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The Subscription Box: BoxyCharm Premium
The Cost: $35.00 per month. Save with longer subscriptions.
The Products: 6-7 beauty items that include nail care, skincare, makeup, haircare, fragrance, and more.
Ships to: The contiguous U.S. for free, Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada for $5.00
BoxyCharm Premium March 2021 Review
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Now, on to the items!
KYPRIS BEAUTY Illuminating Eye Serum & Primer + Shimmer Palette Set - Listed Value $145.00
Ok.... I don't even know what to say about this item. I was so excited because I really love Kypris, and this looked like it could be very cool. Instead, I experienced a lumpy weird primer that seemed to serve no real purpose, and a palette that was just full of glittery shimmer rather than any real pigment. I was honestly just so bummed by this whole thing, and the suggested retail value made it worse. This totally falls under the "good idea, very poor execution" category for me, because I loved the idea of sheer and shimmery pressed powders from this brand. I expected a very natural radiant effect, but instead this is just way too large shiny particles that literally shed everywhere other than where you want them to.
I applied the primer underneath these. The first silvery shade is pretty and you could totally use it for a highlighter? The rest, well..
Glo Skin Beauty Beta-Clarity BHA Drops, 1 fl oz - Retail Value $48.00
Moving on, our second item was another that I was very excited to try, but, ugh, it also ended up being a miss for me. The second item inside is alcohol denat, and I find it incredibly drying. If it is an ingredient further down on a list, I will usually try it anyways, but as the second ingredient, I am not interested. If you have oilier skin, this might be a better fit for you, but I would still recommend trying it out sparingly at first. Aside from the alcohol, there are a lot of ingredients in here that are great for brightening your skin, preventing congestion, and exfoliating dead cells away. Particularly the glycolic acid, salicylic acid, retinol, niacinamide, and panthenol are big winners for many skin concerns. But for me, since dryness is one of my big skin concerns, I will be passing on this one.
Roén Kiss My Liquid Lip Balm in 'Charlie', 3 mL - Retail Value $26.00
Just when I was starting to feel a little hopeless about this box, I open this lip gloss. I love everything about it. The shade is a natural dirty pink with a nude flair, the texture is great, and it is named 'Charlie' a name both my dad and my pug share. Basically, I love every Charlie I meet! The packaging itself is also pretty enough to specifically mention too. The cap is a heavy chunk of clear acrylic that looks luxe and has a great weight. The applicator is a hollow doe-foot sort of deal that carries a perfect amount of product each time with one dip. It is also as nourishing as it is pretty, due to the inclusion of mango and grapeseed oils inside.
Here it is on my arm..
Here it is on my face!
Beauty Diva London Diva Brush Set - Listed Value $48.00
I actually love the bold orange shade of these brushes. It feels bright and fun compared to the more subdued shades I expect. These brushes have decent heads that grab shadows well enough, and the weight makes them feel nice to hold. The set arrived with a domed head, fluffier and slightly flat blender, an angled short, and a domed flat. I wasn't blown away by these, but compared to the first two items in this box I was happy to see them.
IGK Trust Issues Scalp Balancing Treatment - Listed Value $29.00
I sometimes get really itchy and dry along my hairline, and it gets very uncomfortable and annoying. This spray is designed to instantly soothe that irritated skin. It has ingredients like hyaluronic acid and apple cider vinegar inside, and arrived in a very edgy and chic can that looked like something from a Gucci runway. Though I was skeptical, this stuff really did work. A few sprays along my hairline and the irritation was almost instantly gone with no greasy or weird residue on my roots. The downside? I can't fall in love with this stuff because it appears to be discontinued, which really shouldn't surprise me with the way this box has gone so far. It is really kind of irritating to like a product so much that I can't easily replace.
SFGLOW Glam in Paradise Cannabis Sativa 3-Piece Mask Set - Retail Value $18.00
My last item was a set of masks featuring cannabis sativa oil for my lips, face, and eyes. I liked these a lot. The face mask especially was really enjoyable. It had a cute leopard foil print, but still was flexible enough to fit well, and the clear serum smelled really fresh. I noticed a marked hydration boost and less redness when I was finished. I even liked the lip mask, which is unusual for me since I feel like they generally don't do much other than slowly slide down my face. This one was oversized and juicy with serum that didn't taste bad and left my lips feeling great.
Here is the lip mask.
And here is a closeup of the cute foil!
Verdict: My BoxyCharm Premium was actually super frustrating this month. Frankly, it didn't feel very premium at all. The cute lip gloss was the highlight of the delivery, while I would have better feelings about the IGK spray if I knew I could actually buy it again later. The sheet mask set was also nice and the brushes weren't bad, but the hero KYPRIS item was a hot mess. The box was likely a little better if you can use the alcohol-heavy BHA drops, though I do not fall into that category. This is likely my least favorite Boxy Premium delivery ever, and while I hate to have a largely negative verdict, I also prioritize honesty in my reviews, and this box just wasn't my cup of tea at all. I try to always mention the positive aspects of items even if I cannot personally use them, but while, sure, this box exceeded the subscription cost of $35.00 by arguably a lot, it didn't feel like the favorable experiences I have generally had with my Boxy Premium subscription.
To Wrap Up:
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Value Breakdown: At $35.00 for this box, the average cost of each of the 6 items is $5.83.
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