See what came in my July 2020 Boxycharm base box, how Boxycharm works, and how you can easily sign up for the AMAZING beauty subscription yourself!
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This is my third BoxyCharm base box and the first time I was able to choose a sample. There are a ton of box variations this month and the products range from amazing to pretty lackluster (in my opinion, of course).
I also shared a BoxyCharm Premium review this month too! I loved my box last month, and was really looking forward to the July box, as well, but it was a total miss. I was hoping the base box would be better.
I’ll explain exactly how BoxyCharm works below, as well as share my second BoxyCharm base box review. If you already know the deal, skip on down to the July 2020 BoxyCharm 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 Review
So, like I mentioned above, this is the first time I was able to choose a sample. The rest of the items were a complete surprise. One of the things I love about BoxyCharm is that they don’t give away full spoilers, although they do show all of the items possible.
Skin 111 NAC Y2 Pollution Defence Booster ($135.00)
This is the item that I chose this month. I was torn between this or a vitamin C serum.
I have zero ideas as to why the price of this is so incredibly high. It’s 0.68 fluid ounces and from what I can make out in the ingredients, there isn’t anything you’d need to hike to the top of Mount Everest for.
But, I don’t know everything about beauty ingredients and maybe there was a ton of research that went into developing it.
It seems that 111 Skin in a UK brand, but the product is made in China.
I was a little confused as to what this actually is, but it’s supposed to protect the skin from pollution as well as screen-emitted lights. Their NAC Y2 formula is also supposed to “alleviate” signs of aging and damage.
I plan to try this one, but I’d never pay that much money for it, even if I love it.
Hourglass Arch Brow Micro Sculpting Pencil ($28.00)
I really need to go back into my BoxyCharm survey and see if I had mentioned that I don’t use eyebrow products.
This is the second one that I’ve gotten and I’ve only been a subscriber for 3 months.
I love this brand and when I first saw it on my list, I was really hoping it was the shimmer eyeshadow. And then, my heart sank.
I’ll be giving this one away, so no swatches.
Ace Beaute Bronzed in Paradise Palette ($30.00)
There were two Ace Beaute Palettes in this month’s potential products. This bronzing palette, and a blush palette.
I recently tried to experiment with bronzer and it just does not work well for me. I really just prefer blush and wish I would have gotten that palette inside.
I didn’t swatch this because I don’t plan to keep it. I will try bronzer again and see if I can’t figure out how to wear it better, but I already have a couple I can use.
This will be in a future giveaway or I’ll just pass it along.
Alamar Cosmetics Birthday Suit Lip Gloss ($15.00)
My first impression of this lip gloss packaging is that it looks cheap. In my opinion, it reminds me of a drugstore brand aimed at teenagers.
The color is called Birthday Suit and is a neutral pink shade, but with tons of sparkle in it. Definitely not for me.
I didn’t swatch it because I don’t plan to keep it. I can tell this isn’t for me, so I may as well pass it along.
The only place it seems that you can purchase this brand is on the Alamar website. Although, there are quite a few listed on eBay and other resell websites.
Beauty By PopSugar Make Waves Liquid Metallic Eye Shadow ($23.00)
I’m not sure what to think about PopSugar putting out beauty products. I do however, like that this one is cruelty-free and made in the USA rather than China.
With that said, I am still interested in trying this out. It’s a dull pink shade that is supposed to dry to a metallic finish.
The formula is like water, but the packaging does refer to it as a “magic water” and there is a label that says to shake well and hold upright (to prevent it from spilling all over the place.
I’ve only swatched it on my hand so far, and it seems pretty sheer. It took a little longer to dry than I would have liked, but it is a beautiful shade.
This box was a total dud for me this month, as well. But, the value of my base box is MUCH higher than the value of my premium box.
The retail value of this particular box variation is $231.00 according to the values listed by BoxyCharm. Even though it’s not a super exciting box for me, it’s a great value for $25 – especially if you would use all of these items.
After two not-so-great boxes, I’m going to be sure to update my survey and head over to review my items on the BoxyCharm website. You earn Charms (points) for reviewing your items. Charms can be exchanged for products after you earn a certain amount.
I’m still looking forward to August’s BoxyCharm. When choice opened, I chose a GlamGlow moisturizer. Regardless of what else shows up, I’m already pretty happy. The other spoilers look really good too, but it seems the odds of getting the “good stuff” are similar to winning the lottery.
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.