In this post, I’ll give you an honest Boxy Charm review for the month of February 2019. I paid for this box myself and was not compensated to give this review.
Boxy Charm offers 2 subscriptions: The regular monthly box for $21 per month and also BoxyLuxe, which only comes every quarter and is an additional $28.99 on that particular month.
February 2019 Boxy Charm Unboxing
Boxy Charm Review of Items Included
Part of figuring out whether a subscription box is right for you, is knowing whether or not you like the typical items included, but most importantly their quality. I think Boxy Charm does a great job with this because each box contains a variety of full-size makeup products and usually includes 1 skincare item. The items tend to be higher-end brands that you’d typically have a Sephora price-point.
This is what was included in my February 2019 Boxy Charm:
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Mascara meant to thicken, lengthen and curl with just one coat. It has a film-forming polymer that helps to lock the curl into place.
Amount of product: 0.27 oz / 8 mL
Final thoughts: This mascara is a cult-classic. The tube has a nice hefty weight to give it a more luxurious feel. I liked it even though I was expecting the formula to be a little thicker like the L’Oreal Lash Paradise. The web site says you can achieve dramatic lashes with just one-stroke, and I didn’t find that to be the case. I needed 2-3 strokes before I was happy with the results.
Pretty Vulgar Shimmering Swan Highlighter
A highly-pigmented highlighter that is photochromatic to provide shimmer from any angle.
Amount of product: 6 g / 0.2 oz
Final thoughts: This is probably the item in the box I was most excited about so I’m sure you know how upset I was when it came broken. I emailed their customer service and attached an image as evidence and they replied saying that they were working with Pretty Vulgar about this and will email me at a later time with an update. This initial email didn’t say specifically whether or not they would replace it so I just had to wait.
Eventually, I got an email saying that a replacement will be included in my March Boxy Charm package.
I did swatch this and used a little anyway and this is a very pretty golden pink, the color that I like for my skin tone. The color is very pretty.
Touch In Sol No Poreblem Primer
Lightweight, pore-filling primer with green tea extract.
Amount of product:
Final thoughts: I was just kinda meh about this primer, but it ended up being the item from the box that I use most often. I like it a lot
Sol De Janeiro Coco Cabana Oil to Cream
A moisturizing cream that Sol de Janeiro claims to provide you with 72 hours of moisture.
Amount of product: 5 fl oz / 150 mL
Final thoughts: Have you ever went to drink or smell something and then realize it was something completely different from what you were expecting? Well that’s what happened to me when I took a whiff of this body cream. It has the aroma of movie theater buttered popcorn.
This scent was a jolt to my soul but I had to try it anyway. Sometimes scents change with body chemistry, so I applied it to my hands and arms, but it still smelled like artificial buttered popcorn to me.
I posted about it on Instagram and some other people agreed so I know this wasn’t just in my head. Sol de Janiero was very gracious and replied that the notes I associated with everyone’s favorite movie snack is actually buttered praline and caramel. So if you’re into that sorta thing, you’ll like this body cream. As for me, it’s a hard pass.
Nudestix Magnetic Luminous Eye Color in Copper
A long-wearing eyeshadow pencil that can also be used on cheekbones, tear duct or brow arch.
Amount of product: 0.1 oz 2.8 g
Final thoughts: This eyeshadow stick glides on smoothly and is really pretty. I don’t wear copper tones very often, but I will reach for this whenever the mood strikes. I’d like to try their other colors.
Is Boxy Charm worth the money?
Boxy Charm costs $21 per month and they claim that each subscription box will contain a minimum value of at least $100. Here’s a price breakdown of everything that was included to see if it’s true or not.
$26 ⇒ Nudestix eyeshadow stick
$35 ⇒ Sol de Janeiro Moisturizer
$18 ⇒ Touch In Sol Primer
$32 ⇒ Pretty Vulgar Highlighter
$24 ⇒ Too Faced Mascara
Total retail price $135
All-in-all, if you will use at least one of the items (except for the primer), you will have gotten your money’s worth. If you will use at least 2 items, then it is definitely worth subscribing to.
Boxy Charm Review
Of all the items in this month’s Boxy Charm subscription, I hated the scent of the Coco Cabana body cream. It was moisturizing, so if you like that sort of scent, you will probably like the moisturizer. As for me, I just wont ever use it.
Aside from that, the broken Pretty Vulgar highlighter was a real bummer because I liked that shade a lot. It’s getting replaced so I am happy about that and I’m happy about the other items included even if I don’t use them everyday.
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