BoxyCharm BoxyLuxe Subscription Box Review — March 2020


Hi all! I just received my March BoxyLuxe. I’m always so excited to receive this box. I been subscribed to BoxyLuxe for over a year and have been a subscriber of BoxyCharm for almost three years.

The regular BoxyCharm box is $25 a month now. BoxyLuxe is a once-a-quarter upgrade option you can add to your existing $25-a-month Boxycharm subscription. So for an additional $24.99, you’ll get the Luxe box, and be paying a total of $49.99 for that quarterly box.

I saw the spoilers for this box, I just didn’t know what variations I would get.  I did get to pick some of the items I would receive, which I really liked.

The theme for this month is Pretty Edgy. My version is 8. There’s an interesting mix of makeup, skincare and accessories this month.  Here’s what I received:


The total is $317 and I paid $49.99.  Not bad!


I love Sol de Janeiro, but these are so tiny.  They are great for traveling and throwing in a purse or bag.

We got two choices this month.  My first choice was this Murad Eye Cream.  I haven’t tried anything from Murad for a few years.  I love eye cream and am looking forward to testing this out!

The PMD cleansing device is the big ticket item this month.  It is a sonic cleanser like the Foreo.  I had one of those and liked it so I’m looking forward to trying this.


The glow stick is a pretty gold.  I don’t know if I’m going to try it.  I don’t usually wear cream face products and I don’t usually wear gold highlight. Hmm. I might pass it on.

And I will pass on the lip product.  I wear nudes and light pinks and this magenta is way too bright!


I will use the invisibobble, although it’s not very exciting.

The Zaxie Earrings were my second choice.  I’ve just started wearing earrings again and these are so pretty on!


Wow!  This is so much prettier than I thought it would be. Honestly, when I heard Boxycharm was creating their own palette, I didn’t know what to expect.  I’ve already used it once, I did a natural look with Spoiler, Cup of Joe, Sneak Peek and Popup.  It was very pretty, but then I decided to top it with Swipe Up, which is beautiful!

I am definitely keeping this and will be reviewing it with swatches.

I’m pretty happy with the box this month.  I will be keeping and loving the palette, cleansing device, eye cream and earrings.  I will keep and use the body lotions and hair ties.  I will probably pass on the highlighter and lipstick.

Do you get BoxyLuxe?  Which products did you receive this month?


Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Gifts To Beautify Your Hair

Black Friday is over.  Did you get lots of goodies?  I did, but I still have shopping to do.

Beauty gifts are always appreciated and hair care is a great gift to give. My favorite way to shop is online, but you can find hair care gifts at a salon and at beauty supply stores, too. Below are really fun ideas to gift the person who loves to “do” their hair.

Paul Mitchell Because You’re Polished Gift Set
Paul Mitchell Because You’re Polished Gift Set

Paul Mitchell Because You’re Polished Gift Set (Approximately $54.99 USD) — Tame and smooth coarse, textured or rebellious hair. The Paul Mitchell Because You’re POLISHED Gift Set contains:

– Paul Mitchell Smoothing Super Skinny® Daily Shampoo 300ml — Contains a combination of mild, yet effective cleansers that thoroughly cleanse the hair without stripping the hair shaft. Paul Mitchell’s exclusive Super Skinny Complex penetrates into the hair where it softens and constricts the fiber. The result is a smoother surface, tighter diameter and greatly reduced drying time.

– Paul Mitchell Smoothing Super Skinny® Daily Treatment 300ml — Provides superior slip and wet combing, softens without plumping the hair shaft, and helps prevent mechanical damage to the cuticle. Paul Mitchell’s exclusive Super Skinny Complex penetrates into the hair where it softens and constricts the fiber. The result is a smoother surface, tighter diameter and greatly reduced drying time.

– Paul Mitchell Smoothing Super Skinny® Serum 150ml –A lightweight conditioning and smoothing serum that softens, shines, reduces static and helps reduce drying time.

This holiday season, Paul Mitchell is celebrating their commitment to live beautifully by giving, because that’s their style. Whether that means taking steps toward sustainability, helping families in need or supporting underserved kids, Paul Mitchell® believes in doing good for people, animals and our planet. Join their global family and share why or how you give back on Instagram or Twitter with #GivingIsMyStyle, and Paul Mitchell will donate $1 to one of their favorite charities on your behalf. I have being tweeting for this cause every day (@fortyflirtyfab).  Join me!

Learn more and find a salon at

Scunci Hair Tattoos
Scunci Hair Tattoos

Scunci Hair Tattoos ($4.99 USD) —  Applied like a normal tattoo.  They go on as easily as they come off. From your wrists, to your arms, and now to your hair- Scünci’s Hair & Body Art is our new party essential! Applied like a normal tattoo, they go on as easily as they come off. These tats show off your metallic shimmer whether you’re cheering on your favorite band or riding the waves.

Purchase at and other great stores!

Scunci 2-in-1 Luxe Ponytailer Bracelet
Scunci 2-in-1 Luxe Ponytailer Bracelet

Scunci 2-in-1 Luxe Ponytailer Bracelet ($4.99 pack of 2) — Ever in need of a hair tie, but afraid to mess up your arm candy? Scünci’s 2-in-1 bracelets are your cutest solution! Wear it on your wrist or in your hair to spice up your look. With a color to match any and every outfit, those days of searching long and hard for a hair tie are over!

