Saturday, June 27, 2015

Boxycharm Beauty Subscription Review, June 2015

Every time I start to think it's time to cut back on the beauty sub boxes, along comes another Boxycharm.  Other beauty boxes get much more hype, but Boxycharm is the one that consistently delivers great product and value.  I've been a subscriber for over a year and have yet to receive a box from them that is anything less than terrific.  Boxycharm promises four to five full size products each month for $21 (less if you sign up for a longer term) and that's exactly what you get.

The theme for June's box is "Sea La Vie", as in "Sea Life's Beauty!" and "Don't get tide down!" This time we have five full size products, four cosmetics and one tool.  There is also a promotion card for $20 off an order of $50 or more at Mali Beads, which carries a lot of pretty fashion jewelry.  If you're interested, the promo code for the discount is BOXYCHARM.

I love the sleek, almost futuristic looking packaging for this Chlorophyll Lifting Mask from Eslor. This is full of good things that tighten and firm the skin, diminish fine lines and leave you with a more luminous appearance.  A trial size version of this product arrived recently in another beauty box; the fact that Boxycharm sent a full size one is the reason I'm such a fan!  (Retail $38)

This next product was completely unknown to me.  It's a small tube (although full size) of highlighting cream called Lighting Crew from The Beauty Crop. This is loaded with Vitamin C and antioxidants (like pineapple and green tea).  It is meant to highlight your best features while nourishing and hydrating your skin.  Sounds like this is basically a cream version of a highlighter powder.  (Retail $16)

Just a year and a half ago, I didn't own a single Kabuki brush.  Now, thanks to sub boxes, I have several.  This is a small one from Bellapierre.  The bristles are very soft and very dense, perfect for applying a light dusting of powder all over the face. For some reason, Kabuki brushes are quite expensive which is why I'd never owned one until recently and why they are a special treat when they show up in beauty boxes. (Retail $29.99)

This is the nudest nude shade of nail polish I've ever seen.  It's from NCLA's new "Nudes" collection and is (inexplicably) called "Volume IV".  This is a sandy nude hue that I don't think is particularly beautiful but it is flattering on shorter nails like mine. (Retail $16)

The final item is a Click Click lipstick from Doucce, a company I've never run across before. The shade, marked only as "811", is absolutely beautiful....on their site, I found that it's called "Pink Dahlia".  It is a dark rose color (darker than it looks in the photo) that will look good on everyone. This lipstick gets its name from the click the bottom of the tube (like a Bic pen) to release the lipstick. (Retail $24)

What I really liked about this box (besides the combined retail value, which is a whopping $123.99!) was being introduced to several new (to me) brands and in the the case of the nail polish, a new NCLA collection.  As always, Boxycharm did a lovely job of curation and sent products that are relevant and I will enjoy using.

If you're interested in trying Boxycharm, click here.  There don't seem to be many discount codes for this site but you can do better on the price by signing up for a longer term subscription.  I have found Boxycharm to be a stable and reliable company whose boxes never disappoint!

Thanks for reading,


Disclosure:  Views and opinions expressed in this blog are strictly my own.  Product discussed in this post was purchased by Lone Star Shopper. Post may contain referral or affiliate links.

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