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Boxycharm – June 2020

Boxycharm – June 2020

I thought I was deserving of a treat (I always find a way to justify it), and ordered the June Boxycharm on a hope and a prayer. I ordered the box on June 3, it shipped June 16, and I received it July 6. Since […]

FabFitFun Starter Box Fall 2019

FabFitFun Starter Box Fall 2019

I love a good subscription box. I’ve been wanting to try FabFitFun for ages, but the price (plus shipping and exchange) has always been a deterrent for me. Sure, you get a lot of stuff with a high value, but if I don’t use it, […]

Boxycharm – May 2019

Boxycharm – May 2019

Out of all of the subscription boxes I’ve tried, Boxycharm is by far my favourite. I tried it off and on for the last while. I usually resubscribe when the spoilers look like what I’m interested in. Boxycharm is on the more expensive end – it’s $21 USD a month, plus $5 shipping to Canada. But you always get at least 5 full-sized products. If it looks like a month where I’m pretty interested in every product, I will order the box, if not, I won’t. It’s pretty easy to cancel, which isn’t always the case with subscription boxes.

Anyway, onto the box.

I’m not going to lie, when I first opened the box, I was a little disappointed at the variation I received. One of the variations had a Dose of Colors lipstick and a nice eyeliner. But once I started using the products, I was pretty happy with it.

GlamGlow GentleBubble Cleanser

$28.00 USD, $35.00 CAD

This is a nice, basic cleanser and it’s always nice to have one of those around. I don’t think it’s a particularly groundbreaking cleanser or anything. I prefer the First Aid Beauty Cleanser, which is cheaper anyway.

Alamar Cosmetics Colorete Blush Trio in Medium

$22.00 USD

The Alamar blush palette is the main reason I ordered the box. When I first saw these blush palettes at their launch, I fell in love. I had a feeling they would eventually be in a box, like the palette and brushes before it. I vowed that if it did end up in Boxycharm, I would get that box.

There are three versions of the blush palette – light, medium, and dark. I was really hoping for the medium palette and I was happy to receive that one. The palette is everything I was hoping it would be. The colours are gorgeous and the pay-off is really nice. I’m very happy to have this palette in my collection.

Ciate London Eye Lustre Creme Shadow in Cupid

$22.00 USD

This is a cool product. This liquid eyeshadow can be sheered out, or packed on for full opacity. The colour is gorgeous, and I am excited to use it more.

Steve Laurant Lip Gloss in Posh

$22.00 USD

I’m always a little meh on lip glosses, and wasn’t totally thrilled to get this. But once I tried it I changed my mind. It’s a completely opaque lip gloss. The scent is vanilla cupcake, which is exactly what I want from a gloss. I can definitely see myself getting a lot of use out of this

Vintage by Jessica Liebeskind Cashmere Lip Pencil

$21.00 USD

Lip liners are useful to have, I just never really buy them. This is a nice lip pencil. It’s not quite as smooth as I might want, which is often the case with a wooden pencil. It’s also a nice colour that will go well with a lot of the lipsticks I own. But it’s pretty hard to believe that this pencil is worth $22. I can’t imagine paying more than $5 for it.

Overall, I like the box quite a lot. The value of the box is $115 USD. It’s a little lower than usual for Boxycharm, but it’s quite a good value for what you pay. That is, if you think you will get use out of most of the products in the box, and I feel like I will get use out of everything in this box.

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Ipsy – September 2018

Ipsy – September 2018

It’s been a while since I’ve received an Ipsy bag – so long in fact, Ipsy sent me an email offering me a free bag. I’m not one to say no to free things. If you think that I am getting this up too late, […]

Boxycharm August 2018

Boxycharm August 2018

Hello and welcome back to another Boxycharm review! Let’s get right into this. Boxycharm has rocketed to the top of my list as my favourite beauty subscription box, for the main reason of the value for what you pay being so astronomical, but the value […]

Boxycharm July 2018

Boxycharm July 2018

I truly never intended to get the July box. I really wanted the June box, and then I thought it was going to be one and done with Boxycharm. Not because it wasn’t good, but because it’s just a little tough on my budget. Don’t get me wrong, Boxycharm has an outrageous value for what you pay ($21 USD, for Canadians it works out to be around $35 with shipping and exchange.) Anyway, I forgot to cancel and my card got charged so I was like okay cool whatever I’m in. And I’m soooo happy I got this box.

In the July box I received:

NOTE Cosmetics Luminous Silk Compact Blusher in Desert Rose – $12 USD – I am in love with this Blush. It is such a gorgeous, unique colour and very silky and smooth. I find it has good staying power throughout the day. I don’t think the price is too crazy either.

Dr. Brandt Needles No More Eye De-puffing Gel* – $42 USD – I always need a little extra help with my under eyes. I tend to have dark circles thanks to my bouts with insomnia. I liked this product. The orange colour really helped to brighten my under eyes, but I don’t know if I really noticed any de-puffing action going on.

Crown Brushes Fuego Eyeshadow Palette* – $30 USD – I was happy to get this variant in my box (the other option was a priming mist). Because I, and the rest of the world, are very into warm-toned shadows lately, I was loving the colours in this palette. The palette DOES have a pretty chemically scent to it though.

Wander Beauty Unlashed Volume and Curl Mascara – $24 USD – It’s always nice to have an extra mascara kicking around, and I quite like this one. I love the tubes like this, because it makes me feel like I’m going to be able to get all of the product out of it. I don’t find it smudges throughout the day, but it’s also pretty easy to get off at night.

Chella Eyebrow Cream in Taupe – $26 USD – I didn’t think I was going to like this product. When I first tried it out, I over-applied it. Now that I’ve gotten the hang of it, I love it. I still hate the packaging though.

This was another solid month from Boxycharm. The total value of the box is $134 USD. If you want to subscribe to Boxycharm, use my referral link here.

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Boxycharm June 2018

Boxycharm June 2018

As a lover of beauty products and getting things in the mail, I am obviously a huge fan of subscription boxes. I’ve taken a long break from them for various reasons – they will no longer ship to Canada, I wasn’t excited about the products […]