to SEE. TOUCH. TASTE.