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Cocotique’s April “Love in the City” Box

To celebrate The OWN Network’s newest docu-series, Love in the City, which premiered on April 12th at 10pm, about four women, Chenoa Maxwell, known for Hav Plenty and G, Celebrity hair stylist, Kiyah Wright, Philanthropist, Tiffany Jones (founder of the Pink Chose Me Foundation) and blogger, Bershan Shaw (founder of social networking site URAWARIOR), living and multi-tasking their careers and personal lives in New York, monthly subscription beauty box for women of color, Cocotique, has curated a box inspired by the four fabulous women.

This specially curated Cocotique beauty box features four samples-size and three full-size, must-have beauty essentials that are sure to pamper the body, face and hair.

Specific Beauty Professional Moisture Complex – a patented, paraben-free moisture complex with plant derived ingredients mimicking the structure of natural skin lipids, known as ceramides, helping to restore the skin’s moisture protective barrier. Full Size: $19.99

SheaMoisture Tahitian Noni & Monoi Smooth & Repair Hair & Scalp Weekly Therapy – this ultra-nourishing treatment is the secret to healthy, shiny hair. It works to soothe, hydrate and provide antioxidant benefits to the scalp, which promotes healthy hair renewal and growth. Full Size: $9.99

Nubian Heritage Honey & Black Seed Hand Cream – this all-natural recipe is fortified with multi-vitamins, aloe vera, vegetable butters and healing oils to repair, moisturize, and strengthen hard-working hands. Full Size: $8.99

Naturalicious Moroccan Rhassoul 5-in-1 Clay Treatment – one product, five benefits; this treatment not only does the work of a leave-in conditioner, it is a detoxifying cleanser, a smoothing conditioner, an effortless detangler, and a deep conditioner. Deluxe Sample Size (Full Size: $19.00)

Su-Kari Mango Coconut Body Butter – a rich and creamy blend of organic African shea butter, mango butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil, and Vitamin E. Deluxe Sample Size (Full Size: $17.99)

Jones and Rose Sexy Body Butter – an all-natural body butter made with ultra moisturizing cocoa butters and shea butters infused with apricot and olive oils; it nourishes the skin and leaves it soft and noticeably moisturized. Deluxe Sample Size (Full Size: $15.00)

Karen’s Body Beautiful Ambrosia Leave-In Conditioner – an award-winning, ultra-moisturizing leave-in conditioner that transforms dry, lifeless hair into soft, shiny and luminous hair. Deluxe Sample Size (Full Size: $16.00)

Are you ready to indulge? There’s still time to get your hands on the Cocotique “Love in the City” Box, it can be yours for only $20.00.

Beauty Arsenal | COCOTIQUE October & November Beauty Boxes

I continue to fall in love with this monthly box full of fabulousness. I love the fact it’s so much more than beauty items and because of COCOTIQUE, I’ve discovered some really amazing brands. In this post, I will share what was in my October and November boxes (the October box was previously showcased in my coverage of attending the COCOTIQUE Brunch but here is the official highlight of its contents:

October Box

Motives for La La Nail Lacquer (full size) – with colors hand selected by La La herself, this nail lacquer provides vibrant color, a smooth and brilliant, chip-free finish that is long lasting.

Lift Lab Skin Regeneration Purify & Clarify Daily Cleanser and Detox Mask (3 sample packettes) – an Innovative, clinically-proven anti-aging cleanser with patented Cell Protection Proteins® and Aqualumine™ doubles as a clarifying facial mask to gently exfoliate as it deep-cleans.

Lift Lab Skin Regeneration Lift & Moisturize Daily Cream (3 sample packettes) – a Daily Cream combines proven, advanced actives to moisturize skin’s surface layers and increase elasticity while simultaneously correcting all visible signs of aging and extending skin’s youthful longevity.

Heartland Fragrance Secret Garden Exfoliating Loofa Soap (full size) – made with moisture boosting glycerin is hand-poured around a generous puff of natural loofa, keeping the skin supple and incredibly smooth.

Temsah products Shea Buttery Cream (sample) – a rich, thick cream that heals and restores your skin and hair with vitamins and minerals helping to eliminate hair breakage and skin dryness.

