See all of the items that came in my July 2020 Boxycharm Premium box, how Boxycharm works, and how you can easily sign up for this beauty subscription yourself.
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After absolutely loving my June 2020 BoxyCharm Premium box, I was really looking forward to seeing what would be in the July box.
I was finally able to choose an item when choice opened this time around, but the options weren’t super exciting. Once all the spoilers were released, there were a few I was interested in and a lot that I wasn’t.
Unfortunately, this box missed the mark for me. While I don’t love this month’s box, I still do feel that I got my money’s worth and a few items I will definitely use.
I’ll explain exactly how BoxyCharm works below, as well as share a complete review of my BoxyCharm Premium box. If you already know the deal, skip on down to the July 2020 BoxyCharm Premium Review heading.
Table of Contents
What Is BoxyCharm?
Boxycharm is a monthly beauty subscription. They send a variety of skin care, hair care, and makeup products and tools each month.
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 it’s own cost (more on that in a minute).
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 $24.99 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 $24.99/month, then join the waitlist for Premium. Once you are activated from the waitlist, you pay an additional $35.00/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, one 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 subscibers, you can check out the current offers on the BoxyCharm website sign up page.
July 2020 BoxyCharm Unboxing Video
July 2020 BoxyCharm Premium Review
So, like I mentioned above, this is my first BoxyCharm Premium box. I was so excited for each box to arrive. Part of that comes from really not knowing everything that’s going to be in the box.
I do want to note that I did not get to choose an item this month because even though I signed up in May, it was I after the cutoff to choose for June. Come July, I should be able to choose one product and will explain that better once I’ve gone through the process.
Brow Bar By Reema Hollywood Icon Face Kit ($45.00)
This is the item that I chose this month. To be honest, I wasn’t excited about any of the choice items, but after seeing them in person, I kind of liked the other palettes better.
This is still actually a really beautiful palette, but the product pans are very small so getting into the blush and powders is going to be messy.
The colors are really pretty, though I’m not sure they will all work on my skin tone. I’m most excited to try the blushes, the brown eyeshadows and the highlighter.
I’m not sure exactly what is what except for the eyeshadows, translucent powder, 1 highlighter and 2 blushes (I think).
It’s also made in China, which likely means the cost of this is super inflated. But, overall I’m okay with this product….the worst is yet to come.
Morphe X Manny MUA Glam Palette ($20.00)
I was kind of excited to get this eyeshadow palette. Even though the reviews are not the best (some shadows are pigmented, while others are not) it’s still a fun way to play around with some colors I would usually shy away from.
I am thinking to maybe do a full review of this palette and my own personal experience with it, if I have time.
I’m most excited to try the shades Scorpio (my sign!), Gamenta, and Fire Witch.
Nelson Moisture Healing Mask ($24.00)
I wasn’t thrilled when I first saw this because I was so upset by the next two products and thought this was a hand or body lotion.
Obviously, it’s neither of those but rather a hair conditioning mask. And, I’m much more happy about that.
I am running low on condition so I’ll be trying this one next. The reviews are mostly really good and I love the coconut, summery scent.
Perricone MD No Makeup Lipstick ($30.00)
I was okay about receiving this lipstick. I know the brand is higher end which is reflected in the retail value for sure.
This lipstick is formulated to be anti-aging and make the lips hydrated, smoother, firmer, and more supple. Being in my 40’s, I am not opposed to added hydration and firming products at all.
The big annoyance with this product is that it expires 12/2020. Some people have said their’s has what looks like mold on it and it smells bad, but that’s not the case for me. Mine looks perfectly fine and smells like vanilla.
It’s a barely there, very natural color and much more like a lip balm than a lipstick, which I am also good with.
Lord Jones High CBD Formula Body Lotion in Fragrance Free ($40.00)
Okay, let’s first talk about the size of this “body lotion.” It’s a very measly 1.69 fluid ounces. For $40.00!
I get that it has CBD in it, but I don’t really think it’s that expensive. Plus, this is supposed to be a body lotion – IF that’s even how you’re really supposed to use it.
The instructions say to apply to the “affected area” as if you’re treating something with this. But, the label states it’s hydrating and calming. It’s supposed to feel cool when you apply it.
So do you use this on only super dry patches? Your whole body? On sunburn? The label also mentions not to apply it to broken skin.
I just feel cheated with this item. It’s not really “full size” in my opinion. I’m not sure I’ll keep this.
BoxyCharm Neon Jelly Pouch with Pom Pom ($20.00)
As soon as I saw this was 6th item in my box and not a 7th “bonus” type item, I was mad. And the $20 value is a joke.
I do not get upset with the boxes shipping later than usual, about them not giving a specific opening time for choice or add-ons, or even the way they mention potential box items and people are left unsure if they are getting that item or it’s just a possibility.
But this one rubbed me the wrong way. This is the Premium box. If you are going to through in a dollar store bag, it should be a bonus, or it should be in the base box, in my opinion.
And don’t lie about the value. It is very obvious this bag is worth a dollar or two, at most, but the value was inflated to meet the minimum guaranteed value of the box.
I don’t want to forget to mention that it has a strong chemical smell and even the pom pom’s had threads sticking out of them.
This is NOT a premium item AT ALL. I’m not the only one upset either. This is rated 2 out of 5 stars on Boxy’s website.
The retail value of my particular box is $179.00 IF you count the full “value” of the cheap bag. If you don’t, then my box value is $159.00 making it fall pretty short of the guaranteed $175.00 value.
This definitely makes me feel that the bag was a “filler” item and the value was GREATLY inflated to make it seem as if my box value was over the guaranteed minimum.
Obviously, I am more than a little upset with this box variation – especially when other’s are getting $95 toners, 3 packs of lipsticks, and nail oil with a value less than the crappy makeup bag.
As always, I will be reviewing my items on the BoxyCharm website to earn Charm (points) that can be exchanged for products after you earn a certain amount. And don’t worry, I’ll let them know exactly how I feel about the bag and lotion – ha!
With all this said, I’m actually really looking forward to August’s BoxyCharm Premium box. I chose a Sunday Riley skincare product for my choice, and will be receiving a Too Faced powder (I got to choose a second item after they sent me the wrong item last month).
So long as those 2 items actually show up, I’ll continue this subscription.
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.