New year, new beauty subscription. I was recently introduced to BoxyCharm, a subscription “blind box” that provides 4-5 full sized beauty items each month. A subscription costs $21/month with free shipping and Decembers “Jingle Belles” box held a value of $114.95. Although BoxyCharm is one of the pricier subscriptions, the product value is undoubtedly present. Since blind boxes can be hit or miss on a month-to-month basis, I’m sharing a fully detailed unboxing of my first BoxyCharm to introduce you to the brand.
You may have noticed and found it odd that I’m reviewing a December box in nearly February. The first time the box was shipped to me it got lost in the postal mess that is Christmastime. When I communicated this with BoxyCharm, they immediately sent me a new box with 3-day expedited shipping. The customer service department is on point.
Coastal Scents Revealed Palette: “Expose your natural beauty with this exquisite collection of nude and metallic hues. The slim palette holds all twenty shadows, allowing for easy on-the-go application.” $39.95
I love neutrals and I think this range of shadows is perfect for daily use. The Revealed Palette seems to be an Urban Decay “Naked Palette” dupe; at $40 with 20 shadows compared to $54 with 12 shadows it proves to be a really strong alternative, or even companion. Coastal Scents may have been able to price it down by the exclusion of a mirror and a brush, but the shadows are highly pigmented and of good quality (which is all that really matters). I recently posted an everyday smokey eye tutorial using the Revealed Palette, viewable here.
Eyelashi Luxury Mink Lashes: “Luxury lashes with combined durability that creates long lasting beauty. These lashes are made from real fur which is collected cruelty-free and can be worn up to 40 times. Mink material makes high-quality, soft, natural, comfortable strip lashes that are perfect for everyday wear.” $29.00
I’m a lash fiend so even though I’ll get a lot of use from the Revealed Palette, this is my favorite item from the box. Cruelty-free mink lashes are the best type of strip lashes for a fluffy, natural look. They came in their own little faux-quilted box which made them feel all the more luxurious. Although ‘Stunner’ was the style sent to me, I would probably order ‘Heartbreaker’ if given the option to achieve a more daytime appropriate look.
Mistura Beauty Solutions Retractable Beauty Brush: “The ultra-soft synthetic-hair bristles pop out from the handle and wash the cheeks with your customized Mistura shade! Our Hot To: Fan it out fully to sweep powder over your face or retract your brush upwards for more concentrated pigmentation around the eyes, cheekbones or to cover hard-to-reach blemish areas around the nose.” $19.99
You can never have too many makeup brushes. A synthetic brush like this is best used for creams and liquids, as opposed to powders which require a natural-hair brush. Synthetic bristles also gravitate towards one another making them perfect for precision application.
Be A Bombshell Lip Products: “Be A Bombshell’s lip formulas offer long lasting color and high shine with a smooth finish.” $14
I received the Bombshell lip gloss in ‘Kiss Off,’ a shimmery shade of hot pink. This isn’t a shade that I would have ever chosen for myself but thats a risk you take with blind boxes.
Eva NYC Hair Products *Travel Size*: “Eva NYC is a line of professional styling tools, hair care, and accessories that takes inspiration from the runways and gets salon-quality results with the use of advanced technologies and ingredients.” $7-$12
–I love Eva NYC so I was excited to receive another Hungry Hair Oil Treatment. It had leaked a bit onto the other products in the box, but didn’t manage to ruin anything. I use hair oils everyday and this one in particular is one of my favorites.
Would you have preferred to watch this unboxing in a YouTube video? I keep meaning to start my channel but I can’t get over how awkward it is to talk to a camera…
(Some of these items may have been sent to me for review, however, all opinions and words are my own)0