Boxy Charm : August 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.

Lets get into this months box!

img_1721The theme this month was Life of the Party! This was to highlight the palette included this month called party animal!

Now for the goods!

Laura Lee Los Angeles; Party Animal Pressed Pigment Palette           Retail Price $19

Frist off I want to say that Boxy Charm is killing it! A couple of months ago they had a palette that was created by one of their very own employee’s and this month they have included a palette from a YouTube creator which I think is a first! I think it’s so awesome that Laura Lee was able to partner with Boxy Charm with this new palette and I am so excited we received it this month! Now I know a lot of people won’t like this because it’s not very wearable and it’s super bright and “out there” but isn’t that the fun of getting new things in subscriptions to try them out and if you like the brand try more from the brand? I am really excited for this because it gives me an option to play with more color and I really like the pink and blues and purples for a look. This really makes me want to be more creative! I do have to work harder to figure out how to work with the yellow and orange just because these aren’t colors I use regularly and aren’t my favorite to be experimental with any way but I am really looking forward to experimenting. Now when I swatched these shadows they felt slightly stiff. The pigment is there but the texture is just off for some reason. These don’t feel as creamy and buttery as other shadows I have played with and the purple swatched funny on my hand. I’m hoping to play with this over the weekend when I don’t have any where to be so I can see if I can pull off a really beautiful and colorful look. I will try to put in an update if I have created a look using palette.

Adesse New York; Sweet Almond Cuticle Oil                                           Retail Price $18.00

This was kind of a different addition to the box this month. We don’t normally get nail care items but I was really excited for this. I have recently started doing my own nails (look for a post about this coming soon) and I absolutely love putting on a cuticle oil to help my nail beds clean up a bit nicer. For some reason now that I have just my natural nails I find that I have more areas where my cuticles ripe and tear. But I’m hoping that in a few months my nails will start to grown out nice and my cuticles will be looking fresh and nice!

Bang Beauty; Gel Eyeliner; Shade-Chocolate                                        Retail Price $22

I’m not really the biggest fan of gel liners but I’m always willing to give them a try. I like the fact that this isn’t the standard black eyeliner like we usually get in subscriptions. The only thing that was kind of concerning with this is the formula was kind of stiff and when I put my finger in it to get a feel for it I was hoping it would be creamier. And as you can see in the swatch above it came off a little patchy. I am going to try and see if this just needs to be warmed up some to give it the max pigment pay out so we will see. This is something else I will try and update once I have played with it some.

House of Lashes; Siren                                                                                    Retail Price $9

These are not my favorite. I am not much of a lash wearer but if I can find some that are easy to use and look nice then I will always give them a shot. These, however are not worth the time if you are an inexperienced lash wearer like I am. They have a very thin, clear band that is hard to get set on the lash line. I also don’t like the shape of these because they look like I am wearing fake lashes and I have a hard time getting them to blend into my natural lashes. I personally don’t like playing with lashes much and when they are hard to apply like these I really don’t like them. I’ll just stick with my blessed natural lashes and mascara.

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Wander Beauty; Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks                     Retail Price $13

Yay for fun masks! With items like these I don’t normally buy them for myself so when I get them in subscriptions I get super excited. These are super fun and luxe! The gold foiling on the off side is awesome, I feel so bougie. I did get a chance to try them out and I really like how they made my under eyes feel. I looked more awake and super hydrated.

 

Smashbox Cosmetics; Be Legendary Lipstick; Shade- Mulberry              Retail Price $21

I was super excited to get this lipstick in the box this month! There were a few other options I could have gotten and I’m really glad this is the one I got! It’s a really wearable color with a nice cream finish. I think this is going to be my go to color for the fall for a wearable look. The formula is really smooth and the lipstick glides on without any skipping or tugging on my lips. I now understand all of the hype with these lipsticks and maybe in the future I may try another shade.

 

And with that I conclude my Boxy Charm for the month of August! I have really been loving all the new items that are coming out and heading into the holiday season I can’t wait to see what we have coming our way!

The value of my box this month is:

$102

Again well worth the value and a great subscription box to get. If you have been even considering getting Boxy Charm, take the plunge and get it! It’s well worth the money and gives you an opportunity to try different brands and products that we don’t normally get to try.

Boxy Charm is also coming out with a new Boxy Luxe edition that will come out every quarter and if I understand it correctly would be $28 on top of the $21 for the month but would have a value of $300 or more. The first one comes out in September so I will check it out and see what it’s all about.

Thank you for stopping by and keep an eye out for what might be up around the curve!

 

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