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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Boxycharm - May 2015

Boxycharm is a monthly subscription that costs $21/month. They have monthly themes and send items based on those themes. I've seen boxes average 4-5 items, but some have more items. All of the boxes in a month are usually the same (shades may vary), which is good for spoilers. You also have the entire month to sign up and still be eligible to get that month's box. Shipping does take some time, though. They post that they have 5-10 business days to send you box out. 

They have a referral program also that earns you charms. Other ways to earn charms includes reviewing items you receive each month as well as bonus charms for taking a box three months in a row. The charms can be redeemed towards month-specific items which will be sent in your next month's box! (If you use my referral, my email is k.boatwright1@gmail.com and I can also send you the referral code if you need it.) This box came fairly quickly, took less than a week from ship date to arrival, but the actual email took a while to show up.

Theme card.

Info card.

Bodyography Essential Brow Trio ($19.00) - I literally do zero work on my brows outside of tweezing them. I suppose I should do more with them to look more structured. If I were to do so, it wouldn't be with this. Neither of the colors were remotely close to me. Brow products are so hard to match, it's hard to believe this was included in a box.

Bodyography Brow Brush ($19.00) - If I start to do my brows, this brush would become useful. It's a nice brush, although I have nothing to compare it to.

The Lip Bar Lipstick (Purple Rain) ($20.00) - Ugh. I lost all words for this box when I saw I received purple lipstick. I know I'm picky about lip colors, but this is so far beyond my extreme that I have no clue what to do with it. After looking at their other colors, I can say with 100% certainty that none of them would have been worth it to me.

ModelCo Bronze Shimmer ($22.00) - I don't use bronzer (hello ghost white), but I might be using this for eyeshadow. It's just barely too dark for me to wear and look decent as bronzer, but it's a wonderful shade for a shadow. 

Lauren B. Beauty Nail Polish (Polo Lounge Punch) ($18.00) - Ah, nail polish...we meet again. I LOVE nail polish, that much is true. I'm not usually one to wear a ton of pink, but I'm forcing myself to do it and this is a great one to use. Lauren B is a great polish brand and this one applied nicely.

This month's Boxycharm is worth $98.00, but had almost no value to me. It's hard to be a good value when two products are for the same thing and of the same brand. If there had been a great shadow or eyeliner, this box might have been worth more. As it stands, I would not have purchased the bronzer on it's own and have plenty of polish, so even the two better products aren't ones I would have bought on my own. Bad Boxycharm for the month, but I suppose that happens from time to time (although more recently than before). As always, be sure to let me know what you thought about this box in the comments!

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  1. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who disliked this box! Both this and the April boxes were a bit of a miss for me, because I don't need and/or would never buy 4/5 things sent. I felt that things were looking up again with the June box though!