I am just now getting starting in the monthly subscription box world. I was one of those stubborn people, you know the one saying... "oh this is a way to get your money, just another scam" or "just junk". So I finally did some research on several different boxes and ordered a few, but there is one that has really blown me away and really screams my name! That is Boxycharm! Now there is nothing but full size items in that box. Let me fill you in if your not familiar with Boxy. So first off this is a monthly subscription that cost $21 a month. Only 21... no extra charges, hidden fees.. just 21 every month. That is if you pay monthly, now if you do a 3 month plan or a yearly plan, your monthly fee would drop a little.
What do I get? Each month Boxycharm sends out 4/5 products that are full sized and each box will value at $100 or more. You can't beat that!
You can also earn "charms" for doing reviews or referring friends. For each referral you get 500 points. Then you can buy from the "charm store". However its best to check on or after the 15th each month. I subscribed in June and was waitlisted. However, as soon as August 1st came, I was off the waitlist. YIPPIE!!
So lets see this box!
Theme: Beach Please!
Each box comes with a card detailing each item, the value and BoxyTips.
Rainforest of the Sea: Volume II by Tarte
Retail Price: $36.00
I was most excited for this palette! I love Tarte Cosmetics, they offer some of the best makeup formulas. The display case of this palette really stands out. The colors are very nice, from a shiny gold, purple and blue, oh it's so pretty to look at omg!
The shades are each named with a "beachy" theme. Pigment is great through out, but I have noticed some shades are easier to blend the others. The shimmers are more subtle and have an easy pearl finish. The palette features a nice large mirror and is perfect if you need to add it to your purse. Also included was a coupon code to save $10.00 on my next purchase of $60 at tartecosmetics.com
PRO EYELASHES - by PUR The Complexion Authority
Retail Price: $14.00
I am typically a mascara girl. Reason being, is I am far from an expert at applying lashes, in fact I never could apply. Which I thought these would be hard to apply, so I wasn't too thrilled about them. However, I was wrong! Turns out I have been applying the wrong brand of lashes, cheaper drug store brands. High end brands definitely make a huge difference, for me anyways. I couldn't get the drug store brands to hold in the corners. This was a variant item, you get one of two styles. Mine are diva and I really love them. The lashes are soft and made from synthetic lashes. Love that this line is cruelty free. They look really pretty on the eyes without being to much. In the end, this has turned out to be my most favorite item from this months box! Pretty crazy, I went from hating lashes to.. this could be a daily beauty routine for me!
MODA PRO 3-Piece Brush Set
Retail Price: $26.00
Features a pointed blush, chisel blender and a crease brush. Achieving endless looks and can be used with both wet/dry products. I have a different set of eye brushes from this brand, and they were certainly no let down. These feel just as nice.
The Pointed Brush is perfect for blush or powder with precision. Chisel Brush is versatile and can be used for highlights or contour. The Crease Brush is designed to help define and blend the crease or to buff over your lid. The bristles are soft and densely packed. I love the diamond handles, has a nice grip and feels good in the hand. Impressive set!
WATERPROOF GEL EYELINER by Bellapierre
Retail Price: $15.00 (a variant item)
The formula glides on smooth and is smudge proof. A great pigment and the formula last quite a while.
Seems to be a nice, high end eyeliner. I typically use a liquid eyeliner, but there are days a good gel pen is what I need, depending on the look I am going for. This is definitely what I needed for those days.
#GRLPWR LIQUID LIPSTICK (Date Night) by The Beauty Corp
Retail Price: $14.95
I am very picky when it comes to colors of lippies that I will use. I try to stick to nude colors, reds and some pinks. I have always been one of those girls, that stick to the same things, and I am trying to come out of that habit. So first, I love the display and tube this comes in. It almost looks like a frosty glass tube with gold lettering and cap. It's very pretty and cruelty free. The brand name is also pretty catchy, and cute. Has a slightly scent, that was refreshing. The formula has a creamy texture and dries quickly, to a matte finish. Enriched with vitamin E and Shea Butter making it very comfortable on the lips. After it sets, you can't even tell its there. Doesn't cake, flake or dry out allowing you to take on the day! I love the color and it's matte look. I can seriously get about 11 hours of wear out of this and has the potential to be worn longer. I didn't try though cause it was time for my face paint to come off! The color is shockingly attractive.
Will I continue being an active subscriber to Boxycharm? Hells to the yes! I am so mad at myself for waiting all this time to subscribe, especially when looking at past boxes. I love to collect pretty makeup for one, and try new brands that I wouldn't typically try. Like the eyelashes. I started off with a cheap drug store brand to see how I would like them and that was a big fail. The high-end PUR Cosmetics brand worked wonders for me, just the first time applying! Even brands, I wouldn't try.. I will be looking in to more products the brand carries. It's certainly a sweet deal, you can't get a better deal than that!
Lastly, I have read up that Boxycharm offers a great customer service. I have seen where sometimes an item may get damaged in transit, so you will need to save your box to show proof of the item, with a picture of the shipping label. I hope I never get a damaged item, but if that ever happens, I know that I can count on Boxycharm to make things right. If you haven't subscribed and thinking of joining, don't wait SUBSCRIBE NOW as there could be a waitlist and you certainly don't want to miss the upcoming months, the owner of Boxycharm himself revealed there would be a eyeshadow palette each month till December. Music, to my ears! I love some eyeshadow palettes!
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For the September Box, there is one spoiler out, each subscriber will receive
PUR COSMETICS SOIREE DIARIES PALETTE
Retail Price: $34.00
Who's excited for this palette? I know I sure am, the PUR eyelashes was such a huge hit for me, I am stoked to try a one of their palettes!