Get Runway Ready with the September Boxycharm subscription

What do Chella, tarte, Vasanti, and Previse have in common? I won’t make you guess – it’s the September BOXYCHARM Subscription Box. Those 4 brands plus 2 more are represented in this $21 a month box that’s valued at over $132. Not a bad investment.

September 2015 Boxycharm Subscription box

September 2015 Boxycharm Subscription box

The deal with Boxycharm is that everyone gets the same box. There are 4 – 5 full size products in the box plus they sometimes include bonus items that are deluxe sample size. I’m on my 4th box now and I must say they’ve been delightful to have. Let’s take a trip into this month’s Boxycharm box.

PREVISE SKINCARE HYDROMILK HYDRATING LOTION ($48) is actually the second step in the Previse regimen but is great to use alone too. What’s unusual about this lotion is that you actually start it in your hand and then emulsify it to warm the product. This will give a more even application. Massage this thick lotion in a circular motion on your face and neck. It’s especially recommended for people with sensitive skin and areas that get excessively dry. There’s a slight fragrance at first from the natural ingredients but it’s gone pretty quickly. While this is too heavy for my skin now it won’t be come winter.  I’ve heard about Previse before and this is my introduction to the line.

Previse Skincare HydroMilk Hydrating Lotion #boxycharm

Previse Skincare HydroMilk Hydrating Lotion #boxycharm

VASANTI PROFESSIONAL FOUNDATION BRUSH ($32) is excellent for liquid foundation helping to give a more natural looking visage. I’ve been a fan of Vasanti for quite a while and I’ve been a fan of cosmetic brushes forever so this is a great combination of two special loves. The head of the brush is nicely tapered and it feels soft and luxurious.

Vasanti Professional Foundation Brush #boxycharm

Vasanti Professional Foundation Brush #boxycharm

Finding a tarte smolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner ($22) in this box was a true delight. I’ve got several of these already but haven’t had a new one in ages. There’s no name on the liner but it appears to be Black Gold. There’s some fine shimmer in it when you smudge the liner. I like these as a base for eye makeup since I don’t often wear a thick eyeliner and this will be a dandy.

tarte smolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner

tarte smolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner

tarte smolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner

tarte smolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner

CHELLA EYEBROW DEFINING GEL ($18) is just what the doctor ordered. Now that I have to take care of my brows I realize that they have a mind of their own. This will help lift and hold those stubborn hairs in place without leaving them stiff or crunchy. I’m really happy to have this since I’m running low on products like this.

Chella Eyebrow Defining Gel #boxycharm

Chella Eyebrow Defining Gel #boxycharm

SCRATCH NAIL WRAPS ($12) had me scratching my head actually. There’s one sealed set with 8 nail wraps. I happen to have 10 fingers and I’m guessing you do too. I’m guessing you just use it as part of a manicure and place the wraps on whichever nails you want and use polish on the others. It came with a mini file and a mini orange stick. These Scratch Nail Wraps are the only item I won’t be using so it will go into my pile for giveaways.

Scratch Nail Wraps #boxycharm

Scratch Nail Wraps #boxycharm

close up of design on Scrach Nail Wraps

close up of design on Scratch Nail Wraps

One more and this one has no price on it since it’s a bonus. KARDASHIAN BEAUTY BLACK SEED DRY OIL is a rejuvenating hair oil. We know those Kardashian and Jenner ladies have outstanding thick hair (or beautiful extensions) so it’s fitting to have this. It’s to be used prior to blow drying or as a smoothing product on dry hair to add shine.

Kardashian Beauty Black Seed Dry Oil, deluxe sample

Kardashian Beauty Black Seed Dry Oil, deluxe sample

BOXYCHARM has a “charm” system to help the subscriber earn gratis items. You earn 250 charms each month that you continue your subscription plus you can earn more charms with referrals and reviews on their site.

Now that you’ve taken this trip with me, what do you think of the box? I’m pretty darned impressed personally. My investment was returned instantly with the tarte smolderEYES plus I have a handful of other products to use on my beauty journey. — Marcia

Boxycharm for September 2015

Boxycharm for September 2015

*disclosure – while I pay for my subscription I have used a referral link so that if you decide to subscribe I can earn points toward receiving gratis products with later subscriptions. I’d appreciate it if you used my referral link. Thanks

Other Boxycharm reviews can be seen here.

How charming is Boxycharm?