SeabucksWonders Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil (full size) – provides a rich supply of Omega 7 (30-35%), vitamins E and A, and the presence of the legendary SOD (superoxide dismutase), among other valuable nutrients makes this berry oil a very effective beauty and age-defying product that is good for skin, gastrointestinal and urinary health, as well as hair and nails.

Harper Monroe Mobile Salon & Spa – mobile salon and spa specializing in customized spa parties, corporate wellness events, out-call beauty and relaxation services and private shopping events bringing the “Total Experience” to your home or business in the tri-state area.

November Box

Camille Rose Naturals Curlaide Moisture Butter (full size) – handmade moisture butter that leaves your hair moisturized and soft. It minimizes breakage with nourishing Shea butter fruit and coconut oil.

Clo-Vee Moisturizing Hair Oil Treatment (sample) – made with Shea Butter, Babassu Oil, and Hibiscus Extract to moisturize and nourish dry brittle and damaged hair while mending split ends and providing unbelievable shine.

Anu Essentials (sample packettes) – a botanical-based range of hair care products for the hair, scalp and skin using flowers, stems, leaves, barks, roots and seeds of plants.

Nothing But Deluxe Sampler Pack – helps bring coils, curls and waves to life from cleanse to finish. The sampler pack contains: Curl Sealer, Pure Pudding, Clarifying Shampoo, Cleansing Conditioner and Intense Healing Mask.

Nicka K New York Jumbo Eyeliner Pen (full size)- this jumbo eyeliner pen ideal which offers optimal control and precision for both intensely dramatic cat eyes and for ultra-fine definition. High performance formula glides on effortlessly for pigmentation that is fade, crease and water-resistant.

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Brunch w/ COCOTIQUE Beauty Subscription Box

I had the great pleasure of enjoying an amazing Brunch with Cocotique, the monthly beauty subscription box for women of color. The brunch gave all attendees the opportunity to get to know the ladies behind Cocotique, some of the brands that are available in the beauty box, enjoy a delicious fall brunch and go home with the October Cocotique box.

I had the unique pleasure of sitting right next to Dr. Heather Woolery-Lloyd from Specific Beauty, who educated me on the science of beauty and how she became to be a successful Dermatologist and global skin care thought leader as well as getting to pick the brain of Cocotique Founder, Dana Hill.

Along with the great conversation, we enjoyed make-up touch ups and color matching from Cover FX, skin consultations with Dr. Woolery-Lloyd, and mini-manicures and relaxing massages from Harper Monroe Mobile Spa and the most delicious breakfast Fritata thanks to The National NYC, where the brunch was held.

We had the chance to get better acquainted with the following beauty brands: sofn’free GroHealthy, Lift Lab, Tulip Perfume, and Clo-vee Products.

We were also told that Cocotique is partnering with the amazing Chef Roble to curate a box very soon, so you definitely want to take advantage of that. Want to try a Cocotique beauty subscription for yourself or want to gift someone? Use code FANDF20 at checkout to save 20% off your subscription. This code is valid until January 31st, 2014.

COCOTIQUE’s September Beauty Subscription Box for Women of Color

September’s beauty box from COCOTIQUE had products set to take you into the fall season. September’s box featured skincare products that help revive the skin, foundations with a huge range of colors, a fresh coconut fragrance and something healthy and delicious to snack on.

Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Spot Correcting Moisturizer – a nourishing moisturizer that delivers multi-level hydration that helps correct dark spots while brightening and toning the skin. Featuring Coconut Oil, Vitamins E and K, Hibiscus Flower, and Songyi Mushroom to treat rough, dry skin and improve uneven skin-tone. So if you suffer from dull, uneven skin and wish for a brighter complexion, this certified organic product is for you.

Specific Beauty Night Treatment Complex – looking for a night cream that works overtime while you sleep? This lightweight, paraben-free, fragrance-free skin brightening complex improves your skin’s texture while you sleep. It hydrates, brightens and enhances your skin’s natural complexion with great ingredients such as Linoleic Acid, Licorice Extract and Niacinamide which evens and smooths skin-tone, Vitamin E to protect skin from free radicals, Retinol to exfoliate and improves skin’s texture and Shea Butter to hydrate.

Tulip Coconut Eau de Parfum “The Eclectic Bohemian” – If you’re a fan of the tropics, then you love this sophisticated coconut fragrance. A scent that is great year-round, the Tulip Coconut Eau de Parfum will delight ou and all those around you. Tulip perfumes are perfect for natural scent lover; it contains no Phthalates, no dyes, no parabens, no harsh preservatives or drying agents.

