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January 2019 BOXYCHARM Review!

If you don’t already know what Boxycharm is, it is one of the many monthly beauty box subscriptions on the market. Ipsy, Birchbox, FabFitFun…. there are SO many different options for beauty boxes these days, and I LOVE BEAUTY BOXES! Seriously, I am a beauty product addict and having goodies delivered to my door once a month is just so fun and is something that I always look forward to. However, Boxycharm has to be my favorite so far of alllll of the subscriptions I have tried. Why? BECAUSE YOU GET 5 FULL SIZED PRODUCTS. MONTHLY. FOR ONLY $21!!!!! It is seriously amazing. 

Now, I have only had my subscription for 2 months, but I have loved both boxes so far. I’ve gotten a lip product in every box, as well as a full eyeshadow palette in each box!! However, this month was definitely my favorite. Here’s what I got:

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow Palette, $36

The item that I was most excited about is the this eyeshadow palette that I received from Tarte. Tarte is one of my most beloved makeup brands, so I am almost always certain I will love any of their products (Last month, I got a Tarte lip gloss and loved it!). Of course, this is a high quality palette, and it has gorgeous colors so needless to say, I’ve used it every day since receiving my box.

Wander Unlashed Mascara, $24

I was pleased to receive a full sized mascara as I was running low anyways. This Wander Unlashed mascara is great, especially for every day wear. It gives such a natural (NOT CLUMPY!!) look, while also lengthening my lashes and making them look much fuller- it really seems to coat and separate each lash. That being said, it does take a while to build up a more dramatic look if that is what you are going for, but it is very buildable…AND it works great as a base mascara to layer underneath your favorite mascara for a night out for a “false lashes” type look! I also did not have any issues with flaking or smudging with this product.

Briogeo Leave-in Mask, $16

Now this is a brand that I was pretty unfamiliar with prior to receiving my box, but I knew it was a pretty good brand that is sold at Sephora…. so you know its probably somewhat expensive. I am always on the lookout for new hair products for my extremely unruly, damaged, bleached….. etc hair, so I was excited to receive this product. And I must say, I love it! This is such a high quality product. It leaves my hair feeling so much softer and feels like it actually does what it says it does, which is great!

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mask, $12/mask

Now, I am not a fan of sheet masks. I hate them, actually. Not sure why, but I think it has to do with the fact that I HAVE to lay down with it on and I’m unable to multitask while I mask. That being said, I’ve always wanted to try this brand out because I see it everywhere, but I know that it is SUPER expensive. Because of the expense, I would never have bought this product myself, but I am glad I received it in my box! As much as I hate sheet masks, this one waaasssss great and truly made my skin look and feel so hydrated and dewy.  Although for me, my skin is SO DRY in this Midwest winter, so while it did make my skin look great the day of, it went back to its normal dry self the following day 🙁 Because of this, I would never drop that kind of money on this product, but I do know that some people swear by this mask.

Bite Amuse Bouche Lipstick, $26

This was my least favorite product in the box. First off, I am not a huge lipstick girl- usually I prefer gloss and balms- but that’s not to say I wont wear lipstick on occasion. The issue with this product is that the color just does not work with my skin tone or beauty preferences. It is quite a bright, purple-y type color that I will likely never wear. Aside from that, the formula is nice and if I had received it in more of a neutral product, I would have quite liked it! This I will hand off to a friend or family member that can rock this color better than I ever could!

I LOVED this box so much. Aside from the lipstick that I will probably never wear, I will use all of these products. I have already been using the eyeshadow, mascara, and leave-in hair mask almost daily! My box was valued at $126 and I only paid a total of ~$22 for everything! This is such a great value, even if there are occasionally products you won’t use in your box, because the cost of the box is pretty much the cost of what only one product would be. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

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