Boxycharm subscription box

Boxycharm subscription box

Have you discovered Boxycharm yet? It’s a monthly subscription that contains full size products only. I’m on my 4th month now and I’ve read to receive a sample. Each month there are 4-5 goodies for $21 per month including shipping. I’ve been negligent about reviewing even though I have taken pictures and it’s time I got on the stick here. Each box comes with a card describing the products and prices. The box I’m sharing today has a value of approximately $133.

Information card from Boxycharm

Information card from Boxycharm

Boxycharm for July 2015

Boxycharm for July 2015

So what do we have? How about a mascara from the UK, a blush brush, transparent setting powder, conditioning spray for hair and a lip liner? The only difference in the boxes this month is that some people received a lip liner and some an eyebrow pencil. I’m a happy camper with an international twist (US, Canada, UK, Sweden).

Boxycharm Ofra Lip Liner in Maya and YourMinerals Transparent Veil

Boxycharm Ofra Lip Liner in Maya and YourMinerals Transparent Veil

It’s always a pleasure to see an OFRA product in any of the subscriptions I get. I love learning about this line and what better way to do it! In my box is the OFRA Cosmetics Lip Liner in Maya ($13). This is a brick red so it’s different than what I typically buy and a nice addition to my cosmetic collection. It applies smoothly and lasts well. I’ve used it to darken some of my very very pale lipsticks. It blends well with a lip brush to get the change.

yourMinerals Transparent Veil Setting Powder is the medium full size ($26). This is a Swedish line that is all natural. “Transparent Veil is a transparent fixing powder for the foundation that settles like a soft transparent veil over skin. The ultralight silk texture gives a nice smooth surface by minimizing fine lines and pores. The skin is kept matte and the makeup will perfectly stay all day. Apply over your foundation for a flawless performance. For you who quickly gets a blank/shiny face, this Transperent Veil is the perfect tool!” I haven’t used this yet since I have too many powders open but I appreciate the packaging because I know that I can peel back the sticky label, cut it partway down and be able to get the right amount of product out the perforations in the top.

MDMflow Greater Than Mascara

MDMflow Greater Than Mascara

I love trying new mascaras and MDMflow Greater Than Volumising Mascara is very new. So new in fact that it has will become available for sale in late July at Boxycharm’s website for $35. Currently it’s only sold in the UK for 21 pounds so this is a sneak peak. I’ve worn it now for a few days and I am finding it to be very pigmented. So far I don’t notice that much volume but I think this is the kind of mascara that will do better in a few weeks. Some mascaras are like wine and need to age, this one will age well. It’s a very dark black and it removes without much effort. So far no clumping, no flaking and no smudging. I’m really happy about this product in my Boxycharm.

Vasanti Profession Blush Brush

Vasanti Profession Blush Brush

Vasanti Profession Blush Brush

Vasanti Profession Blush Brush

I do happy dances when I find a brush in my subscriptions and this one from VASANTI made me do a jig. Vasanti is a fabulous Canadian company and this $29 brush is made with high-quality nylon fibers and applies blush and powder effortlessly. I’m a very pleased cosmetic applier with this Vasanti Profession Blush Brush.

GORGE I'll make you look amazing daily spray

GORGE I’ll make you look amazing daily spray

Normally you’ll find me yawning when I receive anything to do with hair. I am pretty picky about what I use and I don’t like to switch too often. But GORGE* I’LL MAKE YOU LOOK AMAZING DAILY SPRAY ($29.95) took away the yawn and made me use it the next day. This is a leave in conditioner that they call “magical”. While it didn’t turn my hair into the sexiest ever, it sure made my hair look great. My hair looks shiny and it didn’t get frizzy!! According to gorge* there are 10 reasons you want to use this! 1) Repairs damaged hair. 2) Instantly adds shine 3) Detangles like no other! 4) Seals and protects hair color 5) Prevents split ends 6) Stops hair breakage 7) Creates amazing silkiness 8) Protects from heat 9) Enhances natural body 10) Helps with flat irons. Pretty big promises but they seem to be accurate. This has a coconut fragrance which does linger but surprisingly hasn’t bothered me.

July 2015 Boxycharm subscription

July 2015 Boxycharm subscription

This is a wonderful way to spend $21. I know that buying subscription boxes is taking a chance but when you get products as nice as these, it’s totally worth it.

Boxycharm has a referral program and a way to earn points towards their products. It’s called earning Charms and I’ve used my link in this review in case you decide to subscribe. I’m really happy that I found this box and can’t wait to see what else is in store for me. Have you subscribed to Boxycharm? Would you consider it? — Marcia

*nothing to disclose