Purchase at

Invisibobble Around the World Collection
Invisibobble Around the World Collection

Invisibobble Around the World Collection ($8 pack of 3) — Just in time for the holidays, this limited edition collection features the classic invisibobble in four new shades – Letter from Grey, Burgundy Dream, Universal Blue and Silky Season. These collectables are designed by ‘invisibobblistas’ themselves, The talented and highly artistic winners of the invisibobble Around the World design contest are from Austria, Belarus, the Netherlands and Portugal. Each winner picked an invisibobble color and custom designed their own unique package that will add flare to any beauty cabinet.

Available at Urban Outfitters, Ulta & Nordstrom.

Try New Hair Styling Products This Spring

In the warmer months, I use more hair products because my hair becomes frizzy and unruly.  I am always on the lookout for styling products and tools to tame the beast!

Below are the latest products that I have been testing.  They help condition, smooth and style my hair. Take a look:

Unwash Bio-Cleansing Conditioner
Unwash Bio-Cleansing Conditioner

Unwash Bio-Cleansing Conditioner ($36 USD) — Prep hair for a weekend of limited showers – Unwash is a new method to clean hair in a more civilized way, gently removing dirt and surface build up while locking in moisture, extending the life of hair color, and upholding you hair’s natural integrity. Essential moisture is locked in to restore balance and promote healthy, smooth hair. Combined with nourishing oils and extracts, hair is left soft more manageable, free of frizz and full of bounce, body and vibrant natural beauty.

What I think:  This smells amazing and is so moisturizing!  I have been using it as shampoo and conditioner for about a week, and really like how soft my hair is. I have just been using a little product with it (see below) and my hair has been manageable.  Plus, I’m happy that it feels clean and not greasy.

Available for $36 at and salons nationwide

TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Smoothing Crème Serum
TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Smoothing Crème Serum

Keratin Smooth Smoothing Crème Serum ($4.99 USD) The lightweight formula of TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Smoothing Crème Serum smoothes away frizz for up to 48 hours and boosts shine. It controls frizz and fly-aways without weighing hair down, allowing you to enjoy shiny, satin-smooth hair all day long.

What I think:  I apply this after washing my hair while it is damp. Next, I either air dry or blow dry it and it helps control the frizz.  My hair is soft and shiny!  I love how affordable it is!

Available at mass market retailers near you.

RUSK Heatshift
RUSK Heatshift

NEW! RUSK Heatshift ($18.00) — A restyling cream with a unique shapeshift ability that allows you to change up any style without the need to shampoo or re-apply product.  Activate and reactivate with heat or hot tools to heatshift any style, anytime and anywhere. Provides color protection and strengthening benefits while reducing your blow dry and style time by 50%.

  • 1st Style: Apply to damp hair. Style with blow dryer and styling tool for maximum results.
  • 2nd Style: To restyle, apply heat from a styling tool. For maximum results set styling temperature above 120ºF/50ºC. No need to repeat Heatshift application after the first use!

What I think:  I use this when I am going to either blow dry or straighten my wavy hair. Apply on damp hair.  Then, when I want to change my style with a curling iron or straightener, my hair takes the new style well and is still soft and shiny!

Available at ULTA,, and Fine Beauty Salons Nationwide

Wet Brush Midi Brush
Wet Brush Midi Brush

Wet Brush Midi Brush ($8.99 USD) Detangle on the go with the new Midi Brush from Wet Brush. Smaller than the classic brush, but larger than the mini Squirt Brush, the Midi Brush offers everything we love about the Wet Brush, in a brush small enough to tote in any bag.

Perfect for use on wet or dry hair, The Wet Brush quickly and painlessly detangles even the thickest, most stubborn strands thanks to its revolutionary Intelli-flex bristles. Because the bristles don’t pull or put up a fight, even the finest, thinnest hair can be tangle-free without damage. What’s more, the gentle ball tip bristles provide a massaging action that stimulates circulation at the follicle, a proven benefit for hair health.

What I think:  I have tried the Wet Brush before and I am really loving this smaller size!  It fits better in my purse or gym bag.  And, just like the larger Wet Brush, it detangles my hair quickly when wet (or dry)!

Available for $8.99 at and professional salons nationwide


invisibobble ($8 per box – 3 bobbles per box) — A fun and fashionable solution to the age old struggle of deciding whether hair should be up or down, invisibobble is the only tieless hair ring that leaves hair free of kinks and creases every time. Keep one (or a stack of colors) around your wrist to pull hair off of your face into a comfortable up do.

Wrapped around any type of hair, the invisibobble distributes pressure onto several concentrated points around the ponytail, allowing for the hair to be held strongly, without being too tight or too loose. This effect of specific pressure distribution leads to a traceless result. Thanks to invisibobble’s no-tug features and smooth surface, women can avoid the common hair-tie headaches and prevent split-ends, both of which are often caused by a tight do’. The only tieless hair ring that is both anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic, invisibobble is made from polyurethane, better known as artificial resin, so it cannot harbor dirt or bacteria.

What I think: I have been wearing these since I received them for review!  They are easy to wear and hold hair perfectly, even at the gym! I like that they don’t tear at my hair or pull to tightly!

Available in 8 fun and fashionable, bright and neutral hues, the invisibobble is sold at Urban Outfitters.

What are you using for your hair this spring?  Leave a comment and let me know!