Unveiling  Sugarbox : Review of Sugarbox India

The competition is definitely rising on the monthly subscription box front! The new entrant on the block is Sugarbox India with its delightful and sweet box! It swears by the motto that there’s no fun in half things, pointing directly at other competitors who solely provide samples with just one or two full sized products. This in fact is Sugarbox’s USP that you get to keep the entire product for good!

Unboxing of Sugarbox India

Sugarbox India is only three boxes old and is already on lots and lots of people’s wishlist! Sugarbox has come up with a Sugarbox Launch Box and Christmas Sugarbox in the past. The contents of the Sugar box broadly fall into the category of Accessories, Beauty, Gourmet Treats and Lifestyle! The monthly subscription Sugarbox is priced at Rs.1,499/- and has considerable amount of savings if you opt for 3 months (Rs. 300/- as saving), 6 months (Rs.1,200/- as saving) and 12 months (Rs.3,600/- as saving) respectively.

Sugarbox India review

This Sugarbox review is for the January High Street Edition Sugarbox.

Ok, some words of praise for their packaging! I really liked the way the packaging was done in a big square box that I believe can be re-used as a box for organizing make up or jewellery.

Sugarbox sitting pretty in my home.  Copyright The blog of Ruchi
Sugarbox sitting pretty in my home.
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This off white cardboard based box was tied up with a brown, satin like, broad ribbon and came with a small tag that said ‘Spoil yourself silly’! There’s something in those words that makes you feel good isn’t it?

Spoil yourself silly! Copyright The blog of Ruchi
Spoil yourself silly!
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Spoil yourself silly. Copyright The blog of Ruchi
Copyright The blog of Ruchi

That’s not it. When you open the box, you also find an envelope with a letter that calls you gorgeous from your sugar advisor! Aww! So far so good!

Hey gorgeous! :) Copyright The blog of Ruchi
Hello gorgeous! 🙂
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The contents of the box are ranked below in my order of liking:

  1. Headgear

I love accessories! I am always on the extremes either I love bulky jewellery or I love the absolute chic minimal jewellery. No size in between works for me. This head gear was the perfect size and according to my liking! Now I have an additional head gear to accessorize with at various ethnic functions I get invited to!

Bohemian Headgear. Copyright The blog of Ruchi
Bohemian Headgear.
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TBOR  Rating 4/5

Price mentioned on Sugarbox India website  is Rs. 899/-

  1. Manicure kit and grooming kit

Like you all know I am always on the go, travelling so much, and this nail filing kit has come as a perfect boon! It’s the perfect size to carry with me on my travel trips, when I have made a sand castle too many while lazing around on the beach!

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Spot the smiling faces!
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TBOR Rating 4/5

Price mentioned on Sugarbox India website  Rs. 599/-

  1. Flash Metallic Tattoos

Yay! Absolutely love the golden ones in the packaging! These tattoos are just too gorgeous and I can’t wait to try them on with my various OOTDs!  I am not too sure at the moment as to what I will do with the silver ones, but I guess I will find a way (decorate a notebook maybe)! The tattoo packaging comes with an instruction of how to apply these tattoos.

Metallic tattoos. Copyright The blog of Ruchi
Metallic tattoos.
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TBOR Rating 3.5/5

Price mentioned on Sugarbox India website Rs. 299/-

  1. Maybelline Colour Show Nail Lacquer

This is a Maybelline color show nailpaint called Keep up the flame. I like the shade and I am keeping it!

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Copyright The blog of Ruchi

TBOR Rating 3.5/5

Price mentioned on Sugarbox India website Rs. 85/-

  1. Owl Messenger Bag

The small (think the size of your palm) cute owl motif bag comes with a detachable sling and has one zip inside. It is nice. But you know, more purposeful for my little cousin sister because my day bags are bigger than this and I can’t carry it out during the night either. Maybe I will give it to my cousin or stuff my sketch pens in it!

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Copyright The blog of Ruchi

TBOR Rating 3/5

Price mentioned on Sugarbox India website  is Rs. 899/-

  1. Baarish Honey

Call me paranoid, but I am not sure of trying unfamiliar brands of food items. I wouldn’t want to experiment with that. A quick Google research gave no results about this brand of honey either. I am sticking to my Capilano honey for now, and using this honey for hair packs, face packs etc! Not gonna let it waste for sure!

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Copyright The blog of Ruchi

TBOR Rating 3/5

Price mentioned on Sugarbox India website  is Rs. 199/-

So, all in all you can see that you are getting products worth Rs. 2,980/- when you are paying just Rs. 1,499/-!!

Unboxing Sugarbox.  Copyright The blog of Ruchi
Unboxing Sugarbox.
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Contents of the January high edition sugarbox. Copyright The blog of Ruchi
Contents of the January high edition Sugarbox.
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The spacious empty Sugarbox that can be reused to organize your jewelry, make up etc. Copyright The blog of Ruchi
The spacious empty Sugarbox that can be reused to organize your jewelry, make up etc.
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Cost analysis of Sugarbox

Going a little back in time if we do the cost analysis of their limited edition Christmas sugar box we found that it contained slippers (Rs.750/-) , ear muffs (Rs.499/-), choco chip and oat meal cookies (Rs. 100/-), eye mask (Rs. 199/-), hard candy(Rs.75/-), an elegant charm necklace (Rs. 1499/-) and a hydrating face wash (Rs. 245/-). That’s a total of 7 things worth Rs. 3367/- compared with the 6 things that came in the January box with products worth Rs.2980/-.

TBOR Concludes

I am just not sure if this means one should wait for their limited edition boxes to get products worth much more, not just in quantity, but also in value and maybe then just subscribe to the Sugarbox of that one month only…or to subscribe to an annual subscription considering the difference in value of products month to month would actually result in net gains for the consumer over the year (without the hassle of checking prices each month and then subscribing)? Take your call to rush in your dose of sweet sugary Sugarbox that suits your needs!

To subscribe to the Sugarbox for your monthly dose of sugar, click HERE and choose from the 4 options available.

Hits

  1. Gorgeous Packaging.
  2. Full sized products.
  3. Not limited to beauty, there’s something there for everyone.

Misses

  1. Premium pricing, one could subscribe to 2-3 other boxes and get a combination of more products than what one would get subscribing to just one of the Sugarbox.
  2. Great difference in the value of products from month to month.
  3. Vouchers and discounts are missing.
  4. Prices of the products not mentioned on the product itself or on a placard for a quick reference and instant euphoria (however, individual prices of the products can be found on their website).

Your honest faffer,

Ruchi

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  1. I liked your review. Although I must say it seems like their pricing is quite high. Especially for the manicure kit.

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