I don’t know about you but I love going out to the mailbox to see what’s been delivered. Are there any of the magazines that I whiz through? Are there products from PR reps with items I’m looking forward to testing? Maybe there are some bills – no, I don’t love that! One of the best things for me is when one of the three subscription boxes I buy comes. Not all months are a success but the June Boxycharm happens to be a winner. The GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE SUN box is the perfect example of why I subscribed to this $21 a month bundle of fun.
The 5 full size products are going to make summer a blast. Since I don’t know where to begin I’ll show you in alphabetical order.
COUGAR BEAUTY MINERAL FACE & BODY SHIMMER
Even someone as old as I am wants to make summer shinier every once in a while and this Cougar Beauty Diamond Kiss powder (full size, $16) is just the ticket. This is a light golden kiss of powder that you need to apply lightly with a fluffy brush. The bigger the area you want to shine, the bigger the brush. For me a small fluffy brush over my eye makeup can make my eyes shimmer. The powder is so finely milled that it’s not like big blobs of glitter. But it is shimmery. This was fun for me to find in the box because it’s not something I’d buy myself especially since it’s a UK brand not easily found here.
It’s no secret that I love facial masks. I review them all the time. Farmacy is a brand so many beauty bloggers have written about yet I haven’t had the chance to indulge in it. What better place to start but with a mask. These are available for sale in a box of 5 for $24, since there are 3 in the special Boxycharm box these are valued at $15. Now why is this brightening mask so good? Because it targets dark spots and freckles, both of which I’ve been ?blessed? with. Farmacy is a brand that uses naturally derived ingredients, is cruelty free and contains no parabens or formaldehyde.
This particular mask is powered by Echinacea Greenenvy, a variant of Echinacea Purpurea which contains the highest known concentration of blah blah blah. You don’t care about anything other than if it works though and this is exceptionally nice. 20-25 minutes of relaxation later and your skin looks more even.
Most beauty blogs I read (including mine) moan and groan when we get another black eyeliner in a beauty box. Even though this is black I have no intention of moaning or groaning. First I haven’t used Girlactik in a very long time, second I love liquid eyeliners, and third this is a great eyeliner. It doesn’t bleed on me and the formula is quite long lasting. The tip of this is perfect for me since I like a very thin defined line, especially with black. It’s possible to make it thicker but not my style. Girlactik is found in prestige drugstores like Duane Read and Rite Aid’s Beauty stores, none of which are near me. $20
LVX NAIL LACQUER in SERENE
I am most thrilled about this $18 polish in the subscription. My goal of trying every brand just got one step closer to reality. To make this more exciting this is one of LVX’s newest summer colors. Serene is a “whimsical sky blue” that is 7 free, high shine and a beautiful creme polish. I haven’t worn it yet but you better believe I will. This is lighter than my picture and just waiting for my nails.
While a pressed powder doesn’t look exciting, it’s a necessity so why not get a great one worth $39.95 in your $21 subscription? Boxycharm works with OFRA often but many times what I get is too dark for me. This powder on the other hand is just right. My blog partner Lisa would steal this from me if she had a chance since she’s addicted to oil free pressed powders and this one works like a charm, a boxycharm.
If you’ve read this far you can tell that this box is fantastic and I’m so happy it’s mine. Worth $109 it’s a steal for me. And I don’t have to give any away! I get to keep it all and use it happily. — Marcia
If you don’t subscribe to Boxycharm, I think this is the best sub on the market personally. My affiliate code is HERE just in case you decide to take a chance. With Boxycharm you earn charms that help you “buy” extra products.