October Boxycharm Review

Monday, October 23

I'm no stranger to subscription boxes- remember when I was subscribed to ipsy AND Birchbox for a while and would review them both every month?? Well I took some time off...but I'm back on the wagon! You've probably noticed that my beauty obsession pendulum has recently swung all the way to "hoarder"; that plus my boss' persuasive tactics convinced me to sign up for Boxycharm.

Boxycharm is nothing revolutionary- about $20/month (depending on how many months you pay for up front) for beauty, hair, and skincare products. Really the thing that sets Boxycharm apart in the world of subs is that the products are always FULL-SIZED. Which is actually a big deal, considering you'd cover the price of the box with the cost of one item, easy! It really pays for itself, if you're buying makeup? Idk. That logic is not ironclad.

Anyway- don't take my word for it. Sign up for Boxycharm and everybody wins! 
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Special thanks to my pal Jared for snapping the top two photos!

+ Jonteblu Lip Liner Pencil in Brown Sugar | Retail: $5
This is, by all accounts, a decent lip liner but I just don't know because I am a baby that never wears liner!! I did wear it as a base for the lip paint (which paired nicely, I guess that was intentional, which is cool.) This felt/looked similar to my NYX Suede Liner in Soft-Spoken, which is a solid review in my book!

+ Tarte Tarteist Matte Lip Paint in Homeslice | Retail: $20
A new lip color, ye-yeah! I was excited to get this because matte liquid lipstick is my jam and Tarte makes great stuff. This went on feeling like actual paint, but the trade-off is that it really lasted through the day, and coffee, salad, etc. I only had to re-apply in the late afternoon! This shade is a described as a "peachy nude", which I'd say is accurate. I don't own any liquid lipsticks in this color, so I was happy to receive it!

+ dr. brandt PoreDermabrasion | Retail: $58
I was familiar with dr. brandt products from Birchbox, I've even tried this exact product before. Honestly the most impressive part about this scrub to me is that a full size is $58?! That's an expensive product. I DO enjoy using this scrub but can't say I've noticed any immediate benefits.

+ NCLA Tool Kit | Retail: $18
This was just meh to me. I suppose it's handy, but I would have much rather received nail polish or something. I stuck it straight into my travel toiletry bag, where I'm sure it will save the day at some point.

+ Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Highlighter in Prosecco Pop | Retail: $38  
So this box is worth it to me for this product alone! I was so so excited about this! I was gifted this same highlighter in Champagne Pop a couple years ago, and it is TRULY the best highlighter. Prosecco is more warm gold than the Champagne light gold/peach, and absolutely gorgeous.

COST ME: $20
TOTAL VALUE: $139 !!
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I even swatched them for you! Did I do this right? (Top to bottom: liner, lip paint, highlighter, scrub.)

Overall, SUPER impressed by how much this box was worth (like, how do they do that??), and fairly pleased with the selection of items as well. I'm not super into skin care/scrubs or I might have been more jazzed.  

I've already paid for 3 months up front, but after that, we'll see. I am aware that I don't NEED anything (and have wayyy too much already), but it sure is fun to get.

Any other Boxycharm subscribers out there? Or another subscription service that I need to know about?? (Just kidding please keep them away from me.) 

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