Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Boxycharm August 2015 "Globetrotter" Subscription Box Review

I took a little break from Boxycharm because I was getting a little overwhelmed with product here at home. They tend to send a lot of makeup and I'm settling into a nice makeup routine with products I love. However, when I saw the spoiler for the Coastal Scents Revealed 3 palette, I had to sign up again.
Of all the boxes I get, I think Boxycharm sends the most makeup. And the most full size makeup as well. So if you love makeup, I'm gonna say that this might be the box you're looking for. They do send occasional skincare and little things like metallic tattoos but for the most part... Makeup.

The Cost: $21/month.

What You Get: Full size and luxury size beauty samples of the best beauty products from popular and chic brands. Anything from nail care and hair products to the top skin care and cosmetics.
Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Eyeshadow Palette- This palette has twenty eye shadows in a stunning variety of hues and textures. I think this might be the affordable palette to rule them all! Obviously Coastal Scents isn't on par with the Naked palettes but they sure are cheaper. And quite frankly, these colors are killer! I have the first one but this one has far more colors that I like.
Value: $19.95 on sale
Seta Eyeliner Brush-  An extremely thin line brush comes with a tapered, pointed head to make applying eyeliner close to your lash line effortless. Wood handled with synthetic brush - overall length is 5 1/2 inches.
I usually use an angled eyeliner brush but then I also use eyeshadow for my liner. I feel like using this would take forever to do that. Unless I mixed the shadow with water. Oh, wait. Duh. This goes with the Mica Beauty Gel Eyeliner. I should give myself a star for being so smart. Or obtuse. Sheesh.
Value: $16

Nios Shield Leave-In Conditioner- Urgh. Hair product. I could swim in the amount of hair product I have. Honestly, I'm not sure what I have against hair stuff. Maybe because I hate doing anything with my hair except washing it? Who knows. This is does sound good so maybe I should try it?
"Offers year-round color and texture protection with a light, natural hold combined with SPF 15 sunscreen. Vitamin E and B5 hydrate and nourish your hair, while the built-in SPF sunscreen protects hair color and texture and scalp sunburn. The Moroccan argan oil helps tame frizz and leaves a healthy, shiny glow."
Or I could just stick with my Beauty Protector from Birchbox that I love.
Value: $26
So Susan Statement Skin Highlighting Crayon in Starlight- "An instant remedy to lifeless, lacklustre complexions, simply glide Statement Skin across your forehead, down the centre of your nose and on your chin, and blend for the glow of outdoors radiance. The unique chiselled head enables you to cover large areas of the face, or target small pinpoint ones (like your cupid's bow), all without using a brush! Powered by Organic Chia Seed to help keep skin softly hydrated and Silk Peptide to promote skin suppleness and elasticity."
This is, I think, the only highlighting crayon I've ever owned. Is that bad? So, I'm going to have a ton of fun practicing with this. It is gorgeous. So subtle, glides smoothly and blends beautifully. This brand is from London and is also from the creator of the Jelly Pong Pong brand.
Value: $20

Mica Beauty Gel Eyeliner- A long-lasting, quick-drying, smudge-proof, smooth-gliding gel eyeliner. That was a lot of hyphens. I feel they were appropriately used. Anyhoo, potted gel eyeliner. Like I mentioned before, I usually use shadow for my liner (pencils, too) but no pots. Should I branch out? Will potted gel eyeliner give me a fabulous cat eye? Should I have used a hyphen? Cat-eye?
Value: $35

VERDICT: This box is fantastic! I love the palette and the highlighter so much. And those alone are worth double the cost of the box. I'll use the eyeliner pencil but probably not with that gel eyeliner. Which can I just say... $35 for a pot of eyeliner? It's not gold! And it's not even a top shelf brand! Maaaaybe (and I mean probably never) I would buy a MAC eyeliner for that much but uh, Mica Beauty? No. That has nothing to do with Boxycharm, though. I think Boxy is great! And I loved this box. Actually, I'm glad I loved the So Susan highlighter because I decided to subscribe to the So Susan subscription box. (Thanks, Amanda)

If you would like to sign up for Boxycharm, you can do that here. If you do it quickly enough, you will likely get this exact box. Unless the website says otherwise, you can get that months box until the last day of the month. That's another thing I really like about Boxy.

Boxycharm doesn't typically (or ever, as far as I know) have coupons but they do have a referral program that offers charms that you can spend to buy product in their shop.

What do you think of this months box? Which Revealed palette is your favorite?

*referral links were used in this post. 

3 comments:

  1. Definitely digging this box!! I haven't been subscribed to Boxycharm for awhile but this definitely reminds me of their old boxes that suckered me into subscribing awhile back- I like when they focus on full size cosmetics because they were one of the few that did that- if they keep it up with boxes like these I might be tempted to resubscribe!

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  2. Sarah, I've been waiting for your review, to see what you thought of the box. :)
    I LOVE mine! I'll use everything in it. My SoSusan.com highlighter didn't make it too well in 105 degree heat, but I'm getting the same product in the August SoSusan.com monthly subscription box ( and so are you, YAY!)

    BoxyCharm has ALWAYS sent me full sized products. If there's an exception, I don't recall a sample size. :)

    Oh, used your link to Rachel Zoe's Box Of Style. Hope you get credit for it.
    As always, love your blog and your reviews are so honest and fair,but never what I'd call " cruel"..
    My Linen Crate box that we laughed about? It weighs over 10 pounds. I seriously can hardly wait to see the possible awesomeness or possible train wreck. :)

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    1. Ack! My highlighter turned out fine but I'm sorry to hear yours melted. Can you still use it? I am totally in love with it! And yes, my So Susan August bag shipped a few days ago (no tracking though). I signed up for three months.

      Thank you for reading my blog and clicking my linkies! I always get excited when that happens. In fact, because you mentioned it I went and checked and there is a referral program now! I signed up so while yours won't count, hopefully later ones will :D I have a LOT of fun reviewing boxes and every little bit helps.
      You'll have to tell me what you get in your Linen Crate. Ten pounds... I can't even imagine!

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