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I truly can’t even tell you how awesome of a monthly beauty subscription box Boxycharm has been.
For the last four months I’ve been blown away by the sheer value of the box in it’s entirety, not to mention the fact that they’re actually sending notable makeup and beauty items that I’ve been wanting to try out or am already into.
Get comfy, because you aren’t ready for what is inside the August 2018 Boxycharm. You’re also probably not ready for my thoughts. 😉
what is boxycharm
Boxycharm is a monthly beauty subscription box filled with 5-6 luxury items, 4 of which will always be full-sized. The monthly cost of Boxycharm is $21 but if you subscribe for 3, 6, 9 or 12 months you’ll receive a slight discount on the monthly boxes (up to $19.25). Renewals are automatic but you can cancel at any time.
Each Boxycharm box has a minimum value of $100 and you’ll receive anything from makeup to skincare to beauty tools. With some products shades can vary though with other products all boxes will have them included.
To find out how to best use the products received in the monthly box you can check out tutorials and looks shared by the “Charmer” community on social media.
Members are treated to exclusive offers from the best brands in beauty. You’ll also be eligible to win free products through giveaways and receive reward points which are redeemable in the Boxycharm Charm Shop.
Laura Lee Los Angeles Party Animal Eyeshadow Palette (19.00). Of the two palettes she released Boss Babe is my own personal cup of tea but Party Animal does fit this months theme and we can all use a few neon shades to play around with every once in while. 😉 I’ve also been DYING to check out the brand.
I rarely include a heavy review in the subscription box run-downs but this time it’s necessary. This palette is freaking terrible. I went off on a tangent on my Instagram stories and I can’t even BEGIN to tell you how many people DM’d me thanking me for giving my honest thoughts because they felt like they were the only ones.
That is INSANE to me that people could review this item and be dishonest. It was so hard to work with and blend… it was patchy, dry, powdery, didn’t blend for anything… every time I tried to pack more color on it would take more away. I ended up having to put glitter over it and use another eye shadow palette for blending.
I’m still not happy with the look, but there it is below, in all it’s sad glory.
Sorry, y’all. Everyone will receive this item.
products used: Karity Pre-Shadow // MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly // Laura Lee Los Angeles Party Animal Palette (Karaoke & Damage Control) // Karity Rose All Day Palette (Bottled Up, Fizz, Drunchies) // PUR Get a Grip (for the glitter) // Pixi Beauty Liquid Fairy Lights in BareBrilliance // Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Chaos (bottom waterline) // Charlotte Tilbury Feline Flick Pen (top liner) // Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes Volume 2 Mascara (2 coats top & bottom) // IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara (1 coat top)
(plus 45 minutes of my time for ONE EYE and, like, 5 million brushes trying to fix this hot mess)
Becca Backlight Priming Filter ($18.00). I do love Becca products and their primers aren’t something I’ve tried a lot. Backlight was the one I received and while it looked good upon applying it didn’t work out well for my oily skin. I would however be interested in checking out Ever Matte!
This is a deluxe size and you’ll either get Backlight, First Light or Ever Matte.
Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Pigment ($24.00). The shade I received is in Pink Drank (midtone pink). Obsessed doesn’t even begin to cover it. The shade is perfect for me, the finish is beautiful and it wears well.
Shades & finishes will vary but everyone will receive a Smashbox lip product.
Wander Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks ($13.00). It’s no secret I love an eye mask. These ones from Wander Beauty look really cool and, even better, they work really well! Keep them in the fridge to really feel refreshed!
A full size purchase of this product nets you 6 masks and in this months Boxycharm you’ll receive 3 masks.
Bang Beauty Chocolate Eyeliner ($22.00). This is a triple-threat eyeliner, eyeshadow base or (for some) a brow product.
Unfortunately mine arrived with the cap unscrewed so it was extremely dried up. I tried to remove the top layer and even mix it up a bit but it was still dry (as you can see from the swatches below). It’s a shame, because this is always the type of product I can get behind!
Everyone will receive this product.
NCLA So Rich Cuticle Oil in Lollipop Lollipop ($18.00). I LOVE the cuticle oils from NCLA so you know I’m loving this one too. They’re fabulous at reviving dry cuticles and after you apply it soaks in quickly while massaging (for an oil).
Everyone will receive this product.
Was the box worth the money? YES-ish.
Yep, even though the Laura Lee palette was beyond words terrible and the Bang Beauty Eyeliner was dried out I’m still giving it a yes. Why? Because I’ve been dying to try out LLLA and I’d have rather spent $21 on a subscription box FULL of beauty products than $19 on just that one palette that sucked. Even with those two items excluded the value is still there for me (but it’s cutting it kind of close this month).
All of the products listed above are FULL SIZE (except where noted).
The retail value of the entire August 2018 Boxycharm? $114.00! This was a lower value than last month’s box but IMO still very much worth the $21 investment.
This months box came with two coupon codes! Save 20% at Smashbox with code BOXY20 (exp. 09/30/18). Save 25% at Laura Lee Los Angeles with code LLLACHARM25 (offers cannot be combined, exp. 09/15/18).
Buy Boxycharm now at boxycharm.com! Currently there are limited August boxes still available but if they do happen to run out you’ll automatically be ready for next month! See inside last month’s Boxycharm!