BoxyCharm Subscription Box Review — November 2018


Hi all! I received my November BoxyCharm! I see the spoilers each month, so I basically knew what I was getting. I’ve been subscribed to BoxyCharm for over a year.

Boxycharm is just $21 a month for 5-6 beauty items, most of them full-sized.  It is a nice  way to try new makeup and beauty tools.

This month I received:


I went out of town this weekend and came back a couple of days ago, and for some reason I didn’t do individual shots of the products like I usually do before I left.  But, here is the eyeshadow palette and the Cover FX drops:


This palette is so pretty!  I love the mix of mattes and shimmers.  This will make a really bold eye.  I haven’t tried it because I’m not sure if I’m going to keep it.  I just got the Bobbi Brown Infra-red palette, and the shades are similar.  I think this will make a nice gift for someone.


This is a new shade of the Cover FX Glitter Drops.  It is a limited edition coppery-gold shade, exclusive for the holiday season. Ultra-concentrated drops of golden glitter that impart a high impact, light- reflective finish. It’s cool that they included a new shade of a popular product.  I won’t use this, so I’ll probably give it away.

For the other three products, I have already used and love the brushes. The are small detail brushes, and I have been needing some.  Luxie brushes are always such great quality. I won’t use the lashes or the eyeliner, so I will be giving them away.

So this wasn’t the best month for items I’ll use, but I did get a bunch of gifts from it, so it is a win! I have so much makeup that I really don’t need to be getting this, but it is just so much fun!  And for $21, it’s such a great deal!

And next month I should be getting BoxyLuxe.  I’m so excited, it looks like an amazing box!

Do you get BoxyCharm?  What did you get this month?


BoxyCharm Subscription Box Review — June 2018



My June BoxyCharm finally arrived! I have been waiting for it because this month’s box is so amazing!

Boxycharm is just $21 a month for 5-6 beauty items, most of them full-sized.  It’s an amazing way to try new makeup and beauty tools!

Here is what I received:



I was excited to try these Luxie Brushes.  I have some travel Luxie eye shadow brushes I’ve received in another BoxyCharm.  I haven’t use them yet, but they are pretty.  I think I’m going to try these tomorrow.

I don’t wear false lashes. I’ve tried them years ago, but I didn’t really know how to apply them.  I like how wispy these are.  I’m going to hold on to them and maybe play around with them.


This smells amazing! It’s such a cute little container.  It is a very hydrating, but not greasy cream.  Very nice for the summer.

This eye pencil is okay.  I’m not the biggest fan of pencils you have to sharpen, plus when I swatched it, it wasn’t very pigmented.  I put this in my giveaway pile.

I also put the Ofra lipstick in my giveaway pile.  It’s too brown for me.  But I really do love their lip formula.

This is the item I was most looking forward to this month!  These colors are so pretty.  The top 4 are shimmers that can be used wet or dry and the bottom 4 are mattes.

Here are swatches:


The shimmery shades swatch the best, they are so gorgeous!  The mattes (of course) don’t swatch as well on my arm, but they blended on my eye really nicely. I think this is gorgeous for some amazing eye-catching looks this summer.  I also think it will got into fall nicely, too.

So this month was a win because of the Alamar eye shadow palette.  I will also keep the lashes to try out, the brushes and the bum bum cream!  The eyeliner and lipstick will be given to a friend.  I think this is the most I’ve kept from a BoxyCharm!

Did you receive June’s BoxyCharm?  What did you think?

BoxyCharm Subscription Box Review – October 2017

I recently received my October Boxycharm! I have been subscribing for a few months now and have generally enjoyed it.

Boxycharm is just $21 a month for 5-6 beauty items, most of them full-sized.


The products I received this month are:

Dr. Brandt PoreDermabrasion – $58 USD

Becca Liquid Highlighter Prosecco Pop –  $41 USD

dls Eyeshadow Crayon — $14 USD

Tarte Tarteist™ Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Pillowtalk – $20 USD

Jonteblu Lip Liner Pencil in Brown Sugar – $5 USD

There were variations.  I could have received the Becca highlighter in a pressed powder (which I wanted) or a nail accessory kit instead of the eye pencil. And the Tarte and Jonteblu products came in different shades.

I haven’t tried this before, but it gets great reviews from bloggers!  It claims to reduce the look of enlarged pores and mattifies shine. I will give it a try and probably will review it in the future.

I really wanted the pressed powder version of this!  I don’t use liquid highlighter.  I wasn’t even going to try it, but I swatched it on my hand (see it at the end of the post).  It’s very pretty!  It’s a shimmery gold and it’s not too dark.  So I might try it on my face and see if I like it.  I’ve read tips online to use it under eyes to brighten that area, but I think it’s too dark for my light skin to do that.  Still, I’ll have to play with it!


This is a pretty pinky bronze color!  It can be used as an eye primer or base.  It glides easily on, but doesn’t set, if that’s the type of eye product you like.  I don’t mind that it can transfer, because I layer powder shadow on top and it sets nicely.

The shade Pillowtalk is the lightest Tartiest lip color.  It is described as a white nude, and I agree.  It’s very pale on.  Since I am fair, it doesn’t wash me out too badly, but it looks like I am wearing a shade darker than my concealer on my lips! I tried the lip liner under it, but the Tarte product covers so well, I couldn’t even see the darker shade under it!  Oh well, I’ll see if one of my daughters want it.

What’s funny is that although the Tarte matte lippie didn’t work for my, this lip pencil makes a nice matte lip for me!  I line my lips, then color them in (I always do this with lip pencil, even if I’m going to wear another product over it).  The pretty Spice color gave me an amazing nude lip, not washed out at all!  The pencil is a little hard, but that does make it easy to shape my lips.  And it lasted a while on!


Swatches!  Left to right, the lip pencil, Tarte lippie, eye crayon and Becca highlighter.

Even though I was a little disappointed in this box when I received it, I am going to give most of the products a go!  I will try the dermabrasion and the highlighter, I’ll use the eye and lip pencil and only plan on giving away the lip color.  Not bad!

Next month already has some great spoilers including the CoverFX illuminating setting sprayWinky Luxe Kitten Palette and BoxyCharm x Luxie Quad Eye Travel Set Brushes!  I hope there are no variations on these products because I am excited for all of them!

Do you subscribe to Boxycharm?  Which products did you get in yours this month?