See some of the beauty products that you may receive in the December 2021 Boxycharm Premium box, learn how Boxycharm works, and how you can easily sign up for this beauty subscription yourself.
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It seems Boxycharm has gotten much better about getting boxes out earlier in the month. At least that has been the case for me for several months in a row now.
When I picked up my box, it literally felt as if there might be maybe two products in it. It was super light.
I already knew my choice items and was pretty happy about both of those, but the rest of the box is a major let down. It’s also a super-inflated value for sure.
I’ll explain exactly how Boxycharm works below, as well as share a complete review of the products that I did end up getting in my Boxycharm Premium box. If you already know the deal, skip on down to the December 2021 BoxyCharm Premium Review heading.
What Is Boxycharm?
Boxycharm is a monthly beauty subscription. They send a variety of full size skin care, hair care, and makeup products and tools each month.
Each month there is a theme. This month it’s “Invite Only”
How Does Boxycharm Work?
This is where things get a little bit confusing, so I will try to break it down and make it easy to understand.
Boxycharm has 3 different types of boxes, their regular monthly base box, a premium monthly box, and a luxury box that is only available quarterly.
Initially, I wanted to only sign up for the premium box. I kept seeing a button for “Join The Waitlist” but every time I clicked it, it took me to the page to sign up for the regular monthly box.
As it turns out, you have to be a subscriber to the monthly base box in order to be able to add-on the Premium box. That’s right, you will get two different boxes each month – each with its own cost (more on that in a minute). You can unsubscribe from the base box after that first month and just keep the Premium, if you want.
BoxyLuxe is a luxury box available every 3 months. You pay an additional fee to upgrade your base box to a luxury box. More details on this box are below.
How Much Does Boxycharm Cost?
Here’s a quick breakdown of each box, how much it costs, and what you can expect to get.
- BoxyCharm Monthly Base Box: this box is $25.00 a month. You will receive 5 full size beauty products, one of which you get to choose, with a value of at least $120.00. There is a huge variety of brands from lesser known brands to very popular brands. There are also many box variations each month, so what I have in my box may be completely different from what you will receive.
- BoxyCharm Premium: to get this box, you must be subscribed to the base box for $25.00/month, then join the waitlist for Premium. Once you are activated from the waitlist, you pay an additional $39.99/month for this box. There is a note that you can cancel either your base box or Premium box at anytime after the first month of being subscribed to both. The Premium box has 6-7 full size beauty products, two of which you get to choose, with a value of at least $175.00.
- BoxyLuxe: this is a quarterly box that replaces your base box if you choose to upgrade. The cost is an additional $25.00. You will get 8-9 full size beauty and lifestyle products, with the ability to choose up to 2 products. The value of this box is at least $250.
All of the boxes are eligible for add-on’s, access to the pop-up shops, and rewards for reviewing the products that you receive in your box each month.
It seems as if there is frequently a bonus for new subscribers, you can check out the current offers on the BoxyCharm website sign up page.
December 2021 Boxycharm Premium Review
Elemis Superfood Matcha Eye Dew ($39.00)
In addition to this eye cream, the first category for choice included:
- BITE BEAUTY Changemaker Supercharged Micellar Foundation
I chose the eye cream because I usually like Elemis products a lot. And, I can use all the hydration around the eyes!
It’s light green and very light weight when you apply it. It does have a cooling affect to it, which is nice. My skin definitely feels more hydrated when I use this.
This product is made in England.
Byroe Fig Renewel Oil ($72.00)
The additional choice product for the second choice was:
- KENIA ONTIVEROS BEAUTY Glow and Go Kit
This was an easy choice for me. I have been wanting to try Byroe’s products for awhile now, but they are really pricy.
This fig oil is a dry oil loaded with antioxidants. It’s also supposed to offer complete skin renewel. Sounds promising.
I can only use face oils at night. I’m currently testing a different oil, so it will be a little while before I get to this one.
I did open it. It does not come with a dropper, which makes dispensing it a little tricky. Personally, I don’t care for the scent either. It kind of smells like lettuce or salad to me?
Byroe’s slogan is “salad infused beauty,” so I guess the scent makes sense.
I did put a drop on the back of my hand. It absorbs nicely and my skin looked and felt great, however the scent lingers longer than I’d like given that I don’t care for it.
I’ll still use it when my current product runs out. I swear by facial oils as the reason no one ever believes me when I tell them my age.
This product is made in Korea.
Elaina Badro Luxury Beauty Sponges ($34.00)
Apparently Elaina Badra is a famous makeup artist? I’ve never heard of her or her brand, but that doesn’t mean anything.
I don’t mind getting makeup sponges once in awhile. If I actually changed them out as often as I should, I would probably need them by now. Instead, I have a pretty good size collection of them.
These feel like every other makeup sponge that I’ve ever used, so I have no idea why they are valued so high.
There is no mention as to where these sponges are made on the box.
