Friday, March 27, 2015

Boxycharm - March 2015

Boxycharm is a monthly subscription that costs $21/month. They have monthly themes and send items based on those themes. I've seen boxes average 4-5 items, but some have more items. All of the boxes in a month are usually the same (shades may vary), which is good for spoilers. You also have the entire month to sign up and still be eligible to get that month's box. Shipping does take some time, though. They post that they have 5-10 business days to send you box out. 

They have a referral program also that earns you charms. Other ways to earn charms includes reviewing items you receive each month as well as bonus charms for taking a box three months in a row. The charms can be redeemed towards month-specific items which will be sent in your next month's box! (If you use my referral, my email is k.boatwright1@gmail.com and I can also send you the referral code if you need it.) This box came fairly quickly, took less than a week from ship date to arrival, but the actual email took a while to show up.



Theme card.


Info card.


First look.


Oscar Blandi Hairspray ($11.00) - They sent the travel-sized, which has more than enough for me. I hardly use hairspray, but it will be nice to have if the occasion comes up. I honestly don't think I have any now that I've moved, so now I know I do.

Previse Nutrify Skin Type 1-6 Universal Tonic ($48.00) - It's nice to introduce subscribers to a product, but this is a very expensive product that's part of a three-step system...but you only get to try out the middle part. The system looks very interesting, but far more money than I will spend on something online. I feels like a bull type of thing because the website doesn't 100% explain what it is supposed to do.


LVX Nail Lacquer (Mynt) ($16.00) - I was super pleased that I got the mint polish. The other two options, Deco and Lemondrop, aren't terrible but mint is much more my style out of the three. LVX polishes are 5-free and nice to use. 

OFRA Eyeliner (Black) ($13.00) - I like OFRA liners, they go on smooth and don't get screwy once you sharpen them. That being said, it's just another black liner and not too much more spectacular than what you can get from a drugstore.

tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint (Charmed) ($24.00) - Tarte is hands down one of my favorite HE brands. It is my entire 'face' system and I will always try their new products. Charmed is an amazing light pink lip color. It is super hydrating and the color lasts a while without being too much. 


This month's box value is at $112.00. I do honestly feel, however, that putting in one 'big ticket' skin care item and then a bunch of cheaper stuff as filler and acting like this is some ridiculously high-valued box is copping out. Still, sending me a great mint polish and a Tarte lip product (or any product besides tanning crap) will always win me over. If you got Boxycharm this month, let me know what you thought about it in the comments!