Review: My Shade of Brown Beauty Sample Subscription Program

I stumbled upon My Shade of Brown a month or so ago after watching a review on youtube. Although there are tons of beauty sample subscription programs on the market, I was sucked (let my delusions ride okay?) into trying this one because it promised to be geared towards brown ladies. The first month is only $5 (regularly $10), so I figured it wouldn’t hurt to give it a whirl.

My opinon? Womp Womp. While subscription programs like My Glam and Birchbox bring you fun and girly themed boxes, My Shade of Brown was kind of what you expect from a name like, My Shade of Brown.  It was just all too brown for my taste.  Does that make sense? Where was the pink (figuratively)? The fun? The trendy? While I am no spring chicken, I sure look the part (lol), so I tend to gravitate towards products someone 10 years my junior would appreciate. To put it plainly, I was bored to death by this box and found the items and packaging to be something I might send to an auntie, or better still, my husband’s grandma (love you May Ma!).

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Okay, so what did I get?  Let’s take a look-see:

Now, don’t be mad at me if I include that little mirror in one of my next giveaways, lol! It works, but man does it look like something for an old lady!
This was basically a tiny shea butter sample. Nothing to write home about.

I hate using a lip brush  to try a lipstick, so this was just all wrong for me. I need something I can slather on in a hurry if need be. Plus, the color pay off was eh…. This was just a bad way to send a lippie sample.

The shampoo was very sudsy! So if are looking for a natural sudsy poo grab this one! The conditioner? No swoonage or major slippage either!

Obviously, My Shade of Brown does not have a Birchbox or My Glam budget, so I wasn’t expecting all that glitz, however, I do think once the creators gain a clear perception of their target audience this company could easily rival the big name sample box programs. I actually prefer the homemade feel of this box, but the items? Not so much. Sigh, if only I had the means and the know how! Wouldn’t you Dimes like to see a DimePieceonaDime subscription box?? Ha Ha, dream with me!

July will be my final month in the subscription box game, at least for a while. I am up to my ears in samples I forget I have and therefore forget to use, so I’ll be shopping my stash for a few months before I consider subscribing to any more. But be sure to let me know if you stumble upon a new one. You all know I likes to keep it new and fresh!!


Well Hello! My name is Lisa and you’ve stumbled upon my own little corner of the world. I’m a lipstick-loving, high heel junkie, mom, and wife. When I’m not here bringing you the latest in beauty, fashion, hot topics, and bits and pieces of my life with my family, you can find me over on youtube swatching lipsticks and sharing my latest natural hairstyles. Make sure you also follow me on Instagram and Snapchat under my brand name Lisa A La Mode. I’m a real person. I promise.

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