See some of the beauty products that you may receive in the May 2021 Boxycharm Premium box, learn how Boxycharm works, and how you can easily sign up for this beauty subscription yourself.
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This month’s Premium Boxycharm box also allowed subscribers to choose 2 of their items. It looks like this feature is here to stay and I am really glad. You will know that at least 2 of your items are products are products that you will love or can gift.
Some months there are a ton of products and the boxes can vary pretty significantly. This month, there weren’t as many, but I also wasn’t too thrilled with most of the items.
I was hoping for the hand serum, body cream and reusable makeup pads. I was really hoping not to get more lip balm.
You can see above that my box was pretty damaged in shipping. FedEx in my area is the worst. Thankfully there were no palettes in my box this month and nothing else was damaged.
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 May 2021 BoxyCharm Premium Review heading.
Table of Contents
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.
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 $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, 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 subscibers, you can check out the current offers on the BoxyCharm website sign up page.
May 2021 BoxyCharm Premium Unboxing Video
May 2021 Boxycharm Premium Review
BloomEffects Royal Tulip Nectar ($65.00)
I hadn’t heard of BloomEffect before, but I did a little research and the majority of the reviews were very good.
It’s actually a healing ointment that reminds me of an oily honey and turns into a serum as its applied. It’s meant to be hydrating but also helps to repair skin’s moisture barrier. There is a noticeable floral scent.
You can use it as a daily moisturizer or as an overnight mask. A little bit goes a long way. It’s a bit too oily for me to wear during the day, but perfect as an overnight treatment.
It may also work great on sunburned or dry, peeling skin.
This product is made in the U.S.A.
Too Faced Melted Chocolate Eyeshadow in Warm & Fudgy ($21.00)
Because I just got the primer in my last box, I chose the eyeshadow in the shade warm and fudgy .
I wasn’t really excited for this eyeshadow only only because I prefer pressed powders rather they liquid shadows, but the color is really pretty and I have had really good experiences with other products from Too Faced.
I have yet to decide if I’m going to keep this one or pass it along.
This product is made in Italy.
Laruce Beauty On The Go Set ($96.00)
Let’s get the obvious out of the way first – this brush set value is greatly inflated. For starters, these brushes are made in China. Manufacturing in China is notoriously cheap.
The set includes a small angled brush, highlighter brush and a kabuki brush.
The brushes are extremely soft, but not tightly packed. The handles are hollow plastic with texture. The metal rim near the brushes does add a little bit of weight to them. They come packaged in a paper envelope.
The Laruce Beauty website also has brush sets with more brushes in them priced for less. In fact, one set of 6 brushes is priced at $65.00 and contains 2 of these exact brushes plus 4 more. Priced out separately, the three brushes in this set would be $96.00.
Typically when items are sold in a set, it’s priced less than if you bought each one separately so their pricing makes zero sense to me regardless of all the other factors.
I also feel an “on-the-go” set would have a bit more travel-friendly container, rather than a paper envelope.
I believe thay Boxycharm is using the individual values to bump up the price of this box, since it wouldn’t meet the guaranteed minimum otherwise.
Am I keeping the brushes? Maybe. The reviews are mixed so I need to take a good look at what I already have and if I actually need any of these. I can already say that I definitely don’t need the small angled brush.
As mentioned above, this product is made in China.
Grown Alchemist Body Cream ($26.00)
Thankfully, I did get one of the items I was hoping for. I rarely get body creams in subscription boxes so I’m always happy to receive it.
I do like the Grown Alchemist brand, although I’d never pay full price for them. They are almost always available at huge markdowns during Boxycharm or FabFitFun sales.
This body cream is only 4 ounces, so it won’t last long. It also has a strange scent. It’s a more medicinal scent with fruit undertones. Considering it’s made with mandarin and rosemary, I guess this makes sense.
Thankfully the medicinal scent fades quickly, but the overall scent is still strong. It likely won’t mix well with other perfumes and I wouldn’t recommend using it when you’re going to be close to a lot of people.
However, it does work really well. My skin instantly feels hydrated and very soft when I use it.
This product is made in Australia.
Bite Beauty Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon in Cognac ($26.00)
When I first opened my box and saw the color Cognac, I thought it was just a basic brown and there was no way I’d want to use it. Once I opened the package, it’s actually more of a mahogany.
The color comes off as more of a deep red on the lips. Images online make it appear that this shade can actually work on a wide variety of skin tones.
While I don’t think this color is very summery, I definitely think it may work better on me when I have self-tanner on.
I’m going to keep it and give it a try soon!
This item is made in Canada.
Rael Beauty Brighten + Glow Facial Sheet Masks ($15.00)
I can’t explain why I love masks that you paint onto your face and sit around in for 15-20 minutes, but I do.
Sheet masks aren’t as fun to me and I never feel they are as effective. Plus, they slowly slide off or move around which annoys me to no end.
I do like that these masks from Rael Beauty are made with vitamin c though. The reviews are pretty good, so I’ll probably try one.
If I end up not liking them, I can easily give away the remaining four masks since they are individually wrapped within the box.
This product is made in Korea.
The retail value of my particular box is $249.00.
I’ve already mentioned more than enough about the inflated prices of the brushes. I’m also happy that they were the only product made in China this month.
I am happy with most of the items though and may end keeping and using all of them. I’m most excited for the Bloomeffects Royal Tulip Nectar, Grown Alchemist Body Lotion and surprisingly the Bite Beauty Lip Crayon.
June 2021 Boxycharm Premium Choice Options
It looks like Boxycharm is going to continue offering Premium subscribers two choice items.
The FIRST choice items for the June 2021 Boxycharm Premium box are:
- MARC JACOBS BEAUTY – Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara or At Lash’d Lengthening and Curling Mascara
- DOMINIQUE COSMETICS – Transition Palette
The SECOND choice items for the June 2021 Boxycharm Premium box are:
- LAURA MERCIER – Blush Color Infusion (3 shades to chose from)
- NATASHA DENONA – Transformatte Foundation (29 shades to chose from)
- ONE/SIZE – Eye Popper Sparkle Vision Eyeshadow (4 shades to chose from)
- ONE/SIZE – Secure the Blur Hydrating Under Eye Patches
- LAURA MERCIER – Pure Canvas Primer Protecting, Illuminating or Perfecting
- LORAC – Unzipped Eye Shadow Palette in Brazen, Unfiltered or Unauthorized
Choice opens for Premium subscribers on May 17, 2021.
I chose the Dominique Cosmetics Transition Palette and the Natasha Denona Transformatte Foundation.
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.
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