Cover | FX Total Cover Cream Foundation – A major issue women of color has is finding the right foundation for their skin-tone. with complexions that range from fair to very dark, most beauty companies are still unable to have a range that most women of color are happy with until Cover | FX. With 28 global shades available, this antioxidant infused, full coverage foundation and concealer in one provides an all-day radiant finish that nourishes and protects the skin with anti-aging benefits. The SPF 30 foundation is paraben-free, fragrance-free, gluten-free, mineral oil-free and talc-free.

La Fresh Waterproof Makeup Remover & Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover – La Fresh offers skin-loving products that are free of parabens, sulfates, triclosan, dyes, PEGs, artificial fragrances, glycols, GMOs and animal byproducts. The Waterproof Makeup Remover is alcohol-free, instantly dissolves resistant makeup on both eyes and lips, and leaves no heavy residue. The Acetone-free Nail Polish Remover removes polish without bring harsh on your nails. One pad cleans and conditions all 10 nails with a fresh Tuscan orange scent and moisturizes nails with Aloe, Glycerin and Vitamin E while Rosemary and Horsetail Extract strengthens nails.

Kind Blueberry Vanilla & Cashew Bar – if you’ve ever had a Kind Bar, you know how delicious and good for you they are. Offering both healthy and great taste in a snack, you will find yourself always craving Kind Bars. The bars are made with delicious, all natural foods made from ingredients you can actually pronounce. Along with being all natural, they are gluten-free, have low Glycemic and are a great source of fiber. This particular bar is a chewy blend of blueberries and cashews combined with the sweet taste of vanilla.

COCOTIQUE is a deluxe beauty box subscription service for women of color and diverse ethnicities. Each month, you will receive a COCOTIQUE Box with 5-6 expertly curated beauty and lifestyle samples delivered to your door. Your box will include a variety of samples from skin care, hair care, fragrance, nail and lifestyle companies. As an extra added surprise, there will be one subscriber that will get the Bonus COCOTIQUE Box! The Bonus box will include a gift certificate for a special gift like a collection of full size beauty products, clothing, shoes, jewelry, beauty appliances and other premium items.

With COCOTIQUE, you can choose the subscription level that works best for you:
Monthly – $20 (cancel at anytime)
3 month – $58 (save $2)
6 month – $112 (save $8)
12 month – $220 (save $20)

Cocotique: Beauty Box Subscription for Women of Color

The test to see if one is a true beauty girl is if, even after her drawers and closets are filled to the brim with beauty products, she still gets excited for more. Well, let it be known that I am a tried and true beauty fiend because when I got the chance to try Cocotique’s August beauty box, I got so excited. It’s a beautiful box geared toward women of color. A lot of times the cosmetic industry neglects products that will work specifically for darker women so this box is a great way to try things out. Also, a lot of the brands featured in the box are owned by women of color so, let’s dig right in:

Sexy Abs With Kelly Rowland and Jeanette Jenkins and Eboost Acai
So many times we think beauty products will make us beautiful, but it’s also about how we take care of ourselves and staying fit and healthy. I loved that these wellness items were in the box.

Polish & Co
Owned by a North Carolinian beauty maven, Polish & Co’s polish colors are chic, and take cues from Fashion trends.

CoverFX Mattifying Primer
I am well versed in Cover FX products and I have this product so this was easily the product I was least excited about. However if you suffer from oiliness, try this out it’s pretty good.

Curls Cashmere Curls Leave-In Conditioner
I’m not a fan of CURLS products for my type of hair, but if you have curly hair you might like this. Also, I thought the size of the product was pretty good.

Dermha Gentle Face and Body Wash
I haven’t tried yet, but a key ingredient of it is hyaluronic acid which is supposed to be great for retaining moisture in the skin. I look forward to trying it.

Pretty Toes Fade-N-Cover
Woo! What an innovative product. Ever get frustrated in the summer with discoloration on your toes? Well here is a concealer just for concealing corns, lol.

***Thanks to Beauty Contributor, Laura of Blush and Beakers for reviewing the Cocotique Beauty Box for My Life on and off the Guest List. Make sure to check out her blog.