♡ Review & Unboxing ♡
The beauty world can be a little hard to navigate at times, especially with new trends and old trends coming and going with the seasons. It’s easy to look at all the products on the shelves and feel totally overwhelmed.
Lately, I’ve also been trying to reduce my spending habits and figured that subscribing to a beauty subscription service would help reign in any excess spending. That way, I could look forward to receiving new beauty products every month without going to Sephora with the intention of buying one thing and leaving with ten.
Being the makeup snob I am, I realized that Birchbox or Ipsy just wouldn’t do it for me. I had Birchbox in the past and canceled it as I wanted more makeup and less skincare things. With subscription boxes popping up all over the place, I wanted to find the most bang for my buck. Why spend money with the anticipation of beauty products only to receive testers and small products you may not even love?
After doing my research, it was down to Glossybox and Boxycharm… but after seeing what they packed in the September Boxycharm, I couldn’t resist. I had to have it for myself. With a value OVER $100, click the read more to see what made Boxycharm the holy grail of beauty subscription boxes.
♡ First Impressions ♡
After seeing this Boxycharm on other blogs, I expected the box itself to be much larger… but after opening it, I was the opposite of disappointed. About half the products inside were carefully packaged in bubblewrap and I appreciated how Boxycharm took the time to do this (after all, damaged products are no fun).
I also enjoyed the theme of the box which was Camp Glam– perfect for the incoming fall weather. Though I hopped on the train towards the end of September, it was just in time to receive the September box as well as the upcoming October box.
Just look how pretty
and full size everything it is. It really is like Christmas.
♡ The Products ♡
- Project Beauty Hairgurt (Smoothing Yogurt Hair Masque) | $11
Normally I don’t like hair products, but when I pulled this baby out I was intrigued. Hairgurt? Like yogurt, you put on your hair? But after trying it out, I actually really liked it. Yes, it is practically yogurt (and smells like it too), but it makes your hair fluffy to the touch.
I would recommend applying it before bed, lightly brushing over your hair with a thistle boar brush, and voila! You’ll wake up to a head of super soft baby hair.
- butterLONDON (Trend Nail Lacquer) | $15
Words cannot EXPLAIN how excited I was when I pulled this out of the box. I’ve been D-Y-I-N-G to try out Butter London nail polish ever since I saw it in Ulta when I was a wee fourteen year old, but never took the jump and purchased it– mostly because I’m not a huge nail polish wearer and I’d much rather use my money on a lipstick than polish.
The polish itself is a Heather-grey (heh heh), borderline-taupe shade and it’s definitely a color that would look good on anyone of any skin tone. Really good pick, four for you Boxycharm!
- PUR Cosmetics (Lip Lure) | $22
While I’m not a fan of bright pink shades, the quality of this PUR Lip Lure stick is on pointe.
- Hikari Cosmetics (Eye Liner) | $13
What beauty box wouldn’t be complete without an overpriced black eyeliner added to the mix? 😂😂 I’m sure you can detect the sarcasm when I say this. If there’s one thing beauty bloggers bitch, moan, and complain about to no end, it’s receiving eyeliner after eyeliner in their beauty subscription boxes.
That’s not to say I don’t love eyeliner. I do. In fact, black eyeliner is my go-to makeup item. We’re like two peas in a pod, Benson and Stabler, PB & J… but I can also buy a black eyeliner for $2 at CVS and not notice a single difference.
This is probably the one item I was slightly disappointed with, even if the Hikari Eyeliner is smudge proof and perfect for tightlining.
- Studio Makeup (“On The Go” Palette) | $50
And last but definitely not least is the Studio Makeup “On The Go” Palette. I’ll be honest when I say that this palette was my whole reason for signing up for Boxycharm in the first place. A palette worth $50 PLUS extra products included for a mere $20 dollars a month? My little fingers already hit ‘charge’ before you could even say Boxycharm.
Let me just say, this palette is absolutely AMAZING and totally underhyped. The quality is great, it’s small and super portable, and looks great on the shelf.
Also, on an unrelated note, I realized it’s a near dupe for Kylie Jenner’s Bronze Kyshadow Palette, so if anyone out there is sad about not being able to nab one of Kylie’s palettes, this one is nearly identical and just as pigmented.
- Total Value of the box: $113
To answer any question you may have, yes everything was full size, yes I am eagerly anticipating October’s box, and yes, the value of this box was worth more than four times its price.
If anyone out there is on the fence about a beauty subscription box or isn’t content with just receiving sample sizes, you will not regret subscribing to Boxycharm (and there’s also no waitlist like Ipsy!).
♡ QUESTIONS for Y-O-U ♡
To those of you out there as subscription box obsessed as I am, I’m curious to hear what your favorites are. There are so many different types, it can be hard to wade through them all. If you do have a favorite subscription box, what kind do you usually gravitate towards? Fashion, food, beauty? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