inside the box: January 2018


2018: can't tell us nothing year

We are so glad to make it into 2018 and bring you our first blackbox of the new year. We wanted to start 2018 off with a box packed full of great products. Last year, our official website was launched in January, so this is month marks our first year of operations! It's so exciting to watch an idea be implemented and grow. As always, thank you for rocking with us. We can't wait to see what 2018 has in store, but for now we'll start off showcasing our January 2018 blackbox.

Inside the Box is your look at our curated collection for the month. You'll learn a little more about our thoughts, selection process, and featured businesses.

As always, make sure to share your unboxing photos and videos by tagging #myJAN18blackbox. We love sharing your discovery experience!


january blackbox included:

DecoArt Manufacturers - Decorative Switch Plate: The creative collection of decorative switch plates, by owner Warren, are a breath of fresh air to your home. We loved the vast variety of plates to choose from that would compliment an array of decor to spruce up any room. These also make great gifts and it was a great find for our January box.

Rock Candy Earrings - I Support Black Business Pin: We wanted to remind our subscribers of our mission with blackbox by including this pin in January's box. By supporting blackbox, you are equally supporting 4-6 other Black-owned businesses on a monthly basis. The I Support Black Business pin by Della, of Rock Candy Earrings, is a simple statement piece that could be worn on your clothing or other accessory or bag. Her collection also includes earrings, buttons and travel cups/mugs.

LaShonetay Art Supplies - Plum Seed Acrylic Paint: We were so happy to find the art supplies of LaShonetay and thought it was a unique find to include in the box. We hope the paint awakens your creative side and could be put to good use. LaShonetay Art Supplies provides a collection of paint colors including light, dark, and melanated tones. Her shop also has paint brushes to get you off on the right foot for your painting masterpiece.

Nostalgia Collective - Remember the Time Card: Raf's collection of greeting cards, fridge magnets, posters, sweaters/t-shirts and more, was an excellent find! It was so hard to choose which item we wanted to feature for this month's box. However, we went with the King of Pop with the Remember the Time card as we transition into the Valentine shopping season for February. Check out the variety of products offered by the Nostalgia Collective.

Hair Brew - Knot Happenin' Detangler: The Knot Happenin' Detangler by Hair Brew was a much needed inclusion for the winter season, especially when our hair is most prone to being dry. This detangler/conditioner smells great and worked well when tested and we wanted to share with you this month. Abenaa's collection at Hair Brew include butters, beard kits, body oils, scrubs, conditioners and more. She's got your full body covered.

Detroit Chips - BBQ Chips: If you've been a monthly subscriber for a while, then you know we love to throw in a good snack. Detroit Chips was a great discovery for the new year and they have a variety of yummy flavors to choose from. We went with the classic BBQ chip for January's box. It's crunchy and flavorful. Make sure to check out Detroit Chips, owned by Michael W.

As our first box of 2018, we hope you enjoyed discovering our first 6 Black business owned made products. Be sure to tell friends and family about blackbox—subscribe for an one-time, monthly or quarterly box here.

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