It’s that time of month again — BoxyCharm time! I know I say this often, but it always feels like my birthday again when I pull this cute black box out of my mailbox! And this month they even included a bonus item!
More About Boxycharm
Just in case you’ve never heard of BoxyCharm before, let me give you a quick rundown of how it works! For only $21 a month, BoxyCharm ships out a box filled with 4-5 full size products. The value of each box is typically around or well over $100 each month. And shipping is free! So it’s like an Ispy, but 10 times better! I’ve received products from new-to-me brands as well as popular, high end brands, too! It’s a great way to discover new products at an affordable price!
What’s in my September Boxycharm Box
As is the custom now, your Boxycharm beauty items always comes in a cute little black and white box. I love these boxes, as they come in SO handy for organizing and dividing up my drawers. Do you like to reuse the BoxyCharm boxes? Share with me how! I would love to get more ideas!
The biggest item in this box were the nail wraps from a brand called Scratch, which I have never heard of before. I, personally, am not a fan of nail wraps (you can read why here), but I have lots of sisters who will be more than happy to take advantage of these nail wraps.
The next item I pulled out of the box was this Chella Eyebrow Defining Gel. While I know you’ve heard me talk about how I don’t really use brow products because my brows are very full and thick, but I do like to use a clear brow gel to help hold them in place. So I’ll definitely use this! I was surprised, though, to find that this is the full size product…it’s so small! Even if the product turns out to be fabulous, I doubt I would spend the money to repurchase. There can’t be that much product in the tube!
The next item that was hiding in the box was this foundation brush from Vasanti. Now, let me just say that when I first touched the bristles of this brush, I grimaced. They were so firm and the bristles all kind of clumped and stuck together! I was horrified — who would want to use that on their face — but the more I placed with the bristles, the softer they got. It still feels a bit stiff, so I don’t plan to try to use this to apply foundation (that would be a streaky-nightmare!), but I will stick it in my bathroom to use to apply my face masks. So it wasn’t a total disappointed for me!
We all know this brand! I’ve gotten quiet a few products from Tarte in my BoxyCharms, but this is one product I’ve never tried from them — the SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner. This product alone retails for $22, so that covers the cost of your box right there! Pretty sweet 🙂
I was really impressed with the swatch. It’s a really beautiful gold, shimmery finish that is totally appropriate as we head into fall here in Virginia. 🙂 I can’t wait to try it out! I am really intrigued to try out the smudger end of this liner. No doubt it will come in handy when I want to do just a simple, one-eyeshadow look for the day. 🙂
The next product was a hydrating lotion from Previse. I’ve received one other product from them in the past, and really enjoyed using it. I was slightly surprised at the strong scent of the Hydromilk, so I’m kind of hesitant to use it on my skin — I have very acne-prone skin that tends to clog easily. So I still haven’t decided if I’ll give this a try. The fragrance just scares me a bit…
The last item was a trial size bonus item (yay for surprises!) from Kardashian Beauty. It’s a Black Seed Dry Oil for your hair that is supposed to nourish and rejuvenate your hair. I’ll admit I was surprised to find yet another hair oil in my BoxyCharm…I’ve lost count of how many I’ve received over the months, and since it’s an oil you only need a drop or two when you use it. So I have LOTS of back-up hair oils currently sitting in my bathroom. But, as I said, it was a bonus item, so it’s not that bad. I’m just being dramatic 😛
The Value of My September Box
Okay, who’s ready to add up these prices with me?
- Previse Skincare HydroMilk Hydrating Lotion – $48
- Vasanti Professional Foundation Brush – $32
- tarte smolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner – $22
- Chella Eyebrow Defining Gel – $18
- SCRATCH Nail Wraps – $12
- Kardashian Beauty Black Seed Dry Oil – Travel Size
TOTAL = $132
So, as usual with BoxyCharm boxes, the value of the box is well over $100! The contents of the box weren’t the most exciting, for me, so I can’t say this is my favorite box (last month’s box is definitely still my fav!), but still fun to get. I can’t believe the retail price of the brush and brow gel — overpriced, in my opinion! Or maybe I just really got a dud with that brush… But I’ll definitely be putting the liner and brow gel to good use!
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I received the products mentioned above from BoxyCharm in the hopes that I would mention them on my blog. Regardless, this does not guarantee a review or feature on my blog. I only share information that I think will be useful for my readers and I only recommend products I have personally used.