My last Boxycharm box, which was themed Glamping, was a little underwhelming. The products weren’t bad by any means, but unlike every other box, I didn’t really find anything I loved.
Every three months, you can upgrade to a Luxe for an additional $25. You’ll receive 8-9 full-size products valued up to $520. And, after a dismal month, I wasn’t sure what to expect. (Spoiler alert) I absolutely loved this box.
My box included:
- Farmacy Cheer Up Brightening Vitamin C Eye Cream with Acerola Cherry, $45
- Hipdot Zion Eyeshadow Palette, $30
- Persona Cosmetics Powerbrush, $24
- Fenty Beauty Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter, $36
- Skin Camp Hydra-Gel Rosy Hearts Eye Mask, $20
- Cuccio Somatology Calm + Clean Lavender Body + Hand Wash, $39.95
- 111Skin Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask- 5 Pack, $135
- Keratherapy Deep Conditioning Masque, $24
Let’s start with my favorite product, and coincidentally, the most expensive. The 111Skin Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask- 5 Pack, which retails at $32 per mask, or $135 for the pack of 5. Now, I’ve gotten two other products from 111Skin and have never been able to justify the price. But, this mask is unlike any other mask I’ve used. Containing 24k Gold and Damask Rose, it’s thick (hydra-gel) and luxurious. And my skin was literally perfection for days. Days! It’s so good, I would actually consider buying it again as an extra-special treat.
My next favorite product is going to be the Keratherapy Deep Conditioning Masque. Much like the Sol de Janeiro, I could smell this product the second I opened my box. Not only does it smell divine, but this product also promises to rebuild damaged hair. It leaves my hair silky soft, and I would buy this product again in a heartbeat. (I’ll say this, Boxycharm has knocked it out of the park for every single hair product it’s given me.)
Next up: the Hipdot Zion Eyeshadow Palette. This palette, which is inspired by the Utah canyons, is gorgeous. What’s more: this product is cruelty-free, vegan, talc-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, and mineral oil-free. The colors have great pigmentation but are a little harder to blend. You’ll also need a little extra TLC to get the metallics to shine. But overall, it’s a stunning palette and I will definitely be using it.
I was so excited to get Fenty Beauty Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter. Thinking it was another neutral colored highlighter, I was shocked to see purple and pink shades. This cream-powder hybrid pops, there is no question there. But, I’ll be primarily using these as eyeshadows.
The Farmacy Cheer Up Brightening Vitamin C Eye Cream with Acerola Cherry is scented, but not overly strong. It doesn’t go on greasy, and helps subdue (but not eliminate) the bags under my eyes.
The Skin Camp Hydra-Gel Rosy Hearts Eye Mask is cute, sweet-scented, and fun. I’m not one for under-eye masks, but I actually selected these to try something new. They have hyaluronic acid and glycerin so you know they’re going to come after your skin. But, they’re ultimately just that: fun. They are a great pick-me-up, but I prefer an all-over face mask personally.
The Persona Cosmetics Powerbrush is a dual brush and highlighter applicator. It promises to be both liquid, powder, and cream friendly. To be honest, I’m not sure how I’ll use mine. It’s a great quality, soft and a pretty color. But, if you know me, I never give brushes the glory they deserve. One day. One day I’ll grow to appreciate them more wholeheartedly.
And finally, the Cuccio Somatology Calm + Clean Lavender Body + Hand Wash. If you’re anything like me, I love epsom salts. This body and hand wash smells comforting and relaxing. The only reason it lands last on the list is because it is what it is: a hand wash. A $40 hand wash.
Overall, my box claims to be valued at $354. I take this number with a grain of salt, and could actually care less so long as I’m getting the value of $50 (my actual investment.) Plus, I have found that the price of the item does not always equate to the quality or love of said item. Shocking I know. That all being said, I’m thrilled with this box. It came after a dull month. Sure, not every product was great for my skin tone. But, I had fun opening this one, getting a larger variety of products, and products I ended up really enjoying.