BoxyCharm is a monthly beauty subscription box, that I have recently gotten into. It costs $21 a month and they send you 5 full-sized (or luxury-sample sized) items. The items can be make-up, hair care, skin care, or really anything that is beauty related– in January they even sent some of those cool metallic skin tattoos. Granted, I’m not really hip or cool enough to pull those off, but maybe this summer I’ll be feeling it.
Now, I have only been subscribing since January, but I completely love it so far! This box is perfect for me because I am still working to build my make-up collection and I love trying new items out. Of course, the part that I am looking forward to the most is trying out these items and telling you whether they are worth purchasing or not.
Each month the box has a theme. March’s theme was #BoxyLuck. They also fill the box with pink confetti (adorable and less messy than you may think), usually include a coupon code for a certain brand (20% off tarte with the code BOXYAPRIL 4/1 – 4/10), and have a card that lists the details of each item and it’s retail price.
Oh, and the best part? The value of all the items in this box was $112! Completely ridiculous, right?
Truthfully, this was the item I was the least excited about. I mean, I have only used it twice and it’s been good, but didn’t blow my mind. It left my hair feeling extra soft and it didn’t look greasy, which is what I was most focused on. This was a travel size item, which will come in handy during the summer when I travel more (and this may encourage me to actually style my hair when we travel). However, I don’t think I would purchase this on my own when there are other– cheaper– products that do the same things.
I did some research because I had never heard of this brand before, and this is a very cool company. It’s fairly high-end and is completely vegan. BoxyCharm sent out three different colors: a coral, a yellow, and a mint. I was thrilled about getting Mynt. It is completely perfect for springtime! The finish was “gel-like.” Admittedly, I am pretty hard on my nail polish. I wore this all week, and I did have to do a few more touch-ups than usual, but I actually think that was because I added too many coats of polish. Just because I was so happy with the mint color! Overall, this was an awesome polish. However I am very glad BoxyCharm sent it to me, because I don’t see myself spending $16 on a nail polish. That being said, I did just check out the other colors available on their site… and there are some super cute ones that I may need.
This is a basic black eyeliner. It’s pretty pigmented and has a surprisingly smooth application. This was a little surprising to me, given that it is one of those wood pencils and they usually tug quite a bit at my eyes. I don’t wear eyeliner very often, but these are always good to have.
I was really looking forward to this item. First, I love these jumbo-gloss-stick-type items. Second, tarte is a high-end brand that I have heard lots of good things about. This lip tint has a sheer pink color, that is easy to wear day to day. It has a little bit of a minty smell, which I personally like. It isn’t drying on the lips. And, overall I don’t have any complaints.
Pulling this item out of the box I was definitely a little confused . It reminded me of an oil, but looked very watery, and had very few product details on the packaging. The tonic claims to be safe for all skin types. My skin is sensitive/dry and so far I have not noticed any negative side effects. It is designed to hydrate skin and speed up healing time. I do still need to use a moisturizer with this product. But, I am alright with that because I was mostly interested in the shortened healing time. I have always had some skin issues, but recently I have been able to get those under control. Which is wonderful, except I still have dark marks on my face where I used to have blemishes! I had been complaining about this pretty relentlessly for a few weeks before my box came in. So far, I have seen nice results. Nothing earth-shattering, but clear improvement on those spots!
There are tons of subscription boxes available out there, whether it be beauty related or not. Look into some of the different ones, lots of blogs and YouTube channels do “Unboxings” and you can get an idea of what kind of items you would be getting. I did a decent amount of research and am super happy with my BoxyCharm. It’s a great little surprise to look forward to each month. I am already looking forward to my April BoxyCharm!
Thanks for reading,