Boxy Charm : July 2018

Boxy Charm is $21 a month for 4-5 full size products. The box is always guaranteed to a value of $100 or more each month. They offer a wide range of brands from emerging to well known. There is a beauty quiz you can take similar to Ipsy to go over your skin tone, skin type, hair color, eye color, so on and so forth. They also offer a user friendly website to allow you to review the items in your box.

Let’s get into this months box!

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The theme this month is Road Trippin’. I don’t really see these products relating to that theme but hey it was still a pretty good box!

Now for the products!

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Dr. Brandt- No More Baggage Retail Price $42

This was a super hyped item for this month box and for good reason! This is a really nice eye de-puffing gel. I didn’t think I really needed this until I used it! There is a nice peachy tone to it so when you apply it to the darkness under you eye it helps to combat dark circles as well. I didn’t think I would see a difference the first couple of times I used this but weirdly enough I noticed after applying it and just before applying my make up that my under eyes didn’t seem as dark and I felt like my eyes looked more open and wide awake. This is a win for this box for sure!

Note Cosmetics; Luminous Silk Compact Blusher; Shade- Desert Rose    Retail Price $11.99

This is a beautiful blush! And let me just say holy pigment! I wasn’t sure if I would like this blush because it’s not a normal shade for me but when I applied it I really loved how it looked on my skin. The formula is also really creamy which I think is in part to the argan oil that is mixed in. It applies smoothly and evenly which I enjoy. The shade is a peachy terracotta. I normally am not drawn to shades like this but I really do like how this looks. I think this will be a go to blush for me for the summer and fall.

Chella Beauty; Eyebrow Cream; Shade- Tantalizing Taupe                Retail Price $ 26

So I have gotten this product before some time ago in a subscription and I wasn’t a fan. Previously the brush that was on the one end was thick and stiff and extremely difficult to use not to mention had a hard time fitting into the other end with the product in it. With this one I can tell that they did change the brush to be some what smaller and more user friendly. However I still am not a fan of how the product is packed into the small end of the tube. It’s still difficult to get to and the brush still doesn’t fit nicely into the tube to get the brow cream. I did give this a try just to see if anything had changed with the formula and I feel like this has gotten much creamier than the last time I used it but I still am not a fan of this product. Especially not for $26! I feel like the idea is good but the execution is lacking. The shade is also slightly dark for me so not a product I will be using much more.

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Wander Beauty; Unlashed Volume and Curl Mascara                 Retail Price $24

Yay for another mascara with a brush/wand I like!!! I wasn’t totally sure that this was a mascara until I pulled it out of the box and read the tube. It’s definitely interesting packaging for a mascara but I do really like this so far. The brush has a slight curl to it to help with lifting and volumizing your lashes. The formula is nice, not to liquidy and not thick which I appreciate. I don’t know that this is something so spectacular that it will replace my current favorites but I do like it. I do notice that I get a little more curl but nothing crazy. I thankfully have pretty long and curly lashes so I don’t need to curl my lashes with a curler, I am lucky enough to apply mascara and be good to go.  I would say this is a good mascara but I think there are better options for better pricing.

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Tarte Cosmetics; Ready Set Radiant Skin Mist  Retail Price $25

This is a really nice setting spray! The mist is super fine making for a really nice application. I have only used this a few times since I got it just because I haven’t been able to test out new products due to needing my make up looking great for some specific events. But now that I have used it I really like it! I was a little worried in the beginning because this is a radiant spray but it don’t look overly glowy or dewy. I feel like I have a healthy glow to my skin. The scent on this is also kind of interesting. It has a very fresh and citrus scent to it that I don’t mind. I for sure will keep testing this out to see how it wears through out the day. So far I really do like the mister and fresh feeling on my face!

 

And with that we conclude my July Boxy Charm. The over all value for the box is….

$128.99

So still a great value for such a small month price of $21! I will say this wasn’t my most favorite box from Boxy Charm but it did have good products. I feel like that can happen with different subscriptions though where you love one month but the next it’s just so-so. I still really love Boxy Charm this just wasn’t a home run box for me this month.

I can’t wait to see what next months box looks like!

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