Boxycharm Unboxing (April 2017)

April 2017 Boxycharm Unboxing

Here we are again with another Boxycharm unboxing! I have to say, I wasn’t too impressed with this month’s box. Of course I didn’t expect to like every single box I received, but lately I’ve been feeling a bit bored and decided to cancel (gasp!). I did, however, sign up for Ipsy to give that a try, so more about that soon I hope!

I still think Boxycharm is a great subscription box. Who doesn’t love getting a box full of full-sized products for a fraction of the price? We’ve received some bangers for sure, but the nice thing about these month-to-months is that there’s no commitment! You can come and go as you please. I may reinstate my subscription in the future, but for now I’m onto trying different things!

All that aside, let’s get into the meat and potatoes of this post:

  1. Rodeo Drive Highlighter, OFRA Cosmetics ($35)
    Without a doubt, this highlighter is my favorite product in this month’s box. It is the blingiest highlighter I have ever seen! Though I’m not usually a fan of excessive highlight (for everyday makeup at least), when this is applied tastefully, it has a stunning effect. It is a bit on the glittery side, but I love the golden yellow color. Perfect for summer!
  2. 3 Piece Contour Blending Sponges, PÜR Cosmetics ($36)
    One thing I love about Boxycharm is all the tools we receive. I love getting new brushes, and this month they sent us THREE beauty sponges which is super convenient. Sponges get gross kind of quick, so I’m glad to have some backups!
  3. Concealer Palette, Measurable Difference ($20)
    So this was a product I was kind of disappointed with. Like most people, I’m pretty picky about my concealers. They have to be the right coverage, consistency, and color. A palette like this is great if your skin tone tends to change throughout the year (i.e. darker in the summer, lighter in the winter). This way, you have all your skin tones in one convenient palette. My skin tone doesn’t change, so it really doesn’t help me any. Even when I fake tan, I still use my same concealers (which if we’re being honest, the tanning routine lasts probably a month out of the whole year because I’m lazy). Plus I am not a fan of the consistency. These concealers are very thick; I would rather have a thinner, more liquidy consistency. This product was a bust for me!
  4. Lip Gloss in ‘Taos’, Cargo Cosmetics ($16)
    I love lip gloss, so I was excited to receive one in my box this month. The color is very sheer, but it has a nice shine. The formula is perfect as it doesn’t feel sticky on your lips. It also smells really good! One con for me is the wand. The tip is a bit flimsy; it bends easily which can be a bit annoying when you’re trying to apply. I personally prefer a wand tip that doesn’t move!
  5. Hairgurt Smoothing Yogurt Shampoo, Project Beauty ($10)
    I really wanted to like this shampoo more than I do, but I’m thinking I just haven’t given it a fair chance yet. At this point in time I’ve only used it twice, so maybe my mind will change after a few more uses. I like a lather to my shampoo, and I feel it lacks in that area. It says to use a small amount, but my hair is so long that I’m not sure it’s doing much. It’s supposed to help tame frizzy, dry hair (hi! That’s me). It made my hair feel a little bit softer, but I didn’t see much of a difference in frizz. The same brand makes a hair mask, which I think I would have preferred over the shampoo.

This month’s total: $117

So this month was kind of ‘eh’ for me, but as I mentioned before I think Boxycharm is still a great subscription box. I just want to try something different for a bit to see what else is out there.

What subscription boxes are you currently subscribed to? Which ones would you recommend? Let me know in the comments!

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