Unboxing Boxycharm, February 2017

I’ve been looking for a new beauty subscription box to try for the last few months. After seeing some really awesome past boxes on other blogger and youtuber sites I figured I would give Boxycharm a try.

Boxycharm is a beauty subscription box based out of the US where subscribers receive 4 to 5 full-size beauty items.
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Some Subscription Details

The box is $21.00 US + $5.00 Shipping to Canada, but the contents of each box should be worth over $100 US. I prepaid for 3 months saving me $2 a box. After shipping and converting everything to Canadian dollars I paid about $33 a box for the next three months. It seems like a lot when both Ipsy and Topbox subscriptions are under $20 a month but I wanted to try something new and hopefully the products received are worth it. After 3 months I’ll either cancel the subscription if it sucks or I’ll sign up for another few months.

I signed up for this box back in January and got put on their waiting list, after I saw that the February boxes were shipped I thought I might have missed this month. However, about a week ago I received the email that I was off the waitlist and I got the box 3 days later. I was really happy that I didn’t miss out on the February box because it had some really cool items.

On to what I got!

Omnia Eye Kit by Royal & Langnickel
Retail Price: $29.98 US
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Hurray! More brushes from Royal Langnickel! These brushes are so soft and couldn’t have come at a better time because I was looking for new shadow brushes. The Omnia collection is available on the Royal & Langnickel website March 2017. The Gold brushes are natural hairs and the Rose Gold are synthetic. Both are very soft and beautiful looking brushes.

Makeup Geek Eyeshadows in Cherry Cola and Prom Night
Retail Price: $12.00 US for both
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I have never tried Makeup Geek shadows but have heard that they are some of the best shadows that are cruelty-free and super affordable. I swatched these colours on my hand and I was instantly impressed with the pigmentation. They are both super smooth and feel really blendable. Prom night is described as a pale purple with hints of grey and a shimmery finish. Cherry Cola is described as a deep brown with strong red undertones and a matte finish.

Juice Beauty the Reflecting Gloss
Retail Price: $15.00 US
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This gloss has organic acai & goji berries, agave and minerals to create this interesting shine. It looks really coppery and metallic in the tube and my swatch below show a lot of gold shimmer. I wore this on the lips and it’s not as intense as the tube leads you to believe. The copper appears sheered out on the lips and the glitter just adds a bit of shine. I can see myself actually wearing this colour. It’s also very comfortable and nourishing on the lips. It feels like a lip oil. Also, I’m in love with the smell, somehow the mix of all these berries mentioned above smell like Terry’s Chocolate Orange to me, yum!

Dr.Brandt Microdermabrasion 
Retail Price: $79.00 US
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This scrub alone made my 3 month subscription worth it! I had to check the Sephora website to be sure that this was indeed $79 US which it is. This is made for all skin types to target, dullness, wrinkles, and blemishes. It also has a 4.5 star rating on Sephora and mostly rave reviews. I’m really excited to see if it’ll make a difference in my skin.

Small Z Palette
Retail Price: $14.oo US
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If you’ve ever created your own palette, you’ve probably considered getting a Z Palette. I usually prefer the Makeup Forever magnetic palettes because they are cheaper but I’m really happy that I have an extra magnetic palette on hand. This size will fit about 9 standard size eye shadows and comes with adhesive magnets that you can actually stick to the bottom of your shadow pan. This was designed exclusively for Boxycharm so it has their cute white border and heart design on it.

Swatches
boxycharm-feb-2017-1My Thoughts
I really wanted this specific box and I’m happy I got it! I’m most excited about the Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion and the Makeup Geek Shadows. Total Value of this box is $149.98 US and when I convert it to Canadian dollars at our current conversion rate it’s $196.45, not bad for $33 CAD!

Did you get Boxycharm this month? What do you think of the items received?

Lots of Love,
Dal

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13 thoughts on “Unboxing Boxycharm, February 2017

  1. Those shader brushes from Royal & Langnickel look amazing! Those shapes are my favourite for laying down colour.
    And OMG, those MUG eye shadows!!! I’m super jealous right now. I’ve been wanting to get my hands on some MUG eye shadows but with the exchange and shipping, they work out to be more expensive than MAC’s refill. I have the shade Prom Night on my wish list. I hope you enjoy them!
    And that scrub Dr. Brandt sounds great – their items are usually well reviewed from what I’ve seen.
    What a great box!

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    • I am so happy I didn’t miss out on this box because I really wanted what was inside of it. The MUG shadows don’t disappoint. I can see now why everyone goes crazy for them. I’m going to see how well they wear during the day but if it’s good I may just buy more off their website.

      I love the brushes! I’ve already used them for every single makeup look since getting them, I especially love the larger shader brush so I can quickly lay a base colour all over the lid.

      I really hope my next two boxes are as good as this one was. It really set the bar pretty high.

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