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BOOM!Box by Espionage Cosmetics Box Review + Coupon – Fall 2017

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BOOM!Box by Espionage Cosmetics is a quarterly subscription box that sends nerd makeup, nail wraps, and accessories. 

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

The Subscription Box: BOOM!Box

The Cost: $30 a quarter + shipping

COUPON: Use code MSABADABOOM to save $5 off your first box!

The Products: “This quarterly subscription box is bursting with Nerd Makeup, Nerd Manicures (two brand new designs…one of which is subscriber exclusive!), and other specially curated and theme-specific goodies. You can expect items from Espionage Cosmetics and other geektastic vendors you will love in every box!

Ships to: U.S. and International

Check out the Geek + Nerd Subscription Box Directory and Beauty Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add BOOM!Box to your subscription list or wishlist!

This month they sent a double-sided poster/info sheet.

This month’s theme is “The Perfect Storm.” Some of the items are available for purchase outside of this box, so I am using similar products to estimate value.

BOOMBox! Exclusive Mouse Pad – Value $12 (based on similar mousepads)

This mouse pad features art exclusively for BOOMBox! By Suzanne Van Pelt. If you need a reminder that you are a powerful mage while doing your daily grind, here you go. My fiancé actually grabbed this off of my desk and uses it because he says it looks like me. I’ll take that as a compliment. You can check out the artist’s work here.

Lucky 13 Lacquer Elemental Ward Top Coat – Value $5

Do you feel like you need a spell to keep your manicure from chipping? Well, here you go. This top coat is perfect to keep your nerd manicure super shiny and long-lasting. It is also great for protecting yourself and other when you rock a glitter manicure. It is thick and smooth and here’s the best part: it works best when your previous coat of polish is still wet.

Electrostatic Spark Nerd Manicure – Value $11 (based on similar wraps)

These lightning bolt, glow in the dark nail wraps will make your nails look like a plasma ball. I love the nature inspired designs.

It took me about 15 minutes to do this manicure. I always have trouble with the wrap on my index finger buckling but it still looks pretty awesome. AND…

They glow in the dark. Like, they really do!

Weather Witch Nerd Manicure – Value $11 (based on similar wraps)

Each quarter, BOOM!Box includes an exclusive set of nail wraps for BOOM!Bix subscribers. This quarter, these Weather Witch wraps made the cut. They have glitter accents and glow in the dark and promise to take 10 minutes to apply and last 2 weeks (like all of Espionage’s nail wraps).

How nifty that they include a nail file in each box. No matter where you open your BOOMBox! you’ll be able to apply your nerd manicure and be instantly cooler. This small size is also great to throw in your bag, desk, or the hand to a co-worker who needs a nail savior.

The Three Wise Cats Rain Scented Incense Sticks – Value $1.75

This is why the box smells so good. These are rain scented and have a light, fresh smell. A lot of incense is just too pungent for me, but these are the perfect amount of scent.

Cyclone Bookmark – Value about $15 (based on similar bookmarks)

This is my favorite item in the box. I read a lot and am always searching for a bookmark. This one is just so fancy. It works well and looks great on my bookshelf while holding my place. Now I just need to keep it from getting “borrowed.”

Verdict: This month’s theme was more in line with my interest than last quarter. It also included a beauty item (besides the nail wraps), the top coat. All of the other items are being put to use in my house too. The estimated value of this box is about $56 + shipping charges which is spot on with last quarter. They value isn’t a lot higher than the cost, but I think you are paying for curation. Plus, if you purchase the nail wraps on the regular, you are getting a few extra items for just a few dollars more than buying them individually. What do you think of this month’s BOOM!Box? Are any of these items within your nerd knowledge?

What do you think of this month’s BOOM!Box? Are any of these items within your nerd knowledge?

Written by Tiffany Waldorf

Tiffany Waldorf

Tiffany found out about subscription boxes from a friend who followed MSA. The curiosity started with mystery beauty boxes and grew into an addiction from there. Beauty, clothes, home…she loves the sight of a subscription box in the mail.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. After reading this review, I just went into an hour long wormhole on their website looking at everything. I wish I would have gotten their Most Ardently Boom! box! I love Jane Austen and I’m DYING over those nail wraps!

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