BoxyCharm Subscription Box Review + Coupon – January 2020
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The Subscription Box: BoxyCharm
The Cost: $25 a month. Save with longer subscriptions.
COUPON: Use code SUMMER50 to get 50% off first box.
The Products: 5-6 beauty items that include nail care, skincare, makeup, haircare, fragrance and more. (At least 4 of those items will be full-sized).
Ships to: The contiguous US for free, Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada for $5
BoxyCharm January 2020 Review
Each box comes with a card detailing the items included.
Let’s see what I received!
Too Faced Cosmetics Diamond Fire Highlighter in ‘Fancy Pink Diamond’, 12 g – Retail Value $36.00
Too Faced always has over-the-top packaging (which I adore) but this little box feels extra special. It is designed to look like a vintage ring or necklace box, complete with the push-lock closure (though it is actually magnetic!) and fabric-lined interior. I think it is precious! The highlighter inside is also lovely, and quite demure in terms of the sort of highlighters I expect from this brand. This is a good thing though! It is the softest golden pink pearl, with uniform shimmer size and finish. Love!
Subtle, yet so pretty.
Dr. Brant Skincare 24/7 Retinol Eye Cream, 15 ml – Retail Value $55.00
FYI: It looks like the product when sold in stores has different packaging. The size is the same though!
Eye creams can be hit or miss for some people, but I quite like them. The older I get the more sensitive and delicate the skin around my eyes feels, but especially in the outer corners. It sometimes just gets red, inflamed, itchy, and angry! Basically, not cute at all and further exasperated by winter winds. I have been trying to really buckle down and use an eye cream after my serum and before my night cream each evening. This formula has a creamy balm-like texture and pats on very gently. (I tend to use little soft patting motions for eye products because rubbing them makes me paranoid I am creating wrinkles.) It also has retinol which helps to fade wrinkles and brighten skin. This isn’t my favorite eye cream ever, but it is a solid choice for anyone wanting extra moisture and some anti-aging benefits.
Skin&Co Roma Truffle Therapy Face Gommage, 150 ml – Retail Value $28.00
I received this recently in an Ipsy bag really recently, and again before then in another box. This is kind of a shame because I feel very ‘meh’ about this product. To rehash my previous feelings, it feels like a much more gentle version of St. Ives Apricot scrub, which is great if you like that stuff! I am not a huge fan of large exfoliators in my skincare routine because I rely heavily on other liquid exfoliators that I find more effective and the combination of the two is just too much for my skin. I passed the first bottle on to my mom who really liked it though, so I am sure she will love more for her stash since she likes using it on the back of her thighs too.
Avant Skincare 8 Hour Radiance Renewal Sleeping Mask, 50 ml – Retail Value $106.00 (found on sale for $74.20)
FYI: It looks like the product when sold online has different packaging. The size is the same though!
I love a sleeping mask and my skin usually likes this British brand, though the price tag always seems insane to me. This was more of a super moisturizing mask to me than brightening or anti-aging for my skin, though it might be different for yours, especially with prolonged use! It is packed with shea butter and moringa oil. It has a great clean scent and layered really well with my other creams, oils, and serums I rotate through before bed.
Grande Cosmetics Granderama Intense Thickening Mascara – Retail Value $25.00
Finally, our last item is a massive gold tube of mascara from Grande Cosmetics. I truthfully haven’t had much luck with this brand outside of their lip gloss, which I adore, but I went into this with an open mind. The good: it noticeably lengthens my lashes and coats them with a solid black layer of mascara. The not so good: for a mascara called Granderama Intense, there was not a lot of volume here. My lashes actually looked pretty natural, just darker.
Verdict: My BoxyCharm box has an overall value of $250.00, which is insane for a $25 box. That being said, this box didn’t really feel very much like “BoxyCharm” to me at all. It actually felt really reserved and serious! Three of the items were skincare related and in minimal white tubes, and the only makeup was a black mascara and a highlighter. I know the value is there (and I absolutely adore that highlighter) but I feel a little underwhelmed this month. I can’t decide if that is because I miss the total “fun” vibes of my normal Boxy, or maybe because the products just weren’t exciting this month. I know many readers out there might be on palette overload, so not getting one this month is a welcome reprieve, but I missed some color this round for sure.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, this box is still available, but there are variations! These boxes do sell out, so if you love it, hurry.
COUPON: Use code SUMMER50 to get 50% off first box.
Value Breakdown: At $25.00 for this box, here is approximately what you are paying per product:
- Too Faced Cosmetics Diamond Highlighter $3.60
- Dr. Brant Eye Cream $5.50
- Skin&Co Roma Gommage $2.80
- Avant Skincare Sleeping Mask $10.60
- Grande Cosmetics Mascara $2.50
Alternatively, the average cost of each of the 5 items is $5.00.
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What do you think of the January 2020 BoxyCharm Box? Which variants are you getting?