Evio Beauty Lip-spo Liner Duo ($34.00)
I haven’t opened these to look at the actual color because I’m not sure that I’m going to keep them. This brand is also unfamiliar to me, though I may have seen their packaging somewhere before.
I looked on the Evio beauty website and I just don’t think these colors are going to work on my skin tone.
This product is made in Italy.
Stila HUGE Extreme Lash Mascara ($23.00)
I do like Stila brand for the most part, and I would consider this a more “premium” brand so it’s a good fit for this box.
Do I need black mascara? No. I get so much, there is no way one person could use it all. I’m going to go through what I have and either sell or gift some of it.
I plan to keep this one. It’s supposed to be a really black, bold mascara that adds volume and lengthens.
This product is made in Italy.
Epione Flawless Serum ($195.00)
This is where things get really bad. Sending lesser known/cheaper products is one thing, but sending products like this with an insanely inflated value is what really upsets me.
First, this is a line from a skin care professional in Los Angeles, who has apparently worked with Kim Kardashian at some point, if not currently. I’m assuming those are his reasons for the ridiculous price tag.
Next, there is ZERO information on the outer packaging. It’s just a black box with the name of the brand, the product name and a UPC symbol on the bottom. You have no idea what it is, what it’s for, how much product is in the box, the ingredients, where it’s made….nothing.
Upon opening it, there is plastic (yep, plastic) square bottle of product. There isn’t even any cardboard around it, like a lot of these mid to higher end brands typically include.
There is a little bit more information on the bottle. On the front sticker is the brand name, product name, “PM,” and the size, 1 ounce.
On the back sticker is the instructions to apply to the affected area or as directed by your physician. My initial impression is that it was for acne or irritated skin because of the words “affected area.”
Moving on to the ingredients. There are 3 ingredients. I looked them up online and they are all silicone based products commonly used in skin care. There is a lot of debate on whether or not silicone based products are healthy to use. They may also be potentially harmful to the environment. From what I could gather, none of them are rare or super expensive.
Finally there is a warning not to use it near your eyes, or if pregnant or breastfeeding.
I was able to figure out that it’s supposed to be an anti-aging serum by reading the Boxycharm insert card and looking online for more information. Why the directions say to apply to the affected area, I have no clue.
I won’t be keeping this. It’s a joke to me that because some guy works in L.A. on “famous” people, he charges $195.00 for his special cocktail of 3 common silicone products used in all types of beauty products.
I suppose it’s not Boxycharm’s fault that his line of products is priced this way, but to include it in a premium box to boost the value to make up for cheap makeup sponges, lip liners and mascara is what bugs me.
This product is made in the USA.
The retail value of my particular box is $387.00 ($192 without the serum).
This is a pretty disappointing box for me personally. While I am happy with 3 our of 6 products, I’m not happy with the addition of cheaper/unknown brands in the premium box. I would expect to see some of those in the base box, which is why I canceled that part of my subscription.
I’m now on the fence about canceling the premium box, as well. I might cancel temporarily to use up some of my stash or to try another type of subscription box for awhile.
I’m still undecided at this time.
January 2022 Boxycharm Premium Choice Options
The FIRST choice items for the January 2022 Boxycharm Premium box are:
- KOSAS Air Brow Tinted Volumizing Treatment Gel
- IZZY ZERO WASTE BEAUTY Zero Waste Mascara BLK
- KOSAS Air Brow Clear Lifting Treatment Gel
- BAREMINERALS ORIGINAL MINERAL VEIL® Loose Setting Powder
These choices aren’t my favorite. I don’t use eyebrow products, don’t need mascara, as I mentioned above, or setting powder.
I did choose the powder because I thought it might be easies trade or re-sell since it has no shade.
The SECOND choice items for the January 2022 Boxycharm Premium box are:
- COVERFX Custom Enhancer Palette
- WISHFUL Clean Genie Cleansing Butter
I chose the cleansing butter. I love cleansing balms so I am hoping it’s similar.
How To Subscribe To Boxycharm
You can sign up for a Boxycharm subscription on BoxyCharm’s website. Be sure to take advantage of any current free gifts with your new subscription. If you’re interested in Boxycharm Premium, make sure that you join the waitlist so that you can be activated as soon as possible.
Past Boxycharm Premium Reviews
Want to see more of what you can expect from a Boxycharm Premium subscription? Check out some of these past reviews:
- November 2021 Boxycharm Premium Review – $231.00 Value!!
- October 2021 Boxycharm Premium Review – $217.00 Value!!
- September 2021 Boxycharm Premium Review – $224.00 Value!!
- August 2021 Boxycharm Premium Review – $225.00 Value!
- July 2021 Boxycharm Premium Review – $183.00 Value!!
- June 2021 Boxycharm Premium Review
- May 2021 Boxycharm Premium Review
- April 2021 Boxycharm Premium Review
- March 2021 Boxycharm Premium Review
- February 2021 Boxycharm Premium Review
- January 2021 Boxycharm Premium Review
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