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Boxycharm Review

It is no secret that I am a big fan of subscription boxes. Big fan. Whenever I see new ones come out, I am always tempted to sign up. However, you only need to try out so much stuff so I’ve limited myself to 3 subscription boxes. Only 3, I know, I’m really slumming it.

If you’ve read my Battle of Subscription Boxes post, you know that I was considering cancelling Birchbox at the time I wrote that post. I did follow through and cancel because I was sick of getting tiny sample sizes of sunscreen and perfumes and was very rarely excited about the boxes I was receiving. For a few months I just received my ipsy and Sephora Play! boxes but was eyeing Boxycharm. The $21/month price tag was holding me back since that would have been double what I was paying for Birchbox. Then I went ahead and cancelled Booty Bag (a service that sends you two pairs of cute undies/month) because their sizing just didn’t work for me (tried two different sizes and the smalls were too small and the medium too big) so now I could finally justify adding Boxycharm to my monthly subscriptions.

So now that I’ve been a Boxycharm subscriber for four months, I feel like I have truly formed an opinion about this subscription service and can share my thoughts. So that is what we are going to talk about today. This post isn’t about what I got in my Boxycharm this month. It’s about what my overall thoughts are about this subscription service and whether or not I think it’s worth it. So let’s get into it…

The Brands

Boxycharm does a great job featuring brands that you already know (Tarte, Colourpop, CoverFX) and ones you may not have heard of before (Bellapierre, Realher,Laqa to name a few). I feel like they really expose me to some great new up and coming brands or ones that just haven’t truly gotten a cult following yet. They’re also great about sending innovative products that you may not have tried out otherwise. For example, in last month’s box, there were lip masks from a Korean beauty brand that I would have never thought to try.  This month we received a full palette of color correcting concealer which is something I’ve been interested in trying but did not really even know where to start.

The Price Tag

Boxycharm is $21/month and before you let the fact that it’s double the price of most of the other subscription boxes stop you (ipsy, Birchbox, Sephora Play! are all $10/month), consider this – all the products you get are full size. Always. You get 5 products in each box. The four boxes I’ve received so far were valued at well over $100. I think the price is well worth it and the products you get will last you a really long time. The box also comes with a card that has descriptions and pricing of every product so you can do the math yourself to see just what a great deal the box is each month. If you’re someone that doesn’t want to have a bunch of subscription boxes and just want one, I honestly think Boxycharm may be your best option.

Overall Thoughts

I can honestly say Boxycharm has become my favorite of the subscription boxes I receive and is definitely the box I get the most excited about every month. If you follow them on Instagram, on the first three days of the month, they reveal the three products that each subscriber will get (the other two products may vary depending on the person) and I am constantly stalking their Instagram to find out what those products will be. They do a huge amount of great giveaways too so I definitely recommend following them on Instagram.

If you’re interested in signing up, you can do so here. I do have to warn you that there is a waiting list but I was only on it for about two weeks so I think they’re getting people off the list quickly. Maybe this can be your something you treat yourself to in 2018. I’m all about that #treatyoself lifestyle.

Let me know if you’re a Boxycharm subscriber and what your thoughts are about the box! As always, thank you for reading and don’t forget to follow me on InstagramPinterest and like my Facebook page!

*The link to the Boxycharm website is a referral link

 

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