See what came in my October 2020 Boxycharm base box, how Boxycharm works, and how you can easily sign up for the AMAZING beauty subscription yourself!
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In my September 2020 Boxycharm Review, I stated that I feel like boxes go from great to so-so every other month. Last month my box was just so-so. This month, I’m super happy with what I got.
I saw all of the potential items before I received my box and was really looking forward to seeing what showed up. There really weren’t many potential items that I would have been disappointed to receive.
Below, I will explain exactly how BoxyCharm works below, as well as share my thoughts on the items that I received. If you already know the deal, skip on down to the October 2020 BoxyCharm Review heading.
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.
October 2020 Boxycharm Unboxing Video
Unfortunately, I just won’t have time this month to make an unboxing video for this base box. I did squeeze one in for my October 2020 Boxycharm Premium Review though.
October 2020 Boxycharm Review
Murad Hydration AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser ($40.00)
This is the item that I chose this month. I am shocked at how big this cleanser is. With it being an exfoliator, I was expecting it to be 2-4 fluid ounces, but it’s actually 6.75 fluid ounces.
This is supposed to polish away dull, dry skin and reveal smoother texture and a brighter, younger-looking complexion. All of this sounds good to me!
I am nowhere near ready to open another cleanser so I haven’t tried this yet. I have used a few Murad products recently and they’ve worked really well for me, so I feel like I’m going to be pretty happy with this.
Pretty Vulgar Nesting B!#%h Face Face Palette ($32.00)
Yay! It’s NOT an eyeshadow palette! Normally, I wouldn’t be thrilled with a face palette either, but this one has blush too and I love trying new blushes.
This palette has highlighters, bronzers, and blushes. I probably won’t use the darker shades on the right side, except possibly as eyeshadow, but we’ll see.
The only thing bothersome about this item is that it looks as if the top right shade was touched. There was no plastic film over the product, just the mirror, and it did not come shrink-wrapped or anything like that.
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Tinted Cupuacu Lip Butter in Teeny Bikini ($20.00)
I was so happy to see this lip balm and I do love the color that I got, as well.
It’s a tinted lip balm so the color is sheer and buildable – nowhere near as bright as it looks in the tube.
This balm also smells so good – almost like chocolate, which makes sense. It’s made with cupuacu butter which is closely related to cocoa!
While this isn’t really a great color for fall and winter, I love it! It feels so smooth and hydrating and the color will most definitely be great come spring and summer – if it lasts that long!
Lavaa Lashes Charm Faux Mink ($19.99)
I know a lot of people complain about getting lashes, but I was SO excited to see these show up in my box. I have NEVER gotten lashes, except for “wisps” in a subscription box and I never buy them, but always want to try them.
These do look a bit much for everyday wear, but I held them up to my eye and I think I’m going to love them! I’m glad because I ordered a second pair from the pop-up sale before I knew I was getting them in my box.
The only negative about these lashes are that there is no glue included.
Rodial Soft Focus Glow Drops ($60.00)
I was a little sad to see this item in my box. It’s a GREAT item to get in a base box, but I already own it.
I have a brand new bottle of this exact product that I got in a FabFitFun box awhile ago and still haven’t gotten around to trying it out.
I’ll most likely include this in a giveaway.
This box is a great one for me!
The retail value of this particular box variation is $172.00 according to the values listed by BoxyCharm. A large chunk of the value is from the only product I won’t use, but it’s still a great value for only $25.
This month, I’ll use 4 out of 5 items that I am super excited about.
Next month’s choice items weren’t so great. While I’m expecting a so-so box if this current trend keeps up, I’m still excited to see everything.
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.