Wednesday, November 8, 2017

My Two Cents: Boxycharm Subscription Box (October '17)

A couple of years back, I was kind of a beauty subscription box junkie.

I probably had a two to three active at any moment, and I enjoyed them for the most part.

But they sent mainly deluxe sample and sample size products and contained mostly skin, hair, and body products, so they weren't all that exciting for me personally.

I eventually decided that I had enough samples and cancelled all of them.

Since then, I've seen plenty of blog posts and YouTube videos about Boxycharm, but I never really read or watched. I figured Boxycharm was just like all the other subscription boxes, so I wasn't particularly interested.

When I eventually found out that Boxycharm sends full-size items that are mostly makeup focused, I started to do a little research. I check out the posts and videos about past boxes, I read a ton of reviews, and checked out all the FAQs on the Boxycharm website.

I figured that for $21 a month, which is the monthly fee if you opt for a month to month subscription, it was worth giving it a try.
I signed up for Boxycharm near the end of August, and was put on the waiting list. It took about 5 weeks or so to get off the list and receive my first box, which meant I got the October Spellbound box.

October '17 Boxycharm contents

Now, I've only gotten the one box at the time of this writing so I don't have a ton of experience to draw from, but based on this first box, I am seriously impressed.

For $21, my first box contained the following:

A full-size Dr. Brandt Poredermabrasion

A full-size BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Prosecco Pop

A full-size Tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Home Slice

A full-size Dirty Little Secrets Eyeshadow Chubby in Illusion

A full-size Jonteblu Lip Liner Pencil in Brown Sugar

When you consider that the Dr. Brandt Poredermabrasion is $58 and the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector is $38, it's pretty clear what a serious value the box is.

Now, not all boxes contain the same products.

I believe that some boxes contained the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter instead of the pressed version, and some boxes had an ncLA Nail Care Kit in place of the Dirty Little Secrets Shadow Stick.

Still, every box has a retail value over $100, so you should always get a good value for your investment.

Of course, there's no guarantee that you'll love every product or shade in the box, but that's kind of the fun of it. It pushes you to try items that you wouldn't normally and expand your makeup horizons just a bit.

I'm super excited to see what's in store for November's box.

I don't think that I'm necessarily going to do a post about the box each month -- there are a lot of great blogs and YouTubers who put out great information in that regard -- but I'll definitely let you know if there are boxes that are particular standouts or if I notice a trend of diminishing quality.

If you're a makeup junkie and like the element of surprise when it comes to trying new stuff, I definitely recommend looking into Boxycharm.

Have you tried Boxycharm? Are you a fan? What's the best product you ever received?

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