Tag: #BuyJamaicanBuildJamaica

One Coco: Bridget Sandals

The Cocos are rolling in, this is the second item I’ve purchased from my original wish list, here.  I had five items on the list that I wanted to get by December this year, I only have two but I’ve bought quite a bit of 

One Coco: Irie Rock

IRIE ROCK! No, I’m not talking about the island, Jamaica, I’m talking about this lovely skincare brand. This Coco features Irie Rock, I’ve purchased their products before but my most recent purchase was for my mom, their Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Replenishing Moisturizer. After 

One Coco: Crochet Eye Candy

Another one! 🙂 I bought a red CARAMEL Crop Top from Crochet Eye Candy recently, and I’m glad to see my list is moving. Click here to see the five items (from Jamaican Brands) that I plan to get by December. The crop top came in a silver package, and to my surprise I got a pack of flash tattoos for free.

I haven’t worn it out yet but I love it! and I made a great choice going with the red. I might have to get a bikini from Crochet Eye Candy as well, because they displayed some new designs recently and they look great.

Follow their social media pages to see what’s new in stock and their prices, as well as for giveaways and discounts; Instagram: @CrochetEyeCandyDesigns or @CrochetEyeCandy, Facebook: Crochet Eye Candy.

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One Coco: Bresheh

I’m wondering if I should call this post a Coco, when it really is about breadfruit 🙂 Bresheh, is what we call Breadfruit, this brand name is very creative. “Bresheh’s goal is to capture the good vibes and high energy of Jamaican culture in a range of high-quality, locally 

Jamaican Brand List!

One Coco is the newest feature on 876LoveR, and I figured why not share the list of Jamaican brands I’m working through. The list will be in categories, some brands will be repeated as they make both products. Also! The list grows all the time, 

One Coco: Sugarplum Box

Sugarplum Box is a Jamaican subscription service, this subscription service is one where you sign up for a month or few, and receive a box containing five or more items. Each box has a different theme and the items would follow the theme. One of the best parts about a subscription service is that the items you’re gonna receive is a surprise, (unless you keep checking for the sneak peeks) you’ll patiently wait for shipping day, and when your box arrives you’ll see all your goodies. This Coco comes with brawta! I got the chance to ask, Marsha McFarlane, the founder of Sugarplum Box, a few questions; read the interview below and view what I got in the box.

â—ŠIn what year did you start the business?

The first boxes were sent out in November 2013.

â—ŠWhat inspired the idea of a subscription box?

The first business Marsha started was Hair Honey; which took off really well, they sold hair products. It was in a time when natural hair was all the rage, and you had to have the products to care your hair, and as many as possible too. Being the innovator that she is, one day her mind was churning, and this question popped up, “What next?” She was inspired by Curl Box, and thought the idea of a subscription box was great. She didn’t want to use hair products though, because it couldn’t be guaranteed the amount of persons that would buy hair products every month, so she decided on a lifestyle box. Hair Honey had as many as 8,000 followers on Facebook so she used her following and brought to them this new product.

â—ŠDid you think a subscription box would take off in Jamaica?

She decided to pursue her idea of a subscription box because those of us here in Jamaica that participate in these boxes from overseas, don’t get the same satisfaction. By the time we get our box we know what’s inside, and it’s less exciting when we finally get it, plus we’ll have the excess expense of shipping fees. (So basically she did it for di yutes so we could get a buss.)

â—ŠIs the “Jamaica Box” annual?

Yes, the Sweet Sweet Jamaica Box is annual…She gave us a tip that soon there will be a “Sweet Sweet Jamaica Box” always available for purchase on the website. That was somewhat the initial plan, to have a Jamaica Box every month but to find different Jamaican made products to switch it up would be hard, and she didn’t want to be monotonous.

â—ŠDoes everyone get the same items in their boxes?

Yes, each box contains the same items; with the Sweet Sweet Jamaica-Ova Dweet Edition, the mugs are different colours, and for the Bella Blair CD’s, those were put in boxes at random as a special surprise.

â—ŠIs there any downside to this type of business?

One of the main problems is Jamaica’s economy, and not so much as the clientele but the businesses/manufacturers. They will give a bare minimum to near nothing discount, but  to most of our small local businesses the production costs and margins may be inhibiting. She tries to ensure that you get more than you pay for; one of her goals is to get the Sugarplum Box down to $20USD from its current $39. Truly she tries to get items as affordable as possible, it’s all about passing the benefits to the customers.


For my first Sugarplum Box, I ordered the 2016 Sweet Sweet Jamaica Box – Ova Dweet Edition. It was delivered to my house by Jamaica post, and of course I unboxed it on my Snapchat. I opened it and saw a card listing the items I received and who made them, and another card explaining their uses; I got 8 items and a Bella Blair CD as a bonus item.

Sweet Sweet Jamaica Box - Ova Dweet Edition
Sweet Sweet Jamaica Box – Ova Dweet Edition

I love the Sugarplum Box! I was surprised by the amount of items I got, the box was beautiful…and I’ll enjoy trying the items I’ve never seen before 🙂 I really like the mug, because it was made just for this box, and the fact that a part of the theme is on it, makes it special. P.S. Listen to “Ova Dweet” by Popcaan (Disclaimer: it’s Dancehall.) Sugarplum Box delivers locally and internationally, so head over to their website and sign up! www.Sugarplumbox.com, also follow them on Instagram for sneak peeks, @SugarplumBox.

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One Coco: Vintage Chic

Vintage Chic Hi everyone 🙂 Do you want to hear about products that can’t be purchased online as well? Comment your answer. This Coco is more hair products! Well the key to keeping my hair nice and thick, I purchase my Coco-Castor Oil, and Castor Oil 

One One Coco

I hope you have been enjoying my “One Coco” posts; I saw a photo on Shanny’s blog post, #DryLandTouristChronicles: Jamaica Conference Centre..A Work Of Art, which was some insight on the Jamaica Conference Centre and its beautiful design. The photo is of a plaque that states “One 

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Siwatu Jewelry

This Coco consists of old purchases but I had to show you these, when Siwatu just opened I purchased that swirly copper ring, and the one with the rose looking embellishment was a birthday gift I got after. The thing I love about copper is that the more you wear it, and continuously wash your hands with the ring on it will keep the tarnish away.

The next purchase was a bracelet for my mom, I got it for her birthday, with green beads because it’s her favourite colour 🙂

This ring wasn’t a purchase; when they introduced their silver jewelry line they had a give away on Instagram, I was one of the winners.

Follow and take a look at what Siwatu has to offer on their social media, Instagram: @SiwatuJewelry Facebook: Siwatu Jewelry and visit www.siwatujewelry.com to make your purchase. International shipping available!

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One Coco

Chupse This one is another oldie but goodie, this Coco is my Chupse bracelet. I’ve introduced Chupse on my blog a while back in this post, here; for the new persons to 876LoveR, let me tell you about the brand. Chupse, which is Patois, means