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 […]
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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.
$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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.